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The Ultimate Vitamin and Mineral Guide

The History of Baicalin and Why It’s Still Commonly Used Today
January 18, 2019
Used as a medicinal plant in China for centuries, baicalin has been used in the treatment of hypertension, insomnia, inflammation, dysentery, respiratory infections, and the list goes on. Today, baicalin is isolated from the root of the flowering plant known as Scutellaria baicalensis or Chinese skullcap and continues to be a key area of interest among those in the health community. The History of Baicalin In Chinese culture, the preparation...
6 Benefits of Siberian Ginseng + How to Use It
January 17, 2019
6 Benefits of Siberian Ginseng + How to Use It A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, Eleutherococcus senticsus or "Siberian ginseng" is native to Southeast Russia, Northern China, Japan, and Korea. Used for thousands of years, the root of this woody shrub continues to be studied based on its health-boosting effects. Whether you are interested in increasing energy levels, improving cognition, or would like to support your bone health, Siberian...
3 Reasons Why Phosphatidylserine Supplements Are Highly Recommended
Although the benefits associated with phosphatidylserine are vast, the majority of people have never heard of this fatty substance. Considering phosphatidylserine protects nerve cells and supports the transmission of signals in the brain, these are just some of the reasons why you should ensure that you get enough on a daily basis. Although naturally found in certain foods, such as beef liver and egg yolks, many people require supplementation. If...
Is Huperzine-A an Effective Natural Memory Booster?
Although the aging population tends to focus on keys areas of brain health, including their ability to enhance memory and boost cognition, an effective memory-booster can support people of all ages. This is where Huperzine-A comes into play. Purified from Chinese club moss, this substance has been shown to enhance memory -- even among those who suffer from neurodegernative conditions. With its ability to influence critical neurotransmitters, including acetylcholine, Huperzine-A...
The Beneficial Link Between BioPerine and Black Pepper
Black pepper is as common as table salt, and wherever you go, these two table toppers tend to sit side-by-side. In recent years, black pepper has received a lot more attention among health enthusiasts, transitioning from an optional seasoning to a powerful health-booster. This is thanks to piperine, the bioactive compound in black pepper (as well as jalapenos) which yields a wide range of positive effects. This is where Bioperine...
10 Facts About the Most Critical Element, Molybdenum
January 16, 2019
Molybdenum isn't exactly a trace mineral you hear about on a regular basis -- but that doesn't mean it's not essential to your health. Although your body technically only requires this trace mineral in small amounts, it plays a key role in critical bodily functions and processes. Working its way into your body through plants, molybdenum keeps you out of harm's way each and every day. Here's what you need...
3 Reasons You Need to Know About CDP Choline
January 15, 2019
If you are interested in nootropics, then you have likely heard about CDP-Choline. If you're not familiar with cognitive enhancers, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about this naturally-occurring chemical. A cognitive booster and brain-protectant, here is what you need to know about CDP-Choline. What Is CDP-Choline? CDP-Choline (also known as Citicoline) is a nootropic compound, meaning it has the ability to enhance cognitive function. In this case, it...
Everything You Need to Know About Betaine
January 14, 2019
Betaine has caught the attention of the public in recent years -- and for good reason. Although it has long been associated with positive heart health, it is now gaining interest within the athletic and natural health community. What Is Betaine and Why Does It Matter? As the name suggests, betaine (trimethylglycine) is an amino acid found in beets. However, it can also be obtained from food sources such as...
Want Healthier Skin, Bones, and Joints? You Need More Silicon
January 10, 2019
From calcium to magnesium, phosphorus to potassium, there are numerous major minerals that humans need to function, and then there are trace minerals. Of these, you're likely familiar with zinc, iron, and manganese -- but have you heard of silicon? This often overlooked trace mineral is essential for healthy skin, stronger bones, and more flexible joints. Here's what you need to know. What Exactly Is Silicon and Why Do We...
How to Combat Stress with Rhodiola
"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." -- Lou Holtz In the Western world, it appears as though we have every possible advantage, yet we're unbelievably stressed out. In fact, as many as eight out of every ten Americans experience stress on a daily basis. This is leading to a wide range of mental and physical health conditions, many of which are preventable....
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