The Concise Guide to Vitamin B5: Why You Need It and Where to Find It
August 16, 2018
Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 is an essential nutrient for human health. The name "pantothenic acid" comes from the Greek word "pantothen," which means "everywhere." And, indeed, vitamin B5 is nearly everywhere around you. Most of the foods you eat have a certain amount of pantothenic acid. That's because this nutrient is essential for all forms of life, so it's present in almost all plants and animals. The human body needs...
What Is Boron and What Are Its Health Benefits?
August 12, 2018
Boron is a chemical element found in soil, rocks and water. It's essential for the growth of plants and for the health of many animals. Though this element is not a vitamin or an essential nutrient like iron, magnesium or calcium, boron might be essential for human health. Researchers have substantial evidence that boron helps convert vitamin D into the active form the body can use, plays a role in calcium and...
Everything You Need to Know About Methylcobalamin (or Vitamin B12)
August 11, 2018
A lack of methylcobalamin can cause severe damage to the body, including irreversible neurological harm. Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B12, the most complex vitamin. Traditionally, vitamin B12 supplements and fortified foods have used cyanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin. But the human body cannot use these substances directly in metabolism. First, it has to transform them into an active form, like methylcobalamin. That's why some vitamin B12 supplements now use methylcobalamin. Most people that eat...
Erythritol: A Perspective on The Benefits and The Dangers of This Common Sugar Substitute
August 8, 2018
It's likely that you've consumed this sugar substitute without even knowing it. Erythritol is probably already in the food you eat so it pays to understand what exactly it is, how it’s made, and the potential health consequences. This article will give you all the background you need to better understand your diet and make more informed choices. We’ll also discuss several other sugar alternatives to consider as well. So...
Yoga Back Pain: 7 Healthy Back Stretches Real Yoga Teachers Do
August 7, 2018
Yoga for Back Pain: The 7 Poses That Ease Pain and Improve Posture As you’re reading this, are you hunching over your computer or mobile device? Do you feel discomfort in your lower back? If your back hurts, you’re not alone. One in two working Americans say they suffer from back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Also, researchers estimate that up to 80 percent of adults have an episode of back...
Benefits of Yoga and Meditation for Seniors and Caregivers
June 26, 2018
Yoga and Meditation for Caregivers and Seniors Seniors and caregivers both face a litany of physical and mental health problems stemming from aging, stress, isolation, and lack of activity. Stress, in particular, is damaging to the body’s systems and major organs and to the brain’s cognitive processes. Lacking the ability (and opportunity) to engage in rigorous exercise, seniors and caregivers stand to benefit materially from the many benefits that yoga and...
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