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3 SURPRISING WAYS PROBIOTICS CAN HELP YOUR BRAIN WORK BETTER

PUBLISHED ON 08/29/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
6 MONTHS AGO
 

Probiotic bacteria, the same bacteria that live in our guts and keep them healthy, have recently been shown in research to impact our mental health. While humans have used probiotics to flavor food and improve digestion for millennia, we’re just discovering how they can also affect our brains, from overall mood and attentiveness, to our ability to cope with stress and depression.

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HOW TO STAY HEALTHY AND ZIKA-FREE AT THE RIO OLYMPICS

PUBLISHED ON 08/01/2016
BY BENJAMIN BECKER

Advice from CDC’s Dr. Martin Cetron

HEALTH
7 MONTHS AGO
 
     
     
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SUPPLEMENTS THAT CUT YOUR RISK OF SKIN CANCER

PUBLISHED ON 07/13/2016
BY BENJAMIN BECKER

 

HEALTH
8 MONTHS AGO
 

Summer is in full swing. That means hot days at the beach, cookouts with friends, much needed vacations, and a substantially increased risk of skin cancer.

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COQ10 FOR STATIN-RELATED MUSCLE PAIN?

PUBLISHED ON 07/07/2016
BY BENJAMIN BECKER

 

HEALTH
8 MONTHS AGO
 

Of the 26% of American adults aged 40+ taking statins in 2012, as many as 10.5% have reported symptoms of muscular myopathy, such as muscle pain, cramps, spasms, or weakness as a result of treatment [1,2]. You may have heard of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as a potential option to counteract these muscle-related symptoms, and your doctor may have even suggested it with your statin prescription as a preventative measure. Here, we’ll show you what the research says.

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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COQ10 (COENZYME Q10)

PUBLISHED ON 05/24/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
10 MONTHS AGO
 

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is an essential component of practically every cell in our bodies. It's why it's also known as ubiquinone or ubiquinol - for its ubiquity. For how essential it is, it’s surprising how little CoQ10's uses are discussed in popular health literature. We'll be describing necessary intake, benefits, side effects, and different sources of coenzyme Q10 here:

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MAGNESIUM AND TESTOSTERONE

PUBLISHED ON 04/12/2016
BY BENITA LEE

Does Mg really boost testosterone levels and improve athletic performance?

HEALTH
11 MONTHS AGO
 

Bodybuilders are looking to magnesium to boost testosterone levels, but do research findings hold up to the hype? Studies show that supplementing with magnesium may not be all that effective aside from treating a magnesium deficiency.

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THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO MAGNESIUM

PUBLISHED ON 03/25/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
12 MONTHS AGO
 

In human health, magnesium is a trace mineral required for hundreds of different biochemical processes that ultimately allow us to function properly. Inside our cells, magnesium is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, protein, and an antioxidant called glutathione. It also plays a role in the cellular pathway that makes energy in the form of ATP (adenosine triphosphate).

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COMMON SIGNS OF ZINC DEFICIENCY

PUBLISHED ON 02/24/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
1 YEAR AGO
 

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that is intricately involved in hundreds of activities inside our cells. At the moment, research estimates that 100 to 300 different enzymes require zinc to accomplish their tasks. In many cases, zinc acts as a catalytic component for those enzymes, aiding the biochemical processes that help cells function regularly. Enzymes, and even hormones, hormone receptors, and other proteins, also need zinc as a building block in their own chemical structures.

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THE SCIENCE BEHIND A HAPPY AND HEALTHY HEART

PUBLISHED ON 02/09/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
1 YEAR AGO
 

As Valentine’s Day rolls around, it’s hard to escape all the hearts in pink and red and every shade in between. They’re EVERYWHERE. In this season of romance and love, we think your own heart deserves a little attention too. Here are 5 scientifically-backed ways to keep your heart happy and healthy:

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CAN ORGANIC TEA CAUSE HEAVY METAL POISONING?

PUBLISHED ON 01/18/2016
BY BENITA LEE

 

HEALTH
1 YEAR AGO
 

One of the most common misconceptions about the term “organic” is the idea that organic is always good for you. In this article, we’ll take tea as an example of a plant product whose organic variety is often preferred because of concerns about safety, specifically related to heavy metal and aluminum toxicity. We’ll look into research-backed data and compare how standard versus organic teas fare.

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