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Lutein and Zeaxanthin Protect Eyes and Boost Brain Blood Circulation

  What are Lutein and Zeaxanthin ? How Do They Work ? Dosage.  It is widely known that the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin help keep the eyes healthy. What is less known is that they also improve the circulation of blood to the brain which helps halt cognitive decline. The brain needs blood flow to function properly. The blood-brain barrier allows select nutrients through. Without enough oxygen and nutrients, brain cells die. In the worst case, the brain shuts down and the person dies. Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease …

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The Powerful Antimicrobial Property of Garlic and Allicin

The Basics of Garlic;  What is Allicin ? Garlic Benefits; Allicin Supplements.  Garlic, strongly aromatic and flavorful, is used in virtually every cuisine in the earth. Its high sulfur compounds are believed to be responsible for its scent and taste, as well as its wonderful effects on human body. Among hundreds of phytonutrients, Garlic rank only second to curcumin in the amount of research backing its benefits. A PubMed search found more than 6,100 peer-reviewed articles about it. The Basics of Garlic Garlic is a species of the amaryllis family, …

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Vitamin B Deficiency and Tips on How to Choose B Complex

B Vitamins – an Overview;  Vitamin B Deficiency Symptoms; Who should take B Vitamins? How to Choose Vitamin B Supplements B vitamins are essential to help turn food into energy, maintain a healthy metabolism, and to support nerve function, liver function, skin health, eye health and fetal growth. In this article, we will briefly talk about Vitamin B’s well documented benefits and then focus on who are at risk of deficiency and how to correct it. B Vitamins – an overview Vitamin B is not just one particular vitamin. It …

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How Carnosine Protects You from Glycation and Premature Aging

Table of Contents What Is Glycation How Does Carnosine Work Why You May Need Carnosine Supplements Dosage and Side Effects Carnosine is a natural antioxidant and anti-glycation substance found in normal human tissues, highly concentrated in muscle tissue, heart and brain. Classified as a dipeptide, it is a compound made up of two linked amino acids (alanine and histidine). It is found primarily in red meat. Studies show that carnosine could help protect against a number of aging-related conditions, such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease. What is Glycation? …

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Creatine, the Most Popular Sports Nutritional Supplement, Safe or Not?

Table of Contents What Is Creatine How Does It Work Is Creatine Safe Dosage Creatine is the No. 1 sports nutritional supplement in the U.S., commonly used for improving exercise performance and increasing muscle mass in athletes and older adults. It can also improve the athletic performance of young, healthy people during brief high-intensity activity such as sprinting. In the U.S., a majority of sports nutrition supplements, which total $2.7 billion in annual sales, contain creatine. So, what is creatine? How does it work? Is it safe? Let me tell …

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The Science behind Successful Weight Loss

Table of Contents Science behind Weight Loss Restore Insulin Sensitivity Restore Youthful Hormone Balance Control Rate of Carbohydrate Absorption Restore Brain Serotonin Appendix: Weight Loss Panel (Comprehensive) (The copyright belongs to Life Extension ® Magazine) When it comes to weight loss, mainstream medicine has recommended “diet and exercise” for so long that this phrase has become more of a stereotype than any kind of momentous scientific communication. The Science behind Weight Loss The fact is that aging people need to do a lot more than reduce calorie intake and increase …

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Poor Nutrition Associated with Poor Sleep

A study reported at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, on June 9 – 11th, 2019 in Baltimore, MD, found an association between decreased intake of several vitamins and minerals and a greater risk of insufficient sleep. The Study The research is based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults. This study enrolled men and women residing in the U.S. Among subjects 19 years of age and older, 37.9% had increased sleep latency (the amount of …

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Turning 50? Lack of Energy? Beware of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

If you constantly struggle with fatigue, low energy levels, mood changes and a lack of focus, it can be a sign that you might have a vitamin B12 deficiency. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. About 40 percent of people have low levels of vitamin B12, which is an essential vitamin for the production of red blood cells and DNA, not to mention all its other benefits we will cover in this article. A 2004 study showed that Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in …

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Paleo and Keto, two low-carb Diets, Which is Better?

In the diet and nutrition history, the year of 2018 marks “high-fat fads, meat-only meals, and Bible-inspired eating.” (Health Magazine). At the center of the fads are two very popular diets: the Ketogenic diet and the “cavemen diet” (i.e. the Paleo diet). For many people, the question is: what is the difference? which plan is better? Is it possible to do both? What Is the Paleo Diet? The Paleo diet is essentially a way of eating that ditches modern processed foods in favor of natural, nutrient-dense foods that were eaten …

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Higher Beta-carotene Levels Linked to Lower Mortality Risk

On December 7, 2018, the Circulation Research published the finding of the National Cancer Institute of an association between higher serum levels of beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) and a lower risk of dying during 31 years of follow-up. Rationale: Although the health effects of beta carotene have been studied extensively, a systematic examination of serum concentrations and long-term mortality, including cardiovascular disease mortality, has not been reported. Objective: Explore whether serum beta carotene is associated with overall and cause-specific mortality and to elucidate the strength and dose-response of …

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