Tag: supplements

Nov

25

Benefits Of Caffeine Consumption

Many people can’t wake up without their daily cup of coffee, not only because of the taste, but because they are addicted to the caffeine in the brew.  Caffeine is a central nervous system stimulant found in coffee, cola drinks and chocolate, as well as in some medications; it can be purchased in pill form, […]

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Nov

1

Health Benefits Of Vitamin E

Why Vitamin E? Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage.  Vitamin E also contributes to a healthy circulatory system and aids in proper blood clotting and improves wound healing.  Some studies have shown that vitamin E decreases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and […]

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Oct

11

Flaxseed Health Benefits

What Is Flaxseed: Flaxseed oil is an excellent supplement that supports the body’s vital systems.  It is rich in the omega-3 essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA.  Although omega-3s are crucial to human health, they are not manufactured by the body, so it’s important to get a steady supply through dietary sources and supplements. […]

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Oct

7

Dangers of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs)

What Are PEDs: Performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) consist of a variety of substances, including medications, procedures and even devices that are intended to improve athletic sports performance.  Some of these substances are naturally occurring, easily available and completely legal while others are manufactured, illegal, or banned by many sporting organizations.  Many athletes, coaches, politicians and […]

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Sep

27

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) ~ Benefits, Side Effects And Information

What Is DHEA: DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a hormone that’s naturally produced by the adrenal glands.  Levels of DHEA naturally drop after age 30.   Some people take DHEA supplements in the hopes that DHEA will have health benefits and prevent some illnesses.  However, the evidence is mixed. A number of studies have found that DHEA […]

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Sep

6

Heart Health Supplements, How Many Are In Your Diet?

Anyone age 50 or older should have a strategy for preventing heart disease, and use a combination of diet and supplements for proper heart health.  It should include exercise and a healthy diet, plus supplements for heart health as needed.  All of the supplements we recommend here are proven helpful for heart health.  Most can be safely taken in combination.  However, red […]

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Jul

11

What is Creatine ~ Pro’s and Con’s

  What is Creatine? So, what is creatine?  Our bodies naturally make the compound, which is used to supply energy to our muscles.  It is produced in the liver, pancreas, and kidneys, and is transported to the body’s muscles through the bloodstream.  Once it reaches the muscles, it is converted into phosphocreatine (creatine phosphate).  This […]

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