Weight-lifters and athletes are notorious for using various supplements to enhance muscle mass and strength training, but are these methods safe and effective? The answer depends on the nature of the supplements and how they are made.
The B vitamins work together synergistically to perform a great number of essential tasks within every cell of your body. Since this complex is so important to your health, we’ll take a closer look at the properties of each individual vitamin. Vitamin B1: Thiamine Thiamine is one of the most important nutrients for synthesizing energy in the […]
Within the last 100 years the human race has learned a lot about germs, pathogens, and dangerous microorganisms, but could widespread ‘germophobia’ be hurting us as much as it helps? In recent years, more and more studies are showing that the absence of germs and dirt from our lives could be harming our immune systems, […]
Sprawling cities like Los Angeles and Dallas are notorious for high levels of smog, but even towns like Tulsa, OK and Denver, CO are becoming dangerously polluted. While many of us try to reduce our carbon footprint by taking a bicycle to work or recycling, sometimes the rising danger of air pollution and toxins leaves […]
By now, you’ve probably heard of free radicals – unstable particles that are found in the air, in our food, and in our bodies. These particles are one of the main causes of aging – inside and out – but there are ways to fortify your body against them.
Are you consuming enough trace minerals? Trace minerals are nutrients that are required in very small amounts by the body, but remain vitally important to your health. Since some of these can be more difficult to find in the average diet, many try to find supplements to compensate for the deficiency. The question is, which […]
A certain amino acid can boost your mood, reduce overeating, and improve sleep patterns, all at the same time!
If half the people you know are down with the flu, you’re probably next. Although it’s always important to take preventative measure against illness, this is the time of year that viruses spread easily and quickly from one family to the next. Be prepared to fortify your body against its invisible enemies with these six […]