• The Ginseng Series - Interactions, Combinations and Side Effects

    The Ginseng Series - Interactions, Combinations and Side Effects

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    The consumption of vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements has been growing worldwide, to prevent deficiencies in our diets, for medical purposes and general health benefits. Many people will consume one or more different supplements, perhaps even at the same time of day, alongside medically prescribed drugs.
  • The Ginseng Series - How much should I actually take?

    The Ginseng Series - How much should I actually take?

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    The effect of dosage on supplement or drug consumption can make a huge difference to the health benefits or side effects experiences. Certain doses of a supplement may be safe to take but may yield no health benefits at all, whereas taking higher doses may reap a number of health benefits but may start to contribute towards negative side effects that chronically may cause...
  • The Ginseng Series - Immune System

    The Ginseng Series - Immune System

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    The body's immune system is how we fight off infections from pathogens like bacteria, parasites and fungi. It is a collection of tissues which work together to fight off foreign cells which are likely to attack our native cells. Upon detection of a foreign cell the immune system creates antibodies to fight off infection and sends phagocytes to ingest and destroy them. Ginseng is...
  • The Ginseng Series - Diabetes

    The Ginseng Series - Diabetes

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    Many different parts of the ginseng plant have been shown to have anti-diabetic properties. Originally it was just believed that the root of the plant could yield health benefits, but since then the leaves and the berries have shown proven anti-diabetic benefits as well. This is because of the active ingredient, ginsenoside, being present in all parts of the plant, although the highest concentrations...
  • The Ginseng Series - Erectile Dysfunction

    The Ginseng Series - Erectile Dysfunction

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    One of the therapeutic claims of ginseng is that it enhances sexual function, with one of the recorded enhancements being increased erectile performance.   It is generally known that nitric oxide plays an important role in penile erection by relaxing cavernosal smooth muscle cells and ginsenoside increases nitric oxide synthesis. It also has strong antioxidant properties which help reduce the build up of fat...
  • The Ginseng Series - Weight Loss

    The Ginseng Series - Weight Loss

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    Ginseng is a herbal supplement that has been used in Asia for over 2000 years to treat a number of ailments, including weight loss. The most important part of the plant is the root which contains the highest concentration of the active ingredient ginsenoside, responsible for its health benefits.   One of these many benefits include weight loss, explained mostly as a secondary result...
  • The Ginseng Series - Cognitive Performance

    The Ginseng Series - Cognitive Performance

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    Numerous studies have shown that ginseng has a positive effect on cognitive performance, ranging from increased working memory to enhanced mental calmness. However, the mechanics of this are unclear, with many proposed explanations of how it could improve cognitive performance.
  • The Ginseng Series - The Everyday Fuel

    The Ginseng Series - The Everyday Fuel

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    Ginseng is a plant native to Asian countries. The plant lives in shaded areas taking nutrients from dead leaves and vegetation, from which it absorbs the nitrogen as a source of energy to grow. The part of plant harvested for health benefits are the roots which contain the active ingredient ginsenoside. The use of this root to aid general health has been documented in...
  • The Ginseng Series - Getting down with the Ginseng

    The Ginseng Series - Getting down with the Ginseng

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    This magic root dating back to prehistory in China, has been used as a herbal medicine to help maintain physical vitality. The full name given to the root is ‘Panax Ginseng’, meaning ‘cure all ginseng’ in Greek. Later a variation of Ginseng was discovered in native America called Panax Quinqufolius. Ginseng has been grown and used in Asian countries for thousands of years, however...
  • What You Need To Know About MSM Supplements

    What You Need To Know About MSM Supplements

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    Methyl Sulfonyl Methane or MSM is an organic sulphur naturally found in fruits, vegetables, grains and milk. In supplemental form, the same has now widely become known as a “miracle supplement”. Why so? Because it has shown amazing potential in terms of lowering inflammation, fighting signs of stress, boosting energy levels while also improving immunity.
  • 8 Nutrients to Kick Start Your 2018!

    8 Nutrients to Kick Start Your 2018!

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    We all have to eat, so shouldn’t it be easier to change what we eat than to start up an entirely new gym habit? Of course it should be! It is easier now than ever because of the vast array of foods and supplements that are available to everyone, so that we can all tune-up our nutrition intakes.To make it easier to digest the huge amount...
  • How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

    How To Keep Your Eyes Healthy

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    Our eyes are how we see the world, literally. When we’re tired they might become sore, and if we wear glasses or contact lenses, our eyes may need more help to stay healthy. Staring at computer screens, our diet, and our genes can all have a negative impact on our eyesight and the health of our eyes. This article will run through eye health,...
  • The Benefits of Combining Vitamins D and K

    The Benefits of Combining Vitamins D and K

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    Both of these Vitamins have similar roles in help maintaining bone and cardiovascular health and sometimes work synergistically to support these functions. In fact, Vitamin D3 is a natural partner of K2 when it comes to enhancing calcium absorption and storage in the bones. But not only this, this powerful duo helps regulate calcium and prevent it from accumulating in the wrong place, like...
  • How to Stave off a Hangover!

    How to Stave off a Hangover!

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    The way your hangover manifests differs from person to person, but the most common symptoms are: headache, tiredness, nausea and dehydration. It’s caused by alcohol consumption, and for some people, having one alcoholic drink is enough to trigger a hangover. Unfortunately, there is no maximum amount of alcohol you can drink that will prevent a hangover, as even one drink could give you one. There...
  • Lifestyle, Diet and Kidney Disease

    Lifestyle, Diet and Kidney Disease

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    While treatment for kidney disease is available there is not yet a known cure. The treatment offered can reduce the symptoms associated with CKD and can prevent the disease from worsening. One of the easiest and thus most common management methods for CKD is changes in lifestyle. Several important changes have been put forward by the British NHS. These include performing regular exercise, quitting smoking...
  • The Incredible Benefits of Garlic Extract

    The Incredible Benefits of Garlic Extract

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    Garlic, as it is commonly known, is an edible bulbous plant of the lily family that is native to Asia and a few European regions like Italy, Greece, and France. The latin/scientific name of the plant is Allium Sativum and has been used for centuries by Asians, Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Sumerians and various other civilizations in cooking and medicine, either in internal or external applications--from flavoring...
  • Is Holiday Weight Gain Inevitable?

    Is Holiday Weight Gain Inevitable?

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    Tis the season for indulgence and it’s ever more difficult to eat healthily when we’re surrounded by sweet and savoury treats. At the time, we think ‘ah it’s the holidays’, so we don’t worry too much. Holiday weight gain might seem inevitable, and it might well be. There are a lot of social gatherings: twelve pubs of Christmas, catch ups over wine and cheese,...
  • Calcium, The Wonder Nutrient for your Bones

    Calcium, The Wonder Nutrient for your Bones

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    Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies, which is just as well seeing as it’s one of the most important. Without calcium we would quite literally fall apart – our bones would become brittle and break easily, our muscles would spasm, hair and nails would become fragile, and our nervous system would go haywire.
  • Quercetin, Are we getting enough?

    Quercetin, Are we getting enough?

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    Quercetin is a water-soluble plant pigment classed as a bioflavonoid. Flavonoids are a large and diverse group of bioactive compounds, known as phytonutrients or phytochemicals that come under the banner of Polyphenols. This particular group of plant bioactive compounds have been identified as possessing huge benefits to human health, best known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Flavonoids are present in practically every fruit...
  • What Should Sprinter's Be Eating?

    What Should Sprinter's Be Eating?

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    Providing your body with nutrition that is specific to your type of training is crucially important in determining your success as an athlete. If you're past the days of racing your friends during break time and are truly concerned with becoming a true sprinter keep reading.
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