Rutin is one of the most powerful flavonoids, abundant in many plants, fruits, and vegetables. As a strong antioxidant, rutin can fight inflammation and protect the heart and brain. It also reduces bruising and vein issues. Keep reading to learn more — food sources and side effects included.
ZMA, a nutritional supplement, is lauded by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass (and decrease muscle breakdown), increase strength, facilitate restful sleep, boost immune function, and even increase testosterone levels. However, the scientific research does not actually support all of those claims. Also, ZMA carries dangers—it interacts with medications and can lead to a fatal overdose […]
Phenethylamine is a trace amine found in tiny amounts in the brain that increases the release of the “happy hormones” dopamine and serotonin. Supplementing phenethylamine may boost mood and promote weight loss, as well as increase cognitive function. In addition, phenethylamine is the building block for several mood-altering drugs such as MDMA (ecstasy). Read this […]
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and the main structural protein of connective tissue. Supplementing with collagen improves arthritis symptoms and joint health and increases hair growth. Read on to see what else collagen benefits as well as how to increase collagen production.
Manganese is an essential metal necessary for the development, growth, and normal functioning of our bodies. However, when in excess, this metal has many negative effects. It can cause manganism, a serious condition similar to Parkinson’s disease. Furthermore, it is much easier to overload with this metal, than to be manganese deficient. Read on to […]
Your Vitamin B6 status can impact your mood, your sleep, and your pain levels, not to mention your risk for all kinds of chronic illnesses. It is depleted by stress. This post is well worth a look if you have any stress in your life…
I’ve been taking Vitamin K2 for over 5 years now, and it’s one of the most stable supplements in my regimen. I really like how it makes me feel and it has a great safety profile.
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. It helps fight against cancer, improves physical performance, prevents osteoporosis, helps promote brain function and reduces depression. Deficiency of this vitamin may lead to brain disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.