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How to Cleanse the Spike Protein Out of the Body Darrell Miller 6/11/24
Stevia: A Zero-Calorie Sweetener Darrell Miller 6/3/24
Fitness and Its Role in Beauty: Unlocking the Secrets to Glowing Skin and Well-being Darrell Miller 6/1/24
The History of Stevia: From Ancient Sweet Leaf to Global Sweetener Darrell Miller 5/31/24
Culinary Uses of Stevia: Sweeten Your Dishes Without Compromising Flavor Darrell Miller 5/30/24
The Role of Vitamin B12 in Energy Production Darrell Miller 5/29/24
The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin Health Darrell Miller 5/24/24
Magma Plus: The Power of Fruits and Veggies in a Drink Darrell Miller 5/24/24
Did you know that glutathione is not only great for liver health, but it also promotes beautiful, radiant skin? Darrell Miller 12/7/23
six top-notch supplements that can help you achieve your goals. Darrell Miller 12/6/23
Why Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is Important Darrell Miller 8/4/23
The Unsettling Truth About Plastic: Microplastics Found in Human Stool Samples Darrell Miller 7/29/23
Understanding Benfotiamine: The Fat-Soluble, Bioavailable and Physiologically Active Form of Thiamine Darrell Miller 7/27/23
5 Reasons to Look Forward to Cooler Weather with Cocoa Lovers™ Organic Hot Cocoa Darrell Miller 1/19/23
The Amazing Heart Health Benefits of Soluble Fiber Darrell Miller 11/10/22
The Importance of Vitamin B-12 Darrell Miller 11/5/22
The Power of Zeolite Darrell Miller 11/3/22
NOW Real Tea® Organic Matcha A Coffee Alternative Darrell Miller 11/2/22
Is Your Skin in Need of Softening and Hydration? Darrell Miller 11/1/22
New Now Foods Grape Seed Extract 500mg Maximum Strength Darrell Miller 10/27/22
L-Methionine: Supports Glutathione Production And More. Darrell Miller 10/27/22
Gymnema Sylvestre - An Herb That Promotes Healthy Glucose Metabolism Darrell Miller 10/25/22
The Many Benefits of Grape Seed Extract Darrell Miller 10/25/22
Introducing Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream—Your New Go-To for Brighter, Tighter Skin Darrell Miller 10/22/22
Why NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate is the Best Supplement for Joint Support Darrell Miller 10/20/22
The Many Benefits of Glucomannan - Konjac Root Darrell Miller 10/20/22
Are you getting enough fiber daily? Add fiber and essential fatty acids with Flax Seeds each day! Darrell Miller 10/14/22
How to Deal With Mild Ear Discomfort Darrell Miller 10/11/22
Chamomile Tea: A soothing cup of relaxation Darrell Miller 10/4/22
The Many Benefits of Clary Sage Darrell Miller 9/30/22
Chondroitin Sulfate - The Joint Health Superstar You May Not Know About Darrell Miller 9/29/22
How to Detox Your Skin with Charcoal Gel Cleanser Darrell Miller 9/28/22
An Introduction to Castor Oil and Its Benefits Darrell Miller 9/27/22
The Versatile Benefits of BioCell Collagen® Darrell Miller 9/14/22
The Many Uses of Gelatin Powder Darrell Miller 9/12/22
The Benefits of Beef Gelatin Darrell Miller 9/12/22
The Truth About Collagen: Can It Really Help You Look Younger and Feel Younger? Darrell Miller 8/3/22
The Best Natural Over-the-Counter Sinus Remedies: Effective Solutions for Your Sinus Problems Darrell Miller 4/30/22
Could quercetin be the answer to your allergies? Darrell Miller 4/30/22
The Kidneys and Your Health: Everything You Need to Know Darrell Miller 4/29/22
Hawthorn Berry and Heart Health: How the Two are Connected Darrell Miller 4/29/22
Curcumin and Grapeseed Darrell Miller 9/1/20
Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD Darrell Miller 12/3/19
Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter Darrell Miller 5/14/19
Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits Darrell Miller 5/13/19
Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion Darrell Miller 5/10/19
Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink Darrell Miller 5/9/19
Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder Darrell Miller 5/9/19
These Essential Oils Beat Commercial Products Hands Down Darrell Miller 5/8/19
Natural home remedies for burns Darrell Miller 5/6/19
How Does Excess Sugar Affect The Brain? Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Comparing the effects of turmeric and turmeric-containing herbal tablets on skin barrier function Darrell Miller 5/3/19
Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look Darrell Miller 5/2/19
High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life? Darrell Miller 5/1/19
9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran Darrell Miller 4/29/19
Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor? Darrell Miller 4/27/19
Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies Darrell Miller 4/26/19
Modified citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Why Fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss Darrell Miller 4/25/19
Is this cruciferous vegetable the key to brain regeneration? Darrell Miller 4/24/19
How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry Darrell Miller 4/24/19
Trace minerals from deep in the ocean found to increase blood flowand reduce inflammation in the brain Darrell Miller 4/17/19
Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic Darrell Miller 4/12/19
Moringa : The Next Big Superfood? Darrell Miller 4/3/19
Eating ginger regularly may suppress the negative effects of ahigh-fat diet Darrell Miller 3/27/19
How to make your own penicillin... just in case Darrell Miller 3/19/19
Can ginger, turmeric and lemon juice reduce blood sugar? Darrell Miller 2/22/19
Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight? Darrell Miller 2/19/19
6 foods that are high in B vitamins - Sportskeeda Darrell Miller 2/8/19
Omega 3 Oil For Anxiety? Darrell Miller 2/1/19
Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix and Smash Chronic Inflammation at theSame Time Darrell Miller 1/16/19
Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree" Darrell Miller 1/9/19
Congress Finally Frees Hemp From Jail: Big News For Farmers and CBDIndustry Darrell Miller 1/6/19
Male infertility can be caused by a taurine deficiency Darrell Miller 1/3/19
Chronic Inflammation at the Root of Most Diseases + How to Prevent! Darrell Miller 12/21/18
What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide Darrell Miller 12/19/18
4 health benefits of drinking Okra Water and how to make your ownat home Darrell Miller 12/12/18
Compelling study confirms the therapeutic effects of curcumin inremoving fluoride from our bodies Darrell Miller 12/3/18
Rejuvenate your skin and get rid of dark circles under your eyeswith aloe vera Darrell Miller 11/27/18
How To Make Vitamin C Powder At Home For Immune System Support Darrell Miller 11/17/18



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How to Cleanse the Spike Protein Out of the Body
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Date: June 11, 2024 05:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Cleanse the Spike Protein Out of the Body


How to Cleanse the Spike Protein Out of the Body


The spike protein has recently become a topic of major concern, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding what it is and how to manage its effects is crucial for overall health. In this article, we will explore what the spike protein is, its possible impacts on the body, and how natural substances like curcumin, bromelain, and nattokinase can help reduce its presence in the body.

Understanding the Spike Protein

The spike protein is a key component of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. This protein is responsible for allowing the virus to enter human cells and initiate infection. The spike protein binds to receptors on the surface of human cells, facilitating the virus's entry and subsequent replication within the body. While the immune system typically destroys these proteins, lingering spike proteins can pose health risks, including inflammation and abnormal blood clotting.

The Role of Curcumin

Curcumin is a bioactive compound found in turmeric, a spice widely used in cooking and traditional medicine. This compound has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, making it a beneficial ally in combating various health issues, including the presence of spike proteins.

How Curcumin Works

Curcumin works by modulating several biochemical pathways in the body. One of its primary functions is to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines and enzymes that contribute to inflammation. Additionally, curcumin boosts the activity of antioxidant enzymes, which helps neutralize harmful free radicals. By reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, curcumin can help minimize the damage caused by spike proteins.

How to Use Curcumin

To harness the health benefits of curcumin, it's best to incorporate turmeric into your diet or take curcumin supplements. Curcumin supplements often come in combination with piperine, a compound found in black pepper that enhances curcumin absorption. Curcumin is also combined with turmeric oil to enhance its absorption, consider using either one in supplement form to help the body rid itself of the spike protein.

The Benefits of Bromelain

Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapples. Known for its anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating properties, bromelain can also help address the lingering effects of spike proteins.

How Bromelain Works

Bromelain works by breaking down proteins and minimizing inflammation. It inhibits the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, helping to reduce swelling and discomfort. The proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes in bromelain can also help to break down and clear spike proteins from the body.

How to Use Bromelain

Bromelain can be consumed through fresh pineapple or as a dietary supplement. If you opt for supplements, ensure that you follow the recommended dosage and consult your healthcare provider beforehand.

The Power of Nattokinase

Nattokinase is an enzyme extracted from natto, a traditional Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. This enzyme has gained attention for its ability to support cardiovascular health and promote the breakdown of fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting.

How Nattokinase Works

Nattokinase helps to break down fibrin in the blood vessels, thereby preventing clots from forming. Additionally, this enzyme supports the degradation of spike proteins, potentially reducing the risk of clot-related issues. Nattokinase also helps to improve blood flow and enhance overall cardiovascular health.

How to Use Nattokinase

Nattokinase is available in supplement form. When choosing a nattokinase supplement, look for a product with a high level of activity units, which measure enzymatic activity. Generally, nattokinase comes in 2000FU, and is taken 2 - 3 times daily.

Combining Natural Remedies

Combining curcumin, bromelain, and nattokinase can provide a comprehensive approach to managing spike proteins in the body. Each of these natural substances works in different ways to reduce inflammation, enhance immune response, and clear harmful proteins. However, it's essential to adopt a holistic approach to health that includes a balanced diet, regular exercise, proper hydration, and adequate sleep.

Diet and Lifestyle Tips

  1. Balanced Diet: Incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains to provide your body with essential nutrients.
  2. Hydration: Drink plenty of Water to support overall bodily functions and help flush out toxins.
  3. Exercise: Engage in regular physical activity to support cardiovascular health and improve circulation.
  4. Sleep: Ensure you get adequate rest to allow your body to repair and regenerate.

Additional Recommendations

  • Consult a Healthcare Provider: Always seek professional medical advice before starting any new supplement or treatment plan.
  • Monitor Your Health: Keep track of your health and any changes you notice, and report them to your healthcare provider.
  • Stay Informed: Continue to educate yourself about the latest developments in health and wellness.

Maintain Good Health

Understanding and managing the presence of spike proteins in the body is vital for maintaining overall health. Natural compounds like curcumin, bromelain, and nattokinase offer promising benefits in reducing the harmful effects of these proteins. By incorporating these substances into your diet and following a holistic approach to wellness, you can support your body's natural defences and promote optimal health. So, it is essential to prioritize healthy habits and consider incorporating natural remedies as part of a comprehensive approach to maintaining good health.

Final thoughts

Spike proteins play a significant role in the infection process of viruses, making it crucial to address their lingering effects in the body. Natural compounds like curcumin, bromelain, and nattokinase offer promising benefits in reducing inflammation and clearing spike proteins from the body. Additionally, adopting a balanced diet and lifestyle can support the effectiveness of these natural remedies in promoting overall health. By taking a holistic approach to wellness, we can work towards managing spike proteins and supporting our

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Stevia: A Zero-Calorie Sweetener
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Date: June 03, 2024 04:15 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stevia: A Zero-Calorie Sweetener


Stevia: A Zero-Calorie Sweetener


In a world where health consciousness is increasingly important, finding the right sweetener can be a game changer. One such alternative that has gained significant attention is Stevia. Known for its zero-calorie content, Stevia offers a natural sweetness without the drawbacks associated with sugar. This article examines the properties of Stevia, how it’s harvested, its sweetness compared to sugar, and its benefits for those managing diabetes.

What is Stevia?

Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, native to South America. Unlike artificial sweeteners, Stevia is completely natural and has been used for centuries by indigenous people in countries like Brazil and Paraguay. The leaves of the plant contain sweet-tasting compounds known as steviol glycosides, which are the primary components used in Stevia sweeteners found on shelves today.

How Stevia is Harvested

Traditionally, Stevia leaves are harvested by hand. Farmers usually pluck the mature leaves, which are then dried to maintain their sweetness. Once dried, these leaves can be used in their whole form, or they can be processed to extract the steviol glycosides. Modern extraction methods involve soaking the leaves in Water and then processing the extract to remove impurities. This results in a highly concentrated sweetener that is hundreds of times sweeter than sugar.

Sweetness Compared to Sugar

When it comes to sweetness, Stevia stands out. Stevia is approximately 200 to 300 times sweeter than sucrose (table sugar). This means a very small amount of Stevia is needed to achieve the desired level of sweetness, which also makes it an efficient option for those looking to cut down on sugar intake. However, it’s important to note that Stevia doesn’t have the exact same taste profile as sugar. Some people describe its sweetness as having a slight, licorice-like aftertaste, which not everyone finds appealing.

Benefits for Those Managing Diabetes

For individuals managing diabetes, Stevia can be an invaluable part of their diet. One of the primary concerns for people with diabetes is managing their blood sugar levels. Traditional sugar can cause spikes in blood glucose, making it difficult to control diabetes symptoms. Stevia, on the other hand, does not contain carbohydrates and has no impact on blood glucose levels. This makes it a suitable alternative for those who need to keep their sugar levels in check.

Moreover, using Stevia can help diabetic individuals enjoy sweet foods and beverages without the fear of negatively affecting their health. The zero-calorie aspect of Stevia also contributes to maintaining a healthier weight, which is a crucial factor in managing diabetes.

Nutritional and Health Benefits

In addition to its zero-calorie feature, Stevia also offers several nutritional and health benefits. Some research suggests that Stevia may help in lowering blood pressure and improving cholesterol levels. These potential benefits make Stevia not just a sugar substitute, but a supplement that can contribute to overall well-being.

Antioxidant Properties

Stevia leaves are rich in antioxidants, which help to combat oxidative stress in the body. Oxidative stress is linked to various chronic diseases, including heart disease and cancer. By incorporating Stevia into your diet, you might benefit from its antioxidant content, aiding in the reduction of inflammation and promoting better health.

Culinary Uses

Stevia is versatile and can be used in a variety of culinary applications. It’s available in different forms such as powders, liquid extracts, and even whole leaves. You can use Stevia to sweeten beverages like tea and coffee, baked goods, desserts, and even savory dishes that require a touch of sweetness. However, due to its high sweetness level, it is recommended to start with a small amount and adjust according to taste.

Keep in mind that Stevia might behave differently than sugar in recipes, particularly in baking. Sugar contributes to the texture and volume of baked goods, while Stevia does not. Therefore, recipes using Stevia may require additional adjustments for the best results.

Economic and Environmental Impact

Growing and harvesting Stevia can be advantageous from both economic and environmental perspectives. Stevia plants require less land and Water compared to sugar cane or beet crops, making it a more sustainable option in the long run. Additionally, Stevia farming can provide economic opportunities for communities in developing countries where the plant is grown.

Are You Ready For a Zero-Calorie Sweetener?

Stevia stands out as an exceptional zero-calorie sweetener, especially beneficial for those managing diabetes and looking to reduce their calorie intake. Its natural origin, coupled with its impressive sweetness and array of health benefits, make it a compelling alternative to traditional sugar and artificial sweeteners. Whether you are looking to alter your dietary habits or manage a health condition like diabetes, Stevia offers a promising solution for a healthier sweetening choice.

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Fitness and Its Role in Beauty: Unlocking the Secrets to Glowing Skin and Well-being
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Date: June 01, 2024 10:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fitness and Its Role in Beauty: Unlocking the Secrets to Glowing Skin and Well-being


Fitness and Its Role in Beauty: Unlocking the Secrets to Glowing Skin and Well-being


In the quest for beauty, many often look to skincare products and treatments, yet one of the most effective pathways to radiant skin and overall health is through regular physical activity. Exercise offers an array of benefits that enhance beauty from within, contributing to healthy skin, a glowing complexion, and a fit physique. This article explores how fitness plays a crucial role in beauty and well-being, suggests exercise routines that promote beauty from within, and recommends a supplement to boost hair and skin health.

The Connection Between Fitness and Beauty

Improved Circulation

When you engage in physical activity, your heart pumps more blood, increasing circulation throughout the body. This enhanced blood flow delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells, promoting cell regeneration and elasticity. Improved circulation also assists in flushing out toxins, contributing to clearer and more vibrant skin.

Reduction of Stress

Stress is a significant contributor to numerous skin concerns such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis. Regular exercise can help reduce stress by releasing endorphins, the body's natural mood enhancers. Lower stress levels can result in fewer breakouts and a reduction in skin flare-ups, ultimately leading to a more serene and healthy appearance.

Enhanced Skin Detoxification

Engaging in activities that make you sweat, such as running, cycling, or hot arobics, can help detoxify your skin. Sweating helps to open up pores and remove dirt and impurities, giving your skin a natural detox. Remember to cleanse your face thoroughly after sweating to prevent any potential buildup of bacteria.

Collagen Production

Exercise helps to boost collagen production, a protein that maintains skin's firmness and elasticity. High-intensity workouts and strength training, in particular, can stimulate collagen synthesis, leading to tighter, more youthful-looking skin.

Better Sleep

Regular exercise can improve your sleep patterns, which in turn benefits your skin. During deep sleep, the body works to repair and regenerate cells, including skin cells. Better sleep can result in fewer dark circles, reduced eye puffiness, and a more rested appearance overall.

Balanced Hormones

Hormonal imbalances can cause various skin problems, including acne and premature aging. Exercise helps regulate hormones, stabilizing levels of cortisol, estrogen, and testosterone, which are crucial for maintaining healthy skin.

Exercise Routines That Promote Beauty from Within

Cardiovascular Exercises

Running and Jogging

Running and jogging are excellent ways to boost circulation, enhance cardiovascular health, and induce sweating, which can help detoxify the skin.

Cycling

Cycling, whether outdoors or on a stationary bike, improves blood flow to the skin, reduces stress, and can be a fun way to stay active.

Swimming

Swimming is a low-impact exercise that increases circulation, tones muscles, and has the added benefit of keeping skin hydrated due to the Water environment.

Strength Training

Weightlifting

Incorporating weightlifting into your routine can boost collagen production and improve skin elasticity. Focus on compound movements like squats, deadlifts, and bench presses for maximum effect.

Resistance Band Exercises

Using resistance bands can help build muscle and enhance circulation without putting too much strain on your joints. These exercises are great for improving muscle tone and skin firmness.

Mind-Body Workouts

Arobics

Arobics not only improves flexibility and muscle tone but also reduces stress and promotes a better sleep cycle, which are all beneficial for your skin. Floor leg lifts with dumbells and crunches and lateral lifts on the floor can increase blood flow to the face, enhancing your complexion.

Pilates

Pilates focuses on core strength, posture, and flexibility. The controlled movements and emphasis on breathing can improve circulation and reduce stress, contributing to overall skin health.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle form of martial arts that reduces stress, improves flexibility, and enhances balance. It’s an excellent way for people of all ages to promote overall well-being and skin health.

High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

HIIT workouts involve short bursts of intense exercise followed by rest periods. This type of training is highly effective for boosting metabolism, increasing collagen production, and promoting healthy, radiant skin. Exercises like burpees, jump squats, and sprinting can be incorporated into a HIIT routine.

Enhancing Beauty Through Nutrition: Supplements for Hair and Skin Health

Understanding the Importance of Supplements

While a balanced diet and regular exercise are vital for maintaining healthy skin and hair, supplements can provide an additional boost. Nutritional supplements can fill in dietary gaps, ensuring that your body gets the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to support glowing skin and strong, vibrant hair.

Recommended Supplement: Biotin and Collagen Complex

Biotin

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is crucial for hair and skin health. It supports the structure of keratin, a protein that makes up your hair, skin, and nails. Regular intake of biotin can help reduce hair loss, strengthen nails, and improve skin's overall appearance.

Collagen

Collagen is a protein that provides structure and elasticity to your skin. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to wrinkles and saggy skin. A collagen supplement can help replenish this essential protein, promoting firm, youthful-looking skin.

Combining Biotin and Collagen

For optimal results, opt for a supplement that combines both biotin and collagen. This combination can provide comprehensive support for your beauty regimen, enhancing skin elasticity and hydrating hair follicles from within.

Tips for Choosing the Right Supplement

When selecting a supplement, look for products that are:

  • Clinically Tested: Ensure the product has undergone rigorous testing for safety and efficacy.
  • High-Quality Ingredients: Choose supplements made with natural, high-quality ingredients.
  • Free from Fillers: Avoid products with unnecessary additives, preservatives, or fillers.
  • Transparent Labeling: Check for clear labeling about ingredient sources and concentrations.

Incorporating Supplements into Your Routine

Take your supplement consistently, as directed by the packaging, to see the best results. It's also beneficial to combine your supplement intake with a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats.

Ready to Make a Change in Your Hair & Skin?

Integrating regular physical activity into your lifestyle is a powerful way to achieve glowing skin and overall well-being. From improved circulation to reduced stress, the benefits of exercise extend beyond physical fitness, promoting beauty from within. By incorporating a mix of cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and mind-body workouts, you can enhance your natural radiance.

Additionally, supporting your fitness routine with a biotin and collagen supplement can provide further benefits for your hair and skin health. Remember, beauty is not just skin deep—it’s a reflection of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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The History of Stevia: From Ancient Sweet Leaf to Global Sweetener
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Date: May 31, 2024 11:05 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The History of Stevia: From Ancient Sweet Leaf to Global Sweetener


The History of Stevia: From Ancient Sweet Leaf to Global Sweetener


Stevia, a natural sweetener that has become globally popular in recent years, boasts a rich history spanning centuries. This article delves into the origins and historical significance of stevia, shedding light on its traditional use by indigenous peoples and its evolution into a mainstream alternative to sugar.

The Origins of Stevia

Stevia, scientifically known as Stevia rebaudiana, originates from South America. This small, green plant is part of the Asteraceae family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers. The leaves of the stevia plant contain sweet compounds known as steviol glycosides, which are responsible for its sweetness.

Traditional Use by the Guaraní People

The historical journey of stevia begins with the Guaraní people of Paraguay and Brazil, who have used the plant for over 1,500 years. The Guaraní referred to stevia as "ka'a he'ê," which translates to "sweet herb." They traditionally used stevia leaves to sweeten beverages like yerba maté, a popular herbal tea, and to enhance the flavor of various traditional dishes.

Stevia wasn't just a sweetener for the Guaraní; it also held medicinal importance. The leaves were used to treat a variety of conditions, including burns, stomach issues, and as a general tonic. This dual use of stevia as both a sweetener and a medicinal plant highlights its invaluable role in indigenous culture.

Stevia's Journey to the Modern World

Rediscovery by European Explorers

The modern history of stevia began in the 16th century when European explorers first arrived in South America. Spanish botanist and physician Pedro Jaime Esteve (1500–1556) is often credited with the early European studies on stevia, although the plant was not widely documented until later.

Interest in stevia grew in the early 20th century when it was scientifically studied by Paraguayan chemist Ovidio Rebaudi. Rebaudi analyzed the sweet properties of stevia leaves and confirmed that they were much sweeter than sugar, which caught the attention of the scientific community.

Introduction to Asia and Beyond

In the 1970s, stevia began gaining traction in Japan as the country sought alternatives to artificial sweeteners. Japanese researchers developed methods for extracting and refining steviol glycosides from stevia leaves, making it possible to use stevia as a commercial sweetener. The success of stevia in Japan set the stage for its global acceptance.

Stevia in the Modern Health Movement

Health Benefits and Advantages

Stevia's rise in popularity can be attributed to its myriad of health benefits. Unlike sugar, stevia is calorie-free, making it an attractive option for those managing their weight. Additionally, stevia has a negligible effect on blood glucose levels, which is beneficial for individuals with diabetes or those monitoring their carbohydrate intake.

Moreover, steviol glycosides are stable at high temperatures, making stevia a versatile sweetener suitable for cooking and baking. This thermal stability, combined with its natural origin, has positioned stevia as a preferred option for health-conscious consumers.

Regulatory Approval and Global Adoption

The journey of stevia to becoming a global sweetener has involved rigorous scientific scrutiny and regulatory approval. In 2008, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted stevia the status of "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS), which paved the way for its use in a wide range of food and beverage products.

Following the FDA's approval, other countries, including those in the European Union, Canada, and Australia, also approved the use of stevia in food and beverages. Today, stevia is found in everything from soft drinks to baked goods, reflecting its widespread acceptance and global reach.

Challenges and Future Prospects

Overcoming Obstacles

Despite its many advantages, the path to widespread adoption of stevia has not been without challenges. One of the initial hurdles was the aftertaste associated with some of the early stevia extracts. However, advances in extraction and formulation techniques have significantly improved the taste profile of stevia, making it more palatable for consumers.

Another challenge has been ensuring the sustainable cultivation of stevia. As demand grows, it is essential to implement agricultural practices that support environmental sustainability and fair labor conditions for farmers.

Research and Innovation

The future of stevia holds exciting possibilities as ongoing research continues to explore new applications and improvements. Scientists are currently investigating the potential of stevia extracts in providing health benefits beyond sweetness, such as their antioxidant properties and possible roles in managing certain health conditions.

Innovations in biotechnology are also paving the way for the development of new stevia varieties with enhanced sweetness and improved agronomic traits. These advancements could further solidify stevia's position as a key player in the global sweetener market.

In Summary

The history of stevia is a fascinating journey from the rainforests of South America to the shelves of supermarkets around the world. From its traditional use by the Guaraní people to its rediscovery by European explorers and subsequent global adoption, stevia has proven to be a remarkable sweetener with enduring significance. As the modern world continues to prioritize health and wellness, stevia's natural sweetness offers a much-needed alternative to sugar, promising a future where we can enjoy the sweetness of life without compromising our health.

Are You Ready to Make a Sweet Change?

If you've been searching for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth, the journey of stevia offers a compelling reason to make the switch. With its rich history rooted in traditional use by the Guaraní people, and its scientifically-backed benefits recognized globally, stevia stands out as a truly remarkable sweetener. Free from calories and gentle on blood glucose levels, it's an excellent choice for both weight management and diabetes care. Plus, its versatility in cooking and baking means you won't have to compromise on your favorite recipes.

Join the growing number of health-conscious consumers who are choosing stevia for a naturally sweet life. Explore its various forms—from whole leaves to refined steviol glycosides—and incorporate this natural sweetener into your diet today. Embrace the future of sweetening and enjoy the benefits of stevia for yourself and your loved ones.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Stevia

What is stevia?

Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, which is native to South America. It has been used for centuries by the Guaraní people and is known for being much sweeter than sugar while containing zero calories.

How is stevia used as a sweetener?

Stevia can be used in various forms, including whole leaves, powdered extracts, and liquid concentrates. It is commonly used to sweeten beverages, baked goods, and other foods. Thanks to its stability at high temperatures, stevia can also be used in cooking and baking.

Is stevia safe to consume?

Yes, stevia is considered safe for consumption. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted stevia the status of "Generally Recognized As Safe" (GRAS). It has also been approved for use in many other countries, including those in the European Union, Canada, and Australia.

Can stevia help with weight management?

Stevia can be an effective tool for weight management because it contains no calories. Replacing sugar with stevia in your diet can help reduce overall calorie intake, which may contribute to weight loss or maintenance.

Is stevia suitable for people with diabetes?

Stevia is suitable for people with diabetes as it has a negligible effect on blood glucose levels. This makes it a preferable alternative to sugar for those needing to monitor their carbohydrate intake. However, it is always best to consult with a healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your diet.

Does stevia have any side effects?

Stevia is generally well-tolerated and considered safe for most people. However, some individuals may experience mild side effects, such as digestive discomfort, when consuming large amounts. It is advisable to use stevia in moderation.

What does stevia taste like?

Stevia is known to be much sweeter than sugar, and its taste can vary depending on the form used and the specific product. Early versions of stevia extracts were noted for having a slight aftertaste, though modern formulations have significantly improved the taste profile.

How is stevia cultivated?

Stevia is typically grown in subtropical and tropical climates. Sustainable cultivation practices are essential as the demand for stevia increases. These practices include using environmentally friendly agricultural methods and ensuring fair labor conditions for farmers.

Are there any environmental benefits to using stevia?

Stevia has the potential to be more sustainable than traditional sugar crops. It requires less land and Water to produce the same level of sweetness, which can reduce the environmental impact associated with sugar cultivation.

Can stevia be used in baking?

Yes, stevia can be used in baking due to its high-temperature stability. However, because it is much sweeter than sugar, recipes may need to be adjusted to account for its intensity. Many commercially available stevia sweeteners come with specific usage guidelines for cooking and baking.

Are there different types of stevia products?

Yes, stevia products come in various forms, including whole leaves, powdered extracts, and liquid concentrates. Some products are blended with other sweeteners or filler ingredients to better mimic the taste and texture of sugar.

How does stevia compare to artificial sweeteners?

Stevia is a natural sweetener, which sets it apart from many artificial sweeteners. It is derived from a plant and does not undergo extensive chemical processing. Many consumers prefer stevia because it is perceived as a more natural and healthier option.

What research is being done on stevia?

Ongoing research on stevia explores its potential health benefits beyond sweetness, such as its antioxidant properties and possible roles in managing certain health conditions. Innovations in biotechnology are also working to develop new stevia varieties with enhanced sweetness and other desirable traits.

Where can I buy stevia?

Stevia products are widely available at VitaNet LLC. Stevia can be found in the baking aisle or the section dedicated to natural and alternative sweeteners.

By understanding the benefits and uses of stevia, you can make an informed decision about incorporating this natural sweetener into your diet. With its rich history, proven health benefits, and versatility, stevia offers a compelling alternative to traditional sugar.

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Culinary Uses of Stevia: Sweeten Your Dishes Without Compromising Flavor
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Date: May 30, 2024 12:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Culinary Uses of Stevia: Sweeten Your Dishes Without Compromising Flavor


Culinary Uses of Stevia: Sweeten Your Dishes Without Compromising Flavor


Stevia has garnered attention as a natural, calorie-free sweetener that can seamlessly replace sugar in various recipes. Derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant, this sweetener is known for its ability to provide a satisfying sweetness without the health drawbacks associated with traditional sugar. In this article, we'll explore creative recipes and practical tips for incorporating stevia into everyday cooking and baking, allowing you to enjoy your favorite dishes without compromising on taste.

Benefits of Using Stevia

Before diving into recipes, it's important to understand why stevia is a fantastic alternative to sugar. Here are some of the key benefits:

  1. Zero Calories: Unlike sugar, stevia gives you sweetness without adding calories, making it ideal for weight management.
  2. Low Glycemic Index: Stevia doesn't raise blood sugar levels, making it a suitable option for people with diabetes or those watching their carb intake.
  3. Natural Origin: Derived from a plant, stevia offers a more natural sweetening option compared to artificial sweeteners.

Baking with Stevia

Stevia can effectively replace sugar in many baking recipes, but it's essential to remember that it is much sweeter than sugar. Typically, a teaspoon of stevia extract can replace a cup of sugar, but always refer to specific conversion charts provided by stevia product manufacturers.

Stevia-Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon white stevia sweetener (or stevia-sweet chocolate chips) to desired taste.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup stevia-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and brown stevia sweetener until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  5. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  6. Drop by spoonful onto a cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Cooking with Stevia

Beyond baking, stevia can introduce a hint of sweetness to savory dishes as well. Here are some innovative ways to include stevia in your everyday cooking.

Stevia BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon stevia sweetener (Kal Sure Stevia Powder) add to desired sweetness
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer.
  3. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until sauce thickens.
  4. Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

Drinks and Smoothies

Stevia is also great for sweetening beverages. Whether it’s a refreshing iced tea or a nutritious smoothie, stevia can add the perfect touch of sweetness.

Stevia Lemonade

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 cups Water
  • Stevia sweetener to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices for garnish

Instructions:

  1. In a pitcher, combine lemon juice, Water, and stevia sweetener.
  2. Stir well until the stevia dissolves.
  3. Add ice cubes and lemon slices as desired.
  4. Serve chilled.

Tips for Cooking with Stevia

  • Understand Stevia Varieties: Stevia comes in various forms—liquid, granulated, and powdered. Liquid stevia is excellent for beverages, while granulated and powdered forms are better suited for baking.
  • Adjust Recipes Accordingly: Because stevia is so much sweeter than sugar, you may find that you also need to adjust other elements in recipes such as liquids and flour.
  • Watch for Aftertaste: Some people notice a slight aftertaste with stevia. Combining it with other natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup can help balance this out.
  • Experiment and Taste Test: Always taste test when trying out a new stevia-based recipe. This will allow you to fine-tune the sweetness to your preference.

Stevia opens up a world of culinary possibilities, letting you enjoy the sweetness of your favorite recipes without the drawbacks of sugar. From delectable desserts like chocolate chip cookies to savory innovations like homemade BBQ sauce, the versatility of stevia can enhance all your culinary creations. Remember, the key is to experiment and adapt recipes to suit your taste, making stevia a valuable and enjoyable part of your cooking repertoire.

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The Role of Vitamin B12 in Energy Production
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Date: May 29, 2024 11:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Role of Vitamin B12 in Energy Production


The Role of Vitamin B12 in Energy Production


Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is crucial for red blood cell production, DNA synthesis, and nervous system health. Among its many roles, one of the most vital is its contribution to energy production and metabolism. This article delves into how Vitamin B12 affects energy levels, with a particular focus on its importance for vegetarians and vegans.

Understanding Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a Water-soluble vitamin that is naturally found in animal products such as meat, dairy, and eggs. It is primarily responsible for converting food into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which the body uses for energy. B12 is also crucial in the formation of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to every part of the body, and in maintaining the health of nerve cells.

The Science Behind Energy Production

Role in Metabolism

Vitamin B12 is a key player in metabolism, a complex set of chemical reactions in our body that convert food into energy. One of the primary ways B12 contributes to metabolism is through its involvement in the Krebs cycle, a series of reactions that produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the body's primary energy currency. During the Krebs cycle, Vitamin B12 helps convert fats and proteins into energy, ensuring that the body has a constant supply of fuel to perform everyday tasks.

DNA Synthesis and Cell Division

Vitamin B12 is also essential for DNA synthesis and cell division. It works closely with folate (Vitamin B9) to synthesize DNA during cell division. Rapidly dividing tissues, such as red blood cells, require an adequate supply of B12. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to megaloblastic anemia, a condition where red blood cells are larger than normal and not as effective in transporting oxygen, thereby causing fatigue and weakness.

The Challenge for Vegetarians and Vegans

B12 Sources

One of the significant challenges for vegetarians and vegans is getting enough Vitamin B12, as it is predominantly found in animal products. Plant-based diets generally lack this vitamin, putting individuals at risk of deficiency. However, several fortified foods and supplements can help prevent this deficiency.

Fortified Foods and Supplements

Many plant-based milk alternatives, breakfast cereals, and nutritional yeasts are now fortified with Vitamin B12. For instance, a cup of fortified soy milk can provide about 50% of the daily recommended intake of B12. Additionally, B12 supplements are readily available and can be an effective way for vegetarians and vegans to ensure they get their daily dose. It's crucial to choose a supplement that meets the dietary needs and preferences of the individual.

Symptoms of Deficiency

A lack of Vitamin B12 can result in various health problems like fatigue, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. In severe cases, it may lead to neurological issues such as numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, balance difficulties, depression, confusion, and memory loss. Given these risks, it's essential for vegetarians and vegans to monitor their B12 levels.

Benefits of Adequate B12 Intake

Enhanced Energy Levels

Adequate intake of Vitamin B12 can significantly enhance energy levels. Since B12 is involved in converting food into ATP, sufficient levels of this vitamin can help ensure that the body efficiently produces and uses energy. Individuals who maintain appropriate B12 levels often report feeling more energetic and less fatigued.

Improved Metabolic Function

By ensuring a sufficient supply of B12, vegetarians and vegans can support their metabolic functions. A well-functioning metabolism is crucial for maintaining body weight, supporting muscle function, and ensuring overall vitality. Improved metabolic function also means better handling of the foods consumed, leading to more stable energy levels throughout the day.

Better Mental Health

Vitamin B12 is essential for producing neurotransmitters that regulate mood. Adequate levels of B12 can help prevent mental health issues such as depression and brain fog, which are often associated with fatigue and low energy levels. Regular intake of B12, either through diet or supplements, can contribute to better mental clarity and emotional well-being.

Optimal Nervous System Function

B12 is crucial in maintaining the myelin sheath, a protective coating around nerves. A healthy nervous system ensures that signals travel efficiently between the brain and the rest of the body. This not only helps in preventing neurological issues but also ensures that the body's energy systems operate smoothly.

How to Ensure Adequate B12 Intake

Regular Blood Tests

For vegetarians and vegans, regular blood tests are an effective way to monitor B12 levels. These tests can help identify a deficiency early on, allowing individuals to take corrective measures before any severe symptoms manifest.

Balanced Diet

A well-rounded, balanced diet that includes fortified foods can help meet the daily recommended intake of Vitamin B12. Incorporating a variety of B12-fortified foods into every meal ensures a steady supply of this vital nutrient.

Considering Supplements

For those who struggle to get enough Vitamin B12 through diet alone, supplements are an excellent option.

Choosing the Right Supplement: Methyl B12

When selecting a Vitamin B12 supplement, methylcobalamin, or methyl B12, is often recommended as the best form. It has superior bioavailability compared to cyanocobalamin, making it easier for the body to absorb and utilize. Methyl B12 doesn't need conversion in the body to be effective, leading to quicker uptake and immediate benefits.

For vegetarians and vegans at higher risk of B12 deficiency, methyl B12 is especially beneficial for maintaining optimal B12 levels effectively. Including this form in your supplement routine can boost energy, mental clarity, and support metabolic and nervous system functions.

Awareness and Education

Raising awareness about B12 is key for vegetarians and vegans to prevent deficiencies. Health programs can educate on maintaining adequate levels through diet and supplements.

Are You Ready For More Energy?

Vitamin B12's role in energy production and metabolism is indisputable. Vegetarians and vegans can struggle to get enough B12 from plant-based diets, but fortified foods and supplements offer solutions. Understanding B12's importance and taking action can boost energy, metabolism, and well-being. Regular monitoring, a balanced diet, and appropriate supplementation are key strategies to prevent deficiency and maintain optimal health.

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The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin Health
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Date: May 24, 2024 04:34 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin Health

The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin Health


Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, plays an essential role in maintaining overall skin health. This potent nutrient offers numerous benefits, making it a staple ingredient in many skincare products. Below, we explore some of the key advantages of incorporating Vitamin C into your skincare routine.

Promotes Collagen Production

Collagen is a structural protein that maintains the skin's firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production declines, leading to signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin C is a crucial co-factor in the synthesis of collagen, helping to keep the skin plump and youthful. Regular application of Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production, making the skin look smoother and more resilient.

Accelerates Wound Healing

Vitamin C's role in collagen production also extends to wound healing. This nutrient supports the repair of damaged skin by promoting new tissue growth. Whether dealing with minor cuts, abrasions, or post-surgical wounds, applying Vitamin C can expedite the healing process and reduce the risk of scarring.

Antioxidant Protection

Environmental factors like pollution and UV radiation generate free radicals, molecules that damage skin cells and accelerate aging. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals, protecting the skin from oxidative stress. By incorporating Vitamin C into your skincare routine, you can shield your skin from environmental damage and maintain a healthier complexion.

Boosts Immune Function

A robust immune system is vital for overall skin health. Vitamin C bolsters the immune system, making it an essential component of both internal and external treatments. A well-functioning immune system can better fend off skin infections and inflammatory conditions, contributing to clearer, more radiant skin.

Reduces Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation occurs when certain areas of the skin produce excess melanin, resulting in dark spots or patches. Vitamin C can inhibit melanin production, helping to lighten hyperpigmented areas. Over time, consistent use of Vitamin C can promote a more even skin tone, reducing the appearance of age spots, sun spots, and melasma.

Enhances Skin Radiance

One of the most sought-after benefits of Vitamin C is its ability to enhance skin radiance. By improving skin texture and tone, Vitamin C can give your complexion a noticeable glow. Regular use of Vitamin C serums or creams can help achieve a brighter, more luminous look.

Prevents Sagging

Loss of skin elasticity leads to sagging, which is a common sign of aging. By promoting collagen synthesis and offering antioxidant protection, Vitamin C can help maintain the skin's structural integrity. This results in tighter, firmer skin, reducing the likelihood of sagging.

Combats Environmental Damage

Exposure to environmental pollutants can wreak havoc on your skin, causing premature aging and damage. Vitamin C acts as a protective barrier, reducing the detrimental effects of pollutants. Adding Vitamin C to your skincare regimen helps combat environmental damage, ensuring your skin remains healthy and vibrant.

Supports Hydration

Maintaining adequate moisture levels is crucial for healthy skin. Vitamin C can support skin hydration by enhancing the skin barrier function and reducing Water loss. This ensures that your skin stays supple and well-moisturized, reducing the risk of dryness and irritation.

Skin Repair and Protection Against Oxidative Stress

Vitamin C not only protects against oxidative stress but also aids in repairing the skin. By promoting cell regeneration and improving skin texture, Vitamin C helps to rejuvenate and restore damaged skin.

Are You Ready to Experience What Vitamin C Can Do?

Ready to experience the transformative benefits of Vitamin C for your skin? Don't wait any longer. Invest in a high-quality Vitamin C serum or cream today and take the first step toward healthier, more radiant skin. Visit our store now to explore our range of Vitamin C products tailored to meet your skincare needs. Enhance your skin's vitality and glow with the power of Vitamin C – your skin will thank you!

Food Sources of Vitamin C

Incorporating Vitamin C into your diet is a great way to boost your skin health from within. Here are some excellent food sources of this essential nutrient:

  • Citrus Fruits: Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are well-known for their high Vitamin C content.
  • Strawberries: These delicious berries are not only rich in antioxidants but also pack a substantial amount of Vitamin C.
  • Kiwi: This small, nutrient-dense fruit provides more Vitamin C than an orange per serving.
  • Bell Peppers: Among vegetables, bell peppers are a top source of Vitamin C, especially the red and yellow varieties.
  • Broccoli: This cruciferous vegetable offers a considerable amount of Vitamin C along with other beneficial nutrients.
  • Brussels Sprouts: Another vegetable rich in Vitamin C, Brussels sprouts are a great addition to any meal.
  • Papaya: This tropical fruit is an excellent source of Vitamin C and other beneficial compounds.
  • Tomatoes: Whether fresh, in sauces, or as juice, tomatoes are a versatile source of Vitamin C.
  • Spinach: This leafy green not only provides Vitamin C but also a host of other vitamins and minerals.

Including these foods in your diet can help ensure you receive adequate Vitamin C, supporting both your overall health and your skin's vitality.

Convenience of Taking Vitamin C: Supplements vs. Food Sources

While both food sources and supplements offer ways to meet your daily Vitamin C needs, supplements provide unmatched convenience. Incorporating Vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges, strawberries, and bell peppers into your diet requires careful meal planning and preparation and adds calories to your diet. In contrast, Vitamin C supplements offer a quick and efficient alternative, allowing you to ensure adequate intake regardless of your dietary habits. This convenience makes supplements particularly appealing for busy individuals or those with specific dietary restrictions, enabling them to maintain optimal Vitamin C levels effortlessly.

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Magma Plus: The Power of Fruits and Veggies in a Drink
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Date: May 24, 2024 02:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Magma Plus: The Power of Fruits and Veggies in a Drink

Magma Plus: The Power of Fruits and Veggies in a Drink

Imagine if you could get all your daily fruits and vegetables in just one drink. Magma Plus is a fruit and veggie powder supplement designed to provide natural energy and boost overall health. This drink mix, made from barley grass juice powder and 57 other natural ingredients, is a convenient way to get many essential nutrients all in one go. Magma Plus gives your body the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it needs for energy, immunity, and more.

What Is In it?

Magma Plus is a dietary supplement that is rich in active enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, and chlorophyll. Dr. Yoshihide Hagiwara discovered that "young barley grass is one of the most nutritionally balanced foods in nature." With this in mind, the creators of Magma Plus added barley grass juice powder along with a blend of other nutritious fruits, vegetables, plants, and herbs to create a potent energy drink.

The product is available in two sizes: 150 grams (16 servings) and 300 grams (33 servings). Each serving contains 1.8 grams of barley grass juice extract, making it a nutrient-dense option for anyone looking to improve their daily nutrition.

Why Choose Magma Plus?

Unlike many energy drinks that rely on sugar and caffeine, Magma Plus is a natural booster that contains important nutrients for energy production. It is packed with various fruit and vegetable extracts, including Siberian ginseng and barley grass. These ingredients energize you without the crash that often comes with caffeinated drinks.

Some of the key benefits include:

  • Healthy Muscles and Nervous System: Gingko biloba, magnesium, and lecithin support the function of muscles and the nervous system.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Beta-carotene, bilberry, and grape seed extract help protect your tissues from damage caused by free radicals.
  • Digestive Health: Ginger root aids in digestion, and milk thistle extract promotes liver health.
  • Immune Support: Echinacea can help enhance the immune system, while Siberian ginseng can reduce stress and boost energy.

Ingredients

Here is a list of the natural ingredients found in Magma Plus:

  • Powdered Juice from Organic Barley Grass: A base of young barley grass juice provides a rich source of nutrients.
  • Mixed Vegetables: Carrot, wheat grass, alfalfa, lettuce, cabbage, daikon radish, bean sprouts, celery, tomato, spinach, and kale.
  • Mixed Fruits: Apple, banana, pineapple, papaya, mango, and raspberry.
  • Herbal Extracts: Chicory root, milk thistle, Echinacea purpurea, Siberian ginseng, American ginseng, aloe vera, green tea, ginger root, licorice root, and more.
  • Additional Nutrients: Lecithin, bee pollen, royal jelly, spirulina, chlorella, vitamins (A, B, C, E, and K), minerals (calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, etc.), and digestive enzymes (lipase, amylase, protease).

Health Benefits

Magma Plus provides various health benefits:

  • Increased Energy Levels: The natural ingredients help produce ATP, your body's primary energy source.
  • Better Digestion: Enzymes like lipase, amylase, and protease aid in breaking down food for better nutrient absorption.
  • Immune Boost: Ingredients like Echinacea and ginseng help keep your immune system strong.
  • Antioxidant Protection: Antioxidants protect your cells from free radical damage.
  • Stress Reduction: Ginseng and other herbs help lower stress levels and promote relaxation.

How to Use Magma Plus

It's simple to add Magma Plus to your daily routine. Just stir three teaspoons into an 8 oz. glass of Water or your favorite juice. Be sure not to mix it with hot liquids, as heat can neutralize the active enzymes. For best results, take it once or twice daily on an empty stomach, about 20 minutes before meals.

Customer Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it. Here are what some of our satisfied customers have to say:

  • "I've been using Magma Plus for three months, and I've never felt better. My energy levels are up, and I hardly ever get sick!" - Sarah J.
  • "As an athlete, I need something to help me recover and stay energized. Magma Plus has become a crucial part of my nutrition plan." - Mark R.
  • "I love that it's all-natural and packed with so many good things. It fits perfectly into my busy lifestyle." - Jessica T.

Research and Sources

Scientific studies support the benefits of many of the ingredients found in Magma Plus. Research shows that barley grass is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that can help improve health. Studies have also shown the benefits of ginseng, Echinacea, and other herbs in boosting energy and immunity.

Brand Information

Green Foods Corp., the company behind Magma Plus, has been in the health food business for many years. They are committed to providing high-quality, natural products that support a healthy lifestyle. Their gentle, temperature-controlled processing techniques ensure that the nutrients in Magma Plus remain intact and effective.

Are You Looking for Convenience When Consuming Fruits and Veggies?

If you're looking for a convenient, natural way to boost your energy and support your overall health, Magma Plus is an excellent choice. With its unique blend of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, it provides a multitude of nutrients in each serving. Try Magma Plus today and experience the benefits for yourself!

Buy Magma Plus Now!

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Did you know that glutathione is not only great for liver health, but it also promotes beautiful, radiant skin?
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Date: December 07, 2023 12:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did you know that glutathione is not only great for liver health, but it also promotes beautiful, radiant skin?

Did you know that glutathione is not only great for liver health, but it also promotes beautiful, radiant skin?

Glutathione (GSH), often considered as an amino acid but actually a tripeptide, is an antioxidant primarily synthesized in the liver. Composed of cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine, it plays a crucial role in the synthesis and repair of DNA and protein, as well as the synthesis of prostaglandins. With its involvement in various functions like amino acid transport, toxin and carcinogen metabolism, immune system function, prevention of oxidative cell damage, and activation of enzymes, it is undoubtedly the most important tripeptide in the body.

While the benefits of supplementing with glutathione are numerous, two particularly compelling reasons are its positive impact on liver health and beautiful skin, which are the key focus of this article. However, before diving into the specifics of liver health and skin benefits, it's important to review the data on glutathione depletion and absorption.

GSH depletion can occur due to various oxidative stressors such as radiation, v.infections, enviro toxins, household chemicals, heavy metals, surgery, inflammation, burns, septic shock, and dietary deficiencies of GSH precursors and enzyme cofactors. Additionally, research suggests that GSH levels tend to decline with age.

The bioavailability of glutathione as a dietary supplement has encountered challenges in the past. Studies in the 1990s suggested that oral GSH might be inactivated by peptidases in the gut, as the levels of glutathione in the body did not seem to correlate with dietary intake, despite its presence in fruits, vegetables, and meats. Moreover, previous studies showed no significant increase in blood GSH levels when subjects were given high doses of 1,000-3,000 mg. As a result, alternative strategies like supplementation with NAC were used to boost GSH levels.

In 2014, something interesting happened that changed the way we look at the bioavailability of GSH. A groundbreaking study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry shed new light on the old research. This study showed that GSH, when taken in its intact form as OPITAC, a yeast-derived glutathione by Kohjin/Mitsubishi, can actually be rapidly transported across intestinal epithelial cells. Once inside, it gets rapidly converted into oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and accumulates in red blood cells and the liver, with only a small presence in plasma. So, although the GSH was indeed absorbed, it didn't show up in blood plasma because it transformed into GSSG and stored in the red blood cells and the liver. The bottom line is, supplementing with GSH is an effective way to boost GSH levels in the body.

This finding was further confirmed in another study that described how OPITAC, as a yeast-derived glutathione by Kohjin/Mitsubishi, is directly absorbed in its electrochemically reduced form in the intestine, then transported in the blood in bound forms, and eventually deposited into the liver in its reduced form.

But here's where it gets even more significant. A six-month randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial involving 54 adults was conducted to investigate the effects of oral GSH supplementation (250 or 1,000 mg/day, as OPITAC glutathione, Kohjin/Mitsubishi) on GSH levels in various parts of the body, including blood, erythrocytes, plasma, lymphocytes, and exfoliated buccal mucosal cells. The results were astounding. After one, three, and six months, GSH levels in blood increased significantly compared to baseline in both dosage groups. At the six-month mark, GSH levels skyrocketed 30-35 percent in erythrocytes, plasma, and lymphocytes, and a mind-boggling 260 percent in buccal cells in the 1,000 mg group (P < 0.05). Even in the low-dose group, GSH levels in blood and erythrocytes increased by 17 and 29 percent, respectively (P < 0.05). This research clearly demonstrates that supplementation with GSH is not only effective for increasing GSH levels in the body but also for maintaining them.

So, to sum it all up, the evidence speaks volumes - supplementing with GSH can have a profound impact on your body's GSH levels, and trust me, that's definitely a good thing!

Liver Health

When it comes to our well-being, the liver is a true superhero. Let's dive into some fascinating details about this essential organ.

Did you know that the liver is not only the largest reservoir of GSH (glutathione) but also a major site of GSH manufacture in the body? Pretty impressive, right? Special cells in the liver work tirelessly to synthesize GSH, which plays a crucial role in detoxification. Speaking of detoxification, the liver is a champion in this field. Its cells have sophisticated mechanisms to break down toxic substances, be it internal or external compounds.

During the detoxification process, the liver attaches or conjugates the toxins to Water-soluble substances. This attachment makes the toxic molecules more Water-soluble, less harmful, and easier to eliminate via urine or bile. In fact, glutathione conjugation produces Water-soluble mercaptates that are excreted via the kidneys, effectively detoxifying acetaminophen and nicotine. Isn't it amazing how this process helps our bodies get rid of harmful substances?

But that's not all. Adequate levels of glutathione are crucial for the elimination of fat-soluble compounds, particularly heavy metals like mercury and lead. What's more, GSH serves as a cofactor for various peroxidase enzymes, aiding in the detoxification of peroxides generated from oxygen radical attacks on biological molecules. It also assists transhydrogenase enzymes in reducing oxidized centers on DNA, proteins, and other biomolecules. Talk about a multitasker!

The practical significance of this liver superhero was demonstrated in a study involving workers exposed to lead. A group of five workers received GSH at 200 mg/day for 30 days, while five others served as the control group. The results were striking. The group receiving GSH showed a significant increase in ALA dehydratase activity (which is inhibited by lead) compared to the control group (p < 0.05). This indicates that GSH could be a valuable solution for treating patients with lead poisoning.

So, let's take a moment to appreciate the remarkable liver and its incredible role in maintaining our health and well-being!

Alcohol Intoxication

Alcohol consumption is widely recognized for its capability to induce hepatic steatosis, also known as fatty liver disease, and disrupt biomembranes due to hepatic lipid peroxidation. This can lead to various lifestyle-related diseases and even hepatic cirrhosis by diminishing hepatic physiological function. Nevertheless, animal studies have shown that hepatic damage caused by alcohol intoxication can be mitigated by glutathione (GSH), a powerful antioxidant found in cells.

To further investigate the impact of GSH supplementation on the effects of alcohol intake, a human crossover comparative study was conducted. The study involved twenty healthy men and women who were grouped into three categories: placebo, 100 mg GSH (as OPITAC glutathione, Kohjin/Mitsubishi), and 30 mg curcumin. The study evaluated laboratory parameters, including breath alcohol concentration at different time intervals (20, 60, 120, and 180 minutes post-alcohol consumption) as measured by an alcohol checker. Additionally, subjective feelings were assessed through a questionnaire. During the study, all participants consumed whiskey in a quantity equal to their body weight multiplied by 1.25 mL, and were instructed to drink the entire sample within 10 minutes.

The results revealed that the breath alcohol concentration in the group supplemented with GSH significantly decreased compared to the placebo and curcumin groups at 20 (p<0.01), 60 (p<0.01), 120 (p<0.05), and 180 (p<0.08) minutes post-consumption. Furthermore, the GSH group reported lower levels of "sleepiness," "headache," and "upset stomach" in the subjective feeling questionnaire. Importantly, the concentration of aspartate aminotransferase (AST), an indicator of alcohol-induced organ damage, was significantly lower in the GSH group after two months compared to the placebo group.

The oral intake of GSH has demonstrated its effectiveness in reducing alcohol consumption-related stress and improving long-term hepatic function. These findings highlight the potential benefits of GSH supplementation in alleviating the detrimental effects of alcohol intoxication on the liver.

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition characterized by the build-up of fat in the liver of individuals who consume little or no alcohol. Unfortunately, NAFLD is quite common, affecting nearly one-third of all American adults. Interestingly, it often presents without readily apparent signs or symptoms, sometimes resulting in complications, and can lead to liver inflammation and scarring as the fat accumulates. Additionally, NAFLD is typically associated with conditions such as insulin resistance, central obesity, reduced glucose tolerance, type-2 diabetes, and elevated triglyceride levels.

Recognizing the substantial role glutathione (GSH) plays in phase 2 liver detoxification, a pilot trial was conducted to examine the therapeutic effects of GSH supplementation in patients with NAFLD. The trial included 29 individuals, and the patients were provided with daily oral supplementation of GSH at a dose of 300 mg (in the form of OPITAC glutathione, from Kohjin/Mitsubishi). The patients' clinical parameters were assessed before and after the GSH supplementation, and liver fat and fibrosis were quantified as well. The primary goal of the study was to determine any changes in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels. The results indicated a significant decrease in ALT levels following the GSH supplementation. Furthermore, triglycerides, non-esterified fatty acids, and ferritin levels also showed a reduction. This pilot study provides promising evidence for the potential therapeutic effects of oral glutathione administration, even at practical doses, in patients diagnosed with NAFLD. However, further investigation through large-scale clinical trials is necessary to validate its efficacy.

In summary, NAFLD is a prevalent condition with potential serious consequences, but studies like the aforementioned pilot trial shed light on potential treatment options such as GSH supplementation. The findings demonstrate the need for continued research in order to provide more conclusive evidence and expand our understanding of NAFLD management.

Beautiful Skin

By activating melanocytes in the skin, there is a notable increase in melanin formation, resulting in various blemishes such as freckles, pigmentation, and UV-induced skin spots, commonly known as age spots or liver spots. This is especially prominent after prolonged sun exposure and tanning. Age spots appear when melanin becomes concentrated or "clumped" in areas that have had years of frequent sun exposure. Luckily, there are materials like glutathione that can prevent or improve such pigmentation-related skin conditions.

Another aspect to consider is skin pigmentation, wrinkles, and pores. In a study conducted with eight women in their 30s or early 40s, each supplemented with 100 mg/day of GSH (as OPITAC glutathione, Kohjin/Mitsubishi) for two months, their skin conditions were evaluated using the Robo Skin Analyzer. Several parameters were analyzed, including skin brightness, the amount and area of skin pigmentation, number of pores, and number of wrinkles under the eyes. It was observed that all subjects' skin brightness improved when measured on the second day of the study. Additionally, over the course of the two months, both the amount and area of skin pigmentation decreased, leading to an improvement in blemishes and pigmentation. Not only did glutathione exhibit a whitening effect, but it also reduced the number of wrinkles under the eyes and minimized pores.

Furthermore, a randomized, double-blind, two-arm, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 60 otherwise healthy medical students. The purpose was to investigate whether supplementing with 500 mg of glutathione daily for four weeks would affect the skin melanin index compared to a placebo. Melanin indices were measured at six different sites on the body. The results demonstrated that melanin indices consistently decreased at all six sites in subjects who received glutathione after four weeks. The reductions were statistically significant compared to those who received the placebo at two sites: the right side of the face and the sun-exposed left forearm (p = 0.021 and 0.036, respectively). This improvement was likewise reflected in the reduction of UV spots. Importantly, both glutathione and placebo were well-tolerated. In conclusion, oral administration of glutathione leads to a lightening of skin color in the tested subjects.

Skin Lightening

Skin lightening is a process that is of interest to many individuals who seek to achieve a more even and radiant complexion. In recent studies, the use of a lozenge containing GSH 500 mg was explored as a means of skin lightening through an open-label, single-arm trial. The focus of this trial was to evaluate the buccal mucosa as a route for GSH administration and its potential in relation to skin lightening. It is worth noting that substances absorbed through the buccal route have the advantage of entering directly into the systemic circulation, effectively bypassing the gastrointestinal tract.

The trial involved thirty Filipino females with Fitzpatrick skin types IV or V who received a daily glutathione-containing lozenge for eight weeks. The results from this trial demonstrated a significant decrease in melanin indices from baseline to endpoint. What is fascinating is that this visible change became evident in as little as two weeks. It is important to highlight that during this trial, there were no recorded serious adverse events, and the laboratory examination findings remained normal. Based on these findings, the researchers concluded that the lozenge containing glutathione was deemed safe and effective in lightening the skin of Filipino women.

In addition to the aforementioned buccal route administration, another interesting approach that emerged from the studies is the topical application of GSH. A double-blind randomized clinical trial35 conducted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, involved 74 healthy Indonesian women, with an average age of 33.3 ± 5.9 years, to explore the potential benefits of topical GSH. The trial subjects received supervised applications of facial wash twice a day, along with day cream containing sunscreen and night cream. The subjects were divided into three groups based on the active ingredients of the tested products, which included GSH (as OPITAC glutathione, Kohjin/Mitsubishi) at concentrations of 0.1 percent and 0.5 percent, and a control group without GSH.

Throughout the trial, the effects of the tested products on skin color and pigmentation were measured using colorimetry with Chromameter Minolta for L. Compared to the baseline measurements, there were significant increases in lightness (L) detected as early as week 2 for the group using GSH at 0.1 percent concentration. Interestingly, this increase was significantly higher compared to the group using GSH at the higher concentration of 0.5 percent, as well as the group without GSH. It is important to note that hyperpigmented lesions also showed improvement, particularly in the group using GSH at 0.5 percent concentration, which displayed superiority compared to the other groups at week 8. In conclusion, the skin care products containing GSH at 0.1 percent and 0.5 percent concentrations were found to be effective in lightening facial skin.

The findings from these studies shed light on the potential benefits of GSH in achieving skin lightening, either through buccal administration or topical application. It is worth noting that these studies focused on specific populations and more research is necessary to explore its effectiveness and safety across different skin types and ethnicities.

In summary, the administration of Glutathione sublingual clinically studiedglutathione, whether oral, buccal, or topical, has shown promising results in skin lightening and the improvement of complexion. Studies have demonstrated that glutathione not only enhances skin brightness but also reduces hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and minimizes pores. Moreover, its effects have been evident in as little as two weeks, with a sustained impact over longer periods. These benefits were observed across a range of different skin types and ethnicities. However, it is important to highlight that these findings are based on specific populations, and more research needs to be conducted to confirm the consistency of these effects across a broader spectrum of skin types and ethnicities. The studies have also confirmed that the usage of glutathione is well-tolerated with no serious adverse effects reported.

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six top-notch supplements that can help you achieve your goals.
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Date: December 06, 2023 04:55 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: six top-notch supplements that can help you achieve your goals.

If you're looking to stay in the game longer and improve endurance while promoting rapid recovery, we've got you covered! six top-notch supplements that can help you achieve your goals.

For most of us, life can feel like quite the balancing act. In an ideal world, we would all have ample time throughout the day to dedicate to our health and well-being. However, reality paints a different picture, where 24 hours can seem like an insufficient amount of time to squeeze in work, school, family, and the countless responsibilities that life throws at us. In recent years, the use of supplements for recovery has gained popularity, becoming more common than ever before.

Our bodies face a barrage of daily stresses, including exposure to environmental toxins, electromagnetic pollution, and the strain of intense physical activity. These factors increase our body's demands for antioxidants and essential nutrients that aid in the process of recovery. While consuming antioxidant-rich foods can certainly make a difference, it can be challenging to meet these requirements solely through our diet. That's where a well-rounded supplement regimen can play a crucial role in promoting optimal health and aiding in recovery. Even with our best efforts to exercise regularly, eat nutritious meals, and get sufficient sleep, life in the 21st century can be incredibly demanding, depleting our bodies on a cellular level.

For athletes, consistent training is key to reaching desired performance levels. It's important to understand that the muscle recovery and building process primarily occurs between gym sessions. Developing a comprehensive recovery strategy during this crucial window, through the use of supplements, proper nutrition, and adequate rest, can help athletes perform at their best week in and week out. Failing to make the most of this recovery period may result in free radical damage and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). To maximize the benefits, it's important to prioritize food as the primary source of vital nutrients, while also recognizing the significant role supplements can play in providing the necessary building blocks for muscle repair due to their rapid absorption rate. However, it's essential to ensure that any chosen supplements are clinically validated, demonstrating efficacy and supported by solid scientific evidence.

In today's fast-paced world, there is a growing demand for quick and convenient solutions to jumpstart the recovery process. Nevertheless, when it comes to choosing supplements, it's important to remember that one size does not fit all. The market offers an overwhelming array of options, often leaving individuals feeling bewildered about which products to select.

Before diving into my recommendations for the top six supplements to aid in recovery, I believe it's crucial to emphasize the significance of cellular renewal and its direct impact on the recovery process. This, in my opinion, serves as the key to achieving a quick and effective recovery.

Oxidation and Free Radical Damage

A fundamental key to staying young and maintaining optimal health is cellular renewal and minimizing the damage to cells over time. We all age, but studies have shown that some individuals age better than others. Have you ever wondered why? Well, recent research has linked oxidative stress to the aging process. So, what exactly is oxidative stress? Allow me to explain in simple terms – oxidation occurs when the body produces by-products commonly known as free radicals. It's almost like a machine rusting, but instead of rust forming on iron, our bodies experience the effects of aging and age-related diseases.

Now, our bodies naturally produce free radicals as part of our daily metabolism, and they can also be produced as a result of environmental pollutants from everyday things like air, Water, and even sun exposure. As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to the long-term effects of oxidative stress, which simply means we accumulate too many free radicals and experience increased inflammation at the cellular level.

As interesting as it may sound, the process of oxidation is actually abundant and can be beneficial for our bodies to function properly. But, and this is an important "but," this very process can also cause potential harm. You see, the oxidizing process creates these molecules called free radicals, which are electrically charged. These free radicals interact with our cells, and this interaction can lead to both positive and negative outcomes. For example, our immune system utilizes free radicals to help fight infection. However, when LDL cholesterol (often referred to as bad cholesterol) is oxidized, it can become a concern (cholesterol buildup).

Let's talk about oxidative stress. It occurs when the level of free radicals overwhelms the body's natural antioxidant defense system, resulting in cell damage. As I mentioned earlier, while free radicals serve useful functions in the body, they are highly unstable molecules. If they remain uncontrolled, they have the potential to wreak havoc by causing damage to cells, enzymes, and even our DNA, which ultimately accelerates the aging process. In addition, these free radicals can also contribute to the development of various age-related diseases, including arthritis, cancer, and heart disease

Now, inflammation is triggered by free radical damage, and it is this inflammation that leads to the negative effects of free radicals due to oxidation. The question then becomes, how can we address this in our daily nutritional regimen? The answer lies in the incorporation of antioxidants, which play a vital role in combating oxidative stress and minimizing the damage caused by free radicals in our bodies. You'll be glad to know that there are foods rich in antioxidant content that can help us on this journey. In fact, certain foods contain phytonutrients that, according to many health professionals, hold the potential to unlock the secrets of longevity and overall well-being.

So, my dear friend, let's take a proactive approach, nourish our bodies with antioxidant-rich foods, and strive to minimize the effects of oxidative stress caused by free radicals. It's never too late to make positive choices for our health and age gracefully.

Phytonutrients, also known as health boosters, are substances produced by plants to protect themselves from harmful bacteria and viruses. However, these compounds also offer significant benefits to the human body. Packed with essential nutrients, phytonutrients play an active role in promoting good health. They belong to the antioxidant family, responsible for eliminating harmful free radicals and thus slowing down the aging process. Incorporating a diet rich in high antioxidant foods like fresh fruits and vegetables is crucial as the first line of defense against aging.

While vitamins A, C, and E are commonly known antioxidants, there are other antioxidants available in both food and supplement form. These antioxidant supplements play a vital role in bridging the nutritional gap left by processed foods, lacking the necessary antioxidants and nutrients to combat free radicals effectively.

Let's take a closer look at my top six supplement recommendations, known for their efficacy in fighting oxidative stress and promoting optimal recovery:

Beta Alanine: As an amino acid derivative, Beta Alanine is proven to enhance intramuscular carnosine content, improving the body's ability to buffer hydrogen ions. During exercise, the body accumulates hydrogen ions, contributing to fatigue and lowering pH levels. Beta Alanine supplementation can reduce fatigue, enhance exercise performance, and increase training volume. Whether it's interval training or weightlifting to improve running economy, incorporating beta-alanine can have a positive impact on endurance performance and overall training results.

BCAAs: Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) have become a staple supplement for athletes due to their role in muscle and energy production during exercise. Consisting of three essential amino acids - leucine, isoleucine, and valine - BCAAs have been shown to significantly reduce muscle soreness and expedite the recovery process. Supplementing with BCAAs helps prevent muscle breakdown, as the body does not need to rely on its own muscle tissue for energy. Consequently, protein synthesis remains high, supporting muscle growth and repair.

Creatine, a natural molecule found in muscle cells. When engaging in high-intensity workouts like weightlifting, Creatine helps your body produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), a vital energy source. This amazing compound improves strength, boosts lean muscle mass, and aids in faster muscle recovery.

Flavonoid Root, a breakthrough extract known for its cardiovascular benefits. This extract is packed with potent antioxidants and acts as a nitric oxide booster, promoting increased endurance during workouts. Studies have shown that it fights against free radical damage and increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood, ensuring optimal cardiovascular health. You can also boost nitric oxide with beet root, and l-citruline.

Speaking of studies, a published research paper in Food and Nutrition Research (April 2016) highlighted the effects of the unique flavonoid root extract on arterial health. The study revealed that after one year of consumption, participants experienced a decrease in artery wall thickness, total cholesterol, LDL levels, and blood pressure. This indicates that the extract may help reduce the risk of oxidation-related cerebral vascular issues and improve overall cardiovascular health

Glutamine. It's the most abundant amino acid in the human body and plays a vital role in muscle recovery and repair. Glutamine aids in preventing muscle soreness, optimizing post-workout recovery, and supporting muscle rebuilding. By facilitating nitrogen transport, regulating acid-base balance, and acting as an antioxidant, Glutamine ensures faster post-workout muscle recovery, giving you the freedom to train harder for better results.

Protein plays a crucial role in replenishing and repairing your muscles after a workout, making it a key nutrient to consume alongside carbohydrates. By opting for a protein shake as a post-workout option, you can efficiently supply amino acids to your muscles, stimulating muscle protein synthesis, enhancing recovery, and promoting growth. It's important, though, to choose a protein shake that contains high-quality ingredients, as prioritizing quality over quantity is key when it comes to protein.

Apart from protein, there are several other supplements that work through various mechanisms to provide natural, broad-spectrum antioxidant and nutrient support, ultimately contributing to optimal health and recovery. Taking preventative measures to protect the health of different body systems is much easier than trying to restore their function after damage has occurred. With this in mind, retailers should suggest a preventive program to their customers, aiming to limit free radical damage and promote recovery. As the adage goes, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," emphasizing the significance of protecting and preserving one's health.

In conclusion, the role of antioxidants, particularly phytonutrients, in maintaining overall health and combating oxidative stress cannot be overstated. These beneficial compounds not only slow down the aging process, but also enhance the body's ability to recover from physical exertion. Various supplements, including Beta Alanine, BCAAs, Creatine, Flavonoid Root, Glutamine, and Protein, each offer distinct benefits in supporting muscle growth, improving athletic performance, and promoting quicker recovery. The incorporation of these supplements into one's regimen can effectively bridge the nutritional gap left by processed foods. A preventive strategy, emphasizing a diet rich in antioxidants and high-quality supplements, holds the key to optimal health and longevity. As the saying goes, 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure'.

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Why Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is Important
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Date: August 04, 2023 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Your Sodium to Potassium Ratio Is Important

The typical Western diet is largely comprised of processed foods, which are notoriously high in processed table salt. This results in an imbalance in the sodium to potassium ratio, a significant health concern. Sodium is necessary for a variety of bodily functions; however, too much can be detrimental, leading to hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Simultaneously, potassium is often neglected, despite its crucial role in muscle function, nerve signaling, and balancing fluids.

The general dietary advice suggests a potassium to sodium intake ratio of 3:1. However, the reality in diets, particularly those in America, often sees this ratio inverted. The excessive sodium consumption is linked to a myriad of health complications, including high blood pressure and heart disease. Conversely, potassium, a mineral that aids in nerve function and muscle control, is consumed in insufficient quantities. This is a troubling trend that underscores the importance of dietary change towards natural, unprocessed foods.

The importance of potassium is often overshadowed by the emphasis on limiting sodium for reducing chronic disease risk factors. Potassium plays an essential role in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels by counteracting the effects of sodium. Furthermore, the mineral is crucial for other functions like heart and muscle cell functioning, nerve transmission, and maintaining fluid balance.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine discovered that individuals with the lowest risk for heart complications or death from any cause were those consuming between four to six grams of sodium per day. This is a fascinating discovery, as this intake is significantly higher than the U.S. daily recommended limits. It suggests a need for a reconsideration of current sodium intake guidelines.

Another consideration to balance the sodium-potassium ratio is the type of salt consumed. Unprocessed, natural salts like sea salt and Himalayan salt contain higher potassium levels compared to standard table salt. These natural salts provide a variety of minerals and trace elements that contribute to our overall health and wellness. It's crucial to note that switching to natural salt should be part of a broader shift towards a diet rich in fresh, unprocessed foods.

Why You Should Focus on Increasing Potassium

While it's beneficial to monitor and moderate sodium intake, it's equally important to shift our focus towards increasing potassium consumption. Potassium-rich foods, such as leafy green vegetables, bananas, potatoes, and beans, not only contribute to a well-rounded and nutritious diet but also help in maintaining an optimal sodium-potassium balance in the body. A high potassium intake can counteract the effects of sodium, aiding in blood pressure regulation and reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, an elevated potassium level supports various bodily functions, including nerve transmission, muscle contraction, and fluid balance. Thus, prioritizing potassium intake forms a cornerstone for an overall healthier dietary approach. It is recommended that individuals consume 5 grams of potassium daily and potassium to salt ratio should be 2 to 1. To boost potassium intake, one can take a potassium supplement or add the following foods to their diet or both: Watermelon, Orange juice, Boiled red potatoes, Avocado, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Oranges, Coconut Water, Tomatoes, Yogurt, Winter squash, and Wild-caught salmon.

Why Low-Salt Advice Can Be Harmful

Contrary to popular belief, adhering to low-salt advice can sometimes pose risks to certain individuals. While it is true that excessive sodium intake can lead to high blood pressure and heart problems, sodium still plays a vital role in our bodies. It assists in nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and maintaining the body's fluid balance.

In fact, low sodium levels in the body, a condition known as hyponatremia, can lead to symptoms such as headache, nausea, fatigue, and in severe cases, coma or even death. Moreover, a low-salt diet may lead to increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, hormonal imbalances and insulin resistance. This can potentially elevate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

Low-salt diets can also exacerbate the risk of certain health conditions. For instance, individuals with conditions like Addison's disease or certain kidney disorders, where the body struggles to maintain a balance of electrolytes, might find a low-salt diet harmful.

Therefore, it is crucial to balance the intake of sodium, considering both the potential risks associated with too much, or too little, sodium. The key is to consume sodium from natural and unprocessed sources, such as Himalayan salt, fruits, vegetables, grains, and lean meats, which also provide a host of other nutrients necessary for overall health. As with most things in nutrition, moderation and balance seem to hold the answer rather than extreme restriction. The RDA - recommended daily allowance of sodium is 3.5 grams. It is advised to consume 3.5 grams of natural salt each day by way of foods or combination of foods plus Himalayan salt to reach that goal.

The Impact of Excessive Salt Intake on Certain Health Conditions

While moderate salt intake is vital for normal physiological functions, its excessive consumption can have detrimental effects, particularly for individuals with certain health conditions. For instance, endocrine disorders, high aldosterone levels, Cushing's syndrome, and elevated cortisol levels can all heighten the body's sensitivity to sodium, making it even more essential to monitor and limit salt intake.

Endocrine disorders, which involve imbalances in the body's hormone production, can often lead to increased sodium retention, exacerbating issues of Water retention and swelling. Similarly, high aldosterone levels, a hormone that regulates sodium and potassium balance, can cause the body to retain excessive sodium, leading to high blood pressure and potential damage to the cardiovascular system.

Cushing's syndrome, a condition characterized by excessive cortisol production, can lead to a host of symptoms, including high blood pressure and rapid weight gain, both of which can be intensified by high sodium intake. The excessive cortisol found in Cushing's syndrome promotes sodium retention, further elevating the risk for hypertension.

Similarly, elevated cortisol levels, even outside of Cushing's syndrome, can lead to heightened sodium retention, contributing to high blood pressure, fluid retention, and an imbalance of electrolytes. Therefore, individuals with these conditions should be particularly mindful of their sodium intake.

In these scenarios, reducing salt consumption can help mitigate the associated health risks and symptoms. Switching to a diet rich in whole, unprocessed foods, and taking conscious steps to limit the use of added table salt can play a crucial role in managing these health conditions. As always, it is essential to seek personalized advice from a healthcare professional, as individual needs may vary.

In summary, while salt is often villainized in the health community, its consumption, especially from natural sources, is vital for maintaining bodily functions like nerve conduction, muscle contraction, and fluid balance. However, excessive or inadequate sodium intake can have adverse health effects, such as hypertension, imbalances in cholesterol and triglycerides, and even hyponatremia in severe cases. Certain health conditions, including endocrine disorders, high aldosterone levels, Cushing's syndrome, and elevated cortisol levels, can also exacerbate these risks, making it crucial for individuals with these conditions to carefully monitor their salt intake. On the other hand, increasing potassium intake can help maintain an optimal sodium-potassium balance, reducing blood pressure and lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases. In a nutshell, moderation and balance are key in sodium consumption, but the emphasis should be on consuming more potassium-rich foods to ensure your potassium intake is higher than sodium levels which will ensure a healthier dietary approach.

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The Unsettling Truth About Plastic: Microplastics Found in Human Stool Samples
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Date: July 29, 2023 11:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Unsettling Truth About Plastic: Microplastics Found in Human Stool Samples

We all know that plastic pollution is a serious issue, but what we may not be aware of is that we are consuming it. Yes, you read that right. The researchers have recently discovered microplastic particles present in human stool samples, making us ingest the plastic we produced. It is not only our oceans and landfills that are clogged with plastic waste, but even our bodies, and that's alarming.

According to the study, participants from Finland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the United Kingdom, and Austria were tested for ten different types of plastics, and nine types were found in their stool samples. On average, participants had 20 microplastic particles per 10 grams of stool. That's a concerning number.

As we all know, plastic is everywhere, from plastic bags to Water bottles, from household items to toys, and the list goes on. A recent study revealed a frightening fact that our food, especially seafood and sea salt, and tap Water and bottled Water contain microplastics too. It is surprising to know that plastic is all around us, and we are consuming it daily.

Apart from being present in our bodies, research suggests that microplastics may have adverse effects on our gut microbiota. As per a study conducted by the University of Vienna, polystyrene microplastics adversely affected the gut barrier, microbiota, and metabolism of mice. Moreover, it can lead to a bacterial imbalance in our gut, decreasing our immune response.

Microplastics have a size smaller than 5 millimeters and are much smaller than the size we can see with naked eyes. Therefore, our bodies cannot filter them out. As a result, these microplastics can cause inflammation, obstruct our digestive system, and damage our gut lining.

The impact of plastic on the environment and marine life is alarming, but knowing that we, humans, are part of the problem is overwhelming. The amount of plastic waste we produce every year is immense, and if we don't change our ways, it will only get worse.

The Solution to Microplastics in Our Digestive Tract Could Be Psyllium Husk and Inulin.

Psyllium husk is a soluble fiber that is derived from the seeds of the Plantago ovata plant. It is a powerful colon cleanser that can rid our bodies of toxins, including microplastics. When mixed with Water, psyllium husk forms a gel-like substance that bulks up and moves through our digestive tract, trapping and removing microplastics along the way. Psyllium husk is also known to help regulate bowel movements and reduce inflammation in our gut.

Another solution to microplastics in our digestive tract is prebiotics, specifically inulin. Inulin is a type of soluble fiber that feeds friendly bacteria in our gut, promoting gut health. Studies have shown that inulin can strengthen the gut lining, which can reduce the absorption of toxins like microplastics into our bodies. Inulin can also help regulate bowel movements and reduce inflammation in our gut.

In addition to psyllium husk and inulin, there are other steps we can take to reduce our exposure to microplastics. One such step is to avoid plastic packaging and utensils when possible and opt for reusable and sustainable options instead. We can also be mindful of the products we use that contain microplastics, such as cosmetics and cleaning products, and choose more natural alternatives.

It is also important to note that the effects of microplastics on our health are still being studied, and more research is needed to fully understand the extent of their impact. However, taking steps to reduce our exposure to microplastics and improve our gut health can only be beneficial for our overall well-being.

The discovery of microplastics in human stool samples is the harsh reality of the plastic pollution crisis. The studies strongly suggest that it may have severe implications for human health (we haven't even touched on the topic of endocrine disruptors due to plastics), and we must take action to reduce plastic consumption and pollution.

Reducing plastic waste from our daily lives might seem challenging, but it's essential if we want to create a healthier planet for ourselves and the generations to follow. Being more conscious of our daily habits in using plastic, choosing eco-friendly alternatives, and encouraging others to do the same can go a long way in reducing our plastic footprint.

We must work together as a community to reduce plastic waste and promote a sustainable future. The change starts with us, and together we can make a difference. You can get started to better health by adding psyllium husk and inulin to your daily supplement regiment. Your colon will thank you for it!

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Understanding Benfotiamine: The Fat-Soluble, Bioavailable and Physiologically Active Form of Thiamine
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Date: July 27, 2023 12:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Understanding Benfotiamine: The Fat-Soluble, Bioavailable and Physiologically Active Form of Thiamine

What if there existed a form of thiamine that was more bioavailable and physiologically active than the conventional form we all know about? Well, that form does exist, and it is called Benfotiamine. Benfotiamine has been gaining popularity lately, especially among people dealing with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. But what exactly is Benfotiamine, and what makes it different? Lets explore Benfotiamine, its bioavailability, and its physiological effects.

Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, is a nutrient that plays a crucial role in energy production, nerve function, and metabolism. It is a Water-soluble vitamin, which means it dissolves in Water and is not stored by the body. However, conventional forms of thiamine have a limited ability to cross cell membranes and are easily excreted out of the body, rendering it ineffective for some individuals. This is where Benfotiamine comes in; it is a modified form of Vitamin B1 that is fat-soluble, highly bioavailable, and because cells are wrapped in lipid fat this form of B1 is capable of crossing cell membranes with ease.

Since our cell membranes are composed of lipids, fat-soluble nutrients can easily penetrate the cell barrier and get into living cells where the vitamin is needed. Upon entering the bloodstream, benfotiamine is converted to thiamin pyrophosphate (TPP), the biologically active co-enzyme of thiamin, which is responsible for energy metabolism. By raising the blood levels of TPP, benfotiamine has been shown to support glucose metabolism, reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, and protect against the damage caused by high levels of advanced glycation end products (AGEs).

In addition to its bioavailability, benfotiamine has been shown to have several physiological effect on the body. One of the key enzymes that benfotiamine influences is transketolase, which is involved in the pentose phosphate pathway, a metabolic pathway that generates NADPH, a vital molecule that protects cells against oxidative stress. By stimulating transketolase, benfotiamine supports the diversion of excess glucose to the pentose phosphate pathway, thereby reducing the production of reactive oxygen species and increasing the production of NADPH.

Another significant benefit of benfotiamine is that it helps protect the nervous system. Chronic high blood glucose levels are known to cause oxidative stress and to damage the peripheral and central nervous systems. However, benfotiamine has been shown to help lower oxidative stress markers and reduce the risk of nerve damage. This can in turn help reduce pain, numbness, and tingling sensations associated with nerve damage, making it a promising adjunct therapy for people with diabetic neuropathy.

In Summary: benfotiamine is a modified and bioavailable form of thiamine that offers unique benefits compared to conventional forms of Vitamin B1. Its fat-solubility enables it to cross cell membranes, raise levels of thiamin pyrophosphate, stimulate the transketolase enzyme, and support proper glucose metabolism. Its notable effects on the nervous system make it an attractive therapeutic agent for people with diabetic neuropathy. If you're seeking an alternative and highly effective form of thiamine, benfotiamine is definitely worth considering. Give it a try today!

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5 Reasons to Look Forward to Cooler Weather with Cocoa Lovers™ Organic Hot Cocoa
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Date: January 19, 2023 04:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 Reasons to Look Forward to Cooler Weather with Cocoa Lovers™ Organic Hot Cocoa

As the weather starts to cool down, there’s no better way to warm up than with a cup of hot cocoa. Cocoa Lovers™ Organic Hot Cocoa is the perfect treat for those crisp fall and winter days. Here are five reasons why you’ll look forward to the cooler months with Cocoa Lovers™ in your cupboard.

1. Crafted for Quality – Cocoa Lovers™, we believe that quality always comes first. That’s why our organic hot cocoa is made from only the best ingredients available, including premium organic Dutch-processed cocoa powder, organic sugar and natural flavors like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Everything is blended together until it forms a rich and creamy concoction that will have you coming back for more!

2. Natural Goodness – If you’re looking for something to indulge in without having to worry about putting your health at risk, then our organic hot cocoa is perfect for you. Not only is it free of artificial preservatives, colors and flavors but it also contains no added trans fats or hydrogenated oils so you can feel good about what you put into your body.

3. Versatility – Our hot cocoa mix isn't just good for making hot chocolate — it can also be used in baking recipes such as cakes, cookies and brownies! And if you're feeling adventurous, why not try adding some spices like chili powder or cardamom for a unique twist? The possibilities are endless!

4. Convenience – No need to spend hours slaving away over a stove because our organic hot cocoa mixes come ready-to-go that make preparing your drink quick and easy, you can mix it thick or thin, it tastes good both ways! Just add Water (or milk!) and heat until desired temperature is reached — it's that simple!

5. Great Taste – But of course, all of this would be meaningless if our product didn't taste great — which thankfully it does! Our customers rave about the sweet yet complex flavor profile that's sure to please even the pickiest palates out there; plus, each packet makes two servings so you can share with friends or family members who may not like their drinks as sweet as yours.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to warm up during these cooler months while also indulging in something delicious without compromising on quality or nutrition value, then Cocoa Lovers'™ Organic Hot Cocoa should definitely be on your list! Whether enjoyed alone or with friends and family around the fireplace; whether stirred into cakes or cookies; whether served with marshmallows or topped with whipped cream—enjoying some hot cocoa during these chilly days has never been easier (or tastier)!

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The Amazing Heart Health Benefits of Soluble Fiber
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Date: November 10, 2022 11:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Amazing Heart Health Benefits of Soluble Fiber

Most people know that fiber is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system. But did you know that soluble fiber can also have some pretty amazing benefits for your heart? Soluble fiber, which is found in abundance in psyllium seed husks, absorbs Water in the intestines and forms a gel-like substance. This helps to reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels, both of which are important for maintaining a healthy heart. Let's take a closer look at how soluble fiber can benefit your heart health.

Reduces Cholesterol Levels

One of the main ways that soluble fiber benefits heart health is by reducing cholesterol levels. According to the American Heart Association, high cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease. When cholesterol builds up in the arteries, it can narrow them and cause them to harden. This puts you at risk for heart attack and stroke. Psyllium husks are especially effective at reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels while also increasing HDL (good) cholesterol levels. This helps to keep your arteries clear and reduce your risk for heart disease.

Regulates Blood Sugar Levels

Another way that soluble fiber benefits heart health is by regulating blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels can damage the nerves and kidneys, and it can also increase your risk for heart disease. By helping to regulate blood sugar levels, soluble fiber can help reduce your risk for developing these problems. Psyllium husks are especially effective at this because they slow down digestion and help food to be absorbed more slowly into the bloodstream. This helps to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels after meals.

If you're looking for a simple way to improve your heart health, then look no further than soluble fiber! Soluble fiber, which is found in psyllium husks, can help reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels. This helps to keep your arteries clear and reduce your risk for heart disease. So next time you're at the store, be sure to pick up some psyllium husks so you can start reaping the amazing benefits of soluble fiber!

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The Importance of Vitamin B-12
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Date: November 05, 2022 10:41 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Importance of Vitamin B-12

Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient that is involved in energy production, brain and nerve health, DNA replication, red blood cell production, and myelin sheath formation. While you can get vitamin B-12 from eating certain foods, many people don't get enough of this important nutrient and may need to supplement with a vitamin B-12 supplement like Source Naturals Vitamin B-12 Sublingual 2000 mcg.

Vitamin B-12 is an important nutrient for many reasons. This Water-soluble vitamin helps to convert carbohydrates into glucose, which is used for energy production in the body. It also helps to form red blood cells and helps with the absorption of iron. Iron is important for carrying oxygen in the blood. Vitamin B-12 is also necessary for proper DNA replication and for the formation of the myelin sheath, which is a layer of insulation around nerve cells.

Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are common, especially among older adults, vegetarians, and vegans. Symptoms of a vitamin B-12 deficiency include fatigue, weakness, memory loss, depression, and nerve problems like numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. If you think you may be deficient in vitamin B-12, talk to your doctor about getting a blood test. A simple blood test can tell you if you are deficient in vitamin B-12 and whether or not you need to supplement with a vitamin B-12 supplement.

In Summary:

Vitamin B-12 is an essential nutrient that plays a role in energy production, brain and nerve function, DNA replication, red blood cell production, and myelin sheath formation.

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The Power of Zeolite
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Date: November 03, 2022 03:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Power of Zeolite

Zeolites are incredible minerals with a range of benefits. Zeolite was originally coined in the 18th century by Swedish mineralogist Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. He observed that upon rapidly heating a natural mineral, the stones began to dance about as the Water evaporated. He called this material Zeolite, using the Greek words which mean “stone that boils.”

Since then, we have discovered that zeolites have a molecular trap and the ability to selectively sort molecules based primarily on a size exclusion process. This means that zeolites can trap toxins and chemicals and carry them out of the body. Moreover, zeolites cross the blood-brain barrier—meaning they can enter the brain and remove toxins from this sensitive area.

Lets explore the different benefits of zeolite and how this mineral can be used to improve our health. Keep reading to learn more!

The Different Benefits of Zeolite

Zeolitehas a range of benefits for our health, including detoxification, improved digestion, and relief from inflammation. Let’s take a closer look at each of these benefits in turn:

Detoxification: As we mentioned, one of the primary benefits of zeolite is its ability to remove toxins from the body. Zeolite works by binding to toxins and carrying them out of the body through the digestive system. In this way, it can help to detoxify the liver, kidneys, and other organs.

Improved Digestion: Zeolite can also improve digestion by helping to break down food more effectively. When food is not properly digested, it can lead to a range of gastrointestinal issues like abdominal pain, gas, bloating, and diarrhea. However, by taking zeolite supplements before meals, you can help your body to better absorb nutrients and reduce digestive discomfort.

Relief from Inflammation: Finally, research suggests that zeolite may also be effective in reducing inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is a natural response to injury or infection but can sometimes become chronic and lead to conditions like arthritis or Crohn’s disease. By reducing inflammation, zeolite may help to relieve pain and improve overall health.

As you can see, there are many reasons why you should consider adding zeolite supplements to your diet. From improved digestion and toxin removal to reduced inflammation, this incredible mineral offers a host of benefits for our health. So why not give it a try? You may be surprised at just how much it can improve your well-being!

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NOW Real Tea® Organic Matcha A Coffee Alternative
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Date: November 02, 2022 05:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: NOW Real Tea® Organic Matcha A Coffee Alternative

Matcha is a highly concentrated, culinary grade, pure powder that's made without any other ingredients or additives. Traditionally the highlight of Japanese tea ceremonies - it's great just mixed with Water or try it with your favorite milk or non-dairy beverage and natural sweetener to make a latte. It's the perfect alternative to coffee with its strong flavor and energy-boosting capabilities and makes an invigorating add-on to smoothies.

Matcha is quickly becoming popular in the western world as people are looking for alternatives to coffee that are just as energizing but don't come with the drawbacks (like jitters and crash). If you're looking to jump on the matcha bandwagon, look no further than NOW Real Tea® Organic Matcha. Keep reading to learn more about this amazing product!

What is Matcha?

Matcha is a type of green tea that is grown and produced in Japan. The leaves are shade-grown for the last few weeks before harvest which creates a higher chlorophyll content and gives matcha its beautiful green color. Once harvested, the leaves are quickly steamed and dried to prevent fermentation. The stems and veins are then removed before the leaves are stone ground into a fine powder. This powder is what we call matcha.

The Difference between Culinary Grade and Ceremonial Grade Matcha

NOW Real Tea® only sources culinary grade matcha for our products. Culinary grade matchas are less expensive than ceremonial grade because they don't have to meet as many criteria (like particle size). This makes them more accessible so people can experiment with using matcha in cooking and baking without having to spend a lot of money.

Culinary grade matchas can also be used for traditional Japanese tea ceremonies - it's all about personal preference! Some people prefer the taste of ceremonial grade matchas while others find them too bitter. If you're new to matcha, we recommend starting with a culinary grade powder like NOW Real Tea® Organic Matcha.

We hope this article has wet your whistle when it comes to matcha! If you're looking to try out this amazing powder for yourself, head over to our website and check out our organic culinary grade matcha. We think you'll love it as much as we do!

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Is Your Skin in Need of Softening and Hydration?
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Date: November 01, 2022 05:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is Your Skin in Need of Softening and Hydration?

If you're like most people, your skin is your largest organ. And just like the rest of your organs, your skin needs to be taken care of in order to stay healthy. That's why NOW® Solutions 100% Pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes are the perfect bath additive for softening and hydrating your skin.

How Magnesium Chloride Flakes Work

Derived from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands, NOW® Solutions 100% Pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes are some of the purest and most potent magnesium flakes on the market today. A single cup of flakes contains approximately 19 grams of elemental magnesium, which is absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream to help improve skin hydration and overall health.

So how exactly do magnesium chloride flakes work? When you add a cup of flakes to bath Water, the magnesium is absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream, where it travels to all parts of your body to help improve hydration. In addition, magnesium chloride flakes have anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe dry, irritated skin.

Why You Should Use Magnesium Chloride Flakes

There are many reasons why you should use magnesium chloride flakes, but here are just a few:

  • - They're an all-natural way to improve skin hydration.
  • - They can help soothe dry, irritated skin.
  • - They're a great way to get your daily dose of magnesium.
  • - They're easy to use—just add a cup of flakes to bath Water and enjoy!
  • - They're affordable.

If you're looking for an all-natural way to improve skin hydration and overall health, look no further than NOW® Solutions 100% Pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes. Derived from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands, these potent magnesium flakes can be added to bath Water or used in foot baths to help improve skin hydration and soothing dry, irritated skin. So why wait? Order a bag of NOW® Solutions 100% Pure Magnesium Chloride Flakes today!

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New Now Foods Grape Seed Extract 500mg Maximum Strength
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Date: October 27, 2022 03:46 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: New Now Foods Grape Seed Extract 500mg Maximum Strength

NOW® Grape Seed Extract is a highly concentrated extract with a minimum of 90% polyphenols, including oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are the potent Water-soluble free radical scavenging compounds found in grape seeds.* A growing body of research indicates that grape seed OPCs may help to support the health of vascular, bone, kidney, brain and other tissues by supporting a healthy, balanced immune response to normal metabolic stress.* Today, we'll be discussing some of the many benefits of grape seed extract and why you should consider adding it to your supplement regimen.

One of the most important benefits of grape seed extract is its role in supporting cardiovascular health.* Grape seed extract helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range and promotes healthy blood vessel function.* Additionally, grape seed extract helps to protect cells from oxidative damage and supports a healthy inflammatory response.*

Grape seed extract also provides cognitive support.* Grape seed extract helps to promote healthy brain function and neuronal health.* Additionally, grape seed extract has been shown to provide support for healthy vision and eye health.*

Finally, grape seed extract supports a healthy immune system.* Grape seed extract helps to balance the immune system and promotes a healthy inflammatory response.* Additionally, grape seed extract provides antioxidant protection for cells and helps to reduce oxidative damage.*

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider adding grape seed extract to your supplement regimen. If you're looking for a natural way to support your cardiovascular health, cognitive function, vision, eye health, and immune system, then grape seed extract may be right for you. Give it a try today and see how you feel!*

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L-Methionine: Supports Glutathione Production And More.
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Date: October 27, 2022 11:28 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: L-Methionine: Supports Glutathione Production And More.

L-Methionine is an essential amino acid that cannot be manufactured by the body. It must be obtained through diet or supplementation. L-Methionine supports the production of glutathione, and thereby assists in natural detoxification processes. In the body, L-Methionine can also be converted into SAMe (S-Adenosyl Methionine), a compound that supports healthy joints.* Furthermore, the human body relies on ingested sulfur amino acids, such as L-Methionine, for the synthesis of protein, as well as for biologically active sulfur.*

L-Methionine and Glutathione Production

L-Methionine is required for the production of glutathione, which is a cellular radical scavenger.* This means that it helps to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.* Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells, and they are one of the main causes of aging.* Glutathione is important for detoxification processes in the liver.* It helps to remove toxins and other harmful substances from the body.*

L-Methionine and SAMe Synthesis

L-Methionine can also be converted into SAMe in the body. SAMe is a compound that is involved in many biochemical reactions, including those that occur in joints.* SAMe is thought to play a role in joint health by supporting healthy cartilage and joint function.* In addition, SAMe has been shown to help with depression and liver health.*

The Importance of Sulfur Amino Acids

Sulfur amino acids such as L-Methionine are important for the synthesis of protein in the body. They are also necessary for the production of biotin, a Water soluble vitamin that is involved in energy metabolism. Sulfur amino acids are also involved in a number of other important biological processes.*

In Summary:

L-Methionine is an important amino acid with numerous benefits. It plays a role in detoxification, joint health, protein synthesis, and more. Because the body cannot manufacture this amino acid, it must be obtained through diet or supplementation. Including L-Methionine in your diet can help you maintain good health and vitality.

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Gymnema Sylvestre - An Herb That Promotes Healthy Glucose Metabolism
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Date: October 25, 2022 02:41 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gymnema Sylvestre - An Herb That Promotes Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that has been used traditionally in India for centuries. Modern research has shown that this herb may help to support healthy glucose metabolism through its ability to promote healthy pancreatic function.* In addition, gymnema exhibits potent free-radical scavenging properties.* NOW® Gymnema Sylvestre Extract is standardized to gymnemic acids, which are the compounds that have been identified as its bioactive constituents.*

Gymnema sylvestre is a woody climbing shrub that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India. The leaves of the plant have been used traditionally in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries.1 Modern science has validated many of the traditional uses for this herb and has identified several key active components.2-4

Promotes Healthy Pancreatic Function*

One of the traditional uses for Gymnema sylvestre was to support healthy glucose metabolism.5 This effect was thought to be due to the herb’s ability to promote healthy pancreatic function.* The primary active components in Gymnema sylvestre – gymnemic acids – have been shown in animal studies to increase insulin secretion from the pancreas.6,7 In addition, these compounds appear to help maintain healthy beta cell function and architecture.8,9 Maintenance of normal beta cell function is critical for long-term metabolic health since these cells are responsible for producing insulin in response to rising blood sugar levels.10,11

Exhibits Potent Free-Radical Scavenging Properties*

In addition to supporting healthy pancreatic function, recent research has shown that Gymnema sylvestre extracts also possess potent free-radical scavenging properties.*12 These effects were attributed primarily to the gymnemic acids present in the herb.13 This natural free-radical scavenging activity may help support cellular health.*

NOW® Gymnema Sylvestre Extract is standardized to a minimum of 25% gymnemic acids and provides 6:1 extract potency. For easy supplementation, take 2 capsules 1 or 2 times daily with food or Water.

In Summary:

Gymnema sylvestre is an herb with a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. Modern science has validated many of the traditional uses for this herb and has identified several key active components, including gymnemic acids which have been shown in animal studies to increase insulin secretion from the pancreas. Additionally, extracts of Gymnema sylvestre have been shown to possess potent free-radical scavenging properties which may help support cellular health.* NOW® Gymnema Sylvestre Extract is standardized to a minimum of 25% gymnemic acids and provides 6:1 extract potency. For easy supplementation, take 2 capsules 1 or 2 times daily with food or Water.

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The Many Benefits of Grape Seed Extract
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Date: October 25, 2022 11:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

Did you know that grape seeds are actually a potent source of antioxidants? NOW® Grape Seed Extract is a highly concentrated extract with a minimum of 90% polyphenols, including oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are the potent Water-soluble free radical scavenging compounds found in grape seeds.* A growing body of research indicates that grape seed OPCs may help to support the health of vascular, bone, kidney, brain and other tissues by supporting a healthy, balanced immune response to oxidative and metabolic stress.*

The Antioxidant Power of Grape Seeds*

The natural world is full of antioxidants. These nutrients scavenge harmful toxins and byproducts that can damage cells, leading to inflammation. Inflammation is a major contributing factor in numerous degenerative diseases, so it's important to do everything we can to keep it in check. Some of the best sources of antioxidants are fruits and vegetables—grape seeds included.

Grape seeds are an especially rich source of antioxidants due to their high concentration of polyphenols. Polyphenols are micronutrients that have been shown to have numerous health benefits.* NOW® Grape Seed Extract is a highly concentrated extract with a minimum of 90% polyphenols, including oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs), which are the potent Water-soluble free radical scavenging compounds found in grape seeds.* A growing body of research indicates that grape seed OPCs may help to support the health of vascular, bone, kidney, brain and other tissues by supporting a healthy, balanced immune response to oxidative and metabolic stress.*

What does this mean for your health? Preliminary research suggests that grape seed extract may support cardiovascular health, cognitive function, and healthy aging.* So if you're looking for a way to incorporate more antioxidants into your diet, consider giving grape seed extract a try!

In Summary:

NOW® Grape Seed Extract is a concentrated source of polyphenols—micronutrients shown to have numerous health benefits.* If you're looking for an easy way to incorporate more antioxidants into your diet, consider giving grape seed extract a try! *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

[*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.]

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Introducing Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream—Your New Go-To for Brighter, Tighter Skin
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Date: October 22, 2022 10:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Introducing Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream—Your New Go-To for Brighter, Tighter Skin

Are you looking for a skin cream that can help brighten your complexion and improve your skin’s elasticity? Look no further than Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream. This clinically-tested cream is formulated with Ceramosides® and Aquaxyl®, two powerful ingredients that work together to create brighter, tighter skin. Plus, Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream provides intense moisture and hydration, and it can even help reduce the appearance of skin pigmentation. Read on to learn more about this game-changing skin cream.

How Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream Works

Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream is formulated with Ceramosides®, a Ceramide-like compound that helps strengthen the skin’s barrier function and improve elasticity. Aquaxyl® is another key ingredient in Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream; it helps to intensively hydrate the skin while also reducing Water loss. Together, these ingredients work to create brighter, tighter skin.

Benefits of Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream

In addition to brighter, tighter skin, there are many other benefits associated with Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream. For starters, this cream provides intense moisture and hydration. It also helps to reduce the appearance of skin pigmentation, thanks to its contains glutathione—a powerful antioxidant that inhibits melanin production. If you’re looking for a skin cream that can help you achieve a more even complexion, Glutathione Skin Brightener™ Cream is an excellent option.

In Summary:

Glutathione Skin Brightener ™Cream is an innovative new skin care product that combines clinically-tested ingredients to help improve your skin’s appearance. If you’re looking for a cream that can help brighten your complexion, reduce the appearance of skin pigmentation, and provide intense moisture and hydration, look no further than Glutathione Skin Brightener ™Cream. Give this game-changing cream a try today!

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Why NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate is the Best Supplement for Joint Support
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Date: October 20, 2022 04:16 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate is the Best Supplement for Joint Support

If you're looking for a joint supplement that combines three well-known and effective ingredients, look no further than NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate. Glucosamine is an essential building block for the formation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and proteoglycans, which are the main components of cartilage tissue. These compounds promote Water retention within the joint, giving it resiliency by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic form of sulfur, a mineral necessary for the production of GAGs and proteoglycans. Chondroitin sulfate is also important for the proper formation of cartilage tissue.

NOW Foods developed the glucosamine test method chosen as the official AOACI industry standard method, so you can be sure you're getting a high-quality product when you choose NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate.

How NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate Works

The ingredients in NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate work together to support optimal joint health.* Glucosamine is used by the body to produce glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, which are necessary for the proper formation of cartilage tissue.* These compounds are responsible for Water retention within the joint, giving it resiliency by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber.* MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic form of sulfur, a mineral necessary for the production of GAGs and proteoglycans.* Chondroitin sulfate is also important for cartilage tissue formation.*

The combination of these three well-known and effective ingredients makes NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate the best supplement for joint support on the market today.

If you're looking for an effective joint supplement, look no further than NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate. This product combines three well-known ingredients that work together to support optimal joint health. Glucosamine is used by the body to produce glycosaminoglycans and proteoglycans, which are necessary for the proper formation of cartilage tissue. These compounds are responsible for Water retention within the joint, giving it resiliency by acting as a lubricant and shock absorber. MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is an organic form of sulfur, a mineral necessary for the production of GAGs and proteoglycans. Chondroitin sulfate is also important for cartilage tissue formation. The combination of these three ingredients makes NOW Glucosamine & MSM with Chondroitin Sulfate the best supplement for joint support on the market today.

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The Many Benefits of Glucomannan - Konjac Root
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Date: October 20, 2022 03:19 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Glucomannan - Konjac Root

If you're looking for a dietary supplement that can help with everything from maintaining intestinal regularity to promoting satiety, look no further than glucomannan. This soluble, bulk-forming fiber is derived from the konjac root and has a host of potential health benefits. Read on to learn more about glucomannan and how it can help you achieve your health goals.

What is Glucomannan?

Glucomannan is a type of dietary fiber that is classified as a soluble, gel-forming fiber. It is derived from the corm (or bulbous root) of the konjac plant, which is native to Asia (1). In its natural state, glucomannan is a white, powdery substance that can be dissolved in Water. Once it comes into contact with Water, it forms a viscous gel. This gel-like quality is what makes glucomannan so effective at promoting satiety and maintaining intestinal regularity (2).

Health Benefits of Glucomannan

In addition to promoting satiety and maintaining intestinal regularity, glucomannan may also offer other health benefits. For example, research suggests that glucomannan can help to support healthy lipid levels already within the normal range (3). Additionally, glucomannan may help to support healthy blood sugar levels already within the normal range (4). And because glucomannan can help you feel full after eating fewer calories (5), it may also be helpful as part of a weight management plan that includes a healthy diet and exercise program.

If you're looking for a dietary supplement that has a host of potential health benefits, look no further than glucomannan. This soluble, bulk-forming fiber derived from the konjac root can help promote satiety and maintain intestinal regularity, as well as support healthy lipid and blood sugar levels already within the normal range.* What's more, glucomannan is a convenient addition to any weight management plan that includes a healthy diet and exercise program.* Add this versatile supplement to your routine today and start reaping its many rewards tomorrow.

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Are you getting enough fiber daily? Add fiber and essential fatty acids with Flax Seeds each day!
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Date: October 14, 2022 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Are you getting enough fiber daily? Add fiber and essential fatty acids with Flax Seeds each day!

Flax seeds are a versatile and nutritious addition to any diet. These small, brown seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can be added to a variety of dishes, from cereals and pancakes to meatballs and yogurt. Flax seeds are also a good source of essential fatty acids and fiber. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the nutritional benefits of flax seeds.

The Nutritional Benefits of Flax Seeds

Flax seeds are a versatile and nutritious addition to any diet. These small, brown seeds have a mild, nutty flavor and can be added to a variety of dishes, from cereals and pancakes to meatballs and yogurt. Flax seeds are also a good source of essential fatty acids and fiber. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the nutritional benefits of flax seeds.

Flax seeds are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber absorbs Water and turns into a gel-like substance, which helps slow down digestion. This type of fiber is beneficial for those who suffer from constipation or other digestive disorders. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, does not dissolve in Water. This type of fiber adds bulk to stools and helps food move through the digestive system more quickly. Both types of fiber are important for maintaining a healthy digestive system.

Flax seeds are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered "essential" because they cannot be produced by the body; they can only be obtained through diet or supplements. Omega-3 fatty acids play an important role in brain function and development as well as heart health. Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce inflammation throughout the body, which is beneficial for those who suffer from conditions like arthritis or Crohn's disease.

Flax seeds are also rich in lignans, which are plant compounds that have estrogenic properties. Lignans may offer protection against breast cancer and other hormone-related cancers. They may also help reduce hot flashes during menopause andosteoporosisby increasing bone density.

In Summary:

Flax seeds are a versatile, nutrient-rich addition to any diet. These small, brown seeds offer numerous health benefits thanks to their high levels of fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. Adding flax seeds to your diet is an easy way to boost your intake of these important nutrients!

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How to Deal With Mild Ear Discomfort
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Date: October 11, 2022 03:29 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Deal With Mild Ear Discomfort

Do you ever have that feeling like there's something in your ear but you can't seem to get it out? Or maybe your ear feels itchy and uncomfortable but you're not quite sure why. If you're experience any mild discomfort or irritation of the tissues of the ear, don't worry—you're not alone. In fact, this is a pretty common problem. But what can you do about it?

One option is to try using a natural blend of herbs like Now Foods soothing Ear Oil. This product is designed to cleanse and moisturize the delicate tissues of the ear canal, providing relief from itchiness and discomfort. Simply apply a few drops of the oil into your ear and massage gently for 30 seconds. Then, tilt your head to the side and let the oil drain out. Repeat as necessary until you're feeling better.

Another option is to make a simple home remedy using ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. First, mix together 1/4 teaspoon each of baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide. Then, use a dropper to apply 3-4 drops of the mixture into your affected ear. Keep your head tilted for 5 minutes so that the mixture has a chance to work its magic, then rinse with warm Water and dry with a clean towel.

If you're experiencing any mild discomfort or irritation in your ears, don't panic—there are a few things you can do to find relief. Try using an herbal oil like Now Foods soothing Ear Oil or mix up a simple home remedy using ingredients like baking soda, salt, and hydrogen peroxide. Whichever method you choose, hopefully you'll be feeling better in no time!

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Chamomile Tea: A soothing cup of relaxation
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Date: October 04, 2022 03:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chamomile Tea: A soothing cup of relaxation

Chamomile tea is a refreshing and relaxing beverage that has many benefits. Its smooth, mellow flavor makes it ideal for zapping the stress out of your day and unwinding before bedtime. And it tastes good, too. Organic chamomile tea truly is comfort in a cup.

Chamomile Tea Benefits

Chamomile tea is not just a pleasant drink - it has many benefits as well. Chamomile tea can help you relax, fall asleep more easily, and fight off anxiety and depression. Chamomile tea is also full of antioxidants, which can help boost your immune system and protect your cells from damage. Not to mention, it’s delicious!

How to Make Chamomile Tea

Making chamomile tea is very simple. All you need is Water, a chamomile teabag or loose leaf chamomile, and a cup. Boil Water and pour it over the teabag or loose leaf chamomile in your cup. Steep for 3-5 minutes, depending on how strong you like your tea. You can add honey or lemon if you like, though chamomile tea is delicious on its own. Sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Chamomile tea is a delicious and soothing beverage with many benefits. If you’re looking for a way to relax and unwind, look no further than a cup of chamomile tea. Cheers!

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The Many Benefits of Clary Sage
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Date: September 30, 2022 11:57 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Clary Sage

Clary sage has been used medicinally for centuries, and for good reason. This essential oil has a wide range of benefits, from easing nervous tension and mental fatigue to helping with digestive issues. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of clary sage.

Nervous System Support

One of the most well-known benefits of clary sage is its ability to support the nervous system. In aromatherapy, clary sage is often used to ease tension and stress. It's thought to have a calming effect on the mind and body, which can be helpful if you're struggling to get a good night's sleep. Clary sage is also said to help with depression and anxiety. If you're feeling overwhelmed, try diffusing some clary sage in your home or office.

Digestive Support

Clary sage is also said to be helpful for digestive issues like bloating, gas, and indigestion. When used internally, clary sage can help stimulate digestion and relieve stomach cramps. It's also thought to be helpful for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Try adding a few drops of clary sage oil to a glass of Water or tea when you're feeling bloated or constipated.

Hormone Balance

Clary sage is often used as a natural remedy for PMS symptoms like cramps and mood swings. That's because it contains nutrients that help balance hormones levels in the body. Clary sage is also said to be helpful for menopause symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Try diffusing some clary sage oil in your bedroom at night or add a few drops to your bathtub for a relaxing, hormone-balancing soak.

In Summary: As you can see, there are many reasons why people use clary sage oil medicinally. From easing tension and stress to aiding in digestion, this essential oil offers a wide range of benefits. If you're looking for an all-natural way to support your health, look no further than clary sage oil.

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Chondroitin Sulfate - The Joint Health Superstar You May Not Know About
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Date: September 29, 2022 01:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chondroitin Sulfate - The Joint Health Superstar You May Not Know About

If you're like most people, you probably haven't heard of chondroitin sulfate. But this humble nutrient is actually a superstar when it comes to joint health. Here's everything you need to know about chondroitin sulfate and how it can help you maintain healthy, flexible joints.

What is Chondroitin Sulfate?

Chondroitin sulfate is a glycosaminoglycan (GAG) naturally present in many body tissues, including joint cartilage and synovial tissue.* As we age, our bodies' naturally-occurring levels of chondroitin sulfate decline, which can lead to joint discomfort.*Supplementing with chondroitin sulfate can help replenish these declining levels and promote joint comfort and mobility.*

How Does Chondroitin Sulfate Work?

Chondroitin sulfate works by promoting Water retention within the joint.* This helps to keep the joint lubricated and cushion it from shocks, as well as maintaining the resiliency of the joint tissue.* In addition, chondroitin sulfate has been shown to inhibit the degradation of cartilage by enzymes.* By doing so, this important nutrient helps to support the maintenance of healthy, flexible joints.*

If you're concerned about your joint health, chondroitin sulfate is a nutrient you should definitely consider supplementing with. This important glycosaminoglycan helps to support healthy joints in multiple ways, including promoting Water retention, maintaining flexibility and resiliency, and inhibiting cartilage breakdown. So don't wait - start reaping the benefits of chondroitin sulfate today!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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How to Detox Your Skin with Charcoal Gel Cleanser
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Date: September 28, 2022 11:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to Detox Your Skin with Charcoal Gel Cleanser

There are a lot of products on the market that claim to help detox your skin, but not all of them are created equal. That's why we're breaking down why NOW® Solutions Charcoal Detox Gel Cleanser is our top pick for detoxing your skin. This deep cleansing formula is infused with activated charcoal, which helps absorb excess oil, dirt, and impurities to refine the appearance of pores. In addition, superfruits acai and goji berry help to rejuvenate skin and replenish its youthful glow with antioxidants. Together they help improve and refine skin texture, brighten skin clarity, and minimize pore appearance over time, leaving you with skin that looks and feels hydrated and completely refreshed.

Why Activated Charcoal?

Activated charcoal is a natural way to detoxify your skin by binding to impurities and drawing them out from your pores. It's an effective way to cleanse your skin without stripping it of its natural oils or causing irritation. The result is clean, clear, and refreshed skin.

Acai and Goji Berry

Acai and goji berry are super fruits that are packed with antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for neutralizing free radicals, which can damage skin cells and lead to premature aging. In addition, antioxidants help to protect against environmental stressors like pollution and UV rays. Together, these superfruits help improve skin texture, brighten skin clarity, and minimize pore appearance over time.

How to Use

For best results, use NOW® Solutions Charcoal Detox Gel Cleanser as part of your daily skincare routine. Gently massage a small amount onto dampened face and neck using circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm Water and pat dry. Follow up with a toner and moisturizer. Use morning and evening for best results.

In Summary:

If you're looking for a natural way to detoxify your skin, look no further than NOW® Solutions Charcoal Detox Gel Cleanser! This deep cleansing formula is infused with activated charcoal, which helps absorb excess oil, dirt, and impurities to refine the appearance of pores. In addition, superfruits acai and goji berry help to rejuvenate skin and replenish its youthful glow with antioxidants. Together they help improve and refine skin texture, brighten skin clarity, and minimize pore appearance over time, leaving you withskin that looks and feels hydratedand completely refreshed. So what are you waiting for? Give it a try today!

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An Introduction to Castor Oil and Its Benefits
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Date: September 27, 2022 11:40 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: An Introduction to Castor Oil and Its Benefits

Castor oil is an oil derived from the beans of the castor plant (Ricinus communis). Castor oil has long been recognized as a powerful laxative which may be used for the relief of occasional constipation.* In addition to its laxative effects, castor oil has also been shown to be effective in treating a variety of other health conditions. This blog post will provide an overview of some of the most well-known benefits of castor oil.

Laxative Effectiveness

Castor oil is most commonly known for its laxative effects. Numerous studies have shown that castor oil is an effective treatment for occasional constipation.* The active ingredient in castor oil, ricinoleic acid, acts as a stimulant laxative by increasing intestinal motility.* This increase in motility helps to move stool through the intestine more quickly, thus relieving constipation. Ricinoleic acid also has demulcent properties, which means it helps to soften stool and make it easier to pass.* In addition, castor oil can help to increase the production of bile, which also aids in the relief of constipation.* It is important to have regular bowel movements.

The Importance of Regular Bowel Movements

For most people, going to the bathroom is not a pleasant experience. It can be messy, smelly, and generally uncomfortable. However, having regular bowel movements is a very important part of maintaining good health. In this blog post, we'll discuss why it's so important to have regular bowel movements and offer some tips on how to make the experience as comfortable as possible.

The first reason why regular bowel movements are so important is that they help to remove waste from the body. As we all know, our bodies produce a lot of waste each day. If that waste isn't removed from the body on a regular basis, it can build up and lead to serious health problems. That's why it's important to have at least one bowel movement each day.

Another reason why regular bowel movements are so important is that they help to keep the digestive system healthy. When waste builds up in the digestive system, it can lead to inflammation and other problems. Having regular bowel movements helps to keep the digestive system clean and healthy.

Finally, regular bowel movements can also help to prevent constipation. Constipation is a condition in which the stool becomes hard and dry, making it difficult to pass. This can be very uncomfortable and can lead to other problems such as hemorrhoids. Having regular bowel movements helps to keep the stool soft and easy to pass, which can help to prevent constipation.

As you can see, there are many reasons why it's so important to have regular bowel movements. So, if you're not having at least one bowel movement each day, now is the time to make some changes. There are a few things you can do to make the experience more comfortable, such as drinking plenty of Water and eating high-fiber foods. And if you're still having trouble, talk to your doctor about potentially using a laxative or stool softener. Don't wait; take action today and start having regular bowel movements! Now more on Castor oil.

Skin Benefits

In addition to its laxative effects, castor oil has also been shown to be beneficial for the skin. Ricinoleic acid, the main active ingredient in castor oil, has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.* These properties make castor oil an effective treatment for various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis.* Castor oil can also be used as a moisturizer and can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.*

Hair Benefits

Castor oil can also be used to improve the health of your hair. When used regularly, castor oil can help to stimulate hair growth.* It can also help to prevent split ends and tame frizzy hair.* In addition, castor oil can help to strengthen hair follicles and make your hair look thicker and fuller.

As you can see, there are a variety of benefits associated with castor oil. Whether you are looking for a natural laxative solution or wanting to improve the condition of your skin or hair,castor oil may be a good option for you. As with any new supplement or treatment, it is always best to speak with your healthcare provider before starting use.

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The Versatile Benefits of BioCell Collagen®
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Date: September 14, 2022 11:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Versatile Benefits of BioCell Collagen®

As we age, it's not only important to maintain our health, but also our appearance. Joints can begin to creak, skin can become dry and saggy, and generally we can start to feel and look a lot older than we actually are. But did you know that there is a supplement that can help with all of those things? BioCell Collagen® is a unique complex of naturally-occurring hydrolyzed collagen, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid that can promote healthy joints, hydrated skin, and strong connective tissue.* Lets explore the many benefits of BioCell Collagen® and how this powerful supplement can help you age gracefully.

Joint Health

BioCell Collagen® can help to promote healthy joints in two ways: by supporting the structure of the joints and by lubricating the joints.* The active ingredients in BioCell Collagen®—hydrolyzed collagen and chondroitin—work together to support the structure of the joints.* Hydrolyzed collagen is a type of collagen that has been broken down into smaller peptides, making it easier for the body to absorb.* Chondroitin is a molecule that is found in cartilage and helps to attract Water to the joints, keeping them lubricated.* Together, these two compounds work synergistically to keep your joints healthy and functioning properly.

Skin Health

In addition to promoting joint health, BioCell Collagen® can also help to keep your skin hydrated and looking youthful.* That's because one of the key ingredients in BioCell Collagen®, hyaluronic acid, is a molecule that attracts Water to the skin cells.* This helps the skin cells to retain moisture, which in turn makes the skin appear plumper and more youthful.*

If you're looking for a nutritional supplement that can help support joint health and maintain moisture levels in mature skin, then BioCell Collagen® may be right for you.* This unique complex of hydrolyzed collagen, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid can help you age gracefully by keeping your joints healthy and your skin hydrated.* So why not give BioCell Collagen® a try? You may just be surprised at how much difference it can make.

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The Many Uses of Gelatin Powder
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Date: September 12, 2022 02:58 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Uses of Gelatin Powder

NOW Real Food® Beef Gelatin Powder is a versatile thickener, stabilizer and texturizer that mixes instantly – no soaking necessary. Gelatin is commonly used in jams, jellies, desserts, marshmallows, and many other foods. It’s often used to create volume without adding a lot of calories. Let's explore some of the many uses of gelatin powder and the benefits it can have on your health.

One of the most common uses for gelatin powder is as a thickener for soups and sauces. If you've ever made homemade gravy or sauce and it's come out too thin, gelatin powder can help fix that. Simply mix a small amount of gelatin powder with an equal amount of cold Water, then whisk it into your soup or sauce. The gelatin will help thicken it up without changing the flavor.

Gelatin powder is also commonly used in desserts such as pudding, pie filling, and ice cream. It helps give these desserts a silky smooth texture. Gelatin powder can also be used to make fruit snacks and jello. If you want to get really creative, you can even use gelatin powder to make homemade marshmallows!

In addition to its culinary uses, gelatin powder also has a number of health benefits. Gelatin is a great source of protein and amino acids, which are essential for muscle growth and repair. Gelatin also helps improve joint health by reducing inflammation and boosting collagen production. Collagen is the main structural protein found in connective tissue, so adequate collagen levels are necessary for keeping our joints healthy as we age.

As you can see, there are many uses for gelatin powder beyond just making JellO! Whether you're looking to add some protein to your diet or thicken up a soup or sauce, gelatin powder is a versatile kitchen staple that can do the job. So next time you're at the store, be sure to pick up some NOW Real Food® Beef Gelatin Powder. Your taste buds will thank you!

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The Benefits of Beef Gelatin
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Date: September 12, 2022 12:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Beef Gelatin

Did you know that beef gelatin is approximately 90% protein? This hydrolyzed form of beef gelatin has been enzymatically predigested to enhance absorption. Gelatin is a Water soluble protein that is derived from collagen. It is known for its many health benefits which include joint and skin health, gut healing, and improved digestion.

Joint Health

Beef gelatin contains amino acids that are necessary for the maintenance of cartilage and joints. Gelatin can help to reduce inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis.

Skin Health

Gelatin is beneficial for skin health due to its high collagen content. Collagen is essential for skin elasticity and firmness. It can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Gut Healing

Gelatin promotes gut healing by restoring the mucosal lining of the digestive tract. It can also help to improve digestion and reduce inflammation.

Conclusion:

If you are looking for a protein powder that has numerous health benefits, then beef gelatin is a great option! Gelatin provides joint and skin health, gut healing, and improved digestion. Give beef gelatin a try today and see how you feel! Your body will thank you!

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The Truth About Collagen: Can It Really Help You Look Younger and Feel Younger?
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Date: August 03, 2022 04:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Truth About Collagen: Can It Really Help You Look Younger and Feel Younger?

It's no secret that collagen is a hot topic in the beauty world right now. Everyone from celebrities to your average Jane is talking about how they're using collagen to improve their skin health and appearance. But what is collagen, exactly? And can it really help you look younger and feel better? Lets take a closer look at collagen and its potential benefits for skin health.

What is collagen and what does it do for the body?

The body's collagen production naturally starts to decline at around age 25. Collagen is a protein that helps give skin its strength and elasticity. It can also be found in connective tissues, bones, and cartilage. A lack of collagen can lead to wrinkles, dry skin, and joint pain. Increasing collagen levels can help improve the appearance of skin, reduce the risk of injuries, and improve joint function. There are a number of ways to increase collagen levels in the body, including consuming collagen supplements, using collagen-containing skincare products, and getting regular exposure to UV light.

The benefits of collagen for skin health

Collagen is present in the skin of all mammals and is responsible for providing skin with its youthful appearance. As we age, collagen production decreases, which can lead to wrinkles, sagging skin, and other signs of aging. Fortunately, there are many benefits of collagen for skin health that can help counteract the signs of aging.

Some of the key benefits of collagen for skin include increased hydration, improved elasticity, reduced wrinkles and lines, and a more youthful appearance. Collagen supplements can also help improve the appearance of scars and stretch marks. In addition, collagen peptides have been shown to reduce inflammation in the skin.

If you're looking to improve the appearance of your skin, consider adding a collagen supplement to your routine. collagen supplements are available in pill form, powder form, or in a drink mix.

How to increase your intake of collagen

Collagen powder can be added to many drinks, such as smoothies, coffee, or tea. You can also mix it with Water to make a collagen drink. Another way to increase your collagen intake is by eating foods that are high in collagen. Some good sources of collagen include bone broth, fish, and chicken. Natures Plus collagen has those sources and more.

The benefits of collagen for skin health are clear, and there are many ways to increase your intake of collagen. If you're looking to improve the appearance of your skin, consider adding a collagen supplement to your routine. collagen supplements are available in pill form, powder form, or in a drink mix. Give it a try today1

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The Best Natural Over-the-Counter Sinus Remedies: Effective Solutions for Your Sinus Problems
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Date: April 30, 2022 11:04 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Best Natural Over-the-Counter Sinus Remedies: Effective Solutions for Your Sinus Problems

Sinus problems are a common occurrence during the winter months. Cold weather, dry air, and allergens can all contribute to sinus congestion and inflammation. If you are looking for an over-the-counter sinus remedy that will provide relief from your symptoms, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most effective over-the-counter sinus remedies on the market. We will also provide tips on how to choose the right one for you. So don't suffer any longer - read on for information on the best over-the-counter sinus remedies available today!

What are the most common symptoms of sinus problems?

Sinus problems are very common, and the symptoms can vary depending on the severity of the issue. One of the most common symptoms is a feeling of congestion or fullness in the sinuses. This can be accompanied by pain and pressure in the forehead, cheeks, or around the eyes. Other common symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, and fatigue. In some cases,sinus problems can also lead to fever and difficulty breathing. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor so that you can get proper treatment.

What are the causes of sinus problems?

Sinus problems are a common and often frustrating issue, with a wide range of underlying causes. From environmental irritants like pollen and dust to infectious agents like bacteria and viruses, there are an almost limitless number of possible culprits behind sinus troubles. Additionally, certain foods, medications, or other habits can also affect the delicate balance of mucus in the sinuses. Ultimately, understanding the various factors that influence a person's susceptibility to sinus problems is the key to effectively managing these conditions. By identifying any triggers or risk factors one can minimize the impact of sinus issues on everyday life.

What are the best natural over-the-counter sinus remedies available today?

Sinusitis is a condition that affects the sinuses, the small, air-filled cavities located around the nose and eyes. It occurs when these cavities become inflamed, often due to a viral infection. Sinusitis can be extremely painful, causing congestion, headaches, and facial pain. While there are many over-the-counter medications available to treat sinusitis, some people prefer to use natural remedies. One popular natural remedy is steam inhalation. This involves inhaling steam from a pot of boiling Water or from a humidifier. The steam can help to loosen mucus and reduce inflammation. Another popular option is saltWater irrigation, which involves using a neti pot or nasal sprayer to rinse the sinuses with warm saltWater. This can help to flush out irritants and ease congestion. Natural remedies are often safe and effective, making them a good option for treating sinusitis.

Luckily, there are a number of effective natural over-the-counter remedies that can help to alleviate symptoms like congestion and inflammation. For example, nettle leaf is a popular herb with a long history of use in naturopathic medicine. Rich in minerals and anti-inflammatory compounds, it can help to clear out toxins from the sinuses while also soothing swelling and reducing pain. Other possible remedies include quercetin, an antioxidant found in many fruits and vegetables that has been shown to have antihistamine effects, and anti-histamine formulas containing herbs or plant oils that naturally regulate histamine levels. Ultimately, the best remedy for your individual sinus issues will depend on your specific symptoms and preferences.

Nettle leaf to relieve sinus allergy symptoms.

As we have said, allergies are a common problem, affecting millions of people worldwide. They can cause a range of symptoms, from mild sniffling and sneezing to severe congestion and difficulty breathing. Many people rely on over-the-counter medications to alleviate their allergy symptoms, but these drugs can have undesirable side effects. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives that can be just as effective in relieving allergy symptoms. One such remedy is nettle leaf. Nettle leaf has been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments, including allergies. It works by inhibiting the release of histamine, which is one of the main compounds that triggers allergy symptoms. In addition, nettle leaf has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce congestion and swelling. If you're looking for a natural way to relieve your allergy symptoms, nettle leaf may be worth trying.

Quercetin and allergies

Quercetin is a potent antioxidant that has been found to be effective in preventing and treating a variety of health conditions, including allergies. Many people are familiar with quercetin as an antihistamine, an effect that is due to its ability to inhibit the production of "histamines" in the body. Histamines are the chemicals responsible for triggering allergic reactions such as Watery eyes, runny nose, itching, and sneezing. By blocking their production, quercetin can effectively reduce or even eliminate these symptoms. Furthermore, quercetin has also been found to strengthen lung function by reducing inflammation in the airways and protecting against oxidative damage. Overall, quercetin may be an ideal natural remedy for alleviating allergy symptoms.

Cayenne and Allergies

Cayenne is a popular spice that is prized for its pungent, spicy flavor. In addition to being used in cooking, however, cayenne has also been shown to be an effective remedy for certain allergies. Studies have found that the active ingredient in cayenne, capsaicin, can help to block inflammatory responses in the body and neutralize histamine, the chemical that triggers allergic reactions such as sneezing and Watery eyes. As a result, regular consumption of cayenne may help to reduce allergic symptoms and improve overall quality of life for those affected by allergies. Whether through fresh peppers or cayenne powder or supplements, incorporating this powerful spice into your diet may be a great way to treat your seasonal allergies naturally.

Is there a supplement that combines them all? Yes, Solaray Sinus Source?

Yes, there is a supplement that combines all the key ingredients typically found in nature-based sinus cleansers and decongestants. This supplement is called Solaray Sinus Source, and it contains a combination of three active ingredients: nettle leaf, quercetin, and cayenne pepper. Each of these ingredients has been shown to provide natural relief from sinus problems, helping to reduce inflammation, congestion, and other unwanted symptoms. By combining these powerful botanicals into one convenient formula, Solaray Sinus Source provides a safe and effective way to support healthy sinuses. So if you're looking for a natural solution to your sinus woes, look no further than this powerful blend!

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Could quercetin be the answer to your allergies?
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Date: April 30, 2022 10:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Could quercetin be the answer to your allergies?

It's that time of year again, when the sneezing and sniffling starts. Seasonal allergies can make life miserable for millions of people. But what if there was a natural way to lessen your symptoms? Quercetin, a flavonoid found in many plants, might be the answer.

What are seasonal allergies and what causes them?

Seasonal allergies, also known as allergic rhinitis, are a type of inflammation of the nose that occurs when the immune system overreacts to airborne particles such as pollen, dust, or mold spores. The most common symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, and itchy eyes. Seasonal allergies can occur at any time of year, but they are most common in spring and fall. There are a number of different factors that can contribute to seasonal allergies, including genetics, weather patterns, and air pollution. In addition, people who suffer from other conditions such as asthma or eczema are more likely to develop seasonal allergies. treatment for seasonal allergies typically involves avoiding triggers and managing symptoms with medication. In severe cases, allergy shots may be recommended. With proper management, people with seasonal allergies can enjoy symptom-free days.

What is quercetin and where can it be found?

Quercetin is a plant-based flavonoid that has been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It is found in many fruits and vegetables, including apples, onions, and berries. Quercetin supplements are also available. Studies have shown that quercetin can help to reduce the symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever and seasonal allergies. It does this by inhibiting the release of histamine, which is a chemical that triggers allergy symptoms. In addition, quercetin can help to reduce inflammation and swelling. For these reasons, it is often recommended as a natural treatment for allergies.

How does quercetin work to alleviate allergy symptoms?

Quercetin has a wide range of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and acting as an antioxidant. Quercetin also has the ability to block histamine, which is one of the main molecules involved in allergic reactions. When histamine is released, it causes the symptoms of allergies such as runny nose, Watery eyes, and hives. By blocking histamine, quercetin can help to reduce these symptoms. In addition, quercetin can also help to reduce the production of inflammatory molecules such as cytokines. This helps to further reduce the symptoms of allergies and inflammation.

How much quercetin should you take to see results?

So, how much quercetin should you take to see results? Studies on quercetin supplementation have used dosages ranging from 500 mg to 1,000 mg per day to start and go up as needed. Generally, the higher doses are used to treat specific conditions, while the lower doses are more typically used for preventative purposes.

Are there any other natural remedies that can help with allergies?

There is no doubt that allergies can be a real nuisance, causing symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, and skin rashes. While medications such as antihistamines are commonly used to manage these symptoms, there may be other natural remedies that can help as well. For instance, researchers have found that medicinal herbs such as nettle and astragalus may help to reduce inflammation associated with allergies. Additionally, changing your diet to include more antioxidant-rich foods may make you less prone to allergic reactions. Overall, while medications can be an important part of managing allergies, there are many other natural strategies that may be helpful as well. By incorporating a variety of these strategies into your treatment plan, you can hopefully minimize the impact of allergies on your life.

How can you reduce your exposure to allergens in your environment?

Allergens are substances that can trigger an allergic reaction in certain individuals. While different allergies manifest themselves in different ways, the main goal for anyone who is trying to reduce their exposure to allergens is to create a healthier environment for themselves and their loved ones. There are a number of tactics you can use to do this, starting with some simple steps that can be implemented at home. These include installing high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters in your HVAC system, thoroughly cleaning surfaces and dusting regularly, and eliminating any indoor plants. Other steps involve avoiding exposures outside of the home, such as limiting time spent in dusty places like construction sites or opting to stay indoors on high-pollen days during allergy season. Overall, by making a few small changes to your lifestyle, you can greatly reduce your risk of exposure to allergens and take back control of your health.

Can allergy medication be safely taken while taking quercetin supplements?

Many people experience the unpleasant symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose, coughing, or itchy eyes. Fortunately, there are many different medications that can help to relieve these symptoms and allow you to live a more comfortable life. However, for some people, allergy medication does not provide adequate relief. In this case, taking quercetin supplements may be an effective alternative. Additionally, some research has suggested that quercetin may actually enhance the effects of allergy medication. So is it safe to take allergy medication while taking quercetin supplements? The answer is yes, but quercetin can affect the way certain medications are absorbed by the body and should never be taken without consulting a medical professional. By doing so, you can safely reap the benefits of both treatments and enjoy a more comfortable life free from pesky allergies.

The quick answer

Allergy sufferers often have to contend with a host of different symptoms, from itchy eyes and a runny nose to sneezing fits and anxiety. While there are a variety of over-the-counter medications available to provide relief, many people are hesitant to take them on a regular basis due to concerns about side effects. Quercetin is a natural compound that has been shown to be effective in reducing allergy symptoms. It is generally considered safe to take quercetin along with other over-the-counter allergy medications. While there is always the potential for interactions between different substances, quercetin and most over-the-counter allergy medications are unlikely to cause any problems when taken together. As always, it is best to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication regimen while consuming natural vitamin and herbal supplements.

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The Kidneys and Your Health: Everything You Need to Know
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Date: April 29, 2022 03:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Kidneys and Your Health: Everything You Need to Know

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that sit in the lower back, on either side of the spine. They play a vital role in your health, filtering toxins from the blood and regulating fluid balance in the body. We will discuss everything you need to know about the kidneys, including common kidney problems and how to keep them healthy!

What are the common kidney problems

The kidneys are a pair of organs that filter waste products from the blood and excrete them in urine. They are also responsible for regulating fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. Kidney problems can range from mild to severe, and can be acute or chronic. Common kidney problems include kidney stones, urinary tract infections, and Nephrotic Syndrome. Kidney stones are small, hard deposits that form in the kidney when there is an imbalance of minerals in the urine. Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria enter the urinary system and multiply. Nephrotic Syndrome is a kidney disorder that causes the body to excrete large amounts of protein in the urine.Kidney problems can often be treated with medication, but in some cases, surgery may be necessary. Early diagnosis and treatment is important to prevent serious complications.

Acute renal failure

Acute renal failure is a sudden onset of kidney failure that can be life-threatening. The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste from the blood and balancing fluids in the body. When they are not working properly, waste can build up in the blood and cause serious health problems. Acute renal failure can be caused by a number of factors, including dehydration, infection, and certain medications. Symptoms include decreased urine output, swelling, fatigue, and confusion. If left untreated, acute renal failure can lead to coma and death. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for a successful outcome.

Chronic renal failure

Chronic renal failure, or CRF, is a serious medical condition that affects the kidneys. In this condition, the kidneys become damaged and unable to function properly. As a result, toxins can build up in the body, causing a variety of symptoms. Some of these symptoms may include fatigue, bloating and swelling, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, poor appetite, changes in urination frequency or color, and anemia. Diagnosing CRF involves examining several factors like blood test results and overall medical history. Treatment for the condition typically involves managing any associated symptoms with medication or dietary changes. In some cases, dialysis may also be necessary to support patients with severe CRF. Overall, chronic renal failure is a serious but manageable condition that requires careful monitoring and management by patients and their healthcare providers.

Renal artery stenosis

Renal artery stenosis refers to a condition in which one or more of the arteries that deliver blood to the kidneys becomes narrowed or blocked. This can lead to a number of adverse health effects, including increased blood pressure, chronic kidney failure, and possibly even heart attack or stroke. While there are a number of possible causes for this condition, including genetic factors, certain lifestyle choices such as smoking can also increase the risk of developing renal artery stenosis. Fortunately, treatments are available for this condition, including medications and medical procedures like angioplasty. For those who are diagnosed with renal artery stenosis, early and effective treatment is essential for maintaining overall health and wellbeing.

Renal cancer

Renal cancer begins in the kidneys, which are a pair of bean-shaped organs that filter waste from the blood and produce urine. The most common type of renal cancer is clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC), which accounts for about three-quarters of all cases. RCC typically affects middle-aged adults and is more common in men than women. Other types of renal cancer include papillary renal cell carcinoma, chromophobe renal cell carcinoma, and collecting duct carcinoma. Treatment for renal cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, or immunotherapy. The type of treatment will depend on the stage of the cancer and the patient's overall health. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for the best possible outcome.

Polycystic kidney disease

Polycystic kidney disease, or PKD, is a complex condition that affects the kidneys and other organs in the body. This disorder occurs when small cysts grow in the kidneys, gradually interfering with their ability to filter waste products from the blood. As these cysts start to expand, they can cause a number of severe symptoms such as high blood pressure, chronic pain, nausea and fatigue. In some cases, PKD also results in serious complications such as renal failure or a stroke. However, there are treatments available that can help people manage this disorder and slow its progression over time. By working closely with a medical team and making lifestyle changes to support kidney health, it is possible for people living with PKD to have long and healthy lives.

Urinary tract infection

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection that can occur in any part of the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, or urethra. UTIs are most commonly caused by bacteria, but they can also be caused by fungi or viruses. Symptoms of a UTI may include pain or burning during urination, increased frequency or urgency of urination, cloudy or blood-tinged urine, and pelvic pain. If left untreated, a UTI can lead to serious complications, such as kidney damage or sepsis. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for preventing serious health problems. UTIs are typically diagnosed through urinalysis, which can detect the presence of bacteria or other organisms in the urine. Treatment usually involves antibiotics to kill the infection-causing bacteria. In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary to treat a severe UTI. Additionally, drinking plenty of fluids and emptying the bladder frequently can help to flush out bacteria and prevent reinfection. Wiping from front to back after using the restroom can also help to reduce the risk of UTI development. Avoiding masturbation devices would good idea if you get frequent urinary tract infections because they can introduce new bacteria into the urethra.

UTI and D-Mannose

A urinary tract infection, or UTI, is a common medical condition that can cause symptoms such as painful urination, abdominal discomfort, and sometimes even fever. While conventional treatments typically involve antibiotics, these medications often come with unwanted side effects like nausea and diarrhea. Fortunately, there is another alternative in the form of D-Mannose, a naturally-occurring sugar that has been shown to help treat UTIs by eliminating bacterial biofilms and relieving symptoms. Unlike antibiotics, which can damage gut health by killing off beneficial bacteria along with the harmful ones, D-Mannose does not disrupt this critical ecosystem. As a result, D-Mannose is becoming an increasingly popular treatment for UTIs, offering an effective and safe alternative to antibiotics.

Kidney stones

Kidney stones are one of the most painful medical conditions to experience. These small, hard deposits form when there is an imbalance in the levels of certain minerals in the body. As they grow larger, kidney stones can cause severe pain as they move through the urinary tract. Treatment typically involves drinking plenty of fluids and taking pain medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the kidney stone. Prevention is the best way to avoid kidney stones, and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is the best way to do this. Drinking plenty of fluids, especially Water, and eating a diet high in fiber can help to prevent kidney stones from forming.

Glomerulonephritis

Glomerulonephritis is a serious kidney condition that occurs when the tiny filtration units in the kidneys, known as glomeruli, become inflamed and damaged. This can disrupt normal kidney function, causing a buildup of waste products in the bloodstream, resulting in numerous symptoms such as swelling and joint pain. While there is no cure for glomerulonephritis, treatment options can help to reduce inflammation and manage symptoms. These may include medications to control blood pressure or reduce harmful inflammatory chemicals, along with lifestyle changes to support overall kidney health. With proper medical care and close monitoring, many people with glomerulonephritis are able to live healthy lives despite this chronic condition.

Kidney disease is a serious condition that can lead to a variety of health problems. If you have kidney disease, it is important to monitor your symptoms and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing kidney disease, but by working with your healthcare team and following their recommendations, you can help improve your health and quality of life. Remember, knowledge is power, so be sure to educate yourself about kidney disease and its treatment options. With the right information and support, you can live a full and productive life despite this serious condition.

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Hawthorn Berry and Heart Health: How the Two are Connected
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Date: April 29, 2022 11:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hawthorn Berry and Heart Health: How the Two are Connected

For centuries, Hawthorn Berry has been used to help support heart health. It is one of the most popular herbs for this purpose, and there is a lot of evidence to back up its use. Let's take a closer look at how Hawthorn Berry can help keep your heart healthy!

The heart and its function

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body. It plays a central role in circulating blood throughout the body and delivering oxygen and nutrients to our tissues. In fact, without a healthy heart, we would not be able to survive for long. The heart is made up of four different chambers: two atria and two ventricles. The muscle walls of these chambers contract and relax in a coordinated manner to pump blood through the circulatory system. Furthermore, the heart is richly supplied with nerve endings that enable it to respond quickly to any changes that might occur within our bodies. Overall, the heart is an incredibly complex and vital part of our anatomy, one that must always be treated with care and respect.

Hawthorn Berry and heart health

Hawthorn berry is a natural remedy that has long been used to promote heart health. This potent herb contains a variety of nutrients and antioxidants, which work together to lower blood pressure, strengthen blood vessels, and prevent the build-up of plaque in the arteries. Plus, hawthorn berry also contains compounds that help to reduce inflammation, both directly within the heart muscles and throughout the rest of the body. Thus, regular consumption of hawthorn berry has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in people with cardiovascular conditions.

How Hawthorn Berry helps the heart?

Hawthorn berry is a small, red fruit that has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments. In recent years, Hawthorn berry has been gaining popularity as a tonic for good heart health. Hawthorn berry contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that help to protect cells from damage. Flavonoids have been shown to improve blood flow and reduce inflammation. In addition, Hawthorn berry is believed to help relax the smooth muscles around the heart, making it less likely to develop arrhythmias. Hawthorn berry is available in supplements and can also be found in teas and tinctures. Although more research is needed, Hawthorn berry shows promise as a safe and effective way to support good heart health.

Dosage and preparations of Hawthorn Berry

Hawthorn berry is most commonly used in the form of a tea, which can be brewed using either fresh or dried berries. When using fresh berries, it is recommended to simmer 2-3 grams of berries in one cup of Water for 10-15 minutes. For dried berries, it is recommended to simmer 1-2 grams in one cup of Water for the same amount of time. Hawthorn berry can also be taken in capsule form, with a typical dose being 300-500 milligrams three times per day.

Final thoughts on Hawthorn Berry and heart health

At this point, it is clear that Hawthorn Berry is a powerful natural remedy for heart health. Not only has extensive research shown that it can help to protect the cardiovascular system by lowering blood pressure and improving circulation, but it also contains a unique blend of antioxidants and bioactive compounds that have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects. Furthermore, Hawthorn Berry is widely available and generally considered safe when taken in moderate doses; as such, anyone concerned about heart health should consider adding this incredible herb to their diet or supplementation regimen. Ultimately, with its unique therapeutic benefits and low risk of side effects, Hawthorn Berry is one of the best all-around remedies for heart health on the market today.

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Curcumin and Grapeseed
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Date: September 01, 2020 11:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Curcumin and Grapeseed

Smoking, Chemical exposure, pesticides, nutrient deficiencies, to much sun exposure, and over the counter drugs and prescriptions can cause cancer. In the news, there are forever chemical roundup found in our Water supply, it is no wonder we are laden with cancer as a society.

Fortunately, a healthy cancer preventing diet along with natural plant compounds can be far more effective and cost a lot less than conventional care alone.

Two top suggested natural medicines available right now are curcumin and grape seed extract. These two herbs are an amazing pair, curcumin is a fat soluble herb to fight oxidation on the fatty oil side in the body and grape seed extract is Water soluble, making it a great antioxidant to fight oxidative stress on the Water side of a cell. Cells in the body are made up of oil(fats) and Water. The impact of both together on your health is virtually miraculous.

Curcumin neutralizes unstable free radicals that take electrons from nearby molecules, and stop them from creating a cascade of damaged cells. It also reduces inflammation reduces inflammation markers in the body to prevent prevent tissue degradation.

Curcumin has been shown to stop the changes that happen from free radical damage causing normal cells to become cancerous, and tumorous formations, and can even stop cancer from metastasizing or migrating to other parts of the body. Published studies anticancer activity have found that it can suppress breast, prostate, liver, skin, colon and lung cancer cells.

Curcumin Must Be Absorbed To Be Useful

One of the challenges or using curcumin for cancer prevention and treatment is that not all curcumin extracts are easily absorbable into the body. Blending curcumin in Turmeric essential oil enhances absorption and provides the additional benefits of ar-turmerone, a compound in the oil.

Curcumin Makes Chemo More Effective

There is big potential for curcumin when used with conventional treatment. BCM-95 curcumin, through research, has shown to sensitize human colon cancer cells to chemotherapy treatment where it would otherwise be resistant to this form of treatment. In some cases tumor recurrence rates can be as high as 60% but when treated with curcumin while under conventional treatment, curcumin boosted the effectiveness of the chemo drug 5-fluorouracil against cancer stem cells.

Curcumin has great potential in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment and recovery. It has been found that as chemo treatment progresses, cancer cells become resistant to the chemo treatment and the dosage has to be increased as the treatment continues increasing the toxic side effects. Fortunately, curcumin taken in conjunction with conventional cancer treatment can improve the effectiveness of chemo and so the dosage can be lowered reducing the toxic side effects for individuals. This is good news!

Curcumin Protects The Body During Cancer Treatment

In a clinical study with curcumin, it showed to alleviate side effects of one of the most common treatments of prostate cancer known as external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) where the doctor uses radiation to destroy tumorous cancel cells. This sort of therapy has many side effects making it a difficult therapy for most men. I often causes sexual dysfunction, digestive problems, urinary tract pain and loss of control. The higher the radiation dosage the more effective the treatment is but this causes significant discomfort, that is why most doctors lean towards lower dosages which makes the treatment less effective.

The clinical study administered 3000mg of BCM-95 curcumin that is 1000mg x 3 per day or a placebo one week before therapy started and during the treatment length. Each capsule of curcumin contained curcuminoids, curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin, and essential oil of turmeric, this is a full spectrum curcumin supplement.

At the end of the treatment which lasted 20 weeks the most dramatic difference between the two groups in the study was urinary symptoms. The curcumin group said a 50% decrease in symptoms or side effects of the radiation. Also, researchers noted that the curcumin did not reduce the efficacy of the EBRT.

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Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD
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Date: December 03, 2019 04:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Non-Intoxicating Hemp and CBD

Benefits of Hemp

Non-Intoxicating

Agricultural hemp keeps you healthy, doesn't get you "high."

Nutrient Rich

Hemp contains excellent nutritional value, providing essential nutritional components called Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) that the human body does not product naturally, and must be consumed through the diet. Further, emerging scientific research supports the consumption of CBD from hemp oil for general well-being.

Good for the Earth

Hemp sequesters CO2 and leaves the soil in better condition than before it was planted.

Eco-friendly

Not only is hemp renewable and fast-growing, nearly every part of the plant is useable - for food, fiber, building materials and fuel, with an estimated 25,000 uses!

Agricultural Hemp (Outdoor Grown)

  • Sequesters CO2
  • Environmentally Helpful
  • Requires 80% Less Water
  • Sun Powered Outdoor Grow
  • Textbook Sustainability

The Bad Side of Medical Cannabis (Indoor Grown)

  • Enormous Carbon Footprint
  • Environmentally Harmful
  • Wasteful Water Demands
  • Huge Strain on Power Grid
  • Consequences of Fungicides, Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Unsustainable

Industrial Hemp based CBD has many uses have you given it a try yet?

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Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter
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Date: May 14, 2019 05:01 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sweet dreams: Eating honey before you go to bed can help you sleepbetter





It is noted that when one eats sweets before going to bed this could have a negative impact on his sleep. If one does not sleep well, the next day would be a dreadful one. But for those who want to indulge themselves at night with something sweet, there is a natural alternative they can go for which can also help them to sleep better at night. That alternative is honey. Honey is a potent superfood and effective for relaxation, and can serve as a sleep remedy. The use of honey is not new. For centuries, various cultures have used it for food and medicine. Honey is a good source of nutrition because it has lots of antioxidants and nutrients. It is also rich in natural compounds. Honey is recommended as a daily food and its does not have negative drawbacks no matter how often one takes it. Honey possesses many properties which include being an important alternative to sugar, for the treatment of insomnia, for the promotion of deep sleep, and for the relaxation of the body. Therefore, honey is recommended by health practitioners to be taken daily.

Key Takeaways:

  • Honey is a great source of antioxidants which can also help you attain more restful and refreshing sleep.
  • When mixed with warm water and lemon, honey can also help soothe your digestive system.
  • In addition to honey, other ways of improving your sleep quality include avoiding the use of electronic devices or eating large meals right before bed.

"Eating honey at night can kick-start a whole chain of events throughout your body. Raw honey naturally contains high levels of fructose and glucose. Glucose can immediately boost your energy levels, whereas fructose gets stored in your liver as glycogen to serve as an energy source while you sleep."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-18-eat-honey-to-help-you-sleep-better.html

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Add honey to warm water and unlock a bevy of health benefits
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:07 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Add honey to warm Water and unlock a bevy of health benefits





Honey water is exactly what it sounds like — a combination of raw honey and warm water. What may not be so obvious at first glance is its many health benefits. You can drink it in the morning to rehydrate your body and take advantage of honey’s antimicrobial benefits. You can also use it to aid digestion and foster the growth of good digestive tract bacteria. Honey water may even be able to improve your mixture of HDL (“good cholesterol” and LDL (“bad cholesterol”).

Key Takeaways:

  • Drinking honey water can relieve many minor health complaints because it contains natural antioxidants.
  • Honey water can contribute to a healthy gut, can aid in digestion, and improve overall cholesterol levels.
  • The key ingredients to tasty and healthy honey water are raw Manuka honey, fresh lemon juice, and plenty of warm water, which will relieve digestive and heart issues.

"When you wake up in the morning, you’re usually dehydrated. Experts recommend drinking about 20 ounces of water every morning to help stimulate the body, relieve grogginess, and encourage bowel movement."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-28-add-honey-to-warm-water-unlock-health-benefits.html

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Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
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Date: May 10, 2019 02:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Use warm Water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion





It is estimated that a lot of Americans are affected by digestive problems. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) alone affects about 20 percent of Americans according to a 2010 estimate and that number should have increased by now. Pharmaceutical products being used to treat these symptoms can do more harm than good. Some of the drugs used for proton pump inhibitors of which 113 million are prescribed every year have been identified as the cause of bone fractures in older women and clostridium infections that result in diarrhea and life threatening conditions in older people. Some natural products though can do the work of cleansing your digestive system without the side effects and also help detox the body. One of them is turmeric. Just add some turmeric in warm water and one is ready to have these benefits. Warm water on its own is very important to the body but when mixed with turmeric it will help create bile that breaks down and absorbs fat in the body. Bile eliminates wastes in the body thereby detoxing your body the natural way.

Key Takeaways:

  • The purview of the NIDDK, otherwise known as the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders, covers a range of digestive complaints.
  • The large array of digestive specific ailments covered includes pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome and much more.
  • Data suggests that proton pump inhibitors, like Nexium, can cause serious long-range side effects.

"Turmeric mixed in a warm glass of water will not only help cleanse your body, but they will also lend support to your digestive system."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-03-warm-water-turmeric-to-cleanse-your-body-support-digestion.html

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Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink
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Date: May 09, 2019 02:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bottoms up! The 5 health benefits of ginger Water, a naturalanti-inflammatory drink





In today's health world, the agenda has been hydration, drink more water. While minerals and different things have been added to commercially sold water to enhance flavor, little of it if any helps with health issues. Latest trends have been for people to add their own things, such as whole berries, citrus fruit slices or cucumber. But there is a value to spice, and ginger is gold. Ginger has anti inflammatory properties that can help relieve symptoms of swelling and gout in joints, but so much more. Ginger water can soothe an upset stomach, help balance blood sugars,relieve menstrual cramps, and even help fight off several chronic diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • To gain more from the benefits that this spice can give, one should drink plain ginger water because adding artificial sweeteners can result in bloating.
  • It has been found that consuming ginger can help improve blood sugar. A study found that it helped diabetic patients with their glycemic indices.
  • Ginger can help patients with chemotherapy because it eases morning sickness and nausea that might be caused by having chemotherapy.

"Ginger is a spice that offers many health benefits and it can be used to enhance the flavor of various dishes."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-5-health-benefits-of-ginger-water-anti-inflammatory-drink.html

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Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder
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Date: May 09, 2019 09:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here are 5 tips for a healthy bladder





A healthy functioning bladder is important because it's the organ that disposes of urinary waste from your kidneys. Pelvic floor exercises, otherwise known as kegels, are a good way to strengthen the bladder muscles. Avoiding constipation is also very important for bladder health. A balanced diet and regular exercise are two ways to prevent constipation, which will relieve strain on the bladder. Good hygiene, especially for women, is another way to maintain a healthy bladder, by preventing UTIs and yeast infections. Finally, adequate water intake to stay hydrated is of critical importance in supporting overall bladder health.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are a lot of articles about physical health and mental health but bladder health is often ignored because some people find it embarrassing.
  • One should try doing Kegel (pelvic floor) exercises regularly in order to keep the bladder muscles strong and prevent urinary incontinence.
  • Kegel exercises are done every day by squeezing the muscles that one uses to urinate every day for some seconds and then releasing them.

"It is important to maintain bladder health since this can help prevent different painful, debilitating, or even some life-threatening conditions such as UTIs."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-19-here-are-5-tips-for-a-healthy-bladder.html

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These Essential Oils Beat Commercial Products Hands Down
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Date: May 08, 2019 01:35 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: These Essential Oils Beat Commercial Products Hands Down





Mixtures of plant essential oils can be surprisingly powerful cleaning agents that will keep your dwelling pristine without harsh chemicals. Lemon oil excels at cutting grease. Tea tree oil is a powerful antimicrobial that can handle the toughest bathroom germs, and can be mixed with thyme oil to create a superb all-purpose cleaner and disinfectant. Lavender oil can be added into laundry to make it smell fresh and pleasant. Clove essential oil can be mixed with water and rubbing alcohol to make a sprayable air freshener.

Key Takeaways:

  • Nothing packs a powerful punch in cleaning and disinfecting like essential oils. The five recommended essential oils here can give you a germ-free home any day.
  • Although the cleaning powers in individual oils are very strong, they become more powerful and potent when they are mixed with other oils.
  • You can try out mixing ten drops of oil in a bucket of water and then add vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap.

"Essential oils are compounds that are extracted from plants. These oils engulf the plant oil and flavor, which is also called the “essence.” Each oil contains special aromatic compounds that give it a unique essence."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/essential-oils-beat-commercial-products-hands-down/

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Natural home remedies for burns
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Date: May 06, 2019 03:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Natural home remedies for burns





In an emergency, there are some home remedies that can help mitigate the effects of burns. The first step is always to cool the burn by running it under cool water for at least 10 minutes. Aloe Vera can be applied to burns to help promote quicker healing and control inflammation. Bathing in oatmeal can help to reduce itching, especially when the burn begins to heal. Raw honey may also have antibacterial properties, while the tannins in witch hazel can reduce swelling and help repair your skin.

Key Takeaways:

  • When one has burns and injuries, they should be treated and given full attention quickly and immediately otherwise there is the risk of infections.
  • The first treatment to give to a burned area is to cool the wound under running water for ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Aloe vera is good for treating burns. It acts as a natural remedy and can easily be found because it can be grown indoors in pots.

"The injured skin is traumatized and using ice on the patient’s skin will constrict blood vessels and decrease blood circulation to an area that desperately needs it."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-31-natural-home-remedies-for-burns.html

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How Does Excess Sugar Affect The Brain?
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Date: May 03, 2019 04:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does Excess Sugar Affect The Brain?





Excess sugar intake is unambiguously harmful to the body and the brain. In addition to widely understood risks like diabetes and obesity, elevated blood sugar can produce anxiety and interfere with emotions and mood. Eating too much sugar can also impact your brain’s reward-response system in ways that make you hungrier and more prone to overeating. High blood sugar can also constrict blood vessels, contributing to impaired cognitive functioning. Eating more fresh fruit as a substitute for added sugar and DRINKING more water can help reduce sugar levels in the brain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Too much sugar can be addictive to the brain and cause chemical imbalances.
  • Having too much sugar in the system can impair cognitive skills and processes
  • High glucose levels can damage the circulatory system both in the brain and thorough the body

"Excess sugar intake does damages our bodies in more ways than one."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/anti-aging-beauty/excess-sugar-brain/

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Comparing the effects of turmeric and turmeric-containing herbal tablets on skin barrier function
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Date: May 03, 2019 03:55 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Comparing the effects of turmeric and turmeric-containing herbal tablets on skin barrier function





A team from the University California, Davis recently completed a study to see what impact turmeric-containing herbal supplements have on sebum production or transepidermal water loss, and to compare this with the effects of pure turmeric supplements. The 28 volunteers who completed the full test took the turmeric-containing herbal supplement, a supplement with only turmeric, or a placebo for four weeks. While none of the treatments impacted sebum production of the skin, the turmeric-containing supplement did reduce transepidermal water loss, which suggests that it improves the skin’s barrier function.

Key Takeaways:

  • 30 individuals were used in this study and they were given either a placebo, a turmeric supplement, or a herbal supplement that contained turmeric.
  • At the beginning and the end of the study which required the participants to take supplements twice a day, the researchers evaluated facial sebum and transepidermal water loss.
  • It was found that intervention supplements did not result in any side effects but herbal supplements containing turmeric had no effect on facial sebum.

"A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food reported that turmeric-containing herbal supplements can be used to improve skin barrier function."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-29-comparing-the-effects-of-turmeric-and-turmeric-containing-herbal-tablets-on-skin-barrier-function.html

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Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look
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Date: May 02, 2019 10:42 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Discover the benefits of biotin, a little known B-vitamin that cangive you that natural, healthy look





The vitamin B7, often known as Biotin is normally advertised as a supplement to help with the growth of hair and nail tissue. In a new write up by Zoey Sky, she provides the general public with a few different symptoms that may indicate your body has a Biotin deficiency, such as dry and itchy skin or constant bouts of fatigue. She also provides a few benefits that come along with taking a Biotin supplement such as a positive change in thyroid health, better digestion and ability to absorb nutrients as well as support for your nervous system.

Key Takeaways:

  • When someone starts to experience a dry and brittle hair condition, or the skin starts to become red and itchy, he may have a biotin deficiency.
  • Another name for biotin is vitamin B7 and it is a water-soluble vitamin which means that it is easily depleted from the body and has to be restored.
  • Some of the reasons why one should add biotin-rich foods to the diet include that it boosts thyroid health, and it can be used in managing type 2 diabetes.

"The average recommended daily intake for biotin is five micrograms (mcg) for infants and small children, 30 mcg for adults, and 35 mcg for pregnant and breastfeeding women."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-14-biotin-can-give-you-that-natural-healthy-look.html

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High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?
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Date: May 01, 2019 09:30 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: High-Fiber Diet: Can This Lengthen Your Life?





Fiber is very important to our heart and digestive health. Recent New Zealand research showed that people with low fiber diets had significantly higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and colon cancer than people who get plenty of it from whole grains, fruit and vegetables. Separately, American research indicates that a high fiber diet may enhance the growth of beneficial strains of gut bacteria while helping to fight inflammation. This is important because chronic inflammation is a key component of most chronic health conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet was one of the first things kids were taught along with drinking a lot of water and taking lots of vegetables.
  • Having a lot of fiber in the diet is good for the body because it is vital for healthy digestion and colon health.
  • Our mothers were right. Recent research has shown that having a lot of fiber in the diet can be associated with longevity.

"A report shows that curcumin helps the body manage inflammation and anti-ageing (known as inflammaging) and Ascencao says the powerful turmeric extract, Bio-Curcumin, has shown to help deliver significant amounts of bio-active curcumin into the body, assisting this process."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/health-living/lifestyle-tips/high-fiber-diet-improve-longevity/

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9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran
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Date: April 29, 2019 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 9 Health and Nutrition Benefits of Oat Bran





Oat bran can provide benefits such as helping with blood sugar, producing healthy bowels, lowering cholesterol, and lowering blood pressure. Oat bran offers more protein and fiber than regular oatmeal, and has antioxidants that can help in reducing inflammation and chances of diseases such as cancer. It also has a soluble fiber that may help with prevention of heart diseases and control of blood sugars. Oat bran will also help relieve constipation and produce healthy stools, while lowering inflammation, and may aid in weight loss since it makes you feel full.

Key Takeaways:

  • Oat groats and steel-cut oats contain bran, but oat bran can also be purchased on its own.
  • Oat bran is rich in nutrients and antioxidants, giving it numerous health benefits related to the heart, blood sugar levels, and weight loss.
  • Oat bran can be cooked with water/milk, honey and cinnamon, incorporated into dough or batter, or just added raw to yogurt or smoothies.

"Oat bran is linked to many health benefits, such as improved blood sugar control, healthy bowel function, and lower blood pressure and cholesterol."

Read more: https://www.ecowatch.com/oat-bran-health-benefits-2632264462.html

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Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?
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Date: April 27, 2019 09:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is celery the powerful anti-cancer weapon we have all been waitingfor?





Celery is known for being a low calorie vegetable that is also a good source of vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. However, the biggest (and perhaps most overlooked) health benefit of celery lies in its cancer-fighting properties. Two important antioxidants found in celery - apigenin and luteolin - are the key. Among other benefits, Apigenin has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors, while Luteolin interferes with cancer cells' replication cycles. Whether you eat it raw or incorporate it into smoothies, soups or stews, celery doesn't just taste good, it can extend your life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Celery has enjoyed status as a natural medicinal treatment modality since the ninth century.
  • Celery is water-rich and hydrating, but also bursting with nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Study has shown that apigenin, which is present in celery, inhibits the expression of a protein that normally allows cancer to break down and invade tissue.

"Research has shown that celery contains two important antioxidants, called apigenin and luteolin, which have exhibited some potent chemopreventive effects."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-06-is-celery-the-powerful-anti-cancer-weapon-we-have-all-been-waiting-for.html

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Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies
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Date: April 26, 2019 03:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Protect yourself properly this cold season with oregano oil, plus 6other natural remedies





CDC statistics indicate that most adults will get hit by the common cold at least a few times a year, but the antimicrobial properties of oregano oil may be able to help reduce your symptoms. A 2011 study, for example, found that an oregano oil throat spray could help control many cold symptoms. When combined with an overall healthy lifestyle, oregano oil can give your immune system an important boost. Ginger, probiotics, drinking herbal tea with honey and staying hydrated can also help.

Key Takeaways:

  • The U.S Centers for disease Control estimates that among adults the possibility of catching a cold is about 2 to 3 times per year.
  • Many persons, including adults and children, catch colds several times because they are generally uninformed about how to naturally prevent and treat bacterial and viral infections.
  • It has been scientifically proven that oregano is a natural remedy for alleviating cold and flu symptoms, and it can also help you prevent a cold in the first place.

"Be sure to look for a high quality oregano oil supplement (such as wild P73 oregano oil, which stands for “polyphenol 73%” and indicates a medicinal grade quality). To use, mix 3 to 10 drops of oregano oil in a tablespoon of water, swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds, then swallow."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/cold-natural-remedy-2811.html

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Modified citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Modified citrus pectin helps to reduce heavy metal toxicity by 74percent, study says





As you may know, heavy metals are everywhere, in our water, food, dental fillings, and air. Fortunately, according to the latest research, modified citrus pectin is a substance that can help to safely remove these toxic metals from the body. The accumulation of heavy metals in the body not only can lead to chronic disease, but it also compromises the body's ability to heal from illness. Some common toxic heavy metals are lead, mercury, and cadmium. To reduce your body's burden of heavy metals, take 15 grams of the product PectaSol three times a day.

Key Takeaways:

  • We have a toxic burden that surrounds us daily. It could be in personal care products, in paints, vaccines, or conventional dental fillings.
  • Western medicine tries to downplay the risk we take due to the toxic burden we carry daily, but traditional medicines emphasizes that it impacts on the health.
  • Even when is still under the conventional threshold for exposure to toxicity, accumulation of heavy metal can impact the health by depleting antioxidants and detoxifiers.

"Mercury, a known neurotoxin, is found in fish such as swordfish and shark, as well as in “silver” dental fillings. The crazy part is: we know that mercury can seriously affect the nervous system, causing tremors, loss of coordination, muscular spasms and even death."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/modified-citrus-pectin-2824.html

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Why Fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss
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Date: April 25, 2019 04:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Fibre: The One Effective Macronutrient For Constipation AndWeight Loss





Fiber is a critical macronutrient that can help to alleviate constipation by increasing the size and weight of the stool. However, consuming too much fiber can cause discomfort, gas and bloating. The recommended daily intake of fiber for adults is 25 grams for women and 35 grams for men. Unfortunately, most people take in only about 15 grams of fiber per day. It's important to drink plenty of water so that the body can absorb fiber properly without any negative effects. While fiber is not a magic pill, it can aid in weight loss by eliminating toxins, boosting gut health, and balancing blood sugar.

Key Takeaways:

  • Since fiber is an essential macronutrient that the body requires, people who are suffering from constipation can get relief from having it in their diet.
  • Some of the benefits of taking fiber include the smooth movement of bowel through the increase in the weight and size of stool, and for losing weight.
  • Although fiber is good for the body, too much of fiber is unhealthy because it can lead to bloating, gas, and constipation.

"This means that a lack of fibre can invite a host of health problems ranging from plummeting sugar and lipid profiles, overeating which can in turn lead to obesity, constipation and gut dysbiosis which can pave way for even more serious illnesses."

Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/health/why-fibre-the-one-effective-macronutrient-for-constipation-and-weight-loss-2003400

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Is this cruciferous vegetable the key to brain regeneration?
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Date: April 24, 2019 03:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Is this cruciferous vegetable the key to brain regeneration?





Scientists have been researching ways of achieving brain regeneration for decades, but the article suggests that cruciferous vegetables is a method of regenerating the brain. An MIT scientist discovered that the growth of nervous tissue is aided by phyto-substances, which is a nutrient that can be found in common vegetables, like broccoli. A compound found in broccoli also has more positive effects on the body, as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Broccoli is helpful for elderly patients that suffer from degenerative diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • Toxins that are present in the air, water, and food can significantly interfere with one’s ability to learn, remember, and even communicate.
  • It was formerly believed in the past by scientists and considered a settled issue that brain regeneration was not a possibility.
  • Today, it is being observed by scientists that brain regeneration by cruciferous vegetables is possible. Joseph Altman, an MIT scientist, was the first to make this observation in 1960.

"This natural process of brain regeneration is expedited by certain beneficial phyto-nutrients, and hampered by certain toxic elements."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-09-is-this-cruciferous-vegetable-the-key-to-brain-regeneration.html

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How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry
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Date: April 24, 2019 02:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to fight the flu effectively with elderberry





Elderberry syrup is a potent antiviral that offers excellent protection against influenza A and B, staph, salmonella poona, and herpes simplex. According to a double-blind Israeli study, people who took elderberry syrup at the first signs of flu symptoms experienced improvement within two days. Another study conducted by Norwegian researchers confirmed similar findings. Elderberry syrup is bad news to the vaccine industry because pharma strongly promotes the notion that the flu vaccine is the only protection available to us. Elderberry is also available as lozenges, tinctures, or dried berries. It is available at most health food stores and can be consumed alone or with honey and cinnamon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Elderberries contain anti viral properties that can help with various health issues.
  • Elderberry syrup can be made with 3 simple ingredients: Elderberries, water and honey.
  • Elderberry syrup can cause certain autoimmune conditions to flare up or became worse.

"Measure your liquid and mix in up to equal amounts of honey, then heat gently and stir to combine. I like to add a stick of cinnamon, a few whole cloves and a teaspoon of ginger root during the boiling process for synergetic effects and flavor."

Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/elderberry-syrup-flu-2801.html

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Trace minerals from deep in the ocean found to increase blood flowand reduce inflammation in the brain
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Date: April 17, 2019 01:26 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Trace minerals from deep in the ocean found to increase blood flowand reduce inflammation in the brain





Those who follow paleobiology have a deep belief that life started within the ocean itself. Right now, those who are highly active in physical activity typically rely on supplemental beverages that include a large amount of essential vitamins and minerals, but they often include a lot of preservatives as well. Fortunately, a recent study showed that athletes are able to thrive and preform just as well when ingesting discovery of deep ocean minerals (DOMs) through natural avenues.

Key Takeaways:

  • 70 minerals, sourced from the oceanic depths, were the recent focus of a multinational study.
  • These specific 70 minerals, purports the study, may increase brain blood flow and hemoglobin post-exercise.
  • Although athletes routinely ingest energy-boosting post-workout drinks, many are highly processed and replete with artificial ingredients.

"From this idea, scientists hypothesized that ingesting the minerals from deep ocean water may replenish incomplete molecular complexities and increase our physical capacity against energy-consuming and physically taxing challenges."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-11-trace-minerals-from-ocean-increase-blood-flow-reduce-inflammation.html

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Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic
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Date: April 12, 2019 04:08 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chitosan: A more environmentally friendly food packaging materialthan plastic





Itsaso Leceta, an academic researcher from the University of Basque Country has developed a biodegradable polymer, hoping to change packaging standards. Chitosan, made from crustacean chitins, prevents fungi and bacteria from infecting whole foods. It does not, however, block gas, water, or vapor. On the plus side, this new environmentally conscious food packaging is completely biodegradable, even edible. Everyone can make a difference, and consumers can start by choosing alternative means in their lives, like Chitosan.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although fruit is often coated in plastic films to protect it from contaminants, these plastics pollute the sea, and their productions involves the use of hazardous chemicals.
  • Chitosan is produced by processing the material that makes up crustaceans’ exoskeletons, and it has antimicrobial properties that make it a good potential coating for fruit and vegetables.
  • You can help reduce the impact of packaging materials on the environment by bringing your own bag when you buy produce, and by buying from local farmers.

"It is a biodegradable, biocompatible (not harmful to living tissue) polymer that can be used to wrap vegetables and fruits. Its purpose is to prevent bacteria and fungi from infecting whole foods, and prolonging their shelf life."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-17-chitosan-environmentally-friendly-food-packaging.html

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Moringa : The Next Big Superfood?
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Date: April 03, 2019 03:31 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Moringa : The Next Big Superfood?





Moringa trees are native to India and produce edible, highly nutritious pods, seeds and leaves, while also improving soil and water. Moringa is a hardy plant that can grow in many different climates. Studies suggest that compounds in moringa may help boost heart health and slow the growth of cancer cells. Moringa may also help moderate blood sugar, and is also good for skin and hair. At the very least, moringa — available as a tea, oil or food — is full of vitamins, minerals and calcium.

Key Takeaways:

  • The protein in moringa oleifera may help prevent cancer growth while lowering bad cholesterol.
  • Skin and hair cells can be strengthened by the antioxidants found in Moringa oleifera.
  • Moringa oleifera is also healthy for the environment by assisting with making soil more fertile and can act as a water filter.

"While the seeds are often roasted and consumed like nuts, the leaves actually contain more nutrients."

Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/anti-aging-beauty/moringa-next-big-superfood/

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Eating ginger regularly may suppress the negative effects of ahigh-fat diet
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Date: March 27, 2019 03:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Eating ginger regularly may suppress the negative effects of ahigh-fat diet





A study, conducted by Korean researchers and published in the journal "Nutrients", found that consuming ginger extract can prevent some of the detrimental effects of a high-fat diet. In the study, 27 rats were divided into three groups. Members of each group were fed a high-fat diet. Members of two of the groups were also given ginger extract. One group was given a hot-water extract; the other group was given ginger extracted by high hydrostatic pressure. Both groups that received ginger extract had lower body weight and lower body fat percentage than the group that was given no ginger extract.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new report that was due to a study by Korean researchers have found that taking ginger extracts prevents body weight gain and body fat.
  • The study used rats to understand the effects of taking ginger on obesity and inflammation and used two types of ginger extracts.
  • The study consisted of 27 rats fed with high fat diets. One group did not have ginger extracts while two other groups had different types of ginger.

"Consuming ginger or taking ginger extracts regularly may help prevent some of the negative effects of a high-fat diet, according to a study published in the journal Nutrients."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-26-eating-ginger-suppresses-the-negative-effects-of-high-fat-diet.html

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How to make your own penicillin... just in case
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Date: March 19, 2019 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How to make your own penicillin... just in case





The concept of growing penicillin in one's home is foreign to most Americans, but with careful attention and consistent patience, it can certainly be done. In order to achieve this, you will need to grow mold on bread or old citrus peels until it is a blue-green hue. Then, you will need to separate the penicillin from the rest of the mold growth by the aid of 500 milliliters of tap water at a cool temperature, and lactose monohydrate, cornstarch, sodium nitrate, magnesium sulfate, and a few other important ingredients.

Key Takeaways:

  • Penicillin discovery, a landmark moment in modern medicine, has been shown to have saved many lives when used as an antibiotic.
  • Although making one’s own penicillin is possible, but it is not the recommended option if one has recourse to a doctor.
  • To make homegrown penicillin, one can put bread or citrus peels in a container to grow mold at around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

"When your fruit or bread starts to develop a gray mold, you’re on the right track, but you need to wait until it turns a bluish-green shade to turn it to penicillin. When it gets to this point, you’ll then need to incubate it in a sterilized flask for about a week."

The easy way to make penicillin, and alternatives below:

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-how-to-make-your-own-penicillin.html

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Can ginger, turmeric and lemon juice reduce blood sugar?
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Date: February 22, 2019 08:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can ginger, turmeric and lemon juice reduce blood sugar?





There has now been a new recipe developed that has the ability to reduce blood glucose levels in those looking for a way to keep their sugar levels in balance. The recipe is quite simple, and the ingredients are likely already in your pantry ready for use. Just take one lemon, some ginger, and one full liter of water. Chop both the lemon and ginger into boiling water so that it can absorb all of the nutrients.

Key Takeaways:

  • A fasting blood sugar between 140 mg and 180 mg is considered to be hyperglycemia and can cause damage to the pancreas and other serious health impacts.
  • Ginger is a versatile ingredient for tea, confections and cooking that can help break down the sugar in your blood.
  • Turmeric contains antioxidants and beneficial compounds like curcumin and polyphenols that can slow down accumulation of glucose in the liver.

"If the analysis shows the 70-90 milligrams before meal - your blood sugar levels are normal."

Read more: https://www.legit.ng/1215271-can-ginger-turmeric-lemon-juice-reduce-blood-sugar.html

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Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight?
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Date: February 19, 2019 07:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Apple Cider Vinegar really help you lose weight?





People have trusted apple cider vinegar to help them shed those unwanted pounds for many years now after a fly by night company brought claims of its benefit to lose weight. But, have we all been duped or can apple cider vinegar really help those pounds come off? In a test conducted using mice and rats, weight loss did occur when given apple cider vinegar. Scientist say that it is true and yu can lose weight when using this product!

Key Takeaways:

  • The mice in the study were fed with high fat foods so that obesity could be induced in them and then they were given water or acetic acid.
  • It was discovered that despite having the same meal as water taking mice, mice taking acetic acid did not grow any additional body fat or become obese.
  • The conclusion of the study was that taking acetic acid regularly could help prevent the onset of obesity, and also reduce body fat levels and lipids.

"They reported that acetic acid could prevent the build-up of body fat and lipids in the animals."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-20-can-acv-really-help-you-lose-weight.html

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6 foods that are high in B vitamins - Sportskeeda
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Date: February 08, 2019 04:33 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 6 foods that are high in B vitamins - Sportskeeda





The eight vitamins of the B Complex are water soluble nutrients which play a critical role in many organ systems and biological functions. Luckily, there are many foods that provide a rich supply of B Vitamins. Eggs are a great source of both vitamins and complete protein, while milk helps promote strong bones and teeth and spinach provides a wide variety of nutrients without too many carbohydrates mixed in. Other good dietary sources of Vitamin B include lentils and chicken.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Vitamin B Complex includes eight different water-soluble vitamins needed for a wide variety of organ systems and functions.
  • Eggs are a good source of complete protein, as well as Vitamins A and D, and can help prevent cardiovascular disease and even heart attacks.
  • Spinach, milk, lentils and chicken are all good sources of a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including B Vitamins.

"Not consuming the required quantities of B vitamins could turn out to become counterproductive and could lead to severe health conditions, including anaemia, fatigue, weakened immune system and muscle weakness."

Read more: https://www.sportskeeda.com/health-and-fitness/6-foods-that-are-high-in-b-vitamins-ss

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Omega 3 Oil For Anxiety?
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Date: February 01, 2019 04:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Omega 3 Oil For Anxiety?

There is some evidence that omega-3 supplements can be effective in relieving anxiety. Recently, a Japanese research team looked at 19 previous studies and concluded that large doses of omega-3 supplements can relieve symptoms in adults diagnosed with anxiety disorder (though not in children or those with un-diagnosed anxiety). As an alternative to supplements, Dr. Andrew Weil recommends the consumption of oily, cold water fish as a means of ingesting omega-3, and suggests breathing exercises and meditation as ways to lessen anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • Our body cannot make omega-3 fatty acids and since they are needed by the body we have to get them from cold-water, oily fish.
  • The two essential omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) which supports heart health and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) which is part of nerve cell membranes.
  • A study by Japanese researchers on omega-3 fatty acids found that it can help relieve anxiety disorders in people provided they are not below 18 years.

"There is some evidence that omega-3 supplements can help reduce anxiety in some people."

Read more: https://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/mental-health/omega-3-oil-for-anxiety/

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Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix and Smash Chronic Inflammation at theSame Time
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Date: January 16, 2019 01:51 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix and Smash Chronic Inflammation at theSame Time





Hot chocolate is something that is very ingrained with the holiday season. Sitting around with the family drinking some hot cocoa is something that is so aligned with Christmas and all of the holidays that take place in December. For the people that love hot chocolate, they love this time period. However, if you, or people you know, are suffering from chronic inflammation, then you should be careful with the things that you drink. However, studies show that hot cocoa in moderation could be good for this!

Key Takeaways:

  • People absolutely love their warm cocoa during the holiday season and this time of the year.
  • Some people are not able to drink the delicious drinks of the holiday season because of inflammation in their bodies.
  • Understanding how to budget your diet correctly is really important during the holiday season.

"Tis the season for crackling fires, snowball fights, and warm and delicious hot chocolate. But, how do you make yours? Do you rip open a package and pour hot water over something that claims to be hot chocolate?"

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/hot-chocolate-fix-smash-chronic-inflammation/

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Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree"
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Date: January 09, 2019 09:15 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Nutritional benefits that prove moringa really is a "miracle tree"





Known as the miracle tree, the moringa plant has many health benefits derived from its pods, leaves, and seeds. Moringa is grown in northern India and is commonly used by natives in cooking. The seeds of the moringa are rich in both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, making it very beneficial for those with ulcerative colitis and other GI conditions. Moringa seeds have also been shown to decrease blood sugar levels, making it the perfect superfood for diabetics or those at-risk. Furthermore, moringa seeds can help decrease one’s risk of developing breast, colon, and liver cancers by suppressing the spread of cancer cells.

Key Takeaways:

  • Many bitter foods like Moringa, dark leafy vegetables, bitter gourds, and dark chocolate, have proven themselves to be superfoods. But of them all, Moringa is the least popular.
  • Moringa in fact is termed a “miracle tree” due to the fact that all of its parts including the leaves, pods, and seeds, have health benefits.
  • Originally from India and now spread to Asia and Africa, the plant can be used for biodiesel production, manufacturing of beauty products, and water filtration.

"Moringa is a good source of healthy monounsaturated fats that lower bad cholesterol and consequently reduce the risk of heart disease. Previous studies have also shown that moringa seeds protect heart cells from damage induced by oxidative stress and excessive inflammation."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-nutritional-benefits-that-prove-moringa-really-is-a-miracle-tree.html

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Congress Finally Frees Hemp From Jail: Big News For Farmers and CBDIndustry
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Date: January 06, 2019 04:20 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Congress Finally Frees Hemp From Jail: Big News For Farmers and CBDIndustry





The Farm Act that was recently passed by Congress allows farmers across the nation to freely grow hemp as they please. Unfortunately, there are still restrictions set on the production of CBD products, which leaves a grey area in terms of what is acceptable and unacceptable. CBD oil is becoming more and more prevalent in treating psychological symptoms without the psychoactive effects that marijuana has. Industry leaders suspect that this bill passing is the first step in the CBD industry ultimately exploding.

Key Takeaways:

  • Since 1970, hemp has had the black label on the Schedule 1 drug. But recently, congress gave it its freedom and legalized it.
  • Despite the passing of the bill on hemp, the status of CBD by the food and drug administration is as an illegal substance.
  • Hemp does not take much to grow. It requires little water, is excellent for the soil and does not require pesticides.

"At any rate, the passing of the Farm Bill is sure to have implications on the growing CBD industry."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/congress-frees-hemp-from-jail-news-farmers-cbd-industry/

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Male infertility can be caused by a taurine deficiency
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Date: January 03, 2019 08:50 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Male infertility can be caused by a taurine deficiency





Scientists recently conducted a study that showed their male mice who had low levels of cysteine dioxygenase were also facing signs of low fertility rates. Cysteine dioxygenase is commonly known as CDO, and some refer to it in the medical field as tourine. Due to the high levels of tourine showing to increase fertility levels in male mice and vice versa, researchers are now presuming that the same may be true for human males facing the same issues.

Key Takeaways:

  • Taurine which is often biosynthesized by the male reproductive system is often found in the heart, blood, retina, and platelets.
  • Male rats were involved in the study. These rats were given water with taurine, and then alanine, a taurine transport inhibitor.
  • Cysteine deoxygenase (CDO) is a protein that produces taurine. Male rats with abundant amounts of this protein were reproductively healthy while low amounts made them infertile.

"The study suggested that a deficiency in taurine, a vital amino acid which is found abundantly in the male reproductive system, can deform sperm and may lead to male infertility."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-male-infertility-could-be-caused-by-a-taurine-deficiency.html

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Chronic Inflammation at the Root of Most Diseases + How to Prevent!
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Date: December 21, 2018 08:53 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Chronic Inflammation at the Root of Most Diseases + How to Prevent!





Many people suffer from chronic inflammation and wonder how else to treat their pain. According to Harvard Medical School, chronic inflammation us the main source of problem in patient's suffering from heart disease, asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer's. Symptoms of chronic inflammation include swelling and loss of blood vessels, lose or enlargement of kidneys, or even swelling or loss of muscle function. Eating food that are anti-inflammatory like vegetables, fruits, water, beans, healthy fats, protein and teas could reduce the severity of pain associated with chronic inflammation.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is now being reported that chronic inflammation is at the heart of several diseases in the body including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and diabetes.
  • One of the root causes of diseases such as inflammation is being avoided by modern medicine and they concentrate on symptoms.
  • Inflammation is the body’s natural way to fight against diseases and bacteria and then heal itself, otherwise they would infest and cause problems.

"The good news is that there are a lot of ways to avoid or reduce chronic disease-causing inflammation, including an anti-inflammatory diet plus other scientifically-proven inflammation-reducing tactics you can start doing today!"

Read more: https://draxe.com/inflammation-at-the-root-of-most-diseases/

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What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide
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Date: December 19, 2018 08:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What's The Difference Between Niacin And Niacinamide

When it comes to Vitamin B3, not all forms of Niacin are created equally. Aside from the risk of allergens and impurities, there are also separate forms with critical distinctions. The pure form is made solely of nicotinic acid which causes the flushing effect when it is taken by humans. The flushing effect is a redness that starts in the face and expands outwards through the rest of the body. It can make the skin feel warm, dry, and itchy for half an hour. The flushing effect is associated with vascular dilation that helps open up the tiny capillaries and blood vessels to clean out all the toxic junk they may have accumulated.

Nicotinic Acid Lowers Cholesterol

Nicotinic acid is also associated with increasing HDL levels in the body to prevent heart disease and plaques from accumulating on the interior walls of arteries. Nicotinic acid is also known to lower the LDL and VLDL bad cholesterols that clog up arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Other Benefits of Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 plays a critical role in building enzymes that help us carry out over 200 physical functions in the body. It is not produced naturally but is absorbed from foods such as yeast, green vegetables, milk, eggs, legumes, and fish. Aside from cardiovascular health, it plays a critical role in nervous health and sex hormone production.

How Does Niacinamide Differ?

Niacinamide is a Water-soluble form of Niacin that is used to treat deficiencies or for therapies when patients need to take higher doses regularly to treat pellegra and the deficiencies that lead to it. When an excess of Niacin is built up in the body, your body may store it in this form. The chief distinction between this Water-soluable hybrid and nicotinic acid is the effect on cholesterol and vascular dilation. Although flushing can be reduced by taking nicotinic acid daily and building up a tolerance to the effects, it is harder on the liver and more burdensome on the body to metabolize it in the high doses used for therapy of many illnesses: ADHD, Schizophrenia, nervous problems, migraines, and arthritis, among others. It is the preferred choice for maintaining a consistent and steady level of Vitamin B3 in the body and loaded into many beauty and skin products for women.

What Other Forms Can I Take?

You can take any form of the vitamin on a daily basis or supplement it with nicotinic acid when you need some additional flushing effect. You will notice that Niacinamide causes some symptoms of drying and itching that are similar to flushing when you take it in high doses. The no-flush formulation is called inositol hexanicotinate and made up from Vitamins B3 and Inositol Vitamin B8. The inositol acts as an additional buffer that makes inositol hexanicotinate easy to digest and take 1600 mg without side-effects: nausea, itching, flushing, dizziness, gout, liver damage, diabetes. Although multi-vitamin formulas and even fortified foods like breakfast shakes and cereals suggest that you are getting a full dose of B3 in each serving, this is very unlikely. The better choice is to take specifically formulated capsules rather than multivitamins if you are using it for therapeutic reasons.

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4 health benefits of drinking Okra Water and how to make your ownat home
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Date: December 12, 2018 09:09 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 4 health benefits of drinking Okra Water and how to make your ownat home





Okra water is one of those things that is getting a lot of hype right now. People are talking about it and really feel as if it better than the typical water that you would get in the store. First and foremost, Okra water is rich in fiber. If you have a deficiency in this area, this kind of water can help solve that for you. Also, it is now possible for you to make your own Okra water at home.

Key Takeaways:

  • Okra water is something that has proven to be really healthy for people all around the world.
  • This kind of water is pure, natural, and has a lot of health benefits while being easy to make.
  • The water that you make at your home like this is really high in fiber and can provide you with this nutrient if you have a deficiency.

"A 2015 study published in Nutrients found that, in combination with daily physical activity, adding okra to your diet can enable you to exercise longer without tiring as quickly and recover faster."

Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/4-health-benefits-of-drinking-okra-water-and-how-to-make-your-own-at-home/

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Compelling study confirms the therapeutic effects of curcumin inremoving fluoride from our bodies
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Date: December 03, 2018 02:03 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Compelling study confirms the therapeutic effects of curcumin inremoving fluoride from our bodies





According to statistics recently released by the CDC, 66.3% of U.S. citizens are being exposed to fluoride poisoning through the country's public water supplies. The good news is that a study in Pharmacognosy Magazine points to curcumin as a natural solution to this growing problem. According to this Indian study, curcumin can protect our brains from fluoride poisoning. If you cannot afford to install a whole-house water filter in your home, curcumin may be a safe and affordable option to protect your family from the dangerous neurological effects of fluoride.

Key Takeaways:

  • In our bodies, there are so many chemicals that have to work together at any given time.
  • The public water in the United States is causing a large number of people to have fluoride issues.
  • The bottom line is that fluoride chemicals should have no presence in the water that people drink.

"The researchers looked specifically at fluoride-induced toxicity on the mice’s brains, including the chemical’s impact on lipid peroxidation, or rancidity, in brain tissue. They also evaluated markers of malondialdehyde, or MDA, a well-known marker of oxidative stress and oxidative damage, in the brains of mice from each test group."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-26-curcumin-removing-fluoride-from-the-body.html

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Rejuvenate your skin and get rid of dark circles under your eyeswith aloe vera
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Date: November 27, 2018 08:51 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Rejuvenate your skin and get rid of dark circles under your eyeswith aloe vera





Aloe vera can help remove the dark circles under your eyes. Aloe vera contains vitamin E and has anti pigmentation properties. In order to remove the dark circles, gently rub the aloe vera on the affected areas. Leave the gel on your face for 15 to 20 minutes or overnight. Then remove the gel with a cotton swab. To extract aloe vera gel from the plant, first pluck a leaf. Lie the leaf flat on the table and slice the leaf open. Scrape the gel using a spoon.

Key Takeaways:

  • Aloe vera’s unique wonders on the skin and hair are legendary that is why it is an ingredient in various beauty products.
  • To remove the dark circles under your eyes, leave aloe vera gel on your face for fifteen minutes or overnight, and then remove with cotton pads.
  • To rejuvenate your skin and make them fresh, mix aloe vera with rose water and rub it on your face and leave for fifteen minutes.

"A unique succulent plant, aloe vera contains vitamin E and anti-pigmentation properties, which help get rid of those dark circles."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-13-get-rid-of-dark-circles-under-your-eyes-with-aloe-vera.html

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How To Make Vitamin C Powder At Home For Immune System Support
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Date: November 17, 2018 10:25 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How To Make Vitamin C Powder At Home For Immune System Support





Vitamin C is an absolutely essential vitamin for human bodies, especially as human bodies can not replenish their supply without consuming it from outside sources. Scurvy, which is a disease which manifests when vitamin C stores become dangerously low, is notable via symptoms such as bleeding gums, slow wound-healing and joint pain. Before vitamin C and its uses were understood, it was not unusual for the disease to take hold among sailing crews. Traveling for long distances, usually without recourse to fresh stores, the seamen made an unfortunate and easy target for the disease. Although it is now considered a rare occurrence the disease can and still does manifest under circumstances of unvaried diet. Regardless of one's diet, however, it is possible to supplement one's use of vitamin C. There is even an easy DIY way to make vitamin C powder for individual use. Besides providing the needed daily minimum quota of an essential nutrient that builds immunity and supports the cardiovascular system, the organic vitamin C powder recipe ensures the recipient garners valuable fiber and enzymes. It's also more absorbable than pill variants. To make the powder, first peel some oranges. Blend the peels, then place them in a glass dish and inside an oven set to low heat. Stir the peels from time to time. You'll want to use about 10 oranges and no water. To make sure the temperature is not too high, leave the oven door cracked open. Once the peels are thoroughly dehydrated, put them through the blender again and make a flour of them. Strain the flour and put the results in a glass jar. Use this golden powder as a nutritious additive to soups, teas and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Scurvy, which manifests with an extreme lack of vitamin C, is a disease that often becomes visible through symptoms like bleeding gums.
  • You can make your own home-made vitamin C with orange peels that you put in a blender.
  • Afterwards place the peels in a glass dish and heat it in the oven, using low heat and stirring the peels from time to time.

"Human beings, just like other mammals, are unable to produce their own vitamin C."

Read more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4f3TEaodS8E

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