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Scientists discover the potential use of papaya leaf juice fortreating dengue Darrell Miller 2/6/19
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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Darrell Miller 1/3/19
The science behind curcumin’s healing properties Darrell Miller 1/2/19
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The Versatility of Coconut Sugar: A Dive into its Culinary Uses, Glycemic Index, and Nutritional Profile
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Date: June 05, 2024 03:40 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Versatility of Coconut Sugar: A Dive into its Culinary Uses, Glycemic Index, and Nutritional Profile


The Versatility of Coconut Sugar: A Dive into its Culinary Uses, Glycemic Index, and Nutritional Profile


In the world of health-conscious eating, coconut sugar has been gaining traction as a natural sweetener that boasts several benefits over traditional table sugar. Derived from the sap of coconut palm tree flowers, coconut sugar offers a unique flavor and versatile uses in a variety of culinary applications. This article delves into the numerous ways coconut sugar can be utilized in the kitchen, its glycemic index, and its nutritional profile, shedding light on why this sweetener has captured the hearts of many health enthusiasts.

Culinary Uses of Coconut Sugar

Baking and Desserts

One of the most popular ways to incorporate coconut sugar into your diet is through baking. Coconut sugar can be used as a one-to-one replacement for white or brown sugar in recipes, making it an easy swap for those looking to reduce their intake of refined sugars. Its caramel-like flavor enhances the taste of cookies, cakes, muffins, and other baked goods. For example, coconut sugar can add depth to chocolate chip cookies or provide a rich, molasses-like sweetness to gingerbread.

Beverages

Coconut sugar can also be a delightful addition to both hot and cold beverages. It easily dissolves in liquids, making it a great sweetener for coffee, tea, smoothies, and even cocktails. For instance, adding a spoonful of coconut sugar to your morning coffee or afternoon chai tea can give your drink a subtle, tropical sweetness without the overpowering taste that sometimes accompanies artificial sweeteners.

Cooking and Sauces

In the realm of savory dishes, coconut sugar works exceptionally well in marinades, sauces, and dressings. Its ability to balance flavors makes it a staple in many Asian cuisines, particularly in Thai cooking. Use it to create a luscious teriyaki sauce or add it to a spicy barbecue marinade. Coconut sugar’s mild sweetness can complement and enhance the umami elements of soy sauce, ginger, and garlic, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors.

Toppings and Condiments

Don’t overlook coconut sugar as a topping for breakfast or snacks. Sprinkle it over oatmeal, yogurt, or fresh fruit for a burst of flavor and a touch of sweetness. You can also use coconut sugar in homemade granola or energy bars. Its granular texture adds a pleasant crunch, and its rich taste pairs well with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.

Glycemic Index

One of the significant advantages of coconut sugar is its lower glycemic index (GI) compared to regular table sugar. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly a food raises blood sugar levels after consumption. Foods with a high GI can cause rapid spikes and crashes in blood sugar levels, which can be particularly problematic for individuals with diabetes or those managing their weight.

Coconut sugar has a GI of approximately 35, which is considerably lower than the GI of table sugar, which hovers around 60-65. This lower GI means that coconut sugar causes a slower, more gradual rise in blood sugar levels. As a result, it can help maintain more stable energy levels throughout the day and prevent the sudden energy crashes that often follow high-sugar snacks or meals.

Nutritional Profile

Aside from its lower glycemic index, coconut sugar also offers a more nutrient-dense alternative to refined sugars. While it is still a type of sugar and should be consumed in moderation, coconut sugar contains trace amounts of vitamins and minerals that can contribute to overall health.

Vitamins and Minerals

Coconut sugar retains some of the nutrients found in the coconut palm sap. These include small amounts of iron, zinc, calcium, and potassium, all of which play crucial roles in maintaining bodily functions. For example, iron is essential for oxygen transport in the blood, while calcium supports bone health.

Antioxidants

Coconut sugar also contains antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals, unstable molecules that can damage cells and contribute to aging and diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Inulin Content

Another noteworthy component of coconut sugar is inulin, a type of dietary fiber. Inulin acts as a prebiotic, feeding the beneficial bacteria in the gut and promoting a healthy digestive system. Its presence in coconut sugar can further contribute to its lower glycemic index by slowing down glucose absorption.

Choosing and Storing Coconut Sugar

When purchasing coconut sugar, it’s essential to select high-quality brands that don’t mix the sugar with other sweetening agents like cane sugar. Always check the label to ensure you’re buying 100% pure coconut sugar.

Storage Tips

Store coconut sugar in an airtight container in a cool, dry place to maintain its texture and flavor. It’s important to keep it away from moisture, as this can cause clumping and affect its usability.

Ready to Sweeten up Your Life?

Coconut sugar presents a versatile and nutritious alternative to traditional sweeteners, offering a wide range of culinary uses while providing a lower glycemic index and additional vitamins and minerals. Whether you’re baking your favorite dessert, sweetening your morning coffee, or enhancing a savory dish, coconut sugar can be a valuable addition to your pantry. Its unique flavor and health benefits make it an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy sweetness in a more wholesome form. By understanding and embracing the versatility of coconut sugar, you can make more informed and health-conscious decisions in your culinary endeavors.

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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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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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Unlocking the Benefits of Green Tea Extract
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Date: August 10, 2023 10:43 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Unlocking the Benefits of Green Tea Extract

  • Powerful Antioxidant
  • Benefits of these antioxidants in fighting inflammation and chronic diseases
  • The role of bioactive compounds in green tea in improving immune function
  • Promotes Weight Loss
  • Improve Mental Efficiency
  • Green tea extract's impact on the central nervous system
  • How Natures Answer Green Tea Extract can enhance cognitive abilities
  • Promotes Heart Health

With the growing awareness about the health benefits of green tea, it comes as no surprise that it has become a popular health supplement. One potent green tea supplement that has continued to maintain attention is Natures Answer brand Green Tea Extract in an Alcohol-Free Liquid Extract. Packed with powerful antioxidants, this supplement can aid in digestion, weight management, and overall well-being.

Powerful Antioxidant

Antioxidants are substances that inhibit oxidation, a process that can lead to cellular damage. They act as scavengers, helping shield the body from harmful free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can inflict damage to our cells. This is where green tea, and particularly green tea extract, shines. Rich in antioxidants known as polyphenols, green tea plays a significant role in maintaining the body's overall health. Polyphenols, including flavonoids and catechins, are known for their potent antioxidant effects. The most notable catechin in green tea is Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), widely studied for its powerful impact on health. Green tea's antioxidants help neutralize harmful free radicals, reducing oxidative stress, and subsequently lowering the risk of a host of chronic conditions including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even certain cancers. Thus, the antioxidants in green tea aren't just important, they're an integral part of a health-conscious lifestyle.

Boost Immune System

Green tea boosts immunity through its potent bioactive compounds, primarily polyphenols like catechins. These compounds exhibit powerful antioxidant properties, neutralizing harmful free radicals in the body. Additionally, they help increase the body's production of detoxifying enzymes, further enhancing the immune system's efficiency. Green tea also contains a type of catechin called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), renowned for its immune-boosting properties. EGCG aids in the production of T-cells, the body's first line of defense against infections. Furthermore, green tea fosters beneficial gut bacteria, which play a crucial role in maintaining a robust immune system.

Promotes Weight Loss

Green tea extract works to accelerate weight loss primarily through its active ingredients, one of which is caffeine. Although not as much as coffee, green tea does contain sufficient caffeine that can aid in fat burning and improving exercise performance. More importantly, it is loaded with potent antioxidants called catechins. The most important of these is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance that can boost metabolism. Studies suggest that the combination of EGCG and caffeine in green tea extract can assist in weight loss by helping the body burn more calories, even at rest, and breaking down more fat cells. Additionally, green tea extract is known to increase fat oxidation and improve insulin sensitivity, both beneficial for weight control. While the effects on each individual can vary, when combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, green tea extract can indeed support and accelerate weight loss efforts.

Impacts Central Nervous System

Green tea extract is known to have profound effects on the central nervous system, primarily due to the presence of caffeine and an amino acid called L-theanine. Caffeine, a known stimulant, works by blocking an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain called Adenosine. This increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, leading to improved brain function, mood, vigilance, reaction times, and even memory. On the other hand, L-theanine can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to increase the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain. The unique combination of these two compounds in green tea extract is believed to make it an excellent tool for maintaining and enhancing the central nervous system.

Improve Mental Efficiency

Green tea improves mental efficiency through several biological mechanisms. Primarily, it contains caffeine and L-theanine, two compounds known to enhance brain function. Caffeine, a known stimulant, works by blocking an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine, which not only increases the firing of neurons but also amplifies the concentration of other neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. This results in improved brain function, vigilance, reaction times, memory recall, and mood.

On the other hand, L-theanine is an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and has psychoactive properties. It promotes relaxation without drowsiness and can work synergistically with caffeine to enhance brain function. Furthermore, L-theanine increases the frequency of alpha waves in the brain, which leads to improved creativity and problem-solving abilities.

Moreover, green tea is rich in polyphenols and antioxidants, particularly Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), which has protective effects on neurons, potentially lowering the risk of neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Hence, regular consumption of green tea or its extract can significantly improve mental efficiency.

Promotes Heart Health

Natures Answer Green Tea Extract Alcohol-Free Extract can help you maintain healthy cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, and prevent blood clot formation that can lead to heart diseases. The polyphenol and catechin compounds in green tea extract are known to promote the health of the heart by reducing inflammation and improving blood vessels' function. Green tea maintains healthy cholesterol levels by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract and aiding in its excretion. This leads to a reduced level of LDL (bad cholesterol) in the bloodstream, while not affecting the levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Green tea extract can also lower blood pressure. The catechins it contains help to dilate blood vessels, improving their function and allowing blood to flow more easily. This can lead to a significant reduction in blood pressure, especially in cases of hypertension.

Furthermore, studies have shown that the antioxidants in green tea can prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, a process that contributes to the formation of plaques in arteries and blood clot formation. By preventing this oxidation, green tea extract can reduce the risk of heart diseases and strokes.

Lastly, the anti-inflammatory nature of green tea's antioxidants helps in reducing inflammation in blood vessels, a condition that can contribute to heart disease. By reducing inflammation, blood flow improves, and the risk of heart disease decreases. In this way, green tea actively promotes heart health.

In conclusion, Natures Answer Green Tea Extract is an all-in-one supplement that can enhance your overall health and well-being in various ways. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and weight management properties of this supplement can do wonders for your physical, neurological, and mental health. Incorporating Natures Answer green tea (alcohol free) liquid extract into your daily routine can help you unlock the multiple benefits that this tea has to offer. So, go ahead, give it a try, and reap the benefits of this powerful supplement!

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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 Benefits of Nitric Oxide: How L-Arginine and L-Citrulline Work Together
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Date: December 01, 2022 01:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Nitric Oxide: How L-Arginine and L-Citrulline Work Together

Did you know that two amino acids, L-Arginine and L-Citrulline, can work together in your body to boost nitric oxide levels? It's true! Let's explore how the two work in tandem to unlock the power of nitric oxide.

What is Nitric Oxide?

Nitric Oxide (NO) is an important signaling molecule in the human body that relaxes blood vessels and helps to regulate blood pressure. This molecule also plays a role in regulating muscle contractions, protecting against oxidative damage, and helping with wound healing. NO has also been studied for its potential ability to lower bad cholesterol levels and boost the immune system.

How do L-Arginine and L-Citrulline Work Together?

L-Arginine is an amino acid that your body can convert into NO. However, this conversion process can be inefficient due to the presence of enzymes that inhibit the production of NO from L-Arginine. This is where L-Citrulline comes in! By converting into L-Arginine, it helps increase levels of L-Arginine in your blood plasma which boosts overall NO levels this increase in L-Arginine forces those pesky enzymes to make more NO. This is why many people take supplements containing both ingredients as part of their daily health regimen.

Why Should I Take Nitric Oxide Supplements?

By increasing nitric oxide levels in your body you can enjoy a variety of benefits including improved cardiovascular health, better exercise performance, enhanced immune system function, healthier skin, and even improved cognitive functioning! In addition to taking supplements containing both amino acids mentioned above, eating a balanced diet filled with foods rich in antioxidants like fruits and vegetables will help keep nitric oxide levels up as well.

How to Use:

To experience the full potential of this supplement, one must take 1 - 2 capsules 3 times daily.

To maximize the potential benefits associated with increased nitric oxide production in your body it is important to ensure you are getting enough of both amino acids -L-Arginine and L-Citrulline - either through dietary sources or supplementation. By combining these two powerful ingredients you can unlock the power of NO for yourself and reap all the amazing benefits it provides! So if you're looking for a natural way to improve your overall health then consider adding these two amino acids into your daily routine today!

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Curamin with VectOmega: The Ultimate Combination for Pain Relief
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Date: November 23, 2022 04:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Curamin with VectOmega: The Ultimate Combination for Pain Relief

If you're living with chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be. It's hard to focus on anything else when your body is constantly in pain. Fortunately, there are ways to manage the pain and make it more bearable. One of the most effective methods is combining Curamin with Vectomega, a special fish oil that can help bring more pain relief than ever before. Let's take a look at why this combination works so well together.

Curamin is an all-natural supplement made from the root of turmeric, which has been used for centuries for its natural anti-inflammatory properties. When taken regularly, Curamin helps reduce inflammation and pain in your body. That means less stiffness and discomfort throughout the day—and improved mobility.

But while Curamin can help reduce inflammation, it doesn't work as quickly as some people need it to. That's where Vectomega comes in. This special fish oil is processed with an enzyme to extract the omega-3 from fish oil, leaving it in a peptide form that makes it more absorbable and more effective as a pain reliever than regular fish oil supplements. When combined with Curamin, Vectomega helps provide faster relief from inflammation and pain than either one alone would provide—so if you're looking for rapid relief from your chronic pain symptoms, this combination could be just what you need.

Vectomega also offers other benefits beyond pain relief; studies have shown that taking omega-3s can help boost your immune system, reduce cholesterol levels, improve mental clarity and concentration, and even improve skin health by providing essential vitamins and minerals that your skin needs to stay healthy and radiant.

By combining Curamin with Vectomega, you get the best of both worlds—rapid pain relief plus long-term health benefits like improved immunity and skin health. So if you're looking for an all-natural way to manage your chronic pain symptoms without relying on medication or surgery, this combination might be just what you need to get back on track.

Recommended dosages: 3 x Curamin daily, 3 x VectOmega daily. till pain is reduced then you can back down on the VectOmega.

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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 Many Benefits of Niacinamide
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Date: November 10, 2022 11:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Niacinamide

You may have heard of niacinamide before, but you may not know all of the ways that this important nutrient can benefit your health. Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B-3, is involved in over 50 metabolic reactions in the body. Its bioactive forms - NAD+, NADH, NADP, and NADPH - play key roles in cellular energy production, protein and fatty acid breakdown, fatty acid synthesis, and the formation of steroid hormones and red blood cells. In other words, niacinamide is essential for keeping your body functioning properly! Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of this important nutrient.

Reduced risk of heart disease. Niacinamide has been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol and increase levels of HDL cholesterol, both of which are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease.

Improved cognitive function. Niacinamide has been shown to improve cognitive function in older adults and reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Lower inflammation levels. Niacinamide has anti-inflammatory properties that can help to lower inflammation levels throughout the body. This can lead to a host of health benefits, including a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis.

As you can see, niacinamide is an important nutrient with numerous health benefits. If you're not getting enough niacinamide from your diet, consider supplementing with a quality vitamin B-3 supplement. Your mind and body will thank you!

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Solaray Multidophilus 12 - A Twelve-Strain Probiotic Blend
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Date: November 10, 2022 11:23 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Solaray Multidophilus 12 - A Twelve-Strain Probiotic Blend

Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your health, especially your digestive system. They can improve your gut health and even boost your immune system. But with so many different probiotics on the market, it can be hard to know which one to choose. That's where our new twelve-strain probiotic blend comes in. This blend contains over 20 billion living organisms, including B. lactis, B. bifidum, B. infantis, B. longum, L. acidophilus, L. brevis, L. bulgaricus, L. paracasei, L. planatarum, L. rhamnosus, L. salivarius and Streptococcus thermophilus—strains that have been shown to be particularly effective in supporting gut health.

But why take a probiotic? Probiotics can help to improve your gut health by restoring the balance of good bacteria in your gut microbiome. They can also help to reduce inflammation and alleviate symptoms of conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Plus, taking a probiotic regularly can help to boost your immune system. So if you're looking for a probiotic that will support your overall health, our twelve-strain probiotic blend is an excellent option.

How the Twelve-Strain Probiotic Blend Works

When you take the twelve-strain probiotic blend, the live bacteria begin to work immediately—restoring balance to your gut microbiome and improving your gut health. The strains in the blend work together synergistically to provide the most effective results possible; for example, Bifidobacterium longum has been shown to increase the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), while Streptococcus thermophilus has been shown to reduce intestinal permeability (a common cause of inflammation). Together, these strains provide comprehensive support for gut health and immunity.

The Benefits of Taking the Twelve-Strain Probiotic Blend

There are many benefits to taking the twelve-strain probiotic blend on a regular basis. In addition to restoring balance to your gut microbiome and improving your gut health, the blend can also help to:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Alleviate symptoms of IBS and IBD
  • Boost your immune system
  • Reduce the number of colds and other respiratory infections you get
  • Protect you from food poisoning
  • Reduce cholesterol levels
  • Improve skin health
  • Reduce anxiety and depression symptoms
  • Increase weight loss
  • Improve cognitive function

If you're looking for a probiotic that will support your overall health, our new twelve-strain probiotic blend is an excellent option. This potent blend contains over 20 billion live organisms—including Bifidobacterium longum, Streptococcus thermophilus, and other strains that have been shown to be particularly effective in supporting gut health—and it works immediately to restore balance to your gut microbiome and improve your gut health. Plus, the twelve-strain probiotic blend offers numerous other benefits, like reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, reducing anxiety and depression symptoms, and increasing weight loss. So if you're looking for a powerful probiotic that will support your overall health and well-being, our twelve-strain probiotic blend is an excellent option!

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Support Healthy Gastroinesteinal Tract, Blood Sugar, And Cholesterol With Berberine
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Date: November 08, 2022 05:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Support Healthy Gastroinesteinal Tract, Blood Sugar, And Cholesterol With Berberine

Berberine is a substance that has been shown in clinical studies to support multiple body systems. It is found in the roots, stems, and bark of certain plants and has a long history of traditional use. Berberine supplements are a convenient way to get the benefits of this substance, and they can support gastrointestinal health, healthy blood glucose levels, and healthy blood cholesterol levels.* Let's take a closer look at the benefits of berberine.

Gastrointestinal Health

Berberine has been shown in human clinical trials to support gastrointestinal health. This is likely due to the fact that it can help regulate the growth of certain bacteria in the gut.* In addition, berberine has been shown to stimulate production of mucus, which can help protect the gut lining.*

Blood Glucose Levels

Several clinical trials have demonstrated that berberine can help support healthy blood glucose levels.* This is likely due to the fact that berberine can help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease insulin resistance.* In addition, berberine can help stimulate production of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD), an enzyme important for regulating blood sugar levels.*

Blood Cholesterol Levels

Clinical trials have also demonstrated that berberine supplementation can help support healthy blood cholesterol levels already within the normal range.* This is likely due to the fact that berberine can help decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol.*

As you can see, there are many reasons to consider adding a berberine supplement to your daily routine. If you are looking for a convenient way to support gastrointestinal health, healthy blood glucose levels, and healthy blood cholesterol levels,* a berberine supplement may be right for you. As always, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.

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The Many Benefits of Chromium Amino Acid Chelate
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Date: November 08, 2022 11:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Chromium Amino Acid Chelate

Though it may not be a household name, chromium is a essential trace mineral with a wide range of benefits. Perhaps most importantly, chromium helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Additionally, chromium supports cholesterol levels already in the normal range, and enhances the effectiveness of insulin. In other words, this essential mineral helps your body to burn glucose for fuel. With so many benefits, it's no wonder that chromium supplements are becoming increasingly popular. Read on to learn more about this essential mineral, and how it can improve your health.

What is Chromium?

As we mentioned above, chromium is a trace element, which means that our bodies require only very small amounts of it in order to function properly. Though we only need small amounts, chromium plays an important role in regulating blood sugar levels and supporting healthy cholesterol levels.

Chromium is found naturally in many foods, such as broccoli, grape juice, whole grains, potatoes, meat, and poultry. However, due to modern-day farming practices and processing methods, the level of chromium in these foods has decreased significantly over the years. This means that even if you're eating a healthy diet, you may not be getting enough chromium. And that's where supplements come in.

Benefits of Chromium Supplements

Chromium supplements are an easy and convenient way to make sure you're getting enough of this essential mineral. Chromium supplements have been shown to improve blood sugar control in people with diabetes, as well as reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in people with high cholesterol.

Additionally, chromium supplements can help with weight loss by reducing food cravings and increasing feelings of fullness after meals. If you're struggling to lose weight or control your blood sugar levels, adding a chromium supplement to your daily routine may be just what you need.

In Summary:

Chromium is an essential trace element with many important health benefits. If you're not getting enough chromium from your diet, consider taking a supplement. Chromium supplements can help to regulate blood sugar levels and support healthy cholesterol levels. Additionally, they may also help with weight loss by reducing food cravings and increasing feelings of fullness after meals. Talk to your doctor about whether or not achromium supplement is right for you.

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Fight Gout and Arthritis with Solaray Tart Cherry
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Date: November 04, 2022 10:33 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Fight Gout and Arthritis with Solaray Tart Cherry

Tart cherry is a type of cherry that is known for its sour taste. However, recent research has lead to increased interest in the cherry for its health-promoting benefits. Cherries contain anthocyanins, which are responsible for the red color of the fruit. Anthocyanins are considered antioxidants, which have free radical neutralizing properties.

Gout and Arthritis

One of the most well-known benefits of tart cherry is its ability to help the body fight gout and arthritis. Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that affects approximately 8.3 million people in the United States. symptoms include severe pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. Tart cherry has been shown to reduce these symptoms by reducing inflammation.

Heart Health

Tart cherries are also good for heart health. Several studies have shown that tart cherry intake can help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Additionally, tart cherries can help reduce inflammation markers in the blood, which is important for overall heart health.

Brain Health

Tart cherries are also being studied for their potential role in brain health. One study found that people who consumed tart cherry powder daily for 12 weeks had improved cognitive function and memory compared to those who did not consume the powder. Additionally, tart cherry intake has been shown to increase levels of melatonin, which is a hormone that helps regulate sleep cycles.

Overall, tart cherry is a nutritional powerhouse with many potential health benefits. If you're looking for a natural way to improve your gout or arthritis symptoms, lower your blood pressure or cholesterol levels, or memory and cognitive function, incorporating tart cherry into your diet is a great place to start.

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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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NOW Real Food® Goldenberries - Your New Favorite Superfood!
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Date: October 22, 2022 11:24 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: NOW Real Food® Goldenberries - Your New Favorite Superfood!

Here at NOW Real Food®, we're always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to help our customers live healthier, happier lives. That's why we're so excited to introduce - NOW Real Food® Goldenberries!

Native to South America, goldenberries have been consumed for thousands of years thanks to their numerous health benefits. Once dried, they resemble raisins, but their taste is a unique and exotic combination of sweet-and-sour, pucker-up goodness the whole family will absolutely love!

Not only are they delicious, but goldenberries are also incredibly versatile. You can enjoy them straight out of the bag, mix them with nuts and granola for an ultra-tasty trail mix, sprinkle them on salads, add them to breads and cookies, or create your own tasty jams and jellies. Goldenberries are also paired with artisan wines, cheeses and chocolates to create unique and remarkable flavor combinations. Trust us - there's nothing quite like goldenberries!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to our website and stock up on NOW Real Food® Goldenberries today. Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

The Health Benefits of Goldenberries

In addition to being delicious and versatile, goldenberries are also packed with nutrients that can help your body in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of the many health benefits associated with consuming goldenberries:

  • Boosts Immune System: Goldenberries are rich in vitamins A and C, as well as antioxidants, all of which work together to boost your immune system.
  • Improves Digestion: Goldenberries contain fiber and other nutrients that help improve digestion by keeping you regular and promoting gut health.
  • Reduces Inflammation: The antioxidants found in goldenberries have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout the body, which can lead to a reduction in pain and stiffness associated with conditions like arthritis.
  • Promotes Weight Loss: Because they're high in fiber and low in calories, goldenberries can help you feel full while eating less, making them a great choice if you're trying to lose weight.
  • Increases Energy Levels: Goldenberries are a great source of natural energy thanks to their B-vitamin content. So if you're feeling sluggish, grab a handful of golden berries for a quick pick-me-up!
  • Improves Heart Health: The antioxidants found in goldenberries can help improve heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and preventing oxidative damage to cells.

As you can see, there are plenty of good reasons to start incorporating NOW Real Food® Goldenberries into your diet! Not only are they delicious, but they offer numerous health benefits that can help improve your overall well-being. So what are you waiting for? Head on over to our website and stock up today! Your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

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Support the Cardiovascular System, Promote Health Aging, and Reduce Stress with Resveratrol
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Date: October 13, 2022 03:25 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Support the Cardiovascular System, Promote Health Aging, and Reduce Stress with Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a polyphenol naturally found in the skin of red grapes, certain berries, and other plants. This substance has received a lot of attention in recent years due to its many potential health benefits. Here's a closer look at some of the ways resveratrol may be able to help support your health.

Cardiovascular Support

One of the most well-known potential benefits of resveratrol is its ability to help support healthy cardiovascular function.* This substance has been shown to help promote healthy blood flow, as well as healthy levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.* All of these factors contribute to a healthy heart and circulatory system. If you're looking for a way to help keep your heart healthy, resveratrol may be worth considering.

Anti-Aging Properties

In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, resveratrol is also best known for its cellular anti-aging properties.* This substance has been shown to help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.* Free radical damage is one of the main causes of cellular aging, so resveratrol's ability to protect cells from this type of damage may help slow the aging process. If you're concerned about aging gracefully, resveratrol may be worth adding to your regimen.

Promotes Healthy Stress Response*

Biological stress is a normal part of life, but it's important to maintain a healthy response to it.* When our bodies are constantly in a state of stress, it can lead to serious health problems over time. Fortunately, resveratrol has been shown to promote a healthy stress response.* So if you're looking for a way to help your body better cope with stress, resveratrol may be worth considering.

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring substance with many potential health benefits. These benefits include supporting healthy cardiovascular function, promoting a healthy cellular aging process, and helping the body maintain a healthy response to biological stress.* If you're looking for a way to support your overall health and wellness, resveratrol may be worth considering. Talk to your healthcare provider today to see if adding this substance to your regimen is right for you.

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The Importance of Vitamin D-3
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Date: September 28, 2022 01:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Importance of Vitamin D-3

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus, two minerals essential for strong bones and teeth. Vitamin D also supports the health of the immune system, heart, and lungs. Despite its many benefits, vitamin D is not found in many foods. As a result, many people rely on supplements to ensure they are getting enough vitamin D.

There are two ways to get vitamin D: through food and supplements, or through exposure to sunlight. Foods that contain vitamin D include fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel; beef liver; cheese; egg yolks; and fortified foods such as milk, orange juice, and cereals. You can also get vitamin D through supplements. Supplements come in two forms: vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) and vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol).

Vitamin D from Sunlight

The body can also produce vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays from the sun trigger vitamin D synthesis in the skin. However, exposure to UVB rays is limited by the use of sunscreen, clothing, glass windows, and time spent indoors. In addition, UVB rays do not penetrate clouds, so weather can also affect vitamin D production. The latitude of a location also affects the amount of UVB radiation that reaches the earth's surface—the closer a person lives to the equator, the more UVB radiation is available. For example, people living in Boston (latitude 42°N) have access to about one-half the amount of UVB radiation that is available to people living in Miami (latitude 25°N). As a result, people who live in northern locations are at greater risk for vitamin D deficiency because they have less access to UVB radiation year-round.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Although sunshine is the best source of vitamin D, many people do not get enough sunlight exposure to generate sufficient amounts of this important nutrient. In addition, older adults cannot convert as much 7-dehydrocholesterol to vitamin D3 as younger adults because their skin contains less 7-dehydrocholesterol and their kidneys are less efficient at converting 25(OH)D to 1,25(OH)2D. As a result, older adults are at increased risk for vitamin D deficiency. African Americans are also at increased risk because melanin reduces skin penetration by UVB radiation. People with darkly pigmented skin may need up to 10 times more sun exposure than people with lightly pigmented skin to generate an equivalent amount of vitamin D3.

In Summary:

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps support bone health and immunity. While most people get some amount of vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, many do not get enough. This can put them at risk for deficiency, which can lead to health problems such as osteoporosis and Rickets. Luckily, there are many ways to increase your intake of vitamin D through diet and supplementation so you can experience all the benefits this nutrient has to offer!

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The Benefits of NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder
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Date: September 20, 2022 05:36 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder

Cacao powder is made from raw cacao beans that have been slowly fermented to bring out their rich flavor and then sun-dried, instead of roasted, to retain all of their valuable nutrients. With NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder you can enjoy the intensely rich flavor and nutritional benefits of dark chocolate without added sugar and unhealthy ingredients. Cacao powder is ideal for wholesome, natural recipes, and it’s a great addition to a variety of desserts and beverages, including hot chocolate and ice cream. Raw cacao has naturally occurring polyphenols and flavanols, making it a true superfood!

Nutritional Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

Raw cacao powder is an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, including magnesium, iron, calcium, copper, zinc, and potassium. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and protein. Raw cacao powder has a higher antioxidant content than roasted cacao powder or even blueberries! Antioxidants are important because they help protect our cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can damage cells and cause inflammation. Allowing free radicals to build up in our bodies can lead to chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Including RAW cacao powder in your diet is a delicious way to help reduce the risk of these chronic diseases!

Health Benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

In addition to its high antioxidant content, raw cacao powder has been shown to improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and even improve your mood! One study showed that participants who drank 2 cups of hot cocoa made with raw cacao powder daily for 30 days had lower blood pressure than those who didn’t drink cocoa. Another study showed that people who consumed high amounts of flavonoids (such as those found in raw cacao) had a lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The polyphenols in raw cacao have also been shown to reduce inflammation and improve cognitive function in older adults. Finally, raw cacao contains compounds that can improve your mood by increasing levels of serotonin (the “happy hormone”) in your brain. So next time you’re feeling down, try making yourself a cup of hot cocoa with NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder!

NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder is a delicious way to get the nutritional benefits of dark chocolate without the added sugar or unhealthy ingredients. Raw cacao powder is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that can help improve heart health, lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve cognitive function, and even improve your mood! So what are you waiting for? Buy some NOW Real Food® Organic Raw Cacao Powder today and start reaping the benefits!

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The Many Benefits of Chia Seeds, Omega-3, and more
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Date: September 14, 2022 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Chia Seeds, Omega-3, and more

You might know chia seeds best as the things that grow on those weird Chia Pets you can buy at the store. But did you know that chia seeds are actually really good for you? Yes, those little seeds that make your Chia Pet grow a green coat are actually packed with essential nutrients. Lets take a look at some of the many benefits of chia seeds.

Chia seeds are an excellent source of fatty acids. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the fat in chia seeds is comprised of Omega-3s. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for maintaining heart health, preventing chronic diseases, and reducing inflammation throughout the body. Chia seeds are also a great source of fiber. Fiber is important for keeping our digestive system healthy and preventing constipation. Additionally, fiber can help to lower cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar levels.

Another benefit of chia seeds is that they are a great source of protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissues, muscles, and organs. It's also necessary for producing enzymes and hormones. And because chia seeds contain all nine essential amino acids, they are considered a complete protein source. This makes them especially beneficial for vegetarians and vegans who may have difficulty getting enough protein from their diet.

Finally, chia seeds are rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and manganese. These nutrients are essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth, balancing electrolytes, and regulating blood pressure. They also play a role in energy production and metabolism.

As you can see, there are many reasons to add chia seeds to your diet. Whether you sprinkle them on your cereal or add them to your favorite smoothie recipe, you're sure to benefit from their nutrient-rich goodness. So go ahead and give them a try - your body will thank you!

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The Many Benefits of Black Cohosh Root
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Date: September 14, 2022 01:52 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Many Benefits of Black Cohosh Root

Black Cohosh Root is a plant that has been historically used by Native American women. Current scientific research shows that Black Cohosh Root may help support a healthy response to the natural changes occurring during menopause.* NOW® Black Cohosh Root also includes Licorice Root and Dong Quai, which have enjoyed widespread popularity in Asia for centuries, especially among middle aged women. In this blog post, we'll explore the many benefits of Black Cohosh Root and how it can help support your health during menopause.

Historical Use of Black Cohosh Root among Native American Women

Black Cohosh Root has been used by Native American women for centuries. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as "the female herb" due to its long history of use for supporting female health. Traditional uses of Black Cohosh Root include easing the discomforts associated with menstruation and menopause, such as hot flashes and night sweats.*

Current Scientific Research on Black Cohosh Root

Recent scientific research has shown that Black Cohosh Root may help support a healthy response to the natural changes occurring during menopause.* This is likely due in part to the plant's ability to mimic the effects of certain hormones in the body. Additionally, Black Cohosh Root is a rich source of phytoestrogens, which are plant-based compounds that may help offset some of the decline in estrogen levels that occurs during menopause. Studies have shown that taking Black Cohosh Root regularly can help reduce hot flashes and night sweats by up to 50%!*

The Many Benefits of Black Cohosh Root

In addition to its historical use among Native American women and current scientific research showing its efficacy for supporting menopausal health, there are many other benefits of taking Black Cohosh Root. For example, Black Cohosh Root has also been traditionally used for relieving anxiety, nervousness, and tension.* Additionally, animal studies have shown that extracts of Black Cohosh Root may help support healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.* If you're looking for an all-natural way to support your health during menopause, black cohosh root may be right for you!

If you're looking for an all-natural way to support your health during menopause, black cohosh root may be right for you! With a long history of use among Native American women and current scientific research showing its efficacy for supporting menopausal health, there are many reasons to give black cohosh root a try. Talk to your healthcare provider today about whether black cohosh root is right for you.

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The Health-Supporting Properties of Curcumin
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Date: September 14, 2022 11:19 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Health-Supporting Properties of Curcumin

Curcumin, the active polyphenolic extract of turmeric, is one of the most scientifically investigated plant compounds. Curcumin's health-supporting properties depend on its bioavailability. NOW Curcumin Phytosome is a unique form of curcumin complexed with phosphatidylcholine that clinically demonstrates enhanced absorption and bioavailability as compared with standard curcumin extracts. Clinical studies also show that curcumin phytosome is a powerful free radical scavenger, can help to support a balanced immune system response to normal metabolic stress, and can promote healthy joint mobility and flexibility.

The Benefits of Curcumin

Curcumin has been shown to offer a wide range of health benefits, thanks to its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.* Some of the ways in which curcumin supports health include:

Brain Health: Curcumin has been shown to promote cognitive function and healthy brain aging.* It does this by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, two factors that are known to contribute to age-related cognitive decline.*

Heart Health: Curcumin has been shown to support cardiovascular health by helping to maintain healthy cholesterol levels already within the normal range.* It also promotes healthy blood vessel function.*

Digestive Health: Curcuin supports a healthy inflammatory response in the digestive tract.* This helps to keep the gut lining healthy and promote regularity.*

In conclusion, curcumin is a powerhouse compound with numerous health-supporting properties. Thanks to its unique formulation as a complex with phosphatidylcholine, NOW Curcumin Phytosome is one of the most bioavailable forms of curcumin on the market today. If you're looking for a supplement to support brain, heart, and digestive health, look no further than curcumin phytosome!*

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NOW Beta-1, 3/1, 6-D-Glucan: Immune Support You Can Count On
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Date: September 13, 2022 10:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: NOW Beta-1, 3/1, 6-D-Glucan: Immune Support You Can Count On

Boost Immunity with Beta Glucan

If you're looking for an immune support supplement that is effective and backed by science, look no further than NOW Beta-1, 3/1, 6-D-Glucan. This Immune Support Supplement is a bioactive carbohydrate derived from the cell wall of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, commonly known as Bakers' yeast. Scientific studies have shown that yeast-derived Beta-Glucan can interact with certain immune cells, including those present in the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The GALT exists in the intestinal tract and is known to play a critical role in healthy immune system function. NOW Beta-Glucan is blended with Maitake Mushrooms for complementary support.

How NOW Beta Glucan Works

NOW Beta Glucan works by interacting with certain immune cells, including those present in the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The GALT exists in the intestinal tract and is responsible for a large portion of the body's immune response. When the body is exposed to a foreign substance, such as a virus or bacteria, the cells of the GALT produce antibodies which help to fight off the invader. In addition to producing antibodies, the cells of the GALT also secrete cytokines; these are signaling molecules that help to regulate the body's immune response. Studies have shown that Beta Glucan can help to modulate the activity of cytokines, which may help to promote a healthy immune response.*

The Benefits of NOW Beta Glucan

In addition to supporting a healthy immune system, NOW Beta Glucan has also been shown to have other potential health benefits. One study showed that Beta Glucan was able to decrease total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels in individuals with high cholesterol.* Another study showed that Beta Glucan was able to increase natural killer cell activity in healthy individuals.* Natural killer cells are a type of white blood cell that helps to protect the body against infection.*

If you're looking for an effective and science-backed Immune Support Supplement, look no further than NOW Beta 1, 3/1 ,6 -D -Glucan. This bioactive carbohydrate derived from yeast has been shown in scientific studies to interact with certain immune cells present in the gut associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). The GALT exists in our intestinal tracts and plays a critical role in our overall immunity. NOW Beta Glucan is also blended with Maitake Mushrooms for complementary support. So why wait? Give your immunity the boost it deserves with NOW Beta 1, 3/1 ,6 -D -Glucan today!

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The Health Benefits of Berberine
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Date: September 12, 2022 04:22 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Health Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a natural constituent of herbs such as goldenseal, Oregon grape, and barberry. Clinical studies have demonstrated that berberine helps to support already normal glucose and lipid metabolism.* Because berberine is known for its limited bioavailability, this product includes caprate (C10, a medium-chain triglyceride) to promote optimal absorption and maintenance of gastrointestinal comfort during berberine supplementation.*

Berberine has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda for supporting already normal liver function and healthy digestion.* It is also one of the most well-studied botanicals for already normal glucose metabolism support, with research indicating it may work by activating an AMPK-dependent pathway.*

Berberine May Help To Support Normal Glucose Metabolism*

Berberine is a plant alkaloid with a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine for promoting already normal liver function.* extraction process ensures a consistent level of berberine from batch to batch. In addition, this product provides 500 mg of berberine hydrochloride per vegetarian capsule.

Several clinical studies have demonstrated that berberine can help to support normal glucose metabolism in already healthy individuals when taken at dosages of 900 mg to 1,500 mg per day.* In a placebo-controlled human clinical trial involving subjects with prediabetes who were given 500 mg of berberine two times daily for 12 weeks, researchers observed improvements in already normal fasting blood sugar, HbA1c, and triglyceride levels (as well as increases in HDL-cholesterol) compared to placebo group.*

May Also Help To Support Lipid Metabolism*

In addition to its effects on already normal glucose metabolism, berberine has also been shown to help support lipid metabolism in already healthy individuals. In a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical trial involving subjects with mild elevations in LDL cholesterol who were given 500 mg of berberine two times daily, researchers noted statistically significant decreases in total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels (along with increases in HDL cholesterol) compared to placebo group.*

Berberine is a potent botanical extract that has been traditionally used for supporting liver function and healthy digestion. Additionally, it is one of the most well studied botanicals for supporting already normal glucose metabolism. Numerous clinical trials show that it can help maintain already normal levels of fasting blood sugar as well as HbA1c and triglycerides. Furthermore, berberine has also been shown to promote already healthy lipid metabolism by supporting already normal levels of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol. Therefore, if you are looking for an herbal supplement to support your overall health and well being, berberine is definitely worth considering.

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Bacopa Monnieri: An Herb with a Rich History of Supporting Brain Health
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Date: September 10, 2022 09:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bacopa Monnieri: An Herb with a Rich History of Supporting Brain Health

Bacopa monnieri is an herb that has been used by Ayurvedic herbalists for centuries. Also known as Brahmi, bacopa is native to India and has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine. In recent years, bacopa has gained popularity in the Western world as a natural supplement for supporting brain health.

Recent scientific studies have shown that bacopa can support nervous system health by supporting the brain’s free radical protective systems. Bacopa is also a natural source of compounds called bacosides, which have been shown to support cognitive function and memory.

The many potential health benefits of bacopa are thought to be due to its unique chemical composition. Bacopa contains several different compounds that are known to support brain health, including beta-sitosterol, brahmine, herpestine, and saponins. Beta-sitosterol is a plant sterol that supports healthy cholesterol levels and cognitive function. Brahmine is a compound that has been shown to support memory and cognitive function. Herpestine is an anti-inflammatory compound that supports nervous system health. Saponins are plant compounds that have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.

Bacopa also contains compounds called bacosides. Bacosides are thought to support cognitive function and memory by supporting the regeneration of nerve cells in the brain. Studies have shown that bacosides can help to repair damage caused by oxidative stress, which is thought to be one of the major contributing factors to age-related cognitive decline.

Bacopa supplements are typically standardized to contain 50% bacosides. The recommended dosage of bacopa supplements is 300-600 mg per day. Bacopa supplements are generally well tolerated and side effects are rare. The most common side effect of taking bacopa is nausea, which typically goes away after a few days of taking the supplement.

In Summary:

Bacopa monnieri is an herb with a rich history of use in Ayurvedic medicine for supporting brain health.Recent scientific studies have confirmed many of the traditional uses of this herb and shown that it has significant potential for supporting cognitive function and memory. Bacopa supplements are generally well tolerated with few side effects reported. If you are looking for a natural way to support your brain health, consider giving bacopa a try!

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Date: July 08, 2022 12:42 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)

If you're like most people, you probably think of olive oil as a healthy cooking oil. But what you may not know is that olive oil has some amazing health benefits, including the ability to improve brain function. In this blog post, we will discuss the science behind olive oil and brain function and explore how this powerful oil can help improve your cognitive performance.

What is olive oil and where does it come from

Olive oil is a type of vegetable oil that is extracted from olives, the fruit of the olive tree. Olives are thought to originate from the Mediterranean region, and they have been cultivated for thousands of years. Olive trees are well-suited to the Mediterranean climate, and they produce a high quality of olive oil. The oil is then extracted from the olives using a cold-pressing process. This process helps to preserve the flavor and nutrients of the oil. Olive oil is a popular cooking ingredient, and it is also used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is a healthy source of fat, and it contains antioxidants that can protect against cell damage.

The benefits of olive oil

There are many benefits to using olive oil, both for cooking and for health. Olive oil is a healthy alternative to other oils, as it is lower in saturated fat and contains high levels of monounsaturated fat. In addition, olive oil contains antioxidants that can protect against cell damage. Some studies have also shown that olive oil can help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. When used for cooking, olive oil can add flavor and depth to dishes. It is also a healthy way to cook, as it does not produce harmful chemicals when heated. Overall, olive oil is a versatile and healthy option that can be used in many different ways.

How olive oil can improve brain function

Recent studies have shown that olive oil can improve brain function. The main active ingredient in olive oil is oleocanthal, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that inflammation is a major contributing factor to cognitive decline. By reducing inflammation, oleocanthal can help to improve brain function. In addition, olive oil also contains antioxidants, which can protect the brain from damage. These properties make olive oil an ideal food for people who are looking to improve their brain health.

The science behind olive oil and brain function

Olive oil is a healthy fat that has been shown to have numerous benefits for the body, including brain function. Numerous studies have shown that olive oil can help improve cognitive function and memory, as well as protect against age-related decline. The beneficial effects of olive oil on brain function are thought to be due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, olive oil is a rich source of phenolic compounds, which have also been shown to boost cognitive function. To get the most benefit from olive oil for brain health, it is best to use extra virgin olive oil, which contains the highest levels of these beneficial compounds.

How to use olive oil for better brain health

There is growing evidence that olive oil can help to improve brain health. Numerous studies have shown that olive oil can help to protect the brain from age-related damage, and it may also have neuroprotective properties. One way to get the benefits of olive oil is to take a teaspoonful each day. This can help to increase levels of healthy fats in the brain, which are essential for cognitive function. Another option is to use olive oil when cooking. This can help to improve the absorption of nutrients from other foods, and it also provides a healthy source of calories. Also, your body needs fats to manufacture hormones. Either way, incorporating olive oil into your diet is a simple and effective way to boost brain health.

Olive oil a needed fat for the body to produce hormones.

While fat has gotten a bad rap in recent years, the truth is that our bodies need fat in order to function properly. Fats help to insulate our organs, protect our joints, and produce essential hormones. And while there are different types of fats, olive oil is one of the healthiest choices thanks to its high levels of monounsaturated fatty acids. These healthy fats can help to lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. In addition, olive oil is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help to protect cells from damage. So next time you reach for that bottle of cooking oil, remember that olive oil isn’t just good for your health—it’s essential for it.

Olive oil is a healthy fat that has been shown to have numerous benefits for the body, including brain function. Numerous studies have shown that olive oil can help improve cognitive function and memory, as well as protect against age-related decline. The beneficial effects of olive oil on brain health are thought to be due to its high content of monounsaturated fatty acids, as well as its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, olive oil is a rich source of phenolic compounds, which have also been shown to boost cognitive function. To get the most benefit from olive oil for brain health, it is best to use extra virgin olive oil, which contains the highest levels of these beneficial compounds.

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Vitamin D Linked to Heart Health: Study Shows Promise in Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
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Date: April 26, 2022 10:18 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Vitamin D Linked to Heart Health: Study Shows Promise in Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

A recent study has shown that Vitamin D may play a role in preventing cardiovascular disease. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, looked at data from over 10,000 adults. They found that those who had the highest levels of Vitamin D were less likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke. This is great news for those looking to improve their heart health!

What is Vitamin D and why is it important for heart health?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that plays various important roles in the body, including helping to maintain healthy bones and supporting immune function. In recent years, scientists have also begun to uncover the critical role that Vitamin D can play in promoting cardiovascular health. Vitamin D is involved in the regulation of several important cardiovascular processes, including blood pressure and lipid metabolism. Studies have shown that individuals with lower levels of Vitamin D are at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. Therefore, ensuring adequate vitamin D levels through diet, sun exposure, or supplementation may help to protect against heart conditions and improve overall cardiovascular health.

The study on Vitamin D and heart health

Researchers at the University of South Australia have recently conducted a study exploring the link between vitamin D and heart health. They found that individuals with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks, than those with lower levels. The results suggest that vitamin D plays an important role in protecting the heart and maintaining efficient cardiovascular function. This is important not only for preventing or mitigating the effects of heart disease, but also for overall health and well-being. Overall, the results of this study highlight the importance of ensuring adequate levels of vitamin D to safeguard our hearts and keep us healthy.

How to get more Vitamin D in your diet

While vitamin D-3 is essential for good health, many people struggle to get enough of this important nutrient through their diet alone. With so many factors affecting our ability to absorb nutrients from food, it can be difficult to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D through regular meals. However, research suggests that we may be able to get enough of this vital nutrient by taking supplements or getting outside on sunny days. For example, studies show that simply spending time in sunlight for a few minutes each day can go a long way toward maintaining adequate vitamin D levels in the body. Additionally, many foods are fortified with vitamin D-3, including dairy products and some types of bread and cereal. Ultimately, the best way to ensure adequate vitamin D-3 levels is through a combination of dietary sources and appropriate supplementation. So don't be afraid to take that extra step or buying a supplement – your health will thank you!

Bottom line: Vitamin D is a promising nutrient for heart health

Vitamin D-3 is a nutrient that is continually been getting attention for its potential benefits to heart health. This nutrient can be obtained through certain foods, such as oily fish and eggs, but many individuals also supplement with vitamin D-3 on a regular basis. Preliminary research suggests that this nutrient may help to lower cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation in the arteries, two important contributors to cardiovascular disease. Additionally, studies have shown that vitamin D-3 can help to strengthen the immune system, which further enhances overall heart health by keeping the body healthy and strong. Overall, when it comes to promoting heart health, vitamin D-3 seems like a promising nutrient that deserves further scientific study and exploration.

Assist Mineral absorption

Vitamin D is an important nutrient that helps the body absorb calcium and phosphorus. It also plays a role in maintaining strong bones and muscles. Unfortunately, foods are a relatively poor source of vitamin D. The best way to get this nutrient is through exposure to sunlight. However, too much sun exposure can lead to skin damage, so many people choose to take a supplement instead. Vitamin D supplements are available in both liquid and pill form. They are typically taken once a day, and they can help people maintain adequate levels of vitamin D without exposing themselves to the harmful effects of the sun.

Vitamin D-3 is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes in the body

As we already know, vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays an important role in bone health and calcium absorption. Vitamin D-3, the form of vitamin D found in supplements, is involved in over 300 enzymatic processes in the body. These processes include cell proliferation, immunomodulation, and regulation of gene expression. Vitamin D-3 has also been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects. Supplementation with vitamin D-3 has been shown to improve bone density and reduce the risk of fractures, particularly in older adults. In addition, vitamin D-3 supplementation has been shown to improve muscular strength and reduce the risk of falls in older adults. While most people can get adequate amounts of vitamin D from exposure to sunlight, those who don't get enough sun exposure or have dark skin are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. Supplementation with vitamin D-3 is an effective way to ensure adequate intake of this important nutrient.

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Polyphenols: The Powerful, Health-Boosting Nutrients in Rainbow-Colored Foods
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Date: April 25, 2022 11:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Polyphenols: The Powerful, Health-Boosting Nutrients in Rainbow-Colored Foods

Polyphenols are a type of nutrient found in a variety of rainbow-colored foods. These nutrients offer a range of health benefits, from boosting your immune system to protecting your heart. Polyphenols are especially beneficial for promoting good health and preventing disease. In this blog post, we'll discuss what polyphenols are, where you can find them, and some of the health benefits they offer.

What are polyphenols and what do they do for the body?

Polyphenols are a type of micronutrient that are found in plant foods. They're known for their antioxidant properties, meaning they help to protect cells from damage. Polyphenols can also help to reduce inflammation and promote heart health by reducing cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Some research has also shown that polyphenols may help to prevent certain types of cancer. The body needs polyphenols for several different functions, making them an important part of a healthy diet. Most people consume adequate amounts of polyphenols through their diet, but those who don't eat many plant foods may want to consider taking a supplement.

Polyphenols and cancer prevention

Research has shown that polyphenols may play a role in cancer prevention. One mechanism by which polyphenols may protect against cancer is by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. Polyphenols may also help to protect DNA from damage, which can lead to the development of cancer. Additionally, polyphenols can induce apoptosis, or cell death, in cancer cells. Some studies have also suggested that polyphenols may help to reduce inflammation, which has been linked to the development of cancer. While further research is needed to better understand the role of polyphenols in cancer prevention, the existing evidence suggests that consuming polyphenol-rich foods may help to reduce the risk of developing cancer.

Polyphenols and heart health

Polyphenols are known for their antioxidant properties and have been linked to a number of health benefits, including heart health. Some studies have shown that polyphenols may help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by reducing inflammation and improving blood vessel function. Polyphenols may also help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, two key risk factors for heart disease. While more research is needed to confirm these benefits, consuming foods rich in polyphenols is a simple way to support heart health. Good sources of polyphenols include fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and vitamin supplements. Including these foods as part of a healthy diet is a good way to ensure that you're getting adequate levels of this important micronutrient.

Polyphenols and brain health

While they are sometimes necessary in small quantities for human health, recent research has suggested that they may also have beneficial effects on brain health. One study found that polyphenols may help to improve cognitive function in older adults, while another found that they may help to reduce the risk of dementia. Additionally, polyphenols have also been shown to protect neuronal cells from damage and death. As a result, consuming foods rich in polyphenols may help to protect the brain from age-related decline.

The benefits of polyphenols for overall good health

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Heart health
  • Cancer prevention
  • Brain health
  • Polyphenols can also help to improve gut health by promoting the growth of healthy bacteria and reducing inflammation. In addition, polyphenols have been shown to boost the immune system and reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes. Given their wide range of health benefits, it is no surprise that polyphenols are sometimes referred to as the "supernutrient." However, more research is needed to determine the optimal intake of polyphenols for human health.

    How to get more polyphenols in your diet

    Polyphenols are a type of micronutrient that has been shown to offer a variety of health benefits. They are found naturally in bright colored fruits and vegetables, but the best way to get a high concentration of polyphenols is through a supplement. If you want to spare your self the calories of consuming large amounts of fruits and vegetables, one can take a supplement like Source of Life Red Lightning, which contains 30 whole foods and super fruits, its packed with antioxidants and polyphenols.

    Polyphenols have been shown to improve heart health, reduce inflammation, and boost cognitive function. In addition, they are believed to play a role in cancer prevention. While more research is needed to confirm these health benefits, there is no doubt that polyphenols can have a positive impact on overall health. If you are looking for a way to improve your health, consider adding a polyphenol supplement to your diet.

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    Hintonia Latiflora Combined With Key Nutrients for Blood Sugar Control
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    Date: August 31, 2020 12:36 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Hintonia Latiflora Combined With Key Nutrients for Blood Sugar Control

    Type 2 diabetes is increasing at an alarming rate. With certain life style changes, exercise, along with Sucontral D, one can reduce blood sugar.

    Hintonia latiflora combined with key nutrients for blood sugar control can:

    • Lower A1c levels by 10%
    • Improve fasting and postprandial blood sugar by 23% and 24% respectively.
    • Balance total cholesterol and reduce triglyceride levels
    • Prevent hypoglycemia - undesirable drops in blood sugar
    • Reduce or eliminate the need for medication in nearly half the patients

    The CDC reports that 84 million Americans have pre diabetes which is higher than normal blood sugar levels but not yet considered type 2 diabetes. It is said there is an additional 30 million type 2 diabetes and roughly 24% do not know they have high blood sugar levels.

    Hintonia has been clinically studied in Europe for decades, 60 years to be exact, clinically studied to help bot pre- and type 2 diabetes. By the end of these studies, participants in the studies experienced an average of 10.4% improvement in their A1C, and 23.3% improvement in their fasting glucose levels and 24.9% on their postprandial glucose levels. This is quite significant indeed.

    In conclusion, the clinical studies proved Hintonia improved blood glucose levels. out of 114 patients 45 were able to reduce their medication and 10 were able to eliminate their medication all together.



    Reference:Hintonia concentrate for the dietary treatment of increased blood sugar values: Results of a multicentric, prospective, non-interventional study with a defined dry concentrate of Hintonia latiflora. Schmidt M, Hladikova M Naturheilpraxis, Feb. 2014 (Translated).

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    New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients
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    Date: May 17, 2019 04:03 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: New meta-analysis finds that proper vitamin D levels greatlyimprove the health of diabetics and heart patients





    Up to a billion people worldwide may not be getting enough vitamin D, and this is a real problem because vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of cancer, obesity and other health problems. Meta-analysis published by Current Pharmaceutical Design suggests that getting enough vitamin D can decrease fasting glucose and reduce insulin resistance. Vitamin D can also help moderate your bad cholesterol, as well as reducing your levels of C-reactive protein, which is a sign of inflammation.

    Key Takeaways:

    • One health problem around the world that is affecting a lot of people is the fact that Vitamin D insufficiency or deficiency is becoming more pronounced.
    • When one is deficient in Vitamin D, some of the health problems that can be encountered are poor glycemic control, obesity, and hypertension.
    • A link has been found between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes and also another study found that the deficiency leads to high blood sugar levels.

    "Three of the most significant risk factors for heart disease are high cholesterol, chronic inflammation, and insulin resistance. Researchers wanted to learn more about whether vitamin D supplementation is a way to lower the risk of heart disease or reduce complications in patients who already have it."

    Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-d-glycemic-control-2947.html

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    Used in moderation, nutritional yeast can boost immunity andimprove digestion
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    Date: May 17, 2019 09:33 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Used in moderation, nutritional yeast can boost immunity andimprove digestion





    Nutritional yeast, with the scientific name Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is sometimes called nooch and is made from beet molasses and sugar cane. This yeast uses sugar for energy in its yeast cells and are believed to help improve digestion. It is rich in nutrients and B vitamins like vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6 and can also give a rich, nutty, and savory flavor to food; that is why vegans and vegetarians use it often. Even non-vegans can use it for its high nutritional content. It is noted that only fortified nutritional yeast contains the added B vitamins since unfortified yeast contains the vitamins that were produced by the yeast itself but one can buy both the fortified and unfortified varieties and blend them together. It is naturally low in sodium and calories. It is also free of fat, free of gluten, free of sugar and as I said before, vegan. Properly stored it can last for up to two years in the home. Some of the health benefits of nutritional yeast are that it boosts immunity, improves digestion, is a vegan source of vitamin B12 and lowers cholesterol and blood pressure.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Nutritional yeast is rich in B vitamins, contains fiber and protein along with many minerals such as zinc and iron.
    • Unfortified yeast doesn't have any added vitamins but fortified yeast contains synthetic vitamins.
    • Nutritional yeast boosts your immune system, improves digestion, lowers blood pressure and promotes healthy hair, nails and skin.

    "Vegans and vegetarians use nutritional yeast because it is rich in nutrients and B vitamins, but you can also add it to your diet if you are looking for a natural ingredient with a cheesy, nutty, and savory flavor."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-04-used-in-moderation-nutritional-yeast-can-boost-immunity-and-improve-digestion.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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    A compound found in goldenseal proven to possess cancer-fightingproperties
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    Date: May 07, 2019 04:20 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: A compound found in goldenseal proven to possess cancer-fightingproperties





    Berberine is a yellow compound found in goldenseal that has traditionally been used as both a dye and a medicine. Recently, a group of Japanese researchers found that berberine may induce cell death in cancer cells — especially leukemia cells — and prevent their proliferation. Berberine may also be quite effective in moderating blood sugar and promoting the growth of good bacteria in the digestive tract. It may also help in losing weight and moderating cholesterol levels.

    Key Takeaways:

    • As researchers continue to search for treatment for cancer, some researchers in Japan have found that a natural compound, berberine, can be effective in treating cancer.
    • To study the effectiveness of berberine against cancer, the researchers treated human promyelocytic leukemia cells with berberine and then examined the effect of the compound.
    • The findings of the study was published in the journal The American Journal of Chinese Medicine and it discovered that berberine was effective against leukemia.

    "The research team found that after five to 15 minutes of treatment, berberine exhibited powerful antiproliferative activity in the cells."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-compound-goldenseal-cancer-fighting-properties.html

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    Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart
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    Date: May 03, 2019 04:18 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Aged garlic is incredibly good for your heart





    Natural compounds found in aged garlic can be very beneficial to cardiac health. For example, a 2016 Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute study on subjects with metabolic syndrome found that aged garlic extract reduced both the accumulation of new plaque within the arteries and the total amount of plaque present as well. Additional research suggests that aged garlic extract can help reduce C-reactive protein and interleukin levels. The polysulfides in garlic also support greater production of the nitric oxide that helps keep your blood vessels supple, reducing another cardiac risk factor.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Aged garlic has several health benefits to the cardiovascular system.
    • As heart disease effects many Americans, eating aged garlic can reduce the risk in 80% of the population.
    • Aged garlic reverses the effects of C protein, which is known to cause inflammation throughout the body.

    "The LA BioMed researchers concluded that garlic not only decreased the amount of plaque in the arteries. The extract also stopped new plaque from appearing in the blood vessels. (Related: Aged garlic extract balances your cholesterol levels, study finds.)"

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-09-aged-garlic-is-incredibly-good-for-your-heart.html

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    Rooibos: Why The World Can’t Get Enough Of It
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    Date: May 03, 2019 04:02 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Rooibos: Why The World Can’t Get Enough Of It





    South Africa’s rooibos tea is taking the world by storm, and now the South African Rooibos Council is making a multimillion rand investment into research into rooibos’ health benefits. Rooibos is caffeine-free and rich in antioxidants, including a compound called aspalathin which may help to moderate blood sugar and combat insulin resistance. Rooibos tea may help ease digestive problems and improve heart health as well. Rooibos may help to control your weight in multiple ways, including improved appetite regulation and preventing fat cell accumulation.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Rooibos tea provides a caffeine-free alternative for tea drinkers to enjoy.
    • Rooibos tea has many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and cancer risk.
    • The red tea contains 50% more antioxidants than those found in green tea.

    "Native to South Africa, rooibos tea has developed a large following due to the plethora of benefits that it can provide."

    Read more: https://www.longevitylive.com/live-better/rooibos-world-favourite/

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    A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels
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    Date: May 02, 2019 02:45 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels





    A team of researchers from the Middle East have found that a species of hawthorn, Crete hawthorn, has the ability to lower elevated levels of glucose in the blood. They have published their findings in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Along with its effects on blood glucose, called its anti-hyperglycemic property, it also has hyperlipidemic properties, that is, the ability to protect the body against high levels of fat such as cholesterol in the blood. They carried out the study using mice that were induced with hyperglycemia through feeding them alloxan. The mice were then divided into two groups, one group receiving Crete hawthorn extracts and the other given a chemical for control. They also used another animal model to understand its hyperlipidemic properties and to investigate whether the plant had antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. The results of the findings were that Crete hawthorn had important antioxidant properties due to its containing phenols and flavonoids. They also found that it had antimicrobial properties because it acted against bacteria such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus aureus, among others.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Researchers in the Middle East have discovered that a species of hawthorn, scientific name Crataegus azarolus, can be used to lower elevated levels of glucose in the body.
    • The researchers did not only concentrate on the plant’s anti-hyperglycemic properties, but also on its ability to protect the body against levels of fat that were high.
    • The researchers duing their study found that Crete hawthorn had very high antioxidant properties, especially the ethanol extract from the leaf.

    "The mice were then divided into groups, with some receiving an ethanol extract from Crete hawthorn leaves while others were given glibenclamide for positive control."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-hawthorn-controls-high-blood-sugar-levels.html

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    Reverse cardiovascular disease with cherries
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    Date: May 01, 2019 09:23 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Reverse cardiovascular disease with cherries





    Cherries are a surprising and tasty option for lowering your risk of heart disease, thanks to their bountiful polyphenols, flavonoids and micronutrients. Like apples and grapes, cherries have lots of quercetin, which can reduce oxidative damage to your body. The deep red carotenoids and anthocyanins in cherries can fight inflammation and act as antioxidants. Cherries may also reduce your levels of C-Reactive Protein, which is associated with cardiovascular disease risk. Cherries and cherry juice are also good for regulating your blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.

    Key Takeaways:

    • If you drink cherry juice, you can significantly lower your blood pressure.
    • Cherries can reduce your C-reactive protein, which in turn reduces inflammation and your risk of heart disease.
    • Be sure to consume organic cherries, because they do not contain residue from pesticides.

    "In particular, the anthocyanins and carotenoids that give this stone fruit its deep red hue offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and they also help fight obesity and diabetes."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-26-reverse-cardiovascular-disease-with-cherries.html

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    Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution
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    Date: April 30, 2019 03:57 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Reduce your risk of cirrhosis and liver cancer, researchersdiscover an effective natural solution





    Cirrhosis and liver cancer are common diseases that can be easily prevented. There are many ways to reduce the chance of developing these diseases over the course of a lifetime, such as moderate physical activity. Resistance training in particular can help to alleviate symptoms and reduce the likelihood of developing these diseases because it can lower fat levels. Exercise can also lower cholesterol and help manage weight. To sum, healthy lifestyle choices and changes can reduce the risk of cancer associated with the liver and cirrhosis, which will ultimately lead to a positive and healthy life.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is estimated to affect about thirty percent of Americans which translates to about a hundred million Americans.
    • Recent research from the University of Liverpool, UK, has shown that physical exercise, particularly resistance training, can reduce the risk of having liver cancer.
    • The liver is an important organ in the body that is involved in a lot of detoxification and it was shown that exercising was more beneficial for obese people.

    "At the end of the study period, both liver fat and cholesterol levels were significantly lower."

    Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/fatty-liver-disease-solutions-2916.html

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    Drink matcha tea to enjoy these 6 health-boosting benefits
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    Date: April 30, 2019 03:51 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Drink matcha tea to enjoy these 6 health-boosting benefits





    Matcha is a powdered form of green tea derived from the Camelia sinensis plant and prized for its health benefits. Matcha is full of antioxidants and catechism that can help protect the health of your heart and arteries while keeping your cholesterol in check. Several clinical trials in both elderly people and the general population suggest that matcha can improve cognitive functioning. Matcha can also help you to lose weight by accelerating the rate at which your body burns calories.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Although matcha tea is derived from,the same source as green tea, matcha tea is processed literally into a powder, which is what the name of the tea means.
    • Inflammation and oxidative stress, triggered by free radicals in the body, is significantly minimized by matcha tea, because it contains EGCG.
    • A 2014 University study used elderly participants to show that three months of regular consumption of matcha tea boosted the elderly participant's brain power.

    "Matcha can even support a stable metabolism, keep the mind sharp and lift the mood, and purge toxins from the body."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-21-drink-matcha-tea-health-boosting-benefits.html

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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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    Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome
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    Date: April 24, 2019 03:57 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Discover how a special kind of pine bark improves heart health byreducing the risk of metabolic syndrome





    With more and more consideration placed on ways to make you more healthy and physically well, there has been an increase in the holistic forms and natural remedies that have been implemented. In doing so, one interesting trend that is recently being discovered is that of pine bark, a more specific type, that is seen for heart health. By using this pine bark in different foods, it can decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome in individuals.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Metabolic syndrome has reached pandemic proportions in the US. This is a linked cluster of undesirable health conditions which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and elevated cholesterol.
    • Research has shown that natural substances like pine bark are amongst the list of herbs that can be used to support a good heart function.
    • The pharmaceutical industry in western countries wield so much power and influence in media and medicine so they keep many people ignorant about these natural remedies.

    "Disease-fighting OPCs in pine bark are not only antioxidant (helping to scavenge dangerous free radicals), but have anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti-allergenic, antibacterial and anti-aging effects as well."

    Read more: https://www.naturalhealth365.com/pine-bark-heart-health-2823.html

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    Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?
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    Date: April 24, 2019 03:42 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Does Hemp Oil Have Health Benefits?





    Hemp oil is a type of CBD oil that is extracted from the hemp plant and has only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana. Because the THC levels in hemp are so low (and legal), it does not give you that high affect. Hemp is high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is a known anti-inflammatory. Some claim the fatty acids in hemp oil alleviate anxiety, physical, and emotional pain linked to PMS and other conditions. According to some research, the polyunsaturated fats in hemp oil may decrease cholesterol levels, making it a heart healthy substance. However, most hemp studies have not been conducted on humans and the substance itself has not been thoroughly tested for heavy metals, plastics or pesticides. For these reasons, it may be best to wait until hemp is more closely regulated before making it a part of your daily routine.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Many persons seem to have taken on the trend that CBD oil is good for them because it has many health benefits.
    • Many persons think that hemp oil, the sister to CBD oil is good for them, and believe the claims that it is good for anxiety and sleep.
    • The difference between hemp and marijuana is that marijuana contains high amount of THC, the stuff that makes one high in cannabis, while hemp contains low amount.

    "Not only does hemp oil not have any real health benefits, but it may contain stuff that's actually bad for you."

    Read more: https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a26630156/hemp-oil-benefits/

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    Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14pharmaceutical drugs?
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    Date: April 24, 2019 01:46 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Did you know that turmeric is just as effective as 14pharmaceutical drugs?





    Turmeric, a spice used in many Indian dishes, contains a high concentration of a substance called curcumin which possesses medical benefits rivaling many pharmaceuticals. Research suggests that turmeric has the potential to replace cholesterol and steroid medications, chemotherapy drugs, and antidepressants. There is even evidence it can be effective in reversing liver damage. Plant-based treatments are now in the process of revolutionizing modern medicine. In the near future, prescriptions for popular drugs such as Lipitor and Prozac could be replaced with prescriptions for Turmeric.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Turmeric shows great health benefits that include fighting inflammation, diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.
    • One current problem is that many over-the-counter turmeric supplements come from poorly-vetted Chinese suppliers and are contaminated with lead and other metals.
    • Turmeric holds promise as a complement to or replacement for a variety of antidepressants, anti inflammatory drugs, and other pharmaceuticals.

    "Without a healthy fat/oil, curcumin may pass right through the body and not be absorbed into the small intestine and into the bloodstream, where it is most effective. Coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado are great to consume along with turmeric. Curcumin absorption is also boosted by piperine, the principle component found in black pepper."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-01-turmeric-is-just-as-effective-as-14-pharmaceutical-drugs.html

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    What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health, Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes
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    Date: April 23, 2019 01:50 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: What Does Obesity Mean for Your Health, Heart, Thyroid, Diabetes





    Many people who are concerned in general terms about obesity still have gaps in their knowledge regarding several specific health consequences, according to the Cleveland Clinic Heart Health Survey. The survey indicated that, while most people understand that obesity is bad for cardiac health, they may not appreciate the role of triglycerides or different types of cholesterol. Likewise, relatively few respondents have made major dietary changes to try to lose weight, and my people appear not to understand that even relatively modest weight loss can have significant health benefits.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Although many adults are concerned about having excess weight, they fail to make the connection between excess weight and the risk of developing chronic diseases.
    • According to a cardiologist expert, Luke Laffin, MD, it was surprising from a survey that only 22 percent of respondent had ever talked to their doctor about excess weight.
    • Individuals who have hypothyroidism even before the condition is diagnosed have been observed to have the tendency for excess weight gain.

    "Carrying excess weight worsens glucose tolerance and also increases the risk of developing certain cancers."

    Read more: https://www.endocrineweb.com/news/obesity/61589-what-does-obesity-mean-your-health-heart-thyroid-diabetes

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    Probiotics Benefit More Than Just Digestion
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    Date: April 21, 2019 09:09 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Probiotics Benefit More Than Just Digestion





    Everyone has heard that probiotics can help us stay regular, but they can do a lot more than that. Taking probiotics can help to boost your immune system. Pro-biotics can lower blood pressure and cholesterol level. They can help you stay hydrated and fight inflammation, both of which can improve the condition of your skin. It has become apparent also that the mind and the gut are interconnected. Therefore, taking probiotics for a healthy gut will support greater mental health.

    Key Takeaways:

    • We are constantly being advised to take probiotics because they can help in making us healthy, but there are many more things they can help us in.
    • An unhealthy gut can lead to weight gain because one has constipation and is not able to digest food properly while a healthy gut leads to weight loss.
    • Two factors that can contribute to a sick heart are blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It has been shown that probiotics can reduce both of these.

    "A healthy gut means stronger immunity, and when you feed your gut probiotics, it can go a long way in boosting your immune system. We can all use an extra immune boost this time of year."

    Read more: https://www.belmarrahealth.com/probiotics-benefit-more-than-just-digestion/

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    Medical News Today: Alpha-lipoic acid: Everything you need to know
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    Date: April 17, 2019 02:34 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Medical News Today: Alpha-lipoic acid: Everything you need to know





    Alpha-Lipoic Acid(also known as ALA) may be the next great discovery of how to affect health for the better on a cellular level. ALA is made in the center of a cell, in the mitochondria, and seems to help with weight loss, lessening the severity of diabetes, memory loss, cell degeneration and more. Since humans only make a small amount in their bodies, some supplements are available. However, there have been only limited studies on effectiveness and none at all for children.

    Key Takeaways:

    • The powerhouses of human cells, specifically the mitochondria, is where alpha lipoic acid normally resides.
    • One study purported that skeletal muscle energy metabolism improved with the use of alpha lipoic acid, suggesting that improved calorie burning rates could resu!t.
    • Data further suggests that alpha lipoic acid may aid the body in maintaining health cholesterol and sugar levels.

    "Since humans can only produce ALA in small amounts, many people turn to supplements to increase their intake."

    Read more: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323738.php

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    How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolicsyndrome? - Medical News Bulletin
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    Date: April 16, 2019 10:53 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: How does poor gut health affect vitamin C and E in metabolicsyndrome? - Medical News Bulletin





    Metabolic syndrome involves a combination of at least three out of five conditions — hypertension, abdominal obesity, low “good cholesterol,” and excessively high fasting blood glucose and serum triglyceride scores. Metabolic syndrome is a major public health concern, given that more than a third of American adults have it. Recent studies suggest that eating too much saturated fat can imbalance the bacteria in the gut. This results over time in oxidative stress and inflammation that can deplete the body’s stockpiles of vitamins C and E, and also make it harder to absorb more vitamin C from food to replace what has been used up. Vitamins C and E play an important role in protecting against oxidative stress.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Metabolic syndrome can lead to heart disease, type 2 diabetes and other serious conditions.
    • The American Heart association defines metabolic syndrome as abdominal obesity, raised serum triglycerides, low HDL, high blood pressure or raised fasting blood glucose.
    • Vitamin C and E are vital to the body's immune system and work to prevent metabolic syndrome through regular consumption of fruits and vegetables.

    "Around 35% of the American adult population has metabolic syndrome, with a higher prevalence in older age groups."

    Read more: https://www.medicalnewsbulletin.com/poor-gut-health-vitamin-c-e-metabolic-syndrome/

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    Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa
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    Date: April 09, 2019 10:19 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Study looks at anti-diabetes properties of a barberry plant nativeto Africa





    Type 2 diabetes is a major health concern, but the drugs healthcare professionals currently turn to are expensive and have negative side effects. As an alternative, researchers in Kenya have found that the spiny evergreen shrub Berberis holstii has anti-diabetic properties. It is traditionally used as a medicine against a wide variety of ailments. The researchers found that, in rats, the plant could reduce blood glucose level. Berberis holstii isn't the only alternative substance that has anti-diabetic properties, other plants/foods include fatty fish, leafy greens, cinnamon, eggs, chia seeds, and turmeric.

    Key Takeaways:

    • To treat type 2 diabetes that is a public health concern around the world, doctors often turn to conventional drugs with adverse effects and which are expensive.
    • The Belberis holstii plant which researches in Kenya discovered can be used for treating diabetes is indigenous to Africa and has been used to treat diseases like malaria.
    • The study found that the root extract of the plant reduced blood glucose in the bloodstream of the rats being studied by about 30 percent.

    "This spice reduces hemoglobin A1c, a marker of long-term blood sugar levels. It is also known to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-study-looks-at-anti-diabetes-properties-of-barberry-plant.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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    Take better care of your heart by eating more almonds
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    Date: April 02, 2019 02:00 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Take better care of your heart by eating more almonds





    A recent study showed that nuts are good snacks that can improve triglyceride and cholesterol levels. This study was done with 837 people and showed that the people who benefited the most were those with overall elevated total cholesterol. The results support the idea that eating nuts will lower the risk of heart disease. Other heart healthy snacks recommended include carrots, cucumbers, celery sticks and hummus, along with fruits such as whole apples, pears, peaches or bunches of grapes, oatmeal, and soy protein were listed.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Many persons consider almonds to be an ideal snack because they contain various nutrients and have low fat content. But it can also maintain healthy blood lipid levels.
    • Some Canadian researchers reviewed the effects of almonds and used 837 participants to find out whether eating almonds can improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
    • The results of the review revealed that indeed almond can reduce total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglyceride levels but it has no effect on HDL cholesterol levels.

    "Among participants who consumed at least 45 grams (g) of almonds per day, a 0.212 mmol/L decrease in total cholesterol was seen. Furthermore, those who have high levels of total cholesterol and consumed at least 45 g of almonds every day experienced a 0.271 mmol/L in total cholesterol."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-28-take-better-care-of-your-heart-by-eating-more-almonds.html

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    The Swiss Army knife of plants why sea buckthorn oil is such apowerful remedy
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    Date: April 01, 2019 03:52 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: The Swiss Army knife of plants why sea buckthorn oil is such apowerful remedy





    The sea buckthorn oil serves many purposes such as treating varied health problems. The oil is made from the berries, seeds, and leaves of the plant. The antioxidant flavonoids within the oil can help the immune system as can the amount of Vitamin C contained in the oil. This oil can also help the heart by lowering cholesterol and blood pressure. The carotenoids contained in the berries can also assist with anti-aging, wrinkles, and skin moisture. Another study suggested that buckthorn oil may help to regulate blood sugar, therefore helping with diabetes, and yet another study showed that omega fatty acids were found in the oil too, which can help with liver disease prevention.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Sea buckthorn has medicinal properties that rival most of today’s natural and conventional drugs and treatments.
    • Sea buckthorn is packed with powerful flavonoids and vitamin C, which have potent antioxidant and immune boosting properties.
    • According to one study, daily intake of sea buckthorn contributed to decreased levels of LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure.

    "The high antioxidant content found in sea buckthorn oil can help protect your body from the harmful effects of free radical damage and oxidative stress."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-28-sea-buckthorn-oil-is-such-a-powerful-remedy.html

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    Pecans are delicious, nutrient-packed powerhouses that reduce therisk of certain cancers
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    Date: April 01, 2019 03:50 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Pecans are delicious, nutrient-packed powerhouses that reduce therisk of certain cancers





    Pecans can help the heart because they have vitamin E and beta carotene; these can help chronic inflammation issues in the heart and lower overall cholesterol levels. The nuts are also full of flavonoids which protect people from diseases like diabetes, heart issues, and cancer. Since the nuts are also low in sugar, they can help with blood sugar, and they also provide, fiber, protein, minerals, and unsaturated fats. One of those fats is oleic acid which is good for you because it makes you feel full. The antioxidants and vitamin E can also help with stress and inflammation which protects brain functions. Finally, the copper and manganese can also help with blood pressure.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Pecans are good for your heart in that they lower overall cholesterol and include flavonoids that can protect you from diseases.
    • Pecans are low in sugar, and contain fiber, protein, unsaturated fat, and can improve your immunity, and help with weight loss.
    • Pecans can prevent high blood pressure due to their copper and manganese and can hep with brain health too.

    "But did you know that pecans also offer several health benefits, such as boosting your heart health and immunity?"

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-02-pecans-reduce-the-risk-of-certain-cancers.html

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    Science confirms turmeric as effective as 14 drugs
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    Date: March 26, 2019 01:45 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Science confirms turmeric as effective as 14 drugs





    If you haven’t yet heard, turmeric is the latest super herb that is as effective as at least 14 drugs and is safe to consume in food, as a tea, or in supplement form. A 2008 study in Drugs found that turmeric worked just as well as Lipitor in decreasing blood levels of cholesterol. Another study in Phytotherapy Research found turmeric to be as effective as steroids in the treatment of chronic inflammatory eye disease. Studies conducted over the past twenty years also show turmeric to be a promising alternative to aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and tamoxifen for its anti-inflammatory and tumor suppressing properties.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Curcuminoids from turmeric have been found to compare on equal terms with the pharmaceutical drug, Lipitor, which is used to treat endothelial dysfunction.
    • In the management of chronic anterior uveitis which is an inflammatory eye disease, curcumin from turmeric was found to be as effective as steroids.
    • Curcumin in turmin has also been found to be comparable in function to other steroids such as dexamethasone in protecting lung transplantation-associated injury.

    "Have you heard of turmeric but weren’t sure if you should start incorporating it into your lifestyle?"

    Read more: https://www.healthnutnews.com/science-confirms-turmeric-as-effective-as-14-drugs/

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    Honey: Its benefits for health and skin
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    Date: March 10, 2019 05:56 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Honey: Its benefits for health and skin





    Most people are aware that honey is exceptionally good for your health with particular benefits for your skin. For example, it can remove acne scars and prevent more acne is used consistently. However, it has so many other health benefits as well. Honey can lower a person's cholesterol level if consumed on a regular basis. Honey is also a great weight loss tool in that it can relieve those pesky bouts of craving sugar. It also boosts your energy and increases your metabolic rate.

    Key Takeaways:

    • If you apply honey to your skin, its antibacterial and antiseptic properties can treat a number of skin problems.
    • Honey can help you lose weight because it reduces your cravings for sugary foods.
    • The methylglyoxal compound in honey can boost your immune system as well as your energy levels.

    "Many studies have proved that honey can help control high cholesterol levels."

    Read more: https://www.newsnation.in/lifestyle/food/honey-honey-bee-impressive-benefits-for-health-and-skin-article-203786.html

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    Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia
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    Date: February 13, 2019 08:00 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Eating more citrus fruits is an easy way to prevent dementia





    A documented study has shown that citrus fruits like lemons, limes, and oranges may have the ability to prevent dementia. The Japanese study says that eating these fruits was directly linked to improved brain health and memory formation. In fact, the subjects who ate citrus fruits daily were 23% less likely to develop dementia. This is likely due to the nobiletin content in citruses, which also helps to reduce cholesterol levels. There are no studies yet as to how the consumption of citrus fruits affects those who already have dementia, however.

    Key Takeaways:

    • In a recent study conducted in Japan it was discovered that people who take citrus fruits like orange, lemons, and grapefruits, can reduce their risk of having dementia.
    • The researchers in the study found a direct link between taking citrus fruits and decreased chances of having dementia which reduced by about 23 percent.
    • Citrus fruits have a neuroprotective effect on those taking it which can be linked to a compound, nobiletin, a flavonoid found in the peel that boosts the brain.

    "The study, which spanned for up to seven years, looked at data from over 13,000 older adults in Japan, which included their diet and brain health."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-06-eat-more-citrus-fruits-to-prevent-dementia.html

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    Noni is great for your colon
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    Date: February 08, 2019 08:23 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Noni is great for your colon





    Gut flora is vital to digestive health. An imbalance in this causes many ailments, such as irritable bowel syndrome, poor nutritional uptake, and bloating. Fermented Noni has been shown to promoted growth of several good bacteria in the gut that relieves inflammation of the digestive tract. Noni has also proven effective in helping to relieve inflammation and pain in other parts of the body. Traditionally it has been used to help treat infections and has a positive aspect in lowering cholesterol and may help to prevent damage from stroke events.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Researchers from a university in Taiwan have found that fermented noni can help prevent diseases of the colon that is related to inflammation.
    • The researchers used ethanol and ethyl acetate extracts on the study and found that these extracts from noni fruit promoted the growth of good bacteria in the colon.
    • The noni fruit which is greenish white has long been used by Polynesian herbalists and folk medicine practitioners as a medicinal fruit.

    "You can keep your digestive system healthy with the help of fermented noni (Morinda citrifolia L.)"

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-noni-is-great-for-your-colon.html

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    Scientists discover the potential use of papaya leaf juice fortreating dengue
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    Date: February 06, 2019 02:38 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Scientists discover the potential use of papaya leaf juice fortreating dengue





    Dengue is an infection of the immune system that lowers platelet counts in the blood, causing a variety of issues, including clotting disorders and anemia due to the viral born illness. Papaya leaf juice has immune boosting properties, one of which is it encourages platelet production. It is also used to help treat jaundice and other liver related diseases due to its detoxification value. Papaya leaf juice can also aid in digestion, lower cholesterol, lower and help maintain blood insulin levels, and finally , due to its high vitamin A and C levels, improve skin appearance and health.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Dengue is a disease borne by a virus and it affects millions of people worldwide, especially people in tropical countries like the Philippines.
    • Dengue infections can be mild and last only a week. But it can also be severe that leads to severe bleeding and reduction in the count of platelets.
    • Papaya leaves have been used for treating dengue in many practices because it can help to increase the platelet count and prevent liver damage arising from the virus.

    "A recent study by researchers from Jamia Hamdard University in India revealed that extracts from papaya leaves have potential use as a natural remedy for dengue since they exhibit immunomodulatory activity and promote the production of thrombocytes, also called platelets."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-21-papaya-leaf-juice-for-dengue.html

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    Diabetes: Cinnamon (Dalchini) May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels
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    Date: January 30, 2019 10:59 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Diabetes: Cinnamon (Dalchini) May Help Control Blood Sugar Levels





    For diabetic patients, food can often feel like the enemy. But what if spices are the answer? Cinnamon has been shown to reduce blood sugar levels in patients that have type 2 diabetes from a fasting state as well as to possess anti oxidant traits. For the American diet, most people associate cinnamon with sweets, thus helping to reduce cravings for those food items from a psychological standpoint. And best of all, it only takes around five grams to also aid in digestive health, which is also important to stabilizing blood sugars.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Cinnamon is a very common spice in Hindu culture and known to help manage many different health issues.
    • It is full of antioxidants that reduce oxidative tension and known to manage diabetes.
    • If taken on a regular basis, it will reduce blood sugar levels in fasting people and reduce cholesterol levels.

    "Various studies talk about cinnamon as a wonder spice that keeps a check on our blood sugar levels, especially when consumed after meals."

    Read more: https://www.ndtv.com/food/diabetes-cinnamon-dalchini-may-help-control-blood-sugar-levels-1961593

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    10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
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    Date: January 21, 2019 01:21 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: 10 Health Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
    • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
    • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

    "Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

    Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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    Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk
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    Date: January 21, 2019 01:20 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Fish, fish oil may lower your heart attack risk

    Omega 3 fatty acid, which can be found in supplements such as wild salmon oil, salmon itself, avocados, and various nuts has proven to be beneficial in a wide range of body systems.One of the lesser known uses is to aid in the severity and even prevention of mood disorder and mood disorder episodes. It is also very critical for heart and eye health. The most interesting aspect however is how it interacts with the endocrine system, where it aids in metabolic regulation and among other things, insulin intolerance.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Omega-3s may have a significant role in prevention and treatment of a wide range mental health issues, including everything from depression to schizophrenia.
    • Omega-3s can benefit cardiac health and mitigate metabolic syndrome by moderating blood sugar, cholesterol, belly fat, blood pressure and other vital elements of health.
    • Omega-3s can also help promote skin, bone and joint health, and also help stave off age-related health problems.

    "Research says that omega-3 fatty acids can improve one’s health on several levels."

    Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/10-health-benefits-of-omega-3-fatty-acids/690/

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    Why your skin needs apple cider vinegar
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    Date: January 12, 2019 08:38 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Why your skin needs apple cider vinegar





    Apple cider vinegar has many known health benefits including lowering cholesterol and helping with weight loss. However, there are also benefits from using it for your skin instead of just ingesting it. Apple cider vinegar can fight skin infections, help reduce body odor and fight dandruff. If you have a sensitive area due to a sunburn or mosquito bite, apple cider vinegar can also provide soothing relief. This will speed up the healing process as you will not be tempted to itch the affected areas.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Apple cider vinegar can fight bacteria and fungal growths on your skin.
    • Since dandruff is caused by too much yeast growth on the scalp, using apple cider vinegar can provide the protection you need.
    • A bath in apple cider vinegar can help heal skin that is damaged due to sunburn.

    "The uses and benefits of ACV don’t end there: it’s also very popular in the world of beauty."

    Read more: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/lifestyle/article/2001304805/why-your-skin-needs-apple-cider-vinegar

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    Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar (And Other Reasons to Add It toEverything)
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    Date: January 09, 2019 04:05 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar (And Other Reasons to Add It toEverything)





    Did you know that cinnamon lowers your blood sugar levels, helping fight against type 2 diabetes? That is only one of the many amazing, little known health benefits that cinnamon brings when it is consumed. It is easy to enjoy cinnamon on top of your coffee, a donut, and in many of the dishes that you enjoy now. And, when you add just a sprinkle, the improvements to your health that you enjoy are quiet nice!

    Key Takeaways:

    • The sweet and flavorful cinnamon spice is especially good for adding to desserts like apple and pear crumble. But it also has health benefits.
    • Cinnamon which is made from the inner bark of trees has two types. The Ceylon cinnamon or real cinnamon, and the Cassia Chinese cinnamon that many are familiar with.
    • It has been discovered in a lot of studies that cinnamon can lower blood sugar levels by about 10-29 percent.

    "It is especially helpful for lowering blood sugar levels and increasing “good” HDL cholesterol levels."

    Read more: https://www.care2.com/greenliving/cinnamon-lowers-blood-sugar-and-other-reasons-to-add-it-to-everything.html

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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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    The Arjun tree holds potential for lowering blood sugar andcholesterol levels
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    Date: January 08, 2019 09:58 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: The Arjun tree holds potential for lowering blood sugar andcholesterol levels





    According to the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Arjun Tree extract may have benefits for moderating your blood sugar and also your cholesterol levels. Diabetics are at dramatically higher risk of dying from heart conditions, perhaps because hyperglycemia tends to raise blood pressure and damage the circulatory system. The study in question focused on Wistar rats that received a high-fat diet, and found that Arjun Tree extract improved insulin sensitivity and liver triglycerides, and exhibited a pronounced anti inflammatory effect.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Of the different plant-derived extracts used in traditional Indian medicine, Arjunarishta is a medicine that is produced from the Arjun tree is used for treating cardiovascular disorders and diabetes.
    • Type 2 diabetes has been identified as a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases because people with it have a higher percentage of getting cardiovascular diseases.
    • Looking for and finding natural products that could be used against diabetes is very important because apart from causing cardiovascular diseases, it can damage blood vessels in the heart.

    "In this study, which was published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, the researchers were able to determine that Arjun tree extracts exhibit anti-hyperglycemic and anti-hyperlipidemic activity."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-24-arjun-tree-lowers-blood-sugar-and-cholesterol-levels.html

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    Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
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    Date: January 03, 2019 01:08 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar





    Apple cider vinegar has many health benefits throughout the body. One such system in the body where it has been shown to be of great benefit is the Endocrine system, particularly for people with diabetes. Not only can it lower blood sugar levels, but can help a person lose weight. it also helps lower bad cholesterol level in the blood and can provide almost instant relief from acid reflux. Apple cider vinegar also has hundreds of uses around the home.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Besides being healthful, Apple cider vinegar is versatile, as it can be drunk as a beverage additive, or used as a salad dressing ingredient, or marinade.
    • Study suggests that taking a regular, small dose of Apple cider vinegar at bedtime may significantly lower fasting glucose levels.
    • Dieters can regard apple cider vinegar as a friend as the vinegar works to reduce cravings.

    "Apple cider vinegar has grown in popularity in recent years, with many people praising the liquid for its several health benefits."

    Read more: https://www.belmarrahealth.com/benefits-of-apple-cider-vinegar/

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    The science behind curcumin’s healing properties
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    Date: January 02, 2019 05:17 PM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: The science behind curcumin’s healing properties





    Nature provides many healing aids, and this spice is among one of the more useful.it has been used for thousands of years to fight and relieve inflammation and has recently been proven effective in preventing oxidation in the circulatory system brought on by smoking and diabetes. It has also proven effective in the tumor reduction treatment in certain cancer lines, which reversing the effects of oxidative stress has shown remarkable progress in the treatment and prevention areas.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Turmeric's long history as a culinary spice predates the appearance of Christ by more than 2000 years.
    • Curcumin is the innate part of turmeric which gives the spice it's well-known yellow color.
    • Curcumin has renowned ability as an anti-inflammatory, besides aiding the human heart by keeping cholesterol levels lower.

    "Now, two studies published in the African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines have confirmed that curcumin also has potent antitumor abilities, in addition to protecting the heart against oxidative stress caused by diabetes and nicotine."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-12-30-the-science-behind-curcumin-healing-peoperties.html

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    9 Health Benefits Of Turmeric
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    Date: December 20, 2018 08:01 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: 9 Health Benefits Of Turmeric





    Turmeric has numerous health benefits. One such benefit is it has anti-inflammatory properties due to the presence of curcumin. Therefore, it is no surprise that it helps joint health. The presence of curcumin can also be linked to promoting healthy ageing. It also can help regulate cholesterol levels and supports cardiovascular health. Turmeric can also be linked to helping people lose weight. There are also studies that it can support brain function including improving your memory.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Several health concerns such as Alzheimer’s have inflammation as its root cause and turmeric can cure them due to its having curcumin, an anti-inflammatory compound.
    • Because turmeric can prevent inflammation this makes it ideal for regulating blood cholesterol. The main culprits behind rise in blood cholesterol are inflammation and high blood sugar levels.
    • Turmeric saves as a protective herb, protecting the heart from heart disease and improves the lining of the blood vessels as well.

    "Turmeric is a spice that has served mankind since ancient times. The herb is now being increasingly used in the form of a supplement as well."

    Read more: https://dailywellnesspro.com/9-health-benefits-of-turmeric

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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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    Pumpkin Seeds: The Antioxidant Seeds that Combat Diabetes, HeartDisease & Cancer Cells
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    Date: December 11, 2018 11:22 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Pumpkin Seeds: The Antioxidant Seeds that Combat Diabetes, HeartDisease & Cancer Cells





    Pumpkins don't get the attention of other vegetables. Even during their season, it's the pies made from the meat of the pumpkin that get most of the table time. However, pumpkin seeds should not be relegated to the trash. Like sunflower, and other seeds, they make good snacking. And they have a lot of health benefits for users. For example, they're full of antioxidants, like many veggies, which makes them useful for warding off many unwanted conditions. They're good for hearts and for leveling blood sugar. Study has shown that the seeds benefit the heart in an array of ways. Nitric oxide is enhanced, while blood pressure and cholesterol are lowered. The seeds are protein-packed and fiber-rich, which means that sugar is absorbed more slowly. The seeds are also rich in tryptophan and magnesium, known to promote optimal sleep. Study has also shown that sperm count was enhanced and abnormalities were improved when rodent subjects were given pumpkin seeds. Certain seed properties may have anti-cancer effects as well, even the ability to help with overactive bladder syndrome.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Pumpkin seeds are known to improve sleep quality and stabilize blood sugar levels.
    • Pumpkin seeds fight coronary heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
    • Pumpkin seeds can also improve male fertility and improve prostate health.

    "However, there are many benefits of pumpkin seeds that make them a worthy addition to your diet, both during the holidays and all year round."

    Read more: https://draxe.com/pumpkin-seeds/

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    Almonds may boost heart health in diabetic people
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    Date: November 23, 2018 08:51 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Almonds may boost heart health in diabetic people





    Almonds are a versatile, portable, tasty and nutritious snack food. However, new research suggests that the salad topper may also have more to impart to eaters, particularly if the eaters in question number among the millions struggling under the burden of type 2 diabetes. Of the more than 400 million who struggle with the disease, worldwide, nearly 80 million cases can be found in the country of India, alone. One study, using Indian subjects with type 2 diabetes and elevated cholesterol levels, discovered some interesting results. The subjects were given whole un-roasted almonds in place of 20 calories in an otherwise balanced eating plan. The subjects heart health showed marked improvement. Another study used Chinese participants and allowed 60 grams of almonds a day. Blood sugar levels and cardiovascular aspects were not affected by this study's regime. However, for some subjects with otherwise well-controlled type 2 diabetes, blood sugar serum levels dropped. Almonds may improve inflammation, which is a factor in cardiovascular disease. They also provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.

    Key Takeaways:

    • For the people who have diabetes, they have a lot of work to do to deal with it everyday.
    • Understanding the effects of diabetes and what it does will allow people to realize how stressful it could be.
    • There are a lot of studies coming out that indicate almonds to be good for the heart for people who are diabetic.

    "While the almond diet offered better overall nutritional quality, neither diet with or without almonds improved blood sugar status, nor most cardiovascular risk factors as was expected. However, researchers found that among a subset."

    Read more: https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/almonds-may-boost-heart-health-in-diabetic-people-5444785/

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    The potential antidiabetic benefits of moringa
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    Date: November 19, 2018 10:56 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: The potential antidiabetic benefits of moringa





    Estimates from the World Health Organization place the possible tally of worldwide diabetics at over 400 million. That figure was established almost 5 years ago. Truly, diabetes is on the rise and rightfully considered an epidemic. All of which explains why scientists around the world are always on the lookout for natural, effective, low-cost treatment modalities that afford minimal to no side effects for the user. This is especially crucial because diabetes is a leading cause of blindness and loss of limbs. The most prevalent form, type 2 diabetes, is manageable with diet and drugs, but many drugs come with the cost of potentially dangerous side effects. Moringa, a native of India and a popular Asian vegetable, is gaining buzz as a superfood. One Cambodian study used obese rodent subjects and garnered some compelling evidence that the superfood could be used to benefit diabetics. For example, the mice used, that were also moringa recipients, had lower fasting glucose levels. The moringa recipients also had lower triglyceride levels and lessened renal impairment. Study suggests that moringa protects the human body from oxidative stress, from inflammation, and even from arsenic. It also acts to reduce cholesterol.

    Key Takeaways:

    • There are a lot of benefits that come from the natural plants in the world.
    • Most of the people who suffer from diabetes, in the world and the United States, have the form called Type 2.
    • This new plant that they found is called moringa and the effects of it are apparently very good.

    "Researchers from different parts of the world are setting their sights on moringa (Moringa oleifera), a plant native to India and widely cultivated in different parts of Asia, and its potential health benefits, with many being focused on its antidiabetic effects."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-11-antidiabetic-benefits-of-moringa.html

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    Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effectivetreatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart
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    Date: November 19, 2018 09:36 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Another study finds turmeric and curcumin to be a safe, effectivetreatment for lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart





    Turmeric and its much-lauded, health-giving component, curcumin, have had a health buzz about them for a long time. The health benefits to those that use turmeric and consequently curcumin, have long been noted. But, though its benefits for a wide array of bodily systems, including the cardiovascular, are not disputed, it has heretofore not been understood if turmeric, or more specifically curcumin, does some of its wonders by lowering lipid levels. The Second Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University has now performed a meta-analysis of available data, surrounding turmeric and curcumin, as a means of filling the knowledge gap. The researchers began by filtering the data, searching for studies revolving around turmeric, cholesterol and triglycerides. To ensure the data was all the more compelling and germane, the researchers trimmed down the parameters even more, allowing for only those tests that involved subjects laboring under the effects of metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes. In these cases possible negative effects to the heart would prove particularly relevant. The meta-analysis revealed that turmeric and curcumin had positive effects to impart on the levels of serum triglycerides apparent in its user-subjects. The two components also positively impacted the low-density lipo-protein cholesterol levels of the user-subjects. The researchers theorized that positive chemical activity was initiated by the components, thereby causing the beneficial aspects. Other cholesterol and lipid markers were not affected. In general, turmeric and curcumin have been shown to limit oxidative stress and inflammation as well as benefit the blood vessel lining, all of which can prevent a serious cardiac event.

    Key Takeaways:

    • There are a lot of effective ways in which you can help lower your high cholesterol.
    • There are plenty of natural remedies out there that allow you to control your health.
    • These new substances are natural and have been proven to work on numerous different occasions.

    "Turmeric and curcumin are two substances most known for their wide array of health benefits."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-turmeric-and-curcumin-safe-effective-treatment-for-lowering-cholesterol.html

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    Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods
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    Date: November 15, 2018 09:51 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Flaxseed is one of the world's most important medicinal foods





    Flaxseed is available in an oil and in liquid form and can be consumed through many different means. Considering that it is a food that has been labeled a 'superfood' and one that has considerable medicinal properties, it is worth adding to your diet. Flaxseed is loaded with fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and many other good-for-you ingredients that help you ward-off cancer, high cholesterol, and other health concerns that have a negative impact on your life.

    Key Takeaways:

    • There are so many different foods out there that are proven to be good medicines.
    • Doctors are relying on some of these more natural remedies for relieving the discomfort of some patients.
    • Understanding all of the nutritional facts within certain foods is a big step towards having a great diet.

    "Flaxseed is the latest of many superfoods that can provide a bounty of nutritional value while improving your overall health."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-12-flaxseed-important-medicinal-food.html

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    8 health benefits of oatmeal
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    Date: November 08, 2018 08:51 AM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: 8 health benefits of oatmeal





    Oatmeal is known as a great breakfast food but it can also help one's health as well. It is very high in fiber and contains a specific fiber called beta-glucan which help lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and even makes you feel "full." It also ease inflammation in the stomach and boosts one's metabolism. Oatmeal is beneficial for skin and is very rich in antioxidants and immensely help's ones immune system. It also supports weight lose, lowers blood pressure and blood sugar.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Oatmeal is high in fiver and helps lower inflammation within the body, and boost one's metabolism.
    • It also supports weight loss, helps lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
    • Oatmeal is beneficial for one' skin, very rich in antioxidants and helps protect one's immune system.

    "Oatmeal is packed with nutrients—including five grams of protein—but it only has about 150 calories per serving."

    Read more: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-food/benefits-of-oatmeal/

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    Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile
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    Date: November 06, 2018 09:51 AM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Virgin coconut oil improves your lipid profile





    New studies at the Federal University of Nigeria, have shown that virgin coconut oil could possibly improve cholesterol levels within our bodies. Scientist used rats in this animal study and supplemented the subjects diets with virgin coconut oil. They then observed a number of factors including antioxidant levels, kidney and liver function, and even cardiovascular risk factors. it showed that the animals who were supplemented the virgin coconut oil had improved all functions of the liver, kidneys, and antioxidant levels. It also showed to have reduce the level of malondialdehyde.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Virgin coconut oil differs from regular coconut oil in that it is derived with the use of heat.
    • Virgin coconut oil is rich in fatty chain acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and even has proteins.
    • Study has shown that healthy rodents fed a diet supplemented with virgin coconut oil showed improved liver and kidney biomarkers.

    "People have found a use for every part of the coconut tree, from the leaves down to its roots. It can be processed into many forms, from food and medicine to fuel, timber, and even oil."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-04-virgin-coconut-oil-improves-your-lipid-profile.html

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    Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses
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    Date: October 19, 2018 08:52 AM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses





    Food science: Cinnamon can be used to treat various illnesses

    According to a study in the BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine journal, cinnamon is a safe and effective anti-parasitic, antioxidant, and antimicrobial substance that can be used to treat many different types of infections. Furthermore, cinnamon can decrease glucose in the blood, making it beneficial to diabetics and pre-diabetics. A study conducted on healthy adults consuming Ceylon cinnamon daily for three consecutive months showed a reduction in both their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So next time you have a muffin or have a cup of tea, don't hesitate to sprinkle some aromatic and medicinal cinnamon on top.

    Key Takeaways:

    • It is crazy to think about how some natural ingredients can really help someone's health.
    • No matter who you are, there is a high chance that you will like a bit of cinnamon!
    • Being able to take care of yourself should be paramount to everything else in life.

    "Earlier research suggests that cinnamon offers anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, antioxidant, and blood glucose lowering properties, as well as beneficial cardiovascular effects."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-26-food-science-cinnamon-can-be-used-to-treat-various-illnesses.html

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    Protein Powder: 7 Best Types + How to Use
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    Date: September 19, 2018 04:42 PM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Protein Powder: 7 Best Types + How to Use





    Protein Powder: 7 Best Types + How to Use

    Protein powder is commonly used amongst body builders, athletes, and every day people working out. Recent research has shown that it could improve your skin health and even improve you immunity. Protein powder is made from animal and plant-based sources. The common forms of protein powder include; hemp, egg, pea, rice, bone broth, soy, whey and more. There are three common forms of protein powder called concentrates, isolates, and hydrolysates. Protein powdering containing bone broth is one of the best kinds.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Once the go-to secret of body-builders, protein powder is beginning to gain popular interest as a supplement to increase lean muscle mass and overall health.
    • Many protein powders incorporate vitamins, minerals and fiber, making them an excellent ally in the fight to lower cholesterol levels.
    • The primary protein source for powders can vary greatly, but some variants include, egg, hemp, soy, rice whey and pea.

    "Produced from both plant-based and animal sources, there are many types of protein powders available to tailor to any diet plan, taste palate or personal preference."

    Read more: https://draxe.com/protein-powder-best-types/

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    Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressivearray of vitamins and minerals that support heart health
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    Date: September 15, 2018 08:52 AM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressivearray of vitamins and minerals that support heart health





    Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals that support heart health

    Why You Should Be Eating a Handful of Pumpkin Seeds Everyday. You can eat pumpkin seeds raw, toasted and spiced, or salted and in their shell. ... Pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, including vitamins B, E, and K, magnesium, and iron.these seeds are consumed during hallowen they are usually scraped out of the pumpkin in making jack-o-lanterns. They are rich in essential fatty acids and tryptophan, which make them an effective tool in improving heart health and preventing diseases, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, bladder dysfunction, and anxiety.To support heart health, pumpkin seeds work by increasing high-density lipoprotein while decreasing low-density lipoprotein or “bad” cholesterol levels.Pumpkin seeds are good for the bones because of their high magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc content. In addition, pumpkin seed oil helps relieve inflammation linked to arthritis and related conditions.Another benefit of pumpkin seeds has to do with bladder health. Up to 16 percent of aging adults are affected by overactive bladder, which can greatly affect their quality of life. An overactive bladder causes sudden urges to urinate and can cause involuntary urination. Recent study by researchers from the University of Tennesse have shown that pumpkin seed oil and extract are effective in improving these symptoms and helping to bring back bladder control,the high tryptophan content of pumpkin seeds help improve anxiety. In the brain and also improve mood.

    Key Takeaways:

    • People do not realize that pumpkins, and their seeds, actually are very healthy for you.
    • Pumpkins should be put into everyone's diet as they are full of nutrients and vitamins.
    • Do not be afraid to try new food as there are so many people who are like that!

    "However, these nutty seeds and their byproduct pumpkin seed oil should be consumed more often because they contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for the heart."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-16-pumpkin-seeds-vitamins-and-minerals-heart-health.html

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    Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Brain? Science Says No
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    Date: September 11, 2018 09:52 AM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Brain? Science Says No





    Is Cholesterol Bad for Your Brain? Science Says No

    Having too much cholesterol is bad for you. Most people know this fact as it is preached to us from a young age. Do not have too much cholesterol or you will end up having high blood pressure and problems as you get older. However, some people like foods such as eggs a bit too much and this forces them to consume far more cholesterol than they realize. It can be a dangerous match if not handled.

    Key Takeaways:

    • If you eat way too many eggs, the chances are that you will have some cholesterol problems.
    • Be smart when you eat and remember that too much of any one thing is usually not good for you.
    • It is crazy to think about all of the bodily functions that go on within us on a daily basis.

    "Cholesterol is extremely important for cognitive function. While your brain represents about 2-3 percent of your total body weight, 25 percent of that cholesterol in your body is found in your brain."

    Read more: https://www.zliving.com/health/cholesterol-for-your-brain-117041/

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    Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?
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    Date: September 07, 2018 10:52 AM
    Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?





    Brewer's yeast, a potential probiotic?

    Probiotic is current trend amongst consumers and are increasingly popular for their health benefits.brewers yeast is an essential commodity for making bread and beer.A study reveals brewers yeast tolerant to various temperatures high concentration of bile salt and sodium chloride gastric juice, intestinal environment, alpha-amylase, trypsin, and lysozyme,it produces organic acids and exhibits resistance against drugs.brewers yeast can absorb cholestrol and can also produce killer toxins and also demonstrated better antibacterial activity against gram-negative bacteria than gram-positive.brewers yeast also produces enzymes that enhance nutrient utilisation in the gut.

    Key Takeaways:

    • A study concluded that brewer’s yeast can be considered a probiotic of which yoghurt and kimchi are one.
    • Brewer’s yeast can produce organic acids, killer toxins and absorb cholesterol. It has the ability to produce enzymes such as amylase for gut nutrient utilization.
    • Some of the health benefits of brewer’s yeast which is used in beer and bread are that it improves blood sugar and fights against cancer.

    "Ingestion of brewer’s yeast was also considered safe as it did not cause any toxic side effects based on the results of toxicity tests."

    Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-08-11-brewers-yeast-a-potential-probiotic.html

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    Lycopene Can Help in Preventing Cancer And Cardiovascular Diseases
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    Date: September 06, 2018 05:52 PM
    Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
    Subject: Lycopene Can Help in Preventing Cancer And Cardiovascular Diseases





    Lycopene Can Help in Preventing Cancer And Cardiovascular Diseases

    Tomatoes are a widely-used and highly nutritious fruit whose juice contains abundant amounts of the antioxidant lycopene, as well as both beta and alpha carotene and many other vitamins and minerals. Tomato juice can help you lose weight and trim your waistline due to its high fiber and low sodium, and can also help improve your cholesterol. Lycopene also appears to have cancer-fighting properties as well. Tomato juice can also help your body detoxify itself, and foster healthy skin.

    Key Takeaways:

    • For one to have a healthy lifestyle, he needs to make sure he has a balanced nutrition and exercise regularly.
    • Bad fats in the diet increase the chances of getting diseases while good fats reduce the risk of diseases.
    • Tomato has lots of healthy components and drinking tomato juice contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

    "Tomato is a very commonly used fruit which we use in our day to day diet. Tomato can be consumed raw in many recipes as well. It can also be consumed as a juice. The taste of tomato juice is similar to that of a raw tomato which tastes salty."

    Read more: https://tophealthjournal.com/1554/lycopene-can-help-in-preventing-cancer-and-cardiovascular-diseases/

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