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What is CBD? Darrell Miller 5/15/19
Understanding the Hemp Plant? Darrell Miller 5/15/19
Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD Darrell Miller 5/13/19
A species of hawthorn has been found to control abnormally highblood sugar levels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels Darrell Miller 5/2/19
Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes Darrell Miller 3/27/19
Herbal supplement gingko biloba found to prevent cell death in thebrain, improve recovery from stroke VitaNet, LLC Staff 3/19/19
Health Benefits of Cinnamon Darrell Miller 1/13/19
Take Indian kudzu if you're diabetic: It keeps your kidneys healthy VitaNet, LLC Staff 11/10/18
Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects) VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/2/18
Horsetail: The Herb that Supports Skin, Nail, Hair & Joint Health VitaNet, LLC Staff 8/7/18
3 Science-backed nutritional benefits of echinacea Darrell Miller 5/10/18
I Used These 4 Tricks To Cure Candida In A Week Darrell Miller 1/19/18
Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes Darrell Miller 10/9/17
Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World Darrell Miller 8/11/17
Offal: Are Organ Meats Healthy to Eat? Darrell Miller 6/17/17
Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more Darrell Miller 2/19/17
What to eat: Broccoli vs. cauliflower - Bel Marra Health Darrell Miller 2/13/17
Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation Darrell Miller 1/25/17
Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells Darrell Miller 1/22/17
Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease Darrell Miller 12/29/16
Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter Darrell Miller 12/24/16
The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health Darrell Miller 12/5/16
Skin bacteria could protect against disease Darrell Miller 11/22/16
Oregano Plant Is the Most Potent Antimicrobial In The world Darrell Miller 11/15/16
Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health Darrell Miller 11/2/16
Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans Darrell Miller 11/2/16
A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age Darrell Miller 11/22/15
What Causes Candida? Darrell Miller 9/18/15
How Do Probiotics Boost Your Immune System? Darrell Miller 8/28/15
CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS Darrell Miller 7/22/15
Three Immune Boosting Mushrooms You Can't Ignore Darrell Miller 7/20/15
What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It? Darrell Miller 6/21/14
What are the health benefits of organic Cacao? Darrell Miller 4/24/14
What are the health benefits of organic Cacao? Darrell Miller 4/24/14
Does Sea Buckthorn Berry Have Healing Properties? Darrell Miller 4/1/14
Effectiveness of echinacea tea Darrell Miller 3/14/14
What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil? Darrell Miller 2/25/14
What Is Pine Oil? Darrell Miller 2/23/14
Can Resveratrol Help Fight DNA Damage? Darrell Miller 1/21/13
Why Is George's Aloe Vera By Warren Labs Better Than Other Brands? Darrell Miller 1/10/13
What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula? Darrell Miller 12/29/12
Dangers of Rhodiola Rosea? First Lets Look at The Benefits Darrell Miller 12/20/12
Bitter Orange Extract Darrell Miller 11/22/12
The Kelp Benefit Darrell Miller 11/18/12
Benefits of using Cordyceps Darrell Miller 10/11/12
What Makes St Johns Wort Good For Depression And Anxiety? Darrell Miller 9/18/12
Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS? Darrell Miller 8/18/12
What Is Glutathione Good For? Darrell Miller 4/14/12



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What is CBD?
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Date: May 15, 2019 01:54 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid

  • Cannabinoids are a class of chemical compounds found in cannabis plants
  • CBD is the most prominent cannabinoid found in Hemp
  • There are over 100 known cannabinoids found in the various cannabis species
  • CBD is NOT psychoactive & helps offset THC
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychotropic cannabinoid found in cannabis that makes you “high”
  • CBD has many health benefits
  • Clinical trials with CBD demonstrate improvements from issues including: anxiety, cognition, pain associated with exercise & movement disorders

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Understanding the Hemp Plant?
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Date: May 15, 2019 01:49 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Understanding the Hemp Plant?

Cannabis Sativa

  • Lighter, Thinner Leaves
  • Usually higher in CBD
  • Low in THC (psychotropic)

Hemp = Cannabis

Two Primary species of Cannabis(though there are hybrids)

Cannabis Indica

  • Darker, Thicker Leaves
  • Usually higher in THC (psychotropic)
  • Low in CBD

The DEA classifies Marijuana as any Cannabis plant grown with more than .3% THC.

Cannabis Sativa grown with <.3% THC is legal in the United States, and has many industrial uses including dietary supplements.

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Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD
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Date: May 13, 2019 04:23 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Experts find that vitamin D can soothe symptoms of COPD





European scientists recently published new research in the journal Thorax which indicates that correcting a vitamin D deficiency can mitigate breathing and lung problems caused by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD symptoms include chronic bronchitis, asthma that cannot be reversed and persistent difficulty with breathing. However, the benefits only apply to people who have a deficiency of the vitamin. Vitamin D can help augment the immune system while reducing harmful inflammatory responses. Good food source of vitamin D include several species of fish, as well as eggs and mushrooms l.

Key Takeaways:

  • Not specifically one disease, COPD refers to an array of chronic, serious and non-reversible lung conditions, such as emphysema.
  • COPD sufferers with low levels of vitamin D may curb symptoms by consuming bitamin-D rich foods, like salmon, beef liver and egg yolks, so suggests data.
  • The data arises from a review of four randomized controlled trials that used more than 500 overall participants.

"Carried out by a team of researchers from Europe, the study revealed that supplementing with regular doses of vitamin D safely and significantly reduced the symptoms of COPD."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-02-vitamin-d-can-soothe-symptoms-of-copd.html

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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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Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels
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Date: May 02, 2019 02:43 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists now understand why OMEGA-3s are good for your heart:They protect against DNA damage in the cells that line your blood vessels





In the era where there has been an increase in people's interest in physical health, one of the biggest things that has taken trend is that of OMEGA-3s and claims that they are good for a variety of reasons. Although until recently it has been unknown why it was good for you, new research has now shown that these nutrients can be beneficial for your heart, especially in terms of protecting it against DNA damage that can injure blood vessels.

Key Takeaways:

  • To help stop the plague that is affecting the planet in the form of heart and arterial diseases, experts recommend foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Although experts have not explained why omega-3 fatty acids are good for heart health, new research has found that it has components that prevents free radicals from causing harm.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids are rich in EPA and DHA which reduce the harm caused by intracellular reactive oxygen species to heart cells.

"Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), components found in omega-3 fatty acids, promote antioxidant responses in the human aortic endothelial cells, protecting DNA from oxidative stress from reactive oxygen species (ROS)."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-03-12-omega-3s-protect-against-dna-damage-in-the-blood-vessels.html

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Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes
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Date: March 27, 2019 10:34 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Easily boost your immune system by eating more pomegranates, studyconcludes





Pomegranates have long been recognized for their beautiful red seeds that present in a much more vibrant light than many other fruits. Now researchers are finding that pomegranates have several health benefits, especially when it comes to treating chronic inflammatory conditions. A study performed on mice showed that the inflammation biomarkers present within their systems were dramatically reduced when they were given pomegranate extract on a continual basis, showing that it could have a similar impact on humans.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the healthiest foods on the planet, pomegranates, was used by researchers to treat malaria-induced injury using an oxidative stress murine-model.
  • The researchers infected the laboratory mice with Plasmodium chabaudi, a species that causes malaria, and then fed the mice extracts of pomegranates.
  • Apart from the fact that the mice treated with pomegranates extract had fewer spleen injuries, there were lower numbers of inflammation biomarkers in them.

"Scientists from King Saud University concluded that pomegranates can boost the immune system and treat diseases such as malaria."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-27-easily-boost-your-immune-system-with-pomegranates.html

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Herbal supplement gingko biloba found to prevent cell death in thebrain, improve recovery from stroke
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Date: March 19, 2019 02:48 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Herbal supplement gingko biloba found to prevent cell death in thebrain, improve recovery from stroke





Dr. Yun Xu is the head of the neurological department at Nanjing University, and he has made a breakthrough in the data supporting the herb ginkgo biloba and its neurological advantages to those who have suffered from ischemic strokes. By pairing ginkgo biloba with regular doses of Aspirin, Dr. Xu was able to measure the levels of cognitive ability among a large group of patients dealing with post-stroke difficulties. The results showed that those who had ginkgo biloba administered with their dose had improved memory function, attention, language, and more.

Key Takeaways:

  • It has been discovered that one of the world’s oldest trees, gingko biloba, may be used to assist in stroke recovery and prevention of death of the brain cell.
  • The study was conducted in China and 348 participants were involved who had suffered from stroke. Some of the participants were given the plant while others were not given.
  • It was discovered that the participants who took the gingko biloba extracts with aspirin were better in neurological functions than those who did not take the plant extract.

"Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest living species of a tree native to China. It is known to have been used in traditional medicine and as a source of food. The leaves and the nuts of the tree have a high nutrient content, and is best known for its positive effects on the brain and nervous system."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-03-herbal-supplement-gingko-biloba-found-to-prevent-cell-death-in-the-brain.html

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Health Benefits of Cinnamon
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Date: January 13, 2019 04:10 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Health Benefits of Cinnamon





Cinnamon is not only a delicious spice that can be added to a variety of dishes, but it also comes naturally equipped with several health benefits. Cinnamon is a natural antioxidant, giving it the ability to prevent against certain metabolic disorders, as well as diseases that are brought on by aging. It is also an anti-inflammatory by how it can aid in the production of nitric oxide, a primary contributor in helping the body combat inflammatory responses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cinnamon is an aromatic spice that comes from the genus Cinnamomum. The true cinnamon species is known as C. verum.
  • Every part of the cinnamon tree – its roots, leaves, flower, fruits, and bark – have medicinal properties and its constituents are cinnamaldehyde, cinnamate, and cinnamic acid.
  • As a cinnamon tree ages, it assumes a darker color because it now contains more residual resinous elements.

"Cinnamon is known to possess anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial properties."

Read more: https://www.news-medical.net/health/Health-Benefits-of-Cinnamon.aspx

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Take Indian kudzu if you're diabetic: It keeps your kidneys healthy
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Date: November 10, 2018 09:51 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Take Indian kudzu if you're diabetic: It keeps your kidneys healthy





Diabetes is a serious and chronic condition, which as it progresses can wreak havoc on an array of bodily systems. One potential victim of the havoc is the kidneys. They endure a great deal of oxidative stress in a body that is constantly fighting the effects of diabetes. This ongoing stress overtime does damage the kidneys and can eventually destroy them The condition of oxidative stress endured by kidneys functioning under an ongoing onslaught of diabetic effects is known as diabetic nephropathy. In a worse case scenario it can lead to total renal failure. The organic tuber, Indian Kudzu, is an Aryuvedic medicine staple, besides housing a wealth of antioxidants. Researchers from a Banaras Hindu University recently decided see whether the oxidative power of Indian Kudzu might be able to stand tall against the stress endured by kidneys undergoing diabetic onslaught, thereby protecting them from the ravages of the stress. The study, which used rodent subjects, proved that though oxidative stress in the diabetic rodent subjects was high, the kudzu was able to reduce or reverse some of the damage, due in part to its ability to improve human antioxidant enzyme activity.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diabetes can have many negative effects, including diabetic nephropathy, which can damage and even destroy the kidneys.
  • The condition is caused by oxidative stress, a state that regular consumption of the Indian Kudzu can help slow down and block, making it an effective adjunct to hypertension protocols.
  • The premise that the Kudzu would prove protective was upheld in a study done at A Banaras Hindu University that made use of rodent subjects.

"The tubers are a treasure trove of antioxidants that reduce the effects of oxidative stress and reactive oxygen species related to aging and various ailments."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-06-indian-kudzu-for-diabetics-it-keeps-kidneys-healthy.html

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Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects)
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Date: September 02, 2018 09:53 AM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ SideEffects)





Cascara Sagrada for Constipation Relief & Other Uses (+ Side Effects)

For those people who are trying to find relief for constipation and things of that nature, there are many different options. Now, prune juice and the good old "push it out" have been working well for a really long period of time. However, as we all know, things have changed and not everyone is as tough as people were in the past. Therefore, there have been measures taken to see if this process can be more comfortable for people.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although used as an herbal laxative, it is not recommended for users to continue with Cascara Sagrada for more than a week.
  • The Cascara tree grows to around 32 feet and is at this time considered an endangered species.
  • Other than its strictly medicinal uses, Cascara is used in the processing of sunscreens and as a flavoring agent.

"So what does cascara do? Other than it’s long history of use as a laxative for constipation, some people believe it can be used as a treatment for liver problems, gallstones, and cancer — but the evidence to date for these uses is lacking."

Read more: https://draxe.com/cascara-sagrada/

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Horsetail: The Herb that Supports Skin, Nail, Hair & Joint Health
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Date: August 07, 2018 06:53 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Horsetail: The Herb that Supports Skin, Nail, Hair & Joint Health





Horsetail: The Herb that Supports Skin, Nail, Hair & Joint Health

Horsetail refers to the Equisetum family of herbs (especially common horsetail) which is found in temperate zones of North America and Europe and is known both for spreading like wildfire and for being highly nutritious. Horsetail provides a great source of vitamins and minerals, especially organic silica, which makes horsetail great for hair and nail health. When applied directly to minor wounds and burns, it can promote faster healing. Horsetail also helps remedy edema, and is great for joint health as well. It also has some natural antimicrobial potential.

Key Takeaways:

  • Horsetail is s beauty-promoting herb as it treats brittle nails and restores hair loss.
  • Participants in a study who received horsetail-derived silica supplementation noticed significant hair regrowth within 3 to 6 months.
  • The silicates found in horsetail are widely known to be of benefit to nails, skin and hair.

"Horsetail is a perennial plant belonging to the genus Equisetum. There are at least 15 different species of Equisetum around the world, and “horsetail” is often used to describe the entire group."

Read more: https://draxe.com/horsetail/

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3 Science-backed nutritional benefits of echinacea
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Date: May 10, 2018 09:16 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 3 Science-backed nutritional benefits of echinacea





3 Science-backed nutritional benefits of echinacea

The echinacea is a coneflower that is not only wonderful to look at in it's pink aura, but it is also a species that provides our bodies with substantial health benefits. The plant is known to help boost our immune systems, especially when it comes to ailments or symptoms that involve our respiratory systems. Experiments on lab rats have also shown that regularly taking in echinacea can help decrease anxiety levels quite a bit as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • Echinacea’s complex arsenal of polysaccharides, volatile oils and flavonoids can provide a diverse range of benefits.
  • Clinical evidence suggests that echinacea can boost the functioning of the immune system, and help ward off diseases.
  • Echinacea also has noteworthy antifungal and anti anxiety properties, and is usually brewed into a delicious tea for consumption.

"The deliciously pink coneflower, otherwise known as echinacea, is one of nature’s power plants (pun intended). Healers from all disciplines recognize the healing potential of echinacea and often prescribe it as an alternative treatment for various conditions."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-05-08-3-science-backed-nutritional-benefits-of-echinacea.html

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I Used These 4 Tricks To Cure Candida In A Week
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Date: January 19, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: I Used These 4 Tricks To Cure Candida In A Week





Our body does not survive on its own but rather through the assistance of numerous micro organisms. In our gut system for instance, bacteria and yeasts thrive in billions. However, these can turn into harmful creatures if their numbers are not checked. A good example is 'Candida Albicans' species of yeast. If the immune system weakens, it can multiply to hazardous quantities. The body becomes sick. First symptom is strong sugar craving. Then there is chronic mental fog, joint swelling and mood swings. To cure this condition, avoid sugar and antibiotics. include in your diet probiotics, apple cider and lemon juice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Candida is a normal habitant of your body and does good things for you.
  • Yeast feed very well of sugar, so staying away from that will make a difference in the growth patterns.
  • Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice will help clear up the yeast by helping your body pH get back on track.

"When a person’s immune system is weakened — whether through diet, stress, antibiotics or all of the above — candida can no longer be held in check and begins to expand outwar"

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/all-natural-tricks-to-cure-a-candida-overgrowth/

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Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes
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Date: October 09, 2017 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Interaction of turmeric (Curcuma longaL.) with beneficial microbes





Turmeric is a trendy item now. Many people are beginning to add it to their diets. It is supposed to have important health benefits. This talks about how it interacts with the body's beneficial microbes. Since these do matter it is good to kow if what we're eating will have a negative effect on them. If it does you may find your body out of balance. You will be able to feel the difference when that happens.

Key Takeaways:

  • Curcuma longa L., commonly known as turmeric, is a rhizomatous herb of the family Zingiberaceae. It is mostly used as a spice, a coloring agent and broadly used in traditional medicine such as Ayurved
  • Turmeric rhizomes interact with a large numbers of rhizosphere-associated microbial species, and some enter the plant tissue and act as endophytes.
  • Both rhizospheric and endophytic species are directly or indirectly involved in growth promotion and disease management in plants and also play an important role in the modulation of morphological.

"The present review focuses on the rhizobacterial and endophytic bacterial and fungal populations associated with the turmeric."

Read more: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13205-017-0971-7

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Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World
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Date: August 11, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Hemp 101: What It Is, And How It Can Save The World





Many people believe that hemp and marijuana are the same substance, but they are more like cousins than brother and sister. This is important to note since the uses of hemp are many and the effects on our environment and economy could be great. In the attached article, the author provides an overview of the historical and current uses of the hemp plant, describes the misunderstanding of its properties and details the legal and political obstacles its use has met. The author recommends that US farmers and manufacturers continue to work toward removal of growing restrictions and increased use of hemp in industrial and commercial applications.

Key Takeaways:

  • Although hemp and weed are from the same cannabis species, hemp actually contains less than 1% of THC.
  • Hemp has many environmental benefits and its products can compete with the plastic industry.
  • If we educate our legislators on the benefits of hemp, we have the potential to save the Earth.

"Hemp won’t get you high, after all, but it seems to carry the same controversy as weed does."

Read more: http://weeddaily.net/hemp-101-save-world/

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Offal: Are Organ Meats Healthy to Eat?
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Date: June 17, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Offal: Are Organ Meats Healthy to Eat?





People might question whether or not organ meat is actually healthy to consume. It has been a largely controversial topic as of late. People wonder if it is part of a super food group, or something to be avoided like the plague. Offal is another term for organ meat. Most of American's diets are about eating the muscles of other animals. There are a lot of beliefs on the subject and it's hard to discern the truth in this area by relying on what people say.

Key Takeaways:

  • Though not widely accepted, offal is a healthy, nutrient dense food.
  • Offal should be eaten from animals with a species appropriate diet.
  • Eating offal may help with various health conditions such as anemia and infertility.

"Liver is good for you, just like most organ meats for most people."

Read more: https://draxe.com/offal/

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Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more
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Date: February 19, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Stunning scientific discovery finds that gut bacteria control your brain chemistry, altering moods and more





It has long been known that things in your body are connected. We don't know all the ways yet but studies are often done about it. This provides information about a new finding. It explains what your gut bacteria can do to the chemicals in the brain and how that affects you in daily life.

Key Takeaways:

  • Studies have shown that the gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and even mood, but the mechanisms of this action remain largely a mystery.
  • Research has also confirmed that people with IBD have a different gut microbiome composition than healthy people.
  • The human gut alone hosts approximately 100 trillion bacteria and other microbes of many different species.

"Studies have shown that the gut microbiome plays a key role in regulating everything from digestion and metabolism to immune function and even mood, but the mechanisms of this action remain largely a mystery."



Reference:

//www.naturalnews.com/2017-01-28-new-study-finds-how-microorganisms-living-in-thehuman-gut-could-affect-your-physiology.html

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What to eat: Broccoli vs. cauliflower - Bel Marra Health
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Date: February 13, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What to eat: Broccoli vs. cauliflower - Bel Marra Health





Broccoli and cauliflower are two vegetables that have a lot in common. They are both cruciferous vegetables and family members from the Brassica oleracea plant species. Both vegetables also originated from Europe’s Mediterranean region. Finally, they were likely both among the vegetables that you refused to eat as a kid unless they were covered with cheddar cheese sauce, of course.

Key Takeaways:

  • While both veggies are rich in vitamins A, C, and K, broccoli beats cauliflower, containing more of all three vitamins. In fact, one cup of broccoli contains 135 percent of your daily vitamin C intake
  • 11 percent of your vitamin A intake, and 116 percent of your vitamin K intake. In comparison, one cup of cauliflower accounts for 87 percent of your daily vitamin C requirements
  • The average man requires approximately 56 grams of protein daily, while the average woman requires around 46 grams. These numbers change with the level of activity you engage in

"The average man requires approximately 56 grams of protein daily, while the average woman requires around 46 grams."



Reference:

//www.belmarrahealth.com/eat-broccoli-vs-cauliflower/

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Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation
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Date: January 25, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Each Meal You Eat Triggers An Immune System Response, Sets Off Inflammation





The research, carried out at the University Hospital Basel, was published, Jan. 16, in the journal Nature Immunology, and addresses the series of reactions taking place in the human body, both for healthy and overweight people. When it comes to people who suffer from diabetes, this substance causes chronic inflammation, thus killing the cells responsible for the production of insulin. IL-1 and insulin increased the uptake of glucose into macrophages, and insulin reinforced a pro-inflammatory pattern via the insulin receptor, glucose metabolism, production of reactive oxygen species, and secretion of IL-1 mediated by the NLRP3 inflammasome, noted the research.

Key Takeaways:

  • Along with the food digested every time we have a meal, an additional series of immune reactions takes place in the human body
  • The fact that type 2 diabetes leads to chronic inflammation has been scientifically confirmed for a long time
  • new research presents the positive aspects of this type of inflammation triggered by digestion, as it seems that healthy people only have a short-term inflammatory response

"However, this new research presents the positive aspects of this type of inflammation triggered by digestion, as it seems that healthy people only have a short-term inflammatory response, directed at leveling the sugar uptake and the immune system."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.techtimes.com/articles/193083/20170118/each-meal-you-eat-triggers-an-immune-system-response-sets-off-inflammation.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFmbtn4dqdwC4SL32R9bFuSUrZl9g

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Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells
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Date: January 22, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why high-dose vitamin C kills cancer cells





High doses of vitamin c can kill cancer cells. In the past cancer therapy through vitamin c has not always proven that effective. However, that is because they were trying to get people to ingest it through the mouth. the key is to let hit the bloodstream immediately. The Vitamin C selectively kills the cancerous cells and not the normal cells. This is because normal cells are smarter and handle the hydrogen peroxide better.

Key Takeaways:

  • The study shows that vitamin C breaks down easily, generating hydrogen peroxide, a so-called reactive oxygen species that can damage tissue and DNA.
  • Earlier phase 1 trials indicated this treatment is safe and well-tolerated and hinted that the therapy improves patient outcomes. The current, larger trials aim to determine if the treatment improves survival.
  • The study also shows that tumor cells are much less capable of removing the damaging hydrogen peroxide than normal cells.

"Normal cells have several ways to remove hydrogen peroxide, keeping it at very low levels so it does not cause damage. The new study shows that an enzyme called catalase is the central route for removing hydrogen peroxide generated by decomposing vitamin C."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170109134014.htm

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Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease
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Date: December 29, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Gut bacteria may hold key to treating autoimmune disease





Inflammation and autoimmunity are caused by inappropriate activity of the body's own regulatory T immune cells. A mutation in a gene called Foxp3 causes a fatal disease, IPEX syndrome, where these cells run amok. But new research shows an unexpected link to the gut: Foxp3 mutant mice end up missing a particular type of bacteria from their intestines. By replacing the missing bacterial species in the gut microbiome, many of the T cell-mediated inflammatory symptoms could be improved.

Key Takeaways:

  • T reg cells suppress the immune system and prevent it from attacking the body's own tissues by mistake.Defects in T reg cells therefore lead to various types of autoimmune disease.
  • This inherited autoimmune disorder is characterized by a variety of inflammatory conditions including eczema, type I diabetes, and severe enteropathy.
  • Autoimmune diseases can also be caused by changes in the gut microbiome, the population of bacteria that reside within the gastrointestinal tract.

"The study, published online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggests that replacing the missing gut bacteria."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20161220/3016593.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmZmMDFkMTU2YWMzMmQ5OTU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFb8uS7IaUdJHpkyGkFpLZ5BESXeA

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Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter
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Date: December 24, 2016 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bird Flu Infects Cats in NYC Shelter





As of this week, 45 cats in a New York animal shelter have been infected with a type of bird flu normally only seen in chicken flocks. One cat has died so far, and officials are not sure if there is a chance of it spreading to humans. No other species have been infected at the shelter yet. The Health Department is contacting everyone who adopted cats from that particular shelter and encouraging anyone whose cat shows signs of having the flu- cough, fever, and runny nose- to contact them for testing.

Key Takeaways:

  • A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York.
  • This influenza virus is spreading from cat to cat and may be able to spread to other animals and possibly humans.
  • Fortunately, there is no reason to believe that it is more widespread than this shelter at this point in time.

"A type of bird flu usually only seen in chicken flocks has infected 45 cats at an animal shelter in New York, and vets say they're not sure how it got there."



Reference:

//www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/bird-flu-infects-cats-new-york-animal-shelter-n697026?cid=public-rss_20161217

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The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health
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Date: December 05, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Benefits of Vitamin C Related to Skin, Nutrition & Health





Vitamin C is one of many essential nutrients that our bodies require to function properly. The list of benefits of getting the proper amount of this vitamin is quite long. Some of the main effects of vitamin C include stimulating the immune system to avoid illness and help in collagen production to discourage signs of aging and maintain connective tissues. Many foods can have vitamin C artificially added these days, so it’s important to read labels. Foods that naturally provide this wonder-supplement include citrus fruits, green vegetables, strawberries, milk, and potatoes.

Key Takeaways:

  • body requires a lot of vitamins on a daily basis in order to stay healthy. Vitamin C is one of these and its benefits are very much a major player in making sure the body stays healthy.
  • The development and maintenance of connective tissues such as such as fat, muscle and your bone structure.
  • It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects blood cells and your eyes.

"Vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid or L-ascorbate is an necessary nutrient for humans and certain other animal species, in which it functions as a vitamin."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//infloria.com/the-benefits-of-vitamin-c-related-to-skin-nutrition-health/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjVkYjY3ZDViNDdiNGM3ZTc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFNxtVG6xULNyHsFOpIuoK3SHMIUw

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Skin bacteria could protect against disease
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Date: November 22, 2016 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Skin bacteria could protect against disease





Propionibacterium acnes is a common bacteria found on human skin. Recent studies have discovered that this microorganism secretes a protein called RoxP that has been found to protect the human body from oxidative stress from UV radiation. Psoriasis, dermatitis, and skin cancer are all believed to be influenced by UV radiation, so RoxP could be the answer to helping prevent these conditions. Based on further studies of the protein, we could someday see it added to sunscreens and other ointments to help prevent and treat skin diseases.

Key Takeaways:

  • "The name originates from the fact that the bacterium was first discovered on a patient with severe acne. But whether it causes acne is uncertain -- it may have been present merely because it is so common,"
  • This protein protects against what is known as oxidative stress, a condition in which reactive oxygen species damage cells.
  • A common cause of oxidative stress on the skin is UV radiation from the sun.

""The name originates from the fact that the bacterium was first discovered on a patient with severe acne. But whether it causes acne is uncertain -- it may have been present merely because it is so common,""



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161111120735.htm

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Oregano Plant Is the Most Potent Antimicrobial In The world
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Date: November 15, 2016 07:24 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Oregano Plant Is the Most Potent Antimicrobial In The world

Along with its culinary usage, oregano shows antimicrobial and antioxidant properties and possess probable activity like an antispasmodic and in diabetes. But there is no clinical proof to facilitate the usage of oregano in any signs. Normal or wild oregano is a perennial plant grown in the Mediterranean region and Asia. It is also cultivated in the United States. The creeping rootstock of oregano makes a downy, square, purplish stem with reverse ovate leaves. The plant stem also grows about 76cm tall. Purple two lipped flowers develop in terminal groups from July to October.

Features of Oregano


This plant has been a normal ingredient in Italy, Spain and Italian dishes like a spice and flavouring compound for several years. Its basic purpose was like a cautious digestive and circulatory stimulant. This plant has been availed in perfumery for the volatile oil materials, particularly in scenting soaps. The antiseptic feature of medicinal and aromatic plants and the extracts have been identified since antiquity. It has been recommended that an infusion of the new herb is useful in treating a collapsed stomach and indigestion, colic, headache and nervous problems as well as for some respiratory ailments. A mixture of the flowers has been utilized to avoid seasickness.

Uses of Oregano


The oil of this plant has been availed externally in lotions and liniments and to ease toothache. Oregano has been utilized like an ant repellent. Oregano has ursolic and oleanolic acids, hydroquinones, flavonoids, rosmarinic, caffeic,tannins, lithospermic acid and phenolic glycosides. The compounds of phenolic represent seventy one percent of the full oil. The carvacrol and polar phenols thymol are accountable for several of the properties of the necessary oil as well as terpinene and P-cymene. Research has compared the impacts of oregano necessary oil, carvacrol and thymol on fungi. All three totally reduced fungal development of aspergillus and penicillium species. The oil also seems to possess certain activity against Candida species, probably due to the reason of its carvacrol content.

The oregano volatile oil have explained in vitro antibacterial activity against different types of gram negative and gram positive microorganisms like pseudomonas, listeria, salmonella, proteus and clostridium species as well as certain methicillin resistant. There are different reports explaining antiparasitic activity of oregano. The origanum vulgare oil has been presented to remove normal parasites in pheasants and chickens. There are also some other Potent Antimicrobial seen in the world like clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, onion, garlic, anise, sassafras, ginger. These all have certain amount of antimicrobial properties in it.



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Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health
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Date: November 02, 2016 02:09 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Exploring the evolution of spider venom to improve human health



There are millions of venom compounds that could potentially serve to increase our working knowledge of how spider venom works and how it could work for us. These scientists are studying the proteins in the spider venom to acquire a greater understanding of anti-venom potential, as well as other medicines and insecticides.

Key Takeaways:

  • Google Trends pegs "Spider" as the 87th most searched-for Halloween costume, right between "Hippie" and "The Renaissance.
  • More than 46,000 species of spiders creepy crawl across the globe, on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Among the handful of brave scientists studying spider venom are Greta Binford at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and Jessica Garb at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.

"Both of these researchers analyze the protein structures of various venom chemicals in search of clues that can explain why some are lethal, while the vast majority are thought to be relatively harmless."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028090146.htm

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Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans
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Date: November 02, 2016 07:54 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Sleep loss tied to changes of the gut microbiota in humans

Missing sleep is even worse for your health than previously thought. The natural floral and fauna in the gut is cultivated during sleep. without a natural 8 hours of sleep the body does not have time to recover. Here we see participants were getting not enough rebuilding in their gut. So get natural sleep for a better life and greater health

Key Takeaways:

  • A new clinical study conducted at Uppsala University suggest that curtailing sleep alters the abundance of bacterial gut species that have previously been linked to compromised human metabolic health.
  • "We also found that participants were over 20 percent less sensitive to the effects of the hormone insulin following sleep loss.
  • "The gut microbiota is very rich and its functional role far from completely characterized.

"We also found that participants were over 20 percent less sensitive to the effects of the hormone insulin following sleep loss. Insulin is a pancreatic hormone needed to bring down blood glucose levels."



Reference:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161025114118.htm

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A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age
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Date: November 22, 2015 05:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: A Simple Thing As Taking A Breath Causes Us To Age

We are often told that stress level accelerates the process of aging. But, is there any kind of scientific evidence to prove this perception? Some of the results of scientific studies have already suggested that, oxidative stress has a negative impact on both physical and emotional health.

Breathing oxygen leads to the formation of ROS or reactive oxygen species within the body, which is essential for the cellular signaling process. Aerobic metabolism results in the generation of small amounts of ROS and free radicals. This is necessary for the normal functioning of the human body. But, there is a specific reason for which the ROS carry negative connotations. Whenever our body’s antioxidant defense mechanism malfunctions, the balance between oxidant and antioxidant gets spoiled. The circulative level of ROS moves out of control and causes a disturbance in the redox signaling and control and further damages the macromolecules, cells and tissues. The DNA damage response is a hierarchical procedure.

It has been widely recognized that, oxidative stress is one of the primary factors, which makes the aging process faster.

Best Anti-Aging Diet

What you eat has a great impact on how you are feeling and how you are aging. If you eat right, it will contribute to a great extent to keep your skin young and healthy. Antioxidants help stop unstable molecules from damaging healthy cells. You will get antioxidants in colorful fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, blueberries, leafy greens, dark red tomatoes, etc. So, your goal is to consume at least half plates of fruits and vegetables in each of your meals.

Vitamin C, zinc and beta carotene are three main antioxidants, which protects the eyes from macular degeneration and poor vision. Dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, mustard greens, spinach and collard are great sources of these nutrients. Foods like oranges, corns and pepper also help to keep your eye healthy. Vitamin C is also beneficial for the skin. Some studies have also suggested that, daily consumption of yellow and green vegetables helps lessen the wrinkles of the skin.

Resveratrol is another powerful antioxidant, which is highly present in grapes and red wine. It not only lowers the aging process, but, also lowers the chances of cancer and heart disease. Studies have also revealed that, nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats. They are also great sources of vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals like antioxidants. Thus, it helps to keep the skin healthy and young.

Beans and lentils are great sources of fiber and plant-based protein. They are very beneficial for protecting you from early aging. So, you can easily consume them instead of red meat, which have saturated fat and are not great for your heart.

Dairy products like low-fat milk, yogurt, etc. are also great options for slowing down your aging process. If you do not eat dairy, you can replace them with soya milk, almond milk or cereals.

Try out these antioxidant rich foods and stay young for many years to come. Antioxidant Supplements are also available in the market.

References

//www.brunswicklabs.com/blog/default-blog/oxidative-stress-effects-on-lipids-proteins-and-dna

//www.eatingwell.com/nutrition_health/healthy_aging/7_anti_aging_superfoods

//www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/anti-aging-diet?page=2


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What Causes Candida?
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Date: September 18, 2015 03:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: What Causes Candida?

A yeast infection is brought about due to yeast overgrowth. Candidiasis is the most common kind of yeast infection. Usually, there are more than twenty species of candida with the most common or popular being Candida albicans. Under suitable conditions, particularly in moist and warm areas these fungi become numerous and cause infections. Some of these infections like vaginal yeast infections.


What causes candida?


Diet.

Unhealthy feeding habits leads to candida overgrowth. Consumption of foods high in sugar contents raises the risk of developing candida. Some of these common foods include juice, honey, ice cream, maple syrup, soda and chocolates among others.


Antibiotics.

These class of drugs upsets the inner bowel ecology and affects body immune system since they are unnatural, artificial and man-made. Usually, antibiotics are designed for short time use. Using antibiotics for longer periods leads to accumulation of their negative side effects that bring about life threatening diseases including candida.


Excessive stress.

Stress affects the bowel movement and body immune system resulting in candida overgrowth. Mental stress and emotional nervousness cause nausea, chronic fatigue, diarrhea, ulcers, high blood pressure and many related health problems.


Alcohol.

Excessive alcohol consumption kills off friendly bacteria which increases liver toxicity and promotes candida overgrowth dysbiosis. Usually, alcohol is a by-product of yeast escalating the possible hazard.


Toxic metals.

For instance, mercury weakens body immune system causing candida among other health problems. Silver amalgam fillings comprises more than 50% mercury which is continuously released in vapor and particle form during grinding, chewing and brushing teeth.


Diabetes.

Diabetes, especially among women, causes a yeast infection. An increased blood sugar level nourishes the candida yeast, boosting its growth and dominance of the other microorganisms in the gut.


Immune deficiency.

Conditions that weaken the body immune system like cancer, aids, hepatitis, herpes and others causes fungal infections. According to scientific research, most individuals suffering from serious illness are victims of Candida Albicans/ yeast infections.

 

 


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How Do Probiotics Boost Your Immune System?
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Date: August 28, 2015 10:21 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How Do Probiotics Boost Your Immune System?

An average person carries thousands of microorganisms.  Among these microorganisms are bacteria.  For most of us, the word bacteria usually comes with a negative connotation.  It's no wonder that for many years, we have looked for ways to kill bugs.

While some of the bacteria we carry can cause diseases, some are “good” and useful.  "Good" bacteria helps us break down the nutrients in food, educate the body's immune system to recognize enemies, fight off food poisoning, metabolize drugs and produce moods' determining chemicals.

Unfortunately, some of our activities can significantly reduce the number of healthy bacteria.  To replenish the lost bacteria, you can take harmless live bacteria and yeasts commonly called probiotics.  Probiotics occur naturally in our bodies, but you can also get them in certain foods and supplements.


How Probiotics Work

Probiotics are essential in food digestion and absorption process.  They help move food through the gut.  It's for this reason that probiotics can help manage conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, infectious diarrhea, and antibiotic-related diarrhea.  The absorption of adequate nutrients leads to a stronger immune system.

Good bacteria are essential for gut health.  Modern medicine has found a great link between gut health and the body's immune system. Unfortunately, necessary antibiotics kill bacteria indiscriminately.  Probiotics can boost our disease fighting capabilities by replacing lost helpful bacteria.

Probiotics can also boost the body's immunity by offering us protection from “bad” bacteria. They protect us by lowering the number of disease-causing bacteria in the system.

Probiotics also help balance "good" and "bad" bacteria.  Balance is essential for optimal body performance. Numerous medical studies have for instance shown that cesarean babies are more prone to allergies and eczema because they have lower levels of helpful bacteria and chemical imbalances in their immune systems.

Beneficial bacteria are not created equal.  Our personal gut bacteria depends on the food and supplements we take. Research has shown that some species can produce immune-boosting chemicals.  Some bacteria, for instance, can produce chemicals that are great for heart and gut lining health.

 

 

References

//www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/consumer-health/expert-answers/probiotics/faq-20058065
//www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/features/what-are-probiotics

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CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS
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Date: July 22, 2015 01:25 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: CORDYCEP: MEANING AND BENEFITS

Cordyceps is simply a fungus. Not typically kitchen friendly, but if health is your number one target, then it will make the best supplement in your system. Before we go deeper into its benefits let us first have a clear understanding of what this unpopular yet effective medicinal fungi is.

What is Cordyceps?

It is simply an ascomycete fungi genus with approximately four hundred species that are mainly parasitic. They weren't considered beneficial to health until a recent discovery of Cordyceps Sinensis popularly known as a caterpillar fungi (It attaches itself on the caterpillar). Despite limited research on its health benefits, Cordyceps seems to be the best remedy for most of the health complications related to poor diet, lack of exercise and more.

Cordyceps

Let us take a look at some of its benefits.

1. A remedy for kidney disease - Cordyceps prevent rat's renal fibrosis. This condition (renal fibrosis) is evident in later stages of the organ. However, there is still need for more research on this fact.

2. Slows down Tumor Growth - There is some proof that Cordyceps trigger the immune system to combat cancer. Ability to improve the immune system was due to a result of research where there were some indications that Cordyceps slowed down tumor growth in many animals.

3. Increase libido - Lots of studies shows that Cordyceps raise the level of testosterone in rats. There are some claims that it also enhances sexual performance that is also yet to be proven.

Apart from slowing down tumor growth, kidney disease and increasing sexual performance that are yet to be confirmed, Cordyceps have other numerous health benefits according to researchers that are,

* Increase body oxygen uptake - Needed for maximum athletic performance.

* Reduce the aging effects - Slows down aging that has remained a bother for centuries.

* Strengthen muscles - For weight lifters and athletes looking to gain strong muscles with a little workout.

* Improves lung function - Improves breathing needed for athletic performance

* Good for the liver - Slows down liver complications that are known to lead to a liver transplant.

There are also some claims that Cordyceps may replace the steroids when it comes to improving athletic performance and muscle building. Among these claims is that Cordyceps can enhance stamina needed mostly by sportsmen and women. Other researchers claim that it can tone muscles, increase energy and even reduce fatigue after a long time of work.

In summary, the caterpillar fungi (Cordyceps) has a lot in store when it comes to solving health complications. However, these claims are yet to be confirmed. If the facts are as real as the researchers claim them to be, then Cordyceps will be at the top of the top list of best natural supplements ever discovered.

//www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-602-cordyceps.aspx?activeingredientid=602&activeingredientname=cordyceps

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cordyceps

//www.gnet.org/cordyceps-benefits/

//www.healthline.com/health/cordyceps-exercise-performance#1

//www.drugs.com/npp/cordyceps.html

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Three Immune Boosting Mushrooms You Can't Ignore
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Date: July 20, 2015 01:32 AM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: Three Immune Boosting Mushrooms You Can't Ignore

Mushrooms are plants that belong to the fungi kingdom.  These plants are not classified as vegetables, they provide essential and vital nutrients to our bodies. It is a common knowledge that the key to building strong immune systems and getting enough minerals and vitamins in the diet is by supplementing a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, the more the color the better.  This knowledge has however left mushrooms, which offer a wide variety of nutrients and antioxidants to our bodies, in the dark.  In many cases, foods are only considered to be nutritious if they are colored. However, this is not true for mushrooms.

Let's take a look at three most common mushrooms that positively impact the overall immune system and how they make it happen.

Maitake Mushroom

Maitake

Maitake mushrooms are common in Asian countries.  This mushroom subspecies has shown effectiveness in the treatment of cancer. They can also be used to treat some side effects that are commonly associated with various chemical treatments such as chemotherapy for cancer. It is also used in the other conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, high cholesterol, hay fever, weight loss, diabetes, hypertension and infertility due to poly cystic ovary syndrome.

How it works

This species of mushroom contains chemicals that might stimulate the immune system and help fight tumors. There is also evidence that it can also be used as an effective regimen in efforts to lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels, improve cholesterol levels. Studies have also shown that it is effective in weight loss management.

Reishi Mushrooms

Reishi mushrooms are a type of fungi that some people describe as "woody" and "tough". The fruiting body of this plant and the filaments connecting a group of mushrooms has been used greatly as medicine. The plant is also used to boost the immune system, lung conditions including bronchitis and asthma, viral infections such as swine flu, influenza and avian flu, heart disease.

It is also effective in maintaining other contributing conditions such hypertension, high cholesterol, liver disease and cancer. Other conditions where Reishi mushrooms are used are insomnia, stomach ulcers, chronic fatigue, herpes pain and poisoning.  In combination with other forms of herbs, they are also used in the treatment of prostate cancer.

How it Works

Reishi mushrooms contain a wide variety of antioxidants and chemicals that have potential benefits and effects on the immune system and activity against tumors.

Shiitake Mushroom

Shiitake

An extract made from this mushroom is used as medicine. Although it is used widely as medicine, it is also consumed as food. Shiitake mushrooms are used to lower blood cholesterol levels, boost t-cells and as an anti-aging agent.

How it Works

This type of mushroom contains chemicals that help in lowering cholesterol levels. It contains chemicals that keep cancerous tumors from getting bigger.

References:

1. //www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278858.php

2. //www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-560-maitake%20mushroom.aspx?activeingredientid=560&activeingredientname=maitake%20mushroom

3. //www.healthline.com/health/reishi-mushroom-key-to-immortality#2

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What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It?
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Date: June 21, 2014 02:40 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is GMO and Why Should We Avoid It?

Cause of GMO

gmoGMO's have been classified by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine as unhealthy, they were able to prove that GMO when ingested can cause organ damage, gastrointestinal as well as immune system disorders. This is due to the fact that GMO contains materials that are left behind the body, it can cause long term problems like accelerated aging as well as infertility. The genes inserted into a genetically modified crop like corn, can get transferred into the DNA of bacteria that is living inside the human body, this interaction can lead to a number of long term health problems.

Negative effects of genetically modified products have been observed in 1996, this was due to the number of Americans expressing a number of illnesses after consuming foods that have been engineered for 9 years.

Allergies increased including digestive problems and autism, while other research has yet to support this claim, many non-profit organizations such as Greenpeace are already making campaigns against the production of GMO infused crops and meat.

What are the other negative impacts of GMO?

1. Cancer causing components - GMO according to the American Public Health Association and American Nurses Association, have stated that the growth hormone present from cow’s milk treated by hormone IGF-1 can lead to cancer.

2. Long term negative effects on the body - GMO components can contaminate forever, it can cross pollinate, and the seeds can travel. Once it infects a certain area, it can contaminate the entire gene pool. This means, that the health of future generations is already compromised and for this reason, the production has to be stopped right away before it infects more population.

3. Dangerous side effects - the mere process of creation of GMO's can produce toxins, carcinogens, allergens and nutritional deficiencies.

The direct production and consumption is already endangering a number of species including bees.

Many governments continue to remain lax about the issue, GMOs are illegally being sold and created in many countries, and people need to learn as much as they can in order to learn how they can prevent GMO products from entering their market.

Sources

//www.responsibletechnology.org/10-Reasons-to-Avoid-GMOs

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What are the health benefits of organic Cacao?
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Date: April 24, 2014 02:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the health benefits of organic Cacao?

Do you know what Cacao and some of its health benefits are?

What is a cacao

Cacao is a kind of a tropical tree, which is part of the evergreen family that produces chocolate from its seeds in its raw state; that is before both sugar, and fats or some other forms of sweeteners are added to it.

First, some of the benefits for finding the Cacao tree are that the cacao tree is grown under the shade of much bigger and different trees thus having a very profound effect on the Cacao seeds, which instead tends to be more potent and higher in antioxidants. The Cacao tree comes in different species that is Forastero, Trinitario and Caffeine. Cacao is used to describe both the seeds and the tree as well as the pods which holds the actual Cacao seeds/ beans which are also known as nibs. Well, the terms Cocoa and Cacao were often interchangeably used mistakenly to mean a similar thing. However, both the terms are used to differentiate different parts of the process and ingredients where Cocoa refers to the processed and sweetened Cacao.

When the Cacao seeds without the shells are crushed and liquified into what is known as chocolate liquor, a dark chocolate is therefore created. Dark chocolate, which is synonymous with pure chocolate, exhibits a more powerful and a stronger effect of this health enhancing ingredients. The organic Cacao nibs’ offers a real chocolate treat as they are crunchy, flavorful and packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants as well as natural mood lifters. Cacao in its raw form is regarded as the most potent and provides many benefits as it is packed with lots of nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants, essential minerals, Phenylethylamine and many more. This therefore makes Cacao either to act as multivitamin or to be regarded as super food.

Benefits of cacao

Although the Cacao nibs produces chocolate which when taken in very large quantities may prove to be very dense in calories thus being unhealthy. However, when taken in moderation this product can be highly nutritious while providing numerous health benefits such as intestinal regularity, heart and blood vessels as well as blood sustained sugar levels not to mention lowering of cholesterol, boosting cognitive performance, providing antidepressant benefits, elevating ones mood by boosting ones endorphin's. Cacao also contains poly phenols and more oxidants per cup which when taken offers the body a chance to fight cancer, aging, heart diseases.

Additionally, some of the nutritional and health value that are offered by the Cacao arises from some of the beneficial ingredients such as Theobromine which is a mild stimulant to offer a diuretic effect hence helping to push toxins out of one's body. This helps to enhance one's mood. The Phenylethylamine on the other hand also acts to enhance a person’s mood making one to feel a sense of well being. Cacao increases the level of serotonin that one's brain produces which is a feel good hormone. Other essential minerals that are also found in Cacao include magnesium, Iron, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium while the essential vitamins that one will receive from Cacao are vitamin A,B1,2,3 and C,E as well as the Pantothenic  acid.

Sources

  1. //www.enjoydarkchocolate.com/dark-chocolate/what-is-cacao.html
  2. //www.livesstrong.com/article/331715-cocoa-powder-health-benefits/

 

 

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What are the health benefits of organic Cacao?
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Date: April 24, 2014 02:58 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What are the health benefits of organic Cacao?

cacao plantDo you know what Cacao and some of its health benefits are?

What is a cacao

Cacao is a kind of a tropical tree, which is part of the evergreen family that produces chocolate from its seeds in its raw state; that is before both sugar, and fats or some other forms of sweeteners are added to it.

First, some of the benefits for finding the Cacao tree are that the cacao tree is grown under the shade of much bigger and different trees thus having a very profound effect on the Cacao seeds, which instead tends to be more potent and higher in antioxidants. The Cacao tree comes in different species that is Forastero, Trinitario and Caffeine. Cacao is used to describe both the seeds and the tree as well as the pods which holds the actual Cacao seeds/ beans which are also known as nibs. Well, the terms Cocoa and Cacao were often interchangeably used mistakenly to mean a similar thing. However, both the terms are used to differentiate different parts of the process and ingredients where Cocoa refers to the processed and sweetened Cacao.

When the Cacao seeds without the shells are crushed and liquified into what is known as chocolate liquor, a dark chocolate is therefore created. Dark chocolate, which is synonymous with pure chocolate, exhibits a more powerful and a stronger effect of this health enhancing ingredients. The organic Cacao nibs’ offers a real chocolate treat as they are crunchy, flavorful and packed with powerful nutrients and antioxidants as well as natural mood lifters. Cacao in its raw form is regarded as the most potent and provides many benefits as it is packed with lots of nutrients such as vitamins and antioxidants, essential minerals, Phenylethylamine and many more. This therefore makes Cacao either to act as multivitamin or to be regarded as super food.

Benefits of cacao

Although the Cacao nibs produces chocolate which when taken in very large quantities may prove to be very dense in calories thus being unhealthy. However, when taken in moderation this product can be highly nutritious while providing numerous health benefits such as intestinal regularity, heart and blood vessels as well as blood sustained sugar levels not to mention lowering of cholesterol, boosting cognitive performance, providing antidepressant benefits, elevating ones mood by boosting ones endorphin's. Cacao also contains poly phenols and more oxidants per cup which when taken offers the body a chance to fight cancer, aging, heart diseases.

Additionally, some of the nutritional and health value that are offered by the Cacao arises from some of the beneficial ingredients such as Theobromine which is a mild stimulant to offer a diuretic effect hence helping to push toxins out of one's body. This helps to enhance one's mood. The Phenylethylamine on the other hand also acts to enhance a person’s mood making one to feel a sense of well being. Cacao increases the level of serotonin that one's brain produces which is a feel good hormone. Other essential minerals that are also found in Cacao include magnesium, Iron, zinc, copper, manganese, potassium while the essential vitamins that one will receive from Cacao are vitamin A,B1,2,3 and C,E as well as the Pantothenic  acid.

Sources

  1. //www.enjoydarkchocolate.com/dark-chocolate/what-is-cacao.html
  2. //www.livesstrong.com/article/331715-cocoa-powder-health-benefits/

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Does Sea Buckthorn Berry Have Healing Properties?
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Date: April 01, 2014 08:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Does Sea Buckthorn Berry Have Healing Properties?

Sea buckthorn berrySea buckthorn

Sea Buckthorn contains in excess of 190 distinct vitamins and nutrients. It is often proven to enhance the wellness, feel and look regarding skin. It is going to take care of several conditions but it really is principally acknowledged as a robust treatment pertaining to growing old or perhaps harmed skin. It is just a way to obtain this unusual Omega 7 fatty acid solution, which can be shown to result in the entire body to clear itself regarding weight loss. It is often proven to help alleviate problems with type-2 diabetes; and is effective in treatment of burns along with the skin disorder dermatitis. It's got already been utilized to take care of rosacea, eczema, and acne breakouts.

Benefits of sea buckthorn berry

Allows in weight reduction - Sandthorn is among the a small number of place species that contains large quantities regarding omega-7 fat acid solution, also known as vaccenic acid solution. It helps to cut back LDL (Low Denseness Lipoprotein) cholesterol, which can be considered to be this root-cause regarding several cardiovascular ailments, this modulates  metabolic circuit to accelerate this assimilation. Vaccenic acid solution is additionally a robust desire for food suppressant. Hence, seabuckthorn persuades you to definitely take a lesser amount and alternatively, this increases weight malfunction practice. Each function in concert provide help to shed weight devoid of harming your wellbeing in any fashion.

Enhances immunity- Sea berry not simply suppresses this development regarding bacteria including streptococcus. Coli and staphylococcus, but it also boosts your own defense by stimulating this development regarding T-cells and escalating the experience regarding interleukin. It also assists in this quick treatment regarding injuries, ulcers and scalds, a result of the occurrence regarding beta sitosterol.

Delivers dermatological benefits- Studies reveal which sandthorn hastens cell regeneration practice, although retards skin growth practice. For that reason, it is really thoroughly employed in anti-aging treatments and with the alleviation of the symptoms regarding psoriasis and eczema. Your essential fatty acids also provide defense from your harmful ultra-violet radiations.

Superb way to obtain essential nutrients- Sea buckthorn contains high-levels regarding nutrients including Vitamin A supplements, Vitamin E, Vitamin C supplements, Magnesium and Flavonoids. Apart from most of these, large amount of carotenoids and polyphenols are also seen in this place acquire. Most of these antioxidants band together in order to avoid this incident regarding disease including cancers, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, and nerve disorders.

The idea assists in this comfort regarding gastric ulcers, which are non-cancerous abdomen ulcers which have been caused by a difference between stomach acid, and an enzyme referred to as pepsin. This particular difference contributes to inflammation inside gastric/stomach area.

It may help to heal hard working liver accidents. It really is a wonderful tool pertaining to injure treatment, and cardiovascular ailments.

Your nutrients and mineralso of this berries oil gives are perfect with the skin. There are several antioxidants which are recognized by assist wait growing old. Also, this specific berries gives treatment properties to assist in removing a lot of skin conditions.

From various research, it is a vivid answer that Sea buckthorn has healing properties.

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Effectiveness of echinacea tea
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Date: March 14, 2014 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Effectiveness of echinacea tea

What is echinecea tea

echinecea teaEchinacea tea is Associate in Nursing flavoring remedy that several realize to be quite effective in fighting off colds, cough and respiratory disease. Plenty of individuals take asterid dicot genus tea as they believe it helps stop and even stop these ailments. After all, the herb has long been called Associate in Nursing immunostimulant that helps strengthen the system and beat back infections.

But area unit there enough scientific bases for this belief?

The asterid dicot genus may be a genus of nonwoody flowering plants that belong to the flower family. The genus has 9 completely different species and these area unit ordinarily referred to as purple coneflowers. The plants area unit generally found in jap and central components of North America, wherever they're seen growing in rolling prairies and open scrubby areas. they need giant, showy heads of composite flowers, and area unit fully bloom throughout the summer.

Various components of the asterid dicot genus plant, most notably the roots, leaves, flowers and stems, area unit dried and so created into teas, juices, tonics, tinctures, extracts, tablets and capsules.

The early Americans swore by the ability and strength of asterid dicot genus tea in fighting off infections. They even used it within the treatment of toxic snake bites and bug bites. within the 1800s, asterid dicot genus was a crucial player in us collection wherever it had been thought-about a potent antibiotic. later, asterid dicot genus was additionally employed by the Germans for several medical functions. Its use then born off over the years as new antibiotics were discovered. However, it looks to own encountered a renaissance in recent years as interest in natural health grew by leaps and bounds.

There are variety of scientific studies on asterid dicot genus, most of them examining the active constituents of the plant and the way these act on the human system.

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What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil?
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Date: February 25, 2014 07:45 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Benefits Of Tangerine Oil?

What is tangerine

tangerine plantThe ordinarily citrus inhaling tangerine fundamental oil is said to have numerous health profits. Initially from China, this crucial oil discovered its route first to Europe then the North America where know they are the most amazing maker of tangerines. Some individuals call it mandarin likewise, the name given by the Chinese. Yet some contended that mandarin and tangerine fit in with diverse species but from the same citrus crew. The Chinese were the first to uncover the numerous health profits of tangerine oil. Actually they were named after the renowned dignitaries and respectability of the then royal China in light of the fact that it was an estimated tree grown foods fit for sovereignty.

Tangerine oil can mix superbly and effortlessly with other crucial oils to prepare additionally energizing aromas. Ordinarily it utilized within China as a tonic. As a tonic, it helps the figure support its homeostasis and offset. It tones the skin, the muscles and additionally the distinctive inward organs of the form. It checks the irregular characteristics of the figure and amends them.

Benefits of tangirine

In healthy skin, tangerine oil is likewise broadly utilized. As an influential disinfectant, it can execute microorganisms bringing on illnesses of the skin. Acnes and pimples are treated with it. Sleek skin is likewise one issue that it can offer assistance. What's more like the greater part of the citrus family, it might be phototoxic. Importance one might as well practice compelling consideration when utilizing it on the skin when going outside in the sun. For the most part it is gentle with even a milder lemony aroma however pregnant ladies may as well first counsel their specialists before utilizing it, as they might as well when utilizing any oil so far as that is concerned.

Tangerine oil supports in the decontamination of the blood. It helps the evacuation of the poisons in the blood. An intense depurative, it additionally uproots unwanted substances in the figure like kidney or nerve bladder stones. As an against uncontrollable, tangerine key oil unwinds the muscles of the form as well as all the more significantly the inner organs too. It can help even the respiratory framework and is great as a reciprocal elective medicine for asthma. As it unwinds the organs answerable for the respiratory framework, asthma assaults may be maintained a strategic distance from. Indeed straightforward stomach issues like looseness of the bowels and dyspepsia that brought about us huge issues may be calm by it as it helps the organs of the digestive framework be toned, loose and rinsed.

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What Is Pine Oil?
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Date: February 23, 2014 08:07 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Pine Oil?

What is pine

pine treeHuman beings have used the bark and roots of pine for many years for medicinal purposes. Pines also could be used for religious purposes in some communities. Most pine trees are found in Europe and Asia. There are approximately eighty species of pine trees and Norwegian and Scottish pine produces the greatest amount of pine oil.

The following are major benefits of pine oil.

Injuries: One of the characteristics of pine oil is being antiseptic. This makes it to be commonly used in treating boils, injuries and cuts. It is not only because of its antiseptic characteristics but also anti-fungal properties. The fungal infections are very difficult and dangerous conditions to treat especially when they become internal. Pine helps in clearing all these problems.

Respiratory Problems: Pine oil can help greatly in curing respiratory problems and medical experts use it in making coughing and cold drugs. Pine oil is an expectorant and this enables it to loosen mucus and phlegm from respiratory tracts. When your body has little deposition, it becomes very easy and faster in fighting infections reducing the recovery period.

Reduce inflammation: pine oil reduces inflammation of the gall bladder and gallstones. Apart from medicinal purposes, pine oil has pleasant aroma and this makes it widely used when making most household products.

Eye Health: Pine oil has the ability to neutralize free radicals and has a positive health effect on human eye. Free radicals often cause cataracts, macular degeneration and many other vision related problems. Free radicals cause degradation of eye cells.

Pain: Pine oil has analgesic properties therefore making it the best in treating people suffering from rheumatic, joint pain and arthritis conditions. Apart from being analgesic, pine oil is also an anti-inflammatory agent. This means that it can as well reduce inflammation and some redness on areas affected, hence pain reduction.

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Can Resveratrol Help Fight DNA Damage?
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Date: January 21, 2013 01:32 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Resveratrol Help Fight DNA Damage?

How resveratrol helps in fighting DNA damage

Resveratrol is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced by plants to protect them against attacks by predators such insects, bacteria or fungi. This antioxidant which has been the subject of several scientific studies is usually found in large quantities in grape skin or red wine. Although the body can function without it which means that you can not be termed as deficient of this nutrient, the compound is known to have immense health benefits. Scientists claim that human beings have not yet fully discovered the real benefits that can be derived from this antioxidant.

Scientists have demonstrated that Resveratrol is quite effective in fighting DNA damage which is responsible for aging as well as disorders that are associated with aging including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Cell degeneration in vital organs is usually linked to certain factors. An important factor that causes cell loss is the presence of reactive oxygen species (ROS) by mitochondria in the cell which is responsible for cell death and DNA damage. Preventing mitochondria turnover and bio-genesis guards against oxidative mitochondria thus promoting healthy aging.

Cell degeneration has been effectively controlled by using a diet that is low in calories so as to increase mitochondria biogenesis. Adding resveratrol to your diet has the same effect since this antioxidant mimics dietary restriction thus delaying diseases related to aging.

The compound has been known to stall the aging process by acting as sirtuin activator. It is also responsible for various effects on fat cells which alter fat mass by acting on cell viability and adipogenesis in mature preadipocytes. Laboratory tests have demonstrated that this compound stimulates bio-genesis which helps in delivering immense health-related benefits in mice. The antioxidant fights off cancer which occurs when there is cell damage during cell division. The compound stops cell division in order to allow enzymes repair damaged genes .It also prevents carcinogenic metabolism, a common cause of DNA damage.

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Why Is George's Aloe Vera By Warren Labs Better Than Other Brands?
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Date: January 10, 2013 12:50 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why Is George's Aloe Vera By Warren Labs Better Than Other Brands?

Since time immemorial, the succulent Aloe Vera plant has been an eminent medicinal plant with a worldwide recognition. The soothing effect, rejuvenating irritated membranes, moisturizing the skin and easing constipation have been some of the undisputed health benefits that makes Aloe Vera gel a worthy supplement and cosmetic product's constituent. Recent research also shows that Aloe Vera extracts have a notable efficacy in lowering blood glucose and blood lipid levels.

Studies however depict that the varied Aloe Vera species differ in some biochemical constituents and composition which makes some species better than others for a specific use. Georges Aloe Vera produced by Warren Labs specifically selects the species that are best suited for a given use. For instance, their George's Always Active Aloe Vera drink is made from Aloe barbadensis species which has been noted to be the most beneficial in rejuvenating mucal membranes that lines the GIT, effectively eases and prevents constipation without any irritation and also lowers blood lipid levels.

Unlike other manufacturing processes employed by other Aloe supplement producers, George's Aloe Vera employs fractional distillation method to obtain the most beneficial constituents and gives Georges Aloe Vera drink the characteristic clear and thin feel. This process is primarily intended to get rid of the Aloe Vera's aloins and anthroquinones which irritate the GIT manifested by cramping and diarrhea. The distillation process also makes the drink easy to preserve since most of the Aloe Vera's constituents which may necessitate special storage or addition of additives are discarded off.

This yields a pleasantly tasting drink with no additives or preservatives added. For optimal health benefits of this supplement, the manufacturer recommends a consistent daily intake of 2 ounces twice a day, and thus a gallon pack is always enough to use for a month. However, even though most of the Aloe Vera's constituents which produce considerable drug interaction implications are distilled off, consulting your doctor before using the supplement while under medication is always worthwhile.

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What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)?
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Date: December 29, 2012 12:06 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD)?

Super Oxide Dismutase is an important enzyme that plays an important role in protecting the cells from free radical damage. Enzymes are compounds that work by speeding up certain chemical processes in the body. Super oxide dismutase speed up the process of transforming superoxide into oxygen and hydrogen peroxide, making SOD an important component in the processes of providing oxygen to the cells. Without oxygen, cells eventually stop functioning and die.

Benefits of Super Oxide Dismutase (S.O.D)

This enzyme is present in various living organisms even in some bacteria species that do not utilize oxygen. Because of its function in providing oxygen to the cells, super oxide dismutase is important in keeping cells healthy and ensuring the function of all organs in the body. Without it, cells rapidly age and die, and the body becomes exposed to various kinds of diseases and infections. This becomes more pronounced in individuals who are constantly exposed to pollution and other sources of free radicals. Fortunately, the enzyme is available as a supplement for those who want to ensure that they have the right amounts of super oxide dismutase in their systems. It is important to seek professional consultation before taking the enzyme, but it is often allowed for most people in varying degrees of health.

Top Uses of Super Oxide Dismutase

Super oxide dismutase is often used to treat various types of organ malfunctions like bladder infections as well as to prevent lung infections in newborns suffering from compromised respiratory systems. This is very important in premature newborns since giving oxygen to a newborn can damage his lungs. The enzyme is also used by bodybuilders and those who want to stay fit and healthy since it enhances oxygen delivery and promotes longer endurance when working out. The antioxidant property of SOD also helps in keeping cells healthy and supports cell tissue repair after strenuous workouts.

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What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula?
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Date: December 29, 2012 11:39 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Are The Health Benefits Of A Mushroom Formula?

Three Important Mushrooms And Their Benefits:

You've probably heard of the health benefits of a mushroom formula, but do not know much in details. Well, Medicinal mushrooms are known to possess healing and life-giving properties. However, there are different types of mushrooms and each of them has its benefits. Let us look at three important mushrooms and how they can benefit you.

Turkey Tail Mushroom

The turkey tail mushroom has shown great promise as a powerful immune system booster. If this is your first time of hearing about this mushroom, you will want to pay keen attention to its benefits. The Turkey Tail Mush room has the power to fight off foreign invaders due to its anti-vital and microbial properties. The world we live in is full of toxins, bacteria and viruses, but when our body's immune system is working effectively, it can protect you from dangerous invasions. Furthermore, the turkey tail mushroom is can help your body to fight off the growth of cancerous tumor cells. It is therefore, a weapon against sickness and cancer.

Maitake Mushroom

This is an edible species that is commonly found in form of extract today. It contains beta-glucane, which helps to strengthen the immune system as well. When you take this extract regularly, it will boost your immune system and prevent the entrance of foreign bodies that causes infection. Also, Maitake mushroom helps to regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Therefore, it is good for people with diabetes and also helps to prevent similar illnesses.

Reishi Mushrooms

Today, the Reishi mushroom is now available as a dietary supplement. It can be added to coffee and tea. Like other mushrooms, it helps to boost the immune system and promote good health. The Reishi mushroom also act as an antioxidant by eliminating hydroxyl free radicals and improving your ability to use oxygen. More so, it is effective at lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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Dangers of Rhodiola Rosea? First Lets Look at The Benefits
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Date: December 20, 2012 08:02 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Dangers of Rhodiola Rosea? First Lets Look at The Benefits

Rhodiola rosea also referred to as golden root or roseroot grows in the extremely cold parts of the world. Although there are over 200 different species of roseroot rhodiola rosea is the popularly specie due to its health benefits. It is currently widely used in Asia and Europe to treat several health conditions.

Improves Depression and Mood

According to a study in the Nordic Journal of Psychiatry Rhodiola rosea extracts helps improve mood as well as lifts depression. It is also known to help improve sleep, lower moodiness as well as lift mild to moderate depression. It is known to help relieve fatigue on the patients suffering from stress associated fatigue. It not only decreases fatigue it increases mental performance particularly concentration and reduces cortisol production in people suffering from fatigue syndrome. It is therefore important to note that supplementation with rhodiola rosea robustly cancels out physiological and behavioral changes induced by persistent exposure to gentle stressors.

Functions as an Adaptogen

It is also a known adaptogen meaning that it helps in strengthening your endocrine and immune nervous system, thus improves your ability to defend against internal and external stress. It works a little different from other adaptogens such as ginseng, it works on neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine which are associated with several illnesses such as seasonal affective disorders and fibromyalgia. It helps you to withstand stress as well as stress related diseases such as lowered immunity and hypertension. It has also been noted to increase the ability to exercise, reduces lactate levels as well as skeletal muscle damage mainly after vigorous exercise.

Dangers

It is advisable that you consult your doctor before you start taking any rhodiola rosea supplement. Despite its numerous health benefits it has several negative side effects especially if high doses are consumed. The dangers include irritability, insomnia, dry mouth and dizziness. Pregnant women, breast feeding mothers and people suffering from manic depressive and bipolar disorders should not take rhodiola.

This Herb is considered generally safe for most individuals with many mood boosting properties.

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Bitter Orange Extract
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Date: November 22, 2012 10:46 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Bitter Orange Extract

History

Indigenous to the Meditteranean region today, but brought to their shores by Arab tradesmen in 1200 , bitter orange or citrus aurantium was highly popular among herbalists all over the southern parts of Europe is mainly France, Greece, Spain and Italy. A botanical species commonly termed as seville orange and bigarade orange, this bitter citrus fruit is known for its oil extract, flavoring and use in the perfume industry.

However , the ancient Chinese used it for treating dyspepsia , abdominal distention and diarrhea. These uses also drew from its roots in ancient Greek experiments in aromatherapy, phyto-therapy and cosmetology. Its arrival in America can be credited to the Spaniards and the Portuguese who for very long had been using the fruit for its medical component. Bitter orange trees grew in abundance in the states of Florida, Louisiana and California way back in the middle of the nineteenth century.There have been numerous pharmacological indicators in the study of C aurantium actions and it has been termed as an anti spasmodic, anti fungal , anti bacterial, anti-inflammatory, sedative, tranquilizer and also a vascular stimulant.

Studies, Benefits

Recent studies about its effect on cancer cells is underway. A Closer Look At Its Health Benefits Bitter orange peel, flower and seed are known to have varying effects on the human body and its studies date back centuries. Quite simply it has the ability to squeeze blood vessels, affect the heart rate and also change the level of metabolism. A closer look at its components would help focus on their particular impact on health.

  • * A Source Of Flavonoids: Useful in indications such as inflammations and bacterial or fungal infections.
  • * Intense source of Vitamin C which is an immunity booster. Drinking its juice, which is rather bitter, does help in aiding digestive health, ridding the body of waste and in cases of gastrointestinal constrictions.
  • * Regulation of fat cells in the blood and lowering of sugar levels in diabetics.
  • *Blood purification by aiding the function of liver, kidney, bladder and the gall bladder; its use as a detoxifying agent has been proved beyond doubt.
  • *Bitter orange peel powder is known to improve appetite by toning the intestines while on the other hand it is known to act as an appetite suppressant.
  • * Treating of shock and Insomnia-the tincture made with its peel is useful in thee symptoms as well as to cure chronic headache and bodyache.
  • *Presence of synephrine which is an active compound in bitter orange is a stimulant in body activities.

It results in faster metabolism, increase in heart rate by affecting the adrenaline system, and in turn aid in weight loss. What needs to be seen is whether this metabolism booster is in any way a retardant with any other medication that you may be taking.

Many have reverted to bitter orange extracts to tackle their weight problem after the ban on ephedra by the US drug administration . what is needed is prudence as most consider bitter orange as a health supplement forgetting its rather potent effect on the body .

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The Kelp Benefit
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Date: November 18, 2012 10:00 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Kelp Benefit

Kelp

Kelp is the common name given to many species. Kelp is often known as seaweed or sea kelp rich in vitamins, minerals and especially in iodine. It also contains potassium, iron and magnesium. The seaweed appears in brown color because of the presence of yellow-brown pigmentation and grows at a rapid speed beneath the ocean. Seaweed grows up to 1500 ft long which is the largest and longest among all the sea plants. Many people are using Kelp as natural iodine supplement to help thyroid functions.

The medicinal benefits of kelp are uncountable.

Such benefits include:

Kelp for thyroid

Kelp is a very rich source of iodine which is an essential element for the easy functioning of gland thyroid and regulates thyroid hormones. The kelp or iodine rich diet benefits in the treatment of thyroid glands. The iodine helps to speed up metabolism and maintains the immune system. Iodine is important for women during pregnancy and also useful for the growth and development of the human body.

Contains a good amount of iron

Deficiency of iron in the body causes many diseases to the people such as skin ailments, chronic fatigue and many more. Kelp contains a large amount of iron, which is an essential mineral that carries oxygen to the blood cells and protects your body with several diseases.

Kelp acts as Antioxidants

Like other sea vegetables kelp is also a great source of antioxidants. The natural substance protects your bodies and cells from free radicals and several other hazardous components. The intake of raw food or supplement in your diet helps to prevent from health problems and feels you more energetic.

Kelp as an immunity booster and great for weight loss

A balanced diet rich in nutrients and minerals helps to build a better immune system in your body. And kelp helps to improve immune system, because it contains a large amount of vitamins and minerals in accordance with iodine. Kelp supports to lose weight effectively as the iodine content boosts the metabolism process in your body which is very essential for weight loss. Kelp offers many health benefits and now it is available in many forms. Such as tablets , capsules, dried powder and noodles.


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Benefits of using Cordyceps
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Date: October 11, 2012 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of using Cordyceps

What is Cordyceps?

Cordyceps is a type of fungus that is used as medicine and grows in countries such as China, Tibet , Korea ans Nepal. From the recent study, it has been noted that Cordyceps has few or no side effects at all to the patients that use it. There are many species of Cordyceps but the most commonly used is the Cordyceps sinesis.

Here are some of the medicinal benefits that you will get when using Cordyceps;

Enhanced immune system

It enhances your immune system by stimulating the body to produce more white blood cells that are responsible for fighting of the pathogens. Also it can act as an antioxidant keeping the whole body system clean.

As an Energy booster

From studies it has been cited that Cordyceps increases the rate of production of ATP in the liver, these are the energy molecules in the body. It helps elderly people to walk around as it reduces fatigue in the whole body.

The mentioned above are the major medical benefits of Cordyceps, others include; for sexual enhancement in Asian countries and treatment of cancer.

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What Makes St Johns Wort Good For Depression And Anxiety?
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Date: September 18, 2012 09:18 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Makes St Johns Wort Good For Depression And Anxiety?

St Johns wort

St Johns wort is a particular plant species. Firstly, in ancient Greek the medicinal uses of St Johns wort are recognized. It is an herb with yellow flowers. It contains active ingredients like flavonoids, anthrancenes, volatile oil and sugar alcohol which are used for medicinal purpose. St Johns wort binomial name Hypericum perforatum is also considered as wild plant, herb and weed. The other common names for this plant are Amber Touch-and-heel, goat weed, Klamath weed, Rosin rose and Tipton weed. As it is an herb its leaves and flowers are used for medicinal purpose.

What is St Johns wort?

St Johns wort is considered as a medicinal plant. It has yellow flowers which are used for medical purposes in various parts of the world. It is an herbal remedy to treat depression. This medicinal plant is also used for migraine, headache, muscle pain, chronic fatigue syndrome. It is also used for cancer and HIV/AIDS. St Johns is known as natural herbal remedy for mild to moderate depression. This highly valuable contains a chemical known as hypericin which effects against depression. This chemical act as mediatator in the nervous system which control the mood.

Does St Johns worth help depression? Depression has now become a common problem in humans now days. Due to the side effects of antidepressant medications, people are frequently moving towards natural remedies. St John wort is a complete health booster for the entire nervous system. It is recommended as a useful herbal remedy. It is scientifically proven that this particular plant is effective for mild to moderate depression. It has been used to treat mental disorders. St John wort is commonly used for depression and the conditions which are responsible depression such as anxiety, tiredness and sleep disorders. In most of the countries it is widely prescribed for depression. Wort is beneficial to people with mild depression but it is less effective on major depression.

St Johns wort medicinal properties:This medicinal plant is a powerful medicine.It is effective and well tolerated by the patients.You can feel yourself improving within the first week of usage of St John wort.As it is well tolerated by the patients, you can see fast results with fewer side effects.It decreases anxiety related to depression.It includes medicinal properties like antibacterial, anti inflammatory, antiviral, antidepressant and pain relieving.Traditionally it has been used to cure burns, headache, wounds, etc.

Though this is a powerful and remarkable medicine for treating mild to moderate depression, but still there is a question in the mind of health experts regarding major depression? In accordance with this, medicinal wort is less effective for the people who are taking other medications. St John wort is not effective on severe depression as discussed earlier. St John wort causes drug interaction so it might not be the right choice for the people who take other medication. You cannot ignore St Johns Wort, as it is a natural remedy for treatment of depression in spite of having few side effects.

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Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS?
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Date: August 18, 2012 08:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can Chaste Berry Help With PMS?

Chaste Berry

Chaste berry is a kind of berry that grows in the Mediterranean region, and has many useful medical applications. Chaste berry is essentially a herb, belongs to the Vitex species, and is characterized by purple colored flowers that grow on it. It is grown widely in many parts of Africa. The plant grows up to 5 meters in height. Chaste berry has been in the mainstream media ever since studies showed that it helped women a lot in dealing with pre menstrual syndrome (PMS). While is has many other uses, both medical and non-medical, this particular functionality of chaste berry has been extensively noticed, as every woman in the world suffers from PMS quite a few times in their lives.

How is chaste berry useful with PMS?

Studies have shown by clinically proving that chaste berry helps women deal with PMS in many ways. A few of them are listed below:

Chaste berry helps keep the pituitary glands in check by acting upon prolactin secretion. Prolactin is a secretion of the pituitary gland that is associated with the breasts becoming tender in women during PMS. Thus by keeping it in check, one of the biggest causes of stress that women go through during PMS is reduced.

Chaste berry consumed in the tablet form has been proven to significantly reduce many of the PMS symptoms and effects that women go through. It has been concluded that most of the effects that chaste berry has with regards to PMS are sub-results of the bigger result, namely reduced prolactin secretion.

Unlike other clinically produced medicine, chaste berry is nature's own medicine to help cure the PMS blues, and it does a great job. As a matter of fact, the exact procedure that happens inside the body after consuming chaste berry is not comprehensible enough to the general audience, but the results speak for themselves.

Chaste berry extracts are available as tablets, and the effective dosage is one 20 mg tablet, up to three times a day. Consult your doctor for the exact prescription; this is just the general estimate. If you choose to take the drops, around forty drops per day will do.

What other uses does chaste berry have?

Chaste berry has many other uses, apart from belong with PMS.

Some of them are:

Chaste berry has been proven to help in prevention and control of prostate cancer. Anti-tumor behavior of chaste berry on the cancerous cells has been observed, thus establishing the fact that chaste berry helps in prostate cancer.

Chaste berry has also successfully helped in breast pain, which is medically called mastalgia. The effects are well researched and documented.

With relation to controlling the prolactin secretion as stated above, chaste berry ultimately helps prevent and control Hyperprolactinaemia, which is essentially the presence of the hormone in large quantities in the blood. This can sometimes lead to problems in breast milk production, and breast feeding.

The best part about chaste berry is that it has absolutely no documented side effects. The only piece of advice associated with chaste berry is that it should not be consumed during pregnancy, as might cause some complications later on. All said and done, chaste berry does help with PMS, no doubt about that.

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What Is Glutathione Good For?
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Date: April 14, 2012 08:03 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Glutathione Good For?

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione (GSH)is a tripeptide derived from non-proteinaceous amino acids. Contains apeptide bond between the group unusual amino of the cysteine group and the carboxylside chain of glutamate. Glutathione, an antioxidant, helps protect cells from reactive species of oxygen such as free radicals and peroxides. Glutathione is nucleophilic at sulfuracceptors and conjugated electrophilic attack poisonous. Groups thiolare maintained in a reduced state to a concentration of about ~ 5 mM in animal cells. Indeed, glutathione reduces any link disulfideformed with in proteins cytoplasmic cysteines by acting as a donor of electrons.In the process, glutathione is converted to its oxidized form glutathione disulfide (GSSG). Glutathione is found almost exclusively in its reduced form, since the enzyme that turns its oxidized form, glutathione reductase,is constitutively active and inducible to oxidative stress.In fact, the ratio of reduced glutathione to oxidized glutathione in cells is often used scientifically as a measure of cellular toxicity. H2O2+ GSSG + 2 ------- 2GSH H2O.

Advantages of the Glutathione

Before discussing the benefits of L-Glutathione, let's first talk a little about the nutrient. Glutathione is an antioxidant enzyme dominant which is soluble in water.It is absorbed mainly in the liver.It helps fight against free radical damage.The free radical damage is harmful relatives. Glutathione is involved in a variety of other functions in the body.

The function of Glutathione - Benefits of Glutathione

Glutathione works in DNA synthesis and repair, protein and prostaglandin synthesis, and amino acid transport.It helps in the metabolism of carcinogens and toxins.Immune system is improved through the use of Glutathione, and contributes to the prevention of cellular oxidative damage, and activation of enzymes. Glutathione also helps and maintains the functions of other antioxidants.

Glutathione deficiency

There is the possibility of a deficiency of glutathione. It usually occurs during aging.For example, it is seen in macular degeneration related to age, diabetes, and lung and gastrointestinal diseases. It may be the cause of pre-eclampsia, Parkinson's, AIDS and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Where to get Glutathione

Some sources of glutathione include fruits such as tomatoes, watermelon, grapefruit, oranges, peaches and cantaloupe.It is found in vegetables such as avocados, potatoes, spinach, okra, acorn squash, and asparagus.It is found in most meats as well. Other sources of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, parsley, and not only provide GSH - glutathione peroxidase, but it also stimulates the body to make more BA.Since cooking destroys much of glutathione, you will get more to eat raw or steamed vegetables for the best benefits of Glutathione.

Reduced glutathione is in a supplementation that we personally use a company called source naturals a Natural Product meeting the above requirements.The nutrient content in their signature product - Total Balance.

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