Dehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, is a hormone the human body produces via the adrenal glands, which are above the kidneys. The exact effect of DHEA is not yet fully identified; however, it is believed to be a precursor of the female and male sex hormones, namely estrogen and testosterone, among others. Precursors are substances that the body converts into hormones.
The production of DHEA usually reaches its peak around the mid-20s and declines ever after. The same applies to estrogen and testosterone, whose production also declines with age. For that reason, if an individual wants to increase their hormone levels, it is suggested to use supplements of DHEA, which is believed to have a number of benefits to health.
If a male has low testosterone levels; then their libido and energy are reduced. Testosterone is considered a male hormone, produced in the testicles, which reduces with age. Indicatively, about 1/5 of men over 60 have low testosterone levels, leading to fatigue, dysfunctional erections and low libido. Whether and how low testosterone is linked to men’s health, in general, is a question still looked into. However, it is evidenced that high blood pressure, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, are all connected with testosterone deficiency. It is noted, though, that low testosterone does not either cause the aforementioned health problems, or comprises the cure if one replaces testosterone.
Estrogen is considered a female hormone, but it is also found in men. Estrogens are traced in significantly higher amounts at the onset of menstrual period and can be found until menopause, when menstrual period ceases. Due to estrogens’ function, women develop their secondary sexual characteristics, including endometrium and breasts, among others. Moreover, they help: slow down height increase that occurs during puberty; keep normal muscle size; speeds up body-fat burning; increase the growth of the uterus; and enhances vaginal lubrication, among others.
Estrogens, which act through receptors on the skin, increase cortisol, pheomelanin, and melamine and reduce eumelanin, and help slow down and maintain hormone-sensitive breast cancers. Sexual desire is not affected by estrogens, but estrogens play a crucial role in women’s mental health. When estrogen levels drop, usually near menopause and after it, women’s mood is lowered, which may lead to depression. Furthermore, estrogens are found to be important in maintaining human skin, improving collagen quality and content, among others. On top of that, estrogen deficiency increases the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
In males, estrogens help sustain libido healthy, as well as spermatogenesis and sperm maturation. Furthermore, they help a male’s cholesterol metabolism and increase in bone strength. Estrogens are sometimes found in higher amounts than women during post-menopause.
Progesterone, which is produced in the adrenal glands, the placenta of a pregnant woman, and the ovaries is responsible for a number of functions on the human body, including an increase of the sexual desire, regulation of monthly menstrual cycles and preparation of the female body for conception and pregnancy. In a pregnant woman’s body, progesterone levels are increased throughout the pregnancy and encourages milk-producing glands to grow. Premenstrual syndrome is the outcome of progesterone levels.
When estrogen effects cannot be efficiently counteracted, due to progesterone deficiency, a condition termed estrogen dominance occurs, and can be caused even by a combination of normal estrogen levels and low progesterone levels, or vice versa. Estrogen levels are affected by external factors, including environmental pesticides and Xenoestrogens.
Progesterone deficiency is distinguished by irritability, anxiety, sleep disorders, pre-menstrual headaches, weight gain, nervousness, and breast tenderness, among others.
Melatonin is a hormone produced in the pineal gland that helps regulate the body’s internal clock to maintain healthy sleep and wake cycles and is found in fruits, vegetables, and meat, among others, or supplements. It is a light-dependent hormone and is produced during the evening hours while any alteration can result in winter depression (during the winter months), or the Seasonal Affective Disorder. Melatonin production is slowed with age.
Jet lag or insomnia are usually treated with supplements of melatonin, and, the same applies to the aforementioned disorders. Supplements can also be used to treat chronic cluster headaches, or to fortify the immune system and as a means to reduce the aging process and spread of cancer. However, more research is required before reaching solid conclusions.
Pregnenolone is a steroid used as a precursor of DHEA, Progesterone, Corticosteroids, Estrogens, Mineralocorticoids, and androgens, and helps increase energy and immunity, and fight fatigue, Alzheimer’s disease, stress, and injuries. Skin disorders, menopause symptoms, fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis, and premenstrual syndrome, and even arthritis, heart weakening and depression, may occur due to pregnenolone malfunction.
FOLIC ACID (FOLATE):
Folic acid is one of the water-soluble vitamins, and specifically a form of vitamin B9. It is significant to the metabolism and cell growth, as well as healthy cell production. Some people confuse folic acid with folate. Folate is a form of vitamin B9 found in foods while folic acid is man-made; yet, the bear the same effects.
Supplements of folic acid are needed during pregnancy, or women that want to get pregnant, because folic acid helps significantly reduce the risk of birth defects, like Spina Bifida, considering the baby’s spine and brain. Besides, folic acid may also reduce the risk of early labor and preeclampsia, which is why it is recommended for pregnant women to take folic acid supplements. Other than that, folic acid is believed to help treat neurological disorders, and some deficiencies, most commonly found in people with liver/kidney disease that could lead to anemia, among others. Finally, folic acid is also used to counteract methotrexate toxicity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.
Sources of folate:
Folate is found in fruits and leafy green vegetables, as well enriched and fortified products, like cereal and bread, and any unbalanced diet that does not provide sufficient amounts of folate to the body, should be enriched.
Vitamin B6 is important to metabolism as the body requires vitamin B6 so to develop more than 100 enzymatic reactions, involved in brain development, metabolism, pregnancy, and immune.
Sources of Vitamin B6
One can get vitamin B6 from food, either naturally-found or added to them. The foods richer in vitamin B6 include poultry potatoes, organ meats, fruit, and fish, among others, while there are also dietary supplements one can take, in the form of multivitamin-mineral supplements, pure vitamin B6 supplements, or pyridoxine.
Hazards from Vitamin B6 deficiency
People with increased risk of vitamin B6 deficiency include those with kidney malfunctions, or kidney transplant, alcohol-dependent, as well as people with autoimmune disorders. Symptomatology of vitamin B6 deficiency includes a swollen tongue, scaly lip skin, depression, weak immunity, and anemia, among others.
Vitamin B6 is believed to help women that have premenstrual syndrome, though it is not yet evidenced. However, some studies have demonstrated reduced moodiness, bloating, and anxiety, among other symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Other than that, according to findings of studies conducted by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, vitamin B6 is believed to help pregnant women during their first trimester of their pregnancy fight nausea and vomiting.
Vitamin B12 helps the body in various ways. It is a nutrient that contributes to maintain healthy blood cells and nerve cells; creating the genetic material in all cell types, meaning DNA; preventing megaloblastic anemia, which is a type of anemia, resulting in fatigue and weakness of people that have it.
In order the body can absorb the necessary amounts of vitamin B12 from food the stomach produces hydrochloric acid that helps separate vitamin B12 from the protein it is attached on, only to attach to a different protein called intrinsic factor, which is produced by the stomach. People with pernicious anemia, fail to make intrinsic factor; hence, their body cannot absorb vitamin B12 neither from foods, nor supplements.
Sources of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 can be usually found in animal foods, such as liver, beef, and clams, and foods that have been fortified with vitamin B12. Other sources of vitamin B12 are poultry, fish, eggs, milk, yeasts, and other fortified foods. People can check the amounts of vitamin B12 included in a product by reading the Supplement Facts labels on them.
Vitamin B12 and supplements
Almost all multivitamins, sublingual forms (dissolvable in the mouth), and dietary supplements contain vitamin B12, or vitamin B12 plus other nutrients, including folic acid. Because sublingual forms of vitamin B12 are absorbed in greater amounts, it is not yet evidenced that they are more effective than pills.
Effects of Vitamin B12 deficiency
Although most Americans have adequate amounts of vitamin B12 from their dietary habits, leaving them with no problems at all, some (1.5%-15% of the population) have vitamin B12 deficiency, meaning their body cannot absorb the vitamin. Vitamin 12 deficiency can lead to many problems, and, those most affected are the older people with no hydrochloric acid to help absorb the vitamin from foods; people with pernicious anemia that cannot make intrinsic factor, so vitamin B12 cannot be absorbed; patients that have undergone a gastrointestinal surgery, or with problems in their digestive system, including Crohn’s disease and celiac disease that prevent vitamin B12 from being absorbed; and people that eat little to no animal foods, which is like leaving out the only source that has vitamin B12 naturally.
For those people, it is suggested they get their vitamin B12 from dietary supplements of fortified foods, have vitamin B12 shots or take tremendous amounts of oral doses.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a wide array of symptoms, including loss of appetite, fatigue, constipation, and megaloblastic anemia, as well as problems with the nerves, including tingling and numbness in the limbs. Other than that, individuals with vitamin B12 deficiency may experience depression, memory problems, balance problems, and soreness in the tongue or mouth. In infants, vitamin B12 deficiency can be expressed via movement issues, developmental problems, and megaloblastic anemia. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a severe condition that requires immediate treatment, with large doses of folic acid to treat megaloblastic anemia that should not exceed 1,000mcg per day.
CoQ10: Importance of CoQ10
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance with antioxidant action found in the body’s cells, and is important to fuel cells with the required energy to come up with the daily needs of the body to both help cells to grow and maintain healthy cells. Coenzyme Q10 fights free radicals, which are harmful to the membranes of the cells that contribute to the aging process, and can even lead to complete cell damage. Free radicals are also believed to cause cancer and heart disease. Coenzyme Q10 supplements are recommended so to avoid the health problems deriving from free radicals.
Other benefits of CoQ10
Furthermore, CoQ10 supplements are believed to have beneficial effects to people that have had a heart attack, as they prevent patients from experiencing subsequent heart attacks, or even death of heart disease. However, any use of supplements of any kind should be followed by the opinion of the individual’s doctor.
CoQ10 and Heart
CoQ10, in combination with medication, is also effective in treating heart failure. In heart failure, the blood pools in particular body parts, mainly due to insufficient blood pumping from the heart. Coenzyme Q10 supplements could help reduce swelling, short breathlessness, and increase the individual’s stamina to exercise. However, there have been studies proving CoQ10 has no effect on heart failure, so it is best the patient advises their doctor.
Clinical studies have shown the coenzyme Q10 could help drop blood pressure, especially systolic, by up to 17 mmHg, but it will need approximately 1-3 months before any results are noticeable. Again, further research is required.
CoQ10 and Cholesterol Levels
The effectiveness of CoQ10 in regards high cholesterol is also debatable. It is believed that people with high cholesterol levels in their blood have dropped CoQ10 levels, so increasing CoQ10 levels, is postulated to treat high cholesterol. The same applies to the concept that CoQ10 could help reduce side effects of other drugs used to lower cholesterol levels, namely statins, as well as help relief statin-related muscle pains. However, only a doctor can determine if and how much of CoQ10 a patient needs.
CoQ10 and Diabetes
CoQ10 can also help people with diabetes, by allowing them to manage their blood pressure levels and bring them down to normal levels. Moreover, it is believed that Coenzyme Q10 may increase blood sugar levels, and, consequently, the health of the heart. However, studies have demonstrated controversial findings, which is why a doctor is the only one responsible to allow the use or CoQ10 to patients with diabetes.
Other benefits of CoQ10
According to a number of clinical studies, CoQ10 may help patients that have undergone chemotherapy to avoid heart damage, caused by the drugs used in chemotherapy, including adriamycin, among others. Additionally, CoQ10 may also help people that are about to undergo a heart surgery, if taken before the surgery, to avoid the damage done by free radicals and arrhythmias, at the time during recovery after the surgery.
Finally, it is believed that CoQ10 may also help people with periodontal disease, which is a gum disease, leading to swelling pain, redness, and bleeding of the gums, heal faster. Other benefits of CoQ10 that are presumed include improvement of the immune system in people that have AIDS/HIV; improvement of fertility in men; prevention of severe headaches/migraines; and treating Parkinson’s disease, as part of the overall treatment. However, further research is necessary before reaching solid conclusions.
ACETYL L – CARNITINE ARGINATE
Carnitine is a substance found in almost all body cells that the kidneys and liver make from amino acids, and helps produce the necessary energy for the cells. Carnitine can be found as a supplement, in the form of Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC). It is believed that carnitine may help people with Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, depression, people with mental problems derived from alcohol dependence, genetic conditions, such as fragile X syndrome, male fertility, nerve problems that occur in people with HIV, diabetes, and cancer patients and derive from the drugs they take. Moreover, carnitine may also relief from pain in people with nerve problems, as well as in Peyronie’s disease, where the penis is abnormally curved.
Carnitine supplements should be taken in different amounts, depending on the purpose they are about to be taken for. Normally, 1-3 gr. per day taken in multiple doses within the day is acceptable; however,standardized dose is very difficult to be established.
Sources of Carnitine
Carnitine can be found in animal foods, such as chicken, beef, cheese, and milk.
Carnosine is the result of a combination of histidine, alanine, and amino acids in the body, and an essential contributor to muscle health and development, proper function of the liver, brain, and heart, among others. The body produces the substance from food proteins, and the brain, skeletal muscle tissue, eye lens, and the nervous system are the body parts with the highest amounts of carnosine.
It is believed that carnosine helps delay aging effects while there has been some evidence from clinical trials that it may also help children with autistic spectrum disorders. Other than that, carnosine may also help in brain disorders and Parkinson’s disease in particular, where symptoms are noticed to increase. Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease could also be benefited from the distribution of carnosine in the body. It is recommended carnosine is best administered through the nose.
Increased carnosine levels are believed to allow people that exercise perform better, especially if the person takes Amino Acid Alanine supplements, which are considered to raise the levels of carnosine in the body. Further research, though, is needed before drawing conclusions.
Finally, there are minor assumptions that carnosine, when taken orally, can help people with cataract, or digestive problems, while there is also slight evidence that carnosine may help in wound healing, and heart diseases.
It should be noted that, despite the fact that carsnosine does not provoke any serious side effects, the human body produces carnosinases that break down carnosine. It is believed that if carnosinases are overcome, the body might be supplied with excessive, and harmful, carnosine amounts. For that reason, it is suggested individuals that are considering taking carnosine supplements, especially children, pregnant women, patients with kidney or liver malfunction, to address a doctor first.
People can get fish oil from supplements or by consuming fish, especially tuna, mackerel, bluefish, and sardines, among others, which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil supplements might be enriched with vitamins and calcium.
Fish oil is considered beneficial to problems with the heart and blood, which is why some people that have hypertension or high cholesterol levels take fish oil to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Stroke; heart disease; depression; Alzheimer’s disease; glaucoma; macular degenerations; attention deficit hypertension disorder; menstrual syndrome; diabetes; preeclampsia; asthma; osteoporosis; kidney disease; and dyslexia are some of the conditions that fish oil is believed to benefit. Also, it helps prevent weight loss in people undergoing cancer treatments. Moreover, fish oil is used after heart surgeries, especially heart transplant or artery bypass, to help control blood pressure and healthy kidney function, increasing the chances the body accepts the new heart.
The way people prepare fish is important, and baked or boiled fish is far more preferable than having fried fish, which nullifies all benefits of fish oil, and increases the risk of heart disease.
Fish oil contains docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are listed under omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids cannot be produced by the body in any way. However, all the beneficial effects of fish oil, as described before, are owed to DHA and EPA, which are induced in fish oil supplements.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT:
Tea, especially green tea or Camellia sinesis, is a preferable beverage by many people worldwide and has various health benefits. Alongside green tea, people also like drinking oolong and black tea, and, depending on the way tea is processed, the antioxidants’ effectiveness is increased or reduced. Antioxidants, which are called polyphenols, are free radical fighters, and green tea is believed to have the highest concentration of polyphenols. Free radicals can cause many problems in the body, including cell damage, and even complete cell destruction.
Benefits of Tea
Green tea is believed to contribute slow down aging process, and prevent from heart disease and cancer. Polyphenols can inhibit free radicals. In Eastern medicine, green tea is used as a diuretic, a stimulant, or in order to help heal wounds and stop bleeding, among others. Green tea is also used to regulate glucose in the blood, mental development, and to enhance digestion.
Studies have shown that green tea can help prevent atherosclerosis and heart disease, even though the exact mechanism that reduces the risk of heart disease is not yet identified. Furthermore, antioxidants found in green tea are believed to help reduce high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. However, all findings are not embraced by the medical community and the FDA.
Other conditions that green tea is believed to help include high cholesterol, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. Studies have shown that green tea may help prevent type 1 Diabetes, and slow down its progression once it has started. Finally, green tea and black tea are considered to have a protective action towards cancer, as well as help destroy cancerous cells and cease their growth, mainly due to the action of polyphenols. However, conclusions come from population-based studies that do not provide solid results, as of now.
L- ALPHA GLYCERYLPHOSPHORYLCHOLINE (GPC):
Alpha-GPC is the outcome of the breakdown of soya fatty acids and is prescribed to help treat Alzheimer’s disease. It can be either injected or taken orally in Europe, while it is only found in supplements in the US. It is believed to help improve memory and prevent stroke and seems to elevate acetylcholine, a chemical, necessary to fulfill brain functions regarding learning and memory.
Pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) is a compound believed to follow bacterial flavin and nicotinamide, as the next redox cofactor that helps protect nerve function and growth, and memory. Moreover, Pyrroloquinoline quinine helps prevent Parkinson’s disease and protect nerve cells from damage deriving from Alzheimer’s disease.
Resveratrol is part of polyphenols that are believed to have antioxidant properties, alongside preventive properties when it comes to heart disease and cancer. It is a polyphenolic compound that can be found in berries, red grapes, and peanuts. Moreover, it is presumed to have antiaging properties and help fight disease, like heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and obesity, as well as diabetes. Indicatively, resveratrol has anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent LDL cholesterol from becoming oxidized. Also, it prevents the blood from forming clots that could lead to stroke. As for cancer, resveratrol is believed to help prevent metastasis of cancerous cells. The nerve cells are also protected in Alzheimer’s disease, and; eventually, the body’s insulin resistance is limited, allowing the patient to control diabetes more easily.
Alternative medicine widely uses detoxification as a means to treat various health conditions that are believed to come from toxins (either from the environment or lifestyle/unhealthy eating habits) circulating in the blood stream inside the body. If toxins are removed from the body and then neutralized, it is said that healing process could initiate. A toxin could be also be a drug or alcohol that the person has become dependent on, as well as free radicals, fats, oxidized cholesterols and specific molecules, or anything else that harms the individual’s body cells.
Any malfunctions of the digestive system could lead to diseases, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, where the individual experiences bloating, spasms and pains in the abdominal, diarrhea, and nausea, among others. Those issues could be solved with proper diet and supplements that help restore the healthy function of the digestive system, with the help of pancreatic enzymes, probiotics, and others.
Emotional Well Being:
Mood disorders are common nowadays and affect people’s daily lives. When depressed, people feel angry, lost, sad and uninterested in anything in particular. No matter what the cause, people with depression lose their self-esteem. However, research has shown that chemical imbalances within the body are responsible for making the individual experience all the aforementioned symptoms. When one’s wellbeing is jeopardized, people change their sleep patterns and either sleep too little or too much, eat differently and either gain or lose weight, feel aggressive, tired, restless, and even have suicidal thoughts. It is believed that when certain neurotransmitters, the brain’s chemicals, drop in low levels, the individual feels depressed.
Eye health contributes to the overall wellbeing of an individual. Any problem or issue faced in regards eyes, make people feel unhappy, frustrated, or miserable, and they may as well have headaches after long exposure to a computer’s screen. For that reason, it is important to have eye vitamins and supplements, and help enhance wellbeing. Eye vitamins can help with problems having to do with vision and ensure eye health.
Although glucose fuels the body with energy, there are some people whose bodies cannot convert glucose to energy, and live an unhealthy life. Maintaining blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible is significant, so to prevent diabetes. In diabetes, insulin is not adequately produced and glucose levels are higher than normal. Glucose metabolism ensures the body gets as much energy as it needs to maintain its functions. This mainly occurs because glucose acts as a pancreatic stimulator. Pancreas secretes insulin, which is responsible for keeping glucose in normal levels. High glucose levels lead to diabetes, which is why it is important to be aware and get help from glucose metabolism vitamins to control glucose levels.
Homeopathic medicine is an ancient alternative medicine. With Greek origins, homeopathic principles are based on the concept that disease can only be cured if a specific substance is induced in the body, the latter will be forced to fight the intruder and actually initiate a self-healing process. Supplements and vitamins, which come in capsules, tablets, sprays, or granules, have plant, mineral, and animal substances that can help treat dermatological problems, anxiety, and encourage detoxification.
The thyroid gland, a major endocrinal gland, helps the body control its energy recourses; it creates protein; regulates metabolism; and, regulates the body’s growth; among others. If any malfunction occurs and the body is provided by either too many or too few hormones, there could be many serious complications, such as hyperthyroidism, which is treated with anti-thyroids and meta blockers, or hypothyroidism, which is treated with hormone vitamins. Sometimes, people with problems in the thyroid gland could even have cancer from the malfunction.
The immune system comprises of tissues, cells, organs, and proteins that all contribute to first identifying any pathogen in the body, and then eliminate it. If the pathogen includes bacteria and viruses, the immune system can effectively identify the harmful ones and act accordingly, by eliminating those that form a threat to the body’s normal function. Any malfunction of the immune could lead to serious conditions, such as inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, and even cancer. In order to help the immune system remain healthy, it is suggested an individual uses immune system vitamins and supplements.
A pain in the joints, which is a very common condition, could cause great discomfort to the person that aches, and could be caused by a number of factors. For example, osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, and sprains could cause joint pain. Painful joints is most likely to occur as people age, which is why it is crucial one minds to be careful and take vitamins and supplements that could contribute to joint health.
Lipid/ Fat Metabolism:
Good fats are turned into energy by the body, while bad fats get stored and cause a number of problems. Excessive amounts of bad fats lead to health problems, including obesity that most people are already aware of. People tend to eat more bad fats than good, gain weight and blame it on their slow metabolism. Although this is not the case in most people, there are ways for an individual to speed up their metabolism, by using products specially created to help increase metabolism and the overall fat loss process.
Support is absolutely essential for the health of the human body. Liver is the largest body organ and is shouldered with many functions. It is responsible for plasma protein synthesis, red blood cell decomposition, glycogen storage, and detoxification, among others. Moreover, the liver has a significant role in the body’s metabolism.
Memory Cognitive Support:
Although memory loss can affect every individual, it is most commonly seen among older people. It is a serious condition that should be taken care of, the moment it is diagnosed or noticed. With memory loss, people will not be able to store information or have memories they can recall. The initiation of memory loss is signaled by lack of concentration and inability to stay focused; as if everything is fading away, slowly and gradually. For that reason, it is advised to take supplements or vitamins that contribute to the brain’s healthy functions, improve memory and overall clarity. Consequently, an individual’s mental health will be enhanced.
The male body functions are dependent to various factors that explain why men are more susceptible to specific healthy conditions, than women. Most health problems usually derive from one’s lifestyle, which is why men should take care of their body as much as possible. Among the most important issues a man has to face is prostate cancer, and other health conditions that are not sex-related, such as heart disease. It is believed that all aforementioned conditions can be prevented by taking vitamins and supplements from an early age, so to maintain the healthy body functions, and, if the man desires so, to increase muscle growth.
Minerals are important organic compounds necessary for the body, and are divided into two groups: macrominerals and trace minerals. Macrominerals, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, and chloride, are required in larger quantities by the body, unlike trace minerals, such as iron, fluoride, iodine, and copper, which are needed in smaller quantities. Although they can all be found in the food everybody consumes, there are times when dietary habits limit intake of the proper amounts of minerals, leading to many problems, such as hormone synthesis, and bone built. When that happens, it is suggested one takes mineral vitamins and supplements.
Minor Pain Relief:
Pain, regardless of the degree of its severity, always causes discomfort. It can hold people back from performing their tasks, or even end up in the hospital, requesting for medical help, and pain relief. There are numerous pain relievers, in the form of creams, powders, capsules, tablets, or liquids. A category of pain relief products are used by homeopathy, a very old alternative medicine, and have plant extracts as main ingredients. Getting pain relief from natural products is always more preferable than using chemical products, since people avoid the undesired and sometimes harmful effects of chemical compounds used in such products.
Mouth health comprises a part of the overall body health and, like a well oiled machine the body must have all its organs healthy to maintain its functions. Mouth supplements and vitamins that help clean the mouth are designed to keep the area healthy, by ensuring the teeth are fortified, gums are strengthened, and the tongue is clean and germ-free. There are many products that help in mouth health and come in the form of paste, spray, capsule, powder, or liquid.
If an individual wants to be healthy and only makes sure they get all nutrients and minerals from food, there is a possibility they might be missing some vitamins, or they intake less amounts of the vitamins the body requires. This could happen even if the individual tries to eat food from all vitamin complexes. The body needs proper amounts of vitamins on a daily basis to ensure a person’s wellbeing. Since wellbeing is something everybody wants, regardless of age and gender, it is wise to take multivitamins. Also, people could take multivitamins that target their group, be it related to their gender, age, or phase in life (e.g. pregnant women, sick people, small children etc).
One’s ocular health is a serious factor in the machine called the body. If something goes wrong, or aches, people do not feel well, and, sometimes, they even lose their good mood and self-esteem due to health problems.
If one’s eyes sore, are itchy or puff, due to allergies, or any other reason, it could last for many days, extending discomfort and frustration. Sometimes, symptoms irrelevant with the eyes, like headaches, could imply an eye condition that could turn to be from something mild to even more serious. In order to help the eyes remain healthy for as long as humanly possible, it is suggested people take vitamins and supplements that result in clear vision, and healthy eyes.
One could say that creatine is the molecule that produces energy, quickly and efficiently, so the body can perform its tasks. It is part of the energy system that supports the proper cellular function. On top of that, creatine also acts protectively towards the body’s nerves, and helps enhance their good function, plus it is profoundly harmless to most people. In other words, it does not threaten the body’s health in any known way and, as a supplement, it is considered to be very well-researched.
Sources of Creatine and Benefits
Creatine monohydrate is also a molecule of the energy system. The human body produces creatine monohydrate; however, it can also be taken from food. The foods that are richer in creatine monohydrate include fish, eggs, and meat. Among the various health benefits that result from creatine have to do with the proper function of the heart and nerves as it seems that creatine protects both the heart and nerves from malfunctions. What is more, creatine is also favored by people that exercise, especially professional athletes, because it helps them improve their power output and increase their stamina while exercising, plus it contributes to having a slimmer and leaner body figure.
That been said, the core function of creatine is to help the body store phosphate groups that have high energy. They are stored as phosphocreatine and at times when an individual is under stress, it makes sure there is energy released so the cells get all the necessary energy to fulfill their duties. For that reason, if an individual takes creatine supplements, they feel e boost in energy and strength. However, this action can also benefit other body organs, such as the brain, liver, muscles, and bones.
Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine are the three amino acids that form the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). When an individual does not take the necessary proteins through their diet, the body cannot perform specific actions, such as help muscle synthesis, and increase the muscles as the individual gets older. Branched Chain Amino Acids are also used by athletes, especially beginners and amateurs, that prefer to take supplements of BCAAs in order to prevent or slow down excessive tiredness from exercise.
When it comes to the three aforementioned amino acids, it is believed that supplements of leucine are very important to muscle synthesis; while supplements of isoleucine help the cells absorb the necessary amounts of glucose. However, the exact role of valine, as a supplement, is still unidentified, which is why further research is required before reaching valid conclusions. Nevertheless, it is believed that is an athlete supplements branched chain amino acids, they actually manage to prevent serum reduction in branched chain amino acids. Serum reduction could lead to brain tryptophan influx, which could be followed by a production of serotonin. As previously discussed, when the body produces serotonin, individuals feel fatigue.
It is suggested people enrich their daily diet with branched chain amino acids that could be easily found in foods, such as eggs and meat. Of course, those that take sufficient amounts of Branched Chain Amino Acids and proteins on a daily basis are in no need of any supplements of Branched Chain Amino Acids whatsoever.
Vitamin D is significant to people’s skins and bones, among others, while it is also believed to have anticancer properties. It is a vitamin that needs the sun to compose, which is why it is synthesized in the skin. Apart from the aforementioned benefits, vitamin D can also help elevate one’s mood state.