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How Magnesium Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.1,2 It’s been that way despite billions of dollars spent developing drugs and surgical treatments. But there’s a simple way to help lower the risk: increasing intake of the mineral magnesium.3,4 One large epidemiological study of older men showed that those with the highest magnesium blood levels had a 44% lower risk of heart failure than those with the lowest magnesium levels.5 Most Americans fail to consume enough magnesium. An estimated 64% of all men and 67% of all women are magne..

The Various Health-Promoting Benefits of Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC)
Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC), also referred to as phosphatidylcholine, is a fat-soluble nutrient with many health-promoting benefits. These include protecting the liver, sustaining cardiovascular health, and supporting nervous system and gastrointestinal function. Dietary sources of PPC include soybeans, liver, oatmeal, cabbage, cauliflower, egg yolks, meat, and vegetables. PPC is an essential component in each of the body’s cell membranes, the dynamic surfaces on which cells carry out many of their biochemical activities. PPC is a phospholipid rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids..

Why People Supplement with B Vitamins?
B vitamins have numerous vital functions throughout the body. They aid in the assembly of your genetic blueprint, keep your nervous system healthy, turn food into energy, and more.1-13 Maintaining healthy B vitamin levels helps protect against problems ranging from cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders to UV-induced skin damage and vision loss. A deficiency in B vitamins is common for multiple reasons:14 They are not stored by the body. B vitamins are water-soluble and are quickly washed out of the body. They are impacted by low d..

Ginger and Turmeric Roots - A Formidable Anti-inflammatory Pair
Many disorders of advancing age are linked to a common problem: chronic inflammation. Inflammation damages tissues and contributes to a variety of ailments, including atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, arthritis, and cancer.1-4 If we can impede chronic inflammation, we may delay the onset of many age-related diseases. Scientists have discovered that two closely related plant roots, ginger and turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties.5-9 Working together, the active components in these plants, such as gingero..

Let Food be Thy Cancer Avengers

According to the Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Registry Report 2015, around 35 new cancer cases are diagnosed every day. Through 2015 to 2017, the percentage of total death in Singapore contributed by cancers is ranked number 1 among other causes like stroke, heart diseases and diabetes, with 29.1% out of 20,905 death cases in the year of 2017. The alarming data necessitates the summon of avengers that can salvage us from cancer occurrence. Among the modifiable risk factors of cancers, dietary pattern is an important determinant in influencing cancer occurrence.


Maximize Green Tea's Health Benefits

Validation of the whole-body benefits of green tea continues to grow.1-6

A human study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 5 or more cups of green tea daily was associated with a 26% lower risk of cardiovascular death.1

A meta-analysis found that for every 500 ml-per-day increase in green tea consumption (about 3 cups), the risk of cognitive disorders decreased 29%.2


Anti-Aging Mechanisms of NAD+

Scientists are discovering new ways that NAD+ facilitates healthy longevity.1-3

NAD+ levels markedly decline with age, creating an energy deficit that decreases the body’s ability to retain youthful function.4

To give you an idea how impactful NAD+ can be, by age 50 a typical person may have only half the NAD+ they did in youth. By age 80, NAD+ levels drop to only 1% to 10% expressed in youth.

Deficiency of NAD+ predisposes us to accelerated aging and impedes our ability to fully benefit from resveratrol.

Fortunately, it is easy to restore your cellular NAD+ to higher ranges.


What Really Causes A Heart Attack?

Many people are confused about what really causes a heart attack, thinking cholesterol is the primary factor at play.

However, it really takes a number of factors to get there, with cholesterol actually being a very small part of the picture. 

So, in this blog post, we’re going to follow a heart attack from start to finish and explain which nutrients can play a preventive role in each step.


Why Aging People Suffer From So Many Aching Joints

Aging too often results in the breakdown of healthy joint function and structure. Increasing evidence points to destructive inflammatory factors as culprits behind the joint problems humans encounter as they grow older.

While anti-inflammatory drugs have become mainstays in the medicine cabinets of senior citizens, an increasing body of knowledge reveals that natural approaches to maintaining joint health may be more effective, and a lot safer.


The Harsh Truth of Hangovers

Drinking alcohol is a popular social activity around the world. Basically, alcoholic beverages are produced from the fermentation of carbohydrate or sugar. To name a few, beer is fermented from barley; sake from rice; wine from grapes; mead is made by fermenting honey with water. Through the fermentation process, with the help of yeast or bacteria, sugars in food will be converted to ethanol, the alcohol in the alcoholic drinks.

While having a drink can be enjoyable, when you get carried away and drink in excess, it can result in a hangover. A hangover is a group of unpleasant signs and symptoms that can develop after excessive alcohol consumption. How does hangover come about? Here is a closer look.


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