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Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

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Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails

Collagen is a major building block not only for bones,1 but also for healthy hair,2 skin3 and nails.4 Collagen makes up about 75% - 80% of the skin and is responsible for the skin's suppleness and elasticity.5 As we age, we produce less collagen. Less collagen equals more wrinkles, and brittle hair and nails.6 Our bodies make collagen out of protein-rich foods which are then broken down into amino acids7essential for healthy hair, skin, and nails, and all connective tissues. A multitude of nutrients are necessary to aid in the body's production of collagen which includes the ever-important Vitamin K2...

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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

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Low Bone Density? Improve Bone Health Naturally!

You or a Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Low Bone Density. Now What? The first thing people think when they hear "low bone density," is "osteoporosis." However, low bone density is actually a condition called osteopenia (low bone mass), which can develop into osteoporosis if bone loss continues.1 What you can do right now: Educate yourself Learn how to stop the loss of bone mass Learn how to build bone density What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis literally means “porous bones.” Osteoporosis is a disease wherein the bones become fragile from losing their bone density resulting in decreased bone strength. The...

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Confused About Magnesium Compounds?

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Confused About Magnesium Compounds?

Are you confused about the many different types of magnesium compounds? Many people tend to lump all types of magnesium together. However, all magnesium compounds are not created equal. The effect of taking each type of magnesium can be quite different, both in benefits and in possible side effects, or desired effects. There are types of magnesium that can greatly aid in constipation, while others aid in the area of restlessness, nervousness, etc. Magnesium compounds differ with regard to how well they cross into the blood-brain barrier. Learn more about the Blood-Brain Barrier >>> One thing I will say out...

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The Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

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The Importance of Potassium and Magnesium

Potassium and magnesium are extremely important minerals / electrolytes that can be lost in the course of the day in perspiration, urine and other bodily fluids. Certain food substances, such as those containing caffeine, act as mild diuretics and can also increase the amount of these important minerals your body wastes. Diuretic Medications: Potassium and Magnesium Loss People on diuretic medications (water pills) such as Lasix (furosemide) or HCTZ (hydroclorothiazide) or chlorthalidone who have normal renal (kidney) function can lose these minerals at a much higher rate than the average person. Patients on these medicines are often prescribed both potassium...

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Vitamin K2 with D3: a Synergistic Duo in Bone Health

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Vitamin K2 with D3: a Synergistic Duo in Bone Health

Bone Health and Various Touted Elixirs I've noticed different commercials touting various elixirs for bone health...you know the ones: people “of a certain age” looking "amazing," (cue the dreamy background music) effortlessly prancing and dancing the light fantastic toe – usually in a beautiful faraway land to which you may have always wanted to travel. They're well-dressed and are having a FABULOUS time without a care in the world (and most certainly not worrying about their bone health)...but then reality hits as you suddenly realize the droning voice underneath all the merriment is listing a seemingly endless litany of all...

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