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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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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

What is High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)? High blood pressure and hypertension have the same meaning. High blood pressure (hypertension) happens when the heart has to work too hard to pump blood through the blood vessels (for various reasons) thereby creating a pressurized situation. The more pressure the blood exerts on the walls of the arteries, the higher the blood pressure (the higher the tension in the blood vessels).1 What Is a Normal Blood Pressure Level? What Are the Symptoms of Hypertension? There are usually no symptoms of hypertension which is why it is called the “silent killer.” Most of the...

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Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress and Premature Aging: Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself

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Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress and Premature Aging: Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself

Perhaps you've heard of “free radicals,” know they're bad, but have no idea what they really are. If that's the case, read on! Another thing called “oxidative stress,” a by-product of an overload of free radicals (which speeds up the aging process), is something you need to understand as well in order to make sense of it all. What's a Free Radical? To put it simply: “Free Radicals are harmful molecules that damage the body.”1 These molecules are made by the body when the body encounters various toxins. Free radicals are associated with speeding up the aging process, and degenerative...

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The Wonders of Curcumin and Why You Should Consider Taking It

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The Wonders of Curcumin and Why You Should Consider Taking It

If I were asked what supplement I'd take if I were stranded on a desert island, it would definitely be curcumin. What is Curcumin and How Is It Used? Curcumin is an extract of an ancient medicinal and cooking herb, turmeric, that has been used throughout the middle east and Asia for more than 7000 years. Curcumin is a root, and is a member of the ginger family. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine. What makes it unique is that it has a multi-ring structure called a polyphenolic ring; this ring structure allows it to absorb multiple...

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

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Turmeric, Curcumin, and Your Health

Spice Name: Turmeric The name of this spice is turmeric (sometimes spelled, tumeric). Scientific Name The scientific name of turmeric is Curcuma longa L. Other Names Turmeric is also known as Indian saffron, haridra, haldi, halada, manjal, pasapu, and arishina.1 What It Is Turmeric comes from a rhizome (an underground stem) of the plant, which it why it is termed a spice, and not an herb (herbs come from the leaves of a plant). Where It Is found Turmeric is cultivated in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of South Asia, and is thought to originate from India. Most of the...

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