Muscles, bones, skin, and tendons are composed primarily of collagen, the most abundant type of protein in the human body. To be specific, collagen consists of 30-35 percent of all the protein in the human body.
What is Non-GMO?
October 24 2017
October has been declared Non-GMO Month. Many people are still unaware of the concerns with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. It's always important to educate consumers about the products they buy, use, and eat on a daily basis. This is especially true because GMO products are often unlabeled. Non-GMO Month's efforts help to raise awareness.
Health Benefits of Natural Eggshell Membrane
October 23 2017
Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) is an innovative nutritional supplement that brings fast relief to people suffering from the pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility of osteoarthritis and other joint health problems.
Resveratrol – The Fountain of Youth?
October 20 2017
On April, 2nd 1513 the Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León (1460-1521) and his fellow conquistadors landed in what is now known as the state of Florida. Legend has it, he was searching for the "fountain of youth". Obviously, he never found it, but the good news is that scientists have been working hard for decades in search of the “secret formula”.
Ayurvedic Tips for Finding Balance in the Fall
October 19 2017
Ayurveda is a 5000-year-old Hindi technique of medicine. Unlike the American methods of medicine that primarily depend on injections and supplements to cure illnesses, Ayurveda uses herbal treatment, massage therapy, yogic breathing, and diet to balance the body.
The Best Essential Oils for Sleep
October 17 2017
Many essential oils may be used as an all-natural alternative to help with a good night's sleep. That's because smelling essential oils not only produces a sedative effect, but they may also have an effect on diminishing anxiety, lowering blood pressure, and relieving built-up stress.
3 Bee Products and Their Benefits
October 16 2017
Bees are amazing and absolutely critical to life on earth given their essential role in pollinating plants. Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live." Recently, there has been a decline in bee numbers in North America due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). There is a lot of factors suggested as a cause of CCD with pesticides, pathogens, and beekeeping practices, but no single factor has been found with enough consistency to suggest that it is the sole cause.
L-Carnosine: An Underutilized Dietary Supplement
October 13 2017
Carnosine is a naturally occurring molecule composed of two amino acids, histidine and alanine. As a dietary supplement, it has been available for years. However, it is not nearly as popular as it should be based on the existing science. Carnosine functions in “excitable” tissues, such as muscle and nerve tissue, and reaches high concentrations in skeletal muscle. In these tissues it is critically important in maintaining the proper pH and electrical charge.
The Health Benefits of Spirulina—Blue-Green Algae
October 2 2017
Spirulina is considered a superfood by many. It is an easily digestible nutritional supplement, which belongs to a family of blue-green algae and can be taken in a pill or powder form. Spirulina comes from a type of bacteria scientists call cyanobacterium, specifically arthrospira platensis.
Homemade Granite Cleaner
September 28 2017
Keep granite brilliant with this easy homemade cleaner.
5 Medications that May Deplete Essential Nutrients
September 22 2017
Prescription medications and many over-the-counter drugs (those medicines which can be purchased without a prescription) can play an important role in symptom management and treatment of chronic health conditions. However, they are not without potential side effects.
Health Benefits of Activated Charcoal
September 18 2017
Activated charcoal that is of USP (U. S. Pharmacopoeia) food-grade quality offers several important benefits. While charcoal can be made from coal, wood, or other substances, USP food-grade activated charcoal is produced under stringent requirements since this form of activated charcoal is designed to be ingested as well as used in blood filtering devises such as kidney dialysis units. Activated charcoal made by burning the starting material, e.g., coconut shells or wood, at a very high heat then activating the charcoal in a furnace at high temperatures of 1,700° to 1,800°F with steam in the absence of oxygen. This creates millions of tiny pores per gram. That is why activated carbon is used for water filtration. But, taken orally activated charcoal’s pores can bind toxins and gas to escort them out of the body. The primary uses of activated charcoal are in general detoxification, alleviation of bloating and gas, and lessening body odor from within. Here is a little more in depth discussion of these applications and others.
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