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BioPerine®, a Natural Bioavailability Enhancer

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BioPerine®, a Natural Bioavailability Enhancer

What is bioavailability? Before you advance to what is Bioperine and how it can used to increase the rate of bioavailability, you should know the answer to this question? In simple terms, it is subject of the absorption procedure which the human body goes through. Through the process ofbioavailability, the quantity of a particular drug in the body is measured so that the desired results can be obtained. BioPerine and its role as a bioavailability enhancer BioPerine is an extraction that is obtained from Piper fruits. Most of its composition is Piperine (95%). A number of supplements and nutrients are...

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Are You Getting the Vitamins You Need? What is Missing from Your Diet?

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Are You Getting the Vitamins You Need? What is Missing from Your Diet?

Vitamins and minerals are essential for optimum health. There are a number of major vitamins, but only 2 - vitamin D and vitamin K - are produced by the body. The other vitamins need to be gained from elsewhere. Some of these vitamins, such as vitamin C and the B-group vitamins are easily lost during cooking. They need to actually be replaced every day. Of course, you also require a varied diet with protein, carbohydrates and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. The trouble with today's living is that we all have such rushed lifestyles that eating good food is...

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Everything you Ought to Know about Zika: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

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Everything you Ought to Know about Zika: Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

What is Zika? Zika Virus Zika is an infection that causes mild symptoms, in some cases, no symptoms in the person infected. There has been a lot of attention paid to the impact of Zika.  This is less to do with the victims of the disease than it is the impact on babies who are born whilst the mother or father is infected.  It has been shown to cause birth defects in babies, including small head syndrome.  This can result in extensive disabilities for the child throughout their life.  It is for this impact on babies that has caused the...

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Capsules vs Tablets, which Form of Supplement is the Best?

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Capsules vs Tablets, which Form of Supplement is the Best?

Dietary supplement delivery system, which form of supplement is the best? Capsules vs Tablets The delivery system for supplements makes it sound as if we are talking about the postie popping them through the door of your house.  In fact, it is a whole lot more scientific than this.  Manufacturers of nutrients have to get the vitamins to the specific part of your body in as complete a form as possible.  In other words, easily released and easily absorbed into the body. Technically your body works hard for four hours to digest your vitamins and in this process a large...

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The Best Time to Take Supplements

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The Best Time to Take Supplements

The body is a complex machine and like any machine, it needs careful maintenance.  Taking supplements can help us maximize our good habits with food, exercise and sleep.  What isn’t so widely known is that the time you take your supplements can impact on how much your body absorbs these supplements and how successfully they work, hence it is essential to know when is the best time to take supplements.  Remember: taking your supplements with lots of water and not with hot drinks such as coffee and tea will ensure you are getting the best from your regimen.  Caffeinated coffee...

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