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10 Mistakes of Consuming Supplements

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10 Mistakes of Consuming Supplements

Our diets in the modern age are becoming less and less likely to provide the vitamins and minerals we need for our health.  Exhaustive farming techniques have stripped the nutrients from the soil, while pasteurisation, pesticides and other chemicals work to “clean” what we eat and drink of important vitamins and minerals.  Pesticides in particular kill important bacteria that create the balance needed for a healthy gut. All in all, most scientists and doctors would agree, that taking supplements is becoming more and more important to a healthy body and mind.  The American populous seems to agree: In a Harvard...

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Recommended Daily Intake of Supplements

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Recommended Daily Intake of Supplements

How complicated can it be? The dosage of vitamins is not an exact science.  It is important to state from the start that you should read the manufacturer’s guidelines on the side of your vitamins and follow the advice given.  You have got to love a good disclaimer. If you look at the labels on supplements you may notice a whole alphabet of letters linked to dosage.  This does not help lead to simple daily routines.  So, here’s what the letters mean: RDA – recommended daily allowance. AI – adequate intake. DV – daily value, sometimes but not always the...

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What is Bioavailability? How it can help you get the most out of your supplements

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What is Bioavailability? How it can help you get the most out of your supplements

What does bioavailability mean? Bioavailability is the amount of active ingredient within a drug, food or supplement that makes it to the part of the body that needs it.  In simple terms: does the ingredient arrive where it will help you feel healthy? It is a term that was first used in 1971 and much work has been done since to properly clarify what being bioavailable truly means.  It is fair to say though – there is still a lot of confusion and varying opinion on this topic. For those of us who are fighting to keep our health and...

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Prepare Yourself With These Basic Heat Stroke First Aid Remedies

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Prepare Yourself With These Basic Heat Stroke First Aid Remedies

Times have changed and weather conditions have been constantly fluctuating due to climate change. As a result, warmer temperatures sometimes cause its own temperature and body temperature due to various or external reasons. It may be caused by exposure to a hot and humid environment for prolonged periods, strenuous activity, wearing excess clothing that fuels body heat and prevents sweat from cooling the body, drinking alcohol, drinking enough water. Signs of Heatstroke Signs fast heart rate, vomiting, sweating, and unconsciousness for more than a few seconds, anxiety, severe vomiting, diarrhea, and even seizure. it can be life-threatening and might result...

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Are You Getting The Best Quality Supplements For Your Money?

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Are You Getting The Best Quality Supplements For Your Money?

Dietary supplements, vitamins add essential nutrients to our bodies and are thus considered as one of the main building blocks for the building as well as maintaining a proper health. There is a health concerned mentality in every human being which instructs them to add these nutrients to the health regime. But a proper quality assessment of these dietary medicines is required before choosing them. With the growing population and demand, the rate of adulteration of medication and health care products is rapidly increasing. These adulterated supplementary tablets are having greater amounts of inactive or unnecessary ingredients which decrease the...

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