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Vitamin D3 vs Vitamin D2 & How to Obtain Both

Vitamin D3 is one of the most buzzed-about supplements in the health industry. It’s estimated that over 40 percent of the population is deficient in vitamin D, which plays a central role in everything from regulating mood to modulating immune cells in the body and beyond. Not only that, but it’s one of the few nutrients that’s difficult

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Up your Immune System with These Top 19 Boosters

We are continually exposed to organisms that are inhaled, swallowed or inhabit our skin and mucous membranes. Whether or not these organisms lead to disease is decided by the integrity of our body’s defence mechanisms, or immune system. When our immune system is working properly, we don’t even notice it. But when we have an

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Spirulina and Chlorella Natures Immune Booster

What Is Spirulina? Spirulina is a type of blue-green microalgae that is able to grow in both fresh and salt water and is consumed by humans and other animals. There are two species of the spirulina plant, including Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima are cultivated worldwide and used both as a dietary supplement (in tablet, flake and

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Hempseed Oil

What is Hemp Oil and where does it come from? Hemp oil is harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Although it comes from the cannabis plant, hemp oil (also called hempseed oil) contains only trace amounts of THC, the psychoactive, intoxicating element in cannabis. Hemp and marijuana both come from the Cannabis sativa species, but the amount of

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Milk Thistle

So we have all heard about Milk Thistle somewhere down the grape vine, but what is it really and why should we be taking it? Milk thistle is a natural herb with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s commonly used to detoxify the body and promote liver and gallbladder health. Also known by its scientific name, Silybum

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Digestive Enzymes

Why are enzymes important for digestion? Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion and a healthy body. They work with other chemicals in the body, such as stomach acid and bile, to help break down food into molecules for a wide range of bodily functions. Carbohydrates, for instance, are needed for energy, while protein is necessary to build

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The Mysterious CBD Oil

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. Until recently, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) was getting most of the attention because it’s the ingredient in cannabis that produces intoxicating effects in users. CBD is also present in high concentrations — and the world is awakening to

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Male Menopause?

Andropause is different from the menopause women experience. In menopause, the production of female hormone drops suddenly. In men, there’s a gradual decline in hormone levels, both andropause and male menopause are used to describe decreasing levels of the male hormone testosterone that come with aging. Most men see testosterone levels drop as they get

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome or PCOS- is one of the most common hormonal imbalances affecting women today and is often characterized by insulin resistance. The endocrine system is very complex; while PCOS has been recognized and diagnosed for over 75 years and is now considered the leading form of endocrine disruption in women of reproductive age, there’s still a

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My Life with Thyroid Disease

What is the Thyroid, and what does it do? The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in your throat, just behind your Adam’s apple. Because it serves as the body’s thermostat — continuously regulating things like temperature, hunger levels and energy expenditure — thyroid problems can cause widespread symptoms. The thyroid gland controls many

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