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Food For Thought?

We’ve all heard the term “brain food”, but there’s actually some real science behind this idiom. There are certain nutrients that are more powerful than others when it comes to nurturing the brain, and even some that especially good at supporting specific brain functions such as memory, cognition, or neurotransmitter production. The following recipe has…

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How does Nutrition Support Cognition?

Daily stressors (not to mention general aging) can be difficult and demanding on both our bodies and brains. Between the two, surveys have shown that Americans fear reduced brain function (57%) even more than they fear physical decline (43%) [1]. To combat that slow-down of our physical and mental capacities, we can commit to focus…

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Who Really Needs a Multivitamin?

Approximately half of all American adults (117 million people) have one or more preventable, chronic diseases [1]. Many of them stem from poor eating patterns and/or lack of physical activity. Although most nutrients that protect your health can be found in a well-balanced diet, surveys conducted by the USDA have concluded that many individuals do…

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Is there a non-prescription alternative to Metanx®?

NERVEsustainTM vs. Metanx® “METANX” is a registered trademark of Alfasigma USA, Incorporated. It is classified as a medical “food”, although it comes in a capsule, and requires a prescription to attain. METANX® boasts that it is specially formulated to meet the nutritional needs of those suffering from diabetic nerve damage, however, the only “active ingredients”…

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What is the Relationship Between Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy?

If you are diabetic or experience peripheral neuropathy, you may benefit from taking nutritional supplements that help nourish and protect nerve health. NERVEsustain is a nutritional supplement that has been specifically designed to replenish the vitamins that are commonly depleted by medications taken to balance blood glucose, while also protecting nerve health, with optimized levels…

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Is it possible to boost metabolism with a healthy meal?

Nearly every ingredient in this recipe has some kind of metabolism boosting power, and the few others are just as important to boost flavor. Why peppers? The bell pepper is a low-calorie, antioxidant and vitamin-rich member of the Capsicum genus, and the only member that does not contain capsaicin, a chemical that makes peppers spicy.…

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Can Chromium help lower blood glucose?

What is Chromium? Chromium is an essential trace mineral that we all need in our diets in very small quantities. Once absorbed, chromium is distributed widely in the body, with the highest levels being found in the kidney, liver, spleen, and bone [1]. It is one of the most common elements in both the earth’s…

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L-Arginine: the Workhorse Nutrient You Didn’t Know You Needed

Support metabolism and cardiovascular health: Arginine, a known supporter of metabolism and cardiovascular health, has long been categorized as a “non-essential” amino acid because the body can make it. The caveat to that fact though is that production is limited, and arginine becomes “conditionally essential” as a limiting substrate under stress conditions [1]. One such…

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Benefits of Supplementing with Calcium and Magnesium

Cal/Mag for Body/Mind Calcium and magnesium are often seen paired together in nutritional supplements, as these two nutrients are not only synergistic in their functions but also both essential and commonly lacking in the typical modern diet. It has been estimated that nearly half of the adults in the US are magnesium deficient [1], and…

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