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The Truth About Magnesium (7 forms)

A 2010 review of natural treatments for anxiety found that magnesium could be a treatment for anxiety. More recently, a 2017 review that looked at 18 different studies found that magnesium did reduce anxiety. These studies looked at mild anxiety, anxiety during premenstrual syndrome, postpartum anxiety, and generalized anxiety. According to this review, one of the reasons why magnesium might help reduce anxiety is that it may improve brain function. Now, you might be thinking... "there are a gazillion magnesium products out there, if magnesium were the solution to stress — more people would be stress-free." The problem is two-fold. FIRST, almost everyone is SEVERELY deficient in magnesium — even those who get the "recommended daily dose"... Because higher stress...

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Liquid Consumption May Mean Better Absorption

A Medicare Europe article presents some interesting findings regarding liquids versus pills. Medical studies have shown that liquid extracts have a faster rate of absorption, higher rates of optimization and are easier to digest. In regards to swallowing, liquids may have a big advantage over tablets. Most people appear to have more trouble swallowing certain pills, particularly the elderly and young children. Generally speaking, liquid nutrients are broken down and consumed even more readily. Additionally, liquids have been shown to be consumed more thoroughly and more rapidly than most capsules and tablets. Approximately 85 to 90 percent of nutrients are absorbed in liquid supplements in about 25 seconds. Compare that to the hours it can take for the body to...

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Potassium During Childhood

When thinking about your child's diet it's easy to depict the foods they should not be eating. What about the nutrients and minerals they need like potassium? Potassium intake as a child is an important part of a healthy diet. The minerals regulate electrolytes in the body, helps your overall muscle function contract and also plays a role in maintaining a healthy blood pressure. The mineral from potassium is beneficial for all ages, especially vital during childhood years. Potassium deficiency as a child can lead to risks such as high blood pressure which can impact their adult years. People commonly associate bananas only with potassium, but there are other rich food sources that contain the mineral. Most fruits contain potassium,...

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The Benefits of Zinc

Zinc plays many vital roles in the body. The nutrient is not produced by the body so it must be obtained through foods and supplements. Zinc is responsible for numerous functions of the body and helps stimulate the activity of over 300 enzymes. The mineral is essential and promotes a healthy immune system, aids growth during childhood, synthesizes DNA, and helps heal wounds. It also plays a key role in one's vision and can help maintain vision while a severe lack of zinc may cause permanent damage to the retina. Zinc deficiency can lead to loss of appetite, slower than expected growth, and poor immune system function. Low levels of zinc can cause rough skin, poor taste, and smell, and...

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