Vitamin E is actually not a single, specific substance, but rather a group of chemical compounds. The demand for it depends on age and gender. Young children need about 6 mg, men 10 mg, and women 8 mg (if they use hormonal contraception, this dose should be higher). Elderly, who […]
Chokeberry – an underestimated treasure of nature
This close cousin of the rowanberry hides a treasury of vitamin C, B vitamins, beta carotene, vitamin E, fiber, copper, manganese, and iodine, as well as a wealth of anthocyanins, which give it its dark color. Chokeberry – a rejuvenating fruit?Anthocyanins – purple heart healerIn defense against dementia and on […]
Methionine, an underappreciated amino acid
Methionine is an essential yet one of the most underestimated amino acids, which functions resolve mainly around homocysteine, an amino acid that in excess increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis. This is one of the diseases that certainly should not be underestimated. Moreover, we should always be […]
Acerola – the best natural source of vitamin C
Acerola is a wonderful plant, which originates from the Canary Islands. It is worth learning more about its properties, as it has a very wide application effect. It is recommended during colds and flu season, supports the immune system, and is also used in cosmetics as it improves the condition […]
Glutathione – an extremely powerful antioxidant
We can find a huge number of scientific publications and studies, which were created in order to examine the properties of this compound. They confirm its effective influence on our health. Glutathione is a chemical compound that is made of the three amino acids – Glycine, L-glutamic acid, and L-cysteine. […]
Radishes – properties, nutritional values, health-promoting effects
Radish (Raphanus sativus L.) is a very popular plant. The season for radishes lasts from spring to autumn most commonly. The plant reaches 15-50 cm. It has a strongly coarse root, which – depending on the variety – can have violet, red, white or black colour. Radish – overviewRadishes – […]
The best diets during the menopause
For many women, menopause is a difficult time, which usually falls between 45 and 55 years of age and is associated with a gradual loss of fertility. Numerous physical and hormonal changes taking place in the body often translate into a worse mental state. However, the menopause is not only […]
Acidic yet healthy!
The first reports about rhubarb and its properties come from China before 2700 BC. However, there will be no mention of the history of this vegetable, where it came from or who discovered it. After all, its impact on health is more important and definitely more worthy of being emphasised. […]
Free radicals – what is it?
If you live in constant run and stress, eat everything or anything, smoke cigarettes and often save yourself with the painkillers – be careful! You are exposed to a massive attack of free radicals. What are free radicals?Free radicals versus antioxidantsExcess of free radicals in the body – what causes […]
The forerunner of juice therapy, Dr Norman Walker, considers fresh vegetables and fruit to be the primary source of ingredients. To make it easier to assimilate them, it is worth taking an interest in making homemade fresh juices. We must add that it is really worth it because they are […]
Polyphenols – plant substances that protect the human body
Polyphenols are chemical organic compounds that occur naturally in plants. Most of them have strong antioxidant properties. This property makes that eating vegetables and fruits high in polyphenols reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The results of many studies have shown that food rich in these bioactive compounds […]
What and how to use green barley?
Recently, young green barley has gained great popularity as a preparation supporting weight loss, whether in the form of green powder for the preparation of cocktails or in the form of dietary supplements in capsules or tablets. But does green barley really help you lose extra weight? In what other […]
Romaine lettuce in your diet!
Roman lettuce is a kind of lettuce known for its being the main ingredient of Caesar salad. It is easily available, you can buy it in supermarkets, grocery stores and local markets. Romaine lettuce not only gives meals a unique taste but is also rich in nutrients. Check the properties […]
Healthiest infusion all around the World!
Ginger infusion warms the whole body, it also has antibacterial, antiprotozoal, anti-parasitic and anti-viral effects. In folk medicine, the ginger infusion has been used for centuries as a nauseating and vomiting agent. Interestingly, the ginger infusion can be brewed from both fresh ginger rhizome and powdered ginger sold as a […]
Broccoli – properties and nutritional values
Broccoli has unique health properties. Among other things it protects against cancer, stomach ulcers, anaemia, and also have a beneficial effect on the functioning of vision and regulate blood sugar, which is especially important for diabetics. All thanks to the content of vitamins, minerals and sulforaphane – a powerful antioxidant. […]
New Year New You !
Happy New Year! Have you made any new year’s resolutions? It is that time of year when many people take stock of their lives and maybe take on new challenges for the upcoming 12 months. After a period of over indulgence in many aspects of our lives, we tend to […]
Apple a day keeps the doctor away!
Apples and their healing properties were already known around 6500 B.C. in the region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, where they come from. These fruits rich in numerous vitamins were also a delicacy of the ancient Romans and Greeks. The nutritional value of apples is not uniform […]
Green Tea: Can it help with weight loss?
Take a look at most of the weight loss supplements available on the market and you’ll often see green tea listed on the ingredients. It’s gained huge popularity as an all-round health elixir in recent years, as well as being touted to burn fat and help aid with weight loss. […]
The whole truth about antioxidants
Various antioxidant nutrients, such as vitamins E and C, are a typical component of bodybuilding diets. Most bodybuilders use supplements containing antioxidants in addition to what they get naturally in food. Antioxidants have been touted for their ability to aid exercise recovery, including relieving excessive muscle soreness. They block the […]
Can quercetin control my allergies?
From hay fever to eczema, allergic reactions can be difficult to control, especially if you are sensitive to inhalant allergens such as pollen or animal dander. While avoiding allergens is ideal, if this is not always possible, you may benefit from supplements such as quercetin to reduce the severity of […]
Cherries – health properties. What vitamins and minerals are cherries rich in?
Cherries are fruits whose nutritional and medicinal properties have long been used in traditional folk medicine, including in alleviating bladder disease. However, cherry cousins are valued primarily for their beneficial effects on the heart. It has also recently been discovered that cherries are a great remedy for insomnia. Check what […]
Pink antioxidants for radiant skin
We all want a magic pill to reverse the signs of ageing on our skin, but maybe there is something flamingos know that we aren’t so clued up on! Every new superfood claims to have a record level of antioxidants to guard against free radicals, but what does this mean […]
Understanding free radicals and antioxidants
What do you know about antioxidants? What do you know about free radicals? We are told that antioxidants are good for our health and reduce free radicals in our body. But really what are these ‘goodies’ and ‘baddies’. Let’s start with free radicals Free RadicalsHow do we stop the damaging […]
Antioxidants and training adaptation
Health-oriented blogs are full of information about the pro-health properties of antioxidants. And rightly so, because the excess of free radicals kept for a long time can have fatal health effects. The situation, however, becomes more complicated when we try to translate this information into active athletes. Do the amounts […]
Properties of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)
Another supplement, which we scrutinized, is alpha-lipoic acid. This naturally-occurring compound turns out to be not only the support for out health, but also additional way to intensify training benefits. In this article you will find out about its properties, where to find it and if its if worth using […]
N-acetyl-cysteine general information
NAC or cysteine in acetyl form. For some time, the topic in dietetics has been quite loud due to its phenomenal pro-health properties, antioxidant potential and activation of natural glutathione production. More than 200 scientific researches were carried out on it. A little of biochemistry…Why is it so important?Where does […]
Lycopene – how does it work and where to find it?
Lycopene is a natural ingredient of food. It has antioxidant properties, therefore lycopene contributes to maintaining good state of health and supports our immune system. In what food products can we find lycopene? How does it influence our organism? What products are the source sof lycopene? Lycopene is an orange-red […]
Lexicon supplementation N-acetyl-L-cysteine
N-acetyl-1-cysteine is a dietary supplement that plays an important role in the world of athletes. It is usually used to significantly improve the regenerative capacity, immunity, and to help maintain a healthy digestive system. Many people are underappreciated, and people using NAC supplements praise their effectiveness. The active substanceAction and […]
Natural substances with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects
Do we always have to take Ibuprofen or other painkillers when we experience pain? What natural substances can be as effective as analgesics? It turns out that we do not always have to reach for meds right away. In today’s article I will present some natural substances with anti-inflammatory and […]
See which supplements you should take, to make your exercise results be even better!
The key to a slim figure and good mood is not just regular exercise and a healthy, balanced diet, but also supplementation. See which ones are worth taking to enjoy a healthy and good form! AntioxidantsOmega-3 fatty acidProtein supplementBCAA Amino AcidsGlutamineA set of vitamins strengthening hair, skin and nails Antioxidants […]
3 steps to restore collagen and a youthful bounce to your skin
Known as the beauty elixir, collagen is the glue that holds our skin together as the main component of connective tissues. Collagen works its magic alongside elastin to keep skin bouncy and taut, so it’s no wonder we want more! As collagen production reduces as early as our mid […]
Ashwagandha – the queen of adaptogens
Last year is marked by new supplements on the shelves of fitness fanatics, bodybuilding, martial arts, departs from the loads of creatine, protein and carbo and a diet based on rice and chicken. I have a strong knowledge in the field of supplementation and nutrition of athletes in every field. […]
Vilcacora (Cats Claw) strengthens immunity, fights viruses and fungi, promotes cancer treatment
Vilcacora is commonly known in traditional Peruvian medicine. Heals from digestive ailments, arthritis, wounds, and even cancer. Today, it’s one of the most popular herbs sold in the USA. Vilcacory research Vilcacory’s research began in 1970 and has so far been carried out by scientists from Peru, Germany, Austria and […]
Acetyl L-carnitine, also known as Alcar, is a well-studied nutrient. It’s synthesized to provide a more bioavailable form of L-Carnitine, which is a lysine amino acid derivative. L-carnitine is a naturally occurring compound in the body: in the liver and kidneys, and then transported to other tissues such as the […]