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[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1652662963368{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] The Latest on the Health-supportive Role of Cordyceps [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="32894" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1652662086113{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Cordyceps is a genus containing numerous species of medicinal mushrooms Cordyceps have been traditionally used in Chinese and Tibetan medicine and have been the subject of many research studies for their potential to support human health. Cordyceps have been shown in research to support immune health,...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1646963166745{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] The Relationship Between Collagen and Cortisol[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="30566" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1646963193755{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Cortisol is a glucocorticoid hormone synthesized from cholesterol in the cortex of the adrenal gland. Cortisol has a variety of functions but is primarily known for its role in the body's stress response. Cortisol also participates in the inflammatory response and regulation of metabolism. Glucocorticoids, such as cortisol, bind...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1640222711247{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] Vitamin B6 and its Role in Supporting the Body’s Stress Response [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="29981" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1645144382539{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is a water-soluble molecule that metabolizes into cofactors for more than 100 enzymes in the human body. Vitamin B6 transforms in the body into an active coenzyme pyridoxal 5-phosphate, known commonly as either PLP or P5P.   Functions and...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1640152372108{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] Ashwagandha and its Role in Mood Support [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="28979" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1640148620263{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a botanical used medicinally for centuries in India and other parts of Asia and Africa. Its root contains more than 50 bioactive phytochemicals, including alkaloids, steroidal lactones, withanone, withanolides, somniferine, and withanine. Ashwagandha is best-known as an adaptogen or a botanical that...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1640150138399{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] The Relaxing Effects of Chamomile [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="29983" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1645144505481{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Multiple stressors in life may result in the inability to relax, leading to a negative stress response that disrupts sleep and negatively affects physical, mental, and emotional health. Many diet and lifestyle components support calming effects on both the body and mind and help to promote a...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1640150964270{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] Linking Alzheimer’s Disease and Chronic Psychosocial Stress in Early and Midlife [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="28969" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1640138362335{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text]Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease that accounts for most cases of dementia worldwide. Hallmark pathological changes to the brain in the presence of Alzheimer’s disease include accumulation of amyloid-beta plaques, tau-containing neurofibrillary tangles, neuronal death, and neuroinflammation. Modern research has...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629530633396{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] Botanicals for Sleep Support and Relaxation [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="26345" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1629530676004{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] The importance of quality sleep  Achieving quality sleep and relaxation can be challenging, especially during modern times. Sleep is essential for many processes within the human body, including cognitive function, energy restoration, and immune health. Relaxation is closely related to sleep in its broad health benefits and...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text css=".vc_custom_1629528836917{padding-bottom: 15% !important;}"] Impacts of Stress, Sleep, and Loneliness on Immune and Mental Health [/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="26341" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1629527913944{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="20px"][vc_column_text] According to researchers from Rice University, chronic stress (that takes place over several weeks), disrupted sleep, and loneliness “are three factors that can seriously compromise aspects of the immune system that make people more susceptible to viruses if exposed.“The impact of...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1534244545881{margin-bottom: 80px !important;}"][vc_column_text] Mechanisms of Vitamin D in Acute Respiratory Infections [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="150"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="24386" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1621220470752{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="36px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#707070" transparency="0.5" up="40" down="40"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] By now, most health care practitioners and even the general public know that vitamin D plays a vital role in our health. Because of this, vitamin D supplementation may be needed for a vast majority of the population,...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1534244545881{margin-bottom: 80px !important;}"][vc_column_text] New Review Demonstrates the Effects of Omega 3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Vitamin D Levels [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="150"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="24385" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1621220324742{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="36px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#707070" transparency="0.5" up="40" down="40"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients involved in numerous metabolic processes that play a significant role in many chronic health conditions. Numerous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty...

[vc_row css_animation="element_from_fade" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="center" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" padding_bottom="0" z_index="" css=".vc_custom_1533794039349{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}"][vc_column css=".vc_custom_1534244545881{margin-bottom: 80px !important;}"][vc_column_text] New Review Investigates Vitamin D Supplementation and Risk of Respiratory Tract Infections [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="150"][vc_row_inner row_type="row" type="grid" text_align="left" css_animation="" background_color="#ffffff" css=".vc_custom_1534244134279{margin-bottom: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 60px !important;}"][vc_column_inner css=".vc_custom_1534244647194{margin-top: -10% !important;padding-right: 50px !important;padding-left: 50px !important;}"][vc_single_image image="24384" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation="" qode_hover_animation="zoom_in" css=".vc_custom_1621220131306{padding-right: 10% !important;padding-left: 10% !important;}"][vc_empty_space height="36px"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#707070" transparency="0.5" up="40" down="40"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] Vitamin D reduces influenza risk Vitamin D deficiency is a global epidemic and has been linked to chronic diseases. Research is finding a higher prevalence of these diseases in those who are deficient in vitamin...

Researchers demonstrate the efficacy and safety of the adaptogen ashwagandha as treatment in managing the damaging effects of stress....

Andrographis is shown to have positive effects on the immune function, digestive and circulatory system, and upper respiratory tracts – but also negatively impacts fertility in both men and women...

Dr Geo Espinosa, director of the Integrative Urology Center at NYU, talks about the inadequacy of flu shots to prevent influensa and what you can do to protect yourself from the virus....

Boost your immunity to get well and stay well. Enjoy robust vitality and all-season immunity...

The cold dry air of the winter months mingles with seasonal infections and molds to create a perfect storm that inflicts many with annoying lung conditions. ...

Dr Oscar Coetzee talks about his 20-years of clinic practice, his interest in metabolic syndrome and thoughts about GI-Map Testing....

Whilst cold and flus are the most common and frequent infection, the ability to manage when they occur and strengthen immunity is integral for maintaining ongoing good health....

The link between fatigue and the ability to regulate and manage stress is a complex one. Overall, the body’s response is one of tiredness and fatigue, making us more susceptible to other complications....

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