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How Does Stress Affect the Body?

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How Does Stress Affect the Body?

According to an annual market research study conducted in collaboration with the American Psychological Association (APA), participant’s self-reported stress levels in 2020 increased significantly in several different categories compared to previous years. (15) Some types of stress are normal and necessary, generating the impetus necessary to convert thought into action, whether that action is planting a garden, meeting a deadline, or escaping from a fire or flood. In fact, stress has been the force behind much of our progress through the ages. But when stress becomes a frequent occurrence, our health, goals, and relationships can all suffer. That’s because stress...

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Key Nutrients Support Work Stress Management

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Key Nutrients Support Work Stress Management

“Burnout” is not classified as a specific condition, but it’s a key cause of stress for many people. The mental, emotional and physical effects of work stress are well documented. There are many key nutrients that may help your stressed out individuals.     Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands. Burnout, called an "occupational phenomenon" by WHO, is described as "resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed."     Healthcare providers can look for...

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Research Says CoQ10 Supports Heart Function

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Research Says CoQ10 Supports Heart Function

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is an antioxidant the human body makes naturally to help neutralize free radicals. Research continues to build indicating that coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) provides significant support for heart health.     Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is an antioxidant the human body makes naturally to help neutralize free radicals. Coenzyme Q10 is lipid soluble and provides antioxidant activity in cell membranes, including mitochondrial membranes. Also an important factor in mitochondrial respiration, cells use CoQ10 to generate energy. The highest levels of CoQ10 are found in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It decreases in concentration over time with...

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4 Different Forms of Magnesium: Which Is Best For Your Goals?

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4 Different Forms of Magnesium: Which Is Best For Your Goals?

Magnesium is a mineral that is necessary for human life. The average adult body contains 25 grams of magnesium as part of the human body makeup. This mineral is required for hundreds of body processes and is also an electrolyte. This is one reason you may see magnesium included in some electrolyte supplements. In addition, magnesium supports a healthy inflammatory response, creates and maintains muscle, offers more stable blood sugar control, aids metabolism may boost energy and keeps bones healthy and strong.    ‌‌‌‌ How Much Magnesium Should We Get Daily? The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for magnesium is 400-420 mg for...

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Facts About Vitamin D

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Facts About Vitamin D

Learn how to get more Vitamin D from your diet, sunlight exposure and supplements.   Vitamin D is critical to the function of many body systems including musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immune, and cardiovascular. That’s why maintaining adequate vitamin D levels is so important to overall human health.   Perhaps one of the most fascinating facts about vitamin D is that it’s not really a vitamin. It’s actually a fat-soluble hormone that is produced in the body when skin is exposed to sun. We can get some, but very minimal, vitamin D from diet. Very few foods in nature contain vitamin...

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