EVERY year, men, like me, are looking for ways to improve their performance. Some to satisfy their partners. Bring back the romance and tension they both want in the relationship. Spice up their bedroom activities, and keep their wives happy.
Others are single, hoping to gain more confidence or just have more fun. Either way, it gives them the assurance that when they approach a girl, they can give her what she wants. They can stop second-guessing themselves and focus on having a memorable night with a girl (or girls) they like.
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Whether you’re happily married or a bachelor seeking to perform better in the bedroom, I recommend MaleGenix. Not only does it have rave reviews online, which you can look up for yourself. I can also personally attest that it works. In this review, I’ll be discussing the results of my research, what I learned from personal experience and the shared experiences of my friends who were kind enough to try it for the sake of this article.
It’s my hope that you’ll be able to learn a bit more about MaleGenix and how it can help you.
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I’m in my late 40s, and I’ve been married for 20 years. If you are around the same age as I am, you would know that our bodies are going through a lot of changes, and those affect our sex drive. At this age, the body produces less T levels and other hormones that fuel one’s libido. For some, it’s a slower process, but for most, we start to feel the changes as early as 40.
Unfortunately, I’m part of the majority. About a year before I started taking MaleGenix, my wife and I have been having sex less and less. Just for reference, my wife is 10 years younger than me. She’s still in her 30s, so she enjoys sex, as would anyone her age. While she has been very patient, I can feel her feel her sexual frustration, and it’s starting to affect other aspects of our marriage. We were fighting more. She was irritable because she wasn’t having any opportunity for sexual release, and I was defensive because I knew I was the problem.
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Thankfully, a colleague at work has successfully navigated this part of their marriage. He recommended MaleGenix. He said that he found MaleGenix recommended on an adult blog. The authors were former adult film stars who were testing out different products and reviewing them. After our conversation, I did my own research and found those reviews and many other testimonials. Most of the testimonials were by young, hip bachelors who were VERY sexually active. They raved about how MaleGenix was so effective that it helped last for hours. Some were talking about a 5-inch difference in their erection. It was mind-blowing, to be honest.
I was sold. True, I probably did not need to be 10-inches long or last all night, but I would later find out that both those would REALLY make my wife happy. A tip to the all the husbands and boyfriends out there, it’s never too late to switch it up in the bedroom and experiment. MaleGenis can definitely help you do that.
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The bulk of my research is on how the MaleGenix works. I’m a lot older, so I was worried about the ingredients and the science behind it. If you are too, then you can just go on their site or the sites that conducted reviews on the product. The creators of MaleGenix are very transparent about its components. They’re all listed, and I’ve done my own research on each one. I’ll summarize some of their individual benefits below.
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The 5 stages that MaleGenix follows once you’ve ingested it is also very clear, Stage 1 focuses on releasing potent erectogenic compounds that dilate your blood vessels and hinders them from narrowing. That allows more blood to flow in, enlarging your erection. Stage 2 extends that process by introducing more vasodilators, ensuring you get a quick but long-lasting erection. Stage 3 is all about boosting your libido, so your sex drive spikes and you’re ready to go any time. Stage 4 and 5 is about keeping you in a sexually supercharged state, so you have more intense orgasms, a shorter refractory period and increased endurance.
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What makes all those effects and many more benefits possible is unique the formula that MaleGenix team has developed. It’s definitely different from anything else I’ve tried because it improves all the aspects of a good sexual experience both quickly and for an extended period of time. While their formula is the secret, it also has a lot to do with the ingredients of MaleGenix.
Some of its more popular ingredients include L-Arginine, Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa and Tongkat Ali — all potent vasodilators. MaleGenix also has Maca Root, Damiana Extract, Muira Puama, Horny Goat Weed and Butea Superba, each one traditionally used to enhance male vitality. They introduce T levels-boosting properties that increase one’s sex drive, intensify orgasms, shorten the recovery period and enhance sexual stamina. These components were not chosen at random. They were not only the most potent of their kind. They also complement each other’s properties and trigger an equally powerful effect in your body once you ingest them. That way, the effect of MaleGenix is exponentially stronger than its alternatives.
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It just works. I can ramble on about the science of it all, but the proof is in how it changed my sexual experience. Honestly, I never thought it could get better at my age. I was settled in my ways which was probably my biggest mistake. It’s not just selfish (because my wife deserved better). It also hindered me from having the most intense sexual experiences.
If you’re reading this in your 20s (even 30s), you’re young. Experiment! Give this a try. It will make so much difference. Not only will you be bigger instantly. It will also improve your overall sexual experience — from endurance to orgasm intensity. If you’re much older, then this is everything you’ll ever need. No more worrying about your performance or your wife’s satisfaction. MaleGenix will take care of all that.
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What are you looking for in your next male performance pill?
Penis enlargement? Libido boost? Sexual Endurance?
If you’ve bought male performance supplements before, you’d know that most male performance pills claim to have a penis enlargement effect, but not the product we’re going to review today.
Male Ultracore, the new leading brand in male performance, claims to provide a significant boost to your sexual health and performance without increasing your penis size.
Although the technology to increase penis size has long been discussed in various review sites, Male Ultracore opts to claim only sexual performance instead of the usual penis enlargement benefit to put their customers’ expectations on focus. According to Male Ultracore, you can gain optimum sexual performance, and that’s not at all dependent on the size of your penis.
Male Ultracore’s main selling point is more in-line with most of the discussions online about sexual performance. Surveys on women’s magazine websites suggest that women prefer a man who is experienced in the bedroom, rather a well-endowed man who can’t satisfy them sexually. Male Ultracore claims that a man’s sexual performance is dependent on his libido, sexual pleasure, and satisfaction. In this review, we’ll see if Male Ultracore can deliver its promises to its customers. We will also see if Male Ultracore’s claims of improved sexual performance without a significant increase in penis size would work.
Male Ultracore may be a new brand, but the company behind it is not. We’ve reviewed products made by the same company before, and their reputation in the business helps the credibility of Male Ultracore. We won’t disclose the name of the company, but you can take it from us that the company behind Male Ultracore hasn’t made a flop in the last 5 years.
As discussed previously, Male Ultracore doesn’t increase penis size, but it claims to improve sexual health through other means such as preventing erectile dysfunction and improving your sexual endurance. Male Ultracore is also big on sexual confidence, and these additional benefits may help improve the user’s confidence, which would ultimately translate to sexual performance.
Male Ultracore is one of the few supplements in the business that offers a real money back guarantee. We’ve read reviews from one of our competitors where they attempted to return a bottle of Male Ultracore just to see if the return policy is legit. True enough, they were given a full refund just less the shipping fees, which I think is fair enough. Male Ultracore gives you up to 90 days to evaluate their product. If you’re unsatisfied, just return the remaining product, and you should be able to receive a full refund on your purchase.
Based on everything we know about Male Ultracore, we thought that it was necessary to try the product out for ourselves. Read on to see our actual tests on Male Ultracore to see how it fared against the top brands in the business.
The main concept of Male Ultracore revolves around libido enhancement and sexual performance, but how true is it that you can improve sexual performance without taking penis size into consideration?
Many penis enlargement brands would tell you that penis size is essential for sexual performance. While penis size contributes to sexual performance, it isn’t everything that you need to perform well in bed. In fact, there is a scientific reason that links sexual performance to libido. Research suggests that men who experience a heightened level of sexual pleasure are 3-5 times more likely to be better partners in bed. Male Ultracore combines key aphrodisiacs with cognitive enhancers to allow the user to experience an improved libido, with cognitive enhancement elements to experience amplified sexual pleasure and satisfaction.
A key element in the success of Male Ultracore is the inclusion of testosterone retention in its technology, which prolongs and intensifies the effects of the aphrodisiacs in the formula. Testosterone, the hormone responsible for increased libido, is naturally converted into estrogen through the aromatase enzyme. By inhibiting the aromatase enzyme, Male Ultracore effectively prolongs the effect of testosterone while reducing the risk factor of estrogen in erectile dysfunction.
Lastly, Male Ultracore is a versatile supplement, which allows it to be used as an instant erection supplement and as a daily sexual performance supplement. You can take it an hour before having sex and you will experience its libido enhancement benefits. You can also take it every morning before breakfast to enjoy a sustained release of its ingredients, which effectively prepares the body for sex. Taking Male Ultracore daily also improves your testosterone levels gradually, which ultimately builds confidence and familiarity with the effects of Male Ultracore
As a man who has taken more than a dozen male enhancement pills, I can say that my experience with Male Ultracore was unlike anything I’ve ever had. Male Ultracore is the perfect combination of subtle, but intense.
Men who have taken aphrodisiacs in the past would be familiar with the awkward erections that aphrodisiacs would induce, regardless if you’re really aroused or not, or if a sexual encounter is imminent. With Male Ultracore, it doesn’t flood you with a false feeling of sexual arousal. Rather, you have complete control over the formula. It only kicks in if you want to be aroused.
The same can be said when you are having sex. Control isn’t something I’m familiar with, especially when I’m feeling a flood of sexual pleasure, but I think Male Ultracore was responsible for letting me control my sexual pleasure, which allows me to hold it in until I’m ready to climax.
Think about that – you get to climax when you want to.
These are just some of the most obvious results I got when taking Male Ultracore daily. It’s definitely an eye-opening experience for me. I can only imagine how big of an impact it would have on someone who has never used male performance supplements before.
Tongkat Ali is one of the ingredients that we typically see in premium male performance pills. Take it from us – if you see Tongkat Ali in the ingredients list, there’s at least a 50% chance that the supplement is effective. Tongkat Ali simply does it all. It increases your libido, works like Viagra, and it also prolongs your erections. Best of all, it synergizes with other ingredients such as HGW and Tribulus Terrestris, which amplifies its effects on the body.
Horny Goat Weed, or Epimedium Sagittatum, is by far the most cost-effective aphrodisiac in supplement technology today. That’s probably why we see it in 3 out of 4 male enhancement pills. HGW is effective as it is easy to misrepresent in the ingredient list. Many supplements only use ground-up leaves of horny goat weed to justify its inclusion in the formula. Male Ultracore, on the other hand, uses a 60% extract of HGW containing Icariin, which is the purest extract of HGW available today.
Muira Puama is known to be a fast-acting aphrodisiac, but it’s not known for its intensity. Thankfully, it is synergized with the other aphrodisiacs and PDE-5 inhibitors in the formula, which allows it to kickstart the entire Male Ultracore formula. Muira Puama allows Male Ultracore to be effective in less than an hour after taking one dose.
Tribulus Terrestris is probably the secret to the success of Male Ultracore. It acts as an aromatase enzyme inhibitor, which prevents the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Best of all, it interacts with the main ingredients Tongkat Ali and Horny Goat Weed to prolong and intensify the interaction of testosterone in the body.
Maca is an essential ingredient in the Male Ultracore complex since it greatly enhances control and endurance. Maca Root reduces the refractory period, which is the sexual downtime that men experience after having an orgasm. Maca root essentially allows men to experience arousal shortly after having an orgasm.
L-Arginine is better known in the bodybuilding world as the ‘pump’ supplement. It improves blood flow, which creates the feeling of a full muscle. L-Arginine is a nitric oxide booster, and allows it to regulate blood pressure by controlling the contraction and dilation of blood vessels.
Xanthoparmelia Scabrosa is an accessory aphrodisiac that prolongs the testosterone-boosting effects of the formula, essentially preparing the body for sexual activity during the day.
Damiana is a cognitive enhancer, which allows the user to focus on sexual performance while having sex. It also intensifies the feeling of sexual pleasure and satisfaction, which leads to a better sexual performance.
Male Ultracore is probably the best “starter’ pill in the industry today. If not for the fact that it can’t increase penis size, it would have been the best male performance pill across the board. Of course, not everyone wants to increase the size of their penis, and not everyone is convinced that they can increase the size of their penis. For those people, Male Ultracore is the right product. Eventually you’ll want to find something that can increase your size, but until that point, Male Ultracore is the best performance booster you can get your hands on.
At the moment in America, we’re hearing a lot about mental health in the news. Unfortunately, the sort of sensationalism doesn’t really do much to educate anyone about mental health, instead using it as another barb in a never ending battle between opposing ideals. That’s sad, because mental health should be something to be actually examined, understood, and treated more effectively. Treating mental health properly in men is particularly important, if for no other reason than that it’s been so severely neglected up until this point.
Called “toxic masculinity” by some, our society has a tendency to tell boys and men not to talk about their emotions. There’s an all-to-prevailing belief that, if you’re not bleeding, you’re fine. But as men, we need to take back our right to good mental health. We need to embrace the need to take care of our own mental state, and not be ashamed if we have mental health issues that we need to address. Mental health has been a topic denied to men so long, there are undeniably men out there suffering from mental health conditions who aren’t aware of it. It’s important to educate you on different mental health disorders, because the first step in fixing the problem is nailing down what it is.
Depression is not being sad. Our language has twisted the word “depressed” into meaning “very sad”, so when some people hear depression, they think, “Oh, so you’re sad all the time.” Sadness can be a symptom of depression, but it’s certainly not the whole thing. Depression can be characterized more accurately as a complete, prevailing emptiness. A lack of interest in the things you used to love, a lack of energy to complete the tasks you need to, pretty much a lack of a desire to do anything at all. It’s an extremely common disorder, and, while nearly twice as many women have depression than men, there are still millions of men who suffer from depression. In extreme cases, depression is one of the leading causes of suicide.
Bipolar disorder is a mental condition characterized by “episodes”, an episode being a period of around a week to two weeks. Specifically, a bipolar person experiences depressive episodes, exhibiting many of the symptoms mentioned above, and manic episodes, which are just about the opposite. Manic episodes are times when the bipolar person is “up”, they have lots of energy, they talk very quickly, make reckless decisions, engage in risky behavior, especially of a sexual nature, and often spend money they don’t have. Bipolar patients can spend some time between these states, but much of their lives is a constant back and forth between two extremes. Bipolar I patients have the condition more severely than bipolar II, and thus, often need more significant treatment.
One of the hardest disorders to really lock down, BPD is a disorder marked by patterns of negative relationships, anger, anxiety, and mood swings. It’s basically an inability to properly modulate your emotions, making the BPD sufferer a person of intense extremes, especially involving their relationships with other people. Having a healthy romantic relationship is very difficult for those with BPD, and too often, untreated people with BPD end up engaging in domestic violence.
Unlike the impression given by every movie and TV show ever, schizophrenia has absolutely nothing to do with split personality. While it’s possible for multiple personality to accompany schizophrenia, the former is so incredibly rare that it doesn’t really bear talking about. What schizophrenia actually is is a disorder that affects how the sufferer perceives the world. Symptoms include hallucinations, hearing voices, delusions of grandeur, conspiracies, and difficult engaging with life in a normal way. Schizophrenia is very serious, and needs treatment to allow someone with it to live anything approaching a normal life.
When someone says that they’re so OCD because they need the TV volume at an even number, they’re wrong. OCD has become cultural shorthand for “meticulous”, but, while many with OCD are meticulous, it’s far more than that. OCD stands for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Those two words are very important, because they explain the major two things that intersect to make OCD so difficult to live with.
The obsessive part means that the have repetitive thoughts that they can’t control, whether they be phobias, desires, or even repeated thoughts of violence. Compulsive means that they have the uncontrollable urge to do repeated tasks, like washing their hands a certain way, counting numbers, opening and closing doors, etc. These patterns need to be kept in strict order, or the OCD sufferer simply won’t be able to handle it. The difference between a neat freak and someone with OCD is that the OCD person literally cannot control their thoughts, whereas a neat freak has the choice. It’s the difference between wanting to do something and needing to.
There are a whole family of anxiety disorders that are quite common. Three of the most common are generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and social anxiety. Generalized anxiety is when a person is unnaturally tense and anxious all the time. Everyone gets nervous sometimes, but if you find that everything is all right, but your brain is searching for something that might be out of place just in case, then it’s likely you have generalized anxiety. Panic disorders are kind of the reverse; instead of spread out over long periods of time, a panic disorder cause people to have panic attacks, brief but overwhelming periods of incredibly intense fear and anxiety, leading to high blood pressure and hyperventilating. Social anxiety is the inability to deal with social situations well, due to an outsized focus on potential feelings of embarrassment, rejection, or shame.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is most commonly associated with soldiers coming back from a war, but that’s by no means necessary to the condition. Just about any significantly traumatic event could trigger PTSD. PTSD constitutes a number of different types of symptoms: re-experiencing like flashbacks or dreams, unconscious avoidance of particular places, people, or things, reactivity symptoms like being easily startled or unnatural outburst of anger, and cognitive function symptoms, such as memory loss, specifically about the event, or feelings of guilt. Getting PTSD means nothing about being weak or being unable to deal, it’s something that’s outside a person’s control. Two people could be in the same crazy car crash, and one could have PTSD while the other is fine.
We’ve all heard about it. We need to drink lots of water to stay healthy. It can just be a bit of a challenge for many. Being hydrated boosts our energy levels, strengthens our immunity, and makes the skin radiantly looking. But that’s not all. Presently, there have been numerous studies suggesting that water also improves brain functions. This isn’t surprising at all since the balance between water and other compounds are essential for the brain cells to work at its best.
This equilibrium becomes disturbed when you’re not sufficiently hydrated, leading to your mental function to decline. Dehydration can also result in your neural passageway shutting down. Thus, the region of the brain in-charge for planning and coming up with solutions begins to struggle. Clearly, there’s a relationship between your brain functions and staying hydrated. The more you understand it, the better. This can help you motivate into drinking water more often than what you’re used to.
When you’re dehydrated, your skin starts to dry, your eyes are hollow, and your heartbeat is pacing. Aside from these physical manifestations, dehydration also negatively affects the brain tissues. When you forget to drink water because you’re too busy with a task, your brain is compelled to work laboriously, which makes it harder for you to think clearly. The result is that you fail to finish said task because your brain is not just in it or you can manage to complete the work but not efficiently.
Based on latest studies, drinking water adequately helps to maintain a high level of concentration and alertness. In one particular study involving two participants playing virtual table tennis using their minds rather than hand controllers, the player who didn’t drink enough water prior the game lost due to exhaustion and a drop in concentration.
It was demonstrated in another research that drinking lots of water was vital for those attempting to resolve predicaments or straighten issues out. As mentioned earlier, staying hydrated helps improve clarity and boosts one’s focus, which is important factors when you’re trying to solve a problem or coming up with a crucial decision.
Have you had one of those moments where you struggle to remember things that are not supposedly hard to recall like latest happenings? If this is the case, you should incorporate more brain-boosting foods into your diet, such as fish and green vegetables. Drinking water abundantly can also help.
Even if you’re not that dehydrated, it’ll still have a negative impact on your brain, specifically when it comes to the homeostatic stability. This definitely can have an effect on your mental faculty, making it tough for you to commit basic stuff to memory, remember information, and even produce long-term memories.
Researchers have also found that drinking plenty of water helps your brain to work at a quicker pace. It was demonstrated in a study that those who consume a pint of water before taking on mental activities were quicker by 14 percent than those who didn’t have any water intake. So, every time you feel like you’re losing your energy and concentration, don’t overthink it. If you always forget to drink enough water, maybe that’s what’s causing your mental functions to slow down.
Do you always find yourself fighting with the people around you because of your bad temper? Do you feel this nagging petulance that won’t just go away? If you’re asking yourself why you’ve been so cranky, think about the last time you had enough water consumed. Even the littlest dehydration can get your mood to plummet. And think about it. What makes one feel great? By having the energy and the motivation, something that you can’t have if you only drink three glasses of water a day. Sometimes, feeling great isn’t that complicated, maybe you just need to drink more.
Anxiety can make your life considerably hard. If you’re always anxious about things, overthinking about every little detail, you may find yourself having a tough time doing your job properly or doing well in your studies. In order to accomplish your tasks with efficiency, you need to be calm and relaxed and staying hydrated is one of the things you can do to achieve this. In fact, there’s been a solid link between being hydrated and decreased anxiety. One of the reasons is that enough water in your system can help reduce cortisone levels.
If you’re struggling with a throbbing pain in the head, chances are you’re not going to accomplish anything of quality. It’ll make any work highly challenging and you wouldn’t want that if you’re striving to succeed in your career or in your studies. Several studies suggest that staying hydrated can help prevent headaches. As a matter of fact, having a headache could be an indication that you’re just dehydrated. That’s a relief because it means the solution is quite easy.
Moreover, you don’t need to feel thirsty to drink water. At least don’t wait for the sensation of thirst before gulping down H20. By that time, health professionals said you’ll have already lost about two percent water volume in your system. When it comes to your body’s hydration, it is important to be proactive. Drink constantly throughout the day and you’ll notice positive improvements in how you feel, both physically and mentally.
For many people, eating fruits and veggies isn’t their favorite part of the meal. Fruits are delicious but others would say that there’s nothing like the succulent cupcake. As for the vegetables, eating them can feel like a chore for those who prefer eating meat.
That’s unfortunate since you’ll definitely miss out on a variety of nutrients that fruits and vegetables are widely known for. Due to people’s eating habits that are typically based on convenience rather than their quality, hence, the rise of fast food; it’s no wonder poor health and vulnerability to diseases are nothing new.
Most of the essential nutrients that exist come from fruits and vegetables. The dismal thing is studies show that most people don’t consume three servings of veggies and two servings of fruit each day, which is the recommended amount to get all the nutrients that your body needs.
This results in nutrient deficiency, apparently. One of the diseases brought about by not eating enough fruits and veggies is scurvy. Though it’s rare these days, anyone can still get scurvy when consumption of vitamin C is lacking. Symptoms of the illness include bleeding gums and shattered capillaries.
There are also other deficiencies and their effects are just as bad. For instance, lack of folate can result in anemia and GI tract decline, insufficient vitamin B6 can cause depression and mental fog, and inadequate vitamin can trigger night blindness. The list goes one.
The bottom line is that your body suffers when you don’t get enough vitamins and minerals and these nutrients are prolifically provided by eating lots of fruits and vegetables. Sure, you can still get essential nutrients from other foods but vegetables and fruits have high concentrations of them.
Without incorporating veggies and fruits into your diet, your likelihood of suffering gut-related problems such as constipation rises. This is because fruits and veggies have cellulose that heightens stool weight, alleviates means of access, and decreases passage time.
Plus, they have fiber that helps to avoid constipation and rouses the GI track muscles so that they’re consistently strong. Fiber also helps decrease pressure on the lower bowel, which lowers the likelihood of rectal veins to be inflamed.
When it comes to protecting your body from cancer, there’s nothing more potent and helpful than the nutrients you get from fruits and vegetables. For one, they contain antioxidants such as vitamins E, and C, as well as carotenoids, which are powerful enough to shield healthy cells from free radicals.
Fighting off free radicals only means you have decreased cancer risks. Besides, high intake of fat has been associated with cancer. So, replacing your fat consumption with something healthier like fruits and vegetables will definitely help to significantly cut your risk.
If you’re not into fruits and veggies, you’re more likely to stuff your body with something fatty and high in calories. Several studies demonstrate that overweight and obese people don’t eat much fruits and veggies and that this led to their significant weight gain. On the other hand, those who try to lose weight incorporate more fruits and veggies because they have low calories.
It’s not surprising since most people prefer eating burgers and fries and other fattening foods rather than having some apples or berries to fill them up. It is only natural that calorie-laden foods can make you gain weight fast. On the other hand, fruits and vegetables are filling options that are actually low in calories and energy density.
Since weight gain leads to diabetes, your occasional consumption of fruits and veggies could also increase the risk of the said disease. Basically, being overweight is the most crucial risk variable for type 2 diabetes and research has demonstrated that a boosted ingestion of these nutritious foods could in some way lower the occurrence of the disease. If you already suffer from diabetes, not getting the nutrients that fruits and veggies offer can aggravate it even more.
If you’re more into foods that are loaded with sodium rather than fruits and veggies, a high blood pressure is likely. In studies, it’s been shown that a diet packed with fruits and veggies decreased cases of hypertension. Plus, the more intakes of potassium, calcium, and magnesium you have, the lower the sodium the body has as well.
Blood pressure is connected to risks of heart disease and stroke. So, if eating fruits and veggies reduces blood pressure, it also lowers the possibility of heart-related afflictions. Besides, fruits and vegetables don’t contain cholesterol so that’s definitely a huge plus.
In the present, the link between people’s diet and their mental health are strengthened by some studies that attempt to substantiate that there’s a solid correlation. It is said that not getting enough pantothenic acid and vitamin B6, which you can get from high consumption of fruits and vegetables, could potentially lead to depressive symptoms. What you can do to increase your intake if you don’t like eating them is by making homemade smoothies and juices. You can even add fruits to your salad and conceal some veggies in your sauces.
Many people either assume that herbal medicines are futile or use them similarly as drugs. In truth, there are several misconceptions with regards herbal products and it’s only fitting that they’re discussed more comprehensively to avoid misinformation and improper use. Herbal medicines are highly potent but they’re also often misunderstood by many. There are also cases where they’re used improperly, leading to unremarkable, or worse, dire results. To understand herbal medicines more, here are 9 things you need to know about them:
There has always been the debate with regards the efficacy of herbal medicines. While there are people who swear by their effectiveness, others tend to be cynical. Some people also dismiss herbal solutions as a kind of fad that doesn’t have any scientific substantiation, even though there’s science to really back it up. In reality, pharmaceutical companies utilize plant extracts, synthesize them, patent them, and develop them into drugs because of one simple reason: they work.
Why else would they get into it if these herbs are worthless? There are actually thousands of studies proving the effectiveness of herbs as a remedy for several health problems, both common and serious. Besides, we all know that people during ancient times used certain plants to cure multiple ailments when modern medicine wasn’t available yet. So, fundamentally, herbs have amazing healing powers. They only need to be used properly.
Pharmaceutical drugs tend to be harmful as a result of the complex procedure they go through. Basically, herbal compounds are segregated from the vital nutrients and other valuable elements found naturally together with the original compound in plants. These naturally-occurring components are then re-created in laboratories. We can only imagine what really transpires in laboratories.
Herbal medicines, on the other hand, tend to be purer. When utilized properly in the appropriate form, nearly all herbal medicines have a far-reaching record of safety. This is also one of the reasons why many people prefer herbs; because of their purity and the absence of side effects. Sometimes, when it comes to health and wellness, natural is better.
For apparent reasons, herbal solutions tend to be more affordable. Prescription drugs from pharmaceutical giants, sometimes, make it hard for all kinds of people to afford medications. Health and wellness become a privilege all because of the billions of profits. Thanks to herbal medicines, other people are able to afford medicinal remedies to help them with their health issues. Everyone on this planet has the right to health regardless of their paycheck.
These components are inclined to work with efficacy and generate the fewest adverse reactions when utilized collaboratively. That is why in several instances it is more efficient to use herbal products that make use of the whole, medicinal parts of the plant like teas or alcohol extracts instead of a single compound that goes through isolation in a laboratory.
They’re both medicines, so it’s always possible for them to have an interaction in the system. For this reason, it is crucial to consult with your physician or a professional herbalist before taking both of them. You may think herbs are simpler but, as mentioned, they need to be used properly in order to experience positive results.
Several people categorize herbs as either medicinal or culinary. In actuality, herbs can be used interchangeably, either for cooking or medicinal purposes. Simply put, a lot of the herbs we use for cooking also contain amazing healing traits and many herbs we use for addressing certain health problems can also be used for cooking.
When it comes to pharmaceuticals, the concept of a drug is to address a particular symptom. Herbs, on the other hand, work more on a holistic level. This means herbs fortify the body entirely. That’s why they may take a while before you feel the improvement of symptoms. It’s not a bad thing, though. This only means that herbs target the source of the ailment first before addressing the particular symptom.
As you would expect, when the source of the issue is dealt with, the symptom naturally improves. However, when you’re only specifically addressing the symptom and not the source, you would be relieved of the pain but that would be fleeting. It would eventually return because the cause of your affliction is not completely taken care of.
There’s a wide assortment of herbs that it can be confusing at times. So, it is important that you’re aware of the scientific name of the plant you’re keen on using to help you with your health concerns. This is to ascertain optimal effectiveness and safety.
Some parts of plants could be lethal if consumed or used internally. For some herbs, the healing properties come from the roots while others come from the leaves, seeds or flowers. So, basically it’s different and it is important that you’re fully aware of what you’re doing.
You should be able to accurately identify the plant you need and what part to use to avoid problems. It is ideal to use a credible guidebook as a reference to show you the right part of the plant you can utilize prior to using any herbal medicines.
When it comes to exercising our legs, many people tend to have more difficulty in this area than other muscle groups. Our legs should be the strongest muscle groups in our body, however many of us fail miserably when it comes to properly training them at the gym.
Not only do many of us use improper form and fail to perform the exercise properly, but many of us aren’t just wasting time doing the wrong exercises as well. Your are the biggest mistakes people make one train their legs, and the proper way in which they should do so.
First thing you want to do when it comes to any type of muscle group and exercise is to first gain functional strength. This is one major reason why you should avoid revolving your leg work out around extension machines, in fact it is advisable to avoid them altogether.
This because machines like the leg extension machine cannot serve any functional purpose in life and in addition can put unnecessary strain on the ligaments and tendons which comprise the knee joint.
You should work on functional strength first and foremost a specially if you’re someone is new to the gym, because if you don’t develop dysfunctional strength first and foremost it’s going to negatively affect your performance down the line.
If you are someone who is new to the gym you should focus on using free weights first and foremost and tried to avoid machines as much as possible. This is because machines are designed to support the weight for you, which doesn’t do any of our supporting muscle groups any good.
Another huge problem that many of us fall victim to is that’s we avoid the most difficult exercises and opt to for ones that are a little less strenuous. This makes sense as the goal for many of us is to gain as much muscle mass and strength while exerting the least amount of effort necessary.
This is especially true again for people who are new to the gym. Instead of say heading over to the squat rack and picking up a straight bar, slapping in all of your back, and getting down and dirty; many people opt to go to the squat machine instead.
While using the machine isn’t going to be a detriment as far as your gains are concerned in the main muscle groups you’re targeting here, UR it’s going to be developing a stabilizing muscles as you would buy doing this exercise in the traditional manner.
The best time to implement most difficult exercises in your routine is when you first start. Get into a habit of revolving your workouts around squats, Deadlifts, bench press, pull ups, and pushups. These five exercises are arguably the best ones you can do for all around functional strength and to gain muscle mass.
For those of us were more experienced at the gym, adding more mass to our legs can be more difficult. After you put on those newbie gains, any additional muscle mass gained after words can seem like a strenuous process.
Many people fall into our routine of doing the same exercises, in the same sequence, and at the same weight yet they expect consistent results. Doing this after wiles going to allow the body to adapt to your routine, which means that your body is going to be able to perform the exercise with more efficiency however that means that you’re going to see less and gains as a result.
This is a common problem for many people who regularly go to the gym, as this type of routine easily get stagnated. In order to boost the results are seeing in your leg workouts, you should employ a different strategy..
Something to consider here would be to first and foremost adjust the amount of repetitions you’re doing during your leg exercise. Due to the fact that the legs are the strongest muscle groups in the body, they can lift the most weight and many of us revolve our leg exercises around lifting a huge amount of weight.
Another effective strategy to help you put on more muscle mass is to decrease the amount of weight you’re lifting at the same time increase the repetitions. We do this because we have to remember that there are different types of muscle fibers which reside in any type of skeletal muscle tissue, and different muscle fibers are going to respond differently to different types of exercise.
When considering how the change in temperature during the winter months affects our health, we first think of the impact on our psyche. The shorter days mean less exposure to light and in turn west production of vitamin D which can make us more prone to depression and other psychological issues.
While you should definitely be concerned about the effect of the shorter days on your mental health, our heart and cardiovascular system are more stressed as well. This is why either tends to be more heart attacks and other hot related illnesses in the cold.
Being able to gain a good understanding of why called can have such a huge impact on our health is key to living along and healthy life. There are some reasons why your health is more risk during the cold winter months.
The first thing we have to consider during the winter months is that the days are shorter and in turn we get less exposure to sunlight. This is why it is even more so important in the winter months to get some exposure as much as you can so that your body can produce the vitamin D it needs.
Alternatively if you can’t get some exposure or feel like you’re not getting enough you can take vitamin D supplements, or are data and ultraviolet light which can emit similar white to the sun.
Unrelated to the cold weather itself, it tends to be a spike in heart attacks during the holidays. This is because not only to people tend to eat more during the holidays, they eat more food in each sitting.
Studies have shown that eating too much food and one meal in greatly increase in individual’s risk of experiencing a heart attack within 24 hours of eating the meal. Not only does the amount of food matter here but type of food as well.
Beating foods high in fat and high in sugar have shown to be more problematic as well as these types of foods are known to clog blood vessels and increase blood pressure.
To avoid experiencing a heart attack during the holidays don’t have to avoid eating your favorite holiday foods, however you should watch your portion sizes. This is especially true for people who are overweight or obese as they are already at higher risk for a heart attack.
Colder temperatures are also another cause of more heart attacks during the winter months, as a cold itself stresses out the cardiovascular system. This is due to the physiology of our body and how it protects itself against the cold.
When the body experiences a change in temperature to wear the body is too cold, the body constricts our blood vessels as a defense mechanism. This is to reduce the surface area within the blood vessels which in turn reduces the amount of blood which is exposed to the cold, keeping us warm.
This is important to know because people who not only are overweight or obese but people who have preexisting heart conditions. If you’re someone that falls into one of the affirmation categories you should refrain from doing any type of exercise or heavy physical activity outside.
Another thing to remember here is that as the temperature drops it’s more difficult for you to breathe as well. Your body has to warm up this error before it enters the lungs otherwise it results in pain and discomfort. This is why if you have to be outside in cold temperatures doing some type of physical activity it is recommended that you breathe through your nose, as it contains plenty of blood vessels which can help warm up the air before it continues on through the rest of your respiratory tract.
Even if it means a few extra dollars out of your pocket to pay someone to show whole your sidewalk or to change are flat in the snow will be well worth it as their risk to your health here is extremely high.
Garlic as definitely earned its place as a super food among culinary professionals, nutritionists, and dietitians alike. There are literally thousands of scientific articles which support the findings that garlic is one of the most beneficial foods out there which we can consume, due to the wide variety of beneficial nutrients which it contains.
Garlic is not only good at maintaining our overall health in providing us with the nutrients we need, but has also shown the ability to protect us against disease as well. This includes minor things such as your average skin infection, to much more serious issues such as cancer, stroke, heart attacks.
Unless you’re one of the rare few people that has some type of allergy or sensitivity to garlic, you should be consuming this super food on a regular basis. Here are some of the major health reasons why you should be consuming more garlic at how can provide you with excellent nutrition.
Garlic has shown the ability to protect our heart and cardiovascular system against a whole variety of different types of diseases. This can prevent things like the buildup of plaque in our blood vessels, otherwise known as atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, thrombosis, and many other diseases which affect the cardiovascular system.
In addition to its ability to prevents these potential diseases, there is also good news for people who are overweight, obese, or those of us you already have preexisting are conditions. Garlic has shown the ability to reduce things like plaque buildup in our arteries and other blood vessels.
This means that’s whether you are someone who is already in good health or someone who is in poor health, garlic can help people in both of these groups in great capacity.
Garlic is also well known for its organosulfur compounds, which recent studies have shown have the ability to fight
cancer. While the exact mechanism year is still unknown, it is believed to have something to do with the presence of sulfur and these compounds being able to retard or completely stop the growth of these cancerous cells.
This is good news for anyone who suffers from any type of cancer, as these compounds are not specifically beneficial to particular type of cancer. These compounds can be beneficial in fighting many different types of cancer, increasing the value of garlic to our health.
While the effectiveness of garlic and its ability to improve our health has already been discussed here, it is important to note that it is especially effective in reducing individuals blood pressure. As many of us know there are many different types of blood pressure medications out there, which is an indication that they are not a one fits all type of solution.
Many of these drugs are simply not effective at all which can be problematic for people who have high blood pressure and don’t have an effective medication.
Studies have shown that garlic on its own can be more effective in reducing individuals blood pressure than even some blood pressure medications specifically designed to do just so. Is importing note here that specifically aged garlic was used in these studies so make sure you to purchase the proper type of garlic in order to get the effects you are looking for.
Some of the most least understood illnesses that’s people experience have to do with ones that effect the mind, which affects a person’s cognitive ability and quality of life. The high concentration of anti oxidants found within garlic is believed to help reduce the instances of Alzheimer’s and improve the functioning of the brain.
It is believed that garlic is able to do this by helping to reduce plaque buildup around the now runs or nerve cells which reside within the brain. Plaque buildup on these nerve cells can disrupt the firing of nuns and Forst communication within the brain, which is believed to be a major cause of Alzheimer’s and other degenerative brain diseases.
A huge health problem which many people have is diabetes. It is such a persistent problem and one that is tied to our poor diet, and the rise of obesity. Diabetes is caused by having high levels of sugar within the blood, to the point where an insulin resistance builds up in the body is unable to take care of the problem on its own.
Garlic as shown the ability to reduce blood sugar levels, as well as reduce levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood which is going to further improve circulation. Even call it on a regular basis is an effective way for diabetics to get a control on their blood sugar levels.
The topic of GMOs is a highly debated subject today especially concerning what goes in to our food. Many people argue that we have been modifying our food since we switched from a hunter gatherer society to an agricultural one, and that there is nothing to worry about.
Conversely the other side says that we should stick to the old adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” and that GMOs are unnecessary and dangerous to our health and that of the environment. That selective breeding is different than transgenics, how many GMOs are engineered today.
Before we are able to determine whether or not GMOs are “good or bad” we first have to know what they are.
What Are Genetically Modified Organisms?
Genetically modified organisms, or GMOs are in this cases foods that have had their DNA modified through artificial means. This isn’t to say that the plant or animal itself couldn’t exhibit these traits on their own without human intervention, but that it would take a very long time to do so via traditional selective breeding practices.
It is similar to traditional methods of selective breeding in that we are choosing what traits we want in a particular crop, this new process just being much more precise. The difference being that with the new techniques available to us now, we can specifically go in and insert or delete the gene itself as opposed to picking what phenotypes we liked through selective breeding.
This is a much more fast and precise method in choosing what characteristics we want from the organism in question.
Many people are unaware of this, but genetically modified foods exist in a wide variety of foods you eat on a daily basis. In addition, this has been the case for many years now, and we have decades of history to now go on.
I’m sure many of you are thinking that you have never eaten anything genetically modified, and the thought of doing so is both disgusting and scary. The truth is, chances are that you have eaten plenty of genetically modified foods already.
If you enjoy foods that contain any type of soy, have any canola oil, contains corn or beet sugar chances are that they are genetically modified, unless otherwise noted. This includes almost all cereal types, anything with corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup(soda, candy, ice cream, sports drinks, cookies, etc.). It also includes many items that have additional sugar added, usually from GMO beets.
In some countries mainly in Europe, some genetically modified foods are banned, but if you live in the United States chances are that you have eaten some.
Another important question we need to ask is, what is the difference between the two, if any? The difference is that not only can we specifically pick and choose what genes we want at a microscopic level through deletion and insertion, we can use outside DNA as well.
This means that we can take DNA from organism number 1, that wasn’t present in organism number 2, and put it there. This is a scary new concept that is the most frightening aspect to most people.
This process of taking DNA from one organism and implanting it in to another is called transgenics. We have used this already like in corn for example. We took a gene from a bacterium and implanted it into the corn plant, which causes the pests that feed on the corn to ingest this new toxin, which destroys their digestive tract killing them.
There are many applications where this can be useful another example being the fortification of white rice with Vitamin A, to eradicate blindness in impoverished areas.
As mentioned earlier, the biggest fear and concerns regarding GMOs are the unknown. We simply will not know the results of implementing transgenics in certain species.
The good news is that many of these genetically modified food we have already been ingesting for decades now, to which no negative side effects have been noted. So far it seems that GMOs are safe and there really isn’t any conclusive evidence out there that says otherwise. Don’t be afraid of GMOs!