Bromantane’s 25 Benefits

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Bromantane, or Ladasten, is a chemical made by Russians in the 80s from amantadine combined with bromobenzene [R] and is good enough to be banned in the Olympics since 1996.

Bromantane is widely used in Russia for performance enhancing and for anti-inflammation [R] and is well-known for maintaining a high working capacity [R] and to shorten recovery times after exercise [R].
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45 Benefits Of Pycnogenol (Pine Bark Extract)

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I have been vaporizing an oil form of Pine Bark Extract for 2 years now since I found out about its anti-cancer and anti-infection effects – two important points for longevity – and noticed the ease of breathing while walking through a pine forest. It can also lower cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce free radical damage.

This article will summarize the reference supported findings of the scientific research surrounding Pine Bark Extract constituents, first in regards to conditions of illness and in normal healthy situations and then in a technical mechanism response.

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All About Histamine: The Good and The Bad

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Histamine is widely known as a substance that contributes to allergies, asthma, eczema, and coughs.

In addition, histamine is also a neurotransmitter with very important roles both in the brain and in the gut. Read this post to learn more about histamine.

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12 Health Benefits and 6 Side Effects of Licorice, with References and Mechanisms

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Licorice is mostly associated with candy and has been used in food and medicine for 1000 years. It contains various compounds that help with heartburn, cancer, and a leaky gut. Keep reading to learn more about its health benefits.

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Top 17 Negative Health Effects of Environmental Pollution (#4 will surprise you)

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To live in the 21st century is to live in a toxic world. Rapid urbanization and the increased burning of fossil fuels over the past century has made people more susceptible than ever to harmful chemicals in the air, soil, and water including carbon dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and endocrine disrupting chemicals.

These pollutants increase the risk of many chronic illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, and lung disease, making it a significant global health problem.

Conditions linked to everyday chemicals—used in cosmetics, plastics and common household items like sofas—lead to $340 billion in treatment and lost productivity costs annually in the U.S. (R).

Controlled studies show that when you pump in volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide in the air to levels that are within the range of normal and found in office environments (the worst 25% of offices), many important parameters of cognition go down dramatically (R).

The magnitude of effects from breathing cleaner air are greater than any nootropic you may be taking. Cognitive scores were 101% better when there was lower volatile organic compounds and carbon dioxide levels (R).

Read more to learn about the detrimental effects of pollution and environmental toxins on human health.

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Glucocorticoid Receptors: Gateways to Control Your Levels of Stress, Inflammation, and Anxiety

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Glucocorticoid receptors help the body determine how to respond to the “stress hormones” including cortisol.   Poor response to these hormones can lead to anxiety, inflammation, and other health issues, and could be a result of poor glucocorticoid receptor function.  Learn how to tell if this could be at the root of your health issues and what you can do about it below.

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13 Health Benefits of Retinoic Acid Receptors (RARs) Activation – Leaky gut, Autoimmunity, and Metabolism

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Optimizing Retinoic Acid Receptors (RARs) function can help you fix leaky gut, lose weight, fix insulin resistance and heal from autoimmune diseases. Read this post to learn about 13 positive and negative effects of RAR activation, and ways to improve them.

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16 Proven Benefits of Vitamin B9 (Folate, Folic Acid) – Some Will Surprise You

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Vitamin B9, or folate, is a member of the B-complex vitamin group. Like all B-vitamins, folate plays vital roles in cellular metabolism and energy production.

More specifically, folate aids in DNA and RNA synthesis, which is especially important during periods of rapid growth (e.g., pregnancy and puberty). Folate also helps control homocysteine levels, which, if too high, can lead to a number of chronic conditions including cancer, heart disease, depression, and diabetes.

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CYP Enzymes and How They Interact With Supplements (and related genes)

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CYP enzymes are essential for detoxication of toxins, drugs, and metabolic products. Some of them vary greatly between individuals, while others are more sensitive to the food we eat and the environment we are in. Several of them have been linked to cancer, while a couple of them was associated with brain function and behavior. A number of them are necessary to produce steroid hormones and all sex-related features. Read on to discover more about individual CYPs, supplements that influence their function, and the genetics and individual variability that may concern you in particular.

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Methionine: Good or Bad? The Surprising Truth About Methionine Restriction

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Methionine restriction has been known for decades in longevity research.   But less methionine is not necessarily better and it’s often worse.

I was prompted to write this post because of my vegetarian diet post.  Some people were assuming that methionine is something that needs to be reduced in the diet in order to be optimally healthy.

Like almost everything else in biology, the levels that are optimal for one person are suboptimal for another.

This post is meant to clarify the pros and cons of methionine and clarify who should be taking higher or lower levels.

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