Ferritin stores iron and transports it to where it is required. In blood, it is an important indicator of the total iron stores. However, ferritin also participates in infections, inflammation, and malignancies. Elevated ferritin is often found in disorders with chronic inflammatory states such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes. Find out why it is important to keep this protein in balance, and which factors increase or decrease ferritin levels.
From freezing showers to cryotherapy tanks, cold exposure is in vogue amongst health conscious people. And rightly so; simple practices that can enhance nervous system health, decrease inflammation and promote longevity are rare.
In this article, we will explore the scientific research to uncover the many benefits of getting cold. We will also touch on the best ways to approach cold exposure as, whilst we should embrace the cold, we need to be aware of its power.
For much of history, high levels of intense daily exercise was probably a necessary requirement for human survival (R). However, in most industrialized countries the necessity for physical activity to sustain life is declining. As a result, we are seeing a decline in physical fitness in many of these populations.
The purpose of this article is to explore the scientific literature to uncover the role that physical activity plays in the maintenance of good health and the avoidance of chronic disease. We will also discuss what sorts of exercise are best, and why, for some people, exercise may not be a great option.
The ketogenic diet has been touted for its many health benefits such as weight loss, cognitive function, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. In this post, we cover:
- Different ways to get into ketosis
- Physiology and pathways that are changed when you are in ketosis, which explains how the ketogenic diet derives its benefits
- Genetic factors that may affect the safety and effectiveness of ketosis
- 17 Health conditions that may be helped by the ketogenic diet
- Negative effects of ketosis and how to mitigate them
Astaxanthin is a red pigment found in fish, shrimp, and some microalgae. It is a potent antioxidant that has been proven to help with cardiovascular risks, protect the brain, and modulation the immune system. Read this post to learn more about the proven benefits of astaxanthin and how it can help optimize your health.
For many years, coconut oil was labeled as dangerous due to its unusually high saturated fat content – coconut oil has even more saturated fat than butter. However, now that people are coming to realize that saturated fat is not inherently bad (R, R1), the health benefits of coconut oil are being re-examined. So far, the results are promising.
Coconut oil is used in many recipes in the autoimmune lectin avoidance cookbook.
In this article, we will explore the scientific research to uncover why coconut oil, in moderation, is a powerful addition to your diet and body care regimen.
Oxaloacetate is a relatively understudied compound with a high potential. Studies have shown that Oxaloacetate supplements can help reduce aging, help with brain injuries and neurodegenerative diseases, and help with treatment of Cancers. Read More
Zinc has so many health benefits that it’s almost impossible to cover them all in one post. Zinc is important for balancing immunity, decreasing inflammation, as an antioxidant, cognitive function and so much more!
The phenolic compounds present in olive leaves, especially oleuropein, have been found to have therapeutic effects for many conditions including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. It’s even known to prevent genetic damage and cancer growth. If you suffer from any of these conditions, find out how olive leaf extracts can help you!
Caprylic acid is a fatty acid that has many helpful properties. It boosts the immune system and helps protect the brain and heart. Read more to find out all about its benefits.
Glutathione, often referred to as “the mother of all antioxidants” is one of the most talked about supplements in the healthcare industry..and for good reason. Glutathione is produced and used by every single cell in the human body and, therefore, has a very wide range of scientifically-proven health effects.
In this article we will explore the science surrounding the biological benefits of Glutathione supplementation, and the best measures you can take to ensure your Glutathione levels are optimally balanced.
Lipoic Acid is a natural antioxidant that not only protects the brain but also helps with weight loss and decreases diabetes risk. This antioxidant has many health benefits with little risk of side effects. Learn more about its properties below.
Uridine is a component of RNA that has positive health effects on humans. It can help improve brain function and aid in treating mental disorders, reduce pain, and protect the heart. Read more below to find out all about the benefits of uridine.
Carnosine first appeared in the mainstream health community around a decade ago in the form of supplements, eyedrops, and skin creams; mostly from companies who touted Carnosine as an elixir of youth. Fast forward ten years and a ton of research have shown that Carnosine‘s benefits stretch well beyond anti-aging.
In this article I will take you through the cutting edge science surrounding Carnosine; by the end of which, I’ve no doubt that you’ll be adding this supplement to your biohacking toolkit.