Most of the potassium found in our bodies (about 98%) is located within the cells. Serum potassium refers to the potassium found outside of the cells, in the liquid part of the blood. It is important to monitor and keep optimal levels of serum potassium because both high and low values have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality. Abnormal serum potassium has also been associated with elevated blood pressure, diabetes and kidney disease. Read on to learn more about serum potassium and the factors that can increase or decrease serum potassium levels.
Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones that help maintain various functions of the body. Glucocorticoid receptors bind to these hormones. Read this article to learn more about the health effects associated with these receptors and the factors that increase or decrease them.
Malic acid is a weak carboxylic acid. It is an important intermediate in many biochemical cycles and is also involved in energy production. Supplementation of malic acid has been reported to reduce the symptoms of persistent fatigue and arthritis-like pains as well as aid in exercise recovery.
Creatinine is an indicator of kidney function. In this article, we discuss how it is produced, disposed of, as well as why it is an important indicator of kidney disease or kidney reduced function.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring mineral compound stored in every cell of the body. It helps the hair, skin, and nails grow faster, softer and stronger apart from improving neurological functions and reducing pain. Continue to read to know the other benefits of this supplement and why it is essential for you!
Potassium is essential for preventing strokes, building muscles, breaking down carbs, maintaining body growth and most importantly maintaining fluid balance in the body. Continue to read more about the various other health benefits of this macromineral!
Apple Polyphenols have various health benefits on Inflammation, Heart diseases, and Cancer. Much of these benefits can be obtained especially when you have your apple with its skin on! Continue reading to know the various health benefits of this dietary polyphenol.
B. coagulans is a promising probiotic that can lower insulin levels, improve cholesterol, IBS, and arthritis. This bacterium was recently shown to stimulate muscle recovery in athletes.
Cissus Quadrangularis a native to India has been used for ages in Ayurvedic medicine to heal broken bones injured ligaments and tendons. Experimental studies have shown that it regulates hormones, helps weight control and also improves blood health.
Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a natural substance found in vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Sold as a supplement this compound is thought to provide various health benefits and is currently studied for its potent anti-cancer properties!
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
GW501516 is a chemical with many purported health benefits. It can protect the brain and heart and improve muscle growth. However, it also has its negative effects. Read more below to learn about this chemical.
Growth hormone releasing hormone (GHRH) has many positive effects on the human body, especially for young adults who are suffering from growth issues. Read more below to learn about both the positives and negatives about this hormone.