Vinpocetine is a well-known nootropic in the health-hacking community that has a variety of health benefits. For example, vinpocetine is used to increase brain circulation, alertness, cognitive function, concentration, memory and mood, and lower inflammation and oxidative stress.
This article will explore vinpocetine’s history, how it works, it’s possible health benefits, and any possible safety issues you should consider before taking it.
Ginger has been revered as a culinary and medicinal spice in many traditional cultures. It is also a very powerful herb with numerous proven health benefits. Read this post to learn more about ginger and how to make the best use of ginger for your health.
Lycopene is a pigment that helps give red fruits and vegetables their color. It has attracted scientific attention due to its effects as a natural antioxidant. Studies have shown that this pigment has potent anti-cancer properties, reduces stress, and helps prevent muscular injury and inflammation.
Lycopene is a common carotenoid found in fruits and vegetables.
Carotenoids are compounds that give fruits and vegetables their red, orange, and/or yellow color.
They are commonly found in tomatoes, apricots, cranberries, grapes, grapefruits, guava, papayas, peaches, and watermelons.
Lycopenes are not essential for humans but are usually incorporated into the diet.
It has antioxidant properties and has claimed anti-cancer properties.
It is often taken as a supplement, but too much lycopene can lead to skin discoloration.
Health Benefits of Lycopene
1) Lycopene Is an Anti-inflammatory and Protects Against Injury
Treatment with lycopene may protect against muscle injury and inflammation in mice (R).
2) Lycopene Prevents Liver Damage
In male rats, it may reverse hyperhomocysteinemia, a blood disorder, which demonstrates an ability to help protect the liver (R).
3) Lycopene Helps Prevent Stress
4) Lycopene Inhibits Cancer Cell Growth
In human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma lines, lycopene prevented rapid cell growth and cellular invasion (R).
5) Lycopene May Help Protect the Skin
In humans, lycopene supplementation protects skin against harmful UV effects (R).
6) Lycopene Reduces Intestinal Damage
7) Lycopene Is Neuroprotective
In rats, lycopene reduced spinal cord injury by promoting the repair of the blood-spinal cord barrier (R).
It also reduced learning and memory impairments in rats, and prevented dendritic spine density reduction caused by high-fat diets (R).
8) Lycopene Helps Restore Vitamin A Deficiency
- In patients with ulcerative colitis, lycopene did not reduce abdominal pain (R).
- In an analysis of three studies, lycopene did not prevent prostate cancer as previously claimed and was not associated with colorectal cancer risk (R, R2).
- Lycopene may cause low blood pressure, increase the risk of bleeding, and interfere with estrogen/hormone therapies and chemotherapy medications (R, R2).
- It may also cause anorexia, chest pain, diarrhea, stomach pressure, gas, indigestion, nausea, skin discoloration, and vomiting (R).
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.
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.
Sceletium tortuosum is a plant commonly found in South Africa and is traditionally used to relieve pain and reduce hunger. Numerous scientific studies have also mentioned that it decreases anxiety, stress, and tension.
Hesperidin, found in orange peels, has a wide range of benefits. They include protecting the heart and brain, reducing diabetes symptoms, and preventing cancer. Listed below are the other noted health benefits of this glycoside.
L. acidophilus is a commonly used probiotic, with many health benefits. It lowers cholesterol, boosts immunity, and combats fatigue and aging. This is also a great probiotic for allergy relief.
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.
Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a natural substance that has many health benefits. It stops pain and inflammation, protects the heart, and improves brain function. Read more below to learn about its effects.
Endorphins are hormones that can help reduce pain, regulate hormones, and inhibit cancer growth. Along with its health benefits, endorphins also have their drawback. Continue reading below to learn more about these hormones.
Glutamate is needed for proper brain function, and helps the gut as well as increase longevity. However, it can also cause brain disorders and pain. Read more below to learn more about it.