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This blog aims to share helpful information relating to body and mind dietary supplements, healthy lifestyles and the connection between the two.

  • Top 4 Black Pepper Extract Piperine Benefits - 2019

    Black pepper (Piper nigrum) is a flowering vine native to India used worldwide as a spice and seasoning. Piperine is the main constituent which is responsible for black pepper’s pungency.

    In traditional eastern medicines, Piperine was employed for its immune-protective and detoxifying properties.[1] Currently, Piperine is being studied for its incredible health benefits. Its primary use is its ability to enhance the efficacy of co-administered drugs and supplements by slowing their intestinal removal.

    In this article, we will investigate the Piperine benefits and how it can improve your health. The recommended dosage for Piperine is 20-mg per day. Be sure to check out our product description for more information on Piperine.

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  • Top 3 GABA Benefits for Health - Stress, Antioxidant, and Sleep

    Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid made naturally in our brains. It functions as a chemical messenger that regulates the signals in our brains to produce a naturally calming effect. Research suggests that GABA may be effective in the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions including anxiety, stress and sleep disturbances. [1]

    With a greater number of people struggling with stress and poor sleeping patterns, it's no surprise that GABA supplements are increasing today's market. Just how effective are these supplements though and what conditions can GABA supplementation help with? In this article, we explore the evidence supporting the top benefits of GABA supplementation.

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  • What is Glutathione: The Universal Antioxidant - S-ALG - LiftMode (2019)

    Glutathione, first discovered in 1988, is now listed as a key member of the antioxidant system that exists in our bodies. This specific antioxidant has gained a lot of attention due to its incredible health benefits. To understand its essential role in our bodies, we need to first recognize the role that antioxidants play in our bodies.

    The most important benefit comes from their ability to destroy harmful compounds called 'free-radicals'. These are naturally made from a variety of biochemical reactions in your body, but a number of environmental factors, stress, and disease can cause too many free-radicals, which can cause damage to cells and DNA. Thus, antioxidants have a protective effect on health.

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  • Important Rhodiola Rosea Side Effects, Interactions and Warnings

    Rhodiola rosea, also known as “golden root” or “artic root” in the mountainous regions of Asia and Europe, is a medicinal plant used for centuries in traditional medicines. Rhodiola rosea is a popular adaptogen, a natural tonic which helps the body adapt to environmental, physical and mental stress. The super herb adapts to the body’s needs – meaning, it has a calming effect in moments of stress, and boosts energy when one is fatigued. It is generally tolerated and considered safe for use.

    This article will explore the potential side effects and interactions of Rhodiola rosea. Although rare, most are linked to interactions with medications and underlying medical disorders. If you have any health conditions, please make sure to consult your doctor before using Rodhiola rosea extract supplements.

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  • Melatonin Side Effects & Interactions You Should Know About

    Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally by the body and is most commonly known for its important role in regulating our body’s cycle of falling asleep and waking up.

    Beyond regulating our sleep cycles, melatonin has been found to play important roles including acting as an antioxidant, in females reproductive cycles, in cardiovascular health, as well as immunity. [1] With melatonin supplementation becoming increasingly more popular, it is important that we are well clued up on the side effects and interactions that can occur.

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  • Green Tea Extract Side Effects & Interactions To Be Aware Of (2019)

    Green tea has been around for thousands of years, used originally as a medicinal herb and now consumed widely for multiple scientifically proven health benefits. The main benefits of green tea include strong anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties[1], reduction in blood pressure, weight loss assistance and reduction in blood sugar levels.[2]

    Green tea is well tolerated in most people and there are currently very few side effects and medical interactions that are associated with green tea extract. Most common side effects come from the caffeine content and these include stomach irritation, headaches, sleeplessness and irritability. More recently, however, research has shown that green tea may have some side effects including the interference with blood pressure and iron deficiencies. [3]

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  • Rhodiola Rosea Reviews: Round up of Top Reviews from the Web (2019)

    Rhodiola rosea is a highly potent adaptogenic herb known for its brain-enhancing properties. It is mainly used to help the body adapt to stress, increase cognitive function and physical endurance.

    In this article, we’ve gathered some of the top Rhodiola rosea reviews available online. If you’re considering including Rhodiola rosea as part of your herbal arsenal, this will give you insight on what users think of the herb as well as how it has helped them attain steady energy levels and stabilize their overall mood.

    For more information about the usage and benefits of Rhodiola, please refer to our product description page, available here.

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  • The BEST Jet Lag Cure – Top 5 Supplements and Techniques

    Do you frequently travel to other parts of the world? Have you ever suffered from jet lag?


    In this article, we look at the top supplements for jet lag that every traveller should keep on them. We also explore some well-tested jet lag cures to help your body adjust to the new time zone as quickly as possible.

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  • Baicalin vs Baicalein – What’s the Difference? - LiftMode

    Chinese Skullcap is a Traditional Chinese Medicine with a centuries-long history of use. [1] Recently, it has gained interest in the West due to its powerful relaxation and health-promoting properties.

    The key active compound in Skullcap is Baicalin, which is metabolized in your stomach into Baicalein.[2] This compound acts as a mild GABA-agonist and reduces signals from the central nervous system to assist with stress and calm.[3] It is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory with several secondary health benefits.

    Here, we discuss the difference between Baicalin and Baicalein to help you decide which is best!
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  • Non Habit Forming Sleep Aid Supplements (UPDATED for 2019) - LiftMode

    You’ve tried all the tricks – counting sheep, turning off your cellphone an hour before bed, cutting your coffee intake, setting your alarm to a regular time.

    Still, nothing works. You just can’t seem to get enough sleep. Now it’s time to go to plan B – sleep aids.

    Not getting enough sleep is simply not going to work. So, if the tricks that everyone talks about aren’t getting the job done then it’s time for something a little stronger.

    But how do you know what to take? And is it really safe to take over-the-counter sleep aids regularly? And when is it time to see a doctor?

    Most people will go for OTC sleep aids or see their doctor for a prescription right away. But perhaps this route is missing a key step. Keep reading to find out about non habit forming Sleep Aids!

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