Magnesium

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Magnesium is an essential macro-mineral, and an integral part of a healthy diet. It is involved as a co-enzyme in over 300 metabolic interactions, ranging from fatty acid synthesis, and protein synthesis. Magnesium is also involved in transmitting nerve impulses. Overall, the body stores 25 grams of magnesium: ~50% is stored in the skeletal system.…

Opioid Epidemic.

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There is a new wave of drug use that has been sweeping the nation. It is apparent in every demographic in the United States. As the Center of Disease Control (CDC) reports, “overdose deaths involving prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and so have sales of these prescription drugs. From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people…

Football and Brain Damage?

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Recently there has been increasing concern over the link between football and brain damage, especially after Aaron Hernandez was diagnosed with a sever form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) following his suicide. CTE is a neurodegenerative disease associated with a history of repetitive head impacts. As CTE receives more and more research and media attention, even the…

Vitamin E explained.

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  Vitamin E is everywhere. From skin, to hair, to even your mind, Vitamin E enrich products have been touted everywhere to be a miracle cure. Here is a breakdown of exactly how vitamin E plays a critical role in your body function.  What are the different types? Vitamin E has two subgroups and 8…

Vitamin D explained.

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A, B, C… Vitamin D! Here we are highlighting the most important facts about Vitamin D in your body, and why it is so important to get your 10 min daily dose of sun exposure (sunscreen advised of course)! Who is at risk? People who do not get enough time in the sun People who…