The simplest way to explain PQQ—or pyrroloquinoline quinone—is to compare it to the engine of a car. Without PQQ, many cellular metabolic processes won’t be driven to completion. This non-protein chemical, called a cofactor or coenzyme, can be described as a helper molecule. It aids enzymatic reactions that fuel biochemical processes. PQQ is especially important to … Continue reading The Benefits of PQQ for Aging Support
Side effects are possible for any food, supplement, or medication, and everyone reacts differently to different products. Vitamin C, for example, may promote loosening of the bowels if taken in excess, and too much niacin (B3) may cause a disagreeable flushing. Experiencing unpleasant side effects of a supplement is by no means enjoyable, and it’s best … Continue reading Does Vitamin B-12 Have Side Effects?
I’ve talked at length before about muira puama and its place in sexual health tonics. It’s been referred to by indigenous peoples in the Amazon as “potency wood” for quite some time and seems to hold promise for supporting male and female sexual health. Now, emerging research also seems to support the idea that it has … Continue reading Muira Puama and Brain Health
A perennial, therapeutic plant commonly referred to as “golden root”, Rhodiola rosea has long been associated with a slew of physical and mental health benefits. While public awareness of Rhodiola rosea is largely very quiet, an increasing subset of people in natural health circles are becoming more aware of this extremely beneficial plant. Thanks to increased … Continue reading 3 Mental Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea
For most people, the only real experience they have with their appendix is likely a bad one – namely, that something went wrong and it had to be removed. That’s generally the long and short of conversations about the appendix. No mention of what it does… so let’s explore and answer the question, what exactly … Continue reading What Does the Appendix Do?
With its onion-custard flavor and an odor that resembles rotten gym socks, the durian fruit is perhaps the most notorious fruit of all. While supermarkets are slowly beginning to offer more internationally popular fruits, durian has yet to reach mainstream attention. The “why” isn’t much of a mystery. Along with its horrible smell, this prickly fruit is … Continue reading 5 Surprising Facts About Durian
It’s dinnertime and you’re hungry. Following your internal cues, you decide to swing by the grocery store on your way home from work. That’s fine; after all, everyone has to eat. Nevertheless, do you really know the truth about that food you’re going to buy? If you take a closer look at the ingredients of … Continue reading 7 Unsettling Facts about Your Food
Your poop is an important indicator of how your body is running and your current health status. While using the appearance of your poop to gauge your wellness may seem strange to some, it is a medically proven way to detect an imbalance in your gut and disruptions to your digestive health. If you want … Continue reading What the Bristol Stool Scale Tells You About Your Poop
Herbs are widely used by people all over the world, mostly by those seeking alternatives or adjuncts to traditional pharmaceuticals. While no one herb will solve every health issue, the research shows that specific chemicals within certain herbs have the power to affect biological function. Herbs for women’s health have been researched extensively over the past few … Continue reading The 7 Best Herbs for Women’s Health
The wondrous experience of birth is often destroyed by the routine practice of medicine, with many medical professionals and mothers alike assuming that birth needs pharmaceutical interventions (i.e., epidural). In reality, nothing could be further from the truth! While there are certainly instances when assistance is required, the vast majority of births do not require … Continue reading 5 Amazing Benefits of Natural Childbirth