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How Protein Digestion Affects Muscle Building, Fat Loss, Hormone Levels, Inflammation & Overall Health

 by Dr. David Minkoff  The ability to fully digest and absorb protein means the difference between killing or maximizing your muscle gains and fat loss, as well as your overall hormonal balances and your levels of energy, inflammation, and health. So understanding exactly how it works, and how to keep it working, or get it working, properly is very important. When you consume food, you chew it and it goes down into your stomach. Here we see mostly protein digestion, with fats and carbs mainly being digested in the small intestine.  When protein comes in, your stomach releases two main things: hydrochloric acid, or stomach acid, and an enzyme called pepsin. This stomach acid does a few things: it helps break down...

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Zeolite for Detoxification: Fact or Myth?

by Dr. David Minkoff    Heavy metals (the elements, not the music genre) are known to cause significant health problems when present in the human body. This critical health issue is quite common and yet often missed in diagnoses due to the similarity of the symptoms of metal toxicity and other illnesses. Heavy metals have been identified as root causes for many conditions, including: Brain fog Confusion Diarrhea Nausea Difficulty breathing Nerve dysfunction Chills Weakness Muscle pain Joint pain Malformation of children Miscarriage and premature labor Over the last 20 years, the practice of detoxifying your body and eliminating these metals has become an increasingly popular way to improve overall health. Unfortunately, many supplement manufacturers have hopped on the bandwagon...

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The Secrets to Maintaining Athletic Performance as You Age – Part One

  As you age, the generally accepted “norm” is that your performance will decline sharply once you are through your years of peak performance, usually somewhere between your 20’s and 30’s. But what if we told you that many of the biological causes of this decline could be prevented, allowing you to maintain much of your stamina, strength, and physique well into your 50’s, 60’s and 70’s? Well – it’s true. And it has everything to do with your diet, activity level, and managing just a few key physical basics. If you want proof, all you need to do is look at the hundreds of IronMan champions and athletes who maintain incredible stamina and performance – often beating out competitors...

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Magnesium Facts

  Did you know that magnesium is a co-factor in over 350 enzymatic reactions in the body? That It is necessary for the transmission of nerve impulses, muscular activity, heart function, temperature regulation, detoxification reactions, formation of healthy bones and improving insulin sensitivity? Deficiency symptoms include muscle cramps, weakness, insomnia, loss of appetite, kidney stones, osteoporosis, nervousness, restlessness, irritability, sugar cravings, fatigue and high blood pressure. Chronic deficiencies of magnesium are also implicated in reduced bone mineral density and increased risk of osteoporosis as well as anemia, depression and irregular heart rate. Virtually every body system can display symptoms because ALL systems throughout the body rely on magnesium.   Here are some important reasons why you need a good magnesium supplement:...

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PerfectAmino for Athletes

Many of our customers are athletes. They range from people who exercise a few times a week, weekend warriors, amateur athletes all the way to top professional, elite athletes. So, why do they take PerfectAmino? Building muscle mass is done by creating microscopic tears in your muscle,  which then grows as it repairs. A predominant function of protein is to repair and rebuild the tissues of your body, by supplying your cells with protein building blocks, which are called amino acids. These then assemble into new muscle proteins, which creates muscle growth. There are certain essential amino acids that the body does not produce naturally on its own, which are contained in PerfectAmino. The ultra-specific formula of these amino acids are proven...

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