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PMS Supplements - How to Ease the Symptoms Effectively

Posted by on 11/12/2018 to PMS Patch

PMS supplements can help to relieve the common symptoms that accompany menstrual cycles. Women with PMS (premenstrual syndrome) usually experience either physical or emotional symptoms in the days to weeks leading up to their period. These can cause severe discomfort and have a profound impact on everyday activities. However, some micronutrients can relieve these symptoms without the nasty side effects of pharmaceutical medications. In this article, we look at the common symptoms and which supplements are best for addressing them.

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Can Menopause Supplements Treat Menopause Symptoms Effectively?

Posted by on 11/9/2018

Taking menopause supplements is an increasingly popular alternative to hormone therapy. For women who experience troublesome menopause symptoms, adjusting their nutrient intake may help to rebalance hormone levels naturally. Although you may not think that hot flashes and night sweats are related to nutrition, there’s an interesting link between the hormones that cause them and your diet. In this article, we look at some common menopause symptoms along with supplements that can treat them effectively.

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Glutathione Benefits

Posted by on 10/22/2018

A wide range of glutathione benefits have been reported in scientific research studies. These range from antioxidant properties to preventing Parkinson’s disease, and slowing the ageing process to reducing inflammation. But are glutathione benefits really proven? And how exactly can one little compound be so powerful? In this article, we take a look at all of the claims and separate fact from fiction.

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Supplements for Acne

Posted by on 8/10/2018

Following reports on 60 Minutes and in the New York Times, everyone is asking the same question: What exactly is resveratrol? Is it really the new red wine wonder drug or just a passing fad? Is resvertrol the best anti-aging product available today? As the New York Times wrote, “Researchers at the Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Aging report that a natural substance found in red wine, known as resveratrol, offsets the bad effects of a high-calorie diet, and significantly extends your lifespan.”

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CoQ10 Supplement - What It's All About

Posted by on 8/9/2018 to CoQ10 Plus Patch

Taking a CoQ10 supplement can have a wide variety of benefits for your health. Because it’s an antioxidant that fights free-radical damage, it’s highly popular for its anti-aging properties. But CoQ10 also has much bigger applications that support cardiovascular health, immune function, and may slow down neurodegenerative diseases. In this article, we discuss what a CoQ10 supplement is, how it works, and the range of health benefits that it’s associated with.

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Supplements for Autism

Posted by on 6/29/2018
Supplements for Autism

Choosing between supplements for autism can be a confusing task but our Focus Plus Topical Patch makes things simple. We partnered with renowned clinician, Barry Smeltzer, to develop an easy-to-use patch that contains all the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your child needs. In this article and the accompanying video, we discuss some of the most useful supplements for autism, challenges around compliance, and how topical patches can help.

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Topical Vitamin C - Benefits and Uses

Posted by on 6/12/2018 to Vitamin C Plus Patch
Topical Vitamin C

Topical vitamin C has been linked with numerous benefits for the skin, including anti-aging effects, wound healing, protection from sun damage, and many more. It also delivers all of the well-documented health benefits of oral vitamin C like improve immunity and increased collagen production. So, why aren’t more people opting for topical vitamin C over tablets? And what exactly are the benefits? In this article, we break down all of the information you need to know about this highly effective nutrient.

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Top 10 Hangover Prevention Tips

Posted by on 6/11/2018 to Hangover Prevention Patch
hangover prevention done the easy way

Most hangover prevention tips are usually based on myth rather than fact. With so many different suggestions and conflicting scientific studies, it can be tricky to know what really works. There also seems to be more emphasis on the latest hangover cures than how to prevent them in the first place. And those articles that suggest ‘simply not drinking in the first place’ aren’t really that helpful. So, we decided to look into the research for ourselves and put together our own practical guide. Read on for 10 hangover prevention tips that actually work.

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5-HTP - Your Comprehensive Guide on this Prized Amino Acid

Posted by on 5/21/2018 to Sleep Starter Patch

5-HTP (short for 5-hydroxytryptophan) is a type of amino acid that is a precursor to serotonin and melatonin. These are important chemicals in the brain which are linked to sleep, mood, and pain. By increasing our intake of 5-HTP we can also boost our levels of these chemical hormones.

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Melatonin for Sleep - How It All Works

Posted by on 4/23/2018 to Sleep Starter Patch

Are you thinking about taking melatonin for sleep but unsure how it all works? Melatonin is an effective sleep aid that replicates the activity of our natural hormones. But taking melatonin for sleep isn’t just for people with insomnia. It can be beneficial for sleep disorders but can also help reduce jet lag and ensure people who work late shifts still get a good sleep. It’s also at the heart of problem between blue light screens (from smartphones and laptops) and poor sleep quality. In this article, we explore how melatonin affects our sleep cycles and who can benefit from taking it as a supplement.

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The Benefits of Biotin

Posted by on 4/19/2018

The benefits of biotin extend to both our health and looks. It’s long been known as a ‘beauty vitamins’ that improves the condition of our skin, hair, and nails. However, biotin also has many health benefits too and is a vital nutrient that helps our body to function at its very best.

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8 Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Posted by on 4/3/2018 to B12 Energy Plus Patch

Vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common, with everyday symptoms that are easy to mistake for other conditions. The vitamin is essential for our health, since we need it to produce red blood cells, DNA, and hormones, amongst other things. It also helps us to maintain an effective nervous system too.

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The Benefits of Garcinia Cambogia (Fact or Fiction)

Posted by on 4/3/2018

Garcinia Cambogia benefits have been reported to include weight loss, appetite suppression, and improved mood. However, the scientific evidence is mixed, and much of the hype relates to anecdotal reports. In this article, we look at the science behind some of the health benefits in order to separate fact from fiction.

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13 Awesome Sources of Calcium

Posted by on 4/3/2018

The best sources of calcium aren’t always the obvious ones. As children, we’re continually told to eat and drink dairy products to help us grow. We all hear that milk, yogurt, and cheese are good sources of calcium, that’ll help to develop healthy bones and teeth. But have you ever looked past the dairy products for alternative options? If you don’t eat animal products or are lactose intolerant, then how else can you boost your calcium intake? In this article, we share the 13 best sources of calcium, from both dairy and non-dairy foods.

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What is Biotin?

Posted by on 4/3/2018

Have you ever read an ingredients list and wondered, what is biotin exactly? Well, then this article will answer all your questions (and maybe a couple more).

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Can CoQ10 Extend Your Lifespan?

Posted by on 7/13/2016 to CoQ10 Plus Patch

CoQ10 is well known for its heart and vascular health benefits. By helping the cellular powerhouses known as mitochondria burn fuel more effectively, CoQ10 is able to protect not only the heart but every cell in your body. That's why scientists are growing increasingly fascinated with the role of CoQ10 in tissues beyond the cardiovascular system. There is evidence for CoQ10's protective effects in the brain and nervous system, in asthma and chronic lung disease, in diabetes and the metabolic syndrome, on ocular health, and even on the aging immune system. Most excitingly, there's early support for the idea that CoQ10 supplementation can extend the life span of both primitive animals and mammals, laying the groundwork for a similar pro-longevity effect in humans.

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Human Studies Confirm Vitamin C's Immune Benefits

Posted by on 7/13/2016 to Vitamin News

There is now copious evidence that Vitamin C benefits people with impaired immune function, whether that impairment is the result of disease or simply of aging. In patients with frequent skin infections, for example, who had known impairment in neutrophil tracking and killing of microorganisms, Vitamin C was as effective as a powerful immune-regulating drug, Levamisole, at improving neutrophil function and producing long-lasting remission. But unlike Levamisole, which produced severe side effects causing 8% of subjects to drop out of the study, no patients in the Vitamin C arm dropped out. Similar improvements in neutrophil function, and dramatic clinical recoveries, were seen in patients with recurrent furunculosis (boils), on a dose of 1,000 mg per day.

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Iron Plus

Posted by on 4/29/2016 to Vitamin News

Anemia occurs when you have a level of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood that is lower than normal. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make a protein called hemoglobin. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen to your body’s tissues, which is essential for your tissues and muscles to function effectively. When there isn’t enough iron in your blood stream, the rest of your body can’t get the amount of oxygen it needs.

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Kids Multivitamin + Omega-3

Posted by on 4/21/2016 to Vitamin News

We take vitamins to keep us healthy and make up for the nutrients our diets might lack. But some vitamins and supplements are a sneaky source of substances no one needs more of in their diet: Sugar, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners and colors.

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Combat Malabsorption Syndrome with PatchMD’s Line of Products

Posted by on 4/7/2016

Malabsorption means the failure of the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract, usually the small intestine, to absorb one or more substances from the diet. This is generally the result of some defect or damage to the mucosal lining of the small intestine, where most of our nutrient absorption takes place. The most common symptoms of malabsorption syndrome are diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, cramping and weight loss. Over time, one may become deficient in iron, proteins, various vitamins and minerals and this can lead to degrees of malnutrition and a variety of anemias.

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Promoting Healthy Sleep with PatchMD’s Sleep Starter with Melatonin

Posted by on 2/23/2016 to Sleep Starter Patch

Obtaining sufficient amounts of quality sleep is an absolute necessity for good health, yet many of us experience sleep difficulties on occasion. Insomnia occurs due to a variety of factors—ranging from long hours of work or travel to sleep-disruptive conditions, such as urinary frequency and stressful events. Elderly adults may be particularly susceptible to difficulty sleeping and nighttime awakenings, due to the decline in melatonin levels associated with aging. Melatonin can help promote healthy sleep patterns in some people, regardless of the cause of insomnia.

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Why Our Livers Love the Milk Thistle in PatchMD’s Last Call Hangover Support

Posted by on 2/20/2016 to Hangover Prevention Patch

There are many different kinds of liver disease, each with its own set of causes, symptoms, and impact. But virtually all liver disorders come down to a few main causes, namely oxidative stress and inflammation that lead to liver cell damage and loss of function. While most of us take our liver for granted, this workhouse of the body labors tirelessly to rid the body of accumulated toxins. Fortunately, the liver is well-equipped to deal with those toxins, operating a diverse field of enzyme-driven detoxification systems to neutralize the majority of threats.

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Study Shows CoQ10 in PatchMD’s Anti-Aging Patch Saves Lives of Heart Failure Victims!

Posted by on 2/19/2016 to Anti-Aging Patch

This new study showed that even in patients with the most severe classes of heart failure, CoQ10 supplementation can restore deficient CoQ10 levels, extending life span and improving quality of life. The study, begun in 2003, included only the most severely affected patients (those in the New York Heart Association class III or IV). In addition to their regular medication, study subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 100 mg of CoQ10 or placebo 3 times daily. Each patient was followed up with a wide variety of outcomes measures for two years.

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Rebuilding Healthy Joints with PatchMD Glucosamine & Chondroitin Plus

Posted by on 2/18/2016 to Glucosamine & Chondroitin Patch

Chondroitin and glucosamine sulfates are natural components of healthy joint tissue, and are readily available as dietary supplements. They work by supplying the natural raw materials cartilage needs to repair and rebuild itself, and by suppressing the natural enzymes that break cartilage down in the first place. Glucosamine is a naturally occurring substance in the body, synthesized in the chondrocytes. In osteoarthritis, this synthesis is defective and insufficient, and supplementation with glucosamine has proven to be useful.

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PatchMD’s Omega-3 Plus Patch with DHA and the Adult Brain

Posted by on 2/5/2016 to Omega-3 Plus Patch

While DHA is essential for the proper development of the infant brain, it also plays a vital role in the ongoing structure and function of the adult brain. It is a component of several important phospholipids in the brain, with the highest levels of DHA being found in phosphatidylethanolamine (PE) and phosphatidyl-serine (PS). Lower levels exist in phosphatidyl-cholines (PC). Structurally, DHA comprises 22 carbons and six double bonds, making it the most unsaturated fatty acid in cell membranes and an important ingredient in increasing the fluidity of cell membranes.

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