Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 5/1/2018
Research into NAD+ has exploded in recent years as awareness of its unique health benefits has grown. NAD+ has been described as the ‘fountain of youth’ thanks to its anti-aging properties and reversal of DNA damage. Scientific research also suggests that increasing cellular levels of NAD+ can help to improve our overall health in a number of ways. So, what is NAD+ and how does it work? In this article, we discuss its varied roles within the human body and why it matters for our health.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by patchmd.com 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.
Posted by patchmd.com 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.
Posted by patchmd.com 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.
Posted by patchmd.com 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.
Posted by patchmd.com 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).
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 5/31/2016 to Keep Klear Patch
Most people look forward to living a long life. But it’s hard to find someone who isn’t concerned with the physical symptoms that come with aging, from wrinkles to joint pain. In fact, a recent study found that habitual sunbathers are more likely to kick their habit at the threat of wrinkles than that of cancer. And as Baby Boomers reach their golden years, many are looking for ways to maintain their youthful appearance and lifestyle without undergoing injections and other invasive procedures. Shoppers seeking to naturally promote anti aging from the inside out and have an ally in the supplement aisle: BioCell® Collagen.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 5/10/2016 to Vitamin News
Normal aging is accompanied by a noticeable increase in both mental and physical fatigue, along with a loss of motivation.The tiredness we outwardly feel reflects inward impairment of cellular functions critical to sustaining life. This is in part the result of reduced levels of a compound called NAD+,found in every cell in the body and essential to life.NAD+ enables the transfer of off genes that accelerate degenerative aging processes.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com 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.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 2/4/2016 to Anti-Aging Patch
Curcumin is derived from the Indian spice turmeric and possesses several active components, all of which contribute to its anti-inflammatory and chemo preventive power. In fact, curcumin targets ten causative factors involved in cancer development. Disrupting any one of these factors gives you a good chance of preventing cancer; disrupting several provides even greater protection, including the prevention of DNA damage.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 2/3/2016 to Vitamin News
As daylight hours grow shorter, incidence of the common cold, flu, and respiratory infections spikes upwards. Scientists have identified reduced Vitamin D levels in winter months as a prime suspect for this increase in infectious disease cases. Vitamin D from all sources lowers the incidence of respiratory infections. For example, Dutch children with the least sun exposure are twice as likely to develop a cough and three times more likely to develop a runny nose compared with children with the most sun exposure.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 2/1/2012 to Vitamin News
Numerous studies have shown vitamin D levels may lower the risk several conditions ranging from depression to various cancers. The connection between vitamin D deficiency and cancer was first made by doctors Frank and Cedric Garland of the University of California, San Diego. After finding that evidence of colon cancer was nearly 3 times higher in New York than it was in New Mexico, the Garland Brothers hypothesized lack of sun exposure (resulting in lack of vitamin D) played a role. Observational studies found risk of breast cancer and rectal cancer falls as vitamin D blood levels rise.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 11/15/2011 to Vitamin News
Beach Rehab Center in Huntington Beach is not just an ordinary health and wellness center. They offer individualized patient care, focusing on personal attention to make you feel like a person rather than a symptom. CEO and owner Polly McCormick, who studied at the University of Florida School of Medicine, demonstrates a sensitivity to critical care patients while integrating both Eastern and Western techniques in her treatment protocols.
Posted by PatchMD.com on 5/30/2011 to Vitamin News
Deb from New York sent us an account of her experience with PatchMD’s Sleep Starter Melatonin Patch. Since taking Melatonin in capsule form never seemed to work for her, she tried our Patch Technology and found that it works exactly as advertised.
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