Have you tried Rhodiola Rosea Yet?

The other day a friend told me she found something new that works great if you are stressed out.  I have been super stressed ever since I started my new job. I have been unfocused at work and so achey and tired everyday I come back home not feeling like doing anything other than just vegging on my couch and watching some shows.

Try Rhodiola Rosea She Said…

A couple of weeks ago, my friend came over and told me about this amazing natural supplement called Perfect Rhodiola Rosea. She told me that she has been taking this for a while, and it helps her a lot as she is much happier, healthier and much more focused now.  She had a lot of things going on in her life and for a period of time, she was super stressed out and frustrated. According to what she said, rhodiola did a great job increasing her energy, helping her sleep, lifting her mood and reducing her stress. Therefore, I decided to give it a try since it has helped her so much.

I have been using the Rhodiola for about 2 weeks now.  I take 2 capsules in the morning and then another 2 at about 5pm.  I have to say – I really do fell better!  I will keep testing for another 6 weeks and let you all know how it goes.

 

Collagen – My Most Effective Daily Supplement

Healthy Skin

Time to dive into the old question and answer bag today.  I get a ton of emails with readers asking about what supplements I take on a daily basis.  This is a really hard one to answer, as it really depends on how I am feeling and what I feel my body needs at that given moment.

The One Constant to My Routine – Collagen

Do you know what the second most abundant substance in your body is? Hint: It is responsible for basically holding your entire body together.  Hint:  It helps muscles grow, bones stay strong, and joints stay flexible.  Hint:  It is a protein found in the skin and bones of all animals.  Answer:  Collagen! 

Yep, Collagen is the one thing that I take every single day.  I try to get plenty of protein in my diet, but it is not always easy.  By taking a collagen supplement, I can be sure to get enough collagen each and every day.

Collagen levels start to decline after age 25 and your body knows it.  You start to notice stiffness and pain in your joints.  Your skin is a little looser, your hair is a little more brittle, and the bounce in your step is a little more of a shuffle.  So how do you prolong this unfortunate side effect of life?  Answer:  Consume more collagen!  If you don’t like gnawing on cow hooves then supplementation is your savior.

Hydrolyzed Collagen is extremely easy to ingest.  It is a fine powder that has almost no taste and completely dissolves when mixed with any liquid.  I add it to my coffee in the morning, my water in the afternoon, and my tea at night.  I take it everyday because the positive effects (inside and out) are noticeable not only to me, but to those around me.

My friends and family have complemented on how young and healthy I look for my age.  Their question: How do you do it?  My answer:  Collagen!

 

5 Ways to be Healthier and Happier in 2015

It’s easy to be healthy and happy- you just have to commit to small changes. In 2015, if you commit to eating a clean diet, moving your body, practicing mindfulness, detoxifying your body, and spending more time with loved ones, you will see drastic changes in your health and happiness!

 Eat a Clean Diet

Eating clean simply means avoiding toxins and processed food in your diet. Toxins include artificial ingredients, GMOs, preservatives, antibiotics, hormones, pesticides, fertilizers, and other harmful food additives. The easiest way to do this is to buy local and organic food whenever possible. It is good to follow the 80/20 rule- meaning that you eat clean 80% of the time and you allow yourself to break your diet 20% of the time. Giving yourself leeway makes it easier to stick to your diet.

Dedicate 1 Hour per Day to Moving Your Body

You don’t have to spend hours in the gym in order to be physically fit. You simply have to find time to move your body at least 1 hour per day. Moving your body could mean hitting the gym, taking a yoga class, going snowboarding, playing basketball- anything that gets your heart and blood pumping!

Commit to Practicing Mindfulness and Gratitude

When you love what you have, what you have becomes enough. Take time each day to appreciate the beauty of your world. Try meditation or keep a journal of one small thing that makes you happy each day. Take time each morning to think about the people, places, and things that you are grateful for.

Detoxify Your Body

It’s easy to detoxify your body by making simple changes. Try to eat clean- it will prevent toxins from entering your body in the first place. Try to use clean products- again, this will reduce your toxin exposure. You should also drink plenty of water and try to sweat –either by working out or spending time in a sauna- this is one of the ways that your body detoxifies itself. Last but not least, you may wish to consider an herbal supplement to boost detoxification.

Visit http://www.21daydetoxplan.com to learn more.

Spend More Time with Family and Friends

It’s easy to get caught up in work and school. Our country seems to glorify the word “busy.” Even if you have a hectic schedule, it is important to make time for the people you care about. Spending time with your friends and family decreases stress and promotes feelings of happiness. So in 2015, make sure you find the time to make that brunch date, Christmas party, or family dinner.

Why Baobab Fruit in Capsule Form Is A Bad Idea

Recently we have been seeing a trend of more and more companies making Baobab Fruit supplements in capsule form.  We believe this is a terrible idea.  Don’t get us wrong, we love the Baobab Fruit and think it is great that more companies are looking to provide this healthy fruit to consumers in the USA.  The problem we have is with delivering Baobab Fruit in capsule form.

Baobab Fruit Needs to Be Eating In Larger Amounts Than 500mg

You see the Baobab Supplements that come in capsule form have 500mg per capsule.  This amount might be fine if you were taking a concentrated extract, but eating just 1/2 a gram of Baobab Fruit is not going to do anything.

For example, Blueberries are very nutritious, but how much benefits would you get from eating 1 Blueberry!  Baobab powder should be taken in grams, not milligrams.  We recommend you take 6 -12 grams of Baobab Fruit powder per day.  If you get Baobab in powder form, this is just 2-4 scoops of powder a day.  Mix that Baobab Fruit powder into a smoothie and you can easily work Baobab into your diet.

To get the same amount of Baobab Fruit into your diet via capsules, you would need to take 12-24 capsules per day.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t really like the idea of swallowing 24 capsules a day.  In addition, the Baobab Fruit powder has a nice mango citrus flavor to it and I actually want to be able to taste it.

Look for Organic Baobab Fruit Powder

A much better bet is to look for Organic Baobab Fruit in powder form.  We like the Limitless Baobab powder because it is 100% USDA Certified Organic and contains no other ingredients.  In addition, they have a number of social good programs in place which I think is very important.

I just checked over at Amazon.Com and they do have the Limitless Baobab and it is available for Prime shipping.  This means if you are a Prime member you can get it shipped free with 2 day delivery.

Have another brand of Baobab Powder that you have used and loved?  Leave us a comment and let us know.  Thanks!

 

Just Learned About Rhodiola Rosea – Wow!

Rhodiola rosea is an herb that grows naturally in the Siberian Mountains. It is a small green plant with bright golden flowers. Throughout history, the root of this plant has been used for its medicinal properties. Rhodiola rosea is considered an adaptogen herb due to its ability to normalize anything within the body that isn’t functioning optimally. Adaptogen herbs also boost overall health and wellness while causing little to no side effects or drug interactions.

You Want Energy?  Try Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola rosea is especially prized due to its ability to increase energy and decrease feelings of stress and anxiety. Rhodiola works to calm the stress response system and decrease the amount of the stress hormone called cortisol. Stress, and its associated hormones, can be damaging to both physical and mental health. By calming the stress response system, rhodiola rosea promotes overall health and wellness.

As previously stated, not only does rhodiola decrease stress, it actually increases energy levels without making people feel anxious or jittery. Rhodiola rosea elevates energy naturally as the plant does not contain any caffeine of stimulants. Adaptogen herbs work to normalize the body, so if energy levels are low, rhodiola rosea can fix the problem naturally. For all these reasons, rhodiola rosea root is perfect for busy parents, students, athletes, or anyone looking for less stress and more energy.

Take a look at this video -

In order for rhodiola rosea supplements to be effective, they must contain pure rhodiola rosea root, as only the root offers medicinal benefits. The best rhodiola rosea will be wild harvested from the mountains of Siberia and sold in supplement form without any chemical or synthetic ingredients. A rhodiola rosea supplement should never contain fillers, flow agents, stimulants, artificial colors, flavors, or any synthetic nutrients. Please remember to only buy supplements from companies that you know and in trust in order to receive optimal health benefits and minimal side effects.

Desiccated Liver Supplements, The Way To Eat Liver, If You Don’t Like Liver

There are a number of reasons why everyone should try to consume liver on a daily basis. Liver is rich with important nutrients that are lacking in our modern diet. Liver is also an incredible natural energy booster, and it can even reverse conditions such as anemia. So why doesn’t everyone consume liver? Well, because it doesn’t taste very good. Luckily for everyone- a solution exists!

Fresh, raw, grass-fed, beef liver can be turned into a supplement that contains all of the nutrients found in fresh liver. Desiccated beef liver supplements are packed with naturally occurring iron, vitamin A, B vitamins, amino acids, and protein. They are perfect for boosting energy and improving overall health.

Desiccated liver supplements started off being popular with athletes and body builders because they build and repair lean muscle. Some body builders take up to 100 capsules of desiccated liver per day. Now, more and more people are enjoying the benefits of grass-fed beef liver in convenient and effective capsules.

Take a look at this very informative video about Desiccated Liver Supplements -

It is important to choose a desiccated liver supplement made with liver from grass-fed cows. Grass-fed cows have the most nutrient dense livers. These cows should never come into contact with pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, or hormones. It is also important that you choose a desiccated liver supplement that is minimally processed without the use of high heat or chemicals. This will ensure that allow of the nutrients remain intact.

Desiccated liver supplements are the perfect way to help get your body the nutrients that it needs without having to taste actual liver. If you’ve ever had liver, you know why most people would prefer to simply take a capsule. Follow the guidelines outlined in this article to ensure that you find the best desiccated liver supplement for you and your family.

The Health Benefits of Baobab Discussed In New Video

The Baobab fruit is one of those fruits that has flown under the radar.  While everyone has been talking about Acai, Goji and Mangosteen as superfruits – the Baobab Fruit has gone largely unnoticed.  The irony is, it is the Baobab Fruit which probably has more super nutrients than any of the other so called superfruits.

New Videos Examine the Baobab Fruit

Things may finally be changing for the Baobab Fruit.  We did some searching on YouTuibe and we found a number of new videos that discuss the health benefits of the Baobab Fruit.  Here is a video that gives a good background about the Baobab Fruit.  If you are new to Baobab, start here -

Once you have a general idea about the Baobab Fruit and why people are so excited to try it, please watch this second Baobab video, it deals with the Health Benefits of the Baobab Fruit -

Is Now The Time To Start Eating Baobab Fruit?

In a word, yes!  Studies are now coming out saying that the Baobab Fruit can slow the conversion of starch into sugar.  This mean that by adding Baobab fruit to some bread you are baking, you may be able to lower the glycemic response of that bread.  The potential health benefits of this would be nothing short of amazing.

 Are There Side Effects From Baobab Fruit?

As the Baobab Fruit is just a fruit, it is hard to see how there would be side effects from eating Baobab fruit pulp.  Still, we recommend you check with your Doctor if you have any questions at all.

Stay tuned, more Baobab research will be published shortly.  You can also visit this site, they have a ton of information on the Baobab Fruit.

 

Organic Baobab Fruit Powder, Is This The Next Big Superfruit?

For years Acai has been the king of the superfruits.  The tiny Acai berry is packed with antioxidants and nutrients and supposedly has numerous health benefits.  Over the past few years, numerous fruits have tried to knock Acai off its top spot – but none could do it.  Now I am starting to hear more and more about Organic Baobab Fruit and how it is THE superfruit for 2013.  Of course, I had to do some research.

Baobab, The New Superfruit From the 1,000 Year Old Tree

The Baobab (“bey-oh-bab”) fruit may be getting some recent coverage in the news, but it is not a new fruit.  The Baobab tree or the “tree of life” as it is called, have grown in Africa for thousands of years.  In fact, many of the Baobab (or Monkey Bread trees) that grow the Baobab fruit are 500-1,000 years old.

Baobab Fruit, The Fruit With a Powder Inside

When you cut open a Baobab fruit it has pulp and seed, but what is interesting is that the pulp is dry (somewhat like coconut).  This means the process to make Organic Baobab fruit powder is very easy – just separate out the seeds and crush up the pulp and you have Organic Baobab Powder.

What are The Health Benefits of Baobab Powder?

Here is where things get interesting.  Check out the nutrients on organic baobab powder -

  • More antioxidants than Acai
  • More calcium than milk
  • More Potassium and Magnesium than bananas
  • 50% heart healthy fiber
  • 6 x the Vitamin C found in Oranges

As you can see, Baobab fruit powder really is packed with nutrients and here is the crazy thing – gram for gram it blows even Acai out of the water!

We are definitely going to try some Organic baobab fruit powder and also keep up on the research.  The best site we have found for Baobab fruit research is http://www.organicbaobabfruit.net

I’ll let you know some Baobab fruit recipes soon!

 

 

 

An Informative Video on Rhodiola Reviews

I have read about the health benefits of Rhodiola Rosea and knew I wanted to try it, but I did not know how to choose the best Rhodiola Rosea supplement. After a quick Google search, I stumbled across this informative Rhodiola Rosea video that helped answer many of my questions…

Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea

The video explained that Rhodiola Rosea is used to maximize energy, fight the effects of stress and aging, sharpen memory and concentration, ease anxiety and depression, improve sexual and physical performance and block fat for lasting weight loss. Rhodiola Rosea may even help prevent heart disease and certain cancers.

 

More importantly, the video showed me what to look for when searching for the best Rhodiola Rosea supplement.

 

According to the video, the best Rhodiola supplements are made from 100% Rhodiola Rosea Root. Not all Rhodiola is the same and not all Rhodiola is safe and effective. Rhodiola Rosea is the type of Rhodiola associated with positive health benefits.

The Best Rhodiola Comes From Siberia

The best Rhodiola Rosea comes from the Siberian Mountains of Russia. Choose a supplement that lists Siberian Rhodiola Rosea Root as the active ingredient. There are certain properties within Rhodiola Rosea that provide the amazing health benefits. In order to get maximum benefits, choose a supplement with a 3:1 rosavin to salidrosides ratio. This chemical ratio in Rhodiola Rosea is found to be the most beneficial.

 

The video also explains that the best Rhodiola Rosea supplement should be freeze dried, versus heat or chemical processing. Freeze drying is the only processing method that allows Rhodiola Rosea to retain its nutrients.

 

Finally, the video explains that the best Rhodiola Rosea supplement should be all natural and contain absolutely no fillers, flow agents, caffeine or other artificial ingredients.

 

I will be ordering Perfect Rhodiola Rosea from Perfect Supplements because it is the product suggested by the video. According to the video, Perfect Rhodiola Rosea meets all of the requirements of what a Rhodiola supplement should contain to provide maximum benefits and minimal side effects.

Can Anyone Explain What Dr Oz Really Said About African Mango?

The other week, a friend mentioned that I had to try African Mango, since Dr Oz mentioned it on his show.  When I asked what exactly Dr Oz said about African Mango, my friend said it was some type of miracle weight loss supplement!

First, There Are No Miracle Weight Loss Supplements

I know my friend means well, but one of these days she will learn that there are no miracle weight loss supplements.  If you want to lose weight, you need to watch what you eat and exercise.  Period.  End of story!

Still, I was interested in what African Mango was all about so I did some research.  It turns out Dr Oz did a show on solutions to problems for women over 40.  On the show, he said that African Mango seed extract has been shown to help women lose that extra 10 pounds.  The key word here is help!

After doing a little more digging, I found the type of African Mango used in the clinical studies – it is called IGOB131.  I found a supplement called Perfect African Mango that contains only IGOB 131, at 150 mg per dose, just like in the study.  I will give it a try and let you know how it works.  I don’t expect miracles, but any little edge could help!

 

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