Top 4 Calcium benefits. #2 Helps with fat loss

Calcium is best known for being important for bone formation, but actually plays a much larger role than just that in the body. Calcium is involved in vascular contraction, vasodilation (increase synthesis of nitric oxide), muscle functions, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion. (1) Most of these effects are due to lowering PTH as … Continue reading Top 4 Calcium benefits. #2 Helps with fat loss

7 amazing benefits of Niacinamide. #4 is boosting brain capacity

There are various forms of niacin out there, a few are nicotinic acid (NA), nicotinamide/niacinamide (NAM), nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and nicotinamide riboside (NR). Nicotinic acid has a few side effects, such as flushing, nausea, fainting and can even cause insulin resistance and liver toxicity and exacerbate peptic ulcer disease, which NAM doesn't have. (1, 2) B3 … Continue reading 7 amazing benefits of Niacinamide. #4 is boosting brain capacity

Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythmvascular tonenerve functionmuscle contraction and relaxationbone formationenergy metabolism - adenosine triphosphate (ATP) productionDNA and RNA … Continue reading Magnesium – a top dog mineral

Top 7 vitamin B6 benefits. #7 is increased dopamine synthesis

Vitamin B6 is found in plant and animal sources. Plants contain mostly pyridoxine and animals contain mostly pyridoxal. These two forms need to be converted to its active form, pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP), by the enzyme, pyridoxal kinase, for it to perform its many important functions. The recommended intake for B6 is 1.7mg daily. However in … Continue reading Top 7 vitamin B6 benefits. #7 is increased dopamine synthesis

Thyroid and testosterone production

How does your thyroid status affect your androgen levels? The thyroid produces two hormones, namely T4 and T3. T4 is converted to T3 via the deiodinases enzyme and T4 levels are always higher than T3 levels. T4 is just considered as a pro-hormone, as it's converted to T3, which is the active hormone. T3 binds with … Continue reading Thyroid and testosterone production

Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It's very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we … Continue reading Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

27 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

You want as much free testosterone as you can get so there can be optimal interaction with androgen receptors for optimal anabolic activity. So after testosterone leaves the testes and enters the bloodstream (that's total testosterone), about 44–65% of the circulating plasma T is bound strongly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and 33–54% binds … Continue reading 27 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG