You may know apple cider vinegar as a salad dressing, but did you know it can promote fat burning? Learn more about how this nutrient can promote weight management, digestive health and more from Amanda Williams, MPH.
Have you ever felt both tired and wired, like you’re lacking energy but can’t seem to unwind? This type of stress is related to your adrenal glands, so it is important to turn to powerful nutrients that can help support your ability to fend off stress and decompress.
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Researchers have come a long way since the original discovery of the very unique amino acid carnosine. L-carnosine has long been known for helping with muscle recovery and energy production within the muscles. We are now seeing why this amino acid is so important to our overall health and wellness.†
What is L-carnosine?
L-carnosine is a dipeptide made up of beta alanine and L-histidine. Recent research has found high levels of this amino acid in neurons, showing that this nutrient may be important for the nervous system and brain. We find carnosine throughout the body wherever there are high energy demands, including the heart, brain and skeletal muscles. It helps support the metabolic demand and energy production within those regions.†
We also now recognize that this nutrient plays a role in the aging process. As carnosine levels begin to diminish, we start to see an acceleration of aging. We can see that the shortening of telomeres is associated with low levels of carnosine in the body. This can cause things to go haywire.†
Initial studies on L-carnosine looked at the role of the nutrient in skeletal muscle. It is integral to muscle recovery, so it is helpful after exercise, for example. But we also know that it seems to exert this multimodal activity, including being very important when it comes to targeting free radicals. It has its own antioxidant capabilities. It is very beneficial when it comes to easing inflammation.†
Supplementing with this nutrient
If we can supplement with L-carnosine and put this nutrient back into our body, we are actually helping to protect our telomeres, which are the end-caps of our cellular DNA.†
We have our L-Carnosine Plus HxⓇ formulation, which is this powerful dipeptide that people can utilize for a variety of reasons. For people who are seeing early signs of the kidneys beginning to slow down, then taking carnosine can be advantageous for its antioxidant properties, as well as its ability to help with glycation. This can also be the case when it comes to diabetic neuropathy. There is so much research continuing to come out about how the antioxidants derived from carnosine can do so much to support the health of the brain, as well as the muscles.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains the important role the amino acid carnosine plays within the body. She details research on the nutrient and discusses its function within the muscles, heart and brain.†
- The history of L-carnosine
- The role this nutrient plays in chronic disease states
- Studies on this unique dipeptide
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During the summer, we are more susceptible to UV rays that can harm our skin health. The Mediterranean diet is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can help you protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun.
The body relies on cellular energy to function properly, but there are many factors that may prevent this. The good news is that there are powerful nutrients such as ribose that can help promote energy production within the body.
InViteⓇ Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Everyone’s had a headache from time to time, but anyone who’s had a migraine headache certainly understands the true misery that a migraine can bring on. Today I want to talk about different nutrients that may be supportive if you do have the tendency to succumb to a migraine.†
What causes a migraine?
Migraines are a major problem in this country, but when it comes to traditional medical approaches, there are still many things that are unknown. Many people who have migraines may not even be diagnosed. It’s estimated that about 40 million Americans get migraines.†
We know that migraines are recurrent and often debilitating. There are some people who have migraines that can last for days. It is generally accompanied by other factors including nausea and sensitivity to sound or light.†
The role of nutrients
We can’t overlook the nutritional deficiencies and hormonal imbalances when it comes to migraines. For instance, someone may have a melatonin deficiency that is impacting their sleep schedule and thus creating headaches. Deficiencies of magnesium and B vitamins may also be linked to migraines. These are important factors to consider.†
The relationship between migraines and hormonal imbalances is more commonly seen in women. It’s important to have your hormone levels tested to help narrow down what might be the cause of the headaches.†
There are many natural interventions that may be beneficial when it comes to targeting migraines. Coenzyme Q10, for example, has been shown to help reduce the frequency and duration of migraines. Vitamin B2, known as riboflavin, is also important for maintaining mitochondrial energy production within the brain and neurons. Additionally, studies have shown that giving patients with chronic migraines magnesium helped to reduce the severity and frequency of their headaches.†
In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH goes into detail about migraines. She discusses how common they are, some factors that may impact them and nutrients that can help combat these painful, recurring headaches.†
- Statistics on migraine headaches
- The hormonal component of this issue
- Conventional medical treatments for migraines
- Clinical research on helpful nutrients
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