March is here, which means spring delights, including warmer weather, March Madness, gardening, baseball, and spring break, are just around the corner.
Here at InterPlexus, we are dedicating our March blog posts to magnesium – a truly powerful and magical mineral that is rarely consumed in adequate amounts. Magnesium (Mg) is required for many functions in the body because it is a cofactor or activator in hundreds of enzymatic reactions. Mg plays a role in RNA and DNA synthesis; protein, lipid, and carbohydrate metabolism; maintaining the stability of cell membranes; bone strength; vitamin D and calcium metabolism; nervous system function; immune activity; and more.
In honor of American Heart Month, we are sharing information about the beneficial effects of citrus bioflavonoids on your cardiovascular system in Part 2 of our blog series. Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, so consider taking better care of your heart by reading the blog and increasing your intake of heart-healthy citrus bioflavonoids.* What are Citrus Bioflavonoids? The dietary bioflavonoids present in citrus fruits include hesperidin, hesperetin, naringin, naringenin, diosmin, quercetin, rutin, nobiletin, tangeretin, and many others. Common citrus fruits that contain these flavonoids include grapefruits, lemons, limes, mandarins, and oranges. Citrus flavonoids offer an impressive array of health-related benefits, including antioxidant, cell-protective, and anti-inflammatory properties.* Numerous mechanistic studies show that citrus flavonoids prevent cardiovascular...
In honor of American Heart Month, we are sharing information about the beneficial effects of bioflavonoids on your cardiovascular system in our blog posts. Heart disease is the number one cause of death worldwide, so consider taking better care of your heart by reading our blogs and increasing your intake of heart-healthy bioflavonoids.*
What are Bioflavonoids?
Bioflavonoids are natural plant-based compounds that offer many health benefits, and more than 5000 different flavonoids have been discovered. Research shows this diverse group of natural compounds have blood sugar-lowering, cholesterol-lowering, anticancer, kidney-protective, liver-protective, and antioxidant properties when consumed as part of a healthy diet.*
Did you know that consuming unusual foods, eating on the go, sleep disruptions, emotional stress, schedule changes, traveling, and other factors could significantly affect the health of your gut microbiome? If you traveled or experienced increased stress during the holidays, your gut microbiome might need a tune-up for the New Year.
Happy New Year!
As a new year begins, we want to share some of our favorite health blogs to support you as you pursue your health goals and other wellness intentions in 2023!
Our favorite health blogs offer information about topics that range from nourishing paleo pumpkin bread to the perfect poison (arsenic). Did you know arsenic is the most toxic substance in the United States because most Americans are exposed to it daily? Read more about how to protect your family from arsenic in the Environmental Health Symposium blog we highlight in our list of top blogs.*