“Microbial medicine” has evolved significantly in recent years, and we now know that nourishing the microbiome is a potential treatment option and prevention strategy for many health concerns. Everyone harbors between 10 and 100 trillion micro-organisms in their body, and the vast majority of these are in the gut. The gut microbiome and its metabolites play a fundamental role in many bodily functions, including nutrient production, nutrient absorption, immune system regulation, and the defense against infections, including viral infections. The powerful metabolites produced by the organisms in your microbiome are called postbiotics. Research performed during the COVID-19 pandemic clearly demonstrates that decreased diversity of the gut microbiome is associated with prolonged symptoms, delayed viral clearance, immune dysfunction, and increased mortality...
It’s official - the holiday season is here, and so is the stress that comes with it! According to the American Psychological Association, 44% of women report increased stress during the holidays, while 31% of men suffer from holiday stress. Individuals affected by holiday stress often resort to overindulging in food or alcohol to cope with the stress. Fortunately, there are healthier options for stress management this holiday season, including nutritional supplements. We often think of supplements as vitamins and minerals that need to be taken only as needed for potential nutrient deficiencies or inadequacies. However, nutritional supplements offer much more and can manifest powerful synergistic benefits that go far beyond simply replacing the vitamins and minerals missing from your...
Chronic stress is a frequent underlying cause of low nutrient levels and health issues. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 450 million people worldwide are affected by stress-related disorders. Research indicates stress could be responsible for an estimated 70% of visits to primary care providers, which is shocking. Fortunately, the consistent use of a synergistic blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts that nourish the adrenal glands could support a healthy stress response.*
The common cold is the most frequent human illness. Genetics, stress, smoking, nutrient deficiencies, and strenuous physical training can increase the risk of catching a cold. Modern research now confirms that supplemental vitamins, minerals, botanicals, and other natural remedies can decrease the severity and duration of the common cold.*
Phospholipids, including phosphatidylethanolamine, may sound like scary toxic chemicals, but every cell in your body requires phospholipids to function. Phospholipids and their components are also present in nearly all food, so you eat them daily!
Ethanolamine, which is a component of phosphatidylethanolamine, even exists in outer space!
Ethanolamine has been detected in the Almahata Sitta meteorite and the molecular cloud located in the SgrB2 complex in the Galactic Center. Since ethanolamine forms efficiently in space, it could have contributed to the evolution of primitive membranes and, therefore, all life on Earth.
Learn more about phosphatidylethanolamine and its components in Part 3 of our exciting blog series about the safety and health benefits of phospholipids!*