vitamin b12 weight lossConsuming vitamins on a daily basis plays a vital part in maintaining your health and helping the metabolic processes in your body. In particular, Vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin) an important water-soluble vitamin, helps make your DNA and your red blood cells. It also helps with maintain the proper functioning of your nervous system. Vitamin B12 plays a key role in weight loss as well! Your body does not naturally make vitamin B12 so you must get your B12 intake from animal-based foods or supplements. Because humans don’t store this vitamin for a long period of time it is important to have a daily intake of food rich in Vitamin B12 such as meat, eggs, fish and dairy products.

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Vitamin & Mineral Deficiency Symptoms

Vitamins and minerals are an essential part of our well-being. A balanced diet includes foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals in order to keep our bodies healthy and functioning with increased energy levels, improvement of bacteria in the gut and an increase in electrolyte and antioxidant levels. A well-balanced diet will also help protect you from variety of diseases.

You might be wondering; how do I know if I’m are consuming a well-balanced diet with the proper vitamins and minerals to stay healthy and avoid disease? Below is a list of symptoms that can be a sign that your body is communicating to you that you need to adjust your diet to include more essential vitamins and minerals. After that we will provide you with a list of way to assure you are consuming an appropriate amount of essential vitamins and trace minerals to avoid the symptoms of deficiencies.

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Best 15 Foods for Increasing Vitamin B12 Levels (Plus foods for vegans and vegetarians too!)

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be especially detrimental to those who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Others who benefit from Vitamin b12 supplementation include those with pernicious anemia- a lack of a protein factor critical for vitamin b12 production in the body.

If you want to increase your energy levels and focus by increasing your vitamin b12 levels, here are the top 15 foods to incorporate into your diet. (according to health.com)

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What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is an antioxidant molecule that naturally occurs in nature and our bodies.  It removes toxins such as free radicals, heavy metals and peroxides from our cells to prevent oxidative damage and cellular stress. It is a tri-peptide, meaning it is made of three amino acids (peptides) – glutamate, cysteine, and glycine.  These three form a stable molecule that allows the thiol group on cysteine to act as a reducing agent in our cells.

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Energy drinks can be fun and tasty—but when you look at what’s inside each can, the picture isn’t so great. There are three big dangers of energy drinks everyone should know about before making them their go-to pick-me-up.

Why Energy Drinks are a Problem

Since energy drinks were first introduced in the 1960s, consumption has continued to rise—and so have associated health issues.

The problem comes from a concentration of ingredients that create the potential dangers of energy drinks. Here are the big three reasons to pause before picking up a can (followed by much better alternatives to help you kick the habit).

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Supplements can be life-changing. Since our modern world (especially our food) is lacking in nutrition it once provided, vitamins can “fill in the gaps” to help us thrive. But there’s a potentially dark side of taking these vitamins and minerals. Today we’ll explore the question of “can you get liver damage from supplements?” and what to do about it.

First, let’s do a quick break down of how the liver functions for us daily.

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More than 77 percent of Americans are deficient in one key nutrient: vitamin D [1]. But that’s not all. Many of us are imbalanced in vitamin A and vitamin K2. Alone or combined, these disparities can lead to serious health issues if not corrected.

And here’s the craziest part: getting the balance right of these three critical elements is not actually that hard—we’re just uninformed about how to do it.

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Afternoon tiredness is a monster many of us struggle with on a regular basis. The work day is going well, but then 2:00 or 3:00 hits and it can become a battle just to focus.  This article covers ways to combat afternoon lethargy and keep your energy levels more consistent throughout the day.

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