Are Are Liquid Colloidal Minerals Really Superior To More Traditional Supplements?

Liquid colloidal minerals are touted as being superior to their more traditional counterparts, citing increased absorbability due to the fact that the minerals are already “pre digested” or broken down into small enough parts that very little has to be done to make them available for absorption. It is also claimed that absorption itself is increased due tot the fact that the minerals are ionized or charged, making them more bioavailable (available for your body to use).

 

Liquid colloidal minerals

Colloidal liquids are liquid mediums with tiny particles suspended throughout, like milk for example. The nutrients in colloidal minerals stay emulsified in liquid because they are so small that they don’t settle out. The charge on these small particles also keeps them from settling out as they attach themselves to water molecules.

 

Traditional minerals

Traditional (dry) supplements are often criticized for being hard to swallow, indigestible, and composed of certain forms of nutrients that the body cannot utilize (low bioavailability). While this is true in some of the lower quality and cheaper brands, there are many brands that provide a high level of bioavailble nutrients. Some tablets are difficult to digest because of coatings made for increased production speed and the tightly packed nature of these pills, but capsules allow for easy release of nutrients in a compact form The nutrients become readily available when the gel cap is dissolved.

 

Claims

So are the claims made by colloidal mineral manufacturers about increased absorption beyond what you get from a “dry” multivitamin/mineral pill true? The first assertion is that because of their small size the body can absorb more of the nutrient. The second assertion is that because of the particles are charged they allow other nutrients to be better absorbed by the digestive tract and the negative particles bind and remove toxins. There is little to no research to back these assertions up. As for the first assertion, while it is true that some tablets are hard to digest (see above paragraph), capsules and high quality tablets are designed to fully dissolve in the digestive system. The second claim may be partially theoretically correct in that negatively charged particles could bind with positively charged toxic metals like mercury or lead. The claim that the negative charge will aid in absorption of other nutrients is not correct, however.

 

Conclusion

Liquid colloidal mineral supplements do not seem to live up to their claims of superiority. While they may outperform cheaper, lower quality supplements, they do not outperform the high quality variety of more traditional supplements. They are also less durable and less portable. There are also some dangers that I neglected to mention in regards to colloidal minerals, but you can click the link to read more in depth about these.

What to eat before and after a workout?

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Many have heard the axiom “No pain, no gain”, but this should not be applied to any pain that can be prevented. It is very important to stretch and warm up before a workout and cool down after. Also, controlled breathing can ease any respiratory difficulties. These aren’t the only problems to be considered, however.

Eating, physiologically speaking, is like putting fuel in your gas tank. One pays careful attention not to introduce diesel into a gasoline engine but, strangely, many do not have the sense to do the same with their bodies. There are three basic food types: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. While experts recommend a healthy mix of the three, many tend to indulge in carbohydrate rich foods like bread, potatoes, and cakes but neglect protein rich foods like fish, soy products, and eggs. Even body builders, who definitely know better, tend to derive much of their protein from supplements and continue to indulge in carbohydrate rich foods.

Interestingly, though carbohydrates are necessary for the health of the body, in large quantities is leads to many health related problems such as obesity and, consequently, hypertension, diabetes, and increased risk of stroke. Through a process known as gluconeogenesis the body is capable of synthesizing glucose from protein.

There is no such process for creating several amino acids contained in protein. Without these essential amino acids, namely Pyrrolysine and Selenocysteine, the body does not have what it needs to function properly.
It must be noted that muscle is composed of protein. When an individual “works out” effectively muscle fibers become damaged, protein is used to repair the muscle, and the muscle becomes stronger.

For these reasons, it is important to incorporate plenty of protein into one’s diet after a workout. Many who take part in anaerobic exercise complete their workout with a protein rich food such as peanut butter, tuna fish, eggs, etc and a great deal of water. Incorporating carbohydrates and fats are important for balance but the emphasis after a workout should be protein.

Before a workout, however, it can be a good idea to consume carbohydrates as a means of gaining almost immediate access to all the energy in the food for the workout. Simple carbohydrates such as sugar, potatoes, and white bread are good for a quick release of energy, followed by a spike in insulin levels. Complex carbohydrates are preferred, however, due to their tendency to release energy steadily over a period.

M. M. Wagner writes for http://www.ellipticalmachines.net her hobby blog she uses to write about Schwinn elliptical machine and home fitness tips to help people prevent heart diseases.

Detox diets – How to make sure your’s is safe

Detoxes have existed since the famous grapefruit diet of the thirties. And ever since then have lots of men and women went on crazy detox diets trying to lose a quick few pounds. But as such detoxes can hold in serious side effects and make you lose muscle, you need to take choose your detox diet carefully to avoid getting hurt.

Follow these tips and your next detox will be a safer one

Horrible tasting concoctions?

Be aware of any ingredients like cayenne pepper or vinegar or anything else that makes your detox taste foul and unhealthy. There are no no scientifically proof that such ingredients can rid toxins from the body. Rather follow a healthy detox that also tastes great.

Is it dangerously low calories?

Detox diets that are too low in calories may help you to lose weight, but most of the weight loss stems from water weight. Even a small women need about 1000 calories a day before her metabolism starts to slow down. And if you eat too little calories, your body goes into starvation diet – making it even more difficult to lose weight.

Is it healthy?

A healthy detox diet includes lots of fruit and veg, is high in fiber, low in salt and fat and excludes alcohol. A healthy detox diet is also balanced,  meaning that it includes food from all the major food groups. Such detox diets will do you more good than others and will help you to shed toxins and weight. It is always better to think of your long term health instead of your short term gains.

Power ingredients

These power ingredients will make your detox diet super effective – be sure to include them in your detox diet today.

  • Red pepper – Full of anti-oxidants that boosts your health.
  • Asparagus – Rich in fiber help that will help you to slim down and keep you fuller for longer.
  • Sweet potato – High in vitamin A and fiber and makes and excellent sweet snack.
  • Water – Help you to flush out toxins and keep you full. Be sure to drink tons on a detox diet.

To summarize  – Try to stick only to healthy, sane detox diets if you can and avoid all fad and foul tasting detoxes. It will safe you some bad side effects and might even safe your life.

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Real Benefits of Vitamin B12 Injections

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Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin, naturally produced actually by a bacteria in the soil and not in animals, as many people tend to dogmatically believe. Animals, carnivore animals, get this vitamin out of eating herbivore animals who themselves eat plants that contain this vitamin out of the soil, and that’s how the B12 cycle goes on and on, giving all creatures of earth their required amount of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 benefits and side effects are vast, wide, and well known. These include DNA replication, red blood cells formation, tissue growth, Homocysteine levels reduction, and this vitamin also creates a fatty substance around your nerve cells that protects them, and that’s why many of the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include mis functioning of the nervous system, such as tingles in the hand or feet for example. One of the most well known benefits of B12 vitamin is that it functions as a natural body ‘energizer’ by significantly boosting up your metabolism.

Many people take vitamin B12 injections for weight loss purposes, and this is not such of a wise decision, since the only real benefit you would get from that is that it goes directly to your blood stream. If you don’t have problems ABSORBING this vitamin, you actually can have the exact same benefits out of any other sources, such as sub lingual tablets, intra nasal sprays or jel, and of course regular vitamin B12 foods.

The richest food in vitamin B12 is actually.. clams. They contain around 98% micro gram per 100g, which is 1650% of the RDA. You can also get this vitamin from all livers and kidneys of most mammals, but they also contain an horrendous amount of cholesterol as well, which is not worth the benefits. For the vegans of you, you can eat unwashed fruits and veggies, if NOT chemically unsprayed (like most of the agricultural food today), or you could get nutritional yeast from Red Star, which I highly recommend. You can get the same b12 vitamin benefits from any source, as long is it contains the active forms of this vitamin – cyanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin.

Boost Your Energy Level With Detox Drinks

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Many people are interested in detoxifying their body and clearing out their digestive system. Toxins from the unhealthy foods we eat and the environment accumulate in our bodies. The toxins in the body make people feel sluggish and can lead to disease. Detoxification products such as healthy detox drinks can quickly get rid of toxins, leaving someone feeling healthy and energetic.

Someone can purchase a powdered detoxification drink mix from their local health food store. The detox drink mixes are very expensive, and many people choose to make up their own detox drinks at home. The best detox drinks include plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruit and vegetable juice and pure water can be added to create different flavors, but processed foods or drinks should be avoided. There are plenty of good detox drink recipes available online. Someone should look for recipes that are part of an overall healthy living detoxification program. These healthy recipes are designed to provide the fastest results.

People, who want to detoxify their body on a regular basis without going on a full detoxification program, may choose to add green tea to their daily diet. Green tea detoxifies the body if it is taken on a regular basis. In order to detoxify the body someone should drink several cups of natural green tea throughout the day. Many researchers believe that green tea has the ability to reduce the risk of diseases such as cancer. Someone should choose a high quality organic green tea for the best results.

Many people choose to cleanse their body of toxins one day per week. During this day they eat and drink nothing but pure water and raw fruits and vegetables. A healthy day of eating gives the digestive system a much needed break, and helps the body to get rid of toxins that have accumulated throughout the week. The best detox drinks contain foods and juices that are filled with essential vitamins and nutrients. Whether someone goes on a detoxification diet or has healthy detoxification drinks once per week, they are sure to notice a boost in their energy level.

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