Many women look in the mirror and find that what they see doesn’t really match up with how they feel inside. Where did these wrinkles, lines and age spots come from? We’ll often turn to fancy lotions and potions to apply to our skin to reverse the signs of aging, and while these can certainly help, amazing benefits also come from working inside out.
Nutrient Absorption Gets Diminishes With Age
As we age, our body’s ability to absorb nutrients is diminished. Supplements can replace some missing nutrients, but even these are hard for our bodies to process. But the fact is, we need those nutrients to create healthy, new cells that replace the old, dead ones. This process can improves our skin’s appearance and also offers other fantastic benefits such as improved mental clarity, increased focus and more energy, not to mention a better overall mood. The best way to fill your body with those nutrients and minerals is by drinking fresh juice.
Juicing makes the helpful plant nutrients and enzymes present more easily digestible. When the aging cells don’t have to work so hard to assimilate the beneficial compounds, the results are far more profound. Best of all, juicing is quick, easy, and affordable–and it just works, plain and simple.
Juicing for Overall Health
Juicing offers greater resistance to all of the pesky health issues that tend to pop up as we age. Pomegranate and cherry juices, in particular, help to reduce internal inflammation, in turn reducing the risk for heart and cardiovascular disease.
According to the American Dietetic Association, drinking juice made entirely from fresh fruits and vegetables is one of the best ways to maximize your nutritional intake. Most of us don’t get enough fruits and vegetables, but juicing makes it really easy (and fast!) to do so.
It’s so important to get lots of fresh produce in our diets: flavonoids, the plant pigments responsible for colors in fruits and vegetables, help the body fight infections and cancers and even minimize the occurrence of allergy symptoms. Apple-celery juice reduces inflammation and promotes restful sleep. Alkaline vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, parsley, spinach, kale, and celery help flush the liver, kidneys, blood, and the muscle tissue of toxins which have been accumulating for years.
Alkalizing food is an essential part of our diets – most people tend to be off balance in favor or more acidic foods, causing pH imbalance in the body. pH imbalance is the root of a ton of health issues, like hormone imbalance, weight gain and chronic fatigue, among (many!) others. Drinking alkalizing juice with lots of veggies offers tremendous protection from these issues.
There are as many common reasons to juice for longevity and anti-aging as there are veggies and fruits to juice with! The various nutrients in fresh juice help reduce or eliminate a wide range of health issues, including:
- high cholesterol
- bladder infections
- canker sores
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- kidney stones
- macular degeneration
- morning sickness
- prostate enlargement
- varicose veins
- water retention.
Berries: Packed with Antioxidants
Juicing has anti-aging benefits that rival even the top anti-aging skin care products. If your concern is anti-aging, adding berries to your juice is a good start – although berries differ in exact levels of different compounds, they all contain high levels of antioxidants and nutrients that help your body fight the free radicals that wreak havoc on your skin. Fruit and vegetable juices also contain phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals that promote healthy, shiny hair, tight skin and youthful vitality. Berries also contain vitamins and minerals that help protect against various types of cancer. Dark skinned berries like blackberries and blueberries contain the highest levels of antioxidants.
Few people are aware of the incredible benefits juicing has to offer. The best part is, you can tailor your juice recipes to address specific needs and health issues you’re facing.
Melissa Cameron, also known as “mom” to two little ones, is married to her best friend, Dave. She enjoys scrapbooking and spending time with her elderly parents. She loves to learn new things; In her free time, she can be found doing research, reading Zeolite reviews, writing, and surfing the internet.
Conventional fish oils are some of the best-supported supplements in terms of research and empirical backing, yet it is still unclear whether they are most effective than alternatives such as cod liver oil. Both conventional fish oils and cod liver oils are effective because of their high doses of essential fatty acids occurring in their natural form, but other aspects of cod liver may make it an even better choice than conventional oils.
Vitamin A in Cod Liver Oil
Although rarely giving proper recognition, vitamin A is essential for the development and maintenance of proper vision, as highlighted in the article What Does Vitamin A Do? Furthermore, vitamin A is responsible for the regulation of a wide variety of other hormonal processes that keep the body functioning properly. Cod liver oil contains high doses of vitamin A in it’s naturally occurring form, as opposed to synthetic alternatives.
Vitamin D in Cod Liver Oil
Another important component of cod liver oil is vitamin D, which is regulates bone mineral density, various hormone-related processes, and more. Researchers have even established a link between vitamin D deficiency and hair loss due to vitamin D’s influence on hair growth cycles. As with vitamin A, the vitamin D in cod liver oil is in it’s naturally-occurring form and is therefore easily absorbed by the body.
Omega-3s in Cod Liver Oil
Omega-3 fatty acids are the main selling point of fish oils in general, and are also present in high quantities in cod liver oil. Omega-3 balance (in comparison to Omega-6) has been found to be an extremely important factor in overall health. Moreover, common American diets tend to be excessive in Omega-6 fatty acids and very low in Omega-3s, so it’s almost always the case that a form of fish oil can help with these imbalances.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.