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.

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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.

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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.

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Best Fat Burning Foods for Weight Loss

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Many people suffer from excessive fat which has many side effects. It not only looks bad but also causes many health problems. Excessive fat can cause health complications such as heartburn, bloating, stroke, diabetes, cancer etc.
It is necessary to burn fat and lose excessive weight, as it has harmful effects. Losing weight effectively needs commitment and effort. Here are some free weight loss tips you can use effectively.

1. Use the best fat burning food:
It is not suggested that to lose weight you should starve yourself. But eating a balanced diet periodically will have better and more effective results. If you avoid meals and food it will affect your metabolism and degrade your health. There are foods which actually burn fats in a more effective way. Following are some of the best fat burning foods which can help you.

• Apples:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away, seriously an apple can help you reduce your body fats. Apple contains pectin which restricts the body to store fats and helps to absorb water which releases the deposition of fats from the body.

• Chilies:
Chilies contain Capsaicin which increases the rate of metabolism thus burning fat. It is used as one of the fat burning foods.

• Vitamin C rich foods:
Fruits such as lemon, Orange, Guava, Limes, Grapefruits, Tomatoes, sweet lime, papaya which are rich in Vitamin C and highly fibrous speed up the metabolism process and help to burn additional fats. Eating fibrous and citrus foods daily can help you maintain your health.

• Honey:
Honey is a good antioxidant agent which revs the metabolism and mobilizes stored fats. Thus, fighting against excess fat.

• Milk:
Milk contains a high quantity of Calcium which helps to break down fat molecules and burn them. According to research, Milk can burn double the amount of calories it contains thus Milk and other foods which are rich in calcium can be termed as fat burners.

• Green Tea:
Research says that green tea increases the metabolism rate of the body thus acts as a fat burning food.

• Vegetables:
Vegetables like Broccoli, Asparagus, Spinach, Cucumbers, Onions and Zucchini have a significant importance in increasing the metabolism rate and encouraging mobilization of body fats. They can burn more calories than what they have. These vegetables are efficient in reducing excessive body fats.

2. Avoid Sugar and Salt:
Sugar is bad if for the person who is looking to lose weight. Avoid large intake of salty foods as they contain large amounts of calories.

3. Good Physical exercise:
It is necessary to have a good physical exercise supplemented with the above foods in the diet.

By following the tips religiously and including proper food in your diet you can definitely reduce body fat and lose weight. Although the path is not easy but the results are great so don’t hesitate to start your diet and exercise with determination to succeed.

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Nutritional Supplements for Your Health

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You can find nutritional supplements as both drugs based on vitamins and minerals, and as foods and fruits: bananas, grapes, apples, walnuts, raisins, cherries, as well as cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, yogurt, poultry, fish, cheese, egg, mushrooms and lettuce.

Nutritional supplements provide the necessary ratio of fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins, and are recommended for both children and mature people who make physical and intellectual effort or those who want to lose weight fast.

Weight loss nutritional supplements are in the form of tablets, sticks or mixtures, the latter providing a normal diet and administered by mixing the composition with a certain measure of water, milk or fruit juice, just after exercise.

Be aware that some supplements, and nutrition bars or mixtures for weight loss are not effective if you do not make a little fitness, jogging, aerobics or other exercises. These products act on muscle development and therefore must be managed simultaneously with a regular and correct training and a special diet.

If you cannot follow a special diet, you may consume nutrient tablets to maintain figure. They contain fruits and plants that inhibit excessive appetite, burn fat and prevent obesity. As I said not to keep a strict diet, but you have to eat as natural as you can: many fruits and vegetables, no fats, sweets and excess fried foods.

This supplement is recommended for both men and women. The treatment is meant for one month and a half, but the degree of obesity will be taken into account. If it is increased you will receive these weight loss dietary supplements for 3 months and more. Remember these supplements are harder to procure than depression treatment so you will need to see the doctor before you can take them. You will not lose weight now but you will definitely lose it.

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