Supplements and Herbs

Palmitoylethanolamide

Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA): 9 Benefits of this Modern Nootropic

What is Palmitoylethanolamide? Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is an endogenous fatty acid amide, a naturally occurring compound that plays a significant role in intracellular signaling mechanisms. In both humans and animals, palmitoylethanolamide is produced primarily as a biological repair mechanism, and thus serves as an effective modulator of inflammation and chronic and/or nerve pain. Among the compound’s …

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Best Antiviral Herbs

The 14 Best Antiviral Herbs for HPV, Herpes, Shingles, EBV, Flu and Warts

What Are Antiviral Herbs? While viral infections are commonly associated with easy-to-cure ailments, such as the common cold, flu and other illnesses impacting the respiratory system, viruses also contribute to several more serious human pathogeneses, from hepatitis B to hepatocellular carcinoma. Within the past few decades globalization has ushered in several international viral outbreaks, such …

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Jaggery Gur

Jaggery Benefits: Is Gur Really Better than Sugar?

What is Jaggery? Jaggery is a traditional sweetener from India with a long history of use especially in Asia, Africa, and South America. It was and still is a popular sweetener used in baked goods, drinks, desserts, candies, a variety of dishes, and for medicinal uses.  Jaggery is called “non-centrifugal sugar” because it is obtained …

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NADH to NAD+ Diagram

The Best Supplements to Increase NAD+ and NADH Levels Naturally

What is the definition of NAD? NAD refers to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a coenzyme that can found in all eukaryotic cells. NAD can also be defined as a pyridine nucleotide, which functions as a highly important cofactor in the soluble phase of essential reduction-oxidation processes in all living cells. A cofactor can be defined as …

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Cream of Tartar

Cream of Tartar (Potassium Bitartrate): Do it’s Benefits Help Quit Smoking?

What is Cream of Tartar? Most people probably know cream of tartar from their kitchen. This common food additive is used in baking, especially as a stabilizing agent or leavener. When mixed with baking soda, cream of tartar helps create baking powder. (There’s a helpful tip for you, if you ever run out of baking …

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Tragacanth Gum

Tragacanth Gum (Gond Katira): 12 Benefits and Uses of Ayurveda Gond

What is Tragacanth Gum? Tragacanth Gum is a natural gum that is produced by several different species of the Astragalus genus. Astragalus plants often go by the names goat’s thorn or locoweed. The species used to make tragacanth gum include A. adscendens, A. gummifer, A. brachycalyx, and A. tragacantha. These are all legume bearing shrubs …

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Protein Powder Without Stevia

The 5 Best Vegan Protein Powders Without Stevia Reviewed

Why should a Vegan use Protein Powder? A proper diet includes a mix of quality carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. An important building block, that is also needed in almost all functions within the body is protein. Proteins are made up of amino acids, there are 20 different types. Amino acids form chains and each amino …

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cow

Gomutra (Cow Urine): Does Indian “Pee Therapy” have Cancer Benefits?

What is Gomutra? Gomutra comes to us from Indian traditional medicine, especially Ayurveda. It is sometimes called cow’s urine in English and it is exactly what it sounds like. Yes, there are people who claim amazing health benefits by drinking urine from cows. Gomutra has been used as a traditional medicine in Myanmar and Nigeria …

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Agaricus blazei murril

Agaricus Blazei Murill: 9 Benefits of this Anti-Cancer Mushroom

What is Agaricus blazei? Agaricus blazei is the scientific name of a medicinal mushroom which is also referred to as the God’s mushroom almond mushroom, mushroom of the sun, himematsutake, royal sun agaricus, jisongrong, and mushroom of life. This species is also synonymous with several other scientific names, including Agaricus subrufescens, Agaricus brasiliensis, and Agaricus …

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Tepezcohuite

Tepezcohuite (Jurema Preta): Benefits, Uses and Side Effects Reviewed

What is Tepezcohuite? The tree Tepezcohuite is part of the Mimosoidae family. It is also called the “skin tree,” “miracle tree,” Mimosa tenuiflora and Mimosa hostilis (in Latin), Jurema Preta, Calumbi (in Brazil), Carbonal, Cabrera, Yurema, Jurema, Black Jurema, and Vinho de Jurema. It is native to parts of South America and Central America, but …

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