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Everything you need to know on magnesium glycinate

Everything you need to know on magnesium glycinate

Magnesium glycinate Magnesium glycinate (or bisglycinate) is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium made by chelating magnesium to the amino acid glycine. Chelated magnesium is a unique preparation method that offers increased stability, better bioavailability, and less chance of impacting the digestive tract.  Magnesium glycinate is thought to be one of the most relaxing forms of magnesium, partly because of what it is chelated to, in this case glycine. Glycine (also known as 2-Aminoacetic Acid) is an amino acid and a neurotransmitter. It has a broad range of roles in the body, from regulating blood sugar to faciliating the production DNA and...

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What is iodine? The halogen inside each of your cells

What is iodine? The halogen inside each of your cells

In conjuction with the release of our latest supplement, we wanted to talk a little bit more about Iodine. Our new organic seaweed blend contains 346ug of wholefood iodine which equates to 230% of the RNI (reference nutrient intake), but why do we need it? and what really is iodine? Bernard courtois was the man who first discovered iodine which is a halogen if you're looking at the periodic table. He was originally making gunpowder from potassium and sodium but accidentally added too much sulphuric acid to seaweed ash and observed a distinct purple colour. This was the birth of...

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Shilajit: The Conqueror of Mountains

Shilajit: The Conqueror of Mountains

In sandskrit, the term 'shilajit' translates into different names such as 'conqueror of mountains' and 'destroyer of weekness'.  For centuriues people living in isolated villages in the Himalayas and adjoining regions have used preparations made from fulvic acid known as as shilajit to help prevent disease. Medical researchers took interest in these small communities after observing their longevity and good health. Dr Salil K. Bhattacharya and scientists from The Neuropharmacology Laboratory and Institute of Medical Sciences in India undertook extensive clinical trials on these preparations. What they found was that fulvic acid appears to increases superoxide dismutase activity (SOD), a master antioxidant which...

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Implications of low magnesium

Implications of low magnesium

What are the effects of long term low magnesium intake?

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