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Top 10 VitaminB5 Rich Foods - Dr.Axe

Top 10 Vitamin B5 Foods (Pantothenic Acid)

Pantothenic acid aka vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin common in most foods. Like the other B-vitamins, it plays a role in energy metabolism acting as a coenzyme to energy-producing chemical reactions. It also plays a role in the synthesis of fat, hormones, and neurotransmitters in the brain. Severe deficiencies in pantothenic acid are extremely rare and generally only seen … Read More

Deer antler spray - Dr. Axe

Can Deer Antler Spray Build Strength & Endurance?

Deer antler spray — a supplement commonly used in the fitness and sports industries that has a long history of use in Eastern medicine — is pretty much as strange as it sounds. Derived from the tissue found inside deer antlers, it’s reported to work by providing IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor), a natural growth hormone found inside the human body that … Read More

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Yohimbe bark - Dr. Axe

Yohimbe Bark Benefits For Erectile Dysfunction & More

Yohimbe bark (pronounced yoh-heem-buh) is an herbal supplement associated with anti-aging effects. It is used to naturally treat erectile dysfunction, low libido, hormonal imbalances and symptoms like low energy. Yohimbe has a long history of use in Western Africa, where the plant originates. It’s still grown there today, especially for its apparent aphrodisiac abilities. According to a 2013 report published in Pharmacognosy Review, … Read More

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Green Coffee Bean: Do Benefits Outweigh Risks of This Weight Loss Supplement?

You might think of coffee as your “vice,” but believe it or not studies show that in many instances coffee consumers have a lower risk of several serious diseases compared to non-consumers — whether we’re talking traditional coffee, mushroom coffee, or green coffee bean. Caffeine found in coffee nutrition has always gotten a bad rap, but research suggests that caffeine’s negative reputation may … Read More

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Chaga mushroom - Dr. Axe

Chaga Mushroom: 5 Health Benefits of This Ancient Medicine

A common star of mushroom coffee and mushroom tea, the chaga mushroom is loaded with impressive health benefits. It actually has one of the highest ORAC scores of any food! Why is this a good thing? ORAC stands for “Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity.” The higher the ORAC score the better a food’s ability to protect the body from disease-causing free radicals. It also … Read More

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What Is Taurine? Separating Myth from Reality

There’s an amino acid out there that many believe comes from bull urine or bull semen, but the truth is this conditional amino acid, taurine, does not come from the bodily fluids of bulls. So what is taurine, and where does it come from? Natural taurine actually comes from meat, fish and dairy and is otherwise found as synthetic supplements. … Read More

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L methionine - Dr. Axe

What Is L Methionine? L Methionine Benefits & Top Food Sources

You know all about protein foods, but did you know there’s something in most of them that can fight disease, build bones and support the liver? First discovered by American bacteriologist John Howard Mueller in 1921, L methionine, or methionine, is an essential amino acid found in the body used to make proteins and peptides. It’s found in meat, fish and dairy products, … Read More

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Macronutrients - Dr. Axe

3 Macronutrients You Need & Top Food Sources

Each and every food that we eat, whether it’s a cheeseburger or green smoothie, contains a proportion of different macronutrients. It’s common for the highest percentage of macronutrients found in the food to actually be how we classify or refer to the food — for example, calling grains and potatoes “carbs” and meat or fish “proteins.” Given all of the … Read More

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L-Lysine Benefits the Gut, Brain & Herpes Outbreaks

The same building block of protein that helps treat cold sores can also help fight cancer. It’s not a myth; it’s just science — and that’s just one of the many L-lysine benefits. For years, people have been using L-lysine to treat the herpes virus and recover from workouts. But, as it turns out, this amino acid is good for … Read More

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Foods high in zinc - Dr. Axe

Top 10 Foods High in Zinc

Zinc is an essential trace mineral that plays a role in more than a hundred enzymatic reactions in the body, which is why consuming foods high in zinc is so important. It’s needed in small amounts every day in order to maintain your health and perform important functions. Zinc benefits come from its presence within all bodily tissue — it’s needed for healthy cell … Read More

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Beta-Carotene - Dr. Axe

Beta-Carotene: Beneficial or Dangerous for Your Health?

There’s a growing body of literature that indicates the beneficial effects of beta-carotene and other carotenoids on chronic diseases in humans. Beta-carotene is a type of carotenoid that’s found in plants. It’s known as a pro vitamin A carotenoid because it needs to be converted to active vitamin A by the body. Researchers agree that beta-carotene found in fruits and vegetables … Read More

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