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Top 5 Supplements to Charge Your Life

While the individualization of supplements is helpful based on each person’s health and previous medical history, there are some nutrients that are powerful for all of us.  Here are 5 supplements to charge up your life:
1) A probiotic
By adding in good strains of bacteria to your gut, your bad bacteria begin to diminish bad bacteria brings your intestinal system back into balance.  For those with GI issues and or an imbalance of organisms in the gut, quality probiotics offer therapeutic support.

The GI tract is a finely balanced environment where roughly 500 different strains of bacteria compete for space and nutrients. When there is a healthy balance (eubiosis), few symptoms exist. However, dysbiosis can occur when an overabundance of potentially harmful organisms prevail. The natural microflora balance can become disrupted by medications (such as antibiotics, oral contraceptives, etc.), excessive alcohol consumption, or poor dietary intake.

Probiotics have been extensively studied and are characterized as having broad GI and immune benefits, including (1) increasing the population of healthy bacteria following microflora imbalance; (2) supporting healthy bowel function; (3) increasing the production of short-chain fatty acids, which provide energy to the cells of the intestinal lining; (4) strengthening the gut-immune barrier by promoting a healthy gut mucosa; (5) aiding in the digestion of difficult-to-breakdown compounds like lactose and casein; and (6) enhancing detoxification of harmful compounds.

2) Curcumin

You are surrounded by environmental toxins such as pollution, radiation, even sunlight and exercise that create free radical cellular damage and need a power punch for your cells to fight back.  Curcumin is an ingredient extracted from turmeric and is a powerful anti-inflammatory.  Turmeric may be the most effective supplement in existence with major benefits for your body and brain power.  Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid in turmeric providing excellent antioxidant activity and protection for your cells.  Curcumin has been found to assist with common health concerns, such as those associated with joints, the cardiovascular system, glucose, metabolism, brain function, and mood, as well as regulating the cellular cycle.  Curcumin supports joint health and is frequently used by physicians to break the cycle of pain associated with physical activity.  Inflammation is also found in the brain and using Curcumin can improve mood, and concentration and acts as an antioxidant for the brain- helping to restore cellular damage from free radicals and promote cellular growth and brain health.

3) Omega-3 Fatty acids from fish oils

Fish Oils are a potent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, including EPA and DHA. These fats have been shown to block inflammatory-causing cytokines in the body. Cytokines are cellular messengers that can activate an inflammatory cascade. Omega 3 fatty acids work to block these cytokines preventing uncomfortable inflammation.

Omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to lower blood triglycerides (fats that circulate in the bloodstream). This may help lower the risks associated with cardiovascular dysfunction. DHA, found in Pure Omega 900 in generous therapeutic dosing, has been widely studied for its beneficial effect on neuronal development, brain, and cognitive functions, as well as memory and concentration.

4) NMN (B-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)

NMN is a precursor to NAD+. While NAD+ exists naturally in the brain, it declines with age. NAD+ can decrease neurotoxicity and ROS (Reactive Oxygen Species) in the brain. Which can damage brain tissue, decrease neurotransmitters and deplete glutathione which the brain needs to drive the mitochondria. NAD+ can also decrease oxidative stress in the brain, which can lead to cell death. It is an effective neuroprotective enzyme that seems to have the effect of reversing brain decline. Numerous studies have demonstrated that boosting NAD+ levels increases insulin sensitivity, reverses mitochondrial dysfunction, and extends lifespan.

5) NAC

NAC which stands for N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine is a source of the amino acid L-cysteine that is critical to support the body with the elimination of toxins during a period of detoxification.  NAC  also provides antioxidant support to minimize the damaging effects of free radicals emitted as toxic matter is removed from the body.
N-Acetyl-l-Cysteine is a supplement that many people have never heard of but it is an important source of amino acid that assists in the detoxification process. It helps your body produce glutathione which eliminates free radicals and other toxic substances from the body. Glutathione is a molecule produced naturally in the body that is a combination of the amino acids: cysteine, glycine, and glutamine. It’s known to have a sulfur element that is a sticky consistency that grabs onto bad stuff in your body that needs to be eliminated. If you suffer from respiratory infections, NAC is a great component to add to your healing regimen. It keeps your lungs healthy by breaking down mucus to evacuate it from your system. Again, it does this by boosting the glutathione in your body which helps eliminate these bad substances causing the infections.