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Many Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D is a vital nutrient found in the body. The foods you will find it in are the fatty fish species like tuna, herring, sardines and mackerel. The sun provides slightly above 80% of all the vitamin D in many people, but is that enough today? In the days of 50 SPF as standard to protect us from skin cancer, can you be absorbing enough?Vitamin D supplements seem to be the best way to ensure everyone gets the optimal dose of Vitamin D for optimal health.

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There are so many important vitamin D benefits it is hard to list them all. Vitamin D down-regulates pro-inflammation markers and up-regulates antimicrobial peptides to support your immune system. Deficiency can cause common bone diseases such as osteomalacia, osteoporosis or osteopenia which is softening, weakening of bones, or bone loss. People experiencing such disorders usually experience pain and their limbs easily break even in minor accidents. The vitamin also boosts calcium absorption levels in the body thus protecting patients of renal dysfunctions from bone loss.

Adequate intake of vitamin D through frequent exposure to the morning sunlight and clinically proven supplements support ensures that you are guarded against diabetes, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, asthma, obesity, premenstrual syndrome, multiple sclerosis, bronchitis and other respiratory conditions. Low Vitamin D levels also may be linked to critically ill children according to studies from children’s hospitals in Canada.

Studies have pointed to the ability of vitamin D to fight against cancer causing organisms and skin ailments such as lupus. Breast, prostate and colon cancer are among many cancers being studied for Vitamin D benefits. Some supplements are directly applied to the skin in case of conditions such as psoriasis. Vitamin D is essential in boosting the general immunity of the body and plays an important role in regulating and distributing phosphorus and calcium into our bones.

It is important to undertake the 25 OH (hydroxy) Vitamin D blood test to gauge the levels of vitamin D in your body. This type of test differs from the 1,25(OH)₂D test. This can be done at any certified institution that provides laboratory services. You can also take samples at home and send them to the lab through companies that collaborate with the Vitamin D Council.

According to the Vitamin D Council, you are considered to have a deficiency if your results return 0-39ng/ml. The optimal levels are put at 40-80ng/ml. The council advises that you take supplements of about 2,000 IU/day-10000 IU/day in order to maintain an above 40ng/ml level. Levels above 150ng/ml are considered too high, which means you have to reduce your intake. You should consult your doctor before beginning on supplements because there are health conditions that do not allow. Doctors also advise most people to use Vitamin D3 supplements in olive oil for better absorption and to take on a regular basis for more vitamin D benefits. For more information on high quality Vitamin D3 for you and your family read more.

Could it be Gluten Sensitivity?

Gluten FreeDo you know….that common everyday foods like bread, pasta, or baked goods could be quietly making you ill?

Are you experiencing any of these symptoms?

• Abdominal pain or bloating

• Daily diarrhea

• Pale, foul smelling, or fatty stools

• Chronic Iron deficiency anemia

• Nerve pain

• Irregular menstrual cycles

• Multiple miscarriages

• blistering rash

• chronic constipation

• multiple joint pains

• Osteoporosis

• Minor Depression

• Intermittent headaches

• Infertility

• Vomiting

• Weight loss

• Fatigue

• Seizures

• Anxiety

• Canker sores

• Lack of appetite

• Problems with dental enamel

• Short stature

• Irritability

• Delayed puberty

 

What is Celiac Disease? 

Celiac disease, which may affect 1 in 133 people, is a genetic autoimmune disease of the small intestine where eating gluten results in inflammation and damage to the intestinal wall. The intestinal damage causes interference with the absorption of nutrients and may lead to a wide variety health concerns. If it’s not identified and treated, celiac disease can lead to disruption of multiple organ systems and many serious health issues, including: malnutrition, lactose intolerance, chronic inflammation, autoimmunity, and neurological problems. To maintain their health, individuals with celiac disease must permanently and completely remove gluten from their diet.

How is gluten sensitivity different from Celiac Disease? 

Not everyone with gluten sensitivity has celiac disease. Many people have developed intolerance to this protein (gluten) due to poor GI health or imbalance, specifically the breakdown of the integrity of the intestinal walls. Unlike allergies and celiac disease, gluten sensitivity is usually not always a life-long condition. In the majority of cases, gluten can be reintroduced into a diet after a significant period of avoidance, and sensitivity can be dramatically reduced or may even be eliminated. Although gluten sensitivity is not generally life threatening situation, it may lead to an active immune response, causing chronic inflammation, and nervous system imbalances if not properly addressed.

The Vicious Cycle of Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity can be the cause of a wide variety of seemingly unrelated symptoms due to the interaction of the GI tract with other important systems in the body. All body systems are interconnected, and imbalances in one system will cause imbalances in the others, resulting in a vicious cycle.

 

Not sure what you should be avoiding? Ask Beyond-Biology today!  Stop that vicious cycle call 888.908.0804.

African Mango, can it really help you lose weight?

We first saw it on the Dr Oz Show, but what is all the excitement about?

 

West African Mango or Irvingia Gabonesis has been touted for body fat reduction, weight loss cholesterol lowering and assisting in Leptin resistance according to a study in Lipids in Health and Disease Journal.

 

The study used 150mg of the West African Mango 2 times a day with overweight individuals and they showed numbers indicating better heart health along with weight loss. The study showed lower glucose, lower total cholesterol, lower LDL (bad cholesterol), lower CRP and lower leptin levels all without changing diet and exercise. . Leptin levels are usually very high in the obese individuals.  Te best news is this occurred with virtually no undesirable side effects.

So if you are wearing some extra pounds or your appetite is ravenous or your “I’m Full switch is broken, African Mango maybe for you. Restore your Leptin balance in 8-10 weeks and give yourself the chance to be the NEW THIN YOU!!!! Ask us we will help! 1-888-908-0804 or click here for more information about the West African Mango.

Saffron May Spice Up Your Mood and Cool Your Appetite

Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is a spice that has been cultivated for over 3,500 years for cooking, fragrance, dying cloth, and medicinal purposes.1 While saffron is a native plant of Southeast Asia, it was first cultivated by the Greeks.  Recently, there has been a flurry of research that has validated its potential to lower the risk of several conditions, including compulsive eating and depression.
While researchers are still trying to discern the mechanisms of actions at play, they believe that saffron is able to increase serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is associated with a positive outlook and satiety.  There have been a number of small placebo-controlled clinical studies on patients with depression that have reported saffron to have equaled to or better results than SSRI medications.According to a small randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study of 60 moderately overweight women, those that took a saffron extract daily for eight (8) weeks had a reduction in snacking by 55% in comparison to the placebo group which realized a 28% decrease by the end of the study.
Beyond Biology has heard promising patient anecdotal feedback on the use of saffron as well. That coupled with the breadth of clinical studies, we are proud to introduce our Purely Saffron

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions about this interesting herb! 888-908-0804

 

Not Sure You Want to Give Up the Carbs? White Kidney Bean May be the Answer!

White Kidney Bean Extract (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a strange ingredient that is now commonly used in supplements for weight loss. Weight loss supplements that contain this ingredient act as a carbohydrate or starch blocker. They help block alpha-amylase enzymes, the enzymes that digest the starches into more simple sugars from breaking down the starches or carbohydrates when we eat them so they cannot all be absorbed.  According to studies this can promote faster weight loss by blocking starch absorption by up to 66%. They happen to be found in foods such as potatoes, bread, pasta, and rice which all have shown to cause quick weight gain.Of course avoiding the starches we know are bad is a better solution, but none of us are perfect and there are always temptations.

White kidney bean supplements are highly beneficial when it comes to weight loss, but more than that, they can also help promote the lowering of triglycerides, decreased incidence of coronary artery disease, degenerative arthritis, and diabetes. The reason for this is that it has great capabilities to inhibit the human body’s digestion of highly complex carbohydrates which ultimately all turn into sugar.

The problem with eating too many starches or carbohydrates is that they immediately start breaking down to sugar. They go into the bloodstream and raise blood sugar levels and eventually become stored as fat. If there are not sugars or Triglycerides to burn as fuel the body needs to use your fat as fuel. This brings your body into fat burning mode and we all love to burn the excess fat on our bodies. Stored fat or your “problem areas” are a much better source of fuel “figure wise” but sugar is much less work for the body. We need to lower the sugar to push the body to burn the storage fat and we lose the roundness.

So if you cannot bear to give up your favorite starchy foods or you go out and lose control of what exactly you are eating, white kidney bean extract should be your best friend that you happen to carry around with you! If you have any questions or you are looking for high quality product call us at 1-888-908-0804. We offer free support for our customers.