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Magnesium deficiency - Symptoms and treatment

A lack of this mineral, which is indispensable for the human body, can manifest itself in many different ways.

Symptoms include:

  • Calf and muscle cramps
  • Restlessness and nervousness
  • High blood pressure
  • Poor concentration
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Rapid heart rate, cramps in the heart muscle, irregular heartbeat
  • Stomach and intestinal problems such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea and cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Sleep disorders
  • Premature labor during pregnancy
  • Brittle fingernails, carious teeth
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Biotin for beautiful hair, skin and nails

Biotin, also called vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin and part of the vitamin B complex. The B vitamins are required in particular for the function of the metabolism, the nerves, the digestion and for the heart / circulation.

Biotin acts like a coenzyme in the body and is required for the metabolism of fatty acids, amino acids and glucose. This means that if we eat foods that contain fats, proteins and carbohydrates, biotin must be present to convert these macronutrients so that they can be used for body energy, physical activities and for brain functions.

Biotin is also a nutrient that helps to stay young and attractive as it plays an essential role in maintaining beautiful, healthy hair, nails and skin. Biotin is also sometimes called vitamin H, which is derived from hair and skin.

Biotin is also found in many hair and beauty care products, although it is believed that it is not very well absorbedthrough the skin and must actually be taken orally to profit from all of its benefits.

How does a biotin deficiency reveal itself?

Biotin is water-soluble, which means that it flows in the bloodstream and any excess or unused amounts are excreted in the urine. The body therefore does not build up any biotin reserves. However, this also means that one should ideally take biotin daily to ensure the adequate intake in the body.

Some of the people who are at increased risk of biotin deficiency are:

  • Long-term use of medication for seizures
  • Long-term use of antibiotics
  • Problems with insufficient food intake from the digestive tract or serious indigestion, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease or leaky gut syndrome.

Biotin deficiency can manifest itself through symptoms such as:

  • Dry, irritated skin
  • Brittle hair or hair loss
  • Lack of energy or chronic exhaustion
  • Problems with the digestive tract
  • Muscle pain
  • Nerve damage
  • Mood swings
  • Cramps
  • Tingling in the limbs
  • Cognitive impairments

Recommended daily requirements of biotin

To avoid a deficiency, the DGE (German Society for Nutrition) recommends the following daily intake:

  • 5 mcg daily for infants
  • 5-10 mcg daily for infants aged 4-12 months
  • 10-20 mcg daily for children from 1-10 years
  • 20-35 mcg daily for children from 10-15 years
  • 25 mcg for teenagers
  • 30-60 mcg for adults over 19 years
  • 30-60 mcg for pregnant and lactating women

Biotin as a food supplement

Biotin mostly occurs as part of B-complex food supplements. These usually include a full range of B vitamins, including vitamins B1, B6, B12, B2 and B3 (niacin). Together, the B-vitamin complexes support metabolic activity,brain functions, nerve signals and many other important daily functions. They also work together, so it's always best to take B vitamins together to make sure they get the best results.

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L-carnitine - The energizer for vitality and sports

L-carnitine, or carnitine, is made from amino acids and is present in almost all cells of the body. Its name is derived from the Latin term 'Carnus' (meaning meat) because the compound was first isolated from meat.

Carnitine is the main term for several compounds, including L-carnitine tartrate, acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine.

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Vitamin B12 - What you should know!

Vitamin B12 is an essential and water-soluble vitamin that fulfils many important functions in the body. This includes the support in the production of red blood cells, as well as in the development and function of the nervous system. Vitamin B12 is ingested through food; vitamin B12 is only present in food of animal origin. Vegans and vegetarians are therefore particularly at risk of suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency. This also applies to older people, as the ability to absorb and utilise vitamin B12 from food decreases with age.

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Acerola - A natural vitamin C for your health

Acerola, the cherry-like fruit from Central and South America, is considered a natural vitamin C miracle. In addition to the main ingredient vitamin C, the tropical superfood contains a multitude of essential vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. The Mayans, one of the indigenous groups in Central America, already had knowledge about the positive properties and used Acerola specifically to strengthen the body's defenses.

With its highly effective antioxidants, the power fruit boosts the metabolism, ensures cell renewal and protects the cardiovascular system from the harmful consequences of arteriosclerosis. Scientific studies suggest that regular acerola consumption can reduce the cancer risk.

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Creatine for more muscle strength and performance

Creatine is one of the most popular supplements in weight training. The substance is partly produced by the body itself and plays an important role in muscle function. It serves to generate energy and can promote the maximum strength of the muscles and increase performance, especially in short and intensive training sessions. But creatine is also essential for the functioning of the nerves and brain.

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Your way to the ideal figure - With the ZoneLife figure program

The saying 'You are what you eat' is absolutely true. Because what you eat has a direct impact on your health, your energy and of course on your figure.

Most diets simply assume that the food supplies too many calories, and therefore these have to be counted and restricted (FdH) in order for weight loss to be possible.

However, more and more scientific studies show that it is not the calories but the body's own hormone insulin level that is the real reason for being overweight. You can optimize your diet to reach your desired weight and stay slim forever if you know how each food affects this hormone.

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Arginine - Amino acid for healthy vessels and more

L-arginine, also called arginine, is a semi-essential amino acid. This means that it cannot just be ingested via food, but can also be formed by the body from other amino acids and nutrients. Arginine is one of the proteinogenic amino acids that function as a building block of the proteins in the body and are therefore created in the genetic code.

The amino acid takes on numerous tasks in the human organism. It widens the blood vessels and improves blood circulation, affects hormonal regulation, and has an erection-promoting effect. A lack of arginine can lead to reduced performance and sleep disorders, a deterioration in cardiac output, and mood swings. ⁠⁠

Even though the body is able to produce parts of L-arginine itself, a deficit an occur. During pregnancy, during growth period, as well as after injuries and when under stress, the need may be increased, so that the supply through food and the body's own production is insufficient. To prevent a deficiency, a dietary supplement can be useful.

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Chlorella - The vital algae

Chlorella is a microalgae with a variety of health-promoting effects. In dried form, the algae provides numerous minerals, phytochemicals and vitamins - including vitamins K, E, D, C and A as well as the minerals zinc, magnesium, and calcium. The areas of application of chlorella are just as diverse as the ingredients. So the algaecan be used for high blood pressure as well as for diseases of the liver or heavy metal poisoning.

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Buying Ubiquinol - what you should know!

If you want to buy Ubiquinol, you have come to the right place. We offer the highest quality original Kaneka Ubiquinol recommended by leading cardiologists. Before you buy Ubiquinol capsules, you can find out what to consider here.

Ubiquinol is found in every cell of the body and is responsible for energy production and cell protection. Ubiquinol is essential for heart health as it improves energy in the heart muscle. Furthermore, Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant, which additionally protects the cells against attacks by free radicals.

Our body naturally produces coenzyme Q10 and converts it to ubiquinol - the nutrient that is essential for cell function and antioxidant protection. Ubiquinol is thus the active, effective form of Coenzyme Q10.

However, from the age of 30, our body's ability to produce coenzyme Q10 and convert it to its active form ubiquinol decreases. In every study done so far, ubiquinol has shown that it is better absorbed by the body than conventional coenzyme Q10.

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Vitamin K - Not only important for blood clotting

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in the formation of coagulation factors. The vital substance is also involved in bone metabolism and regulates cell growth. A lack of vitamin K can lead, among other things, to an increased tendency to bleed. To a certain extent, the body can produce the vitamin itself, but an intake via food and/or food supplements is essential to meet the needs.

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Hyaluronic acid for beauty and health

Hyaluronic acid has been an integral part of the cosmetics industry for many years. The active ingredient that occurs naturally in the body is particularly valued for its anti-aging properties. But the possible uses go far beyond that, for example in various areas of medicine.

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