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Calcium - The mineral for the bones

Calcium is not only one of the most well-known minerals, the substance is also one of the most common nutritional supplements. This shows how important calcium is for the body and for your health. Almost 100% of the calcium in the body is in the bones and teeth.

A calcium deficiency can have far-reaching consequences, including skin problems, bone loss and indigestion. According to the reference values of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), the body needs an average of 900 mg of calcium per day. The need may be increased for different life situations. However, many people don't know how much calcium-containing food they have to consume.

How many mg of calcium arrive in the body from food depends on various factors such as the digestive performance. Certain substances in the diet can block the absorption. Taking calcium supplements is therefore always an individual decision. This article provides information about the function of calcium, the effect of the mineral, the symptoms that can occur with a deficiency and the correct dosage.

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Maca - the South American superfood

Maca is the traditional medicinal plant of the South American indigenous people. Even today, the plant, which defies all harsh weather conditions in the Andes is used, among other things, to increase fertility and as an aphrodisiac. Maca is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe and is considered a real superfood due to its versatile spectrum of action and valuable ingredients.

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Omega 3 - The healthy fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are among the most important vital substances of our time, as they have extremely positive health effects. Research shows that omega 3 can help prevent heart disease, normalize blood pressure, lower cholesterol and relieve joint pain, migraines as well as depression.

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Probiotics for a healthy gut

The well-known doctor Paracelsus already knew that death was in the gut. 'The healthy intestine is the root of all health,' said Hippocrates, who also made a name for himself in medicine. Two quotes that show how important the intestine is for human health. But our current eating habits do not help the organ function optimally. Probiotics can help regulate the intestinal milieu and thus have a positive effect on intestinal health and on the general state of health.

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Vitamin B6 - The multi-talent of the B vitamins

Various substances that are involved in numerous central metabolic processes in the body are summarized under the name Vitamin B6. In its active forms, vitamin B6 acts as a coenzyme and is involved in around 100 different metabolic reactions.

The body needs the essential vital substance for the conversion and incorporation of proteins as well as for the metabolism of fats. Likewise, the vitamin not only affects the hormone system and the immune system, but also contributes to the formation of neurotransmitters in the nervous system.

A vitamin B6 deficiency occurs primarily in combination with other vitamin deficiency states. In particular, adolescents, pregnant women, seniors and people with chronic indigestion or alcohol addiction are at an increased risk of a combined B vitamin deficiency. A vitamin B deficiency can also result from taking medication.

The consequences of such a defect are far-reaching. Rashes, diarrhea, vomiting, cramps, tremors - these are all symptoms that can occur with a vitamin B6 deficiency. A dietary supplement with vitamin B6 can contribute to an adequate supply and thus prevent or counteract deficiency symptoms.

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How to determine the Vitamin D3 level

You can measure your vitamin D levels by using a blood test to determine if you have enough vitamin D in your body. In fact, not the active form of vitamin D is measured, but the concentration of 25(OH)D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) in the blood.

The 25 (OH)D value is a precursor of vitamin D, in which form is is transported in the blood. If necessary, this form is converted into the active form of vitamin D (calcitriol).

The 25 (OH)D value shows how much vitamin D you got through nutrition or produced during sun exposure. But this value does not tell you anything about your vitamin D levels throughout the year, which will vary depending on the sun exposure and vitamin D uptake from food.

The half-life of 25(OH) Vitamin D is 2 month. This means, that the vitamin D level will fall to half of its value, provided that you no longer get any vitamin D at all.

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GABA for more serenity and less fear

The gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is one of the most common inhibitory (inhibitory) neurotransmitters in the brain. Many people value nutritional supplements with the active ingredient for their relaxing effects, but in fact GABA also plays a crucial role in regulating many aspects in the body, such as mood, concentration, pain, sleep, and much more.

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Vitamin E - The healthy fountain of youth

Vitamin E is considered a true fountain of youth. As a powerful antioxidant, it slows down the aging process, protects the heart and arteries, increases fertility and strengthens the immune system.

According to studies, only 50 percent of the population manage to meet their daily vitamin E needs through food.

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Astaxanthin - The powerful antioxidant made from algae

Astaxanthin keeps you young and fit, increases performance, protects the heart, helps with joint pain, reduces inflammation processes, strengthens the immune system, strengthens eyesight, helps with sterility, acts as a natural sun protection from the inside and much more.

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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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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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Chia seeds - The superfood rich in vital substances

Despite their tiny size, chia seeds are among the most nutritious, healthiest foods in the world. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, protein, and fibre. They stabilise blood sugar and can help you lose weight because they bind a lot of water, are filling and dampen the desire for sweets.

Chia seeds are the small seeds of the chia plant, Salvia Hispanica, which is related to mint. Chia seeds are small, flat and oval with a shiny, smooth surface. Their color varies from white to brown to black.

The plant is native to South America. The cultivation mainly takes place in Guatemala, other South American countries and of course in Central Mexico, where they are an integral part of the local cuisine.

Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayas. They appreciated it for their long-lasting feeling of satiety - in fact 'Chia' means 'strength' in the Maya language.

The potential of chia seeds as a modern superfood was only recently recognised. In recent years, they have grown immensely popular and are now consumed by health-conscious people around the world because they are easy to integrate into a healthy diet.

Studies have shown that they can reduce the risk factors for heart disease and diabetes and promote gastrointestinal health.

Chia seeds are

  • a natural food
  • a superfood rich in vital substances
  • an excellent vegetable protein source
  • a valuable source of ALA [3], omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
  • rich in trace elements, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals
  • rich in valuable fiber
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