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Selenium - an important trace element

Selenium is a trace element which is naturally present in the earth, it is found in certain foods, but also to a small extent in water.\nSelenium is a very important trace element for the human body, since it increases the immune defense, is involved in the antioxidative activity against free radicals and inflammation and plays an important role in maintaining a healthy metabolism.

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Whey Protein - the ultimate source of protein

Whey protein is currently the most popular protein supplement. It has a high biological value, is easy to digest and has a perfect amino acid profile. Many athletes prefer whey protein for muscle building and regeneration over other proteins.\nHere you will find everything you need to know about whey protein and information on how to choose the whey protein powder that is best for you.

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Vitamin C - Doesn't just strengthen the immune system

Vitamin C is certainly one of the best known and best researched vitamins. No wonder, after all, the vital substance takes on numerous tasks in the body. The water-soluble vitamin strengthens the immune defense, has antioxidant properties, promotes wound healing and iron absorption. \nA vitamin deficiency can have serious consequences. Since the body cannot produce the vitamin itself, it is dependent on food. Unspecific symptoms such as rough skin, mucous membrane bleeding or muscle pain as well as susceptibility to infections can indicate a vitamin C deficiency. \nTo prevent these complaints, it can be useful to take a vitamin C supplement. In particular, older people, people suffering from chronic illnesses, as well as pregnant women, nursing mothers and smokers should ensure an adequate supply of the vitamin.

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Ginseng - The magic root

Ginseng is one of the best known and most popular medicinal plants in Asia. The ginseng plant is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe due to its versatile effects and is increasingly becoming the focus of scientific and medical research. Areas of application include menopausal symptoms, memory disorders and erectile dysfunctions.

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Ashwagandha - the queen of Ayurveda

Ashwagandha has been used in Indian medicine for 5000 years to strengthen the vital force. It gives inner peace and strength, reduces fear, increases energy, vitality and performance, is a natural aphrodisiac, rejuvenates body and mind, and promotes longevity.

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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.\nThe 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.\nA 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.\nThe 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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5-HTP - Natural help for depression, sleeplessness and more...

Our stressful, modern life has devastating effects on our health. We are constantly struggling to compensate for the negative effects of poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and insufficient sleep. Scientists have found that our stressful lifestyle not only affects our bodies but also damages our brains.\nStress, poor nutrition, and too little exercise cause our brain to produce too little serotonin - a neurotransmitter that controls our mood, appetite, and ability to sleep soundly.\nWhen our brain does not produce enough serotonin, we suffer from depression, obesity, or insomnia. In addition, we can no longer achieve our maximum mental and physical performance.

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Treat cystitis naturally

The urinary system is structured in a way that it frees the body of waste products. The urine - which is sterile and usually free of bacteria and viruses and which contains waste products - reaches the bladder through the two ureters from the kidneys. The ureters are about 20 to 25 cm long. The muscles in the urethral walls contract and relax to push urine down from the kidneys.

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Melatonin - all about the sleep hormone!

Sleep is crucial for optimal health and vitality. According to a new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, however, one in three adults regularly lack enough sleep. \nMelatonin is an endogenous hormone that is responsible for regulating the natural sleep-wake cycle. It is considered a natural sleep aid and is taken as a sleep aid and for other sleep problems, as well as for jet lag.\nMelatonin is made by our body, but caffeine, alcohol, tobacco use, stress and night shifts can lower the level of melatonin in the body. Taking melatonin can therefore help these people normalize their sleep patterns and get a good-night's sleep. However, the correct dosage and time of intake are important for its effect.

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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.\nBiotin 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.\nBiotin 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. \nBiotin 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.\nHow does a biotin deficiency reveal itself?\nBiotin 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.\nSome of the people who are at increased risk of biotin deficiency are: \nLong-term use of medication for seizures\nLong-term use of antibiotics\nProblems with insufficient food intake from the digestive tract or serious indigestion, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease or leaky gut syndrome. \nBiotin deficiency can manifest itself through symptoms such as:\nDry, irritated skin\nBrittle hair or hair loss\nLack of energy or chronic exhaustion\nProblems with the digestive tract\nMuscle pain \nNerve damage\nMood swings\nCramps\nTingling in the limbs\nCognitive impairments\nRecommended daily requirements of biotin\nTo avoid a deficiency, the DGE (German Society for Nutrition) recommends the following daily intake:\n5 mcg daily for infants\n5-10 mcg daily for infants aged 4-12 months\n10-20 mcg daily for children from 1-10 years \n20-35 mcg daily for children from 10-15 years\n25 mcg for teenagers\n30-60 mcg for adults over 19 years\n30-60 mcg for pregnant and lactating women\nBiotin as a food supplement\nBiotin 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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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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Ginkgo Biloba - Natural memory booster

Plant components of the ginkgo biloba have long been enjoyed as teas and snacks in East Asia and used as medicine against many different ailments. Standardised ginkgo biloba extracts from controlled production are also a recognised and low-side-effect supplement or alternative to traditional treatment methods in Europe. They are used, among other things, to improve memory function, treat circulatory disorders and prevent and treat migraine attacks.

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