Posts in Functional Foods
Fix Your Joints and More With Turmeric (6 Main Health Benefits)

We have an extensive research review on turmeric which can be read here, but this article is meant to be a quick guide to the main health benefits of turmeric and how you should use it in your daily regimen. Curcumin is also included here, as it is the main component of turmeric which gives it the beneficial effects, but tends to be found in supplement form most often. To use our name properly, we find that turmeric is the herbal equivalent to many common pain medications like ibuprofen as you'll see shortly. So let's get into why you should use this spice.

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8 Benefits of MCT (Medium Chain Triglyceride) Oil

We've written a more extensive review of the research on MCT oil which can be found here, but this is meant to be a quick guide to helping you figure out the best applications of this keto wonder fuel. People are mixing it into their coffee, baking with it, and even taking straight packets of MCT oil as pre-workout fuel. Here are the top 8 research backed benefits of MCTs we've found, and you can check out the other post if you'd like to look into the research for yourself!

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Bone Broth and Collagen for Next Level Health

If you haven’t already jumped on the bone broth and collagen bandwagon, then perhaps this research review may be enough to convince you that it’s not just all a huge marketing ploy. We understand wholeheartedly. We were skeptical of the scientific backing for this stuff and both of us used to mock these products and we failed to see the point in using them for the longest time. Some people out there just say that your body will digest collagen proteins down into amino acids and do whatever it wants with them and that they won’t have any specific benefits like are claimed by health gurus. Well, we’re here to set the record straight and actually evaluate the scientific literature and not just make a bunch of promises and base it all on the hype.

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Lion's Mane for Cognition and Nerve Support

Lion’s mane mushroom has grown steadily in popularity recently as more people are becoming aware of its purported benefits. New companies are springing up with different mushroom supplements and existing supplement companies have begun to bring new products to the market. I normally wouldn’t begin a research review with a personal anecdote, but I’d like to emphasize that I probably never would have looked much more into the medicinal powers of mushrooms had it not been for my experience with lion’s mane.

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Turmeric: The Medicinal Wonder Spice

The market for turmeric has exploded over the past few years as both a supplement and food ingredient. At The Herbal Equivalent, we find it fascinating the amount of research that’s been conducted on turmeric for a host of different applications, and that it’s only recently caught on in the western world despite it having roots in ancient medicinal practices for a few thousand years.

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MCT Oil: Does It Hack Your Health or Your Wallet?

It’s no secret that MCT (medium chain triglyceride) oil is a hot topic among the fitness and nutrition crowd. People are blending it in their coffee, cooking with it, and even taking tablespoons of it straight in hopes of gaining its magic benefits. Should you jump on the bandwagon or skip on it entirely? Read on to find out if the fat burning, brain boosting, and health promoting claims live up to the science.

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