Posts tagged Brain
Boswellia: Joint Pain, Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Cancer Benefits

Bowellia is a resin from the Indian frankincense tree which appears to have quite amazing effects on pain and inflammation with some possible potential in cancer therapy. It has been studied for its effects on arthritis and joint pain in particular, and is becoming a popular addition to many joint pain relief supplements. Those with knee pain and back pain may receive the most benefit from this special herb as we will see in this research review! Yes, it may be considered a natural pain killer!

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5 Ways That You Can Instantly Improve Your Workouts

Want to know how to get a kickass workout today? Want to ditch the chemical filled pre-workout supplements and use your own mind to get the results you want? We have found 5 psychological tricks or “workout hacks” to help improve your exercise performance immediately - no caffeine, chemicals, or stimulants required! Get your mind ready, as a few of these tricks will require some degree of concentration, but you’ll be guaranteed to see results almost instantly.

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How Does Magnesium Supplementation Benefit You?

Why has magnesium gotten so popular recently? Perhaps you’ve heard that a magnesium deficiency is the reason you feel like crap all the time. Maybe you heard that a magnesium supplement may help alleviate anxiety, depression, muscle cramps, lower your blood pressure, and heal all sorts of health ailments because health gurus have been jumping on the bandwagon.

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Ashwagandha for Athletes and Anxiety

Our constantly stressful lives has made the adaptogen craze bigger than ever. Everything from medicinal mushrooms like reishi and chaga to herbs like rhodiola and ashwagandha have had an explosive boom in sales because we love to constantly live on the edge, but we also love to have low stress - two things that don’t often coincide. Anxiety is one of the top mental health issues facing the world, largely due to the huge amounts of stress we impose upon ourselves. I suppose you’ve heard that adaptogens can help, and we’re here to give you the scoop on what the science says about these herbs. Today, our focus is ashwagandha.

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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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