Posts tagged health
The Placebo Effect - The Benefits and the Risks to the "Sugar Pill"

What is the placebo effect? - It is when you get an effect from something that shouldn’t have that particular effect based on chemical or physical reactions. For example, the most common effect is when inert medications are given (typically a sugar or starch pill) to compare the effect vs. the actual medication, and this is used to separate actual chemical effects from mind based effects.

Read More
We've Got A NAC for Increasing Glutathione!

N-acetylcysteine (aka NAC for short) is an amino acid which plays a role in the formation of glutathione within the body. Glutathione is considered by many to be one of the body’s “master antioxidants” considering that it has the ability to scavenge free radicals at a rate thousands of times that of exogenous antioxidants that would otherwise be consumed through food like berries or turmeric.

Read More
Vitamin A: Retinol vs Beta-carotene

Retinol (aka Vitamin A) is a highly important essential vitamin for various processes and functions of the body. Do not confuse retinol with beta-carotene, as beta-carotene is not technically a usable form of vitamin A, but a precursor. Theoretically, beta-carotene should convert into retinol, but many people either have a very low capacity to do this or lack the ability to do so completely.

Read More