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Western Medicine confirms turmeric, and it's active ingredient curcumin, are powerful anti-inflammatories.

The Science Behind Turmeric's Anti-Inflammatory Effects

The Science Behind Turmeric's Anti-Inflammatory Effects. Learn how Western medicine is now validating the centuries old anti-inflammatory used in Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese Medicine.  With health benefits for most every system in the human body, curcumin from turmeric is becoming the go-to for forward thinking healthcare practitioners.

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Build Your Brain and Keep It Healthy with these 5 easy tipsour Brain and Keep It Healthy with these 5 easy tips

5 Easy Ways to Build Your Brain

Do these 5 simple things that will ensure a healthy, happy brain. Taking care of your brain now ensures you'll be able to stay sharp, live independently, and enjoy life for all your days.

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A multivitamin may be your secret weapon for lasting brain health.

Should You Use A Liquid Multivitamin For Brain Health?

Should you use a liquid multivitamin for brain health? Absolutely. But choose a broad spectrum multivitamin with methylated Bs and all the added nutrients for top notch brain (and body) maintenance, protection, and optimal health.

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The latest science shows Coffeeberry Extract found in AminoMind is a superfood and BDNF-building supplement for brain health.

What Is A Coffeeberry?

What is a coffeeberry? Whether you call it a coffee berry, coffee cherry, coffeeberry, coffee fruit, arabica berry or by any other name, this new superfood is a game changing, BDNF-building, immune support, and brain health supplement worth looking into.

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Which is better: Liquid or powdered collagen?

Is Liquid Collagen Better Than Powdered Collagen?

Is liquid collagen better than powdered? What's the best way to take collagen? What does collagen do in the body? All great questions and we've got answers for you.

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Save your brain and memory with nootropic collagen

Save Your Brain and Memory With Nootropic Collagen

Discover the world’s first nootropic collagen supplement that boosts BDNF, a critical protein for brain health and memory. Nootropics enhance cognitive function, helping you stay sharp and focused. Learn why boosting BDNF is essential for long-term brain vitality and how this breakthrough supplement can improve your mental performance.

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Brain Health Strategy: Intermittent Fasting

Brain Health Strategy: Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting can enhance your cognitive abilities, improve memory and focus, boost overall brain health, and even potentially reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. It's a simple and effective way to take control of your health and maximize your brain's potential.

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Brain Health Strategy: Movement

Brain Health Strategy: Movement

Exercise supports your brain health. You don't need to be a super athlete to get benefits. Learn 9 simple moves for brain health and how to support your brain workout.

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In our lifetimes, our brains change - what's normal brain aging?

Brain Changes As We Age

Aging affects our brain too, but we can be proactive in protecting our grey matter. Learn what's normal the factors that affect brain aging, and check out our 11 tips to protect and boost your brain's well-being.

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Nootropics are called cognitive enhancers - can they really make you smarter?

Can Nootropics Really Make You Smarter?

Wondering if nootropics can really boost your brain power? Explore the science behind these supplements and how they can support neurogenesis, enhance plasticity, and provide vital nutrients for optimal brain health.

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Keep your brain sharp - how your brain works and the effects of aging

How Your Brain Works and How The Aging Process Affects It

The aging brain - keeping your brain sharp. In this article, we will explore how your brain works, the effects of aging on the brain, brain fog, neuroplasticity, and nutrients such as coffeeberry extract and collagen that can help you stay sharp.

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Is It Allergies, a Cold, Flu, or COVID-19 Virus? Learn How to tell.

Is It Allergies, a Cold, Flu, or COVID-19 Virus?

Get ready for winter and its respiratory health challenges. Quickly discern if you're dealing with allergies, a cold, flu, or COVID-19 in our symptoms checklist. Learn about the essential nutrients—Quercetin, Colostrum, and Beta-Glucan—all nutrients backed by science to help prime rather than boost/fatigue your immune system and support your respiratory health.

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Does Collagen Help Fascia? Keeping Your Fascia Fit and Fed

Does Liquid Collagen Help Fascia? Keeping Your Fascia Fit and Fed

Discover the incredible world of fascia, the continuous web of connective tissue that supports and interconnects our body's structures. Learn about its composition, functions, and crucial role in mobility and overall health. Explore the power of collagen, especially AminoSculpt Liquid Collagen, in nurturing strong and flexible fascia for a vibrant, pain-free life.

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 4 things you should never do before bed, and 1 you absolutely must.

Optimize Your Bedtime Routine

Discover the secrets to better sleep and enhanced health. Learn how to overcome common sleep thieves like screen time, late-night snacking, FOMO, and temperature disruptions. Plus, unlock the power of collagen to supercharge your sleep and revitalize your body, all in one simple sip. Don't miss out on a restful night's sleep!

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Healthy Travel Tips, Vacation Wellness, Avoiding Constipation While Traveling, Best Supplements For Traveling

How to Prevent Travel Constipation and Weight Gain

Maximize your vacation with our travel tips. Vacations often bring constipation and weight gain. Learn to avoid these vacation downers, manage stress, and maintain wellness with practical advice and our recommended travel supplement plan.

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If your B vitamins aren't working, you could be a MTHFR

The Reason Your B Vitamins Aren't Working

Methylation plays a crucial role in metabolizing fats, energy production, detoxification, cholesterol levels, neurotransmitter synthesis, and mood-related chemicals like dopamine and serotonin. See why methylated B vitamins are crucial to your health.

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The power of amino acids: energy for your body and health

Unlocking the Power of Amino Acids: Energize Your Body and Boost Your Health

The 9 essential amino acids are the building blocks for protein synthesis, supporting muscle growth, repair, and overall tissue maintenance. They are integral to immune system function, hormone production, and neurotransmitter synthesis. AminoSculpt Liquid Collagen is the only liquid collagen with all 9 in a micropeptide formula.

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Unlocking the secrets of brain health

Unlocking The Secrets of Brain Health

Discover how recent studies have shattered old beliefs about brain cells and revealed the incredible power of neuroplasticity. Learn how boosting brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can enhance brain health and memory, offering a revolutionary anti-aging strategy. Click to explore the science behind lifelong brain vitality.

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Why Your Body Needs Some Help Moving Out The Sludge

Why Your Body Needs Some Help Moving Out The Sludge

Detoxing and cleansing are popular but they can be dangerous. We'll discuss safe, natural methods that include hydration, fiber-rich foods, herbs for cleansing, and sleep. We examine the roles of the liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system as well as signs of liver distress so you know how to detox safely.

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If you sacrifice your health for a weight loss drug - you're doing it wrong

If You Sacrifice Your Health For a Weight Loss Drug - You're Doing It Wrong

Using a weight loss drug like semaglutide or tirzepatide? Your muscle mass is at risk! These drugs mimic GLP-1 hormone, but may lead to muscle loss. Learn how AminoSculpt, Sculpt n' Cleanse and Ready Fiber are complementary supplements for preserving muscle mass, improving digestion, and weight management.

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Health Direct | Looking and Feeling Great Starts With Something Simple - SLEEP

Looking and Feeling Great Starts With Something Simple - SLEEP

The most profound but simple thing you can do for your health is good sleep.  Learn what makes for good sleep, what happens when you don't get it, and what you can do to ensure you're getting the rest and rebuild time your body needs.

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Stop counting calories, use your body's natural rhythms to lose weight

Stop Counting Calories Use Intermittent Fasting To Lose Weight

The science behind Intermittent Fasting is simple: when you fast, your body enters a metabolic state called ketosis that helps you burn fat more efficiently. This means fewer cravings and more weight loss over time. Learn about long term health benefits of Intermittent Fasting, like improving cognitive performance, boosting immunity, and reducing inflammation.

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How are your New Year's resolutions holding up?

How Are Your Resolutions Holding Up?

Struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions? Don’t give up! Discover practical tips to recalibrate your goals, overcome weight loss plateaus, and stay motivated all year round. From muscle myths to the magic of water and healthy fats, learn how to get back on track today!

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The adaptogen, Ashwagandha, can help relieve that wound up and bound up reaction to stress.

Wound Up and Bound Up?

Stress can dramatically impact your digestive health! If you find yourself wound up and bound up, there are effective ways to balance stress and let that sh*t go. Ashwagandha, a time-tested adaptogen, helps mitigate excess cortisol and disrupted serotonin production to ease anxiety, and enhance gut health.

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Number one and number two create a healthier you

Number One and Number Two Create a Healthier You

Discover the secrets of digestion and learn what your poop and pee reveal about your health. Get tips on diet, hydration, and maintaining a healthy digestive system. Read on to explore the complete guide and transform your understanding of digestive health!

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Gas In, Gas Out: The Whoopsie You Can't and Shouldn't Stop

Gas In, Gas Out: The Whoopsie You Can't and Shouldn't Stop

We've all done it. Sitting in class, eating your lunch, during a movie, in a meeting, shopping, at a nightclub, on the elevator, on a date (!!), under the covers, even just some walkabout "crop dusting"…at some point, we've all passed gas. Farting (aka flatulence) is totally normal, and it turns out it's actually good for you. Intestinal gas is a natural by-product of digestion...

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Colostrum And Your The Immune System

Colostrum – The Immune System Book of Secrets

Humans have used bovine colostrum for hundreds of years. Non-pasteurized (raw) milk has been used in many cultures for its immune health benefits and ensure our survival. A new form called "Golden Colostrum" has more of the IG-3 antibodies and it's part of Qubeco.

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Health Direct Qubeco Formula includes 50 x Potency Beta-Glucans

Beta-Glucan: Supercharging Your Immune Defense and Offense

Priming your immune system is a groundbreaking, new approach to maintaining your health. Research has shown over and over again that beta-glucans effectively train our immune systems and give us a strong defense BEFORE an invader shows up. Find out more about beta-glucan in its newest form (which is 30 to 50 times more potent). 

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Learn how quercetin in Qubeco is your virus ninja

The Virus Ninja: Putting Qu to Work For You with Qubeco

A cell has a lock, and the virus has a key [to enter and infect the cell], but Quercetin puts glue in the lock." – Dr. Michael Chretien  The latest form of Quercetin Phytosome is like putting SUPER Glue in the lock!

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Straight talk about your immune system

Straight Talk About Your Immune System's Function

You cannot build or boost or create an immune system; you're born with it, or your body has learned it through experience…those are the only two choices. You can, however, prime your immune system. Here's how.

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Your Gift - Download our eBook of collagen soft drink recipes -- on us

Your Gift - Download Our Collagen Soft Drink Recipes

Easy-to-make collagen sodas are better than regular sodas, your sugar-free drink with *zing* actually provides you with protein from our 3x hydrolyzed liquid collagen peptides.

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Vitamin K2 and your smile!

There's A Connection Between Vitamin K2 and Your Smile!

By now, you've heard there is a strong connection between dental health and heart health. At first blush, that may seem kind of weird. But now researchers are realizing that Vitamin K2 is an essential contributor to both heart and dental health.

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FREE Powered up popsicles eBook

Download Our Powered Up With Collagen Protein Popsicles eBook - With Our Compliments

Get a free copy of our Collagen-rich Popsicles recipe eBook.  See how easy it is to make protein filled popsicles kids and the kid-in-you will enjoy.
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Chill Out! Summer is FINALLY here & we've got POPSICLES!

We've Got High Protein Collagen Popsicle Recipes!

Summertime is finally here -- cool off with a refreshing protein-rich popsicle made with AminoSculpt liquid collagen.  You'll get 10 grams of protein in your pops!  Free recipe book to download in this post.
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When you're crying

The Dangers of Sleep Deprivation: "I Gotta Get Sleep!"

Not getting enough quality sleep can quickly snowball into a giant constellation of problems. Our bodies, brains, and minds are very busy when we sleep....Even just a few of these changes to your lifestyle and adding any or all of our sleep-supporting products to your daily regimen can help you create improved sleep patterns.
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Cherished Summer Memories Have Me Thinking Creatively About New Products!

Cherished Summer Memories Have Me Thinking Creatively About New Products!

I grew up in Redondo Beach.  I loved summertime – the weather was warm, there were good waves, lots of volleyball, body surfing – we spent as much time as we could outside.
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COVID surges again

Another COVID Surge? As Scientists Map The Immune System, Do Your Part To Stay Strong

Another surge of COVID looms while researchers are working to create an atlas of every type of human cell especially those in immune system. Be proactive - give your body the resources it needs.
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Are we really offering a limited-run AminoSculpt flavor in wild salmon pâté?

Limited-Run AminoSculpt Flavor: Wild Salmon Pâté

On sale April 1, 2021, check out our new limited-run flavor of AminoSculpt Sugar-Free 10 Gram, Wild Salmon Pâté.
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I Eat Healthy and Take My Vitamins... But I'm Still Exhausted and *Still* Get Sick

I Eat A Healthy Diet and Take My Vitamins... So WHY Do I Feel So Exhausted and Still Get Sick?

Feeling constantly exhausted and vulnerable to illness? Discover why nutritional deficiencies, particularly in vitamins D, E, and magnesium, might be the culprit. Learn how Nature’s Optimal Nutrition Energize® can boost your energy and immunity with its revolutionary liquid multivitamin formula.
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