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what this premium blend can do:
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Anxiety
  • Light Pain Help
  • Chronic Pain Help
  • Sleep Aid
  • Muscle Recovery
  • Fertility
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Boost Energy
  • Endurance and Repair
  • Dimensia / Alzhiemers
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Quit Smoking
  • Help Brain Function and Memory
  • Weight Management
  • Epilipsy and Seizures
  • Reduce Pain Medication
  • Help Fight Cancer
  • Migraine
  • Relieve Fatigue
  • Prevent Asthma
  • Improve underactive Thyroid
  • Immune Building
  • Promote Prostate Health
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Improve Dopamine and Seratonin Levels
  • Gives Relief from Alopecia
  • Helps Reduce Night Blindness
  • Altitude Sickness

Let's take a look at the AMAZING BENEFITS

  • Ashwagandha KSM 66
  • Bioperine Black Pepper Extract
  • Rhodiola Rosea Root
  • Magnesium
  • MCT
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Ashwagandha KSM 66

Helps relieve fatigue, stress, and many common aches and pains while boosting; energy, recovery, muscle mass, memory and much more.

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  • Maintain Energy Level
  • Boosts Mood and Helps the Nervous System to Properly Perform
  • Maintain a Healthy Pregnancy
  • Prevent Memory Loss and Lowers Risk of Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Maintain Healthy Heart
  • Supports Healthy Hair, Skin and Nails
  • Prevent Cancer
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Bioperine Black Pepper Extract

Helps absorption of nutrients and improves energy, immune system, memory, dopamine, and serotonin levels.

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  • Depression
  • Fat levels in blood stream
  • Nutrient Absorption
  • Metabolism
  • Dopamine and Serotonin levels
  • Memory
  • Immune System
  • Mental Skills

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Rhodiola Rosea Root

An adaptogenic herb with tremendous fat-burning, energy-enhancing and brain-boosting power. That is for people looking to fight stress and depression or looking to increase weight loss and athletic performance.

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  • Stress
  • Fatigue
  • Depression symptoms
  • Cortisol
  • Improves Brain function
  • Improves Exercise
  • Possible Anti-Cancer properties
  • Possibility to help control diabetes
  • Helps Burn Belly Fat
  • Helps Altitude sickness
  • Helps Heart damage caused by the drug epirubicin
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Magnesium

Magnesium helps keep blood pressure normal, bones strong, and the heart rhythm steady. Less than 30% of U.S. adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium and nearly 20% get only half of the magnesium they need daily to remain healthy. Deficiency symptoms are; Muscle tremors and cramps, Alterations in consciousness, Depression and anxiety, Bone fractures, Digestion problems, Chronic fatigue, Muscle weakness, Hypertension, Arrhythmia, Difficulty breathing.

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  • Migraine Headaches
  • Depression
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Improves PMS Symptoms
  • Helps convert food to energy
  • Create new proteins from amino acids
  • Create and repair DNA and RNA
  • Regulate nervous system
  • Prevent Asthma
  • Prevent Osteoporosis
  • Has Anti inflammatory Benefits
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MCT

MCT oil is the most efficient way to consume CBD oil so the cannabinoids interact with the body quickly and easily. Medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, are medium-length fatty acid chains or compounds that give “health and beauty” oils like coconut oil all of their wonderfully therapeutic and cleansing properties.

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  • Supplement Absorption
  • Energy levels and endurance
  • Weight loss and Weight loss management
  • Improves Brain and Memory Functions
  • Reduces Cholesterol and Blood sugar levels
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Mint, Natural

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Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum

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KSM 66 for Ashwagandha

Why Lumen chose KSM 66

 

The Most Clinically Studied Ashwagandha on the Market

The Highest Concentration, Highly Bioavailable, Full Spectrum Root Extract

What is KSM-66?

KSM-66 Ashwagandha is a branded, full-spectrum extract, with the highest concentration of all major root only extracts available on the market today. It is produced using a unique proprietary extraction process, based on “Green Chemistry” principles, without using alcohol or any other chemical solvent.

KSM-66 Ashwagandha has been clinically proven to:

Help reduce stress, anxiety, cortisol levels and stress-related food cravings*

Help promote enhanced memory and cognitive function*

Help promote endurance, strength, muscle size and muscle recovery rate*

Help enhance sexual performance health in both men and women, and testosterone in men*

KSM-66 Strictly Avoids the Use of Leaves

KSM-66 uses only the roots of the ashwagandha plant with absolutely no addition of leaves. Our financial advisors point out that our profits would be far higher if we replaced roots with leaves, given that the price of leaves is often less than 1/15th the price of roots. Despite that, our founders have stood by their basic principle to use roots only. Customers are often curious to know why. To understand our rationale, it helps to know a little about our company. We are a family-owned business founded with the sole mission of supplying the absolute best quality ashwagandha. To be faithful to our mission, we feel it necessary to stay close to mainstream practice and modern scientific evidence. Both in independent clinical trials and in thousands of years of traditional use, the root is the part of the plant that is used predominantly for adaptogenic benefits and internal ingestion. The primary use of leaves traditionally was for topical treatments on the skin for conditions like burns or carbuncles, not internal consumption. The use of the roots is on significantly better scientific foundation in terms of human clinical evidence and period of observation than the use of leaves.

Ashwagandha root consumption has been much heavier with much greater opportunity to observe its safety than ashwagandha leaf consumption.

The predominant majority of published clinical trials today are on the root and not the leaf.

The coverage of ashwagandha in reference works like the pharmacopoeias is only on the root. These reference works are the United States Pharmacopoeia, the British Pharmacopoeia, the Indian Pharmacopoeia, the Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia, Indian Materia Medica, the Health Canada monograph and the W.H.O. monograph. The leaf is in fact not even mentioned in any of them for therapeutic use and ingestion.

Regulatory bodies in some European countries allow only the root of ashwagandha plant and not the leaves.

Given that the leaves are plentiful and easily accessible, what reason would Ayurveda practitioners have to go through all the trouble to dig up the root if not their strong belief that the root is better? The pursuit of the ashwagandha root is notable indeed in Ayurveda. Even the very name of the herb (“ashwa” for horse and “gandha” for smell) is owing to the root which smells like a horse, according to Ayurveda texts.

KSM-66 is Ixoreal’s ashwagandha extract, created via a process that took 14 years of R&D to develop and refine. KSM-66 is the best ashwagandha extract on the world market today in the sense that it is the highest concentration full-spectrum extract available today. A “full-spectrum” extract is an extract which maintains the balance of the various constituents as in the original herb, without over-representing any one constituent. The ashwagandha herb’s efficacy is believed to be derived from a complex blend of active constituents. All the constituents need to be present in their natural proportions, which is why it is important for an extract to be full-spectrum. However, producing a high concentration full-spectrum extract is technologically very challenging. Only Ixoreal has managed to create a process that surmounts these challenges, and that too only after many years of R&D. The Ixoreal science team sought to introduce to the world the true quintessence of ashwagandha with all its benefits. Convinced that the essence of the ashwagandha root could be extracted without losing its potency, the science team dedicated itself to learning the nuances of plant chemistry and did what no one was able to achieve until then. With `Green Chemistry` processing, they were able to holistically extract all the root essence while preserving its natural healing potency. This proved to be immensely successful.

 

KSM-66’s extraction process entails pre-treating the ashwagandha roots with milk. For this reason, it contains milk constituents. Such pre-treatment is consistent with the process described by traditional ayurveda healers and texts. However, the traditional process does not scale up very well. Ixoreal has taken this traditional method and refined it greatly so that it produces high quality ashwagandha in a scalable manner, combining the traditional with the modern. Therein lies Ixoreal’s “secret sauce”, a highly proprietary process that took 14 years to develop and implement. The milk pre-treatment is important in our extraction process because this is in fact what leads to retention of both hydrophilic components and lipophilic components of the raw root, which in turn leads to a full-spectrum extract of such

CLINICAL STUDIES OF KSM 66

KSM-66 Ashwagandha For Stress And Anxiety

A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of Ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults. Chandrasekhar, K., Kapoor, J., & Anishetty, S. (2012). Indian journal of psychological medicine, 34(3), 255.

Results: The treatment group that was given the high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract exhibited a significant reduction (P<0.0001) in scores on all the stress-assessment scales on Day 60, relative to the placebo group. The serum cortisol levels were substantially reduced (P=0.0006) in the Ashwagandha group, relative to the placebo group. The adverse effects were mild in nature and were comparable in both the groups. No serious adverse events were reported.

Conclusion: The findings of this study suggest that a high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract safely and effectively improves an individual’s resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life.

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KSM-66 Ashwagandha For Testosterone Male Sexual Function

Clinical Evaluation of the Spermatogenic Activity of the Root Extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) in Oligospermic Males: A Pilot Study Ambiye, V. R., Langade, D., Dongre, S., Aptikar, P., Kulkarni, M., & Dongre, A. (2013).  Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013.

Results: There was a 167% increase in sperm count (9.59 ± 4.37 × 106/mL to 25.61 ± 8.6 × 106/mL; ), 53% increase in semen volume (1.74 ± 0.58 mL to 2.76 ± 0.60 mL; ), and 57% increase in sperm motility (18.62 ± 6.11% to 29.19 ± 6.31%; ) on day 90 from baseline. The improvement in these parameters was minimal in the placebo-treated group. Furthermore, a significantly greater improvement and regulation were observed in serum testosterone levels with the Ashwagandha treatment as compared to the placebo (p<0.001).

Conclusion: The present study adds to the evidence on the therapeutic value of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), as attributed in Ayurveda for the treatment of oligospermia leading to infertility.

BioPerine

BioPerine black pepper extract was discovered in 1819 from the Piper Nigrum plant. The extract also comes with other additional alkaloids including piperanine, piperidine, and piperettine. It is taken out from black pepper using ethanol and KOH.

BioPerine complex, however, was first patented and produced in the late 1990s by Sabinsa, a company which was founded in 1988 as a manufacturer of herbal extracts, minerals, and cosmeceuticals. The “King of Spices’ has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for over 20 years.  While helping the body absorb nutrients it can increase your metabolism, dopamine and serotonin levels, immune system, and more.  It’s the active ingredient in black pepper that contributes to that unique spice you taste. Black pepper has long been regarded as beneficial to one’s health throughout history. Physicians even in ancient times would often recommend it to relieve stomach aches. Now with the help of modern science and clinical research, more Piperine benefits are being discovered. Here are just several of those benefits which may help you feel better.

Benefits

Nutrient Absorption, Improved Metabolism, Raised Dopamine and Serotonin, Improved Memory, Immune System, Mental Skills, Anti-tumor Effect, Antidepressant, reduces fat levels in the bloodstream, accepted and approved by the FDA and other institutions, as well as being affirmed as a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe).

 

According to Ayurvedic medicine, other benefits of black pepper are that they help prevent ear-aches and gangrene. It is also good for treating conditions like hernias, hoarseness, insect bites and is also commonly used to treat dental issue (tooth decay and toothaches). In ancient times, pepper was also administered to treat vision problems.

 

Anti-tumor Properties

Antioxidants in pepper can prevent or repair the damage caused by free radicals and help prevent many diseases. According to a review study conducted by lead researcher Jie Zheng, that compared various spices, pepperine found in black pepper exhibits antitumor activity for a few types of cancer – they include breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer.

Improves Digestion

Consumption of pepper increases the hydrochloric acid secretion in the stomach, thereby facilitating digestion. Proper digestion is essential to avoid intestinal issues including diarrhea, constipation, and colic. Pepper also helps prevent the formation of intestinal gas, and when added to a person’s diet, it can promote sweating and urination.

Sweating helps remove toxins and foreign bodies from pores which have lodged there. It can also remove excess water. Urination removes uric acid, urea, excess water, and fat (fun fact: 4% of urine is fat) Good digestion helps in weight loss, makes your overall body function better, and prevents severe gastrointestinal conditions. As black pepper is carminative in nature, it easily expels the gas out of the body in a healthy downward motion; upward moving gas can be dangerous as it can strain the upper chest cavity and other vital organs.

Weight Loss

The outer layer of peppercorn assists in the breakdown of fat cells. Therefore, peppery foods are a good way to help you shed weight naturally. When fat cells are broken down into their component parts, they are easily processed by the body and applied to other processes and enzymatic reactions, rather than settling in your body and making you overweight. Ayurvedic tea made with black pepper is one of the teas recommended for weight loss.

Skin Care

Pepper may help to provide relief from vitiligo, which is a skin disease that causes some areas of skin to lose its normal pigmentation and turn white. According to researchers in Oregon Health & Science University, the piperine content of pepper can stimulate the skin to produce melanocytes pigment. Topical treatment of piperine combined with ultraviolet light therapy is much better than other harsher, more chemical-based treatments for vitiligo. It also reduces the chances of skin cancer due to excessive ultraviolet radiation.

The results from this animal study are promising, however, more research is required to prove the effectiveness in humans.

Provides Respiratory Relief

In Ayurvedic practices, pepper is added to tonics for treating cold and cough. Pepper also provides relief from sinusitis and nasal congestion. It has an expectorant property that helps break up the mucus and phlegm depositions in the respiratory tract. Its natural irritant quality helps you expel these loosened materials through the act of sneezing or coughing, which eliminates the material from the body and helps you recover from infection or illness that caused the deposition in the first place. Soups and stews made with black pepper and other aromatic spices are often used to treat colds and coughs.

Antibacterial Quality

The antibacterial property of black pepper helps fight against infections and insect bites. Pepper added to the diet helps keep your arteries clean by acting in a similar way to fiber such as scraping excess cholesterol from the walls, thereby helping reduce atherosclerosis, the condition highly responsible for heart attack and stroke. Research published in the journal Phytomedicine showed that the compounds present in black pepper were active against Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus sphaericus, Staphylococcus aureus among gram-positive bacteria, and against among certain gram-negative bacterial strains.

Enhances Bioavailability

Research suggests that black pepper helps in transporting the benefits of other herbs and compounds to different parts of the body, thus maximizing the efficiency of the other foods we consume. That is why adding it to food not only makes it delicious but also helps to make the nutrients more available and accessible to our system.

Improves Cognitive Function

Piperine, one of the key components of black pepper, has been shown in numerous studies to reduce memory impairment and cognitive malfunction. The chemical pathways in the brain appear to be stimulated by this organic compound, so early research demonstrates the possibility of pepper to benefit Alzheimer’s patients and those suffering other age-related or free radical-related malfunctions in cognition.

Gives Relief from Peptic Ulcers

A number of studies have shown that black pepper may have beneficial effects on gastric mucosal damage and peptic ulcers due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Prevents Asthma

In some cases, pepper may be a good treatment for respiratory conditions due to its properties as an expectorant, as well as its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

 

 

Warnings

According to the “Journal of Food Safety,” piperine is generally safe to consume as it does not cause any major alterations in blood tests. One potential adverse effect of piperine is that it may enhance the absorption of medical drugs, bringing them to dangerous levels in the blood stream. For this reason, the supplement should not be administered at the same time as any medications. Piperine may inhibit liver metabolism of drugs as well, which may also raise drug levels. Some animal tests with piperine suggest that it may have reproductive toxicity. Again, when starting any new treatments, consult your doctor first.

Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea is an herb that grows in the cold, mountainous regions of Europe and Asia.  Its roots are considered adaptogens, meaning they help your body adapt to stress when consumed.

Also known as arctic root or golden root has been a part of traditional medicine systems practiced across the world, Its root contains more than 140 active ingredients, the two most potent of which are rosavin and salidroside. Historically, it has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially for improving stamina and reducing stress. The Vikings also used rhodiola to enhance physical strength, while the Sherpa people used it to climb at high altitudes, even to conquer Mt. Everest. People in Russia and Scandinavian countries have used rhodiola to treat anxiety, fatigue and depression for centuries.

Benefits

Rhodiola extracts might help protect cells from damage, regulate heartbeat, and have the potential for improving learning and memory.

Decrease Stress, Fight Fatigue, Help reduce symptons of depression, Improve brain function, Improve Excercise and Performance, may help control diabetes, possible anti-cancer properties

Test-tube studies have shown that it inhibits the growth of bladder, colon, breast and liver cancer cells

Studies have found rhodiola may help strengthen the body’s response to physical stressors like exercise and psychological stressors such as fatigue and depression.

  • Helps burn more belly fat
  • Helps Lower Cortisol

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Heart damage caused by the drug epirubicin

Relieves Stress

The calming effects of Rhodiola rosea tea have been known for thousands of years. From the stress of life in rural China to the depression-inducing weather of Siberia, this herbal tea has been soothing and calming people for generations. The chemical constituents found in Rhodiola rosea can affect the hormonal levels of the body and induce relaxation.

Relieves Depression

One of the side effects of Rhodiola rosea is an increase in energy levels, and for those people suffering from fatigue-induced depression, this herbal approach can be life-altering. For people pursuing alternative medicinal solutions to their depressive symptoms, Rhodiola rosea tea can be extremely effective. Some of the organic compounds in this widely available herb are considered adaptogenic, which means that it can cause long-lasting effects on our hormonal and metabolic states. In other words, it helps in providing relief from depression and chronic stress. In fact, the proven usefulness of Rhodiola rosea extract has led it to be combined with numerous antidepressants on the market, and the results have been very encouraging.

Boosts Cognition

The two health benefits listed above certainly have an effect on the brain and hormone levels that affect mood. But the overall health of the brain is another major concern in modern medicine. Research suggests that Rhodiola rosea can have an effect on numerous aspects of cognitive health, including improving memory and concentration. For the aging populations suffering from the onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s, Rhodiola rosea tea may help boost cognition and memory, thereby keeping your faculties intact for longer as per studies.

Aids Weight Loss

Recent research has shown that using Rhodiola rosea extracts and teas can be highly effective for weight loss. The release of adipose tissue is one of the keys to losing weight, and while researchers have been looking for a natural product containing the essential enzymes to do that, golden root has been under their nose the whole time. Essentially, Rhodiola rosea speeds up the fat-burning cells in your body, and when combined with exercise, this can speed up your slimming results.

Boosts Energy Levels

Some of the active compounds found in Rhodiola rosea have been directly linked with increasing metabolism and stimulating greater circulation of blood and oxygen within the body. When your organs receive more oxygen, they function more efficiently, particularly muscles, nerve cells, and the brain receive the benefit of that oxygen boost! This has even been relied on by professional athletes in Asia and Russia as a safe and legal energy enhancer.

Protects Heart Health

One of the most dangerous substances for our body is already inside of us – stress hormones. By reducing corticosteroids and catecholamines released by the body, we are able to reduce the effects of those hormones on all of our organ systems, including the heart. Excess stress hormones can cause higher blood pressure, heart disease, and dangerous levels of potassium. Research has also shown that Rhodiola rosea can regulate the heartbeat and eliminate heart arrhythmias, as well as a reduction in the chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.

Anticancer Potential

According to a study of this plant, it has been valued in Mongolia as a folk remedy that may help provide relief against cancer.

In conjunction with the high concentration of antioxidants found in the roots of Rhodiola rosea, it is also known to increase the body’s natural resistance to toxins. Anti-tumor activity is just as important as antioxidant effects, and this herb has been observed to have both of those. A study suggests that it may have anti-proliferative properties and because of the presence of salidroside help prevent the spread of human colorectal cancer. Another study showed that Rhodiola extracts exert anticancer effects against bladder cancer.

However, more human studies are required to confirm the benefits against cancer.

Strengthens Immune System

In addition to all of the other impressive health benefits of Rhodiola rosea, it also has a variety of effects on the immune system. This herb can stimulate the production of NK cells in the stomach and spleen, thereby improving the immune response and establishing homeostasis within the body.

 

NOTE: Perfect harmony when taken in combination then the benefits of ashwagandha and rhodiola include:

  • Extra energy – both physical and mental and delivered in way more pleasant and controlled than via caffeine.
  • Improved mental focus. A great study aid if tests and exams are featuring in your life.
  • A reduction in stress and anxiety levels. Along with that comes improved moods and a sense of well-being and an improvement in depression.
  • Aphrodisiac properties: super-charged sex-drive and performance in both sexes.
  • Enhancement of sporting stamina when taken before exercise.

In another study in men, 600 mg of ashwagandha per day for eight weeks led to a 1.5–1.7 times larger increase in muscle strength and 1.6–2.3 times higher increase in muscle size, compared to a placebo. Similar effects were observed with 750–1,250 mg of ashwagandha per day taken for 30 days

 

Warnings

Rhodiola is safe short-term. Twice daily doses of rhodiola extract have been used safely for 6-10 weeks. The safety of long-term use is not known. Rhodiola might cause dizziness, dry mouth, or excessive saliva production.

Avoid during pregnancy and breast feeding

multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis (RA)  it might worsen autoimmune diseases, such as these

Diabetes – might increase the risk of blood sugar levels becoming too low, especially in patients taking insulin or other diabetes medications.

Low Blood Pressure – May lower blood pressure

Magnesium

Known as “the master mineral,” magnesium is responsible for over 300 metabolic processes in the body. In fact, no nutritious diet is complete without a few servings of magnesium-rich foods. Magnesium deficiency can lead to a whole host of symptoms including calcium deficiency, poor heart health, muscle cramps, tremors, nausea, high blood pressure, respiratory illness, and confusion

An adult body contains approximately 25 g magnesium, with 50% to 60% present in the bones and most of the rest in soft tissues. Magnesium is required for energy production, oxidative phosphorylation, and glycolysis. It contributes to the structural development of bone and is required for the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and the antioxidant glutathione. Magnesium also plays a role in the active transport of calcium and potassium ions across cell membranes, a process that is important to nerve impulse conduction, muscle contraction, and normal heart rhythm

 

Benefits

Migraine Headaches – People who have migraine headaches sometimes have low levels of magnesium in their blood and other tissues

Energy creation: Helps convert food into energy.

Protein formation: Helps create new proteins from amino acids.

Gene maintenance: Helps create and repair DNA and RNA.

Muscle movements: Is part of the contraction and relaxation of muscles.

Nervous system regulation: Helps regulate neurotransmitters, which send messages throughout your brain and nervous system.

Asthma – Researchers believe a lack of magnesium may cause the buildup of calcium in the muscles lining the airways of the lungs. This causes the airways to constrict, making breathing more difficult

Fights Depression

Has Benefits Against Type 2 Diabetes

Several reviews have concluded that magnesium supplements may lower blood pressure, especially in adults with high blood pressure

Has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Can Help Prevent Migraines

Reduces Insulin Resistance

Improves PMS Symptoms

Scientists believe that an imbalance of potassium levels inside and outside of heart muscle cells may be to blame, a condition associated with magnesium deficiency

Osteoporosis

  • may increase blood pressure and promote high blood pressure

“Mental disorders are another possible consequence of magnesium deficiency.

These include apathy, which is characterized by mental numbness or lack of emotion. Worsened deficiency may even lead to delirium and coma”

studies have associated poor magnesium intake with lower bone mineral density

Scientists believe the weakness is caused by the loss of potassium in muscle cells, a condition associated with magnesium deficiency

Relieves Constipation

Magnesium provides quick relief from constipation, and a high dose of its water-soluble supplements is known to bring relief to even the most severely constipated state. The laxative property of this vitamin relaxes the intestinal muscles, thereby helping to establish a smoother rhythm while passing bowels. It also has another property of absorbing water, which, in turn, softens the stool and helps it to pass easily.

Prevents Eclamptic Seizures

Magnesium is one of the vital elements to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Proper intake of its supplements during pregnancy is extremely beneficial for reducing the risk of osteoporosis and increasing the pain tolerance level, resulting in a smooth delivery and an optimization of blood pressure. Magnesium sulfate is the best treatment for preventing eclamptic seizures in expecting mothers who may have hypertension.

Treats Psychiatric Disorders

Magnesium is known to cure some of the psychiatric dysfunctions such as panic attacks, stress, anxiety, and undue agitation.

Prevents Asthma

Patients that suffer from chronic asthma may be able to normalize their breathing with the help of magnesium supplements that aid in relaxing the bronchial muscles and regulating breathing. Even wheezing and breathlessness can be relieved through the intravenous administration of this mineral.

Boosts Energy

Magnesium helps boost the energy production in the body and it promotes the activation of enzymes to create cellular energy.

Keeps Bones Healthy

Magnesium is directly related to bone density, and subsequently, an inadequacy of this mineral in the body can be a cause of osteoporosis. It helps in the regulation of calcium levels in the body, along with vitamin D, copper, and zinc. It, along with calcium and vitamin D, should be taken throughout the developmental years and adulthood, since it lowers the chances of developing osteoporosis when you get older.

Relieves Cramps

Magnesium helps treat severe backaches by relaxing back muscles, kidney stress, and muscular tension. As mentioned earlier, it also helps in the body’s absorption of calcium, which may lead to faster healing of the bones. Cramps in the legs and general fatigue are traditional symptoms of its deficiency. Therefore, proper intake of its supplements acts as a cure for chronic leg cramp problems.

Protects Heart Health

Magnesium protects the heart from irregular heartbeats and tenderly shields it from damage, particularly from muscle stress. It actually calms the nerves, mediates digestive processes, and prevents problems like vomiting, cramps, indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence, and constipation, all of which can put undue stress on your cardiovascular system. And its deficiency can result in lethal heart diseases.

Controls Diabetes

Magnesium helps regulate the insulin reaction to blood sugar levels. Its supplements are vital for all diabetic patients as many of them suffer from its deficiency. It aids in regulating blood sugar, thus promoting normal blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the major reasons for an impending heart attack, and it has been found that many people with high blood pressure also have a magnesium deficiency. Therefore, extra nutrients and mineral supplements with magnesium content are vital in order to avoid any medical complications.

Relieves Migraines

Migraine attacks badly affect many people, especially females. Magnesium supplements and liquids considerably reduce the severity of such attacks and also help in reducing the rate of their recurrence.

Produces Collagen

Magnesium is important for producing proteins that are slowly transformed into collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring protein found in fibrous tissues like tendons, ligaments and the skin. It is also present in the cornea, bones, the gut, cartilage, blood vessels, and intervertebral discs. The more collagen in the system, the stronger those areas of the body will become.

Promotes Mineral Absorption

Magnesium helps absorb vital vitamins and minerals like sodium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. Mineral absorption usually occurs within the small intestine, which ensures the detoxification of many harmful toxins in our body. It also helps activate vitamin D stored in the body, which in its inactive form is of negligible use.

Controls Bladder Functions

Magnesium intake provides relief from bladder problems, and issues like frequent urination. Urination problems can come from a variety of reasons such as nephritis, infections, or sometimes interstitial cystitis; however, balanced magnesium intake can bring great relief to these ailments.

 

Warnings

When taken in very large amounts, magnesium is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Large doses might cause too much magnesium to build up in the body, causing serious side effects including an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, confusion, slowed breathing, coma, and death.

 

Interactions -Be cautions with these combinations

Water pills (Potassium-sparing diuretics)

Muscle relaxants

Medications that slow blood clotting (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs)

Medications for high blood pressure (Calcium channel blockers)

Medications for diabetes (Sulfonylureas)

Gabapentin (Neurontin)

Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Bisphosphonates

Antibiotics (Aminoglycoside, Tetracycline, and Quinolone antibiotics)

Antacids

MCT

If you are wondering what is the most efficient way to take CBD oil so that the cannabinoids in the oil have the easiest time interacting with the body then coconut oil and CBD oil’s relationship comes into focus.

Cannabinoids are fat soluble, meaning they break down and are stored in fat rather than water. Because of this trait, cannabinoids are most effective when consumed with fat, increasing their bioavailability. However, it appears that the type of fat matters.

Saturated fats are important carriers for cannabinoids to be absorbed into the body. Coconut oil contains saturated fat at levels close to 80%, giving cannabinoids the fat cells it needs to move through the body, encouraging faster processing and use by the endocannabinoid system. Specifically, coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides or fatty acids. Using coconut oil or other products that contain medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oils) triggers a relatively rapid release of cannabinoids when compared to other oils because MCT oils are directly metabolized into energy by the liver. This means that your body can burn those fats and put them – and the cannabinoids they hold – to use right away.

CBD Oil and Medium-chained triglycerides or “MCTs” are thought to have numerous health benefits, from cognitive function to weight management. These triglycerides are largely missing in the Western diet due to the mentality that all saturated fats are potentially harmful.

New research is supporting the idea that saturated fats like MCT oils should be consumed on a daily basis. They are proving to be easier to digest than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) and might have more benefits when it comes to heart health, obesity prevention, and brain health.

Traditional Islander populations have been consuming saturated fats, including sources of MCTs like coconuts for thousands of years with out any ill effect.

MCTs are a top source of essential healthy fats. Medium-chain fats are digested easily and sent directly to your liver, where they have a thermogenic effect and the ability to positively alter your metabolism. This is one reason why many people claim that MCTs, including coconut oil, are burned by the body for energy, or “fuel,” instead of being stored as fat.

Compared to longer-chain fats, MCTs are absorbed more easily since there’s less work for the body to do breaking apart carbon bonds. MCTs are smaller, so they can permeate our cell membranes more easily and don’t require that we use special enzymes in order for our bodies to utilize them.

 

Benefits

  • Helps absorbtion of supplements you take with it
  • Better Brain and Memroy functions
  • Energy Boost and increased endurance
  • Weight loss and improved weight management
  • Lowered cholesterol
  • Lowered blood sugar levels

 

Controls Obesity

When the fatty acids of MCT oil are converted into energy, the metabolism is inevitably sped up, which can help with passive fat-burning and general efficiency of calorie burning by the body. In fact, research has shown that MCTs will prevent fat deposition by the body, instead of becoming pure forms of energy.

 

Increases Energy Levels

With a boosted metabolism, you also have enhanced energy levels, not to mention the direct stream of ATP and ketones from the rapid conversion of MCTs to energy. Instead of more than 20 steps that sugar takes to become energy, C-8 medium-chain fatty acids can be converted to usable energy in only 3 steps, giving your body rapid support and invigorating you.

Immune System

The antimicrobial qualities of lauric acid and caprylic acid make MCT oil a worthy immune system supporter, and there has been plenty of research on linking these to better overall health. There is an increase in immune activity and white blood cell production in the body, while the antioxidant effects of these acids also reduce levels of oxidative stress.

Improves Digestion

Aside from its laxative qualities, MCT oil also has anti-inflammatory, antiviral and antibacterial qualities that can optimize digestion and balance the micro-environment of your gut flora. This will help prevent symptoms of cramping, bloating and constipation, as well as any parasitic or viral infections.

Boosts Heart Health

One of the main factors leading to cardiovascular disease and heart problems is obesity, and with the low-fat deposition effect of MCT oil, there is a better chance of remaining slim, keeping overall cholesterol levels down, and lower blood pressure. While consuming fats may seem counterintuitive to heart health, most MCTs are those “good” fats you need in your diet.

Maintains Hormone Balance

One of the critical purposes of fats in the body is their role in creating hormones. With these MCTs in your diet, you can make those hormones you need most to keep your mood in place, your metabolism high, and prevent depression and hormonal disorders.

Prevents Diabetes

MCTs are known to help control blood sugar, namely by preventing fat deposition, and instead of storing sugars in muscle and energy sources. Given that MCT oil can help control obesity, increase the metabolism and optimize digestion, this oil is not only good for people with diabetes but also those at high risk of the disease.

Improves Cognitive Function

When small medium-chain fatty acids convert directly into ketones, one of the areas where these are believed to have the most effect is in the brain. By providing energy to and protecting neural pathways, these ketones can mitigate the symptoms of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, by providing energy for concentration, focus and memory retention.

 

Warnings

MCTs from dietary sources and MCT oil may have some health benefits. However, it is important to remember that when a person consumes these, they are consuming fats.