Taking collagen for its health and healing properties has become a popular trend in recent years. Naturally found in the connective tissue of animals, it is the main protein responsible for keeping the tissue that connects, supports, binds, or separates other tissues or organs firm and flexible.
Research has shown PEA (palmitoylethanolamide) to have anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective and anti-nociceptive (anti-pain) properties and taking it regularly may boost your body's natural response to pain by acting on the nerve cells which cause pain.
Nobody wants to talk about it, but your toilet habits can say a lot about your overall health. Do you spend way too much time in the loo or experience constipation, diarrhoea, pain, bloating or flatulence? These symptoms can be a sign you may have a functional gut disorder.
All individuals have a unique metabolic ‘set-point’, a weight range that your body fights to maintain. To stay in its ‘happy place’, your body will resist weight loss attempts and cause you to regain weight after successful weight loss.
Did you know that half of the Australian population lives with a chronic disease? Chronic inflammatory diseases have reached epidemic levels in many countries; they can occur throughout the body and affect all body systems.
Knowing your Omega 3 levels can reveal your risk for certain health conditions such as heart disease. A level of 8 - 12% is good, while less than 4% is not so good. Pregnant women and people with poor gut health, such as IBS, are also wise to know their Omega 3 status.
You may currently take zinc when you have a cold or flu. However, did you know that your cells need zinc on a daily basis? The adult body contains approximately 2.0 to 3.0 g of zinc, mostly stored inside your cells. Zinc has far reaching actions which affect the health of your whole body.
Being the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, magnesium plays many roles in supporting your health. It helps dampen the effects of stress hormones to promote calming sleep, as well as relaxing muscles and reducing cramping.
We all need fibre. Whether you're a fan of low carb, intermittent fasting or another style of eating, this unique nutrient does wonders for our health. Fibre is also known as roughage. It's the part of plant food that travels through our digestive tract without breaking down, absorbing water along the way.