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Which Sunscreen Ingredients are Best?

Which Sunscreen Ingredients are Best?

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If you thought all sunscreen was created equal, then this article will shine a little light on which ones to stay away from and which ones you should be using. Sunscreen ingredients have quite the range, and some do very little to protect you from toxic chemicals that are worse for you than sun exposure.  You are told to put sunscreen on before heading out the door each day. You are told to slather it on your kids from head to toe before sending them off to summer camp. You are told to put on a fresh coat every few...

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Top 5 Ways to Improve Curcumin Bioavailability

Top 5 Ways to Improve Curcumin Bioavailability

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Curcumin is perhaps the biggest buzzword in holistic health these days, and it’s no wonder. As one of the strongest antioxidants found in nature, curcumin has the potential to significantly slow the aging process and restore youthful energy. It almost sounds like science-fiction, right? If you haven’t heard about curcumin before now, click here for a quick rundown. Curcumin comes from the turmeric plant (turmeric is the signature yellow spice used in many Asian curries). Pronounced ker-CUE-min, it also goes by many different names and spellings, like turmeric curcumin, tumeroc, turemic, termeric, cucurmin, and curcuma longa. Whatever you call it,...

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Optimizing Curcumin Absorbability for Maximum Benefits

Optimizing Curcumin Absorbability for Maximum Benefits

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Curcumin may be one of the most health-packed nutrients found in nature, but if you’re taking a standard powder capsule then you’re most likely missing out on the benefits. A simple Google search reveals several studies about curcumin’s low bioavailability, which means that most of what we swallow is never absorbed and expelled in urine. The reason why most curcumin supplements aren’t absorbed? It may come as a big, fat surprise. It’s a fact that curcumin is fat soluble, meaning it dissolves in fat. Without it, the curcuminoids (the most active compounds in curcumin) have an extremely difficult time making...

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