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Vitamin B12: Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects & More

Vitamin B12 is a compound essential to human health. If you’re not getting enough B12 there’s a strong chance you don’t feel as good as you could. Understanding the role b12 plays…

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Pyridoxine Paradox: The Type of Vitamin B6 that Causes Vitamin B6 Deficiency

Vitamin B6 includes the family of compounds including pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxal 5`-phosphate and a few others. Recent research suggests that consuming high levels of the inactive form, pyridoxine, can lead to negative…

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USADA Banned Substances Testing for Supplements

The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is a Colorado-based Non-Profit business that regulates and tests banned substances in competitive sports. They play an integral role in assuring that athletes do not use…

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Calcium Supplements: Side Effects, Bioavailability, & Dosage

Calcium is an essential mineral that supports many aspects of human health. Supplements can help meet the recommended daily allowance of 1000mg for calcium when food-based sources aren’t practical. This article is…

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CBD Oil: Benefits, Dosage, Side Effects & Science

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many active cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s sold as a herbal extract in many health food and supplement stores though its legal status is…

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Masala Chai: A Curious Spice-Infused Black Tea

Masala Chai is a blended tea named after the Hindi word for tea (chai) that contains Black Tea, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and black pepper. This tea is traditionally steeped with…

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Iodine: Benefits, Dosage, Foods & Signs of Deficiency

IODINE IS A MINERAL found naturally in soil and water and can be found in many foods such as fish, milk, and cheese. Most table salt is fortified with additional iodine—called iodized salts—but…