Month: March 2019

Creatine Capsules Supplementation

I need more information. How much am I to take, etc?

A: I love creatine. Creatine is the best-selling sports supplement of all time mainly because of great marketing and the fact that the supplement actually does have benefits! For both elite athletes and untrained individuals, creatine supplementation increases fat free mass and improves anaerobic and possibly aerobic performance. So, well done in purchasing some creatine.

Now, to answer your question – Creatine comes in many forms (powder, effervescent powder, liquid, serum, capsules) and they all have their ‘so-called benefits/claims‘ made by the advertisers. Its up to you if you want to pay a bomb and get the really fancy stuff, but if you ask me – plain Creatine powder (creatine monohydrate) works just fine, and is what I’m using. Creatine pills (capsules) really just work the same way as the powders. They are easier to take because …


Creatine is formed in the human body from the amino acids methionine, glycine and arginine. The average person’s body contains approximately 120 grams of creatine stored as creatine phosphate. Certain foods such as beef, herring and salmon, are fairly high in creatine.

However, a person would have to eat pounds of these foods daily to equal what can be obtained in one teaspoon of powdered creatine.

Creatine is directly related to adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is formed in the powerhouses of the cell, the mitochondria. ATP is often referred to as the “universal energy molecule” used by every cell in our bodies. An increase in oxidative stress coupled with a cell’s inability to produce essential energy molecules such as ATP, is a hallmark of the aging cell and is found in many disease states.

Key factors in maintaining health are the ability to: (a) prevent mitochondrial damage to DNA caused …

Choosing An Effective Nutritional Supplement

Raw numbers

The first thing you can check (and probably the easiest) is to check the raw numbers on the product label. How much of the active ingredient is in the product? How many miligrams of a particular nutrient? If the information is not on the label, contact the manufacturer. They may have the data to send you.

Are the numbers lying?

They say that numbers don’t lie. That isn’t true in this case. The raw numbers can actually be very deceptive. Here’s why: many nutrients are very fragile, & easily destroyed. You need to find out if the product is proccessed and handled in a manner that all the nutrients are still there when you swallow it. In other words, you want your supplement to contain all of the nutrients when you swallow it that the label says it did in the lab where it was tested.

It can …


Ordering medicines through an online pharmacy is the latest in this trend. These online or e-pharmacies are drugstores that fulfill your medication order and deliver them to your home. You don’t have to spend time in visiting the doctor and then going to a drugstore to buy the prescribed medicines. It makes even more sense if you are on long term medication.

These pharmacies have a panel of registered medical practitioners who can provide online consultation and give you a prescription for medicines which can be promptly ordered at the same instant.

The medicines that you buy through the online pharmacies are cheaper than what you pay at the local drugstore. In some cases the difference is as much as 80% on the lower side. This is mainly due to the fact that these pharmacies source their goods directly from the manufacturer or wholesaler. They get cheaper prices and this …

Liquid or Pills

A lot of people take vitamins A, C, B and much more or just take a multivitamin, before you only had to choose from brand but now not just that you have to choose from liquid or pills. From many choices which its better and more effective to use.

People say that pills are better and don’t trust the liquid vitamins but others say that liquid vitamins is better because the stomach don’t have to brake the pills down. To me I think it is a matter of opinion.

In my opinion you should use what you feel better with. Pill or liquid just make sure is a product you like or trust and does not hurt to do a little research on the product yo plan to use. Know what you want to use or plan to use make sure it’s a good product.

So which is better liquid …

Types of Mental Health Services

Those are all of extreme importance when it comes to mental health but the one service that seems to be forgotten is care management. A lot of people attribute care management services to individuals who are aging or who have chronic medical conditions. Although, care management can be very helpful for those issues, we also see a huge need for intense care management for individuals who have a chronic mental illness and cannot get access to any services. It is not a secret that severe and persistent mental illness like schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and major depression can require intense care management and advocacy.

Just as a refresher, the duties of a mental health care manager include:

  • Acting as a connector between the individual and the community resources
  • Advocating on behalf of the individual so that he or she gain access to needed quality services
  • Overseeing the care of an individual

Perilla Oil

Two of the most prominent Omega 3 fatty acids on the market are EPA and DHA, which can be found in the bodies of fish. However, since fish have been living in a polluted environment, many people prefer getting their Omega 3s from a fish oil supplement. The Perilla plant is one of the best-known plants for producing ALA.

The great news is that ALA is changed into EPA and DHA inside the body, allowing you to get all the nutrition you’d get from fish oil! However, many scientists have battled this idea, saying that the production of EPA and DHA from the ALA takes place in limited quantities, if at all.

For that reason, many scientists recommend simply, a fish oil supplement as opposed to Perilla oil. That’s not to say that Perilla oil does not have its own benefits. For instance, it may reduce inflammation of the blood, …


Food is an integral part of our lives. Although food is a supplier of energy to our bodies but at the same time wrong food practices create big problems in terms of fats and overweight. Obesity is not just a disorder in the mass of one’s body but it creates a weaker internal resistance to different diseases which eventually makes us more prone to diseases.

Understanding the harmful and irresistible effects of obesity, need of a “powerful” fats and weight reducing mode was asked for. Working to fulfill the same necessity, medical science has come up with weight loss drugs like “Phentermine”. Phentermine is one of the most popular and effective weight reducing drugs available in the market today.

It is a diet suppressant which starts showing its results as soon as it is consumed. It comes in an oral dosage form which is quite safe to use and follow. …

Eye Health Supplements

Irrespective of the philosophy attached to it, the eyes can actually reveal a lot about the health of an individual, and taking care of the eyes means improved health. Dietary deficiencies are considered the leading cause of poor eyesight for children in the age group of 5 ? 15 years, where diet tantrums are rampant. Even for adults over fifty, where macular degeneration is the largest cause of vision loss, diets poor in vitamins and minerals are to blame. All these problems can be prevented and cured with the help of eye health supplements.

The quality of the eyes depends mainly on vitamins A, E and C, fiber and zinc in the diet. Vitamin A deficiencies are known to be behind nightblindness and also have some links to the development of cataracts. Omega 3 fatty acids are important for maintaining moisture levels of the corneas. The richest sources of these …

Dangerous Pharmacy Errors

Major pharmacy chains have been facing tough question because of their lack of procedures to report pharmacy errors. A recent ABC reporter interviewed a representative of the National Chain Drug Store trade group who indicated that there are no reports or statistics on the occurrences of pharmacy errors because there is no Federal requirement for such documentation. This indicates a lack of responsibility for activities that can have devastating effects on a customer’s health.

Dangerous drug interactions are one of the primary dangers for customers of any pharmacy. In today’s medical culture, specialization has been a crucial part of medical advances. It also means that one person may regularly see multiple doctors, each prescribing different medications. If a doctor prescribes a medication that will interact harmfully with another one being taken by their patient, it is the responsibility of the pharmacist to recognize the potential danger in this situation.

Drug …