Know your B vitamins

A quick guide to the B vitamins

The B vitamins are all necessary for your health, playing vital roles in your metabolism. The best vitamin B supplements carry them all in one package the whole B complex. People suffering from adrenal dysfunction should particularly try to get extra amounts of all of them.B vitamins

B1 is thiamine (or thiamin). You need it in order to make use of carbohydrates, and it can not be made by the human body. This makes it an essential nutrient. Certain illnesses can lead to thiamine deficiency, which affects the whole body, especially the nervous system. Also, there are some foods and beverages which degrade and destroy it.

B3 is niacin. You have probably seen it on lists of ingredients, right next to riboflavin (B2). Its another essential nutrient. Niacin deficiency used to be a bigger problem, in areas where corn was the diet staple to the exclusion of other vegetables. In some cases, niacin supplements are used to reduce the risk of heart trouble.

B5 is pantothenic acid, also an essential nutrient. It helps the body produce energy and assists in the function of the brain and nerves. It also plays a crucial role in the adrenal glands. Taking B5 during times of stress can keep your cortisol levels from getting too high, helping you recover quickly.

B6 is pyridoxine. It helps metabolize glucose and lipids, and plays several roles in the functioning of the adrenal gland. The elderly and people with diabetes, liver disease and rheumatoid arthritis have sometimes been found to suffer from vitamin B6 deficiency.

B7 is biotin. It is needed for all sorts of things cell growth, fat and amino acid metabolism but you dont normally need to worry about it, unless you eat an unusual amount of egg whites, which blocks B7 absorption.

B9 is folate. Supplements of this vitamin are given for a great variety of purposes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant take B9 supplements. It also reduces the risk of heart disease, according to some studies.

B12 is methylcobalamin. It is necessary for the working of the brain and nervous systems, as well as making new red blood cells. It is most often found in meat, so vegans need to look for alternative sources of it.

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Arginine is an amino acid, and, like a lot of amino acids, it plays many different roles in the body. It helps cells divide and encourages the healing process. It is used by the body to make citrulline, and arginine and citrulline help stimulate growth hormone and insulin release and protein synthesis, rid the body of ammonia, boost nitric oxide levels, and support cardiovascular and immune system health. Boosting nitric oxide levels improves blood flow through the body, which can be helpful, especially to diabetes patients, erectile dysfunction patients and others with circulatory problems.
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Uses

Supplements have many uses. They are sometimes used in the treatment of high blood pressure, chest pains and other cardiovascular problems. (When found in supplement form, arginine is generally called L-arginine. This is nothing to worry about. L-arginine is just arginine in the form your body can most easily use.) It is also sometimes used to fight male infertility and reduced mental capacity in the elderly. It can also be combined with ibuprofen in the treatment of migraine headaches, with chemotherapy drugs in breast cancer treatment, or as part of a weight loss prevention treatment for AIDS patients. When taken to fight the risk of infection or to encourage wound healing, it is sometimes taken with fish oil.

Where you can find it

You can find it in a variety of foods, but many of these foods are off limits for one reason or another. Dairy products are rich, but if you happen to be lactose intolerant, vegan or cutting back on dairy products for other reasons, you will have to look for it somewhere else. Red meat, fish and poultry also contain it, but again, that is no help if you are vegan. Grains also contain it, but if you are on a gluten-free diet, that is also a problem. For these and other reasons, a supplement that also contains other useful nutrients would benefit a great many people.

Taylor MD Formulations supplies a variety of products. One of these is Arginine Replete, a physician-formulated multi-nutrient supplement which contains. L-arginine and a comprehensive blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and nutrients that may support overall body health. L-arginine, an amino acid, may support detoxification pathways, protein synthesis, growth hormone release and reduce the healing time of injuries and damaged tissue.

Arginine Replete may optimize a healthy glucose and fat metabolism, body composition, energy level and response to stress. It may also support healthy cell repair, muscle growth, and hormone and immune function.* Arginine Replete is rich in vitamins and minerals that support and enhance metabolism and energy levels and reduce free radical damage. Order some today.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

 

The basics of stress

Stress is anything that disrupts what is called homeostasis- the normal functioning of the human body when nothing particularly remarkable is happening. It can be acute or chronic. Acute stress can be brought on by any life-altering event. Fairly obvious examples include:

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  • An illness
  • A severe or painful injury
  • A death in the family
  • Loss of a job
  • Divorce
  • Foreclosure
  • Retirement
  • Imprisonment

It should be noted that even happy occasions may cause stress. Marriage, for example, can lead to a sudden change in lifestyle which can be a source of stress. Then there are newborn babies, which are famous for their ability to run their parents ragged while barely moving. What all of these have in common is that they create an uncertain future and leave people feeling that they’ve lost control of their lives.

If acute stress is caused by sudden change, chronic stress is caused by things people run into every day. Some of these are parts of our lives- working long hours, sleep deprivation, financial problems and trying to keep track of too many obligations at once are common stressors. Social obligations can be a source of stress, especially for introverts. Other sources of stress are physical problems like chronic pain or infection, or nutritional deficiencies, food intolerance, environmental toxins such as heavy metals. If it seems like almost anything can cause stress well, yes. Stress is a very common problem, and with good reason.

Stress and vitamins

The body often responds to stress in a way that either consumes a lot of vitamins and minerals, or makes it harder to retain them. The adrenal gland regulates the body’s hormone levels, including cortisol, which it produces in large quantities in response to stress. To do this, it needs B vitamins, vitamins C and E, magnesium and zinc. The liver cleanses the body of many environmental toxins, but it needs the right nutrition in order to do this. So people suffering from stress are likely to need more vitamins.

And unfortunately, its when people are under stress that they have the least energy and attention to spare for their diet. They sometimes forget to eat, or eat too much of the wrong things. And since, as mentioned above, nutritional deficiency is a cause of stress, this can lead to a vicious circle. At times like these, people need vitamin supplements.

When you are stressed, you may benefit from more vitamins. Taylor MD Formulations offers ?Stress B Complex and Metabolic B Complex, which contain the whole suite of B vitamins, and their Arginine Replete, ManDex and MaxHealth Ultra Vitamins include a variety of vitamins and minerals. Place your order today.

What are superfoods? They are foods with much more than the usual amount of nutrients, including protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other things you need. For people with busy lifestyles who want to eat something quick and healthy, or people on a diet who do not want to risk nutritional deficiency, superfoods are a great benefit. Superfoods with no animal product are especially useful to vegans. Many natural foods contain a great supply of one thing or another- the trick is to combine them into the right blend in order to make sure you have got something with enough of everything.GreenMed a superfood

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are the very thing that allows oxygen to keep us alive. Its ability to bond with other atoms can cause it to become somewhat disruptive. In particular, free radical oxygen can cause dangerous chain reactions within your body chemistry, and even mutations that can damage cells or, in the worst case, lead to cancer.

Antioxidants prevent these chain reactions by adding an electron to the oxygen molecule. Its best to get your antioxidants from fruits, greens or vegetables, or something made from fruits, greens or vegetables.

Glutamine

Glutamine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body and is produced by the muscles. Under normal circumstances, youre likely to be able to make all the glutamine you need, but it may become necessary to take more if youre building fresh tissue to recover from a burn or other injury. Glutamine is sometimes used to treat stomach ulcers, colitis and Crohns disease. People with AIDS also take glutamine to prevent unwanted muscle loss. Glutamine can also be used to improve immune function in some cases.

Alkalinity

Some superfoods boost alkalinity. You may have heard about the alkaline diet, which is designed not only to help you lose weight but to raise the bodys pH, reduce acidity and lessen the likelihood of cancer or arthritis. The alkaline diet is mostly a vegetarian diet, without meat, dairy products, most grains, refined sugar or processed foods, but with soybeans, nuts, legumes, fruits and vegetables.

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Taylor MD Formulations supplies a variety of products. One of these is GreenMed, an all-natural raw superfood which contains a wide variety of healthy greens and plant extracts that may support detoxification, metabolism, gut health, digestion and energy levels. GreenMed contains powerful antioxidants and free radical protection. GreenMed also contains 10g of glutamine which is an essential nutrient needed to maintain and restore normal gut microvilli function and tight junction function. GreenMed may help to alkalize the body and maintain a healthy pH while providing vitamins, trace minerals, enzymes, prebiotics and phytonutrients, which may support optimum health.[1] You may want to order it online.

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Vitamin supplements

Supplements are anything you take because your diet doesnt contain enough of it for normal purposes, because you suffer from a condition that causes you to lose it more quickly than normal, or because you happen to need more of it than normal. Vitamin and mineral supplements are especially common.

The most common supplements are fish/marine oils, multivitamins, vitamin D, Coenzyme Q10, calcium, B vitamins and vitamin C. Lets just look at a few of these.

When we think of calcium, we mostly think of bones. But calcium plays many roles in the body, and is stored in the bones. So if you need more calcium for other purposes, your bones may start to weaken. B vitamins are a whole category by themselves. Taking B5 during periods of stress can help keep your cortisol levels under control. It, along with B6 and B3 and vitamin E, play key roles in the hormone cascade of the adrenal gland.

We think of vitamin C as something you can get enough of with regular helpings of fruit of juice. But a study has shown that 1500 mg of supplemental vitamin C per day helps athletes to bring down their cortisol levels after exercising. Another study shows that 3000 mg of supplemental vitamin C taken after a psychologically stressful event can reduce cortisol levels, feelings of stress and blood pressure levels. In addition, a study published in 2014 found that vitamin C supplements can help patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease by improving the function of the inner lining of the blood vessels.

Hormone supplements

Before you begin taking hormone supplements, have yourself tested to find out if you need it. Saliva testing is the best way to have this done.

The estrogens are hormones that can be replaced safely. Biest is a hormone treatment that contains estriol and estradiol, while Triest contains estrone as well. There are plant estrogen pills, but they dont work as well and their long-term effects are unknown. Bio-identical progesterone is also safe, and can be taken in pill or cream form.

Other supplements can influence your body in the same way as hormones. Black cohosh can alleviate menopausal symptoms, and may bind to the estrogen receptor. Or they encourage your body to make its own hormones. Chasteberries, for example, stimulate the pituitary gland to make a hormone which in turn helps to make progesterone, and can help relieve PMS symptoms.

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A multivitamin with more

If youre a health care provider, chances are you have a lot of uses for multivitamins. There are many other substances that the body needs in addition to vitamins and minerals. A multivitamin that contains all of these things in one package would be particularly useful. Prebiotics, amino acids and adaptogens are three of these things.

Prebiotics

Prebiotics are often confused with probiotics, and not just because of their spelling ? they are closely related. Probiotics are live bacteria that play an important beneficial role in the functioning of your digestive system. Prebiotics are what those bacteria eat. Theyre mostly fiber. There are many vegetables that are rich in prebiotic fiber, but a certain amount of it gets lost when the vegetables are cooked, so a supplement may in some cases be in order. And any prebiotics that arent used just pass through the digestive system, so they certainly wont do any harm.

Amino acids

Amino acids are adaptable tools in the work of human biochemistry. They are precursors for enzymes, proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters, and they help grow bone, muscle, skin, hair, nails and cartilage. They aid in our metabolism, heart health, immunity and sexual function. They are also important for mental functioning and general well-being. Nine amino acids are classified as essential ? that is, the body needs them and cant make enough of them from other substances, so you need to get them from food or supplements. Four other amino acids are considered essential specifically for children.

Adaptogens

We have a fairly clear idea of the mechanisms by which prebiotics and amino acids help the body, but adaptogens are a little more mysterious. They are herbs that mitigate the effects of stress by balancing the adrenal response ? reducing it in times of stress and increasing it in times of fatigue. Many of them also lower blood pressure. Examples of adaptogens include ginger, ginseng, ashwagandha, rhodiola, schisandra, gingko biloba, holy basil and licorice.

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What vitamins do for you

The B vitamins play many roles in helping your body turn food into energy. Many of them also have roles in the function of the adrenal glands ? B5, or pantothenic acid, is particularly important, activating the adrenal glands when needed. For women, the B vitamins and vitamins D and E, along with folic acid and the minerals manganese, boron, calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc, help the liver clean out excess estrogens as well as those found in the environment.

Vitamin C is essential for the health of skin, connective tissue and bone, and plays a particularly important role in the formation of skin collagen. It is also an antioxidant and helps with adrenal functions such as the regulation of cortisol, a hormone produced in response to stress and exertion.

Where to get them, and why you might need more

In theory, you should be able to get all the vitamins you need just by eating a balanced diet. Most of the B vitamins can be found in fresh vegetables. Vitamin C is found in fruits, many vegetables and most juices. Vitamin D helps build bones and strengthen muscles, lowers blood pressure, and may reduce the risk of diabetes and many types of cancer, and one way to acquire it is to go outside on a sunny day.

But life doesnt always cooperate. If your work keeps you inside, getting enough vitamin D may be a problem. Your diet may also be interfering with your efforts in ways you dont know about. One of the bodys primary uses of B vitamins is in order to metabolize sugar, and refined sugar doesnt come with any B vitamins in it. So if you have a lot of refined sugar in your diet (which you probably do ? they put that stuff in everything) your body may be using so much of its B vitamins to process the sugar that it isnt leaving enough for other important functions. If you are vegan, getting enough vitamin B12 in your diet may be a challenge.

And then theres stress. Chronic stress caused by personal misfortune can make it difficult to maintain a healthy diet, and constant high levels of cortisol and other stress hormones can negatively impact your health in many ways that vitamin supplements may help with.

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Amino acids

Amino acids are some of the most important parts of our diet. There are nine amino acids that are classified as essential, not just because the body needs them, but because the body cannot manufacture enough of them from other substances and have to get them from food. There are four others that are considered essential specifically for children.

Amino acids play an amazing number of roles in the functioning of the human body, acting as precursors for enzymes, proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. They are essential for growing and repairing bone, muscle, skin, hair, nails and cartilage. They affect our mood, sleep, memory, concentration and overall brain health. Amino acids improve acid-base balance, immunity, cardiovascular health, glucose levels, lipid metabolism, and sexual function.

Choline and inositol

Choline is an ammonium salt which has been classified as an essential nutrient by the Institute of Medicine. It can be found in liver, eggs, codfish and many vegetables, particularly cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, wheat germ and soybeans. The body has several uses for choline, including the making of acetylcholine, which is necessary for brain health, intelligence and synaptic plasticity. Choline is also one of the reasons that human breast milk is healthier for babies than formula, and a lack of choline in the diet has been shown to increase the risk of neural tube defects. This makes it particularly necessary during pregnancy.

Inositol comes in nine different forms, called stereoisomers, but in its most common form it can be found in oranges, cantaloupe and other fruits. Inositol plays an important role in helping insulin do its work in the body, helping the cells maintain their membranes and structures, regulating the level of calcium in the cell, and helping to break down and metabolize fats. It can also help keep the lungs of pre-term babies healthy. The human body can manufacture inositol from glucose, but if youre on a low-sugar diet you may want an outside source.

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TaylorMD Formulations supplies a variety of products to health care providers. One of these products is Amino Restore, a protein shake containing amino acids, choline and inositol which can be used to optimize health or as a meal replacement shake. The protein in Amino Restore is derived from peas, and it does not contain dairy, making it acceptable for vegans and those with celiac disease. Amino Restore is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Amino Restore may be used in combination with, AdrenaCare, SerenCalm, Sertona, CogMed, EasyCalm, Arginine Replete and L-Theanine Rx to promote neurotransmitter balance and autonomic nervous system health. Amino Restore can also be combined with Max Health Ultra Vitamin and Green Med Rx for weight management.[1]

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Symptoms of menopause and your need for supplements

There are many symptoms of menopause and you will have a need for supplements. Menopause can be a new beginning for a woman- a chance to pursue new interests without worrying about how ones children will be affected. That said, it is something no woman looks forward to. Signs of advancing age are never especially welcome, but the symptoms of menopause and its onset are particularly unpleasant. The hot flashes, insomnia, extreme mood swings, hair loss, uncontrollable weight gain, vaginal dryness, decreased sex drive and changes to the skin are bad enough, but there is also the increased risk of osteoporosis, breast cancer and heart disease.

The symptoms of menopause are more common in women in industrialized nations with specific diets and lifestyles. Women from other parts of the world who come to America or Europe and adopt a Western diet and lifestyle are as likely to suffer these symptoms as native-born women.

Symptoms of Menopause and need for supplementsCoping with these symptoms

There are ways of alleviating the symptoms of menopause. If you suffer from headaches or hot flashes, make a note of what you’re eating, drinking or going through at the time. Some women find that their hot flashes are set off by alcohol, caffeine, stress or overheating. Hunger and lack of sleep can also cause headaches. Breathing slowly and deeply can help alleviate hot flashes. If you suffer from them at night, wearing lighter pajamas and blankets may help.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, try getting some light exercise. Make sure to stop three hours before you go to bed. To keep your mind alert, try learning a new skill. Your doctor will have more advice tailored to your case.

What you should know about hormone treatment

When trying to pinpoint the onset of menopause, in addition to finding out when the last monthly period was, doctors most often look for elevated blood levels of follicular stimulating hormone (FSH). The FSH level rises when ovulation ends. The reason its called follicular stimulating hormone is that it encourages the growth of hair. Although estrogen remains within at least normal levels during menopause, progesterone levels drop, because the body stops making it at the same time it stops ovulating. The body then makes male hormones to replace it, which can lead to unwanted hair growth or male pattern baldness. If this sounds like what you’re going through, ask your doctor if progesterone treatment can alleviate these symptoms.

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If you’re suffering from the symptoms of menopause or perimenopause and you’re interested in a natural treatment for them, try Taylor Medical Wellness in Atlanta GA. Here there are experts in hormones and functional medicine who specialize in anti-aging, aesthetic and weight loss health care. Ask Taylor Medical Group for help with the symptoms of menopause.

Atlanta HCG weight loss

Weight loss will lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and osteoarthritis, and can sometimes increase fertility and sex drive. Some people prefer to lose weight slowly, while others may need or want to lose weight as quickly as possible while staying healthy. If you want to lose 15 to 20 pounds in a single month, one way to do that is with Atlanta HCG weight loss.

Theres a hormone called hCG, or human chorionic gonadotropin, which appears most often in the bodies of pregnant women. It responds to a shortage of calories from food by instructing the body to burn large deposits of fat for fuel. Regular doses of hCG under medical supervision, combined with an ultra-low-calorie protein-centered diet, can lead to rapid weight loss while maintaining a high energy level.

Cautionary note on HCG

HCG is not for everyone. You need to be healthy enough to withstand the stress of rapid weight loss, and prepared to stick to a diet plan all the way through ? this is a no cheat diet. And if you do decide to follow an Atlanta HCG weight loss plan, then whatever you do, make sure its medically supervised and the medicine is from a reputable source. Do not trust an online offer of HCG pills, especially if theyre labeled as homeopathic. This means the pills contain little or none of the hormone in question. An HCG weight loss plan involves a diet of about 500 calories a day ? you cant get through something like that without real help. And if the pill contains real hormone that might be worse ? it may have been packaged in a country with lower health and safety standards. Pills in general are not the most effective way to take HCG. In a real Atlanta HCG weight loss plan, the hormone will probably be taken intravenously or under the tongue.

HCG weight loss in Atlanta GA

Atlanta HCG weight loss is one of a number of medically supervised weight loss programs offered by the Taylor Medical Group. Here youll find experts on functional medicine, hormones and anti-aging, aesthetic and weight-loss health care. However much or little weight you want to lose, well provide you with a weight loss plan customized for your goals and nutritional needs. Our state of the art facility can test your metabolism and figure out your ideal calorie intake without guesswork. If youre concerned that your weight gain may have a medical cause, were capable of testing and treating many possible causes, including hormonal imbalance, neurotransmitter imbalance, gastrointestinal problems and nutritional deficiencies. If youre interested in rapid weight loss, contact Taylor Medical Group in Atlanta to learn more about medically supervised HCG weight loss.

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