MANF: What Is It And How To Increase Mesencephalic Astrocyte-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF; also known as ARMET or arginine-rich mutated in early stages of tumor) belongs to the fourth family of neurotrophic factors. 

It plays a huge role in repairing neurons and cells after oxidative stress, and has promising uses for the future in neurodegenerative diseases (such as  Parkinson's Disease).

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Understanding Blue Light (Blue Light Part 1)

How are you reading this article?  On your computer? On your phone?  Are you inside? If you answered ‘yes’ to at least one of those questions, chances are, you’re looking at a blue light!

Light-emitting diodes (more often just called LEDs) are everywhere in modern life.  They allow us to have useful devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones.  LEDs have a peak emission in the blue light range.  All around us, there are waves of different kinds of radiation.  The waves we can see are called the visible spectrum and we see it as light.  That light is made up of different colors.  If you’re having trouble visualizing this, think of the Pink Floyd cover of the triangle and the rainbow. That’s a representation of plain light being dispersed by a prism in order to show all the colors that are contained in it. 

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Why NRF2 Activation Can Make You more Sick

Recent cancer research has helped us understand how the body detoxes.

By studying upregulated genes in tumorous cells, we were able to find the Nuclear Erythroid 2–Related Factor 2 (NRF2) pathway.

NRF2 is a major transcription factor in detoxing the body and keeping it healthy.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits/downsides of NRF2 activation, as well as why NRF2 may be hurting you more than helping you (and what you can do about it).

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The 14+ Benefits Of Amentoflavone

Amentoflavone Is Cool (AF) :D
Amentoflavone (AF) is a naturally occurring biflavonoid found in many (over 120) natural plants, such as Gingko Biloba and St. John's Wort.

 

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The 4+ Benefits Of NSI-189 (With Mechanisms)

NSI-189 is a new anti-depressant and cognitive booster.

Unlike other antidepressants such as SSRIs or MAOIs, NSI-189 appears to work on other independent mechanisms.

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The 21+ Benefits Of Beta-Caryophyllene (The Common Cannabinoid)

Beta-Caryophyllene Is A Very Common Cannabinoid

β-caryophyllene is a FDA-approved food additive that can activate the endocannabinoid system. 

It is found in many plants, fragerances, preservatives, additives, and flavoring agents.

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The 15+ Benefits Of Copaiba and Copaifera

Copaiba - A Legal Cannabinoid Alternative - Copaiba oil has been used for more than 390 years with benefits towards bronchitis, skin diseases, ulcers, and syphilis. 

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The 7+ Benefits Of Bladder Mallows (Herissantia)

Bladder Mallows is a common herb found in Brazil. 

In this post, we will discuss Bladder Mallows' possible benefits and some alternatives.

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Klotho: Being Fat And Insulin Resistant May Make You Smarter And Live Longer With 50+ Ways To Increase Klotho

Klotho may be one of our humans' natural adaptogens by its ability to help regulate cellular stress.

In this post, we will discuss its role in longevity, muscle strength, cancer, cognition, and neurotransmitter balance.

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The 13+ Benefits Of Chokeberries (Aronia)

The Herb With The Strongest Polyphenol Count
Chokeberries (Aronia) are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories as they are very high in polyphenols

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The 6+ Benefits of Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi

Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Decoction is a novel way to regulate the gut-brain axis and improve gastric distress. 

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