How Jet Fumes And Hypoxia On Planes Affect The Body

Hypoxia (loss of oxygen) is a major stressor on the body.

On average, one can live ~21 days without food, ~2 days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen. R

Most studies review long term exposure of hypoxia, but in this post we will discuss what happens to the body on a cellular level when exposed to hypoxia in the short term, such as flying or space travel (in a non-hormetic way).

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The 15+ Benefits of Broccoli Sprouts And Sulforaphane (And How To Prepare Them)

Sulforaphane (SFN) is naturally occurring in broccoli sprouts, which has the highest amount of sulforaphane.

Broccoli sprouts contain a particular glucosinolate compound, glucoraphanin, which is found in vacuoles within the cytoplasm of the plant cell. 

The membrane of the plant cells also contain an enzyme, myrosinase, which is walled off from the vacuoles of glucoraphanin. 

Only when the plant cell is ruptured by cutting/chewing,. do the two substances come into contact with each other. 

In the moist environment of the cell, this leads to a chemical reaction wherein the myrosinase converts the glucoraphanin to an isothiocyanate, sulforaphane. 

It is also found in cruciferous veggies, such as brussels spout, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, kale, collards, Chinese broccoli, broccoli raab, kohlrabi, mustard, turnip, radish, arugula, and watercress. 

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The Benefits of Lactate - This is Not a Waste Product!

During the 80's, LA was believed to be only a deadend waste product from anaerobic exercise.

The idea that lactate is a waste product of the metabolism and a main cause of fatigue, should no longer be considered as an indisputable truth.

This molecule, instead, can be shuttled among cells and, inside the cells, among different organelles, thanks to specific monocarboxylate carriers, and seems to be a fuel for many cells, including neurons, in conditions of oxygen shortage.

It can behave as a signal, eliciting in the cells’ responses which counteract stress, allowing at least an attempt of adaptive responses.

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The 49+ Benefits of THC, CBD, and The Endocannabinoid System

Medical marijuana and legalization have been a hot topics recently. I wanted to cover the plethora of benefits of the endocannabinoid system.

Disclaimer: I made sure to only work on this post while vaping CBD.

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GDNF: What It Is and 67+ Natural Ways To Increase Glial Cell Line-Derived Neurotrophic Factor

Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is an essential growth factor for the kidneys, spinal cord, exerting a wide range of effects on addiction, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, neuropathy, gut inflammation, and more. 

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BDNF: 140+ Natural Ways to Increase Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor

BDNF is important for longterm memory and helps grow new neurons from neural stem cells (neurogenesis). 

BDNF is important for the development of the brain, sensory nervous system and neural development.

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