The 27+ Benefits Of Matrine (with Natural Sources And Mechanisms)

Matrine is a very powerful alkaloid that has many neuropharmalogical benefits.

In this post, we will discuss matrine's benefits, natural sources for it, and some of matrine's 195+ mechanisms.

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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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How To Inhibit Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), Lipoglycans, and Endotoxins

Recent data suggests that chronically low levels of circulating LPS may be associated with the development of metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. R

In this post, we will discuss how LPS affects the body and how to reverse endotoxemia.

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The 11+ Benefits Of Maqui (Aristotelia Chilensis)

Maqui (also known as Chilean wineberry, or Chilean blackberry) is a plant native to Chile and Argentina. 

Its berries and leaves have profound bioactive health benefits, which we will discuss in this post.

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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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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 5+ Benefits of Suma (Pfaffia paniculata or Brazilian Ginseng)

Suma (pfaffia paniculata) is a common root in South America, especially in Brazil, known as Brazilian ginseng (Hebanthe eriantha). 

It is nicknamed "para todo" which means "for all" in Spanish.

It is an adaptogen, which means contains molecules that helps the body deal with stress.

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The 18+ Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that has properties that can boost the immune system, prevent and kill cancer, protect the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, eyes, skin, and ears, and can prevent skeletal damage.

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Inhibiting Nogo-A For Increased Brain Plasticity

Nogo-A is one of the most potent growth inhibitors in the central nervous system.

It is involved in creating new blood cells, developing new stem cells, protecting growth of cancer, and modulating the immune system.

It is highly expressed after adolescent development, traumatic brain injuries, and many myelin-related diseases.

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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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CNTF: Its Role in The Body And How To Increase Ciliary Neurotrophic Factor

Ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF) is a neurotrophic factor with promising benefits in a wide range of pathologies such asneurodegenerative diseases, spinal cord injuries, retinal degeneration, autoimmune neuroinflammation and obesity-related metabolic diseases.

 

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The 23+ Benefits of Melatonin

Melatonin is more powerful in preventing cell death than vitamin E, glutathione, mannitol and vitamin C. 

Compared to daytime, the body has 10-15x more melatonin in the blood at night. 

Light can decrease melatonin production. 

Age can also decrease melatonin production.

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