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Suffering with Psoriasis, this may be of interest to you.

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Suffering with Psoriasis, this may be of interest to you.

Psoriasis; how to support the condition through nutrition Wednesday July 11, 2018   Psoriasis affects 1.8 million people in the UK. Living with the skin condition can bring huge demands on daily life; it can affect an individual’s appearance, confidence, social interactions and relationships.  From getting a haircut to swimming, these experiences can be unpleasant and stressful for individuals.  Psoriasis may flair up in response to lifestyle and environmental changes.What is Psoriasis?Psoriasis is an immune stimulated condition where skin cells develop rapidly and is highly inflammatory.  Normally, skin cells are replaced after 21-28 days, however in psoriatic individuals this can...

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Its that time of year - how does Alcohol effect us in the gym?

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Its that time of year - how does Alcohol effect us in the gym?

The most popular of all recreational substances consumed on a number of different occasions, with a vast variety of flavours to choose from. Drunk during meetings with friends and family and accompanying humans since time immemorial, but not without significance for the body and health. Alcohol. Does it also affect your performance? Going back to the basics, it can be concluded that moderate drinking can be healthy (within reasonable limits and on condition that you choose the right alcohol), but excess alcohol consumption causes damage to internal organs, serious diseases and accumulation of unwanted fat. Calorific value of alcohol The...

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Which Echinacea ? For me there is only one choice!

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Which Echinacea ? For me there is only one choice!

Echinacea Organic Root Extract 400mg Complex from Viridian Nutrition. Two organically-grown varieties of echinacea (equal ratio purpurea and angustifolia).   Viridian Nutrition is founded on the principles of Purity, the Environment and Charity, and is committed to 100% active ingredients, organics, non-GM, non-irradiated, allergen-free, and against animal testing. Watch our other videos on nutritional supplements by subscribing to Our channel

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BCAA how much do we need?

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BCAA how much do we need?

BCAAs - who (if at all) should take them?  In recent times, dozens of conflicting opinions could be heard about BCAA supplementation. These concern mainly the time of the day when the supplements should be taken as an optimum, the training macrocycle and the sports disciplines where BCAA supplementation produces the best results.  What makes branched-chain amino-acids perfect for all sports disciplines is their anabolic activity in protein synthesis on the one hand, and the anti-catabolic activity pre- and post-workout on the other. High blood BCAA concentrations indicate glycogen depletion as an energy booster which may lead to muscle catabolism....

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People still aren't aware of how to take creatine.

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People still aren't aware of how to take creatine.

Most of you probably know that there is no better product to increase muscle mass and improve its shape than creatine, which has a very good reputation and is the most popular and recognised substance used to enhance training. It is not widely known, however, that creatine has many other applications, outside of sports. For instance, it is used in diagnosing diseases of the nervous and muscular system, such as muscle dystrophy, and diseases affecting the elderly people, including Parkinson’s disease, muscle atrophy, exhaustion syndrome or Huntington’s disease (genetic disease of the nervous system). What is creatine? Creatine is an...

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