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5 Proven Health Benefits of Collagen Peptides

Unlike many supplements out there collagen has been clinically proven to help with things like weight loss and fat loss. 

​These benefits (and others) stem from the fact that so many people are deficient in collagen due to deficiencies in their diet. 

If you want to improve the quality and texture of your skin, heal your GI tract, lose weight and improve inflammation then you should seriously consider using collagen peptides.

Let's start with the basics and go from there: ​

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AIP Diet Guide – 5 Things to Consider Before Using this Diet

Is the AIP diet the one thing you are missing from finally taking control of your autoimmune disease?

It turns out that there are probably better options for you and some things that you should seriously consider before using this diet. 

Like other diets, it can actually cause more problems than it can help.

Use this guide to determine if the AIP diet will be helpful in YOUR specific case and what to do before you start the diet: ​

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Hair Growth Vitamins That Actually Work to Boost Hair Growth & Volume

Are you having issues with your hair?

Is your hair thinning, falling out, or not as thick or dense as it once was?

I have some good news:

There are various treatments you can do to improve the quality and texture of your hair but you need to make sure you are using the RIGHT supplements for YOUR body. 

In this post, I go over the best hair growth vitamins, how to use them, which ones work best and how to determine if you need further evaluation. 

Let's jump in: 

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B12 Injection sites + How to use B12 Shots Safely

B12 shots can help improve energy levels, sleeping patterns, help with weight loss and even improve hair growth. 

In order to get these benefits you need to be using the right type of B12 and using it correctly, that means in the right injection sites and the correct depth.

Use this guide to help determine if you are using B12 correctly and how to inject B12 correctly.

You can also find information on how to purchase high-quality B12 supplements below: 

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7 Powerful Benefits of B12 Shots you Probably Didn’t Know

Whether you realize it or not, B12 is a critical vitamin involved in very important processes in your body like energy production and metabolism. 

It's currently estimated that as many as 50% of people in the US have B12 deficiency or suboptimal B12 (1) levels in their body. 

This means that as many as 1 out of 2 people are walking around with sub-optimal energy levels and a slower than normal metabolism. 

It's no wonder that many patients who use B12 shots experience many benefits that range from increased energy to weight loss and even better sleeping patterns.

In this post I am going to walk you through just some of the benefits that you might experience while using vitamin B12 shots: ​

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How to use Fish Oil to Help with Weight Loss & Fat Loss

Believe it or not, fish oil has a powerful effect on the hormones in your body that directly regulate how you store and burn fat. 

Fish oil helps to regulate the hormones involved in the process and is powerful enough to even lower hormones like leptin and insulin. 

It also has the ability to alter your lean muscle mass and directly alter fat mass through its effects on certain enzymes. 

Learn more about how fish oil can help with weight loss including other therapies it can be combined with to help boost weight loss results...​

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Natural Estrogen Supplements & Pills to Balance your Sex Hormones

Dysregulation of estrogen levels is incredibly common among women. 

High and low estrogen levels contribute to conditions such as low sex drive, weight gain, PMS/PMDD, depression, mood changes, and even other hormonal problems.

The good news is that there are targeted supplements that you can take to influence and manage your estrogen levels.

Use this guide to help determine if you have low estrogen, high estrogen and what kind of estrogen supplements may help you and your symptoms: ​

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How to use Berberine to Boost Weight Loss, Lower Blood Sugar & More

Berberine might just be one of the best supplements you've never heard of. 

Through it's powerful effects on insulin and muscle mass berberine can help lower blood sugar levels and reduce insulin levels. 

This effect is so strong that it has been compared to pharmaceutical medications (we will go over that below). 

Beyond its effects on blood sugar and insulin berberine also shows promise in several other areas. 

Among these conditions include:

  • The ability to lower inflammation
  • The ability to reduce gas, bloating and overgrowth of bacteria and fungus in the GI tract
  • The ability to improve cholesterol profile
  • And much more...

​Is berberine right for you?

Let's talk about how to determine if you should take it, how much you should take and how long you should be taking it for: ​

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7 Reasons to Treat Low Ferritin Levels + Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

Ferritin is an indication of the amount of iron in storage in your body. 

Low ferritin levels are often associated with symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, inability to exercise and even hair loss. 

Diagnosing and treating low ferritin is important because it can actually reverse these symptoms and improve quality of life. 

Having said that there are some tips you need to know before you start supplementing with iron...

How much is too much, should you use liquid over capsule form, how long should you take iron... etc. 

All of these questions and more will be answered in this post: 

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How Alpha Lipoic Acid Helps with Weight Loss: The Complete Guide (2019 Edition)

When it comes to weight loss there are very few supplements that actually work

​After all, if it were as easy as taking a supplement to lose weight wouldn't it be on the cover of every national newspaper? 

While most of the claims for weight loss with other supplements tend to be overhyped there are actually some supplements that can help you lose weight. 

The supplement we are going to be talking about today is Alpha Lipoic acid and how exactly this supplement stands apart from the rest and can help with weight loss. ​

No, these aren't miracle weight loss pills - but they act through various ways to help reduce inflammation, activate mitochondrial energy production to help your body burn fat. ​

Of course, we will be using a combination of scientific studies and my personal experience using this to show how ALA can help you lose weight.

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