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Thyroid and Adrenal Glandulars: Are They Safe and Effective?

No doubt you've at least heard of these special types of supplements. 

Glandular supplements have been used for many years and many people have experienced dramatic results with their use. 

Does that mean you should consider using them?

It really depends on your body and what you are trying to treat. 

These supplements are most frequently (and traditionally) used to treat problems related to thyroid dysfunction and adrenal dysfunction - two conditions that plague many people with serious and debilitating symptoms. 

But what exactly are thyroid and adrenal glandulars and are they safe to use?

Learn who should use them, how to use them safely and common pitfalls to avoid if you choose to supplement: 

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5 Tips to Find The Best Multivitamin For Men and Women

Multivitamins are supposed to have all of the necessary nutrients that your body needs to function optimally all in one (or a few) capsules. 

They sound great in theory, but are they really as good as they sound?

It depends!

There are absolutely some people who should consider using a multivitamin each day, but in order to get the most benefit you need to make sure you are taking the right kind of multivitamin which has all of the ingredients in the right dose and formulation. 

Learn more about how to pick the best multivitamin for your body based on your needs (and determine if you should even be using one) in this guide... 

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The Simple Guide to Using MCT Oil for Weight Loss & More

Why is there so much hype around MCT oil and what is it anyway? 

MCT oil is a special type of fat which is "medium" in length. 

The size of this fat molecule means that it can bypass some of the normal pathways that fat must go through in order to be utilized by the body. 

By skipping these pathways you can take advantage of certain benefits such as immediate energy release, increased cognition and even weight loss. 

Learn how to use MCT oil correctly in this guide: 

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7 Energy Supplements That Work (& Why You Have Low Energy)

Low energy is a common and frequently ignored symptom which many patients suffer from. 

Wouldn't it be nice if you could take something to help increase your energy?

While there isn't a magical "energy supplement" that will cure your fatigue, there are many supplements which may help. 

Learn more about targeting your supplements to help boost your energy in this guide: 

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Prebiotics vs Probiotics – Why you Need to use Both

Prebiotics vs probiotics - what is the difference and do you actually need both? 

You may know that probiotics are important for intestinal health but did you know that prebiotics are just as important if not more important?

Prebiotics act through different mechanisms but compliment probiotics perfectly by increasing the effectiveness of both. 

Learn who should use prebiotics, how to use them and how to use them in conjunction with probiotics. 

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How & Why You Should use Biotin for Hair Growth

Biotin is a special nutrient that may help curb hair loss. 

The catch?

It must be used appropriately, in the right people, at the right dose and for the right length of time. 

Clinical studies have shown that daily use of biotin does indeed improve hair strength probably through its powerful effects on the protein keratin. 

This effect helps improve the structural integrity of both your skin and your hair. 

But does that mean you should start supplementing? 

Let's find out...

Learn more about using biotin for hair growth in this post: 

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3 Reasons to use Organic Protein Powder + Which one to use

Using protein powder can act as a powerful supplement to help improve gastrointestinal function, promote weight loss and normalize appetite. 

Most people are very familiar with protein powder and have been using it daily for years!

But are all protein powders created equal?

Not by a long shot. 

It turns out that the best protein powders are the ones that provide high quality protein in organic plant based forms with other anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.

This type of organic protein powder also promotes better intestinal results because it is easily absorbed and free of certain inactive ingredients that can cause negative reactions in some people. 

Learn more about how to use organic protein powder in this article and which supplement is the best...

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The Benefits of Guggul Extract on Thyroid Function, Weight Loss & More

Guggul extract is well known for its positive benefits and ability to treat various diseases in eastern medicine. 

Having said that, it doesn't get the attention that it deserves over in western medicine. 

Guggul has been proven to provide powerful effects through clinical studies to promote weight loss, balance thyroid function and much more. 

Does that mean you should start using it?

Not necessarily, but we will discuss who should consider using guggul and all of the benefits that it may provide below...

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The Benefits of Sensoril (Ashwagandha) on Thyroid & Adrenal Function

Sensoril is a special formulation of a supplement known as Ashwagandha

This supplement has been shown in scientific studies to help regulate thyroid function, improve and balance serum cortisol levels and even help with weight loss. 

In order to get these benefits you must be properly absorbing ashwagandha and getting a high enough concentration into your cells. 

That's where Sensoril comes in...

Sensoril is a special formulation of Ashwagandha which dramatically increases absorption and therefore results: 

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