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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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SHBG Lab Test Guide – What to do About High Levels, Low levels & More

SHBG is short for sex hormone binding globulin and it is a serum blood test that can give you valuable insight about your hormones! 

Low levels of SHBG may be associated with low thyroid function and low estrogen status while high levels may bind up testosterone leading to weight gain, depression and other symptoms. 

Most physicians don't put a lot of emphasis on this lab test but it is critical to understanding what is happening with the hormones in your body. 

Learn how to understand your lab results, but more importantly what to do about changes to your SHBG. 

We will discuss high levels, low levels and what to do about both: 

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How to Use Wellbutrin For Weight Loss & Who Should Use it

No doubt most of you have at least heard about Wellbutrin. 

Most of you are probably familiar with its use as an anti-depressant, but did you know that it can also help with weight loss?

Or that it is actually compounded with another medication (naltrexone) and is part of one of the most popular weight loss medications currently available? 

The answer to that is probably not, which is why we are going to discuss using wellbutrin for weight loss here. 

Let's dig into how Wellbutrin helps with weight loss and determine if it's right for you (because it certainly doesn't work for everyone)... 

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Does Metformin Help with Weight Loss? (The Answer is Yes & Here’s Why)

Metformin may be one of the cheapest and most underused weight loss medications out there. 

Metformin is traditionally reserved for those with diabetes or insulin resistance, but many studies show that it can be effective in overweight or obese patients without diabetes. 

The only problem?

You wouldn't know about it unless you do the research yourself!

Use this post to learn everything you need to know about using metformin (both if you have diabetes or if you are simply just overweight): 

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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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Checklist of Thyroid Symptoms in Women + What to do About it

Do you think that you have the symptoms of hypothyroidism?

I'm talking about symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, menstrual irregularities and hair loss. 

ALL of these symptoms and more may be caused by your thyroid

The problem?

Standard lab test and the conventional treatment don't necessarily help alleviate the symptoms of this hormone imbalance. 

Learn what to do if you think you are suffering from thyroid symptoms in women: 

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5 Studied & Proven Benefits of Relora + Who Should use It

Are you suffering from stress, insomnia, anxiety or intense food cravings?

If so then Relora may be an answer to your problems. 

Relora is a set of 2 distinct herbal remedies that have proven efficacy in treating multiple conditions. 

These effects extend beyond targeting stress and may help with weight loss as well. 

Learn the benefits of Relora and discover if this supplement is right for you: 

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The Top #3 Natural Thyroid Supplements to Increase T3 & T4 Levels

Can supplements actually help improve your thyroid function and help with things like weight loss or fatigue?

Yes! They absolutely can and do help many patients.

They aren't a miracle pill, but certain supplements have been clinically shown to improve thyroid function through various ways.

Would it surprise you to know that there are at least 11 different nutrients involved in the production of thyroid hormone?

A deficiency in any of these nutrients may result in DECREASED thyroid hormone production.

​Let's discuss how to take advantage of this knowledge to help increase your thyroid function by using natural thyroid supplements: 

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