Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) gummies:
Two a day, keeps the doctor away
23 / 07 / 2020
ACV is produced from fermented juice obtained from crushed apples. Vinegar, and more particularly ACV has been used since ancient civilizations as a preservative, a condiment/ dressing for cooking, or even as a remedy to treat wounds, digestive problems and to boost stamina. It is thought that acetic acid, probiotics and antioxidants present in ACV are the responsible for promoting health benefits.
Fungi: Benefits from
a complex kingdom
08 / 06 / 2020
Mushrooms have long been consumed as an exquisite ingredient in gourmet recipes. However, they have gained increasing popularity as medicinal, due to their therapeutic effects in the treatment of many diseases as well as its ability to increase immunity.
Probiotics & COVID-19:
beyond gut health.
07 / 05 / 2020
Probiotics have long been known to improve gastrointestinal health and modulate the immune system. These compete for nutrients and receptors against pathogenic microorganisms and exert antimicrobial activity, activate the immune response and lower the pro-inflammatory response. A balanced gut microbiome is critical as made evident by diseases such as diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular or neurological disorders.
Melatonin: The key to an increasing prevalence of mental health disorders?
28 / 04 / 2020
Mental disorders have been estimated by the World Health Organization to affect 1 in 4 people. Common disorders such as depression or anxiety affect over 260million people and are a leading cause of disability. Lifestyle and diet together with the current COVID-19 outbreak have caused fear and stress levels to significantly increase ever since, further affecting mood, behaviour, reducing sleep quality and ultimately deteriorating mental health.
COVID-19 & Melatonin:
21 / 04 / 2020
The outbreak of Covid-19 has certainly contributed to increase stress and anxiety levels in the population. Recommendations such as isolation or social distancing increase fear, worry and depression which further contribute to sleep disorders and deterioration of mental health.
COVID-19 & NSAIDs controversy:
PROCURMAX, a solution.
21 / 04 / 2020
Hair gummies: nailed it!
19 / 10 / 2020
The main function of mammal hair is to protect and insulate, preventing body heat loss. Camouflage from predators or sexual attraction are also important hair functions in other mammals. In humans, hair has also been used in the past to denote specific cultures, religion, or even used as an indicator to denote social status. Hair has also been associated to strength and virility in men or beauty and youthfulness in women.
Commonly used NSAIDs to relief pain and inflammation have been a major concern lately due to the rumours suggesting that it could worsen symptoms of Covid-19. Despite the lack of evidence, in the past NSAIDs have been reported to reduce antibody production and weaken the immune system. Given the current situation, dietary supplements are a solid thriving alternative.