Health Supplements From Serious Nutrition Solutions

Originated with a simple goal of rendering the most positive results through its cost-effective range of health and dietary supplements, Serious Nutrition Solutions started its journey in the healthcare industry about a decade back. Soon after its instigation, the company became a major player in the market because of their positive goal and quality products. It is because of its result-driven pro hormone, nutritional, dietary and health supplements, and commitment towards its customers, that the company today enjoys the stature of one of the most prominent names in the industry.

Shared below are the reviews of some its very popular Serious Nutrition Solutions’ supplements and health gaining products –

X-Gel

As per the company, X-Gel has Arachidonic Acid, which is a kind of fatty acid. This fatty acid amplifies the strength and resistance of the body during workout sessions, while building lean muscles. If we go with the reviews, we can say that this highly successful product received a great appreciation from the users. The full cycle of X-gel SNS gives a you desired results, and help your newly built muscles gain strength.

Focus XT

If you are looking for something that boosts up your mental focus and concentration in your everyday life and gymming sessions, Focus XT could be the best health supplement for you. Apart from augmenting your energy, it also helps you gain mass and strength. The formula has been codified from some of the best components that provide a superior level of concentration and performance during workout sessions. Moreover, you get an improved memory with regular consumption of Focus XT. This aspect makes it popular among the students, aspiring to focus on their studies. There are two variants of Focus XT, and one of which is caffeine free.

Agmatine Capsules

Another brilliant product from SNS! Agmatine Capsules could be used to grow and keep muscles; perform better in gym; feel better; and get a better look. According to the company website, Agmatine is a byproduct that has been formulated from agmatine amino acid that gives benefits beyond expectations. It is useful for bodybuilders, athletes, and sports persons. To improve the muscle recovery, endurance, performance, and to decrease excess body fat, going on the cycle of Agmatine Capsules will be suitable.

Reduce XT

Serious Nutrition Solutions’ Reduce XT is a supplement known as a cortisol control agent that helps you reduce excess body fat, build strong muscles, and get in shape. To be taken with a regular diet, Reduce XT gives desired results right after starting the cycle.

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Kids Health & Nutrition – Milk, Juice, and Sodas

We’re designed to drink water, nothing else. In the past 10,000 years, raw milk became recognized as a nutritious food staple, as did raw, unprocessed fruit juices. Although I am not a proponent of processed milk and fruit juice, most mothers see milk and fruit juices as a staple food source. Americans today drink twice as much soda as milk and nearly six times more soda then fruit juice. This clearly demonstrates the power of advertising and certainly serves as a banner for the addictive powers of both sugar and caffeine, particularly when combined.

Adverse health effects from displacing water with soda pop and processed juice include:

Tooth decay
Sugar addiction
Insulin resistance, Syndrome X and diabetes
Increased chance of osteoporosis
Increased severity of kidney stones
Nervousness
Attention deficit disorder
Where to Get Good Water
Supermarkets are loaded with water choices, but don’t be fooled into thinking that because it’s in a bottle it’s good for you. Many companies have been caught bottling tap water.

If you want your kids to drink more water while saving some money start buying water in 3 or 5 gallon jugs.

My advice is to stop buying bottled water and go green!

I can touch on milk here but it’s a whole article by itself. If you or your child is lactose intolerant purchase organic milk or other alternatives like rice, sheep or goats milk.

We could be doing a better job of teaching kids nutrition because the average American drinks more than 60 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to 55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and sulphites. Not to mention the fact that it’s also your largest source of dangerous high-fructose modified corn syrup.

If you need to see evidence of this watch the movie “Super Size Me,” it will be a wake up call.

The bottom line: drink half your body weight in ounces, start teaching kids nutrition while their young so it becomes a habit as they get older. The payoff is huge for their health and your wallet.

Chad Nelson, Exercise Physiologist & Holistic Nutrition He is passionate about educating and empowering others to become healthier, happier and richer! He has a holistic health & fitness studio in Scottsdale, AZ. He wanted to share the importance of nutritional foods along with giving children the finest liquid supplement called Vemma Next for children 2-12 years old. He knows first hand children are not eating perfect diets everyday.

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How Vitamins Can Help Boost Your Energy

Do you feel like your energy is draining like a malfunctioning battery?

Like a sinking Titanic, this can often be caused by ‘leaks’ and drains in your body system.

In the case of a ship, these are physical holes in the body of the boat which you need to plug with some kind of bung. In the case of your body and energy, the drains are the things you’re forgetting – the aspects of your lifestyle that you haven’t yet honed and perfected.

Very often, one of the fastest and most effective ways of plugging these holes is to change some aspect of your lifestyle, of your behavior, or of your diet.

Firstly, let’s talk about how getting more vitamins can supply more energy for you to go through the day.

Vitamins supply us with energy in all kinds of ways and also help us to combat some of the most damaging things that can otherwise rob us of energy.

Simply having some green juices, fruit juice-filled smoothie or a quick 500 milliliters of lemon water to dehydrate yourself at the start of your day is a great way to find the missing pieces of your energy puzzle and to plug the gaps in your diet and routine.

Here are some of the most common vitamins that can boost your energy levels and improves your health and well-being.

#1 Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most powerful and well-known antioxidants that is highly effective at strengthening your immune system.

You feel tired, sluggish and lethargic when you catch a cold or flu because your immune system is fighting against the bacteria or viruses.

If you supplement your body with more Vitamin C, you can recover so much quicker and feel more energetic faster.

#2 Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is another important nutrient that’s involved with a lot of macro-nutrient metabolism, chemical synthesis, and enzyme functioning.

Among many other things, it aids the mitochondria (the energy center of our cells) in gaining energy from our food. What’s more, it also boosts brain performance by helping us synthesize neurotransmitters.

#3 Vitamin B12

Along with iron, vitamin B12 is responsible of forming red blood cells that carry oxygen in our blood capillaries.

As you probably know, in general, the more oxygen our red blood cells can deliver to our organs and our brain, the sharper & more focused we feel to perform any kinds of tasks. So B12 is correlated to your energy level.

#4 Vitamin D

Finally, we have Vitamin D.

Vitamin D is mostly produced when UV rays from the Sun hit the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. However, it can also be obtained through diet if we eat foods fortified with it.

It helps bone growth, cell growth and calcium absorption in the gut.

Its presence is one of the reasons why we feel so much more alert and awake when it’s sunny. It helps us to regulate our internal biological clock and avoid symptoms of seasonal affective disorder.

So these are the 4 most common vitamins you should supply your body adequately. When you take care of them, they will take care of your energy level.

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Healthy Eating – Are You Eating for the Right Reasons?

You are not alone if you have ever questioned your eating style. But you would be part of a minority if you decided to change your food choices because you felt the foods were not healthy. Perhaps you allowed yourself to indulge too much, and your health started to take a hit. One weekend of poor eating can make you reflect on your diet because it feels uncomfortable to add extra weight, especially around your abdominal area. And it does become a concern when you allow your health to decline due to poor food choices.

You will also be part of a minority if you wondered about why you are eating. Most people eat because their appetite tells them. While this is a sign someone’s desire for food is fully functional, it can be a sign lack of control exists. It’s very costly to allow your appetite to govern your eating behavior because it knows no limits. Even if you have had enough to eat it will ask for more because as far as it is concerned, overeating is better than undereating.

Which brings us to the following question: why exactly do you eat? If it is mostly to satisfy your instinctual hunger, you are doing fine. But if you are letting yourself get carried away often and you eat to fill an emotional purpose, unfortunately, you are not eating for the right reason.

Overeating is something that rarely happens if you have a healthy eating plan in place. If you stick to two daily meals with a healthy snack in between, it is genuinely difficult to overeat. As long as you are eating slowly and drinking plenty of water so you don’t think you are hungry when you are thirsty, it will be easier to keep yourself below your caloric limits. It is rare to crave more when you are already full and, in that case, it would be an eating disorder.

On the other hand, overeating is something that frequently happens when you do not have a healthy eating plan in place. When you eat several small meals a day and then eat a large dinner to boot, you are likely going to eat over your caloric limit. If you eat because you are bored or because it’s a habit to snack when watching TV, you are failing to stay disciplined. While we all deserve a treat, allowing yourself to get carried away consistently is a recipe for disaster.

When you start eating for the right reasons, health complications such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes are seldom a reality. And if they already are, healthy eating is the number one method to treat them.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

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Health and Nutrition During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a nine month journey… It is a time in your life to feel happy, excited, serene and joyful. However it is also quite normal to experience anxieties about the birth and worrying about whether you are nourishing yourself properly, exercising, keeping, calm, positive, loving thoughts and emotions within your being.
Pregnancy lasts 39 weeks or nine months from conception and is looked at in three stages.

Health & Nutrition During Pregnancy

To ensure that your baby develops in a healthy environment, you should keep your body as fit and well nourished as you possibly can. Do not think in terms of devising a special diet for pregnancy, it is more to do with eating a good variety of the right foods which are those that are rich in the essential nutrients.

Weight Gain

The amount of weight put on by women in pregnancy varies between 9 – 16 kilograms, with the most rapid gain usually between weeks 24 and 32.
Don’t “eat for two”. Some 46 percent of women gain too much weight during pregnancy.

Diet During Pregnancy

You ARE What You Eat therefore Your Baby Is What You Eat!

What You Eat affects your baby’s future. What you eat in the following nine months can impact your baby’s health, as well as your own, for decades to come.

A good diet is vital to health during pregnancy, and to the normal development of the baby. The time to pay attention to diet, and if necessary change it for the better, is several months prior to conception and not when pregnancy is confirmed.

During the critical early weeks the normal, healthy development of the embryo depends on the mother’s state of nutritional health and also her toxic state.

Mineral and vitamin imbalances which would probably go unnoticed in a child or adult can have a disastrous effect on the developing baby.

This is because the cells in the embryo are growing at such a rapid rate, causing an exaggerated response to any harmful influences.

A natural, organic, whole food diet is the only one which will adequately serve during pregnancy.

A high quality diet is needed to maintain your own health and the best possible conditions for the baby to develop.

As our environment becomes more polluted and the soils more depleted of nutrients, going 100% organic, if possible, is the best thing you can do for oneself, and for a developing fetus, and last but not least; the environment.

Pesticides, herbicides, and other forms of pollution interfere with the metabolic pathways of many nutrients and thus indirectly interfere with the development of the immune, endocrine, and neurological systems.

Eating as many of our foods in their live, raw form preserves 70 to 80% more vitamins and minerals, 50% more bioactive protein, and up to 96% more bioavailable vitamin B12.

Grains, nuts and seeds are the most potent health-building foods of all. Eaten raw or sprouted if possible (some grains need to be cooked), they contain all the essential nutrients for human growth, sustenance, and ongoing optimal health.

A well balanced diet is based on whole cereals and grains (brown bread, rice, pasta, buckwheat, rye, oats), nuts and seeds, pulses and beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, pure unrefined oils such as cold pressed olive oil, with some fish and eggs if required.

Fruit and vegetables are all excellent sources of vitamins, minerals and trace elements provided they are eaten in the right way.

They should be fresh, either raw or quickly cooked, steamed or stir-fried, and preferably consumed immediately after they are harvested.

Salt is needed to maintain the extra volume of blood, to supply enough placental blood, and to guard against dehydration and shock from blood loss at birth, (except in cases of kidney and heart problems) Suggested form of salt is Himalayan Pink Salt.

Proteins

• Form the basic building blocks of all our body tissues, cells, hormones, and antibodies.
• Food must fuel the growth of the uterus, which can grow to 30 times its original size over the nine months gestation period Add the development of breasts, placenta, development of breast milk, the baby’s body.

Proteins are divided into complete and incomplete:

Complete proteins contain significant amounts of all the essential amino acids, you find them in meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and soya bean products.

Vegetable proteins are incomplete and contain only some of the essential amino acids. Some vegetarian sources of complete protein are: buckwheat, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flaxseeds, and almonds.

Plant proteins are easier for our bodies to digest and produce less toxic waste than animal proteins. The fiber in plants also has a very beneficial effect on the bowel; it ensures healthy bowel movements and the correct bacterial population in the gut, and prevents the buildup of putrefactive bacteria produced by excess animal proteins.

Eating meat and meat products also carries the risk from chemical and hormonal residues found in intensively reared animals. Also soya beans or soy products are mostly genetically engineered, hence it is wise to stay clear of them.

Pregnant women need about 60 to 75 grams of protein a day.

The best and cleanest sources of protein are green vegetables, spirulina, seeds (hemp, flax, sesame, poppy, sunflower, chia, quinoa, amaranth ).

Real strength and building material comes from:

• green – leafy vegetables, seeds and superfoods. They contain all the amino acids we require.

Essential Fatty Acids are vital to :

• the development of the baby’s nervous and immune systems. They build the cell walls in all our tissues, and so that trace elements and fat-soluble vitamins (A,E,D, and K) can be absorbed.
• EFA’s are needed to make adrenal and sex hormones, and to maintain a healthy population of bacteria in the gut.
• They are also essential to the normal development of the fetus’s brain: 70 per cent of all EFAs go to the brain.

The Best Fatty Foods include:

Avocados, Borage Seed Oil, Raw Cacao Beans (Chocolate Nuts), Coconut oil/ butter, Flax seed and its oil, Grape seeds, Hemp seed and its oil (cold pressed), RAW Nuts of all types (cashews must be soft to be truly “raw”), Nut Butters (almond butter is excellent), Olives and their oil (stone pressed or cold pressed), Peanuts (must be certified aflatoxin free), Poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds and their oil (cold pressed), Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, tahini (sesame butter), or even better if you can get hold of it at a health food store unhulled tahini (an alkaline fat, high in calcium), Young Coconuts (young Thai coconuts are available in the US at Asian markets), Coconut milk, coconuts (mature).

SUPERFOODS

Superfoods are foods with extraordinary properties. Usually they contain all essential amino acids, high levels of minerals, and a wide array of unique, even rare, nutrients. I have included the superfoods in the nutritional tips below.

Some prominent superfoods to include:

1) Himalayan Pink Salt – offers 84 minerals exactly identical to the elements in your body.

2) Spirulina (a spiral algae consumed for thousands of years by indigenous people in Mexico and Africa)
-It has the highest concentration of protein on Earth. 60%
-It is also very high in Iron, and many other vitamins and minerals.
-It is one of the highest sources of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) on the planet. Only mother’s milk is higher.
-It is recommended to take more Spirulina during breastfeeding because of the GLA.
-Spirulina is very high in human-active B12.

3) Blue-Green Algae (Klamath lake algae wonderful brain food). It is high in protein, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals and enhances the immune system.

I value it in pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation for its enhancing effect on brain function.

4) Bee Pollen (wild pollen, not orchard pollen, should be used and should come from ethically harvested sources where bees are treated respectfully. Bee Pollen is nature’s most complete food) All amino acids, immune system, brain, eyes.

5) Flax, Sunflower, Chia, Sesame and pumpkin seeds are the best to use. Flaxseeds are excellent and the highest vegetarian source of omega-3-essential fatty acids, important for the immune system, nervous system, and brain development. I recommend one to two tablespoons daily of the uncooked and unheated oil or three to six tablespoons of freshly ground flaxseeds. (Use a coffee grinder). You may also grind the other above mentioned seeds and add them to salads, and fruit salads.

6) Wild young coconuts (not be confused with white Thai coconuts found in markets, wild coconuts are one of the greatest foods on earth. The coconut water and soft inner flesh are strength enhancing, electrolyte-rich, mineral-rich, youthening and invigorating. Great in smoothies.

NUTRITION TIPS

Here Are Some Nutrition Tips that will help you both:

1) Get Enough Folic Acid. 400 micrograms (mcg) daily. Folic Acid reduces chance of birth defects such as spina bifida. Especially in the first 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2) Best Food Sources of Folic Acid are: RAW Green leafy vegetables, including spinach, kale, beet greens, beet root, chard, asparagus, and broccoli. Starchy vegetables containing folic acid are corn, lima beans, green peas, sweet peas, sweet potatoes, artichokes, okra, and parsnips. Oats are high in folic acid as well as whole wheat brown bread. Many fruits have folic acid such as oranges, cantaloupe, pineapple, banana, and many berries including loganberries, boysenberries, and strawberries. Also fresh sprouts such as lentil, mung bean sprouts are excellent sources. REMINDER: Folic acid is available from fresh, unprocessed food, which is why it is so common a deficient in our culture’s processed, cooked food diet.

3) Eat Your Fish. Getting enough DHA (found in abundance in seafood and flaxseed) is one of the most important things you can do for you and your developing baby’s health. DHA is the omega-3 fatty acid that can boost baby’s brain development before birth, leading to better vision, memory, motor skills and language comprehension in early childhood. Eat at least 12 ounces a week of low-mercury fish, or take a DHA supplement such as Krill Oil.

• Avoid large, predatory fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish. (As big fish eat smaller fish, the larger, longer-living ones accumulate more mercury).

• Seaweed and Cilantro remove heavy metals and radioactive isotopes from the tissues.

4) Avoid Alcohol – The main risk of consuming alcohol during pregnancy is the development of “fetal alcohol syndrome” (FAS). mother.. NO AMOUNT IS SAFE. AVOID TOTALLY.

5) Avoid Caffeine: In high amounts causes birth defects and still births, miscarriages and premature delivery.

6) Avoid Drugs – As far as possible all orthodox drugs should be avoided during pregnancy, especially in the first three months. Consider natural alternatives and visiting a medical herbalist or nutritionist prior to conception.

FOODS THAT MAY CAUSE INFECTIONS

Although the chance of contracting one of these rare infections is limited, you will reduce this likelihood even further if you follow the basic guidelines given here.

Listeriosis – caused by the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes, this is a very rare infection. Its symptoms are similar to flu and gastroenteritis and it can cause still birth.

Toxoplasmosis – usually symptomless (apart from mild flu symptoms), this can cause serious problems for the baby. Caused by direct contact with the organism Toxoplasma Gondi, it is found in cat faeces, raw meat, and unpasteurized goats’ milk. Soil on fruit and vegetables may be contaminated.

Salmonella – Contamination with Salmonella bacterium can cause bacterial food poisoning. This doesn’t usually harm the baby directly, but any illness involving a high temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration could cause a miscarriage or preterm labour.

HERBS TO AVOID DURING PREGNANCY.

Herbal remedies are for the most part quite safe to be taken during pregnancy; some are useful alternatives to drugs both in chronic illness and acute minor problems such as may arise during pregnancy. It is still preferable to take NO MEDICATION whatsoever in the first three months, unless there is a specific problem that needs treatment.

There are many Herbs which should never be taken in pregnancy – their emmonagogue or oxytocic properties may, in large amounts, cause uterine contractions and thereby risk miscarriage: I will only mention a few as there at least twenty on the list.

Nutmeg Myristica Fragrans
Thuja Thuja occidentalis
Calendula Calendula officinalis
Sage Salvia officinalis
Thyme Thymus vulgaris
Marjoram Origanum vulgare
Lovage Levisticum officinale
Rosemary Rosmarinus Officinalis
Rhubarb Rheum sp.

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