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Magnesium the Magnificent! The Most Powerful Mineral?

Magnesium is critical in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It even positively alters gene expression.1 It’s importance as a single dietary mineral cannot be overexpressed. Yet U.S. NHANES data shows magnesium deficiency as the most common mineral deficiency in Americans. Depending on the source, somewhere from ½ to ¾ of Americans are deficient in magnesium. However, this only refers to the recommended daily intake, not necessarily having optimal amounts of magnesium, which varies by individual.2

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The Female Hypothyroid Epidemic: Don’t Become the Next Statistic

So what is the thyroid and what does it do? Generally speaking, the thyroid is a butterfly or bat-shaped gland located in the front of the neck near the Adam’s apple. Although it is small, the thyroid is fierce. Since the thyroid gland converts thyroxine (T4) into triiodothyronine (T3), the metabolically active hormone, it is responsible for your body’s production of T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones help to regulate metabolism, vital signs, brain development, menstrual cycles, and so much more.1

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Vitamin K2 - the K vitamin you need to know

The Most Important Vitamin You’ve Probably Never Heard of…Vitamin K2

What is Vitamin K2? And if it’s so important, why have most never heard of it? Now before saying, “Well of course everyone’s heard of Vitamin K,” it’s very important that we distinguish between Vitamin K1, what we typically hear about and see on nutrition labels, and Vitamin K2, which has only come to be better understood in recent years.

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