If you’re living a health-conscious, active lifestyle, you’ve likely considered taking (or are currently taking) supplements at some point. But even the most health-savvy consumers can be overwhelmed by options. Continue reading →
Humans have been using tools for millennia. But none have been as widely used or as constantly demanding on the finer tissues of the hands and fingers as the keyboard. Most office workers have been realizing the toll that it takes for many years now.
Inhaling the recycled breath of 200 other passengers is probably the only thing I don’t like about being on an airplane. Otherwise, sipping on a can of ginger ale with a book and marvelling over the formation of mountains en route a new adventure is right up my alley.
“Updating to a liposomal supplement is like making the switch from a rotary phone to the iPhone 6.”
To really grasp just how incredible liposomal technology is, it will help you to have some perspective on where it came from.
Approaching the middle of the 19th century, in the heart of France, two men began quietly experimenting with a medicine dropper, gelatin and an iron tray, to invent the first vitamin pill known to the modern world.
The year was 1834, and Joseph Dublanc, alongside François Mothès, had lit the fuse to set off an explosion of what would someday be a 60 billion dollar a year industry: nutritional supplements.
Almost 200 years have passed, and the majority of our vitamins are still being made using the same basic, primitive method. The simple idea was to mask the taste of the medicinal chemicals which doctors would give to their patients, in the form of an easy-to-swallow tablet.
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About Linus Pauling
Linus Carl Pauling was born on February 28, 1901. He had an early interest in science, which prompted him to scrounge for materials in nearby, abandoned factories to conduct chemistry experiments in his garage. Pauling was accepted into Oregon State University when he was fifteen-years-old. The high school principal refused to let Pauling take the last few classes he needed to graduate in conjunction with college courses. Consequently, Pauling did not receive the diploma for nearly five decades, until after he had acquired his second Nobel Prize.
At Oregon State, Pauling routinely outperformed his professors in theory and in the lab. The chemistry staff invited Pauling to lead several undergraduate courses, which taught him how to lecture, but also gave him access to journals. These published groundbreaking studies kept Pauling current with modern experiments and theories.
After graduation, Pauling would go on to work with some of the finest scientists of the 20th century. For winning the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1926, Pauling was trained by Sommerfeld, Niels Bohr, and Erwin Schrödinger, and a few years later worked on the elements of chemical bonds with Robert Oppenheimer.
The two well known buzz words in the conversation about anti-aging supplements are: collagen and free radicals.
Collagen, a fibrous protein, is the key building block of skin, bone, tendons, joints and all other connective tissue. It’s what gives everything in your body its strength and elasticity – from your arteries to the skin on your face.
As you age, your body naturally stops producing as much of it, which is a main reason why we start to get wrinkles, brittle bones and heart problems.
It just so happens that Vitamin C is proven to be the main source of fuel for collagen synthesis in our bodies. Continue reading →
Not all vitamin supplements are created equal. And once you’ve chosen to shop for a liposomal options, rather than traditional ones, that is especially the case. Usually the selection process is influenced by a few superficial factors, such as loyalty to a name brand, the perceived quality for the price, and how many “natural” buzzwords are on the label.
Although they are more scientifically sophisticated, liposomal formulas can actually have a simpler ingredient list than tablet forms – both in quantity and quality – depending on which one you pick.
In any liposomal formula there are a three key components: lecithin, sweetener and the vitamin itself. You’ll want to pay close attention to how each of them are sourced.