Did you know that you have about 100 trillion bacteria in your body?
That might sound a bit scary at first, because we associate the word bacteria with something negative. But bacteria are actually essential for our survival and take over important tasks in our body. Most bacteria are found in our intestines, more specifically in the colon. Intestinal flora or intestinal microbiota is the term used to describe the totality of microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, etc.) that colonize the intestine.
We distinguish between good and bad bacteria: The good bacteria are enormously important for health. However, certain types of bacteria in your gut can also contribute to many diseases.
Studies have found that if you have too many of the negative bacteria in your body, you are more likely to suffer from certain intestinal diseases, such as Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
What's interesting is that the food you eat has a big impact on your gut flora.
Do you eat fish at least 2 times a week?
No? Then you're not the only one! The WHO estimates that more than 70 percent of the population suffers from an omega-3 deficiency. Yet the intake of omega-3 is extremely important, as it has many effects on our health.
What many people do not know is that the balance between omega-3 and omega-6 is significant. These two are among the essential fats that we must consume in our diet, since our bodies cannot produce them on their own.
Are you full of positive energy and have consistently power for an active everyday life?
If so, that' s fantastic!
But unfortunately, the reality is often quite different: Many people suffer from lack of energy, especially in the colder, grayer seasons.
The problem is that we often notice that we don't have enough energy when it's already too late. We realize that we need to change something in our routines when we are already suffering from low energy and fatigue.
That' s why we recommend you to be proactive and make sure that your body and mind are not lacking anything in your everyday life.
Get 8 tips on what you can do to keep your energy level up.
Did you know that vitamins don't work properly without minerals?
Yes, minerals are essential for the activation of vitamins.
Our body functions properly only when vitamins and minerals are taken in a sufficient amount and balanced ratio and cooperate with each other.
Nevertheless, many people make the mistake of focusing only on carbohydrates, fats and proteins in their eating habits. Minerals are often forgotten. Since minerals are not a source of energy, introducing them in our diet is often forgotten.
Yet their presence in the human body is essential!
So that this mistake does not happen to you, we give you in this article all the facts about minerals that you should know!
When we look at ourselves in the mirror in the morning, we usually don't see any difference in our face compared to the day before. But when we look at old photos of ourselves, we immediately see how young and different we looked back then. And unfortunately, it is not only the external changes that occur with the years, but there are other side effects from aging: more aches and pains, poorer memory, less resilience, vitality and mobility.
Did you know that in Japan they drink coffee before a nap? And in oriental culture, people regularly cleanse their soul with steam baths?
Every culture has it´s own beauty and health tips. Fortunately! Because that way we can learn from other cultures and then integrate health tips into our own daily lives.
Many tips may sound strange at first, but if you investigate a bit closer, they all have their benefits and justifications.
We have put together a small selection of beauty and health tips from 5 different cultures.
Do athletes need more vitamins?, Which nutrients are best for athletes?, How can athletes enhance their performance?
These are questions that we frequently hear from our customers. In today's blog post we want to take a closer look at the recommended supplements for athletes and their benefits for health.
We´ll also cover some nutrition myths and other interesting facts connected to athletic health.
Did you know that a vitamin B deficiency often goes undetected?
The main reason for this is that the symptoms are often mistaken for normal health problems and many people are not even aware of the factors that can lead to an increased need. In addition, it can even take ten years or more before the first symptoms appear. For example, a supposedly healthy plant-based diet can lead to a vitamin B12 deficiency if critical nutrients are missing.
In this blog post we will show you why the group of B vitamins is so important for our health and when it can be useful to take vitamin B supplements in addition to a balanced diet.
Having trouble sleeping?
A study conducted in 2015 looked at sleep patterns among adults in 16 of Europe's countries and discovered insomnia being a widespread problem. In Poland about 31% wrestled with insomnia symptoms like difficulty falling asleep, waking in the middle of the night, or tiredness during the day, followed by Hungary (28.1%) and France (28%).
While researchers suspect that the discrepancies between the countries might stem from cultural differences of how “sleep problems” are defined, the numbers are still surprisingly high.
That means that up to one third of a nation sleeps poorly, at least occasionally!
Here are some simple steps that you can take to improve your sleep.
Considering the abundance of zinc in our everyday life it is quite surprising how little we generally know about zinc. Many are familiar with zinc as an ingredient in supplements, but that's about it.
We want to shed some more light on the topic. In the process we discovered some interesting facts, some of them things we never considered before.
Surprisingly, many people struggle with symptoms like fatigue and mild depression in the winter, yet few realize that the reason for their problems might be vitamin deficiency.
Oftentimes the assumption is: “I eat normal food and lead a normal life, I´ve always managed without supplements or additional help!”
We've seen this attitude among our own family members and friends as well.
The truth is that the food and the lifestyle we consider “normal” is not always sufficient to keep us healthy and energized - especially if we live in a region with little sunlight during winters, experience stress or suffer from certain health problems that affect the absorption of nutrients.
It's also good to remember that cold weather can affect your entire body in a number of ways adding extra challenges. After all, our body is not a machine!
Here are five vitamins that can put the spring back in your step…
When you buy supplements you want them to be safe and effective.
But how can you verify the quality and purity of a product? What is the European Union to ensure the safety of supplements? Where can you get additional information?
In this article we want to provide you an overview about the things you should know about regulations, safety of supplements and certificates.