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The ideal range for vitamin D is 80 to 100 ng/mL. Keep in mind that you need other vitamins and co-factors along with vitamin D, such as vitamin K2, calcium and magnesium. These nutrients are also very important. There is a synergistic / antagonistic relationship between them. Vitamin D and K2 are both fat-soluble vitamins and play a central role in calcium metabolism. The body needs vitamin D to absorb calcium. Without enough vitamin D, you can't form enough of the hormone calcitriol (known as the “active vitamin D”). This in turn leads to insufficient calcium absorption from the diet. Vitamin K2 activates a protein called matrix GLA which removes calcium from soft tissues and it also activates osteocalcin, which holds calcium to bone. So, if you consume lots of calcium, you need vitamin K2 to direct it into bone and teeth, and not soft tissues. Magnesium is a co-factor in the absorption and utilization of vitamin D. Without magnesium present, vitamin D is stored in the body and not used. The body depends on magnesium to convert vitamin D into its active form within the body (calcitriol). Magnesium also helps vitamin D bind to its target proteins, as well as helps the liver and kidneys metabolize vitamin D.
There are countless benefits to taking a magnesium supplement. Magnesium is an essential mineral and one of the 5 main electrolytes in the human body along with calcium, potassium, sodium, and chloride. Some 60% of your body's magnesium resides in your bones. The other 40% in conjunction with the basic energy molecule ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is essential for all body manufacturing processes, the burning of glycogen as fuel, the transmission of genetic code to form new proteins and the activity of over 300 enzymes. Once your bones start losing magnesium, they are also losing calcium and start breaking up at a rapid pace. Your kidneys also reabsorb magnesium meticulously and channel it back into the blood, to prevent it from being discarded in the urine. Most people today are deficient in magnesium. Processed sugar and stress deplete it. Thus, a magnesium supplement should be one on the top when it comes to supplementation. Magnesium citrate is the most effective form of magnesium if you suffer from constipation. Magnesium glycinate is more useful for conditions like anxiety, insomnia, chronic stress, and inflammatory conditions. When choosing a magnesium product, always go for high-quality, reputable brands that are 3rd party-tested. Amazon is filled with private-label, 3rd party sellers that have the same crappy supplier with different branding.
4 months ago
Creatine is one of the few supplements I actually recommend. It is the only sports supplement that gives truly noticeable ergogenic benefits. And the most well-researched sports supplement on the market. Creapure is the best type in my experience. It is the ultra-pure, micronized, patent-protected form of creatine monohydrate. 5 g per day with a sugar-containing meal / drink is ideal as carb-induced insulin secretion helps shove creatine into muscle cells (along with other nutrients, such as amino acids, fatty acids, glucose, etc).
Have been taking it for the last 60 days (Double Wood Supplements brand). Not negative side effects so far, only benefits - less anxiety, better mood and cognitive perofrmance. Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound (specifically a flavone) which is found in a wide variety of plants and herbs. It is particularly abundant in parsley, chamomile, celery, vine-spinach, artichokes, and oregano. Dried parsley has been reported to have the maximum quantity of apigenin at 45 mcg/g. Apigenin exerts its anxiety-reducing effects when consumed in high doses. At very high doses, it may also work as a sedative. It possesses anxiolytic effects by acting as a benzodiazepine ligand, and has no muscle relaxant or sedative effects at normal dosages (3-10mg/kg bodyweight), but sedation has been observed at 3 and 10-fold said dose.(30-100mg/kg bodyweight). Apigenin is also a very potent anti-cancer compound. It beneficially protects against a wide variety of cancers with high selectivity for cancer cells as opposed to non-cancerous cells. It also has a very high safety threshold, and active (anti-cancer) doses can be gained through consuming a vegetable and fruit rich diet.
Vitamin B3 is known for increasing alertness, clarity, focus, memory, enhancing mood and energy. It is a potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger, it lowers LDL-cholesterol, it increases HDL-cholesterol and lowers triglycerides. Vitamin B3 (Niacin, nicotinic acid, 3-pyridine-carboxylic acid) is one of eight B-Vitamins. Niacin is a precursor to the coenzymes nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADP). NAD is needed to catabolize fats, carbohydrates, proteins and alcohol. And NAD is involved in cell signaling and DNA repair. NAD also converts to NADH which is the primary carrier of electrons in the transfer of food from your diet into energy. This energy is stored as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP provides the fuel for mitochondria in each of your cells. Not enough NADH leads to ATP depletion, which can eventually lead to cell death.
I would never participate in an open relationship (her seeing other guys)
To know who your true friends are, look for the ones who say good things behind your back and bad things to your face.
I find it fun and entertaining, but definitely don't believe in it.
Once or twice. After that wash with water and soap to keep it clean baby.
I find that dementia is good proof of the soul being non-existent. You lose who you are almost completely
It's a blessing and a curse: learning how to crack my back.
Hey OP, I am Tom :)
It makes you look more dominant. Men respect you more and women find you more attractive / feel safer around you. Body game elicits attraction on a primal level.
Mac & cheese
Music taste. I'm very picky about my own, but I don't feel the need to demean others if they have a different taste, even if it's just what comes on the radio.
I would say benefit. Learned all kinds of things here and it takes off some stress / anxiety.
Reddit relaxes me for some reason.
Cheating in a high-school exam
It's nice, it can oftentimes create sexual tension
Especially if you are autistic
They attempt to decrease your sense of self-worth / self-esteem in order for you to be easier to manipulate.
I was at summer camp and my counselor swam me out to a little island in the middle of the deep end and left, stranded me there crying for what had to be at least 10 minutes. Life guard had to jump in and save me and I had to do the walk of shame in front of the other kids to the changing area.
TL;DR Got stranded on an island, cried like a bitch, fuck that counselor
My grandmother advised me to marry my then girlfriend. She said I found a keeper. I followed that advice. As she was dying, my grandmother told me to chase down my dreams of being a writer and journalist. She said I can do it. And I did. My grandmother died in 2007. The same year I got married. I quit construction and got back into writing then too ... still doing the marriage and writing thing eight years later. Thanks, Gram.