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Creatine combo ups vigour, burns fat

By | August 13th, 2015|HNU Archive|

If you’re looking for a edge in your workout or sports training, a combination of creatine and herbs may help, suggests a new study. Researchers tested the effects of creatine and a combination of ginseng and astragalus in 44 adults, aged 55-84 years. Participants consumed either creatine only, creatine plus the herb extracts, or a [...]

Ginkgo gives seniors energy boost

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

At the University of Surrey in England, researchers found that a Ginkgo biloba extract could improve mood and activity levels of independent seniors. Participants first underwent a four-month treatment with either ginkgo extract or a placebo capsule. Then in a second six-month trial, 1,570 volunteers continued treatment in one of four groups: some who received [...]

Fight Fatigue: Siberian ginseng shown to help in trial

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Natural Beauty|

If you’re feeling the effects of our high-paced lifestyle that’s almost become the norm, you may want to look into supplementing with ginseng. One of the earlist known medicinal herbs, ginseng is an antioxidant-rich root reputed to help people adapt to stress and reduce fatigue. Researchers at the College of Medicine at the University of [...]

Iron ensures mental and physical energy

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Iron deficiency, which can lead to anemia, is a condition common to women of childbearing age. Symptoms of anemia include fatigue, shortness of breath and decreased immunity. A woman’s risk for anemia can increase during pregnancy, from vigorous exercise, or if the woman is on a low-calorie or vegetarian diet. The Research Centre for Gender [...]

Low energy? Look at your iron intake

By | May 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

The RDA for iron in men is 8 mg—for women, it’s 18 mg. The body uses iron in two key areas: to transport oxygen to tissue and cells, and to make hemoglobin for red blood cells. Insufficient iron causes anemia, a condition where the body produces fewer than normal red blood cells. Symptoms of anemia [...]

Tired and stressed? Rhodiola is here!

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Rhodiola, also known as golden or arctic root, has been heavily studied at both Soviet and Scandinavian clinics. This research focused primarily on its application in sports performance. During exercise, rhodiola has been shown to delay fatigue and increase energy. It can help raise levels of glutamic acid, creatine phosphate and adenosine triphosphate to build [...]

Protein Power: Do you need some?

By | May 21st, 2015|HNU Archive|

In the last few years, protein powders have come out of the gym and into the kitchen. No longer just for athletes and weightlifters, protein has proven health benefits for all men and women. Protein accounts for the largest percentage of material in the human body next to water—about 45 per cent. It contains valuable [...]