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Yerba Mate: What Is It And What Are The Benefits?

It’s been said that yerba mate has the health benefits of tea, the strength of coffee, and the euphoria of chocolate - all in one drink. We’re checking out yerba mate and the hype surrounding it. Is it as good for you as they say? We’ll find out.  What is Yerba Mate? Yerba mate is a caffeinated drink made from the leaves of a holly tree, called Ilex paraguariensis, grown in South America. The drink is native to Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Southern Brazil. It was first used to increase physical stamina by warriors and farmers and also for medicinal purposes. Native people thought it wa...

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Matcha Green Tea: What Is It And What Are The Benefits

Are you looking for a beverage that can improve your health?  For years, people have been drinking green tea to improve their health. Now, matcha green tea is exploding in popularity because of its health benefits. What is matcha green tea? And, why is matcha green tea so good for you? Keep reading this guide to learn all about matcha green tea.  Related: Benefits of Matcha: What You Need to Know  What is Matcha Green Tea?  It’s hard to find a cafe or coffee shop these days that doesn’t serve matcha green tea. Besides being available as a tea, you can also find matcha shots, lattes, and eve...

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What are Natural Alternatives to Xanax?

Xanax is one of the most popular medications for treating anxiety in the US. Known generically as alprazolam, Xanax falls into a class of medications known as benzodiazepines.  These medications work with the brain and the nervous system to produce a calming effect. While Xanax has helped millions of people manage their anxiety, it does come with some unwanted side effects.  Many people who take Xanax experience drowsiness, dizziness, memory problems, sleep problems, trouble concentrating, and poor coordination. If you’re looking to avoid some of these side effects, there are some natural a...

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Supplements That Can Help Increase Oxytocin

Supplements That Can Help Increase Oxytocin

Are you looking to naturally increase your oxytocin levels? Oxytocin is a hormone that’s produced in the hypothalamus.  The pituitary gland then secretes oxytocin into the bloodstream so it can act on the rest of the body. Oxytocin is one of the most crucial hormones in the body, and low levels of oxytocin are even linked to lower levels of empathy.  Luckily, there are supplements you can take to increase oxytocin. Keep reading this guide to learn about the best supplements for increasing oxytocin.  Related: Is it Possible to Have Too Much Dopamine?  What is Oxytocin?  Before we talk about ...

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The Best Nootropic Supplements

Are you thinking about taking nootropic supplements? Nootropics have exploded in popularity over the past several years. Now, more people than ever are taking nootropics to improve their brain function, memory, and motivation.  However, you shouldn’t just grab the first nootropics bottle you see off the shelf. Not all nootropics supplements are created equally, so it’s very important that you do your research before buying.  What are the best nootropics supplements? Read on to find out.  Related: Best Nootropics for Anxiety  What are Nootropics? As we mentioned, nootropics exploded in popul...

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Supplements For High Cortisol

Are you wondering if you’re suffering from high cortisol levels and what that can mean for your overall health? If you are, then you’ve come to the right place for answers. Keep reading to find out about the impacts of high cortisol levels and the supplements that you can start taking right away to get them under control.   Related: How Vitamins And Stress Are Related What is Cortisol? Cortisol is a type of steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It plays a role in a large variety of bodily functions, such as: The ability to effectively formulate memories The regulation of your bo...

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Critical Thinking: Why it’s Important and How to Improve It

The decisions you make affect your quality of life, so thinking and processing information logically and carefully is crucial. Critical thinking is one of the most valuable assets you can possess. Here we’ll discuss what critical thinking is and how you can develop it. What is Critical Thinking?   We’ve all heard of critical thinking, but what is it exactly? While there are several definitions, critical thinking is the ability to think about your thinking. It’s a method of analyzing information in a way that is self-monitoring, self-correcting, self-directed, and self-disciplined. It inclu...

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Automatic Negative Thoughts: What is it and How to Stop It

“If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” This may be great advice, but your mind won’t take it. Many people are barraged daily by automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts are in response to everyday events and can be debilitating.  What are automatic thoughts?   Negative automatic thoughts are conscious and subconscious. They’re words, images, and mental activities that arise in response to some trigger. The thoughts are based on negative beliefs they hold about themselves. Some thoughts are less impactful or harmful than others, but automatic negative thoug...

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Best Nootropics on Amazon

Who doesn’t want clearer thinking, greater focus, better recall, and enhanced creativity? In a demanding world, we all want more from our bodies, and our brains and nootropics promise just that. We’ll talk about what nootropics are, why you need to supplement your diet with them, and look at some of the best available on Amazon.  Related: Nootropics: What Are They And Where Do They Come From What are nootropics, and do you need them Nootropics can be foods, supplements, and drugs used to enhance cognitive function in adults. In addition to improved memory, learning, focus, motivation, mood,...

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Magnesium L-Threonate Benefits And Supplements

Magnesium L-Threonate Benefits And Supplements

There's exciting news in the field of nootropics. We already knew how essential magnesium, the 'Master Mineral,' is for our physical health. It demonstrates effectiveness as an antidepressant, anti-stress, and anti-anxiety supplement, as well as a protector of our brain cells. But as magnesium supplements don't easily cross the blood-brain barrier, their benefits were limited. Now for the exciting news - magnesium L-threonate may solve that issue and provide us with brand new advantages.  Related:  Mental Acuity: A Guide to Staying Mentally Sharp  What is Magnesium L-Threonate Magnesium L-t...

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Dopamine Deficiency: Here's What You Need To Know

Unless you’ve taken the time to go through some psychology or other medical courses in college, then it’s entirely possible that you don’t fully understand what dopamine is, how it helps you function in your daily life, and what it can mean if you don’t have enough of it in your system. If that happens to be your situation, allow us to fill in the gaps for you. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is a type of chemical (specifically, a neurotransmitter) found naturally within humans that sends specialized messages between the brain and body. The brain releases dopamine in response to various pleasura...

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What Are The Most Popular Natural Antidepressants?

Today, a vast number of people suffer from the effects of depression. Still, not everyone wants to immediately jump in line to start taking prescription or over-the-counter antidepressants to try to solve their issue. Thankfully, pharmacy-made medications are not the only option available for those looking to overcome their depression. Several natural types of antidepressants are prevalent among those looking for alternatives to medications prescribed by doctors that can help to improve their quality of life. Related: How To Increase Dopamine Naturally Ginkgo Biloba Individuals who are look...

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