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Supplements for Mitochondrial Health

As the powerhouse of the cell, mitochondria gives you the energy you need to perform at your best each day. However, many people don’t get the necessary nutrients, antioxidants, and compounds needed to support good mitochondrial health. If you want better mitochondrial health and more energy, consider these four supplements. Alpha Lipoic Acid Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals and ROSs. It can also serve as supportive fuel for your muscle mitochondria. ALA has also been shown to stabilize blood sugar. Elevated blood sugar and insulin levels are known contributors to mitochondrial dysfunction. ALA has also been shown to reduce inflammation, a major contributor to mitochondrial dysfunction. You can get ALA in red meat, organ meats, broccoli, or spinach, but many people have...

3 Natural Sleep Aids for Better Sleep

Getting 7-9 hours of sleep at night is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Sleeping enough boosts the immune systems, improves mood and memory, and lowers the risk of serious health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. According to the CDC 1 in 3 Americans don’t get enough sleep. While many Americans turn to sleeping pills, there is a healthier solution — natural sleep aids. Here are three natural sleep aids which can improve your sleep, and your overall health, naturally. 1) Melatonin THRIVE’s Melatonin PR 3 mg supplement provides a natural dose of melatonin to make your sleep quality better. Melatonin is one of the most common sleeping supplements and for a good reason. Best taken 90 minutes before bedtime,...

The Allure of Adaptogens

Chronic stress has been recognized as a major healthcare crisis of the 21st Century. Even before the  global coronavirus pandemic, the vast majority of us have been burning the candle at both ends.  Unfortunately, the current situation has added more stress to our already overextended lifestyles.  Unemployment rates at an all-time high, schools and businesses closed, vacations cancelled, families  taking on new roles and responsibilities, financial concerns escalating, and so on. This great pause has forced us to slow down and reflex on the stressful lifestyles we were just weeks prior juggling. Now is an  opportune time to work on new and improved ways to get a handle on stress.   Our bodies were not designed to be in a state of chronic stress. Long term chronic...

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Why Magnesium Matters…

Magnesium is an essential mineral and is the fourth most abundant mineral used in the body. It is an essential cofactor for over 300 enzymatic systems in the body that regulate biochemical reactions. Some of these include protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood pressure maintenance, bone structure, energy production, memory, and detoxification. In 2015 the Food and Drug Administration concluded that Americans were under consuming magnesium and listed it as a “nutrient of concern”. Turns out over 60% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The recommended RDA in men is 400 mg and in women is 310 mg. (older adults and athletes may need 20 – 50 mg more). Deficiency symptoms include anxiety and agitation, restless legs and muscle cramps, sleep disorders, abnormal heart rhythms, poor nail...

Monday Motivation: Magnesium Levels

Magnesium is vital during any detox program to maximize your body's ability to eliminate toxins. We often have a hard time getting enough magnesium into our diets. Dr. Palermo discusses ways to boost your levels and the benefits of each option in this Monday Motivation. https://vimeo.com/385268869 [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/functional-and-integrative-medicine/thriver-medical-membership/" text="Become A Thriver!" ] [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch Up On Motivation!" ]  ...

Dr. Brian Jerby shares the importance of Zinc on this Motivational Monday

Understand why Zinc is important to healthy Immune functions including reducing the severity of the common cold while a lack of Zinc makes people suspectable to disease and illness. [embed]https://vimeo.com/297315182[/embed]   [maxbutton id="2" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/evisit/" text="Request a Free eVisit" ]   [caption id="attachment_2717" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thrive employs Functional Medicine providers certified from the Institute of Functional Medicine[/caption]...