Sunday, October 31, 2010

Is a Multivitamin good for you?

Not to be confused with megavitamins, multivitamins typically contain a large variety of vitamins & minerals within a normal range and/or recommended daily allowance (RDA).
The question: Is a Multivitamin good for you?
Centrum - Complete from A to ZincThe back & forth about the health of taking this supplement in a daily fashion, whether it is good for you or if it does more harm than good, has been going on for quite while. In the past, it was generally accepted as a wise choice to take a vitamin tablet daily, and the only negative things you probably heard about back then, was that you were wasting money or someone may tell you, "damn, you have expensive urine!" Now, there is studies that conclude that taking too much synthetic beta-carotene (precursor of Vitamin A) and synthetic Vitamin A from supplements (not food sources) can actually increase health risks (lung cancer) for people who smoke, for example. There are other vitamins that can have negative effects if took in high doses, which are often found in megavitamins. Of course, there is always a chance of getting too much iron in your body if you abuse multivitamins that contain Iron.

If you eat a well-balanced, healthy diet, most people really don't need to take vitamin & mineral pills. Then again, it seems that most people don't eat very healthy. I will say, the extra Vitamin D that is often found in these daily supplements, is one of the biggest reasons why I take them periodically.

Wikipedia quote: "Severe vitamin and mineral deficiencies require medical treatment and can be very difficult to treat with common over-the-counter multivitamins. In such situations, special vitamin or mineral forms with much higher potencies are available, either as individual components or as specialized formulations, sometimes requiring a prescription.
Multivitamins in large quantities may pose a risk of an acute overdose, due to the toxicity of some components, principally iron. However, in contrast to iron tablets, which can be lethal to children, toxicity from overdoses of multivitamins are very rare.
" Read more about this subject, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multivitamin

As people age, from young to old, the body's requirements change. This is another reason why there are so many different variations of multiminerals & multivitamins on the market, well, outside of the marketing and promotional aspects for the obvious monetary reasons at hand.

In my opinion, if you do take a basic multivitamin often, it is better to just take half of it early in the day and the the other half, later on that day - to increase absorption rates and to simply spread out the nutrient flow.

I still say that the best way to get proper nutrition, is from food itself - in a natural way; plus, by eating nutrient-rich food, you'll get lots of the antioxidants and phytochemicals, etc., that may help prevent disease, cancer, and so on......

I'm not a big fan of the "megavitamins" on the market. I do not think it is wise to take an excessive amount of any particular synthetic vitamin; it just isn't natural and the same applies for taking large amounts of one or two minerals in particular. Overdoing certain vitamins & minerals while lacking in others can cause an imbalance, which can never be good.

So, is a Multivitamin good for you, or do you think it is a big waste of money?

I assume it depends on your situation and health status, but I'll just stick to taking 2 or 3 a week, and be done with it. That way, I'm not wasting too much money, but I'm also not overdoing it - just merely supplementing my diet. However, I do take a variety of herbs & supplements, but I'll save my reasons for those, later on down this blog's path to bloggerville heaven. Cheers!


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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Increase Seminal Fluid - Enhance Ejaculation

This is a topic that is often pondered about by many men, but not often talked about. Hey, look at it as seminal emancipation, if it makes you feel more professional. Ha-ha! However, this subject will not be very important to some, as others mainly just care about their sexual performance and erectile function. But I must say, you might be surprised by the amount of women who would also love it if you could enhance your ejaculation and/or increase the volume of those joy juices (a.k.a. seminal fluid).

Well, lets head on into the matter at hand, before I decide to get poetic or creative and start rambling about it - in an aimless fashion......

Look out for scams! There are pills galore claiming to increase your ejaculate, so don't waste your money on miracle tablets - unless you know that some of the ingredients within the pills are proven and effective. As this blog progresses, you'll quickly learn that I'm not very big into the drug industry or non-natural methods - no matter what it is.

"Tried & True," the delay method works quite well. Of course the longer you can maintain an erection or have sex, the more seminal fluid you'll most likely generate. The delay method is where you stop during sex, just before you're about to orgasm, then restart after the urge to ejaculate, is no longer there. After doing this several times, even if it's all throughout the day or over a period of 2 days, you'll find that when you do decide to release, it will typically be significantly more. Now, if you're having stamina issues along with staying power, this may not work well for you until you fix your other erectile problems.

The old "save it for days" method is actually a load of baloney. After 2 or 3 days, you are usually peaked as far as normal production or storage is concerned, and the excess is reabsorbed into your body. I hate the "save it" theory for several reasons. For one, what sexually active person wants to go that long? Secondly, for the ones who think or believe you'll spray like a geyser if you wait an extremely long time, it simply isn't true - nor would it be due to the time period after 2 or 3 days. If you have an enhanced ejaculation, it is most likely due to some other factors, not because you went a month without ejaculating (ouch!).

Nutrition helps, especially if you eat the right foods. You don't have to be overly hydrated or anything like that, but getting the right protein and minerals can go a long way.
Foods like peanuts, seeds, and legumes, seem to work best for me.
People claim "Horny Goat Weed" helps, but I have no proof of this. I do recommend taking Ginseng, however.

PC exercises (Kegel Exercises) can help you have a more powerful fluid release from your penile structure and prevent premature ejaculation - if they are performed for a couple of weeks. Strengthening your PC muscles, a.k.a. pubococcygeus muscle, can never hurt and is good for sexual health.

One simple fact is, some people just produce more semen while others produce less, so don't get too discouraged if you're having problems hosing down your partner. The quantity of your seminal fluid doesn't seem to really have that much of an impact on pregnancy, since it only takes a microscopic amount of sperm to achieve that goal, and no matter what, more focus probably needs to be focused on sexual performance first - when comparing to finding ways to increase your seminal production.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Chest Congestion - Guaifenesin - Expectorant

'Tis the season of cold weather, as winter time is upon us. Ahh, the joys of autumn and the colors of Fall; the hunting season is in full swing, as most of the vegetation is dying; we hope for snow soon, but good things are not all that this season may bring.

[Cough...cough...cough]

Yes, the drug industry is popping, prescription drugs are flying all over the place along with the customer-friendly, over-the-counter remedies.

Well, hopefully most of y'all dodge the sickness that is typically spread during this time of year, but if you do get sick, if it involves chest congestion, you may want to check this out.

It is called "Guaifenesin" and is the ingredient you need to be looking for, when searching for an effective expectorant that helps chest congestion by thinning and loosening mucus (phlegm). It thins the bronchial secretions to rid the bronchial passageways of the bothersome, aggravating funky phlegm as this, in turn, helps to make your coughs more productive.

The side-effects are basically non-existent but, as with most drugs, there is still a possibility of incurring some.

The main reason for this post, is that many people who try to avoid going to the Doctor and paying a high price for prescription pills (can't blame ya there), often fail to realize what to look for, when dealing with congested lungs. All illnesses suck, but having mucus stored in your lungs is always at risk for further exasperation. Guaifenesin is one of the best drugs I have ever took, for breaking up that mess and freeing yourself of chest congestion.

If you're at a local pharmacy or market, ask about it, and try to get a product that solely has that ingredient alone - without all that other added crap and/or drugs that don't relate to a chronic cough with lung congestion, etc. Taking 400 mg. every 4 hours, as needed, should help with your bronchial passageways, as this is an excellent expectorant - especially for an over-the-counter drug.

Oh, if you're interested in other possible usages for Guaifenesin, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guaifenesin for further detail.

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Try to stay warm and have a great winter; cheers now!

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Additional Blog Link:  Although the link I'm about to provide doesn't relate to chest congestion, it does relate to the lungs, here:  "Testing for Radon Gas in your Home - What to do & how to reduce..."

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Introduction...

This blog will contain random subjects that will mostly relate to health & fitness. Of course, health is a broad niche ranging anywhere from medical science, sexual performance, the health benefits of certain types of foods, supplements, herbs, along with natural remedies, physical fitness, and so on (too many topics to list). There will also be a variety of product reviews, tips & advice, interesting subjects - perhaps some that may end up off topic, as well. Overall, I'll try to stay germane to the theme at hand, but you know how that goes......

It will probably be a while before I start adding content at a more frequent rate, since I'm currently involved in other projects at the moment. But when I return to this blog, I hope to add informative (or at least semi-interesting/helpful) articles on a regular basis.

Anyway, cheers for now!

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