by Mark Miller April 29, 2021
Dried hibiscus flowers, in tea or supplements, can help a person fight off infections and have several other health benefits.
The capsules contain three ingredients shown to fight UTI: D-mannose, the hibiscus flower extract, and dried cranberry extract.
Studies have shown that hibiscus is not just an antibacterial, but also an antifungal and antiparasitic agent. It helps keep the bladder and kidneys healthy and kills bad bacteria that cause pain during urination.
The chemicals in hibiscus extract work quickly, cycling through the body in a day. The hibiscus rids the body of E. coli and up to 95% of the bacteria that cause UTIs.
It is also a diuretic that flushes bacteria to cleanse the urinary system and boost the immune system so it can prevent bacteria from infecting the urinary tract.
WebMd has an article about hibiscus that says :
The fruit acids in hibiscus may work like a laxative. Some researchers think that other chemicals in hibiscus might be able to lower blood pressure; reduce levels of sugar and fats in the blood; decrease spasms in the stomach, intestines, and uterus; reduce swelling; and work like antibiotics to kill bacteria and worms.
WebMd says more study is needed to determine whether hibiscus fights colds, constipation, fluid retention, irritated stomach, loss of appetite, nerve disease, and other conditions.
This video explores the benefits of hibiscus tea.
Healthline has an article that details the many other benefits of hibiscus. Hibiscus may:
Hibiscus might promote liver function and health, studies have shown. A study of 19 overweight people who took hibiscus extract for 12 weeks saw an improvement in liver steatosis, which makes fat build up in the liver and can cause it to fail. In hamsters, hibiscus extract might help decrease markers of liver damage. Still another study, in rats, found that the extract boosted concentrations of several healthful enzymes by 65%. More research is needed in humans.
So hibiscus is an antioxidant and may be a cancer, obesity, and high blood pressure fighter. But some other test tube studies found that it might help ward off bacterial infections. Healthline says:
Another test-tube study showed that the extract fought eight strains of bacteria and was as effective as some medications used to treat bacterial infection.
However, no human studies have looked at the antibacterial effects of hibiscus tea, so it is still unclear how these results may translate to humans.
by Mark Miller May 06, 2021
Considering that about one-third of American adults don't get enough sleep, it's important to use every advantage available when confronted with a difficult sleep pattern.
Some people are so busy that their many activities deprive them of sleep. For those people, we advise slowing down and scheduling activities earlier in the day.
For others, the problem may be a busy mind. Good sleep hygiene can help with that. So can VALI Sleep Well , a natural sleep aid that contains melatonin and several other ingredients that help you sleep well. Read on for more on both VALI Sleep Well and good sleep hygiene below here.
by Mark Miller May 04, 2021
VALI health supplements use N-acetyl L-carnitine in Neuro Force capsules for its reported benefits in increasing alertness and protecting and repairing neurons. There is also some evidence that L-carnitine alleviates neurological decline and fatigue.
Nootropics are also called "smart drugs" and "cognitive enhancers." The theory holds that they help you think better, remember more, and be more alert, creative, focused, and motivated.
The type of carnitine in VALI is perhaps the most effective form to help your brain, according to Healthline.com . Studies in animals show it may help prevent mental decline from aging and improve learning. It may also, human studies show, reverse loss of brain function from Alzheimer's. It may also improve brain function in alcoholics.
by Mark Miller April 27, 2021
Getting plenty of electrolytes helps the body restore the fluid balance and stay hydrated.
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