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Testosterone Boosting Smoothie Series – Green Almighty

TESTOSTERONE BOOSTING SMOOTHIE SERIES – GREEN ALMIGHTY

This green smoothie can help boost testosterone levels by almost 20%.

I know some of you might find it weird or nasty to drink something green due to the fact that we are used to drink fruit smoothies that have a nice exotic color, but trust me once you start drinking those greens and feel the benefits you’ll start to be addicted and consume them on a daily basis.

Ingredients needed:

Preparation:

  • Crack the raw eggs
  • Add all ingredients in the blender and mix till you get the desired texture.
  • Then add the cashews or almonds on top and enjoy.

Let’s look at how each ingredient boosts our testosterone:

  • Eggs: As organic eggs are my main source of good cholesterol and many other important nutrients and without cholesterol there wouldn’t be any testosterone (proof)
  • Shilajit: is packed with extraordinary amount of minerals and fulvic acid that makes the nutrients more absorbent by our body thus increasing our testosterone levels by up to 23.5% (proof)
  • Ghee (clarified butter): is a healthy fat, which is lactose free, full of short and medium chain fatty acids such as Butyric acid and is a source of fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E and K. It has an excellent omega 6 and omega 3 ratio 1.5 to 1. Dietary fat can raise testosterone levels (proof)
  • Coconut Oil: this super oil supports the conversion of cholesterol to testosterone in our cells (proof)
  • Spirulina: is a micro algae and it’s one of the most nutrient dense food on earth like essential fatty acids, B vitamins, magnesium, 17 amino-acids, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, boron and selenium. It’s good for boosting testosterone because it has the ability to block estrogen which testosterone’s first enemy. Spirulina is also an excellent heavy metal detox food
  • Avocado: is a fruit really high in monounsaturated fats which increase testosterone levels (proof)
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IS SHILAJIT A CURE ALL SOLUTION?

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In its natural form, shilajit is a bituminous substance that oozes in the hot season, sharp rocky foothills of the Himalayas and is also found in Kashmir, Pakistan and Tibet. Compact mass of vegetable substances, shilajit contains eighty-four different minerals in their natural ionic and organic forms, of benzopyrenes, triterpenes, phenolic lipids, humic acid and fulvic acid. The latter is a particularly effective carrier molecule, with multiple beneficial properties.

Shilajit is one of the most revered tonic oriental medicines. Old Ayurvedic texts of more than three thousand years there were already reference. Its traditional use is based primarily on its properties tonic and adaptogen. Ayurvedic therapists have long claimed that there was no curable disease that could not be controlled or cured by shilajit. Also, for more than twenty-five years, modern medicine has been concerned to verify the foundations linked to these assertions and research groups are working on the evaluation of its action and the identification of its effects.

The power of fulvic acid

Shilajit is standardized to provide 60% fulvic acid. Modern research, conducted at the University of Benares and published in the Indian Journal of Chemistry, clarified its many benefits on the body. Fulvic acid from shilajit can:

  • Increased energy and stamina, thanks to the maintenance and regeneration of natural biological and catalytic functions of the body. When one combines the shilajit with coenzyme Q10, an increase of energy production is observed in the brain of 56% and 144% in the muscles.
  • Shilajit thus improves the beneficial effects of coenzyme Q10 by stabilizing in its higher form, ubiquinol, which prolongs its action at the cellular level, specifically in the mitochondria, helping to convert fats and sugars ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which results in an increase in energy at the cell level.
  • Therefore, concomitant use of Shilajit and CoQ10 is particularly interesting in the field of anti-aging because it multiplies the cell energizing action of coenzyme Q10 which tends to decrease over the years. Shilajit thus helps to restore normal energy functions of mitochondria.
  • Improving the absorption of other nutrients and plants, since acting as a carrier, it optimizes the absorption and transport of most nutrients to the target cells within the body.
  • The increase in lymphocytes, activation of macrophages and Natural Killer Cells and stimulation of cytokines, which effectively supports the immune system.
  • Strengthening of respiratory function, especially a positive effect on allergies, with a smaller mast cell degranulation and thus reduced histamine release.
  • The reduction of inflammation and also increases gastric protective secretions, thus limiting ulcers.
  • Can increase testosterone levels by 23.5%: The Researchers at the J. B. Roy State Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital in India gave their infertile subject males 200 mg of Shilajit for 90 consecutive days to see if it would reverse their issues. After only 3 months; Shilajit was able to increase their subject’s serum testosterone levels by 23.5% on average, while it also more than doubled their amount of sperm cells.
  • Studies also suggest that this adaptogen substance could promote emotional balance and have a positive effect on stress management and libido.

More recently, it is towards the antidiabetic activity turned the interest of scientists, and several studies show that fulvic acid has beneficial effects on glycemic control and reduced oxidation.

Finally, other studies have indicated its antioxidant action to neutralize certain free radicals, sulfite anions (SO) and hydroxyl (HO). Moreover, according to other studies, the extract concentrated shilajit has also demonstrated its ability to regenerate L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) after neutralizing free radicals.

Shilajit, modern form and validated by science Ayurvedic tonic millennium and revered, is an effective natural, safe to use and versatile, which can be eaten as well as intermittently extended.

At My Healthy Outlet, we promised to search the four corners of the world to bring you the best of the best and we believe that Pürblack Shilajit is one of the superior quality shilajit.

Pürblack is a genuine and elite mineral pitch resin, which greatly exceeds any traditional and authentic high-end Moomiyo, Shilajit, Salajeet resins in quality, range of effect and effectiveness. Pürblack’s resin is as close to its highest potency natural state as a purified resin can be. They don’t just claim their resin to be superior or better. They can actually explain and demonstrate how Pürblack exceeds all other high end resins in quality. What makes them different is the raw material initially used to make the resin and their unique patent pending purification method.

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Why is Ginseng so Amazing?

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Description Ginseng

Ginseng is a herb that is the most renowned in Asia. Chinese doctors consider Asian Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) as a tonic IQ, the source of the “vital energy.” They attribute it the property to increase the strength and volume of the “Blood” (the concept of “Blood” in TCM, is wider than modern Western medicine), to increase the vitality and appetite, calm the “Spirit” and provide the “Wisdom”. It is estimated to affects the whole body in many subtle ways and contributes to overall health and well-being.

Traditionally, Asian ginseng (P. ginseng) is known as “white” when the root has just been cleaned and dried. They say “red” or “Korean red ginseng” when the root was steamed before being dried.

According to practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine, Asian ginseng is “hot”, while American ginseng is “cold.” This means, in short, that the Asian species is stimulating and nourishing Yang energy, while the American species has a calming effect and nourishes the Yin. The active molecules in ginseng are ginsenosides (saponins family). Numerous ginsenosides have been identified to date and they are present in different proportions in the two species.

History of Ginseng:

The generic name Panax comes from the Greek words pan, meaning “all”, and Akos which means “cure.” The term ginseng comes from the Chinese words Gin, which means “man”, and Seng which means “essence”.

Asian ginseng is part of the pharmacopoeia of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for at least 2000 years. The North American species (Panax quinquefolius) was introduced in China around 1718 after being discovered in the region of Montreal by a Jesuit missionary. Chinese herbalists have rapidly adopted it, stressing its similarity with Asian ginseng while recognizing its specificity.

The strong interest of Chinese for wild American ginseng has resulted in rampant harvesting of the plant that threatened its survival. In addition, the commercial exploitation of forests has created an additional threat. Wild ginseng is now considered an endangered species by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and its collection is forbidden. In the United States, it is either prohibited or strictly controlled in several states. The wild Asian ginseng is also a rare plant in Asia.

Research on ginseng:

In 1947, a prominent Russian researcher named Lazarev formulated the concept of “adaptogen” to describe an effect which could be likened to the Chinese concept of “Tonic” category. As defined by Lazarev, an adaptogenic substance increases in general and non-specific resistance of the organism to various stresses that reach. While causing minimal side effects, an adaptogen product is self-normalizing action on several specific organs or many physiological functions.

The concept corresponds to the different effects of ginseng, observed in clinical studies. For example, it may, depending on the needs of the organization, raise or lower the body temperature and blood pressure, lose or gain weight, stimulate or calm the central nervous system, etc.. The active molecules are known ginsenosides (saponins family).

It is understandable that such a concept, although very interesting, fits poorly in the context of modern medical research and lends itself more or less the usual protocols of conventional clinical trials. Variation in the quality and content of active ingredients used in the various ginseng clinical trials could also explain their contradictoires1 results.

Effectiveness on the immune system:

Many trials in different animals show that ginseng can boost the immune system. The data are also convincing in humans. In subjects vaccinated against influenza, standardized extracts of Asian ginseng (G115 ® 100 mg 2 times a day) 2 and ginseng américain3 (COLD-fX ®, 200 mg, 2 times daily) significantly reduced the risk for respiratory infections compared with placebo.

A trial was conducted in Canada with 270 people prone to colds. Taking a standardized extract of American ginseng (COLD-fX ®, 400 mg daily for 4 months) was more effective than placebo in reducing the intensity and duration of symptômes. In addition, only 10% of the experimental group had more than a cold, compared with 23% in the placebo group. A smaller test on the same product gave similar results with vaccinated seniors.

Potential Effectiveness of Ginseng on sexual function:

Many medicinal preparations from traditional Chinese medicine and for the treatment of various sexual dysfunctions contain ginseng. The authors of a summary published in 2008 scrutinized 7 clinical trials with placebo, 6 focused on the red Asian ginseng. They conclude that red ginseng may be useful in cases of erectile dysfunction.

In addition, a crossover trial with placebo conducted in Korea has shown promising results in terms of improving sexual function in women.

Potential effectiveness on Type 2 diabetes:

Data are interesting, but not accurate enough for the moment. Several attempts have been made to verify the effect of ginseng on blood glucose levels of people with diabetes. According to a summary published in 2006, the plant had a beneficial effect in most of these studies.

In terms of Alzheimer’s disease:

The authors of a systematic review have focused on two studies that compared the effects of Asian ginseng as an adjunct to those of conventional therapy alone. Although treatment with ginseng gave significantly better results, according to these researchers, the validity of these results is limited by methodological flaws.

Menopause effectiveness.

Ginseng is traditionally used to relieve the symptoms of menopause. The only major trial involved 384 women in menopause. A standardized extract of Asian ginseng taken 16 weeks was not more effective than placebo in reducing hot flashes participants, but it has slightly improved psychological well-being.

Effectiveness in prevention and treating of cancer.

Case-control studies and epidemiological research in Korea have reported a decreased risk of cancer in patients taking Asian ginseng. As part of a large epidemiological study in China (Shanghai Women’s Health Study), researchers followed for 3-4 years a subgroup of 1,455 Chinese women with breast cancer. They established two interesting correlations: the survival rate was higher among women who regularly took ginseng before cancer is diagnosed; and those who used ginseng after their diagnosis had a better quality of life. However, analysis amalgamated all types of ginseng and preparations consumed, as well as widely varying treatment times. So we cannot make specific recommendations on the best protocols from these results.

One clinical trial with placebo has been published to our knowledge. It focused on 643 Chinese patients with chronic atrophic gastritis, reaching the inner wall of the stomach that may predispose to cancer of that organ. Patients took 1 g of powder extract Korean red ginseng for 3 years and were followed for 8 more years. At the end of this period, only men had received a statistically significant preventive effect against cancer.

Warning and Side-effects:

Self-medication for diabetes can lead to serious problems. When undertaking treatment, blood glucose should be monitored closely. It is also necessary to inform his doctor so he can, if necessary, review the dosage of conventional hypoglycemic drugs.

It is important to distinguish between Asian and American ginseng species, as they each have specific effects (see sections History and Research). It is advisable to consult a naturopath, herbalist or a duly certified health care professional knowledgeable in order to choose relevant species.

Commission E recommends avoiding Asian ginseng (P. ginseng) in cases of hypertension.
According to the authors of a recent review, the data are insufficient to conclude the safety of ginseng for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

Written and Translated by Teddy Nseir

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Thriving Through Injuries – A Story of SurThriving!

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Hey SurThrivalists!  We’ve got another incredible healing story to share with you that recently came in to us from a fellow customer. 
Talk about determination…  The level of accomplishment this individual has achieved is so impressive!

Thank you again for sharing your inspiring story Christopher!

It was 1990, and I was 16 years old when a driver pulled out in front of me leading to a fairly serious car crash.  The resulting knee injury lead me to an extremely painful surgery where the bone was cut and a large screw was inserted.

Fast forward to 2003, when I dislocated my shoulder badly in martial arts practice.  I chose not to have surgery on it.  The resulting weakness caused a significant muscle tear on the same side a few months later while moving heavy equipment.  This injury, combined with a now arthritic knee, left me devastated.  I tried to tough it out and work around my injuries but was only left with more pain.

I had to quit all training, and as someone who thrives on intense physical activity, this was very difficult.

In 2008, I began chiropractic and message treatments.  The therapists were shocked by the condition of my back with its large, knotty adhesions.  Slowly, the pain began to fade and I wanted to resume training but I knew what had to be done next: That big screw had to come out.

It was at this time that I became interested in herbalism and decided to use SurThrival products to aid in recovery from surgery instead of prescription medications.  Once the screw was taken out, I was left with a hole straight through my tibial tuberosity that was the size of my index finger.  I began taking Elk Antler and immediately noticed the anti-inflammatory effects it had.  It took about 8 months for the bone to grow back and two more months before I could fully squat with no pain.  I was very excited…Time to rebuild!

I chose to use kettle and club bells to continue to rehabilitate and strengthen my shoulder and its now severely atrophied muscles on that side.  I continued to use Elk Antler and added in Pine Pollen and also continued with Reishi for its adaptogenic effects (Adaptogen are plant derived agents that help to adapt the body or protect it from stress. Adaptogens can help you cope with everyday stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue). Now two years after surgery, I am more than happy with my progress, as I had previously thought that I would be in chronic pain for the rest of my life.  Thankfully, I was very wrong.

I feel that SurThrival products aid me greatly in recovery from exercise, as well as rebuilding damaged soft tissue, bone, ligaments, and cartilage.  I can feel the healing from deep, long term injuries.

I’m now in the best shape of my life and feel better than ever and will keep on SurThriving!

Sincerely,

Christopher Fowler

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