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15Dec, 2018

Sugar Part I: Shipwrecked on Sugar

By |Stress & Anxiety Reduction|

Universally, the world’s excess sugar consumption has reached epidemic proportions. According to The Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study, “Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads”,[1] roughly 90 percent of general practitioners in the U.S., Europe, and Asia believe that the increase in global health issues are directly related to excess sugar consumption. More than 400 million people worldwide are afflicted with type II diabetes, damaging both the health of individuals as well as the economies of these nations. The estimated costs of global healthcare systems were a staggering $470 billion, representing 10 percent of all associated healthcare costs. By 2020, more than 500 million people are expected to be diagnosed with this disorder, which would witness healthcare costs surge beyond the $700 billion plateau. The United States annual sugar consumption alone is overwhelming is its expansion over the last two centuries. During the 1700s, sugar consumption was at a low of [...]

4Dec, 2018

The Truth Behind Magnesium Supplementation

By |Magnesium Blogs|

There are numerous amounts of magnesium supplements available on the market today. How do you know which is the correct supplement for you? While many other magnesium companies boast hundreds – sometimes thousands – of milligrams per dosage, what percentage of magnesium are you really receiving?   Are there any discomforting side effects as a result of your magnesium selection? At 180 Degree Nutritionals, we realized that magnesium absorption was the key to producing the highest quality product available today – BioCalm™ Superior Anti-Stress Formula. Magnesium Bisglycinate is considered the most highly absorbed form of magnesium, and is composed of specific magnesium ions that bond to the amino acid glycine, forming the compound “Glycinate.” Glycine facilitates superior absorption inside the body’s digestive tract due to the active transport systems employed by intestinal cells to absorb amino acids. Without this active transport system, minerals will generally diffuse before penetrating the gut wall, [...]

29Nov, 2018

The Factors Behind Low Magnesium Levels in U.S. Crops

By |Magnesium Blogs|

Today’s magnesium deficiency has reached astounding proportions, as more than 80% of the American population is operating well below optimum performance levels. The history of magnesium intake is a unique study in the de-evolution of the human condition, as the lack of magnesium as a dietary staple has effected the greatest overall concentration of societal health and wellness over the last 100 years. For example, in 1900, the average American daily intake was roughly 500mg of magnesium per day; today, the American populace consumes roughly 125-175mg on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the last century has witnessed mankind’s inability to maintain magnesium consumption through a variety of collective failings. And while a magnesium-poor diet is a good indicator of a deficiency, however, it cannot exclusively explain the 20% increase in low-magnesium levels within the U.S. over the last 10 years. Often, external factors are just as culpable for these low indices [...]