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L-Carnitine plays an important role in metabolism by facilitating transportation of fatty acids into the mitochondria. Research on L-carnitine has
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Why are you sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner?
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How do diuretics cause hypokalemia?
Hypokalemia [low potassium] is caused by the diuretics effects on the sodium/potassium pump which leads to potassium excretion in the
Avoid the phentermine hassle
What is Phentermine? Phentermine, a schedule IV controlled substance, is the most popular prescription obesity medication in the U.S., with
The Best Immune Supplements
These days everyone claims to have the best immune system supplement. In this post, we review some of the science
Deoxycholic acid is a bile acid which emulsifies and solubilizes fats. When injected subcutaneously, it disrupts cell membranes in adipocytes
What is AMPK?
During exercise or times of caloric restriction, the body responds by activating an enzyme known as Adenosine Monophosphate-activated protein kinase,
Insulin Resistance & the Brain
Insulin is an important hormone for the regulation of energy: Insulin is released in response to glucose in the blood
Fish Oils and Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is defined by symptoms such as abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, and high blood sugar levels. "MS prevalence has increased