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At Organixx our mission is simple: "Supporting you in being the healthiest YOU possible." Subscribe to hear cutting edge natural health topics. Let natural health leaders share their knowledge and empower you to live a healthier life. We're dedicated to supporting you because we've all experienced pain, suffering, and the struggle of our own bodies, or a loved one not being the healthiest they can be.

    Top Essential Oils Do’s and Don’ts

    Top Essential Oils Do’s and Don’ts

    Join us for a dive into the power of essential oils in our daily lives. The interest in essential oils is rapidly on the rise according to Google Trends. The trend line is fascinating.  Why? What makes essential oils so sought after? They work! Organixx carries a line of organic and pure essential oils. Today we will share the top 3 uses of the top single essential oils in our line.
    Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. We’ve all heard by now that lavender promotes deeper sleep, but did you know…
    There’s promising research for breast health too. 2014 Iranian research published in the journal Nutrition and Cancer found that lavender oil kills breast cancer cells but leaves healthy cells unharmed. It’s important to note that this study was on cells in a petri dish, not on humans. The researchers concluded that: “L. angustifolia has cytotoxic and apoptotic effects in HeLa and MCF-7 cell lines, and apoptosis is proposed as the possible mechanism of action.”1 Stops the itch and burn of insect bites. Even fire ants! Put a drop of lavender oil on a bee sting, mosquito, or other bug bite to stop pain, itching, and reduce swelling. Reapply as necessary. Lavender oil works really well for this, especially if applied immediately. Use it as a flavor booster. Add a drop of high-quality lavender oil suitable for consumption to brownie batter, chocolate icing, cookie dough, dessert recipes, raw chocolate, or even salad dressings. It’s absolutely delicious.  
    Is Lavender Oil Safe?
    Using diluted lavender oil topically or in aromatherapy is generally considered safe for most adults but may not be recommended for children. Applying pure lavender oil to your skin (especially open wounds) may also cause irritation, so we recommend infusing it with a carrier oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil. Dissolving it in water also works.
    Be careful not to rub lavender oil in your eyes and mucous membranes. If this happens, wash it out immediately. Lavender oil may also cause allergic reactions in people with unusually sensitive skin, so do a spot test before using it. Simply apply a drop of lavender oil to your arm and see if any reaction occurs.
    The U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) also warns against using lavender oil when taking medications like barbiturates, benzodiazepines and chloral hydrate, as it may increase their sedative effects and cause extreme drowsiness and sleepiness.
    Tea Tree (Melaleuca)
    This versatile oil possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antifungal properties.
    Due to its potent anti-inflammatory benefits, tea tree oil helps to relieve inflammatory skin conditions, especially eczema and psoriasis. Dilute as necessary and apply to affected area two to three times daily. Tea tree oil has long been used as a natural bug repellent by native Australian aboriginal people. Chinese research in 2016 found tea tree to be effective against the cereal weevil, Sitophilus zeamais.3 The cereal weevil is considered to be an extremely destructive pest to stored cereals all over the world. Tea tree also helps to relieve the pain, itching, and inflammation of insect bites. If it’s an extra-hot day and your deodorant has failed, apply again, but this time with a drop or two of tea tree oil to help kill bacteria. Tea tree oil’s potent antibacterial properties are well proven with dozens of research studies.  
    Is Tea Tree Oil Safe?
    The answer is yes, as long as it is applied topically in appropriate doses and NOT swallowed. This oil may irritate your skin, especially if used for the first time. We recommend starting with low concentrations until you figure out your tolerance. Determine if you have an allergy to tea tree oil before using it by doing a skin test — apply a small amount to your inner arm to see if any r

    • 33 min
    The Benefits of Maca Root for Hormonal Health & Vitality

    The Benefits of Maca Root for Hormonal Health & Vitality

    What Is Maca? Growing at an elevation of 12-14,000 feet above sea level in the Andes mountains of Peru, maca grows in extreme weather conditions. Thriving in a habitat of intense sunlight, cold temperatures, and strong winds, this tuberous plant is a part of the brassica family. Just like cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbage, maca is a cruciferous vegetable.
    Nutrients Found in Maca Maca contains plenty of healthy fatty acids, the most abundant being linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids. Maca contains vitamins A, C, B2, B6, and niacin, as well as minerals – zinc, iron, iodine, copper, calcium, potassium, and magnesium. Nine amino acids are considered essential for optimal health, and maca contains seven of them [1].
    Maca is also a rich source of plant sterols, which are part of what makes it so beneficial for hormonal health. Plant sterols are (chemically speaking) structurally similar to the body’s own hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
    Maca Is an Adaptogen So how exactly does it work? Maca is an adaptogen, meaning that it works to strengthen, balance, and help the body respond to internal and external changes and stressors. It regulates the production of hormones to maintain healthy organ function. Maca feeds the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands, known as the Master Glands (more on that later).
    Maca’s plant sterols appear to stimulate changes in the action of the hypothalamus, pituitary, and adrenal glands. Maca also seems to exert an influence on the ovaries, pineal gland, and thyroid.
    How Maca Can Aid Fluctuating Hormones Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is one of the most common complaints among women of reproductive age. When out of balance, estrogen – the hormone responsible for regulating the reproductive system – can cause a wide range of symptoms and annoyances for women (and their men!).
    Mood swings, water retention, fatigue, food cravings, irritability, headaches, irregular menstrual periods, painful cramping… all can be attributable to estrogen imbalance.
    Maca can help ease the rapid rise and fall of hormones in menstruating women due to its adaptogenic properties. Also, by improving the connection between the brain and the pituitary gland, maca’s ability to help balance levels of circulating hormones is further enhanced. Most PMS sufferers taking maca report a marked improvement in symptoms during their first menstrual period after commencement of maca.
    Other times when maca may be of benefit to women is after coming off birth control pills, and after having a baby and breastfeeding has ceased. At such times, endocrine system function can be depleted, and maca’s adaptogenic properties mean it can help the body right itself again.

    Maca can also ease many of the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. For those harried by hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and lack of energy, maca can provide some much-needed relief. Maca does not appear to mimic estrogen in the body but it can help to increase the body’s production of estrogen if levels are too low. That’s the beauty of an adaptogenic herb: it adapts to what the body needs.
    In a 2006 clinical trial, 34 early-postmenopausal women were given a supplement containing either maca or a placebo twice per day for four months. Those receiving the maca had increased levels of estrogen, suppressed levels of FSH, T3 thyroid hormone, adrenocorticotropic hormone, and cortisol (the hormone secreted in response to stress). Body mass index also decreased. Iron levels increased, however, as did bone density markers, and maca relieved many of the symptoms of menopausal discomfort such as hot flashes and night sweats [2].
    Another small 2014 clinical study found that maca reduced blood pressure and depression in postmenopausal women [3].
    Can Maca Can Also Benefit Men? Maca can also be helpfu

    • 19 min
    Turmeric and Black Pepper: The Best Way to Take Turmeric?

    Turmeric and Black Pepper: The Best Way to Take Turmeric?

    Turmeric and Black Pepper: The Best Way to Take Turmeric?
    You’ve likely heard about the many health benefits of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and its compound curcumin. But did you know that it can be difficult to “unlock” the nutrients in turmeric so your body can actually take full advantage of them?
    One popular way to make the compounds in turmeric more bioavailable (absorbable and usable to the body) is to pair it with another popular cooking spice: black pepper [1]. But what if there was a better way than combining turmeric and black pepper? A way to boost turmeric’s bioavailability, allowing it to more safely and effectively support the natural healing process?
    The Healing Power of Turmeric
    Turmeric is a staple remedy from the traditional medicine systems of the Far East that has gained widespread popularity throughout the West in recent years as a “super” spice.
    Turmeric’s many health-supportive properties are attributed to curcumin, a key component of turmeric that’s associated with longevity. Curcumin is documented in the scientific literature as offering powerful support for the cardiovascular, neurological, metabolic, immune, and cellular systems. It’s also the part of turmeric that gives this root spice its rich, golden yellow color.
    But the truth of the matter is that humans have a difficult time getting all the health benefits from turmeric when consuming the spice all by itself. Research shows that only a very small portion of it is assimilated into the body when eaten in isolation.
    This is why many natural health experts suggest consuming turmeric along with black pepper (Piper nigrum). Black pepper contains a unique “bio-enhancer” compound known as piperine that significantly boosts turmeric’s bioavailability – by as much as 2,000 percent, in fact.
    This is the reason why many turmeric and curcumin supplement products on the market today contain either black pepper or piperine.
    The Problem: Black Pepper Isn’t Good for Everyone
    This pairing approach of turmeric and black pepper comes with limitations, however, as too much black pepper can actually be detrimental to health – especially in people with gastrointestinal issues.Research published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that consuming black pepper in excess can damage the mucosal lining of the gut, potentially causing bleeding or other injuries.
    Consuming high amounts of black pepper, this same study found, is akin to taking the painkiller drug aspirin [2]. In other words, aspirin represents a similar threat to the gut lining in terms of its tendency to cause serious erosions and ulcers in the intestinal tract [3].
    This isn’t to say that black pepper is inherently dangerous, and there’s no need to toss out the pepper shaker just yet. After all, the amounts of black pepper required to induce such harm are far greater than what the average person consumes in their food on a daily basis.
    There’s also evidence to show that taking curcumin along with just piperine, black pepper’s primary alkaloid, is typically safe and causes “no adverse effects [4].”
    Even so, there’s always the possibility that someone might react negatively to this combination – especially when taking very high doses of turmeric or curcumin for therapeutic purposes.
    For this reason, science set out to determine whether or not it was possible to retain turmeric’s full bioavailability without the need for black pepper, piperine, or any other additive. And the good news is, it is possible.
    Fermentation Increases the Power of Turmeric BETTER Than Black Pepper
    As it turns out, by fermenting turmeric its active constituents can be drawn out and made more potent in a way similar to, and potentially even greater than, black pepper.
    Here’s another reason why fermented turmeric may be superior to turmeric and b

    • 14 min
    The BIG 3 Anti-Inflammatories

    The BIG 3 Anti-Inflammatories

    Let’s talk synergy….the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.  At Organixx we believe in maximizing the strength of our blended supplements by sourcing high quality and clean ingredients. And then we take it to the next level by asking the question…”What ingredients can we blend to produce a combined benefit greater than the sum of their separate benefits?” Tune in to find out the outcome!
    Frankincense is the resinous extract from the trees of the genus boswellia, have been used for centuries in cultural ceremonies, as a cosmetic agent, as a traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, especially inflammatory diseases, which we just talked about, including asthma, arthritis, cerebral edema, chronic pain syndrome, chronic bowel diseases, cancer, and some other illnesses. Boswellic acids are the active compounds of frankincense. Some studies have shown that the use of frankincense can also improve the learning, enhance the memory in animals and human beings.  Two ways that you can get frankincense Essential oil Ingesting Myrrh
    Myrrh is a reddish-brown dried sap from a thorny tree. Commiphora myrrha is the actual name for it, but it's native to Northeastern Africa and Southwest Asia.  Myrrh has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. Scientists are now testing the oil's potential uses, including for pain, infection, and even skin sores. Myrrh also can help combat pain and swelling, and it's also a very powerful antioxidant, which combats oxidative damage, which we know can be really bad for our health. Oxidative damage from free radicals contributes to aging and even some diseases. Turmeric
    Turmeric is believed to be one of the most effective nutritional supplements in existence. Many high-quality studies have shown that it has major benefits for your body and for your brain. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color and has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, scientists started to back up what Indians have known for a long time. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It's a very strong antioxidant.  It is very, very, very powerful when it comes to brain health, when it comes to combatting disease.  Turmeric, in its raw form, it's not very bioavailable, again, which means it's hard for your body to absorb it and really to get the curcumin, which is the real active compound out of turmeric that's the big benefit, and I mean we're talking single digit percentage of curcumin that you absorb out of turmeric. If you're looking at using turmeric on a daily basis, I think that you can use piperine if your body reacts well to it. Piperine changes the enzymes in your stomach, which is what helps make it more bioavailable for the turmeric. That same thing happens if you're on prescription medication. So, I always warn people, if you're taking prescription meds, kind of stay away from the turmeric supplements that have piperine in them, or black pepper, because it can increase or decrease the efficacy of that prescription med, which also increases and decreases the efficacy of the side effects of it. When you ferment it, that releases those enzymes so that when you ingest it into your body, now all of the enzymes that your body needs to break down that turmeric and absorb that curcumin is right there in your gut. It can also support brain health. It's been proven to improve brain function and lower risk of brain diseases. It can lower your risk of heart disease. Putting Them Together
    They have a synergistic effect, having all three of these ingredients together. So strong and so powerful, we actually created a supplement called Magi-Complexx. What we found out is

    • 17 min
    ParActin®: A Potent Form of Andrographis Paniculata for Pain Support & More

    ParActin®: A Potent Form of Andrographis Paniculata for Pain Support & More

    ParActin®: A Potent Form of Andrographis Paniculata for Pain Support & More The medicinal herb Andrographis paniculata has been traditionally used for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to boost immune system activity.
    This “king of bitters” (so-called because of its flavor) has been used for centuries in Asia to treat gut and upper respiratory infections, fever, herpes, sore throat, and other chronic and infectious disease conditions [1]. However, modern research is demonstrating Andrographis paniculata’s benefits include aiding with joint conditions such as arthritis and it may even have anti-cancer benefits.
    Andrographis Goes by Many Names Andrographis is cultivated in many tropical Asian countries including India, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka, as well as in the West Indies, Brazil, parts of Africa, and Central America.
    Known as “chuan-xin-lian” in China, “kalmegh” in India, “senshinren” in Japan, “hempedu bumi” in Malaysia, “fah talai” in Thailand, and “green chiretta” in the Scandinavian countries, Andrographis is listed in the Indian Pharmacopoeia (a publication that lists standards for all drugs that are manufactured, sold, and consumed in India) and in a couple of dozen Ayurvedic formulas [2].
    In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), Andrographis is believed to rid the body of heat (e.g., fevers) and to dispel toxins [3].
    Phytochemistry of Andrographis Paniculata Andrographis leaves are mainly responsible for its biological actions. They contain many bioactive compounds, including diterpene lactones – especially Andrographolide, the main bioactive ingredient that imparts the typical bitter taste.
    Andrographolide is an antioxidant that has been shown to be responsible for the herb’s anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Andrographolide is also reported in scientific literature to reduce blood clot formation, help protect the liver, have anti-cancer properties, and manage inflammation within safe levels [4].
    What Is ParActin®? ParActin® is a patented extract of A. Paniculata, standardized to a fixed concentration of Andrographolide and other related compounds including 14-deoxyandrographolides and neoandrographolides [5].
    Preliminary research shows that ParActin® promotes a healthy inflammatory response by blocking a powerful chemical known as NF-kappa B, which is known to be a key regulator of the inflammatory response system.
    As a result, ParActin® helps support a healthy and appropriate inflammatory response by reducing the levels of pro-inflammatory compounds that trigger the familiar pain and redness associated with inflammation.
    The safety and efficacy of ParActin® has been assessed in more than 30 studies, including laboratory experiments on cultured cells and animal models – and even a human clinical trial.
    Let’s take a closer look at some of these studies and what they tell us about Andrographis and ParActin®.
    Inflammation Is Linked to Many Disease Conditions Long-term, chronic inflammation that occurs when the immune system goes into overdrive may lie at the root of many otherwise unrelated diseases, including:
    asthma inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) rheumatoid arthritis (RA) autoimmune diseases depression cancer Alzheimer’s disease Inflammation – which manifests as swelling, redness, heat, and pain – is a normal response of our immune system and our body’s way of defending us from infections and disease. However, if it’s not managed properly, inflammation can harm the body.
    Chronic inflammation is the result of an overactive immune system that is constantly turned on – or cannot be turned off – so that it attacks parts of the very body it is supposed to protect.
    So-called oxygenated chemical species – including free radicals, oxygen ions, and peroxides – are continuously made in our bod

    • 26 min
    Collagen for Weightloss? Here's What the Science Says

    Collagen for Weightloss? Here's What the Science Says

    You may have heard about collagen’s ability to help with skin firmness, joint and gut health, and stronger hair, nails, and teeth… but what about collagen for weight loss? Is that among its many purported benefits? Indeed, studies have shown a link between collagen supplementation and weight loss – and the mechanisms for this connection may surprise you.
    Most of Us Are Deficient in Collagen
    Poor diet, stress, lack of sleep… all of these factors play a part in a little-known epidemic of low collagen in adult bodies. woman with upset stomach Approximately 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by some kind of digestive disease, resulting in close to 50 million outpatient visits each year because of GI tract-related issues [1]. At the same time, most people on the planet succumb to the “normal” loss of muscle mass loss as they age: up to 40% [2] less by the time they reach age 40!
    Of course, there are many reasons for these shocking statistics. One thing they have in common, however, is that collagen plays a major role in both GI and connective tissue health.
    The fact is that a person simply couldn’t survive, let alone sit up straight, without collagen. It is a protein, and one of the most abundant found in your body. It’s what makes up the interior lining of the gut as well as forms connective tissue. Collagen is a central ingredient for hair formation and its glue-like consistency forms the intricate tissues of the skin at all levels. As we age, we lose it, which is what causes our skin to wrinkle.
    The Connection Between Collagen and Weight Loss
    So, what does all this have to do with collagen for weight loss? Good question! Here are the three main ways that collagen can contribute to a slimmer, more toned figure:
    #1 – Collagen helps the gut.
    Collagen helps with the breakdown of fats and proteins in the gut. The amino acid glycine within collagen also helps maintain the proper pH in the stomach and stimulates gastric juices. Collagen types I and III are literally the raw materials for the connective tissue in the digestive system and there is increasing evidence that collagen supplementation can help repair the intestines and even heal Leaky Gut (aka intestinal permeability).
    A 2003 Greek study found that people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome had lower serum collagen levels than those who did not have this connection [3]. A healthy GI tract means more nutrient absorption and less “waste around your waist” as well as less gas and bloat. That’s good news for your health in general, as well as your waistline.
    #2 – Collagen helps build muscle mass.
    In fact, collagen IS the “stuff” that makes up connective tissues and muscles in the body! It’s a fact that getting the right amount of collagen your body needs can turn “flabby weight” into muscle, as long as you couple your supplementation with a healthy diet and strength training.
    A 2016 report [4] in the International Journal of Medical Sciences found that collagen peptide supplementation helped to curb obesity in menopausal women by preventing muscle mass loss. According to the researchers, “collagen supplementation can complete its anti-obesity activity with minor side effects in menopausal women.”
    #3 – Collagen speeds metabolism.
    In the same vein, collagen helps to gently give metabolism a little “kick in the pants” along the way. And here is something that you may not have known: muscle mass has a direct effect on metabolism. This change may be subtle but over time, can be significant.
    For example, the University of Maryland [5] researchers analyzed a group of men age 50-65 during an 18-week strength training regime. During the time, the men gained about 2.8 pounds of fat-free mass. At the same time, their metabolic rate increased by a little over 250 calories a day.
    And if

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