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Squalene – What Is It and Why Would I Try It?

Squalene – What Is It and Why Would I Try It?

 Have you ever heard of Squalene health benefits mentioned in passing and wondered what it was and what it could do for you? In short, it is a liquid stored in a shark’s liver, that like most animal by-products, can contribute to good health in humans.

Nature’s Naturals has produced an information sheet on Squalene Health Benefits, you can check it out here.

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Properties of Squalene

Squalene, otherwise known as omega 2 (omega 2 is more complete and beneficial than omega 3), is a healthy supplement you can take that provides a whole range of health benefits.

What Does Squalene Do?

It is a powerful antioxidant that restores free radicals into healthy cells. For this reason, it is known for its ability to give you a more youthful appearance.

It is also known to help boost your immune system, help absorb vitamins and bad cholesterol (due to it being a polyunsaturated fatty acid – it helps convert bad LDL cholesterol into good HDL cholesterol), its role as a chemopreventive (reducing the negative effects of chemotherapy), and to fight the effects of radiation.

Other Features

It has also been found to help your cells generate energy (due to its enhancing the efficiency of your cells’ mitochondria). It is mostly sourced from shark liver oil, due to it occurring in high levels there. It can also be sourced from olives and a range of other plants, palm oil, and yeast. It can help prevent skin damage from UV radiation.

Squalene is a naturally occurring substance in our bodies, and supplementation simply boosts the levels of this essential nutrient. If you’re over 30, the levels of natural squalene in your body drop, hence supplementation at this age being an especially good idea.

It helps regulate our energy usage and fat management by the body. It also helps improve oxygen levels in your body by extracting the oxygen from the water in your blood. It helps protect your body from viruses and bacteria due to its antibiotic properties.

It can help dissipate blood clots so is good for your circulation. It is also an antihistamine, helping to relieve hay fever and allergic reactions. It helps reduce inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

These are just a few of the many benefits of squalene. Click here for more info.

Healthy Supplements

You might be wondering if there are any health products you can take that have a wide range of benefits. There are a few gifts from nature that we stock that can do just that.

Propolis

Propolis is a great all-round health booster. It can help boost your immune system, and stop you from getting colds and flu or at least reduce the duration and severity of the illness.

Propolis is packed in antioxidants, which can fight free radicals (the oxidisation of cells in your body). Propolis is also known for having a range of other benefits like antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial.

It can help boost your dental health if chewed, as it has a natural cleansing effect. It can also help balance your blood sugar by regulating your insulin. In this way it can help diabetics.

Squalene

Squalene is another great health tonic. It is a natural substance that occurs in many plants and animals, and is usually harvested from shark liver, since it occurs in high levels there. It is also an antioxidant and is known for its anti-ageing effects. It contains omega 2, which has many of the benefits of omega 3, 6, and 9, but it is less well known. Our body actually needs omega 2 but it is seldom talked about.

Squalene can help build new cartilage and helps with cardiovascular and brain health. It can help with the circulation of blood around your body. Since ancient times it has been recognised as a great general health tonic, and can even help with your digestion.

It may also have natural antibiotic properties, and help turn bad cholesterol (LDL) into good (HDL). It may help your body generate oxygen, boost your immune system, and help with energy management.

So if you want to improve your overall health, grab some squalene or propolis today. You won’t regret it.

The Benefits of Gym Membership

A lot of people who are into health and fitness are gym members these days. Why would you join a gym when you could get your fitness done at home, you might ask? We are exploring that question in today’s blog.

Why Join the Gym?

There are many benefits to joining the gym. For one, you won’t want to waste your money on a gym membership and not utilise it. If you know you’re paying by the week, chances are you’ll want to get down there and work out to get your money’s worth.

Another benefit of using a gym is that they have a huge variety of weights and exercise machines available, so you can work out your entire body with resistance training and also get your cardio done all at once.

If you don’t join the gym and buy your own weights, unless you are really motivated, you might not go jogging as often as you intended, and your weights set might sit there collecting dust instead of being used to build muscle.

The Results

If you work out a few times a week, the results are great! When you get cardiovascular exercise, your heart and veins get cleaned out, much like a car getting pushed down the highway, clearing out all the excess carbon.

When you do resistance training, you can get increased core strength which will filter into the little activities in life – you will be less likely to sprain and strain yourself when you have a strong core.

Also, you will be able to look toned or build muscle, for practicality or vanity’s sake – it doesn’t matter – in the end you will be healthier for it.

You might be looking to add some sort of supplement to your diet to support your new exercise regime, and if so, we recommend squalene. It will increase your joint strength, and help you build and maintain muscle, not to mention scavenge free radicals that can arise when you work out.