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Targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs

: From baseball to bodybuilding – targeted repletion may be the competitive edge every serious athlete needs.   The key word being “targeted.”  We all know athletes, particularly college and professional athletes, will push their bodies and skill to the edges of potential, and beyond.  The physical discipline and mental focus in elite athletes can be extreme.  Every improvement in physiology can potentially move the athlete into new realms of performance.... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Methylation 101

What is methylation? Biochemically speaking, methylation is the process of adding or removing a methyl group – which is a single carbon attached to three hydrogens – to a molecule.  It is a simple chemical reaction that can totally alter the biology of a person – for better or worse – depending on where the methylation occurs. Methyl groups are chemically inert, but adding them to a protein (the process of methylation) changes how that protein behaves in major wa... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Want to Maintain a Healthy Weight? What You Need to Know About Micronutrients and Fat Metabolism

If you are like most people, you are probably aware of how various diets emphasize different macronutrients.   Low fat or low carb?  That is a macronutrient question.   Only three macronutrients exist – fats, carbohydrates and protein.  Some consider water a macronutrient, which is debatable.    Spectracell goes deeper.  Much deeper.   Spectracell’s focus is micronutrients, of which there are dozens.   Examples of ... Read More
at Thursday, June 2, 2022

A Targeted Supplementation Plan May Alter What You Believe About Taking Vitamins

What is targeted supplementation? This concept, quietly endorsed by mainstream medicine, may alter what you believe about taking vitamins. A very common misconception about taking supplements is that if some is good, more is better.  This is unequivocally not true.  In 99% of people taking supplements, they have neither tested their blood for specific nutrient deficiencies, nor have they tailored their supplements to their own biochemistry.  The truth is, supplements –... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Thursday, March 3, 2022

Cell-Mediated Immune Function 101

WHAT IS CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNE FUNCTION? Cell-mediated immune function is the process by which T-lymphocytes protect the body from damage by signaling nearby cells how to respond to specific biological threats within the body. If antibodies are the ninja-like special forces of a biological invasion, the cell-mediated immune response is the front line of soldiers engaging in hand-to-hand combat.   THE TWO SIDES OF THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM Biology textbooks divide the immune system into tw... Read More
at Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Immunity 101: Micronutrient Deficiency and Viral Infections

Why do some people fight infections so easily while others get really sick? Immunity is a very personal thing. It is based on our biochemical individuality—all the decisions we make, genes we express, nutrients we absorb, medications we take, food we eat, stresses we encounter—can all affect immunity. Your ability to respond to infections—viral, bacterial, parasitic—depends on how STRONG and ADAPTABLE your immune system is. Here is where the lymphocyte comes in&hellip... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Monday, April 20, 2020