Egg & Sperm Donation: What you should know

Egg & Sperm Donation

Infertility is the inability of a mature body to conceive. A married couple is considered infertile if a woman’s pregnancy does not occur within a year of regular sexual activity without the use of contraceptive methods.

Infertility is the inability of a mature body to conceive. A married couple is considered infertile if a woman’s pregnancy does not occur within a year of regular sexual activity without the use of contraceptive methods. About 15% of married couples around the world face this problem, and the problem of female infertility is more acute than male. According to statistics, about 60% of all barren marriages account for violations in the body of women.

Assisted reproductive technologies come to the aid of childless spouses, the main of which is IVF. This abbreviation means “in vitro fertilization,” or “fertilization outside the body.” IVF international is a good opportunity to become parents. You need to go to the clinic together: the tests to find out the reasons for the inability to get pregnant will have to be passed to both partners.

In this article, we will talk about egg and sperm donation. Around the world, there is a boom in donated eggs. Women over 40 are combing hundreds of sites trying to find a donor with the “correct” eye and hair color, figure, high IQ so that all these virtues can then be transferred to the long-awaited child. And many girls sell their eggs without regret.

You cannot buy health, but you can sell

In the USA, where donor agencies grow like mushrooms after rain, it is almost impossible to track their financial flows, because this service sector is based on the principles of the free-market systems – they agree on payment on the spot. Doctors strongly advise donors to donate eggs more than six times.

Young girls take strong hormonal drugs and this does not pass without a trace. It’s one thing when a person is sick, she has cancer, and she swallows strong medications. But these are healthy girls! And they are simply ruining themselves!

Also, sperm donor services are becoming increasingly popular worldwide. Sperm donors can be men from 18 to 35 years old who have not had sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS. But becoming a donor is not so easy. First, the candidate will be examined: they will conduct a sperm analysis, their blood will be examined for HIV, hepatitis, syphilis, and they will be asked to undergo psychological and genetic examinations.

The most important is the number of sperm in 1 ml of seminal fluid. The average man has about 15 million sperm in 1 ml, a donor should have at least 60 million. If there are few sperms, the sample is thrown out and no money is paid.

If potential parents do not have time to look through thousands of candidate donors themselves, you can turn to specially trained people who, for a fee, will find a donor matching any of your requirements.


What are widowmaker sets, and why should you do them? (updated July 2019)

widowmaker sets

What are widowmakers?

Widowmakers are something Dante Trudell came up with.
They are nicknamed this, due to the pure effort required to complete the set. It is absolutely brutal.  Brutal to the point, in which depending on the exercise you choose to do them on, you will want to pass out.

These can be done on ANY exercise, bench press, overhead press, pullups, squats etc…

But they are mostly used for squats as a post failure training technique, as other methods are too risky. The widowmaker, is essentially a 20 rep set, but used in a similar fashion as a rest pause set.

To do a widowmaker, you need to choose a weight in which you can perform for about 8-12 reps, and then hit failure.
Once you hit failure, you need to breathe 2 or 3 times, and complete another 1 or 2 reps. Breathe a few times and repeat, until you hit 20 reps.
Now, you have been warned, these are absolutely fucking brutal, you may just die (hence the name, widowmaker,  actually ignore that, im exaggerating, you won’t die, but you will want to be dead by the end of it).

Now, when you are doing widowmakers, you probably won’t train legs more than twice a week, at first they may be sore for more than a week, so don’t expect to recover that fast from them.

Best Back Workouts for Women (updated July 2019)

Back Workouts for Women

Why Train your Back?

In order to get that sculpted body you’ve always wanted, training the muscles in your back is essential. Working out all sections of the back, primarily the latissimus dorsi, is a key element to widening your upper body. This gives your waist a narrower appearance and also helps to round your shoulders.

So what are the best exercises for training back? Because the back is such a large muscle group — it travels from the shoulder blades and sculpts downward to the tailbone — hitting these muscles with a lot of power and tension is crucial. Muscle needs to break and reform in order to grow, and since the back typically holds a lot of weight it needs even more weight applied to it to change it.

Using free weights are the best way to target any muscle group because it mimics typical, everyday movement. Training your back is no different. Using hand-held dumbbells and barbells are a key way to target your back. However, using some machines, such as a seated cable row or lateral pulldown, or iso-lateral strength machines, are prime elements in sculpting your back muscles.

Best Latissimus Dorsi (Lat) Exercises

Lateral Pulldown

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This movement is best for beginners because it is a machine-based exercise. However, the amount of force that can be applied to the muscle is intense enough to sculpt the back to give that “winged” appearance and silhouette your waist.

This exercise can also be done with a single arm by using a handle attachment on the machine, which can more directly target any imbalances on the right versus left sides.

To perform this exercise:

  • Adjust the weight by moving the pin into the appropriate weight.
  • Hold the handles at either end with your thumbs facing upwards.
  • Keeping your chest up and your shoulder blades down and back, pull the bar
    down to the tip of your chest — the bar should come within an inch of your
    chest but not necessarily touch it.
  • Keep pressure on the bar as you let it up so that you don’t release the tension
    on the lats.
  • Do not let the bar back into the starting position because it will release the
    pressure on the muscle. Instead, keep your arms bent at at least fifteen
    degrees and begin the next repetition.
  • Complete for 4 sets of 8-10 repetitions.

Barbell Row

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Any form of row is a great back builder because the bar needs to fight gravity. Any exercise that needs to fight gravity will add more tension to the muscle, which will tear more muscle fibers. Using a barbell is also a great tool because, like a dumbbell, it more closely resembles everyday movement and is more natural to the body.

This movement can also be done with an EZ Bar with the same motions. However, instead of placing it back on a spotter rack, keep your hold on the bar and continue through the full set (as shown above).

To perform this exercise:

  • Secure the spotter racks on either side of the squat rack at knee-height.
  • Load the barbell on either side with an appropriate weight — make sure it’s
    even on either side and that the clips are securely on!
  • Grip the bar with either a pronated (fingers facing downwards) or supinated
    (fingers facing upwards) grip.

    • a pronated grip will better target the lats and the elbows should be
      pointed outward.
    • a supinated grip will better target the rear delts, which are located
      over the shoulder blades, and the elbows should be pointed
      downward and close to the body.
  • Pull the bar from the spotter racks and up toward the chest while squeezing
    the back. Imagine that you’re trying to meet your elbows behind your back as
    you complete the movement.

    • The bar should meet at the lower chest.
  • Slowly release the bar back down to the starting position by placing it on the
    spotter rack.

    • This stopping motion allows the lats to be activated at the beginning
      of each repetition.
  • Complete for 4 sets of 6-10 repetitions.

Iso-Lateral Row

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This is another machine-based exercise, but the difference lies in the weight distribution. Instead of a weight rack you must load plates onto the machine, which can increase the tension applied to the muscle. Like any other machine-based back exercise, though, it can be performed with a single-arm to fix muscular imbalances.

To perform this exercise:

  • Load the machine on either side with an appropriate weight and fix the seat
    so that the cushion comes in line with your entire chest.
  • Hold the handles at either side with a pronated grip.
  • Tense your lats, keep your chest up, and keep your shoulder blades down and
    back as you pull the handles straight back. Again, imagine like you’re trying to
    make your elbows touch behind you as you complete the repetition.
  • Slowly release the handles forward so to not lose the tension on the muscle.
  • At the top of the movement, keep the arms bent to keep the muscle activated
    and begin the next repetition.
  • Complete for 4 sets of 8-10 repetitions.

Seated Cable Rows

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Any variation of rows are a great way to directly target the back. It also has several variations and can be performed on several different machines. One of the easier movements can be performed on the low row machine while gripping either a handle attachment, a bar attachment, or a wide-handled bar attachment. Each attachment will target the back in a different place, but all have the same general form.

*A handle attachment will more closely target the rear delts and inner lats, a wide-handled bar attachment will target the outer sweep of the lats, and a bar attachment can target the outer lats with a pronated grip and the inner lats and rear delts with a supinated grip.

This exercise can also be performed with one hand to directly target muscular imbalances.

To perform this exercise:

  • Sit on the bench with your feet on the pads after setting the weight with the
  • Grip the attachment with both hands with your thumbs facing upward and
    your hands in the same place on either side.
  • While bracing your feet against the pads, keeping your chest up, and your
    shoulder blades down and back, pull the attachment toward your lower chest.

    • Keep the attachment within an inch of your chest.
  • Release the attachment slowly to keep the tension on the muscle; at the end of
    the movement, your arms should remain at about a forty-five degree angle to
    withhold muscular tension.
  • Complete for 4 sets of 8-12 repetitions.

Dumbbell Pullovers

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This is a relatively simple movement, but also a great back finisher because it demands intense pulling on the lats. The key to this movement is to choose a weight that is easy enough to move and hold without awkwardly rotating your shoulder, while also holding enough tension on the muscle to tear the fibers.

To perform this exercise:

  • Set yourself up on a bench with your shoulder blades resting on the bench
    and your feet far enough away to create a flat plank.

    • This movement can also be done by lying your entire body on a
      bench and hanging your arms off the end, but it takes a significant
      amount of tension off of the core.
  • Start with your hands cupping the dumbbell over your chest, body up in a
    plank position.
  • Bring the dumbbell back over your head while keeping your arms bent at
    roughly a forty-five degree angle to prevent unwanted tension on the
  • Draw the dumbbell back until it’s about 2-3 inches from the floor behind you
    (this gives a great pull on the lats).
  • Brace your lats and pull the dumbbell back to the starting position. Keep your
    arms bent the whole time.
  • Complete for 4 sets of 12-15 repetitions.

Remember to Train Heavy!

What’s most important, and most intimidating, to women is the aspect of lifting heavy weights. Moving heavy weight is nothing to fear! The female body does not have enough testosterone to have that “bulky” look of a male who trains at the same intensity. Instead, training your muscles with heavy weight can: increase your metabolism, build muscle mass, reduce body fat, and give you those curves you’ve been chasing after.

While these back exercises can be effective while training with a lighter weight, the impact will not be the same. For maximum results, choose a weight that exhausts you by the sixth or seventh repetition for a set of 8-10. This ensures that the muscle is tired, torn, and able to be repaired.

The Mechanics of the Bench Press (updated July 2019)

What is a Bench Press?

A bench press is probably one of the mot famous exercises among meatheads. At any given point, you will see someone with an overdeveloped chest loading a barbell with heavy plates. If you continue watching, you will see this fabulous meathead perform the bench press for far too many sets at hypertrophy reps, just to prove a point. But he’s not wrong: the bench press may be one of the best exercises for developing your pectoralis major.

So how do you perform a bench press? Ultimately, it’s pretty straightforward. You un-rack the barbell, lower it, and then press it back up. However, most people perform this simple exercise wrong.

So let’s talk about how not to perform it wrong so that you can outshine those meatheads in the gym.

The Set-Up of a Bench Press

The Arch

If you’ve seen a photograph of a professional powerlifter benching such as their back is arched. And no, it will not hurt them. Arching your back is one of the key components of a bench press, and the lack of it is why most people perform it incorrectly. If you want to look like Bradley Martyn, read this full article below.

For starters, it does look painful.

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Some individual’s arch is so pronounced that they appear to be bending in half. However, the thoracic spine can naturally bend that much in some people. Really, the degree of your arch is fully dependent on your individual back mobility. However, no matter how immobile your back is, it should still be arched.

Arching your back is a key component of the bench press for a few reasons:

  1. It emphasizes the chest. Anytime you set up for a chest exercise, your chest should pop out. This allows the arms to have a larger range of motion to really target the chest. Pressure applied to the upper body actually travels through the back first, so stopping without moving through the full range of motion will halt the pressure of the exercise. And no one wants to bench for rear delts.
  2. It locks the shoulders in place. Along with emphasizing the chest, arching your back allows your entire scapula (or the shoulder blade) to lay on the bench. Keeping your shoulders locked in place will prevent your upper body from moving around during the lift. This is paramount because you want the pressure to remain above your chest at all times to prevent injury (and working the anterior deltoids instead of the pectoralis major).
  3. It retracts the scapula. When benching, you don’t normally think of your scapula at all. In actuality, the pressure comes from the scapula. Retracting your scapula before each set also helps to lock everything in place so that the bar comes down to the sternum, which is what you want. Keeping the bar in line with the sternum allows for maximum chest activation.

So please, ignore those meatheads in the gym who say that you should not be arching, because you should be. Your bench will improve tenfold and your chance of injury will quickly diminish.

You can also practice retracting your scapula while standing. Hold a dowel in front of your body, hands a little wider than shoulder width. Roll your shoulders down and press your chest forward, retracting your scapula. You should feel immense pressure from your upper back. Then bring the dowel close to your sternum. Remember to pull through your back, though. It’s weird, but you’ll feel it in your chest. I promise!

Your Feet

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Again, no one really pays attention to their feet when benching. However, feet placement can make or break a good bench. Keeping your feet flat on the floor wherever they may can actually set you up for disaster, and here’s why.

Much like you don’t want your shoulders to move when benching, you want your hips to be immobile, too. However, when your feet are haphazardly placed they will not support the hips. The heavier the load, the more the hips will want to move. This results in instability near the chest (even if the shoulders are braced against the bench). It may lead to injury. It’ll definitely lead to insufficient gains.

The trick with your feet is to bring them as close to the upper body as possible. When setting up, think of placing your feet as close to your head as possible. You will go up on your toes. You will feel ridiculous. However, by doing this you are locking your hips into place. Your entire body is rigid, save for your arms. Now, you can bench without fear of dropping the weight or moving around too much on the bench.

Your Hands

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This is dependent on the person and what their goals are. If you are training more for inner chest and triceps, then keep your hands closer than shoulder width. This allows for a smaller range of motion and keeps your triceps locked in place. The pressure of the bench will target these muscle groups specifically. However, don’t be flashy: keep the weight much lower so that you can handle it without injury.

If your goals are to develop your outer chest, keep the hands a little wider than shoulder width. This ensures a fuller range of motion so that the entire muscle is firing. It will still target the triceps and inner chest but more indirectly. For this stance, you can up the weight to something heavier but still just as manageable.

However, both of these variations should still have the same set-up. Keep your shoulders down and locked and your feet up toward your midsection so that your entire body remains immobile. This ensures the best bench!

The Mechanics of the Bench Press

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Great, now you know how to set up for a bench press. In actuality, setting up is the hard part. It’s also the part where most people fail. Often times, individuals will keep their shoulders splayed on the bench and their feet placed wherever, which is a calling card for disaster. While they may be making some strength gains, they are not maximizing their efforts. They’re also more prone to injury. So don’t be that guy. Now you know better!

So let’s actually perform the exercise.

  1. Set up for as long as you need. (Personally, I wait for the drop in a song to get pumped up enough to tough out a couple reps.) Just make sure your hands are equidistant on the bar to avoid imbalances.
  2. When you’re ready, take a deep breath in.
    1. Toying with your breath is actually a great muscular indicator. It signals to the muscle that it’s time to work because it’ll tense up due to restricted air flow. Releasing your breath allows the muscle to relax; use it on the eccentric movement.
  3. Unrack the barbell (or have a spotter un-rack it for you if you’re going heavier) and slowly lower down. The bar should either touch or come within an inch of the sternum.
  4. Exhale and press the barbell back up until your arms are fully extended.
  5. Continue in this fashion until you feel your arms about to give out.
    1. Make sure that you don’t pause for too long in between reps. This will tire out the muscles without them doing any actual work.
  6. Re-rack the weight.

And there you have it, the mechanics of a bench press. The actual movement is basic and straightforward, which is why it attracts so many meatheads. It doesn’t have as many difficulties as a squat, and much less than a deadlift. It also recruits a significant amount of muscle fibers from the upper body — the pectoralis major and minor, the triceps, the biceps, and the upper back — which shuttles it into the “compound movements” category.

But now you know better. You know that a bench press also requires a significant amount of time setting up — sometimes longer than the press itself. But when done correctly, the bench press is one of the best movements for overall chest development. So if strength gains are in your future, definitely add the bench press. You will not be disappointed.

The Best Fuel Sources — Macronutrients (updated July 2019)

The Best Fuel Sources — Macronutrients

Against popular belief, there are no supplements that can fuel your workout, recovery, and performance quite like food. The three macronutrients — protein, carbohydrates, and fat — are the key elements to great performance. These macronutrients can be found in just about every morsel of food you can eat. The amount of each varies per food group and item, however.


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Carbohydrates have gotten a bad reputation from the media over the years. It’s been promoted as the macronutrient group most closely related to weight gain, and so people have become frightened of eating “too many carbs.” However, the diet should be about 50% carbs for a normal individual, and up to 60% for highly active individuals. This is because carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel. And since about 60-70% of our daily intake is used by the body to simply keep us alive, eating carbohydrates is essential.

So what constitutes a carbohydrate? Carbs are in almost every food, save for pure protein and fat sources. Even your vegetables have 5g per serving! However, the best way to ingest carbohydrates is from whole grain sources, because these also contain an ample amount of fiber. Fiber helps to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood and make up a bulk of your stool. So eat your grains, eat your fiber, and have more energy for your activities!

Carbohydrates can also be broken down into glucose, which is further metabolized into glycogen. This glycogen can be stored in the muscles — up to 500g worth! And it’s this stored energy that helps to fuel your workouts. Or, at least for the first couple of minutes of activity. Any activity longer than an hour requires alternative fuel sources, which can be metabolized from dietary fat.


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Fat is another macronutrient that gets a bad reputation from the media. However, dietary fat does not equal body fat. Or, rather, eating fat will not make you fat.

In fact, dietary fatty acids are essential for our daily life! A moderate fat intake (or about 25% of our total calories) can aid in: vitamin A, D, E, and K absorption and distribution throughout the body, weight maintenance, skin and hair health, and sustained energy during exercise. In addition, since dietary fat is more calorically dense than both carbohydrates and proteins at 9 calories/gram, eating less can make you feel fuller longer. Good fat sources include: fatty fish, avocado, nuts/seeds, olive and sunflower oil, and nut butters.

The benefits of an increased dietary fat intake are most prevalent in activities that required sustained energy. The body will always process carbohydrates first and then fat. This is because the body can 1) store more carbs, and 2) they’re easier to break down. However, stored dietary fat is oxidized during long-duration activities (like running) and can be used as a more powerful energy source. Actually, Oxidative Phosphorylation can produce 36ATP versus Glycolysis’s 2ATP, which makes it the preferred energy pathway overall. But it also takes a great deal longer to oxidize molecules than simply breaking them down, so the body never utilizes fat first. Which is unfortunate, because who wouldn’t want to eat their weight in dietary fat and have better gym performance at the same time?

A lack of stored carbohydrates and fatty acids in the body, though, makes the muscles and energy systems reliant on protein. But relying on protein for energy takes away from your heard earned gains, which is bad.


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Protein is the only macronutrient group that hasn’t received a bad reputation by the media. However, an increased protein consumption, like any other macronutrient group, can lead to weight gain. It can also lead to free-floating toxins in the bloodstream because the liver can’t process all those protein molecules at once, as well as some being forced to convert into glycogen. So it actually can be a disservice to the body to increase your protein intake.

For healthy, active men, protein consumption should not exceed 1.2g/kg of body weight. For women the number is usually lower at about 0.8-1g/kg of body weight, since women’s muscles are genetically smaller than a male’s. But this increased protein consumption is essential to building muscle. Protein intake brings essential amino acids into the body that it cannot produce on its own. These amino acids are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Leucine, however, it the key player in muscle regeneration.

As you train, the muscle fibers tear and reform. This reformation grows the muscles and gives them a larger appearance on the body. However, if the body has no protein supply to fix these tears, the musculature becomes weak and deformed. It becomes harder to fix. So keeping up with your protein consumption is a key way to make sure your hard training routine equates to larger muscles. Or stronger muscles. Or whatever goal you’re currently working on.

Good protein sources can include: lean meats, poultry, red meats (in moderation!), milk, yogurts, cheeses, legumes, and even some whole grains.

What Macronutrient is Right for Me?

You need all three macronutrients in order to live a healthy, active life. However, the proportions are different based on the type of activity you perform and your body type. There are three different body types: Ectomorph, Mesomorph, and Endomorph.

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An ectomorph is generally lanky and has a hard time putting on weight, so an increased load of all three macronutrients will help them to gain size.

An endomorph is generally stocky and has a hard time losing weight. In this case, a lower amount of macronutrients are essential when wanting to show size.

And a mesomorph is generally a cross between the two, as someone who generally looks muscular and can either have an easy or hard time putting on weight. Most people fall into this category and so their macronutrient split becomes more determined on their individual genetics.

In addition, the type of activity that a person takes part in has a large influence over their macronutrient split. For example, a marathon runner is going to need an increased fat and protein load because they need sustained energy and their muscles are under a lot more tension for longer periods of time. Conversely, a powerlifter will need a greater protein and carbohydrate load because they’re focusing on more explosive, one-time lifts. And a bodybuilder will need moderate amounts of all three, because they have shorter lived energy needs but still want to put on size.

The Best Macros Per Sport

For powerlifting, gear towards an increased carbohydrate and protein load.

For long duration sports, higher fats and proteins.

For bodybuilding, consume  1 part fat, 2 parts protein, 3 parts carbohydrate of total calories.

For aerobic sports, such as dancing and running, increase your fat consumption.

For athletic sports, your macronutrient split is more determined on the sport you play. For example, football would require more carbohydrate and protein while swimming would require more fat.

How Can I Determine my Macro Split?

In all honesty, if you’re new to tracking macronutrients or are getting serious into a new training style, seek a coach. Under or over eating are very common when first paying attention to macronutrients. Doing either one can not only hinder your performance, but can also lead to a slew of health problems. So do yourself a favor and hire someone who’s versed in this language.

If you’re more experienced in fitness and want to give it a try, tracking your macronutrients is easy, quick, and can significantly help your sport. You can visit this link for a macronutrient calculator, or track it yourself from your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and your Total Daily Energy Expenditure (TDEE).

However, remember to take into account your sport, your current goals, and your genetic makeup. All three elements play a key role in how much you need to eat!

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Tips for a Safe Way to Choose Online Pharmacy (updated July 2019)

Most people have discovered the simplicity and privacy of use of online pharmacies as their primary help in lives. There are numerous people that have started maximizing the benefit of the excellence source of online pharmacy, and, finally, are happy at the end of the day. It was unfortunate that the U.S FDA has issued a warning concerning the system that demanding major felony that focuses the people that are using the online resources to make their prescription purchases. Most of the people were affected by this system and that could be as a result of the fact that many of them were not aware of how to differentiate the safe online pharmacy form the unsafe one.

As there are some individuals who are always ready to try their luck in order to maximize the use of online resources, there are some key tips which should be carried out by these risky people to protect themselves especially when they are buying drugs online. These tips are:

  • Ensure that the Pharmacy is Authorized

It is very important that your option of online pharmacy must be licensed in your location to deliver drugs to the patients who are from the state within. The verification of the authorization is very vital and considered to be the fundamental rule which every pharmaceutical store online must know and have. The online pharmaceutical store must be professional in their dealings, dependable and full of integrity to the local pharmacy.

  • Evidence and Prescription Verification

If you want to ensure that the online pharmaceutical store you are having is not just for medication market, it is very important to take some measure in getting evidence of prescriptions and take much time to get the prescription verified. It is very important that the online pharmacy must have great interest in anything pertaining to health and make it its business. If you are registering with the online pharmaceutical store, you might want to ensure that they are requesting for more than basic personal detail, prescriptions and your credit card number. All these information will never enough to give you the right prescription. There are some non-indulgent rules in medical practices which the online pharmaceutical stores must meet including the reputed ones. At this time, there will be numerous questions that would look like hassle but the more information gathered concerning your health, the more you will know that you are on safe hands.


As the NABP is restricted to only specific areas of coverage, the VIPPS, established in 1999, was created as a means of establishing pharmacies to enhance their compliance with the highest standards. For the online pharmacy to be certified by VIPPS, such a pharmacy must meet strict and high standards, and at the same time fully comply with the requirements for particular licensing and inspection. Just like the pharmacy need to meet various particular requirements in each and every state before they could be permitted to circulate drugs in. Each VIPPS certified pharmacy must experience a visit of the certification team to their website and make sure that necessary requirements are met. The pharmacy store must pass every other inspection after the first inspection which could either be at random or time scheduled for them to keep their status of certification.

How can one recognize VIPPS Certified Online Pharmacy?

To recognize the website of the VIPPS certified pharmacy is very simple task because the VIPPS will be displayed on the website, and the hyperlinked to the VIPPS website. If you really want to get more information concerning the certified VIPPS or about the online pharmacy you are thinking of patronizing, you can as well use the seal to browse the website of VIPPS and get the solution you are in search of.

There are some fundamental rules that are applicable to majority of the things in life and must not be ignore when selecting online pharmacy for patronage. First and foremost, do not make any attempt to purchase drugs from the websites that has not been recommended to you. This is not regarded as drug abuse but by doing that, you are just placing yourself at contamination risk, wrong dosages or losing money or being scammed. Also, you are just putting your health in danger more so that by taking drugs when it is not necessary can seriously cause health hazards.

Do not buy necessary drugs from the first online pharmacy you come across, but rather go through the thorough research and get the best. Make sure you make strict checking on the NABP so as to ensure that the store is great standard and even regarded as limiting your option to just those with VIPPS verified. If you want to abstain from the foreign websites, you do not need to abide with the rules that are for those within United States. This implies that you do not know how to detect whether the medication you got is safe or not.

Generally speaking, you have to know that anything that sounds too good to be real is truly real. Those websites that are providing low prices, medications that take care of all or the websites that are regularly trying to tempt you to buy another thing else are not reliable. Your online pharmacy must be exactly as any other pharmaceutical store by just simply filling prescription, answer any question asked, make payment and wish you all the best. Local pharmacy does not try to sell additional drugs neither will the online pharmacy must try to persuade patients to do so.

Search for Online Pharmacies that need a valid prescription

Considering the online pharmacies before buying drugs online is very vital. The pharmacies that require a prescription are believed to sell quality product and authentic drugs. If you ever come across any promo or advertisements where you can buy drugs without any prescription, then it is an authentic Red flag. With a prescription, you can easily ensure that you get access to the correct medication and dosages. Valid prescription indicates that such website has received approval from medical practitioner. That is the only correct way you can go about it and be sure of being safe with the online pharmacy you patronized.

Curamin Review 2018- Pro’s & Con’s (updated July 2019)


What is Curamin?

Curamin is an all-natural dietary supplement that’s used as a pain reliever. According to its manufacturer, this supplement is supposed to tackle the symptoms of inflammatory conditions, shoulder pains, headaches, migraines, osteoarthritis and muscle pain. It is also said to be formulated for individuals that have suffered mild tissue damage.

Curamin is designed to be used daily where it can help to increase joint mobility and boost your overall wellness. From its description, it’s easy to think that Curamin is nothing but a glorified and costly painkiller but this is very wrong. Unlike over-the-counter pain relievers, Curamin is made of natural ingredients which this means that you won’t have to deal with the major side effects associated with such drugs. Studies, for instance, show that excessive use of aspirin and other similar drugs has resulted in irregular heart rates and other severe complications especially when combined with other prescriptions. Curamin delivers the promised results in the safest way possible using a series of high-quality herbs.

Uses of Curamin

The manufacturer tells us that Curamin contains curcumin that promotes the absorption of this drug to its target sites and also helps in dealing with pain. As a result, the drug is able to deliver better results at a much faster rate. The formula used here is also equipped with anti-inflammatory and analgesic compounds. These compound make the supplement ideal for:

  • Relieving Headaches

One of the main components of Curamin is Curcumin which is a powerful herb that eliminates discomforts coming from occasional headaches. To support this role, DLPA, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Boswellia are also included in the formula. All these ingredients are blended together in a manner that enhances neurotransmitter activities in the brain to ensure that chemicals such as endorphins and enkephalins are released to deliver that therapeutic “feel good” feeling.

  • Relieving Muscle Strain

Curamin is also formulated to ensure that athletes and other elderly individuals suffering from muscle strain can live a more comfortable life. As an athlete, the health of your muscles should be a top priority because any damages suffered can not only delay your career but can even destroy it all together. Curamin helps to speed up the recovery of muscle strains allowing you to carry on with your training and other competitions.

  • Solves joint pain issues

Curamin is all about eliminating pain and one of the most affected body parts is usually the joints. Exercising in the wrong footwear and other factors can leave you with serious joint issues. Growing old in itself can lead to degenerating cartilage and other tissues leaving this area exposed and painful. Curamin is formulated with clinically studied DLPA and Curcumin to tackle joint pain from the source for a long-lasting solution.

  • Relieving shoulder and back pain

Back pain is especially a common problem among individuals that spend a majority of their time lifting stuff from the ground. If you also tend to move an object from one point to another using your shoulders as a support then chances of experiencing aches in this area are very high. These are all issues that Curamin is formulated to address. It contains compounds that promote cartilage formation and will also eliminate any underlying inflammations that could be causing the problem.

  • Improving the quality of your sleep

Curamin products are also formulated to boost the quality of your sleep by reducing night time pain. Any injuries your body may have suffered during the day can very easily hinder you from enjoying the high-quality sleep you desperately need. With a decent sleep, your productivity the next day will definitely be higher and your overall wellness will also be boosted.

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How does Curamin Work?

Curamin is formulated to approach body aches in multiple ways and all of these approaches are supported by the analgesic and anti-inflammatory ingredients used. These help in reducing the secretion of pro-inflammatory enzymes that cause the swelling, pain, and stiffness experienced in the different body parts.

Curamin also works by blocking pathways where inflammation takes place. When the pathways are blocked fewer cases of swelling will be taking place.

Finally, Curamin can interact with multiple neurotransmitters blocking their activities to prevent the feeling of pain and increase the “feel good” sensation. It’s important to note that Curamin has undergone clinical trials that have proved its safety in achieving this benefit and hence you don’t have to worry about the supplement affecting any other crucial chemical reactions.


All the benefits enjoyed from Curamin can be attributed to:

  • Dl-Phenylalanine (DLPA)

This is an amino acid that has been seen to be useful in blocking the enzymes around the nervous system that are responsible for amplifying pain. It’s a very safe compound and clinical trials have confirmed its efficiency for this purpose. It has also been seen to be very safe for the body thus eliminating chances of suffering any side effects.

  • Curcumin Rhizome

This compound is extracted from turmeric, a popular spice that has been used for various medicinal purposes one of which is in reducing pain and promoting mobility of joints and other parts. Curcumin, as we have seen above, is responsible for a majority of the benefits behind Curamin. It can block inflammatory pathways relieving swelling and also reduce chances of generating the same problem in future.

Curcumin is used to treat stomach pain, colds, liver problems, headaches, arthritis, joint pain, and jaundice.

  • Boswellia Gum Resin

Boswellia Gum Resin Extract is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that should help to reduce migraines, headaches, muscle and shoulder pain. The compound is used to promote vascular health. It blocks enzymes and other chemicals that cause pain and swelling. It is also responsible for reducing immobility and other pain issues caused by osteoarthritis.

  • Nattokinase

This is a cleansed enzyme that is extracted from the fermentation of soybeans. It is good for vascular health. Nattokinase helps in destroying deadly substances to fight inflammation and other health hazards.  It has been used to treat stroke, colds, liver syndrome, pain, muscle spasm, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue and chest pain.

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Any Side Effects

The manufacturer doesn’t warn us against any side effects and various trials done on the ingredients used here also name it as quite a safe ingredient.

A few individuals, did, however, mention some adverse reactions that include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes

Always try to consult your doctor before using this or any other supplement especially if:

  • You have serious allergic reactions
  • You have a complicated medical background
  • You are already on other drugs.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women are discouraged from using this supplement.

  • Directions

You are directed to take 3 pills daily. We are not told about the maximum number of capsules you should take (which is a major flaw on the manufacturer’s side) but we are told that it is safe to increase the dosage slightly if needed. You can either take the capsules once or you can spread them to a pill three times a day.

You can also decide to take the pills with or without food.

Cost of Curamin

Curamin is available on the manufacturer’s website and other accredited supplement distributors online.

You can buy one bottle of Curamin containing 21 pills for $20.95. A bottle with 60 pills costs $38.95 while another with 120 capsules goes for $66.95. There is also an option of purchasing Curamin drink mix powder, a 60g bottle that costs $53.95.

Considering that you have to take 3 pills per day, Curamin does seem like quite a costly supplement when compared to other similar products in the market. But when you look at the benefits it offers against the asking price, you realize that Curamin is worth your investment.

Bottom Line

The good thing about Curamin is that the ingredients used are supported by reliable clinical trials and that the supplement helps with solving multiple problems. Anyone suffering from muscle pain, joint pain, migraines, osteoarthritis, headaches, shoulder pains and other inflammatory issues can fully rely on this product for a more comfortable life.

One issue that we noticed with multiple user reviews is that the supplement didn’t seem to have an immediate effect when dealing with inflammation. Instead, the users had to take Curamin for several days before the swelling started subsiding. You, therefore, have to give the supplement some time for its impact to be felt.

User Reviews

“My go-to pain reliever for everything. It does a wonderful job of relieving the pain of fibromyalgia & lower back pain & headaches.” By Gerald H

“Use for relief from arthritis and bursitis. Safe natural anti-inflammatory doesn’t raise my blood pressure as prescription meds do” By Laura

“I have aches and pains from years of lifting weights, plus shoulder surgery. This definitely seems to help with the pain. I rarely have to take ibuprofen anymore which is great!” By Mark

“I’ve had arthritis since I was 40. When I take Curamin, my pain is nonexistent. Its a miracle, and with no side effects.” By StarWarsMom

“I was having arthritis pain in my dominant hand. I started taking these one pill a day and I actually felt the pain reduce every day. By the fifth or sixth day, my pain has been completely gone. It is about a week since my pain has been gone it has not come back, neither has the tingling in my fingers or the puffiness :)” By Bumpy

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Clean Eating V. Macronutrient Tracking (IIFYM) (updated July 2019)

What is “Clean Eating”?

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If you’ve heard someone on a diet speak about the food they eat, they’ve probably called their meals “clean”. Or, rather, they turn down food choices that they deem “unclean”. These “unclean” food choices are typically calorie dense foods, such as sweets and salty snacks; sugary, calorie dense beverages; white flour carbohydrates; alcohol, including wine, beer, and spirits; and fried foods, among others.

“Clean” foods, then, normally refers to wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. These include, but are not necessarily limited to: lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, and center-cut pork chops; white fishes, such as tilapia and cod; olive oil; fruits and vegetables; whole grain carbohydrates; sweet potatoes; “organic” nut butters; reduced fat beverages and meal replacements; and water.

However, the only way any of these “unclean” foods would become “unclean” is if they fell into a pile of dirt. Likewise, these “clean” foods would only be “clean” if you happened to wash them first.

Then Why Clean Eating?

Foods that are typically labeled as “clean” are, yes, more nutrient dense. Simply put, this means that they contain more micronutrients — vitamins and minerals — per gram than do their “unclean” counterparts.

Therefore, your diet should contain a majority of these “clean” foods. Per day, it is just as essential to obtain micronutrients, water, and adequate fiber as it is to exercise and get plenty of sleep per night. However, what most “clean” eaters will fail to realize is that you can overeat on “clean” foods. And, whether “clean” or “unclean”, overeating will lead to weight gain.

Fat Loss is Energy in Versus Energy Out

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An example of a “clean” meal could be as follows: a kale and spinach salad, topped with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, shredded carrots, grilled chicken, avocado, red onion, reduced fat cheese, and with an olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette on the side. Or, how about “healthified” tacos with a flax-ground flour tortilla, white cod, greek yogurt (to replace the sour cream), avocado, lettuce, chopped tomato, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime?

Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

But what each individual needs to realize is that while these foods are heavily nutrient dense, having three of those white fish tacos can set you back nearly 30 grams of fat for one meal. For a runner or someone who performs long-distance sports daily, that’s no problem. But if you are a stay at home mother training through exercise DVDs on her living room while the kids are napping, this one meal can definitely help to increase fat gain.

What’s even worse is that some of these meals can actually contain more calories than “unclean” foods. Not to mention, most reduced fat products contain a slew of chemicals to mask the lack of fat and sugar. While most of these products have been scientifically tested, not all of them have. Plus, a good amount of them have been proven to have adverse effects both inside and outside the body. In that case, it’s better to just eat the fat.

What is Tracking Macronutrients?

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Macronutrients are the protein, carbohydrates, and fats required for your body’s internal processes. These numbers, calculated in grams, are how many of each macromolecule your body should be ingesting per day for maximum efficiency.

Every type of food contains macronutrients. So, both “clean” and “unclean” foods contain protein, carbohydrates, and fat. All types of foods, therefore, can be “tracked” — or the proportion of their macronutrients calculated and accounted for — to fit your day’s daily quota.

With tracking macronutrients, no food is off limits. Instead, an individual can figure out the amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat in each type of food and have whatever amount that can “fit” into their daily allotted macros. In this way, you can literally have your cake and eat it, too.

IIFYM – If It Fits Your Macros

However, let’s not get carried away. Just like how eating three flax-ground flour tortilla fish tacos can quickly add up to overeating, so too can the power of macronutrients. As of late, the fad for “macro trackers” has been to fit as much “unhealthy” food into their diet as they can, just because they can. Eating nothing but protein powders, Pop-Tarts, and string cheese can have its adverse effects, though, such as lowering nutrient levels in vitro, overall sluggishness, and a decrease in performance. While fun foods are definitely fun, they should not take up the bulk of your diet just because they “fit”.

So What Do I Do?

Ideally, a combination of both “clean” foods and tracking macronutrients is the gateway to success. Ingesting “clean” foods such as whole grains, lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, oils, and less processed food will strengthen the body and give it the fuel it needs in order to perform its best. However, “unclean” foods, in moderation, can help with quick pre- and post-workout fuel, mental sanity, and less stress when socializing.

Therefore, the term required for everyday living is “balance.” You need a balance between the wholesome and nutrient-dense foods as well as the more processed, “good for your soul” foods. Each type of food has its place, its worth, and its way into your diet. However, while keeping track of your macronutrients, no food (or an entire food group) has to be off limits. Instead, it becomes much easier to understand the nutritional value of food and plan when you choose to eat it accordingly.

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Myofascial Release (updated July 2019)

Myofascial Release

What is Myofascial Release?

A Word on Muscle Fibers & Fascia

If you train regularly, then your muscles are more than likely sore. They’re tight, tense, and hard to maneuver a few days after a workout. Sometimes, it feels like the muscle is so tight that it cannot move at all.

This is because your muscle fibers tense up after exercise due to constant muscle contracting and relaxing. After all, the whole purpose of the intense exercise is to contract these fibers in the hope that they tear. But if the muscle fibers are just short of tearing, then they just become tense. And if the pressure is not released, they remain tense.

The layer above the muscle fibers becomes tense, too. This layer is called the fascia. It is a thin, fibrous layer that covers every muscle and organ in the body in one continuous sheet. It’s very densely woven and moves with the muscles, making sure that they are not injured during activity. Most times, this fascia layer is relaxed and can move without any restrictions. However, when stressors are added to the body, the fascia tenses up and becomes more immobile. These stressors can include physical trauma, emotional stress, inflammation, and scarring of the muscle (source linked here).

So tense fascia cannot move as easily. It limits the body’s mobility. And since the fascia covers all the organs and muscles in the body, tight fascia means limited muscular mobility. This can make training difficult, even to the most experienced lifter. It also becomes dangerous. If you try to move too tense of a muscle that has limited mobility, it is more prone to injury. It’s easier to tear. And while most times the goal is to tear muscle fibers, this tearing is negative. It limits athletic capacity instead of advancing it.

So What’s Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a hands-on technique meant to release the pressure on the fascia. This allows it to once again have full mobility. And this full mobility means the muscles can move more freely, too.

Think of a massage. The masseuse drives his or her thumbs into your tense muscles. You feel pain, but as he moves his hands to another area of your body that area feels lighter. There are no more knots in the muscle. When you roll your shoulder, you can feel the bones moving under the skin. Suddenly, the muscle is free!

This is an example of myofascial release. With concentrated effort, the masseuse is applying pressure to the tense fascia. This direct pressure will release the tightened fascia because it moves and separates underneath the directly applied pressure (source linked here).

Benefits of Myofascial Release

If you’ve ever had tight muscles, then you know how debilitating it can be. Pressure on your low back makes it hard to bend over. Tight hamstrings make walking up and down stairs nightmarish. And tense shoulders makes writing, cooking, or anything hands-on painful.

Myofascial Release can solve many bodily problems. Some of them you probably didn’t even know were caused by tense fascia! But here are a few examples of what Myofascial Release can help with:

  1. Back Pain. Release that tense lower back by applying pressure right around the hips and the lower lumbar region.
  2. Bladder Problems. Unless your bladder issues are medically linked, it could be the tightness of the bladder and the surrounding organs making you need to pee. Releasing the pressure on the pelvic floor can return your bladder to normal functions.
  3. Bulging Spinal Discs. Bulging spinal discs are vertebra that has repeatedly been exposed to heavy lifting and trauma. The added pressure around any spinal area can shift a disc out of place and cause excessive pain, back tightness, and soreness. However, releasing the tension from the area via Myofascial Release can help to relieve symptoms and prevent future injuries.
  4. Carpal Tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a tightness in the forearms, wrists, and chest. It causes numbness in the hands and wrists and makes it difficult to type or write. Releasing the tension on the upper back, chest, and arms allow free movement of the fascia and prevent tightness.
  5. Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is chronic pain associated with fatigue, problems sleeping, and touch sensitivity. However, careful application of Myofascial Release to the infected areas can help to release this tension.

This list is just a few examples of how Myofascial Release can aid in mobility and muscle soreness. For the full list, visit the link here.

Examples of Myofascial Release


As mentioned earlier, massages are a great way to release fascial tension. They’re also the most direct because pressure can be applied right to the infected area. Masseuses and massage therapists are trained to release the muscular and fascial tension from inflicted areas and can do so in either thirty or sixty minute.

There are also different degrees of massages. Deep tissue massages are more inclined toward myofascial release, while general massages tend more towards muscle spindle release. However, both are excellent tactics for relieving muscular tension. They’re also generally cost effective and worth the investment.

Foam Rolling

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If you frequent any gym, they more than likely have a foam roller. Foam rollers are hard foam tubes, either 12″, 18″, or 24″ long. Essentially, foam rollers are used as a massage to release fascial tension of large muscle groups.

Foam rolling is meant to be done independently, which is why it is so popular among gyms. An individual simply lays the tense area over the foam roller and moves back and forth, rolling the tight muscle along the foam. By applying enough gravitational pressure, the fascia will start to move. However, foam rolling first attacks the muscle spindles and releases the tension from them. Consistent foam rolling will eventually release fascial tension by shifting it back to its original location along the muscles.

Foam rolling is also one of the cheapest methods of myofascial release. Sports equipment and online stores carry foam rollers for under $20. They also last a long time and are relatively transportable.

Cryotherapy and Ice Baths

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No one likes to be cold, especially not tense muscles. While cryotherapy will not immediately tackle the fascia, it’s a surefire way to alleviate tight muscle spindles.

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a generally new trend. An individual stands in a chamber for up to three minutes and is sprayed with air at subzero temperatures. The purpose of WBC is to stimulate skin sensors. This triggers a response from the Central Nervous System (CNS) to release endorphins that alleviate pain and elevate mood. It also increases blood circulation, which helps to decrease inflammation and remove toxins from the body (source linked here).

WBC is done at professional locations in some major cities. Look up your area to find cryotherapy centers near you!


Chiropractors are another great way to alleviate fascial tension. A chiropractor is a technician — some say, doctor, some refuse — specifically trained to target tense areas in the body. This is normally done by cracking backs, necks, and the like to release the tension surrounding the area. The relief is normally immediate.

Chiropractors may also use massage therapy and thermal practices, such as icy/hot patches. This helps to loosen the muscle spindles and the fascia before they tense further.

The Takeaway

You’ve all heard that stretching is an important part of exercising. You can’t train a tense muscle because it’s more prone to injury. And you wouldn’t even want to train a tense muscle because it’s so limiting as it is.

Practicing Myofascial Release is a surefire way to make sure your muscles remain mobile and agile. Not only can it aid in exercise, but it also alleviates the pain of daily activities. So crack your neck, roll out our quadriceps, and be kind to your fascia.

Top 5 Reasons to Get an Inversion Table (updated July 2019)

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Inversion therapy is slowly gaining popularity as more people are actually going for it with regard to the treatment of various back related issues such as lower back pain, poor circulation, sciatica and scoliosis among others. The therapy has actually proven to be very effective for most patients and very convenient. In addition, inversion therapy by definition is whereby one is easily suspended upside down using an inversion table which they strap themselves in then shift their body against gravity by having their legs facing up and their head facing downwards. This is in order to help with relieving of stress and pressure in various parts of the body such as the back and the joints among other regions in the body. At the same time, this method tends to actually help as it is able to provide traction for the spine which is very beneficial.

Most individuals who have been able to use the therapy actually advocate for it very much as it has proven to be very beneficial to most if not all. It has actually been seen to work wonders for some while for others it just may give temporary relief for a limited time before the condition that one was treating come back such as lower back pain. Nevertheless, for those who’ve been able to actually seen improvement with regard to using the inversion therapy they have advocated for various reason as to why one should definitely have the device in their house or even office just to help ease some tension or muscle aches. Some reasons as to why one may easily purchase an inversion table may include:

It Helps Relieve Back Pain

The back is one of the main places that once it has been affected tend to limit most if not all activities. Pain can be a very inhibiting factor when it comes to one being able to carry out their daily chores as normal and this may lead to an individual falling behind in terms of their workload or even things to do. Some condition such as lower back pain among others which may be associated with sitting, or running among other causes of the pain may actually be simply solved by one just using an inversion table. The pain may easily be relieved as the inversion table normally helps relieve pressure for the nerves located around the back and soft tissue as well as the muscles in the back. This then helps the back actually become less tense enabling one to actually get some relief from the pain which was inhibiting them from working. This may easily be done at the office or even at home. Nevertheless, the inversion table has also been known to help rehydrate and let nutrients flow more easily to the discs and help with the realigning of the spine. Hence, one may not necessarily have to go through a surgery in order for them to have their backs realigned with is a very positive thing as more complications may arise after the surgery.

Relieve Fatigue and Stress

In addition, one may easily be able to get more relaxed after a long day using the inversion table as it has been proven to actually help release tension in the back region and the body as well. One may easily loosen up their nerves and muscles which may be tight after a long day. This then helps one be able to be more effective and sleep even better after a long day’s work or just be relaxed as it stretches the whole body and helps elongate the spine. One’s heart rate may also be lowered due to the rhythmic rocking as it lowers the EMG activity (the measure of muscle tension)

Helps With Detoxification and Also Improves Circulation

Nonetheless, the inversion table has also been known to help individuals with detoxification which is an essential thing with regard to one’s body health. As one is suspended upside down on the inversion table, this then helps one’s lymph system as it helps by moving lactic acid from one’s limbs which is known to cause pain after a long day’s work or even after a workout, it also helps one’s heart as it helps with the movement of blood to various parts such as the limbs and other extreme areas of the body. Nevertheless, it also has been said to help with the relieving of varicose veins which are at times painful. As it helps with circulation, then one may easily be able to get oxygenated blood to different parts of the body and also improve on energy levels in the body due to the proper circulation taking place in the body.

Increase Oxygen Flow to The Brain

With the suspension happening, one may actually end up having blood reach the brain more easily as compared to when one is standing. The more the oxygen in the brain, then the better one is able to function better mentally, improve and stimulate hair growth, improve skin tone and help the brain cells develop and thrive.

Improve One’s Functional Fitness

Nevertheless, one may also find that with the help of the inversion table they are actually able to improve their performance physically. The inversion table has actually been associated with helping the back get realigned, the strengthening of ligaments, improvement in orientation and balance training among the athletes. Some exercise may actually be done on the inversion table including some like sit ups and stretching. One may easily improve on their abs by just working out using the table. Hence, one gets to kill two birds with one stone

In conclusion, the inversion table has proven to be a must-have for any individuals. However, one is advised to consult a doctor before purchasing the inversion table. One may easily get the table from The Outdoor Geeks for more information on the inversion table and also one may easily purchase an inversion table from them and learn more.