More Ideas for Your Holiday Wish List

More Ideas for Your Holiday Wish List

Are you feeling the holiday excitement building? Have you made out your wish list yet? There is still time to consider a few more items to add to your list. Let’s think outside the box – you list might already have the latest electronics or gadgets, or that dream vacation, or maybe a new wardrobe. But do you have anything on that list that can support your health?

Sounds a little less exciting than that new smart phone, right? Or the beautiful white sand and turquoise waters of the Caribbean. But when you look at the big picture, isn’t your health priceless! Not to say you should ignore the other items on your wish list, because we all have some things we really would like to have. But maybe consider adding one or two things you could also use to further your personal health objectives in addition to all those wonderful “wants”.

You could probably raise a few eyebrows if you had “glutamine powder” on your wish list. Many people are unaware of the importance of this amino acid. It’s technically a “non-essential” (meaning the body can produce it) amino acid. It is the most abundant amino acid in the body and provides support for the immune system, digestive system, and brain function. However, we use it up quickly during illness, stress, high intensity exercise, and just everyday living, so the body may not be able to produce as much glutamine as you might need on certain days. Perhaps adding a little glutamine supplementation to your routine could provide you with some benefits to support your overall health.

A great choice would be Biochem’s Glutamine Pure.

This fermented amino acid powder is pharmaceutical grade, tested for purity with no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. It’s vegan, keto friendly, and easy to mix and can be used daily to supplement your body’s glutamine reserves.

What next might be an unexpected item on your wish list? Maybe a protein powder?

Why is protein important?

Proteins (which are made up of amino acids) exist everywhere in your body, from your hair, skin, muscles, and bones. They are an important building block for the immune system, hormones, enzymes and much more. Your body needs 20 different amino acids to function correctly and because the body cannot store amino acids, you need to replenish them regularly. Also, as we age, we don’t use proteins as efficiently to build and maintain muscle so consuming quality protein is very important.

How much protein should you eat per day?

Experts recommend a daily intake of at least 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight (0.8 grams per kg). That’s 43 grams per day for someone weighing 120 pounds, or 54 grams daily if you weigh 150 pounds. However, protein needs vary depending on age, activity level and overall health.

Signs of a protein deficiency

As reported in the UCLA Health letter, common signs that your body is extremely low on protein include:

  • Brittle hair and nails, often the first sign of deficiency
  • Feeling weak or hungry, since protein supplies energy and satisfies the appetite
  • Getting sick often without protein to boost the immune system
  • Mood changes or trouble thinking due to fluctuating blood sugar and protein’s effect on the brain’s neurotransmitters (which regulate mood)
  • Muscle weakness, since amino acids are essential for building muscle mass
  • Stress fractures when bone tissue doesn’t have the protein it needs

Selecting a protein powder can be challenging – especially with all the options available today. Whey protein is often a recommended protein supplement because it contains the 20 base amino acids your body needs. Biochem 100% Whey Protein isolate offers you delicious options.

This vegetarian dual filtered protein powder is easy to mix and tastes great! Each serving provides 20 grams of undenatured whey protein isolate, is soy free, supports immune health and is 99% lactose free. The sugar free options (sweetened with stevia) are also Keto friendly.

For those of you following a vegan diet, Biochem offers a smooth and delicious option.

Formulated with organic pea protein, organic hemp protein and cranberry protein, the Biochem Vegan Proteins are a great way to increase your protein intake.

Add something unique to your Wish List this year and take yourself to your #NextLevelLiving!

Remember to always contact your Health Care Provider before adding or changing anything to your current supplement routine.

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