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What Is Energy Homeostasis and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Energy Homeostasis and Why Does It Matter?

Energy homeostasis is a biological process by which our cells balance energy production and expenditure. By energy, we are referring to “cellular energy”, rather than the energy that comes to mind when you think of coffee or energy drinks.
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What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is a catch-all term that refers to several eating schedules or patterns with periods of time when you don’t eat or when you reduce the number of calories you’re taking in.
What is Metabolism?

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the sum of every chemical reaction in your body. Learn how it works and science-based tips to support it. Metabolism is influenced by a variety of factors, including age, genes, stress levels, sleep, and exercise.
Can You Really Boost Your Immune System?

Can You Really Boost Your Immune System?

The idea of “boosting” your immune system is an understandably appealing concept—who wouldn’t want a supercharged immune system that goes above and beyond to keep you healthy? The reality, however, is a bit more complex.
What is Cellular Senescence?

What is Cellular Senescence?

The Hayflick Limit suggests that a normal human cell can replicate and divide roughly fifty times before it cannot divide anymore. With cellular senescence, the cell loses the ability to multiply before it reaches that limit.
What is Autophagy?

What is Autophagy?

Autophagy is a process where non-functional or unnecessary cells are removed and recycled so healthy new ones can be built. This “cellular housekeeping” is crucial for immune health and the body’s ability to respond to immune aging.
Did You Know You Have Two Types of Immune Systems?

Did You Know You Have Two Types of Immune Systems?

The immune system consists of two main components—the innate and adaptive immune systems. Think of the innate immune system as the first line of defense—it is nonspecific, and responds in the same way to all pathogens. In contrast to the fast-acting innate immune system, the adaptive immune system takes longer (days to weeks) and is highly targeted.
How To Pick a Good Omega-3 Supplement - Elysium Health

How To Pick a Good Omega-3 Supplement

Omega-3s are extremely important for health: they are necessary for functions from muscle activity to cell growth. They also happen to be one of the two essential fatty acids that aren’t made by the body, and so must be derived from diet. But what are your options if you just don’t get around to doing that?
How to Read a Supplement Label - Elysium Health

How to Read a Supplement Label

Why does the label say “Supplement Facts” rather than “Nutrition Facts”? And who decides your recommended daily value of vitamins and minerals, anyway? This primer explains.
The Benefits of Vitamin B3 - Elysium Health

The Benefits of Vitamin B3

You’ve heard of this vitamin, and you’ve maybe even taken it, but do you really know what it does? Or where it comes from? Here’s what you need to know.
8 Reasons Why NAD+ Should Be On Your Radar - Elysium Health

8 Reasons Why NAD+ Should Be On Your Radar

If you zoom in on your body’s most fundamental activity, you’d see cells and molecules hard at work. You might be surprised to learn that some of the most vital players at work are ones you’ve never heard of.
What is Pterostilbene? - Elysium Health

What is Pterostilbene?

This potent polyphenol is promising in scientific research because of its molecular structure and bioavailability. But it might be able to do more than we even know.
How the Body Makes and Maintains NAD+ - Elysium Health

How the Body Makes and Maintains NAD+

Your body acts like an efficient factory to keep the coenzyme NAD+ active throughout your life. Here’s how it works and how you can help the body make more NAD+.
What is NAD+ and Why Is it Important? - Elysium Health

What is NAD+ and Why Is it Important?

NAD+ is essential to the creation of energy in the body and the regulation of pivotal cellular processes. Here’s why it’s so important, how it was discovered, and how you can get more of it.
Your Complete Guide to Omega-3s - Elysium Health

Your Complete Guide to Omega-3s

You’ve probably heard that omega-3s are important for your health, but do you know why? Discover how they’re different from other fats, and how to make sure you're getting the right amount.

A Guide to Dietary Supplements - Elysium Health

A Guide to Dietary Supplements

The legislation that governs dietary supplements is called DSHEA, and it enumerates nine different categories. This guide explains what they are and what they mean.