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Sleep is a hugely important restorative process for humans as well as all organisms across the animal kingdom. It is absolutely essential for the body, mind, memory, and learning [1]. The brain, in particular, produces metabolic end-products such as reactive oxygen species that can damage and impair the function of brain cells. It is during sleep that these damaging end-products are cleared [2]. In addition, anabolic hormones are preferentially released during sleep (such as growth hormone) that aid in the physical restoration process.  

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More than a decade ago, a pathbreaking discovery was made to show for the first time that mature mouse somatic cells could be reprogrammed into pluripotent stem cells. The discovery was made by using forced expression of four transcription factors Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc. These results came from the research group of Shinya Yamanaka, and hence these factors responsible for reprogramming induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) are called the Yamanaka factors [1]. 
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Mitochondria are absolutely vital to maintaining and optimizing health. When they work well, we feel well, and when they don’t, we don’t. Symptoms of mitochondrial dysfunction can vary from fatigue and brain fog to the obliteration of the ETC from cyanide poisoning and death. Ouch! 

In almost all eukaryotic cells, mitochondria run the cell’s metabolic machinery, transforming energy from food directly to energy. They produce impressive amounts of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the bio-currency of cells, making use of oxygen and multiple enzymes attached to their inner membrane.

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Aging is one of those simple facts of life – it affects us all. It is marked by the inevitable decline in physiological function and an increased risk of disease...and lots of wrinkles, unless you live in South Korea, the plastic surgery capital of the world [1,2].

There are, however, some very distinct differences between chronologic aging (your age in terms of years) and biologic aging. In this article, we will explore the nuances and details of these types of aging. We will also discuss some of the methods in which we can measure the differences between the two. 

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30-40% of US adults have reported insomnia [4], and annual losses in work performance due to insomnia in the US account for $97 billion [5]. 

In this article, we’ll discuss risk factors for insomnia, pharmaceutical interventions, and possible natural ways of addressing it. Typically we’d be offended if you fell asleep during one of our articles but this time, if it works for you, then amazing!

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Anxiety presents a considerable burden to healthcare services and infrastructure globally, with the annual cost of anxiety disorders estimated at $42.3 billion, or $1542 per patient, in 1990 [4].  

This article explores some of the traditional methods of treating anxiety, the drawbacks of their use, and presents evidence for the use of kava as a natural alternative to these strategies.  

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Stress management is therefore an essential skill to develop to ensure optimal health and wellbeing. And the ability to rapidly de-stress is an important one, in order to hopefully avoid the regular and persistent stress that can be so damaging to health in the long-term.  

In this article, we will briefly review ten indispensable ways to rapidly de-stress based on the latest research evidence. 

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At Troscriptions, our products optimize health rather than treat disease. In this context, our methylene dosing was designed to leverage this magical blue compound for its energy enhancing and antioxidant properties while at the same time minimizing the risks of poss toxicity.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the why behind Tx dosing and also take a keep dive into the potential dangers of taking higher dose methylene blue, especially for longer periods of time. 

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Each mitochondria within the cell serves as a hub of aerobic respiration, the conversion of fats and carbohydrates into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the energy currency of life. This ATP is then distributed throughout the cell to be used in a diverse range of metabolic processes.  

In this article, we will look at eight essential ways to improve or enhance mitochondrial function and, as a consequence, the production of cellular energy.  

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All of us are faced with challenging life experiences and elements of mental adversity, from both internal and external sources. The research literature is filled with examples of children and adults who, in the face of considerable psychological stress, displayed minimal changes in emotional wellbeing or behavioral disturbances [1].  There are, of course, many more that have not been so lucky. 

Our ability to deal with these stresses is called ‘stress resilience’ and is rooted in our view of the world, the availability and quality of social resources, and specific coping strategies that we might employ. According to the American Psychological Association, resources and skills associated with more beneficial outcomes (i.e., greater stress resilience) can be actively cultivated and practiced.   

In today’s article, we will investigate eight essential methods to improve stress resilience according to the latest research. And at least one might surprise you.   

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Did you know that in the animal kingdom, humans are the only ones who will purposely deprive themselves of sleep?

You’ve probably heard quips such as: 

“Sleep is for quitters” 

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead”  

“Sleep is for lazy people” 

But the secret is out…people who say these things are very very wrong (and will likely die sooner than those who get more sleep!)  

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