Lykon Blog

Discover more about aspects of health, nutrition, and lifestyle.

Hair loss vitamins

It’s clear - one day we will all wake up to discover that our once-voluptuous crown of locks has descended into a state of disarray. For some, this simply means having bedhead - which can often look on-par with an expensive haircut. For others, it means realizing that your hairline is receding, or bald patches are beginning to appear, all at varying speeds.

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Strengthen the immune system with chocolate, sports, and smoothies

Dr. Alois Teuber swears by a small smoothie with pineapple, banana, spinach, and stinging nettle every day in order to stay fit and healthy. This orthopedist is an internationally-renowned sports physician and the official team doctor of famous German sports teams Fortuna Düsseldorf (soccer) and the Düsseldorfer Eishockey Team DEG (ice hockey), and belongs to countless other sports clubs. His medical practice is in Meerbusch, a suburb just northwest of Düsseldorf, Germany. We recently led an interview with Dr. Teuber about his opinion on the best ways to strengthen the immune system, which you can see below.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E captures free radicals and in doing so, protects the cells. However, it also helps with cell renewal and is therefore of significant importance to the whole body. It is primarily known for its skin-rejuvenating effect and is used in numerous creams and other care products.

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Maintaining young and healthy skin

The health of our skin depends on a variety of factors. Did you ever think about how exposure to the sun, pollution, harsh winds, and rain could affect the health of your skin? External factors, genetics, and a combination of what vitamins and minerals we get enough of every day are what determine the health of our skin. Environmental factors aside, having a deficiency in any of the essential skin vitamins can cause us to have dry skin, enlarged pores, red rashes, rough skin, acne, and a slew of other skin issues. Let’s learn more about some of the essential minerals and vitamins that we can choose to supplement our diets with, so that we can have a good plan of action towards achieving beautiful, glowing skin.

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Brain foods

We’ve all had days where our thoughts are just too clouded and strained to be able to get anything done. Ever just sat at your work desk or in a lecture hall, just staring off into space, unable to focus or concentrate? Or a day where you just couldn’t be bothered to get anything done? What if you could remain alert more often and were able to focus on a task on command? Enter ‘brain foods’: snacks and ingredients that affect our concentration levels and productivity in positive ways, while having the added plus of being great stress-reducers. Our brains use up to 20% of our bodily energy each and every day. By adding more foods, vitamins, and nutrients catered to brain health and function to our diets, we can begin to form a plan of attack against any nutrition-induced mental lethargy and boost our overall energy levels.

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