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This week is National Women’s Health Week: May 11-17th! This week is the time to wake up and smell the roses. Take care of your self and the women you love. Get educated and get involved! 

Vision:
All women and girls achieve the best possible health.

Mission:
The Office on Women’s Health provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs.

Goals:
Inform and advance policies;
Educate the public;
Educate professionals;
Support model programs.

Our vision here at Co-E1 goes hand in hand with the National Women’s Health mission. We want to always be improving the health and well-being of our customers

National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority. The week also serves as a time to help women understand what it means to be well.

It’s being as healthy as you can be. And, most importantly, it’s about taking steps to improve your physical and mental health:

Visit a health care professional to receive regular checkups and preventive screenings.
Get active.
Eat healthy.
Pay attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, texting while driving, and not wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet.

    Take the pledge to be a healthier woman here

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      For our Fact Friday, we are answering more of your questions!



      Q. How does my energy depend on NADH? 
      A. The billions of cells that form tissue and organs and ultimately the human body have an 
      important assignment: to produce energy. If our cells slow down or decline in their energy 
      production, the most visible result is that we are tired and can increasingly experience greater 
      overall fatigue. NADH is part of every living cell. Inside each cell a process known as the Krebs cycle combines NADH with Hydrogen to form ATP, your body’s own energy. 

      Q. How does the body produce energy? 
      A. Bringing hydrogen and oxygen together is one of the most efficient ways to produce energy. A rocket launched into outer space is an example of energy production. All cells in our bodies use the same principle of energy production, but they do so in a sophisticated way to conserve the energy produced. NADH is the biological form of hydrogen that reacts with the oxygen we breathe in to form energy and water. The energy‐ producing process in cells is achieved by a cascade of reactions, which lead to the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy‐containing compound in cells. One molecule of NADH will form three times the amount of ATP. Therefore, NADH is an extremely efficient and effective energy producer. 

      Q. How does the body store energy?  
      A. Living cells have the capability to store energy in the form of chemical compounds. When these compounds are metabolized, energy is released and used for all cellular processes. Only a few biological substances display all the features of energy‐rich compounds. The most important of these are adenosine triphosphate (ATP), creatine phosphate (CP), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydride (NADH), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate hydride (NADPH). 

      Q. How does NADH help my body? 
      A. NADH has energy stored in its chemical structure. When it is absorbed and taken up by the body cells, NADH produces energy. NADH can be compared to a turbine in an electric power plant. Water at a higher level has more energy than water at a lower level. If you insert a turbine (wheel) in this waterfall, you can produce electrical energy. Hence, the more NADH a cell has available, the more energy can be produced. The amount of NADH a cell contains depends on the amount of energy the cell requires. Heart muscle cells have the highest NADH content because the heart is the organ that needs the most energy in the body. Cells in the brain and muscles contain 60 percent of the NADH content of those in the heart 

      Q. Does NADH enhance the immune system?  
      A. Yes, it does. NADH is directly involved in the cellular immune defense system. Special white 
      blood cells, called macrophages, are responsible for direct elimination of foreign bodies such as bacteria, viruses, and molds. They literally capture these foreign bodies and then degrade and eliminate them. During this process, a markedly increased metabolic activity including oxygen consumption takes place. Most of the oxygen is converted to superoxide and hydrogen peroxide, which are able to destroy viruses or bacteria. This phenomenon is known as “metabolic burst” and appears to be the first and most critical step leading to the destruction of the foreign invader. Large amounts of NADH are required for this process. Hence, the more NADH your body has available, the more protection your immune system can provide.

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      Asparagus is nutrient rich, low in calories and a good source of dietary fiber, not to mention it is so good tasting! These things make asparagus for weight loss a good choice. Any weight loss program should include the addition of dietary fiber as it helps to reduce food intake by creating a sense of fullness and stabilizing blood sugar.

      Asparagus contains asparigine, a natural diuretic that helps to remove waste and excess fluids from the body, preventing water weight gain, and contributing to the breakdown of fat in the body.

      • Asparagus also has a carbohydrate called inulin that stimulates healthy bacteria inside the large intestine, and healthy bacteria helps with digestion.

      • Asparagus is a good source of vitamin A which aids in promoting healthy eyes and clear vision.

      • It contains compounds that will help to keep your heart healthy.

      • This green veggie is full of folate and energizing B vitamins. 

      • Other nutriends in asparagus include, vitamin C, K manganese, and iron.

      • Asparagus is full of fiber to help aid in promoting healthy digestion.

      • Asparagus boots immunity. 

      April 4, 2014

      Fact Friday!

      It’s that time again! You see all our posts about Natural Energy, but what does that even mean? Here are the answers to some very commonly asked questions!

      Q. How does my energy depend on NADH

      A. The billions of cells that form the human body have the important assignment of producing energy. If our cells slow down or decline in their energy production, the result is that we are tired and can increasingly experience greater overall fatigue. NADH is part of every living cell. Inside each cell a process known as the Krebs cycle combines NADH with Hydrogen to form ATP, your body’s own energy. 

      Q. How does the body produce energy? 

      A.  Bringing hydrogen and oxygen together is one of the most efficient ways to produce energy. A rocket launched into outer space is an example of energy production. All cells in our bodies use the same principle of energy production, but they do so in a sophisticated way to conserve the energy produced. NADH is the biological form of hydrogen that reacts with the oxygen we breathe in to form energy and water. The energy‐ producing process in cells is achieved by a cascade of reactions, which lead to the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy‐containing compound in cells. One molecule of NADH will form three times the amount of ATP. Therefore, NADH is an extremely efficient and effective energy producer. 

      Q. How does the body store energy?  

      A.  Living cells have the capability to store energy in the form of chemical compounds. When these compounds are metabolized, energy is released and used for all cellular processes. Only a few biological substances display all the features of energy‐rich compounds. The most important of these are adenosine triphosphate (ATP), creatine phosphate (CP), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide hydride (NADH), and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate hydride (NADPH). 

      Q. Is ATP the most common “energy­rich” compound in our bodies?  

      A.  Yes, ATP serves as the most common and convenient chemical form of energy stored in every cell. It’s kind of like a biological battery that stores and releases energy when the body needs it. When cellular energy is required, ATP is broken down under the action of water to release energy for other processes. As already mentioned, NADH is a very efficient producer of ATP. 

      Q. Is NADH also an “energy­rich” compound?  

      A.  Yes, energy is stored in the NADH molecule. When NADH reacts with the oxygen present in every cell, energy is produced in the form of ATP. One NADH molecule leads to the formation of three ATP molecules. In other words, NADH has triple the energy capacity of ATP. Furthermore, NADH creates additional energy when it reacts with oxygen and water forming nicotinamide (also known as vitamin B3) and ADP (adenosine diphosphate). This all means that NADH is a super energizer. 

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      March 14, 2014

      Fact Friday! NADH Why?

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      If you could take a natural substance that occurs in every single cell to increase your overall energy, would you? 

       

      If you could take a natural substance that boosts the immune system and protects your cells from damage, would you? 

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      If you could take a natural substance that enhances your cognitive capability and improve your memory, would you?

      Good news: you can. There is a natural biological substance that offers these benefits and many more. This substance is NADH, the abbreviation for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide with high‐energy hydrogen. NADH is also known as coenzyme 1, scientific research and physicians’ experience shows that it has a profoundly important effect to keep you healthy and energetic.

      So what exactly is NADH? It is a naturally‐occurring and vital compound found in ALL living cells of plants, animals, and humans. It is essential for adequate energy, and supplementation can improve energy levels. The human body carries on many important functions or activities at the same time.

      All of these activities require cellular energy production. The memory, immune system, and even the DNA repair system are dependent on the proper production of cellular energy. NADH has also been proven to increase energy, as well as act as an anti-­aging nutrient, enhances memory and is the body’s top antioxidant.

      ENADA is the only brand of NADH currently available that is stabilized and is actually protected by several worldwide patents. Competitors continue to try to bypass these patents and introduce NADH products. However, all these products are non‐stabilized forms of NADH. When subjected to independent laboratory analysis and validation, the majority of these products do not contain any NADH. The result of the absence of NADH in these products hurts consumers and leaves the impression that NADH is ineffective. 

      For those customers who desire immediate effects, we have recently added another supplement to our collection. ENADA MOJO is fast‐acting and designed for demanding and active lifestyles. It has been carefully crafted without the enteric coating of the other ENADA pill, thus can be taken at any time, regardless of when you last ate. Also ENADA MOJO comes in 10mg and 20mg doses, so you can tackle that last mile or extra work hours with energy and integrity.

      So now you’re probably wondering which supplement is right for you. Well, it depends on what
      results you are looking for. If you have an active, busy lifestyle and require more energy in less
      time, then the MOJO tablets are most likely best for you. The 10mg tablets are for people who desire quick energy, but aren’t doing anything extreme, such as intense physical exertion. These are best for the everyday person with everyday tasks at hand. The 20mg tablets are for those that exert a lot of physical effort or are in need of constant energy throughout the day. This may be a triathlete before and during his or her race, or an executive with days constantly full of meetings and negotiations. Simply put, the 20mg is just a more intense than the 10mg, so based on the amount of energy you need, you can decide which supplement is right for you. 


      If you are taking ENADA supplements for health purposes, the 5mg tablets are for you. These ones are taken daily, in the morning, and have a slower effect as they are dissolved in the lower intestine. 

      February 21, 2014

      Fact Friday

      Time for Fun Fact Friday!
      This fun fact Friday is all about nutrition and the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to be healthy and function properly.Healthy eating = Healthy Living and a better quality of life. 

      1. Potassium. 

      It is recommended that we have around 4.6 grams of potassium a day. Potassium keeps your blood pressure healthy, supports fertility, and is important for your muscle and nerve function. 



      Examples of a few food with potassium: Bananas, Milk, Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Avocados and Leafy greens.  

      2. Magnesium 

      It is recommended that we have around 400mg of magnesium a day. Magnesium deficiency are liked to osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure, muscle cramps. 



      Examples of a few food with magnesium: Almonds, Spinach, Beans, Peas, Whole Grains. 

      3. Calcium

      It is recommended that we have around 1000mg of calcium a day. Calcium supports strong bones and teeth, muscle function, hearth rhythm, prevents high blood pressure. 



      Examples of a few food with Calcium: Dairy Products, Salmon, Kale, and Broccoli. 


      4. Fiber

      It is recommended that we have around 25-35 grams of fiber a day. Fiber lowers cholesterol, improves digestion, and lowers the risk of heart disease.



      Examples of a few food with Fiber: Whole Grains, Leafy Greens, Fresh Produce, and Beans.

      5. Vitamin A

      It is recommended that we have around 900mcg for men and 700mcg for women a day. Vitamin A supports good vision, immunity, and tissue growth.  



      Examples of a few food with Vitamin A: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Broccoli, and Squash.

      6. Vitamin D

      It is recommended that we have around 600mcg of vitamin D a day. Vitamin D supports healthy bones, muscular nerve fibers, and boots your immune system. 



      Examples of a few food with Vitamin D: Sunlight, Salmon, Mushrooms, Liver, Cheese, Fortified Cereal. 

      7. Vitamin C

      It is recommended that we have around 80mg of vitamin C a day. Vitamin C supports immunity, boots growth of bones and tissue, and protects cells from free radicals. 




      Examples of a few food with Vitamin C: Bell Peppers, Leafy Greens, Oranges, Strawberries, and Kiwi.




      February 13, 2014

      The Skinny on NADH!

       

      So what exactly is NADH and how does it work? It is a naturally‐occurring compound found in all living cells of plants, animals, and humans. It is essential for adequate energy, and supplementation can improve energy levels.  NADH has also been proven to act as an anti-aging nutrient, enhance memory, is the body’s top antioxidant, and can help with neurological deficits, mood instabilities and low energy.  In summary, NADH is a highly powerful form of vitamin B3 commonly referred to as niacin or niacinamide.

      NADH is present in our daily food sources. Animal protein sources, like meat, poultry, and fish, contain the highest amount of NADH. Vegetables, fruits, and other vegetarian food have a much lower NADH content. Plants need less energy to survive and no energy for movement, so they have less NADH. Therefore Vegetarians receive little NADH from their diets and should supplement with NADH. Many other people also can benefit from taking NADH supplements, though, for a few key reasons. First, almost all of the NADH we take in from food is destroyed from heat preparation. Second, even if our diets consisted mostly of raw meat or fish (which isn’t advisable), we would only receive a minimum of NADH from these food sources. Most of the NADH in these foods would be degraded by the stomach’s own digestive gastric acids that break down food into its constituent parts for absorption.

      Other health benefits:

      It protects the liver from alcohol damage. NADH is actually the activator of the enzyme that degrades alcohol. This means that the more NADH you have in your liver, the faster alcohol is eliminated. NADH also prevents the alcohol‐induced inhibition of the sex hormone testosterone. Under the influence of alcohol, the production of the sex hormone testosterone is blocked. In other words, the more alcohol you consume, the lower your sex drive becomes. In the presence of NADH, this alcohol‐induced inhibition of testosterone production is diminished or absent.

       NADH lowers cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

      NADH enhances the immune system. NADH is directly involved in the cellular immune defense system. Special white blood cells, called macrophages, are responsible for direct elimination of foreign bodies such as bacteria, viruses, and molds. They literally capture these foreign bodies and then degrade and eliminate them. Large amounts of NADH are required for this process. Hence, the more NADH your body has available, the more protection your immune system can provide.

      NADH enhances a person’s memory. Memory is not a single function; rather, it’s composed of a system of multiple processes. Memory can be defined as the storage of information, signals, and stimuli received by our five senses and the retrieval of this stored information. Several studies have shown that dopamine and adrenaline production are naturally increased by NADH. Therefore, NADH can effectively enhance memory.

      How does my energy depend on NADH? The billions of cells that form tissue and organs and ultimately the human body have an important assignment: to produce energy. NADH is part of every living cell. Inside each cell a process that creates ATP, which is what gives your body its energy. With more NADH it gives the cell the energy to create ATP which fuels your whole body

      NADH also an “energyrich” compound. Energy is stored in the NADH molecule. When NADH reacts with the oxygen present in every cell, energy is produced in the form of ATP. NADH has triple the energy capacity of ATP. Furthermore, NADH creates additional energy when it reacts with oxygen and water forming nicotinamide (also known as vitamin B3) and ADP (adenosine diphosphate). This all means that NADH is a super energizer.

      February 12, 2014

      Green Drink Heaven!

      Living a healthy and happy lifestyle can be harder than you think. This tip combined with your CO-E1 will make you unstoppable. Here is a quick and refreshing way to get a great start to the day for breakfast or a quick snack.



      If you haven’t heard of green smoothies you haven’t been paying attention. They are they latest trend and a quick way to get greens and other great vitamins and fiber into your diet. There are a million recipes out there the one we like here at Enada is an easy one.

      You take 1 cup of spinach or Kale (or both)
      1Tb. Honey
      1 banana
      1c almond milk
      1Tb. fresh lemon juice
      1tsp. chia seeds
      1tsp. flax seed. 

      Combine all the ingredients in a blender and drink up! You can add ice to thicken if you prefer. 

      Also for those of us in a hurry, when you have a day off, take a moment and make a whole bunch of green smoothie and then freeze it in a muffin tin. When the mixure is all frozen you can transfer it to a plastic bag and store in the freezer. Then whenever you are in a hurry for breakfast or need a quick snack you can pull out some of your frozen green drink, blend it up with some almond milk, water, or juice and you are good to go.