The Perfect Gift for the Person in Your Life Seeking Control of Their Health & Wellness

The holiday season is approaching, and like many things, it looks a bit different this year. And while many of us aren't able to see our loved ones in person for the holidays, we still have the power to give the perfect, personalized gift. Gifting an InsideTracker plan is simple, considerate, and doesn’t come with the added stress of shipping restrictions, long lines, or crowded stores characteristic of the holidays. 

Is Melatonin Safe? All About the Popular Sleep Supplement

Melatonin is naturally produced in the brain as a part of our sleep/wake cycle. And in recent years, researchers have realized that melatonin in supplement form has similar effects. But are melatonin supplements safe? What is the most effective and safe form to take? In general, melatonin is quite safe, though experts recommend being conservative with the dosage and the number of nights in a row that you use it. Here's a breakdown of common questions about melatonin supplements.

The Benefits of Music on Stress, Cognition, and Performance

It’s no scientific breakthrough that music can impact our brain mental state. Research shows that music can significantly improve mood, stress, cognitive performance, and even endurance and power when applied correctly. How exactly does music benefit the brain and body? Most evidence points to the fact that it boosts mood, which has other downstream effects. Here's a summary of what we know.

Do Digestive Enzyme Supplements Work for Gas and Bloating?

Digestive enzymes are critical for breaking food down into its nutritional components in our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. And if this process is disrupted, common GI symptoms like bloating, diarrhea, and stomach pain can ensue. It's for this reason that digestive enzyme supplements have been getting attention lately—there is speculation that they boost those processes and help relieve symptoms of indigestion. But the clinical evidence shows that digestive enzymes are not effective at ...

Is Cheese Bad for You? The Evidence Says No—with Some Exceptions

Cheese’s standing as a component of a healthy diet has long been debated. And it’s true that some animal products promote disease, but is cheese bad for you? Perhaps not—evidence shows that cheese doesn’t deserve to be treated the same as meat or milk. Cheese is a good source of protein and calcium, and research largely doesn’t support the theory that cheese contributes to chronic disease.

Understanding Your Iron Group: What Results Mean for Each Biomarker

We're fully committed to providing you with a full view of your health and the tools to improve your biomarkers. This logic extends to the Iron Group, a collection of 11 different blood biomarkers that assess different characteristics of your body's iron status, from storage, to transport, to oxygen-carrying capacity, to the size and composition of your red blood cells. It is by far the most detailed group that we analyze from your blood results, and it's complicated! But true to our word, ...

Can You Improve Heart Health in Young Adulthood? These People Did.

It’s the leading cause of death for men, women, and most ethnic and racial groups. It kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. And one person dies from it every 37 seconds.[1] Heart disease continues to be the greatest threat to American health, and yet, our healthcare system fails to prevent this deadly disease. One way to tackle this issue is to be proactive and access your bloodwork and DNA data—insights into genetic predispositions and nutrition and lifestyle habits can help you ...
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