Enzymes (Updated)

Enzymes (Updated)

Captions are on! Click CC at bottom right to turn off. Follow us on Twitter (@AmoebaSisters)and Facebook! Is it odd to have a favorite protein? Well…I don’t think so. Probably because my favorite protein happens to remind me of one of my favorite childhood games. Pac-Man. If you haven’t played Pac-Man before then chances are…we …

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The Only Detox You’ll Ever Need

Thanks to the Great Courses Plus for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Are you feeling tired, rundown and overall just bloated? Well, when was the last time you cleansed your body of things like acetaldehyde and bilirubin? What you need is a Detox product. I’m not talking about one of those $80 cold-pressed beet juice. No, …

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How Does Protein Build Muscle?

How Does Protein Build Muscle?

Alright viewers it’s time to hit the gym. And if you’re trying to bulk up, you know you need protein to help build muscle. But how does that work? How much protein do you need? How much is too much? Ahhh it’s all so confusing! First things first, there’s three different types of muscles; skeletal, …

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You Might Not Want to Mix These 5 Things With Birth Control

You Might Not Want to Mix These 5 Things With Birth Control

These things might be messing with the effectiveness of your birth control and you have no idea. Hormone-based birth control includes things like IUDs, rings, patches, and the widely used pill, which is what we’ll focus on this episode. It comes in different forms but the ones you probably know are combined oral contraceptives, which …

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Does Homeopathy Work?

Does Homeopathy Work?

Homeopathic remedies are promoted as effective alternatives to conventional medicine. Is there any truth to that? Nope. In theory and application, homeopathy just doesn’t add up. [SPLASH] Homeopathy is its own category of “alternative medicine” that emerged some 200 years ago. Not all natural or herbal remedies in your pharmacy are considered homeopathic. Homeopathic medicines …

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How Does Adderall™ Work?

How Does Adderall™ Work?

It can make you happy, suppress your appetite, reduce fatigue, increase your attention span, and it’s used to treat narcolepsy, depression and ADHD. What magical substance does all of this? Adderall. [Reactions intro] Over 25 million people worldwide use amphetamine, which is the active ingredient in Adderall. Amphetamine has actually been around since the 1800s, …

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The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

Millions of Americans use caffeinated beverages every day as a pick me up. It is after all the world’s most popular drug and with new caffeine infused products like energy drinks, gum and even beef jerky hitting the shelves, our love affair with caffeine shows absolutely no signs of slowing down. Caffeine is an interesting …

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Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

Do Vitamin Supplements Really Work?

Do you want to lose weight quickly? Are you sleepy? Is your hair kind of gross? Try a supplement! There are hundreds of them. Surely one of them can help you. Right? Well, maybe not. [SPLASH INTRO] Supplements are a multi-billion dollar business. Unlike prescription drugs, the US government doesn’t regulate manufacturer claims about what …

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