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GoonGames Winners Announced Week Ending 6/4

Welcome to Glaxon's GoonGames, A weekly Trivia Game hosted by Blair on our Instagram. Play Games, Win Prizes, Learn Sh!t.

Rules Recap:

4 Days, 4 Questions.

Answer a question a day on @IamGlaxon Instagram story.

- You must answer all 4 questions correctly

- Question 4 MUST be answered via your insta-story. You MUST tag @IamGlaxon for your Q4 answer to be submitted

- The first person to answer all 4 questions correctly including the final question wins free product, gear, or swag

- You can only win 1st once (winners will enter a "best of the best" contest to be held later)

The Winner of each week trivia will be announced the following Monday via our Website or Supplement Lab YouTube

This week’s GoonGames was themed around our newest product: ARC!

Here’s Joey’s full breakdown of Arc on the Supplement Lab YouTube channel:

Questions:

Q1: What trace mineral balances zinc levels in the body?

Answer: Copper

First, let us start by explaining Zinc. Zinc plays numerous roles in the body, the most notable is the catalytic and structural element in hundreds of metalloproteins. There are more than 3,000 zinc proteins in the human body, some of which are key enzymes, and some whos function unknown. Zinc ions also work as signalers in the human body; the body requires specific cellular concentrations of this mineral to ensure the zinc reactions can take place without disrupting the work of other essential ions. Zinc is considered a trace mineral; however, it is incorporated as a cofactor more often than many other essential vitamins, and concentration is almost as higher as that of ATP. Its most common sources are meat, eggs, legumes, oysters, and many more foods. The most common uses of zinc in the body include antioxidant, cell division, DNA synthesis, immune function, protein synthesis, wound healing, ect. Zinc is lost through sweating; so, for an athlete, supplementation of zinc is especially important if you do not get a lot of zinc through your nutritional consumption. In addition to that, insulin resistance can also decrease zinc levels in the body. Now onto the importance of copper. Copper also plays a role as a cofactor in enzymes or other functions in several biochemical processes; this includes redox reactions, iron metabolism, antioxidant defense, immune function, and neuropeptide synthesis. Copper is essential for the human body; the RDA is around 900 ug/daily for adult men and women. Humans normally consume copper through their foods and drinking water(depending on the pipes and the groundwater makeup.) Now, let's get to the importance of the Zinc to copper ratio(super fun!) Copper and zinc are antagonists, which means they work against one another and compete for binding sites. Excess zinc can lead to a copper deficiency and vice versa. When you have an imbalance in the two, it can lead to major health problems. Copper and zinc are also regarded as neurotransmitters and are in high concentrations in the brain hippocampus. Elevated copper and depressed zing have been associated with hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, behavior disorders, and depression. Many high-copper patients experience severe PMS, are intolerant to estrogen, and may have a family history of post-partum depression. This group also has a high incidence of acne, eczema, sensitive skin, headaches, poor immune function ect. All of the following are reasons why we have paired these two ingredients together in Arc to create its balance!

 

Q2: This is an iron-bound protein found in human milk

Answer: Lactoferrin

Alrighty folks, onto Lactoferrin: Joey’s favorite ingredient in the universe! Lactoferrin is a multifunctional protein occurring in many biological secretions including milk. It possesses iron-binding/transferring antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties. These functional properties intimately depend on the structural integrity of Lactoferrin, especially its higher-order conformation. Lactoferrin is primarily extracted from bovine milk; it subsequently added into many commercial products such as nutritional supplements 😊, infant formulas, cosmetics, and toothpaste(weird.) This ingredient pairs perfectly with its companion ingredients in Arc to really shield you and help you build your immune system.
If you want to learn more about Lactoferrin, I suggest you watch this video explaining its chemical make-up and explanation:

 

Q3: This fungi is referred to as “the bread of ghosts” and marked the graves of tribal shamans

Answer: Agarikon

In North America, Agarikon is known as the “bread of ghosts” or “tree biscuits.” The indigenous people of the Northwest Coast, including the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian, and others, were the sole inhabitants of this region. Spiritual life, the supernatural, and a respect for the environment and its resources were integral parts of daily life for these Indigenous people of the region. One large tree-dwelling mushroom (Agarikon) was revered for its medicinal and spiritual properties. This species of mushroom was a tool for the local healer and spiritual figure, the Shaman. When a Shaman dies, Agarikon was carved in various forms and figures and placed at the head of the grave to act as guardians. Agarikon was meant to protect the Shamans during their “long death sleep.”

In the present day, Agarikon is used for its antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. The qualities of medicinal preparations obtained from Agarikon fruiting bodies are determined by the unique composition of its bioactive compounds, such as triterpenoids, polysaccharides, organic acids, coumarins, and phenolic compounds.

Here’s a video of the master of mushrooms, Paul Stamets, discussing Agarikon!

Q4: What product did I allude to this week on GoonGames?

Answer: ARC!

This was a tricky one folks! We had not released this until about 4:00 CT on Friday. We have been teasing this for months, but it's out now and on sale for $54.99 on our website. You can go grab it right now and if you would like, use your favorite Goon’s discount code to save some money on Arc!

 

Week of June 1st- June 4th

@IamGlaxon Instagram Story Game Show Winners

1st – @Phillyphil20

2nd – @Natekorto

3rd – @Blown_candy_10

Prizes:

1st Arc + SuperShroom + Glaxon goodies(mystery)

2nd Arc + Glaxon goodies(mystery)

3rd: Arc

WINNERS: Please contact us on the @iamGlaxon Instagram account and provide us with your name, shipping address, and email!

Supplement Lab video:

Sources:

https://www.deannaminich.com/copper-to-zinc-achieving-the-right-balance/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23664921/

https://examine.com/supplements/copper/

https://www.drkaslow.com/html/toxicity/zinc-copper-interaction.htmln,,1

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28933602/?from_term=lactoferrin&from_pos=4

https://blog.mycology.cornell.edu/2010/04/12/agarikon/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30834150/?from_term=agarikon&from_pos=1

 

 

 

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