Find best supplements to improve endocrine and metabolic functions

When it comes to find perfect growth of your body, your body depends on various hormones. These hormones are present in various parts of our body and operated by pituitary gland that is present in our mind. In many people, the level of these hormones gets low due to various reasons. When your body fails to manufacture the hormones at higher level, you need to use supplements to increase the hormone level in your body. If you are also looking to find a good supplement for it, you should prefer HGH supplements as best option. Whether you want to get massive muscle mass or want to improve endocrine and metabolic functions, HGH supplements will be a perfect choice for it.

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These supplements are very effective when used to increase the hormone level in body. With these supplements, you will find various benefits for your body. In these supplements, you will find synthetic protein that is used to make muscles at higher level. You will find massive muscle mass with these supplements and your muscles will recover at good level.

Find best benefits to boost hormone level:

When you are facing the problem of low level of growth hormones in your body, you always need to boost the hormones. There are two ways to boost the hormone level in your body. You need to get the hormone therapy by any good health specialist. The other option is better and easier in which you need to use the HGH supplements for better growth of these hormones. By using these supplements, you can easily find help to grow these hormones naturally.

The treatment of hormone imbalance:

Are you facing the problem of hormone imbalance in your body? If you want to get a proper solution of these problems, HGH supplements are very effective for it. By using these supplements, you can balance the hormone level in your body. By balancing the hormone level, it will improve endocrine and metabolic functions in your body. It is important for overall health improvements in your body.

Achieve goals of bodybuilding:

When it comes to achieve the goal of bodybuilding, HGH supplements are very effective in it. These supplements are effective in various ways because of various benefits. The first use of HGH supplement is cutting. It helps to cut extra fat from body and you can accelerate this process of fat loss.

In these supplements, you will find higher level of amino acids. These supplements are very effective to boost the recovery time and process after workout. You will get help to have massive muscles by using these supplements. This is very effective to make new muscles and to improve the bone density.

So these are various effects of HGH supplements that you will find during bodybuilding. By using these supplements, you will find overall improvements in your body and you can make more muscles and can improve your metabolic functions. With better and faster metabolic functions, your body will burn the fat easily and will make new muscles.

E-sports coaching app gets $6 million, because that’s the world we live in now

Dojo Madness, a Berlin-based startup that sells analytics and coaching tools to casual and professional online gamers, has raised $6 million in a new round of financing.

Setting aside the on-its-face absurdity that this is actually a thing (I am old and stopped understanding the world about two releases of World of Warcraft ago), e-sports is quickly turning into a business that our current president would characterize as “YUGE.”

The global audience for e-sports is expected to reach nearly 400 million this year (larger than the population of the U.S.), split between enthusiasts and casual viewers, and is expected to grow by 50 percent over the next three years, according to data Dojo Madness cited from the research firm Newzoo.

The latest round of financing for Dojo was led by Raine Ventures, the venture investment arm of the boutique investment banking shop, The Raine Group, and K Cube Ventures, the investment arm of Korean messaging platform Kakao.

Previous investors March Capital and DN Capital also participated in the funding, which brings the total funds that Dojo has raised to $12.75 million.

 “Many popular esports titles exhibit a very steep learning curve. DOJO’s products improve the experience and engagement of players in their favorite games, and as such, are equally of great value to publishers. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with such an experienced and passionate team,” said Blair Ford, a venture partner at Raine Ventures, in a statement.

Dojo Madness sells automated coaching tools for League of Legends, Overwatch and Dota 2, under the brands LOLSUMO, DOTASUMO and OVERSUMO. The company also acquired the coaching marketplace Leaguecoaching.gg to add interactive coaching with live training sessions to more professional gamers.

If those products aren’t compelling enough to warrant the company’s $12.75 million in funding, consider its data and analytics tools for teams and broadcasters involved in competitions for Global Offensive, League of Legends and Dota 2.

Dojo Madness was founded in 2014 by e-sports veteran and Esports League founder Jens Hilgers, Markus Fuhrmann, the co-founder of Delivery Hero, and Christian Gruber, a digital marketer who previously owned his own agency after a stint at Red Bull Media.

YouTube’s live TV streaming service goes live in five US cities for $35 per month

Back in February YouTube announced YouTube TV, a $35 TV streaming service it hopes might kill your cable box. At the time, they didn’t say exactly when it’d launch — just that it’d be “soon.”

“Soon,” it seems, means today. YouTube is rolling out the service in five major US cities this morning.

YouTube TV takes a bunch of the more popular U.S. cable channels — ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, CW, Disney, SyFy, ESPN and 40+ more — and crams them into one app. It’ll cost $35 a month, which gives you access to Live on up to six accounts with up to three devices streaming simultaneously. 

Alas, working around the existing monolith that is the cable industry takes a while… so YouTube TV will roll out in different regions over time, starting with today’s launch in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia.

Google sent me a pre-release build of the YouTube TV app, and I spent a bit of time with it prior to launch. Not enough for a full review, but enough for a few thoughts.

The app is well-designed and intuitive. It’s composed of just three tabs: Home, Library and Live. Home is your standard “stuff we think you should watch” page, Library is where you’ll find movies and shows you’ve saved (more on that in a second) and Live is a big ol’ list of everything currently playing on every channel YouTube TV currently offers up.

This Live interface is particularly slick; as you scroll, a preview of each channel’s live feed slides into place at the top almost instantly. It feels a lot like flipping channels to see what’s on the ol’ cable box — a concept that, in this age of picking and choosing anything you want to watch on demand, seems to be fading away. As someone who dropped his cable subscription half a decade ago, I forgot how natural it feels to just turn on some channel and let it babble in the background. I also forgot how absolutely horrible daytime TV is.

 After a few frame-rate hiccups that YouTube was able to patch away, the video quality was quite solid. Even fast-moving sports and action flicks look pretty darn good.

Don’t want to watch TV on your phone or tablet all the time? As you’d expect from a Google-built video app, it’s got Chromecast support — and like everything that has Chromecast, it’s super simple. Tap the Chromecast icon, pick which TV you want the video on and you’re set.

There’s a built-in “unlimited DVR” feature that lets you tap any show to record any and all future instances of it. It’s a nice touch for sports or shows that aren’t on Hulu/etc. (or those that make Hulu/etc. wait a week after airing) — but beyond those scenarios, if I’m going to be planning ahead to watch something after it’s live, I’m probably turning somewhere else for it.

(One curious bit in an otherwise straightforward design: If you want to browse a specific channel’s shows, you first tap into the search bar. It’s not the first place I thought to look, but it works.)

So, should you sign up?

If you’re one of those people who ditched cable TV long ago for Netflix/Hulu/etc. and haven’t looked back, you might not be missing much here.

If, however, you’re staying tied to your monthly cable bill for the sake of catching things live every once in a while (news/sports/etc.) and YouTube TV is available in your area and it’s got the channels you watch, it’s worth a look. The first month is free, and if you pay for a month beyond that, they’ll throw in a Chromecast… which, with an MSRP of $35, makes that second month kinda-sorta free too.

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud Saves in Big, New Update

GOG Galaxy – the DRM-free alternative to Steam – got a big update on Wednesday, that brings the gaming client out of beta with v1.2. In addition, GOG is introducing ‘Universal Cloud Saves’, which will allow you to sync and back up your save-game files to the cloud, so you can play across PCs.

Going forward, developers will be able to add the feature to their games, and it’s been already added to classic games that form a big part of GOG’s library. Currently, the cloud save feature is available with Planescape: Torment, Dragon Age Origins, Heroes of Might & Magic III, and Vampire: the Masquerade Bloodlines.

GOG Galaxy Gets Cloud Saves in Big, New Update

Importantly, “cloud saves are not locked behind the gaming platform,” GOG wants you to know. “At any moment users can download backup of their saves data and use it as they see fit.”

That’s not the only change in v1.2, of course. The other improvements include an in-game overlay – just as you’ve seen in Steam, Origin, and Uplay – which lets you chat with friends, and check on notifications or achievements. And since GOG has always been about giving you the control, with v1.2, you can choose what features you want, so there’s no sense of “feature-creep”.

Beyond that, you get bandwidth limiting and scheduling, an FPS counter, the ability to take screenshots (with F12), achievement rarity – which shows you how common/ unique it is in the GOG community, new chat, settings window, and hibernation mode, and desktop notifications, if you choose to have GOG Galaxy run in the background.

You can get update v1.2 for GOG Galaxy now, if you’re signed up to test updates. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait till April for the general release.

Apple Officials Said to Discuss Duty Demands With Finance Ministry

Senior executives of iPhone maker Apple on Wednesday held detailed deliberations on their demand related to duty concession with officials of the finance ministry.

The meeting assumes significance as the revenue department has rejected the demands of the US-based technology major.

According to sources, the duty wish-list was discussed at the meeting, which was attended by key executives of the company.

Apple Officials Said to Discuss Duty Demands With Finance Ministry

Apple India has sought concessions, including duty exemption on manufacturing and repair units, components, capital equipment. It also sought relaxations for consumables for smartphone manufacturing and service or repair for 15 years as it plans to set up a manufacturing unit in India.

These concessions would help the company get component makers to set up units in the country as it cannot source inputs locally.

India is gradually becoming a smartphone manufacturing hub, and there is a feeling that giving concession to a particular company could be difficult for the government.

In a communication to the government, the Cupertino-based technology major has asked for incentives from the Department of Revenue and Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeITy).

Apple also wants relaxation in the mandated 30 percent local sourcing of components.

It is also keen on reduction in Customs duties on completely knocked-down and semi-knocked-down units of devices that are to be assembled in the country.

In January, Apple had indicated to the government that it is ready with a blueprint to begin manufacturing iPhones in India, but wants fiscal concessions, including Customs duty waiver on import of components.

The company sells its products through Apple-owned retail stores in countries like China, Germany, the US, the UK and France, among others. It has no wholly-owned store in India and sells its products through distributors such as Redington and Ingram Micro.

Did You Know These 6 Benefits of HealthyEating?

Perhaps eating healthy is easier said than done because it involves leaving out edibles that are very high in sugar, or food items that are loaded with sodium or saturated foods. Also, healthy eating restricts you from consuming fast food, sodas, chips, and anything that can lead you towards bad health condition.

However, sticking to a healthy diet is one of the smartest decisions. Not only eating good and eating healthy makes you feel and look better but it also keeps a large number of health disorders and concerns at bay.

If you believe that eating healthy is something that is not your cup of tea, then it is time to ponder over your thoughts.

Here are top 6 benefits of healthy eating habit that professional dieticians keep telling about. Have a look!

  • Boost in Productivity

As a car or any other vehicle needs regular and proper maintenance to run efficiently, your brain and body require energy to keep you focused on your work. When it comes to ajob or any other activity, increased productivity could help you earn and learn more, and only undivided attention assists you in the same.

So, be it increased focus or concentration, the same can be achieved when you eat healthy. But how much eating healthy can help? Let numbers answer your query!

  • Population Health Management published a study in the year 2012. The study mentioned that people who consume an unhealthy diet are 66% more likely to lose productivity.
  • The Journal of Occupational and Environmental conducted another study wherein it was found that out of 19 possible risk factors of productivity loss that included lack of exercise, chronic pain, etc. an unhealthy diet contributed the highest in decreasing the productivity of a worker.

Thus, choose a healthy diet and witness your productivity increasing by leaps and bounds.

  • Saves Cost

When you eat healthy, you end up paying less life insurance cost. When you go out to purchase a life insurance cost, the life insurer will require you to go through a medical exam or demand your medical records. In case, if he finds that:

  • You are obese
  • You are undergoing any treatment for major health disease
  • Or medical reports suggest that you have diseases such as diabetes, persisting chronic pain problem, etc.

He might charge a high price. Thus, if you are planning to purchase a life insurance in future, make sure to switch to a healthy diet now.

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  • Healthy Eating Enhances Your Mood

Whatever you eat impact your brain and even that part of your brain that regulates mood swings. Though no food can be branded as an anti-depressant, proper nutrition can help you feel better for the whole day. It is advised to go for foods that are packed with vitamins and minerals. These food items include:

  • Fruits & Vegetables
  • Whole Grains
  • Nuts
  • Fish
  • Foods Rich in Omega-3 Fats

Interestingly, the antidepressant foods are also known to reduce the stress. When a person is in stress, the worries and concerns can break the protein of the body. These foods are known to moderate the body’s level of cortisol or the stress hormone. Thus, consume protein-rich diets to feel better and for a healthy and ‘happy’ lifestyle.

  • Maintain Weight

A healthy diet includes plenty of fruits, vegetables and nutrient-packed edibles that improve body weight and keep the body away from any major health disorder such as obesity. When you are obese, you are prone to:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Stroke
  • Kidney Disease

Thus, it is essential to manage your weight. Though many believe that regular exercise and an unhealthy diet don’t harm anyone. In fact, this is a wrong notion that prevails. Sweating every morning and gulping down a burger packed with fat in the breakfast balances the equation and your efforts land in soup.

Make sure to strictly stick to a healthy diet to keep obesity and related health disorders far away from your body.

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  • For a Healthy You

Healthy eating is not merely about gaining or reducing weight. You should not wait for a disease to affect you before you switch to a healthy diet. Always have a habit of consuming healthy. Though it might sound fearful, but if you miss too much of:

  • Minerals
  • Vitamins
  • Energy Boosting Nutrients

you make yourself prone to early death. Also, a study that published in the year 2014 in the British Medical Journal stated that in order to stay away from dying from any health-related issue, it is necessary to intake at least five servings of fruit and vegetables a week.

  • To Live a Longer and Healthy Life

When you do not consume healthy meals and rely on junk or fast food, you fall prey to various diseases and disorders. The same health issues lower your life expectancy. To lead a happy, long and disease free life, a diet brimming with fruits and vegetables along with exercise is indispensable.

A healthy and nutritious diet plays an integral role in how long you’ll live.

Quick Tips to Consume Healthy

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Switching to a healthy diet is not as easy as it sounds, you might need help of a professional dietician. However, with attainable goals and tips, you can accomplish the bigger task of consuming healthy.

  • Stay Hydrated.
  • Don’t Skip Meals.
  • Incorporate Exercise into Your Routine.
  • Reduce Craving for Unhealthy Food

Healthy Diet: A Good Choice

When you decide to switch to healthy eating, you make a smart choice. However, to achieve the desired result, make sure to take baby steps towards your goal. Consume healthy, look healthy and stay healthy!

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Want to switch to a healthy diet but can’t reduce your craving for unhealthy food items? Here are top 6 benefits that will encourage you to switch to a healthy diet!

Google introduces Family Link, its own parental control software for Android

Google has just one-upped Apple on mobile in a significant way: today the company today announced the launch of Family Link, an application for parents that lets them establish a child’s first Google account, as well as utilize a series of  parental controls to manage and track screen time, daily limits, device “bedtimes,” and which apps kids can use.

While all the major mobile device providers – Apple, Google, and Amazon included – offer parental controls on their devices –  Family Link is different because it’s a two-party system. Instead, it works more like the third-party parental control and monitoring software already on the market, where an app installed on a parent’s device is used to configure settings and keep an eye on kids’ digital behavior.

For the system to work, Family Link requires that both parent and child use Android. The parent will first download the Family Link mobile app to their own device, running Android KitKat (4.4) or higher. An iOS version is not yet available, says Google.

From this app, parents will set up the child’s Google account. It’s designed to be used for those children under the age of 13, Google notes.

Then, on the kid’s device, the child signs in using these new credentials. The child’s phone or tablet must be running either Android Nougat (7.0), or a supported device running Marshmallow (6.1). (A full list is here in the Family Link FAQ.)

Once signed in, the child’s phone usage is tracked and logged, so parents can see how much time kids spend in various apps, via weekly and monthly activity reports. From the parent’s app, moms and dads can set a number of rules for their kids, including how long kids are allowed to be on their mobile devices every day, at what time the devices can no longer be used that day (through a remote locking feature), and which apps can be installed.

Parents can approve or block apps the child wants to download from the Google Play Store, much like how Apple’s iCloud Family Sharing’s “Ask” feature works today.

Like Apple, Google doesn’t offer any suggestions as to whether a given app should be approved, however – that decision is left up to the parents’ discretion.

Explains Google:

“[Family Link] can’t make the apps or services on their phone that were designed for adults kid-safe; it’s up to parents to choose what’s right for their kid.”

A lack of guidance is one of the gaping holes with many parental control systems today. That’s unfortunate given that all the app stores have app ratings. It seems that simply highlighting the rating to parents during the “Ask” process could go a long way to helping parents make better decisions.

That being said, Family Link does allow parents to at least remotely configure the filtering options for some of Google’s own apps, like the Google Search app and the Chrome browser. This will protect kids from adult content and other inappropriate material when doing web searches.

Plus, having standalone application that lets parents remotely configure a variety of control mechanisms for children’s devices will be generally helpful, and could become a selling point for Android phones and tablets.

Family Link isn’t yet broadly available. Google is offering early access to testers willing to try the service during this early preview, and provide feedback.

World Bank’s IFC investment firm invests $2M in Southeast Asian fund SeedPlus

SeedPlus, the early stage investment firm launched by Singapore-based VC firm Jungle Ventures last year, has snagged a strategic investment from IFC, the investment and asset management firm within the World Bank Group.

IFC confirmed today that it has invested $2 million in the SeedPlus fund, the size of which has not been disclosed. The firm is also an LP with Jungle Ventures, which operates a $100 million fund principally targeted at  Series A deals, but now it joining other investors like Accel to take a part of SeedPlus, which, as the name suggests, is focused on stage seed deals in Southeast Asia.

The firm takes an operational approach to its portfolio, and its three partners count time spent employed at tech giants like Yahoo, Evernote and Spotify. Its portfolio includes B2B repairs platform Moglix, Mimetic.ai, which manages an AI assistant platform, and mobile security firm AppKnox.

“The SeedPlus investment aligns with IFC’s Venture Capital group’s strategy to invest in innovative technology companies across emerging markets. Today, there are several fast-evolving, transformative technologies disrupting key industry sectors, enabling entrepreneurship and innovation to flourish in emerging markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, which we see as a growing market for us this year,” IFC’s head of Asia investments Pravan Malhotra said in a statement.

 “IFC is a strong investor which has a huge history of supporting entrepreneurism in Asia and a footprint across the global,” Tiang Lim Foo, operating partner at SeedPlus, told TechCrunch in an interview.

“Ultimately we want to curate and carefully select our investor base, that goes back to our focus to support our startups beyond Singapore and Southeast Asia,” Foo, who formerly headed Evernote’s business in Asia, added.

He pointed out that relationships with Accel and IFC can open doors and give portfolio companies links to help raise money further down the line, but there’s no formal obligation or agreement limiting them to raising funding from SeedPlus LPs.

OpenRent, the UK online letting agent, picks up £4.4M from Rocket Internet’s GFC

OpenRent, one of a number of online letting agents (or realtor, as it might be described in the U.S.), has picked up £4.4 million in backing from Rocket Internet’s venture arm Global Founders Capital.

The London-based company’s last funding round was a “multi-million pound” ‘equity for media’ deal with Northern & Shell Ventures, part of the independently owned UK media group which operates Express Newspapers, The Health Lottery and OK! magazine (and, until very recently, TV station Channel 5).

“Our last deal was all about increasing visibility, and letting landlords and tenants know there is an alternative to the high street. [The idea of an] online agency was new back then,” OpenRent co-founder Daz Bradbury tells me. “It’s now an established product, and a go-to solution for a large portion of the market”.

Founded in 2012, OpenRent provides services to landlords and tenants, including property advertising and “tenancy creation and management tools,” as an arguably better-value and certainly cheaper alternative to many of the products a high street letting agent offers.

Pricing starts at £29 for its “tenant find” feature, though OpenRent also offers other paid-for features, such as contracts, reference checking, and gas and electrical safety; the kinds of things landlords would normally pay an agency for. It doesn’t, however, handle viewings, for example.

With that said, OpenRent’s margins are low compared to traditional brick ‘n’ mortar letting agencies, putting the startup and its direct competitors, such as uPad, in the pile ’em high, sell ’em cheap game. That’s not something Bradbury necessarily disputes, arguing that its product and tech is enabling it to scale with a very small, albeit growing team of just ten people.

 “[Because of] our product focus, the levels of service we can offer customers improve by the day. For example our time to let a property (pretty much the key success measure for a landlord) continues to fall and is currently 8 days versus 3 weeks for a high street agent,” he says.

With 50,000 properties for rental advertised last year, OpenRent also claims to be the biggest letting agent in the U.K., though comparing it to a traditional high street agency, such as Foxtons, doesn’t account for the difference in business model, basket size and margin. Number of listings is one metric, size in terms of revenue is something altogether different.

Traditional agencies (or the likes of Rentify since it pivoted to a ‘guaranteed rent for landlords’ model) offer to fully manage a property, too, therefore going beyond landlord and tenant matching and related add-on services, which is, arguably, the lower end of the market that OpenRent and its ilk have successfully targeted and, increasingly, disrupted.

Meanwhile, OpenRent says the new capital will be used to grow its team, specifically developers who can accelerate product development and help the startup build new features enabled by the scale it says it has now reached.

“We’ve evolved from a product which targeted the most painful elements of being a landlord (i.e, finding tenants and creating a tenancy with them) to become the go-to service for our customers,” adds Bradbury. “This means helping them with a broader range of landlord activities, which we continue to build out”.

GM’s new Maven Reserve service offers monthly vehicle rentals

Alternative models to car ownership now abound, and GM’s putting one more on the table: Maven Reserve, an offering within its Maven on-demand rental service that lets users rent new GM cars for 28 days at a time, complete with parking, insurance and $100 in gas credit. These will cost you, however: The Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the initial offerings, with a $1,500 flat rate for the month, and the less expensive Chevrolet Volt is also available – but still runs $1,100 per month.

These vehicles include a lot of optional service extras that GM would normally charge more for on top of the price of a new vehicle or lease, however, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment options, as well as SiriusXM satellite radio, 4G LTE WiFi. You also get access to support from “Maven advisors,” who can provide answers to questions, roadside assistance and handle emergency situations via GM’s OnStar service.

At first, GM will be offering Maven Reserve only in LA and San Francisco, both beginning Friday. These initial markets were chosen, according to the automaker, because of their entrepreneurial and entertainment market demographics – the theory being that the convenience of long-term on-demand rentals will appeal to groups of people whose routines and commutes change with fair frequency. These areas also tend to house a lot of long-term work placement employees from other markets, so it’s a suitable choice for Maven in that way, too.

Maven suggests some other possible use cases from either location: The Tahoe is a good fit for hauling production equipment to location shoots, for instance, and the Volt can manage the San Francisco to Silicon Valley commute with relative ease thanks to its extended-range hybrid electric drivetrain. Tahoe and Volt were also chosen for more data-driven reasons: They’re some of the most popular cars in the existing Maven City lineup for short-term rentals.

 This isn’t the first time a GM brand is dipping its toes into longer-term rentals: Cadillac has been testing its Book by Cadillac long-term on-demand rental service in New York. That also asks for a $1,500 monthly fee, but is designed for multi-month use and offers subscribers the option to choose from a range of Cadillac vehicles which they can switch out as needed.

At $1,100 and $1,500 per month respectively for Tahoe and Volt monthly rentals, respectively, Maven Reserve isn’t going to be for everyone – but if you start adding up the cost of lease, insurance and that $100 gas credit, plus payment for a parking spot in these busy cities, and you’re hitting that mark pretty quick. The best cost offset might be the fact that you only pay when you need it – unlike a lease, which you’re stuck with for the duration of your term.

Maven Reserve also feels like one part of a hybrid model that will provide an array of options in concert to replace ownership: Maven City, and forthcoming on-demand ride-sharing GM is planning to launch with autonomous vehicles further on down the road can work together with Maven Reserve to suit the different needs of the same individual at different times. Maven may have started life as essentially just a GM-branded Zipcar equivalent, but it’s quickly evolving into much more.