SIX WAYS TO ADD SOURCES TO YOUR POST, AND THE CODE AS WELL [YOU'RE WELCOME!]

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'According to WEBMD, neem is good for 'quote information here to show it's not your words'

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'According to [WEBMD](https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-577/neem], neem is good for 'quote information here to show it's not your words''

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'According to 'Medical News Today',
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According to research, ashwagandwa is good for anxiety.1

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According to research, ashwagandwa is good for anxiety.<sup>[1](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/)</sup>

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According to this research, a

'high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. High-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can be used safely as an adaptogen in adults who are under stress.'

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According to [this research](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/), a

**'high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. High-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can be used safely as an adaptogen in adults who are under stress.'**

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According to research, a

... high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. High-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can be used safely as an adaptogen in adults who are under stress.

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According to research, a

[... high-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract improves an individual's resistance towards stress and thereby improves self-assessed quality of life. High-concentration full-spectrum Ashwagandha root extract can be used safely as an adaptogen in adults who are under stress.](https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3573577/)

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As you write, use super text to number the section you've 'quoted just like this'1. Then, at the end of your 'article where you've included information'2 you can number the links, just like below.

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As you write, use super text to number the section you've 'quoted just like this'<sup>**1**</sup>. Then, at the end of your 'article where you've included information'<sup>**2**</sup> you can number the links, just like below.

  1. Five Simple Ways to Support Your Post Without Looking Like an Internet Thief
  2. Lotus Recommends

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