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4 Tips To Picking A Fish Oil Supplement That Delivers

4 Tips To Picking A Fish Oil Supplement That Delivers

If you asked your physician to recommend just one supplement to take, along with a high quality multi vitamin and mineral, do you know what it would be? Chances are it would be a fish oil rich in Omega-3’s EPA and DHA. The two most important organs in your body – your heart and brain – can’t function normally without eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, commonly known as EPA and DHA. These two long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids are essential because your body needs them, but cannot make them. Thus, they must be obtained from the...

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6 Easy Ways to Hack a Protein Powder Label

Hack a Protein Powder Label

Protein powders are everywhere!  From the supplement store to the convenience store, in bags, canisters, and even pre-made shakes. There is no shortage of protein powder options available, and figuring out the best protein option can be flat out overwhelming.  Marketing dominates the protein powder industry, and just because the packaging looks fancy and makes claims on the front of the label, it’s what’s on the back of the label, the Nutrition Facts that really matter to your health. But, how do you choose among the numerous protein powders you can find in stores and...

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What does a children’s vitamin really need to contain?

Does Your Children's Vitamin Really Provide What Your Kiddos Need?

The children’s section of the vitamin aisle has become as overwhelming as the adult vitamin section. With everything from old classics to new chewables and gummies, there are many different children’s vitamin options to choose from. With all this conflicting information how are parents supposed to know what they’re kiddos vitamin needs are? Let’s take a look at the things kids really need from their daily multi-vitamin. Vitamin A Vitamin A is required for normal growth and development, successful tissue and bone repair, as well as healthy skin, eyes, and immune responses. According to the World Health...

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6 Vitamin Myths That Could Be Impacting Your Health

6 VITAMIN MYTHS THAT COULD BE IMPACTING YOUR HEALTH

Whether you are an everyday vitamin consumer or only rely on vitamin C during the cold and flu season, there are things you should know about your vitamins. Recent research has shown that all vitamins are not created equally. Vitamins and other dietary supplements do not need to adhere to the same rigorous testing as medications. While the FDA will react when complaints are made, they do not test vitamins before they go to market. This unregulated atmosphere has created a lot of vitamin myths.  With so many unknowns it is up to the consumer to...

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5 ingredients to avoid in children’s vitamins

5 ingredients to avoid in children’s vitamins

Children’s vitamins have slowly evolved from chalky, tasteless chewables or liquid drops into tasty gummy vitamins. The problem with this shift is that making vitamins taste great often comes at a cost. Many children’s vitamins on the market now contain ingredients that have no business being consumed by children, let alone in nutritional supplements in general. Here we will look at the 5 ingredients to steer clear of when choosing a multi-vitamin for your kiddos. Prohibit preservatives  Most parents are well aware that preservatives are not something that we want in our kid’s diets. They wreak...

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Gummy vitamins – are they healthy or candy in disguise?

Gummy vitamins – are they healthy or candy in disguise?

The rise of vitamins in a sweet gummy form has risen significantly over the past ten years. When most of us were young, chalky, chewable vitamins were our only option to get our daily-recommended vitamins. In a move to get more kids to happily take their daily vitamin, companies have moved towards gummy vitamins for both children and adults alike. What this has caused many of us to wonder is just how healthy are gummies that taste just like candy? Let’s take a look at whether gummies are a healthy and safe option or more...

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The Other Ingredients: Potentially Harmful Ingredients Hidden In Your Supplements

The Other Ingredients: Potentially Harmful Ingredients Hidden In Your Supplements

When you pick up a supplement and take a peek at the ingredient label, you obviously get an idea of what’s inside the bottle. You see amounts and daily percentages of each vitamin, mineral and substance that make up the supplement. Unfortunately, many of us trail off before we get to the part of the label that lists the “other ingredients.” The problem is that this causes you to miss those unwanted ingredients that many supplement companies try and slip by you, hoping you don’t notice. While you probably have never even heard of “vitamin...

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Do You Know What’s Really In Your Vitamins?

Do You Know What Is Really In Your Vitamins?

When we think of vitamins, most of us think of great supplements chock full of the things we may miss in our diets. We also think of them as great ways to boost our health, energy and immunity. But, did you know that many vitamins that claim to provide numerous health benefits actually contain potentially harmful compounds? Knowing what is in your vitamin is an important step in maintaining your health. What should be in your vitamin Your vitamin supplement should contain either a single vitamin (like vitamin A, C or E) or a mix of vitamins...

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How Can Supplements Benefit People Living with Arthritis?

How Supplements Can Benefit People Living with Arthritis?

There are many different products currently on the market aimed at helping relieve the pain, stiffness and swelling associated with arthritis. While they make weighty claims of relief and even a cure, most don’t deliver on those lofty claims they make. But this begs the question, can a supplement benefit people living with arthritis? Arthritis occurs when inflammation in the body impacts your joints and causes pain, weakness and stiffness. The pain can be debilitating in many cases, so a solution to relieving the pain and discomfort is not something a person with arthritis takes...

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Joint Supplements: Natural Eggshell Membrane vs. Glucosamine & Chondroitin

Joint Supplements: Natural Eggshell Membrane Vs. Glucosmine & Chondroitin

Using a good and effective joint supplement is one of the best ways to protect against joint inflammation and pain. With so many options available, it can be a challenge to figure out which one is right for you, and which one can actually provide the health benefits consumers seek. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular joint supplements so we can better understand how they work and how they support your joints. Knowing the difference can help avoid joint inflammation and pain, which can greatly improve your life. So who will...

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