Supplements

  1. Should You Take Vitamins While Fasting?

    Should You Take Vitamins While Fasting?

    Fasting, in its various forms, has been used for thousands of years. However, over the last several decades this ancient practice has seen a surge in mainstream popularity thanks to the health and weight loss benefits it has been shown to provide. So what are the biological benefits of foregoing food? And how do vitamins and supplements affect an intermittent fast? Today, we take a deeper look at why you should avoid taking your vitamins and supplements during a fast and what you should focus on while you skip out on sustenance for a set period of time.

  2. What are the Best Liquid Bariatric Vitamins?

    What are the Best Liquid Bariatric Vitamins?

    If you’ve had bariatric weight loss surgery, you know how important it is to take care of your new body. Diet, exercise, and the best bariatric vitamins are essential for your healthy recovery (which takes a lot longer than you think) and to keep your new and improved body in top shape. There are a lot of vitamins out there, so how do you know which one is right for you? Here are a few things to keep in mind when doing your research...

  3. 4 Harmful Ingredients Hiding in Our Vitamins and How to Avoid Them

    4 Harmful Ingredients Hiding in Our Vitamins and How to Avoid Them

    When we browse the aisles of the grocery store, many of us will spare a few seconds to take a glance at the ingredient profile of the items we select. But do you give your supplements the same level of scrutiny? Many of us assume that when we pick up our multivitamin that vitamins and minerals are all that we’re getting. Unfortunately, when it comes to the other ingredients added to our vitamins, what we don’t know or recognize can hurt us. Today, we’re uncovering the often-overlooked ingredients that are added to our supplements and discussing a new alternative that avoids these potentially harmful “other ingredients.” Is your multivitamin a daily dose of danger? Read on to learn which additives you need to avoid when shopping for your supplements.

  4. Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Learn the Pro’s and Con’s (Plus a New Alternative)

    Do Gummy Vitamins Work? Learn the Pro’s and Con’s (Plus a New Alternative)

    From liquids to powders and even patches, most of us will try just about anything to avoid choking down another tablet. But there's one form of multivitamin that caters to both our anti-pill preference and our inner-child: the gummmy. As the gumption for adult gummy vitamins grows, more questions arise as to whether or not these vitamins are as good for our health as they claim. Is there any real advantage for taking these vitamin treats?

  5. Liquid Love? The Pro’s and Con’s of Liquid Multivitamins for Adults

    Liquid Love? The Pro’s and Con’s of Liquid Multivitamins for Adults

    Looking for pill substitutes? Liquid vitamins lead the pack as a superior form of supplementation. It’s no question that a liquid multivitamin goes down smoothly when compared to a bulky pill or tablet, but are liquid vitamins truly the best method for taking your multi?

    If you’re ready to put away the pills but still aren’t entirely sure if liquid multivitamins are the way to go, read on as we dive into the pros and cons of fluid supplements. Is it all love for liquids or a complete loss? And beyond pills and liquids, is there another option? We’re about to find out!

  6. Mood-Boosting Vitamins: Mindful Micronutrients for a Healthier Headspace

    Mood-Boosting Vitamins: Mindful Micronutrients for a Healthier Headspace

    Life can be tough. Sometimes really tough. Between a sociocultural climate that's changing more rapidly than a teenager getting dressed for their first date, it’s no wonder that rates of depression and anxiety are on the rise. Find out how vitamin and mineral supplementation can play a pivotal role in managing your mood.

  7. Vitamin B6: Sources, Forms, Benefits, Dosage, & Deficiency Symptoms

    Vitamin B6: Sources, Forms, Benefits, Dosage, & Deficiency Symptoms

    Water-soluble B vitamins are easily flushed out of your body, which, luckily, makes it difficult for toxic levels to accumulate. Find out which water-soluble B vitamin can become toxic, and at what dosage it can cause adverse events … 

  8. Top 3 Sunflower Oil Benefits

    Top 3 Sunflower Oil Benefits

    While it’s the sunflower’s big, bright yellow petals that make us smile, it's the plant's seeds at the center of the flower-head that are the sunflower's real story. Each of the oil-packed seeds is a treasure trove of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, all able to provide a variety of health benefits — everything from better cardio to boosted immunity. Read on and get the full sunflower oil story.

  9. Alternatives to Swallowing Pills: Switchin' Up the Way You Supplement with Gel, Powder, and Liquid Multivitamins

    Alternatives to Swallowing Pills: Switchin' Up the Way You Supplement with Gel, Powder, and Liquid Multivitamins

    As technology continues to indulge our desire for hassle-free living, it’s no wonder why we’ve lost our patience for pills. Who has the time to line up their vitamins, supplements, and medications into a pill case? If the idea of taking a pill is, well, hard to swallow, you’re not alone.

  10. What Is Acacia Gum? Learn About 5 Acacia Benefits

    What Is Acacia Gum? Learn About 5 Acacia Benefits

    For centuries, the thick amber colored resin oozing from the bark of Northeast Africa’s acacia trees has been collected and ground into powders and pastes for use in traditional medicine as well as for everyday applications. Researchers around the world are now taking a deeper look at the healing properties and health benefits of the legendary acacia gum, which is now proven clinically effective for everything from polishing teeth to assisting weight loss to fighting free radicals.

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