Often hailed as one of the world’s true “superfruits” owing to its 2,000 year history as a functional food, popular throughout Asia and the northwest regions of China, the legendary Goji berry enjoys a reputation as a potent natural antioxidant as well as a rich source of fiber, protein, and other nutrients capable of bestowing extraordinary health benefits; including anti-aging, anti-radiation, anti-cancer, antioxidation, and immune system enhancement. To learn more about Goji berry benefits, read on...
Dry mouth or xerostomia affects 1 in 5 adults. It can cripple your quality of life when you’re not salivating enough, with symptoms including mouth sores, dry or tingly tongue and throat, cracked lips, burning sensations and lack of taste. Read on for more details about dry mouth, how you can alleviate it, and how your nutrition plays a pivotal part.
With today's modern food processing and manufacturing practices, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who isn’t lacking in at least one of the key vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function optimally. But for those who follow a plant-based or vegan lifestyle, the chance of suffering from a nutrient deficiency tends to be much higher than the general population. As research continues to reveal a trend linking plant-based diets to nutritional deficiencies, there is growing support that promotes supplementing a vegan or vegetarian diet with certain essential vitamins and minerals. Today, we will explore four of those micronutrients and discuss why they are important additions to a plant-based lifestyle.
Many of us place a heavy emphasis on our health and nutrition with the hope of improving our energy levels, our focus, and our sleep. Moreover, as we age these facets of our well-being become even more crucial, as these areas naturally start to decline. But the question is, are we doing enough to promote total-body health and prevent the negative effects of aging?
If you’ve found yourself waging war against your waistline, you’re not alone. While you may be privy to many of the standard suggestions for weight loss, including diet and exercise, there is another fat-loss factor that many of us often overlook: our vitamin and mineral intake. Today, we’re exploring vitamins and minerals that are proven to be effective for weight loss and weight management.
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.
For the first time in 30 years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published new guidelines for the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) and Daily Values (DV) for most vitamins and minerals. These changes, in addition to other updates being made to our food nutrition labels, are forcing manufacturers to make some serious changes to their products. So what are these updates and how will they affect the nutritional content and nutrient density of our foods and supplements? Is there a surefire way to ensure your products are meeting these new requirements? With so many questions swirling around these FDA updates, we thought we’d take the opportunity to break down these revisions to better understand the new recommendations.
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...
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.
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?