If you are or you know someone who is pregnant, it is important for the baby’s health that mom is eating a proper and nutritious diet. Folate is one of the most important nutrients that mom will eat for her growing baby. Without this vitamin or without enough of it, the baby is at risk for serious neural tube defects that can even be life threatening. Read on to understand why folate is so important, where you can get it, and how much you should be receiving.
TMI alert! If you take a vitamin B complex nutrition supplement, chances are you noticed neon yellow swirled around the toilet after you relieved yourself. This startling color is from the essential vitamin, riboflavin (also known as B2). Although you may not be used to seeing this color after you use the facilities, it is completely harmless as it is merely the excess of the vitamin your body could not absorb. Read on to learn more about riboflavin, why you need it, and how you can efficiently absorb this vitamin so it doesn’t turn your urine bright yellow!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Do you ever find yourself cutting evening plans short so you can race home while it’s still light outside? As we get older our eyes change, and the moonlit drives you once enjoyed may now fill you with anxiety. A variety of factors can cause night blindness, but it’s possible that your diet may be lacking vitamin A. Find out how vitamin A affects your eyes and what you can do to get enough of it.
Over 220 million Americans take supplements every day despite scientific evidence that they are poorly absorbed. To help fill the micronutrient gaps in your diet, you can try these eight pro tips from Dr. Vincent Giampapa, MD, and Elizabeth Candela, RDN, to boost vitamin and mineral absorption from the supplements you’re taking and the foods in your diet.