Vitamins and supplements

Is Glucosamine Gold for Aging?

There are many vitamins, minerals, and supplements that are pushed to those who are aging. One of the most popular is glucosamine, and for good reason. Glucosamine has been found in study after study to help promote healthy bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage, all of which are essential for healthy aging. Many athletes...

Multivitamin or Bust: Why You NEED This In Your Life!

Many of us take a multivitamin. Some do out of routine, and some because they think they need it. In reality, we all need a multivitamin. Regardless of how great our diet is, there are still many minerals and vitamins that are not in our daily foods, and a multivitamin can help us keep...

The Best Supplements for Bone Health

Health is a tricky thing. Bone health is even trickier, because regardless of how well we eat and how much we exercise, bones become inevitably more brittle as we age. There seems to be nothing that we can do to prevent this, and to an extent that is true. The loss of minerals as...

Sunday Solutions: Magnesium HEALS Depression!

More than 350 million people on our planet suffer from depression, and it also has a profound effect on their loved ones. One of the most popular treatments, SSRI antidepressants, is risky, expensive, and not terribly effective. This has prompted some scientists to look for alternatives, and it appears they may have found a...

Vitamins Fact and Folklore Part 3

Do I really NEED to take a multi-vitamin? Why should I take vitamins?According to Golan Raz, vice president of health and nutrition at Lycored, taking vitamins isn’t even a question. “Before we answer this question we should be aware that vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients are essential for the human body,” says Raz. It is...

Vitamins: Fact and Folklore Part 2 Absorption

A few years back, I remember there being a bunch of stories on the news about different vitamin companies having so many additives and fillers that the little tablets really didn't have much, if any, vitamin content at all. It really ruined my trust in the vitamin industry as I already was kind of...

Vitamins; Fact and Folklore Part 1

I don't know about anybody else but I think that I was sick from school on the day that they taught us all that we needed to take these capsule, pill, tablet things called vitamins. My entire life, I have felt as though there was some common agreed upon time and place where everybody...

Vitamin D prevents heart disease

The fact that vitamin D prevents cancer is now so well known that even some conventional physicians are beginning to recommend it. Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers, after all. That's as close to a "cure" for cancer as you'll ever get (and it's free, too, since you can make it yourself!).But did you also know that vitamin...

5 Reasons You Need More B12

Earlier this month, a friend of mine barely avoided a nasty fall when she passed out during a hiking trip. Her diagnosis? B12 deficiency. Once she learned the symptoms, she realized it had been progressing for months unnoticed, and her experience isn't rare. It's time to put B12 in the spotlight.Vitamin B12 is vital...

You Might Be Taking Way Too Much Of This Important Supplement

Over the last few years, experts have linked a lack of vitamin D to a bunch of serious health issues—everything from depression to severe heart disease to aggressive prostate cancer. So getting enough of the vitamin is vital. But some people may be taking that too far, new research in JAMA suggests.In the study,...
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