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23
APR

The Antioxidant Powerhouse: Mangosteen

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Mangosteen has been labeled as the antioxidant powerhouse for a good reason. This tropical fruit is a great source of antioxidants called xanthones. Commonly known as “the Queen of fruits”, mangosteen antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals, highly reactive compounds that interfere with cell’s ability to function normally. Mangosteen juices and supplements have been very popular around the world and the results of a new study confirm its healthy reputation.

A recent study shows that mangosteen juice has anti-inflammatory properties which could prove to be valuable in preventing the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients. Published in BioMed Central’s open access Nutrition Journal, the study describes how the juice of the exotic ‘superfruit’ lowered levels of C-reactive protein. Dr. Jay Udani, M.D. from Medicus Research, California, worked with a team of researchers to carry out a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial. He said, “For people drinking over half a liter of mangosteen juice a day, the degree of reduction in CRP levels was statistically significant – a reduction of 1.33mg/L compared to an increase of 0.9mg/L in the placebo group”. Inflammation, as measured here by CRP, is a predictor of cardiovascular disease and a precursor of metabolic syndrome. Reducing inflammation in obese people is a treatment goal, and a natural treatment may be preferable to other treatments which may carry the risk of side effect.

Most mangosteen juices contain anywhere from 1,600 to 2,500 ORAC units per ounce of juice. A variety of products contain mangosteen blended with açaí, goji, blueberries, pomegranate and black cherry, creating a powerful antioxidant and delicious juice.

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FruitrientsX – Mangosteen 6:1 Extract – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Genesis Today – Organic Mangosteen 100 Juice – 4 oz.
Trace Minerals Research – Ultra Mangosteen with Goji and Pomegranate – 32 oz.

 
22
APR

A Top Pick for Guys – Acure Organics

Filed Under: Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You probably never expected to read a blog of this nature coming from a guy’s perspective. I might not have the long, colored, and fully bodied hair of a female, but I do care how my hair and skin feels when I get out of the shower.  Since I live with a female, I am mostly using the products she wants to use, so they must also be good enough for her. I have tried countless amounts of natural and organic shampoos, body washes, and conditioners throughout my life. Some products are a hit, but many others are misses.  That was until I found the “one”.

About 2 years ago, I received a free sample of Acure Organics shampoo and conditioner. In my opinion, Acure Organics carries some of the best natural and organic personal care products on the market.  All of their products are free of animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives, and artificial colors.  They carry a full line of shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and many other personal care and anti-aging products.  Whether it be tomorrow or the next day, try switching up your morning routine and check out LuckyVitamin.com’s full line of Acure Organics.

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21
APR

What’s New? Lotus Foods

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Foods at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add new brands of health foods to our customers. The latest addition is a premium brand of rice products: Lotus Foods.

Lotus Foods offers a rare collection of rice products treasured for its distinctive cooking quality, taste, texture, aroma, color, and nutritional value. Since 1995, the company has pioneered the introduction of exotic rice handcrafted on small family farms in remote areas of the world such as Bhutan, Bangladesh, and China, into the US market.

Lotus Foods has the intent and vision to support sustainable global agriculture by promoting production of traditional heirloom rice varieties, many of which may otherwise have become extinct, while enabling the small family rice farmer to earn an honorable living. The only US-based company with the unique vision and commitment to seek out small family rice farmers in developing countries, Lotus Foods provides them a means of economic support through access to a global and sustainable marketplace economy.

A small company with a big mission, Lotus Foods has become a leader in the specialty rice category, and perhaps most importantly, has made a big difference in the quality of life of family farm suppliers. Lotus Foods has worked extensively to develop infrastructure to meet USDA and FDA standards of quality and all organic rices are non-GMO, and certified by Quality Assurance International (QAI).

You can save even more when you shop Lotus Foods at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 at checkout to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Lotus Foods – Organic Madagascar Pink Rice – 15 oz.
Lotus Foods – Organic Brown Mekong Flower Rice – 15 oz.
Lotus Foods – Organic Mekong Flower Rice – 15 oz.

 
18
APR

Vitamin E May Help Reduce Bone Fracture

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A new study shows that regular use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may help to reduce the rate of bone fractures in the elderly. Conducted by Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the study collected data over 19 years from nearly 15.000 women and the results indicated that the lowest average levels of alpha-tocopherol were associated with a significant 86% increase in the rate of hip fracture, while use of supplements were associated with a 22% reduction in the rate of hip fracture. Similar results were found from higher vitamin E levels in men according to additional data collected over 12 years in over 1.100 men.

Vitamin E has been known to have positive effects on both bone and muscle mass due to its antioxidant properties leading to lower fracture risks according to researchers from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  These new results support previous findings that higher intakes of vitamin E are associated with higher lean muscle mass, higher BMD, and lower fracture risk in elderly man and women.

Vitamin E is found in many foods including vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. Vitamin E is often used for treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels including hardening of the arteries, heart attack, chest pain, leg pain due to blocked arteries, high blood pressure, and is also used for treating diabetes and its complications.

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LuckyVitamin – Natural Vitamin E 200 IU – 100 Softgels
NOW Foods – Vitamin E- Mixed Tocopherols/Unesterified 200 IU – 100 Softgels
A.C. Grace – Unique E Optimum Vitamin E Complex – 120 Capsules

 
17
APR

We’re Wild About Wiley’s Finest

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For three generations, the Wiley family has focused on finding natural solutions for food ingredients. Their family wholeheartedly believes in the benefits of Omega-3 and they’re passionate about spreading the message of good health through Omega-3’s EPA & DHA generated from fish oils.

When it comes to Wiley’s Finest, you know you’re getting a world-class Omega-3 product. Each and every product that they make carries the Wiley Family signature to ensure that it comes from a responsible, sustainable, wild Alaskan fish source and provides the effective nutrition that your body needs.

EPA & DHA PROVIDES HEALTH BENEFITS AT EVERY STAGE OF LIFE

Omega-3s are healthy fats, that is, fats that support better health. Because our bodies cannot produce them, we need to consume omega-3s in our diet or from supplements.

  • They help normalize our blood pressure, ease our response to stress, pump our blood from head to toe, and reduce inflammation.
  • They improve our mood, help our brains work, and keep our central vision clearer as we age (DHA is a critical part of brain and eye tissue).
  • They strengthen our immune and muscular systems; they help keep our knees, hips, and shoulder joints rotating and moving.
  • Infants require them for normal and healthy development and new mothers need to replenish their supply.

 

PURE, HIGH-QUALITY OMEGA-3 PRODUCTS

Wiley’s uses molecular distillation and carbon treatment to remove environmental contaminants from their products. Every single lot of their fish oil ingredients and finished soft gel products are certified by the NSF International Public Health & Safety Company™ to ensure the product meets the dose claims on their labels and is free from environmental contaminants like heavy metal content (lead, cadmium, mercury, and arsenic).

This month, you can save an extra 10% off Wiley’s Finest by using promo code ‘APR14NEW10’ at checkout.

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15
APR

Lose Weight the Natural Way with Garcinia Cambogia

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Herbs at 1:38 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garcinia Cambogia, or tamarind, is a small, green, pumpkin-shaped fruit that is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. Tamarind has also been used as a digestive aid in certain ayurvedic medicinal treatments. The skin of the fruit contains the “magic” weight loss ingredient that is advocated by celeb health guru, Dr. Oz.

How It Works

The hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract from Garcinia Cambogia blocks fat by inhibiting an enzyme called ATP-citrate lyase. This enzyme helps convert excess carbohydrates (sugars) into fats. When HCA inhibits citrate lyase the fat-making process is halted, and the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides decrease. Simply put, Garcinia Cambogia “flips the switch” on one of your body’s primary fat-burners.

Effectiveness

There is conflicting evidence in the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia. Studies in rats show that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat-producing enzyme – the aforementioned Citrate Lyase — and increase serotonin levels, which lead to significant weight loss.  Another study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association was less enthusiastic about Garcinia Cambogia’s fat-shedding capabilities. Results of the study revealed no significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo. However, it should be noted that this study was administered with a high-fiber diet rather than a carb-rich diet, which some believe may have influenced its results.

What To Look For

If used short-term, Garcinia Cambogia is considered to be generally safe and features no adverse side effects. Long-term effects, however, remain unknown. When buying Garcinia Cambogia it is best to purchase a brand with at least 50% Hydroxycitric acid. The most common dosage is 500 mg, three times per day, 30 minutes prior to a meal. Remember to consult your doctor before adding any herbal supplement to your regimen, especially if you are currently taking prescribed medication. Garcinia Cambogia is not to be used by people with diabetes’s, Alzheimer’, or dementia, or by women currently pregnant or lactating.

Have you tried Garcina Cambogia? Did you have weight loss results? Let us know…

 

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13
APR

Aging: Keep the Good & Reverse The Bad

Filed Under: Men's Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 8:45 am | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

Did you know if you live until 2050, some scientists believe you may not need to get older?

Granted, there are wonderful things about aging: wisdom, experience, lasting friendships or retirement (even getting closer to it!). But in an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a decline in immune function, fine lines or wrinkles, memory loss and slower movement to go with it. Luckily for us, it may not have to.

New science has profoundly expanded our understanding of what’s possible in human wellness and anti-aging. Optimal anti-aging potencies have been discovered to help prevent premature aging – and in some cases reverse it*. SuperNutrition has capitalized on these discoveries and released a new line of multivitamins specifically formulated for cell protection and rejuvenation, to help put an end premature aging.

SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamins for Men and Women contain the world’s highest anti-aging potencies. These radically different multivitamins are based on published scientific studies that have determined the potencies that provide optimum anti-aging effects*.  They contain:

  • Research-level potencies of eleven bone-building nutrients
  • Hair, skin & nail support (for women)
  • Folic acid, vitamins E, C, B6 and selenium to support heart health
  • Vitamins for immune support including D3, real retinol vitamin A and zinc
  • An effective balance of stress reducing, energy enhancing B vitamins

Keep the wisdom and gain the energy. For a limited time, shop SuperNutrition at LuckyVitamin.com up to 50% off retail prices. Take advantage of our incredible savings today and try SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamin for Men or Women!

*To read more, visit SuperNutritionUSA.com/science.php to access an extensive database of scientific abstracts.

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Super Nutrition – Prenatal Blend Antioxidant-Rich Multi-Vitamin/Mineral – 180 Vegetarian Tablets
Super Nutrition – Simply One Women Power Vitamins – 90 Tablets
Super Nutrition – Simply One 50+ Men Iron Free – 90 Vegetarian Tablets

 
10
APR

What’s New? Coco Libre

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add new healthy choices for our customers. The latest addition is a premium brand of organic coconut water products: Coco Libre.

Coco Libre offers top quality, great-tasting coconut water products created from organic young, green coconuts. The company started to fulfill a lack of organic coconut products on the market. Coco Libre found a great source, where organic coconuts are pampered in the island sun and deliver purely delicious coconut water. Coconuts are also grown to support local education and health.

Hidden pristine and protected inside each coconut is nature’s elixir. Each refreshing drop contains a natural balance of electrolytes, K, Na, Mg, Ca and P to hydrate and replenish the body’s fluids. Coco Libre coconut liberators take great care protecting each drop, so you get coconut water as nature intended-pure and organic.

Did you know that Coco Libre original coconut water contains more potassium than banana? Each drop of coconut water delivers refreshing hydration as well as 5 electrolytes. This fat-free and cholesterol-free product contains only 40 calories per 8 oz. serving and no added sugars. Made from 100% organic coconut water, Coco Libre products are also non-allergenic and organic compliant, and gluten-free.

Coco Libre Coconut Water Pineapple is a tasty alternative. Created from real juice from sweet pineapples, this juicy, mouthwatering, authentic pineapple experience is refreshing, electrolyte coconut water like no other. There’s no added sugar, no fat, and it is cholesterol free. Coco Libre has captured this tropical treat in a pretty bottle so you can enjoy the taste of the tropics every day.

You can save even more when you buy Coco Libre products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items on this new brand.

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Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water – 11 oz.
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water Pineapple – 11 oz.
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water – 1 Liter
Coco Libre – Pure Organic Coconut Water Pineapple – 1 Liter

 
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APR

Drinking Green Tea May Protect Your Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Teas at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A simple beverage switch may provide a ton of health benefits. For example, changing from coffee or black tea to green tea offers more benefits than you may know.

A recent Japanese study carried out over 11 years and involving more than 40,000 men and women aged 40 to 79 found that people drinking four cups of green tea a day suffered with less heart disease than people who didn’t drink tea. In fact, heart disease was reduced by 31 per cent in women and 22 per cent in men. Additionally, levels of psychological stress were 20 per cent lower in people who drank at least five cups of green tea daily.

Green tea has been known to be a healthier alternative to other beverages with numerous health-boosting properties. Drinking green tea helps reduce your bad (LDL) cholesterol levels and helps prevent the build-up of fatty plaque on your artery walls that can cause heart attacks. Studies have shown that drinking green tea can be helpful to treat headaches and joint pain.

Green tea is generally less processed and contains more simple flavonoids than black tea. These flavonoids protect your body from free radicals that can damage your body’s cells. Leaves used to make black tea are fully oxidized, whilst those for green tea or white tea are lightly steamed, which helps to preserve important vitamins and minerals.

In addition, green tea can be an excellent energy booster as it may improve your concentration, short-term memory, and reduce tiredness levels. Drinking several cups of green tea a day is a great way to replenish your body’s fluid levels as green tea contains health enhancing flavonoids, vitamins B1, B2, B6, folic acid, zinc, manganese and potassium.

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Tazo – Green Tea Decaffeinated Lotus Blossom – 20 Tea Bags
Yogi Tea – Chai Green Organic Tea – 16 Tea Bags
Yogi Tea – Green Tea Pure Green Decaf – 16 Tea Bags Formerly Simply Green Decaf

 
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APR

What’s New? Butt Naked Baby

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top-quality brand of natural skincare baby products to our customers: Butt Naked Baby.

Butt Naked Baby has developed simply the purest, most gentle, natural and organic skincare products for newborns and babies in their first two years. Every single product is toxin-free, cruelty-free, and always earth friendly. From the ingredients chosen to the packaging the products are put in, Butt Naked Baby pays attention to every detail. The company is certified organic and every product manufactured is free from toxic chemicals, pesticide residues, parabens, phthalates, sulphates, PEG’s, artificial colorings, synthetic fragrances, common allergens and harsh preservatives. Anything that comes in contact with the skin is absorbed quickly and distributed throughout our entire bodies.  Plant based oils combined with specialized extracts are powerful antioxidants which provide healthy nutrients that will be absorbed with each use of the products, achieving nothing less than healthy skin.

Butt Naked Baby approves only safe, effective, non-toxic formulas and uses all recyclable containers. As a brand, the company is fully committed to developing the very best products that meet the highest global requirements while exceeding the high quality standards of today’s health conscious families. Butt Naked Baby is proud to know that parents everywhere have fallen in love with this unique line of sensitive skin products using them on their newborns, themselves and their entire families with trust and confidence.

You can save even more when you shop Butt Naked Baby products at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items from this new brand.

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Butt Naked Baby – Healing Powder – 5.5 oz.
Butt Naked Baby – Soothing Bath Soak – 8 oz.
Butt Naked Baby – Blue Paste Diaper Rash Treatment With Zinc – 4 oz.

 
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APR

Improve Your Sleep with Valerian

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study shows that nearly 60% of Americans say that they experience a sleep problem every night. The most common issues reported were difficulty falling asleep, waking up one or more times during the course of the night, and not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.

Sleep aids supplements have been helping people for years and some of the most popular products may help improve overall sleep. For example, valerian supplements have shown the ability to improve the quality of sleep as well reduced the average time to fall asleep.

Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) is an herb that has been used as a sleeping aid for more than 1,000 years. Studies have concluded that valerian root supplements may work just as well as a prescription sleeping pill for insomnia. Researchers think that valerian works due to a combination of compounds. The herb seems to have a calming effect on the central nervous system.

Valerian is available in a variety of different forms: tablets, capsules, liquid extracts, and teas. Herbal experts recommend drinking valerian tea at bedtime to help you drop off to sleep. Valerian supplements may vary in potency and most products are considered generally safe when used as directed. Occasionally it might cause headache, insomnia or vivid dreams. Valerian has been used safely in human studies for up to 28 days but as with other sleeping pills, its effectiveness may wear off over time. Avoid valerian when operating dangerous machinery or during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor before start taking valerian.

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Nature’s Answer – Organic Valerian Root – 180 Vegetarian Capsules
Natural Balance – Herbal Slumber Melatonin and Valerian Formula – 60 Capsules
Nature’s Answer – Valerian Root Alcohol Free – 2 oz.

 
1
APR

LuckyVitamin’s Anti-gravity Supplement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine out of 10 scientists and 10 out of 10 cosmonauts agree that there’s no healthier, more convenient way to experience the sheer joy of total weightlessness than with LuckyVitamin’s new and exclusive Anti-Gravity Supplement!

At LuckyVitamin.com, we adhere to only the highest quality and safety standards, and provided you refrain from loitering underneath telephone wires, windmills, ceiling fans and idling helicopters , our Anti-Gravity Supplement is no exception!

For years, you’ve dreamt of soaring amongst the clouds, high above the earth, and now, thanks to our patented gravity-defying formula, you can. The journey toward complete freedom from the laws of gravity begins with just two capsules, which will keep you flying high for up to 24 hours.1 But amazing your friends and family with your death-defying aerial acrobatics only scratches (the Earth’s) surface of what you’ll be able to do!

Here are just some of our Anti-Gravity Supplement’s amazing benefits:

You’ve watched the balloons at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now you can be one!

Be the first of your Facebook friends to “check in” to the mesosphere!

You’re one wheel-less skateboard away from finally living out all of your childhood hoverboard fantasies!

Gutters need cleaning? Cat need saving? Leave the ladder in the shed!

Act out all of the best scenes from “Gravity” without having to float perilously through the terrifying vacuum of space!

With Lucky Vitamin’s amazing new Anti-Gravity supplement, the sky is… err… the possibilities are endless!

Learn more about our exclusive formula!

 

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31
MAR

What’s New? Mutant

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is introducing a revolutionary brand of sport nutrition products: Mutant.

Mutant offers a superior line of sport supplements created with the right combination of protein and nutrients. The Mutant brand is all about gaining rock hard muscle mass and bodybuilders know that’s exactly what Mutant products deliver. When it comes to weight gainers, Mutant Mass contains a revolutionary formula developed after two years of clinical research and is now the number one choice among elite bodybuilders in over 70 countries worldwide.

Mutant has accelerated the supplement evolution years into the future. One of the company’s best-selling items is the fat burner Stimutant. Mutant lab scientists assembled Stimutant to be shockingly powerful on multiple levels. This unique product stimulates fat shredding based on a special breed of powerful ingredients. This cutting-edge science includes new and novel character trait combinations not seen in other formulas such as CNS norepinephrine stimulation, decreased fat formation, increased fatty acid mobilization from stored fat, increased active ingredient absorption, and peak-active stimulant half-life extension. The advanced liquicap formula kicks in at breakneck speed pushing your intensity through the roof. Beyond that, Stimutant is constructed to produce incredibly long-lasting effects by increasing the half-life of the formulas key central nervous system stimulants. This unprecedented supplement is engineered to produce a level of virtual stimulation insanity. Stop using over-hyped, under-dosed fat burning stimulants, and try Stimutant today.

Creakong is another best-selling item from Mutant containing the top three creatines that help build muscle and strength. There are over 300 studies proving that after protein, creatine is the best muscle building supplement of all time. Mutant has developed Creakong as the one and only creatine blend that delivers only fully researched and clinically-proven pure creatine from the world’s leading sources that flat out work.

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Mutant – Rehab Complete Post-Workout Muscle & Joint Therapy Freaky Fruit Punch – 1.28 kg.
Mutant – Mayhem Uncensored Pre-Workout Madness Green Apple Crush – 25.4 oz.
Mutant – Mass Muscle Mass Gainer Cookies & Cream – 15 lbs.

 
31
MAR

How To Choose An Omega-3 Fish Oil

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 11:25 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BENEFITS TO CONSIDER - Taking fish oil has numerous benefits and plays an important role in health. That’s because the omega-3 in fish is high in two essential fatty acids crucial to our health: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA.)

EPA is the most beneficial oil and is good for your joints, skin and heart. It can lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, decrease your risk for cardiovascular disease, and can even aid in fighting off allergies. Ours brains are highly dependent on DHA and is needed for neuronal and cognitive development in children. It has also been associated with maintaining positive moods and helping depression.

HOW TO READ THE LABEL – When it comes to reading your fish oil label, it is important that you look at the dosage of EPA compared to DHA. Many supplements vary in the ratio of EPA and DHA that they contain. It is best to buy supplements which list the actual dosage of both EPA and DHA. Since EPA is more beneficial, you want a supplement that contains more EPA than DHA.

POTENCY CONSIDERATIONS - The recommended dosage of fish oil can vary. For healthy adults, a combined daily total of 500 milligrams (mg) EPA + DHA is recommended. Once you buy your fish oil supplement, check the label carefully to see if it recommends refrigeration to prevent spoiling. In most cases, you will want to store your fish oil in the refrigerator after opening to help ensure freshness.

NOT ALL FISH OILS ARE CREATED EQUAL - When shopping for fish oil, purity is key. Supplements should be free from rancidity, PCB’s, mercury, dioxin and other chemicals. To minimize contaminants in an unrefined supplement, it’s best to find a fish oil made from small oily fish like anchovy, sardines or mackerel.

Other things to look for:

  • Oil was extracted using cold press techinique
  • Supplement was molecularly distilled
  • Wild-caught & not farm-raised fish
  • Companies that follow Good Manufacturing Practices

 

BIO

  Dr. Jeremy Wolf is a Licensed Naturopathic Physician (N.D.). He completed his four-year medical training from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) and Health Sciences graduating with high honors. Prior to receiving his Doctorate, Dr. Wolf received his Bachelors in Science with a focus in Biology from Towson University. Dr. Wolf’s medical focus is based on Herbal Medicines, Health Supplements, Homeopathy, Pediatrics, Nutrition and Physical Medicine. He has also had extensive training in Therapeutic Nutrition. Dr. Wolf’s medical philosophy is based on a healthy balance of diet, exercise and proper nutrition to aid in the reversal of disease and stimulate the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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30
MAR

Constipation

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Health Concerns & Ailments at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constipation can be an awkward topic to talk about, yet it is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States.  Each year it leads to 2.5 million doctor visits. It is characterized by fewer than three bowel movements per week, straining, hard stools, and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. Many causes of constipation have been speculated, some of which include:  neurological disorders, endocrine disorders, use of certain medications, food allergens, and insufficient intake of fiber and liquids. Let’s look at some dietary and supplemental changes you can make to aid constipation.

Fiber acts as a bulking agent by increasing water in the stool and making it easier for the stool to pass. Numerous studies have shown that increasing dietary fiber into your diet with foods such as whole grains, bran, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts can improve constipation. Taking a psyllium seed husk supplement is another great way of boosting your fiber intake.

Flaxseed oil and flaxseed meal are two other first line treatments for people suffering from constipation. A study done on healthy young adults taking flaxseed oil found that bowel movements increased by 30% per week while consuming the oil.   It is important to note that flaxseed and psyllium seed husk aren’t the only supplements you can take; probiotics, magnesium, and vitamin C have also been found to relieve constipation. Probiotics have been thoroughly researched throughout the years for their effect on constipation.  The majority of evidence has indicated that many probiotic strains are effective for constipation; however, more research is needed to determine the best strains. When taken in large doses, other supplements like magnesium and vitamin C have a laxative-like effect.  You should not take large doses of magnesium and vitamin C for extended amounts of time. If your constipation continues, be sure to speak with your health care provider.

 

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