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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.


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.


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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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.


What’s New? Infinite Labs

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of sport supplements to our customers: Infinite Labs.

Infinite Labs is the premier manufacturer of top fat burners, muscle supplements, and pre-workouts specially crafted by a special team of international experts for both the experienced pros and beginners to the world of muscle-building. With the purpose of providing innovative products that exceed expectation, Infinite Labs rises to the challenge to ensure you have everything needed to obtain your fitness goals.

Infinite Labs has over 40 years of combined health and fitness knowledge and experience in muscle and bodybuilding supplements. The company was established in 2007 with the goal of generating innovative, research-based ergogenic aids and health supplements. Today, Infinite Labs’ core concepts of quality in product, service and image are based on the pride and dedication of each member of Team Infinite Labs. With a team dedicated to the growth and establishment of customers’ trust, Infinite Labs main mission is to maintain trust and loyalty to the brand. By formulating innovative products designed with the customer foremost in mind, Infinite Labs strives to generate that lasting first impression that keeps people coming back for more. Nutrients can be efficiently absorbed by the body when the right components are available.

Infinite Labs offers a diverse variety of supplemental lines that complement every type of athletic regimen to help customers achieve their ultimate fitness goal. Each product is carefully formulated with scientifically-tested ingredients that have been shown to promote optimal absorption rates and elicit powerful results. The company also ensures that all products successfully meet and pass the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Infinite Labs brand is dedicated to athletes from all walks of life with the desire of bettering themselves physically and mentally.

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Infinite Labs – Infinite Essentials Women’s Multi – 120 Tablets
Infinite Labs – Agmatine – 0.79 oz.
Infinite Labs – Cyclo Rem – 4.5 oz.


Fat-Burning Foods

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Everyone should know that exercising regularly and a well-balanced diet are essential to a successful weight-loss diet, but did you know that some foods may actually help you with the fat burning factor?

That’s right. Some foods have the ability to speed up your metabolism and, therefore, boost the body’s ability to burn fat. For example, studies have shown that apples, particularly green, Granny Smith apples, are one of these fat-burning foods. Apples are high in pectin, which binds with water and limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. Also high in fiber, apples may make you feel full reducing the amount of food you eat. Eating an apple before a meal may help reducing the total calories of the meal. Moreover, recent research suggests that the antioxidants in apples appear to prevent metabolic syndrome, the combination of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and prediabetes that tends to accompany thickening around the waist.

If you don’t like apples, how about pine nuts? Studies have concluded that pine nuts contain heart-healthy fatty acids which have been shown to prevent the formation of belly fat. Pine nuts are rich in pinolenic acid and have been found to boost levels of ghrelin, which signals your brain that you’re full. When ghrelin levels are high, not only do you not feel hungry, you’re more able to resist cravings.

Oats are another healthy, whole grain option of fat-burning foods.  Oats are high in soluble fiber and may be able to reduce cholesterol and blood fat. They’re also high on what nutritionists call the “satiety index,” meaning oats have tremendous power to make you feel full.

Lastly, fat-burning supplements can help your weight loss diet. Click here to check our entire selection of top quality fat burners.

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Woodstock Farms – Organic Pine Nuts – 6 oz.
Bare Fruit – 100% Organic Bake-Dried Granny Smith Apple Chips – 2.2 oz.
NOW Foods – Steel Cut Oats – 2 lbs.


Discover Your Inner Goddess with NLA for Her

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition at 3:21 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor







Since 2012, NLA for Her has been the leader in women’s sports supplements. Now, women have options when it comes to sports nutrition and no longer have to choose between weak vegetable-based supplements or strong men’s sports supplements.  With NLA for Her, female sports nutrition is easy. They offer a variety of sports nutrition products including Whey Protein, Aminos, Pre-workout Energy and Fat Burners.

Her Whey  Ultimate Lean Protein

For way too long protein has been formulated his way. Now, with Her Whey gluten-free post-workout powder, you can maximize recovery while promoting lean muscle growth. You’ll see your muscle composition increase by supplementing Her Whey on a daily basis. One scoop contains 28 grams of premium, clinically advanced Whey Isolate protein for optimal nutrition.  It’s available in two flavors: Chocolate Éclair and Vanilla Cupcake.

Her Aminos Comprehensive Amino Acid Blend

Amino acids help fuel the muscles, increasing protein synthesis and enhancing recovery. You can take Her Aminos Pink Lemonade BCAA any time of the day to fuel your muscles with added nutrients that increase protein synthesis, help prevent catabolism, and enhance recovery. That’s mean little or no sore ness between workouts!

Uplift  Pre-Workout Energy

Get your workout started right! Don’t supplement with creatine only to end with a crash. Use a pre-workout booster scientifically designed to work with a women’s chemistry. Uplift Pre-Workout Energy will increase energy levels, improve endurance, and increase fast twitch muscle fiber activation during your workouts. Get focus and sustained energy by drinking Uplift 20-30 minutes prior to your workout.

Shred Her All Natural, Ultra Concentrated Thermogenic Fat Burner

Shred Her’s fat burning ingredients include antioxidants, protein regulators and stimulants. Green tea extract is a powerful antioxidant that contributes to weight loss.  Raspberry ketones assist with metabolism regulation. Caffeine and ursolic acid can help you lose pounds and increase fat burning. Other great benefits include increased energy, metabolism and mood elevation.

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Weekend Weight Gain May Not Affect Your Diet

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

Many people on weight loss diets are able to eat well and exercise according to the “plan” Monday through Friday. Then, the weekend comes and it all falls apart. Overeating, snacking, drinking and, in two days, the results from a hard-working week are gone. That’s not entirely true.

A recent study shows that overeating during weekends may not significantly affect your weight loss results. Small weight gains on weekends are normal, and as long as you can compensate during the week, indulging a bit may even help you lose weight long-term.

The study, “Weight Rhythms: Weight Increases during Weekends and Decreases during Weekdays,” was published in the journal Obesity Facts. Researchers analyzed data from 80 adults, ranging in age from 25 to 62 years old, who recorded their weight each day after waking up. The participants were grouped according to their weight changes over the study period: weight losers who lost at least 3% of their body weight; weight gainers who put on at least 1%; and weight maintainers who stayed in between those minimums.

All three groups recorded higher weights on Sundays and Mondays than other days of the week but those who successfully lost weight had lower weights during the week, with their lowest generally recorded on Friday. This shows they managed to compensate for the weekend gain during the work week, researchers say.

“There is a clear weekly rhythm to weight variation for most people,” says one of the study authors, Anna-Leena Orsama, a research scientist with VTT Technical Research Center of Finland. “On the weekends there is more variability and unpredictability in what we eat.”

Weight loss success depends primarily on your ability to compensate for those splurges on other days of the week. So, allowing yourself that brownie or beer on Friday night may help you sustain overall healthy eating habits over time.

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Rainforest – Ultimate Acai Diet & Cleanse with Caralluma Fimbriata – 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Applied Nutrition – 14-Day Acai Berry Cleanse – 56 Tablets
Garden Greens – AcaiCleanse 48 Hour Acai Berry Detox Liquid with Lemon Maple Syrup & Cayenne – 32 oz.


Resolution Time!

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss,Exercise and Fitness,Health Foods at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Happy New Year! Many people are starting 2014 with a New Year’s resolution and Lucky Vitamin is helping you celebrate 2014. You can save an extra 10% off our most popular resolution categories.

The most common New Year’s resolutions include losing weight, eating healthy, getting in shape, reducing stress, starting a cleanse, getting healthier skin, quitting smoking, getting more sleep, and many others. Some people prefer to choose a more generic resolution such as “being healthy” rather than a specific one. But shouldn’t “being healthy” be a must for anyone starting a New Year’s resolution? Some people may have a point on this discussion as you do have to be healthy to start and, most importantly, succeed in any resolution you make it for the New Year.

While the term may have many different interpretations, most people just want to improve their lifestyle. Perhaps eating more fruits and vegetables and eating less fast food, drinking more water and less soda. Others may take the opportunity for a fresh new start changing from completely unhealthier habits to healthier ones such as quit smoking and start a new workout. Every beginning of the year is a great chance to make wellness resolutions that will keep you energized, fit, and beautiful, inside and out.

Take advantage of Lucky Vitamin’s New You Resolution Sale. Save an extra 10% on all items in the selected categories. Just enter the code NEWYOU10 at checkout! 10% discount applies to all select categories only. Sale ends January 12, 2014.


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Walden Farms – Calorie Free Pasta Sauce Alfredo – 12 oz.
Muscletech Products – Hydroxycut SX-7 – 140 Capsules
NatraBio – Stop-It Smoking Quit Smoking Aid – 60 Tablets
Vibrant Health – Vibrant Cleanse Lemonade Diet – 12.7 oz.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Women's Health at 6:01 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is pleased to announce a new line of products from Olympian Labs, Inc. For over 20 years, OL has been a trusted supplement company with a proven track record of success. They pride themselves on innovative vitamin, supplement and sports nutrition formulations, as well as, potency and the highest quality ingredients.   We are excited to introduce OL’s new line: Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women. It’s designed to support women’s health, wellness and graceful aging.

The new line includes exciting and effective anti-aging products such as Biocell Collagen®, Skin Support Supplement and Ageless that contain natural nutrients that work from the inside-out at the cellular level to improve the appearance of skin, repair cells and restore youthfulness. With the stress of daily life, environmental contaminants and lack of proper nutrition, it is never too early to properly care for your skin. Additionally, the product line contains weight loss and stress products that help accelerate weight loss, reduce appetite, overeating tendencies, and speed metabolism. Other general health products that address digestive, bone, urinary tract health, energy and hormonal balance are also sold by the company as well.

Since their beginning, the Olympian Labs mission has been to create the world’s most effective and advanced line of supplements to improve the quality of life. They have conducted extensive research and development and partnered with leading naturopathic institutes and physicians to develop cutting- edge formulations that support health, age management and performance. Olympian Labs is cGMP and NSF certified. Click here to view the Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women line.


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Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Cal/Mag Plus – 111 Gram(s)
Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Cranberry Complex – 30 Capsules
Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Complete Digestive Blend – 60 Capsules


Almonds: Good, Quality Fats

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Almonds don’t make you lose weight but they can be part of a healthy weight-loss diet. A recent study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and supported by the Almond Board of California, states that almonds are a healthy snack substitute for dieters, which may help to stick to a calorie-controlled diet and lower their cholesterol at the same time.

In spite of the high fat content of almonds, studies have shown that eating almonds regularly may help lower factors associated with heart disease, including cholesterol and blood lipids. However, like many nuts, almonds may cause allergy or intolerance. Almonds contain approximately 49% oils, of which 62% is monounsaturated oleic acid (an omega-9 fatty acid), 24% is linoleic acid (a polyunsaturated omega-6 essential fatty acid), and 6% is palmitic acid (a saturated fatty acid).

Snacks like nuts, promoted as a healthy source of nutrients by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, are generally considered off-limits to dieters because of their high fat content. Almonds are particularly rich in magnesium, potassium, B vitamins and vitamin E, as well as being a good source of dietary fiber and calcium. When dieters are limiting how many calories they eat, it’s important they eat foods that are nutrient dense, with a nice level of vitamins and minerals, and good quality fats. Almonds are one of the best sources of these good quality fats and can be helpful to people struggling with weight management, who often crave something crunchy, and easy-to-eat.

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Sahale Snacks – Glazed Nuts Almonds with Cranberries, Honey + Sea Salt – 4 oz.
Mrs. May’s Naturals – Slow Dry-Roasted Snack Cran-Blueberry Crunch – 5 oz.
Sahale Snacks – Nut Blend Soledad Almonds – 5 oz.


Magic Yohimbe Bark

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Herbs,Sexual Health at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you could find an herbal supplement that can help with weight-loss, increase athletic performance, work as an appetite suppressant, and it is also known to be a natural aphrodisiac, you wouldn’t be wrong if you call it the “magic pill”, right?

Yohimbe bark supplements are one of the most interesting herbal supplements available. Known for its aphrodisiac properties, yohimbe contain a compound called yohimbine which acts on fats cells in the body by increasing adrenaline levels and inhibiting a regulatory process found on fat cells that normally suppresses the fat burning process, leading to an increase in fat burning. Yohimbine is found naturally occurring primarily as an alkaloid in the pausinystalia yohimbe tree, sometimes referred to as corynanthe yohimbe, and can be found in the plant known as Rauwolfia Serpentina, as well as the Rauwolfia family of plants in general. Considered by some herbalists to be as effective as ephedrine, an average dosage of 0.2mg/kg bodyweight has been used with success to increase fat burning without overly significant implications on heart rate or blood pressure.

However, yohimbe works better on an empty stomach as its effects seem to be partially negated with food intake. A great supplement to take during short term fasts or for prolonged periods between meals, yohimbe is also known to aid to erectile dysfunction, as well as a general stimulant. Caution should be taken at higher body weights since the cardiovascular system may not be as prepared to handle a stimulatory agent such as yohimbine.

When supplementing yohimbine for the first time, always start with a half-dose and assess tolerance before proceeding. As always, consult with your health care professional before starting yohimbe supplements.

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Herb Pharm – Yohimbe Extract – 4 oz.
Twinlab – Yohimbe Fuel 8.0 Yohimbe Bark Extract 400 mg. – 50 Capsules


New Fat Burner Supplements Powered by Raspberry Ketone

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Are you looking for a product to help achieving your goal of a lean and fit body? Look no further. Lucky Vitamin is happy to announce the two latest additions to our diet and weight loss selection: the new Raspberry Ketone Boost Liquid and the Green Coffee Lean with Raspberry Ketone, both products made by Gold Star Nutrition.

Raspberry ketone has been one of the most popular ingredients in our diet and weight loss section for years. This revolutionary metabolism booster was featured on The Doctor Oz show in his “Fat Busting Metabolism Boosters” segment, and since then, many people have accomplished excellent weight loss results.

A potent fat burner, Raspberry Ketone is a natural phenolic compound found in red raspberries. Raspberry ketone increases the secretion of adiponectin, a protein hormone which modulates a number of metabolic processes, including glucose regulation and fatty acid catabolism. Simply talking, it works by slicing the fat up inside the cell, making it easier to be burned. Researchers concluded that Raspberry Ketone holds great promise as a fat-burning, health improving herbal supplement, a revolutionary metabolism booster to help with fat loss.

Now, the latest product, the Raspberry Ketone Boost Liquid, goes a step beyond other raspberry ketone products by adding other well-known fat loss agents such as African Mango, green tea, apple cider vinegar, kelp, and grapefruit powder. These added ingredients work synergistically to create a po­tent dietary supplement. You can achieve your weight loss goals by combining the use of Raspberry Ketone Boost Liquid with regular exercise and a well-balanced nutritional plan.

In business since 1995, Gold Star Nutrition offers top quality, scientifically formulated supplements to help you accomplish your weight loss goals.

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Gold Star Nutrition – Raspberry Ketone Boost – 60 Capsules
Gold Star Nutrition – Power Thin Phase II Power-Packed Fat Fighting Formula with Advantra Z and EGCG – 60 Caplets
Gold Star Nutrition – Power Thin Phase II – 120 Caplets


Veg On!

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss at 11:23 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

There are many studies out there that show the positive outcomes of a long term Vegan Diet. Veganism is a type of vegetarian diet that excludes meats, eggs, dairy and all other animal-derived ingredients. Most vegans also avoid the use of all products tested on animals, as well as animal-derived non-food products, such as leather, fur and wool. Vegan diets tend to contain less saturated fat and cholesterol and more dietary fiber. Their diet consists of mainly fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds. Vegans tend to be thinner, have lower serum cholesterol, and lower blood pressure, reducing their risk of heart disease. In one study published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers found that plasma total and LDL cholesterol were 32% and 44% lower among vegans than among omnivores.

The vegan diet often contains higher levels of protective nutrients and phytochemicals (chemicals found naturally in plants like antioxidants) shown to protect against several chronic diseases. Chronic disease such as Type 2 Diabetes can be significantly improved with dietary changes. Vegan diets are associated with weight loss, increased insulin sensitivity, and improved cardiovascular health. In a study where people were put on either a vegan diet or conventional diabetes diet, both diets were associated with sustained reductions in weight and plasma lipid concentrations. However, in an analysis controlling for medication changes, a low-fat vegan diet appeared to improve glycemia and plasma lipids more than the conventional diabetes diet.

Eliminating all animal products from the diet does increase the risk of certain nutritional deficiencies. Micronutrients of special concern for the vegan include Vitamins B12 and Vitamin-D, Calcium, and Omega-3 Fatty Acids – all of which can be found at Because being vegan is a way of life, LuckyVitamin is proud to carry a wide variety of products to help support the vegan lifestyle. Come shop our vegan protein powders, Omega-3′s, chips, and multiple vitamins. LuckyVitamin also offers a full line of vegan personal care products such as bar soaps, hair coloring, shampoos and more. Better yet, shop our vegetarian sale and save up to 55% off vegetarian health foods, skin care and supplements (vegan sale items may be found here)!

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Genuine Health – Vegan Proteins+ Natural Vanilla Flavor – 28 oz.
Nature’s Secret – Omega Plant-Based Oils Fish Free – 90 Softgels


Breakfast of Champions

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

A well-balanced breakfast can be the secret to a successful diet. A new study confirms that eating early in the day might help dieters to lose weight. The study published in the International Journal of Obesity reports that dieters who ate their main meal before 3 p.m. lost significantly more weight than those who ate later in the day.

The study included 420 overweight and obese volunteers who participated in a 20-week weight-loss program in Spain. Their average age was 42. Half were men, half women. Their midday meal constituted about 40 percent of their diet of roughly 1,400 calories a day, on average. In comparison, the average non-dieting American eats about 2,700 calories a day, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Researchers at the University of Murcia in Spain and Tufts University in Boston concluded that, on average, the early eaters in the study lost 22 pounds, compared with the late eaters who lost 17 pounds. Both the early eaters and late eaters had similar levels of physical activity and got similar amounts of sleep.

“The study suggests that it’s not just what we eat but when we eat is important,” says study author Frank Scheer, who directs the Medical Chronobiology Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Although this study suggest that timing of eating can have a powerful influence on weight regulation and metabolism, what you’re eating should always be the main focus of any diet.

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Rise Foods – Rise Breakfast Bar Crunchy Macadamia Pineapple – 1.4 oz. Formerly Boomi Bar
Frontier Natural Products – Bulk English Breakfast Tea Organic – 1 lb.
Glutino – Gluten Free Breakfast Bars Blueberry – 5 x 1.41 oz.
Bob’s Red Mill – Gluten Free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal – 24 oz.


Lucky Vitamin Presents: Walden Farms

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Walden Farms products have been recently added to our selection of health foods at Lucky This unique brand of healthy specialty foods creates and develops products to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle without giving up great taste.

Since 1972, Walden Farms has been a leader in the healthy foods category, with three generations maintaining the highest possible quality standards while creating innovative lifestyle choices. Walden Farms was among the first to bring delicious tasting reduced calorie and reduced fat salad dressings to healthy eaters more than 36 years ago. Since then, Walden Farms’ mission has been to develop healthy specialty foods, helping people control calories, fat, carbohydrates, gluten and sugars, “The Walden Way.”

Today, culinary and nutritional experts in the Walden Farms kitchens have accomplished a remarkable achievement, developing the world’s only family of calorie free specialties. Walden Farms products are delicious and contain no fat, carbohydrates gluten or sugars of any kind, and no artificial flavorings or colorings. Walden Farms irresistibly sweet calorie free specialties are prepared with real fruit extracts, concentrated natural flavors, rich cocoa and other natural ingredients, all sweetened with Splenda. All savory specialties are made with hundreds of freshly ground herbs and spices, and the finest aged imported and domestic vinegars. All products are also gluten free.

Many Walden Farms customers have reported significant weight loss after switching to the calorie free specialties. With Walden Farms products, it’s easy to save 330 calories a day, that’s 10,000 calories a month, which adds up to a weight loss of 34 pounds a year.

In addition, Walden Farms Calorie Free specialties contain no sugar or carbohydrates, making them an ideal food choice for those managing Type II diabetes, helping people lose weight and reduce their glucose levels.

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Walden Farms – Calorie Free Dip Chocolate – 12 oz.
Walden Farms – Calorie Free Ketchup – 12 oz.
Walden Farms – Calorie Free Salad Dressing Thousand Island – 12 oz.

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