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23
JUL

Rise & Shine With Easy Up Wake Up Aid

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Do you wish that you were connected to your alarm on Facebook just so you could un-friend it? If you’re like me, you practically have to will yourself out of bed one leg at a time each morning. Sure, there’s a seemingly limitless amount of sleeping pills on the market to help you fall asleep easier – you’ve probably seen commercials for these types of products countless times – but can you recall an ad for a product that helped you spring from your slumber, ready to tackle a new day? Not nearly as common, right? Fortunately, there’s a product out there that was made for helping to ease you into your mornings, Easy Up Wake up Aid!

Easy up Wake up Aid is designed to be taken at night and engineered to help you wake up easier and more alert the next morning. The more you dread the idea of rising from a peaceful night’s sleep the more you’ll enjoy Easy Up.

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow drink your first cup of coffee while you’re still asleep in the morning? Now you can! Easy Up  is a time delayed coffee extract tablet that is designed to be taken at night and engineered to deliver the caffeine equivalent of a cup of coffee 7-8 hours later, giving you a much needed head start to your day. Plus, it delivers a second cup throughout the day to keep you going strong. It makes waking up easier and staying alert a breeze!

For a limited time enjoy an extra 15% off Easy Up Wake Up Aid with promotional code ‘JULY14NEW15’ at checkout.

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12
JUL

Eat Your Greens

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Nutrition,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

Greens are the talk of the town right now. Adding one of the healthiest foods to your diet can improve overall health and well-being. Let’s face it though, not all greens are the same.  Today we are going to look at some of the nutrients and health benefits we can receive by adding greens into our diets.

First off, we’ll talk about one of the trendiest greens right now, kale. Kale is the nutrition All-Star: the “LeBron James” of greens.  Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and contains zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It contains vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and K. Kale is also a great anti-inflammatory food because it contains 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids.

The next green everyone is aware of is mostly because of the gigantic muscles and amplified strength it gave to Popeye. But there are a lot more health benefits to consider when it comes to spinach.  Spinach is full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.  Spinach is packed with vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron, magnesium and much more. Spinach is a good source of dietary fiber and proteins. The folate in spinach is good for a healthy cardiovascular system, while the magnesium helps lower high blood pressure.

One green that not many people are aware of, but is a nutrition powerhouse is collard greens.  This cruciferous vegetable, used commonly in southern cooking, has one of the greatest abilities to lower cholesterol by binding bile acids.  Collard greens are a good vegetable to add to your diet if you want to improve detoxification, increase antioxidants, fight against cancer and lower inflammation. Besides the previous health benefits mentioned, collard greens are also high in vitamins K, A, C, B2, B6 as well as manganese, fiber and calcium.

Fresh vegetables are the best source of nutrients; however, a great way to make sure that you are getting all your daily servings of greens is by adding in greens formulas to you daily routine. Green Formulas are a good option to keep on hand when fresh isn’t available or when traveling. They are also great for people on the go with work and active lifestyles. Lucky Vitamin is proud to carry a wide variety of certified organic green formulas.

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8
JUL

5 Chemical Free Alternatives to Sunscreen

Filed Under: Environment,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 1:03 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Whether you’re at the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s damaging rays. Unfortunately, any old sunscreen won’t do. Most commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients and have the potential to do more harm than good. Recent reports have suggested that some of the main ingredients found in mass produced sunscreens could even cause cancer.

Here’s a list of potential toxic chemicals that may be learking in you sunscreen:

  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), including octyl-dimethyl PABA
  • Benzophenones, especially benzophenone-3, Oxybenzone
  • Cinnamates, namely octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
  • Homosalate
  • 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)
  • Retinyl Palmitate

Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin from overexposure without the use of harsh chemicals. Many natural oils offer protection from the sun and offer varying levels of SPF.

Get sun protection without the toxins

When shopping for sunscreens be sure to read the labels and avoid buying sunscreens containing toxic chemicals, such as those found in the above list. Or you could try making your own using safe oils (some which you can find in your kitchen!).

Here are some natural alternatives to traditional sunscreens that feature some built-in SPF protection:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can provide a SPF of 8. Even though this isn’t a very high SPF, multiple applications can provide extra moisture and prevent skin from burning.

Wheatgerm Oil

Wheat-germ oil contains vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil has a natural SPF of and is a great source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage.

Shea Butter

Shea butter has an SPF of about 6, which is perfect for low sun levels or people with naturally dark skin. It works wonders on dry skin and eczema because it’s readily absorbed into the skin and contains so many fatty acids.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a great additional to skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, this fruit oil has been found to contain an SPF as high as 28-50 which is equal to that of titanium dioxide.

Carrot Seed Oil

This essential oil is contains a natural SPF of 38 to 40. Carrot seed oil therapeutic benefits include antioxidant, antiseptic and high levels of Vitamin A. Make sure to use with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.

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7
JUL

What’s New? Nardo’s Natural

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Nardo's

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another premium brand of organic personal care products to our customers: Nardo’s Natural.

Nardo’s Natural offers a superb line of organic skin care products made fresh in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. The company’s manufactures all products in an FDA registered cosmetic facility that follows cGMP throughout all phases of production.  Product development is performed by qualified chemists and labs are certified by Organic Certifiers of Ventura, CA as an organic manufacturing facility under the National Organic Program administered by the USDA.

Nardo’s Natural is proud to offer high quality organic products certified by Oregon Tilth. Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification. Oregon Tilth advocates sustainable approaches to agricultural production systems and processing, handling and marketing.

Nardo’s Natural Organic Skincare was established in April of 2009 when the four Mastronardo brothers discovered the health benefits of coconut oil for the skin. They were inspired to formulate an effective and healthy skincare line with ingredients derived from nature. For example, Nardo’s USDA certified organic and non-GMO coconut oil is the healthiest on the market. This premium coconut oil is cold-pressed so that it retains its vital nutrients and delicate fats, not bleached, refined, or mixed with chemicals. Nardo’s Natural organic products are suitable for all skin types and loaded with skin-loving nutrients.

In addition, you can save extra on these fantastic new products from Nardo’s Natural at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promotional code JULY14NEW15 to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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Nardo’s Natural – Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – 12 oz.
Nardo’s Natural – Muscle Rub – 5 oz.
Nardo’s Natural – Facial Toner – 4 oz.

 
6
MAY

Spring Break Detox

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 11:15 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

So you just got back from spring break. Maybe you relaxed on the beach, ate too much food, read a book, or had one too many alcoholic drinks. Now it’s time to get back to work, but you’re still feeling a little sluggish.  Consider helping your body to recover by doing a detox program. Detox programs are a great way to remove those toxins of spring break, clean out the liver, gain energy, and start feeling like your old self again.

The main organs of elimination are the skin, kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon. When these organs don’t function properly, it leads to a build up of toxins. Before discussing supplements to consider, I will talk about simple ways to improve the function of these organs.

  • Dry skin brushing for one minute a day has been found to improve the elimination of waste by stimulating the lymphatic system, exfoliating the skin, and increasing circulation. Before each shower, gently rub your dry skin with the dry sponge or dry skin brush. Start at your hands and work towards your chest. Then rub from your feet, up your legs, abdomen, and towards your heart. Don’t forget your back and buttocks. Shop Lucky Vitamin and purchase one of our dry skin brushes
  • Another at home method to promote the elimination of toxins is hydrotherapy. This simply means water therapy. By alternating hot and cold water in the shower, you can increase circulation throughout your entire body. Each morning perform three cycles of three minutes hot and 30 seconds cold ending the third cycle on cold just before getting out of the shower.
  •  Castor Oil applied topically in the form of “packs” is a popular way to aid in decreasing inflammation throughout the body, specifically in the abdominal area. It has also been used to improve the elimination of toxins and increase circulation in the lymphatic and circulatory systems as well.  You can check out my March blog on how to do a castor oil pack properly.

Lucky Vitamin has a wide selection of detoxifying and cleansing kits available to help you along the process. These kits contain multi-day supplement regimens that allow you to chose the length of your detox program.  If supplements aren’t the route you are looking to go, we also carry a selection of detox teas that can help get those nasty toxins out of your body.  Additionally, probiotics promote beneficial gut bacteria in your intestinal tract. They aid in regulating bowel movements, which are very important for the elimination of toxins, and have also been found to increase glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and works in the liver to protect the body from harmful substances as well as eliminate toxins.  This spring don’t let toxins keep you in the way of enjoying the nice weather and great outdoors.

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30
APR

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

Bluebonnet Nutrition – Nutrition To The Fifth Power

Bluebonnet Nutrition was founded in 1991 on the basic principle that they offer the cleanest, purest, most natural nutritional supplements exclusively sold through natural food retailers. Since the launch of their company in Texas, they commit to the five values of Bluebonnet Nutrition: Nature, Science, Quality, Truth and Knowledge. Contributing a value for every petal of the Texas state flower from which their name is derived. 

Ecological Formulas – High Quality Supplements

Ecological Formulas is your source for the highest quality supplements. Founded in 1981, Ecological Formulas/Cardiovascular Research has been formulating and distributing specialty supplements for more than 20 years. Many of their products are for the chemically sensitive individual, and are also kosher certified and/or independently lab tested.

BioGenesis Nutraceuticals – Innovation Using Evidence & Experience

Founded in 2000, BioGenesis was founded with the goal to formulate products of the highest quality using therapeutic levels and containing a complete profile that would enable doctors to minimize the complexity of prescriptions to patients. Their formulas are unique in that often several formulas are combined to form a whole that is more effective than the parts.

Theramedix – High Potency Digestive Enzymes

Theramedix is a company dedicated to providing health care practitioners with a premier line of plant derived pharmaceutical grade enzymes. They are determined to provide the highest activity enzymes with the highest integrity available to health professionals and their customers. It is their determination to provide well-researched and well-documented information that helps educate as many people as possible in the benefits of enzymes for maintaining and promoting optimal health.

For a limited-time save an extra 15% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT502’ at checkout.

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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.

 
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

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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29
MAR

The Amazing Benefits of Lemon Balm

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Herbs at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What if I told you there was an herb that can help with hyperthyroidism, anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, IBS, and other GI complaints related to nervous origin, while at the same time contains anti-viral properties against herpes? You would want to know what this herb was, correct? The herb is Melissa officnalis, or more commonly known as lemon balm. Lemon balm is a member of the Lamiaceae (mint) family and is native to the center-southern region of Europe. It has been used medicinally for years.

There have been many studies on the positive effects lemon balm can have on overall health. One study looked at its effect on herpes. Researchers found that lemon balm extract shortened the healing time, aided in the prevention of spreading, and also helped with the tingling, burning, itching, swelling, and redness commonly associated with the infection. In another study, scientists found that it inhibited the replication of the herpes simplex virus.  In vitro studies conducted on lemon balm and Grave’s Disease have shown that lemon balm blocks the attachment of the antibodies that cause Grave’s disease. One final study found that insulin resistant high fat diet fed mice given lemon balm had reduced hyperglycemia (blood sugar), insulin resistance, and LDL/VLDL cholesterol levels after 6 weeks.

Another benefit of lemon balm is the calming effect it can have. The ability to increase relaxation makes it effective in the treatment of ADHD and anxiety.  Studies have shown that  lemon balm increases GABA (inhibitory neurotransmitter) in synapses (decreased levels of GABA have been associated with anxiety). There are many uses for lemon balm and Lucky Vitamin is proud to carry a variety of extracts, supplements, essential oils, and more.

 

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19
MAR

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 11:32 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

Pure Essence Labs – Cellular Concept Of Health

At Pure Essence Labs, their mission is your health. They’ve spent over 35 years identifying the world’s most powerful whole-food, science based nutrition, which they combine with the ancient wisdom of the world’s most profound holistic medical systems.  They use Nature as the model by which to build and maintain good health. By joining the best of the old with the best of the new, makes it all available to you as the most holistic, and most effective dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

Davinci – Laboratories of Vermont

For over 35 years, DaVinci Laboratories has been a leader in nutritional research, product development and innovation from their home state of Vermont. Their dedication to higher integrity, and insistence on superior quality are a reflection of Vermont values. They are a family-owned and managed company that continues to set new standards for quality and product innovation so they can keep you as healthy and informed as possible.  

Interplexus – Price, Quality & Service

InterPlexus is a premier purveyor of high quality vitamins, minerals, enzymes, ayurvedic herbs, and essential fatty acids. They are committed to using the highest quality ingredients in their entire product line and equally committed to bringing the latest research to their list of fine products. Established in 1989, InterPlexus’ mission remains the same: To deliver the finest specialty products at a reasonable price and always with good service.

Designs For Health – Using Scientific Research For Optimal Results

By holding itself to extremely high standards and delivering results, Designs for Health has established itself as one of the fastest growing manufacturers and distributors of nutritional supplements, selling exclusively to the health professionals market. Led by a talented and committed team of professionals whose ultimate goal is to help people lead healthier lives, Designs for Health delivers on its promise to provide the highest quality nutritional products available — and the dedicated relevant support needed to ensure optimal results.

For a limited-time save an extra 15% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT314’ at checkout.

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24
FEB

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 3:40 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

 Metagenics – Genetic Potential Through Nutrition

Science uses genomic and proteomic research to identify plant-based extracts and derivatives that communicate with specific proteins. These proteins send signals to promote healthy functioning and “amplify” healthy messages from food.  Metagenics uses these discoveries to become readily available medical foods and nutraceuticals that offer uniquely effective and powerful formulas for both targeted and broad health applications.  Their in-house scientific staff and technologically advanced facilities conduct adequate research and evaluation. That’s what enables them to continue to provide innovative formulas of the highest possible quality to help you make a noticeable impact on health.

Herb Pharm – Liquid Herbal Extracts From “Seed to Shelf”

Since 1979, Herb Pharm has been emphasizing the necessity of using the best quality organically cultivated and sustainably wild crafted herbs to produce safe and effective herbal extracts. By growing their own herbs and having such a close liaison between their manufacturing department and farm, they are able to optimize cultivation techniques, time of harvest, and handling of herbs far better than by sourcing these herbs from other growers. It is on Herb Pharm’s certified organic herb farm and plant sanctuary where their quality comes to life and begins to grow.

Lane Labs – Award-Winning Innovation Since 1994

Lane Labs offers unique natural supplements and topicals, recognized for their safety and superior efficacy in controlled research. Winner of the “2010 Best of Supplements” and “2011 Taste for Life Essentials” awards, Lane Labs 17 brands are backed by 18 approved or pending patents and 97 scientific articles. With potency and recommended usage comparable to that used in clinical research, it’s clear that Lane Labs provide superior value to their customer through innovation.  Their performance claims are based on scientific evidence and their research is used by US Courts and Medical Journals.

Nature’s Secret – Total Body Wellness For Overall Health

Nature’s Secret is the leader in cleansing health products that focus on total body wellness. The conventional approach to health sees the body as a set of separate parts, each needing their own separate treatments. However, nature and wisdom knows there is no separation between any of our systems. They are all intricately connected and Nature’s Secret uses this philosophy when developing their products.  They combine a delicate mixture of healing herbs and botanicals to treat imbalance itself, not just the symptoms of imbalance.

For a limited-time save an extra 15% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT214’ at checkout.

 

 

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27
JAN

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 3:13 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. Save an extra 20% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT126’ at checkout. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

 

Nordic Naturals – Not Your Everyday Fish Oil

There are three main components to quality omega-3 fish oil: freshness, purity and taste. Consumers can rely on objective proof of purity from third-party analysis to validate these attributes. Today, the leading health organizations and industry experts have set strict purity standards for supplements, and Nordic Naturals meets every one. All oils used in Nordic Naturals products show no detectable heavy metals, dioxins or PCBs, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to Nordic’s large contingent of loyal customers. After all, Nordic is known for applying the strictest ethical and socially responsible environmental practices as they strive to eliminate the global omega-3 deficiency.

 

ResVitále – Anti-aging Compounds found in Organic Grapes from France

Clinical research has discovered that the key active ingredient in red wine is trans-Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant. Resveratrol has been shown to help boost cellular energy production and rejuvinate DNA by supporting ‘longevity gene’ activation. ResVitále starts with award-winning grapes, grown in one of the world’s most celebrated wine regions, and uses a patent-pending Resveratrol extraction process enhanced with wildcrafted Polygonum cuspidatum to create some of the finest Resveratrol available for anyone hoping to slow the advances of Father Time.

 

Biotics Research Corporation – In the Vanguard of Research, Development & Manufacturing

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for pharmaceuticals affect everyone. Consumers expect that each batch of medicines they take will meet quality standards that guarantee their safety and effectiveness. Biotics Research Corporation manufactures their branded products on-site, in state-of the-art facilities, allowing for complete control of the entire manufacturing process. Within their laboratories, the highly skilled members of their Quality Control Unit utilize modern, sophisticated technologies and validated analytical methods to test incoming raw materials, monitor manufacturing processes, perform in-process testing, and test all finished products prior to their release for shipment. In fact, many aspects of their cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) exceed the new, recently enacted FDA guidelines for dietary supplements in order to ensure the highest level of quality standards.

 

Nutritional Therapeutics – Free Radical Protection at the Cellular Level

A phospholipid membrane protects the outermost layer of the cell by controlling what goes in and out of the cell. Damaged membranes interfere with absorption of nutrients and energy production which can lead to aging and disease.  For over 25 years, Nutritional Therapeutics Inc. focuses on the scientific research concerning cellular restoration, which they believe is at the core of effective nutritional health and well-being. Currently, their leading formula (patent-pending) is NT Factor. This is a proprietary blend of phospholipids designed to fight fatigue and foster healthy cell function.

 

 

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24
JAN

Tips for Optimal Health: Green Formulas

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:13 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

“Eat your fruits and vegetables.” Sure, you’ve heard this before, but science shows it’s good advice.

Consuming five to nine servings of fruits and veggies is recommended by most health professionals to maintain good health. Yet, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, less than nine percent of American adults consume the recommended number of servings.

One way to ensure you are receiving the nutritional benefits of multiple servings of fruits and vegetables is through green food supplementation. With just one scoop of Greens Today, you can get all your nutrients plus more!

Greens Today Original Formula is specifically designed to provide a Health Promoting, Energizing, Cleansing, Immune Boosting, Alkaline Promoting, and Complete Daily Nutritional Supplement. Greens Today Original Formula is an advanced phyto-nutrient superfood which uniquely combines nutraceutical ingredients, powerful antioxidants, digestive enzymes, plant fibers, probiotics, herbal extracts, plant fibers, vegetables and naturally occurring whole food source vitamins that work synergistically to provide optimally balanced nutritional support.

Specially formulated with 72 superfoods, Greens Today has 1900 mg of spirulina per each serving. One scoop contains 100% or more of numerous essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to perform at its best. You can mix Greens Today with water, juice, soy, rice or almond milk.

Here’s just a few of the ingredients in Greens Today and what they can do for you –

·         Contains chlorella and spirulina that help detoxify the body and are rich in nutrients

·         High in natural sources of antioxidants which fight free-radicals

·         Features a blend of fiber and ginger as well as probiotics and enzymes that support digestion

·         Contains Fo-ti and horsetail, which are thought to stimulate hair growth

·         Contains dandelion and artichoke, which detoxify the liver

·         Contains ginkgo biloba, which may improve blood flow to the brain

·         Contains bee pollen, a complete food rich in nutrients which boasts more amino acids than beef, eggs or cheese of equal weight

 

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20
JAN

Battling Migraines

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Migraines are very painful headaches that usually begin on only one side of the head and may become worse with exposure to light. Today is Monday, “scientifically proved” to be the most common day for migraine headaches. So, no better day to inform you a little bit more about this painful condition and show a few good natural ways to treat migraines.

Around 18% of American women and 6% of men are affected by migraine headaches but mainstream medicine has yet to find a safe, long-term way to prevent this debilitating condition. Scientists have recently uncovered that migraines may cause lasting brain damage that is closely related to the changes seen in seizures, strokes, and dementia.

Migraines are commonly preceded by warning symptoms such as depression, irritability, restlessness, loss of appetite, and visual disturbances. Migraines may also involve nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision. Smoking and birth control pills can be additional contributing factors in migraines.

A few natural substances have now been found to be effective in preventing and often in treating migraine headaches. Studies have shown that magnesium, butterbur, feverfew, and vitamin B2 are great alternative ways to battle migraines.

Magnesium targets the underlying mechanisms of migraines, improving brain blood flow and restoring balance to the brain chemicals neurotransmitters. Taking 200 mg of this mineral in a well-absorbed supplement two or three times a day may help reduce migraine frequency and relieve symptoms.

Butterbur extract has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of migraine attacks, when taking about 75 mg twice a day of an extract standardized containing at least 15% petasins.

Feverfew is the most frequently used herb for the long-term migraine prevention. Continuous use of standardized feverfew extract delivering 250 mcg of parthenolide per day may reduce the severity, duration, and frequency of migraine headaches.

Lastly, vitamin B2 can also be effective at reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches.

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