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20
MAY

3 Health Benefits from Carrot Juice

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
If you are looking to add a new juice to your diet, you may want to consider the healthy and delicious carrot juice. Known for its high content of vitamin A, carrot juice can be helpful to support a variety of health issues. Carrots are considered by many nutritionists as an essential part of a healthy and well-balanced diet. Here’s a quick list of 3 health benefits from drinking carrot juice.

1. Support Eye Health

Carrots are known to boost eye health due to its high amounts of lutein, beta carotene, and zeaxanthin. Vitamin A is essential to prevent eye disorders such as macular degeneration and drinking a glass a carrot juice a day can be an efficient way to ensure your daily intake of A stays at healthy levels. Carrot juice is a great alternative for people who don’t like eating raw carrots.

2. Allergies and Headaches

Research has shown that carrot juice is one of the most effective cure for allergies, headaches, and any type of inflammation. Regular consumption of natural carrot juice, such as one glass in the morning before breakfast, may reduce allergy symptoms as well as minimize headaches and migraines.

3. Cardiovascular Support

Regular consumption of carrots as well as carrot juice can help decrease the risk for health disease and stroke. Current research indicates that drinking carrot juice benefits heart health by lowering oxidative stress and improves the body’s defense against various forms of cardiovascular disease due to the high antioxidant content that carrots contain. Carrots also work to lower cholesterol and boost bile production, which increases the body’s ability to digest fat. This not only helps your digestive system to properly absorb nutrition from food but also directly impacts the good cholesterol levels, protecting your heart.




4
MAY

Suffering With Puffy Eyes And A Stuffy Nose?

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 9:59 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
In the parkAllergic rhinitis is the most pervasive chronic condition, affecting 10% to 40% of adults and children. The body’s response to an allergen like pollen leads to release of messenger chemicals such as interleukins (IL-4, IL-5 and IL-13) and Th2 cells that trigger the body’s activity of IgE production and the infiltration of the site where the allergen entered by inflammatory cells. Usual meds include antihistamines, corticosteroids, decongestants, intranasal heparin and immunotherapy—but actually use of bio-active silver hydrosol in a 10 part per million solution (available “over the counter”) could be just as effective without the headache of prospective drug side effects.

Silver “developed through nanotechnology exhibits remarkably unusual physicochemical properties and biological activities,” say researchers. “Strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory activity is a major direction for development of nano-silver products.”

It has been known since ancient times that silver reduces inflammation of wounds and enhances healing. Thanks to recent advances in technology scientists have fine-tuned silver’s healing abilities by creating particles of smaller and smaller size. Bio-active silver hydrosol can be used directly on the affected areas as a gentle anti-inflammatory.

3 Ways Silver Soothes

The silver ions will begin working to reduce inflammation upon contact.

Nasal symptoms: An intranasal inhaler bottle is ideal for getting the silver hydrosol directly to the irritated tissues. While symptoms are present, use five squirts per nostril while inhaling, repeat four times per day. As the silver comes in contact with the inflamed tissue, it will begin working to bring down swelling and reduce congestion.

Eye Irritation: Choose a dropper and use it just like traditional eye drops. Use two drops in each eye every hour to help reduce puffiness and redness associated with inflammation.

Respiratory irritation: To relieve irritation and inflammation in the respiratory tract, use silver hydrosol with a spray application or with a nebulizer several times a day while the irritation persists.




3
MAY

3 Top Strains of Probiotics

Filed Under: Immunity,Supplements at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Probiotics are not all the same. These amazing products contain different strains that can provide different health benefits. In order to help you undertanding this a little better, we have prepared a quick list of 3 top strains of probiotics.

1. Lactobacillus Acidophilus

Perhaps the most important strain of the lactobacillus species, L. acidophilus is known to keep the balance of good vs. bad bacteria and enhance the immune system. A common ingredient in fermented dairy products such as yogurt, this bacterium colonizes most densely in the small intestine, where it helps maintain the integrity of the intestinal wall, ensure proper nutrient absorption, and support healthy overall digestive function. L. acidophilus is also known to boost immunity, help relief of cramping, gas, diarrhea as well as curbing the growth of Candida in women.

2. Lactobacillus Plantarum

Lactobacillus plantarum is considered by many as one of the most beneficial bacterias in your body. Known for its ability to produce hydrogen peroxide, which the body uses as a defense against bacteria consumed in food, L. plantarum survives in the stomach for a long time and performs many functions that help regulate immunity and control inflammation in the gut. L. plantarum can quickly digest protein, helping to prevent food allergies, and is known for its ability to absorb and maintain important nutrients such as brain-friendly omega- 3 fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants.

3. Bifidobacterium Longum

Known to support overall digestion, detoxification and immune health, bifidobacterium longum is one of the most common strains of bifidobacteria found in the GI tract. It is known to break down carbohydrates and to scavenge and neutralize everyday toxins found in the gut, and has been associated with improving lactose tolerance and preventing diarrhea, food allergies, and the proliferation of pathogens.




3
MAY

The Benefits of a Probiotic

probioticsProbiotics balance the spectrum of live organisms that naturally colonize the human GI tract. Probiotic bacteria is essential for healthy digestion, ensures the intestinal lining stays up to par and aids in the detoxification process.

Immune Support – Did you know that 80 percent of your immune system is located within your digestive system? Simply put: a healthy gut equals a healthy you! Without a good probiotic, your body cannot absorb fiber, sugars or starches. The good bacteria in your GI tract converts carbs into energy and nutrients for your body.

Childhood Allergies – A recent study found that women who took probiotics during pregnancy had a 30 percent reduction in the instance of childhood eczema (an early sign of allergies) in their infants.

Weight Control – Stanford University researchers found that obese people had different gut bacteria than those whose weights fell in the “normal” range. Weight factors including metabolism, hormones and inflammation are all influenced by gut health andprobiotics can help restore this system back to balance.

Women’s Health – Probiotics play an important role in maintaining balance and preventing bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections in women. Also, L. acidophilius can not only help prevent infection but can help manage active ones.

Urinary Health – If you suffer from frequent UTI then you need a probiotic, stat! The good bacteria may help fight off bad bacteria that can invade your urinary tract.

Infant Health – Colicky babies can benefit from a probiotic. According to Italian researchers, infants given probiotics during the first three months of life appear to have fewer bouts of colic. And it can also help with constipation and acid reflux in babies.

 




2
MAY

Why Take Probiotics?

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements at 11:47 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Probiotics are the living bacteria in our bodies (the good kind!) that help keep the bad bacteria in check. In this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND, Dr. Wolf explains how probiotics contribute to digestive health, and the other ways they function in the body.

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28
APR

Why Choose Organic Protein?

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutrition,Supplements at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Organic protein continues to gain popularity across the country. Every day, more people are switching to the most natural version of protein products for several good reasons.

First, protein products are one of the best examples of how the organic version can be much better than the conventional, non-organic ones. Organic protein, particularly whey protein, is by far the best form of protein powder you can possibly buy and consume as these products are hormone-free. Non-organic foods are often made from milk from cows that are given hormones to help boost milk production. However, these hormones stay present in the milk and its products, eventually ending in the consumers’ system. Organic whey protein comes from cows which are fed organically pesticide-free grown feed and never treated with hormones.

Additionally, a lot of organic protein products come from vegetarian sources and are perhaps the most natural form available. Vegan products are not only great sources of protein but also ensure that you are getting a product from a company/brand that uses ingredients with zero exposure to pesticides and toxins, as well as helping to promote sustainable and ecologically-friendly agricultural practices.

If that’s not enough reasons to choose organic protein, here’s another one. Some of the dairy non-organic protein products are made with milk from cows treated with antibiotics. This is also important because antibiotics can be passed through milk into individuals. This is especially dangerous if a person has an antibiotic allergy which could be potentially deadly. Organic certified protein comes from cows which are not treated with unnecessary antibiotics.

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26
APR

New Brands Showcase: Bee Panacea

Filed Under: Health Foods,Superfoods,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin offers an incredible selection of honey products but we can still find room for one more premium brand: Bee Panacea.

Bee Panacea offers a unique mix of raw, organic honey, infused with a unique combination of natural herbs and superfoods. The company develops these potent formulas to be mixed with a delicious 100% raw royal honey base, creating products to promote energy, mental clarity and vitality. Bee Panacea uncompromising hand-made production standards maintain the highest level of purity. Nothing in Bee Panacea is ever pasteurized or modified and each ingredient is backed by a Certification of Analysis, which eliminates any possibility of toxins, chemicals and bacteria.

Bee Panacea products provide sustained energy and can be useful to elevate mood, manage weight, strengthen immunity, aid digestion and much more as it contain detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties.

The company combines super-foods, such as spirulina, chlorella and maca root, with Chinese and Ayurveda (Indian) herbs such as shilajit and reishi mushrooms. These combo is then infused with the complex flavors of raw, organic royal honey, bee pollen, propolis (rich in vitamins and anti-inflammatory) and royal jelly (rich in proteins and collagen). Working in harmony, these ingredients allow your energy to feel balanced and may help you achieve a sense of balance and well-being.

You can save even more when you shop Bee Panacea products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code APR16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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20
APR

4 Great Coconut Products

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Coconuts are known to provide a ton of health benefits in many different ways. Coconuts are used in everything these days from creams and lotions to shampoos and conditioners, sunscreens, candles, soaps, baking products, ice cream, coconut milk, and much more. With so many options, we choose 4 great coconut products to present to you.

1. Coconut Water

One of the most known products, coconut water has become one of the best-selling sports drinks because of its health benefits. A single (100ml) serving of coconut water contain only 19 calories and is considered a natural isotonic beverage, helping replace fluids and salts that are lost during exercise. Plus, coconut water contains more potassium than bananas.

2. Coconut Oil

Another popular product, coconut oil has been trending in the past few years. Commonly used in cooking, especially for frying, coconut oil can be used in liquid form as a replacement for vegetable oils. Coconut oil doesn’t break down easily at high temperatures like other oils and it doesn’t go rancid easily. The sweet, nutty taste and the creamy texture make it a great addition to smoothies and other drinks. Coconut oil is often used in raw, vegan kitchen for desserts.

3. Coconut Butter

Coconut is a type of butter with an extra touch. The delicious, sweet, exotic taste of the coconut can be a great addition to your diet or a replacement for regular butter or margarine. Great for cooking, coconut butter can also be used as a replacement for peanut butter.

4. Coconut Vinegar

Coconut vinegar is certainly the less known product on this list but perhaps it’s time to give this one a try. Coconut vinegar is produced from fermented coconut water and has not only a unique, different taste but is surprisingly nutritious. For example, coconut vinegar is more nutritious than apple cider vinegar and it has the same alkalizing effect in the body.




19
APR

Non-GMO: Your Right to Know Webinar

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods,Supplements at 10:45 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
This webinar will focus on defining what genetically modified organisms are, how to avoid them and how they might be found in foods and supplements you consume each day. You will also learn about the Non-GMO Project’s practices for GMO avoidance.

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16
APR

New Brands Showcase: Olly

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B16Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Olly.

Olly offers a superior line of products created to fit your changing needs. Every blend is formulated to be super effective by pairing nutrients in powerful combinations that are designed to meet specific health benefits. Olly products are sourced from nature and contain only natural colors and flavors. Lightly sweetened, Olly products use the power of phytonutrients and antioxidants.

The company’s main goal is to make nutrition simple. Olly is proud to say the company has a bunch of vitamin geeks, who have been studying nutrition for decades and learning the right blend of nutrients to help make us stronger, faster, more balanced and more energetic.

Olly gummies and softgels containuniquely delicious flavors and vibrant colors from all natural sources. Additionally, the company includes powerful natural bioactives like plant-based phytonutrients and antioxidant extracts from hard-working ingredients like cacao and green tea. The result is a superior line of effective and delicious supplements for you and your family.

You can save even more when you shop Olly products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code APR16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.




9
APR

New Brands Showcase: NutraBio

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Amino Main Web Banner(no sale)Lucky Vitamin offers hundreds of top-quality sport supplements but that doesn’t stop us from adding more premium products. The latest addition is NutraBio, an ultra-pure supplement brand.

NutraBio was created to maximize the quality of your life by providing nutrition products based on the latest science and health research. All supplements are manufactured to the highest level of pharmaceutical standards. Since 1996, NutraBio has developed products with only the purest and highest quality ingredients hand-picked by a team of expert chemists from around the world. The company has taken sports nutrition to a whole new level. The idea of an ultra-pure supplement brand is fully enforced by have all products manufactured in a FDA registered and inspected GMP facility exceeding FDA 21 CFR Part 111 c-GMP Regulations.

Every single raw ingredient undergoes state-of-the-art analysis to ensure zero tolerance for impurities and make sure they meet 100% of their label claim.  NutraBio supplements contain absolutely no fillers, excipients or additives. Every ingredient is in its full therapeutic dosage which is listed on the label.

NutraBio provides you the purest, safest, and most effective weight management and sport supplements that science can offer. Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, these products will get you moving fast, jumping higher, and performing better.

Check this out. Double saving on all NutraBio products. You can save an extra 15% off all NutraBio supplements at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code APR16NEW16 at checkout. Offer expires 4/30/16. Plus, you earn 5X LuckyReward points on all items of this new brand. Click here for more information about LuckyRewards.




5
APR

The Benefits of Beet Juice

Filed Under: Health Foods,Superfoods,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
iStock_000045499888_SmallBeet juice has been one of the hottest supplements in recent years and if you are still not familiar with this wonderful product, let’s not waste any more time and learn a bit more about the health benefits of beet juice.

Considered a superfood, beet juice contain high levels of antioxidants, dietary fiber as well as a variety of vitamins and minerals. This all-natural, low-fat juice is an excellent source of folic acid, vitamin C, niacin, biotin, potassium, iron and magnesium. Plus, beet juice is rich in the nutrient betaine, which is important for cardiovascular health.

Beet juice is known to boost physical stamina and increase exercise endurance as studies have shown that a nitrate in beetroot juice can turn into nitric oxide (NO) in the body. This process can lead to a reduction in oxygen uptake, consequently increasing stamina, reducing fatigue, and making exercise less tiring. Regular consumption of beet juice can benefit endurance athletes, elderly people and those with cardiovascular, respiratory or metabolic diseases.

Featured in the Dr. Oz show, a recent study has shown that supplementation with dietary nitrate NO3 from beet root juice can have beneficial effects on blood pressure. Researchers suggested that drinking a glass of beet juice a day can lower high blood pressure, safely restoring cardio health.

Additionally, beet juice is known to increase blood flow dramatically and is considered a good solvent of inorganic calcium deposits in the body. Therefore, it is essential in the prevention of circulatory disorders like varicose veins, hypertension and arteriosclerosis.




4
APR

Get the Beauty Burst You Need from NeoCell

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Beauty,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Having beautiful and radiant skin requires a certain amount of proper nutrients. Some folks may find it difficult to get the correct nutrition from food but NeoCell Laboratories have the perfect line of products to help you with that: Beauty Burst.

NeoCell Beauty Burst products deliver high absorption of necessary beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews. These unique formulas contain a combination of ingredients that are essential for the skin. Collagen Type 1 & 3 is the body’s beauty protein and strengthens skin. Hyaluronic Acid is known as “nature’s moisturizer” and help with skin hydration and renewal. Vitamin C is essential to boosting collagen in the skin. Together, these three beauty nutrients work together to build beautiful skin from the inside out. Additionally, collagen type 1 and type 3 work wonderfully not only for firm, smooth skin but also promote strong hair and nails.

These award-winning products are available in three delicious flavors: super fruit punch, fresh mint chocolate, and Brazilian acai berry, a high-potency biotin and super-antioxidant formula.

A leader is natural supplement, skin care, health and wellness, NeoCell’s products are designed to nourish your body with essential healthy nutrients in order to promote health and create beauty from the inside, out.

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29
MAR

New Brand Spotlight: Wojo

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is introducing another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Wojo.

Wojo offers a unique line of products which contain a blend of six B vitamins essential to healthy nerve and cell development. This single-dose liquid supplement is specially formulated with ingredients shown to support overall health and boost metabolism.

Wojo supplements are designed for the changing needs of a busy lifestyle. Packaged to go and quickly absorbed, you can simply enjoy Wojo with your favorite beverage, hot or cold, whenever and wherever it’s convenient. It’s the perfect product for busy people who may need a little push, an extra dose of energy, more focus, or simply a better mood to face what’s ahead.

From the beginning, Wojo wanted to create more than just a supplement, hoping that this new product could serve as a tangible reminder to everyone to stop, at least for a moment, and consider the road they want to travel. Based on a blend of B vitamins, Wojo contains B1, niacin/B3, pantothenic acid/B5, B6, biotin/B7, and B12. Some Wojo products also contain additional vitamins such as vitamin D3 as well as herbal extracts and amino acid ingredients, all added to help you meet your specific needs.

You can save even more when you shop Wojo supplements at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAR16NEW16 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand.




23
MAR

Hyaluronic Acid and Healthy Joints

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B23Hyaluronic acid has been known to promote healthy joints for many years. This naturally occurring carbohydrate is found in the human body in connective tissue, joint fluid, skin and cartilage. Also known as HA, hyaluronic acid is responsible for maintaining the body joints lubricated as well as keeping your skin smooth and elastic.

Hyaluronic acid is produced by the human body but production tends to deplete as we age, which may lead to several joint issues such as osteoarthritis. In order to replenish healthy levels of this important body fluid, hyaluronic acid supplements may be one of the best ways to minimize joint pain and discomfort.

One of the most popular ingredients in products for joint and mobility support, hyaluronic acid can enhance the maintenance of cartilage and joint tissues but is also know to promote healthy bone formation. A good number of supplements for joint support contain hyaluronic acid but it seems like the best results may come when used in conjunction with other joint support ingredients such as glucosamine, chondroitin and MSM. Studies have shown that these four ingredients combined are the best combination to promote healthy joints as well as minimizing pain from osteoarthritis. Another aspect to keep in mind: since absorption may be an issue for some individuals, these joint support products are available in liquid form, which contain a much higher rate of absorption than tablets and capsules.

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