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16
DEC

5 Reasons You Need A Whole Food Supplement

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The human body needs good nutrition to function properly. Eating a healthy diet is essential for maintaining good health, but it can be difficult to keep up with everything we eat. Whole food nutritional supplements are one of the best ways to get all the important nutrition needed for many reasons. In addition to be the most convenient, easy-to-use product, here are 5 reasons you need a whole food supplement:

1. Absorption: your body absorbs much more of the whole food supplement than a conventional form. Synthetic alternatives to whole foods are known as isolates and your body will only absorb a small percentage of an isolate form of vitamins and minerals and utilize even less.

2. Minimal Processing: manufacturers who grow their own whole food ingredients have control over them and quite often are certified organic farms. Once the ingredients are harvested, supplements should be made as soon as possible as food begins to lose nutrients. Delays in processing can lead to a loss of phytonutrients, and starting manufacturing process immediately is the best way to minimize the loss of vital nutrients within each ingredient.

3. Organic: organic whole food supplements from certified organic sources provide superior nutrition and health benefits. Once unknown to the general public, the differences between organic and conventional foods have become very popular and today most people know the amazing benefits and advantages of organic food over regular products.

4. Nutrient Dense: supplements made from raw, nutrient-dense whole foods are by far the best products for your body. Nutrient-dense whole foods are easier to assimilate, and may have a balancing action for your body systems. Overall nutrition is the foundation for vitality and healing within the body, particularly from nutrient dense, concentrated whole foods such as algae-derived sea minerals, herbs, greens, sprouts, seeds and living pre-probiotics.

5. Naturally Occurring: whole food supplements made from concentrated whole foods contain naturally occurring ingredients like vitamins and minerals which are not isolated. These highly complex structures combine a variety of enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, activators which work together synergistically to enable this vitamin complex to do its job in your body. Nutrients from within this complex cannot be taken apart or isolated from the whole, and then be expected to do the same job in the body as the whole complex is designed to do.

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Emerald Labs – Women’s 45+ Multi Vit-A-Min Raw Whole-Food Based Formula – 120 Vegetarian Capsules
Nature’s Plus – Source Of Life Multi-Vitamin & Mineral Supplement With Whole Food Concentrates – 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Solgar – Earth Source Multi-Nutrient Providing Whole Food Concentrates – 90 Tablets
Nature’s Way – Alive Men’s Multi Max Potency – 90 Tablets (formerly Men’s Multi Vitamin & Mineral Whole Food Energizer)

 
10
DEC

10 Superfoods You Never Heard Of

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Have you tried any unusual superfoods? Due to their high nutritional value, superfoods can help prevent diseases and may help you live longer. You may have heard of some of these superfoods but most of them are not so popular. So, we’ve made a special list of 10 superfoods you may never heard of:

1. Moringa: known as the “miracle tree,” moringa is an incredible superfood which contains over 90 trace minerals and can help with weight loss, improve digestive health, and reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. A single serving of moringa leaves contains 272% of your daily value of vitamin A, 125% of calcium, 71% of iron, 41% of potassium, and 22% of your daily value of vitamin C.

2. Acerola: a great source of vitamin C in the natural form of ascorbic acid, acerola contains as much as 1000 to 4500 milligrams per 100 grams of edible fruit. Also known as Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and Cerez, acerola has been showing multiple health benefits in studies due to its high antioxidant properties.

3. Camu Camu: a sour, lemon-sized fruit from the Amazonian region, this superfood comes loaded with a variety of phytochemicals, bioflavonoids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. Camu camu is the world’s best source of natural vitamin C as it contains approximately 50 times the amount of vitamin C found in an average orange.

4. Maca Powder: made from a root grown in the Andes Mountains of Peru, Maca powder is high in vitamins and helpful for improving mood and energy. Maca powder is popular in smoothies and shakes, since it is easily mixable and can be used as a replacement for coffee.

5. Mangosteen: Delicious and juicy, mangosteen is a tropical fruit loaded with essential nutrients and rich in dietary fiber as 100 g provides about 13% of daily needs. Mangosteen is high in vitamin C, a moderate source of B vitamins, and contains a very good amount of minerals like copper, manganese and magnesium.

6. Suma Root: used for hundreds of years for its medicinal properties, Suma is known to increase physical strength, energy and stamina. Suma contains germanium, a potent immune system booster, as well as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.

7. Pitanga: also known as Suriname cherry, this exotic fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin B1 and B2, niacin, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. It is also high in antioxidants and can be used a cold remedy in combination with lemongrass.

8. Goji Berries: a little more known than the previous listings, goji berries are high in vitamin A, fiber and iron, as well as amino acids. A staple of Asian cooking, these powerful berries are typically sold dried and can be added to your oatmeal.

9. Cordyceps Sinensis: this parasitic fungus grows on caterpillar larvae native to the high-altitude regions of China, Nepal, and Tibet. Loaded with several anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-lipid properties, cordyceps can actually enhance the functionality of your immune system, improve your stamina and endurance, stabilize your blood sugar metabolism, and increase your aerobic capacity and oxygen utilization.

10. Chia Seeds: perhaps the “most popular” of these unknown superfoods, chia seeds have become one of the top-selling supplements across the country. Ten years ago, few people knew about these seeds packed with fiber, manganese, and calcium. Today, people use it in many ways from adding in soups to salad dressings, as well as an ingredient for smoothies and much more.

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Vega – Maca powder – 3.2 oz. LUCKY PRICE
Garden of Life – Real Cold Milled Raw Organic Golden Flax Seed & Organic Chia Seed – 12 oz.
American Health – Acerola Plus Natural Vitamin C Chewable Natural Berry Flavor 100 mg. – 250 Tablets
Tahiti Trader – Mangosteen Max 100% Mangosteen Juice – 32 oz.

 
4
DEC

25 Unique Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 7:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most useful and versatile supplements for your overall health. This health boosting tonic has been used for centuries for its healing properties as it fights infection, inflammation, eases pain, and helps digestive issues. Additionally, apple cider vinegar is a safe, natural alternative for the treatment of the skin, teeth and hair.  So, here’s 25 unique uses of the amazing apple cider vinegar:

1. Use it for weight-loss as apple cider vinegar may help decrease appetite and increase fat burn

2. Use it as a detox to cleanse the kidneys

3. Use it as a facial cleanser to boost the pH of your skin

4. Use it to relieve the redness and pain of sunburn by adding it to bath water

5. Use it to promote relaxation in sore muscles

6. Use it to reduce swelling and minimize bruising

7. Use it as a skin toner for blemishes

8. Use it to removes nail fungus

9. Use it to balance the body’s pH level

10. Use it as a hair rinse to fight dandruff and add body and shine to your hair

11. Use it to reduce blood glucose level in diabetics

12. Use it to reduce buildup on the scalp

13. Use it as a supplement to lower cholesterol

14. Use it to reduce inflammation from arthritis

15. Use it to soothe bug bites and other skin irritations

16. Use it as supplement as it relieves sinus pressure and fights infection

17. Use it as an energy booster to increase energy and boosts metabolism

18. Use it to relieve gout

19. Use it to relieve allergies and asthma

20. Use it to treat ear infections

21. Use it to help in the removal of warts

22. Use it as an immune system enhancer to prevent flu

23. Use it as a digestive helper to promote bowel movements and ease constipation

24. Use it to whiten teeth and kills mouth bacteria

25. Use it to aid in relieving chest congestion

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Only Natural – Apple Cider Vinegar 500 mg. – 90 Capsules
American Health – Apple Cider Vinegar – 200 Tablets
Nature’s Life – Apple Cider Vinegar 250 mg. – 250 Tablets

 
2
DEC

7 Pillars That Make Mushrooms Magical

Filed Under: Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

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The seven primary constituents below explain the different “pillars” that support the immune enhancing effects of mushrooms.

1. Polysaccharides (ex. Alpha & Beta-glucans): Immune enhancing benefits

2. Glycoproteins (ex. PSK): Immune enhancing benefits

3. Triterpenes ( ex. Sterols): Hormone and immune support as well as mental health.

4. Lipids: Cholesterol modulating

5. Proteins (Enzymes): Antioxidants

6. Cyathane Derivatives (ex. erinacines & hericenones, nerve growth stimulant factors)

7. Secondary Metabolites

Mushrooms have been used cross-culturally for centuries as food, clothing, tools and medicinals. Examples include:

  • 7,000 year-old Tassilli cave paintings
  • Mushrooms found on 5,300-year-old Neolithic Otzi the Iceman
  • The ancient writings on mushrooms in the Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Traditional Chinese Herbal, dated 1644

Mushrooms have approximately 12,000 genes controlling the production of more than 200,000 compounds. Each mushroom species has a unique genetic make-up and molecular structure. Our ancestors have been experimenting with medicinal mushrooms for over thousands of years which provides us insights into the most beneficial mushrooms in existence. Host Defense selects the best-documented, scientifically-studied and safest functional mushrooms in nature that can be cultivated. From that data they have developed methodologies to sustainably cultivate these species.

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1
DEC

What’s New? Fuel For Fire

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Supplements at 7:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to present a revolutionary brand of exercise and fitness supplements to our customers: Fuel For Fire.

Fuel For Fire is the latest hot-item for any athlete, weekend warrior or anyone with a busy schedule trying to get through the day. This simple fuel-pack product is created with just pureed fruit plus whey protein and nothing else. With nothing artificial and no mysterious ingredients, Fuel For Fire delivers 10 grams of protein and natural carbs from fruit, and are the perfect supplement for pre-workout energy or post-workout recovery.

These delicious and easy-to-use fuel packs offer you the nutrients and vitamins of real food, in the convenience of a pouch that you can take anywhere. Eating clean has never been easier. Available in four delicious flavors: triple berry, tropical, sweet potato apple, and banana cocoa.

Fuel for Fire creates products to enable humans to achieve their fitness and life goals. By nourishing their passions with all-natural fuel source, the company aims to help everyone from the Cross-Fitter looking to get your first muscle-up to a 10-year old hoping to score a first soccer goal. Perfect for yoga, hikers, bikers, and pretty much anyone exercising, whatever your passion is, Fuel For Fire wants to ensure that you are bringing your “A” game every time.

Shop Fuel for Fire supplements at LuckyVitamin.com and save even more. Just enter promo code DEC14NEW15 to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. Offer expires 12/31/14.

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Fuel For Fire – Fuel Pack Triple Berry – 4.5 oz.
Fuel For Fire – Fuel Pack Banana Cocoa – 4.5 oz.
Fuel For Fire – Fuel Pack Tropical – 4.5 oz.
Fuel For Fire – Fuel Pack Sweet Potato Apple – 4.5 oz.

 
1
DEC

Sip on these Superfoods

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs,Supplements,Uncategorized at 11:09 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Curling up with a warm mug of vanilla, earthy goodness is nothing less than perfection on a cold winter night. Every sip of Vanilla Chai Dream Immunity feels like a hug in a mug. Only, this hug goes the extra mile by boosting your immune system and nourishing your body with superfoods such as turmeric, milk thistle and astragalus. Chai lovers are sure to enjoy the rich combination of cinnamon and clove in this raw, vegan, gluten- and soy-free, non-gmo delight. Simply heat some organic almond milk and add one heaping teaspoon of this exotic herbal blend to keep your defenses strong for the cold and flu season.

If you’re looking for a little pick-me-up that does the job and tastes great, too, then Elemental Energy Rare Chocolate Flavor is just what you need. The Arriba Nacional raw and organic cacao makes it a dessert in a glass, satisfying your sweet tooth naturally without any added sugar. It’s enriched with Maca Root, loaded with vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. Add a scoop to eight ounces of water or milk substitute for this decadent (in taste only!) drink. Dial back on your affeine intake by replacing your afternoon cup of joe with Elemental Energy!

Solis Nutritional Blends draws wisdom from South American tribal vitality rituals, Traditional Chinese wellness practices and India’s Ayurvedic health system. The herbs and superfoods they’ve selected have been safely and effectively used for thousands of years.

Solis Nutritional Blends was founded on the belief that simple and honest daily rituals are fundamental to living a healthy life. Of all these daily rituals, family nourishment may be the most important to health – but in our hectic lives, it can be a challenge. Solis solves this problem with their superfood blends that transform water/milk/etc. into nutrient-packed and drinkable superfoods for the whole family. Solis takes great pride in making family wellness easier without shortcuts or compromise – just authentic and honest plant-based nutrition.

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30
NOV

4 Mushrooms You Need this Winter

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

 

 

A lot of people think of mushrooms as a pizza topping but there’s so much more to this culinary delight. Recently, more research is showing the medicinal benefits of mushrooms. Especially, when it comes to our immune system. This cold and flu season, see what all the magic is about with these mushrooms.

Agaricus Blazei Murrill Mushroom is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low caloric content and high nutrient density. Agaricus, nicknamed “God’s Mushroom” due to its near-miraculous curative benefits for the afflicted, has been used for generations by people looking to combat chronic and acute allergies, stress, and chronic fatigue, as well as to treat a litany of diseases and disorders relating to the immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems.

Shiitake (for centuries referred to as the “Elixir of Life”) is rich in several anti-oxidants. Mainly known for their immune system support, the shiitake variety of mushroom contains lentinan, which helps strengthen the immune system so that it can better fight off disease and infection. According to the American Cancer Society, lentinan is believed to stop or slow tumor growth, too, though it notes that more clinical trials are needed to fully gauge the mushrooms’ effectiveness. The shiitake also contains a compound called D-Eritadenine (DEA), which has been known to lower cholesterol and support cardiovascular health.

Maitake, also known as “hen of the woods”, are a large species of mushroom native to Japan, North America and Europe. Often found growing in clumps around the base of oak trees, maitake can reach a weight of 50 pounds. Scientific studies show the extract of this highly prized edible mushroom to have potential benefits for stabilizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promoting healthy immune functions and aiding in cancer treatment and prevention.

Reishi are hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the “mushroom of immortality” and the “medicine of kings”. The reishi more than lives up to its lofty reputation by helping boost the immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease, calm your nerves and relieve both allergies and inflammation.

 

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26
NOV

Why Choose Professional Supplements?

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

 

You walk into places like CVS, Whole Foods, Costco & Trader Joe’s and see an overwhelming amount of supplements on the shelves. You stare aimlessly at the products trying to figure out which ones to buy.  It’s hard to say which supplement is “best” for you, but there are supplements that might be better than others. Not all supplements are manufactured equally. Below is some basic information to think about when purchasing your nutritional supplements.

Quality products should be free of many of the common allergens. These include ingredients such as soy, dairy, egg, corn, gluten and wheat. Companies that spend the time focusing on details such as allergen avoidance also tend to focus on the purity and quality of the items going into their products. They commonly use third parties to test their products for impurities and other unwanted ingredients.

Another important manufacturing process to pay attention to is whether or not a supplement is made with the active ingredients. Active forms of supplements tend to be better absorbed in the body and are more effective because they don’t have to be converted by the body for use. It is also imperative that you look for preferred forms of supplementation like in the case of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) vs. vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Most experts now believe that the only form that should be consumed is vitamin D3. Another example of this would be when choosing a B12 supplement you want to make sure the product contains the preferred form of supplementation, methylcobalamin.

Fillers are another topic to be discussed when it comes to choosing the right supplement. Excipients, or more commonly known as fillers, are an inactive substance that serves as the vehicle or medium for a drug or other active substance. In other words, excipients are all the other stuff listed on the label commonly under the other ingredients section. Some examples of fillers/excipients include lubricants like Stearic Acid, binders such as Magnesium stearate, coloring agents like titanium dioxide and FD&C colors. Fillers can also include preservatives like ascorbyl palmitate and methyl parabens. Many of the professional grade supplements found on LuckyVitamin contain minimal to no excipients or fillers. It is important that you look for supplements that contain the minimal amount of these chemicals, as some have been found to have deleterious health effects.

LuckyVitamin carries a wide array of professional grade nutritional supplements. Click here to find out what brands and other professional grade supplements we carry on our website. Remember to always check with your health care provider before starting any nutritional supplement.

 

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17
NOV

What’s New? Cofilac

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Coffee lovers, we have good news for you. Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary, top-quality brand of fiber supplement in an instant coffee form: Cofilac.

Cofilac offers a one-of-a-kind fiber supplement which can be taken as a cup of instant coffee. Made with the best Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, Cofilac delights your palate with the flavor of a premium cup of coffee while providing your body with the recommended amount of fiber every day. Sounds crazy? Give it a try!

Fiber consumption is very important in every healthy diet but consuming the required amount for the human body every day can be a challenge. Cofilac aims to help you reach the amount of fiber you need every day without changing your habits or lifestyle. The product is developed by a company named Actafarma, a pioneer pharmaceutical laboratory with more than 15 years of experience in the lifestyle-pharma segment. Throughout these years, Actafarma focus has been to provide innovative solutions to this biggest concern: how to improve the quality of life of consumers by improving also their health. In 2010 Actafarma was recognized as the most innovative Spanish company and the most innovative company of the community of Madrid, Spain.

Cofilac has been helping people reach their daily doses of fiber for 8 years in Europe and is supported by studies regarding its efficacy and safety. Cofilac is a unique fiber supplement combined with instant coffee, made with the best coffee beans to offer the flavor of a premium cup of coffee with the benefits of a fiber supplement.

You can save even more when you shop this new, revolutionary Cofilac product at LuckyVItamin.com. Just enter the promo code NOV14NEW15 to save 15% on all items of the new brand.

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Cofilac – Fiber with Instant Coffee – 14 Packet(s)

 
14
NOV

What’s New? TerrAmazon

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a premium brand of natural products to our customers: TerrAmazon.

TerrAmazon offers top-quality products created with the unique nourishing wealth from the Amazon rainforest. The company aims to share healthy, unique, and fair trade products from the Amazon rainforest and, at the same time, promote awareness of forest preservation and social responsibility through sustainable practices. TerrAmazon is inspired by “Nature” and seeks to maintain the sustainability chain that preserves the rainforest and its people.

TerrAmazon believes that natural foods, organically grown from the Amazon rainforest, preserve their natural properties and are rich in nutrients. The consumption of Amazonian products is profoundly linked with rainforest preservation. The products from the standing forest promote the sustainable economy that empowers local communities. TerrAmazon’s core values ensure the products deliver natural and organic ingredients and also that the company encourage local sustainable economies, bringing the consumer and rainforest together, delivering genuine products based on traditional customs.

One of the company’s best-selling products is TerrAmazon Organic Acai powder. This premium supplement contains acai, a superfruit that provides Omegas 3, 6 and 9. A Brazilian super-berry originating from the Amazon rainforest, acai berries are known for having many healthy properties and are considered one of the healthiest food on the planet. Adding Organic TerrAmazon Acai powder to your diet everyday will give you the healthy boost you were looking for. TerrAmazon Acai superfood powder is USDA-certified Organic and Vegan.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop TerrAmazon products at LuckyVItamin.com. Just enter the promo code NOV14NEW15 to save 15% on all items of the new brand.

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TerrAmazon – Camu Camu Powder – 2 oz.
TerrAmazon – Organic Maca Powder – 2 oz.
TerrAmazon – Organic Acai Powder – 2 oz.

 
12
NOV

Get More Energy

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

 

Do you have problems finding the energy to get up and work out in the morning or have trouble maintaining your energy throughout your work out? Don’t worry, LuckyVitamin has an array of energy chews, shots, gels and bars that can help get you going and even keep you going throughout your workout.Your body uses two primary sources of fuel to feed the muscles when you’re running: fats and carbohydrates. Your body relies on carbohydrates as its primary fuel source when racing.

I personally find myself getting home from work struggling to find the energy to make it to the gym. The first thing I do when I feel like this is reach for my energy chews. Products like Honey Stinger Energy Chews are naturally caffeinated from white tea.  These chews contain 32mg of white tea extract per package, are comprised of 95% organic ingredients and sweetened with organic honey. They are perfect for athletes and other individuals looking for a little extra energy to help them get through their workout. Another product that I couldn’t live without are the GU-Energy Chomps. This company makes Chomps that are both caffeinated (20mg per serving) and non-caffeinated as well contain a proven blend of carbohydrates, amino acids, antioxidants and electrolytes. These products are not only good to take before a workout, but can also be useful while you are out on your run, bike ride, walk, etc.

Need more then a chew to fill you up on your long workout? We got you covered with a large assortment of energy bars. We have bars that are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan and even kosher. The Vega Sport Immediate Sustained Energy Bar is not only packed with 27g of carbohydrates (the preferred energy source during a workout), but it also taste great!  It is vegan, gluten free, artificial color free, artificial sweetener free, eco-friendly and non-GMO.

The last must-have workout pick-me-ups are energy gels. These carb-packed energy fuels come in tiny packets, but deliver a great a deal of energy. These gels are designed to replenish carbohydrate stores that are depleted when running, biking, walking or doing any other form of exercise. Fueling the body with what it needs during your workout will help keep you going. Some of these gels also contain caffeine for that extra little pick-me-up. I specifically enjoy the taste of the GU Energy Energy Gels. They come in a variety of flavors and each one seems to be more delicious than the next.

Don’t let fatigue get in the way of good workout.  Shop LuckyVitamin for your energy boosting needs.

 

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11
NOV

5 Omega Foods That Aren’t Fish

Filed Under: Green Living,Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Most people are aware of the importance of omegas to maintain good health. However, some people find it difficult to obtain this important nutrient if the fish sources aren’t really an option. What people need to know is that many other vegetarian sources contain good amounts of omegas. So, here is a list of 5 foods for omegas that aren’t fish:

1. Flax Seeds: flax seeds are considered the best vegetarian source of omega 3. One ounce of flax seeds packs in 6388mg of omega 3 (nearly 6 times the RDA) as well as 1655mg of omega 6 in the process, which helps keep your omega 3 to omega 6 radios in check. If you can take a tablespoon of flax oil, the amount of omega 3s is even higher, about 7196mg.

2. Chia Seeds: chia seeds have recently been one of the hottest natural supplements. These incredible nutrient-packed seeds contain 4915mg of omega 3 in one single ounce as well as 1620mg of omega 6. They are also loaded with calcium, fiber, and manganese.

3. Mustard Oil: this natural oil has 826mg omega 3 and 2146mg omega 6 in a tablespoon. Compare this to the 103mg omega 3 and 1318mg omega 6 found in olive oil and a simple switch of your oil can provide you a boost of omegas and health benefits.

4. Seaweed: seaweeds not only have fairly high amounts of omega 3, but they are also one of the only vegan foods which also have EPA and DHEA. Spirulina contains 58mg omega 3, 88mg omega 6 per tablespoon and is considered one of the best choices for seaweed.

5. Berries: berries are an excellent source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, but did you know that most berries can also be a good vegetarian source of omega 3? Blueberries top the list with 174mg of omega 3 per one cup serving while simultaneously delivering 259mg of omega 6.

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Navitas Naturals – Raw Chia Seeds Certified Organic – 16 oz.
NOW Foods – Flax Seed Meal Organic – 12 oz.
Earthrise – Spirulina Natural Green Super Food For Longevity Powder – 6.3 oz.
Fruit Advantage – Brain Support Wild Blueberry – 60 Capsules formerly Traverse Bay

 
9
NOV

What’s New? Balanced Guru

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Balanced Guru is a recently added premium line of certified organic skin, body, hair and energy products, now available at LuckyVitamin.com.

Balanced Guru offers unique products created and developed to help you find balance in every aspect of your being. All products can help balance your beauty through physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. By combining ancient eastern wisdom with modern western science, the company has unique formulations to integrate the benefits of aromatherapy and wholesome ingredients to balance your health and beauty.

Beauty and health starts from within, thus, Balanced Guru believes in simultaneously nurturing body, mind and spirit in everything we do. Additionally, Balanced Guru was created with a conscious and passionate commitment to promote the wellbeing of customers and the planet we all share. The company crafts wholesome products that are certified organic, cruelty-free, and sustainable while limiting the environmental impact and maximizing the social impact by giving it back to communities.

The company only uses ingredients and materials that are safe for our bodies and the environment, including raw ingredients which are always natural, certified organic and come from sustainable harvesting. All jars and bottles are made with 100% recycled and recyclable post-consumer resin. In addition, all packaging, marketing and shipping materials are made with 100% recycled and recyclable paper, and labels and formulations are 100% biodegradable, free of harmful chemicals and toxins.

Save even more when you shop Balanced Guru products at LuckyVItamin.com. Just enter the promo code NOV14NEW15 to save 15% on all items of the new brand.

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Balanced Guru – Face It Off Facial Cleanser – 4 oz.
Balanced Guru – Drop Dead Salt Scrub Body Exfoliator – 9 oz.
Balanced Guru – Balm Me Up Body Balm Cocoa & Tang – 4 oz.

 
5
NOV

What’s New? Splash

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of whey isolate products to our customers: Splash.

Splash offers premium whey isolate products developed by a team of professionals who have each worked in the nutrition industry for more than a decade. The company was created because the founders observed an ever increasing number of low-quality protein powders as well as supplements from untrustworthy manufacturers on the market. Determined to change the face of the supplement industry, Splash launched their own manufacturing facility in 2011.

Splash Whey Isolate is a high quality whey protein isolate that is available in four dynamic, fruity flavors. Whey protein powder is the number one protein used by bodybuilders and pro-athletes to accelerate muscle development as well as increase antioxidant levels, helping with muscle recovery better than other conventional protein supplements.

You can enjoy these great Splash products that are gluten free and lactose free. Additionally, Splash supplements are non-GMO , contain no artificial colors, and all products are manufactured using Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). If you are concerned about the quality of your current products, it is time to switch to Splash. The company guarantees that each and every supplement is manufactured using the highest quality ingredients and is subject to rigorous quality control standards. All production is under the direct supervision of highly experienced and trained personnel.

You can save even more when you shop Splash supplements at LuckyVItamin.com. Just enter the promo code NOV14NEW15 to save 15% on all items of the new brand.

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Splash – Whey Isolate Island Cooler – 2 lbs.
Splash – Whey Isolate Kiwi Berry – 2 lbs.
Splash – Whey Isolate Mango Tango – 2 lbs.
Splash – Whey Isolate Melon Mania – 2 lbs.

 
3
NOV

7 Herbs to Control Blood Sugar Levels

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Hyperglycemia or high blood sugar levels is a major problem in the U.S. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million Americans have diabetes and 79 million are likely to develop diabetes over time. High blood glucose happens when the body has too little insulin or when the body can’t use insulin properly. Changes in your diet and exercise can help but if you need a little more help, here are 7 herbs to help regulate blood sugar levels:

1. Cinnamon: has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose levels. Only about half of a teaspoon of cinnamon per day can improve one’s insulin sensitivity and help controlling weight, thereby decreasing one’s risk for heart disease. Studies have proved that cinnamon can significantly lower HbA1c levels, as well as significantly reduced blood pressure. Cinnamon supplementation may be considered as an additional dietary supplement option to regulate blood glucose and blood pressure levels.

2. Gymnema: this herb Ayurvedic name, Gurmar, means ‘destroyer of sugar’ and it has some unusually beneficial properties for treating diabetes. One of the primary active ingredients in Gymnema sylvestre is gymnemic acid, a unique compound which increases the production of insulin, improves glucose utilization and may even help to regenerate islet beta cells within the pancreas which produce insulin. Gymnema sylvestre supplementation appears to improve glucose control in patients with type II diabetes.

3. Bitter melon:  this vine-grown vegetable is also called bitter apple, bitter gourd or bitter cucumber. Diabetes Health reports that several compounds in bitter melon may have glucose-lowering properties, including polypeptide P, vicine, and momordin and charantin, which are glycosides. The taste of bitter melon is very bitter, so you may consider supplements or eat it with sweeter vegetables such as onions, baby corn, or bell peppers.

4. Neem: found abundantly in India, the bitter leaf has a number of amazing medicinal properties. Neem enhances insulin receptor sensitivity, helps improve blood circulation by dilating the blood vessels and, consequently, lowering blood glucose levels

5. Fenugreek: its dried seeds have culinary uses but this traditional herb has also been part of herbal medicine for centuries. Practitioners recommend fenugreek to improve symptoms of menopause and also to increase milk production in breastfeeding women. However, fenugreek supplements can also be used as a traditional remedy for high cholesterol and diabetes.

6. Prickly Pear Cactus: often part of the diet in Mexican and Mexican-American cultures, Prickly pear cactus can also be used for type 2 diabetes as studies have shown that frequent intake of this prickly pear can help to regulate blood sugar levels. Prickly pear cactus contains fiber and pectin, which can lower blood glucose by decreasing the absorption of sugar in the stomach and intestine.

7. Ginseng: several studies have found that American ginseng lowered blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. The effect was seen both on fasting blood sugar and on postprandial glucose levels. One study found that people with type 2 diabetes who took American ginseng before or together with a high sugar drink experienced less of an increase in blood glucose levels.

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