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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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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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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.

Get free shipping on all NeoCell items when you shop at LuckyVitamin.com. You automatically receive free standard shipping with purchase of NeoCell products. A $20 minimum purchase is required, and free-shipping is valid for US addresses only.




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.




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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.

Click here to buy Hyaluronic Acid products at LuckyVtiamin.com.




21
MAR

New Brand Spotlight: Premier Protein

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B20Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another top-quality brand of health food products to our customers: Premier Protein.

Premier Protein offers a unique line of nutritional bars made to help your achieve a healthy and active life. The company believes that nutrition is the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle. Although eating healthy and staying active is challenging in today’s hectic life, Premier Protein strives to be your health and nutrition partner, making powerful, healthy choices easy.

These nutritional bars were developed to provide you energy for every day. Loaded with protein, the company understands that getting enough protein can be hard, especially protein that doesn’t come with too many calories or too much fat. That’s the reason Premier Protein has create these delicious, essential healthy protein products that curbs hunger and fuels your energy for whatever you love to do. Premier Protein bars are loaded with protein but are also an excellent source of fiber. All products are gluten free and contain no artificial flavors or colors.

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




8
MAR

Gummies Versus Pills…Which One Packs More Punch?

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
gummyvitaminsIf you think gummy vitamins are strictly child’s play, you may want to think again. Not just for kids anymore, most vitamins and supplements can be found in some kind of gummy form. But are they really better than the good ‘ol tablets? Let’s find out.

Say goodbye to the hours spent grinding and cutting pills (not to mention chasing their scattered remnants all over the kitchen) to choke down in a spoonful of applesauce. Gummy vitamins are a hassle-free and satisfyingly chewable way to get your daily dose of nutrition.

Let’s face it, gummy vitamins taste WAY better than their chalky old school counterparts. They’re available in countless varieties, from classics like orange and fruit punch to some more adventurous flavors like espresso. However, keep in mind that some brands of gummy vitamins may contain sugar, trans fat and corn syrup so, as always, remember to check the label’s fine print.

Gummies pretty easily win the taste and convince tests, but how do they stack up nutritionally? To be fair, the answer isn’t quite as clear cut. Gummy vitamins are not regulated by the FDA, therefore they could have lower amounts of certain vitamins compared to pills. However, if you aren’t getting the proper amounts of vitamins and minerals from your diet than a gummy multivitamin supplement may be perfect for you.

Do gummy vitamins sound like a good fit for your health regimen? You can find an amazing variety of gummy vitamins from everything to multivitamins to calcium and weight loss supplements. Shop our great selection today!




7
MAR

What to Look For In Your Multivitamin!

Filed Under: Superfoods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MVTaking a multivitamins is a great way to maintain a proper daily intake of nutrients, a common problem for most Americans, Many people do not meet the dietary recommendation of nutrients needed on a daily basis, particularly calcium, vitamin D, and potassium, three of the four nutrients with the highest inadequate intake in adults and children according to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. If you have decided to start taking a multivitamin but may need a little help choosing one, we present you a simple, basic guide on what to look for in your multivitamin.

Let’s get started with your personal profile. Hundreds of multivitamin products are available and their formulas vary in many different ways. For example, some multis are designed for men while others are formulated for women. Kids multivitamins are also available with lower amounts of vitamins and minerals as well as seniors formulas which often add additional nutrients needed by the human body over a certain age, over 40, over 50, etc.

Additionally, multivitamins are available in many different forms and all of them have their pros and cons. You can find multivitamin products in tablets, capsules, softgels, liquid and powder form, chewable tablets as well as gummies, kids’ favorite choice. Tablets and capsules are the most convenient ones but liquid and power are a great alternative for people with difficulties swallowing tabs as multivitamins are often quite large tablets and a pill crusher may be helpful. Plus, some very complete multivitamins may require a few tablets three times a day but companies have created products such as “once a day”, or “twice a day”, a much more convenient way to ensure your daily vitamin intake.

Rounding up the guide, getting the basic vitamins and minerals is one of the best ways to get started. Look for vitamin A, Bs, C, D and K, and some minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and zinc. Multivitamins are available in a wide variety of formulas that are aimed at helping people with specific nutritional needs or conditions. Take your time to find the best one that fits your particular needs.




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FEB

Supplements for Adrenal Fatigue

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B24 AFAdrenal fatigue is a collection of symptoms when the adrenal glands function below the necessary levels. Most commonly associated with intense or prolonged stress, it can also arise during or after respiratory infections such as influenza, bronchitis or pneumonia. People suffering from adrenal fatigue have a difficult time getting out of bed, feel tired at all times, and are always in need of stimulants such as coffee or energy drinks to do basic activities. Supplements can be very helpful to reduce adrenal fatigue, particularly products developed with a combination of ingredients to support adrenal function. Other herbal supplements, vitamins and minerals are also important to maintain proper function in the adrenal glands.

Ashwaghanda may be the most popular herbal supplement for adrenal. Known as an adaptogen, ashwaghanda helps adrenals adjust to stress, producing stress hormones when you need them and stop producing them when you don’t.

Vitamin C is also essential for adrenal function as it can lower the amount of cortisol, norepi, and epinephrine produced in response to physical stress when taken in adequate amounts. Additionally, B vitamins are important to boost energy levels and can be helpful to reduce adrenal fatigue. Vitamin B5 and Vitamin B12 contain a variety of adrenal-boosting nutrients that can help improve adrenal function.

Lastly, magnesium is an important element in adrenal function. Magnesium deficiency increases anxiety and depression, which may lead to improper adrenal function. Plus, if you get stressed out, you tend to lose more magnesium then normal. Maintaining healthy magnesium levels is vital to regulate proper adrenal function.




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FEB

3 Health Benefits from Hawthorn

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
B20 HTHawthorn is a shrub from the rose family which grows throughout the world. Its leaves, berries, and flowers have been used medicinally for years to treat several different health conditions. As we look into the most popular uses of this amazing herb, we present you 3 health benefits from hawthorn.

1. Heart Health

Hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers are a good source of heart-protective antioxidants like oligomeric procyandins and quercetin. Hawthorn supplements may help to treat diseases of the heart and blood vessels such as congestive heart failure (CHF), chest pain, and irregular heartbeat. Plus, hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.

2. Cholesterol Control

Hawthorn products can lower cholesterol, low density lipoprotein LDL, or “bad cholesterol”, by increasing the excretion of bile as well as triglycerides, the fats in the blood. The properties of this herb seem to lower accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta, the largest artery in the body.

3. Blood Pressure

Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to researchers. Studies have shown that hawthorn may be used to treat both low blood pressure and high blood pressure. This herb promotes relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.