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Introducing Solgar U-Cubes

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Baby and Child Health,Vitamins and Minerals at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
U-CubesSolgar has taken the world of children’s multivitamins and minerals gummies to a whole new level and Lucky Vitamin has these fantastic products for you. We are happy to introduce Solgar U-Cubes, a new line of children’s nutritional supplements.

Solgar U-Cubes Children’s are available in two top-quality products: multi-vitamin and mineral gummies and calcium with vitamin D3 gummies.

Solgar U-Cubes Children’s Multi-Vitamin and Mineral Gummies is a unique product developed with all the science and knowledge behind Solgar’s name. These tapioca and pectin-based gummies provide 100% DV (400 IU) of vitamin D3 for children 4 years and older, and 50% DV (200 IU) for children 2 and 3 years of age. Best of all, U-Cubes are 100% natural, non-GMO, contain no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives, and are manufactured in small batches ensuring the highest quality product.  Every single product is gluten, wheat, yeast, and dairy free, and rigorously tested for safety and potency, but never animal tested. A delicious way to give your children the nutrients they need for proper development, Solgar U-Cubes are available in three great flavors: grape, orange, and cherry, and two sizes: 60 and 120 gummies. A great tasting multivitamin that U can be sure is great for your children.

Additionally, Solgar is introducing the new U-Cubes Children’s Calcium with D3. These beneficial gummies can be taken alone or in combination with the multivitamin gummies. Each serving of tapioca-based U-Cubes Calcium with D3 provides the pediatrician-recommended dosage of Vitamin D3, 600 IU (per 4 gummies), offers 150% DV of Vitamin D3 for children 4 years and up, and 75% DV (300 IU, per 2 gummies) for children 2 and 3 years of age. Vitamin D3 assists in the absorption of calcium to promote healthy bones and teeth, and supports immune-system health.

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“A” Great Vitamin for Your Health

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
In the vitamins’ alphabet, B’s C’s and D’s are often the most popular choices but it’s important to remember that A’s should also be considered. Vitamin A promotes a ton of health benefits as this important nutrient is responsible for many functions in our bodies.

Vitamin A plays a significant role in the immune function, skin health as well as our vision. Deficiency of A may affect eyesight and may lead to night blindness. Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant, fighting cell damage and promoting cell grown, but it also has many other uses, so you need to ensure your “A intake” is up to the task. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, liver, and dairy products such as butter. Supplements are available and can be taken without any major side effects.

Carrots carry the reputation of the best, most common vitamin A source. Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. Additionally, vitamin A is often tagged as a supplement to improve vision but it has other benefits too. This vitamin is required for proper growth and is considered an essential nutrient for kids, especially since it helps building up a strong immune system and strong bones too. Plus, it’s one of the most important vitamins to maintain beautiful skin.
Vitamin A works both ways for skin care: internally and externally. Intake of vitamin A promote beautiful skin and may help prevent skin problems such as acne and eczema. For topical use, vitamin A is often used in many lotions, creams and moisturizers products for its ability to heal and hydrated the skin.

Lastly, vitamin A association with vision and cell growth gets all the attention but it’s important to remember that vitamin A has an important role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other vital organs.


Benefits of Fish Oil and Omega3

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 1:50 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Fish Oil and Omega3 – Rundown with Dr. Jeremy Wolf : Ask The ND

In this Ask The ND, Dr. Wolf tackles Fish Oil. Our body can’t make all of the good fatty acids that it needs, so we need to get them from the foods we eat and the supplements we take. Learn about the different types of Fish Oil that help deliver the nutrients your body needs.

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About The Series:
Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring LuckyVitamin Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn about a variety of wellness oriented topics from a trained Naturopathic Physician. View other videos from LuckyVitamin on our YouTube channel.


New Brand Spotlight: Karma

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals,Water Purification and Storage at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
KarmaLucky Vitamin is proud to present a simple but yet innovative way to get vitamins and nutrients from water: Karma Wellness Water.

Karma offers a unique product based on the simple belief that if you do something positive for others or for yourself, you’ll get something positive back in return. Like choosing a drink that transforms pristine spring water into wellness water, creating positive effects for your mind, body, spirit, balance, and vitality.

Vitamins deteriorate in water, so premixed vitamin drinks can lose their strength over time. However, Karma offers a one-of-a-kind cap, the patented KarmaCap, which keep the ingredients in until you’re ready to mix them. You’re able to enjoy all their benefits at maximum potency and peak freshness. When you think about it, it just makes sense: make good choices, and you’ll see and feel the benefits.

This truly enlightened product is the best way to transform your water into wellness. Karma contains three to six times the active ingredients of competing brands, 110% of the recommended daily allowance of seven essential vitamins such as vitamin A, B3-Niacin, B5, B6, B12, D, and E, and a  variety of super-fruits, antioxidants, and nutraceuticals gathered from around the globe. Additionally, Karma is a great source of powerful and natural ingredients including everything from Acai Extract, Yerba Mate and Siberian Ginseng, to Zinc, Glucosamine, and Green Tea.

You can save even more when you shop Karma Wellness Water products at Just enter the promo code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand.


New Brand Spotlight: Myotropic Innovation

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Myo Tropic InnovataionsLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Myotropic Innovations.

Myotropic Innovations offers a superior line of supplements created with cutting-edge formulas and utilizing both natural and high quality ingredients. The company believes in taking a holistic approach to living a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

With pure formulas and true results, Myotropic Innovations is on a mission to revolutionize the traditional approach in sports nutrition product development by creating pure specialized formulas catered to individuals seeking a natural approach to improve athletic performance, support overall well-being, boost recovery, build muscle, weight management, increase strength, or maximize strength.

One of the company’s best-selling items is Rzyme. This unique supplement contains the strongest enteric-coated proteolytic enzyme on the market, which supports the body’s natural ability to deal with the physical stress that may accompany trauma and other healing processes. Enzymes play a vital role in supporting and maintaining optimal health and may promote a variety of health benefits such as maintaining microcirculation, normal and healthy levels of fluid within the joints of the body, and improving blood, digestion, circulatory, immune and endocrine system functions.

Mineral X is another great supplement from Myotropic Innovations. Many people lack minerals from the diet and most multivitamins are very low in minerals. The importance of minerals cannot be overlooked as they are directly involved in immune function, protein synthesis, skeletal health, energy production and much more. Mineral X contains the perfect amount of all essential minerals in one product.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Myotropic Innovations supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.


New Brand Spotlight: Zahler

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ZahlerLucky Vitamin is happy to present another premium brand of supplements, vitamins and minerals to our customers: Zahler.

Zahler offers a top-quality line of products that gives you pure, wholesome nutrients from natural sources. The company’s main goal is to develop natural antidotes to common disorders and restore balance to the body’s metabolism. It takes the right combination to create an effective formula, and it is the precision and efficacy of the proprietary Zahler formula that passes the ultimate litmus test: it works.

Zahler’s products will consistently and continuously be the best and the purest as all supplements because they are manufactured to the highest standards. Rooted in the timelessness of nature’s organic bounty, Zahler supplements contain no chemical colorants, nothing synthetic, and no artificial additives. All products are sourced directly from nature, and contain only pure, unadulterated ingredients, just the way nature intended it.

Zahler vitamins are manufactured and bottled in the USA, in a state-of-the-art GMP, NNFA and NSF certified facility, which means every vitamin must go through the highest nutraceutical standards. Both, the individual ingredients and the formulas in their finished form, are analyzed and tested to ensure the purity and potency of every single Zahler supplement.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop totally pure, totally natural Zahler supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Just enter promotional code AUG15NEW15 at checkout to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand. But hurry, this special offer ends 08/31/2015.


What’s New From Nature’s Way?

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 11:04 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
NaturesWayOver the last three and a half decades, Nature’s Way has been at the cutting edge of more than just herbal and nutritional science. They’ve also established themselves as true innovators of the supplement industry with their simple desire to help people enhance their health through a product line that features over 500 high quality nutritional and dietary supplements. Here are some of the newest additions to Nature’s Way already stacked line-up or products!

Nature’s Way – Sambucus Elderberry helps supports healthy immune function. This formula boats Vitamin C, Zinc, and a little black elderberry extract for just the right touch of sweetness. This is a must-have for back-to school.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Women’s Probiotic formula contains eight probiotic strains for women’s balance with 50 billion (!!!) active probiotics. This probiotic not only supports your digestion but promotes healthy yeast balance, vaginal pH, urinary tract health and immunity.

Keep UTIs at bay with Nature’s Way CranRx Gummies. It’s unique formula combines 100% Whole Cranberry, Vitamin C and D-Mannose to support urinary health.

Whether you’re trying to conceive, currently pregnant or in the post-partum stage, Nature’s Way Alive! Prenatal is a complete multi-vitamin that includes full B-complex, 14 vitamins/minerals, DHA, choline and boron. Alive! Prenatal also contains plant-sourced DHA to help support healthy eye and brain development.

Nature’s Way Alive! B-Complex pectin gummies are naturally sweetened and are designed to convert food into energy, helping support daily metabolism. Bonus: they’re gelatin-free!

Nature’s Way Alive Calcium Gummies help provide 1,000 mg of Calcium and 2,000 IU of Vitamin D3 which helps supports bone immunity, breast health and  muscle function.

Nature’s Way Primadophilus Optima Intensive 200 Billion is a probiotic supplement that contains six HDS (Human Digestive Strains) that ensure your intestinal tract receives the diversity of probiotics that it needs. These vegetarian capsules have a delayed release which helps resist stomach acid to deliver active probiotics to the intestine where you need it most.

During the month of August, you can get Nature’s Way new items and their other top sellers on sale here.



What is Glucosamine?

Filed Under: Vitamins and Minerals at 11:44 am | By: Jacob Grail, Contributing Editor
Glucosamine for Joints – Rundown with Dr. Jeremy Wolf : Ask The ND

Dr. Wolf explains Glucosamine’s effects on joint health in this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND and gives tips on what to look for when shopping for different Glucosamine Supplement products.

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About The Series:
Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring LuckyVitamin Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn about a variety of wellness oriented topics from a trained Naturopathic Physician. View other videos from LuckyVitamin on our YouTube channel.


3 Health Benefits from Lutein

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
GreensLutein is a powerful antioxidant related to beta-carotene and vitamin A. Also called a carotenoid vitamin, Lutein is found in foods such as kale, broccoli, spinach, collards, corn, kiwi fruit, eggs, and oranges, and is known as “the eye vitamin” for providing benefits to the eyes. But did you know that lutein may be helpful to other health issues? Here is a quick look at 3 Health Benefits from Lutein.


Eye Health

Of course eye health is the number one. Lutein is one of two major carotenoids found as a color pigment in the human eye (macula and retina) and play an important role in maintaining eye health. It is believed to function as a light filter, protecting the eye tissues from sunlight damage. Research has suggested that lutein may help to prevent a variety of eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and retinitis pigmentosa.


Skin Health

Lutein is also an important element for healthy skin, improving the hydration and elasticity of skin. Lutein antioxidant activity can potentially help prevent oxidative damage to your skin and it can also help protect the lipids, oils and fats in the skin from peroxidation. Additionally, lutein can be used as a personal care product. When applied as a topical cream or ointment, lutein may help to protect skin from damage caused by the sun’s UV rays and pollutants found in the air.


Cardiovascular Health

Lutein supplements have been used to promote cardiovascular health due to its antioxidant effects. Lutein is present in the blood serum and its antioxidants may help to prevent the peroxidation of fats and cholesterol in the blood, thereby reducing plaque buildup in arteries. Lutein may also help slow the progression of atherosclerosis as well as preventing type 2 diabetes.


Vitamin D: Little Risk, High Rewards

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Vitamin DVitamin D supplements continue to be on the rise. The health benefits from taking vitamin D are no longer in question and, if some people still have second thoughts about taking D supplements, a new study shows that there is little risk of vitamin D toxicity.

Published in a recent issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers have concluded that the risk for developing vitamin D toxicity is rare. The idea of this particular study was to check the odds of developing dangerously high blood calcium levels, a common concern about excessive vitamin D supplementation. High blood calcium levels can lead to weakness, kidney stones, and a general worsening of both heart and brain health.

“We found that even in those with high levels of vitamin D over 50 ng/mL, there was not an increased risk of hypercalcemia, or elevated serum calcium, with increasing levels of vitamin D,” study co-author Dr. Thomas Thacher, a family medicine expert at the Mayo Clinic, said in a journal news release.

Study authors analyzed vitamin D level information that had been collected by the Rochester Epidemiology Project to gauge whether widespread supplementation might be boosting the risk for such toxicity. The data included more than 20,000 vitamin D blood level measurements taken between 2002 and 2011 from residents of a single community. The conclusion shows that only eight percent of the measurements indicated levels exceeding 50 ng/mL, often involving women over age 65, and less than one percent had levels over 100.

Vitamin D is often recommended to improve or protect bone health, and there are indications it may also help prevent cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. The upper limit of vitamin D supplementation recommended by the Institute of Medicine for people with low or deficient levels is 4,000 International Units a day.


What’s New? VitaPerk

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
VitaPerkAttention coffee lovers: Lucky Vitamin has great news for you. We are happy to introduce a revolutionary product created to enrich your coffee experience: VitaPerk.

VitaPerk takes coffee to the next level as this unique product contains a blend of vitamins and minerals that turns the average cup of coffee into something brilliant. This convenient 15 vitamin and mineral boost was designed to enrich your coffee experience with essential nutrients for an on-the-go lifestyle.

VitaPerk plus coffee is smarter than the average joe because it contains minimal calories, carbohydrates, sugar and sodium, yet it’s rich with vitamins and minerals and great natural flavor.

You can simply add VitaPerk into your coffee as part of your daily routine or you may try the flavored varieties with great taste and a hint of natural sweetener. The original signature blend is flavorless, so it allows the flavor of your favorite cup of coffee to shine through. If you like a little extra flavor, try hazelnut, which showcases the richness and subtle browned butter flavor, or vanilla with its complex aroma and richness that will add exotic flavor to your coffee.

If you are looking for an additional pick-me-up, try energy, the original blend enhanced with an extra boost of B6 and B12 vitamins plus the benefit of guarana. Derived from a South American plant, guarana has been used for centuries as a natural stimulant.

VitaPerk is the smartest thing that ever happened to coffee and you can now shop this unique product in all delicious flavors at Click here to visit VitaPerk products.


Healthy Muscles Powered by Vitamin E

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Sports Nutrition,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
MusclesA recent study shows that scientists have found the way vitamin E helps build and maintain healthy, strong muscles. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin E has been known to support muscles health but now scientists have figured that without it, the plasma membrane, which essentially keeps a cell from spilling its contents and controls what moves in and out, cannot properly heal. This is a common problem for many cells, such as muscle cells, which get membrane tears just from being used.

Published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, the new research shows vitamin E is essential to proper healing of muscles. Building muscle causes natural tearing and proper repair process is essential to maintain healthy muscles and avoid injuries. However, lack of vitamin E can significantly affect this process. It is known that a poor diet resulting in low vitamin E levels in the elderly contributes to frailty syndrome, a condition where muscles are weak and people are unsteady on their feet. The ubiquitous vitamin’s well-established role as a powerful antioxidant has led to its use in anti-aging products and in helping delay the onset of Alzheimer’s by protecting neurons from free radicals.

This latest study by the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University found new evidence that vitamin E is essential to rapid cell membrane repair, and ultimately cell survival. Researchers believe that vitamin E supports different cell types because when the scientists have treated a number of different cells types with vitamin E, they documented similar enhanced cell membrane repair.

A popular vitamin among body builders, vitamin E enables adequate plasma membrane repair despite the oxidant challenge, helping keep the situation in check. Scientists believe that knowing the cell membrane repair action of vitamin E has implications for muscular dystrophy, and common diabetes-related muscle weakness, as well as traumatic brain injury, resulting from collisions on a football field, battlefield, or roadway.


4 Health Benefits from Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ALAAlpha-Lipoic acid is antioxidant made by the body and found in every cell in the human body. Alpha Lipoic acid (ALA) is used in the body to break down carbohydrates helping turn glucose into energy but it also seems to help prevent certain kinds of cell damage, and restores levels of vitamin C and E. Spinach, broccoli, yeast, liver, kidney, and potatoes are great sources of Alpha-Lipoic Acid. Here, we present you 5 health benefits from Alpha-Lipoic Acid.

1. Alpha-Lipoic Acid can amplify the positive effects of other important antioxidants in the body, such as Coenzyme Q10, an essential compound in the fight against aging and disease, as well as glutathione, a major detoxifying antioxidant.

2. Alpha-Lipoic Acid is a great supplement for treating diabetes and nerve-related symptoms of diabetes including burning, pain, and numbness in the legs and arms.  ALA has been shown to not only maintain optimal blood sugar levels but also supporting insulin sensitivity and cardiovascular health.

3. Alpha-Lipoic Acid has been shown to increase vasodilation of the blood vessels due to its effects on the inner lining of the vascular system.  High levels of cortisol released from the adrenal glands under stress can create the opposite, vasoconstriction, where the blood vessels can tighten up, creating high blood pressure and causing glaucoma.

4. Alpha-Lipoic Acid may be highly effective in reducing the permeability of the blood-brain barrier.  The inner lining of the cells (endothelium) in the brain is very tightly bound preventing toxins from entering the brain.  This is nature’s way of protecting the brain from harm.

5. Alpha-Lipoic Acid may help promote better vision. ALA has been found to offer notable protection against cataract formation by increasing level of essential antioxidant enzymes such as glutathione.


7 Good Sources of Iron

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
IronIron is an important nutrient to maintain good health but one may be surprised by the number of people who can’t name food sources of this essential mineral. Studies have suggested that nearly 5% of the population may have iron deficiency or anemia, an alarming numbers as this mineral is required to transport oxygen through the blood and is essential for providing energy for daily life. In order to keep your iron up to good levels, we present you 7 great sources of iron.

1. Dark Green Vegetables

Most dark green vegetables contain excellent amounts of iron. Collard greens, kale, spinach, and many others can be a reliable source. An interesting fact: cooking increase the amount of iron available in many dark green vegetables.

2. Steak

A great source of absorbable iron, beef steaks have been one of the most popular sources of this mineral for years. If you are not a big fan of steaks, most read meats also contain good amounts of iron.

3. Oysters

If you don’t eat red meat at all, no problem. Oysters are full of iron as well as other minerals such as zinc and magnesium. About a dozens of oysters is a good, recommended portion for a great dose of iron.

4. Eggs

Eggs are loaded with all sorts of nutrients including iron. Not a very high source but enough to provide you a little bit more for your daily requirements.

5. Nuts

A great choice for vegetarians, a variety of nuts contain good amounts of iron. For example, almonds, sunflower seeds and cashews can provide a good dose of this essential mineral

6. Licorice

Here’s a little different option. Natural licorice is a great source of iron. Made from molasses, a single licorice strip can provide as much as 12mg of iron.

7. Herbs

Who knew? Herbs contain iron and a good number of regular popular seasonings may be a great source of this mineral. Herbs which contain the highest amount or iron are cinnamon, thyme, curry, rosemary, paprika, spearmint, and parsley.


7 Signs of a Nutritional Deficiency

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
vitaminsNails – White spots on nails indicate a mineral deficiency. The appearance of ridges, specifically, could indicate a lack of zinc.

Mouth – When your tongue is pale in color you could need more iron. A painful or burnt tongue could be your body’s way of telling you that you need more B vitamins, specifically B2 and B3.

Eyes – Dark circles are sometimes an indicator of needing more than just sleep. See a food allergy specialist to check for intolerances and foods you may need to steer clear of. Some other vitamins you could need are vitamin D for nearsightedness and vitamin A for poor night vision.

Hair – Suffering from hair loss? Try taking a Biotin supplement. Dry hair and dandruff are also signs you need some more vitamin A and omega-3s.

Skin – Irritations and skin problems are usually signs that there are issues going on inside the body. Alleviate dry skin with vitamins A and E. If you suffer from acne during “that time of the month”, try a B6 supplement.

Joint Pain – It can be very defeating when you no longer can perform day-to-day activities due to joint pain. Try magnesium for cramping and twitching. Vitamin B1 and B6 are very useful swelling and twitching. Try a B12 supplement to combat joint numbness.

Brain Fog – Do you have trouble focusing? Are you feeling tired or rundown all the time? You might be experiencing the phenomenon known as “brain fog”. Fortunately, there are some vitamins that can help stave off its effects. A complex of B vitamins can help a body’s response to stress. Vitamin C and zinc have been shown to improve mood disorders and anxiety.