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Vitamin E May Help Reduce Bone Fracture

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A new study shows that regular use of vitamin E alpha-tocopherol supplements may help to reduce the rate of bone fractures in the elderly. Conducted by Uppsala University and the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, the study collected data over 19 years from nearly 15.000 women and the results indicated that the lowest average levels of alpha-tocopherol were associated with a significant 86% increase in the rate of hip fracture, while use of supplements were associated with a 22% reduction in the rate of hip fracture. Similar results were found from higher vitamin E levels in men according to additional data collected over 12 years in over 1.100 men.

Vitamin E has been known to have positive effects on both bone and muscle mass due to its antioxidant properties leading to lower fracture risks according to researchers from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  These new results support previous findings that higher intakes of vitamin E are associated with higher lean muscle mass, higher BMD, and lower fracture risk in elderly man and women.

Vitamin E is found in many foods including vegetable oils, cereals, meat, poultry, eggs, fruits, vegetables, and wheat germ oil. It is also available as a supplement. Vitamin E is often used for treating and preventing diseases of the heart and blood vessels including hardening of the arteries, heart attack, chest pain, leg pain due to blocked arteries, high blood pressure, and is also used for treating diabetes and its complications.

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Aging: Keep the Good & Reverse The Bad

Filed Under: Men's Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 8:45 am | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

Did you know if you live until 2050, some scientists believe you may not need to get older?

Granted, there are wonderful things about aging: wisdom, experience, lasting friendships or retirement (even getting closer to it!). But in an ideal world, there wouldn’t be a decline in immune function, fine lines or wrinkles, memory loss and slower movement to go with it. Luckily for us, it may not have to.

New science has profoundly expanded our understanding of what’s possible in human wellness and anti-aging. Optimal anti-aging potencies have been discovered to help prevent premature aging – and in some cases reverse it*. SuperNutrition has capitalized on these discoveries and released a new line of multivitamins specifically formulated for cell protection and rejuvenation, to help put an end premature aging.

SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamins for Men and Women contain the world’s highest anti-aging potencies. These radically different multivitamins are based on published scientific studies that have determined the potencies that provide optimum anti-aging effects*.  They contain:

  • Research-level potencies of eleven bone-building nutrients
  • Hair, skin & nail support (for women)
  • Folic acid, vitamins E, C, B6 and selenium to support heart health
  • Vitamins for immune support including D3, real retinol vitamin A and zinc
  • An effective balance of stress reducing, energy enhancing B vitamins

Keep the wisdom and gain the energy. For a limited time, shop SuperNutrition at up to 50% off retail prices. Take advantage of our incredible savings today and try SuperNutrition’s AntiAging Potency Multivitamin for Men or Women!

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Fortifying Your Memory with Vitamin E

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Vitamin E supplements have been helping people for many years but it’s always nice to hear about new findings. A recent Finnish study discovers that elderly people with high serum vitamin E levels are less likely to suffer from memory disorders than their peers with lower levels. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Experimental Gerontology.

Researchers found that various forms of vitamin E seem to play a role in memory processes. Traditionally, studies investigating the link between vitamin E and memory disorders have usually focused on a single form of vitamin E, namely α-tocopherol, which is also used in the majority of vitamin E supplements. However, vitamin E exists in eight different natural forms, tocopherolsand tocotrienols, all of which have antioxidant properties.

In this specific study, researchers followed a sample of 140 over 65-year-old Finnish persons with no memory impairment at the onset of the study over an eight-year period. During the course of the investigation, researchers discovered that higher total serum levels of vitamin E, and higher levels of γ-tocopherol, β-tocotrienol and total tocotrienols in particular, seemed to protect against memory disorders. According to the investigators, the results show that the entire vitamin E family plays a role in memory processes. The study was carried out in cooperation between the University of Eastern Finland, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Perugia.

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Tips for Optimal Health: Green Formulas

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

·         Contains dandelion and artichoke, which detoxify the liver

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

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


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Zinc Can Zap Your Cold

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Cold weather can be tough. Many people catch a cold or two during the winter months and even healthy, strong immune-system individuals may have to battle it from time to time.  Zinc supplements are one of the best ways to fight a cold during the winter. Known for multiple health benefits, such as acne treatment, repair wounds, and vision support, zinc is also a great immunity enhancer and can be a helpful supplement during this time of the year.

Zinc is an essential mineral responsible for important functions in the human body. In a healthy, well-balanced diet, most people can get enough zinc from food sources. Oysters, meat, eggs, seafood, beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains, black-eyed peas, tofu, and wheat germ are excellent food sources of zinc. Supplements are available in tablets, capsules and liquid and the recommended daily allowance of zinc is 15mg with higher amounts suggested during pregnancy and lactation.

Studies have concluded that taking zinc supplements can reduce the common cold. There are about 62 million cases of the common cold in the United States every year, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Peoples’ cold symptoms seemed to clear up faster if they take a higher dosage of zinc during the sick days. For example, studies suggest that adults who didn’t take zinc tend to have colds lasting around a week longer than adults taking zinc. Multiple natural supplements for immune support offer high amounts of zinc combined with natural immunity boosters, such as Echinacea, elderberry, and other herbal ingredients.

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Battling Migraines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What’s New? InterPlexus

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to increase the variety of top quality items for our customers and, to celebrate the New Year, we’re proud to announce our latest brand addition: InterPlexus.

InterPlexus offers the finest specialty products at reasonable prices. The company is a premier purveyor of high quality vitamins, minerals, enzymes, ayurvedic herbs, essential fatty acids, and much more. Established in 1989, InterPlexus, Inc. is committed to using the highest quality ingredients in the entire product line and equally committed to bringing the latest research to every single product.

Designed and created with the best formulas available, InterPlexus has developed a multitude of supplements including probiotics, multi-vitamins, antioxidants, products for adrenal support, liquid vitamins, products for metabolic support and many others. InterPlexus offers a unique line of products to support of one of today’s most common problems: stress.

One of the company’s best-selling items is Adapt, among the best available products for adrenal support. Adapt is an herbal base supplement developed to promote the adaptation of individuals to stress. Under stress a person may experience a depletion of critical co-factors that are essential in protein and carbohydrate metabolism. This product was particularly formulated to address common problems encountered in objective stress measurements of thousands of people.

Additionally, Interplexus Seriphos is another top-selling product for adaptogen and adrenal support. Seriphos has an impact on stress by providing adrenal relief. Each capsule yields about 90 mg of the active molecule Phosphorylated Serine, a pure product not derived from animal tissue. The serine is from vegetable sources and the phosphate is from a pure phosphate donor compound.

Plus, you can save extra on all these fantastic products from Interplexus. Just use the code JAN14NEW10 for an additional 10% on all items of this new brand only at

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Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The right amount of sun exposure is essential to maintain optimal vitamin D levels in the human body. Several studies have shown that people who do not get enough sun exposure may need vitamin D supplementation, particularly in northern countries where sun exposure is minimal during the winter months.

With an extensive list of ongoing studies on this subject, a new study is set to take place in Australia, examining whether people are getting too little, too much or just enough sun exposure. Many people have low vitamin D levels in Australia but the country has also a high incidence of skin cancer. Thus it is a difficult task in making sure people get the right balance of sun exposure, enough to make vitamin D but not too much where you start to burn. Universities and research centers are teaming up with Cancer Australia and are gathering about 1,000 people for the Sun Exposure vitamin D Supplementation (SEDS) study.

The subjects will be given sun exposure advice, a vitamin D supplement or placebo, and some will receive a dosimeter wristband, which will measure precisely how much sun exposure they’re getting. Furthermore, the dosimeter will alert the participants when their skin has gotten adequate sun exposure. The goal is to establish an understanding of the amount of sun exposure, if the behavior needs to be modified, and ultimately answer the question of whether people should seek more sunlight, or look to supplements. The study has just finished gathering its participants and hopes to have all data collected to begin analyzing in December 2014. Taking vitamin D supplements during the winter is one of the best ways to ensure adequate levels of this important vitamin.

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Preventing and Fighting Cold and Flu Naturally

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The battle to prevent colds has started. It’s that time of the year when chances of catching a cold normally increase as the weather gets colder across the country. Preventing a cold is easier than you think and you can use three “helpers” to keep you healthy this winter.

Vitamin C, Zinc and Echinacea supplements have been helping people to prevent colds and the flu for many years. Studies have shown that a daily dose of vitamin C may help to reduce the length and severity of colds. However, despite some significant study results, zinc and Echinacea have proved to provide better protection against the cold and flu than the traditional vitamin C.

Research has shown that people taking Echinacea regularly are up to 30% less likely to catch a cold. The roots, seeds and other parts of Echinacea plants have been used for many years in herbal remedies that people believe protect them against colds. Echinacea is also considered very safe and can be taken on a daily basis.

Zinc is one of the best products to battle cold and the flu. This amazing mineral is available in lozenges, syrup or tablets and has been shown to reduce average cold length. A 2011 Cochrane review of studies into zinc and the common cold suggests that taking zinc supplements within a day of the symptoms starting will speed up recovery from a cold and lessen the severity of symptoms. The flu vaccine can prevent you from catching flu but, aside from that, the best way to protect you from colds and flu is to have a healthy lifestyle. If you want to prevent colds and the flu this winter, consider adding these three products to your wellness list.

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Calcium May Promote Longer Lifespan

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 4:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Take calcium, live longer. A new study shows that daily intake of calcium supplements may increase lifespan for women. The study was published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Known for its abilities to prevent osteoporosis and support bone health, Canadian researchers have found a new health benefit for women taking calcium supplements: a longer lifespan. The study was based on data from the large-scale Canadian Multicenter Osteoporosis Study, which monitored the health of 9,033 Canadians between 1995 and 2007. During that period, 1,160 participants died. The data showed women who said they took daily calcium supplements appeared to have a lower risk of death during the study. The study’s lead author, Dr. David Goltzman, the director of the Calcium Research Laboratory at McGill University in Montreal, says the benefit was seen for women who took doses of up to 1,000 mg of calcium supplements a day. Those taking more than 1,000 mg a day saw no added benefit.

“Our analysis showed that total calcium intake among women was more likely to be beneficial than harmful, and that the same was true of calcium intake from dairy sources, nondairy sources, and supplements,” they wrote.

Calcium’s daily recommendation is 1,000 mg a day, which can be obtained through diet and supplements. Adults aged 51 and over are advised to aim for 1,200 mg a day. Moderate intake of calcium is generally considered safe but you should always consult with a health care professional before start taking any vitamins or supplements.

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Protect Your Liver Naturally

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Vitamin E supplements may help treating the liver naturally. A study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that participants were assigned to receive 800 IU of vitamin E per day, 30 mg of a medication used to increase insulin sensitivity (pioglitazone) per day, or placebo for 96 weeks. They underwent liver biopsies at the beginning and end of the trial and were monitored for 24 weeks after the end of treatment.

Participants taking vitamin E supplements were able to repair the liver by reducing fat deposits forming in liver cells, inflammation and scarring (steatohepatitis) which can eventually progress to cirrhosis and liver failure. Although the exact cause of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis is not fully understood, insulin resistance and obesity clearly play a role. The primary finding of this study says that vitamin E was superior to placebo for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis in adults without diabetes.

Additionally, other supplements can naturally support your liver. For example, milk thistle is the number one herbal product recommended for liver health, confirmed by hundreds of clinical studies to protect the liver against virtually all types of damage. Many years of research shows the active flavanoid-lignan (flavanolignan) group of constituents, called silymarin, has liver-protective and regenerative properties, as well as antioxidant effects. When choosing a milk thistle product, be sure to consider the absorbability of the product as standard silymarin is known to be poorly absorbed by the liver.

Lastly, research indicates that alpha lipoic acid and a variety of amino acids can also support liver health.

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The Importance of Multimineral Supplements

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 9:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Multimineral supplements are not as popular as multivitamins but people should not forget the importance of minerals. Around five percent of the human body weight is made up of minerals, and the body must have sufficient supply of these minerals in order to function properly. Minerals are essential building blocks for teeth, bones, muscle, soft tissue, nerve cells and the blood, but are also needed for proper digestion, muscle response, hormone production, manufacture of antibodies, and communication in the nervous system.

A proper daily consumption of minerals is essential to maintain overall health. Multimineral supplements are important for people who have poor diets or are on restrictive diets. The majority of multivitamin supplements contain relatively small amounts of minerals, so if you need more than what these products offer, you should consider taking a multimineral product.

Magnesium, calcium, and iron are the most needed minerals but you should not forget about zinc, potassium, phosphorus, copper, and chromium. Magnesium is a catalyst in the processing of fats, carbohydrates, calcium, proteins, and some minerals. Calcium helps in the maintenance of healthy teeth and bones, and also helps in the utilization of vitamin A, B complex vitamin C and D, manganese, iron, magnesium, zinc and phosphorous. Iron, protein and copper form the oxygen transporter in the blood stream to help maintaining healthy red blood cells.

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Vitamin E Supplements May Help Obesity-Related Liver Disease

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Vitamins and Minerals at 10:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Good news for vitamin E! Two new studies show that vitamin E supplementation may alleviate obesity-related liver disease and boost heart health in former smokers. The two new studies were presented at the Experimental Biology 2013 meeting in Boston.

Vitamin E proved beneficial to obesity-related liver disease, according to a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Cornell University study.  In the animal trial, scientists studied the relationship between vitamin E and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), finding increased oxidative stress, fat and liver industry in mice unable to regulate vitamin E levels. “Supplementation with vitamin E averted the majority of NASH-related symptoms in these animals, confirming the relationship between vitamin E deficiency and liver disease,” said study author Danny Manor. This is the second recent study to validate vitamin E’s liver benefits as the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition recently published the results of a study from the University of Tokyo, in which researchers showed d-mixed tocotrienol and alpha-tocopherol supplementation improved liver health and NASH in rats.

In another study, Ohio State University researchers found that subjects who quit smoking improved blood vessel function after taking gamma-tocopherol. For the trial, smokers’ vascular function improved 2.8 percent after not smoking for seven days; those who took vitamin E experienced an additional 1.5-percent improvement. According to prior research, every 1-percent increase in vascular function equates to a 13-percent decrease in heart disease risk.

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Lucky Vitamin Presents: Vitamin Squeeze

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

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a revolutionary line of water enhancer products: Vitamin Squeeze.

Vitamin Squeeze offers the perfect product whether you are on the go, or need a pick-me-up before a workout. Vitamin Squeeze is a zero calorie, zero carb, and zero sugar line of flavored water enhancers, designed in a variety of flavors where you control the flavor and nutrients.

Vitamin Squeeze keeps your body hydrated with the proper nutrients and minerals to get you through the day. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle requires a combination of eating healthy, exercising, drinking plenty of water and taking your vitamins. However, some vitamins do not stay in our system. For example, vitamins C and B are water-soluble and our kidneys excrete these vitamins rapidly. To support our immune systems we need to replenish vitamins as often as we hydrate.

Vitamin Squeeze water enhancers were created to satisfy research and support healthy living, through hydration. A concentrated, flavorful vitamin product in an easy to use squeeze bottle is a perfect fit to every lifestyle. Vitamin Squeeze is the first water enhancer loaded with antioxidants, essential vitamins, electrolytes and minerals to replenish your body while you hydrate.

Vitamin Squeeze comes in an easy-to-use, mess-free squeezable on-the-go bottle. Choose from eight succulent, customizable fruity flavors among three assorted varieties, multi-vitamin Acai Grape Pomegranate, Lemonade, Fruit Punch and Strawberry Watermelon, multi vitamin Energy Black Cherry, Blueberry Pomegranate Acai and Blood Orange, and multi vitamin Weight Control Pink Grapefruit.

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Senior Multivitamin, Premium Benefits

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 9:30 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Multivitamins can be essential to provide vitamins and minerals which people may be missing from their diet. Senior citizens have unique needs in their daily diet and it makes sense they would need a special formula for their multi vitamins.

Multivitamin products developed for seniors can be very helpful as, according to the Institute of Medicine, seniors may not absorb vitamins and minerals in their food. For example, seniors may not get up to 30 percent of the vitamin B12 from food they consume. Based on the latest guidelines, the Institute of Medicine recommends 1,200 mg of calcium per day for women over 50 and men over 70. Both men and women over the age of 70 are advised to get 800 IU of vitamin D daily.

Additionally, the size of the tablets of multivitamin products may be an issue for some seniors but capsules or chewable are good alternatives. In last case, a pill crusher can come in handy to break down the larger tablets. Vitamins in powder form may actually be the best option as seniors can easily drink it and, as a bonus, increase absorption as liquid is the most absorbable form. Check with your doctor before you start taking any vitamins or supplements, particularly if you are taking medication.

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