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14
JUL

Healthy and Delicious Summer Beverage

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are looking for a new summer beverage but can’t find one that fits that healthy and delicious category, here’s a suggestion: try a coconut pineapple smoothie.

These two tropical fruits can be blended in many different ways but the end result is often a delicious, refreshing and, most importantly, healthy beverage. Pineapple and coconut smoothies lack the unnecessary calories while offering many additional health benefits. When made with coconut milk, an average 12-ounce pineapple coconut smoothie contains approximately 158 calories, not too bad for a good-tasting drink which fits into the healthy diet rules. There are also 30 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of dietary fiber in each smoothie. If you want to have an ever healthier beverage, you can use coconut water instead of coconut milk. Coconut water is a great source of potassium and when adding fresh pineapple chunks and ice, you have a delicious and refreshing drink for the hot summer days.

In addition, a regular pineapple and coconut smoothie contains four grams of protein and average just about three grams of fat, two grams of which are saturated, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. The saturated fat in the smoothie is mostly from the coconut milk so when you use coconut water, you have a nearly fat-free version. Each smoothie also contains only three milligrams of cholesterol per serving, considered a very low amount for a smoothie beverage.

Lastly, pineapple coconut beverages also contain important vitamins and minerals. Each 12-ounce smoothie contains in average 40 milligrams of calcium, two milligrams of iron, 325 milligrams of potassium, 80 milligrams of vitamin C, 43 milligrams of folate and 100 international units of vitamin A.

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Vita Coco – Coconut Water 100% Pure 500 ml. Unflavored – 17 oz.
Native Forest – Pineapple Chunks Organic – 14 oz.
O.N.E. – Coconut Water 100% Natural Fat Free 4 x 11.2 oz. Cartons

 
12
JUL

Eat Your Greens

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Nutrition,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

Greens are the talk of the town right now. Adding one of the healthiest foods to your diet can improve overall health and well-being. Let’s face it though, not all greens are the same.  Today we are going to look at some of the nutrients and health benefits we can receive by adding greens into our diets.

First off, we’ll talk about one of the trendiest greens right now, kale. Kale is the nutrition All-Star: the “LeBron James” of greens.  Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and contains zero fat. One cup of kale has only 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of fat. It contains vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, potassium, vitamins A, C, and K. Kale is also a great anti-inflammatory food because it contains 10% of the RDA of omega-3 fatty acids.

The next green everyone is aware of is mostly because of the gigantic muscles and amplified strength it gave to Popeye. But there are a lot more health benefits to consider when it comes to spinach.  Spinach is full of antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.  Spinach is packed with vitamins A, C, K, folate, iron, magnesium and much more. Spinach is a good source of dietary fiber and proteins. The folate in spinach is good for a healthy cardiovascular system, while the magnesium helps lower high blood pressure.

One green that not many people are aware of, but is a nutrition powerhouse is collard greens.  This cruciferous vegetable, used commonly in southern cooking, has one of the greatest abilities to lower cholesterol by binding bile acids.  Collard greens are a good vegetable to add to your diet if you want to improve detoxification, increase antioxidants, fight against cancer and lower inflammation. Besides the previous health benefits mentioned, collard greens are also high in vitamins K, A, C, B2, B6 as well as manganese, fiber and calcium.

Fresh vegetables are the best source of nutrients; however, a great way to make sure that you are getting all your daily servings of greens is by adding in greens formulas to you daily routine. Green Formulas are a good option to keep on hand when fresh isn’t available or when traveling. They are also great for people on the go with work and active lifestyles. Lucky Vitamin is proud to carry a wide variety of certified organic green formulas.

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11
JUL

What’s New? MTS Nutrition

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Sports Nutrition at 1:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to add top quality supplements to our customers. The latest addition is a revolutionary brand of sports nutrition products: MTS Nutrition.

MTS Nutrition offers a variety of sports supplements created by one of the fastest growing companies in the world. The company’s owner and CEO Marc Lobliner is a publisher on the site MachineMuscle.com, an online health and fitness publication as well as an owner of a premium clothing line called Machine Training Gear. Alongside this, Marc is a professional bodybuilder and a former Chief Marketing Officer of TigerFitness.com, a 2012 INC. 500 company as well. Marc has also launched and developed Team Scivation, an online personal training and diet program, into the largest of its kind in Sport Nutrition history with over 70,000 concurrent members. Prior to starting Scivation, Marc was a co-founder of, and served as Chief Marketing Officer for the Sylvester Stallone sports nutrition company, INSTONE, LLC. Marc also spent over four years working for Weider Publications’ Muscle & Fitness, FLEX, Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness Hers magazines.

Drop Factor Thermogenic Powerhouse is one of the company’s best-selling items. This revolutionary product combines scientifically validated doses of key ingredients proven to support incereased energy, support thyroid activity, and burn fat in trouble areas like hips and thighs for women and abs and love handles for men.

You can earn ten times LuckyRewards points on all MTS Nutrition items of Lucky Vitamin.com. Ten times points are based on normal point ratio of one point earned per $1 spent. Actual points offered displayed on item detail page for each item. Click here for more information on LuckyRewards program.

Additionally, you can save even more on all these fantastic new products from MTS Nutrition. Just enter promo code JULY14NEW15 to save an additional 15% on all items of this new brand.

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MTS Nutrition – Drop Factor Thermogenic Powerhouse – 120 Capsules
MTS Nutrition – Machine Fuel Watermelon – 281 Grams
MTS Nutrition – Machine Fuel Grape – 888.25 Grams

 
11
JUL

Get Efficient Immune Support with Sufficient-C

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Sufficient-C is designed to give your immune system the support it needs in a drink mix that will keep you coming back for more! Their products are formulated using non-GMO, vitamin C from Scotland.

Sufficient-C ‘s refreshing lemon peach ice tea recipe combines up to 4 grams of vitamin C, plus generous doses of TEAVIGO, a patented green tea extract. This delicious drink also contains L-Lysine, Bromelain and all-natural stevia (not sugar) for a great-tasting, immune boosting enhancer.

Many health benefits have been associated with Green Tea Extract. It is rich in polyphenols such as bioflavonoid and antioxidants such as EGCG. These fight free radicals present in the body.

An essential amino acid, L-Lysine can be used to treat cold sores, support immune function, reduce anxiety and build new muscle. Since it’s used by the body as a building block, L-Lysine is essential for maintaining good health.

Because it is considered a proteolytic enzyme, Bromelain has the capability to fight off inflammation. It helps the body be cleansed from harmful toxins. Bromelain can also be effective in fighting off viral and bacterial infections.

Sufficient-C is incredibly easy to use. Just add cool spring water, stir and enjoy bursting flavor with high dose, vitamin function.

What are you waiting for? Raise a drink to your health with Sufficient-C! This month, save an extra 10% Suuficient-C with promo code ‘JULY14NEW15′ at checkout.

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9
JUL

Pre-Workout Beverage? Coffee

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Health Foods at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are searching for a pre-workout beverage, you may have been drinking it without knowing it: coffee. A recent study shows that drinking coffee before a workout can help burn more calories. Published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, the study discovered that trained athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned about 15% more calories for three hours post-exercise compared to those who ingested a placebo. The dose that triggered the effect was 4.5 mg of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. For a 150-pound person that’s roughly 300 mg of caffeine the amount in about 12 ounces of brewed coffee, the average quantity of a regular cup of coffee.

Coffee may offer a weight-loss advantage as caffeine has been known to increase workout benefits but that might be more than just a spark of energy. Scientists at the University of Illinois found that consuming the caffeine equivalent of around two cups of coffee one hour before a 30-minute, high-intensity exercise reduced muscle pain. Consequently, caffeine may help you push just a little bit harder during strength-training workouts, resulting in better improvements in muscle strength and endurance. Additionally, research suggests that caffeine may help preserve overall fitness and reduce the risk of age-related injuries.

Lastly, a recent study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology found that a little caffeine post-exercise may also be beneficial, particularly for endurance athletes who perform day after day. The research found that compared to consuming carbohydrates alone, a caffeine/carb combo resulted in a 66% increase in muscle glycogen four hours after intense, glycogen-depleting exercise. Glycogen, the form of carbohydrate that gets stockpiled in muscle, serves as a vital energy reserve during exercise, to power strength moves, and fuel endurance.

Remember: do not to rely on caffeine as an energy booster if you’re often tired. Get more rest and find the real reason you feel fatigue. Be consistent with your coffee intake and drink plenty of water regularly.

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Cafe Altura – Organic Coffee Regular Roast – 12 oz.
Puroast – Organic Ground Low Acid Coffee Dark French Roast – 12 oz.
Teeccino – Mediterranean Herbal Coffee Java Medium Roast 75% Organic – 11 oz.

 
8
JUL

Chocolate Covered Breakfast & More with Vega One

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars at 10:59 pm | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

If you’re wilting at your desk by 10 AM, don’t kick yourself for missing breakfast. Instead of another cup of coffee, consider satisfying layers chocolate-dipped goodness. Sound too good to be true? Grab a Vega One All-in-One Meal Bar, and you’ll know you’ve covered your nutritional bases. Made from plant-based, whole food, non-GMO ingredients this convenient meal bar is packed with:

  • 12 g complete plant-based protein
  • 4 g fiber
  • 1 g Omega-3
  • 1 serving of greens
  • 1 billion dairy-free probiotics
  • Added vitamins, minerals
  • Antioxidants

Formulated by Brendan Brazier, professional Ironman triathlete and bestselling author on plant-based nutrition, Vega One Meal Bar is gluten-free and contains no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. Mouthwatering bars are available in Chocolate Cherry Almond flavors. Sound better than coffee?

Manage the mid-day munchies with a mouthwatering, plant-based Vega Snack Bar. Stock your bag or desk drawer for strategic snacking with five delicious flavors of a whole food bar you can feel good about. Non-GMO superfood ingredients in Vega Snack Bar fill this gluten-free, get-you-through-to-the-next-meal morsel with satisfying protein and 1 gram of Omega-3.

Need some post-workout fuel? Give your muscles the protein they crave. Vega Sport Protein Bar supports your post-workout with 15 grams complete, multi-source, plant-based protein, 2.5 grams of BCAAs and 2 grams of glutamine from non-GMO, whole food ingredients your body needs (and deserves) to recover. If you need energy during the race, crush your personal best by giving your muscles the fast-acting, long-lasting whole food energy they need to endure. Moist and delicious, plant-based Vega Sport Energy Bar is gluten-free and easy to eat mid-workout to help you go the distance.

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Vega – Plant Based Vibrancy Bar Chocolate Decadence – 1.8 oz.
Vega – Vega Sport Plant-Based Protein Bar Chocolate Coconut – 2.1 oz.
Vega – All-in-One Nutritional Shake Chocolate – 30.9 oz.

 
8
JUL

5 Chemical Free Alternatives to Sunscreen

Filed Under: Environment,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 1:03 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

Whether you’re at the beach or just hanging out in your backyard, it’s important to protect yourself and your family from the sun’s damaging rays. Unfortunately, any old sunscreen won’t do. Most commercial sunscreens contain a wide variety of toxic ingredients and have the potential to do more harm than good. Recent reports have suggested that some of the main ingredients found in mass produced sunscreens could even cause cancer.

Here’s a list of potential toxic chemicals that may be learking in you sunscreen:

  • Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), including octyl-dimethyl PABA
  • Benzophenones, especially benzophenone-3, Oxybenzone
  • Cinnamates, namely octyl-methoxycinnamate (OMC)
  • Homosalate
  • 4-methyl-benzylidene camphor (4-MBC)
  • Retinyl Palmitate

Luckily, there are ways to protect your skin from overexposure without the use of harsh chemicals. Many natural oils offer protection from the sun and offer varying levels of SPF.

Get sun protection without the toxins

When shopping for sunscreens be sure to read the labels and avoid buying sunscreens containing toxic chemicals, such as those found in the above list. Or you could try making your own using safe oils (some which you can find in your kitchen!).

Here are some natural alternatives to traditional sunscreens that feature some built-in SPF protection:

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil can provide a SPF of 8. Even though this isn’t a very high SPF, multiple applications can provide extra moisture and prevent skin from burning.

Wheatgerm Oil

Wheat-germ oil contains vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins and antioxidants. These nutrients not only moisturize and heal dry or cracked skin, they also help prevent scarring. In particular, wheat-germ oil has a natural SPF of and is a great source of vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage.

Shea Butter

Shea butter has an SPF of about 6, which is perfect for low sun levels or people with naturally dark skin. It works wonders on dry skin and eczema because it’s readily absorbed into the skin and contains so many fatty acids.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Red Raspberry Seed Oil is a great additional to skin care products due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Recently, this fruit oil has been found to contain an SPF as high as 28-50 which is equal to that of titanium dioxide.

Carrot Seed Oil

This essential oil is contains a natural SPF of 38 to 40. Carrot seed oil therapeutic benefits include antioxidant, antiseptic and high levels of Vitamin A. Make sure to use with a carrier oil before applying it to your skin.

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7
JUL

What’s New? Nardo’s Natural

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Nardo's

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another premium brand of organic personal care products to our customers: Nardo’s Natural.

Nardo’s Natural offers a superb line of organic skin care products made fresh in small batches to ensure quality and freshness. The company’s manufactures all products in an FDA registered cosmetic facility that follows cGMP throughout all phases of production.  Product development is performed by qualified chemists and labs are certified by Organic Certifiers of Ventura, CA as an organic manufacturing facility under the National Organic Program administered by the USDA.

Nardo’s Natural is proud to offer high quality organic products certified by Oregon Tilth. Oregon Tilth is a nonprofit organization supporting and promoting biologically sound and socially equitable agriculture through education, research, advocacy, and certification. Oregon Tilth advocates sustainable approaches to agricultural production systems and processing, handling and marketing.

Nardo’s Natural Organic Skincare was established in April of 2009 when the four Mastronardo brothers discovered the health benefits of coconut oil for the skin. They were inspired to formulate an effective and healthy skincare line with ingredients derived from nature. For example, Nardo’s USDA certified organic and non-GMO coconut oil is the healthiest on the market. This premium coconut oil is cold-pressed so that it retains its vital nutrients and delicate fats, not bleached, refined, or mixed with chemicals. Nardo’s Natural organic products are suitable for all skin types and loaded with skin-loving nutrients.

In addition, you can save extra on these fantastic new products from Nardo’s Natural at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promotional code JULY14NEW15 to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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Nardo’s Natural – Organic Virgin Coconut Oil – 12 oz.
Nardo’s Natural – Muscle Rub – 5 oz.
Nardo’s Natural – Facial Toner – 4 oz.

 
2
JUL

Fight Depression Naturally With St. John’s Wort

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Supplements at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Did you know that one in ten adults is affected by depression in the United States? Depression can affect people in many different ways. Mood, thoughts, physical health, and behavior all may be affected but the symptoms and severity of depression can vary from person to person. Depression can be treated with regular medicine but that is not the only option. Natural supplements can be very helpful to fight this medical condition and St. John’s Wort products are one of the best ways to treat depression naturally.

St. John’s Wort supplements are made from a plant (Hypericum perforatum) that grows in the wild. This herbal product has been used for centuries for health purposes and studies have shown that St. John’s may help some types of depression, similar to treatment with standard prescription antidepressants. A 2009 systematic review of 29 international studies suggested that St. John’s Wort may be better than a placebo (an inactive substance that appears identical to the study substance) and as effective as standard prescription antidepressants for major depression of mild to moderate severity. St. John’s Wort also appeared to have fewer side effects than standard antidepressants. The studies were conducted in German-speaking countries where St. John’s Wort has a long history of use by medical professionals, reported more positive results than those done in other countries, including the United States.

St. John’s Wort is widely prescribed for depression in Europe but the herb has some side effects. Make sure to consult with your health care provider before you start taking St. John’s Wort supplements.

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Eclectic Institute – St. John’s Wort Flower & Leaf Fresh Raw Freeze-Dried 300 mg. – 50 Vegetarian Capsules
Good Nature Tea – Organic Tea Caffeine Free St. John’s Wort – 20 Tea Bags
Herb Pharm – St. John’s Wort Extract – 1 oz. Formerly Saint

 
30
JUN

What’s New? Veria SO

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin has added another top quality brand of supplements based on the 5,000 year-old wellness principles of Ayurveda: Veria SO (Self Optimize).

Veria SO offers supplements created by marrying ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with cutting-edge science. The company was born in India as the vision of Subhash Chandra, one of the country’s leading entrepreneurs. Having done well, he made the choice to create a company that would help people live healthier, more vital lives. As the sister company to Veria Living – the premiere 24/7 wellness TV network, Veria now makes it possible to surround yourself with a lifestyle of wellness.

Veria SO creates personal care products and herbal supplements designed to promote wellness from within. The company is fully committed to doing it in the most natural, sustainable ways possible, to preserve balance within the environment, communities, and ourselves. Veria chooses premium ingredients over harsh chemicals, conscious packaging instead of waste, and the right regimen, not the biggest. The company’s philosophy is based on the balance of Ayurveda.

Ayurveda believes that all of nature, your body included, is a dynamic balance of the very same elements. Ever changing, it is susceptible to stress, environment, diet and more. Veria adapts Ayurveda’s essential elements and practices into easy antidotes for real life. Veria Self Optimize organic herbs and all natural blends help your body maintain its ideal set point of well-being, whatever the day may bring. Every one of the herbal supplements is organically cultivated protecting the biodiversity of the area for the next generation. Veria’s combination herbal supplements are sustainably wild-harvested in rural India and have the Indian government’s forestry department certification to prove it.

Shop now and you can save extra on these fantastic new products from Veria SO. Just enter promotional code JUN14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Veria SO – Organic Shatavari – 120 Tablet(s)
Veria SO – Hers Hormonal Balance for Women – 60 Tablet(s)
Veria SO – Breathe Now Respiratory Support – 60 Tablet(s)

 
30
JUN

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 9:26 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

LuckyVitamin.com is excited to offer its customers an exclusive, limited-time offer on four high-end brands. These products are rarely offered at discounted prices so the time to take advantage is now! Learn more about what makes these sought-after brands so unique.

Metagenics – Genetic Potential Through Nutrition

Science uses genomic and proteomic research to identify plant-based extracts and derivatives that communicate with specific proteins. These proteins send signals to promote healthy functioning and “amplify” healthy messages from food.  Metagenics uses these discoveries to become readily available medical foods and nutraceuticals that offer uniquely effective and powerful formulas for both targeted and broad health applications.  Their in-house scientific staff and technologically advanced facilities conduct adequate research and evaluation. That’s what enables them to continue to provide innovative formulas of the highest possible quality to help you make a noticeable impact on health.

Thorne Research – Pure Ingredients, Trusted Results, Worldwide

Thorne is the only hypoallergenic dietary supplement manufacturer with the highest degree of purity that you – and your most severely allergic, chemically sensitive, and immune-compromised patients – can truly trust. Also, they do not make any products that contain Genetically Modified Organisms (known as GMOs). In 2014, Thorne Research celebrated their 30-year commitment to transforming and advancing the quality of health care in the United States and around the world. Thorne Research understands that to successfully deliver innovative solutions it must identify and partner with forward-thinking companies that envision a future in which lifestyle medicine is at the forefront of patient care.

Biotics Research Corporation – In the Vanguard of Research, Development & Manufacturing

Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for pharmaceuticals affect everyone. Consumers expect that each batch of medicines they take will meet quality standards that guarantee their safety and effectiveness. Biotics Research Corporation manufactures their branded products on-site, in state-of the-art facilities, allowing for complete control of the entire manufacturing process. Within their laboratories, the highly skilled members of their Quality Control Unit utilize modern, sophisticated technologies and validated analytical methods to test incoming raw materials, monitor manufacturing processes, perform in-process testing, and test all finished products prior to their release for shipment. In fact, many aspects of their cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) exceed the new, recently enacted FDA guidelines for dietary supplements in order to ensure the highest level of quality standards.

 Pure Essence Labs – Cellular Concept Of Health

At Pure Essence Labs, their mission is your health. They’ve spent over 35 years identifying the world’s most powerful whole-food, science based nutrition, which they combine with the ancient wisdom of the world’s most profound holistic medical systems.  They use Nature as the model by which to build and maintain good health. By joining the best of the old with the best of the new, makes it all available to you as the most holistic, and most effective dietary supplements and nutraceuticals.

For a limited-time save an extra 20% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT627’ at checkout.

 

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25
JUN

What’s New? River Soap Company

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to present another top quality brand of personal care products to our customers: River Soap Company.

River Soap Company offers triple French milled soaps created with only natural ingredients. The company aims to provide high quality, vegetable based soaps and bath accessories without artificial colorants or fragrances, priced for everyday use. River Soap strives to minimize the impact on the planet and, therefore, all bath products are simply wrapped, with no fancy packaging.

River Soap Company began in 1991 producing soap bars in a kitchen. Today, the company has grown and continues to expand to include 12 different soaps, all natural sea sponges and very own complexion mitts. The unique, long-lasting 4.5 ounce soaps are all vegetable base, biodegradable, cruelty-free and contain no perfumes. The company uses a unique combination of pure essential oils to scent every soap bar and add sweet almond oil to make them extra moisturizing. Triple French milling soaps are dense, long and neat, not leaving a gooey mess in the soap dish. No artificial colorants are ever used in the soap making, only botanicals and minerals. For example, plant chlorophyll makes the mountain laurel soap a light green color and sea kelp powder makes the ocean mist soap green while acting as an exfoliator and adding trace minerals.

River Soaps are made from a coco-palm soap base. The palm oil has been farmed and harvested according to standards established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which promotes planting and harvesting palm oil in a sustainable manner.

Additionally, you can save extra on these fantastic new products from River Soap Company. Just enter promotional code JUN14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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River Soap Company – Lip Balm Spearmint – 0.15 oz.
River Soap Company – Bar Soap Mountain Laurel – 4.5 oz.
River Soap Company – Bar Soap Scent Free Milk & Honey – 4.5 oz.

 
23
JUN

The Endless Coffee Debate

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

A recent study about health benefits from drinking coffee is just another chapter on the never-ending debate about the beverage. Multiple studies have shown that drinking coffee can offer a variety of health benefits from improving cardiovascular health to enhancing focus and concentration. On the other hand, studies have also proved that coffee can have negative effects on health such as sleep difficulties and anxiety.

Adding more fuel to the fire, a new study suggests that increasing coffee consumption may decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes supporting previous research which has found that drinking a few cups or more each day may lower your risk, with each subsequent cup nudging up the benefit.

Published in the journal Diabetologia, this latest study was more concerned with how changing coffee consumption might affect your risk. Researchers concluded that people who upped their consumption by more than a cup per day had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with people whose consumption held steady.  Decreasing coffee consumption by the same amount – more than a cup a day – was associated with a 17% increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The data is based on an analysis of more than 120,000 health professionals already being followed observationally long term.  Researchers looked at the study participants’ coffee drinking habits across four years to reach their conclusions. “For type 2 diabetes, up to six cups per day is associated with lower risk,” said Shilpa Bhupathiraju, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. “As long as coffee doesn’t give you tremors, doesn’t make you jittery, it is associated with a lot of health benefits” added the lead study author.

Perhaps the story behind the study is that higher coffee consumption often results in lower consumption of sodas, lattes, frappuccinos, and other sugary drinks, consequently decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Pero – Coffee Substitute Instant Natural Beverage Original 100% Caffeine Free – 7 oz.
Mount Hagen – Organic Instant Coffee Freeze Dried – 3.53 oz.
Life Extension – Rich Rewards Breakfast Blend Ground Coffee – 12 oz.

 
20
JUN

Wholesome Gummy Goodness for the Whole Family

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 1:06 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

In 2000, while lunching with son at his school, Rich McPeak got a major dose of reality when he saw how poorly the other children around him were eating. Almost instantly, he knew he wanted to create products that tasted great and taught children and their parents the importance of a whole-food, nutrient dense diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Nature’s Dynamic had just been born.

Nature’s Dynamics™ is a family-owned and operated company that safely and effectively develops 100% natural whole food gummy supplements for consumers. One-hundred percent of their products are manufactured in a GMP-certified facility and produced in the US. Nature’s Dynamics™ products are the tasty and nutritious result of botanical and medical studies from around the world.

Nature’s Dynamics™ believes vitamins, minerals and nutrients should be delivered to our bodies through spices, botanicals, fruits and vegetables grown in the earth’s soil — not from manufactured synthetic chemicals. Their extensive line of products are non-GMO and include original Nature’s Dynamics™ Gummy formulas, Berry Garden Kids Multi Gummy, Body Boost Men Multi Gummy, BodyBoost Women Multi Gummy, Joint Relief Gummy and more.

Their philanthropic efforts go beyond their gummies. Nature’s Dynamics not only does good for you but good for the planet too! They support global initiatives, such as organic farming, rainforest preservation and third world food programs.

For a limited time you can get an extra 10% off all Nature’s Dynamics™ products with promo code ‘JUN14NEW10’ at checkout!

 

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19
JUN

What’s New? Natural Force

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of supplements to our customers: Natural Force.

Natural Force offers a unique line of training supplements created with Mother Nature’s raw superfoods to provide you with the highest quality training products ever created. The company values quality and honesty above all else and every product is always comprised of the purest, highest quality, all-natural and organic ingredients. Natural Force supplements do not contain any coloring, flavoring of any kind, and unnecessary fillers. Each and every product has been carefully and intelligently designed to deliver superior performance for a specific purpose.

Natural Force has created a new approach to sports supplements. Next time you grab your favorite supplement, take a look at the container. Look past the flashy label to the list of ingredients. Do you know what all of them are and what they do? Natural Force is fully dedicated to using only the best ingredients directly from nature that provides you with the performance you need.

Natural Force’s top products are Natural Stack, Raw Tea, Iskiate Endurance, and Recovery Nectar. Natural Stack is a training supplement solution to synergistically address all your pre-, intra-, and post-workout nutrition needs. Raw Tea provides you with an explosive burst of natural energy to prime your body for intense workouts. Iskiate Endurance will give your body the nutrients it needs to power through even the longest and most grueling training sessions. Lastly, Recovery Nectar post-workout will help you decrease recovery time and completely revitalize your body.

You can save extra on all products from Natural Force. Just enter promo code JUN14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items on this new brand.

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Natural Force – Raw Tea Pre-Workout – 0.26 lbs.
Natural Force – Iskiate Endurance Intra-Workout – 0.67 lbs.
Natural Force – Recovery Nectar Post-Workout – 0.56 lbs.

 
 
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