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19
AUG

New Brands Showcase: Nuzest

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of supplements to our customers: Nuzest.

Nuzest offers unique products made with real foods that are rich in nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. The company believes in nutrition for life, making good nutrition easy for everyone by using only, top-quality, responsibly-sourced ingredients.

Nuzest was created to bring a nutritional platform based on efficacy without compromise, bringing together the best of nutritional science and natural medicine. All Nuzest products are designed to fill the nutritional gaps caused by nutrient-deficient food, stressful lifestyles, and poor eating habits.

One of the brand’s best-selling items is the Nuzest Clean Lean Protein. This product is not just any protein as it’s made with the highest quality European golden peas, the most potent of all vegetable proteins with up to 90% protein. Most importantly, it contains a combined 8.6g per serving of all nine of the essential amino acids and it’s really easy to digest, with no discomfort. Nuzest Clean Lean Protein contains no gluten, dairy, egg, lactose, soy or nuts as well as no additives, preservatives or artificial sweeteners, colors and flavors.

You can save even more when you shop Nuzest products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand. Here’s the scoop on a bunch of exciting new items at LuckyVitamin.com.



17
AUG

Water Talk!

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Concerns & Ailments,Water Purification and Storage at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Everyone knows the importance of drinking water but there is always much debate about the amount of water people should drink per day. The eight glasses of water recommendation has been around for years but it’s not 100% accurate because other things must be factored in. Diet, body size, amount of physical activities, and the amount of sleep are just a few factors that make it so difficult to make a “one fits all” recommendation of how much water one should drink a day.

Drinking water is essential to your health but you don’t get all your fluids from just water. Other drinks and food also provide plenty of essential nutrients your body need for daily activities as well as to replenish the amount of water lost each day. Fluid losses occur continuously and in many different forms such as sweating, breathing, and urine. If you don’t replace these losses, dehydration may happen when your water intake does not equal your output.

Drinking water can help maintain the balance of body fluids but it’s important to remember that other drinks such as milk, juice, and even coffee (after all it’s made from water) also count for your fluid intake. Additionally, you can add to your hydration by simply eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, reducing the amount of water you need to drink every day. Cucumbers, watermelons, melons, oranges, and many other fruits contain excellent amounts of water as well as impotent vitamins and minerals. Research suggests that about 20% of our fluid intake comes from foods. Since the human body is composed of about 60% water, the functions of these bodily fluids include digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature.

Water offer many other health benefits as studies have shown that it helps energize muscles, promote healthy kidneys, support weight loss, and maintain healthy skin.



16
AUG

New Brands Showcase: Native State Foods

Filed Under: Health Foods at 5:30 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce a new brand of health food products that believes wholesome, nutritious food matters: Native State Foods.

Native State Foods creates healthy, delicious products that are better for you and for the planet. The company uses the unique Purely Pinole, an ancient power food created by the Aztecs and Mayans. Enjoyed for centuries throughout Central and South America but nearly lost today, Native State Foods is the first ever premium pinole product to be made available in the United States, the same way it was hundreds of years ago: packed with premium nutrients and energy sustaining power.

Purely Pinole is full of vitamins and minerals, protein, fiber, and powerful antioxidants. Pinole has been fueling warriors, adventurists, endurance runners, and explorers for centuries.

Native State Foods offers this amazing ingredient in many different forms, from hot cereals to snacks on the go, Purely Pinole  can provide the energy and nutrition to power your next adventure or enable you to discover more, live better, and play harder.

You can save even more when you shop Native State Foods products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand. Here’s the scoop on a bunch of exciting new items at LuckyVitamin.com.



16
AUG

Navitas Naturals: Superfoods Defined

Filed Under: Nutrition,Webinar at 2:52 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Arthur Mullin from Navitas Naturals teaches us how to incorporate organic, nutrient dense superfoods in to our everyday lives.

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14
AUG

New Brands Showcase: EcoKindness

Filed Under: Natural Cleaning Aids,Personal Care at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
If you are looking for natural powerful cleaners with wonderful scents that are healthy for you and your family, Lucky Vitamin has great news for you. We are happy to introduce EcoKindness, an organic and natural brand of cleaning products.

EcoKindness offers a sophisticated range of eco-products created with the powerful properties of USDA organic, therapeutic grade, essential oils. This top-quality line of products with impressive cleaning, deodorizing and freshening agents is designed to detoxify your home and workplace from harmful petro-chemical, ammonia, and chlorine based cleaners.

Each time you use one of EcoKindness 28 eco-products you will also enjoy the positive, therapeutic health and wellness benefits of natural, aromatherapy throughout your home and workplace. The company ensures all products are environmentally responsible, and safe for your family and pets and, of course, they are never tested on animals.

All EcoKindness products are plant-based and these complex formulations contain zero toxins. No fillers, emulsifiers, color scents, preservatives, synthetic fragrances, and artificial additives are ever used and all products contain only 100% organic, therapeutic grade essential oils and purified water. Some EcoKindness products contain a proprietary blend of organic liquid oil castile soap, including organic olive, jojoba, aloe vera and coconut oils. This highly effective combination delivers a remarkable boost of extra grease-cutting power.

You can save even more when you shop EcoKindness products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand. Here’s the scoop on a bunch of exciting new items at LuckyVitamin.com.



11
AUG

3 Health Benefits of Chlorella

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Detoxification and Cleansing,Superfoods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Chlorella is considered a green superfood and it’s pretty easy to know the reasons for the label. This algae contains green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll and its chloroplast and is a potent food source. Chlorella is a complete protein, rich in other essential nutrients such as fats and vitamins, and is known to support several health conditions. Just to give you a quick preview, we present you 3 health benefits of chlorella.

1. Detox

The phytonutrients in chlorella promote detoxification, especially heavy metal excretion and radiation. Detoxing heavy metals and toxins is extremely important for overall health and chlorella wraps itself around toxins residing in our bodies, such as lead, cadmium, mercury and uranium, and keeps them from being reabsorbed. Additionally, chlorella’s high levels of chlorophyll have been shown to detoxify radiation and chemotherapy by protecting the body against ultraviolet radiation treatments while removing radioactive particles from the body.

2. Healthy Cell Growth

Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) is the algae’s capability to provide DNA. Known as the fountain of youth, CGF can rejuvenate every cell of the human body, slowing the process of aging. Chlorella contains 17 times the amount of DNA found in sardines, the second richest natural source of these nucleic acids.

3. Weight Control

Chlorella can be helpful in weight control by promoting weight loss and regulate hormones. Research has shown that chlorella intake can lead to noticeable reductions in body fat percentage, serum total cholesterol, fasting blood glucose levels, and stored toxins. Plus, it can help regulate your metabolism, improve circulation, and boost energy levels.



10
AUG

Vega: Weight Management On A Plant Based Diet

Filed Under: Nutrition,Webinar at 2:46 pm | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor
Building muscle and leaning out is possible on a plant-based diet. In this webinar you will learn about high-quality plant-based protein sources to focus on, the concept of ‘crowding-out’ unwelcomed cravings (bye-bye sugar!) and how to better improve digestion and absorption of the foods you eat to maximize your energy potential.


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10
AUG

New Brands Showcase: Isolator Fitness

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Health Foods,Water Purification and Storage at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is introducing a new brand of fitness products that help our customers achieve a healthy lifestyle: Isolator Fitness.

Isolator Fitness creates and develops products hoping they can help all people feel empowered to reach their health and fitness goals and live the life they want to live. The company offers meal management coolers, backpacks, duffel bags, and much more.

Isolator Fitness has always done things quickly: an idea will go from the drawing board to the production floor on the same day. The company was founded on the basis of creating the best possible products by listening to customers and giving them what they want. To this day, Isolator Fitness is constantly tweaking and improving all products based on customers’ feedback. The company’s history encompasses the American Dream and one of the most important aspects is being able to have the “Made in America” seal and bring jobs back to the USA. Almost all products are manufactured in the company’s plant in Reading, Pennsylvania at the skillful hands of the sewing team. Isolator Fitness offers top-quality bags, unique shaker bottles as well as high-protein and low-carb pasta.

You can save even more when you shop Isolator Fitness products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code AUG16NEW16 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand. Here’s the scoop on a bunch of exciting new items at LuckyVitamin.com.



8
AUG

4 Reasons to Incorporate Plant-Based Foods into Your Diet

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods,Personal Care at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
PBEvery day, more people are switching to plant-based diets for many different reasons. Some people make the switch to ensure they are eating healthier, more natural foods. Others want to stop or reduce the amount of animal foods they eat on a daily basis. If you would like to see a few more reasons before making the change, we present you 4 good reasons to incorporate plant-based foods into your diet.

1. Heart Health

Eating plant-based foods can significantly lower the risk of developing heart disease. Researchers have concluded that people who eat fruits and vegetables are 30% less likely to have a heart attack or stroke. The amount recommended is around eight servings a day, so be sure to add fruits and veggies to breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

2. Weight Loss

Everybody knows adding plant-based foods can help with weight-loss but keep in mind you don’t necessary have to completely eliminate meats from your diet. If you find it difficult to stop eating meats, try reducing to two or three times per week first and, then, gradually phasing them out of your menu. Plant-based protein supplements can also be helpful for the majority of weight-loss diets.

3. Skin Care

Smooth and beautiful skin can be achieved from plant-based foods. Some fruits contain pigments and phytochemicals which, along vitamins and minerals, can contribute to healthy skin. For example, citrus fruit contains vitamin C, known to help smooth wrinkles and boost collagen production.

4. Hypertension

Eating a diet with plant-based foods can help lower blood pressure and control hypertension. Studies have shown that high-level consumption of fruits and veggies, particularly vitamin C and potassium, are associated with a significantly lower risk of hypertension.



8
AUG

The Benefits of DIY

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Green Living at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
diy2Know Your Ingredients – Health junkies read labels in the same way that lit fans devour classic novels. By doing your own research you know EXACTLY what is in a product to make sure that every ingredient is clean and pronounceable — no Googling required. All that’s left to do is relax and enjoy a lavender Epsom salt soak (that you made yourself, obviously.)

Save Money – This is a no-brainer. In almost all cases, making your own products (think household cleaners, soy candles, dryer balls, etc.) is a lot cheaper than buying someone else’s. Plus, mastering a skill – like brewing your own kombucha — may even lead to a new source of revenue if you’re willing to hone your craft. Sell what you make or teach classes on how to be as awesome as you are!

Gratitude – There’s nothing like the satisfaction of making something out of scratch with your own two hands. Putting in all that time and effort fosters a greater feeling of fulfillment knowing that it was YOU who crafted something out of nothing. That feeling you get when the first tomato of the season begins to ripen on the vine? Priceless.

Hand-Ons – Instead of busying your hands texting, scrolling or swiping right, put them to good use by learning a valuable new “hands-on” skill. One of our favorites is bread baking…yum!

Brain Health – Work. Commute. Eat. TV. Bed. Repeat. Sound familiar? Break out of the classic work-week rut by feeding your brain’s thirst to learn by tackling a new project. You’re not only learning something new but you’re keeping your brain as sharp as if you drank a cup of your own cold-brewed coffee.

 



5
AUG

DIY With Help from LuckyVitamin

Filed Under: Aromatherapy,Health Foods,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is having a new kind of sale and this time the term “give it a try” fits perfectly. Our DIY Sale gives our customers an opportunity to choose interesting products to help you “do it yourself” whether you are brewing something or getting creative with aromatherapy oils.

DIY, do it yourself, is the simple method of building or creating things from raw materials without the aid of experts or professionals. In other words, you make it from scratch instead of buying an already made product. So, let’s have a look at what types of DIY products you can find at our DIY Sale at LuckyVitmain.com.

Brewing kits are one of the best ways to make your beverage exactly the way you like it. DIY kits, such as the ones for coffee and kombucha, also give you the opportunity to get creative. Add a little extra spicy to your coffee, with some vanilla or mint flavor, or change up the kombucha recipe to improve its consistency and taste.

Speaking of getting creative, essential oils are one of the most popular DIY products as you can make a ton of different products from these amazing oils. Perfume, body scrubs, air spray, all-purpose salve, lip balms, soaps, shampoo and much more can be done from essential oils and other natural ingredients.

As we talk about natural ingredients, have a look at some of these great “grown your own” vegetable products. Garden in a can help you grown your own basil. How about if you can purchase a Mushroom kit to grown your own mushrooms out of a box? Yes, that’s possible. It’s incredible!

DIY products gives you a chance to get creative, save money, and get something with no unwanted ingredients. Plus, DIY can turn into a great hobby too!



3
AUG

Boost Hair Health with These Supplements

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Not getting the appropriate nutrition can lead to a decline in hair growth, and in some extreme circumstances, even hair loss. To go from limp to lush, try adding some of the supplements below to your regimen.

Biotin – Sometimes called B7 or Vitamin H, biotin works by renewing hair follicles that are already growing and may result in stronger, thicker hair in about six months. Taking a daily dose of 5000mcg of biotin will help give you a stronger, thicker mane.

Omegas – The anti-inflammatory properties of Omage-3 fatty acids make for a powerful ally in combating hair loss by opening follicles and promoting healthy hair growth. Plus, they can give your locks a healthy sheen while preventing dry, flaky scalp. WIN!

Folic Acid – If you’ve ever taken a prenatal, you may have wondered why your hair and nails seem to grow like weeds. The answer is: folic acid. While it may prevent spinal and neurological birth defects, it can also help aid cell and tissues growth, too. A study performed by the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph in Canada, states that folic acid also seems to be effective in treating alopecia in calves. There’s a lot to like about this powerful member of the Vitamin B family!

Vitamin D – This is a new one you’ve probably haven’t heard. Recent research has revealed a connection between the absence of vitamin D and hair loss. A recent study found that vitamin D controls mineral balance in the body through vitamin D receptors. What’s interesting is that zinc is one of those minerals controlled by vitamin D, and a zinc deficiency can cause hair loss, with hair growth resuming only when zinc levels are restored.



2
AUG

Blueberry & Banana Overnight Oats

Filed Under: Health Foods,Recipes at 2:39 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
Here’s a quick and delicious breakfast that you can prep the night before.

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Recipe:
½ cup of Silk Pure Almond Almond Milk Unsweetened Vanilla
½ cup Organic Gluten Free Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
1 medium organic banana
½ Cup of fresh blueberries
1/2 tbsp LuckyRoots Chia Seeds
¼ tsp cinnamon



2
AUG

Pack These Cleaners For College Move-In

Filed Under: Green Living,Home,Natural Cleaning Aids at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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Aaah, college. Where studying (wink!) all night, early morning classes and microwaved meals become part of the new normal. But one thing that doesn’t have to change is your adherence to your eco conscious lifestyle. While keeping your dorm room spic and span may not rank high on your to-do list you can still use cleaning products that are safe for you and the earth.

Air Fresheners – Don’t get a rep for having a stinky dorm room or apartment! Before you grab that aerosol can, did you know that conventional air fresheners can be endocrine disruptors and cause major health problems? Ditch them for one of our favorites, made with natural essential oils and fragrance to quickly freshen that mile-high pile of dirty laundry. The non-aerosol bottle is earth-friendly and its lavender fragrance will be sure to relax, soothe and relieve fatigue for even the most stressed out scholar.

Multi-Surface –Between studying and classes, who has time to think about cleaning solutions for all of the different surfaces in your room? Keep things simple with an easy spray-and-wipe multi-surface cleaner. This brand eradicates over 99.99% of household germs from hard, nonporous surface, including Influenza A, Salmonella and E. coli. You can use it on everything from bathroom sinks, desks, garbage cans and mini fridges.

Wipes – Don’t fall victim to the classic “we’re in the area so we’re just going to drop in for a few minutes” surprise visit from mom and dad. Use these natural wipes to give your room a polished look in mere minutes. No water, suds or rinsing required! Effortlessly wipe away dirt from your books, desk, floors and window sills with these biodegradable, durable and disposable wipes. And, because they are biodegradable, you can safely toss them without harming the environment.



1
AUG

5 Supplements to Prepare for Back to School

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
As August begins, it’s time to start thinking about returning to school. Don’t wait until the very last minute to do your shopping, including supplements and products that can help you kids during the school year. Lucky Vitamin can help you get a jump start on this year’s list as we show you 5 supplements to prepare for back to school.

1. Multivitamins

Kids’ multivitamins can be very helpful particularly for kids who struggle to eat a well-balanced and healthy diet. The ABC of vitamins for kids should also add D and E as these 5 vitamins are extremely important for school-aged children.

2. Immunity

Supplements to enhance the immune system can be an excellent addition for your children. Year after year, many kids get sick in school not only during the first month of classes but also during the school year, especially during the winter months. A strong immune system can prevent the common cold and flu and reduce the number of school days your kids will miss during the year.

3. Attention

Supplements to improve attention can be helpful for younger kids as well as teenagers and young adults. We live in a very easy-to-be-distracted world and it is no different during school hours. Improving attention can lead to better learning and a better levels of concentration.

4. Memory

Do you remember that time you could not answer a question just because you could not remember it? As soon as the exam/quiz was over, you could easily remember all the answers. Memory booster products can be a great way to avoid this from happening to your kids as this products contain vitamins, minerals, and herbs known to improve memory and focus.

5. Omegas

Omega- 3 supplements are an excellent addition to your diet and your kids’ diet at any time of the year. In fact, during this time when kids are going back to school, omega supplements can help with a few of the issues listed above such as improving immunity and enhancing focus and attention.