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2
JUN

Early Meal Times Can Help Weight Loss

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Eating at proper times may affect weight loss success. Nothing new here, most people know that eating in the early hours is the best strategy for those trying to lose weight. A new study confirms that people who eat larger meals later in the day are likely to lose less weight than those who eat in the early hours of the day.

Study authors Marta Garaulet and Dr. Frank Scheer, director of the medical chronobiology program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, followed 420 people in Spain during a 20-week weight loss program. The participants were split into two groups: early eaters who ate lunch before 3 p.m. and late eaters who ate lunch after 3 p.m. In Spain, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, comprising about 40% of a person’s daily calories.

Published in the International Journal of Obesity, the study concluded that the early eaters, on average, lost 25% more weight than the late eaters over the course of the study, according to Scheer. Researchers looked at energy expenditure, dietary composition, appetite hormones and sleep duration. These factors were similar in both groups, leading the authors to conclude that the timing of the large meal was the source of the sluggish weight loss.

Researchers believe that the results are due to the body’s ability to handle glucose, the type of sugar that usually comes from carbohydrates. Late eaters in the study showed significantly higher HOMA levels, an index of insulin resistance that’s used to identify diabetes. Your system is better able to cope with higher glucose levels in the morning, extracting sugar from the blood to use as energy.

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Breezy Morning Tea – Dieter’s Best Super Diet Tea 100% Pure & Natural Caffeine Free – 20 Tea Bags
Top Secret Nutrition – Green Coffee Bean Extract 100% Pure Weight Loss Supplement 800 mg. – 90 Capsules
NOW Foods – 7-Keto Weight Management 25 mg. – 90 Vegetarian Capsules

 
30
MAY

What’s New? Lake Valley Seed

Filed Under: Health Foods,Herbs at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin continues to grow the variety of products available to our customers. Our latest addition is a premium brand of seeds so your can grow your garden naturally: Lake Valley Seed.

Lake Valley Seed offers a unique selection of garden products created with the highest quality seeds. Founded in 1985 in the confines of a small garage in Boulder, Colorado, when seed packets were filled by hand using small “teaspoon” like measuring devices, Lake Valley Seed has since developed into a high paced, automated production facility, which annually produces nearly 9 million packets of seed, consisting of over 800 different varieties of flower, vegetable and herb seeds. However, since 1985 the philosophy at Lake Valley Seed has held true: quality products at competitive prices, servicing passionate gardeners and independent retailers.

Lake Valley Seed gives you the opportunity to grow your own garden and discover a wide variety of unique flower, vegetable, and herb seeds. Every ingredient is carefully selected from growers around the world and seeds do not contain GMOs and are untreated. The company values the importance of seed quality and ensures this with yearly germination testing. Lake Valley Seed believes that a garden can be a place to grow the soul and harvest the truth and wishes you a happy gardening and that you can enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Additionally, you can save extra on all these fantastic new products from Lake Valley Seed. Just enter promotional code MAY14NEW10 to save an extra 10% on all items on this new brand.

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Lake Valley Seed – Organic Kale Italian Nero Seeds – 500 mg.
Lake Valley Seed – Organic Carrot Rainbow Blend Seeds – 1 Grams
Lake Valley Seed – Organic Mint Seeds – 100 mg.

 
29
MAY

Reducing Stress with Holy Basil

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are trying to reduce stress levels but can’t seem to find a good helper, Holy Basil supplements may be a great product for you. Holy Basil has been called the “Queen of Herbs” for a good reason as this ancient herb offers multiple medicinal benefits. Holy Basil supplements have been shown to reduce stress levels, minimizing the negative effects of stress on the body and, consequently, promoting body relaxation.

Available in tablets as well as teas, Holy Basil can provide benefits in other areas. For example, some people have been able to sleep longer and better when taking the herb on a regular basis. Other people have reported that drinking Holy Basil teas can be an excellent choice for elevating spirits. Additionally, studies have concluded that regular supplementation may support carbohydrate metabolism, resulting in healthy blood glucose levels.

Also known as Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Holy Basil is a member of the mint family and similar to regular basil you add to Italian dishes and pesto. This herb cab be easily grown in your home or on your balcony, patio. In Ayurvedic medicine, Holy Basil has been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years. Adaptogens essentially adapt to serve the body where it needs them most. Typically, adaptogens are characterized as stress-busters and most of the research on Holy Basil focus on this health benefit. However, Holy Basil contains additional beneficial properties including antibacterial, anti-fungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Holy Basil supplements can be used as a memory booster, for fever reduction, cough soothing, sore throat relief, clearing acne, as well as improve kidney function.

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Himalaya Herbal Healthcare – Holy Basil Stress & Emotional Wellbeing – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Enzymatic Therapy – Holy Basil Trinity Blend – 60 Softgels

 
27
MAY

March Against Monsanto – Take Back Our Food

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 3:02 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This past weekend people gathered from 52 countries and 436 cities, united for a cause — a safer food system untainted by the hands of greed. In the city of brotherly love, we gathered and marched against Monsanto.

For those who don’t know, Monsanto is a multinational agriculture biotech corporation based in the United States, and it’s because of these three little letters (GMO), activists united to take back our food supply.

GMOs, Genetically Modified Organisms, can be found in at least 70% of processed foods. Monsanto produces 90% of GMOs in the world.  These seeds are genetically altered to withstand repeated spraying of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. Due to Monsanto’s political clout, legislation to pass food labeling has been undermined. However, many other nations require GMO labeling including the European Union, Japan, China, Australia and many more.

As GMOs have become more ingrained within our food supply, America’s collective health continues to dwindle. You may be asking yourself: “what can I do?” The next steps begin with you. Start voting with your wallet. Make conscious decisions about where your food comes from and how it’s produced. Be the change.

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26
MAY

What’s New? Harmonic Innerprizes

Filed Under: Supplements,Women's Health at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of supplements to our customers: Harmonic Innerprizes.

Harmonic Innerprizes offers a unique line of products to make a significant difference on people’s lives. Established in 1995, the company has pioneered the new science of monatomic elements (ORMES) that was discovered by David Hudson a few years earlier. This research led to the study of electromagnetics and how the electromagnetics of substances affected the electromagnetics of the body and how the health and vitality of the body is influenced by electromagnetic frequencies.

Harmonic Innerprizes discovered that you can positively influence the health of the body, the thoughts of the brain, and the feelings of the emotions by infusing it with the energy from minerals, botanicals, and nutraceuticals that have been energetically balanced. The company concluded that the health of the body is more influenced by belief systems than imperfect diets or the quality of drinking water. Harmonic Innerprizes believes that anything physical was created from energy and by reconnecting with that energy optimal health can be achieved. By optimal health, it means balance and harmony permeating mind, body and spirit because you simply will not have a healthy body unless the mind is focused on the positive and the emotions are proactive and not reactive.

Harmonic Innerprizes Etherium dietary supplements are trace elements that contain significant amounts of natural monatomic minerals to enhance the body’s electromagnetic systems that increase the mind, body, spirit connections. These products have the ability to invigorate the senses and broaden your perceptions, resulting in higher states of consciousness and a spiritual transformation.

You can save even more on all Harmonic Innerprizes supplements at Lucky Vitamin.com. Just enter promo code MAY14NEWY10 to save an extra 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Harmonic Innerprizes – n-fuzed Estro-Fem – 8 oz.
Harmonic Innerprizes – n-fuzed Testosterone – 8 oz.
Harmonic Innerprizes – Etherium Gold Dietary Supplement – 60 Vegetarian Capsules

 
23
MAY

The Advantages of Krill Oil Supplements

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 12:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The debate never ends. Fish oil supplements versus krill oil supplements. This subject has been a popular discussion among health experts as well as users for many years. Both products offer excellent health benefits and a recent study confirms another good result for krill oil supplements.

A new study collected the effects of 12 weeks of daily krill oil supplementation on fasting serum triglyceride (TG) and lipoprotein particle levels in subjects whose habitual fish intake is low and who have borderline high or high fasting serum TG levels (150–499 mg/dL). Researchers concluded that krill oil lowers serum TG levels in subjects with borderline high or high fasting TG levels. The data included 300 male and female subjects in a double-blind, randomized, multi-center, placebo-controlled study. Relative to subjects in the placebo group, those administered krill oil had a statistically significant calculated reduction in serum TG levels of 10.2%. Moreover, LDL-C levels were not increased in the krill oil groups relative to the placebo group. The outcome of the pooled analysis suggests that krill oil is effective in reducing a cardiovascular risk factor.

Krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which have been clinically proven to be more efficiently absorbed by our body as they are carried to our body cells in a phospholipid form. Unlike fish oil (which is 61-65% bioavailable), it mimics the very membranes of your cells, thus penetrating so easily that you get 95-98% of what you pay for. In addition, a super-antioxidant found only in krill oil is an ultra-potent nutrient, stronger than most other antioxidants including Co-Q10, for protection from the free radical damage that promotes aging and disease.

Krill oil contains the three most important elements the human body needs to function properly: phospholipids, omega-3 essential fatty acids (similar to those of fish oil), and astaxanthin, a very powerful antioxidant.

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Schiff – Mega Red Omega-3 Krill Oil 300 mg. – 60 Softgels
Schiff – Mega Red Extra Strength 100% Pure Omega-3 Krill Oil 500 mg. – 45 Softgels
Healthy Origins – Natural Krill Oil 1000 mg. – 120 Softgels

 
22
MAY

Supplements to Take For Energy

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Teas,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

It seems these days that everyone is looking for that quick pick-me-up. Whether it’s your local supermarket or the convenience store on the corner, there are shelves full of energy drinks, bars, chews, and more.  Let’s face it; we could all use a little more energy to get us through our hectic day. Today we are going to look at supplements and other natural products to help increase your energy.

  • Vitamin B12 and B-Complex, a supplement which contains all eight B vitamins (B6, folic acid, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, biotin, and B12) have long been used in energy supplements.  All B-vitamins aid in the processes your body uses to make energy from the food you eat.  This means that B-vitamins help the body convert food, such as carbohydrates, into the main fuel for the body, glucose, which is then used to produce energy. Thiamine (B1) is needed to form adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which every cell of the body uses for energy. There is debate on the effectiveness of B-vitamins in increasing energy in people who are not deficient in these vitamins.
  • Panex ginseng has traditionally been used to maintain balance in the body and enhance vital energy. The use of this herb is indicated for people who experience a decreased resistance to illness, fatigue, decreased ability to handle stress, and decreased stamina. Multiple studies have been performed on Panex ginseng’s anti-fatigue effect in the body. Panex has also been shown to enhance the cognitive performance of healthy individuals.
  • Green Tea, although not a supplement or vitamin, has long been used as a replacement for coffee and other caffeinated beverages. Green tea contains about 25mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup. This is considered a low level dose of caffeine and should be just enough to give you a little pick-me-up throughout your day.  Not only is green tea an excellent source of caffeine, it also contains many other healthy antioxidants.
  • Yerba mate is another herb commonly drank as a hot tea that contains caffeine. Yerba mate contains about 80mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup.  Most of the hype surrounding yerba mate is the fact that it has the same pick-me-up as caffeine without the shakes and jitters. There has been numerous research showing that yerba mate should be drank in moderation due to a potential increased risk for certain types of cancers.
  • One final supplement to consider for boosting your energy levels is chlorella, a single water grown micro-algae. This plant super food naturally boosts the body’s ability to detoxify heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxic substances that surround us daily. When our body is free of toxins, we tend to feel less sluggish and have more energy to get us through our day. This may be why Chlorella has been shown to aid in the treatment of fatigue.

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21
MAY

What’s New? Redd Remedies

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce to our customers Redd Remedies, a top brand of natural supplements.

Redd Remedies offers safe, pure and effective products developed with a passion to create holistic, natural health and wellness solutions. Redd Remedies is committed to providing you and your family with an effective selection of high quality, natural supplements which work quickly to deliver results and provide meaningful support for the entire body.

Redd Remedies is the culmination of years of work, research, and an uncompromising desire to offer the best products. The Chapman family started in the health food industry in 1961 with a small retail store in Roseland, IL. Today, quality, purity and safety drive the company’s manufacturing process from beginning to end. All raw materials are tested for identity, purity, and potency, with tests combining the leading technologies of microbiology, shelf-life stability testing, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), atomic absorption, and infrared spectrophotometry. It is only after careful and thorough examination that any raw material is allowed to enter the manufacturing process. After production, each final product is analyzed to verify label claims and compliance with weight, size, disintegration, dissolution and friability.

Redd Remedies adheres to strict operation procedures in order to maintain compliance with the stringent cGMPs (current Good Manufacturing Practices) set forth by the FDA. These operating procedures ensure that each batch is consistent and reliable. Whether this is the first supplement you have ever taken or whether you have been taking supplements for a long time, Redd Remedies wants to be your supporter, helper and partner in your journey to true health and wellness.

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Redd Remedies – Throat & Bronchial Syrup Honey – 4 oz.
Redd Remedies – Gouch! Joint Health Support – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Redd Remedies – Thyroid Strong – 60 Vegetarian Capsules

 
21
MAY

Vitamins to Take for Asthma

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, airway hyper-responsiveness, and coughing, particularly at night or after exercise. Asthma can seriously impact the daily routines of the estimated 300 million individuals worldwide that suffer from it. It is important for people with asthma to recognize their triggers and avoid them. The same factors that provoke allergies can also trigger childhood asthma. These triggers include items such as dust, pet dander, indoor and outdoor mold, air pollutants, smoke, and other toxic chemicals.  Changes in weather, especially temperature, can also trigger an asthma attack. Supplements can be a great way to decrease inflammation, relax the airways, and improve the body overall.

  • Magnesium – is a known anti-inflammatory that also promotes the relaxation of muscles.  This is especially pertinent when it comes to the treatment of asthma because magnesium can relax the bronchial smooth muscle.  It is well known that magnesium administered intravenously during an acute attack is an effective treatment.  There has been little research done on magnesium taken orally, but one study found that it improved symptom scores as well as reduced bronchodilator use.
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) – promotes relaxation of the tracheal smooth muscle, which means it may also have a bronchodilating effect. Theophylline, one of the many medications used in the treatment of allergies, works by inhibiting phosphodiesterase. Vitamin C was also found to have a very similar effect in vitro. It is well documented that vitamin C has an ability to reduce histamine released in the body. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between low levels of vitamin C and increased levels of histamine in the blood. Vitamin C was also found to have a protective effect against exercised-induced asthma attacks. There is a lot of research that shows vitamin C is a beneficial nutrient in the treatment of asthma.
  • Vitamin D– One study showed that reduced levels of vitamin D in the body are associated with impaired lung function, increased airway hyper-responsiveness, and reduced response to glucocorticoid medications. In other words, patients who have adequate levels of vitamin D will respond better to asthma treatments and may even have less severe symptoms.
  • Fish Oils– Research has demonstrated that a diet supplemented with fish oil ameliorates the severity of exercise-induced airway narrowing in subjects with mild-to-moderate persistent asthma. The study also showed that fish oil reduces airway inflammation in asthmatic subjects with exercised-induced bronchoconstriction. Fish Oils have long been known to have an anti-inflammatory effect and this study only further proved that.
  • Selenium- is an essential mineral found in the body that works as an antioxidant preventing against oxidative stress. One of the many theories behind what causes asthma is an increased oxidative stress load in the body. Research showed that selenium levels are depleted in patients with asthma vs. patients without it. It also showed that taking selenium daily was able to reduce medication requirements and have non-significant improvement in pulmonary function in steroid dependent adult asthmatics.

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20
MAY

Supplements to Reduce PMS Symptoms

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Women's Health at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

It’s that time of the month again. Aunt Flo rears her ugly head in the form of bloating, mood swings, cramping and a boatload of other annoying symptoms. This period of emotional imbalance is known as premenstrual syndrome. PMS symptoms are a lot more common than you think. In fact, around 80% of women will experience at least one PMS symptom in each cycle. Luckily, there’s something out there that can bring relief when PMS symptoms start.

Super Nutrition offers three formulations that can reduce PMS symptoms including Simply One Women, Women’s Blend and Anti-aging Potency. All of these formulations contain vital nutrients that have been scientifically proven to reduce PMS discomfort.

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), naturally present in many foods, can reduce PMS symptoms, including moodiness, irritability. In a recent study of 630 women, 100 mg to 150 mg of supplemental vitamin B6 reduced PMS in about 66% of the women, and 160 mg to 200 mg of Vitamin B6 reduced PMS in about 79% of the women.

Vitamin D

There is some evidence that getting more vitamin D from the diet might help to prevent PMS or reduce symptoms. Another study revealed women who received took 706 IU/day of vitamin D per had 41% less PMS symptoms than those who received 112IU/day.

Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry) 

Vitex is sometimes called “the women’s herb.” It is used for menstrual cycle irregularities, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a more severe form of PMS called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), and symptoms of menopause. Please take into consideration it should not be taken with the pill as it may increase the side effects and decrease its effectiveness.

Magnesium

The mineral magnesium, found naturally in food and available in supplements, has showing good preliminary results for PMS. When taking magnesium at 200 and 360 mg per day reduced symptoms including weight gain, fluid retention, swelling of extremities, breast tenderness and abdominal bloating.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is very helpful to women. It provides relief from hot flashes, cramps, and menstrual pain. It has a primary function as an antioxidant, protecting cell membranes, active enzyme sites and DNA.

Every woman with PMS suffers a different set of physical and emotional symptoms. It’s good to know that help is here from Super Nutrition!

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19
MAY

Castile Soaps Benefits

Filed Under: Environment,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Castile soaps have been a popular product for many generations for its purity, natural cleaning ability and variety of uses. Known for its ability to refresh and rejuvenate your skin, castile soaps are made with only natural plant extracts, fragrances, and oils, recreating the old fashion art of traditional soap-making.

Castile soap is found in a natural liquid or hard soap form. Both products are made from vegetable-based ingredients, often produced organically and sourced using fair trade principles. True castile soap is made purely with olive oil as the first soaps were produced by boiling olive oil with plant ashes. Today, many castile soaps in the market are made with a combination of olive oil and palm or coconut oil, which may offer their own beneficial properties, and often scented with essential oils, as a multipurpose cleanser.

Castile soap is especially good for dry, itchy, irritated, or sensitive skin, and conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.  It works well in oily skin and acne by helping with balancing oil production, and for not clogging pores.

An excellent environmental choice, castile soaps do not contain synthetic fragrances or detergents that can upset the balance of the environment when it enters the wastewater stream. Additionally, when cleaning with castile soap, most people do not need to wear rubber gloves or worry about skin irritation due to its non-toxic formula. The soap cuts through grime in kitchens, bathrooms and other hard surfaces. Castile soap can also be used to laundry cleans clothes without harsh detergents. Castile soap is often sold in concentrated form, making it an economical option.

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15
MAY

Premium Brand Spotlights

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 10:43 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.

 Nordic Naturals – Not Your Everyday Fish Oil

There are three main components to quality omega-3 fish oil: freshness, purity and taste. Consumers can rely on objective proof of purity from third-party analysis to validate these attributes. Today, the leading health organizations and industry experts have set strict purity standards for supplements, and Nordic Naturals meets every one. All oils used in Nordic Naturals products show no detectable heavy metals, dioxins or PCBs, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to Nordic’s large contingent of loyal customers. After all, Nordic is known for applying the strictest ethical and socially responsible environmental practices as they strive to eliminate the global omega-3 deficiency.

Gaia Herbs – Herbs From Seed To Shelf

With knowledge comes empowerment. With empowerment, there is a renewed sense of awareness. And with awareness comes the ability to make healthy choices. This is why Gaia is the only medicinal herb manufacturer that assures you of purity, integrity, and potency in our products by allowing you to truly “Meet Your Herbs.” Through their website you can trace the story of your herbs from seed to shelf. Beyond the sourcing of ethically produced, quality raw materials, their beliefs, actions, and commitment to provide herbal remedies that offer optimal vitality.

Life Extension – Innovation Using Evidence & Experience

At Life Extension they have one goal and one goal only, to help you live a healthier, longer life. For over 34 years, they have been at the forefront of medical research looking for ways to prolong health, youth and life. Get healthy and stay healthy, with over 350 premium quality formulations that are the gold standard of the industry. Life Extension products are all are clinically tested and validated. Life Extension supplies only the highest quality nutritional supplements, including minerals, vitamins, herbs and hormones. 

Solgar – High Potency Digestive Enzymes

Award-winning, Solgar has been innovating and producing fine quality nutritional supplements since 1947. Their ongoing mission is to provide consumers with top quality, innovative, science-based nutritional supplements to enhance your total health and well-being. They are known globally for producing innovative, science-based, efficacious products. Solgar’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located in Leonia, New Jersey, meets the highest standard for machinery, procedures, and quality control.

For a limited-time save an extra 20% off these exclusive brands with promo code ‘SPOTLIGHT518’ at checkout.

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14
MAY

What’s New? ANS Performance

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 2:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of sport nutrition supplements to our customers: ANS Performance.

ANS Performance offers sports supplements created with the highest quality ingredients to inspire personal moments of greatness and triumph. The company was formed in 2010 with one goal in mind: to create the best performance supplements available.

ANS Performance understands the competitive nature of sports, the need to succeed, to win. That passion fuels and inspires the company to research, formulate, and manufacture specific supplements which are backed by peer-reviewed science done on real people, on athletes, not mice or cell cultures. As a company formed by athletes with decades of supplement industry experience, ANS Performance understands what it takes to get your body to perform at the highest level. Whether you are actively competing or a weekend warrior trying to keep fit, ANS creates products to help you get there.

ANS strives to deliver innovation and quality with a commitment to quality evident throughout the entire product development and manufacturing process. It starts with qualified premium raw materials that are scientifically verified for potency and efficacy. Every incoming raw material is tested against the strictest specifications to ensure product consistency and quality every time. All products are only manufactured at good manufacturing practice (GMP) certified facilities in the USA. GMPs provide specific standards for the manufacturing, packaging, warehousing and distribution consistent with standards enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

In addition, you can earn 20 times Lucky Rewards points on all items from ANS Performance. Twenty times points are based on normal point ratio of ’1 point earned per $1 spent’. Actual points offered displayed on item detail page for each item. Click here for more information on Lucky Rewards program.

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ANS Performance – Fortitude Test Boosting Phenomenon – 120 Capsules
ANS Performance – Ritual Pre-Workout Candy Green Apple – 350 Grams
ANS Performance – Ritual Pre-Workout Wicked Watermelon – 240 Grams

 
13
MAY

Vitamins to Take for Memory

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Herbs,Mental Wellbeing,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 Let’s face it; we aren’t getting any younger. As we age, our memory begins to fade and what we were able to do as kids and teenagers we are no longer able to do as adults. Remembering names, numbers, birthdays, computer passwords, etc. gets harder by the day.  What if we could take preventative measures today to help improve our memory and brain function later in life? Today we are going to take a look at vitamins and natural treatments to help improve your mental function and keep it functioning at its highest potential.

Rhodiola rosea is an herb that grows primarily in dry sandy ground at high altitudes in the arctic areas of Europe and Asia. A common adaptogen, meaning it helps combat stress, this herb has long been known to increase physical endurance, combat fatigue, improve immunity, increase work productivity, enhance longevity, and improve depression. Human studies have shown that salidroside, an active principal of Rhodiola, improved mental ability.  Another study looked at Rhodiola rhizome on non-specific fatigue. Fatigue was assessed based on the evaluation of audial and visual short-term memory and ability for mental attention. Results showed that Rhodiola extract posses a clear anti-fatigue effect.

Ginkgo biloba has long been known as an herb that has a strong affinity for mental function and brain health. The ginkgo tree is the sole survivor of a primitive order of plants dating from 200 million years ago and is the world’s oldest living tree species. It is best known for its ability to stimulate blood flow through the smaller blood vessels, which in turn increases circulation to all vital organs including the brain.  Studies have shown that it may delay mental decline in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and can even slow senile dementia.

Bacopa monnieri is an Ayurvedic herb that has been used for centuries. This plant has been used mostly as a brain booster that enhances memory development, learning, and concentration. Only minimal amounts of studies have been done on this herb and there have been mixed effects on Bacopa’s ability to enhance mental function.  More research is warranted on this herb’s effect on memory and brain function.

Zinc deficiency has been shown to increase neuronal apoptosis which can lead to learning and memory deficits. At optimal physiologic concentrations, zinc has been shown to be neuroprotective, while excess amounts of zinc have shown to be neurotoxic. A lot of research is currently being done on zinc’s effect on mental function and brain health. This research includes the role of zinc in Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and aging. Avoid taking zinc on an empty stomach as it may make you nauseous.

Choline is a nutrient that is found in foods like saltwater fish, eggs, liver, chicken, milk, and certain legumes, including soy and kidney beans. Choline is the precursor to acetylcholine, one of the body’s major neurotransmitters.  Acetylcholine has been found to play a key role in encoding new memories, but not affecting memories previously stored.  Pharmacological drugs used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease are drugs that prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine. This is because it is a brain chemical that may be important for memory and may help to delay or prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer’s from becoming worse for a limited time. In a study looking at dietary choline intake, researchers found that better memory performance was linked to higher choline intake.

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12
MAY

Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements

Filed Under: Personal Care,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Isn’t it great when you find a supplement that can provide more than one benefit? We often shop for a product that can help with one health issue and, as a plus, this same product may provide benefits for something else. So, how about if you can take a supplement that can provide not one, not two, but three benefits? That’s the case for Hair, Skin and Nails supplements.

Hair, Skin and Nails supplements have been around for quite some time and some people have always obtained good results from them. These popular supplements have the ability to help in three different areas because their formulas contain ingredients capable of providing benefits for many health issues. The majority of products contain a combination of vitamins, minerals and herbs. They are very much like multivitamin products but with specific dosages and extra ingredients to support healthy hair, and promote beautiful skin and nails. People can certainly take the most of these supplements, proven to be extremely effective in addressing certain skin, nail, or hair issues.

When shopping Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements check for a few ingredients, including biotin, omega-3, and vitamin B. Biotin is definitely the most important ingredient as it encourages the production of protein for nail growth, it stimulates new hair growth and promotes healthier texture by protecting against dryness, scalp flaking and increasing elasticity of the hair’s cortex to prevent breakage. A Vitamin B complex can also be helpful as vitamin B deficiency is a major cause of acne, so making sure your body receives enough will help prevent and treat the condition. Omega-3s are an excellent ingredient to maintain healthy hair and skin as the fatty acids helps protect and repair skin cells, moisturizing the skin from the inside out.

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Fembody Nutrition – Hair, Nails & Skin Beauty Activator – 60 Tablets
Irwin Naturals – Healthy Skin & Hair Plus Nails – 120 Softgels
Rainbow Light – Nail, Hair & Skin Connection – 60 Tablets

 
 
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