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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

 
10
MAY

What’s New? Mira’s Homemade

Filed Under: Uncategorized at 5:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another premium brand of health food products to our customers: Mira’s Homemade.

Mira’s Homemade offers a superior line of granola products made with only five or fewer raw and organic ingredients. The company minimizes ingredients while maximizing nutrition and taste, creating granola products which are completely vegan, GMO, soy and gluten-free, contain no refined sugars, low in sodium, high in fiber, and are a good source of protein. Children as well as adults enjoy them in a variety of ways but especially right out of the bag, and because they double as a delicious snack food, a growing number of people prefer them over heavily sugared or salty snack alternatives.

Mira’s Homemade granola can be eaten in many different ways: you can have them as a crunchy addition to oatmeal, salads, your favorite dairy-free yogurt, atop dairy-free ice cream, or for an amazing new snack experience spread some nut butter on the larger pieces. Mira’s Homemade granola is somewhere between bits and bars in the granola world and, therefore, the possibilities are yours to create. However you eat them, you can be sure to enjoy exceptional nutrition and great taste of these four personality-packed granola products.

Mira’s Homemade creates food that does the least amount of harm to, and the most amount of good for, animals, humans, and the natural resources on our precious planet. Additionally, you can save an extra 10% on all Mira’s Homemade products at LuckyVitamin.com. For a limited-time, just enter promo code MAY14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Mira’s Homemade – 100% Raw Granola Mango Coconut – 8 oz.
Mira’s Homemade – 100% Raw Granola Blueberry Banana – 8 oz.
Mira’s Homemade – 100% Raw Granola Cacao & Hemp – 8 oz.
Mira’s Homemade – 100% Raw Granola Double Nut with Cashews & Almonds – 8 oz.

 
7
MAY

Battling Spring Allergies

Filed Under: Health Aids at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Spring may be the most common time of the year for seasonal allergies for many people. Allergens are present all year round with tree pollen in the spring, grass pollen in the summer and weed pollen in the fall. However, it seems like most people suffer from allergies primarily in the spring months.

The spring pollen season has started and common symptoms are affecting people across the country. The immune system response to allergens is often felt in the form of congested, itchy, sneeze nose as well as watery, itchy eyes. You don’t have to wait until the summer to take action as there are many ways to prevent or lessen your reaction to spring allergens.

Natural supplements can be very helpful for seasonal allergies. One of the most popular products is quercetin, a well-known supplement proven to relieve allergy-induced runny nose, watery eyes, hives, and swelling. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, quercetin acts as an antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory, and in test tubes, it “prevents immune cells from releasing histamines, chemicals that cause allergic reactions.”

If quercetin doesn’t work for you, try one of the many allergies formulas containing a mix of natural ingredients. Most products contain a blend of vitamins and herbal supplements that can be very effective to battle allergies. Vitamin C can also be helpful as it is a natural antihistamine, but it’s since it is a very gentle form, you need to take 500-1000 mg, three times a day to reduce symptoms. Other supplements such as cayenne pepper, as well as homeopathic remedies complete the list of natural ways to fight off allergies this spring.

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Similasan – Kids Allergy Eye Relief Eye Drops – 0.33 oz.
Herbs Etc – Allergy ReLeaf System
Source Naturals – Allercetin Allergy & Sinus With HistaStop – 48 Tablets

 
6
MAY

Spring Break Detox

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 11:15 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

So you just got back from spring break. Maybe you relaxed on the beach, ate too much food, read a book, or had one too many alcoholic drinks. Now it’s time to get back to work, but you’re still feeling a little sluggish.  Consider helping your body to recover by doing a detox program. Detox programs are a great way to remove those toxins of spring break, clean out the liver, gain energy, and start feeling like your old self again.

The main organs of elimination are the skin, kidneys, liver, lungs, and colon. When these organs don’t function properly, it leads to a build up of toxins. Before discussing supplements to consider, I will talk about simple ways to improve the function of these organs.

  • Dry skin brushing for one minute a day has been found to improve the elimination of waste by stimulating the lymphatic system, exfoliating the skin, and increasing circulation. Before each shower, gently rub your dry skin with the dry sponge or dry skin brush. Start at your hands and work towards your chest. Then rub from your feet, up your legs, abdomen, and towards your heart. Don’t forget your back and buttocks. Shop Lucky Vitamin and purchase one of our dry skin brushes
  • Another at home method to promote the elimination of toxins is hydrotherapy. This simply means water therapy. By alternating hot and cold water in the shower, you can increase circulation throughout your entire body. Each morning perform three cycles of three minutes hot and 30 seconds cold ending the third cycle on cold just before getting out of the shower.
  •  Castor Oil applied topically in the form of “packs” is a popular way to aid in decreasing inflammation throughout the body, specifically in the abdominal area. It has also been used to improve the elimination of toxins and increase circulation in the lymphatic and circulatory systems as well.  You can check out my March blog on how to do a castor oil pack properly.

Lucky Vitamin has a wide selection of detoxifying and cleansing kits available to help you along the process. These kits contain multi-day supplement regimens that allow you to chose the length of your detox program.  If supplements aren’t the route you are looking to go, we also carry a selection of detox teas that can help get those nasty toxins out of your body.  Additionally, probiotics promote beneficial gut bacteria in your intestinal tract. They aid in regulating bowel movements, which are very important for the elimination of toxins, and have also been found to increase glutathione levels in the body. Glutathione is a potent antioxidant and works in the liver to protect the body from harmful substances as well as eliminate toxins.  This spring don’t let toxins keep you in the way of enjoying the nice weather and great outdoors.

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5
MAY

What’s New? Way Out Wax

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

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of natural products to our customers: Way Out Wax.

Way Out Wax offers a unique selection of natural products including air fresheners, candles, insect repellents, room sprays, and much more. Founded in 1992, Way Out Wax produces hand-crafted works of art utilizing socially and environmentally responsible business practices. All products are a reflection of beautiful natural surroundings and lifestyles of those who make them, embracing good health and maintaining the balance of nature.

Way Out Wax has passed through a number of evolutionary stages beginning with dip-your-own psychedelic kaleidoscope candles (a favorite at festivals, and in Burlington, VT store) and a transition to pure essential oil aromatherapy candles before it was “fashionable.” For over 20 years, Way Out Wax has been hand-crafting high quality candles in the Green Mountains of Northern Vermont. This exclusive line of products contains only essential oils and no chemical additives, fragrances and dyes that are so prevalent in the candle industry.

The company believes that healing botanical essences should be accessible and incorporated into every aspect of daily life. Way Out Wax is fully committed to producing high-quality, truly healthy products with integrity, products that represent the powerful connection between individuals and the environment. All waxes are 100% natural and biodegradable and the company only uses 100% soy wax in all of container candles. The scents come from 100% pure essential oils without any dyes or synthetic fragrance.

Additionally, you can save an extra 10% on all Way Out Wax products at LuckyVitamin.com. For a limited-time, just enter promo code MAY14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Way Out Wax – CleanAir Odor Neutralizer Spray Lavender Sky – 4 oz.
Way Out Wax – Votive Sweet Dreams – 1 Count
Way Out Wax – Votive Citrus Harmony – 1 Count

 
2
MAY

Vitamins During Pregnancy

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Vitamins and Minerals,Women's Health at 4:02 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Pregnancy is one of the most talked about terms in medicine. Making sure that both the mother and fetus stay healthy throughout the pregnancy is very important.  A balanced diet is the best way for your baby to receive nutrients during the pregnancy. Vitamins should only be used to ensure you are receiving the proper amount of nutrients and should not in any way replace a healthy diet.   A healthy diet is one that consists of a variety of vegetables, fruits, proteins, and fats. Calories are very important for pregnant women during pregnancy. They provide energy, aid in the expansion of red blood cells, as well as aid in the growth of the uterus and breasts. I’m going to discuss some of the supplements and why they are important for you and your growing baby.

  1. The majority of the vitamins and the dosage needed can be found in a good prenatal multivitamin.
    1. Vitamin A – Important for reproduction, healthy skin, and promoting normal vision.  Recommended dose 2,500-5,000 IU/day.
    2. Vitamin C – Aids in the absorption of iron.
    3. Vitamin D – Vital in the development of fetal teeth and bone as well as necessary for metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Recommended dose 400 IU/day.
    4. Vitamin E – A very potent antioxidant that helps in maintaining cell integrity. Recommended dose 200-800 IU/day.
    5. Vitamin K – Aids in the prevention of neonatal hemorrhage. Recommended dose not established.
    6. B6–Prevents morning sickness, preeclampsia, and diabetes.
    7. B12 – Functions in protein metabolism and DNA synthesis.
  2. Minerals are also important throughout your pregnancy.
    1. Iron- Statuses decline during pregnancy because the fetus consumes what maternal iron is stored.  It is important that mom consults with her healthcare practitioner for the amount of iron she should be taking to help prevent anemia and other iron deficiency conditions.
    2. Folic acid-Helps prevent neural tube defects and low birth weight infants. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia and increases protein effectiveness in the body. Recommended dose 400-800 micrograms/day.
    3. Calcium- Another mineral important to supplement during pregnancy as it has been found to increase bone mineral density in offspring. Recommended dose between 900-1200mg/day.
    4. Zinc-Necessary for DNA and protein synthesis as well as for the prevention of congenital malformations. Recommended dose 15mg/day.

 

  1. Besides vitamins and minerals, Omega 3 acids such as DHA, play a vital role in the development of the brain, central nervous system, and visual system.  Fetuses rely on DHA from their mother so it is imperative that the mother has adequate intake in her diet and supplements. Recommended dosage 200-300mg/day.
  2. Choline is an essential nutrient needed for proper brain development. Studies have shown that high choline diets during pregnancy resulted in improved cognitive function in offspring. Recommended dose around 450mg/day.
  3. Probiotics have shown to reduce the risk of allergies and eczema in offspring during pregnancy. These are also important because infants are born with a sterile intestinal tract. The mother’s flora is needed to build the intestinal flora of the baby.

 

 

All supplements should be prescribed by your healthcare provider or under direct supervision of a healthcare provider. These dosages are only recommendations and are not in any way meant to replace any dosage prescribed by your doctor. Please consult your healthcare provider before changing or including supplements in your daily routine.

 

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What’s New? Phytonutritia

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of sport nutrition supplements: Phytonutritia.

Phytonutritia offers the only true liquid creatine products on the market today. This unique line of patented formulation, liquid creatine serum is developed for those who want the best of the best:  best in quality, best in results, and the best for you.

Vaso, Endure, Thermo and Trace are incredible products made from the purest ingredients the world has to offer, and with the highest manufacturing standards.  This unique spray delivery system means you get the fastest possible absorption and no longer have to wait for your powder creatine to take effect. Phytonutritia is the perfect complement to anyone’s diet regimen and lifestyle, providing healthy strength and endurance to the end user.

Developed and manufactured in the United States by PhytoCeuticals Inc., the company was founded in 1995 by Dr. Mostafa M. Omar as the patent holder of the world’s only stabilized liquid creatine.  Dr. Omar’s expertise in natural product chemistry, herbal extracts and herbal health care has earned the company grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

Phytonutritia’ s products contain the only true creatine serum on the market today, utilizing only pure Creatine Monohydrate, as opposed to other brands which contain Creatinol-o-phosphate.  The purity of these products is further supported by the Company’s standard of 99 percent purity in all ingredients, thus providing its customers with a safe, quickly absorbed, efficient and healthy product for men and women who wish to increase muscle mass, endurance and overall appearance.

You can save an extra 10% on all Phytonutritia products at LuckyVitamin.com. For a limited-time, just enter promo code APR14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.

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Phytonutritia – Vaso Pre-Workout Creatine Serum Spray Unisex Lemon Lime – 5 oz.
Phytonutritia – Thermo Fat Burner Creatine Serum Spray Unisex Lemon Lime – 5 oz.
Phytonutritia – Trace Liquid Multivitamin Creatine Serum Spray Unisex Lemon Lime – 5 oz.

 
 
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