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17
MAR

7 Signs of a Nutritional Deficiency

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Nails – White spots on nails indicate a mineral deficiency. The appearance of ridges, specifically, could indicate a lack of zinc.

Mouth – When your tongue is pale in color you could need more iron. A painful or burnt tongue could be your body’s way of telling you that you need more B vitamins, specifically B2 and B3.

Eyes – Dark circles are sometimes an indicator of needing more than just sleep. See a food allergy specialist to check for intolerances and foods you may need to steer clear of. Some other vitamins you could need are vitamin D for nearsightedness and vitamin A for poor night vision.

Hair – Suffering from hair loss? Try taking a Biotin supplement. Dry hair and dandruff are also signs you need some more vitamin A and omega-3s.

Skin – Irritations and skin problems are usually signs that there are issues going on inside the body. Alleviate dry skin with vitamins A and E. If you suffer from acne during “that time of the month”, try a B6 supplement.

Joint Pain – It can be very defeating when you no longer can perform day-to-day activities due to joint pain. Try magnesium for cramping and twitching. Vitamin B1 and B6 are very useful swelling and twitching. Try a B12 supplement to combat joint numbness.

Brain Fog – Do you have trouble focusing? Are you feeling tired or rundown all the time? You might be experiencing the phenomenon known as “brain fog”. Fortunately, there are some vitamins that can help stave off its effects. A complex of B vitamins can help a body’s response to stress. Vitamin C and zinc have been shown to improve mood disorders and anxiety.

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16
MAR

Do you REALLY need a Multivitamin?

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 8:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Many people wonder about this important question: do you really need a multivitamin?

Multivitamins contain a combination of the nutritional minerals and vitamins that are essential for the proper functioning of the human body. People often believe that if they eat well and have a healthy lifestyle, a multivitamin isn’t really necessary. That might be true but the most appropriate answer is, not always.

The human body needs nutrients to ensure proper function, proving energy, vitality and good health. Multivitamins cannot substitute a healthy diet but it may provide some important nutrients. Even a well-balanced diet may lack a vitamin or mineral that might be important for your health. For example, people who exercise regularly may need extra vitamins and minerals to avoid injuries and other issues. The more you work out, more nutrients is required by your body to keep functioning properly. So, even someone eating a healthy diet may benefit from taking a multivitamin.

Additionally, a few groups of people may really benefit from taking a multivitamin. Kids and teenagers require a variety of nutrients during the growing stages and, sometimes, it may be difficult to obtain these vitamins from food. The same can be said for athletes, people with digestive issues, and pregnant women. For the elderly, multivitamins are necessary because as people age, the body starts losing the ability to absorb nutrients from food, and providing nutrients directly in the form of multivitamins can help their body being supplied with all the necessary nutrition.

A whole food product is highly recommended if you are planning to start taking a multivitamin. Whole food multivitamins are made with nutrients from natural sources and contain concentrates of fruits and vegetables as well as additional nutrients that help the body absorb these essential vitamins and minerals.

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16
MAR

3 DIY Recipes for a Clean Home

Filed Under: Green Living,Natural Cleaning Aids,Recipes at 11:47 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Making your own cleaning products is a fun and easy way to go green while saving some green along the way. When making your own cleaning supplies make sure to use new, clean plastic bottles. Also, add some labels so you know what’s what.  Here are some of our favorites:

All Purpose Spray

2 tsp. of baking soda

½ tsp. of Dr. Bronners Citrus Orange Castile Soap

4 Tbsps. white vinegar

1 ¾ cups of filtered water

Stir and shake well. Add to a squirt bottle for added convenience.

Liquid Gel Dishwasher Detergent

3 Tbsps. of Dr. Bronners Baby Mild Castile Soap

3 cups of warm filtered water

1 cup washing soda

Add all the ingredients to a jar and shake very well until the washing soda dissolves. You may need to keep the jar upside down overnight. Store in a mason jar with an air tight lid.  Use 1-2 TBSP per load in the main wash.  For added sparkle, add one tablespoon in the pre-wash or you can use vinegar!

Antibacterial Spray

1 cup of distilled water

¼ cup of witch hazel

15 drops of lavender essential oil

10 drop of tea tree oil

Store in a spray bottle preferably glass since some essential oils can degrade plastic over time. This spray is perfect for a sweat drenched yoga mat.

 

 

 

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13
MAR

3 Supplements You Need to Add to Your Regimen NOW

Filed Under: Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 3:08 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

American Health, a leading manufacturer of the American Health and Ester-C brands strives to bring you the highest quality nutritional products to help you maintain optimum health and wellness.  Today, American Health remains one of the most trusted and respected innovators of specialty supplements in the natural health food industry. Their commitment to product quality remains intact with their line of digestive enzymes, probiotics as well as with the patented and clinically researched vitamin C formula, Ester-C.

Pass the Papaya

Help combat the body’s natural inclination to slow enzyme production with the help of Super Papaya Enzyme Plus. Since we naturally produce enzymes at different levels, some of us may digest proteins well, but not carbohydrates, or vice versa. Enzymes help convert food into nutrients the body can absorb, making them available for energy needs, cell growth and other vital functions. There are many different types of digestive enzymes with specific roles. For example, papaya helps digest protein while amylase helps digest carbohydrates. Super Papaya Enzyme Plus provides you with delicious papaya fruit flavor fortified with well-known enzymes to encourage proper nutrient absorption and aid in digestion.

Get Good Gut Flora

American Health Acidophilus Chewable With Bifidus Natural Strawberrry Flavor helps to stimulate the beneficial bacteria in the digestive and intestinal tracts, encourages proper nutrient absorption and promotes immune health. Consuming Acidophilus is the ideal way to boost your beneficial bacteria and enhance positive flora. Their 100% naturally delicious banana flavored, milk-free chewable acidophilus is ideal for those who are lactose-intolerant. Each wafer contains a mix of two classic lactobacilii — acidophilus and bifidum and is guaranteed to deliver one billion microorganisms per serving. With Chewable Acidophilus, you can support your digestive health and increase the amount of healthy bacteria and flora in your intestine.

Believe in the Power of C

Ester-C is a pH-neutral, non-acidic form of vitamin C that is gentle on the stomach. It is created using a proprietary, chemical-free, and water-based manufacturing process that yields a unique, non-acidic form of vitamin C, supported with naturally-occurring metabolites. Vitamin C is water soluble, meaning it tends to “wash out” rapidly from the body. Patented Ester-C was specifically developed to stay in your system, and be retained in your white blood cells.

From immune support to digestive health, along with vitamins and specialty supplements, American Health has you covered. You’ll be sure to find simple solutions for everyday optimum health.

 


 
13
MAR

5 Ingredients to Avoid in Household Products

Filed Under: Environment,Natural Cleaning Aids at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Spring is just around the corner but before you start shopping for your annual spring cleaning, check out some news about household cleaners containing toxic ingredients. Learning about these potentially toxic chemicals is extremely important as these ingredients can be harmful to you and your family; instead, let nature do the dirty work for you.

1. Phthalates

Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors but are often found in air fresheners, dish soap, toilet paper, and other cleaners. If you see the word “fragrance” on a label, there’s a good chance phthalates are present because, by law, companies do not have to disclose what’s in their scents. Although exposure to phthalates mainly occurs through inhalation, it can also happen through skin contact with scented soaps or other personal care products.

2. 2-Butoxyethanol

Often found in window, kitchen, carpet, and multipurpose cleaners, 2-butoxyethanol/ethylene glycol butyl may cause blood disorders as well as liver and kidney damage. Additionally, it causes sore throats when inhaled and long-term exposure may contribute to necrosis, pulmonary edema, and may cause reproductive damage.

3. Chlorine

Widely used in toilet bowl cleaners, laundry whiteners, mildew removers, scouring powders and even in tap water, the health risks from chlorine can be acute, and chronic. Chlorine is a respiratory irritant at an acute level and is listed as a possible human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

4. Glycol Ethers

Found in cleaning products, liquid soaps, and a variety of household products glycol ethers are used as solvents. Acute exposure to these chemicals can result in necrosis, pulmonary edema and serious kidney and liver damage. Long-term exposure can cause fatigue, nausea, anemia, tremors and anorexia.

5. Ammonia

Often used in bathroom cleaners, polish products for sinks and jewelry, as well as in glass cleaners, ammonia is a powerful irritant that can develop serious health issues such as chronic bronchitis and asthma. Ammonia evaporates, doesn’t leave streaks and is known to cause irritation to eyes and mucous membranes, breathing difficulty, wheezing, chest pains, pulmonary edema, and skin burns. High exposure can lead to blindness, lung damage, heart attack or death. Ammonia can also create a poisonous gas when mixed with bleach.


 
11
MAR

What’s New? RxBar

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutritional Bars at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another excellent choice of nutritional bars to our customers: RxBar.

RxBar has developed nutritional bars that make you feel good about eating them and feel great after you eat them. The company believes that food should be consumed as nature intended and has created bars that are simple and delicious without compromising nutrition. Made with minimal ingredients, RxBar gives you the proper balance of high quality egg white protein, a healthy supply of fats, carbohydrates that are high in fiber, and natural sugars from real fruit.

RxBar products are 100% natural and contain no dairy, soy, gluten, added sugars, artificial sweeteners, GMOs, and preservatives. Inspired by the lack of real food protein bar, each ingredient of RxBar brings something to the nutrition table: egg whites and almonds with protein, blueberries and cacao with antioxidants and vitamins, figs and dates with fiber and potassium, and so on.

The company uses four main ingredients which are considered the core ingredients of these delicious and nutritious bars: egg whites, figs, dates, and nuts. Egg white protein is one of the best choices as the protein is immediately absorbed into the body as well as offering plenty of minerals and amino acids. Figs are dense in nutrients offering more calcium than most fruits as well as good amounts of fiber, potassium and iron. Dates are a much healthier choice for sweetener due to its natural sugars and also contains natural fibers, B vitamin and potassium. Nuts are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids and are one of the best ingredients to be used in nutritional bars.

You can save even more when you shop RxBar products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter the promo code MAR15NEW15 for an additional 15% off on all items of this new brand.


 
9
MAR

5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Rice

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

Rice is one of the most popular foods around the world and there are many ways to enjoy this wonderful grain. Health benefits of rice include providing fast and instant energy, good bowel movement, stabilizing blood sugar levels and providing essential source of vitamins. Likely the most widely consumed staple food around the globe, rice is not only famous for its traditional dishes but also for a variety of other products. Here is a list of 5 healthy ways to enjoy rice.

1. Rice Cakes

An excellent healthy snack, rice cakes are usually made from brown rice, high in whole grains, which provide good amounts of fiber, carbohydrates and phytochemicals. Rice cakes are commonly used in several weight-loss diets as they are low in fat and calories.

2. Rice Chips

Another great choice for a healthy bite, rice chips are lower in fat than conventional chips made of potatoes or corn. Rice chips are generally low in saturated fat, and contain no cholesterol, and no sugar, creating a healthy alternative for a quick snack.

3. Rice Milk

Rice milk is a tasty low-fat alternative for vegans and vegetarians who are allergic to soy. This lactose-free product contains many nutrients , including high levels of niacin, vitamin B-6, iron, copper and magnesium.

4. Rice Noodles

Delicious and easy-to-make, rice noodles are a low-fat, low carb choice. A 2-ounce serving of rice noodles contains only 0.3 grams of fat. As a naturally low-fat carbohydrate, rice noodles can provide a filling base for a meal without the worry of lots of fat.

5. Rice Protein

A hot item in recent years, brown rice protein offers many benefits for health and fitness. A great source of protein nutrients for vegetarians, brown rice is considered hypo-allergenic, it may also make an excellent choice for individuals with dairy, soy, or gluten allergies.


 
7
MAR

What’s New? Beet It

Filed Under: Superfoods,Supplements at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of natural foods to our customers: Beet It.

Beet It offers a unique beet juice that has been used for research around the globe. Supplying more than 90 universities and research institutes throughout the world, Beet It is proud to have such a close relationship with leading scientists and professors. The company has years of experience developing fruit and vegetable juices and has established itself as a leading brand in the worldwide research and commercial markets.

Beet It has grown over the last few years to include not only the original beet juice in 1l and 750ml cartons, 750ml glass bottles and 250ml PET bottles, but also the original concentrated organic shot (0.3g nitrate content) and the Sport shot (with 0.4g nitrate), as well as new flavor mixes with ginger and passion fruit. Because beet contains natural dietary nitrate, the Beet It Sport shots have been designed with this in mind. The first sport nutrition product to deliver a specific dose of natural dietary nitrate, these shots are 100% natural and do not have any artificial additives and preservatives.

Beet It is an energy booster product that works best over an extended period of time. Unlike the majority of energy or caffeine-booster drinks available, Beet It Sport is optimal to be taken a few hours prior to activity. This unique product is not a typical energy or caffeine booster as it works gradually and, therefore, you don’t feel that immediate kick. Most athletes taking Beet It Sport believe that one shot 12 hours before, and one around two hours before exercising is the ideal plan. However, one shot is sufficient for general training.

Click here to visit all Beet It products available at LuckyVitamin.com.


 
6
MAR

Bob’s for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Filed Under: Recipes at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Breakfast – Superfood Chia Pudding

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk

1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill chia seeds

1 teaspoon baobab powder

1/2 teaspoon maca powder

1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  1. Whisk milk and chia seeds in a bowl for one minute until chia seeds are homogenous with the milk.
  2. Add in maca, baobab, cinnamon, vanilla and honey. Whisk again for another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or preferably overnight.
  4. Top with anything! Fresh fruit and nuts are great additions.

Lunch – 13 Bean Chili

Ingredients

1-1/4 cups Bob’s Red Mill 13 Bean Soup Mix

1 onion medium-sized, chopped

2 cloves of garlic minced

2 cans tomato sauce (8oz cans)

1 tsp sea salt

1 pinch ground pepper

1 to 2 Tbsp chili powder

Directions

  1. Soak 13 Bean Soup Mix overnight or soften by boiling five minutes and allowing to soak for at least one hour.
  2. Drain beans and cover with water and simmer until tender (about 3 hours).
  3. Sauté onion until translucent, about 5 minutes, add garlic and two 8 oz cans of tomato sauce, spices and the cooked 13 Bean Soup Mix. Simmer all together one hour.

Dinner – The Basic Vegan Burger Recipe

Ingredients

1 can of no salt added kidney beans

½ cup of  Bob’s Red Mill Rolled Oats

½ cup of cooked brown rice

1 ½ Tbsp canned diced tomatoes

Directions

  1. Mash kidney beans with a masher
  2. Add remaining ingredients
  3. Divide into equal parts and shape into patties
  4. Let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes
  5. Broil on high in oven for 5 minutes on each side

 
5
MAR

Ancient Golden Milk – Nectar of the Gods

Filed Under: Herbs,Nutrition,Recipes at 11:14 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

This ayurvedic tonic is made with turmeric, coconut milk, coconut oil, cinnamon and maple syrup. It’s comforting, soothing and relaxing. Drink it at bedtime and reap healing benefits such as immune support, anti-inflammatory, skin conditions, joint health, women’s health and so much more!

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an all-around wonder spice that has been used for 4000 years and it perhaps best known as being a staple of popular Indian dishes such as curries and stews. This spice not only tastes delicious but is great for your health too! The health fighting compound is curcumin that’s give it’s a bright hue and healing effects. Studies have revealed its powerful anti-inflammatory, liver detoxifying and anti-carcinogenic effects.

Ingredients

1 cup of coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric or a half inch sliver of fresh turmeric

1 teaspoon coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Add maple syrup to taste

A sprinkle of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger or a half inch sliver of fresh ginger

Directions

1. Place the coconut milk and coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat….

2. Add turmeric, cinnamon, ginger and pepper. Stir well if you are using the dried spices.

3. Let the milk begin to simmer — small bubbles will form on the sides of the saucepan. Stir.

4. Heat for another 1-2 minutes. Be careful not to let the milk overheat.

5. Remove from heat and cover. Allow the mixture to sit for ten minutes or so to improve the infusion.

6. Strain the coconut milk through a mesh strainer if you used fresh ingredients.

7. Add maple syrup to taste

8. Serve warm in a mug and enjoy!

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4
MAR

4 Ancient Grains for Exceptional Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Have you heard of Ancient grains? High in fiber and rich in mineral content, these tasty whole grain options are one of the hottest health food trends and can be an excellent addition to your diet. On top of offering a higher amount of nutrients and protein than other grains, ancient grains are delicious in taste and can be added to a variety of meals. So, we present you 4 ancient grains for exceptional health.

1. Farro

Farro is a healthy whole grain often used in soups and salads in Italy. Loaded with nutrients, a single cup of faro has about eight grams of cholesterol-lowering fiber, that’s four times as much as white rich and even more than brown rice, which provides around 5 grams. Additionally, farro contains minerals such as magnesium and zinc, as well as cyanogenic glucosides, a type of carb that may boost the immune system. The best of it: farro’s complex carbs break down slowly, keeping your energy level stable.

2. Spelt Berries

Spelt is a type of wheat containing a rich source of nutrients. Scientifically known as triticum speltum, spelt can be consumed in whole form known as spelt berries, hulled form or even in the form of spelt flour. This ancient grain was a staple for the ancient civilizations like Greece and Rome. Spelt is highly health beneficial as it may help reducing the risk of atherosclerosis, and protects the body against cardiovascular risk factors. Spelt contains rich amount of fiber, which can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels.

3. Barley

Barley may be the most popular of the ancient grains and its list of health benefits is likely the reason for its great success. Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that barley may help control blood sugar and lower glucose levels. Moreover, the European Journal of Nutrition reports that barely can be helpful to reduce blood pressure as well as slowing digestion which may help weight control.

4. Kamut

Kamut is an excellent alternative to traditional wheat as the protein content is significantly higher and it also has a high amount of selenium. Known as an ancient cereal grain, kamut has strong antioxidant properties, which may help protect the immune system. It is also a great ingredient for baking due to its natural sweetness.


 
2
MAR

4 Great Uses for Beeswax

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

Beeswax is an incredible natural substance that can be used in many different ways. Produced naturally by honey worker bees in bee hives, beeswax has non-allergenic properties that can make it a useful skin protection from various airborne allergies. Beeswax contains Vitamin A and provides long-term moisturizing, also offering slight anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities which can benefit the body. How can you add this amazing product into your life? Here are 4 great uses for beeswax.

1. Skin Moisturizer

Beeswax contains natural moisturizers that make it useful as a skin moisturizer. In fact, beeswax has the ability to lock in your skin’s natural moisture keeping the skin firm and plump, and the vitamins in beeswax can help protect and repair rough, dry, or chapped skin. This amazing product can also be applied to minor burns, skin cuts, scrapes, wounds, or other skin damage in order to help the skin heal. Beeswax can actually soothe easily irritated skin, making it one of the best skin care ingredients for those who suffer from allergies or other skin problems like rosacea or eczema.

2. Hair Products

A variety of hair products contain beeswax as an ingredient for a good reason. Beeswax has many of the same health benefits when applied to the hair as it does when rubbed into your skin. Beeswax not only moisturizes hair but it also keeps moisture from getting out of the hair. Plus, beeswax is used to naturally stimulate hair growth and is considered a great alternative product for those battling hair loss.

3. Lip Balm

One of the most popular uses for beeswax is lip balm products. Keep your lips moisturized with this natural protectant as beeswax acts as a layer of protection when applied to the lips, protecting the lips from environmental irritants and even the weather. Beeswax lip balm is one of the best ways to keep your lips from getting chapped during these cold, windy winter months.

4. Candles

Beeswax makes great natural candles and you can do it yourself too. Beeswax candles are free of toxic smoke and can spread the great, sweet smell of honey all around your home.


 
28
FEB

What’s New? MopTop

Filed Under: Beauty,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another premium brand of personal care products to our customers: MopTop.

MopTop is a natural hair line designed to help tame dry, frizzy, color, chemically treated hair without build up but with ease, leaving hair soft and curls defined. The company creates products that are useful for all hair types with a quality buyers can trust. MopTop products are designed to free your hair from frizz and let your natural curls shine. If you have dry, frizzy, unruly, color treated or chemically treated hair, you are going to love this line.

MopTop products are carefully formulated from all-natural ingredients and contains no sulfates, no insoluble silicones, no waxes, and most important, no parabens. This unique line of curl-loving products work with your hair’s characteristics to bring out its natural beauty. Founded in 2005, MopTop has inspired millions to discover confidence and natural beauty. With years of industry experience and research, MopTop understands and supports all aspects of the hair care experience including branding, creative, manufacturing, distribution, education, motivation, and the customer experience.

MopTop products have been featured on “Good Morning America’s” website and a televised “Good Afternoon America” segment, in modern Salon, CosmoGirl, InStyle, Southlake Style, Living, and many other publications. Several products have won the NaturallyCurly.com Editors Choice for 2013 and 2014.

Additionally, MopTop has created a entire line of personal care products for kids called Fuzzy Duck. Click here to check all Fuzzy Duck products at Lucky Vitamin.com.

Save even more when you shop MopTop products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code ‘FEB15NEW15′ at checkout for an additional 15% on all products of this new brand.


 
27
FEB

5 Healthy Ingredients to Add to your Morning Smoothie

Filed Under: Nutrition at 12:36 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

For most people myself included my morning routine doesn’t change much on day-to-day basis. I wake up, take a shower, get dressed, make breakfast and leave for work.  My breakfast almost every morning consists of some kind of smoothie. The flavor and ingredients of my smoothie however is a different story. There are some really great benefits to adding a smoothing into your morning routine.

For parents who are looking for ways to get children to eat more fruits and vegetables this can be a fun experiment and a great tool. Also if you have a difficult time getting children to take their vitamins adding them into a smoothie can help.

Below are 5 ingredients that you can add to your smoothing to not only play with flavors and textures but also give you healthy benefits.

ChiaChia seeds come from a flowering plant in the mint family. Ongoing research has shown that this little plant contains numerous health benefits.  Some of the benefits include stabilizing blood sugar, increasing energy, aiding digestion and lowering cholesterol.  Chia seeds are also packed with antioxidants like quercetin.

Fish Oils – There is ongoing research that shows fish oils contain healthy fats like essential fatty Acids. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA found in fish oils have been linked with joint, skin, and brain and heart health. EPA has been used for decades to decrease inflammation, lower cholesterol and decrease risk for cardiovascular disease. DHA is need for neuronal and cognitive development in children. These healthy oils make great additions to your morning routine.

CinnamonCinnamon is aromatic spice made from the bark of a tree found in Southeast Asia. This spice is packed with an abundant amount of health benefits.  It is a circulatory stimulant, lowers cholesterol, aids digestion and is soothing to the gut, loaded with anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, helps with insulin resistance and can lower blood sugar.  A recent research article showed that the daily use of cinnamon significantly reduces blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Not to mention this spice makes for a tasty addition into any smoothie.

ChlorellaChlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water and has been used widely for its detoxification abilities. Chlorella has the ability to bind to metals, chemical and some pesticides. This means that when you drink, eat, or add to your smoothie chlorella will naturally bind to all the unwanted toxins you are exposed to throughout the day.

Beet PowderBeets contain a variety of health promoting nutrients. Beets are high in vitamins and minerals like potassium, magnesium, fiber, iron, Vitamins A, B, C and folic acid. Beets help to cleanse the body, boost stamina, lower cholesterol, fight inflammation and may even have anti-cancer properties.


 
26
FEB

3 Natural Supplements to Improve Memory

Filed Under: Herbs,Mental Wellbeing,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are having memory problems, taking supplements can be helpful but the question remains: which natural supplements are the most effective? Vitamin B12 and fish oil supplements are the top-selling memory products but if you are looking for another option or just a little extra, check out these three natural supplements to boost your memory.

1. Ginkgo Biloba

One of the most popular natural supplements for memory is ginkgo biloba. Studies have concluded that ginkgo biloba may enhance cognitive performance in healthy older adults as well as people experiencing cognitive decline. The world’s oldest living species of tree, ginkgo trees can live up 1,000 years and grow most predominantly in the southern and eastern United States, southern France, China, and Korea.

2. Panax Ginseng

Often used in combination with ginkgo, Panax ginseng is also known as Asian Ginseng and has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. This remarkable supplement has the ability to improve memory, promote calmness, and reduce fatigue. Research suggests that taking 500 mg twice a day can improve cognitive performance in healthy adults.

3. Bacopa

Another herb commonly used in memory supplements, bacopa monnieri has been used for centuries to enhance long term memory, improve learning, and overall cognitive performance. This herb contains anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and sedative properties, with the active ingredients responsible for these effects including sulfhydryl and polyphenol, compounds that lessen oxidative stress.


 
 
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