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Sleep Problems? Melatonin May Help

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
SleepMelatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that has been used for years to improve overall sleep. Known as one of the best sleep support supplements, melatonin has the ability to help people fall asleep faster as well as sleep for longer hours.

A full night of sleep may be a common, often a daily thing for many people, but others may struggle to fall asleep and may not sleep for longer than a couple hours. Sleep disorders have been increasing rapidly in the past years due to many reasons such as stress, poor eating habits, inadequate sleeping schedule, just to mention a few.

Melatonin supplements are labeled as a natural aid to better sleep but this incredible product offers additional health benefits. For example, melatonin helps to build up the immune system and, consequently, provides a spark of energy in your body. Plus, melatonin is known to support the endocrine system as well as promote muscle relaxation.

Melatonin works in two different ways as it helps people to fall asleep faster and better. In average, it takes at least ten minutes for most people to fall asleep, but some people may need at least half hour to get into deep sleep. Several reasons may stop you from falling asleep, such as noise, stomach problems, stress, inability to promote relaxation, and lack of concentration. Additionally, studies have shown that melatonin can promote a better, more relaxing night of sleep, without waking up several times per night. Uninterrupted sleep is hard to accomplish but is essential to recharge your system, so you can wake up full of energy the next morning.

Melatonin supplements vary from 0.5 mg to 5mg of melatonin but large doses can be counterproductive. Check with your health practitioner before start taking melatonin.


Give Your Ragweed Allergies a Boot with These 5 Superfoods

Filed Under: Environment,Superfoods at 2:25 pm | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author
For some, the first indication of autumn is the Labor Day weekend, which among other things signifies the unofficial end of another care free summer and the beginning of a new school year. For others, however, the first hint that fall is just around the corner includes itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose and sneezing – all symptoms of the dreaded ragweed, the notorious allergen of the new season.

Experts say that an unusually wet spring is the reason for the most severe ragweed season in recent memory.

Whatever the reason for it, ragweed season is now in full force throughout most of the US. It hits its victims hard and doesn’t pull any punches until the first full frost strikes. For many allergy suffers, that means up to two months of discomfort with side effects that may include sick days from school and work, and an inability to enjoy life to the fullest.

But it doesn’t have to be.

Beyond taking OTC and prescription allergy medications, many of which have their own unpleasant side effects (like severe drowsiness), changing one’s clothing and taking a shower after an extended period outdoors and keeping the house and work place clean and free of dust, there are a number of natural ways of boosting your immune system that may help minimize the impact of fall allergies.

And there’s more good news: our suggestions all taste delicious.

By simply adding these five superfoods to your diet – foods rich in Vitamin C, antioxidants and folic acid – the inflammation associated with fall allergies may be reduced.

  1. Cruciferous vegetables– research from the University Of California School Of Medicine found that cruciferous vegetables may play a key role in preventing allergy symptoms and asthma. Researchers found, Sulforaphane — a chemical in broccoli — triggers an increase of antioxidant enzymes in the human airway that offers protection against the numerous free radicals that we inhale every day. Foods like broccoli and kale are also high in Vitamin C, a natural antihistamine.
  2. Apples– in addition to Vitamin C, apples also contain high amounts of quercetin — one of the most important alternative remedies when it comes to allergies because of its ability to stabilize mast cells, which release histamine.
  3. Onions and garlic —like apples, onions and garlic are full of quercetin, which works similar to many of the prescription drugs on the market today by acting like an anti-histamine. Onions contain roughly 100 milligrams of quercetin per 3-1/2 ounces. Onions and garlic also help to regulate and boost our immune system, which helps to fight off allergies.
  4. Citrus fruits – oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes contain large doses of Vitamin C. One large orange contains roughly 100mg of Vitamin C. On top of being packed with Vitamin C, lemons and other citrus fruits also contain high levels of antioxidants.
  5. Fresh fish – salmon, mackerel, herring, anchovies and sardines are high in Omega 3 fatty acids, which help combat the inflammation associated with seasonal allergies. A German study that was published in the journal of Allergy, found that peoples whose diets were rich in omega-3 fatty acids were less likely to suffer allergy symptoms.

A final suggestion: if you suffer from ragweed allergies, check your local allergy forecast before venturing outside each day. When the allergy count is unusually high, opt to stay in-doors as much as possible with the air conditioner turned on.


The Easiest Way to Reduce Stress (and You’ll Love Doing It)

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Mental Wellbeing at 9:00 am | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor
iStock_000003309008_MediumI’m not sure there’s a day that doesn’t include stress in my world. Whether it be work-related, family-related, or just plain adult life-related, it’s always there. We read articles that say to beat stress you should meditate, get a good night of sleep, or exercise. Sometimes there just isn’t time for that, but there is always time for this fast, no-cost solution. Laughter. When they say laughter is the best medicine, they’re right.

Nothing works faster to bring you back into balance than a good laugh. You can feel it the minute you start – you begin to feel calmer and it immediately brightens your mood. I don’t know about you, but it doesn’t take much for me to burst into giggles (in fact I’ve earned the nickname “Giggle Queen”), but we’re not all the same. Find whatever makes you laugh and take a minute to enjoy the giggles. Whether it be cat videos, a good joke, or a memory of something hilarious that happened, take a break and have a good laugh. You’ll enjoy a host of benefits for mental and emotional health, but also physical benefits as well. Want to know how laughter affects your body? Let’s break it down.

  1. Laughter reduces the effects of stress hormones which lowers your stress and anxiety levels
  2. Laughter increases the production of antibodies which helps to protect your immune system
  3. Laughter burns calories (10-15 minutes of laughter can burn anywhere between 10-40 calories)
  4. Laughter lowers systolic blood pressure and relaxes your muscles
  5. Laughter releases endorphins and increases your pain tolerance

See, there’s no reason not to laugh! Make it a goal to laugh everyday and enjoy the benefits that come along with it.


“A” Great Vitamin for Your Health

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
In the vitamins’ alphabet, B’s C’s and D’s are often the most popular choices but it’s important to remember that A’s should also be considered. Vitamin A promotes a ton of health benefits as this important nutrient is responsible for many functions in our bodies.

Vitamin A plays a significant role in the immune function, skin health as well as our vision. Deficiency of A may affect eyesight and may lead to night blindness. Vitamin A often works as an antioxidant, fighting cell damage and promoting cell grown, but it also has many other uses, so you need to ensure your “A intake” is up to the task. Sources of vitamin A include carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, liver, and dairy products such as butter. Supplements are available and can be taken without any major side effects.

Carrots carry the reputation of the best, most common vitamin A source. Carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene, which the body can convert to vitamin A. Additionally, vitamin A is often tagged as a supplement to improve vision but it has other benefits too. This vitamin is required for proper growth and is considered an essential nutrient for kids, especially since it helps building up a strong immune system and strong bones too. Plus, it’s one of the most important vitamins to maintain beautiful skin.
Vitamin A works both ways for skin care: internally and externally. Intake of vitamin A promote beautiful skin and may help prevent skin problems such as acne and eczema. For topical use, vitamin A is often used in many lotions, creams and moisturizers products for its ability to heal and hydrated the skin.

Lastly, vitamin A association with vision and cell growth gets all the attention but it’s important to remember that vitamin A has an important role in the normal formation and maintenance of the heart, lungs, kidneys and other vital organs.


New Brand Spotlight: VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
VPKLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of herbal products to promote holistic wellness to our customers: VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda.

VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda was created to serve your health needs with the best ayurvedic herbal products. With a unique selection of herbal supplements, plus natural skin care line, massage oils, aroma therapeutic blends, and teas, all these products were created to do one thing: restore and maintain balance where imbalance exists. Through powerful formulations and ancient lifestyle tips, this brand aims to bring balance to your body and life.

It is not disease that creates imbalance; rather, disease is a symptom of imbalance. When we bring our body into a state of equilibrium, its natural state, and maintain this state, the symptom is good health. This is Maharishi Ayurveda’s goal: to help you achieve a state of balance resulting in naturally resilient and good health.

The company’s knowledge is based on the world’s oldest holistic wellness system. It is sustainable, using whole plants, authentic ayurvedic ingredients, and meticulous manufacturing to craft ayurvedic formulations that deliver maximum effect for the mind, body and emotions. VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda products are part of a revival of this ancient wisdom. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda literally translated means “the science of life.”

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop VPK by Maharishi Ayurveda products at Just enter the promotional code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer ends September 30th, 2015.


3 Health Benefits from Bromelain

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Bromelain supplements offer many health benefits as this ingredient derived from pineapples has a long tradition as a medicinal plant. Present in all parts of the pineapple, bromelain is most highly concentrated in the stem and is widely available in supplement form. If you still don’t know the reason people take this amazing product, we present you 3 health benefits from bromelain.

1. Digestive Enzyme

Bromelain has one of the highest natural potencies of protein-digesting enzyme available. Known to help your body digest food and absorb nutrients more efficiently, bromelain is extremely effective at healing issues in the gastrointestinal tract. While most enzymes are generally considered to be poorly absorbed, studies have shown bromelain is the most absorbable of all enzymes, helping to prevent and treat issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, and constipation.

2. Joint Support

Bromelain contains powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic characteristics, which can minimize acute or chronic joint pain. Studies have shown that bromelain supplementation can significantly help osteoarthritis patients with degenerative spine or painful joint conditions, decreasing up to 60% for acute situations and more than 50% for chronic disorders.

3. Recovery

Bromelain supplements have been successfully used by people recovering and healing after surgery. Bromelain may help to significantly lower post-operation pain and swelling as the anti-inflammatory properties make it a great natural replacement to conventional medications. By blocking some pro-inflammatory metabolites that accelerate and worsen the inflammatory process, Bromelain can be used for sports injury, trauma, arthritis, and other kinds of swelling.


5 Foods that Promote Dental Health

Filed Under: Nutrition,Personal Care at 9:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
oralcareDiet and oral health are definitely related. When you can’t brush, reach for some of the items below for healthier gums and oral hygiene. Ensure a healthy mouth by avoiding sugary, sticky and acidic foods.

Eat your way to a cleaner mouth!


The organic compounds found in carrots are a great source of mineral antioxidants. If that wasn’t enough, chowing down on the crunchy root veg also stimulates the gums and induces excess saliva which helps keep germs that cause bad breath under control. Next time you’re thinking about gargling some of that neon green stuff that burns like battery acid in your mouth, reach for a carrot instead!


Although they may cause killer breath, onions can actually prevent tooth decay and oral infections. Especially when eaten raw, onions boast powerful bacteria-busting properties that kill germs inside your mouth.

Sweet Potatoes

Highly nutritious, these tubers have high amounts of Vitamin A, which is essential for tooth enamel formation and promotes the healing of gum tissue.


Consuming pastured dairy is vital to maintaining good overall health. Specifically, cheese protects your pearly whites from acid erosion. Our mouths are slightly acidic, so eating a small amount of cheese can boost pH, neutralize and restore levels to where they should be.


Protect your teeth with H2O. Water is as effective as mouthwash at swishing away stuck particles and residue from teeth. It also keeps your gums hydrated while stimulating saliva – the best defense against bacteria.


Fluoride or Not to Fluoride

Filed Under: Baby and Child Health,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
FluorideOne of the most intriguing questions about oral health is regarding the use of fluoride.

Fluorides are compounds that combine the element fluorine with another substance. Some fluorides occur naturally in soil, air, or water, although the levels of fluoride can vary widely. Just about all water has some fluoride and, once ingested, fluorides are absorbed into the blood through the digestive tract. They travel through blood and tend to collect in areas high in calcium, such as the bones and teeth.

For decades, fluoride has been used to improve dental health based on evidence that toothpastes which contain fluoride can reduce cavities up to 30%. Additionally, after scientists noted that people living in areas with higher water fluoride levels had fewer cavities, water fluoridation began in the United States in 1945. By 1962, the United States Public Health Service (PHS) recommended that public water supplies contain fluoride to help prevent tooth decay.

However, possible health effects of drinking water with fluoride has been a cause for concern, particularly the possible link between water fluoridation and cancer. Most of the concern about cancer seems to be around osteosarcoma as fluoride tends to collect in parts of bones where they are growing, causing the cells in the growth plate to grow faster, which might make them more likely to eventually become cancerous. In addition, studies have found that fluoride ingestion harmed children’s cognitive abilities and development as well as may interfere with the functions of the brain and the body.

The major sources of fluoride for most people are water and fluoride-containing dental products such as toothpastes and mouth rinses. These dental products are generally not swallowed which may cause less concern for possible health issues but children might be at risk since they may ingest a significant amount. Fluoride-free toothpaste for children is the best way to prevent any issues.


How To Prevent Chapped Lips

Filed Under: Ask The ND,Beauty,Personal Care,Recipes at 9:53 am | By: Jeremy Michael
Untitled-2.fwI love summer as much as the next person and although it pains me to say it, summer is ending and fall is right around the corner. Soon temperatures will start to drop and the humidity we complained about all summer long (especially if you’re on the east coast) will soon disappear. The lack of humidity and colder temperatures often means dryer skin and cracked lips. Unlike other parts of our skin and body, our lips don’t contain oil glands, which makes them more susceptible to drying out and cracking. Don’t worry! There are steps you can take to help keep your lips looking and feeling healthy.

Lifestyle Recommendations

  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
  • Use a humidifier in the home as needed.
  • Try to avoid cold weather and winds by wrapping a scarf around your mouth.
  • Avoid licking your lips: While it may seem helpful at the time, licking your lips actually causes them to dry out. What happens is the saliva on your lips evaporates, causing them to become drier then they were to begin with.
  • Avoid picking and biting at your lips as much as possible.
  • Use a lip balm to help lock in the moisture – see how to make your own below.

How to Make Your Own Lip Balm

This recipe makes roughly 3 oz of lip balm, so make sure you have enough containers to hold it all (the average stick of lip balm is .15 oz). Reduce the amount it makes by cutting the recipe in half.

Item/Ingredients Needed:
Measuring Cup
3 Tablespoons beeswax
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 Tablespoon shea butter
1 Tablespoon cocoa butter
20 drops food grade peppermint oil
10 drops food grade lavender oil
Large Saucepan with water
Glass Jar
Lip Balm Containers

The first step requires you to prepare for later on in the recipe. It’s best if you lay out all the containers on the countertop first. Take off the lids/caps and if you’re using lip balm stick containers, twist them down to the bottom. Measure the wax, the butters and the coconut oil out and add them into a glass jar (measuring cup) until you have the right amount. Fill a large saucepan or double boiler with 1-1.5 inches of water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the glass jar to the center of the saucepan or pour the oil/butter mixture into the top pot of the double boilers. Every few minutes, stir the ingredients. Continue for about 10-15 minutes or until the ingredients are melted and combined.

Once all the wax is melted, remove it from the heat. Allow the mixture to sit and cool (about 3-5 minutes). After the mixture is cooled but not hardened, add the drops of the essential oils. Stir the mixture again to evenly disperse the oils throughout. Pour the mixture into your desired lip balm containers. Allow the mixtures to cool. Enjoy!

Helpful Tips:
If you desire a harder consistency for your lip balm you can add more beeswax (roughly 1 Tablespoon to the mixture). If you wish for your lip balm to be softer you can add an additional Tablespoon of coconut oil. You can also add a little Vitamin E oil once the mixture is cooled for preservation and antioxidant support.


New Brand Spotlight: Rule One Protein

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
RuleOneWith already an extensive selection of sport nutrition products and protein supplements, Lucky Vitamin is happy to announce the introduction of another premium brand to our customers: Rule One Protein.

Rule One Protein offers one of the best line of supplements made for athletes, bodybuilders, cross-fitters and powerlifters. Designed and developed by guys who’ve lifted a few million lbs. and downed a few thousand scoops of protein, this unique line of pro-supplements is the result of the work of supplement pros who’ve done this before. Guys who know the difference between the good stuff and the over-hyped wannabes.

The Rule One Proteins executive team combines over 100 years of development and formulation experience, offering a unique combination of skills and experience, but most of all, an unmatched passion for the sports nutrition industry. You can rest assured knowing that any product produced by Rule One Proteins contains only the finest raw materials, ingredients available and that their creed of “the best input = the best output” is always on their minds.

Rule One Protein is fully dedicated to bring you the best formulated and manufactured protein powders and nutrition supplements in the world. All products are produced by Nutrivo, LLC. Nutrivo’s facility, located in Aurora, IL, in a brand new state-of-the-art GMP/NSF-certified facility. Utilizing the latest quality blending, measuring and packaging equipment available, Rule One Protein formulates products with only ingredients which passes the company’s stringent standards for safety, quality and efficacy.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Rule One Protein supplements at Just enter the promotional code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer ends September 30th, 2015.



New Brand Spotlight: Dr. Jacobs Naturals

Filed Under: Natural Cleaning Aids,Personal Care at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Castile soaps have been one of the most popular personal care items for many years. This natural, all-vegetable oil based soap is known for its benefits and is available in liquid form as well as bars. Originally from Castile, Spain, today castile soap is made with vegetable oils including olive, coconut, and hemp. In order to provide another top-quality brand of this incredible product, Lucky Vitamin is proud to present a premium brand of castile soaps to our customers: Dr. Jacobs Naturals.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals offers 100% natural products, free of synthetic fragrances and preservatives. This unique soap is made with pure Castile and gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. As an all-natural soap, made from olive oil, Dr. Jacobs Naturals will leave skin smooth and silky by forming a protective barrier, helping the skin hold in moisture. Olive oil soap is the perfect addition to a regular skin care routine. Dr. Jacobs Naturals soap is environmentally friendly, completely biodegradable, and free of harsh chemicals. Plus, the company also uses recyclable containers. Dr. Jacobs Naturals Castile liquid soap does not have any artificial ingredients, colors, parabens, phthalate, propylene glycol, lauryl/laureth sulfates, and triclosan.

Dr. Jacobs Naturals is very versatile as it can be used as an alternative to shampoo, body wash, and facial cleanser. The pure olive oil Castile soap is non-greasy, will not clog pores and it can also be used as a great household cleaner, laundry detergent, and dish soap.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Dr. Jacobs Naturals products at Just enter the promotional code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer ends September 30th, 2015.


5 Natural Ingredients for Beautiful Skin

Filed Under: Green Living,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
facecareOftentimes the best things for beautiful, healthy skin can’t be created in a lab. Reveal your inner glow by incorporating some of these natural wonders into your skincare regimen.

Vitamin E Oil – From reducing scars to diminishing fine lines, vitamin e oil is a true wonder for the skin. It helps prevents water loss and blocks free radicals from the body to help slow down the aging process.  Make you own homemade eye cream by combining one teaspoon of vitamin E oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Use at night for best results.

Coconut Oil – So much more than a great butter substitute, coconut oil is an excellent smoother and won’t irritate those with sensitive skin. Just remember that it’s slightly comedogenic, meaning if you’re prone to breakouts, do not use it on your face! If you have more normal to dry skin than go for it!  Start with baby steps, such as using a dollop as a natural eye make-up remover.

Honey – Honey’s chemical properties can speed up healing, prevent infection and lock in moisture for those with dry skin.  Blend one apple with one tablespoon of honey to form a thick paste. Apply to skin, leave on for fifteen minutes and rinse. It will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.

Baking Soda – Minimize the appearance of those pesky pores on your face. Take two tablespoons of baking soda and add small amounts of water until a paste forms. Massage the paste onto your skin for two minutes while in the shower to reveal a healthy glow!

Jojoba Oil – This skin nourishing oil (it’s actually a wax) has a molecular structure similar to sebum, the oil your face produces naturally, which is why jojoba oil is perfect for oily and acne-prone skin. For a gentle cleanser combine six ounces of castile soap and distilled water with one tablespoon of jojoba oil. Add six drops of tea tree essential oil. Perfect for acne and blackheads and it won’t dry out your skin!


Facing the Facts: What to Look for in Face Care Products

Filed Under: Anti-Aging,Personal Care at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
FPFinding the right ingredients for face care products can be a challenge. With so much information available, people often get confused on what to look for in products for facial care. Since there is no perfect combination of ingredients, we can suggest and talk about the most common and efficient ingredients used in face care products.

The majority of products have the exact same claims: help reduce aging skin, erase wrinkles, diminish age spots and repair sun damage. The first word we should look for is antioxidants. Known to counter the free radicals that damage DNA, these natural substances are made up of vitamins and minerals and are an excellent product for skin treatment. Antioxidants are known to reduce wrinkles, minimize dry skin as well as improve the skin appearance, particularly reducing dark circles under the eyes. Products with high amount of antioxidants usually contain ingredients such as acai, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea extract, and vitamin C.

In addition, a couple other ingredients can make the difference for facial skin. Retinol is made from vitamin A and is added to creams to go on your skin. Known to boost collagen production and plumps out skin, retinol can reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as improves skin tone and color. The amazing Coenzyme Q10 is another premium face care ingredient. The human body naturally makes CoQ-10 to neutralize free radicals in cells but as we age, production significantly reduces, making the skin cells more vulnerable to damage by free radicals. Products with CoQ-10 can help reduce wrinkles around the eyes.

Lastly, hyaluronic acid is a helpful ingredient too. Included in skin care products to reduce the signs of aging, the body also produces hyaluronic acid naturally, keeping tissues cushioned and lubricated. It’s found in skin, joint fluid, and connective tissues. Once again, as we age the amount of the acid reduces and products containing hyaluronic acid may help smooth out skin. Hyaluronic acid is especially effective when combined with vitamin C products.


New Brand Spotlight: Neat

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
NeatLucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top-quality brand of natural health food products to our customers: Neat The Meat Replacement.

Neat offers one of the healthiest alternatives on the market for people going meatless. No matter what your reason is, Neat has the perfect solution for an easy-to-make, great tasting replacement for ground beef. Derived from nuts and other natural ingredients, Neat is 100% vegetarian, soy free, gluten free, guilt free, kosher, and contains no GMO ingredients. Available in four delicious flavors, original mix, Italian mix, Mexican mix, and breakfast mix, even the choosiest meat-eater will love this healthy and quick way to serve your family’s favorite dishes.

Neat makes great tasting meat alternative products that can be used and served in many different ways. This amazing product is also very easy-to-make. For example, for Neat crumbles, just add water and eggs (or vegan eggs) to Neat and mix well. Brown and chop on medium heat, just like ground beef, in a non-stick skillet for 7-9 minutes. For patties, cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side, until browned. Mix in with your favorite recipes, serve and enjoy.

Additionally, you can save even more when you shop Neat supplements at Just enter the promotional code SEPT15NEW15 at checkout to save 15% on all items of this new brand but hurry, offer ends September 30th, 2015.


A Probiotic Supplement a Billion Times Better

Filed Under: Supplements at 6:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
SolgarProbiotic supplements are wonderful products that everyone should consider taking on a regular basis. Probiotics offer a long list of health benefits such as fortifying the immune system, preventing gastrointestinal infections, and converting sugars and carbohydrates into lactic acid. Normally found in foods such as yogurt and dairy products, the “good bacteria” of probiotics can also help with cholesterol issues as well as managing lactose intolerance, lowering blood pressure, preventing colon cancer and reducing inflammation.

Probiotics are live microorganisms very sensitive to high temperature. Most companies do their best to provide a high quality product that normally can stand some heat exposure without losing its potency and one of the best probiotics available is Solgar Probi.

Solgar Provi is available in 20 billion and 30 billion vegetarian caps. This shelf-stable, once-daily dietary supplement provides true potency probiotic support. Today’s advances focus less on the quantity and number of different strains and more on identified strains that deliver clinically supported results, true potency at expiration, and strains robust enough to survive even harsh stomach acid. That’s the difference you’ll find with Probi products from Solgar as it delivers all this, and much more. By nature, most probiotics work best in the intestinal tract, and not the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach. Probi 20/30 Billion is formulated to survive stomach acid so it’s delivered directly into the intestinal tract to help populate your system with a positive balance of beneficial micro-flora.

Cyclical digestive issues can alter your living routine to the point that what you do and where you go is carefully planned. Apprehension over what you eat and the associated intestinal distress may present concern and anxiety. Understanding the role of probiotics can make a real difference in how you think about them and how they can help you in “normalizing” your routine.

Solgar Probi supplements are free of gluten, wheat, dairy, sugar, sodium, artificial flavor, artificial sweetener, artificial preservatives, and artificial colors, and contain the one and only Solgar’s Commitment to Excellence, a company that has been innovating and producing fine quality nutritional supplements since 1947.