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29
DEC

Top 10 Lucky Foods For The New Year

Filed Under: Health Foods at 7:36 am | By: Kim McCorkell, Senior Editor

Looking to increase your luck in the New Year? LuckyVitamin.com is here to help. Enjoy these traditional foods in the New Year, and may luck, prosperity and good health follow you in 2014!

Long Noodles: Symbolic of longevity in Asian countries, the noodle is best in a stir fry or eaten as a salad. Just be careful not to break them – before or after cooking. Enjoy slurping them whole! Try Asian Noodles & Shrimp with calorie-free Miracle Noodle.

Pork: In countries like Spain, Cuba and Portugal, pigs symbolize progress. Served with its fat, ham is also known to bring a year rich with joy. Try Apricot Glazed Pork Kabobs.

Round Fruits: Their sweet flavors make them hard to resist in almost any country. Eat 12 grapes at midnight and each sweet one will bring one lucky month. Try Quinoa Pilaf with royal pearl quinoa.

Whole Fish: If you’re looking for luck in 2014 from start to finish, serve your fish from head to tail. Fish also only swim forward, symbolizing progress. Try Basil Baked Cod Fillets.

Pomegranate:   In Turkey the color red represents luck. But the pomegranate offers more than just that – it has medicinal properties, contains an abundance of round seeds for prosperity, and looks much like the life-giving human heart. For an on-the-go snack, try Kind Bar’s Pomegranate Blueberry Antioxidant bar.

Greens: Enjoy in abundance! Not only are they healthy for you, tradition suggests their green golor represents paper cash. The more you eat, the more prosperous you may  be!  Try Braised Greens with Garlic and add pine nuts for added protein and magnesium.

Lentils: In Italy this legume’s green color and coin-like appearance associate it with growing wealth. For a healthy snack, try The Perfect Snaque’s sprouted lentils with honey mustard.

Pickled herring: Yum? Herring is found in abundance in Western Europe, which is why Germans, Scandinavians and Polacks believe eating herring at midnight ensures a year of bounty. Their silver color also symbolizes coins for future fortune. You’re on your own for a recipe here.

Black-eyed peas: A traditional dish in the southern United states is known as Hoppin’ John features the humble black-eyed pea, penny-like in appearance. Eaten as leftovers on New Year’s Day, the Hoppin’ John becomes a Skippin’ Jenny which promotes frugality and prosperity. For something different, try Easy Lamb Creole Gumbo.

Cornbread: Served as a New Year’s treat, cornbread’s color resembles gold. Add extra corn kernels as gold nuggets for fun. Try Pamela’s Products gluten-free cornbread & muffin mix.

If you can’t find something you like to eat here, you could choose to avoid some foods, like lobster or chicken. Why? Lobster moves backwards. Avoid lobster to avoid setbacks. The chicken scratches backwards, so refrain to avoid regret or dwelling on the past. Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year from all of us at LuckyVitamin.com!

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27
DEC

Boost Your Immunity With The Mighty Mushroom

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 11:49 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Far more than just a culinary delight, mushrooms are one of nature’s best defenses for boosting your immunity this winter.  For more than 3,000 years, over a dozen varieties of the mighty fungus have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for varied purposes such as increasing immunity, strengthening the lungs and serving as a vital component of several forms of cancer therapy. If you’re looking to add some mycelium nutraceuticals to your cold and flu season arsenal, here are the top varieties to look for.

Agaricus Blazei Murrill Mushroom is an edible Brazilian mushroom with a low caloric content and high nutrient density. Agaricus, nicknamed “God’s Mushroom” due to its near-miraculous curative benefits for the afflicted, has been used for generations by people looking to combat chronic and acute allergies, stress, and chronic fatigue, as well as to treat a litany of diseases and disorders relating to the immune, cardiovascular and digestive systems.

Shiitake (for centuries referred to as the “Elixir of Life”) is rich in several anti-oxidants. Mainly known for their immune system support, the shiitake variety of mushroom contains lentinan, which helps strengthen the immune system so that it can better fight off disease and infection. According to the American Cancer Society, lentinan is believed to stop or slow tumor growth, too, though it notes that more clinical trials are needed to fully gauge the mushrooms’ effectiveness. The shiitake also contains a compound called D-Eritadenine (DEA), which has been known to lower cholesterol and support cardiovascular health.

Maitake, also known as “hen of the woods”, are a large species of mushroom native to Japan, North America and Europe. Often found growing in clumps around the base of oak trees, maitake can reach a weight of 50 pounds. Scientific studies show the extract of this highly prized edible mushroom to have potential benefits for stabilizing cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promoting healthy immune functions and aiding in cancer treatment and prevention.

Reishi are hailed in ancient Eastern medicine as the “mushroom of immortality” and the “medicine of kings”. The reishi more than lives up to its lofty reputation by helping boost the immune system, fight cancer, ward off heart disease, calm your nerves and relieve both allergies and inflammation.

Overall, mushrooms are a powerhouse of nutrition that contain a plethora of vitamins, minerals, iron, zinc, fiber and essential amino acids. Of course, there are thousands of different edible types of mushrooms out there, and even more that are poisonous, so unless you’re a seasoned mycologist (that’s geek speak for “mushroom expert”) you should always stick with supplements and store-bought varieties. This cold and flu season, let LuckyVitamin.com and the mighty mushroom serve as your first line of defense against germs and disease.

 

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Doctor’s Best – Best Agaricus blazei 400 mg. – 90 Vegetarian Capsules
Life Extension – Reishi Extract Mushroom Complex – 60 Vegetarian Capsules
Solaray – Maitake Mushroom 600 mg. – 100 Capsules

 
27
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Deep Steep

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

Deep Steep offers a unique line of all-natural personal care products manufactured to the highest standards of quality. Deep Steep products are unique in their ability to smell and feel just like popular luxury products, only without the use of harmful chemical ingredients. All products are guaranteed free of chemical preservatives, parabens, artificial fragrances, petroleum, mineral oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, and other questionable ingredients.

Deep Steep’s vision involves two concepts: luxury and integrity. The company promises you a retreat from the ordinary, and a refreshing level of quality with products that feel good, and smell good. Originally founded by earth-conscious entrepreneurs in 2002, Deep Steep is dedicated to producing all natural luxury bath & body care products that benefit both the consumer and the planet. Today, Deep Steep is operated by leading natural personal care manufacturer, Royal Labs Natural Cosmetics, Inc.

In cosmetics manufacturing, “preservatives” are used to combat the growth of bacteria and mold, which may grow in any product containing water such as lotions, liquid soaps, body washes, etc. Unfortunately, these preservatives are used frequently in personal care products because they are easy to obtain and cost very little. Synthetic preservatives are considered by leading dermatological associations to be the number one cause of contact dermatitis, and have been scientifically linked to breast cancer and other adverse conditions of the skin and body.

With over 25 years of research, Deep Steep’s chemists have developed the technology to create a 100% natural preservative system that omits all synthetic ingredients. Using this system, all Deep Steep products pass standardized microbial challenge tests for killing bacteria and mold, and honor all FDA standards.

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Deep Steep – Body Wash Honeydew Spearmint – 8 oz.
Deep Steep – Foaming Handwash Lavender Chamomile – 8.75 oz.
Deep Steep – Foaming Handwash Tangerine Melon – 8.75 oz.

 
26
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Women's Health at 6:01 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is pleased to announce a new line of products from Olympian Labs, Inc. For over 20 years, OL has been a trusted supplement company with a proven track record of success. They pride themselves on innovative vitamin, supplement and sports nutrition formulations, as well as, potency and the highest quality ingredients.   We are excited to introduce OL’s new line: Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women. It’s designed to support women’s health, wellness and graceful aging.

The new line includes exciting and effective anti-aging products such as Biocell Collagen®, Skin Support Supplement and Ageless that contain natural nutrients that work from the inside-out at the cellular level to improve the appearance of skin, repair cells and restore youthfulness. With the stress of daily life, environmental contaminants and lack of proper nutrition, it is never too early to properly care for your skin. Additionally, the product line contains weight loss and stress products that help accelerate weight loss, reduce appetite, overeating tendencies, and speed metabolism. Other general health products that address digestive, bone, urinary tract health, energy and hormonal balance are also sold by the company as well.

Since their beginning, the Olympian Labs mission has been to create the world’s most effective and advanced line of supplements to improve the quality of life. They have conducted extensive research and development and partnered with leading naturopathic institutes and physicians to develop cutting- edge formulations that support health, age management and performance. Olympian Labs is cGMP and NSF certified. Click here to view the Optimal Blend for Dynamic Women line.

 

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Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Cal/Mag Plus – 111 Gram(s)
Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Cranberry Complex – 30 Capsules
Olympian Labs – Optimal Blend For Dynamic Women Complete Digestive Blend – 60 Capsules

 
25
DEC

Happy Holidays!!!

Filed Under: Announcements & News at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

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23
DEC

Healthy Skin During Winter Weather

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Personal Care at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Winter weather can be pretty harsh on your skin. So, don’t wait until February to start protecting and treating your skin now.

Exposure to cold or dry weather can cause dry, flaky skin. Most people normally notice the first signs of dryness in hands and facial areas as they are most exposed to winter conditions. Shopping for lotions and moisturizing creams is the first step but you need to remember to apply it often to maintain your skin fully hydrated. Lucky Vitamin offers an extensive selection of skin care products from top quality brands including, all-natural, organic, eco-friendly, paraben-free, and hypoallergenic products.

Additionally, dry skin can be the result of inappropriate nutrition. For example, deficiency of essential fatty acids (EFA) can result in dry and scaling skin. EFA supplements can be easily added to your diet providing additional benefits to your health. Essential fatty acids regulate blood pressure, immune responses and liver function, as well as help with blood clotting and breaking down cholesterol. Flaxseed oil and sunflower oil are also excellent sources of essential fatty acids.

Winter weather may also increase the risk for dry, cracked lips. So, check out Lucky Vitamin’s great selection of lip care products available at our discounted prices.

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Dr. Woods – Shea Vision Castile Soap With Organic Shea Butter Baby Mild Unscented – 32 oz.
Alaffia – Body Cream Virgin Coconut – 4 oz.
Derma-E – Vitamin E Intensive Therapy Hand Creme – 2 oz.

 
19
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: B-Fresh

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Health Foods at 1:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce another top quality brand of all natural products to our customers: B-Fresh.

B-Fresh offers an exclusive line of breath fresheners created to provide real health benefits for you. The company’s gum and mints have dramatically revolutionized the breath-freshener market. Regular breath fresheners’ products that are available to the consumer today are basically designed to mask the odor of bad breath by covering the problem with a strong flavor. B-Fresh products naturally alter the pH levels in your mouth so that bacteria that cause tooth decay, plaque and bad breath are eliminated.

B-Fresh, Inc. is committed to creating all-natural products that taste great and have a proactive health benefit.  The company uses only the finest ingredients and is fully dedicated to making products that contain only natural ingredients.  All products are Kosher, Vegan, gluten free, soy free, and diabetic safe. B-Fresh’s goal is to offer a magnificent line of products that not only taste good but are good for you.

All B-Fresh products contain no sugar, salt or preservatives. The patented formula combining xylitol, calcium and B-12 vitamins enables B-Fresh to outperform any breath product on the market today. Xylitol has a negative heat solution and this causes a very pleasant cooling effect when it dissolves in the mouth. This gives xylitol a “taste edge” over sugar and other polyol sweeteners. The effect is particularly well illustrated in B-Fresh gum and mints because all natural flavors work to enhance the cool effect of xylitol.

Lucky Vitamin is now offer B-Fresh products at our discounted prices. Click here to check out all B-Fresh products.

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B Fresh – Breath Freshening Sugar Free Gum Cinnamon – 100 Piece(s)
B Fresh – Breath Freshening Sugar Free Gum Cinnamon – 12 Piece(s)
B Fresh – Solar Energy Gum Big Bang Bubble Gum – 50 Piece(s)

 
16
DEC

Healthy Holiday Sweets

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Health Foods at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are looking for a way to keep it healthy this holiday season, it’s time to check out Lucky Vitamin’s Sweet Holiday treats section. Click here and you can find a unique selection of healthy sweets from top quality brands including organic and natural products. Even better, you can save some money as Lucky Vitamin is offering up to 30% off on this special selection of goodies. Choose from organic candies and cookies as well as natural baking ingredients to make this year’s celebration a healthy one.

Chocolate is part of almost every celebration and Lucky Vitamin offers a sensational selection of premium chocolate brands, including 100% organic, vegan, all-natural, and eco-friendly choices. How about teas? Lucky Vitamin has put together an extensive line of top-quality teas including a variety of specialty holiday teas.

Lastly, your kids may join the healthy movement too. Turn this holiday season into the healthy candy one. Lucky Vitamin is offering a variety of organic candies from chocolate to lollipops, all natural candy cane to gingerbread cookies and much more. The majority of the conventional candy products may contain high amounts of sugar and chemicals but organic, natural candies use natural fruit extract and may not be considered unhealthy or junk food. It may be a good opportunity to get your little ones accustomed to a certain fruit taste. For example, if they refuse to try watermelon or peach, give them an organic natural lollipop and they may like the flavor and may want to try the real fruit.

Don’t wait until 2014! You can start your healthy choices before the New Year starts. Our Sweet Holiday Treats offers popular products to make your celebration a healthy one.

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Celestial Seasonings – Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride Holiday Herb Tea – 20 Tea Bags CLEARANCE PRICED

 
14
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Stur

Filed Under: Supplements,Water Purification and Storage at 10:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary brand of water-enhancer products: Stur.

Stur is a natural liquid water enhancer with zero sugar, zero calories, and seven essential vitamins. Stur contains natural fruit flavors and only natural stevia leaf extract, with no artificial sweeteners such as sucralose or aspartame. Stur contains a blend of essential vitamins, including A, D, E, B3, B5, B6, and B12. Stur is a completely caffeine-free product and all products are wheat gluten-free.

Stur was created to help people naturally drink more water by adding as little or as much flavor as they want. Water is essential to better health and the U.S. Institute of Medicine recommend Americans drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Stur is easy-to-use and can be easily added to your daily routine. Just point the bottle downwards directly into your water. Hold the squeeze and keep pressure to add more flavor. Each 8 oz. serving is about a 6-8 second squeeze. Unlike other water enhancers, Stur has a revolutionary SuperControl squeeze top to help you closely measure the levels of flavor you are adding. Each bottle of Stur contains 18 8oz. servings. Stur is available in six delicious flavors: Orange Mango, Lemonade , Wild Strawberry, PomeCranberry, Tea and Lemon, and Mint Cucumber unsweetened.

Stur is a family-run company, passionate about better health and with the goal to help millions of Americans drink more water. The company is proud of developing a good-tasting product without any artificial sweeteners, flavor or colors. Additionally, Stur is a proud member of 1% for the Planet andcontribute part of the sales to selected non-profit organizations who are trying to help address and solve the drinking water crisis.

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Stur – Water Enhancer with Stevia Simple Strawberry – 1.9 oz.
Stur – Water Enhancer with Stevia Proudly Tea + Lemon – 1.9 oz.

 
11
DEC

Overeating: Dealing and Treating

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Supplements at 12:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

2013 is almost over. The end of the year offers many celebrations and parties and overeating hits a “high-risk” peak. The holidays present enough dinners and parties and, if that’s not enough, you may also have “end of the year” celebrations at work, school, or other groups.

Many people believe it’s OK to overeat at these parties and, in most cases, it is acceptable to eat a little more than you should, even for people on weight-loss programs or restricted diets. Nevertheless, you should be prepared for indigestion so you don’t feel so terrible the day after.

Digestive support supplements are one of the best ways to provide quick relief, minimize indigestion, and make your feel better after occasional overeating. Heartburn, irregularity, gas, bloating, constipation are often the result of inadequate enzymes and digestive support products can help regulating the digestive system and, consequently, stabilizing irregular bowel movement.

Digestive enzymes can help your body efficiently digest food, and alleviate occasional digestion-related discomforts. The majority of supplements contain fruit enzymes such as bromelain from pineapples and papain from papayas. Produced by our pancreas and delivered to small intestine where they digest our foods, pancreatic enzymes such as protease, amylase and lipase, are the body’s most powerful food digestants, and can effectively break down protein, fat and starch.

When you eat, you are using up your natural supply of digestive enzymes. As you age, digestion becomes more difficult for your body as people have lower quantities of natural digestive enzymes. Digestive support products may help to regulate this balance and promote healthy digestion even at times overeating can become an issue.

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Enzymedica – Digest Gold Premium Enzyme Formula – 240 Capsules
Organix South – Neem Leaf Healthy Skin & Digestion – 120 Vegetarian Capsules
Biotics Research – Intenzyme Forte Proteolytic Enzyme Supplement – 100 Tablets

 
9
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Jakemans

Filed Under: Announcements & News,General Wellness & Wellbeing at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

As the weather gets cold, sore throat is a very common problem during the transitional months. Going from your warm home to freezing cold outside, and then back to a warm room at work or school can be a little bit too much for you. So, now it’s the perfect time for Lucky Vitamin to introduce another top quality brand of lozenges to our customers: Jakemans.

Jakemans uses the finest ingredients to create a great taste product that really works. All lozenges are specially created to give soothing relief from throat and chest discomfort, through a delicious blend of soothing menthol and plant flavors.

A sensible alternative to battle sore throats, Jakemans lozenges contain natural ingredients such as honey, lemon, anise, and eucalyptus oil and are completely free from harsh chemicals. Available in pocket-sized bags, these delicious lozenges can quickly relief throat and chest discomfort and are affordable too. Jakemans was established in 1907 and is a privately owned, independent company specializing in quality menthol based confectionary. Based in Boston, England where the company has always been, right from the start, Jakemans dedication to using quality natural ingredients joined the LanesHealth family in 2007. LanesHealth are leaders in providing alternative natural remedies to many common ailments.

Lucky Vitamin is now offering Jakemans products at our discounted prices including Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Honey and Lemon, Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Anise, Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Anise, and the new Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Chili & Lime.

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Jakemans – Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Anise – 30 Lozenges
Jakemans – Throat & Chest Menthol Cough Suppressant Lozenges Chili & Lime – 30 Lozenges

 
5
DEC

Smooth After Shaving!

Filed Under: Men's Health,Personal Care at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Aftershave products are one of the best ways to keep you skin smooth and soft. Some men may have to shave every day and the skin often gets rough and dry. That’s the perfect situation to add aftershave products to your shopping list.

Aftershave lotions and gels have long been a popular product among men as these specially developed products have the ability of soothing, nourishing and healing skin after shaving is completed. Aftershave products can offer additional benefits other than moisturize your skin and minimize the harm of shaving. Regular use of aftershave products can be very helpful to keep the skin pores clean and prevents them from getting blocked with bacteria. Blockage of tiny pores is the main reason for acnes and other skin irritations.

Today, several aftershave products are created with important ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and enzymes that nourish and soothe razor burn. Some products also offer antiseptic and astringent properties that calm small shaving wounds.

Lastly, pleasant fragrance is another great reason to benefit from using aftershave gels. Many products are created with wonderful perfumes and can provide a mild to significant fragrance which can be very nice for several occasions. It’s important to remember that a good number of aftershave lotions and gels contain alcohol which may be an issue for sensitive skin and can cause irritation. You should consider your skin type in order to know best aftershave for your face.

Give it a try. Start using aftershaves and your face will feel soft, smooth and relaxed.

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George’s Aloe – Aloe After Shave – 4 oz. CLEARANCE PRICED
Thayers – Witch Hazel After Shave With Aloe Vera Extra Strength – 4 oz.
Weleda – Smooth Shave Toner – 3.4 oz. CLEARANCED PRICED

 
3
DEC

Lucky Vitamin Presents: Urban Accents

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

Home cooking is the best and to help you keep the home cooking going Lucky Vitamin  is proud to present a top quality brand of health foods to our customers: Urban Accents.

Urban Accents was founded with the goal of bringing premium, all natural and visually appealing herbs and seasonings to the contemporary home cook. The company offers a unique selection of herbs to help raise the creative culinary environment. The business started with only five original spice blends but today Urban Accents produces over 150 gourmet products that line the shelves of the nation’s top retailers. While spice blends are still the trademark product of Urban Accents, the company now offers a complete line of grilling rubs, seasoned sea salts, creative pancake mixes and a wide assortment of fall feasting and brining items for seasonal cheer.  Winners of multiple NASFT awards and featured in Better Homes and Gardens for a variety of products, Urban Accents has earned a reputation as one of the leaders of the specialty food world.

While the company’s expansion and the product line’s growth mark the evolution of Urban Accents, one aspect has remained the same since the company’s founding: the commitment to deliver products made from the finest all natural ingredients. The philosophy behind Urban Accents is simple: life should be a celebration of good food, good friends and good times. The food should be healthy too and that’s the reason Urban Accents stresses the importance of all-natural, gluten free, MSG-free ingredients in their bold kitchen blends.

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30
NOV

Winter’s Slips and Spills

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Homeopathy at 8:42 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

With winter rapidly approaching, temperatures will quickly drop.  Whether it’s heading out with friends to the slopes or making snowmen with kids, there’s lots of fun to be had in the snow. However, this fun can lead to a snowballing of slips and spills, increasing the chances of injuries.

Homeopathic remedies are very useful in first aid circumstances. Remedies are prescribed on the principle that ‘like cures like’ in a tiny dilution. The following indications are what a healthy person would feel if taking the actual substances.

Arnica montana produces conditions upon the system quite similar to those resulting from injuries, falls, blows or contusions. Symptoms include a sore, lame or bruised feeling. Arnica may also be used for any injury resulting from overuse and commonly worsens from the slightest touch or motion.

But let’s say you’re on the slopes with your friends or are walking out your door and slip on some ice. You fall and land on your tailbone (we’ve all done it before). Then you may want to consider the homeopathic remedy hypericum perfolatium. Hypericum perfolatium produces conditions upon the system similar to those from crush injuries.

If either or those remedies don’t work you can always consider combination remedies like traumeel.  Traumeel can easily be rubbed directly onto the injured area for pain relief.

Other treatments to consider include rest and ice. Remember in the first 72 hours ice is your friend and heat is your enemy. When applying the ice you should follow the acronym CBAN (cold, burn, ache, then numb), and avoid applying ice directly to the skin. Instead use a thin fabric to create a barrier. Once you feel the numbing sensation, remove the ice pack. If you think your injury is serious remember check with your doctor.

This winter season don’t let falls, bumps and bruises keep you down. Check out LuckyVitamin.com for all your natural remedies.

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BHI/Heel – Traumeel Pain Relief Value Pack – 100 Tablets & 1.76 oz. Ointment
Boiron – Arnicare Arnica Gel Value Pack + 1 – 30C Arnica Montana Blue Tube! (75 g) – 2.6 oz.

 
29
NOV

Sun Exposure and Vitamin D

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Vitamins and Minerals at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The right amount of sun exposure is essential to maintain optimal vitamin D levels in the human body. Several studies have shown that people who do not get enough sun exposure may need vitamin D supplementation, particularly in northern countries where sun exposure is minimal during the winter months.

With an extensive list of ongoing studies on this subject, a new study is set to take place in Australia, examining whether people are getting too little, too much or just enough sun exposure. Many people have low vitamin D levels in Australia but the country has also a high incidence of skin cancer. Thus it is a difficult task in making sure people get the right balance of sun exposure, enough to make vitamin D but not too much where you start to burn. Universities and research centers are teaming up with Cancer Australia and are gathering about 1,000 people for the Sun Exposure vitamin D Supplementation (SEDS) study.

The subjects will be given sun exposure advice, a vitamin D supplement or placebo, and some will receive a dosimeter wristband, which will measure precisely how much sun exposure they’re getting. Furthermore, the dosimeter will alert the participants when their skin has gotten adequate sun exposure. The goal is to establish an understanding of the amount of sun exposure, if the behavior needs to be modified, and ultimately answer the question of whether people should seek more sunlight, or look to supplements. The study has just finished gathering its participants and hopes to have all data collected to begin analyzing in December 2014. Taking vitamin D supplements during the winter is one of the best ways to ensure adequate levels of this important vitamin.

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LuckyVitamin – Vitamin D-3 1000 IU – 240 Tablets
Rainbow Light – Vitamin D Sunny Gummies Sour Lemon 1000 IU – 100 Gummies
Nature’s Answer – Vitamin D-3 Liquid Drops 4000 IU – 15 ml.

 
 
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