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Archive for September, 2008

LuckyVitamin is On a Diet

We have decided to try something new here at luckyvitamin. Two of our employees are looking to lose some weight. Just like most of you guys Clark and Ace are looking for supplements, a good fat burner, an appetite suppressant, a complete multi and a potent fish oil to help getting better results. Two people, two […]

Vitamin of the week: Copper

Copper is trace element essential in all plants and animals. Its presence in the human body is important to absorb and utilize iron. Several people lacking iron from food sources may take an iron supplement to increase their daily intake. Copper may be beneficial in this case, since absorption from iron reduces as we age. […]

Magic Cookie? No, Thanks

Television commercials are getting worse and worse. People creating these “buy now” commercials rely on people’s lack of information about some subjects. Now, they have come up with the “cookie diet”.  Yes, believe it or not, it claims that if you eat cookies, you lose weight. They can’t be serious. They must think we are […]

Don’t Workout Too Hard

Exercising is great. It feels good to be in shape. Regular physical activity brings several health benefits but you should be careful: overtraining can be dangerous. People trying to lose weight have a hard time getting into a workout routine. The secret is to start slowly, remember if you are not fit, you body isn’t […]

Healthy Chocolate?

Chocolate lovers: finally good news! Chocolate may not be all that bad. A recent study has showed that some chocolate may not be harmful to your health and could even provide benefits. The results of the study suggest that chocolate milk has an optimal ratio of carbohydrates to protein, helping refuel tired muscles, according to researcher […]

Herb of the Week: Turmeric

It’s always interesting to find out that some herbs may also improve some health conditions. Turmeric is just another example how the solution for a health issue could be sitting in the kitchen cabinet, in a form of an herb or spice. Turmeric is rhizomatous perennial plant native from South Asia. The vast majority of […]

Muscle Recovery When You Sleep

Working out in the early hours is tough. We have to admire people waking up before the sun is out to hit the gym, getting the workout done, taking a shower and then going to work. The majority of people prefer to workout at night, after work or even late hours, schedule permitting. People playing […]

An Alternative Morning Beverage: Chai

Coffee lovers wouldn’t want to stop drinking a daily cup of coffee but some people may be looking for another morning beverage. Do you feel like drinking something different every morning? Do you feel it’s time for a change? The answer could be “chai”. Traditional chai tea is made from black tea mixed with spices […]

Quick Guide to Preventing Headaches

It is midway at work and it feels like your head is going to explode. You often have headaches but do not know what to do to get rid of them. Treating migraines and headaches is normally easy but preventing them could be a more efficient idea. Headaches usually are not serious but may disturb […]

Mineral of the Week: Chromium

Drinking beer may be healthy. Hey, it’s not a joke. Did you know that some brands of beer contain significant amounts of chromium? It’s true and that’s great news for all the beer lovers out there. Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain normal blood sugar levels. Chromium (III), also known […]

Arthritis Drugs Can Be a Pain

A recent study shows that some of the medications widely used to fight arthritis may lower the body’s defenses to infections, causing serious illnesses. The Food and Drug Administration – has issued warnings against the drugs Enbrel, Remicade, Humira and Cimzia because they can raise the risk of possibly fatal fungal infections. Arthritis is a very common […]

Fish Oil Beats Cholesterol Drugs

Fish oil can be more effective at reducing bad cholesterol than some of the conventional drugs. That’s not a surprise to most people, but it could be news for some folks still taking medication drugs to reduce cholesterol. A recent study published online on August 31 in the medical journal The Lancet shows that taking […]

Juice Up Your Diet, the Healthy Way!

Weight control and lack of energy are two of the most common issues people have in their diets. We could look for a supplement to solve both problems but, before doing that, let’s look for the reasons we may gain weight and feel tired. Are you always drinking sodas? Do you feel thirsty all the […]

What is DHEA?

Companies use abbreviations or short words for some supplements making life really difficult for most customers. CLA, DMAE, COQ10, GABA and BCAA are just a few examples of products we may have no clue what they are. DHEA is another one of these mysterious words but, despite the confusion, a quick explanation should help understanding […]

Herb of the Week: Saw Palmetto

Saw Palmetto is one of the most common herbs used medicinally. The berries of this plant, a native of the southeast United States, are used for supplements to fight prostate and some other health concerns. Studies have reported that continue use of saw palmetto may provide significant results against Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, also known as […]