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28
FEB

3 Great Sources of Fiber

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Nutrition,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Losing weight isn’t easy. Some people may need all the help they can to shed a few pounds off and one of the best ways to start that is increasing your daily fiber intake.

Low fiber intake may lead to many health issues and proper intake can help regulate the digestive system. Fiber is known to promote weight-loss as it’s slower to be absorbed and digested, filling up your belly and making your feel full. If you are not sure which fiber can help up your daily intake, we present you 3 great sources of fiber.

Flaxseed Meal

Flaxseeds are fiber packed seeds that also contain a very versatile omega-3. These delicious flaxseed meals contain 4 grams of fiber per 2 tablespoon serving as well as lignans, a special antioxidant that has anti-estrogenic actions. Flaxseed meals are an excellent way to increase your fiber as when the flax is ground, your body can extract all the nutrients.

Psyllium Husks

A bulking agent which swells considerable when added to liquid, psyllium husks are known to help support healthy gastrointestinal function. Psyllium is a bulk-forming laxative and is high in both fiber and mucilage. Psyllium seeds contain 10–30% mucilage and it forms a gelatinous mass that keeps feces hydrated and soft, provided it is taken with sufficient water, resulting in healthy bowel movement. Plus, psyllium husks may help decrease the risk of developing metabolic syndrome as it seems to improve blood sugar levels, insulin, and blood fats.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great source of fiber as a quarter cup of steel cut oats contains 5 grams of fiber. On top of that, oats contain a super fiber called beta-glucan, known to have cholesterol lowering effects. It is the beta-glucan in oats that will also help slow down the digestion of your meal.




27
FEB

New Brands Showcase: PetAlive

Filed Under: Pet Care,Supplements at 8:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to present a new brand of pet products to our customers: PetAlive.

PetAlive’s mission is to inspire more people to embrace a natural approach to complete family wellness. This unique line of homeopathic medicines is made using 100% natural ingredients and are free of added gluten, artificial colors, flavors and preservatives, and are never tested on animals.

PetAlive ensures quality by selecting whole herbs, wild crafted whenever possible, and use the Full Spectrum method of extraction to create the most effective supplements. All homeopathic medicines are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards, in FDA registered facilities, according to the principals of cGMP in certified facilities.

Additionally, the company wants to educate customers on the benefits of holistic living and the dual modality approach, using herbal and homeopathic remedies together, while providing unbiased, factual, and useful information to help you make informed decisions about ailments and remedies.

PetAlive partakes in a hands-on approach to complete wellness, from incorporating natural remedies into our own daily routines to encouraging others to adopt a holistic approach to health.

You can save even more when you shop PetAlive products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




19
FEB

New Brands Showcase: Swole Sports Nutrition

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Exercise and Fitness,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
gym
Lucky Vitamin continues to add new sport nutrition products to our customers. The latest addition is an innovative, fast growing company that provides high quality products with the most up-to-date formulations: Swole Sports Nutrition.

Swole Sports Nutrition strives to provide supplements to all athletes who are looking to amplify their current workout routines. The company creates and develops products that are designed to help everyone train like a professional athlete.

Swole Sports Nutrition innovative formulas can deliver high potency with low dosing, a perfect combination to obtain optimal results. Additionally, Swole is fully committed to researching and formulating the best supplements that haven’t been created yet. The company seeks to push the limits of sports supplementation and the evolution of athletics through science.

Swole Sports Nutrition believes that training and proper nutrition are extremely important, and that proper supplementation can give you that extra drive and push you beyond your expectations, improving your results in less time. It’s time to experience the next level of sports nutrition.

Choose from pre-workout supplements to post-workout formulas, BCAA products to creatine supplements and much more.

You can save even more when you shop Swole Sports Nutrition products at Lucky Vitamin com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




17
FEB

History, Mission & Product Overview of Organic India Brand

Filed Under: Health Aids,Herbs,Supplements at 3:39 pm | By: Leah Hazuda, Contributing Editor

At the heart of Organic India is their commitment to be a living embodiment of consciousness in action. They work with thousands of family farmers in India who cultivate thousands of acres of organic farmland. Organic India actively promotes sustainable agriculture and pays a premium market rate to their farmers. All of their products promote wellness and are certified organic. Each product you hold in your hands is one link in a chain of love, respect and connectedness between their farmers and you. By choosing Organic India you are completing this chain, which gives training and a living wage to the Indian farmers, creates a sustainable environment and brings happiness and well being to you.

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15
FEB

New Brands Showcase: Boost Oxygen

Filed Under: Exercise and Fitness,Health Aids,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce a revolutionary product to our customers: Boost Oxygen.

Boost Oxygen offers a unique supplement used to enhance sports recovery, alleviate high-altitude effects, remedy fatigue, and otherwise promote a heightened sense of personal health and well-being. These portable, lightweight, 95% pure oxygen canisters have used by people visiting high altitude locations, professional and amateur athletes, senior citizens, and famous celebrities alike. Founded in 2006, Boost Oxygen is currently the best-selling and most trusted oxygen canister brand in the world.

Boost Oxygen is all-natural, safe, and provides pure oxygen in a convenient, non-prescription form. Unlike stimulants and energy drinks, Boost Oxygen does not contain caffeine and sugars that can actually harm the body over an extended period of time. Considered by many as nature’s body supplement, oxygen is obviously required to sustain human life. When deprived of oxygen, performance of the body and mind can suffer. At sea level, the average oxygen content in the air is 21%. At altitude, it can be much less. Boost Oxygen provides a convenient source of 95% pure oxygen.

Oxygen is more than a life sustaining element. Studies have shown that the right amount of oxygen can significantly impact mental acuity, muscle strength, blood flow, organ vitality, stress abatement, and overall well-being.

You can save even more when you shop Boost Oxygen at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




14
FEB

5 Natural Remedies for Dogs

Filed Under: Pet Care,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Dogs are just like us. They enjoy living a healthy and active life and want to avoid vets and medicines just as much as we want to avoid doctors and medications. However, there is one difference: we control our own diet as well as our need for assistance while our dogs depend heavily on us to eat healthy and get help in case of any health issue. Supplements can help your dogs and are a more affordable and natural way to keep your dog healthy. As veterinarians can be quite expensive, we present you 5 natural remedies for dogs.

Acidophilus

Just like humans, dogs can greatly benefit from acidophilus as it can balance the good bacteria in the dog’s intestines, expelling the bad bacteria out. Puppies are prone to yeast infections and plain yogurt can be a great snack to be added to their diets.

Electrolytes

If your dog was vomiting or had diarrhea, electrolytes can rehydrate and restore proper fluids in your dog’s stomach. Electrolytes can be particularly helpful for your dog after a long illness.

Apple Cider Vinegar

A simple, homemade remedy can help minimize itching. When the skin becomes itchy, dogs tend to scratch or lick their paws so much that may result in a hot spot. Apple cider vinegar can be applied directly onto the spot and this will dry up the area within 24 hours and keep you from having to shave the area in order to treat it.

Joint Formulas

Joint problems can become an issue as your dog ages. Supplements are being designed to help improve and maintain joint health for pets and the majority of these products contain two important ingredients: glucosamine and chondroitin.

Vitamin E

A simple way to improve skin condition and minimize itching, vitamin E oil can be applied directly to the skin or added to water when you bath your dogs. You can also give vitamin E orally but check with your vet on the recommended dosage for your specific dog breed.




13
FEB

How Much Protein Should You Consume Each Day?

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutrition,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Staying healthy
When we talk about protein and its daily recommended intake, we may find out that the popular question “how much protein should I be taking?” may have many different answers and, most of them, are correct answers.

Protein plays a role in every critical function of the body as it’s important for bone health as well as to produce new hair, connective tissue, antibodies, enzymes, among other things. Most Americans get more than enough protein each day and good sources include meat, fish, poultry, egg, yogurt, milk, nuts, pasta, and beans.

It’s nearly impossible to come up with an exact number of how much protein one should consume every day as age, gender, diet, amount of physical activity, and other factors play an important role to determine this number. One can certainly say that not everyone needs the same amount of protein.

Adults in the U.S. are encouraged to get 10% to 35% of their day’s calories from protein foods. It’s common for athletes and bodybuilders to get extra protein to bulk up as it plays an essential role in building muscle. Protein requirements are also different for certain groups such as pregnant and breastfeeding women who need an extra 10 and 20 grams of protein respectively to support milk production.

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein is a modest 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight (1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds). You may also use an online protein calculator to check your RDA for protein. Just remember that the RDA is the minimum amount of a nutrient you need to meet your basic nutritional requirements and not the specific amount you are supposed to eat every day.

It’s a difficult question with many correct answers but with a little research, you should be able to find how much protein you should be consuming every day.




10
FEB

5 Important Supplements for Heart Health

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Supplements for heart health may help lower cholesterol, improve blood pressure, prevent heart attacks, strokes, and many other problems that put you at risk. If you are still not familiar with these wonderful products, we present you 5 important supplements for heart health.

1. CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10

We can’t talk about heart health supplements without mentioning coenzyme Q10. Popular known as CoQ10 and also known as ubiquinol, the body naturally makes small amounts of this enzyme but as we age, production reduces, resulting in heart issues. CoQ10 supplements work really well to balance the amount of the enzyme in the body, especially for people taking cholesterol drugs, which may reduce the amount of CoQ10 the body makes on its own.

2. Garlic

Garlic supplements work efficiently to reduce blood pressure and arterial calcification. Studies have shown that garlic can help slow the buildup of plaque in the arteries, lowering the risk of blood clots. Fresh garlic as well as supplements are a great heart-healthy choice as it can improve several parameters of heart health.

3. Fish Oil

Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the best ingredients for health and fish oil supplements are a great source of them. Fish oil is known to reduce triglycerides, the unhealthy fat in the blood, up to 30%. Additionally, the American Heart Association recommends that adults eat at least two 3.5-ounce servings of fish a week but since many Americans don’t eat fish regularly, supplements may be a great alternative.

4. Vitamin K

Found in foods such as kale, collard greens, and prunes, Vitamin K is known to reduce arterial calcification and can also provide benefits for bone health. During arteria calcification, calcium adheres to the artery wall, increasing its stiffness. Vitamin K can help maintain your arteries flexible and healthy preventing heart problems.

5. L-Carnitine

L-carnitine is another key nutrient for cardiovascular health as it can help chaperone EFAs into the mitochondria, where they are turned into energy. L-carnitine works well with CoQ10 to help ensure your heart has the energy it needs to keep pumping.




6
FEB

Heart Healthy Grocery Essentials

Filed Under: Health Foods,Nutrition,Supplements,Teas at 10:27 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
Shopping in the supermarket

February is Heart Month so show it some love with these must-haves that support cardiovascular health. Don’t miss a beat! Shop our top picks for heart health today.

Supplements

Research has shown that omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can lower blood triglyceride levels. Since our bodies cannot make omega-3 fatty acids, we have to get them from our diet so it’s no wonder that fish oil is one of the most popular supplements in the United States. The most beneficial omega-3s that most of us are missing out on are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and the richest source to find them is – you guessed it — fish oil. So reduce your risk of coronary disease with this fish oil that’s purified and free of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, and PCBs.

Teas

Centuries ago, Greek herbalist Diosocrides discovered the heart-healthy benefits of hawthorn, and it’s been a staple for health enthusiasts ever since. Using the entire plant, including the leaf, flower and berry will assists in extracting all of its benefits. This tea combines hawthorn with the tart flavor profile of hibiscus to create this deeply red heart tonic.

Food

Flaxseeds contain heart-friendly properties that have been shown to do wonders for your heart. Studies show flaxseeds affect low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and lipoprotein, both of which increase the risk for atherosclerotic diseases (i.e. coronary heart disease). Plus, they are a rich plant-based source of omega-3 fats and fiber that’s also good for the ticker. Add a sprinkle to your smoothie or baked goods to add a subtle nutty flavor and powerful nutritional punch to your diet.

Herbs

Garlic has been used for centuries, as not just a food, but as medicine, too. Today garlic supplements can be used to improve heart conditions including atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries (plaque buildup in the arteries that can block the flow of blood and may lead to heart attack or stroke), high cholesterol as well as other health conditions. This brand’s supplements are some of our favorites. They use organically grown garlic bulbs that undergo a unique aging process that mellows harsh and odoriferous crude compounds, resulting in an odorless experience – guaranteed.




4
FEB

New Brands Showcase: Miracle Tree

Filed Under: Supplements,Teas at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another pioneer brand to our customers: Miracle Tree.

Miracle Tree offers an incredible line of supplements and teas made from moringa oleifera. The company was founded with the goal to promote and distribute moringa seeds as well as help create a global awareness about the moringa tree.

Moringa is widely regarded as one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet and is known world-wide as the Miracle Tree. Used in traditional medicine for centuries in many cultures including the Egyptians and Romans, moringa leaves contain more than 90 different nutrients, including 47 antioxidants and all 9 essential amino acids. Studies like moringa’s nutritional properties to various benefits, including reduction of fatigue, promoting more radiant skin, boosting the body’s natural immune system, and promoting muscle growth

Miracle Tree can guarantee the finest moringa products because the company handles it every step of the way beginning with its own USDA Organic Certified farm. Located in the tropical province of Guayas, Ecuador, this unique farm contains nutrient-rich soil and natural water sources, making it a haven for the highest quality moringa trees. The farm is certified organic for both production and processing and the moringa is then processed in the United States in a GMP- compliant facility in Danbury, Ct.

Save even more when you shop Miracle Tree products at Lucky Vitamin com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




12
JAN

Liven Up Your Protein with Syntrax’s Flavors

Filed Under: Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Syntrax is one of the most popular brands of protein supplements at Lucky Vitamin for many reasons.

First, Syntrax’s exclusive line of high-quality protein powders and dietary supplements has a great reputation for using only the finest raw materials, top-quality ingredients and producing the best-tasting products in the industry.

Second, protein powders that are low in quality are cheaper but contain fat-inducing maltodextrin, taste horrible, require a blender to mix properly, and often contain only one very fast-acting protein. On the other hand, Syntrax is an all-around value that is impossible to beat. The company carefully selects herbs and nutrients which are manufactured under precise conditions.

Third, Syntrax offer unique delicious flavors that make your protein shake a delicious experience. All flavors are developed and approved by highly-skilled researchers who have accumulated decades of experience in developing natural, health-related products. Vanilla bean, cappuccino, Caribbean cooler, strawberry kiwi, dragon fruit fusion are just a few of the many options you can choose from.

Plus, Syntrax is introducing the revolutionary Matrix line. Syntrax Matrix is a combination of the 3 different high-quality protein concentrates in the industry: whey protein, micellar casein and egg albumin (egg white protein). Syntrax Matrix solves all of the problems currently afflicting those other low-grade protein powders as this unique, best-tasting protein product provides vital nutrition for health and recovery.

Lastly, you can get a special discount when shopping Syntrax supplements at Lucky Vitamin. Click here to get $7 off all Syntrax supplements.

 




8
JAN

New Brands Showcase: 6 Hour Sleep

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce the revolutionary 6 Hour Sleep product to our customers.

6 Hour Sleep is a brand new, drug-free, pure sleep supplement that promotes natural sleep cycles. This unique formula was created to “revitalize with sleep”, so you can wake up alert and bursting with natural energy.

6 Hour Sleep Rest Assured provides you with the two essential components of good sleep: quality and quantity. Its Sleep Synergy formula contain a powerful punch of ingredients that work with your body’s chemistry to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed.

Designed to help reset your internal clock in just six hours, 6 Hour Sleep’s unique formula includes antioxidants, like the powerful punch of mangosteen, acai and other pure ingredients for sleep, such as the powerful punch of magnesium, gaba and 5 htp. These ingredients are designed to work with your natural rhythms to ease you into consistent and complete sleep cycles. Plus, this zero calorie product contains no sugar and can really improve overall sleep without leaving you feeling groggy the next morning.

Take 6 Hour Sleep approximately 20 minutes before you want to go to sleep. It should also be consumed at any other time you may want to promote restorative sleep such as on an airplane or when you want to take a mid-day nap. If your problem is staying asleep, keep a bottle by your bed and consume 6 Hour Sleep when you wake up in the middle of the night.

You can save even more when you shop 6 Hour Sleep at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




6
JAN

Go, Rest, and Go!

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Exercise and Fitness,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
2016 is over and the New Year brings hope to a lot of people. Eating well and enjoying the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is a target for many people as they hope for a fresh start in 2017. Losing weight and being more active are among the most popular resolutions as when a new year begins people start exercising, gyms get packed, and parks get more people running or jogging. However, one simple thing can make a huge difference whether you can accomplish your fitness goals or not: rest.

Rest is as important as exercising and this statement is by no means an exaggeration. When people are trying to establish an exercise routine, particularly those trying to lose weight, they often forget about rest, a very important part of any successful workout program.

The human body needs rest to recover and ensure that all muscles are ready for the next workout. For example, when people join a new gym and start working out  every day, or even 3 or 4 times a week,  all muscles are likely to feel the sudden change in the amount of exercise, and that can translate to soreness and pain.

Go easy on your workout, especially if you are returning after a long hiatus or if you are trying a new activity. If you don’t take the precautionary steps, it may lead to injuries, another issue that may hamper your workout program. A good number of injuries are the result of a tired body in need of recovery. For example, muscle injuries are often caused by fatigue. Plus, fatigue also leads to that feeling of exhaustion, tiredness, weariness, and lack of energy to do other daily activities. Studies have shown that lack of rest and fatigue play an important role in muscles strain injuries which can be easily prevented with periods of rest.

Plain and simple: get going in 2017 but make sure you rest up, so you can keep going during the entire year.




4
JAN

New Brands Showcase: Detoxwater

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
2017 has started and, as we know, losing weight and eating healthy are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Some people may not know that one of the most important steps of starting a weight-loss diet is to detoxify the body. So, in order to help you start a healthy 2017, Lucky Vitamin is introducing a top-quality brand of detox products: Detoxwater.

Detoxwater is your healthy hydration alternative that not only quenches thirst and tastes delicious but also delivers the plethora of health benefits associated with drinking the most premium aloe in the world. This ready-to-drink beverage is made with vitamins, electrolytes, and the highest quality aloe vera and was created to help promoting wellness from the inside out.

With only 30 calories per bottle, Detoxwater delivers the clinically proven benefits of pure aloe juice, an ingredient known to support immune function, healthy digestion, nutrient absorption, and improved skin elasticity. It’s the perfect beverage to replenish and restore your body with electrolytes, vitamin c, and a full range of vitamin B.

Each bottle contains 350mg of ACTValoe which are aloe gel flakes with no less than 10% aloe polysaccharide by dry weight. Essentially, that’s like drinking a shot of the most extensively researched and clinically-proven pure aloe vera juice. Certified USDA Organic, OU Kosher, vegan, and gluten-free, Detoxwater is available in three delicious flavors: Original Lychee and White Grape, Mangaloe, and Pinamint, a mix of pineapple and mint, flavors.

Save even more when you shop Detoxwater products at LuckyVitamin.com. No code needed at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand as savings are automatically applied.




27
DEC

Powerful Berberine

Filed Under: Herbs,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Every once in a while you may come across a supplement you’ve never even hear about. It could be a new one, just discovered, or another product which used to be popular and might be coming back to the market. However, there are a few supplements that some people may have never heard or noticed them before, and this could very well be the case of the powerful Berberine.

Berberine is a chemical found in several plants including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, and tree turmeric. It has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it was used to treat various ailments. Today, Berberine products are making headlines for its ability to provide multiple health benefits.

Most commonly used to treat gastrointestinal issues, including traveler’s diarrhea and food poisoning, new studies are discovering that Berberine can help reduce the risk of heart disease and prevent heart failure. Some properties of this amazing supplement can help lower cholesterol and, when taken regularly, may help promote a major reduction in blood sugar levels. Additionally, Berberine supplements may help you lose weight as well as fight harmful microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites.

Berberine, technically, belongs to a class of compounds called alkaloids. After you ingest Berberine, it gets taken in by the body and transported into the bloodstream, travelling into the body’s cells where it binds to several different molecular targets and changes their function. One of the main actions of Berberine is to activate an enzyme inside cells called AMP- activated protein kinase (AMPK). This enzyme is sometimes referred to as a “metabolic master switch” and is found in the cells of various organs, including the brain, muscle, kidney, heart, and liver. This enzyme plays a major role in regulating metabolism, which is always beneficial for weight loss.