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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.




24
DEC

New Brands Showcase: Restore

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 12:01 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is introducing Restore supplements to our customers. Created and developed to help restore gut health, Restore produces a unique soil-derived mineral supplement that helps maintain a healthy immune system through strengthened gut health.

The company believes complete well-being begins in the gut and is fully dedicated to provide a product that can enhance gut health by creating an environment where good gut bacteria can flourish.

Restore is easily added to your daily health plan to provide support for natural healing from environmental exposures. This supplement is the first supplement on the market that functions as an antidote to glyphosate and gluten toxicity at the tight junction.

Restore is a new generation, earth-derived supplement that promotes an optimal gut environment. It is not a probiotic. It is not a prebiotic. Rather, it is a carbon rich, alkaline liquid, with lignite derived trace organics and essential trace amino acids. With 70% of the immune system located in the gut, this optimal gut environment leads to great gut health. Restore is the first dietary supplement that delivers a balanced family of bacterial metabolites to promote a healthy firewall of tight junctions in the gut wall and blood brain barrier. Restore provides the communication network to support the return of biodiversity to the gut ecosystem that supports normal immune function, reverse fatigue, and help you reclaim mental clarity.

Save even more when you shop Restore 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.




12
DEC

5 Mushrooms to Boost Immunity

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Mushrooms are known to boost immunity, provide energy, and inhibit the grown of some malignant tumors, among other health benefits. However, the most common types of mushrooms found in supermarkets, such as white, brown/button, are not the best choice as far as medicinal benefits. So, let’s look at 5 mushrooms that can help boost immunity and provide other health benefits.

1. Maitake

Maitake is recognized by the American Cancer Society to boost immunity and limit and even reverse tumor growth. These powerful mushrooms are high in beta glucans, helpful sugars found in the cell walls of bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and algae. Research shows beta glucans have immune-system enhancing effects and may also help control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Beta glucans work by stimulating the immune system to activate certain cells and proteins that attack cancer and pathogens that don’t belong in a healthy body. Maitake is an excellent choice to boost immunity in those with chronic fatigue syndrome.

2. Shiitake

A popular mushroom and easily found in grocery stores, shiitake contains a number of health-stimulating agents including the powerful beta glucans. Plus, shiitake mushrooms contain B vitamins, such as B2, B5 and B6, and tons of minerals including selenium, copper, manganese, and zinc, making this delicious mushroom a great food defense against virus and inflammation.

3. Reishi

Known as the mushroom that can fight cancer, Reishi is strictly a medicinal mushroom that can boost immune function tremendously and is often used to prevent and treat the flu and other lung conditions like asthma and bronchitis. Reishi contains compounds that may help reduce the number of cancerous cells, making it easier for T-cells and macrophages to rid the body of them. Another cancer-fighting substance in Reishi is canthaxanthin.

4. Cordyceps

Cordyceps is used as a tonic and great to treat general weakness. Known to enhance energy, strength, endurance and stamina, this mushroom has the ability to improve oxygen uptake, assisting in the synthesis of ATP. A staple in traditional Chinese medicine, cordyceps has also hypoglycemic and antidepressant effects and can help normalize cholesterol levels.

5. Turkey Tail

A purely medicinal mushroom, Turkey Tail is also known as coriolis, or cloud mushroom and is known to boost immunity. Studies have shown that Turkey Tail can help improve immune function with no adverse effects when dosed daily to women with stage I–III breast cancer.




6
DEC

When to Eat Protein Bars

Filed Under: Nutritional Bars,Supplements at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Protein bars have been a popular product for years for many reasons. Convenient, affordable, and loaded with important nutrients, these bars are an excellent way to help obtain the required amount of daily protein, particularly when you are on the run.

However, one question always seems to be unanswered: when is the best time to eat a protein bar? Is it after workout? During breakfast? Perhaps as a snack, between meals?

A simple answer is “after workout”. Eating small amounts of protein after exercising is ideal as studies have shown that high quality protein can be most effective for your muscles after exercising. After a workout, the body needs amino acids to help repair any muscle damage caused from the activity, as well as helping muscle grow. A recommended 10-20 grams of protein after a training session may be sufficient to give the muscles the nutrients needed.

Additionally, eating protein bars for breakfast can be helpful too as early hours are the best time to obtain protein. So, if not the best time, early hours are a great time to eat protein bars as a recommended healthy breakfast should contain protein-dense foods. Making things even more interesting, eating protein bars prior and during workout time can also be beneficial. Consuming up to 40 grams of protein and around 60 grams of carbs in the 30 minutes before you start your workout, or even while training, may provide benefits as it can provide a boost of energy often needed during your exercise.

In conclusion, one may say the best time to eat a protein bar is right after workout and that is likely the “best answer”. On the other hand, it seems like there is no “bad time” for protein as breakfast, early hours, as a snack, prior workout, during workout, and even late hours, all have some benefits to your health. Nutritional supplements should never take the place of whole foods in your diet but protein bars are an excellent and perfectly acceptable alternative to food and sometimes an essential compliment to your diet. Click here to check out Lucky Vitamin’s Nutritional Bar Sale.




1
DEC

New Brands Showcase: Z!nt

Filed Under: Nutrition,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is introducing a brand of revolutionary products to help boost that empowered feeling of vitality, enthusiasm and zeal for wellbeing: Z!nt.

Z!nt was created to help promote proactively healthy lifestyles. Eat well, exercise, be adventurous, positive and focused. Live a harmonious life physically, mentally and spiritually. Of course this isn’t always easy, but by sprinkling a little Z!nt throughout your day, it all becomes possible.

Z!nt was founded with the mission of delivering super ingredients for maximum nutrition while making them simple to integrate into your daily routine. Whether these foods are found at the far ends of the globe or in your own backyards, Z!nt is constantly on the search for the world’s most natural, nutrient-rich ingredients that enhance lives through vibrant health, increased energy and overall wellbeing.

Z!nt is a super-ingredients company committed to producing simple, natural, and high quality xylitol, gelatin, and collagen hydrolysate. All products are certified Non-GMO, gluten-free, and derived organically from pasture raised animals.

You can save even more when you shop Z!nt products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo-code at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.




30
NOV

The Power of Royal Jelly Supplements

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements at 8:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
It seems like many people can use a little energy boost around this time of the year. The holiday season brings us so much joy but it can also use all the energy we have left. Energy supplements, as well as energy drinks, can be very helpful in stressful times and one natural energy enhancer may be a great choice for you: royal jelly.

Royal jelly supplements are known to offer a variety of health benefits but most people know this product as an energy booster. Loaded with vitamins, royal jelly contain good amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B6, vitamin C as well as niacin, biotin and folic acid. Plus, this rich, creamy, milky substance produced by worker bees is a rich source of proteins, amino acids, fatty acids, lipids, and minerals.

Royal jelly is considered by many as the cream of the crop of beehive products. This unique product is the result of a mixture of honey and bee pollen, two top-shelf ingredients loaded with excellent nutrients that are very gentle to the human system. Most products have antibacterial and antibiotic components and are safe to be taken on a daily basis.

In addition, royal jelly supplementation may offer other benefits aside from improving energy levels. Research suggests that royal jelly supplements can help maintain lower cholesterol, enhance the immune system, promote mental alertness, and reduce stress.

Available in liquid form, tablets and capsules, nutritionists may recommend an average of 100mg per day, the amount which has been used in most of the studies, to obtain significant results from royal jelly. Proper cold storage is recommended since some royal jelly products are perishable and warmer storage may affect potency. Natural beeswax may be added to royal jelly to aid its preservation.




24
NOV

5 Natural Products to Battle Indigestion

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements,Teas at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Thanksgiving is a great celebration but some folks often end up eating more than they should. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a little overeating in one of America’s oldest tradition but the after dinner bad feeling doesn’t have to last long. Many natural supplements can help minimize indigestion, bloating and gas, making you feel better and reducing growling stomach, abdominal pain, burning sensation in the upper abdomen, as well as preventing vomiting. Here’s a quick list of 5 natural products to relieve indigestion.

1. Chamomile

Chamomile is effective for relieving many gastrointestinal complaints, including indigestion. Drinking herbal chamomile tea after eating a heavy meal can help calm your stomach and relieve digestive problems.

2. Ginger

Ginger offers a variety of health benefits including digestive support. Ginger has the ability to not only soothe the gut but also aid digestion by increasing the wavelike muscle contractions (peristalsis) that move food through the intestine. Plus, ginger stimulates digestive juices and the flow of enzymes that help you digest your food, especially when it is caused by overeating.

3. Fennel Seeds

Fennel seeds can be really helpful for indigestion particularly when caused by very spicy or fatty food. Fennel seeds, and alternatively you can drink fennel tea, contain volatile oils that can help reduce nausea and control flatulence.

4. Papaya

Papaya contain enzymes that break down protein, called proteolytics. Research suggest that papaya enzymes can be helpful for relieving indigestion, specially provide good relief for pain in the abdomen.

5. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is often used to kick start a slow stomach. Though acidic in nature, it also has an alkalizing effect that helps settle indigestion.




10
NOV

Why Supplement with Cod Liver Oil

Filed Under: General Wellness & Wellbeing,Supplements at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Cod Liver oil has been one of the most beneficial supplements in recent years. Known to offer numerous health-promoting effects, this omega-3 supplement is made from the Gadus fish, popular known as cod, and has been a traditional health food in Nordic countries. The most common species of cod are the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), most supplements are made from this fish which lives in the colder waters and deeper sea regions throughout the North Atlantic, and the Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), found in the northern Pacific.

People have known the benefits from cod fish in northern Europe for centuries as this unique oil can help enhance immunity and provide natural relief for joint pain and stiff muscles. Cod Liver oil contains anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and it is also a nutrient-dense source of essential vitamin such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. Each teaspoon of cod liver oil has about 41 calories and 4.5 grams of fat according to the USDA, split between monounsaturated, saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Cod Liver oil supplementation can help reduce levels of pain and swelling due to inflammatory conditions like osteoarthritis, and decrease morning stiffness and pain in people with rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, Cod Liver oil can help decrease risk of heart disease, prevent blood clotting, lower high cholesterol and high triglycerides, prevent and treat diabetes, lower high blood pressure, support brain health, and reduce the risk for eye disorders such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.

With so many potential health benefits, Cod Liver oil is a highly recommended supplement to improve overall health, particularly for those who are lacking omega-3 in their diets.




10
NOV

5 Ideas for Stress Relief

Filed Under: Aromatherapy,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Mindfulness,Supplements at 10:47 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
stressreliefTry to relax and reduce anxiety with some of these stress reducing tips!

 Meditation – Research published din the JAMA Internal Medicine found meditation can help ease psychological stresses like anxiety, depression, and pain. It’s easy and free. We suggest beginning with a morning meditation for ten minutes daily. To get started find a quiet space and sit comfortable. Start to focus on the breath and close your eyes. If your mind begins to wander, stop yourself and bring your focis back to your breathing.

Coloring – Once associate with an activity for children, coloring is now trending as a therapeutic creative way to combat stress. The e American Art Therapy Association views the process for creating art as an outlet to resolve emotional conflict, explore feelings and relieve anxiety. When we color we focus on the activity itself and not our problems.

Ecotherapy – this relative new form pf psychology also known as green therapy or nature therapy, believes idea that people are connected to and impacted by the natural environment. A growing body of research highlights the positive benefits of connecting with nature.

Supplements – There are a variety of supplements out there to relieve stress but the one we’re going to focus on is magnesium.  In today modern diet, our body is depleted in various vitamins and minerals due to poor soil and polluted waters which causes our food to be void of these vital nutrients. One important mineral is magnesium because it plays an important role in many biochemical reactions. It’s basically natural chill pill that has been shown to enable muscle relaxation.

Essential Oils – The beautiful aroma of plants can be a natural solution for stress relief. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries to quiet the mind and promote overall well-being. Essential oils are created using an extraction method utilizing different parts of a plant including flowers, bark, leaves and roots. It’s always best to look for pure grade essential oils that don’t have chemical additives. Our favorites for calling your nerves are lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang and bergamot.




4
NOV

New Brands Showcase: Just Chill

Filed Under: Health Foods,Supplements,Vitamins and Minerals at 11:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Lucky Vitamin is proud to present a revolutionary drink to our customers: Just Chill.

Just Chill offers a new beverage product that is like meditation in a can. Just Chill is the world’s first drink designed to help reduce stress and improve focus. Powered by a unique amino acid called sun-theanine that helps to enhance cognitive function, Just Chill products are nature’s secret weapon on stress.

Sun-theanine is the only clinically studied and patented form of L-theanine you can get your hands on. This unique amino acid is found in green tea and has been shown to help improve performance by reducing stress and increasing focus without causing drowsiness. One can of Just Chill has 15X the amount of L-theanine found in a single cup of green tea.

On top of that, sun-theanine contains vitamin B, which helps regulate the nervous system and improve mood, Vitamin C, which promotes a healthy response to stress, magnesium, which helps relax the nervous system and relieve tension, and zinc, which helps strengthen the immune system.

Just Chill is available at Lucky Vitamin in three delicious flavors: tropical, Jamaican citrus, and Rio berry.

You can save even more when you shop Just Chill 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.




29
OCT

Understanding L-Citrulline

Filed Under: Health Concerns & Ailments,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
L-Citrulline supplements are often labeled as sport nutrition products as they are known to help build muscles and improve athletic performance. This non-essential amino acid can help support nitric oxide metabolism and muscle protein synthesis as well as relieve muscle fatigue. One of the best health benefits from the amino acid L-Citrulline is its ability to support vascular health.

The whole process starts when your kidneys change L-Citrulline into another amino acid called L-arginine and a chemical called nitric oxide. These compounds are important to your heart and blood vessel health and may also boost your immune system. L-Citrulline boosts nitric oxide production in the body, helping your arteries relax and promoting vascular dilation which improves oxygen and blood circulation throughout the body.

Since proper blow flow is essential for good health, L-Citrulline can help prevent and treat a variety of issues such as lower blood pressure in people with prehypertension and blood vessel problems in people healing from diabetes. In addition, L-Citrulline supplements may ease symptoms of mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction (ED) and, despite the fact it may not be as effective as other drugs, it’s considered a very safe option.

Food sources containing L-Citrulline include watermelon, milk, legumes, meats, and fish. Eating watermelon regularly helps to increase levels of citrulline and arginine, which may be beneficial for people suffering from high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels.

Click here to shop L-Citrulline supplements at LuckyVitamin.com.