Category: Vitamins

Vitamin Guide A to K

Our bodies need vitamins to survive and function properly. These aren’t the vitamins you buy from the pharmacy, the gummies you take every morning, or the pills found in the health aisles of your...

D Is for December

Most people get enough vitamin D naturally — through sunlight. But our sun exposure is often limited this time of year due to shorter days and colder temperatures. Adding vitamin D through your diet...

20 Nutritional Tips For A Leaner You

1 Calories Are The Tipping Point There are numerous tricks you can implement to help burn bodyfat. The key principle above all others is to create a calorie, or energy, deficit to stimulate the...

Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10

Technical Background Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a coenzyme naturally synthesized by the body and found in every cell, with highest levels located in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Coenzyme Q10 plays an...

Citrus Power

Citrus Power

While citrus fruits have long been known as a source of vitamin C, a new study suggests they may have an additional benefit – reducing the risk of stroke in women. The study, published...

What are vitamins and minerals?

What are vitamins and minerals?

Essentially, vitamins and minerals are collective groups of nutrients that are necessary for the proper development, growth and functioning of the human body. Vitamins are organic substances are are required for the biochemical reactions...

Mega-Dose Vitamins Therapy

Mega-Dose Vitamins Therapy

Safety of Nutritional Supplements There was not even one death caused by an dietary supplement in either 2008 or 209, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System...

How to get kids to take their vitamins

How to get kids to take their vitamins

You cannot expect a small child to swallow a tablet or a chunk of a tablet. You can crush the tablet (or tablet fraction) and give the resulting powder in juice or mixed in...

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

Iron is part of the make-up of hemoglobin and myoglobin (“heme”, as in blood; “myo”, as in muscle). These substances have the remarkable ability to grab onto or release oxygen and carbon dioxide at...

Kids and vitamin E

Kids and vitamin E

We use to prick both ends of vitamin E capsules and squeeze the contents into a teaspoonful of non-allergenic juice to get an infant to take the vitamin. There also are water-soluble fatty vitamin...

Vitamin D and the Sun

Vitamin D and the Sun

A big change was brought about by the advent of UV-blocking sunscreen lotions used to prevent skin cancer. The feared skin cancers have a relationship to sun exposure. Some develop from precancerous lesions, such...

Form of Vitamin D

Form of Vitamin D

The way vitamin D is made, stored, and utilized in our bodies is unique. That dreaded but marvelous substance, cholesterol, forms the base of a derivative that resides in the fat cells just under...

Vitamins and Supplements Don’ts

Vitamins and Supplements Don’ts

Vitamins and supplements are supposed to strengthen our bones, boost our memory, protect our heart, and help us stay healthy. And 74 percent of American women take them. The problem is some might be...

Antioxidants Studies

Antioxidants Studies

As everyone knows, eating and drinking are necessary for life. Less well known, however, is the fact that the body generates what are called free radicals in the process of turning food into energy....

How to Get the Vitamins You Need

How to Get the Vitamins You Need

A healthy diet is the first and most important step. While multivitamins can certainly help, they should not be a replacement for fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, and healthy oils. Keep your diet...

Are multivitamins Worth the Price?

Are multivitamins Worth the Price?

Some individuals may be wondering if multivitamins are worth the cost and the effort. Not surprising when one considers all the bad press multivitamins are getting lately. For instance, in the Harvard Men’s Health...

Vitamin D Supplements

Vitamin D Supplements

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) the majority of US citizens have an acceptable level of vitamin D within their blood levels. This was rated at 20 nanograms per milliliter. Even so, there...

Low Vitamin D: A Global Concern

Low Vitamin D: A Global Concern

Recent studies suggest that vitamin D is much more important in fighting off disease than previously thought. Being deficient in this vitamin puts one at risk of diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis, and multiple...

Folate and Cancer

Folate and Cancer

Focus on Folate One of the biggest breakthroughs in vitamin research was when researchers discovered that a woman with a deficiency in folate, a B vitamin, was at an increased risk of having a...

B Vitamins and Heart Disease

B Vitamins and Heart Disease

Can B vitamins keep your heart healthy? Sadly, the death of two young children who had died of massive strokes were the catalyst for a 1968 investigation. The Boston pathologist who investigated the death...

Why Take a Multivitamin?

Why Take a Multivitamin?

Do you take a multivitamin? If you’re like 40 percent of adults in the United States you do. Most people who take multivitamins do so to ensure they are getting adequate amounts of vital...

What Makes a Good Multivitamin

What Makes a Good Multivitamin

Choosing a multivitamin: Everything you need to know What are multivitamins? Multivitamins are designed to be a “catch all” to fill in the nutritional holes in the typical diet. They are a combination of...

Personal Healthy Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

Personal Healthy Guide to Vitamins & Minerals

There is little dispute among the medical and scientific professional communities that the very best way to meet our bodies’ daily nutritional needs is through a healthy diet. Unfortunately, the typical North American diet...

Glucosamine

Glucosamine

Once hailed the Holy Grail in the fight against joint pain and arthritis this compound has recently come in for some pretty heavy criticism which suggests that it is a sham and that it...

Nutrition Mineral and Enzyme

Nutrition Mineral and Enzyme

Zinc Zinc is one of the most important trace elements in our diet and it is required for more than 200 enzyme activities within the body. Zinc is the principal protector of our immune...

Vanadium

Vanadium

Vanadium is another trace mineral which has only recently been proved to be necessary for human health. Around 1900 it was believed to be a miracle cure by some however unfortunately at the doses...

Silicon

Silicon

Silicon is yet another essential trace element and like so many others its properties are only just beginning to be fully understood. It is thought that Silicon plays an important part in the formation...