Vitamin A

Health Blog: Does Dose Size Matter with Dietary Supplements?

Yes, dose sizes can be beneficial or detrimental

We’re a pill-loving society.  And we’ve come to expect one tablet, capsule, gel-tab, etc. to equal one dose.  So entrenched is this belief we are led to think it true when it’s not.  Go ask Alice – was it one pill that made her larger in Wonderland or a portion of cake?

But, as Paracelsus warned, “the right dose differentiates a poison and a remedy.”

Health Blog: Are You a Member of the Supplement Society?

Survey: Half the nation is taking dietary supplements

There are pills, and then there are pills. We hear a lot of news about how many of us are taking prescription meds, but now there is a new tally of dietary-supplement takers. There's a bunch of us.

Food Blog: Getting the Best from Salad

Don’t let your salads go naked – dress them!

With the holiday season and the associated over-eating and food indiscretions behind us, many of us are reaching out to salads as part of our New Year’s resolutions.

Vitamin A

Vitamin A is an integral part of the body’s immune system because it is required to maintain the integrity and function of skin and mucosal cells that line the airways, digestive tract and urinary tract. These so-called epithelial cells are the body’s first line of defense against infection.1 


Selenium is a great anti-oxidant

Most people get their intake of this important mineral from the foods they eat, as it is derived from soils where food is grown. There are a few notable exceptions – the United Kingdom has notoriously low levels, while Keshan Province in northeast China made selenium famous because the selenium levels in the soil are so low that people in the region suffer from what is called Keshan disease, which manifests as enlarged hearts and has killed about 30 percent of mothers of children with the disease.

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