Supplements

Men's Health

Real men pop pills

It’s become more than acceptable for men to take pills for sexual performance purposes. They also do it to protect their prostate (which is, of course, also related to that first item above). They also do it for weekend warrior purposes.

Skin Health

Natural nutrients add to your skin health

Skin health is very important to a lot of people, especially in the fashion and beauty industries. And these are  high-dollar enterprises. People pay exorbitant sums to maintain the appearance of beauty. There are three recent trends in natural personal care:

Women's Health

Women's health requires certain important nutrients 

What do women want? Well, after they fulfill their goddess role in giving life to a new generation of humans, they certainly do not want the “baby blues,” aka post-partum depression.

Zinc

Each year, more than 62 million cases of the common cold in the United States require medical attention, and more than 80 percent affect school-aged children. Adults and children in fact get two to six colds a year.1

What if sucking on a lozenge could cut the time of illness in half?

Digestive Health

Good digestive health means good immunity

Who would’ve thought that Americans would ever want to talk about gut health in a way other than when talking about the amount of flab rolling over the belt line?

It is estimated that three-quarters of the cells necessary for the immune system to function effectively are connected to the gastrointestinal tract. In addition, without proper digestive function, basic metabolic processes break down, leading to various disease states.1

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2: the latest hit

Vitamin K2 is the newest letter vitamin to make a splash. For years it was the Rodney Dangerfield of vitamins, relegated to giving iceberg lettuce its only nutrient worth talking about.

B Vitamins

B vitamins: anti-stress and much more

Eight is enough when it comes to the B vitamins, as there are eight in all, though the more notable ones are B6, B12, niacin and folic acid.

Health Blog: Why we need omega-3s … and krill oil

Why should we take omega-3 supplements, especially if we are consuming a balanced and nutritious diet?

One major reason is because the nutritional value of our foods today has changed dramatically, largely as a result of how they are produced and distributed. Far from the ideal 1:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats, average diets today contain 6-20 times as much omega-6s as omega-3s. This poses serious health risks. In fact, omega-3 deficiency is so rampant that mainstream health media now considers the lack of omega-3 fats in diet as among society’s most pressing health issues.

Krill Oil

Read all about the health benefits of krill oil, a WellWise.org featured nutrient.

Science

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AGING

Supplements – In Good Times and In Bad

Question:  What commitment is more lifelong and important than the one many of us make to a loved one with wedding vows?  (Hint: the answer would not get you into trouble with that loved one) 

Answer: The commitment to our health

Probiotics

Probiotics – what's good for the tummy is good for the body

The word probiotic is derived from the Greek meaning "for life,” which probably qualifies it as a suitable toast at your next cocktail party.

Phosphatidylserine

Phosphatidylserine: good fat for your brain

 

This healthy fat helps make up cell membranes and is especially concentrated in the brain – hence its utility in a range of cognitive concerns from ADHD to Alzheimer’s and depression.1-3

Phosphatidylcholine (PC)

Phosphatidylcholine (lecithin) – an early health food

 

Lecithin is technically known as phosphatidylcholine or PC. 

Lycopene

Lycopene – the gift of tomatoes

You say to-may-to … I say to-mah-to. But the real answer may be lycopene, seen as the healthful constituent in tomatoes and which accounts for half of all carotenoids found in human blood, and which also accumulates in particular in the prostate, adrenal glands and testes.

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