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In a study published last year, scientists learned that healthy people may experience mental benefits from taking certain vitamins and minerals. Scientists from Northumbria University and Bayer Consumer Care recruited 210 men for the study and found that these men had better brain functions after taking a supplement containing B vitamins, vitamin C, and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc.Full Story
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most accessible vitamins due to the fact it’s found in many common fruits and veggies. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin; our bodies don’t actually store it. Anything left over is passed through our urine. This means we need a constant supply in order to maintain healthy levels of vitamin C.Full Story
If you’re like the majority of shoppers, procrastination to purchase holiday gifts may be a familiar habit. However, finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list doesn’t have to be a last-minute headache. Looking for a unique gift idea? Give the gift of health!
Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, sibling, parent or friend, a healthy gift will allow the recipient to reap benefits all year long.Full Story
Scientists recently learned that the essential fatty acid, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), could be linked to human mental performance. They studied 280 healthy adult volunteers from Pennsylvania, and the volunteers who had higher blood levels of DHA got better scores on mental performance tests.
In the study, the participants with higher DHA levels received better scores on cognitive tests for nonverbal reasoning and mental flexibility, as well as working memory.Full Story
Scientists are finding that the vitamin-like substance, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), may play an important role during and after exercise. New studies have determined that Q10 helps protect muscles and enhances endurance.
One study shows that CoQ10 protects muscles by regulating certain proteins and by preserving the energy-producing portions of muscle cells.Full Story
Calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It is common knowledge that calcium is essential for bone health; however, many don’t realize that it also helps with the functioning of the nervous and muscular systems, clotting of blood, and release of hormones. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body, and 99% of it is found in your bones and teeth. The other 1% is stored in soft tissues and water, where is helps regulate the processes of the body such as the nervous system.Full Story
Do you dream about fast food? Does eating a greasy burger and fries sound good sometimes? Don’t feel bad. Everyone gets food cravings. The important thing is to keep those cravings under control and avoid obesity.
You see, scientists are learning that a high-fat diet can upset the balance of your intestinal bacteria and lead to obesity.Scientists are also learning that some bacteria may help you maintain a normal weight and bacterial balance.Full Story
Vitamin B is part of the group of water-soluble vitamins; the individual B vitamins are classified into eight categories ranging from B1 through B12 . Each one of these vitamins plays a critical role in synthesizing neurotransmitters and metabolizing proteins and fats. Some benefits of vitamin B include relief for stress, anxiety and depression, plus aids memory and helps reduce the risk of heart attack. Recently a lot of focus has been on B12. Vitamin B12 is found in foods that come from animals, such as fish meat milk and eggs. It plays a key role in healthy brain functioning.Full Story
The number-one online retailer of herbal and homeopathic products, Native Remedies, is pleased to announce its all-new vitamin and supplements line, NR Essentials. The line offers a comprehensive range of daily use supplements, including support for the immune system, brain, cardiovascular system, metabolism and more.Full Story
Aging is something everyone must do, and for some, it can be hard. The lifestyle you led in your 20’s is just not going to cut it later in life. As you get older, you will undoubtedly begin to notice changes: wrinkles will form, skin starts to sag, memory starts to slip and it becomes much harder to keep that figure you once had. Many people accept this as part of life and do nothing about it.Full Story