Beneficial bacteria known as probiotics are most often discussed in relation to your digestive health, but they do so much more than enhance digestion. Your body has about 10 times more bacteria than cells, and those bacteria are part of your “microbiome.” Your microbiome is composed of trillions of microbes, which include not only bacteria […]
According to the latest government figures from the National Institutes of Health, Americans buy $11 billion worth of supplements every year. And in many cases, I doubt they are getting their money’s worth. Here’s why… Look at most supplement bottles and you’ll see each ingredient is listed by weight. For example, chewable Vitamin C generally […]
About 50 percent of Americans use vitamin and mineral supplements to support their health, but controversial new research is claiming that doing so is a ‘waste of money” that won’t help you prevent chronic disease.
Vitamin K is most known for its role in blood clotting, but many are not aware that this is primarily the job of vitamin K1, or phylloquinone. It’s relatively easy to get plenty of vitamin K1 via your diet, especially if you eat leafy green vegetables. There’s another form of vitamin K, however, known as […]
When it comes to strong bones, you’re probably aware that you need calcium and vitamin D. Some may even know that vitamin K plays an equally important role. And as far as joint health is concerned, you’ve probably heard about chondroitin, glucosamine and maybe even MSM — all of which are important for healthy joints. […]
Millions of Americans take vitamins for mood support, boosting energy, disease prevention and more, but it’s been debated whether such supplements are truly beneficial. Now new research has shown that vitamin and mineral supplements may indeed be useful for enhancing energy and well-being, not only among those who are healthy but also in those prone […]
Probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, are most commonly regarded as a digestive aid that can enhance your gastrointestinal tract. However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the ‘terrain’ in your gut impacts far more than whether your food is digested properly, with its health impacting far-reaching areas of your body, from your immune system and skin to, […]
Beware Before Taking These! Not all of the essential nutrients you need to achieve optimum health are available in the foods we eat. That’s why natural supplements can be very effective–if they’re actually good for you. You probably know that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t go out of its way to approve […]
And Why You Need Enzymes! Your body depends on a constant series of millions of chemical reactions to function, survive and thrive. But without enzymes, your body would be unable to complete these reactions, or at least, would complete them far too slowly to keep you alive.
Probiotics are beneficial bacteria that help maintain the natural balance of microflora in your intestines. They’ve been growing in popularity in recent years, as research has shown that probiotics can support your immune system health, enhance your digestion, help you make essential vitamins and absorb nutrients from your food, soothe inflammation in your gastrointestinal tract […]