Vitamins

  • vitamin c

What’s so good about Vitamin C

By |June 30th, 2016|

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, capable of leaving the body through the urine by binding to water and thereby can be removed from the body in a fast fashion.  Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water.  Leftover amounts […]

  • phosphorus

What is Phosphorus and why is it important to our bodies?

By |June 17th, 2016|

Phosphorus is a mineral and a nutrient as well.  The health benefits of phosphorous make it an important constituent of any diet.  Phosphorus is an important constituent of human bones, meaning that it would be impossible to one function normally without […]

  • zinc

Zinc and its important health benefits

By |June 14th, 2016|

Background
Zinc, which is a mineral and a nutrient, has serveral important functions in the body.

Zinc boosts the immune system, enables vitamin A to be processed, which is a condition for serveral hormones to be operational
Zinc also […]

  • selenium

Selenium and its importance to your health

By |June 13th, 2016|

Background on Selenium
Selenium is a very important mineral for the body.  It regulates a lot of functions and also works as a powerful antioxidant.  Selenium prevents vitamin E from oxidation.  Selenium is found in a variety of foods, […]

  • antioxidants

Are antioxidants beneficial or harmful?

By |January 5th, 2016|

Antioxidants are famously known to be health protective especially by reducing the amount of free radicals and prevent cancer.
Aim
To assess whether antioxidants lowers the risk of lung cancer.
Results/Conclusion
When antioxidants were compared to placebo, the group with the antioxidant treatment suffered from significantly more cases […]

  • vitamin deficiency

Chronically fatigued? It could be a vitamin deficiency

By |October 26th, 2015|

This is a tremendously fast-paced society in which we live, and everything in this digital information age seems almost instantaneous – and it’s almost our personal mantra to keep up with it all.

But if you feel as though you’re constantly running […]

  • vitamin d

Might vitamin D backfire for obese teens?

By |October 12th, 2015|

A new study suggests that vitamin D offers no benefits to obese teens in terms of heart health or diabetes risk.  Not only that, but the findings of the study suggest that vitamin D could even increase levels […]

  • vitamin d

Low Vitamin D levels may increase the risk for Alzheimer’s

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Vitamin D seems to be in the news constantly – in fact, only last week, we mentioned that low vitamin D levels may be associated with Multiple Sclerosis.  New research suggests people with very low levels of vitamin D […]

  • kale

10 benefits of Kale … the SuperFood of greens!

By |September 8th, 2015|

Kale is King.  Some call it the “new beef”, or the “queen of greens, and a “nutritional powerhouse”.  Of all the super healthy greens, it is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods known to […]

  • vitamin deficiency

Constantly fatigued? It could be a vitamin deficiency

By |August 7th, 2015|

This is a tremendously fast-paced society in which we live, and everything in this digital information age seems almost instantaneous – and it’s almost our personal mantra to keep up with it all.

But if you feel as though you’re constantly running […]