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Natural Supplements VS Synthetic Supplements – Which One Is Better?

When it comes to supplements, you have two basic options, natural and synthetic. There are critics and proponents of both types, so it’s important to decide for yourself which type is best for you and your lifestyle. The way to do that is to learn more about natural supplements versus synthetic supplements and how they differ. What Are Synthetic Supplements? Scientists will tell you that synthetic supplements are identical to vitamins and minerals found in food. Obviously, that’s impossible, since synthetic vitamins and minerals are processed in a laboratory, while natural vitamins and minerals are derived from plants. Your body

Plant Based Supplements – Everything You Should Know.

You have a choice among plant based supplements, chemical based supplements and animal based supplements. Plant based supplements are considered the top choice among physicians and researchers. Here’s why. What Are Plant Based Supplements? Plant based supplements are derived from natural sources as opposed to chemical sources. Natural sources for plant based supplements include herbs, flowers, leaves, stems. bark, seeds, nuts, spices, vegetables, fruits, and other naturally-occurring botanical ingredients. Nutrients are extracted from the botanicals through a variety of means, depending on the botanical and depending upon the desired results. These nutrients are then formulated in accordance with regulatory guidelines

What Supplements Should Women over 30 Take?

Women in their 30s often don’t hit the minimums for essential vitamins and nutrients. This may be due to unhealthy eating habits left over from their 20s or it may be because women in their 30s are often completely focused on their careers. This inattention to dietary needs often leads to vitamin deficiencies that can reduce overall health or even lead to more serious health consequences later in life. If you find yourself in this stage of life, here are some supplements to consider taking. Antioxidants Antioxidants combat the circulation of free radicals in the body. These free radicals lead to

What Supplements Should Women Over 40 Take?

A woman is constantly busy in her 40’s. You may be juggling a lot of responsibilities; from taking care of kids, managing a career, caring for your home and spending quality time with your husband. Where do your needs fit in? Looking and feeling your best into your 40s is a combination of staying active, eating right and supplementing with nutrients your body may be lacking at this age. Here’s a rundown of supplements that women over 40 should consider. B-Complex The list of natural supplements for women in their 40s should include B-Complex, such as AOR’s Advanced B Complex. Aging

What Supplements Should Men Over 40 Take?

Once you get into your 40s, your body undergoes some changes that you need to keep up with. These wellness challenges include additional stress, reduced energy levels, sex drive changes, heart health changes, urinary tract challenges, prostate health risks, aging skin and fatigue. Remember that these things can come on gradually, but they can be stopped or hindered with the correct supplementation. Here are some recommended supplements for each condition. Stress Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Adaptogenic herbs are ones that specifically help to fight the effects of stress. Ashwagandha has

5 Natural Health Supplements for Blood Sugar & Weight Management

Your best allies when it comes to losing weight and controlling blood sugar are a healthy lifestyle, plenty of exercise and natural supplements. Natural health supplements support your blood sugar and weight management goals. Here are five of the best to try. 1. Active Green Tea  Green tea has countless health benefits. It revs up the metabolism, keeping people slim and energetic. The Active Green Tea supplement, with green tea extract as its primary ingredient, provides a concentrated punch of antioxidants. It allows one to experience all of the benefits of green tea without actually having to drink tea all

How Astaxanthin Supports Your Health

Astaxanthin is a natural compound and antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid family. Found naturally in seafood, algae, and plants, this keto-carotenoid is said to be one of the most beneficial compounds to consume on a regular basis. From skincare to eye health, and from neurological benefits to anti-inflammatory properties, astaxanthin brings an array of advantages to the table for its users. Here are a few benefits of astaxanthin to help you understand how exactly this natural compound supports your health, and how could it contribute to your and your loved ones’ well-being. It is Exceptional for Skincare Since it

Zinc Could Help as Non-Antibiotic treatment for UTIs

If you are someone who has had the experience of fighting off a urinary tract infection or a UTI, then there probably aren’t many things you wouldn’t do to keep from having another one. For anyone who has not experienced a UTI, it is an infection that develops when bacteria enter the urethra and make their way up to your bladder. The bacteria multiply in the bladder and result in a full-blown infection. Not only are the symptoms of a UTI extremely uncomfortable, but they can also be quite painful. What’s even worse, is that neglecting to treat your UTI

What is Natural Health : A Quick Guide

Have you been thinking about learning more about natural health? Natural health is a way to use self-care to restore the health and well-being of your body. Natural health uses a holistic approach when it comes to various issues. This approach includes a variety of factors, such as the way you take care of yourself when you are sick, the types of foods that you eat, what you think when it comes to your general health, and the ways that you deal with pressure. Is natural health the right path for you? Understanding Natural Health  Natural health is gained when

Should You Take Dietary Supplements?

Every day, you hear about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Often, medical experts advise that dietary health supplements can help solve a wide variety of health issues. But are dietary supplements worth it? You might wonder if a supplement is vital for you get and stay healthy. Read on to learn more about why you should definitely consider making dietary supplements a part of your daily regimen.  While experts state that most of your nutritional needs should be met with whole foods, some people may have trouble getting certain nutrients from their diet. This can be true even if you

How to get the B’s you need

VITAMIN NAME DIETARY SOURCES B1 THIAMIN Sunflower Seeds, Beans Peas, Eggs, Potatoes, Oats. B2 RIBOFLAVIN Dairy products, Soy Beans, Bananas, Mushrooms, Almonds. B3 NIACIN Meat, Fish, Eggs, Tree Nuts, Brown Rice. B5 PANTOTHEIC ACID Shiitake, Broccoli, Avocados, Yogurt, Lentils, Poultry. B6 PYRIDOXINE Tuna, Poultry, Vegetables, Tree Nuts, Bananas. B7 BIOTIN Egg Folks, Peanuts, Leafy greens, Onions, Fish, Walnuts, Carrots. B9 FOLID ACID Lentils, Leafy Greens, Broccoli, Beans, Whole Grains. B12 COBALAMIN Poultry, Fish, Eggs, Cow’s Milk, Yogurt. ADVANCED B COMPLEX DESCRIPTION | This family of eight essential B-vitamins is responsible for creating and sustaining your body’s energy supply by helping

Management of Cardiovascular Disease

WITH ANKASCIN – CLINICAL RESEARCH The key findings relevant to the use of Ankascin red yeast rice to manage blood cholesterol came from an experimental study in hamsters. Unlike other animals commonly used in research, hamsters develop many of the key characteristics of human cardiovascular disease when fed a diet that is high in fats and sugar15. The positive effects of monascin and ankaflavin in animal models led to human clinical trials to evaluate the ability of these molecules to manage blood cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar. STUDY MONASCIN AND ANKAFLAVIN ACT AS NOVEL HYPOLIPIDEMIC AND HIGH-DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN CHOLESTEROL-RAISING

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium is an essential mineral involved in over 300 metabolic/enzymatic reactions in the body. Its name comes from the district of Magnesia in Greece, an area that contains a vast amount of magnesium ore. Magnesium plays a key role in cardiovascular health (normal blood pressure and steady heart rhythm), bone health, the transmission of nerve impulses, immune function, and the production of cellular energy. For health applications, magnesium compounds are commonly used as laxatives and antacids (e.g. milk of magnesia) to support blood flow, reduce muscle cramping, and for other specific health conditions discussed in detail in this magazine. Most

Vitamin B12 Deficiency – Are You at Risk?

Vitamin B12, aka cobalamin, is one of the B group of Vitamins. Your body needs it to make red blood cells and DNA, and it’s critical for brain and nervous system function. It is an essential co-factor in the body’s enzymatic processes. Vitamin B12 itself can be broken down into four different, but interrelated types, which you can read about here. (LINK TO BLOG ONE HERE.) Here we’ll discuss the causes, who is at risk and the signs of a B12 deficiency, as well as how you can guard against it. Who May Be At Risk For B12 Deficiency? Seniors

A New Kind of Genetic Testing: Nutrigenomics

The scientific community has known for some time that different people respond differently than others to similar environments, and this is also the case with nutrition. After all, we’ve all heard a friend say that a particular diet worked wonders for them, but when we try the same program, we don’t see the same success. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a way to know whether your genetic blueprint was compatible with a particular diet or exercise regimen? Or whether you have specific sensitivities to certain foods? And what if you could understand your genetic susceptibility to stress or

Vitamin B12: There is More Than One

Vitamin B is actually a group, or complex, of several vitamins, each of which is known by their specific number or name. Vitamin B12, aka cobalamin, is one of this group that can itself be broken into four different types: Methylcobalamin, Hydroxocobalamin, Adenosylcobalamin, and Cyanocobalamin. Except for Cyanocobalamin, which is synthetic, they are naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products. They are essential for overall health and vitality, and they contribute in different ways. Although each cobalamin performs unique functions, they are often interrelated. A deficiency in any one of them can lead to

Personalized Nutrition: Achieving Optimal Health through Genetic Testing

Over the decades, authorities have published public dietary and nutritional guidelines in an attempt to inform individuals about the healthiest choices to optimize health and prevent disease. However, conflicting and sometimes contradictory messaging has often led to more confusion than clarity. With so many different types of diets and supplements available it is difficult to know if they are really right for you. We have all heard some people say that certain diets work wonders for them but unfortunately not all see the same success.  Part of the reason there are wide variations in individual responses to different diets and

Broccoli Sprouts as Powerful Anti-Oxidants

It may well be true that if we had listened better to what our grandparents and parents taught us about the importance of eating fruit and vegetables, we would be living healthier and perhaps longer lives. Research is beginning to show us that aging, and the diseases that accompany that process, may well be the result of the decreasing ability of our bodies to deal with oxidative stress. There is also substantial evidence showing that eating adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables de-creases our chances of developing can-cer, high blood pres-sure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Oxidative stress is the

VeinHealth Pro™

The case for a cost effective and safer alternative for Deep Vein Thrombosis Approximately 60,000-100,000 Americans die each year of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, also called venous thromboembolism). Blood clots form in the deep veins of the legs, then travel through the bloodstream to the lungs, where they can cause sudden death by pulmonary embolism (PE, i.e. a blockage of the pulmonary artery). About 10-30% of patients with DVT die within one month of diagnosis and sudden death is the first symptom in about 25% of people who have PE. In people who have had DVT, approximately 50% will have

Tips for Scheduling Supplements

A natural health product is only effective if its ingredients are well absorbed. It may be the best formulated product on the market, and a perfect personal fit, but if you are taking it at the wrong time or with the wrong foods, your body may not be able to properly use the nutrients! There are many possible interactions that may occur with your supplements, thereby decreasing their absorption and effectiveness, or the safety of other medications. Here are some basic guidelines to improve your supplement scheduling. Minerals Should be Taken Without Food Generally speaking, minerals such as magnesium are

Healing ‘Leaky Gut’

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is essentially a system of muscular tubes that propel materials along its length, to enable the absorption of nutrients and the excretion of waste products in and out of the body. The wall of the GI tract is sealed by a layer of intestinal epithelial cells. As well as selectively absorbing nutrients and excreting waste products, the GI wall acts as a first line of defense by preventing potentially harmful toxins or bacteria in the gut from entering the blood. Certain conditions and treatments may damage the GI tract, resulting in loss of integrity of the

A Guide to a Better Night’s Sleep

I think we all could agree that a little more sleep in our lives would be a dream come true—pun intended! Sleep is grossly underrated. In the world of health, we have an affinity to talk about the importance of exercise, work environment, and maintaining a balanced diet at length. However, the importance of a good night’s sleep for a healthy life is often overlooked, despite that fact that we spend (or should be spending) seven or more hours every day sleeping. This is strange, considering that anything else in our lives that consumed seven hours a day would be