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Stay Healthy & Hydrated

Summer is here! When temperatures rise, hydration is especially important—whether you’re exercising, traveling, or just sitting in the sun. Know the Signs of Dehydration If you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Other signs include dry lips, tongue, or eyes, headache, and fatigue. At this point, you’re already playing catch-up with any fluids you drink and your [...]

Stay Healthy & Hydrated 2017-10-02T17:16:41+00:00

New Study: Iron Supplements May Boost Women’s Exercise Performance

Women who take iron experience a significant improvement in exercise performance, a new study has found. The results found that women of childbearing age taking iron supplements improved both the highest level they could achieve at 100% exertion (VO2 max), as well as lower heart rates (and thus greater exercise efficiency) at submaximal exertion. Recently [...]

New Study: Iron Supplements May Boost Women’s Exercise Performance 2017-10-02T17:21:10+00:00

Do You Know What’s In Your “Water Enhancer”?

The latest products to hit the shelves in the beverage and bottled water aisles are “water enhancers.” These small bottles of concentrated liquid drops are intended to be added to water to add flavor, taste, and color. First launched in the U.S. in 2011, they have since grown rapidly. The American Beverage Association estimates that [...]

Do You Know What’s In Your “Water Enhancer”? 2017-10-02T17:27:56+00:00

New Study: Vitamin D May Help Maintain Immunity in Older Generations

A new study suggests that vitamin D may be involved in maintaining the health of our immune system as we age. The study measured levels of both vitamin D and inflammation markers in 957 people over age 60. The results found that people who were vitamin D deficient were more likely to have high levels [...]

New Study: Vitamin D May Help Maintain Immunity in Older Generations 2017-10-02T17:32:20+00:00

Spotlight on Minerals: Zinc – Essential for Immunity & Exercise

Many people know that minerals are good for them, but do you know why your body actually needs them? Zinc is an essential mineral that plays central roles in your body’s health and function.  Two of its most important roles include its roles in your immune system, and its roles in exercise and athletic training. [...]

Spotlight on Minerals: Zinc – Essential for Immunity & Exercise 2017-10-02T17:36:25+00:00

New Vitamin D Study: May Support Longevity

As research into vitamin D continues to proliferate, another new study has been recently published that sheds light on more potential health benefits for this crucial vitamin. Supports Longevity Over the Long Term The study investigated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on all-cause mortality. The researchers analyzed data from 42 randomized controlled trials. The results showed [...]

New Vitamin D Study: May Support Longevity 2017-10-02T17:40:25+00:00

Sugar Intake Affects Heart Health, Major New Study Finds

A major review study has found that as sugar intake increases, so do the odds of life-threatening heart issues. Regardless of age, sex, weight, or physical activity level, when consumption of sugar increased, so did heart health issues. The largest study of its kind to date, this 15-year study is the first nationally representative study to [...]

Sugar Intake Affects Heart Health, Major New Study Finds 2017-10-02T17:44:06+00:00

New Statistics About Supplements

March is National Nutrition Month—a perfect time to learn the latest facts about supplements, which many of us take to ensure we’re getting the nutrition we need. Every year, The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) conducts a survey of U.S. adults about dietary supplements—asking questions like who takes them, what are they taking, why, and [...]

New Statistics About Supplements 2017-10-02T17:52:16+00:00

Fact vs. Fiction: Are Supplements Helpful or Harmful?

Conflicting information about supplements is everywhere these days. One day we’re told about the latest health benefit of taking vitamins and supplements; the next day we hear about a study showing they’re dangerous. It’s easy to be confused. It is important to know the facts. An overwhelming body of scientific evidence over the last 40 [...]

Fact vs. Fiction: Are Supplements Helpful or Harmful? 2017-10-02T18:39:31+00:00

Can Taking a Multivitamin Help Support My Immune System?

According to scientific studies and many doctors and experts—yes, it can! Studies show that your immune system is dramatically affected by your nutrient levels, and that taking a daily multivitamin enhances many aspects of immune function.1,2 Your immune system is a very complex network of many different cells, structures, and factors that need to work [...]

Can Taking a Multivitamin Help Support My Immune System? 2017-10-03T19:48:50+00:00