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Study: Less Than Half of Americans Get The Nutrients They Need From Food Alone

Recent analysis of nutrient intakes in the U.S. shows that a large percentage of Americans do not meet the average requirements of many essential vitamins and minerals through diet alone. Results showed that less than half of all Americans met the average requirements for several nutrients from food alone, including—vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A, vitamin E, [...]

Study: Less Than Half of Americans Get The Nutrients They Need From Food Alone 2017-10-02T16:55:02+00:00

Study Recommends Nutritional Supplements For Gastric Banding Patients

A study recently published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found that most gastric banding patients did not meet recommended daily intakes for vitamins and minerals, even though they received nutritional counseling after their procedures. Gastric banding is one of the three types of bariatric weight-loss procedures, with the other two being gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. [...]

Study Recommends Nutritional Supplements For Gastric Banding Patients 2017-09-21T21:55:18+00:00

New Study: Zinc Supplements May Boost Children’s Immune Systems

A new comprehensive review study published in the prestigious Cochrane Library found that zinc supplements may reduce infections in malnourished children. The study investigated whether zinc supplements could help by boosting child immunity and supporting growth. It reviewed data from 80 previous studies involving over 205,000 children aged 6 months to 12 years, mostly in [...]

New Study: Zinc Supplements May Boost Children’s Immune Systems 2017-10-02T17:03:54+00:00

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