Why Omega-3s Are Important

omega-3Are you getting enough omega-3s in your diet? Many people are still falling short! If you aren’t getting enough in your diet, there are lots of reasons why you should consider supplementing.

Omega-3 is a type of fat that is found in some kinds of fish, plants and seafood. There are three main types of omega-3 fatty acids: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Continue reading “Why Omega-3s Are Important”

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Support Your Health with Citrus Bioflavonoids

bioflavonoidsBioflavonoids are natural pigments that give plants their bright colors and are bursting with health benefits. Citrus bioflavonoids are mainly found in the edible pulp of citrus fruits, and they have many health promoting benefits.

Citrus bioflavonoids, including rutin and hesperidin , are part of a group that function synergistically with vitamin C to maintain healthy capillaries, encourage wound healing via the formation of collagen in connective tissue, and support a healthy immune system.

More and more research shows the benefits of citrus bioflavonoids. Here are some of those benefits. Continue reading “Support Your Health with Citrus Bioflavonoids”

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Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More

sleepingWhen you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that melatonin also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Part of the brain (pineal gland) makes hormones, one of which is melatonin. Continue reading “Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More”

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Fight Free Radicals With Antioxidants

antioxidantsThe terms “free radicals” and “antioxidants” get tossed around a lot, but many people do not really understand what they are and what they do. We know that for the most part, free radicals are bad and antioxidants are good, but what are their actual roles?

What are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are atoms that have either too many electrons or not enough electrons. Being unstable, they try to obtain electrons from other atoms, or get rid of extra electrons, causing damage to cells, proteins and DNA. Continue reading “Fight Free Radicals With Antioxidants”

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Trace Minerals : Selenium

brazil-nutsSelenium is the next trace mineral in our series A to Zinc. This trace mineral really should be a known as a super mineral. Countless studies over decades have shown that optimal intake of this important disease-fighting nutrient can help prevent heart disease, cancer and macular degeneration, slow cellular aging, reduce fat oxidation in the body, inhibit plaque formation in the arteries, and even halt the progress of HIV infection.

Selenium acts as a powerful antioxidant that fights damaging articles in the body known as free radicals, especially when combined with vitamin E. The body doesn’t need much selenium and the RDA for an adult is 55 mcg per day, Continue reading “Trace Minerals : Selenium”

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