More than 57 percent of Americans take dietary supplements on a regular basis. The older people get, the more likely they are to take them. If you, like many Americans, take herbal supplements or other vitamins and minerals, you want to know you are getting high-quality products.
There are a lot of myths about supplement regulation. Most people know that supplements are not drug products. But you may not be familiar with the FDA regulations that do exist.
In this article, we will cover the information that supplement users need to know, including what health claims can be made and how companies are allowed to advertise their products.
Do you feel more tired than usual? Maybe you have trouble concentrating, lack motivation, or feel inundated with stress? If these signs do not resolve on their own, you may wonder if you could have adrenal fatigue.
The term “adrenal fatigue” is used to describe an increasingly common, yet sometimes controversial, health condition.
In this article we will explore some essential facts you need to know about adrenal fatigue.
Homocysteine is a natural compound in the body. It is often linked with an increased risk of heart disease. High concentrations are seen as bad, but does that mean all homocysteine is harmful? Not exactly!
Folate is a nutrient that is crucial for your health. Whether you are pregnant, trying to conceive, want to support good methylation, or just want to be a healthy person, you need enough folate for crucial biochemical processes.†
Also known as vitamin B9, folate is found in many supplements. But folate is not just a form of folic acid. In this article, we’ll explore why it is important to understand the difference between types of folate and how each one can impact your health.
The incidence of true food allergies mediated by immunoglobulins has increased significantly in the last 60 years from 1-2% to almost 10% worldwide. (1) Food allergies are different from food intolerances and food sensitivities which are mediated by other factors such as lack of digestive enzymes (lactase), histamine, or FODMAPs.
Common food allergies include tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, wheat, cow’s milk, and soy.
When you read food labels or supplement facts, you may notice that sometimes “natural flavors” or “artificial flavors” are listed. What does that mean?
Food manufacturers and supplement companies often use these additives to enhance the taste of foods or supplements. Most of us aren’t likely to consume things that don’t taste good. Natural flavors may be found in chewable or liquid supplements since some vitamins or minerals can have strong flavors that may not be pleasant on their own.
Natural flavorings are now the fourth most common ingredient on product labels. (1) Food additives do not contribute to nutritional value, but you might wonder if they cause harm.
What exactly does “natural flavoring” or “artificial flavors” mean on a label? The answer depends on each specific manufacturer.
“You are what you eat” is a common phrase, but it’s not entirely true. “You are what you absorb” is more accurate when it comes to nutrients.
Have you ever taken supplements and thought, “Are these nutrients actually helping my body?” The unfortunate truth is that sometimes, they might not be.
The delivery form of supplements significantly impacts your body’s ability to absorb them.†
Topics: Delivery methods, Dietary Supplements, Liposomal, Seeking Health Supplements
Have you seen social media posts about a supplement called SAMe? Or perhaps your healthcare provider has recommended that you support a healthy mood or joint health with SAMe supplementation?†
Topics: Energy, Glutathione, histamine, Homocysteine, Joints, Liver, Methylation, Mood, SAMe, Seeking Health Supplements
You’ve heard the cliché, “when you have your health, you have everything.” It has never been more evident than in these past few years. Diet is foundational for your overall health and wellness. Yet, most people do not consume adequate levels of nutrients to support their overall wellness. (1) However, according to the latest data, nearly 60 percent of American adults do consume dietary supplements. That number increases with age. More than 80 percent of adults over age 60 take dietary supplements regularly. (2)
Not a fan of taking several pills each day? The good news is that supplements are available in a variety of delivery forms. From capsules to chewable tablets, to drinkable liquids and powders, finding your preferred delivery form can make daily supplementation much easier.
Topics: Delivery methods, Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Seeking Health Supplements, Supplementation
No one would blame you if you’ve been dealing with stress and sleepless nights, especially over the past two years. (1) These have been unusually stressful times. And they’ve taught us just how vital adrenal and immune system function are for wellness.
Are you seeking a natural way to support your daily well-being and a sense of calm? Aadaptogens may be the answer.†
Topics: Adaptogens, Dietary Supplements, Dirty Genes, Energy, Health, Seeking Health Supplements, Stress