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
Have you ever taken a supplement and flushed red a little while later? It’s natural to assume you’ve had an allergic reaction. Unlike other nutrients, niacin, also known as vitamin B3, causes something known as the niacin flush. This harmless reaction can occur if you take more niacin than your body is used to taking. It can also happen if you don’t take niacin-containing supplements with food.
In this article, you’ll learn more about the niacin flush, its benefits, what to do if it happens, and how to prevent it.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Health Tips, Niacin, Niacin Flush, Supplementation
If you’ve decided it’s time to stop birth control pills so you can try to get pregnant, you might be wondering if there’s anything you need to do. How quickly does fertility return? Are there extra nutrients that you need? What’s the fastest way to get pregnant when you stop contraceptives?
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Health Tips, Infertility, Nutrition, Preconception, Prenatal, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
It’s normal to want the best for your children. Supplements are a major part of wellness routines for many adults. Should they be included in your child’s nutrition plan? If so, how?
Topics: Child's Nutrition, Children's Supplements, Dietary Supplements, Kid's Health, Parenting, Seeking Health Supplements