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
If you’re older than 35 and you’re ready to get pregnant, chances are you’ve encountered the words “advanced maternal age.” While those words don’t inspire confidence, it does not mean that you won’t be able to have a healthy baby. This is just the standard wording used to refer to women who are 35 or older and trying to have a baby.
Topics: Advanced Maternal Age, Fertility, Infertility, Nutrition, Preconception, Pregnancy, Seeking Health Supplements, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
Have you ever found yourself breathing through your mouth, even if you’re not gasping for air? You might even do it without knowing.
Topics: air quality, breathing, Health Tips, Lifestyle, mouth breathing, nose breathing, Seeking Health Supplements
If you’re reading this, you are likely among half of the U.S. population buying dietary supplements. (1) Amid the pandemic, global dietary supplement sales reached $140 billion, as demand for supporting health and wellbeing skyrocketed. (2)
Topics: cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices), Dietary Supplements, FDA (Food and Drug Administration), GMP Registered, NSF International, Seeking Health Supplements, Supplement labels, Supplement Safety, Supplement Testing
Many people blame genetics for their health struggles. But the truth is, we actually have a say in things. Even if you were born with “dirty genes,” you have the power to clean them up. Having a genetic mutation or variation doesn’t doom you to a life of illness. In fact, you can use the power of epigenetics to turn ‘off’ problematic genes and turn ‘on’ beneficial ones.
Topics: Dirty Genes, Dr. Ben Lynch, Epigenetics, Genetic Expression, Genetic Testing, Genetics, MTHFR, Soak and Scrub, StrateGene, Super Seven Genes
You have dirty genes. We all do. But what many don’t realize is that you can clean your genes. You can support the way that your body expresses its genes to promote optimal function. Meaning, you can help turn off problematic genes, while turning on the health-promoting genes in your body.
Topics: Dirty Genes, Dr. Ben Lynch, Epigenetics, Genetic Expression, Genetics, MTHFR, Soak and Scrub
Many people blame their genes for poor health, chronic conditions, or less-than-perfect physiques. But did you know that your genes are actually not as all-powerful as that?
Topics: Dirty Genes, Dr. Ben Lynch, Epigenetics, Genetic Expression, Genetics, MTHFR, Nutrigenomics, StrateGene
When most people buy supplements, they’re concerned about the type of supplement they are getting. But the only way to really know what you’re buying is to thoroughly read the supplement facts label.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Nutrition, Seeking Health Supplements, Supplement Facts, Supplement labels