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
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
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
Conventional prenatal advice says that pregnant women need folic acid supplementation to prevent birth defects. But this actually misses a key aspect about folic acid: it’s not methylated or active. The body must go through several conversion steps to make it usable.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Folate, Folic Acid, MTHFR, Pregnancy
Most men would rather not think about fertility. Yet understanding it is precisely what can help you know when something isn’t right.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Infertility, Male Fertility, Men's Health, Miscarriage, Preconception, Prenatal, Prenatal Vitamins, Seeking Health Supplements, Trying to Conceive (TTC)
PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome, is a female metabolic condition. It was initially named because cysts in the ovaries were found. However, you don’t have to have cysts to be diagnosed with PCOS. The primary symptoms of PCOS are insulin resistance and hormonal imbalance. These can result in problems conceiving, weight gain, acne, and other mood changes.
Topics: Dietary Supplements, Fertility, Lifestyle, Nutrition, PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome), Preconception, Prenatal, Trying to Conceive (TTC)