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Supplements for Brain Health

Supplements can be a great way to ensure your body gets all the vitamins and nutrients it needs to function properly. However, keep in mind that supplements are not meant to negate an unhealthy diet, but rather, enhance an already healthy one. Used correctly, supplements can boost overall health. Supplements are a part of a proactive solution to strengthening the …

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Vitamin D

What is Vitamin D? Vitamin D has been very popular in the media lately. There are two forms of Vitamin D that are important for humans: D2 and D3. Vitamin D2 is made by plants and Vitamin D3 which is made by human skin.Human skin cells can make Vitamin D from sunlight. Some wavelengths of UVB light can cause Vitamin …

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Vitamin B1

What is Vitamin B1? Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamin, is a B-complex vitamin. B vitamins are all key players in energy production from carbohydrates and fats that you consume daily, and Vitamin B1, is no exception. Vitamin B1 plays the critical role of gate keeper between the early carbohydrate breakdown, which is not very efficient and the high energy …

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Vitamin E

What is Vitamin E? Vitamin E is a group of 8 nutrients – 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols. These nutrients are fat soluble and have antioxidant properties. Alpha-tocopherol is the Vitamin E that the human body uses and it has the most antioxidant properties. Most people in the United States do not reach their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). This is …