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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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Supplements: The Benefits and Considerations

Adding dietary supplements is a great way to enhance your healthy diet. If taken correctly they can increase efficiency and aid proper functions that occur in our bodies. Typical dietary supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and enzymes. It is important to note that supplements should not take the place of a healthy diet. Often people choose to take supplements as …

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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 C

What is Vitamin C? Probably the most familiar of all vitamins, Vitamin C is a watersoluble vitamin. This means that leftover amounts of the vitamin leave the body in urine so you need a continuous supply of it in your diet. Vitamin C is also known ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is often added to foods to prevent oxidation. Where can …

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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 …

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Vitamin A

What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a group fat-soluble vitamins that are present in many different foods. Many people don’t realize that Vitamin A is not just one singular compound. They are important for vision, the immune system, reproduction, and the normal function of many organs. There are two types of Vitamin A: preformed Vitamin A (retinoids) and Provitamin …