Top 5 Vitamins & Supplements Questions Answered

Americans spend an astonishing $32 billion annually on 85,000 different vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. But are all of these products effective, safe, and necessary? Research has confirmed that some of these supplements, such as folic acid and fish oil, can be beneficial. But many others aren’t backed by conclusive peer reviewed research. Dietary supplements,[…]

THE MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES OF PROBIOTICS

To experience health benefits from probiotic supplementation, it’s important to understand which attributes make a probiotic effective.  Before determining which probiotics, the source, and the amounts, it is important to determine the intention of using such an intervention. Probiotics are often used for general health or as a means to restore normal function after an[…]

Why Good Health Starts With Gut Health

With growing interest in the human digestive tract, many individuals are curious about overall gut health. The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth and continues all the way through the colon. Throughout the gastrointestinal tract are bacteria, fungi, and archaea, also known as the gut microbiota, which play a major role in digestive and total body health.1,2 (When[…]

WHY SPORTS NUTRITION NEEDS TO LOOK BEYOND PROTEINS

If you go to the gym a couple of times a week and eat healthy, you can’t help but hear the word ”protein” whenever someone talks about their diet. Of course, we all know that protein is required to build and repair muscle, but many have gone a bit overboard with the amount of protein[…]

5 Easy Tweaks For An Instant Focus Boost

You know that feeling you get when you get to the bottom of the page, and you realize you have processed absolutely nothing that you have just read?  Or, you’re looking at someone and have to ask yourself what they just said? Lack of focus can be an issue for a lot of people, but[…]

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is not classified as a vitamin, yet is synthesized by the body and is conditionally essential. Alpha lipoic acid benefits include supporting glucose metabolism, and this is perhaps it’s best known feature.1,2,3 As a chiral molecule, it can be found in both isomeric forms (S and R) while the majority of non-specified[…]