Understanding Astaxanthin: Why it’s an important antioxidant to add to your supplement regimen

You may have heard of the benefits of antioxidants from carotenoids like lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene—that are known to help support the eyes, heart, brain and enhance immune function. You may not be aware of a lesser known carotenoid called astaxanthin, but you should be. It is among the most clinically studied nutrients around, with a significant body of research that supports clinical validation of at least 10 health benefits, including brain health, cardiovascular support, eye health, enhanced energy, joint support, immune system modulation, skin health as well as overall healthy aging.* Read more here …

 

A Better CoQ10 – New food-grade CoQ10 generates 9 times better absorption than traditional

Coenzyme Q10, aka CoQ10, is among the most commonly known and popular supplements in the United States and with good reason. This fat-soluble nutrient is produced naturally by the body and is used by every cell in the body to create energy. It has a significant body of research detailing its efficacy and safety for its importance to the support of healthy heart function, muscle maintenance and energy production. Read more here …

 

Supporting a healthy cardiovascular system with grape seed extract

Even with a growing body of knowledge on how diet and exercise impacts heart health, many people still struggle to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and heart disease and high blood pressure are still common health issues. For those who need an extra measure of support to keep these systems operating at their health best, grape seed extract is a clinically validated supplement option that contains proanthocyanidins, which has been shown to have 20 times higher antioxidant power than Vitamin D and as much as 50 times greater than Vitamin C. Read more here …

 

Curcumin – An Important Antiviral For Your Supplement Routine

Current concerns have prompted growing interest in medicinal plants for immune support. But there is also merit in looking to plants for preventive and therapeutic treatments for viral infections. One herb with intriguing potential is curcumin, the key compound in the Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa). While it has been used ancient traditions for a variety of ailments, new research suggests that curcumin may a role in targeting various cellular pathways to inhibit growth and replication of viruses. Read more here …

Understanding Chronic Inflammation

With the term inflammation getting a lot of buzz these days, it’s important to understand the difference between normal inflammatory response and chronic inflammation– a harmful process that is linked to many health issues.  There is a lot you can do to address chronic inflammation, such as eating dark green leafy vegetables, fatty fish and turmeric, a common spice used in Indian cooking. Turmeric is full of antioxidant compounds called curcuminoids, there is growing evidence that one, curcumin, provides powerfully anti-inflammatory effects. Read more here …

diabetes-type-2-blood-sugarKeeping Blood Sugar at a Healthy Level

Over the last 50 years, our lifestyle has become more sedentary and our diet has shifted toward processed foods high in calories, carbohydrates and saturated fat. The number of people with impaired glucose tolerance has skyrocketed. This trend has led to a worldwide epidemic of diabetes, with an estimated 387 million people dealing with the disease. Read more here …