Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut... Read more
It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again? There are so many, it... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,... Read more
Whether browsing the Internet, surfing through 500 channels, or flipping through your favorite magazine (or tabloid), you’ll find them everywhere: weight loss supplements that offer quick and easy solutions to shedding unwanted pounds. Simply p... Read more
I have been keen to boost my immunity recently - and a product caught my eye in the supermarket today. It was a Green Tea with Vitamin C (I think it had tropical flavouring - pineapple & mango or something). I picked it up and considered it. There... Read more
Basic Vitamin A PrimerVitamin A is an important vitamin for healthy vision, immune system function, and cell growth. It works synergistically with a number of other vitamins and minerals, including vitamins D, K2, zinc, and magnesium, without which i... Read more
What You Need to Know About Vitamin K2, D and CalciumVitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin most well known for the important role it plays in blood clotting. However, many do not realize that there are different kinds of vitamin K, and they are complete... Read more
In 1997, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) created a new way to look at Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) by creating the Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) system. Since that time, the DRIs for essential nutrients have remained the s... Read more
Recently my teenage son and I found ourselves killing time at the grocery store while waiting for the pharmacy to fill a prescription. Surrounded by an array of protein supplements and energy drinks, my typical "tell mom only what is absol... Read more
I was concerned about my doctor increasing my Vitamin D intake from RDA of 400 IU per day to 2000+ IU per day via supplement! I was concerned because D is one we are to be careful with (along with A, K, and E), and I knew I was already getting D fro... Read more
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