Sow the Seeds of Better Health with Vitamin E

The ability of plants to synthesize their own vitamin E is among the critical biochemical processes for the evolution of life on earth. The antioxidant properties of the entire spectrum of tocopherols and tocotrienols within seeds gives them the resiliency to exploit a wide variety of ecological niches throughout the world. Vitamin E within seeds protects their […]

The “Berry” Best Vitamin C

Vitamin C is perhaps the most well-known of all vitamins. It is important for a multitude of metabolic functions, such as tissue growth and repair, healthy gums and teeth. Vitamin C also acts as an antioxidant and strengthens the immune system. As important as vitamin C is, there are ways to enhance and improve the […]

Make Fish Oil your New Go-To!

Taking excellent care of yourself takes work. You exercise, eat well, drink lots of water, take a probiotic, a multivitamin and get plenty of rest. But is taking a daily essential fatty acid supplement on your list? If it isn’t already, it should be.

 

Omega-3 fatty acids are classified as “essential” because the human body cannot […]

Why Castor Oil has been around for Centuries

Castor Oil: An Overview

Castor oil has been used from antiquity, its first recorded medicinal use goes back to the time of the Ebers papyrus, an ancient Egyptian medical treatise. Castor oil is a viscous, pale yellow vegetable oil pressed from the bean (in truth a seed) of the castor plant, which grows best in wet, […]

4 Collagen Myths—BUSTED!

Collagen is HOT these days! With people singing its praises for plump, youthful skin and strong, supple joints. But even with its soaring popularity, collagen is a relatively new player in the supplement field – and people have questions.

 

Here’s a roundup of some of the top collagen myths (some of which may surprise you).

 

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Healthy Hair from the Inside Out

Your hair tells a story about your overall well-being. Healthy, shiny hair is one indication of vibrant physical health, while thinning, brittle, dull and lifeless hair tells an entirely different story.

While you may think that your nutrient intake is adequate, the fact is that even suboptimal levels of specific nutrients make a noticeable difference to […]

The Science of Increasing Collagen

Don’t eat It – generate It!

What happens when you “eat” Collagen? By now, you’ve probably seen the ads for collagen in the form of powders and pills. The story is that if you ingest collagen, usually from cows and pigs, you’ll increase your own collagen. But the scientific fact is Collagen is a protein. When […]

SuperFoods for SuperDogs

Did you know Superfoods are also wonderful for pets?

They are nutrient-dense, easy to digest and promote well-being.  A natural fit for carnivorous dogs is bone broth, the slow simmering of the bones makes the nutrients readily available for your pet.  Inflammation is the key driver of most disease and turmeric is one of the best […]

Give your hair, skin and nails a nutritional makeover

Health goals! Glowing, radiant skin, lustrous, full hair and strong, solid nails can be elusive sometimes. Over time, the aging process, lackluster nutrition and our environment and weather can take their toll on our skin, hair and nails. There are certain key nutrients we can seek out in our diet and supplements though that can […]

3 Reasons to Supplement with Collagen

Nutritionists and health experts have an arsenal of foods and supplements they recommend every individual consume. This set is what lays the bricks for a foundation of good health. What’s in this set? For starters, a diet rich in nutrition – an abundance of fruits, fibre-rich vegetables, whole proteins, and healthy fats (like avocadoes and […]