Taking collagen? Don’t forget Lysine and Vitamin C

Vitamin C is arguably the single most important water soluble anti­oxidant in the human body. Antioxi­dants play a key role in protecting cells against free radicals, which can cause damage and play a role in heart disease, cancer, and other diseases.

A lack of vitamin C and lysine also results in poor collagen and weak arteries. […]

Magnesium – Why is it so tough to get enough?

A deficiency of this multi-tasking mineral can become problematic since it plays a critical role in more than 800 biochemical reactions in the body. Hundreds of your body’s chemical processes fall apart without magnesium. When we say our entire body needs magnesium, that’s not an exaggeration.

When we pull back from the microscope and start to […]

Men’s Changing Nutrient Needs

When choosing a multi, it’s important to remember that men have different micronutrient requirements than women. For example, women need additional iron during their reproductive years, while men require more zinc for reproductive health: Zinc is essential for hormonal balance, prostate function, synthesis of testosterone and the normal production and function of sperm. But did […]

Osteoporosis, calcium confusion and beyond

What is osteoporosis? Your body’s 206 bones are living, ever-changing tissue. Throughout life, your body continuously creates new bone while breaking down and absorbing the old. Your entire skeleton will be replaced every 7 to 20 years (estimates vary), and bone density and strength peak at age 30. But poor nutrition, acidity, lack of exercise […]

The health benefits of Vitamin K2

Osteoporosis, the weakening of the bones due to bone mineral loss, afflicts over two million Canadians, with many more going undiagnosed. The disease is associated with increased bone fractures and a loss of independence. It primarily affects menopausal women. Women can lose an alarming 2-5% bone density per year during menopause.1

When it comes to preventing osteoporosis, no […]

Get to sleep sooner and stay asleep longer

Are you one of the many Canadians suffering from a lack of quality sleep? A recent Canadian study showed that 55% of women and 43% of men between the ages of 18-49 experience sleep issues.1 Melatonin is a supplement that can help you get to sleep sooner, and stay asleep longer for a better next day.

Melatonin […]

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 […]

Menopause – A new phase of life

Menopause is the phase of a woman’s life, typically between the ages of 40 and 55, when ovulation and fertility come to an end. The World Health Organization defines menopause as 12 consecutive months without menstruation and the absence of viable eggs in the ovaries. During this time, the ovaries begin to shut down and […]

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 […]

Supporting cardiovascular health naturally

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease is the number one cause of death globally and more people die annually from cardiovascular diseases than from any other cause (1). The Heart & Stroke Foundation identifies heart disease and stroke as the num­ber one cause of premature death in women, and states that most […]