Stressed out? Magnesium may help!

Phew! Man, what a day? While you were feeling stressed out you may have sought out comfort and energy in a cup of coffee and a buttery baked good. According to research you may be better off reaching for a handful of nuts or a salad that is rich in magnesium. Okay, agreed – these […]

Fish oils deliver an ocean of health benefits

Over the past couple of decades, omega-3 fatty acids have gained popularity as a natural health supplement to support men’s health. Well known for cardioprotective properties, the fatty acids EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid) from fish oil deliver several health benefits.

There’s no denying the research that supports the use of omega-3’s for […]

The adrenals: your personalized battery pack

The two walnut-size glands that sit just above each kidney are the unsung heroes of the human body.  Our adrenal glands work as batteries to energize our body.  Although they secrete adrenaline and other hormones that play a number of essential physiological processes in our body, they are most commonly associated with their ability to […]

Concentrated organic beets for a quick and healthy boost

Are you missing out on one of the world’s most nutritious vegetables? Many people have been avoiding beets since childhood or have never even tried this highly beneficial food. Beets provide many types of antioxidants and are high in dietary nitrates, which play a positive role in health. Nitrates are first broken down by saliva […]

Supreme, natural cough relief

With the modern overuse of antibiotic pharmaceuticals and antibacterial cleaners, the harmful pathogens that we are exposed to today are becoming more aggressive and resistant. At the same time, our own immune systems have become more vulnerable to these pathogens. Thankfully, nature has provided us with safe and effective tools to help us combat such […]

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 […]

GABA for stress and sleep support

You may have noticed that γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a popular supplement ingredient found either as a stand alone or in a formula for stress and/or sleep.

What is GABA?

GABA by definition is both an amino acid (although it is not involved in making proteins) and a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in our central nervous […]

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 […]

Getting fibre without FODMAPs

Fibre is an essential part of a healthy diet; however, the average adult in Canada consumes far less than the recommended 21–38 g of dietary fibre per day (1). A moderate intake of dietary fibre has been associated with maintaining overall health (1). This includes soluble fibre, which is fermented by beneficial bacteria in the […]