Take Back Summer – find relief from allergies with probiotics

Sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose are common symptoms that seasonal allergy sufferers experience this time of year.

Since there is no cure for allergies, most healthcare professionals recommend avoiding known allergens to reduce symptoms. The problem is that it’s almost impossible to avoid tree, grass and ragweed pollen.

Pollen is virtually everywhere.

The type of pollen that […]

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 […]

Lecithin – our body’s personal emulsifier

In 1845 a unique substance was discovered by French chemist Theodore Gobley in egg yolk. He called this molecule lecithin after the Greek word Lekithos for egg yolk. Lecithin went on to become a widely used substance in the food industry due to its prized ability to act as an emulsifier. Lecithin can also be […]

Allergies out of control? Here’s why!

Uncontrollable sneezing, headache, itchy eyes and fatigue. Many of us have experienced these dreaded allergy symptoms usually around spring and summer. However, some allergies can last all-year round!

The most common allergy triggers in autumn are ragweed and mould. Dust mites and pet hair bother us in winter and of course, grass and flower pollen wreak […]

Do I really need a Multi?

Life is good. You’re feeling generally “healthy.” Do you still need a multivitamin?

Clearly, the best way to get nutrients such as vitamins and minerals is through a healthy diet. Fruits and vegetables, legumes, lean meats, fish and dairy products are among the foods most dense in nutrients for maintaining daily health. The vitamins and minerals […]

Protect your liver and it will protect you

A patented plant-based ingredient is showing great potential for liver protection.

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. It is unique, being the only organ that can regenerate itself to repair damage and can even regrow if partially removed. On a daily basis, it is involved in metabolism and protects us […]

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 […]

Glutamine, the amino you never knew you needed

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, and it’s involved in many processes. We now refer to Glutamine as conditionally essential because there are many situations where the needs of the body are greater than its ability to produce it. This is why supplementation can be a wise consideration.

Glutamine is not new […]

Ironing out deficiencies

Put the pedal to the metal with Iron

Has your get-up-and-go gone away? Feeling sluggish is no joke, especially when it’s caused by iron deficiency. Approximately 4% of premenopausal women are iron deficient, and certain groups including children under age 2, adolescent and menstruating women as well as older adults are at greater risk of iron […]

Wake up and shake up with Organic MCT Oil

MCT is the short-hand for medium-chain triglycerides which, as the name suggests, contain medium-length chains of fatty acids called triglycerides. Because of their relatively shorter fatty acid chain length, it’s been reported that our bodies can absorb MCT oil faster and easier than long-chain triglycerides (LCTs), taking it directly from the gut to the liver […]