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The Health Benefits of Quercetin

Quercetin is a lipid-soluble, natural antioxidant. It is classed as a bioflavonoid, which is a type of plant pigment largely responsible for the bright colours of many fruits and vegetables. These bioflavonoids were once referred to as vitamin P because of their presence in paprika, and due to the fact that they have vitamin-like properties. […]

6 Tips to Making a Good Smoothie

Smoothies are a staple in the Vega world – if we aren’t blending one up for breakfast, you can bet it’s our go-to for an afternoon snack. While we love to get fancy with our smoothie recipes once in a while, typically we want something that is quick and easy. Here are six things to make […]

The Power of NAC

Immune health is at the forefront of our minds this year. We know that a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables including all colours of the rainbow can help support our immune health. Nature naturally provides us with an abundance of key micronutrients to support our body’s ability to protect us from […]

Don’t Suffer Through Joint Pain!

Ouch! Pain in the knees is linked to inflammation. Curcumin is one of many nutrients that may help with inflammation in the knee. According to a multicenter study, reported in 2014 in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, curcumin is as effective as ibuprofen in osteoarthritis of the knee. The trial involved 367 patients with […]

Probiotics for a Healthy Immune System

A lot is happening in the world, and as a result our lifestyle has undergone significant shifts:

“Constant” stress is felt by more than twice as many Canadians during the pandemic as before, which can often lead to digestive distress.
We’re not eating as healthfully as we did before the pandemic.
We’re more sedentary.

With all […]

OH MY! Omega-3!

When it comes to nutritional supplements, perhaps no category has grown faster and become larger than that of omega-3 essential fatty acids. Backed by ever-increasing scientific support, omega-3’s have become the daily supplement of choice for Canadians wanting to support their cardiovascular and brain health. The primary source of omega-3 is fish oil, which is […]

Apple Cider Vinegar 101

Apple cider vinegar is made from apple juice that has undergone fermentation to form healthy bacteria. It has many health benefits including aiding in weight loss, balancing blood sugars and supporting gut health to name a few.

Organic, raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar that has the ‘Mother’ is considered to have the most health benefits. […]

Oregano Oil for Cold and Flu

Have a tickle in your throat? A bit of a runny nose? Feeling like you might be coming down with a cold or the flu? Give your immune system the support it needs. Take Platinum Naturals’ one-two oregano oil punch approach and reach for Oregano-8 and Oregano + D3 Throat Spray. Use them to help […]

The Many Roles of Zinc

In 1958, Dr. Ananda Prasad had a 21-year-old patient from an Iranian village who presented as a prepubescent boy with underdeveloped sex organs and an absence of body hair. By 1963 his team discovered this was, in large part, due to a zinc deficiency. This prompted the first recommended daily intake (RDA) for zinc about […]

Adapt to Stress with Ashwagandha

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]