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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 […]

Do I Really 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 found in these foods are in a form that our bodies recognize […]

Looking for a Plant-Based Iron Supplement?

With so many different forms and options for iron on the market, you may be wondering why we are so excited to tell you about yet another. It is a good question and one whose answer can be wrapped up in one word… unique. Not to worry, we will not leave you with a one-word […]

Are You Getting Enough Zinc?

An intake of minerals is essential to all living creatures – plants, animals and humans. Minerals are essential elements found in soil through the erosion of mineral salts. We consume minerals by eating the plants that grow in the soil and foods derived from animals that consume plants. Minerals are utilized in the human body […]

Are You Getting Enough Calcium?

Not all folks find dairy their ideal source of calcium, but getting enough calcium is important for so many reasons!

Calcium helps in the maintenance of teeth. Bet your teeth want to bite into that news! As for maintaining your ability to do some two-steppin’, calcium intake may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Of course, that’s […]

Why You Need a Plant-Based Calcium

Most calcium supplements on the market are derived from mined limestone. As we don’t often sit down for a hearty meal of rocks, supplementing with a more “food-like” source makes sense. The algae Lithothamnion calcareum is such a source – a living, edible plant rich in calcium and other nutrients. Branded as Aquamin™, it is […]

Keep Your Immunity in Check with Zinc

An intake of minerals is essential to all living creatures – plants, animals and humans. Minerals are essential elements found in soil through the erosion of mineral salts. We consume minerals by eating the plants that grow in the soil and foods derived from animals that consume plants. Minerals are utilized in the human body […]

Get Back Into a Fall Routine

There’s something about the transition from summer to fall that inspires a fresh start and the will to get things done. As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, routine can help provide predictability and structure in each day. So, whether you are a student, parent, or returning to a regular work schedule, there are […]

How Can I Know if I’m Magnesium Deficient?

Sometimes the most common things are overlooked. Magnesium is abundant in the universe and earth’s crust, but we seem to have a hard time getting enough. It’s suspected that nearly half of Canadians don’t get the dietary magnesium they need to stay healthy.

Magnesium has over 800 different roles in the body. Without enough, the body […]

Do You Really 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 found in these foods are in a form that our bodies recognize […]