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The Benefits of Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) and Where to Get It

Posted on 19th Mar 2018 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, is considered an essential nutrient for our bodies because tissues need B1 to function properly. It is a water-soluble nutrient, and it plays a key role in helping our body turn consumed food into energy – that is, it metabolizes it, thus working to fuel our engine . . . to keep us running on down the road, so to speak.

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'E' Is for Electrolytes: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 22nd Feb 2018 16:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

As athletes – which many of us are in one respect or another, knock on wood – we learned in the early going the importance of staying hydrated, i.e. drinking plenty of water, which is especially important when performing activities that leave us soaked in sweat. Then came the realization that hydrating with just water might not be enough. Now, we’ve been told – and perhaps reluctantly we concur, we also need to stay replenished with electrolytes.

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Meet Your Skin's New Best Friend: Hyaluronic Acid

Posted on 18th Feb 2018 06:42:36 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

“Acid” might sound like a strange companion for healthy skin, but in the case of hyaluronic acid (HA), few things are better for dry, aging skin. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that’s highly concentrated in your body’s eyes and joints. It’s produced in both the human body and animals. (In fact, the hyaluronic acid taken in supplement form is often derived from a rooster’s comb!)

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4 Reasons Why Sublingual Vitamins Are So Beneficial

Posted on 16th Feb 2018 07:34:38 in Vitamins & Minerals

From injections to patches to pills and more, there are many ways to get vitamins into your system. But when it comes to ease, cost, and a few other factors, it’s hard to beat sublingual delivery. Sublingual, which means “beneath the tongue,” is a popular way to take several vitamins and supplements – primarily Vitamin B12 and melatonin. When taking a sublingual tablet, you simply place the tablet beneath the tongue, where it dissolves and enters the bloodstream directly.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support the Glands

Posted on 31st Jan 2018 10:30:00 in Weight Management, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Our body’s glands, small in stature but large in function, comprise the endocrine system. Their chief role is to produce and secrete chemical substances known as hormones that regulate our cells’ and organs’ activities. In a sense, the endocrine system acts as our body’s thermostat, as described by, similar to how wall-mounted thermostats in the home control room temperature.

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Enzymes Break Down and Process Food During Digestion

Posted on 29th Jan 2018 11:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

The more we know about how our bodies really work, the more amazing these wondrous human mechanisms make themselves out to be. Take digestion, for instance. There’s more to it than sticking food in our mouths, chewing it and then letting it fuel our bodies before what’s left over departs our bodies as waste.

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A Stranger Buys Woman All the Prenatal Vitamins She’ll Need

Posted on 23rd Dec 2017 17:21:53 in Vitamins & Minerals

There’s something about the holiday season that just primes us for heartwarming stories of kindness and charity, right? Well, a few weeks ago a first-time mom with just two months left in her pregnancy took to Reddit, where she asked for help in locating affordable prenatal vitamins and a breast pump.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support Prostate Health

Posted on 27th Dec 2017 15:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

For something so small and hidden inside a male’s body, about the size of a walnut and tucked below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate gland sure packs a big wallop. It is part of the male reproductive system and surrounds a portion of the urethra, which is the tube inside the penis that transports urine away form the bladder, per

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support Ears and Hearing

Posted on 5th Dec 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

More than 350 million people around the world suffer from moderate to severe hearing loss. The sources of such loss include loud noises, infectious diseases, aging, and the use of certain drugs. Not surprisingly, it has been estimated that about 50 percent of these hearing-loss cases were avoidable, per Hearing-protective devices could have been worn, and in some cases dietary habits over time could have made a difference.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements for Male Reproductive System

Posted on 7th Dec 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

This is the desire of every adult male who wishes to engage in sexual activity: that he always be at the peak of his sexual prowess without worry of lost stamina, erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, or any other condition that might lead to diminished performance in the bedroom. The good news for men is that they need not leave their sexual reproductive system to chance, that they can do something about it through good nutrition buoyed by the right vitamins and supplements.

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What Vitamins Should Weightlifters Take for Gains?

Posted on 30th Nov 2017 08:10:20 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

If you’re looking to build muscle, you’ve probably found no shortage of protein powder and creatine resources. But it can be a little more difficult to find the best vitamin and mineral supplements for weightlifting. Of course, having the right supplements is essential for building muscle, turning food into useful energy, and protecting your overall health.

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Vitamin B12: 4 Surprising Truths That Will Change How You Look at Health

Posted on 28th Nov 2017 10:54:05 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

You’ve definitely heard of vitamin B12. And you may even know that Vitamin B12 is neither made by plants or animals, but comes from microorganisms in the soil! Today on the WonderLabs Blog, we’re excited to share with you four surprising truths about Vitamin B12 that most people have never heard.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support the Liver

Posted on 3rd Dec 2017 15:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

The liver is our largest and heaviest (weighing in at three pounds) internal organ, as one might expect considering the vital functions it performs on our behalf. Its central role is to process whatever we consume – whether it be food or drink – either metabolizing it for our body to use or eliminating it as waste. Also, the liver stores vitamins and works 24/7 to help detoxify our body.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support Healthy Skin

Posted on 10th Nov 2017 13:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Taking proper care of our skin is not necessarily just an act of vanity for beauty’s sake; it’s also a health issue – a serious one if we let it get out of hand. There’s the matter of accelerated aging of the skin if we eat too much food that is processed or low in nutrition, as well as other harmful factors such as stress and toxins. There’s also the specter of inflammation, cell damage, etc. as it relates to conditions and diseases of the skin ranging from cellulitis to shingles.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support a Healthy Skeletal System

Posted on 3rd Nov 2017 15:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Just a few days removed from Halloween and the annual parade of costumes, many of which were scary, we have an image in our heads as to what a skeleton looks like – a human-shaped structure of bones that appears sinister and able to do some damage.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support a Healthy Nervous System

Posted on 2nd Nov 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Our nervous system is always on the job, 24/7, 365 days a year (or 366 days in a leap year). Every breath we take, every time our heart beats, every time a thought enters our head, our nervous system is hard at work and playing a role. It’s no wonder we can’t afford for our nervous system to ever take a day (or an hour or a minute) off, and with that goes the responsibility to keep our nervous system properly fueled. It needs TLC and a steady supply of healthy nutrients as well.

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Diet and Nutrition: From A to Z

Posted on 7th Sep 2017 11:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals

Knowing what foods to eat and which supplements to take to optimize your health can be overwhelming. Let us help break down some of that for you. Here’s an alphabetized summary of 26 healthy foods and supplements to keep/put on your list. Let this be your guide to smarter grocery shopping and better health:

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Why Expectant Moms Should Take Prenatal Vitamins

Posted on 1st Sep 2017 16:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

A common realization among pregnant women – and perhaps also women planning to get pregnant – is that there are two mouths to feed, and that’s even before you start counting other human beings living in the same household.


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Vitamins A, D, E and K: The Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Posted on 31st Aug 2017 10:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

There are two types of vitamins: water-soluble vitamins and fat-soluble vitamins, and they differ from one another. Whereas the water-soluble types of vitamins dissolve in water when ingested, fat-soluble vitamins – which are most plentiful in foods high in fats – are absorbed into our bloodstream when eaten with fat and are eventually stored in our bodies, primarily in the liver.


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Never Underestimate Potassium’s Powerful Benefits

Posted on 22nd Aug 2017 15:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

A banana a day might not actually keep the doctor forever away – neither can an apple a day, for that matter, not really – but the potassium that ingesting bananas brings us goes a long way toward keeping us sound of body and mind. It’s not just the bananas, either; as recently illustrated in another blog that appeared here; potassium has many sources and it’s up to us to keep ourselves sufficiently supplied.

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What is Potassium and What Are Its Best Sources?

Posted on 17th Aug 2017 13:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Potassium is one of the most abundant minerals in our body – says it is the third most abundant, in fact. For those who have purposed to go looking for a supplemental source to help with, say, their cardiovascular health, the direction in which they are most often pointed are bananas. Bananas and lowering high blood pressure, for instance, go hand in hand, although potassium is readily available through many other sources, and its health benefits extend well beyond just the heart.

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The Oceans Are Filled with Resources for Health

Posted on 7th Aug 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

There is plenty of truth to the old saying about “water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink.” Our oceans are made up of saltwater, which we all (should) know isn’t potable, unless your fun idea of quenching your thirst is chugging down the salty stuff without regard to sanity or health. Yet there still is plenty to love about what our oceans offer in terms of nutrients and healthy foods that can benefit us in numerous ways.

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Magnesium, Manganese and Methylcobalamin for Your Health

Posted on 28th Jul 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Hundreds of nutritional supplements are available in the marketplace; sometimes it’s nearly impossible to figure out what’s best for whatever health benefit(s) you seek. To cut down on any confusion, we’re here to present a partial solution that's easy to remember. When in doubt, go with these three M’s – magnesium, manganese and methylcobalamin. Each can do many things to preserve or benefit your health.


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Vitamin D with Probiotics Helps Populate Friendly Bacteria

Posted on 26th Jul 2017 15:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Vitamin D often has been referred to as the “sunshine vitamin.” Why? Because its chief natural source is sunshine. If you have a vitamin D deficiency, some added exposure to the sun’s rays can be helpful – as long as it’s not overdone, as in overcooked with a painfully pink sunburn to show for it.


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What Do Minerals Do for the Human Body?

Posted on 24th Jul 2017 11:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Without minerals, our cells wouldn’t be able to function properly, and without properly functioning cells, we would be in a world of hurt. Minerals are inorganic substances that naturally occur in water, rocks and soils, and work their way into plants and animals. Rocks and soils are not on our recommended daily consumption list, but we can get what we need by eating plant-based food and the meat from animals who likewise eat plants, as well as from water, per


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CoQ10's Use and Popularity as Supplement on the Rise

Posted on 4th Jul 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Coenzyme Q10, also known as CoQ10, is an antioxidant that cells need so they can function properly. What the coenzyme does is help cells manufacture the energy necessary to grow and thrive while also fighting against free radicals that can damage cell membranes. No wonder CoQ10 is so popular as a supplement; in fact, it has been touted by NASDAQ’s Globe Newswire, per, as the supplement that will account for $849.5 million of the $36.7 billion supplement industry within three years.

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What’s in My Energy Drink?

Posted on 29th Jun 2017 16:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Anyone who grabs one of those energy drinks that typically come in a can pretty much knows what they are getting out of it – an hours-long jolt of energy, improved athletic performance and enhanced mental acuity. What you get out of it is not the question, though; it’s what goes into these energy drinks that remain somewhat of a mystery with some drink manufacturers, not to say the risk of possible side effects tied into the ingredients involved.

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What Is Coral Calcium and What Are Its Health Benefits?

Posted on 19th Jun 2017 10:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Our bodies need a regular and abundant influx of calcium in order to survive – it is vital for our bones and teeth, for one thing – and one of the best sources of calcium is coral calcium, also known as calcium carbonate. This is a compound found in limestone deposits that at one time were part of coral reefs and now are fossilized coral. Okinawa is recognized as the world’s best source of coral calcium, although it also is relatively plentiful in parts of Brazil.

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Omega-3 Fights Alzheimer’s by Increasing Blood Flow

Posted on 16th Jun 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Omega-3 fatty acids, which can be found in fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, have been shown to reduce or even eliminate blood vessel blockage by remove existing deposits and preventing new deposits from forming. Essentially, by thus improving blood flow within our bodies, omega-3 can bolster our overall health in several areas, to include possibly reducing the chances of our developing Alzheimer’s disease.

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How Can Nutrition Help Women Through Menopause?

Posted on 15th Jun 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

Most women, even those in their 20s or 30s, have heard of menopause and have a general idea of what it entails; they’ve heard the “horror” stories. Still, when menopausal symptoms appear in their mid-40s to early 50s, they might not have a clue at first what is happening, or why. Perhaps their periods start changing, or they’re not sleeping well at night, or they experience “hot flashes” and notice some weight gain around the middle. All this, even though they haven’t changed their lifestyle or dietary habits. It can be scary.

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What Are the Health Problems Linked to Vitamin A Deficiency?

Posted on 5th Jun 2017 11:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin (the first such vitamin discovered, in 1913, per that also is a potent antioxidant, is an essential part of our daily diet, in large part because it is not manufactured by the human body. Our body depends on us to supply it with Vitamin A through what we eat. Vitamin A is important for maintaining the health of our eyes and eyesight, healthy and clear skin, proper bone growth, facilitating cell differentiation and supporting our immune system against infections, especially in the mucous membranes for the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts.

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What Do Minerals Do in the Human Body?

Posted on 30th May 2017 10:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Minerals are inorganic materials found in rocks and soils, and our bodies wouldn’t be able to survive without them. Of the more than 100 known minerals in existence, at least 18 of them are essential to our good health. Seven of them are classified essential minerals, also known as “macro-minerals”: calcium, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, sodium and chloride.

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What’s the Difference Between Vitamins and Supplements?

Posted on 16th May 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

“Vitamins” and “supplements” often are used interchangeably in everyday speech when it comes to discussing health and dietary concerns, but the truth is they are not one and the same. The line between vitamins and supplements sometimes gets blurred; both are ingestibles involved in regulating or improving our overall health. It’s important to know, though, the difference between the two to ensure that you use them properly without going to excess.

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Niacin Is No Mystery When It Comes to Our Health

Posted on 14th Apr 2017 22:21:11 in Vitamins & Minerals, Wellness & Well-being

It’s a name of a nutrient we’ve heard of for years, but it’s somewhat of an unknown for anyone who hasn’t had it recommended to them by a doctor. It sounds like, but is not to be confused, with Anacin (although both can be useful treating headaches) and it’s not an abbreviated form of nitroglycerin (heart issues). Niacin, its true identity revealed, is also known as Vitamin B3, a water-soluble compound with a wide range of uses. It can benefit the digestive system, skin and nervous system, and is also used to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.

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Vitamin D and Me: A Winning Twosome

Posted on 30th Mar 2017 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Just the thought of body fat makes most of us cringe, but there's another way of looking at it instead of just seeing that image of belly fat popping out and hanging over the beltline. Body fat can play a vital role in making sure we get the Vitamin D that we need. Vitamin D is one of the most versatile vitamins around, capable of helping to optimize our health in so many ways, and all it takes is a little bit of sunshine.

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Vitamin K Is A-OK for Numerous Reasons

Posted on 19th Jan 2017 10:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin K has been referred to as "the forgotten vitamin" because its major benefits tend to get ignored or not even acknowledged because other vitamins with "bigger names," such as Vitamins C and D, hog all the headlines and have gotten more press over the years. But if we take a closer look at all that Vitamin K – which has several forms – does for our body, it would be remiss to overlook it any further.

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Be Serious about Vitamin B12

Posted on 2nd Jan 2017 12:00:54 in Vitamins & Minerals

Rarely does a week go by that we don’t see or hear something about which vitamin or vitamins is most important to our health or overall well-being. It’s easy to get lost in alphabet soup when it comes to touts of Vitamin A or Vitamin D, or if we need more of Vitamin E for the good of our heart or Vitamin C for the good of our fighting a cold. And what are we to make of this Vitamin K which has emerged as a trending vitamin?

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Here Comes the Sun: Good News for Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted on 29th Dec 2016 12:33:21 in Vitamins & Minerals

"Get out and get some sun" has long been a popular suggestion aimed at those we care about. Perhaps they have been cooped up inside the house too long or are letting their ornery side show through a bit too much.

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Vitamin C's Benefits Come in from the Cold

Posted on 9th Dec 2016 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin C's reputation as a popular weapon in the never-ending battle against the common cold dates back decades. What most of Vitamin's C loyalists and advocates might not realize, though, is that ascorbic acid—another name for C—has been a staunch fighter on our health's behalf going back centuries. That takes us back to the days when pirates and sailors had bigger fish to fry than a stuffy nose, sore throat and cough.

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Vitamin A is Among the Key Factors for Healthy Eyes, Skin, and Bones

Posted on 20th Sep 2016 09:20:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Just about everyone has heard that carrots are good for your eyes — an adage repeated by parents through the generations to get their children to eat up the orange vegetable.

There’s truth to that recommendation — and it lies in the fact that carrots are rich in beta-carotene, which the body converts into Vitamin A. And there are plenty of benefits to making sure you get plenty of Vitamin A.

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Most Americans Fail to Get Adequate Amounts of Magnesium for Good Health

Posted on 15th Sep 2016 09:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

As a mineral, magnesium scores huge points for its essential role in helping the body function properly. Here are just a few things that make it an important part of a regular diet: It aids in regulating blood pressure, maintaining a steady heart rate, and promoting bone strength.

However, most Americans of all ages are not getting enough magnesium to meet average requirements, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Lack of magnesium can manifest itself in numerous ways, including feelings of exhaustion and muscle cramps.

A magnesium deficiency also can go undetected, with many people not experiencing symptoms yet experiencing the long-term effects.

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Feeling Weak? Fatigued? Check the Signs for an Iron Deficiency

Posted on 8th Sep 2016 09:30:11 in Vitamins & Minerals

Sometimes feelings of fatigue can simply be chalked up to an incredibly busy lifestyle — whether it’s a result of juggling family schedules, work, household chores and myriad other responsibilities. However, some symptoms may point to an iron deficiency, which is more common than many people realize.

According to the World Health Organization, iron deficiency is one of the most common and widespread nutritional disorders in the world, affecting over 30 percent of the world’s population. Although it’s one of the most common conditions, an iron deficiency is easy to overlook. But left untreated, the symptoms can quickly worsen — leading to other complications.

Here are some symptoms that could point to an iron deficiency or anemia, according to the World Health Organization.

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Turmeric and the Rheumatoid Arthritis Connection

Posted on 6th Sep 2016 09:30:14 in Vitamins & Minerals

The active ingredient in the plant turmeric, curcumin, is quickly gaining a reputation as a superfood, with some people even saying that it already has developed a cult-like following. But turmeric has been around for thousands of years — with cultures in Asia using it for seasoning and medicinal purposes on a daily basis.

Turmeric, the main spice used in curry dishes, is gaining a lot of attention because of the turmeric root’s active ingredient curcumin and the possible health benefits.

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Can Turmeric Help in the Fight Against Sickness?

Posted on 1st Sep 2016 09:30:52 in Vitamins & Minerals

Scientists have been studying and researching turmeric for its ability to aid in relieving and preventing joint pain and many other ailments for some time. Studies are now being performed to see how the spice works at tackling disease.

Turmeric was initially used as a dye in Asia. After discovering that it had the ability to preserve the freshness and nutritional value in foods, people started using it in curries to aid in preserving it for later use and export. Turmeric played a very important part in South Asia’s sustainability. It was supposedly valued more than gold and gemstones.

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4 Symptoms of a Vitamin D Deficiency

Posted on 30th Aug 2016 09:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

One billion. That’s the number of people worldwide who have a vitamin D deficiency, according to the Harvard School of Public Health. And a significant number of those people live in the United States. A study published in the Nutritional Journal put that number at 42 percent of American adults.

So what are the symptoms a person should look for to find out if they are included in this number or not? A blood test may be able to inform someone, but first here are some things to look out for when deciding whether or not to get a blood test or speak with a physician regarding 

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Add These 4 Supplements to the Pantry After the Age of 50

Posted on 23rd Aug 2016 09:30:47 in Vitamins & Minerals

Some people subscribe to the idea that 50 is the new 30. It’s no wonder. Many people over the age of 50 are running marathons, starting new careers, and engaging in active lifestyles — with no thoughts of retiring to a more sedentary lifestyle.

However, no matter how healthy and active a person may be, it’s important to check the personal intake of these five vitamins after turning 50.

Many people may be accustomed to taking a multivitamin. However, beyond 50, it’s essential to take another look at some vitamins that may insufficiently absorbed into the body. They include Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, magnesium, and calcium — especially for women. Take a look at these vitamins and their benefits.

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A Vegan’s Guide to Nutrient Supplements

Posted on 11th Aug 2016 09:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Whether a person is a vegan or not, everyone should be aware of the possibility of nutrient deficiencies. For vegans, a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, grains, beans and some seeds or nuts can help with including the appropriate amount of vitamins and nutrients needed to maintain a healthy balance. However, many vegans still don’t get the recommended amounts of some important nutrients including calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D.

The University of Eastern Finland recently performed a study showing that vegans adhere to nutrition recommendations in varying degrees. The researchers say this evidence highlights the need of vegans to get nutrition guidance and to use recommended nutrient supplements. Moreover, closer attention should be paid to the intake of vitamin D and iodine among vegans.

The following are some of the nutrient supplements that may assist vegans in staying healthy.

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Natural Allergy Relief: Speed Up Your Recovery Through Easy, Drug-Free Remedies

Posted on 2nd Aug 2016 08:30:30 in Vitamins & Minerals

Pollen, smog, pets, dust… It doesn’t take much to get many of us sneezing, sniffling, coughing or rubbing our itchy, watery eyes. It turns out 55% of us in the U.S. test positive for one or more allergens according to WebMD, placing allergies among the top five chronic diseases in the nation.

A growing number of sufferers who once reached for conventional allergy meds — your standard Benadryls, Zyrtecs and Claritins — are now turning to relief alternatives without harmful medication effects like drowsiness, mood swings, nose bleeds and trouble sleeping.

Thankfully, natural allergy relief is within reach through easy tweaks to your home and habits.

But before we get to those tweaks, let’s clarify what causes allergies, and how to discern it from its look-alike, the common cold.

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6 Important Things Everyone Should Know About Vitamin B12

Posted on 9th Aug 2016 09:30:46 in Vitamins & Minerals

Lately, Vitamin B12 has been getting a lot of attention as one of the vitamins that are essential to the body’s ability to function properly. According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, people in California are lining up to get shots, supplements, or sprays that contain Vitamin B12.

There’s reason for the interest, said Dr. Zhaoping Li, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, who was quoted by the newspaper. "B12 is essential for everyone," he said. It also is known for boosting energy.

Here are six essential things everyone should know about Vitamin B12, including how to make sure it’s part of the daily diet.

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10 Symptoms That Could Signal a Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Posted on 4th Aug 2016 09:30:28 in Vitamins & Minerals

Everyone gets tired at some point. Or they may experience weakness, a loss of appetite, or constipation. While these could be symptoms of a hectic schedule or various sorts of illnesses, including a virus or flu, they also could be a sign of a Vitamin B12 deficiency that can be easily treated.

Recent news reports, including those featured in New York Times and, First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln likely was among Americans who suffered from a severe form of Vitamin B12 deficiency — which, unfortunately, caused her to exhibit strange behavior, mood swings, and public outbursts. Only recently, decades after her death, have medical experts noted that she exhibited classic symptoms of pernicious anemia, a disease caused by a vitamin-B12 deficiency.

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An Overview of EDTA

Posted on 18th Jul 2016 01:30:44 in Vitamins & Minerals

It's hard to enjoy life without a healthy heart. 

EDTA, or Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, is a colorless, water-soluble solid that helps keep your heart healthy. At Wonder Labs, we call it "nature's plaque scrubber," an amino polycarboxylic acid that helps support healthy heart artery and blood vessel function. Additionally, it aids in:

  • Removing certain heavy metals
  • Chelation therapy

In fact, since it can identify and remove certain unwanted metals, EDTA has been used to treat lead poisoning since the 1950s. 

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Researchers Seek Link Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Falls Among Seniors

Posted on 21st Jul 2016 09:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Researchers at the John Hopkins School of Medicine are seeking participants for a study to determine if Vitamin D deficiencies could be a major contributor for falls among people 65 and older.

John Hopkins already has published a pilot study that shows Vitamin D supplements could assist people with multiple sclerosis by regulating the body’s hyperactive immune response.

According to some estimates, as many as 40 percent of Americans could have a Vitamin D deficiency, which John Hopkins linked to an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.

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Vitamins and Supplements for the 40 and Older Crowd

Posted on 12th Jul 2016 09:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

There’s good news for Americans when it comes to life expectancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average life expectancy is 78.8 years of age — a record high in this country. The report, which is based on 2012 records, also revealed that women have a higher life expectancy of 81.2 years compared to 76.4 years for men.

However, the causes of death remained unchanged from the previous year. The top 10 leading causes of death were heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, unintentional injuries, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide. They accounted for 73.8 percent of all deaths.

To combat those type of diseases as well as engage in an improved quality of life, many Americans are managing their weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise. Also, supplements can assist those who are unable to get all their nutrients through diet. Here are four vitamins and supplements worth considering for the 40 and older crowd.

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When to Balance Daily Diet with Supplements

Posted on 7th Jul 2016 09:30:11 in Vitamins & Minerals

Take them or not? That’s the question many Americans face when trying to decide whether to add an assortment of vitamins to their daily diet. The answer, as typical in these type of situations is, “It depends.”

Gaining all the recommended nutrients through a healthy diet is not necessarily impossible, but it can be challenging. Even the most disciplined people can find it difficult to receive the optimal levels of nutrients, like Vitamin D, which is not found in most foods Americans commonly eat. Unlike most nutrients, Vitamin D is most commonly obtained from skin exposure to the sun.

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CoQ10 Among Antioxidants That Can Improve Heart Health Outcomes

Posted on 14th Jun 2016 08:30:05 in Vitamins & Minerals

When it comes to essential basic cell function of the human body, Coenzyme Q10 is essential. It can be found naturally throughout the human body. That’s why researchers are finding that this antioxidant, which is regularly referred to as CoQ10, benefits the functioning of various parts of the body.

Also, research studies have shown some promising results in using it as a treatment for people with high blood pressure, heart conditions, diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, HIV/AIDS and muscular dystrophies. People with these conditions, as well as those who are aging, typically have been shown to have lower levels of CoQ10.

Other uses of CoQ10 as a supplement include asthma, chronic fatigue, high cholesterol and eye disease.

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Why is Glucosamine Getting So Much Attention?

Posted on 9th Jun 2016 08:30:26 in Vitamins & Minerals

There’s an increasing demand for glucosamine — a supplement that has contributed to alleviating joint pain and strengthening cartilage. Researchers are now predicting that the demand for the supplement is expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2022.

That demand has been attributed to a growing number of Americans who are dealing with arthritis, and other related conditions.

Here are some things that consumers should know about glucosamine.

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There's More to Melatonin Than a Good Night's Sleep

Posted on 5th May 2016 08:30:59 in Vitamins & Minerals

If you’ve ever struggled with insomnia, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about the natural supplement melatonin. People have been using the nutritional supplement melatonin for years to aid in a better full night’s sleep.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep. The CDC defines “enough sleep” as 7 hours each night.

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7 Incredible Benefits of Magnesium

Posted on 4th May 2016 08:30:38 in Vitamins & Minerals

Magnesium plays many vital roles in the body. WebMD says that diseases such as osteoporosis, clogged arteries, diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure have been linked to low magnesium levels.

A diet that includes foods such as fiber-rich vegetables is one way to get the recommended daily amount of magnesium. However, many people are not getting the proper amount of it daily. And that’s where magnesium supplements can help.

Here are 7 benefits of getting the proper amount of magnesium.

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Fuel the Body with the Power of Vitamin B12

Posted on 20th Apr 2016 08:30:12 in Vitamins & Minerals

When folks in Los Angeles are up to something, that typically means the rest of the nation will follow suit. And one of the latest health trends spreading in the city of celebrities is the vast array of ways to ingest Vitamin B12 — from injections to sprays and vitamins, according to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times.

While the benefits of Vitamin B12 have been recognized by many Americans for some, it has been getting more attention recently. The number of companies releasing energy drinks with B12 and other vitamins has risen significantly, with some medical experts questioning whether the trend can be causing some people to consume too much Vitamin B12, as reported by the New York Times.

Here’s a breakdown of several common questions about this wonder vitamin and why it appears to be getting so much renewed attention in its many forms.

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What are Probiotics Good For?

Posted on 24th Mar 2016 08:30:48 in Vitamins & Minerals

At some time or another, you may have heard someone suggest using probiotics to tame an upset stomach — or manage any number of digestive problems, such as constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Or that they’re just good for overall health.

If you’re not fully familiar with them, take a look at these five interesting traits and uses of probiotics.

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5 Wonderful Benefits of Omega-3

Posted on 15th Mar 2016 08:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

When it comes to supplements, Omega-3 often is considered among those with an array of benefits that far exceed its weight as a small tablet.

This essential fatty acid, which is ideally consumed through Omega-3 rich foods like fatty fish (think salmon, mackerel, sardines, albacore tuna and herring), has been recommended by the American Heart Association as a way to reduce the risk of heart disease.

Here are 5 other benefits of Omega-3.

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4 Things You Should Know About Magnesium

Posted on 15th Mar 2016 08:30:00 in Vitamins & Minerals

Perhaps you’ve already heard about magnesium as a supplement; maybe a friend or a relative includes it in their daily regimen. But there’s a good chance that you should get even more familiar with magnesium. According to statistics, about 80 percent of Americans are considered deficient in magnesium, an essential mineral that assists in the function of our bodies.

To make sure you’re in the know about magnesium, take a look at these four things you should know about this important mineral.

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9 Things You Should Know About Vitamin B

Posted on 21st Jan 2016 08:30:14 in Vitamins & Minerals

If you’re fairly new to exploring the benefits of supplementing your diet with vitamins, the almighty Vitamin B may be one of the most confusing supplements you’ll navigate on your journey to better health.

At times, it may seem like Vitamin B is an alphabet soup assortment of options, with the likelihood of you running into everything from B-1 to B-12 as you determine the best choices for your needs.

To simplify things a bit, here are 9 things you should know about Vitamin B.

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5 Signs You Might Have a Vitamin Deficiency

Posted on 12th Jan 2016 00:08:30 in Vitamins & Minerals

With the average American’s rushed schedule and inadequate diet, it’s no wonder that many of us are lacking many of the vitamins and nutrients considered essential to maintaining healthy bodies. In fact, most of us aren’t consuming enough vitamin D, vitamin C, calcium and iron, according to numerous studies. Even worse, we’re eating too much of the bad stuff — including saturated fat and sodium.

In many cases, our bodies are giving off signals to let us know when we’re deficient in certain vitamins. Here are 5 signs to help you detect whether you may have a vitamin deficiency.

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The Importance of Vitamin C

Posted on 17th Feb 2015 09:45:35 in Vitamins & Minerals

You may consider the orange to be the iconic fruit when it comes to Vitamin C, but in reality, there are many other foods that contain a greater number of milligrams of the nutrient when compared side by side. For example, when compared to the nearly 70 milligrams of vitamin C in an orange, chili peppers have 107.8 mg, red peppers have a whopping 190 mg, kale has 90.4 mg. in a single cup, and broccoli has 132 mg, according to

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Vitamin B12 for Humans and Pets

Posted on 22nd Jan 2015 11:22:15 in Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin B-12 is a key nutrient in the creation of your personal DNA, and it plays a vital role in cellular health, but most people correlate B-12 as a magic weapon for fighting fatigue. In reality, a deficiency in B-12 is what can lead to fatigue and weakness, according to information from the National Institutes of Health, and the organization estimates that between 1.5 percent and 15 percent of Americans have a B-12 deficiency.

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How Much Vitamin D Do I Need

Posted on 18th Jan 2015 12:12:32 in Vitamins & Minerals

How much do you know about the role vitamin D plays in health and wellness? For the body, Vitamin D is essential for the absorption of calcium, a mineral everyone needs for bone growth, strength, and protection from diseases like osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in diary, eggs, and fish, and is absorbed in the skin when exposed to sunlight. Healthy people under the age of 70 need about 600 IU of Vitamin D daily, and Liquid Calcium Softgels with Natural Vitamin D3 (item #6203) provides the recommended amount when taken daily.

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