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Archives for Vitamins

Vitamin Focus: A

by Louise February 24th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
What do we need Vitamin A for?
You may have heard that eating carrots will improve your eyesight and have wondered have wondered if it was true (and if so, why?). Carrots contain Vitamin A, which is needed to form a light-absorbing molecule (retinal) in the retina of the eye. Eating carrots will not necessarily improve your eyesight, but because of the Vitamin A content will help you maintain healthy vision. In addition to being an essential vitamin for maintaining healthy vision, Vitamin A plays a role in gene transcription, immune function, bone metabolism, and skin health, among a few
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All about Kiwis

by Bea February 22nd, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
You are about to learn more about the kiwifruit than you probably want to.

Kiwis are among the most nutritionally dense fruits in the world. They are packed with powerful antioxidants and are extremely rich in many vitamins, flavonoids and minerals. They have more Vitamin C than oranges do, as much potassium as bananas have, and a lot of beta-keratin as well.  Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant that has been proven to protect our body from free radicals-- thereby improving one's chances of leading a healthier life without all sorts of diseases. Vitamin E is also in kiwis. This
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Supplements

by Louise January 18th, 2010 | Men's Health, Nutrition, Vitamins, Women's Health
If you are having trouble getting all of the vitamins you need, you might consider taking daily vitamin supplements. Though there are a few studies against having people take multivitamins, in 2002, an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and written by members of the Harvard School of Medicine,  concludes that "it appears prudent for all adults to take vitamin supplements." Daily supplements, however, are not a "one-size-fits-all" kind of solution. There are many different types of multi-vitamins available. They are tailored specifically towards a specific gender and age group. You will find them clearly marked so
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MonaVie

by Bea January 5th, 2010 | Diet, Nutrition, Vitamins
MonaVie is a juice that supports your body's antioxidant and nutritional needs. The secret behind the juice is the Brazilian açai berry—one of nature's top superfoods.

It is pretty expensive to drink this juice, but many people think that is completely worth it. For example, I know a woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer. She had the surgery but did not want to go through any of the chemotherapy processes. At first she was only taking Vitamin C injections, but she then heard about MonaVie and started to drink this juice. She is now cancer free, and she believes
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Airborne

by Bea October 27th, 2009 | Herbal Supplements, Illness, Medication, Nutrition, Vitamins
Ever heard of this stuff? It is called Airborne, and my roommate swears by this "stuff" whenever she thinks that she is about to get sick. Airborne is a drug-free formula that was developed by a second grade teacher at Spreckels Elementary School near Carmel, California. With all of the sick elementary kids around all of the time and her busy lifestyle, she wanted to make something that would support her immune system. After talking to herbalists, specialists, nutrition experts and more, she was able to come up with a formula that eventually would become the leading herbal supplement in
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