B vitamins – Why are they so important?

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Thought initially to be a single compound, it is now known that vitamin B is, in fact, several different vitamins. Many B vitamins are used in the body individually or in combination with enzymes to help release energy from carbohydrates, fat, and protein. B vitamin coenzymes are crucial to the metabolic pathways that generate the […]

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Vitamin K: Vitamin K2 Improves Artery Health

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By: Maylin Rodriguez-Paez   Despite it being known as the “blood-clotting” vitamin, research shows vitamin K has anti-aging and even bone-building effects. Within the last couple of years, it has garnered even more attention for its potential role in preventing heart disease. Impressively, a recent study found that one of its sub-fractions, vitamin MK-7, improved […]

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart-Failure Risk

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An article published in ESC Heart Failure reports an association between increased heart-failure risk and vitamin D deficiency among an older group of men and women.* Researchers analyzed medical records from 137 subjects aged 60 years and older who were seen at cardiology outpatient clinics. Deficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels, defined as less than 30 ng/mL, […]

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How to Keep Your Bones & Joints Healthy

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What we’d like to do with this blog post is introduce you to some “lesser known” nutrients that can help keep your bones strong and your joints comfortable as you age.   Micronutrients and Bone Health Scientific advancements have revealed that the etiology of osteoporosis – a weakening of the bones – stems not only from […]

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Brain: Support Your Ability to Focus and Concentrate

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Getting the right nutrients is key for your Brain Health Going through an average day we make thousands of decisions and perform many tasks which require focus, memory, and concentration. Some say we make up to 5,000 decisions each day about everything from what to wear, to business-, social-, and health decisions, family life, an […]

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