New research adds to the many reasons why we should all be taking an omega-3 supplement. Many of us are already aware that omega-3 supplements boost heart health and lower triglycerides. Read more
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So you think you spend enough time in the sun and drink two glasses of milk a day, but how do you know if you’re really getting enough of the sunshine vitamin? Although we may think we are getting an ample amount of vitamin D from natural sources, studies suggest nearly three-quarters of teens and adults are vitamin D deficient Read more
It makes sense that what we consume on a regular basis affects every inch of our body. What people tend to forget however, is the brain. Eating right, staying health and supplementing with vitamins and minerals prolongs healthy functionality.
Omega-3 fatty or docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)
A team of doctors from the McGill University Health Centre in Canada concluded that an estimation of 59% of the population as a whole were deficient in Vitamin D. They stated “Most people also do not consume enough vitamin D-rich food to obtain adequate amounts of it.” You could overcome this lack of Vitamin D intake through the use of supplementation easily.
There is nothing anyone can do about genetic predisposition to cognitive decline although it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will definitely develop the condition. Inherited Alzheimer’s is often caused due to a gene mutation or variation of a gene called apolipoprotein E (APOE). This gene dictates the production of apolipoprotein E in the body and has been found in excessive amounts in the brains of Alzheimer patients. Inheriting this gene however, does not promise that Alzheimer’s will actually set in. Read more
Everybody knows that vitamins are so important for our overall health, but how many people really know why?
Vitamins are essential to your body’s daily functions, and equally essential to your body’s growth and repair. In particular, one of the most important vitamins to the body is vitamin D3.
Around the globe, more and more people now work indoors. Since the start of industrial revolution, many people work within offices. Do you? Read more
Keeping your brain healthy is not just a case of taking a combination of vitamins and minerals. Just as we need to take into consideration how much was eat in proportion to how much we exercise in order to maintain a healthy heart, the brain works in the same way.
Brain health is not just about chemical make-up. The brain has a major responsibility in controlling every part of our body and all our decision-making processes. It is therefore important to keep it active. Read more
Many people have been found to have insufficient levels of Vitamin D, some factors that could affect the body’s synthesis of the vitamin may include;
- No use of supplementation
- Not enough sun exposure
- Cloud cover
“Most people in the U.S. and Canada — from age 1 to age 70 — need to consume no more than 600 international units of vitamin D a day to maintain health” stated Dr. Joann Manson of Harvard Medical School. Meanwhile, other researchers and doctors have argued that those seeking to reduce bone-fracture risk and reap possible benefits for disease prevention should take supplements of 1,000 to 2,000 IUs daily. Read more
Just because people are getting older and memory doesn’t always serve them as well as a young brain would, does not necessarily mean that they will develop Alzheimer’s at any severity or even at all. There are several ways of maintaining and regulating normal brain activity thus reducing the risk of the cognitive disorder.
Even simple things such as walking or participating in regular physical activities, maintaining an active social life and challenging the brain with new mental stimuli, will encourage the generation of new brain cells, Read more
Vitamin D is well known for its overall health benefits, but benefits are not extended only to overall muscle and bone health.
Arlyn G. Riskind conducted experiments to assess the effects of Vitamin D and weight loss. Participants with higher levels of Vitamin D at the start of a low-calorie diet showed greater weight loss success. Read more