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Do Gummy Multivitamins Actually Work?

Do Gummy Multivitamins Actually Work?

I’m sure you've noticed all the gummy vitamins in the supplement aisle the last time you went to the pharmacy. What used to be shelves filled with dry bottles of pills, has now become something way more fun: gummies! Gummy vitamins have become increasingly popular for adults cause they work, are easier to ingest if you can’t swallow pills, and taste amazing. Despite how yummy they are, many have asked the question: “Do gu
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Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Vitamins and Minerals that May Help with Viral Infections

Despite everything you may have read on the internet, nothing has been proven to cure or prevent COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself from the Coronavirus is to practice social distancing1 and not come into contact with someone that has been infected. You should also make sure that you get enough sleep, exercise daily, eat healthy, and find ways to reduce stress. For the latest on COVID-19, we encourage you to use online res
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Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Why Seniors Are at an Increased Risk for Vitamin D Deficiency during Winter

Our body relies on vitamins and minerals to keep our health at optimal levels. This is true, regardless of our age but when we get older, our risk for deficiencies increases for a number of reasons. Perhaps the primary reason is an inability of the body to absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Seniors may be at risk for illnesses, including heart disease, multiple sclerosis, asthma and osteoporosis. They may even be at a greater
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What Are the Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon?

What Are the Benefits of Ceylon Cinnamon?

People use cinnamon spice around the world as a way to season foods and enhance either a sweet or savory taste. Many different types of cinnamon exists, including ceylon cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum) and cinnamon cassia. But people are familiar with cinnamon cassia and you may even have some available in your kitchen. On the other hand, Ceylon cinnamon is different, both in taste and the benefits that it may provide to your he
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7 Possible Benefits of Astaxanthin

7 Possible Benefits of Astaxanthin

The ocean provides us with many things that can be beneficial to our health. This includes Astaxanthin, a type of pigment that occurs in trout, microalgae, yeast, and shrimp and other sea creatures. Most people are familiar with it because of the pinkish color found in Pacific salmon. Astaxanthin may have a number of health benefits to humans. Included among the benefits are the possibility for healthier skin, heart health, red
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5 Possible Benefits and Uses of Saw Palmetto

5 Possible Benefits and Uses of Saw Palmetto

If you live in the southeastern United States, you are likely familiar with a native palm, the saw palmetto (Serenoa repens). The berries from the plant are used in supplements to help balance hormone levels, prevent male hair loss and improve prostate health. There may be other benefits to using saw palmetto, including reducing inflammation and improving urinary function. The following five benefits and uses of saw
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Taking a Closer Look at the Health Benefits of Maca Root

Taking a Closer Look at the Health Benefits of Maca Root

You may not have heard of maca before but it grows in the Andes Mountains as a Peruvian plant. It is similar to broccoli, kale, and cabbage because it is a cruciferous vegetable. Many Peruvian recipes will use maca as an ingredient. It helps to provide an earthy flavor to the dishes but it can also be ground up to use in smoothies or with any meal. Aside from the fact that it is used for culinary purposes it may also have
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Outdoor Exercises That Are Perfect for Autumn

Outdoor Exercises That Are Perfect for Autumn

Autumn is a great time of year to get outside and do some physical activity. The temperature is cooler, the sun is bright and the weather tends to be ideal. Getting outside and exercising is a fun way to enjoy the weather before the snow starts falling and we tend to hibernate during the winter months. For those reasons, it's a good idea to try certain outdoor exercises that are just right for fall. What is the first thing that
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Recommended Health Screenings for Men in Their 50s

Recommended Health Screenings for Men in Their 50s

It doesn't matter what age we are, it is going to take a lot of time and effort on our part to keep healthy. We try to eat a good diet, exercise as much as possible and take various preventive measures to keep from getting sick. There are certain milestones, however, such as when we turn 50, that we should consider having health screenings. These should be added to our checkup list to keep ahead of any possible problems that are occu
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Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Why Do Obese Men Get Bariatric Surgery Far Less Than Women?

Obesity is a looming problem all around the world 1. As the problem gets worse, it is now viewed as a “global epidemic2.” In recent years, bariatric surgery has shown promise and hope for obese individuals. Besides reducing weight, it offers a spectrum of benefits for obese patients with diabetes and other metabolic disorders. While obesity affects both men and women at the same rate, only 20% of men undergo bariatric surgery
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6 Signs Your Body is Running Low on Key Vitamins

6 Signs Your Body is Running Low on Key Vitamins

When it comes to your health, your body has an incredible way of “communicating” that something is wrong or could use some improvement. Here are some of the key signs to look our for that your body is suffering from a vitamin deficiency:1. Bumpy Skin Keratosis Pilaris (KP) are red or white bumps that form on the buttocks, thighs, arms, and cheeks of your skin. Though the root cause of KP isn't completely understood, research sugg
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Get Fit: 5 Tips for Men over 50

Get Fit: 5 Tips for Men over 50

Most men who reach an age of five decades realize that it can be difficult to come back from a weekend of binging or recover from the extra doughnut in the morning. We long for the younger years when we could have all of those bad habits but once we hit 50, things change. Rather than waiting until you put on an extra 50 pounds or begin having some type of medical problem it's a good idea to adopt healthier habits. Making the right
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