There's been a lot of talk recently about the methylated versions of vitamins, and if you're wondering whether or not that might have significance to you personally, the answer is – absolutely. Defined simply, methylated vitamins are the active versions of vitamins which your body can readily make use of, while the un-methylated vitamins must [...]
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Modern life takes a heavy toll on the liver. Alcohol, prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, environmental toxins. Every day, we assault this vital organ with one damaging chemical after another, expecting it to process it all and detoxify our systems without complaining. Here’s a sobering thought for you. It is possible to develop cirrhosis of the [...]
Here is how your DNA works in layman's terms. Deoxyribonucleic acid, commonly known as DNA, is the hereditary material you inherited from your parents. Your genome can be compared to a book that contains all genetic instructions for your body. A change within the internal features of the cells known as nucleotides can alter your [...]
Runners may finally be able to win the runny nose race with the help of vitamin C. The latest update to the Cochrane Review, reported that, although there is no new evidence that regular supplementation with vitamin C can reduce either the severity of symptoms or the duration of the common cold, people under heavy [...]
You’ve certainly heard moms telling their children to drink their milk so that they have enough calcium to build strong bones. A recent study1 conducted by a research team comprised of scientists from the University of Bristol and the University of Bath in England has found that calcium also plays an essential role in the [...]
Scientists in Australia and the United Kingdom have recently published the results of a randomized controlled clinical trial indicating that dietary supplementation with a multivitamin may improve mood and general well-being in healthy young adults1. A population of 138 adults between the ages of 20 and 50 were given a multivitamin supplement containing high levels [...]
For centuries, people have looked for the secret for a long and healthy life. Surprising new research involving an animal model suggests that the search for the key to longevity may be in the common nutrient niacin, which is also another name for vitamin B3. What have the scientists discovered about vitamin B3 and what [...]