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Best Multivitamins for Men [2014 Ranking]

Best Multivitamins for Men

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If you are looking for a great multivitamin specifically designed for men, take a look at our 2014 ranking. It compares over 100 multivitamin brands based on their effectiveness, as assessed by our team. In order to come up with the effectiveness score, we looked at the completeness, potency, bioavailability and safety of each product….

The Many Benefits of Zinc Supplementation


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When the alchemists used to burn elemental zinc in air, it would form what they called, “Philosopher’s Wool,” or white snow. When ingested in the diet or as a nutritional supplement, it has numerous health benefits. Nutritionists refer to it as an essential trace element, because we only need 8 mg (women) or 11 mg…

Why Your Calcium Supplement Needs to Also Contain Vitamin K2

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From an early age, women have it drilled into their heads that they, more so than men, are vulnerable to depleted bone mass after menopause and so they must make sure they get enough calcium to protect them from this condition, called osteoporosis. Postmenopausal osteoporosis creates a high risk of bone fractures later in life….

Did You Know That Vitamin B2 Can Be Used as Food Coloring?

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Because of its bright yellow-orange color, Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is also used as a food coloring. It is actually commonly found in candy. Because of its beneficial effect this vitamin is also used to fortify some foods, such as baby foods, breakfast cereals, pastas, sauces, processed cheese, fruit drinks, vitamin-enriched milk products, and some energy drinks….

Can Eating Broccoli Prevent Arthritis?

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Do you remember hating broccoli when you were a kid? According to research carried out over the past four years, you may want to reconsider this position if you have not outgrown it already. A compound called sulforaphane, found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, may prevent, or at least retard the progress, of certain…

Jimmy Crack What? The Health Benefits of Blue Corn

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If you want to spice up your next potluck dinner, try turning up with a warm, fresh loaf of blue cornbread. No artificial coloring is required; blue is the natural color of Hopi maize, from which the meal is ground. Hopi maize is a variety of Flint maize and is native to the southwestern United…

Drink Before You Think – Drinking Water Can Improve Your Brain’s Reaction Times

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Being dehydrated by as little as 2% slows down the brain in tasks that need our attention1. These include immediate short-term memory and psychomotor function (movement related to mental activity). Researchers in London have studied the effects of drinking water prior to performing a battery of tests and found that responding to feelings of thirst…

How to Improve Memory, Focus, and Mental Acuity Naturally

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As we grow older, most people develop memory problems. In fact, more than half of the adults in the United States report some form of memory issue by age 60, according to Harvard Medical School. Some of the most common memory complaints include the following: Forgetfulness: Just like a powerful computer, our minds hold an…

Health Benefits of Flaxseed – A New End to an Old Fairy Tale?

Brown flax seed and linseed oil

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Flax. Isn’t that what the miller’s daughter in Rumpelstiltskin was forced to spin into gold1? For Generation X and younger, Rumpelstiltskin is one of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In it, a foolish miller lies to the king, telling him that his daughter can spin flax into gold. The king shuts the poor girl in a room…

Vitamin E – A New Member on the Prostate Protection Team?

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Although the rate of prostate cancer in the United States decreased between 1999 and 20071, it is still the second most common malignancy in the world and the sixth leading cause of cancer deaths in men2. Most men over the age of 80 will be afflicted with the disease. In the majority of these cases,…

Do You Get Enough Vitamin F?

Fun Fact #7: Vitamin F

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Ok, there is no such thing as Vitamin F. At least not any more. “Vitamin F” is the original name for Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) which were discovered in 1923. But in 1929, research showed that the two EFAs are better classified as fats rather than vitamins. So the “Vitamin F” name…

Vitamin D May Hold a Key Role in the Fight Against Autism

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Did you know that approximately one in 88 babies born in the United States will develop some form of autism? The term ‘autism’ is a small word for an increasingly important subject as scientists race to determine possible causes of the disorder. Persons with autism have trouble communicating or bonding with others. Scientists from the…

Iodine Is Essential for Pregnant Women. Are You Getting Enough?

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Are you aware of the importance of iodine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy? Despite the fact that the healthcare and the pharmaceutical industries have not caught up, there is now concrete evidence that iodine supplementation in pregnancy is essential. A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association…

CoQ10 Can Help You Stay Mentally Sharp and Physically Active in Your Golden Years

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If you have reached middle age, you likely have experienced difficulty remembering recent events or found it almost impossible to recall the right word during a conversation. Other times you might have found it challenging to move as quickly as you did a few years ago. Most people laugh this off as just a normal…

Why Natural Vitamin E Is Better Than Synthetic

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The term “vitamin E” refers to a group of eight different isomers of a chemical called alpha-tocopherol. Of these, only one isomer is the biologically active form. Vitamin E from natural sources is enriched in this form, whereas synthetic sources of alpha-tocopherol contain a mixture of dl-alpha tocopherol. This means that in order to obtain…

Vitamin D Linked to 77% Reduction in Alzheimer Cases

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With Alzheimer’s now reaching epidemic proportions and current cases topping the 13 million mark, new findings conclude that supplementation of vitamin D is directly linked to a reduction in this debilitating form of dementia. Alzheimer’s patients have a plaque build up in the brain call beta amyloid which affects the body’s ability to detoxify and…

Taking Calcium Supplements with Vitamin D Reduces the Risk of Hip Fractures by 40%

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As we get older, our bones gradually lose some of their density, which increases the likelihood of incurring hip fractures during a fall. According to a meta-analysis of health record information gleaned from Medicare patients, the incidence rates of hip fracture among women 65 and older is 957 per 100,000. Additionally, this report published in…

Can a Mackerel a Day Protect Your Arteries?


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Mackerel is an oily, cold water fish that is a good source of dietary vitamin D. Numerous epidemiological studies have implicated a relationship between deficiency of vitamin D and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). What has not been clear are the mechanisms by which vitamin D may protect the blood vessels from disease….

Following a Mediterranean Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Stroke by 49%

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It is no secret that adhering to a Mediterranean diet is good for your heart1. This idea has been reinforced by a study recently conducted in Spain in which participants were randomly allocated to one of three dietary regimes. None of the diets were calorie-controlled. The three study diets consisted of: Control diet that is…

Did you know that sunscreen reduces your skin’s ability to produce Vitamin D by up to 95%?


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That’s one of the leading causes for Vitamin D deficiency. Learn more interesting facts about Vitamin D at Read more »

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