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Articles by
Greg Marshall, RD

Curcumin Can Help Relieve Painful Joint Swelling of Arthritis

Curcumin Can Help Relieve Painful Joint Swelling of Arthritis

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Category: Other Nutrients

Curcumin may sound like a pharmaceutical drug, but it’s actually a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant naturally derived from turmeric. You may have heard of this yellow spice used in India for over 4,000 years to cook, and to combat inflammation. In 2012, a global team of scientists conducted a clinical trial that proves just how…

Why Zinc Supplementation Becomes More Important as We Age?

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Why Zinc Supplementation Becomes More Important as We Age?

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Category: Mineral Benefits

As we age, dietary supplementation of zinc plays a role in preventing cancer, supporting the immune system, and controlling the inflammation that is associated with many health problems, including autoimmune disorders and diabetes. The cells that constitute the immune system are particularly vulnerable to zinc deficiency. Zinc plays an essential role in the protection of these…

Did You Know That Vitamin D Improves Your Dental Health and Helps Prevent Tooth Cavities?

Did You Know That Vitamin D Improves Your Dental Health and Helps Prevent Tooth Cavities?

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Vitamin D helps your body produce cathelicidin and defensins, two proteins that have antibacterial properties and fight bacteria that cause dental caries. They may also neutralize toxic byproducts. Vitamin D also helps your body absorb calcium which is required to build and maintain strong teeth. To learn more interesting facts about vitamin D, go to MultivitaminGuide.org/VitaminD Read more »

5 Things That Affect the Absorption of Your Vitamin Supplement

5 Things That Affect the Absorption of Your Vitamin Supplement

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Once you eat a meal or swallow a vitamin tablet, it begins a complex journey through your digestive system. Bioavailability is the portion of a given active ingredient that is capable of being absorbed through your intestinal membranes into your bloodstream and made available for use by your organs. According to Bates and Heseker, the…

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Attacks with Vitamin B1

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke and Heart Attacks with Vitamin B1

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

If you are like most people, you want to do everything possible to reduce your risk of stroke, and you have good reason to do so. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 750,000 people in the United States have strokes each year and in 130,000 of them, the stroke is fatal….

Tired of Catching Colds? Boost Your Immunity with the Sunshine Vitamin

Tired of Catching Colds? Boost Your Immunity with the Sunshine Vitamin

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

Have you ever noticed that your friends who spent a good bit of time outdoors or who have a great tan never seem to get sick? One possible reason is that by spending time in the sun, their bodies make all the vitamin D they need. Most people are familiar with the role this essential…

Want to Boost Your Energy Naturally? Try Bee Pollen

Want to Boost Your Energy Naturally? Try Bee Pollen

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Category: Other Nutrients

If you would like to boost your energy level, but are hesitant to use any of the energy drinks sold in your local store, you are not alone. Ever since the U.S Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration released its bulletin1 about the significant health concerns posed by energy drinks, major media outlets, such as…

Why Do You Need More Omega-3 and Less Omega-6 in Your Diet

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Why Do You Need More Omega-3 and Less Omega-6 in Your Diet

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Category: Omega-3 Benefits

Omega-3 and omega-6 are terms that seem to be thrown around constantly in health magazines and websites these days. You might be wondering what they mean to you, and what you need to know in order to ensure that your intake of these substances will give you the health benefits you desire. What is the…

Vitamin D, Zinc, and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Protect You from the Flu

Vitamin D, Zinc, and Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Protect You from the Flu

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Category: Vitamin Benefits

The flu outbreak this winter will go down in history as one of the most far-reaching and deadly epidemics. Based on reports from the Centers for Disease Control, as well as multiple media reports, the flu is not only deadly for the young and the elderly, but it has also proven to be lethal for…

Multivitamin Review: Ultra Preventive X by Douglas Laboratories

Multivitamin Review: Ultra Preventive X by Douglas Laboratories

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Category: Multivitamins

Douglas Laboratories Ultra Preventive X is ranked #3 in our comparison of over 100 popular multivitamin brands available on the market in North America. Below is our summary of the strong and weak points of this product, based on analysis conducted by the MultivitaminGuide.org team. Overall Ultra Preventive X by Douglas Labs is an excellent…