Daily Dietary Supplement

Do You Need a Vitamin K Supplement?

…reduced risk of arterial calcification, heart attack and death, while K1 consumption had no protective effect. Vitamin K Supplement Forms and Dosage Because vitamin K supplements come in various forms, reading labels can be confusing. Vitamin K1 is often listed as phytonadione or phylloquinone. Vitamin…

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Multivitamins Reduce Risk of Cardiovascular Death in Women

…January, there’s a simple way women can reduce their risk of cardiovascular death: take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement. A research team led by scientists from the Office of Dietary Supplements (a division of the National Institutes of Health) analyzed data on 8,678 adults enrolled in NHANES—a…

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Health Benefits of L-Carnitine

…added L-carnitine to my daily supplement regimen and suggest you consider doing the same. Start Reaping the Benefits of L-Carnitine You can get carnitine from dietary sources including poultry, fish, dairy, and red meat, but for therapeutic purposes I recommend supplements. If memory is your main concern…

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Nutrient Spotlight: 3 Primary Antioxidants

Daily Regimen. My goal was for this daily multivitamin and mineral supplement to contain the entire gamut of antioxidants, B-complex vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, and other nutrients shown in the scientific literature to have therapeutic effects. I’ve always viewed the Forward Plus Daily Regimen—and…

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Help Save a Child’s Life

…nutritional footing. That’s why I firmly believe that all children should take a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement. While supplements are no replacement for a good diet, they do a heck of a job of filling dietary “gaps” and ensuring adequate intake of zinc, B-complex vitamins, magnesium, calcium…

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Fiber: The Amazing Diabetes Fighter

…include legumes, apples, and citrus fruits. Another great form of supplemental fiber is the dietary supplement glucomannan. The suggested does is ½ teaspoon (2.5 g) mixed in an eight-ounce glass of water, two or three times daily, 30 minutes before meals (drink it quickly, before it thickens). Avoid…

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Reap the Benefits of Glutathione

…cruciferous and allium vegetables, which contain sulfur compounds, help boost glutathione levels. Other dietary sources include avocado and walnuts. Leading the list of glutathione precursor supplements is N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC). This natural derivative of cysteine is so effective that it’s used in emergency…

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The Top Vitamin Mistake & How to Avoid It

…glucosamine and lutein. To get results, they must be taken as directed daily. * Few people in the Northern Hemisphere make sufficient levels of vitamin D during the winter months and your bones require sufficient levels year-round. * Dietary Reference Intakes, or DRIs, cover the bare minimums. For optimal…

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5 Weight Loss Myths, Debunked!

…recommend weighing yourself every day—but daily weighing could actually be the key to success. Researchers enrolled more than 3,000 overweight people who were on weight loss or weight maintenance programs and followed them for two years. People who weighed in daily lost twice as much as those who weighed…

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Achieve a Healthy Weight With Irvingia gabonensis

…this extract are profound. In one recent trial, overweight participants were divided into two groups and placed on daily supplements of irvingia or a placebo for 10 weeks. (No dietary or exercise changes were made.) At the study’s conclusion, those who had taken irvingia lost an average of 28 pounds…

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Folic Acid for Alzheimer's Prevention

…from Columbia University Medical Center enrolled a group of 965 New Yorkers age 65 or older who did not have dementia, and measured their dietary and supplemental intake of folate/folic acid and vitamins B6 and B12. The participants were followed for an average of six and a half years. Over that time…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…speeding mineral loss from the bones or impeding bone repair and rebuilding. These include nutritional deficiencies, inadequate exercise, hormonal and dietary factors, drugs (steroids, antacids, anticonvulsants, and thyroid drugs), and diseases of the thyroid, kidney, liver or pancreas. Although some of these…

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Long-Term High Cholesterol Linked to Greater Heart Disease Risk

…single most important dietary factor is fiber. Boost your intake by eating more fiber-rich beans and vegetables and adding a quarter cup of freshly ground flaxseed to your oatmeal or other foods daily. Finally, take heart health supplements. There are several nutritional supplements that have been shown…

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