Anti-Aging

  1. Supplements May Support Brain Recovery After Stroke

    Supplements May Support Brain Recovery After Stroke
    Stroke is caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain due to blockage or bursting of a blood vessel.   An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow is blocked, and if oxygen is stopped for more than a few seconds, permanent brain damage can result.  A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is weakened and bursts...
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  2. Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements – How Much Should You Take?

    Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements – How Much Should You Take?
    Natural vitamins, minerals and supplements are known as micro-nutrients as they are only needed in small amounts compared to protein, fats and carbohydrates which are known as macro-nutrients. However they are all essential to our health and need to be taken in the correct amounts to ensure a long and healthy life. To help us to know how much of each...
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  3. The Benefits of Taking Multivitamins for Women

    The Benefits of Taking Multivitamins for Women
    There is no doubt that the nutritional and health issues of women are different from those of men. Often this fact is overlooked or simply not given enough attention. However, women need to remember that they do in fact have different health needs. Of course, this also means that they need different multivitamins as well. Today's multivitamin market is loaded...
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  4. FDA Changes Sunscreen Regulations

    Summer officially began earlier this week. In honor of Summer, we thought we would share an overview of the FDA's changes to sunscreen regulations that were announced last week. These new regulations are designed to help you, the consumer, decide on which sunscreen is the best for your needs. Also, it gives you an overview on the safe ways to...
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  5. Anti-Aging Benefits of Antioxidant Supplements

    Antioxidant supplements are powerful free-radical fighting compounds. They help protect our bodies at the cellular level and have been lauded for their ability to keep our cells, and therefore our organs, healthy and functioning optimally for much longer than they would without them. No matter what, we are exposed to damaging free radicals all the time. Second-hand smoke, smog, high-fat...
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  6. A New Anti-Aging Dietary Supplement?

    The Journal of Nutrition recently published an intriguing article about a flavonoid called Epicatechin. Epicatechin is a compound that occurs naturally in cocoa and tea. The article is the result of a study conducted by researchers at Virginia Tech who found that Epicatechin increased the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) and of obese, diabetic mice.   The abstract of...
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  7. 5 Tips For Improving Your Eyesight Naturally

    5 Tips For Improving Your Eyesight Naturally
    1. Supplement your diet with the dietary herbal supplement Lutein:  Because most people don’t get enough lutein and other vision-enhancing nutrients in their diets, millions of Americans take supplements to avoid and mitigate eye problems related to aging and improve their eyesight naturally. 2. Perform eye exercises: Your eyes are muscles and just like all the other muscles in your body they...
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  8. The Dangerous World of Free Radicals

    Think of them as internal terrorists roaming your body, looking for cells to destroy, depriving tissues of blood flow, preventing the removal of plaque and fats from your system. They’re unstable oxygen molecules that come with every breath you take and, like terrorists, they can be hard to find and even harder to destroy. Free radicals damage the body’s DNA (the...
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  9. Top 5 Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements for Men

    Top 5 Vitamins, Minerals and Supplements for Men
    Though all humans require vitamins, minerals and supplements for good health, the types and amounts may vary between men and women due to differing hormone levels, pregnancy and menopause. Here are five men’s vitamin health supplements that are important for a healthy body. Niacin - is a form of vitamin B3 that is essential for the maintenance of energy in the body. It...
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  10. Is It OK to take Medicines and Vitamins Together?

    Is It OK to take Medicines and Vitamins Together?
    Taking medicines and vitamins together is likely to cause interactions. These may be beneficial or harmful, depending on the supplements in question. Medications are usually prescribed to replace something which is lacking, to block a symptom or to fight disease. When additional drugs, vitamins or herbs are taken as well, there may be an interaction which can be either good...
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