B vitamins are essential for good health. In fact, there are eight different B vitamins, each with a slightly different function in your body. One of their many activities that B vitamins take part in is energy metabolism. In other words, B-vitamins play an ancillary, but still mandatory role, in chemical reactions that your body […]
What is Fish Oil for and Do You Really Need It?
What is fish oil for? Next to vitamin D and multivitamins, which we’ve discussed in previous articles, fish oil is one of the most popular supplements. Yet, research looking at the benefits of fish oil have been inconsistent, leading many of us to wonder whether we need it or not. We, too, have […]
How to Know if Vitamins Are Good Quality
If you read this blog regularly, you know we’re not fond of taking multivitamins ourselves and we’d rather see YOU get most of your vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from eating whole, healthy foods rather than from a bottle. However, as we pointed out in the last article, there are cases where taking […]
Does Taking Vitamin C Supplements Prevent the Common Cold?
Grab a box of tissues – cold season is here. I don’t know about you, but I hate having a runny nose or a stuffy head! Although the common cold won’t kill you, it can make you pretty miserable for a few days. With the threat of colds increasing as cooler weather […]
What’s in Protein Powder and Do You Really Need It?
You may have noticed that protein is a pretty hot macronutrient these days. A number of people, especially gym buffs, are convinced they don’t get enough of it naturally so they head to GNC or some other health food establishment and buy a big jar of protein powder – smart or not? Just […]