vitamins and health supplements / 56 posts found

‘Save your money’: no evidence brain health supplements work, say experts | Science | The Guardian

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Dietary supplements such as vitamins do nothing to boost brain health and are simply a waste of money for healthy people, experts have said. According to figures from the US, sales of so-called “memory supplements” doubled between 2006 and 2015, reaching a value of $643m, while more than a quarter of adults over the age of 50 in the US regularly take supplements in an attempt to keep their brain in good health. But while bottles, packets and jars line the shelves of health food shops – with claims that they help maintain brain function or mental performance – a […]

Herbal 101 – How to Get The Most From Your Herbal Supplements

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Herbal supplement usage is on the rise, especially for people looking for alternatives to conventional pharmaceutical products and those seeking support for common issues. With so many options, it can be difficult to know which herbal supplements to choose. Three tips to help you choose the right herbal supplements. Tip #1: Have Patience and Do Your Homework Not all herbs are the same. Different herbs will take different amounts of time to take effect in your body. Some herbs may work quickly to address acute concerns, while other herbs need time to restore balance in the body before you are […]

Gates Foundation quietly plans to control nutritional supplements for the ‘good of humanity’

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(NaturalHealth365) For the majority of Americans, nutritional supplements are a mainstay of daily health and wellness routines.  In fact, according to the 2017 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, 76 percent of American adults – over 170 million people – rely on dietary supplements for increased energy, immune health, bone health and overall wellness.  Surely, the Gates Foundation – run by Bill and Melinda Gates – wouldn’t think of preventing us from obtaining these supplements … right? Keep in mind, vitamins and minerals top the list, comprising a whopping 98 percent of all nutritional supplements consumed. Yet – in spite […]

Black Owned Nutritional Supplements Company Vows To Help Black Communities Live Healthier

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Naturade is a manufacturer and marketer of nutritional supplements.  The company was originally founded in 1926, and was acquired by Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis in 2012. Kareem Cook and Claude Tellis The duo first meet in college at Duke University and later reconnected after attending business school. They made the move to California together and began spreading healthy ideas across the area. Growing up on the east coast both Kareem and Claude believed that everyone on the west coast, and California in particular were extremely healthy and fit. They were shocked to see first hand the rate of childhood […]

Metal found in little girl’s intestines after eating multi-vitamins made by Utah company, mom says | fox13now.com

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(KSTU) — A mom took to Facebook Tuesday, saying a Utah company’s vitamins hospitalized her daughter after she discovered there were metal flakes in them. This content was originally published here.

Nutritional supplements ‘don’t work’ | Daily Mail Online

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They are typically taken by the health conscious with the hope of adding years to life. But a study found taking supplements has little effect and only nutrients found in foods can lower your chances of death. In fact, some supplements – such as calcium and vitamin D – were actually associated with a higher risk of cancer. Experts suggest the findings add to growing evidence that supplements cannot be used as ‘insurance’, and that diet and lifestyle are key to health. Calcium and vitamin D supplements are associated with a higher risk of cancer (stock) The study, which focused […]