Packaging Health and Beauty Products

Creating a health or beauty line is unlike other businesses. It involves a lot of regulation and testing, so by the time you’re ready to package and sell your product, you’re eager to rush the last steps. According to marketing research however, this isn’t the best idea. Whether you’re selling vitamins or lotion, packaging is more significant than you’d think. …

8 Harmful Skin Care Ingredients

The Huffington Post published an article on toxic ingredients commonly found in beauty products. Here are 8 harmful skin care ingredients you should avoid. Parabens Parabens are used in body washes and facial cleansers to prevent bacteria, mold, and yeast growth. However, they’re associated with increased risk of breast cancer. Parabens have even been identified in breast tumor biopsy samples. …

Supplements for Metabolism

We’ve discussed before how there isn’t a miraculous diet pill on the market. However, individuals can still find natural supplements and ingredients that increase metabolism. Selenium Those who wish to increase their metabolism should look for selenium in their metabolism supplements. Without enough selenium, our bodies cannot utilize metabolism-controlling hormones from our thyroids. A maximum of 75 micrograms (or .075 …

Supplements for Anxiety

More individuals who suffer from anxiety are turning away from drugs and looking for more natural solutions. It’s important to talk to your doctor first, but here are some supplements shown to help reduce anxiety symptoms. Magnesium Magnesium affects nerve health, blood health, and more. Therefore, there’s reason to believe that low magnesium levels result in anxiety symptoms including panic …

Vitamin D for Diabetes

A 2017 report by Diabetes.org found that 30.3 million people have diabetes. Scientists say that may have found a way to tackle this disease—vitamin D. What Causes Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease caused by inflammation and damaged beta cells. Beta cells are cells in the pancreas that produce, store, and release hormone insulin. When beta cells don’t function correctly, the …

Flaws with “No Poo”

The “No Poo” method went viral last year. It’s short for “no shampoo” and racks up more than 3 million results on YouTube. The method is simple: stop using shampoo. It results from the theory that shampoo strips your hair of oils, which in turn, makes your hair produce more oil to make up for it. According to social media …

Birth Control and Vitamins

A lot of women falsely believe that taking vitamins will affect their birth control. Research shows just the opposite. Birth control can often lead to a deficiency in vitamins. If you’re taking birth control, you need to learn about the vitamins you may be lacking. Vitamin Deficiencies Caused by Birth Control Vitamin B-1 Vitamin B-6 deficiency can cause complications in …

Cancer Fighting Vitamins

It seems that everyone knows someone who has suffered some form of cancer. Read any healthy lifestyle magazine, and you’ll come across tips for avoiding this illness and the drawn-out, difficult treatment that goes along with it. Getting regular check-ups at recommended intervals is a crucial part of prevention. Wearing sunscreen, not smoking, avoiding pollutants, and having a healthy diet …

Vitamins for Menstrual Cramps

Ancient herbal medicine passed down through generations teaches us that women have always suffered menstrual pain and have always been seeking relief. These days, the conventional wisdom of western medicine generally prescribes NSAIDs or birth control pills to mitigate menstrual pain. But long-term use of NSAIDs can be harmful, and birth control is not a viable solution for all menstruating …

Do Races Have Different Hair?

Did you know that most human hair wigs come from China and India? Have you wondered why Brazilian weaves tend to be a bit pricier? If you’ve ever bought hair extensions, you may already know the answer– some races have thicker, more sought after, hair. That doesn’t mean that some hair is “better” (Chris Rock made an entire documentary about …