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 …

Creatine as a Dietary Supplement

Creatinine imbalances can slow your life down to a sluggish crawl. If you’re active and healthy, high creatinine levels are simply a sign that your muscles are breaking down proteins to amp up your energy. Low levels indicate that your muscles might be wasting away, possibly due to a sedate lifestyle. If you’re an active adult with low levels, it …

Difference Between Men’s Supplements vs Women’s Supplements

Men and women may only be separated by a 1.4% DNA difference, but their nutritional needs are vastly different. Men tend to be bigger and more muscular, which somewhat changes their requirements . Women might crave carbs more, but their extra chromosome doesn’t raise their need for chocolate. Most RDAs are gender neutral, but larger bodies require more vitamins. There are …

Vitamins for Aging Adults

Aging reduces skin elasticity, thins the surface of the epidermis, and causes fragility. Beneath the skin, heart disease rates begin to soar after you hit 65, and cellular damage impacts every single organ in the body. Hearing loss, depression, and diabetes rates rise, chipping away at your quality of life. Age can also impair your nutrient absorption, so supplementation is …

The Rise of Korean Beauty Products

South Korea’s obsession with beauty dates back to 700BC. It’s an integral part of its culture and has been carried down from parent to child since ancient days. This might seem odd for a country that’s founded on Mahayana Buddhism until you look beneath the surface. Beauty is self-care, so it sits comfortably alongside the region’s spiritual passions. South Koreans spend …

Capsules vs Powders: Which Delivery Method is Best?

Supplements come in enough forms to make any consumer’s head hurt. Delivery methods are chosen for several reasons, not least of which is taste. Some nutrients break down in humid conditions and others are easier to absorb in specific forms. Your choice of powder or capsule will need to account for all of these considerations. Powders Protein is one of …

Diet Supplement Fads VS Facts

Diet’s fail 90% of the time, largely due to false advertisement that claims supplements alone will help you lose weight. Energy does not evaporate; it can only be converted into something else. That doesn’t mean you should toss your supplements out the window. Diet supplements help users lose weight, but not as a weight loss miracle cure (don’t trust supplements …

Mood Lifting Supplements for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is notoriously complex to treat. It tends to kick in when late autumn’s days retreat and spring days become longer. Few SAD sufferers become depressed in winter, so light therapy is one of the traditional modes of treatment. Antidepressants and other medications that treat coexisting symptoms such as sleeplessness are a core foundation for care. Once those are …

Your Customers Deserve to Get What They Pay For

The supplement industry has made the news more than once over the quality of its offerings. In 2015, the New York State attorney general found that four large supplements didn’t contain what they claimed on the bottle. This wasn’t the first time the sector has drawn contention. In 2013, a DNA barcoding test found that forty-four supplements under twelve different brands were …

How to Respond to Ingredient Scares

The Food Babe’s campaign against “yuckiness” is just one of many fear-mongering attempts in the supplement industry that bases its scare tactics on the complexity of ingredient names. According to Hari, if you can’t pronounce it, you shouldn’t consume it. This sort of consumer education (and miseducation) puts supplement and beauty brands in the position of having to respond to …