Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.  Approximately 99% of calcium is stored in the bones and teeth.  Aside from supporting structure, calcium is needed for proper functioning of the heart, muscles, nerves and blood clotting.   Unfortunately, only about half the population meets the daily recommendation for calcium intake. Our modern diet… Continue Reading

(tocopherols and tocotrienols)   Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant that prevents the oxidation of fats in cellular membranes. Vitamin E is well-known for its benefit to cardiovascular health through its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cholesterol lowering effects. Vitamin E is also involved in immune function. When taken in combination with vitamin C, beta carotene, and… Continue Reading

(cholecalciferol and ergocalciferol)   Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for promoting calcium absorption thereby playing a role in bone and joint health.  This vitamin also has strong anti-cancer benefits as those with lower intakes have higher rates of colon and breast cancer.   Major functions of Vitamin D: – Required for… Continue Reading

A Probiotic a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away View More

Diet, travel, stress, illness, aging and the use of antibiotics all contribute to an imbalance or “dysbiosis” of the intestinal tract leading to digestive problems. These problems cause some two million people to visit the doctor each year. It’s no wonder that the heartburn medication Nexium, with sales of almost $6.0 billion, was the number… Continue Reading