Doctor’s Best Introduces Best Collagen Types 1 and 3

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., –– Doctor’s Best has introduced Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 into its dietary supplement line. Scott Steinford, president of Doctor’s Best, made the announcement. This product comes in 540 tablets, each providing 1000 milligrams of Types 1 and 3 Collagen. The Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 product line also offers 500 mg capsules, and a powder scoop form in a 200-gram bottle.

Best Collagen Types 1 & 3 contains pure collagen protein, providing some of the fundamental building blocks for the maintenance, growth, and renewal of healthy tissues. Enzymatically hydrolyzed into component amino acids for optimal absorption and utilization by the body, Best Collagen provides support for hair, skin, nails, tendons, ligaments, and bone. Types 1 and 3 collagens are the most prevalent two types in humans; often found together in the same tissues, each form complements the structural integrity of the other.

Type 1 collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, and as the major protein in skin connective tissue it is responsible for providing skin with its tensile strength and resiliency. As skin ages, the levels of elastin and Types 1 and 3 collagen decrease in the dermis, resulting in the loss of elasticity; externally, this results in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and blemishes. Type 3 collagen is also essential for the proper development of cardiovascular tissue, and additionally is copolymerized and linked to Type 2 collagen in articular (joint) cartilage in significant amounts.

Founded in 1990 by supplement industry veteran Ken Halvorsrude, San Clemente-based Doctor’s Best, Inc., manufactures and distributes dietary supplements throughout the U.S. and internationally. Doctor’s Best is known for a broad line of premium products that are scientifically based on sound research and manufactured utilizing proven quality ingredients.

References

Doctor’s Best (n.d.). Doctor’s Best Introduces Best Collagen Types 1 and 3 1000 mg 540T. Retrieved from https://www.drbvitamins.com/advertising/release/2068

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Nature’s Bounty: Optimal Solutions Extra Strength Hair, Skin and Nails

Being healthy is always beautiful. With Nature’s Bounty® Optimal Solutions® Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails formula with Argan Oil you’ll look good and feel great! It contains just the right balance of nutrients to support lustrous hair, healthy nails and vibrant skin.

This innovative formula provides you with the vital nutrients and latest ingredients in beauty care to support your natural beauty from within. High potency B Vitamins help with energy metabolism and Biotin helps to maintain healthy hair and promotes healthy nails by acting at the nail matrix, the base of the nail. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that also contributes to skin health, and Vitamin C is involved in collagen production and formation, which forms the basis for vibrant skin. Vitamin A assists with skin maintenance and overall health.

Lustrous Hair
Vibrant Skin
Healthy Nails
About Nature’s Bounty®
Health-conscious people have trusted Nature’s Bounty® for decades. Our dedication to quality, consistency, and scientific research has resulted in vitamins and nutritional supplements of unrivaled excellence. By combining the latest breakthroughs in nutritional science with the finest ingredients, we’re proud to provide you with supplements of unsurpassed quality and value.

Nature’s Bounty® supplements are overseen by our scientists, manufacturing specialists and quality experts, each one dedicated to maintaining the highest quality standards. As part of our commitment to quality, Nature’s Bounty® only uses ingredients from suppliers that meet our stringent Quality Assurance Standards, as well as GMP food quality standards. Every Nature’s Bounty® product is subjected to numerous quality tests and assays throughout the manufacturing process to verify purity and full potency. As an added measure of quality assurance, the initial ingredients, as well as the final product are tested in our microbiological laboratory to make certain that the product is pure and free of harmful bacteria.

At Nature’s Bounty®, we don’t just test and retest our products, we put our people and even our laboratory to the test, too. We’re proud that our facilities have been successfully audited by the United States Pharmacopeia and STR (Specialized Technology Resources), a leading independent dietary supplement quality evaluation firm.

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/nature-s-bounty.html

References
Nature’s Bounty (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.naturesbounty.com/

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Rainbow Light Potent Multivitamins Specifically for Women

Women’s One™ Multivitamin is the #1 selling natural women’s multivitamin, with potent vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, superfoods and herbs to nourish, protect and support major systems of a woman’s body, and promote natural energy, in just one tablet each day. Added calcium, magnesium and vitamin D3 support bone and breast health while specially blended herbs promote natural stress and hormone balance.  Live plant-source enzymes and probiotics (healthy bacteria) promote easy, gentle digestion without stomach upset. Rainbow Light Women’s One™ is gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, dairy-free, wheat free and yeast-free, and contains no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives.

Potent Multivitamins Specifically for Women
Contains essential vitamins, minerals, foods and herbs in optimal potencies to nourish, protect and address women’s specific daily health needs. 200 mg of calcium support strong bones and teeth, plus 800 IU of vitamin D3, 100 mg of magnesium and 100 mcg of vitamin K promote calcium absorption, and bone, breast and immune health. Antioxidants including 5,000 IU of vitamin A, 120 mg of vitamin C and 30 IU of vitamin E promote skin, eye and immune health, and metabolism, plus potent vitamin B complex promotes energy and brain health, and stress management.

Wholesome Food-Based, Easy-to-Digest Formula
125 mg of Women’s Nourishing Blend combines superfood organic spirulina with concentrated herbal extracts of dong quai and red clover to promote energy and hormone balance. Concentrated beet, kale and spinach juices provide added nutrition for a natural energy boost. Plant-source enzymes and 25 million probiotics (healthy bacteria) enhance digestion without taxing your system or causing stomach upset.
Purity Guarantee: Free of Most Common Allergens; Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Lactose-Free & 100% Natural

Women’s One™ is Allergen SafeGuard® guaranteed to contain no gluten, soy, yeast, milk, eggs, nuts, fish or shellfish. It is sugar-free, lactose-free, wheat-free and 100% natural, containing no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, preservatives or additives.

Just One Tablet per Day
For comprehensive daily nutrition and natural energy, take one each day, with or between meals.

100% Post-Consumer Recycled, 100% Recyclable Eco·Guard® Packaging
Packaged in 100% recycled, 100% recyclable BPA-free Eco·Guard® packaging with a 92% lower carbon footprint than virgin plastic.

References
Rainbow Light (n.d.). Women’s Just One™ Multivitamin from http://www.rainbowlight.com/

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Advanced Nutrition for Female Support

Featured Items

Eve Women’s Multi-Vitamin, 90 Softgels, NOW Foods

Female Balance, with Wild Yam, Dong Quai and GLA, 90 Capsules, NOW Foods

Soy Isoflavones 60mg 120 VCaps Non-GE, NOW Foods

D-Mannose 500 mg, 120 Capsules, NOW Foods

Today’s active woman has mastered the ability to balance family,  work, and social responsibilities. This unending to-do list, coupled  with constantly evolving nutritional needs, can be emotionally and  physically draining. In order to function at the top of her game, it  is vital that she provide her system with the compounds needed to  stay healthy, energized, and strong. Let’s review some of the most  fundamental aspects of women’s health, as well as some of the most  effective support supplements.

Energy

Considering how on-the-go today’s woman is, she can’t afford to be  lacking in the energy department. Some of today’s most effective  energy-support supplements include B complex vitamins (which also  support healthy hair, skin and nails), as well as Green Tea—a potent  antioxidant. MCT Oil (medium chain triglyceride) serves as an  excellent source of instant energy that also provides the body with a  readily utilized source of beneficial fatty acids. L-Carnitine is another  ideal supplement for energy. This amino-acid like compound transports  fat into the mitochondria of cells, where it is then converted to energy.

Fitness

In addition to the obvious cosmetic appeal, maintaining a lean, healthy  figure offers many important health benefits. In order to achieve this, it  is important for busy, active women to consume a healthy diet, exercise  regularly, and ensure that her body has all the tools needed to stay fit.  Without adequate protein intake, the body will not have the building  blocks needed to maintain lean muscle, produce hormones, increase  strength, and stay focused. Consuming a quality protein supplement  in between meals, or as a meal replacement, is an easy way to make  sure that her protein needs are being met. Soy protein is high in  phytoestrogens, which may support healthy estrogen levels.

Cognitive Support

The brain, like every other organ in the body, is constantly in need  of nutrition. When the nutrients it needs are not being provided, the  brain can’t do its job properly. Choline and Inositol are two unique  members of the B vitamin family that help support healthy cognitive  function. Phosphatidyl Serine (PS) is an effective phospholipid  that helps relay messages throughout the body, while utilizing its  antioxidant properties to protect neural cells. Some users combine PS  with Ginkgo Biloba extracts for additional cognitive support. Studie have shown that the active compounds  in Ginkgo may help support healthy  neural activity and circulation.

Stress Management

Stress is a normal part of life, and  a defense mechanism that prepares  the body to deal with potential  threats. Chronic and long-term stress,  however, can snowball throughout  the body, negatively impacting the  normal function of several major  systems. In addition to practicing stress  reduction activities, such as exercise,  meditation, and yoga, a number of  dietary supplements have been shown  in studies to help support a healthy,  balanced mood. These include GABA,  Relora®, St. John’s Wort, Kava, and  Valerian root extract.

Healthy Bones

Women are four times more likely  to develop osteoporosis compared to  men, and one in two women over  the age of 50 are expected to suffer a  related fracture. A growing body of  experts believes that these statistics  may be directly related to deficiencies  in key nutrients such as vitamin D,  vitamin K, and calcium. Some studies  have suggested that supplementation,  especially among women who do  not get these nutrients from their  diet, may benefit significantly from  supplementation.

Hormonal Support

Throughout her life, a woman’s  hormone production and activity  will undergo many changes. The  nutritional sciences have helped us  better understand which nutrients  and natural compounds can be  taken safely to ensure balance and  healthy hormone levels. Herbs such  as Red Clover, Black Cohosh, Dong  Quai, Wild Yam, Red Raspberry,  and Chasteberry have been shown  to support a wide range of female  health concerns, including several  associated with menopause. Also,  natural Progesterone lotions are  becoming a more popular alternative  to conventional hormone therapy.

 

References

NOW Foods Inc. (n.d.). Women’s Health. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/idc/groups/public/documents/digital_asset/078588.pdf

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MegaFood’s Non-GMO Commitment

MegaFood is Non-GMO.

You may already know that MegaFood has a very strong non-GMO commitment. Our products with a lime green non-GMO butterfly seal have the proper documentation to be labeled GMO Free, and we are really proud of this. Our farm partners and suppliers have been required to disclose non-GMO documentation for our ingredients since 2009. We believe strongly in mandatory labeling initiatives, so we carefully selected a group of our products to undergo third-party verification by the Non-GMO Project. The Non-GMO Project is the leading third party verification organization that was founded by independent natural foods retailers in the U.S. and Canada in 2008 (just one year before we started requiring non-GMO documentation for our products).

Our first 5 products to be verified by the Non-GMO Project are: Blood Builder, Wild Blueberry, Magnesium, Calcium and Calcium, Magnesium and Potassium. The Non-GMO Project has also recognized our manufacturing facility in New Hampshire, as compliant for Non-GMO Project Verification. Our shiny new walls are proud to wear this certification.

Non-GMO Project Verification is a pretty big accomplishment for supplement companies like us. Our vitamins contain many different ingredients (as many as one-hundred in one product — yeah 100!). Part of the process for Non-GMO Project verification requires us to provide multiple pieces of documentation for each ingredient – that could be as many as 200 documents per product, talk about a paper trail! These forms certify that the ingredients we use in our products are pure and free of GMOs. The certification goes deep – literally – down to the soil in which some of our fruits and vegetables are grown. When you compare a supplement containing one-hundred ingredients to a product, such as a baked good which may have up to ten ingredients (or a corn-chip which has three… yup, corn-chips have 3 ingredients: corn, oil, salt), you can clearly see the level of complexity and the time needed for review. This makes the verification commitment very time consuming for both supplement companies like us and the Non-GMO Project.

Non-GMO is rapidly becoming the new “standard” in consumable manufacturing and we are very proud to be part of this movement. We have formed the Non-GMO Working Group, a team of dietary supplement manufacturers who work together to source non-GMO ingredients and support non-GMO farmers – think of us like a group of superheroes… ya’ know like; Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman and everyone in between – all working together for one cause. As a unified group we have a larger influence over ingredient suppliers and farmers to provide upfront documentation for non-GMO verification. Additionally, as we continue our commitment to clearly label our products as non-GMO we are financially supporting other mandatory labeling initiatives like Prop 37 in California and I-522 in Washington state.

We have additional products that are in the process of being verified, and by working closely with our farmers, suppliers, and similar like-minded supplement manufacturers (the superhero gang) we are taking large strides to improve the process of verification with the Non-GMO Project. Keep an eye out for more MegaFood Non-GMO Project Verified products in the future! And thank you for supporting the cause!

See More: http://www.vitasprings.com/megafood.html

References
MegaFood (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.megafood.com/

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Feminine Care from Seventh Generation

SeventhGeneration

Seventh Generation has listed ingredients on its home care product labels since it began making them in 1990. Seventh Generation does this because they believe that consumers have a right to know what ingredients are used in the products they buy, and because Seventh Generation are proud of the care they take in their ingredient choices.

Seventh Generation pads are made of a combination of absorbent materials, polyolefins, adhesives, and a silicone-coated paper. The top layer is a non-woven polyolefin cover sheet. The absorbent materials consist of chlorine free wood pulp, and Lysorb, an absorbent gel. Lysorb, also known as SNAP (super absorbent natural polymer), is a polysaccharide derived from wheat. Polysaccharides are complex sugars found in many natural substances, like the fibers of cotton, wood, and wheat.* The removable peel strip is whitened with a chlorine-containing substance.

Seventh Generation Feminine pad Features:

  • Whitened without chemicals containing chlorine
  • Free of Dyes & Fragrances
  • Comfortable Fit

 

References

Seventh Generation (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.seventhgeneration.com/

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Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA for Pregnancy & Lactation

A woman’s demand for the omega-3 DHA increases during pregnancy and lactation, as the fetus uses omega-3s for its nervous system development. Omega-3s are also used to make breast milk, and provide important mood and nerve support for mothers. Third-party tested for purity, Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA is a safe and effective way to ensure that both mother and baby receive the daily recommended intake of this fundamental nutrient. And in response to concerns in medical and scientific literature about the prevalence of vitamin D3 deficiency in the United States, and to recommendations that higher intakes of vitamin D3 are necessary, Nordic Naturals have also added 400 I.U. vitamin D3 to each serving. The unflavored soft gels are perfect for even the most sensitive palate, and are half the size of standard soft gels, making them easier to swallow.

Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA is the ideal supplement before, during, and after pregnancy, providing safe and effective omega-3 nutrition for both moms and babies. With 450 mg DHA per serving, Prenatal DHA generously fulfills international recommendations for daily DHA intake. Plus, Nordic Naturals have added 400 I.U. of natural vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), for strong bones and mood support.

Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA Features:

- Smaller soft gels are easier to swallow (500 mg)

- Supports brain and visual function in developing babies

- Provides mood and nerve support for mothers

- Unflavored, for the sensitive palates of pregnant women

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/nordic-naturals.html

References
Nordic Naturals (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nordicnaturals.com/

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Lowering Cholesterol the Natural Way

Featured Items

Cholesterol Kick-Start, 60 Capsules, 10 Day Results

Cholesterol Kick-Start, 60 Capsules, 10 Day Results

Cholesterol Rescue, 60 Tablets, Source Naturals

Cholesterol Rescue, 60 Tablets, Source Naturals

Cholesterol Pro, 60 Tablets, NOW Foods

Cholesterol Pro, 60 Tablets, NOW Foods

While most people resort to taking dietary supplements to lower high cholesterol, natural methods are being pushed and highly recommended by doctors and nutritionists to maintain and improve one’s well-being.

Granted that these supplements and medications work well with your body, doing it the natural way has a lot of other benefits other than cutting off fat deposits running (and blocking) through your veins. As the old Appeal to Nature argument goes, “A thing is good because it’s natural.”

Interested in starting to go all natural? Here are some tips:

Know your food

Take the good ol’ doctor’s advice, “watch what you eat” in order to significantly drop your cholesterol rate. But this does not suggest you to stop enjoying food. Remember, eating right is very different from eating less, that’s why upsetting your appetite for you to eat less or worse, not eating at all won’t do any good. The key here is balanced diet and knowing the nutrition facts of your food (e.g. saturated fat, trans fat, sodium, sugar, protein, carbohydrates, etc.)

Separate the Good from the Bad

Eating wisely is just like choosing what is right from wrong. Consuming food with high fatty content reduces High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) AKA good cholesterol in your body, so it’s better to go for white or lean over red and bloody. You may also consider eating fish as substitute for meat. As for cooking, use olive oil or sunflower oil instead of regular palm and coconut oil, as the latter two contains higher saturated fat. It is better to go for baked, steamed, stewed or poached food instead of fried. Eat more fibrous grub such as fruits, veggies, oats, and nuts, while cut down a couple of notches on food with high calories and carbs.

Rock Your Body

Car is to fuel as body is to food. Thus, the logical thing to do is to use that fuel, or as the analogy goes, burn it. And by burning it, not just by simply go through with your day. Watching TV or sitting on the same office chair for 8 straight hours won’t do the job. Do more dynamic physical activities, such as brisk walking, jogging, sports or aerobics to release that pent-up energy. A good 45-minute cardio a day is ideal for lowering bad cholesterol in your body.

A Little Booze Is Not That Bad

As long as you don’t abuse alcohol by going on a binge drinking spree, then you’re fine. Drinking 2 to 3 glasses of red wine daily reduces the risks of heart-related diseases. Resveratol, polyphenol and flavanoids are anti-oxidants found in wine grapes raises the levels of HDL in your body, while protecting the lining of your heart’s blood vessels to prevent blood clotting. Same goes beer drinkers. Beer, particularly dark beer, has antioxidants that relatively provide the same benefits as that of wine.

Kick your Smoking Habit

Cigarette and other tobacco products contain free-radicals that cause the constriction of blood vessels and damage to the arteries’ lining. These effects inevitably lead to build-up of HDL and other fatty substances on the artery walls. Kicking the habit improves blood circulation as the carbon monoxide level in your body drops significantly, while long term benefits include avoiding risks of acquiring heart diseases.

Dodge Stress

As the song goes, “Relax!” Stress comes in many forms, and it’s going to get you whether you like it or not. Stress imposes the increase of cholesterol level in your body by triggering chemical imbalance and the release of fatty substance. For most people, breathing exercises and yoga are the best counteractions for stress. Although, techniques to alleviate stress may still vary, depending on the person’s character and preferences in handling stress.

Natural Supplements

Aside from taking prescribed supplements, natural supplements such as garlic cloves, barley, green tea, oats and artichoke are still considered far more effective and safer. Most of these traditional supplements have the same benefits for lowering your cholesterol level.

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