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/

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Foligain Minoxidil Foam For Women Hair Regrowth

There are hair regrowth products and then there’s FOLIGAIN.P2® 2% MINOXIDIL Topical Solution, the latest breakthrough in hair regrowth technology! FOLIGAIN.P2® 2% MINOXIDIL Topical Solution utilizes the highest-purity research-grade materials, which translates into the most effective hair loss and regrowth treatment on the market today.

With a total of three bottles (approximately three month supply), FOLIGAIN.P2® 2% MINOXIDIL Topical Solution contains active ingredients shown to help prevent hair loss and promote hair regrowth on the scalp area in men.

What is Minoxidil?
Minoxidil was first created as a blood pressure medication but patients began to notice they were growing more hair! With a change of direction, doctors started prescribing minoxidil as a hair-loss supplement that promotes a full, healthy head of hair. Minoxidil hair treatments are available in 5% or 2% propylene glycol topical solutions. The propylene glycol ensures that the applied minoxidil is spread evenly across the scalp area and effectively absorbed through the skin.

Hair Regrowth:

FOLIGAIN.P2® 2% MINOXIDIL Topical Solution stimulates the scalp area—specifically the deadened hair follicles—which exerts maximum hair growth on the crown of the head.

Stop Hair Loss and Thinning:
Utilizing 2% minoxidil, FOLIGAIN.P2® improves blood flow to the scalp area, effectively stimulating deadened hair follicles to help slow/stop hair thinning.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/newton-everett.html

References
FOLIGAIN.P2® 2% MINOXIDIL Topical Solution for Hair Regrowth (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.anagenresearch.com/

 

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Minor Pain Relief

Herbal, Safe, Effective

Planetary Herbals is pleased to introduce Minor Pain Relief – a safe, effective herbal formula that soothes minor pain due to everyday activity, inhibits the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme, and strengthens tissues with antioxidants.

Willow Bark: Traditional Minor Pain Reliever

Minor Pain Relief features an age-old herbal remedy, willow bark, that has been used for centuries for natural minor pain relief. Modern clinical studies confirm that willow bark, which is neither habit-forming nor irritating to the stomach, remains as effective as ever for the relief of minor pain.

Hops and Ginger: COX-2 Inhibition

Minor Pain Relief also contains powerful COX-2 inhibitors from hops, the perennial flowering vine used worldwide in beer-making, as well as from ginger root. Humulex™ is a hops extract that is standardized for the alpha acids humulone, cohumulone and isohumulone, all of which have proved effective at inhibiting COX-2. COX-2 is associated with minor pain and inflammation from daily activities or overexertion. Ginger root lessens everyday minor pain and the cellular irritation that accompanies it by decreasing the production of prostaglandins generated by COX-2.

Corydalis: Beneficial Alkaloids

Another featured herb in the formula is corydalis, a member of the poppy family, which has been used successfully for over 2,000 years within the system of traditional Chinese herbalism to inhibit minor, everyday pain. Scientific tests have identified and named 20 active minor pain-killing alkaloids in corydalis.

Minor Pain Relief is the newest member of the Planetary Herbals line of herbs and botanical formulas. These products integrate the best of worldwide herbal traditions with modern clinical and pharmacological research.

References
 Planetary Herbals (n.d.). Minor Pain Relief. Retrieved from http://www.planetaryherbals.com/articles/6798/

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Natural Vitality Natural Calm: Anti-Stress Magnesium Drink

Magnesium and calcium are fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other in order for you to fully experience good health. Their importance on a cellular level is critical. Calcium and magnesium are like opposite sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves, while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely.

Calcium & Magnesium: A Matter of Balance

You experience the tensing (calcium) and relaxing (magnesium) interaction of these two elements each time your heart beats, when you feel your pulse, and every time you breathe.

When we are under stress, our cells—which in their resting state contain magnesium—go through a change. Calcium, normally outside the cells, enters the cells and the calcium level becomes high. This is the action state in which a muscle cell, for example, will contract and tense the muscle. The magnesium then pushes the calcium out of the cell and the cell is again in its resting, relaxed state. Think of it as an on-off switch. The “off” is magnesium and the “on” is calcium.

But what happens to a cell that is not in balance—where the magnesium level in the body is deficient?

In simple terms, the “off” switch doesn’t fully turn off. That means calcium can continuously leak into the cells and stimulate cell activity (the “on” switch). The result is stress accompanied by one or more of the magnesium deficiency symptoms.

Magnesium helps your muscles and nerves function properly; it keeps your heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system and also assists in keeping your bones strong. This essential mineral helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure and is required for producing and storing energy. It’s easy to see why many researchers say that no single dietary factor is as critical as magnesium.

Calcium—Too Much of a Good Thing?

Calcium deficiency can be a serious issue. It is an important nutrient your body needs every day, but too much calcium can also be a problem.

The recommended adequate intake of calcium according to the National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements, is 1,000 mg for adults aged 19–50 and 1,200 mg for 51 plus. There are many adults who are taking 1,200–1,500 mg of supplemental calcium in addition to their dietary intake of calcium (an 8 oz cup of low-fat fruit yogurt contains 345 mg of calcium and one cup of nonfat milk contains 306 mg). Unassimilated calcium can end up in the soft tissues of the body where it deposits and hardens (calcifies) or in the urine where it may result in kidney stones.

Unless calcium and magnesium are properly balanced, magnesium becomes depleted (too much calcium can itself deplete magnesium levels). This can result in an inability to quickly recover from stress and can itself be a source of stress.

Do You Have a Healthy Magnesium Level?

Most people don’t get enough magnesium, including many who already take magnesium. There are two reasons for this: the amount of magnesium required by the body is greater than people think and many magnesium capsules and tablets are not completely absorbed by the body.

Magnesium deficiency can be caused by a number of stresses on the body, including—but not limited to—lack of adequate dietary magnesium, emotional stress, some drugs (diuretics, antibiotics, oral contraceptives, insulin, cortisone), heavy exercise, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and too much calcium in the diet.

The Anti-Stress Drink

Natural Calm is the best-selling magnesium supplement on the market for over seven years in a row according to health food supermarket scanner reports. It features a proprietary formula that provides a highly absorbable, water-soluble magnesium in ionic form (having molecular charge that allows the element to easily bond with water), so it is ready to go to work right away.

Natural Calm can gradually reduce accumulated calcium, giving fast relief to many symptoms of magnesium depletion.

Stress Relief and Health

Millions have experienced the stress relief and health benefits Natural Calm provides. Drink stress away naturally with The Anti-Stress Drink. You deserve the best. We want you to experience a new level of health.

 

See more: http://www.vitasprings.com/peter-gillham-natural-vitality.html

References
Natural Vitality (n.d.). Retrieved from http://naturalvitality.com/

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Enzymes: Vital for Human Health

Featured Items

Super Enzymes Caps, 180 Capsules, NOW Foods

Dairy Digest Complete, Maximum Dairy Digestion, 90 Vcaps, NOW Foods

Serrazimes 20,000 Units, 90 Vcaps, NOW Foods

Gluten Digest Enzymes, 60 Vcaps, NOW Foods

Optimal Digestive System, Clinically Tested Enzymes, 90 Vcaps, NOW Foods

Enzymes are specialized proteins that carry out billions of reactions each second throughout the body. As the body’s biochemical workforce, they function as messengers, supply the raw materials needed for growth and recovery, deliver vital nutrients, remove waste, communicate messages, and facilitate energy transfer. Without enzymes, chemical reactions that take split seconds would cease instantly, reducing the human body to an inoperable arrangement of cellular clutter.

Enzymes come from two sources: those made by the body, and those obtained from food. This ability to manufacture our own enzymes might lead some to believe that our supply is unlimited, however, that is not the case. Human beings have what is known as enzyme potential, and each person’s DNA is programmed to produce a specific amount of enzymes throughout their lifetime. Fortunately, they can also be obtained from food sources. Increasing the amount of enzymes obtained from food sources and dietary supplementation is a smart way to prevent the body’s self-manufactured reserve from becoming exhausted. The body produces specific enzymes to carry out specific actions, and each one is important in its own, unique way. Metabolic enzymes support the day-to-day biochemical reactions that allow the body to function properly. Food enzymes stimulate the digestive process, while digestive enzymes break down solid foods used to nourish the body. Proteolytic enzymes break down proteins into smaller units, including those that form during or after an injury. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most fundamental enzymatic functions.

Enzymes and Digestion

One of the most important functions of enzymes is digestion, where they assist in the breakdown of food and nutrient absorption. Raw foods are especially rich in digestive enzymes, and regular consumption can help support the digestive process. Some of the most enzyme-rich foods include avocados, bananas, carrots, dates, extra virgin olive oil kiwi, mangos, papaya, pineapple, raw honey, and sprouts. Individuals who regularly consume fast food and processed food should strongly consider taking an enzyme supplement to ensure that they are getting the amount they need every day.

Dairy Intolerance

It has been estimated that approximately 30 to 50 million Americans suffer from dairy intolerance. Until now, the vast majority of these individuals have been limited to enzyme formulas that address only one part of the problem—lactose. Lactose intolerance stems from a person’s inability to digest milk sugar, or lactose. This alone does not cause “dairy” intolerance. The high protein and fat content associated with many dairy products can also make digestion difficult. In order to properly digest these foods, the body must have an ample supply of the enzymes needed to break down lactose, protein, and fat. NOW® Foods Dairy Digest (opposite page) is an innovative enzyme formula that was designed to address this concern.

Proteolytic Enzymes

Proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes are actively involved in many cardiovascular, immune system, and inflammatory processes. Once utilized, they scour the body in search of large, abandoned protein molecules. Along the way, they eliminate fibrin—insoluble proteins that collect near damaged tissues. Excess fibrin can interfere with normal clotting processes, cause inflammation, and compromise the normal function of other major systems throughout the body. Proteolytic enzymes play an important role in the process of recovery and healing, and are equally important for all around good health.

Gluten Sensitivity

As many as 20 million Americans reportedly have difficulty digesting gluten, a proline-containing peptide found in wheat, rye, barley, oats, and dairy. Even more concerning, an estimated 3 million gluten-sensitive individuals have been clinically diagnosed with chronic glutenrelated conditions. NOW Foods recently introduced Gluten Digest, an innovative enzyme supplement that helps break down certain grains and gluten. On your road to good health, it is important to make sure that you are getting the enzymes you need. This is especially true if your diet is less-than-perfect. NOW Foods offers a broad selection of enzyme supplements.

 

References
NOW Foods. (n.d.). Enzymes. Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/idc/groups/public/documents/digital_asset/078572.pdf

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Pure MCT Oil for Weight Management

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT’s) are fats that are naturally found in coconut and palm kernel oil. MCT’s are more easily and rapidly digested than other types of fats, as they require lower amounts of enzymes and bile acids for intestinal absorption. MCT’s are metabolized very quickly in the liver and are reported to encourage an increase in energy expenditure, while decreasing fat storage. Numerous studies suggest that substituting MCT Oil for other fats in a healthy diet may therefore help to support healthy weight and body composition.

NOW® MCT Oil is Pharmaceutical Grade (USP).

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/mct-oil-32-oz-now-foods.html

References
NOW Foods MCT Oil (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/MCT-Oil-32-oz.htm

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author
1

What’s New? NutraLuxe

banner1

Nutra Luxe MD Anti Aging Skin Care was co-founded by Dr. A Hawrych, a famous certified facial plastic surgeon in Naples, Florida. Dr. A Hawrych is dedicated to providing his clients/consumers the latest in state of the art skin care products at affordable prices.

All Nutra-Luxe products contain a combination of the latest scientifically advanced ingredients from Europe, like BIO-Peptides, Liposomes, Antioxidants, specific Anti- Aging Vitamins, Minerals as well as Essential Natural Oils.

 

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Introducing to Popular Yacon Syrup!

We’re glad that the Most Popular Yacon Syrup is Now In Stock!

Probiotic Sweetener with Low Glycemic Index!

Yacon is a distant relative of the sunflower with edible tubers and leaves. The syrup from this sweet root is raising eyebrows in the medical community and natural product world for its medicinal qualities. It contains fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which pass through the digestive track unmetabolized, providing few calories. The sugars, however, are metabolized by the bifidobacteria in the large intestine and contribute to improved digestions and absorption of vitamins, such as B-complex. The undigested portion of yacon serves as prebiotic-food for ‘friendly’ bacteria. Other benefits of FOS supplementation include increased production of beneficial short-chain fatty acids, such as butyrate, increased absorption of calcium and magnesium and improved elimination of toxic compounds. Preclinical studies indicate an increase in bone density after consumption of FOS. It may help diabetics regulate and normalize glucose levels in the blood due to its FOS content. It is considered hypoglycemic and holds promise as a sweetener for diabetics and others who choose not to consume sugar.

Traditional Ethnobotanical Information

This delicious root crop has been grown in the Andes by the Inca and their descendants. Related to sunflowers, Yacon has large succulent roots that have a juicy, watermelon flavor. From this we produce an exceptionally sweet syrup which can be used like honey or maple syrup.

You hold in your hands the finest traditional botanical available on earth. This botanical is a long standing favorite in South America where it has been empirically selected for its effectiveness over many generations. Only organically cultivated or sustainably wild harvested plants are collected and shipped to our laboratories.

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

NOW Foods Bone Calcium

Bone meal is a natural source of Calcium Phosphate, a composition of Calcium and Phosphorus known as hydroxyapatite. Hydroxyapatite, found in teeth and bones, confers rigidity to these structures and is well absorbed from the digestive tract. Phosphorus is necessary for the production of bone tissue and plays an integral role in the maintenance of the body’s acid-base balance. NOW® Bone Calcium has been enhanced with Vitamin D, as well as complementary minerals, such as Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, and Boron, that work with Calcium to support healthy bone metabolism.* NOW® Bone Calcium is naturally derived from cattle raised in Australia. It is sterilized and tested for heavy metals such as lead and aluminum to assure the lowest levels possible.

See more at: http://www.vitasprings.com/bone-calcium-240-tablets-now.html

References
NOW Foods Bone Calcium (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nowfoods.com/Bone-Calcium-240-Tablets.htm

Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author

Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating

Featured Items

Advanced Fiber Force, 100 Capsules, Good ‘N Natural

Herbal Laxative, 250 Tablets, Good ‘N Natural

Multi-Enzyme Formula, 100 Tablets, Good ‘N Natural

Colon Cleanser, 240 Capsules, Good ‘N Natural

Lemon Ginger Tea (Digestive Aid) 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Stomach Ease Tea 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Purely Peppermint Tea (Stomach Soother) 16 tea bags from Yogi Tea

Organic Gas Relief Tea, 16 Tea Bags, Traditional Medicinals Teas

Eater’s Digest Tea 16 bags, Traditional Medicinals Teas

With the holiday season upon us, food is everywhere. From festive holiday parties to dinners with friends and family, let’s face it, this time of year tends to center around food. And, it is perfectly OK to indulge on occasion, sans the guilt, without gaining weight. The trick is to enjoy what you are eating, and to eat mindfully while avoiding overindulging and gaining weight in the process.

For the good news, according to research published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Americans, on average, gain just about one pound during the holiday season, with overweight individuals gaining a bit more. This is really not too bad, as long as we keep it to just one pound and get back on track come the New Year.

To help avoid gaining weight this holiday season while also enjoying your favorite foods, here are some strategies that I have used successfully with clients that I counsel in my nutrition practice.

1. Eat healthy MOST of the time.

Make healthy low-calorie choices when you can and do not waste calories nibbling at home while watching TV. Celebrate only at a holiday dinner party or during a holiday event. Plan your day and even plan for your occasional splurge.

2. Eat what you LOVE.

Do not waste calories overeating on cookies and junk food that you do not like just because they are sitting there or because someone else is eating them. Save your extra calories for special foods you enjoy during this time of year.

3. Mind your PORTIONS.

What I love about portion control is that you can still indulge in your favorite foods instead of banning them completely. And you do not have to eat tiny portions. The trick is to eat larger portions of healthy foods balanced with smaller portions of more indulgent and high-calorie choices.

4. Try eating off of RED plates.

Red is a festive color and red plates certainly go with the season. New research published in the journal Appetite found that we eat less when eating food on a red plate. Subjects who were given pretzels on a red plate ate significantly less than those given pretzels on a blue or white plate. Who knew? Certainly worth a try. The authors suggest that the color red may work as a subtle stop signal (like a red traffic light) which may guide us to reduce our intake.

5. Eat MORE fruits and veggies.

High in fiber, rich in nutrients, and low in calories, enjoying colorful fruits and vegetables is a win-win. Try filling half of your plate with fruits or vegetables at each meal.

6. Limit LIQUID calories.

When we drink our calories instead of eat them, we do not tend to register fullness and we often end up consuming extra unnecessary calories. For example, we often eat a bag of chips with the soda we are guzzling down. And liquid calories such as soda are pure empty calories. Many alcoholic drinks also tend to be high in calories and drinking tends to decrease our resistance to temptations. It is OK to enjoy an occasional glass of red wine, or white wine spritzer, but best to have the drink with dinner and not on an empty stomach. And, fill up on water or seltzer, both calorie free, before your meal.

7. Keep up your EXERCISE routine.

Choose an exercise routine you enjoy and pick a time that works for you so that you will stick to it.

8. DROP the guilt.

If you overate, do not feel guilty. And now there is now research to prove it.

New research found that people who feel guilty after eating large amounts of snack foods tend to gain more weight than those who don’t feel the guilt.

This year, enjoy the holiday season sans guilt!

References
Dr. Lisa Young (December 17, 2013). Holiday Survival Guide: 8 Strategies to Avoid Overeating. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-lisa-young/holiday-health_b_4441757.html?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living


Don't be shelfish, share it !Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on TumblrDigg thisShare on LinkedInShare on StumbleUponBuffer this pageShare on RedditFlattr the author
Page 10 of 11« First...7891011