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Micronutrients For Mental Health: Nutraceutical Business Review

Download PDF of full article.   The Rising Use of Broad-Spectrum Micronutrients To Support Mental Wellness & Brain-Gut Health Once limited to naturopaths and natural health practitioners, broad-spectrum micronutrients supplementation has matured from an alternative mental health solution to an empowered choice for doctors and consumers seeking to foster both brain and gut health. As a[…]

Studies: Vitamin D And Your Digestive Health

Vitamin D is known by many as the “sunshine vitamin” and as a sidekick to calcium in promoting healthy bones. However, did you know that vitamin D has also been shown to have a role in digestive health? In your intestines, there are millions of cells that are receptors for the vitamin D molecule to[…]

Studies: Why Vitamin D Is Such An Important Piece Of The Mood Puzzle

Vitamin D is a highly recognized vitamin known for its various beneficial effects on human health and the regulation of minerals in the body. Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and even depression.* Serious depression afflicts 6.7% of the US population over the age of 18. The[…]

Studies: 3 Ways Vitamin D Helps Your Brain Function

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for your body yet despite it being obtainable from the sun, studies suggest over 1/3 of people are still deficient (1).  According to the National Institutes for Health (2), the average adult male and female should aim for about 600 IU (15 micrograms) of vitamin D daily.[…]

Studies: How Maintaining Vitamin D Levels Support A Healthy Weight

Vitamin D deficiencies have been implicated in a wide range of health issues; from osteoporosis andto  cholesterol, diabetes, the immune system, and obesity. Recent studies have also now also linked Vitamin D sufficiency to playing a supportive role in the maintenance of a healthy weight.  Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to obesity and a higher[…]

Ginkgo Biloba: Can Mental Clarity Grow On Trees?

Existing for over 270 million years, Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient species of trees that has been widely cultivated for use as a source of food and traditional medicine in Asian cultures. Its broad fan shaped leaves have captivated humans for thousands of years and have been used widely in oriental medicine ranging from treating[…]

Why We Upgraded Folic Acid To Folate (5-MTHF)

We recently upgraded our Core Micronutrients formula by changing our Folic Acid to 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate. We asked Dr. Ruth Leyse-Wallace to summarize why this switch was key, and why absorbing Vitamin B9 is so important.   Forms of Vitamin B-9 Folate – in natural foods Folic acid – synthetic, in some supplements – needs to be converted into Folate[…]

Studies: Could More Calcium Improve Your PMS?

Calcium is an essential element most widely known for its effects on bone health and its implications on osteoporosis.  However most people don’t know that calcium levels have also been implicated in affecting mood in women that suffer from the Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). PMS may cause mood swings, irritability, fatigue, and depression*. Calcium Levels and[…]

Studies: How Magnesium Supports Brain Health & Focus

The magnesium ion is extremely important to your body because it acts as a moderator for many processes including DNA synthesis, energy production, and ion transport across cell membranes. It’s one of many essential nutrients that your body needs to survive, but that it can’t produce on its own; because of this, we should all[…]

Magnesium And The Gut-Brain Connection

We are made of bacteria. You may be astonished to hear that there are more bacterial cells in the human body than human ones.  There are over 100 trillion bacterial cells in your body, vastly over numbering the 10 trillion human cells in your body. Even more compelling is that most of these bacteria are[…]