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Beginning a Probiotic Regimen - What to Expect


There are a large number of bacteria that live in our bodies, primarily in our guts. In fact, we have around ten times more bacteria than we do cells. While most people believe bacteria to be negative -- and they can be in many instances -- some bacteria will do a lot of good for our bodies. Probiotics are one such classification of these “good types” of bacteria. They’re living microorganisms that can be ingested by mouth to provide a wide range of benefits. Probiotics shouldn’t be confused with prebiotics, which are dietary fibers that act as food for the probiotics. Having too much bad bacteria in your gut can cause an imbalance and be linked to various health diseases,...
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FOR SCHOOL-YEAR LEVEL ENERGY, DON’T LOOK IN THE DRINK COOLER


Americans are tired and busy. Want proof? Just look at the drinks next to every checkout line at the grocery store. The people who made those drinks and told the stock personnel where to shelve them know their market. And it’s a huge market. Consider these results of a National Safety Council survey conducted in 2017: “97 percent of Americans…have at least one of the leading nine risk factors for fatigue…working at night or early in the morning, working long shifts without regular work breaks, working more than 50 hours each week, and enduring long commutes. Seventy-six percent of workers say they feel tired at work, 53 percent feel less productive, and 44 percent have trouble focusing.”  On top of those common...
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The Connection Between Selenium and the Immune System


  With the Coronavirus lockdown still active, there are a variety of supplements being talked about right now due to their benefits to the immune system. As we know, the immune system is our body’s personal defense against viruses and bacteria. A strong immune system will help keep you healthy during difficult times.  Of all the vitamins and minerals being discussed, there’s one that isn’t getting enough attention -- Selenium. Not only is it found in a variety of different supplements already, but it has been estimated that nearly one billion people in the world suffer from a selenium deficiency.  What Is Selenium? Selenium is an essential mineral that your body can’t produce on its own. This means you must...
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What Happens When You Start Taking a Multivitamin For the First Time?


Multivitamins can be an excellent addition to anyone’s diet and nutritional regimen, especially to people who don’t eat certain nutrient-rich foods or have allergies that prevent them from certain foods.  When properly taken, a multivitamin will assist your body in getting all the nutrients it needs throughout the day. This is essential to ensuring our bodies function adequately and properly 24/7 -- even when we’re sleeping! While these tablets or capsules can do so much for you in the long run, and there are some things you might notice once you start taking them for the first time. Some of these things might scare people away at first, but it’s important to know what’s normal and what’s not.  If you’ve...
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How to Properly Take a Vitamin


Vitamins and minerals are essential micronutrients that our bodies need to function properly. While most of us will have no problem getting the necessary amounts through our normal diet, some of us will need the help of a vitamin supplement to reach our daily requirements.  In order to get the most out of your vitamin, you need to ensure you’re taking it properly and following the various directions for use. Research has found that taking too much of certain vitamins can have adverse effects on your body.  Other studies have shown that taking multiple vitamins and minerals will cause them to compete with each other -- meaning your body won’t absorb everything that you consume. While there won’t necessarily be...
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