Need B 12? Difference between Cyanocobalamin and Methylcobalamin

Need B 12? Difference between Cyanocobal...

Vitamin B 12 is an essential nutrient belonging to the group of B vitamins and is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Many individuals have a B-12 deficiency which manifests with symptoms such as shortness of breath, extreme fatigue or weakness, dizziness, confusion or memory loss, coldness, numbness or tingling of the limbs, decreased function of the nervous system, pale skin and sore mouth or tongue. Vegetarians and vegans have a greater risk to develop a vitamin B-12 deficiency because this nutrient is found mainly...
Portland Voters Reject Fluoride in Water

Portland Voters Reject Fluoride in Water

Congratulations to Portland, Oregon for recently voting against adding fluoride to their drinking water! Thanks to Clean Water Portland, a company that raises the awareness on the toxic effects of fluoride in water, 60% of the votes were against this deliberate poisoning of their population.  If you live in the US, chances are you are drinking fluorinated water.  To be more specific, 70% of all drinking water is fluorinated in the States, according to Fluoride Action Network. For the past 60 years, fluoride has been added to the drinking water supposedly in an effort...
Brassicas Protect Heart & Lower Cancer Risk

Brassicas Protect Heart & Lower Can...

Brassicas is a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae). The members of the genus are collectively known as cruciferous vegetables and include broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, rape, rutabaga and turnip. Overall, the Brassica vegetables are some of the healthiest foods one can eat. All vegetables belonging to this family are rich in essential nutrients that can prevent diseases such as cancer, heart disease or diabetes. Overall, they have very low amounts of fat, calories and sodium, while they are great...
Grocery Store Vitamins Do More Harm Than Good

Grocery Store Vitamins Do More Harm Than...

Natural supplements, unlike conventional drugs, do not require FDA approval to be sold on the market. The good thing is that they are widely available for everyone, and are over the counter. The bad thing, however, is that the quality and manufacturing standards are questionable for many brands. Vitamins and herbal supplements have never been as popular as they are now. As a result,  you can find a variety of brands everywhere – grocery stores, drug stores, supermarkets and even small boutiques and convenience stores. These grocery store vitamins can be so...
Studies Show Vitamin D Deficiency and MS Closely Linked

Studies Show Vitamin D Deficiency and MS...

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient which cannot be provided in adequate amounts by food, but is produced in the skin when exposed to the sun. Unfortunately, many North Americans suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which now is linked with close to one hundred medical conditions. There is also strong scientific evidence of a connection between vitamin D deficiency and MS (multiple sclerosis), a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that affects the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord. Established risk factors for MS include environmental and genetic...
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