Category Archives: Vitamins & Minerals

Learn about vitamins and their health properties.

Vitamin D – Sunshine and Salmon

Vitamin D has been quite a topic with some of my friends lately. It even became an impromptu nutrition topic in one of my English classes (a good vocabulary work out for the students!). As nutrition is a pet hobby of mine, putting everything together and gathering bits of missing information has been good fun....
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The Pros and Cons of Melatonin Usage

While an occasional sleepless night can strike us all at any point in time, consistent lack of sleep can be deadly. It's linked to obesity, heart disease and some types of cancer. It can also make us drowsy during the day, which isn't a good idea if you need to drive or operate machinery. Read more

B Vitamin Complex and Stress: How Vitamin B Can Reduce Stress

The connection between B vitamin complex and stress is well known; although why a good B vitamin complex can reduce stress is less well known. Before discussing the reason why a Vitamin B formula can reduce stress, we shall first have a look at stress and what causes it.  The term means different things to...
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Natural Vitamin and Mineral Food Sources

To encourage optimum health and longevity, it's important that you get a variety of vitamins daily. Your body absorbs and utilizes vitamins from food sources better than it's synthetic counterpart. This list, although not a complete list gives you numerous sources of vitamins and minerals from natural food sources. Read more

Top 10 Health Benefits of Lecithin

There are numerous benefits of lecithin to the human body that many of us are not aware of and many of which can help us become healthier as it is a proven substance that's essentially needed by our body. (more…)...
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Vitamin B2 (riboflavin)

Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin or Vitamin G, is a member of the B-complex family. Small amounts of this water soluble vitamin are in practically every type of plant and animal tissue. Vitamin B2 is responsible for several important bodily functions including assisting with the metabolization process of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Read more

Vitamin B3 (niacin)

Another important member of the B-complex family, Vitamin B3 facilitates the processes involved with metabolizing fats, proteins and carbohydrates. In addition, over 50 enzymes are able to function properly because of this one vitamin. Niacin, as it's also called, is one of the more stable vitamins and as such it is able to resist oxidation,...
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Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)

Vitamin B5 is part of the family of B-complex vitamins. Also called Pantothenic Acid, this one vitamin is used by literally all of the functions the body performs. Vitamin B5 is a water soluble vitamin and it's one that's in abundant supply. (more…)...
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Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)

Vitamin B6, also called Pyridoxine or Pyridoxal Phosphate, is the most quickly metabolized member of the B-vitamin family. It too is a water soluble vitamin. Because of its rapid metabolism and solubility, it travels throughout the body very quickly. (more…)...
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