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....Read more
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.
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...Read more
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
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
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,...Read more