Supplements

Articles and information about natural supplements, minerals and more.

Increase Your Energy, Naturally

Natural Supplements and Vitamins to Help Increase Your Energy

Low energy is a big problem for a lot of people these days. Sometimes you wake up feeling even more exhausted than you were at bed time.

Why Fish Oil?

Why Fish Oil? A Naturopathic Perspective.

Fish oil is one of the most common supplements prescribed by Naturopaths, but why is that the case? In this article we will look at what fish oil can

EPA from Fish Oil Improves Mood

A recent study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry concluded that EPA – one of the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil – improves depression. This study reviewed the results of relevant research studies conducted

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Zinc Lozenges May Shorten Cold Duration

A recent systematic review looked at the results of 13 previous randomized controlled trials to examine the effects of zinc lozenges on the duration of the common cold. They found a 42% reduction in the

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Probiotics May Improve Mood

A recent study involving mice found that a probiotic strain called Lactobacillus Rhamnosus (ie. good bacteria that line the digestive tract) reduced cortisol levels (the hormone that increases with anxiety and stress). The authors discovered

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Fish Oil Supplementation May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

A recently published study (July 2010) following over 35,000 postmenopausal women living in the USA found that the use of daily fish oil supplementation reduced the risk of ductal breast cancer (not lobular). Women who

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Fish Oil Can Help with Depression

A recent study soon to be published in Psychiatry Research (2010) involving 42 people with Major Depressive Disorder, found that 1000mg of EPA (found in fish oil) exerted beneficial effects on mood equal to that

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Zinc May Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (April 2010) published a study last month that showed supplementing your diet with zinc can help protect you from atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is the thickening and hardening of arteries that

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Folic Acid Prevents Premature Births

Folic acid supplementation has been commonly known to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects in the first 22-28 days of pregancy. This means that women should be taking folic acid prior to conceiving since

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Whey Protein Decreases Cholesterol?

Yes, it’s true. A study published earlier this month in the Journal of Nutrition found that supplementation with whey protein powder for 12 weeks in overweight individuals significantly decreased LDL (the bad cholesterol), total cholesterol

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