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Scientists pinpoint zinc’s mechanism for providing immune protection

Scientists pinpoint zinc’s mechanism for providing immune protection

Zinc deficiency is common. In fact, it's so common that experts estimate approximately two billion people worldwide are deficient. And research has repeatedly shown this "deficiency epidemic" is causing a serious global challenge. Namely, those that are deficient are...

Five studies showing Vitamin D is a powerful virus fighter

Five studies showing Vitamin D is a powerful virus fighter

Viruses may be in the news a lot lately, but they are not new. In fact, different viruses are the primary cause of hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Remember, influenza and your common cold are viruses. Pneumonia, AIDS, HPV, and viral hepatitis are also...

COVID-19 | The nutritional support facts you need to know

COVID-19 | The nutritional support facts you need to know

Fact: COVID-19 is a virus, and viruses are always more deadly to the elderly and people with compromised immune systems. So, is there anything we can do nutritionally to make our immune system stronger and reduce the damage a viral attack can cause? Proven research...

Western diet linked to lower sperm quality in new study

Western diet linked to lower sperm quality in new study

When it comes to sperm quality, diet is a lot more important than most men realize. According to a recent meta-analysis that included review of 185 studies, total sperm count was shown to have declined by 50% to 60% between 1973 and 2011. In Western countries this...

America’s most widely used oil causes a host of health issues

America’s most widely used oil causes a host of health issues

New research from University of California Riverside (UCR) shows soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also contribute to neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's disease, anxiety and depresion. A logical question might be, "If soybean...

Iron level in brain linked to cognitive function in new study

Iron level in brain linked to cognitive function in new study

Iron is an essential mineral that doesn't receive the attention that "big vitamins" do. This is unfortunate cosidering there is a virtual epidemic of iron deficiency around the world. Iron is essential for the proper functioning of the immune and nervous systems. Iron...

Researchers say Vitamin C level so low in some they have scurvy

Researchers say Vitamin C level so low in some they have scurvy

Anyone who has worked in the nutrition industry for any length of time has heard a comment that goes something like this: "I don't need a Vitamin C supplement, because everyone knows that diseases like scurvy are ancient history." Well, it turns out the history of...