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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...

Antacids cause cancer?

Antacids cause cancer?

Unbeknownst to most consumers, retailers quietly removed many antacid products from stores in 2019. Why? It turns out research shows that ingredients in popular antacids and acid-blockers can cause kidney damage and other issues---and even lead to cancer. In this...

Study links longer work hours to higher blood pressure

Study links longer work hours to higher blood pressure

If you're an offfice working putting in 49 hours or more each week, you might want to consider taking heart support supplements to offset the damage you're causing to your blood pressure. New research from Canada found Office workers who logged 49-plus hours on the...

FDA approves expanded health claims for omega-3 fatty acids

FDA approves expanded health claims for omega-3 fatty acids

For those who rely on government edicts to know when a nutrient is beneficial, 2019 is the year you can finally be assured the government officially recognizes the heart health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. The caveat is that the approval is somewhat tacit, and the...