Category Archives: Vitamins/Minerals

Put these 5 things into your mouth instead of a cigarette.

You just quit smoking – Yay!! Or maybe you are still “planning” on quitting, but you just haven’t made that full commitment. Either way, your intention is to improve your health, so congratulations! Let’s look at what you could put in your mouth instead of a cigarette.

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Magnesium deficiency. 7 body parts dependent on it, 16 things that will deplete it, 45 diseases when deficient in it.

Health issues linked to magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is a key nutrient in the following areas in the body:

  • Cardiovascular Health (healthy heart and circulation)
  • Bone Health (without magnesium your bones don’t exist)
  • Muscle Health (avoid cramps or muscle soreness)
  • Nerve Function (mental and physical)
  • Energy Production
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Blood Sugar Balance

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Who wants great hair? Men and Women of all ages. Go get Biotin? You can do better!

Biotin

We recently posted about “What to look for when in the market for a good B Complex supplement”. One of the ingredients in a good B Complex is Biotin. We see lots of “pins” of Biotin supplements on Pinterest boards for hair, skin, nails, beauty, and wedding prep. The brands typically shown are … meh.

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Get your potassium from food and super foods, it is easy! You shouldn’t need a supplement.

If you have been following us for a while now, you know we love supplements. Huge fans! But, as much as we love supplements, we always look to food first, then super foods and herbs, and then to high quality vitamins and minerals when needed. Potassium sits on the supplement shelf for purchase, but this a mineral you should easily be able to get from food, or super food concentrates.

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Nutrients that support fitness. Rhodiola, Green Tea, Chromium, Royal Jelly, and more….

There are MANY nutrients that will support your fitness endeavors. This short list includes some of our favorite nutrients that support fitness. Some of these nutrients you have heard of, some maybe not. Click on the name of the nutrient to learn more.  (more…)

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Folic acid. What you need to know.

Our genes naturally program the creation of tens of thousands of proteins and enzymes telling each of our 70 trillion cells what to do. The MTHFR gene specifically codes for an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase. This enzyme (also known as MTHFR) depends on folate or folic acid to function, and also influences folate activity in the body.

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Top 20 Reasons Why We Love Vitamins and Supplements

Society Wellness was launched to share our personal passion for overall wellness, which includes taking vitamins and supplements on a regular basis. We want to share the main reasons why we love them so much! Let’s start by defining vitamins and supplements:

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What is Vitamin D? Where do you get it? Could you be deficient?

Did you know Vitamin D is not really a “vitamin”, it is more like a hormone. Our bodies produce it when the sun’s rays react with cholesterol after being absorbed by your skin. So what happens when you avoid the sun, live in a northern climate, or use a daily dose of sunscreen? No sun rays are absorbed, which means no Vitamin D is produced. Most hormone levels decline as we age, and the same is true for Vitamin D production.

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How supplements measure up. Micrograms, Milligrams, and Grams

Many people, including doctors, get the wrong measurement indicator with the wrong supplement. We hope this post starts to clarify the confusion for you. The most common measurement units used for supplements are milligrams and micrograms.

Mcg is the abbreviation for Microgram (you may see μg used in place of mcg, especially in Europe), there are 1000 mcgs in 1 Milligram

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Mg is the abbreviation for Milligram, there are 1000 mgs in 1 Gram

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Myths and Misunderstandings: The Multivitamin

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I don’t take a multivitamin. We educate to get nutrition from food first, however, that doesn’t mean I don’t take certain supplements to support my health goals. Supplements are for supplementing your current state of health, and your needs are ever-changing. Let’s look at the role of the multivitamin and your health.

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Are you flashing or flushing?

Has this scenario ever happened to you? Your body feels tingly and itchy all over, your skin may become reddened starting at your face and moving to your midsection. You might also feel a rapid heartbeat, chills, dizziness, and shortness of breath or fainting. Do these symptoms describe flashing or flushing? Maybe it’s both? Are your hormones to blame, or could it be vitamin B-3?

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Are supplements safe? How can you tell? Who do you believe? Organic? Non-GMO?

Are supplements safe?

Ultimately we want to see, and will eventually see, all the great supplement companies not only get their Certified Organic stamp where applicable, but their non-GMO stamp as well. Keep in mind it takes time and money to acquire these certifications, so don’t panic if your favorite supplement that you can’t live without doesn’t have these labels yet.

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Have you been diagnosed with an “itis” ? Tendonitis, bronchitis, arthritis, colitis, gingivitis…

If you have been diagnosed with an ailment, either acute or chronic, whose name ends with“itis”, it is inflammation. Examples include bronchitis, meningitis, arthritis, tendonitis, colitis, gingivitis, laryngitis, (and the list goes on and on and on). Follow the doctor’s orders, but support your body’s healing process and consider adding some nutritional support.

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Is there a magic pill or fountain of youth? Our opinion on Supplements, Vitamins, Minerals and Herbs.

Is there a magic pill or fountain of youth? We think the answer is yes and no.

Typically people settle for sub-par energy and vitality over long periods of time. When they realize they don’t feel great, then they look outside of themselves for the answer.
 So, our basic response to supplementation is this:

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The Calcium and Magnesium Balance. Is your mineral intake stacked in your favor?

Everything in life is about balance. When we only get one side of the story, we become out of balance and suffer the consequences. This holds true as we look at the relationship between calcium and magnesium. We have been so hung up on “calcium for your bones” for so many years, we have forgotten about, or never even knew about, the importance of magnesium.

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