Why pick a "Whole Food" vitamin?

Posted by Kimberly on 2/19/2014 to Nutrition & Health
Whole food vitamins and supplements are a lower dosage, just as if you were eating a healthy diet.  This way your body is able to absorb and utilize the nutrients that are being provided. So really you cannot compare whole foods supplements to synthetic supplements.

A Beginner's Guide to Antioxidants

Posted by Kimberly on 2/8/2014 to Nutrition & Health
Antioxidants protect the cells in our body from damage that is caused by free radicals. These unstable molecules can come from many different sources like cigarette smoke and air pollutants. Some examples of antioxidants are lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These antioxidants are naturally found in many grains, fruits and vegetables. However, if your body doesn't naturally receive the recommended daily dose of antioxidants, taking an antioxidant supplement or a multivitamin is recommended.