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What is CBD oil used for?

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

CBD oil has soared in popularity recently as it has become legal to purchase and use in many states. CBD is arguably the fastest growing natural health product on the market today, and it may offer benefits for a variety of health problems. But what is CBD oil, and is it right for you? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural plant extract found in the cannabis plant — a family of plants that includes …

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The best vitamins and supplements for weight loss and better health

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 13th, 2019

Walk into any health food store and you’re sure to encounter row upon row of vitamins and supplements — all of which make powerful health claims. Supplements promise to boost your energy, combat stress, and even help you lose weight. But do they really work? How do you know which ones you need, and how do you choose between different brands and dosages? What are the best vitamins and supplements for weight loss and improved …

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How garcinia cambogia can help you lose weight

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Have you ever heard of garcinia cambogia? You may have seen it listed as an ingredient in weight-loss supplements and wondered what it is. Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that looks like a small yellowish pumpkin, and its sour taste means it’s not frequently used in kitchens here in the U.S. But even if you don’t use it in your fruit salad, you may be interested in this fruit’s power as a fat-burning and …

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From the doc: The importance of vitamin D for health and weight loss

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. March 21st, 2019

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Vitamin D plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions and in preventing disease. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of this vital nutrient. Typically referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D actually acts more like a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D interacts with enzymes in the body to promote many important processes, including calcium absorption and …

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Should you be concerned about warnings on supplements?

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

You may have noticed warnings on certain products stating that they contains chemicals known to produce cancer or cause reproductive damage. These warnings are the result of California’s Proposition 65, or the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Often referred to simply as Prop 65, this law was enacted in 1986 to help residents of California make informed decisions about the products they purchase. As a result, these substances are often found in food and …

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What you need to know about fish oil quality standards

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Here’s what you need to know about Fish Oil quality standards in popular Fish Oil supplements. The health claims regarding supplements can be confusing. Irresponsible advertising makes it more difficult to determine which products will help you reach your health goals, and which ones aren’t worth your money. You may have seen recent news reports about a class action lawsuit against CVS over false marketing of its Omega-3 Krill Oil. The CVS case raises questions …

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7 benefits of green tea extract

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Tea is full of powerful antioxidants that can improve your health in a number of ways, including helping you lose weight, prevent cancer growth, and control blood sugar levels.  Most of us think of tea as something to drink, but you can obtain the same benefits by taking a green tea extract supplement. Green tea extract can be found in pill, powder, or tincture form. Tea comes in many different types and flavors. About 80 percent …

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6 signs you need a probiotic

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Supporting your gut health can be the key to fighting off skin conditions, boosting your immune system, improving mood disorders, and even losing weight.  Eating foods high in probiotics and taking probiotic supplements can improve your gut health, and may reverse some health problems associated with bacterial imbalances in the GI tract. The presence of “good” bacteria in the gut is necessary to keep harmful bacteria under control, promote good digestion, and keep the immune system …

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4 common questions about vitamins and supplements

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Vitamins and supplements can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Certain supplements can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and combat stress. If you’ve ever used supplements as part of your health and wellness plan — even if you’ve been taking them for a long time — you may have questions about their proper use and effectiveness. The following answers to 4 common questions about vitamins and supplements will help you …

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Improve Digestion With Probiotic Supplements

In 2018 Testionials, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Probiotic supplements provide the body the boost it requires to keep digestive discomfort at bay. Probiotics are microorganisms in our body. Most people are unaware that our body depends on these bacteria in order to function properly. These are good bacteria that help the body fight off other harmful bacteria and digest food. Why Probiotic Supplements are Needed In its normal state, our body is home to thousands of good bacteria. We also acquire these …