Maintain Heart & Nervous System Health with Thiamine

The first B vitamin to be discovered, thiamine, or vitamin B1, is essential for normal growth and development. Its main function is to help with the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. Thiamine also promotes cardiovascular and nervous system hea ...

Glucosamine Chondroitin””Your Joint Support System

Your body contains 206 bones, all of which are connected to one another by joints. Joints are cushioned by a tough, rubbery material known as cartilage. Over time, joints and cartilage can deteriorate, causing aggravating pain and swelling as a resul ...

The Power of Potassium

A banana a day may keep heart disease away. Bananas contain high levels of potassium, a mineral that promotes healthy muscle, kidney, blood””and heart””function. Potassium is an electrolyte, a positively-charged molecule that works with o ...

Flaxseed Oil: A Rich Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Flaxseed oil, also known as flax oil or linseed oil, is obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of the flax plant (Linium usitatissimum). It’s a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid that’s converted to EP ...

Shedding Light on Dark Chocolate

Now you can let go of the guilt when you unwrap a sinfully-sweet-tasting bar of chocolate””as long as it’s dark chocolate. A study conducted by University of California researchers found that dark chocolate may help support healthy ...