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Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin D

Nutrient Spotlight: Vitamin D

Winter is nearly in full swing, so now is a great time to talk about the importance of vitamin D. Why? Because vitamin D is typically absorbed through exposure to sunlight, something that’s hard to come by when you’re bundled from head to ...
Probiotics 101

Probiotics 101

If you’re not a know-it-all when it comes to probiotics, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick crash course on one of the most important and powerful nutritional supplement available. Probiotics are live bacteria which are beneficial to ...
Chrysin for Male (and Female) Health

Chrysin for Male (and Female) Health

Chrysin is a naturally-occurring isoflavone chemically extracted from passionflower plants and is also found in small amounts in honeycomb. Chrysin functions as an aromatization blocker, which means it may support healthy energy levels and normal lib ...
5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

5 Reasons to Get Passionate About Papaya

Papaya is an orange, oblong fruit with a sweet flavor and a buttery texture. Christopher Columbus referred to papaya as the “fruit of the angels.” Considering all of the fruit’s nutritional benefits, we’d have to agree that p ...
The Beautiful Benefits of Biotin

The Beautiful Benefits of Biotin

Also known as vitamin B7 (and sometimes vitamin H), biotin is a nutrient needed for healthy energy production, and it supports enzymes that affect the skin and intestinal tract. Found in many foods naturally (deficiency is rare), biotin may also be t ...
Is Horny Goat Weed an Aphrodisiac?

Is Horny Goat Weed an Aphrodisiac?

Many herbs have strange names, and horny goat weed is no exception. The herb, known to many as yin yang huo, apparently received its nickname when it was found that goats grazing on this weed were sexually aroused. We’re not goats, of course ...