Have you ever heard of tocotrienols? This relative of vitamin E is proving to be a heart health powerhouse! Offering more antioxidant protection than vitamin E’s tocopherols, tocotrienols are being recognized as potent phytochemicals that can help cool the fire of oxidative stress. Why is that important? Oxidative stress is the driving force toward ageing, and chronic health conditions. Let’s explore how tocotrienols can nourish heart health and more!
Vitamins and Minerals
- February 8th 2023 , by Jenny PerezViews No Comments
- December 15th 2022 , by Jenny PerezViews No Comments
As the winter season creeps in, do you find yourself constantly craving a midday nap? Do you feel the urge to reach for an extra cup of coffee? You may be experiencing the winter blues, that unpleasant feeling of sluggishness and sadness that often comes with shorter days, darker evenings, and chillier mornings.
So how do you unlock your inner cheer and drive out feelings of dread during winter months? One famous vitamin might be the key.
- October 18th 2022 , by Jenny PerezViews No Comments
Breathing comes so naturally that you often don’t even think about it, but the health of your lungs is incredibly important. Your lungs can be damaged from respiratory illness, pollutants such as smoke and dust, and allergens. Most people pay no attention to their breathing until they experience some sort of lung-related problem. However, your lungs need to be taken care of just like all your other organs.
- August 5th 2022 , by Jenny PerezViews No Comments
Chlorella is a type of highly nutritious algae that grows in freshwater. It has a tantalizing bright emerald green color when growing in water. And this super plant is a bonanza of nutrition! It is naturally rich in quality protein along with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, not to mention its dietary fiber. And we’re about to list out a few of its wide range of health benefits.
- August 2nd 2022 , by Jenny PerezViews No Comments
If you don’t get enough of this nutrient, you may experience chronic fatigue, weakness, feelings of lightheadedness, and even dizziness. Worse yet, you may develop poor resistance to infection. Do you tend to look pale? If so, you may be deficient in this important nutrient that keeps your red blood cells healthy.
So what nutrient is it? Yes, we are talking about iron!
- June 9th 2022 , by QNL StaffViews No Comments
Are you so busy keeping track of vitamins, minerals, and herbs, that you are forgetting the OTHER important nutrient? With much to analyze, are you also paying attention to the AMINO ACIDS in your diet?
Why should you care? Amino acids, the precious building blocks of protein, are amazing compounds that play a wide range of critical roles in activating your body’s processes, including building essential proteins, healthy hormones, and brain-friendly neurotransmitters. They are not just helpful . . . they are critical!
- June 2nd 2022 , by QNL StaffViews No Comments
Whether you hit the gym daily or simply enjoy a leisurely walk after work every day, your muscular health is YOUR key foundation to ensure your overall health and wellness. If your muscle mass starts to decrease, then your body’s overall function may take a dive also.
Unfortunately, as you get older, your muscle mass can decrease at alarming rates. However, the good news is that researchers have found that people over age 50 are able to maintain their muscle mass and even increase it by lifting weights and other activities.
- April 13th 2022 , by QNL StaffViews No Comments
Do you remember your parents hounding you to eat your greens as a child? Turns out – they were right! We named these greens (found in leafy vegetables) “super greens” because they provide a rich abundance of naturally occurring vitamins and nutrients with a high fiber matrix. But are you getting enough every day? We hope we inspire you to increase your uptake of these mighty greens!
- January 20th 2022 , by QNL StaffViews No Comments
Do you ever feel fatigued for long periods of time or even years? It might be time to take a hard look at your daily intake of iron. Low iron levels can lead to feeling tired. Did you know that foods rich in natural vitamin C can contribute to how well your body absorbs iron? Maybe Popeye was onto something with all that spinach he ate?
- January 7th 2021 , by QNL StaffViews No Comments
Is folic acid on your radar? Did you know this essential B vitamin is involved in your overall health in many different ways? During folic acid awareness week (January 4th - January 10th) we will dive into some surprising facts about folic acid, including what this vitamin is good for, why you will want to take it, and how it upgrades your body.