5 Easy Ways to Slow Down the Effects of Aging

March 14, 2017 12:42 pm

Recent science highlights the following five ways to slow down the effects of aging. Some of them may surprise you! 1. Amp up the Antioxidants Free radicals are produced by our bodies every day. While not all free radicals cause damage, excess free radicals may cause negative effects. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and can help protect our cells from harm. Eating foods high in antioxidants is helpful, but supplements pack a powerful punch in the fight against excess free radicals. One key supplement to have in your arsenal is CoQ10. Think of it as a Super Supplement, replacing a coenzyme that our bodies can lose, starting at about age 20.1 ... View Article

What You Need to Know About Cholesterol Management

March 13, 2017 3:27 pm

The ever-swirling cholesterol controversy can leave you feeling confused about what to think and do about your cholesterol levels. From total cholesterol to good and bad cholesterol ratios, it’s hard to keep up with the current recommendations. In 2013, the topic was turned on its head yet again with a new set of guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. Instead of only using LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol) levels to determine who is at risk for cardiovascular disease, the guidelines encourage looking at risk factors such as age, blood pressure and smoking status.1 They also include the importance of both self-help and medical options... View Article

5 Natural Supplements to Boost Energy

March 10, 2017 10:38 am

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When our energy levels dip, it may be tempting to reach for a sugary can of soda or drink an extra cup of coffee or two. The problem is that relying on these drinks for a daily boost can be problematic for your health. This is particularly vital news on the heels of several studies indicating the potential link between obesity and sugary drinks and soda. This is not a huge surprise when you consider that a 20 ounce soda contains 15-18 teaspoons of sugar and around 240 calories. Furthermore, large amounts of caffeine can cause a jittery sensation in people who are sensitive to its effects. The good news is... View Article

4 Reasons Why You Should be Taking a CoQ10 Supplement

March 7, 2017 1:25 pm

4 reasons why you should be taking a CoQ10 supplement

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10 for short, is a naturally occurring nutrient-like coenzyme that plays a key role in 95% of our body’s energy production at the cellular level. Within our body, the biggest producer and consumer of energy is the heart muscle, which requires ample amounts of CoQ10 to keep it running optimally every day. It should then come as no surprise that CoQ10 is recommended by more cardiologists than any other supplement for all their patients and, specifically, patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medications.☨ 4 Key Facts About CoQ10: Your heart requires large amounts of CoQ10 to produce energy every day As you age, the amount of CoQ10 naturally produced... View Article

7 Best Fish to Eat for a Healthy Heart

March 2, 2017 12:27 pm

For a healthy heart, fish is often a better choice than meat. It’s leaner and lower in cholesterol and saturated fats. More importantly, fish is higher in omega-3 fatty acids, a type of “healthy fats”, which are essential to our body as we cannot make them ourselves. This is why adding fish to your diet is a smart choice for your health. Here you will find a few of these finned creatures that you’ll want to make sure are on your grocery list. 7 Best Fish to Eat Based on Level of Omega-3s: Known as oily fish, the following species are especially rich in omega-3s. Mackerel Freshwater Trout Herring Sardines (canned)... View Article

Statins and Fatigue: Is Your Cholesterol Medication Making You Tired?

February 23, 2017 12:34 pm

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Though widely accepted for their effectiveness in lowering cholesterol, statins may cause side effects that can interfere with your quality of life. Low energy is one of these side effects. Studies have found a link between statins and fatigue that can interfere with your ability to enjoy daily life. The higher the dose of statins, the higher your chances of experiencing such side effects. While it’s not unusual to expect side effects from many prescription drugs, it helps to understand why these adverse reactions occur. In some cases, they can be reversed by taking action such as lifestyle changes, exercise and supplementing your diet; however, there are other statin side... View Article

Which Is the Best CoQ10 for You?

February 3, 2017 11:22 am

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Choosing the best Coq10 for you is all about understanding the importance of the different levels of dissolution and absorption found across the different options available.

How Can You Boost Your CoQ10 Levels?

February 2, 2017 11:53 am

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How Can You Boost Your CoQ10 Levels? It’s true that our bodies produce CoQ10, but we may not be able to make enough to support optimal blood levels. Luckily, we can also get CoQ10 through our diet and from supplementation. When CoQ10 levels are diminished due to age, stress, or statin use, getting more CoQ10 from outside sources can help bring our levels back to normal. Click here to get more information on: What Is CoQ10 and Why Is It Important? What Are the Benefits of CoQ10? What Makes Your CoQ10 Levels Decline? Which Is the Best CoQ10 for You? How Much CoQ10 Do You Need? While there is currently... View Article