Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) for Weight-Loss and Building Lean Muscle Mass

by on October 27, 2010
in Weight Loss

Believe-it-or-not there is a trans-fat that has a multitude of health benefits from dramatic weight-loss to increasing lean muscle mass. This fat is conjugated linloeic acid or CLA. While CLA is present in milk and other dairy products it is low in non-grass fed cows’ milk, meat and cheese. The best way to get adequate amounts is through supplementation. However there are some potential risks to consider before undertaking a CLA regimen.

Vitamin D3 for Seasonal Affective Disorder

by on October 9, 2010
in Vitamins

We all know that energized feeling from being exposed to bright sunlight and that depressed feeling on rainy days. The winter in many parts of the world presents a mental and physical challenge for some of its inhabitants. An estimated five to ten percent of the population suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is characterized by extreme fatigue, overeating especially of sugary foods and mental depression.

Niacin and Cholesterol

Niacin or Vitamin B3 is an effective way to lower cholesterol levels. Niacin doesn’t just lower total cholesterol but rather lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) while increasing the good cholesterol (HDL). However, it is associated with the dreaded niacin flush in which the skin turns red and itchy. While this reaction occurs shortly after ingestion and wears off fairly rapidly it is disturbing enough to discontinue its use. Different forms of the vitamin have come to the market in order to reduce the flush effect. The consumer should be aware of these different forms and their benefits and drawbacks.

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