Should I Leave The Desiccant Pack in my Vitamin Bottle?

You may have noticed a small cylindrical canister or flat paper packet in your vitamin bottle that has a warning not to eat it. This is a desiccant pack and is put there to absorb moisture that is detrimental to your precious supplements. Moisture can destroy the chemical integrity of your supplements making them inactive.

Therefore you should keep the desiccant pack in the vitamin container.

How to Choose a Reliable Nutritional Supplement Supplier

It is estimated that 65% of adults take some form of nutritional supplement. The consumer assumes that the supplements they are taking are safe and effective and contain what the label states. However recent random sampling by certain consumer groups have found that in many cases the supplements didn’t contain the full amount or dangerously elevated amounts of certain ingredients. Worse yet some samples were contaminated with such things as lead and prescription drugs.

Taking and Storing Nutritional Supplements

by on April 16, 2010
in Vitamins

How to Take Nutritional Supplements:

One of the most important parts of using nutritional supplements is how you actually go about ingesting them. Foremost, it is important to make a commitment to actually ingest your nutritional substances and not let them sit on the shelf. Nutritional supplements confer health benefits only when taken on a regular basis and in some cases benefits are not realized until after months of regular ingestion.

Vitamin D Benefits

by on March 20, 2010
in Vitamins

Vitamin D benefits have recently been touted in the popular press. However, it seems there is an epidemic vitamin D deficiency in the population. This is especially true for the elderly with estimates of 40 to 60% of this population being “D-ficient”. In the younger segment of the population it is postulated that up to 32% have critically low levels. These alarmingly high rates of deficiency are not surprising considering that Vitamin D synthesis in the body requires exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) light of the sun’s rays, few foods in our diet contain adequate levels of this important vitamin, aging skin is not as efficient in absorbing UV light required for its synthesis and obesity impairs its actions in the body. Deficiency in vitamin D is linked to a whole host of health problems: cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, osteoporosis, heart disease, muscle weakness to name a few.

Health Benefits of Glutamine Supplement

by on March 19, 2010
in Amino Acids

Glutamine is one of the most abundant amino acids in our bodies. This article provides information on glutamine benefits for both the aging boomer and the serious bodybuilder. The glutamine supplement can provide numerous health benefits. Glutamine research suggests that it can aid in weight loss, improve muscle mass, increase growth hormone levels and repair the digestive system.

Fighting Midlife Muscle Flab and Increasing Bodybuilding Muscle:

The Need For Vitamin Supplements

by on March 15, 2010
in Vitamins

There are a number of essential vitamins that the body needs to function properly and it is possible to take these in the form of a vitamin supplement. The majority of people do not have a balanced diet and they may be lacking in certain vitamins, which means that they should seriously consider taking vitamin supplements to ensure that they do not have a deficiency of an essential vitamin.

Information published on this site is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as medical advice. You should first consult with your physician or other health care providers knowledgeable about your medial history prior to taking any supplements or following any suggestions possibly affecting your health from this site.