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Commonly-confused supplements.

November 10th, 2008

Supplement names and abbreviations have always been a source of confusion and mistakenly-ordered products. With new products and more advanced products entering the market each month, it’s likely to become even more confusing. So here’s a breakdown of the most commonly confused and misunderstood supplements.

Admit it. You get tired of the same old protein shakes. Well we hear you. So we’ve compiled some recipes, ingredients and enhancements you can use to perk up the taste and nutritional profile of your shakes.

Protein and meal replacement shakes have gone mainstream in a big way. Once solely the province of bodybuilders and hardcore dieters, nowadays everyone drinks shakes. But it can take some practice and trail-and-error before you can truly be called a  Shake Master. Here’s Part One of our Guide to Shake-ology; some FAQ’s and other pointers. [...]

An important question was asked at last night’s Presidential debate. It was and is the fundamental question underlying the difficulty the US faces in reshaping and rethinking its health care policy, yet it hasn’t been asked enough.

People spend billions of dollars each year on skin care products of every description, all in hopes of achieving clearer, healthier or younger-looking skin. But before you spend another dime on an overpriced/overhyped moisturizer, think about this; any skin you can see is dead tissue, and as such, there isn’t much you can put on it to make meaningful, long term changes in its health or appearance. To achieve that, you’ve got to cultivate good skin from the inside out. Here’s your simplified guide to good-skin nutrition.

If you’re one of the millions of people who use commercial hair dyes to lighten or perm your hair, you already know that the peroxide in those products damages your hair. A new study shows that by adding an inexpensive antioxidant to a peroxide hair dye, the hair is protected without affecting the results. This is a golden opportunity for that industry to launch a new generation of better, healthier products.

Commonly Confused Supplements

September 29th, 2008

With thousands of dietary supplements on the market and more emerging every day, there are a growing number of similar-sounding products making it all too easy to buy the wrong product for your needs. For example, there’s calcium ascorbate, calcium pyruvate and calcium d-glucarate, but none of these is actually a calcium supplement. Here’s a guide to help you sort out the most commonly-confused supplements.

Q: I think we have a few too many ‘nutrition experts’ in the family! Last time we got together we had seafood, and the Big Debate was about which is best; fish oil, salmon oil, krill oil, or cod liver oil. I couldn’t keep up with the technical details. Could you straighten me out on which is best, or at least give me something that will settle this so they can argue about something else next time?

Q: We’ve noticed the many different cleansing products available now and have a few supplement-using friends that strongly advocate cleanses. We wonder if you could give us a little guidance on choosing the best one?

A: There seems to be a lot of confusion about cleansing products. Customers can have a hard time determining if they need one at all, what the differences are between cleansing products and how to go about choosing a product. Here’s an overview of cleansing products and what they can and can’t do for you.

With the summer just about behind us, students of all ages are trying to get back into the swing of classes, tests, studying, reading and memorization. We always receive a a few emails around this time of year asking about supplements to improve memory, concentration, verbal skills, physical and mental energy. The good news is, yes, there are some great supplements you can start using right now. What’s the bad news?