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Chia Seeds are recognized as a Superfood because they are rich in Essential Fatty Acids, Antioxidants and Vitamins such as Vitamin B, Calcium, Niacin, and Thiamin.  Chia Seeds form a gel substance when hydrated and can absorb more than 9 times their volume in liquid.  This not only produces a feeling of fullness, but also helps [...]

Gluten-Free Just Got Tastier!

October 6th, 2009

Gluten-Free diets have become increasingly popular these days, and there are many new products designed to meet the demand for a gluten-free lifestyle.  Though most people may only have slight intolerance to Gluten, it is estimated that about 15% of Americans suffer mild to moderate symptoms that can be lessened by reducing gluten ingredients from [...]

Full on Full Bar?

September 14th, 2009

Everyone wants to know if you really get full on Full Bar.  Since Full Bar just hit the shelves I thought I would fill you in on the simple science behind the “Be Full, Live Full” philosophy of this brand.  Full Bar was created by a leading surgeon who wanted to offer an alternative to weight loss surgery.  His believes if [...]

Truvia Truths

January 23rd, 2009

Recent press releases and news reports (including an AllStarHealth blog post) revealed that the controversial sweetener stevia herb was finally about to go mainstream as major soda manufacturers announced their intention to begin using a newly-approved sweetener called Trvuvia in low calorie drinks. Truvia’s manufacturer makes a big deal over the fact that it’s an herbal product, and that it’s stevia, in particular but when you look at the ingredient label

Acai is getting a lot of attention as a hot new ‘superfood’ thanks to endorsements from celebrity dermatologist Dr. Perricone, the multi-level marketing operation behind the over-hyped MonaVie, and other interests. ‘Superfood’ is a term a lot of people hadn’t ever heard until recently. But ‘superfood’ isn’t a technical or specific term, anyone can call anything a superfood. Cocoa powder, in particular organic unsweetened cocoa powder is a true superfood in every sense of the term.

You may have been hearing a lot about Acai (ah-sa-EE) berry supplements or acai juice lately. Quite a few AllStarHealth customers have asked us to comment on the new popularity and legitimacy of Acai supplements.

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.

Do they need catchier names? A celebrity endorsement? Here are ten great dietary supplements you’re probably either overlooking or have never heard of before.