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Learn about the new delicious low-carb Quest Bars by Quest Nutrition.

Carbs, beer, burgers and the anticipation of commercials can only mean one thing: the Super Bowl. The 2009-2010 NFL season has seen some pretty amazing feats: Kurt Warner and Brett Favre’s incredible performance, despite their age, The Saints 13-3 and the Colts 14-2 records, and the oldest person to player in the Super Bowl, 42-year-old [...]

A frequent reason people cite for not using nutritional supplements is that they’re too expensive. We think nutritional supplements are a good investment no matter what your budget. You can’t put a price on health, but you can bet insurance companies, hospitals, labs, pharmacies and doctors can put a price on your health problems. If you value your financial security, then you’re crazy to take your health for granted. And even if you’re on a shoestring budget, there are some very affordable supplements that can make a huge contribution to protecting your health. How affordable? These five supplements – as of this date – cost less than five dollars for a one month supply. And reading today’s blog, of course, costs you nothing.

You’d never know it from their over-the-top marketing and packaging, but the popular nitric-oxide pre-workout formulas are highly effective performance enhancers nearly anyone can use to have much better workouts and much better results.

It seems like coffee has always had bad rap among the health-conscious. What have you heard? That it will cause cancer? Cause an ulcer? Raise risk of a heart attack? Actually, none of these are supported by science. Find out why and how coffee can be a beneficial, healthy beverage.

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: True or False: “1% Milk” is so-named because it’s 99% fat-free, just as “2% Milk” is 98% fat-free, right? The truth may surprise you!

Despite the many sources claiming otherwise, there’s just no evidence that creatine is likely to cause muscle cramps, dehydration or damage to the liver and kidneys.

Yet another study affirms the safety of creatine. Forget what you may have heard, creatine is a safe, natural and very useful way to increase muscular energy and more.

Hard-to-read or confusing supplement labels are largely the result of obsolete FDA and FTC laws and not the supplement companies themselves. It’s time for a new legal framework that reflects the substantial evolution of dietary supplements in terms of products and therapeutic applications.