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No matter how healthy you eat, getting all your nutritional needs fulfilled with your regular diet can be a challenge. Taking a daily multivitamin can help with that. Think of a multivitamin as your nutritional backup source for vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

We have heard that the human body can produce Vitamin D through skin exposure to Ultra Violet light.  However, the dangers of exposure to Ultra Violet light have also been well documented.  Dermatologists and skin cancer experts suggest we avoid direct exposure to Ultra Violet light, use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and avoid spending extended periods of time outside during the [...]

A few of famed fitness celebrity Jack Lalanne’s favorite supplements.

Learn the ins and outs of creating the perfect training and supplement regimen for any current or aspiring MMA fighter.

Children’s Vitamins and proper nutrition will keep your kid in school instead of home sick this Fall.  Proper diet is sometimes enough but it is usually a good idea to make sure they have proper levels of Vitamin D, Iron, and Calcium which you can find in many children’s multi-vitamins.  It all depends on activity level, healthy diet, age and [...]

Studies show that a healthy dose of Vitamin D lowers your chance of having cancer or heart disease. It cuts the risk of ovarian, lung, colon or breast cancer, osteoporosis, depression, insomnia, and bone disease.  You can get most of your Vitamin D from the sun during the summer, but you should think about eating certain foods and try [...]

A review of previously-published research finds some interesting links between vitamin D levels and the development of childhood asthma. Find out what the researchers had to say in today’s AllStarHealth blog.

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.

Look at a few bone formulas and you’ll see the same nutrients popping up again and again; calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D for example. One nutrient you won’t see very often in bone formulas is vitamin C. There are plenty of benefits already ascribed to vitamin C – immune support, cardiovascular health, would healing – but support for bone health isn’t frequently mentioned. That may change, and so might the next generation of bone support formulas, thanks to a recent Tufts University Study.

Last November, a nationwide survey of over six thousand supplement users identified changes in the popularity of different brands and supplement types.