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Nutritional Supplements

  • Getting to Know B Vitamins: Part 2

    by Paula Gallagher | February 6, 2018

    nuts+seedsLast week we touched on half of the B vitamins and what they do. To learn more about B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin) and B5 (pantothenic acid), click here. This week we will look at the remaining four: vitamins B6, B7, B9 and B12.

    B vitamins as a whole are important for converting food into energy levels. In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that physically active individuals with low levels of B vitamins perform worse during high-intensity exercise than those with adequate levels. The study also found that low levels of B vitamins contribute to a reduction in the body’s ability to repair muscles and build muscle mass. Read more

  • Best Brands Sale Now Thru February 24

    by Paula Gallagher | February 5, 2018

    Best-Brand-pc-frontRight now, Village Green Apothecary is having its annual Best Brands Sale. This is a great time to take advantage of the great deals on some of the best quality brands on the market. Pathway products are currently 30% off, and Thorne, Metagenics, Xymogen, Nordic Naturals and Life Extension are 25% off.

    This is a great opportunity for you to stock up on multivitamins, omega-3s, and other supplements that you take. And if you have never taken a supplement and do not know where to start, we can help. Read more

  • What is Nutritional Yeast and Why You Should Eat It

    by Paula Gallagher | January 31, 2018

    nutritional-yeastIf you haven't tried nutritional yeast yet, you should! Nutritional yeast is specifically cultivated as a food crop for use as a nutritional supplement and to add flavor to foods. It has a deliciously nutty, slightly sweet and cheese-like flavor. This yeast is flaked for easy use and it blends especially well with liquids. Plus it is super good for you!

    Here are some reasons why you should try it.

    Nutrient rich: Nutritional yeast is rich in B vitamins. The yellowish color of the yeast comes from the concentration of the B vitamin riboflavin. Read more

  • Getting to Know B Vitamins

    by Paula Gallagher | January 30, 2018

    vitamin-bThe second installment of Vitamins and Minerals: From A to Zinc, is all about the Bs. Actually, four of the Bs, particularly B1, B2, B3 and B5. Watch for the B6, B7, B9 and B12 in a blog next week. B vitamins are complicated because there are 8 of them, and although they are all lumped under the term vitamin B, each one has individual properties that are vital to your health. The group of Bs is also known as B complex and when taken as a whole, it can provide protection against deficiencies. The whole group of Bs is often found in a multivitamin/multimineral complex. Read more

  • Healthy Diet Has Positive Effects on Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

    by Paula Gallagher | January 10, 2018

    healthy-foodA new study finds that healthy diets and healthy lifestyle habits may help reduce symptoms for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). Researchers looked at 7,000 people with MS and found that those with the healthiest diets had the fewest symptoms and less disability than those who didn't eat as well.

    The study also found that participants with an overall healthy lifestyle were nearly 50% less likely to have depression, 30% less likely to have severe fatigue, and more than 40% less likely to have pain. Read more

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