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Vitamins & Minerals

Magnesium Deficiency and the Brain

The importance of magnesium for memory, mood, migraines, and fibromyalgia Magnesium is essential for the healthy functioning of every organ in the human body.[1],[2],[3],[4] Unfortunately, nationwide surveys have shown that two-thirds of all adults, and up to 90% of the elderly, are not achieving the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for this mineral.[5],[6] Magnesium insufficiency…

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Immune Support, In The News, Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin D in the News

COVID-19 and Vitamin D Deficiency Vitamin D deficiency is a global health problem that affects more than one billion children and adults worldwide.[1],[2] Vitamin D is essential not only for healthy bones, but also for the body’s defense against infections.[3],[4],[5],[6] Numerous studies have shown that insufficient vitamin D intakes are associated with an enhanced…

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Vitamins & Minerals

Simply Molybdenum

An essential nutrient for detoxification and the brain At least nine trace elements are essential for humans: iron, zinc, copper, manganese, iodine, chromium, selenium, cobalt, and molybdenum.[1] Molybdenum has been studied far less than minerals such as iodine, zinc, or selenium. Nevertheless, our understanding of the importance of molybdenum has grown exponentially in recent…

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Immune Support, In The News, Vitamins & Minerals

Study Identifies Widespread Inadequacies of Immune Health Nutrients

Key nutrient shortfalls may increase the risk of infections Ideally, a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet, including a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, healthy fats, and a balanced selection of proteins can meet all of one’s daily requirements for essential vitamins and minerals, as well as essential fatty acids (EFAs), amino acids,…

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Healthy Aging, Immune Support, Vitamins & Minerals

Zinc for Immunity and Healthy Aging

Zinc is an essential nutrient for immunity and healthy aging Zinc is a trace mineral that is essential for growth, reproduction, and good health throughout life.[1],[2],[3] It is required for the structure and function of literally thousands of different proteins, including enzymes, transporters, and transcription factors.[4],[5] One of the most important roles of zinc…

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Vitamins & Minerals

Simply Magnesium

How magnesium supports metabolic and musculoskeletal health Magnesium serves as a cofactor for more than 300 enzymes and is essential for the functioning of every organ in the human body.[1],[2],[3],[4] It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, following calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. However, it remains one of the least understood and…

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Immune Support, In The News, Vitamins & Minerals

Vitamin E and Immunity, Part 2 of 2

The role that tocotrienols play in inflammation, immunity, and lung health In addition to the tocopherol members of the vitamin E family, of which α-tocopherol dominates research, α-, β-, γ- and δ-tocotrienols also exist. Numerous studies suggest that tocotrienols have superior antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, they account for less than 5% of vitamin…

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Kids Health, Vitamins & Minerals

Nourishing a Child with ADHD, Simply

Multivitamins & Fish Oil for Pediatric ADHD Treatment Sub-optimal nutrition not only affects a child’s physical health, but also predisposes them to neurocognitive deficits like attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1],[2],[3] ADHD is a common, early-onset, and enduring neurodevelopmental condition characterized by developmentally inappropriate attention deficits, hyperactivity, increased impulsivity, and/or emotional deregulation. Needless to say,…

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