Studies: 3 Ways Vitamin D Helps Your Brain Function

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for your body yet despite it being obtainable from the sun, studies suggest over 1/3 of people are still deficient (1).  According to the National Institutes for Health (2), the average adult male and female should aim for about 600 IU (15 micrograms) of vitamin D daily.[…]

Studies: How Maintaining Vitamin D Levels Support A Healthy Weight

Vitamin D deficiencies have been implicated in a wide range of health issues; from osteoporosis andto  cholesterol, diabetes, the immune system, and obesity. Recent studies have also now also linked Vitamin D sufficiency to playing a supportive role in the maintenance of a healthy weight.  Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to obesity and a higher[…]

How Mood Is Assessed In The Medical World?

Have you ever wondered how experts are able to assess your mood status? The answer is far simpler than what you may imagine. Researchers and doctors employ the usage of established questionnaires to assess conditions like anxiety and depression. Below are some of the most used questionnaires used in research and medicine to assess mood:[…]

Ginkgo Biloba: Can Mental Clarity Grow On Trees?

Existing for over 270 million years, Ginkgo Biloba is an ancient species of trees that has been widely cultivated for use as a source of food and traditional medicine in Asian cultures. Its broad fan shaped leaves have captivated humans for thousands of years and have been used widely in oriental medicine ranging from treating[…]

Studies: 3 Ways Zinc Boosts Digestion

Along with other metals such as Iron, Magnesium, and Copper, Zinc is part of a group called “trace minerals”, which act as helpers in tasks such as cognition, maintaining mood, growth, and digestion*. Zinc, specifically, aids in digestion by attaching to over 300 enzymes (structures made of proteins that break down other molecules); including ones[…]

Studies: Folate Status May Play A Role In Your Eating Habits

Folate is one of the most studied B vitamins in the B vitamin complex. It has been known as an essential nutrient in the human body. Folate deficiency has been linked to a variety of health problems, such as anemia, birth defects, and heart disease among many others. Recently, there has been more evidence that[…]

Studies: 3 Ways That Folate And Vitamin B12 May Influence Your Mood

B vitamins have been recognized as essential for converting food and water into energy after consumption. There are a total of eight B vitamins, which work together to help metabolism and other processes in the body. Specifically, Vitamin B12 and folate are widely known for their associations. Additionally, it is extremely vital to maintain a[…]

Feeling Overwhelmed And Cranky? Lower Your Stress Levels With These 4 Micronutrients

When was the last time you soothed your nerves with a supersize pizza, a bowl of ice-cream or a bag of potato chips? I actually craved exactly that kind of junk food last night, after a particularly exhausting day with my two toddlers, a work issue I wasn’t able to solve right away, and a[…]

How Micronutrients Helped Me Overcome The Blues

Vitamins and minerals for helping kick the blues?* Really? Well yes! If you regularly feel down, this article might just change your life for the better… There is more and more information about the possible link between mood swings, lows, and vitamins and micronutrients out there.* This is why I wanted to share my own experience. The vitamins[…]