supplements

  • Inflammation

    Inflammation is a condition that, to one degree or another, afflicts tens of millions of people nationwide. As an isolated occurrence, inflammation is an appropriate response your body employs to address injury or infection. When inflammation becomes persistant, however, that’s a cause for concern.

    Put out the fire that consumes your health.
    by Sayan Sarkar
  • Focun On: Resveratrol

    WHAT IT IS: Resveratrol is a natural polyphenol antioxidant produced within various plants, especially fruits with dark red skin, such as red grapes. As with all antioxidants, resveratrol protects cells from free-radical damage. Since our bodies cannot produce resveratrol naturally, it’s important to replenish our supplies.

    Benefits

    What it is, why we need it, and where to find it.
  • Sunshine in a Bottle

    The winter blues affects millions of people throughout the United States and Canada each year. This period of mental and physical malaise, often diagnosed as seasonal affective disorder, drives many people to search for ways to overcome the condition.

    Chase away your blues with vitamin D.
  • Focus On: Collagen

    WHAT IT IS: Collagen is a collective group of proteins found in mammals and makes up a major portion (25- to 30-percent) of connective tissue within the body. With over 28 different types of collagen identified, usually type 1 (hydrolyzed collagen) or type 2 are used in supplements.

    Learn about collagen, what it is, what it does, and why you need it.
  • Taming Candida

    Not feeling up to par lately? Can’t kick that sinus infection? Craving sugar multiple times during the day? Blurred vision? Abdominal discomfort accompanied by gas or bloating?

    Sugar-driven yeast overgrowth can cause a variety of symptoms. Douse the fire with diet and supplements.
    By Cara Lucas
  • Making Sense of Multivitamins

    When we were kids, multivitamin choices seemed so simple: Do I want the yellow Pebbles or the purple Bamm-Bamm? But now that we’ve outgrown Stone Age chewables, our options have expanded. We can get our vitamins and minerals in tablets, liquids, or gummies. We can take one, two, or even five per day. We can opt for natural, food-based formulations or synthetic versions.

    By Vicky Uhland
  • No-Supp Zones

    You may want to stop storing your supplements on the shelf next to the bathtub. A new study from Purdue University found that keeping water-soluble pills and powders, such as vitamin C and B complex, in places where air is moist and warm can leave them vulnerable to deliquescence, a process in which crystalline substances dissolve due to excess humidity.

    By Sarah Toland
  • Hormone Control

    When the dark hairs began sprouting on her chin and her libido plummeted, Sherrill Sellman of Tulsa, Oklahoma, suspected changes inside her body. When she started kicking off sweat-drenched sheets every night and rocketing out of bed because of predawn anxiety attacks, she resigned herself to the inevitable: Perimenopause had set in.

    Drug-free remedies to help you ease into menopause.
    By Vicky Uhland
  • Weight Loss in a Bottle

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 68 percent of Americans are overweight and more than one-third are considered obese. Millions of people are trying to lose weight—and most wish it were as simple as popping a pill.

    Our guide to the best and worse diet supplements on the market today.
    By Gina Demillo Wagner
  • Real Relief for Migraines

    Imagine wearing a football helmet that’s too tight. Add to that upset stomach, blurred vision, and flashing lights. This is a migraine—a type of headache one memoirist described as feeling like “God just punched you in the side of the face.”

    Try these treatments when the throbbing starts.
    By Jennie Dorris
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