Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia.  Supple-stay the hell away. Garcinia Cambogia is marketed as a weight loss supplement and has been around for a while now.  The supplement is derived from a pumpkin shaped fruit under the same name.  It was made popular by the supplement Hydroxycut, which is a play on the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid and cut which means to reduce body fat.  It is said to be an appetite suppressant as well as help your body “bust that fat.” It’s a…

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Of Minerals and Men

Of Minerals and Men

Okay, so, we went into detail about vitamins and why they are necessary.  Now, we will discuss minerals! Minerals are necessary for hundreds of metabolic processes (processes that are essential for life) from muscle contraction, to proper brain function, to many more. Sodium! Sodium is a mineral, right?  We get a lot of it.  Basically, we drown ourselves in a river of salty goodness on a near-daily basis.  The more salt the better, right?  I mean, it’s a mineral.  Minerals…

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Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Vitamins 2: Deficiencies and Me

Is it possible for you to have a vitamin deficiency in this day and age? I mean, eating a salad every two months drenched in ranch HAS to provide you with enough nutrients, righ-? No. Extreme vitamin deficiencies are rare in developed countries, especially due to the fortification of foods.  You are much more likely to encounter severe vitamin deficiencies in underdeveloped countries. Minor deficiencies, however, are commonplace in today’s society because of poor nutritional choices, among other factors. Unfortunately, hamburgers, fries, a…

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Vitamins! A tale of tragedy and triumph.

Vitamins! A tale of tragedy and triumph.

Time to move on to vitamin supplements. Why are they important? Let’s start with a little background. Vitamins have been around for a while now.  The history is filled with pirates, love, loss, and scientific misconduct.  The discovery of vitamins cannot be attributed to any one person, but dozens of brilliant minds throughout the 1800s to the mid 1900s.  Starting with François Magendie who tried to feed gelatin broth to the poor (gross). Most people know that vitamins are a…

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Supplehuh?: The Dietary Supplement Act

Supplehuh?: The Dietary Supplement Act

Yesterday we talked about the pros of supplements. Today we’ll cover one problem in the supplement industry. As I mentioned yesterday, there are positive things about the dietary supplement act that have had great outcomes.  Innovation within the industry,  the freedom to go to most stores and purchase supplements you’re interested in, and the freedom to find alternatives to aid in a multitude of ailments, among other positives.  So, let’s get down to some nitty-gritty of what to watch out for….

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Suppleyeah or Supplemeh

Suppleyeah or Supplemeh

Humans have been using various ingredients to aid in general health for thousands of years. This dates back as far as the Egyptian era, and their use of mushrooms for medicinal properties.  The usage of natural remedies to aid in curing ailments is ingrained within our history. Fast forward to the twenty-first century… Supplements!  Should you take them or should you not? Dietary supplements are substances intended for ingestion and meant to provide nutritional benefit.  They are meant to “supplement”…

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