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What Does Vitamin D Do? And What Are the Benefits of Taking Vitamin D?
Did you know vitamin D isn't actually a vitamin?
The Benefits of Green Coffee Bean
Coffee beans are roasted: a process that alters the bean’s taste, aroma and color. It also changes the bean’s chemical structure and health benefits.
When Is the Best Time to Take Vitamin D Supplements?
Can the sunshine vitamin interfere with your sleep?.
What are the Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Pills?
More than just nature's weight loss supplement, apple cider vinegar can benefit the whole body.
Organic Vitamin C vs. Synthetic Vitamin C: What's the Difference?
Is synthetic vitamin C as effective as natural vitamin C? Ora breaks down the facts and delves into the sources of each.
Tropic Like It's Hot Rum Cocktail
Mixing wellness elixirs on island time. The Tropic Like It's Hot rum cocktail puts a healthy spin on your favorite tiki mixie.
How Much Vitamin D Do I Need?
Most commonly, Vitamin D dosage is based on age. And, although not everyone agrees 100% (but when do we ever), here are the general guidelines.
10 Natural Ways to Prevent Osteoporosis
As you may already be aware, osteoporosis is a disease affecting over 8.9 million Americans. What you may not know, however, is that osteoporosis is largely preventable.
Why Eating a Variety of Protein Sources Matters
Because protein is comprised of up to 20 different amino acids, each source contains a different amino acid profile.
Why Take Vegan Vitamin D?
Most Vitamin D supplements are derived from lanolin, the grease that coats a sheep's wool. So the better question really is: why NOT vegan Vitamin D?
5 Foods to Boost Your Immune System this Flu Season
Hack your germ-fighting superpowers by integrating the following immunity-boosting foods into your diet.
What are BCAAs?
BCAA stands for branched-chain amino acids. Specifically, BCAA refers to the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine.
3 Surprising Health Benefits of Vitamin D
Do you know the low-down on Vitamin D? If not, you may be surprised by these three surprising health benefits!
Sources of Vitamin D: Sun, Nutrients, and Supplements
So, let’s get to the good stuff: how do we get vitamin D? Well, we can access vitamin D via the sun, in a small selection of foods, and through supplements.
Behind the Looking Glass: A Cautionary Tale of Omega 3 Supplements
This post serves as the summary of a white paper report done to assess the risk, sustainability, and quality of our Nothing Fishy Here Omega 3 supplement.
Do Protein Shakes Promote Weight Loss?
Protein is the cornerstone of many a weight loss method for good reason — it works. High protein diets are associated with greater satiety, which can help to shed those few, extra pounds.