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Healthy Vitamins Joins with MegaFood to Announce New Mens and Womens Boosters with Maca for Men and Women


(PRWEB) March 31, 2015

Gail Bowman, owner of Healthy Vitamins, an online health food store, stated today, “The MegaFood company has recently come out with a line of booster powders to add to smoothies. These very popular powders allow you to use your regular smoothie ingredients, but add a pop of something special like; Turmeric, Vitamin C or a Daily Purifier. This week, MegaFood has announced their latest addition to this line with a new Daily Maca formula for Men and Women over 40!”

Maca, a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” For centuries, Maca has been prized for its vitamin-rich nutrients and hormone-balancing properties by the people of Peru. Recently, Maca has been gaining in popularity in the United States for its health benefits.

Acoording to Nava Atlas of VegKitchen.com, Some of the health benefits of Maca are:

1. Vitamins

Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, C, and E. It provides plenty of calcium, zinc, iron, magnesium, phosphorous and amino acids.

2. Sexual function

Maca is widely used to promote sexual function of both men and women. It serves as a boost to libido and increases endurance. At the same time it balances hormones and increases fertility.

3. Women’s health and mood

Maca relieves menstrual issues and menopause. It alleviates cramps, body pain, hot flashes, anxiety, mood swings, and depression.

4. Energy

Within days of using maca, energy levels may increase. It is also known for increasing stamina. Many athletes take maca for peak performance.

5. General health

Maca helps overall health in a number of ways. It supplies iron and helps restore red blood cells, which aids anemia and cardiovascular diseases. Maca keeps bones and teeth healthy and promotes wound healing. When used in conjunction with a good workout regime, Maca may help increase muscle mass.

6. Skin

Many people take maca for skin issues, as for some people it helps to clear acne and blemishes. Another benefit for skin is that it may decrease sensitivity. In hot or cold weather, maca may help your skin withstand extreme temperatures.

7. Mood balance

Maca may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression or mood swings, though evidence is anecdotal. Some have reported an increase in mental energy and focus.

MegaFood’s new Nutrient Booster Powders have been specially formulated with Maca and synergistic herbs including black cohosh for woman and saw palmetto for men to help support changes that come with aging.

With the Daily Maca Booster Powders, Megafood has harnessed all the benefits of Maca, which isn’t always easy to find at the store, and has conveniently made it into an unsweetened whole food powder, so customers can easily add it to smoothies, fresh juices, protein shakes and more.

According to Megafood spokeswoman Stacey Gillespie, FoodState Director of New Products, “Although Maca’s popularity amongst healthy consumers has recently grown, there have been limited available products that combine organic maca with other vitalizing, body-rejuvenating herbs, until now. At MegaFood, we are committed to crafting nourishing supplements that not only stay true to the intention of food, but also make it easy and convenient for consumers to incorporate a variety of eclectic foods into their diet, without all of the challenges of trying to find and prepare these elusive ingredients. These new nutrient powders are hands-down the easiest, most convenient way to include Maca and other amazing anti-aging herbs into your daily routine.”

Daily Maca Plus Women Over 40 helps women who are experiencing hormonal imbalances and conditions related to perimenopause and menopause, as it provides relief from occasional conditions related to menopause including hot flashes, moodiness, sleep disturbances and cramping, while simultaneously promoting vitality, heart health and a positive outlook.

For men, Daily Maca Plus Men Over 40 is designed to support energy, stamina and vitality, while MegaFood’s Eleuthero root plus Rhodiola root promotes healthy endurance, mental performance and core inner energy.

Healthy Vitamins will have these brand new products in stock and on special sale this month, April 2015 (Starting March 31, 2015). Adding the products to your cart on this Sale Page, will automatically load the sale discount. Gail Bowman has owned and operated Healthy vitamins since 2003, and has specialized in whole food, organic and Non GMO supplements from the very first.







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Vital Health, Inc. Outlines Essential Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements That Are Critical For Those With Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerance


Orland Park, IL (PRWEB) March 15, 2015

“Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are autoimmune disorders that have a diverse range of manifestations throughout the body. Both of these disorders can affect any body tissue, organ and gland. Strict adherence to a gluten free diet is only the first step toward recovery. A second critical component is helping the body recover nutritionally, “began Barbara Griffin, NMD, CNC, Certified Gluten Practitioner and director of Vital Health, Inc.

Anyone living on a restricted diet has to compensate for the lack of specific nutrients. People with celiac disease and gluten intolerance face have an added challenge since nutritional malabsorption often precede their diagnosis. “The right nutritional supplements are a vital part of recovering and living a healthy gluten free life. For most people living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance there are a common group of vitamins and minerals they are deficient. Digestive enzymes and probiotics each play vital roles in the recovery process,“ Dr. Griffin remarked.

Vitamin D3:

For people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, vitamin D deficiency is present because it is absorbed in the region of the small intestines most commonly damaged by the disease. Vitamin D plays a critical role in modulating the immune system and reducing inflammation. Vitamin D deficiency in celiacs could be making leaky gut and inflammation worse. (1) Vitamin D deficiency is linked to: increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, autism and dementia; high blood pressure; bone disorders; and a variety of cancers such as breast, colon, ovarian, and esophagus.

Dr. Griffin recommends introducing ProVitality Vitamin D3, which is available in 2000, and 5000 IU’s along with testing levels through a blood test.

Digestive Enzymes:

Enzymes are proteins made by the bodies that break down specific types of foods into absorbable parts. Enzymes are a critical part of digestion and nutritional absorption. Deficiencies in digestive enzymes can contribute to sub-optimal nutrient absorption and are an important aspect of managing celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Digestive enzymes secretion is decreased in people with celiac disease due to the mucosal damage to the intestines.

When selecting a digestive enzyme look for one that is going to aide in the proper digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Ideally, enzymes are taken with each meal to help break down foods. This leads to fewer digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating, constipation or diarrhea, and also enhances nutrient absorption. Vital Essence My-Zymes are a complete enzyme blend and are chewable, making them a great option for children who would benefit from digestive enzymes.

Probiotics:

Probiotics are healthy bacteria that keep the micro flora (bacterial balance) of the digestive systems intact and prevent overgrowth of “bad” bacteria. The normal human GI tract contains 400+ types of probiotic bacteria.

Probiotics help keep bad bacteria under control which is essential for celiacs since they are prone to bacterial Dybiosis, meaning they do not have optimal levels of the beneficial bacteria and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), a condition where bad bacteria in the small intestines perpetuate nutrient malabsorption. Besides keeping bacteria under control, taking a multi-strain probiotic can reduce gluten-associated joint and muscle pain, fatigue and brain fog as well as control yeast gut colonization. (2) When selecting a probiotic, look for one that contains multiple strains and that has a higher bacteria count (CFU). Probiotics should be taken on an empty stomach. Probiotics are available in adult and children formulas.

Minerals

People with gluten intolerance, especially those diagnosed with celiac disease are often deficient in several key minerals. Due to inadequate pancreatic enzyme secretion, many celiacs are deficient in Vitamins A, E and K. Iron deficiency is the most common non-digestive symptom of celiac disease. (3) Iron absorption may normalize after one year or more on a gluten free diet.

Through the EVA screening, Dr. Griffin can check for nutritional deficiencies and identify what vitamins and supplements will help strengthen the body. If appropriate, Dr. Griffin will recommend blood work through SpectraCell Laboratory who specializes in nutritional testing.    

Vitamin B12 and Folic Acid

Folic acid is a B vitamin and like B12, the absorption of folic acid is diminished in celiac disease. This is often the case in those who are gluten intolerant. L-5methyltertrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF) is the predominate form of folate. L-5-MTHF is a reduced, metabolically active form of folate that occurs naturally in foods and is the primary form of found in the blood and tissues. As a result, it is far more effective for people who have or prone to a folic acid deficiency. Dietary supplements MethylFolate and Methyl-B-12 Lozenges are available through the Vital Essence Supplement line offered by Vital Health, Inc.

Vital Health, Inc., addresses a whole body approach to health with the intention of facilitating well-being and optimal health. Before starting any supplement regimen Vital Health, Inc. recommends consulting your physician.

About Vital Health, Inc.:

At Vital Health, Inc. Dr. Griffin integrates a whole body approach with the intention of facilitating wellbeing and optimal health amongst her clients. Dr. Griffin’s specialties include: traditional naturopathy, nutrition, EAV Meridian Stress Assessment, Food Sensitivity Screening, Environmental Screenings, Iridology, SKASYS, Live Blood Cell Analysis as well as established integrative therapies such as Neuroemotional Therapy, Neuromodulation Technique, Cold Laser and clinician for Spectracell Laboratories, Inc. Vital Health, Inc. is located in the Orland Crossing office complex at 14225 S. 95th Ave., Suite 409, Orland Park, IL 60462 (708) 226-1131 http://www.vitalhealth.org

(1) http://scdlifestyle.com/2012/07/why-everyone-with-celiac-disease-needs-vitamin-d/

(2) http://www.celiac.com/articles/23617/1/Role-of-Probiotics-in-Improving-Gut-Health-in-Celiac-Disease/Page1.html

(3) http://drlisawatson.com/nutrient-deficiencies-celiac