Category Archives: Nutritional Supplement Basics

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids (fish oil) have been studied for more than 30 years, resulting in more than 7,000 reports, and nearly 900 human clinical trials. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have positive effects on the heart, brain, joints, skin and even pregnancy. Studies have evaluated not only the multiple ways omega-3s promote cardiovascular health, but also the healthy functioning of many other biological activities.

Probiotics Are Our Friends

Probiotics, which means ‘for life’, have been used for centuries as natural components in health-promoting foods. One that you would most readily recognize is yogurt. Probiotics are “friendly or good” bacteria similar to the beneficial microorganisms found naturally in the human gut and are available to consumers in the form of dietary supplements and foods.

What are Dietary Supplements and Who Needs Them?

A dietary supplement (also known as food supplement) is a preparation that supplies nutrients (such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids or amino acids) that are missing or not consumed in a plentiful quantity in your diet. Dietary supplements also include herbs and botanicals. They are taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet or liquid. Current researchers are saying that to help boost health and lengthen lifespan, supplemental nutrients are likely to have great health benefits.