Today’s natural consumers are savvy about labels. As the implications of understanding label claims and seeking out reputable certifications and stamps increases, shoppers are taking a closer look at their products before they buy.

There is no denying that everyone wants to look their best; how our skin, hair and nails look on the outside is a direct indication of what’s going on inside of our bodies. Fortunately, we can do our part to contribute to beauty by eating healthy and taking supplements that may promote beautiful skin, flowing hair and strong healthy nails.

Invisible dangers lurk around every corner: on every doorknob, in each innocent handshake. Bacteria and pathogens are an inescapable fact of life. Sometimes, though, the enemy comes from within. Sometimes, to avoid the pitfalls of illness and disease, we must simply seek a better balance. The health of our immune systems is in large part predicated on the presence of key nutrients and helpful bacteria in ideal proportions within our digestive tracts as well as our blood streams.

St. Petersburg, FL—An article published by the Health Sciences Institute (HSI) touts bergamot extract as a way to support those with metabolic syndrome. This Italian citrus fruit, says the group, supports healthy LDL cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar levels.

Over the past year, omegas made headlines for a lot of good reasons, but there was some bad press, too. First, a California lawsuit called into question whether fish oil contained levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in excess of a “safe harbor” limit set by Proposition 65 legislation. Industry associations and companies involved in the case issued statements confirming that fish oil products are safe and within the federal PCB limits.

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A recent study published in Maturitas science journal indicates that aged garlic extract lowers blood pressure in patients with treated, but uncontrolled, hypertension.

Okay, not everyone can authentically be a “super genius.” But, when taking proper care to nourish one’s brain, one can certainly enjoy the long-term benefits of clear and deft cognition, highly functioning memory and relatively stable mood within normal parameters. The continually growing number of Americans interested in preventative care and systemic support with natural products bodes well for the category of brain health.

As part of a natural ecosystem, many organisms develop symbiotic relationships with other living things. In humans, for example, the gastrointestinal tract provides an optimal environment for bacterial growth. These bacteria assist with the host’s food digestion, protect from mechanical and chemical injury, and maintain a healthy immune system. 

Getting sick is the pits. Life becomes even stormier if the ailment is digestion related. What’s worse is having a chronic condition of this type, which can make enjoying life’s simplest pleasures a harrowing experience. Unfortunately, many Americans are plagued by such conditions and too few have found viable options for making them feel better.