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What are Electrolytes?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/6/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

An electrolyte is a substance that positively and negatively charges electricity when dissolved in water. Electrolytes play a role in numerous bodily functions, as they interact with other electrolytes and cells in the tissues, nerves, and muscles. Their two main functions are regulating the flow of water in and out of cells, and sparking nerve impulses.

Country Life's Maxi Skin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/28/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Calling all ladies!! Are you tired of taking hair, skin and nail supplement that are yielding no results at all? Are you also tired of taking that collagen powder day after day, and your skin health hasn’t changed one bit? You aren’t alone... 

Juicing vs. Smoothies vs. Energy Drinks: The Break Down

Posted by Celsius on 2/23/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Healthier energy options have been all the rage in 2017 and everyone seems to have their preference, with discussions about juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks popping up all over. They all can be beneficial additions to your diet, giving you a kick in the morning to wake you up or a boost to get you through the mid-afternoon slump, but how do you know which one is best for your lifestyle?

We’ve tallied up the pros and cons of juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks using a rating scale of natural ingredients, metabolism boosters, and prep time for the ultimate level of convenience. While we all know we could benefit from adding some healthy supplements to our regular intake, it’s hard to decide which option makes the most sense for us.

7 Tips for Optimal Muscle Recovery After a Workout

Posted by Natural Factors on 2/15/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Are you sore from working out in beast mode? That’s fantastic.

The aches and pains that you’re feeling mean that your muscles are stressed and rebuilding to become even stronger. Scientifically speaking, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Try these seven tactics to ease soreness and optimize muscle recovery after your workout.

Hawthorne Berry for Your Heart

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/14/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Want to keep your heart strong? Give Hawthorn Berry a try!!

Hawthorn Berries have a long history of use for heart health, dating back to ancient Greece and various parts of Asia. Hawthorn Berries have been shown to help 

Shattering the Myths on Multis

Posted by Mt. Angel on 2/13/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

If you take a walk down the aisles of your local Vitamin Discount Center store or other supplement shop, there are tons of bright, bold, fascinating products jumping out at you from the shelves. "Hair Growth!" "Fat Burner!" "Energy Support!" "Fast-building Creatine!" 

Oiy. Where do we even begin? 

Unfortunately, one of the best supplements you can take for your body--that serves numerous purposes, offers full-body support, and contains many potent ingredients in only one bottle--is one of the only products NOT surrounded by bright flashy advertising and edgy slogans...

Breathing Easy with Respir-Essence

Posted by Flora on 2/8/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Breathing. It’s a vital reflex, yet one many of us take for granted. If you suffer from respiratory issues, or just need a little extra help breathing during the cold season, there is a natural solution that can help you breathe easier.

Health Benefits of Milk Thistle

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/29/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Milk Thistle is an herb that you’ve most likely seen in every supplement section. Depending on where you’ve seen it, it may have been in a capsule, liquid tincture, or in a box of tea bags. But what makes this herb so popular? For starters, it is primarily sold as a liver detoxifier, and rightfully so...

New Chapter Fermented Powders

Posted by Ricky Seda on 10/21/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Letting people know the importance of supplementing with digestive aids, probiotics, and increasing our intake of fermented foods has been a focal point of many in the health and supplement industries. And rightfully so, fermented foods are something that most Americans barely eat. With the level of nutrients in our soil being 50 to 70 percent lower than what they were 70 years ago, increasing our fermented food intake is a must nowadays. There are many benefits to eating fermented foods which include immune health, reduced stress, enhanced mood, gentle detoxification, and the list goes on.  Supplementing with fermented vitamins, minerals, greens and superfoods have a ton of health benefits as well.

The Sunshine Vitamin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 9/14/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Evening Primrose Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 8/23/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Evening Primrose Oil comes from the seeds of a wildflower plant native to North America. Its high essential fatty acids content helps with hormone imbalances, acne, and hair and skin health...


What are Fennel Seeds?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 7/26/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Fennel seeds contain an assortment of nutrients including antioxidants, fiber, and a variety of other vitamins and minerals such as copper, iron, and vitamin-A and B- vitamins. Health benefits of fennel seeds include:


Benefits of Black Seed Oil

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/31/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Black seed oil comes from black seeds, which are derived from the Nigella Sativa flower. They are grown around the world although they originate from North Africa, Europe, and Asia. Black seeds are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-viral.

Other common names for black seed oil include Black Cumin Seed Oil, Kalonji Oil, Habbatus Sauda, and Nigella Seeds...

Dandelion Profile

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/17/2017 to Natural Remedies
Dandelion, (translates to lion’s tooth in French) is part of the Asteraceae family. It’s native to most of Europe, Asia and northern Africa, but can grow almost anywhere in the world.

This herb is known for providing health benefits to both our bodies and the environment it thrives in. When it comes to gardening, dandelion adds minerals and nitrogen to the soil. It releases ethylene gas, which helps fruit ripen, and attracts pollinating insects.

Medicinal use of dandelion dates back to ancient times...

Bluebonnet Osteo-Bone Formula

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Bluebonnet’s Osteo-Bone Formula contains essential nutrients that assist with absorption of minerals that help with functions and structures of bones and teeth. 

Benefits of Turmeric

Posted by Markus Bryant on 5/3/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family; it is native to southern Asia and has been making a huge wave in the US. Some may say it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence! Studies have shown that turmeric can improve brain and bodily functions, along with many other benefits. Here is more information on the benefits of turmeric:

Z!nt Collagen for Skin and Overall Health

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/26/2017 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals
Collagen is the most abundant protein found in our skin, muscles, bones, joints, blood, and digestive system. It replenishes our bodies with new skin cells, and provides strength and elasticity to our skin.

Power Pollen Gradules by Premier One

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/5/2017 to Natural Remedies

Bee pollen is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains an assortment of amino acids and trace vitamins and minerals such as B-complex and folic acid. It’s also 40 percent protein, which is more protein than any other animal source of equal weight.

Friday's Feature - Redd Remedies Sinus Support

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/24/2017 to Natural Remedies

Allergy season is upon us. My nose has been stuffy for a few weeks now, so much so that I can’t enjoy tasting my food and I can’t swallow without feeling a lump in my throat. Thankfully, we carry an array of allergy supplements such as Redd Remedies Sinus, which can alleviate my symptoms and protect my immune system...

Stay Healthy this Winter with these Warm Beverages

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/16/2017 to Natural Remedies

The cold can unmotivated us; we hesitate to go outside, move around, and get our blood circulating. Coming from a Floridian, I don’t have too much experience with ‘”winter” but on the few days winter does decide to make an appearance, I’m bundled head to toe and prefer cuddling with my pups on the couch as opposed to taking them for a walk outside.

Winter is the time of year to nourish our body with warm food and drinks, so it’s important that we listen to our body and provide it with the proper fuel to power through the day. To help you get through these cold times, I’ve comprised a short list of warm, nutritious beverages that will protect your immunity and give you the energy boost you need. 

Resetting Your Body for the New Year

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 1/2/2017 to Diet and Nutrition

When it comes to holiday festivities, we tend to veer off track as far as nutrition and exercise goes. We consume foods that are high in sodium, sugar and fat which often leaves us feeling tired and sluggish. Many people strive to better themselves at the beginning of the new year through diet and exercise, but some lose motivation and fall into old habits.

Whether you are trying to bounce back into your normal routine or wanting to make lifestyle changes to your daily regimen, it’s important to reset your body so it’s prepared to make a healthy transition. Make sure to set attainable goals that aren’t too extreme; that way you will be more motivated to stick to your plan.

I have provided a list of recommended supplements to help you kick start 2017. 

Favorite Picks from 2016

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/29/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

There are many products I’ve tried from Vitamin Discount Center, and they all have benefited my health in some way or form. Although it was tough, I have narrowed down my top three favorite picks for 2016. If you haven’t already, I encourage you try one of these products this new year.

Friday's Feature - Kyolic Garlic Extract

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/9/2016 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Garlic has been used all over the world for centuries. Known for its anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties, Greece, Egypt, and East Asia prescribed garlic to help with problems ranging from digestive issues to fatigue to cardiovascular health. 

Taking Care of Your Body during the Holiday Season with Enzymes and Probiotics

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 12/6/2016 to Diet and Nutrition

The holiday season is a time to eat, drink and be merry, however these festivities may be tricky if we are trying to be mindful of what we are putting in our bodies.  We tend to overindulge on appetizers, alcoholic beverages, turkey and ham, multiple side dishes, and desserts. I am guilty of overeating as well, although I try my best to control my portion size. There’s just so much food!