Buying Protein Powder? Ask Yourself These Questions

perfect protein powderWhether you’re a fan of the gym or you’re just trying to add a bit of protein to your diet, choosing the right protein powder often requires serious effort.

There are so many kinds, with so many different, specific purposes, that it can be tough to keep track of what you actually want.

Your first step? Assessing your goals.

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Non Dairy Probiotics: A Dream Come True for You

Did you know that approximately 65 percent of the human population has a more difficult time digesting lactose after infancy?

non dairy probiotics This stat may have slipped right by you. Maybe you missed it because milk is a staple for the average American diet. Maybe you missed it because “Got Milk?” is as ubiquitous a slogan as “Just Do It,” and the “do it,” in this case, is guzzle the dairy product like it’s going out of style – which it isn’t.

The most popular probiotic sources are dairy products—even in probiotic supplement formulations. We won’t argue that the probiotics a dairy-loving person can get from yogurt aren’t quality (most are)—but if dairy is less than ideal for your digestive system, they might not be for you.

After all, you eat the food or take the supplement in order to support digestion, and some of the support you need comes from the fact that you just ate dairy products.* Quite the conundrum.

That’s why finding a probiotic that features only non dairy strains matters.

Have you found the right probiotic for your body? Are you aware of your sensitivity level to lactose? Tell us in the comments!

For more information on non dairy probiotics, click here.

Immune System, Meet Zinc

winter cold Daylight Savings has ended and the chill of winter has taken over our homes, our outfit choices, and our commutes.

But that doesn’t mean we should let it take over our immune systems, too.

We’ve all been told a million times to bundle up to avoid getting a cold, and yes, body temperature (in general) definitely can affect your health. But the real reason why we get sick more often in winter isn’t because of the cold itself—it’s because we spend more time in closed quarters with dryer and less circulated air.

So, what can we do to support our bodies during this time of (unfortunate) change?

There’s one mineral that we really stand behind. It supports all sorts of normal bodily processes, but when we say that its support extends to immune system health, we mean it.

Here’s your intro:

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Why Your Supplement Storage Choices Matter

how to store your supplements When we craft a supplement at FoodScience, we want the person who consumes it to have the same great experience we have during development.

We also want to ensure that you have access to all the nutrients packed into any given capsule, tablet, chew or powder, so we focus on treating our supplements right as they go through each manufacturing process.

But that’s not where quality stops.

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Seeking Supplemental Support During Cancer Treatment?

19480431_lWhen we talk about supplements, we never indicate that they can treat, cure, prevent or mitigate any diseases. We don’t say: This pill will change your body! We say: This supplement will support your body’s normal processes.*

 

 

So what happens when those normal processes change as the result of treatments? Good news: supplements can still offer you support. *

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8 Best Supplements for Travel

 

 

 

It’s Ladies’ Day

5bestsupplementswomenThere’s a special celebration that always falls on the last Wednesday in September,  and that means today is the day—National Women’s Health and Fitness Day.

A public/private health partnership organized by the Health Information Resource Center (HIRC), this day is meant to support women across the United States as they take charge of their health.

And so is this blog post.

We’re reviewing our picks for the five best supplements for women. But remember: we suggest being selective with what you put in your body, and you should always talk to your doc before starting a supplement regimen or new fitness routine.

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