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Ultimate Crash Course on Vitamin K – Blood, Bones, & Absorption

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If you have ever had a baby or know someone who has recently given birth, you may have heard them talk about their child receiving a shot immediately after delivery. This shot actually delivers a small, but important dose of Vitamin K, or Phylloquinone. So what exactly makes this nutrient so crucial that it’s administered […]

The Ultimate Crash Course on L-Glutamine

L-Glutamine

It’s amazing how the substances that make up the food we eat can affect the functioning of our bodies. In particular, a substance found in animal meat and cruciferous vegetables called L-glutamine, or simply glutamine. Few of us have even heard of this important amino acid, much less how it impacts the body; but, the […]

The Ultimate Crash Course on Vitamin B1

Vitamin B1

If you have ever taken the time to look at a box of cereal, you will likely notice that it has been fortified with several vitamins and minerals. One of those vitamins is Vitamin B1 or what is commonly referred to as thiamine or thiamine hydrochloride. While not widely known, it is actually a common […]

The Ultimate Crash Course on Vitamin A

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While most people are familiar with the B Vitamins, as well as Vitamins C and D, very few think about Vitamin A and the impact it has on the body. The reality, however, is that it is extremely important and crucial for the functioning of several organs. Without it, your eyes, gut, and even lungs […]

The Ultimate Vitamin C Crash Course

vitamin c

For many of us, at the first sign of illness, we are quick to drink a glass of orange juice or take a Vitamin C supplement. Whether this is something our mothers encouraged or something we learned in school, it is ingrained in us that it helps with the immune system. While true, this nutrient […]