High-Quality Supplements Avondale AZ
Litchfield Park, AZ
By Pamela Bond
So you don’t eat the recommended five to nine servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Who does? Besides, if you’re like a third to a half of your compatriots, you’re taking a daily multivitamin to make up for any nutritional gaps you may have. Oh, you’re not doing that either? Well, don’t let those vitamin-laden shelves intimidate you. Here’s how the experts respond to the most common questions about taking supplements.
How do I know I’m buying a high-quality multi?
You can choose brands you trust—or get recommendations from a naturopath, nutritionist, or holistic doctor. But if you want to be sure, look on the label for the USP (United States Pharmacopeia), NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) International, or Consumer Lab seal. These symbols indicate the product has passed independent tests that confirmed it contains the ingredients listed on the label and in the amounts noted. A new FDA rule, which goes into effect in 2010, will require all companies to verify ingredients through testing, but for now, shop the seals.
Are cheap vitamins just as good?
“Price and quality don’t necessarily correlate,” says Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, the Jenkins/Pokempner director of preventive and alternative medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. Instead, you have to look on a case-by-case basis to make sure the vitamins come in a well-absorbed form and in sufficient amounts (see “The Major Players” below).
Also, check to see how many “extra” ingredients the vitamin has: artificial colors, sugars, and excipients (a catchall term for fillers, binders, and lubricants that help in the manufacturing process or impact the dissolvability of a vitamin). Avoid excipients like dicalcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, and palmitate, which inhibit absorption, and lactose if you’re allergic. Instead look for the safes ones: cellulose, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, and magnesium citrate. Generally speaking, health-food store brands have fewer and safer excipients than drugstore or discount brands.
Should I choose “natural” or “synthetic” vitamins?
Let’s assume natural means that the vitamins are obtained from a plant, food, or animal, while synthetic vitamins are manufactured in a lab. The source doesn’t seem to make any difference for some nutrients. Vitamins C and B6 have similar bioavailability, be they natural or synthetic. That’s not true for fat-soluble vitamins, however. Natural vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol), for example, is more bioavailable than the synthetics (dl-alpha-tocopherol or all-rac-alpha-tocopherol). Also, natural-source beta-carotene, which comes from the algae Dunaliella salina, benefits you more than the synthetic version, because it contains small amounts of other free radical-fighting carotenoids, like alpha-carotene. The same holds true for tomato-derived lycopene, which has small amounts of related antioxidants, while the synthetic form contains only lycopene.
Is it better to get my ...
Author: Pamela Bond
Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...
Pharmacist Weight Loss Formula TM Advanced Diet Pills proprietary formula has a gentle, yet potent effect on the body. Pharmacist Weight Loss Formula TM is a safe, all-natural diet alternative that works rapidly to curb your appetite, rid your body of fat and provides you with substantial, long-term results. Equally as important is the ingredient Citrimax, which is a completely natural substance used to promote satiety at lower doses and fat burning weight loss at higher doses.
Each bottle of Pharmacist Weight Loss Formula TM contains a 1-month supply of 90 capsules. Pharmacist Weight Loss Formula TM is specially formulated with 1100mg per two-pill serving of safe, all-natural and NON-STIMULANT ingredients. Many diet pills are loaded with caffeine, ephedra or other "speedy" additives documented as unsafe for some people. Pharmacist Weight Loss Formula TM is one of the few advanced diet pills you do not need a prescription to purchase.
Maximum African Mango TM Maximum African Mango TM fat burning diet pill is a safe, completely natural option that helps to slow digestion and absorption of dietary sugar. Maximum African Mango TM improves blood glucose control, lowers cholesterol and decreases the obesity hormone Leptin. Users have shown dramatic improvements in body weight, fat and waist size.
Maximum African Mango TM has only natural, high performing ingredients such as Guarana Seed, Kola Nut and Green Tea that doctors recommend to help burn off fat and keep it off with no negative side effects. Each bottle contains a one-month supply and each capsule contains 450mg of the strongest acting, highest potency ingredients on the market today. Do not use if you are pregnant or lactating and if you have a known medical condition, consult a physician before using this product.
- Fantastic for those who want to get in shape and increase their energy levels
- Safe, all-natural ways to suppress appetite and maximize diet & exercise results
- Doctor recommended ingredients that keep fat off long-term
- 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee - Made in USA - FREE Shipping in USA
Dates: 5/20/2013 - 5/20/2013
Location: Carraba's Italian Grill
17007 N Scottsdale Rd
MASK (Mothers Awareness on School-age Kids) is inviting our Unity Community to come together for one (or all!) of our Unity Lunches. Join a passion and purposed community, where you can meet new women who are making a difference and getting involved! Bring along someone new, enjoy great food, conversation, and get inspired from a quarterly guest speaker who is making an impact in a big way. Thursday, November 29, 2012 - Carrabba's Italian Grill (17007 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ) from 11:30AM - 1PM(MST). Guest Speaker: TBA Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 11:30AM-1PM(MST) Monday, May 20, 2013 - 11:30AM-1PM(MST) Order your tickets and view membership options ONLINE TODAY at: http://www.maskmatters.org/empower/character/shop-mask?page=shop.browse&category_id=12 **All information regarding the lunches will be posted in this Unity Community event, with the newest lunch being highlighted as the event. Times/dates subject to change with timely notice. Unity Luncheon: Emcee: TBA Keynote Speaker: TBA We at MASK realize there are many moms in the community who are making a difference in the lives of children and families every day. We would like to acknowledge women who are not only engaging and empowering their own families, but who go above and beyond to empower others as well. We are celebrating these change-makers and recognizing their efforts in the community.
Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
Dates: 10/12/2013 - 10/12/2013