Cortisol: “The Stress Hormone”

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: October 11, 2017 Comments: 0

Known as the “stress hormone” , cortisol is a type of steroid hormone produced in the body by the adrenal glands and is released in response to fear or stress (even the stress of waking up). Although necessary to help regulate blood pressure and the immune system during a sudden crisis, some experts worry that […]


What is Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM)?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: October 2, 2017 Comments: 0

Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) might sound like a long scary word, but it’s really just a naturally occurring organic sulfur compound that is found in tissues of plants and animals. It is a derivative of dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), which is essential for optimal health and has numerous therapeutic effects, such as helping in the proper recovery and healing […]


How to Deal with Gallstones

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 25, 2017 Comments: 0

If you’ve ever heard your doctor mention that you might have gallstones, you’re not alone. In fact, 10-15% of the US adult population has (or will have) gallstones at some point in their lives. But what exactly are gallstones and how does nutrition play a role? Here’s a quick A-Z guide on how to deal […]


Aspartame-Is it Safe?

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 18, 2017 Comments: 0

Aspartame is an artificial sweetener found in various processed food products and artificial sweetener brands, like Equal and Nutrasweet. Believe it or not, it’s nearly two hundred times sweeter than regular sugar! Therefore, smaller amounts of it are needed to sweeten foods. We often seen aspartame in the following food products: Diet foods Instant breakfasts […]



Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: September 13, 2017 Comments: 0

If you’re one of the 4 million US adults living with fibromyalgia, then you are probably all too familiar with the symptoms of this chronic disease. Hallmarks of fibromyalgia include pain and stiffness all over your body, severe fatigue and tiredness, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, trouble thinking, memory and concentration issues, digestive problems, and […]


How to Raise a Healthy Eater

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 21, 2017 Comments: 0

With childhood obesity on the rise, raising a healthy eater can help lower the chances of your child having to face this issue as an adult. Encouraging your kids to eat wholesome food and build life-long healthy eating habits is essential for their long-term health. How can you encourage your kids to make smarter food […]


Spotlight on L-Glutamine

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 16, 2017 Comments: 0

You’ve probably seen glutamine in protein powders at your local health food store, but have you ever wondered what health benefits it has to offer beyond helping to build and repair muscle? Glutamine is one of twenty amino acids used to make protein in your body. It is classified as a semi-essential or conditionally essential […]


Macronutrients and Calories

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: August 9, 2017 Comments: 0

The basis for all the calories that we consume each day are known as the macronutrients: fats, carbohydrates, and protein. Calculating macronutrients is simple and not as complicated as you may think. However, we do need to consider that each person’s metabolism, lifestyle, health, body composition, current medications, and genetics play a significant role in […]


The Nutrient Thieves

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 25, 2017 Comments: 0

Everyone knows that prescription drugs can come with side effects, from minor annoyances to very serious complications. But what you may not know is that many commonly prescribed medications (and over the counter, as well) can deplete your body of essential nutrients. And as with side effects, the longer you take them, the worse they […]


Give your mood a boost!

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: June 26, 2017 Comments: 0

Even though summer is upon us and the sun is shining, it doesn’t mean that we can’t still get down and depressed at times. Did you know that seasonal affective disorder (SAD), or better known as the winter blues, could also affect people in the summer? SAD is a mood disorder that affects those that […]