Nothing Fishy about Flaxseed Oil

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: March 30, 2018 Comments: 0

Looking to increase your intake of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids? Most people automatically think fish oil.   But flaxseed oil is a great alternative to fish oil, particularly if you’re vegetarian or vegan. Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil) is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum and contains over 50% of its fatty acids […]

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New Blood Pressure Guidelines

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: March 9, 2018 Comments: 0

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association recently announced new blood pressure guidelines. Under the new guidelines, elevated blood pressure is now considered anything over 120-129/80 mm Hg (previously 140/90 mm Hg). Unfortunately, under the new guidelines, it is estimated that approximately 46% of Americans will now be diagnosed with elevated […]

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Eating Habits That Can Zap Your Energy

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: January 3, 2018 Comments: 0

Do you feel tired all the time, even after a full night’s sleep?   If so, you may want to take a closer look at your eating habits. What and how you eat can affect your energy level throughout the day. Here are six eating habits that could be making you tired: 1. Skipping meals, especially breakfast […]

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Probiotics & Prebiotics

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: December 29, 2017 Comments: 0

In our digestive tract, there are billions of bacterial organisms floating around. However, not all of them are harmful. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that live in your intestines and increase your body’s immunity to defend against disease. They function by controlling the growth of disease-causing bacteria. Prebiotics, on the other hand, are indigestible carbohydrates, or […]

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Relief for Winter Skin

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: December 20, 2017 Comments: 0

For those of us that live in the Northern parts of the US, we’re currently in the middle of a polar vortex, more commonly known as, winter. Along with the plummeting temperatures comes dry, scaly skin that is sometimes associated with eczema, accentuated fine lines, and acne (yikes)! If you’re unable to head down south […]

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Berberine: Under Investigation

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: November 27, 2017 Comments: 0

Berberine is a compound that is extracted from the roots and stems of a variety of plants such as barberry, tree turmeric and goldenseal. Recently, berberine as a natural supplement has been touted for its possible anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and anti-diabetic properties. Although this might be the first time you’ve heard of this product, berberine has […]

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Lung Health

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: November 22, 2017 Comments: 0

November is Lung Cancer awareness month, so it’s a good time to think about the health of our lungs. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. We all know not smoking and avoiding exposure to pollutants can help protect our lungs, but sometimes we take our lungs for granted. […]

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The Remarkable Benefits of Green Tea & Matcha

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: November 6, 2017 Comments: 0

EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), one of the main organic compounds found in green tea, is well known for its outstanding health benefits and possible anti-cancer effects. This compound is part of a group of plant polyphenols (micronutrients with antioxidant activity), commonly known as tannins, which give a mild astringent or slightly bitter taste when consumed. So […]

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Wheat and Gluten Intolerances

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

You’ve definitely seen the words “wheat-free” and “gluten-free” on some products in the supermarket, but what’s the real meaning behind those claims? It can be confusing at times because these terms are often used interchangeably; however, there is a difference. Wheat, barley, and rye are examples of three types of grains and gluten is the […]

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The Healing Powers of the Aloe Vera Plant

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

The hallmark of the aloe vera plant is its ability to provide relief from sunburnt skin, but did you know that this plant has many more healing properties that go well beyond the sunburn? Aside from being used for centuries for healing and medicinal purposes, it works wonders for not only your skin but also […]

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