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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fibromyalgia

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 […]

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Do You Really Need to Take Vitamins?

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

In an ideal world, all of the nutrients that we require for optimal health can be obtained from fresh, nutrient-dense, and healthy foods. Unfortunately though, even if you have healthy eating habits, many of the foods sold today do not contain all of the essential nutrients you need to thrive. Why not? One of the […]

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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 […]

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Phytonutrients

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 31, 2017 Comments: 0

Phytonutrients, also known as phytochemicals, are chemicals produced and used by plants to protect them from any external forces such as germs or bugs. Food sources including colorful fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, tea, whole grains, and various spices are rich sources of phytonutrients. Even though these provide us with significant nutrients, they are not […]

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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 […]

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The Vegetarian Lifestyle

Posted By: CustomVite Nutrition Team Date: July 10, 2017 Comments: 0

Vegetarian diets are gaining popularity due to the widespread negative views on eating meat and animal products. Although there’s a lot of talk about the use of antibiotics and hormones to raise animals, organic, locally farmed animal meat is a very rich source of protein, one of three macronutrients essential for life. Meat is also […]

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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 […]

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