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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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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