Vitamin K

Vitamin K is so very important in helping to prevent illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis… and yet many of us have no idea what exactly it even does for us! While Vitamin K’s primary role is in the thickening or coagulation (clotting) of blood, but it is also very important for bone health. Deficiency in this vitamin […]

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects cell membranes from the destructive effects of free radicals. This is the reason why it is commonly used to achieve younger looking skin! Cell membranes are composed mostly of fat, so it makes sense that this fat-soluble vitamin acts like a guard that protects a cell from harm. Vitamin E is also important for […]

Vitamin D

The sunshine vitamin! This wonderful fat-soluble vitamin, often referred to as a steroid hormone, helps to strengthen bones, boost the immune system and maintain proper body weight. In this post, we will discuss how to get it, how much you need and what forms are best….but first, let’s delve into the amazing things it does for our bodies! Healthy Bones  […]

Vitamin A

I have heard that if you eat two bright orange vegetables every day (such as sweet potatoes, carrots, or squash) your wrinkles miraculously disappear! While it may seem like an old wives’ tale, I tried this and did actually notice a significant difference in the clarity and quality of my skin. This can be attributed to the abundant amounts of Vitamin […]

Fat-Soluble Vitamins

Fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K are commonly found in foods containing fat. These are called fat soluble because they dissolve in fat and require the presence of fat for absorption. When you consume foods rich in these vitamins, the nutrients that are not utilized are stored in the fatty tissues of your body. Isn’t it kind of […]