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Supplements to Support Our Furry Friends – WholeFoods Magazine

Natural Grocers called it in their annual Top 10 Trends for 2022: Pet health is huge. Pet ownership skyrocketed during the pandemic. According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA) 2021-2022 National Pet Owners Survey, an estimated 70% of U.S. households now own a pet. When it comes to our four-legged friends, we don’t skimp. […]

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Finance

Vitamins: expensive supplements suffer from an evidence deficiency 

Buying good health is an alluring idea. Popping a multivitamin pill requires less effort than eating vegetables and taking daily exercise. Last year, Americans spent over $48bn on vitamins and dietary supplements, according to Grand View Research. That is up from $45bn the year before. The money is going to waste. America’s love of multivitamins […]

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Science

TRC Healthcare and The Vitamin Shoppe® Partner to Help Consumers Choose Dietary Supplements Based on Scientific Evidence

As use of dietary supplements rises, The Vitamin Shoppe® is using evidence curated by TRC Healthcare to help consumers make smart, informed choices about nutritional supplements. DENVER, Aug. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — TRC Healthcare, creator of Natural Medicines, an unbiased natural medicines database and research tool, today announced that New Jersey-based retailer The Vitamin Shoppe® […]

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Science

Vitamins and Supplements for the Student Body

The Vitamin Shoppe has partnered with the Follett Higher Education Group to bring its health and wellness products to campus bookstores around the U.S. Follett is the largest campus store operator in North America, situated in more than 1,100 colleges and universities. The Vitamin Shoppe offering, beginning in August, will be available at select Follett […]

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Pets

ASK THE VET: Hot weather can damage pet vitamins, supplements and dry kibble

Q: I order supplements for my pets from online pharmacies that ship them through the mail to my home. It’s been unusually hot this summer, which makes me wonder whether heat can affect the quality of supplements sent through the mail. Should I be concerned? A: Some supplements are affected by heat and humidity, so […]

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Health

How to sleep in a heatwave: 3 supplements to help you ‘fall asleep faster’

Having trouble sleeping is common among Britons at the best of times, but while the UK basks in the stifling temperatures of its second heatwave of the year, nodding off has become even more unattainable for many. However, there are certain supplements that are known to help improve sleep quality. If you feel like you’ve tried everything, perhaps […]

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Health

Warning: Two popular supplements found to raise risk of ‘precancerous’ growths fourfold

A healthy diet is usually replete with all the vitamins and minerals your body needs. However, some people decide to take supplements as well. While there are legitimate health reasons for topping up your nutrient intake this way, most people should get all they need from food. Indeed, researchers have uncovered a number of risks […]

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Science

Man Vomits For Months After Taking Vitamin D at Almost 400x Daily Recommended Dose

Doctors have issued a warning that not only is it entirely possible to overdose on vitamin D, it’s also incredibly dangerous, after a man in the UK was hospitalized as a result of taking almost 400 times the daily recommended vitamin D.   While studies have hinted at the benefits of healthy levels of vitamin […]

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Health

Supplements: Docs warn of vitamin D ‘overdose’ risk after man hospitalised – his symptoms

The authors of the case report wrote: “Globally, there is a growing trend of hypervitaminosis D, a clinical condition characterised by elevated serum vitamin D3 levels. “Given its slow turnover, during which vitamin toxicity develops, symptoms can last for several weeks.” According to the Medical Express, symptoms of hypervitaminosis are varied and generally result from […]

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Health

Vitamin D supplements: Too many can lead to ‘toxicity’ – warning signs

“This [known as hypercalcaemia] can weaken the bones and damage the kidneys and the heart.” People who have medical conditions, like the man in the reported case, may not be able to safely take as much vitamin D as other people. In the BMJ Case Report, the man who had taken too many supplements also […]