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Vitamin B12 Supplementation

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Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble B vitamin required by all cells in the body, especially brain, nerve, and blood cells. Symptoms of deficiency include anemia, fatigue, weakness and more. Vitamin B12 deficiency caused by inadequate dietary intake, genetics, and medications may require supplementation. Vitamin B12 is important for metabolic processes, DNA synthesis and is especially important for the formation of red blood cells and brain cells Absorption is dependent on the acidity of your stomach plus a special protein called “intrinsic factor” Many medications deplete vitamin B12 from your body including medications that alter the gastrointestinal environment and microflora...

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Nutrients to Support Immune Health During Cold and Flu Season

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Nutritional support for immune health can be an important step to keep you healthy during cold and flu season. In addition to the flu vaccine, you can incorporate antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc, and prebiotic fiber that all play an important role in supporting and boosting your immune system and overall immune health. The flu shot only protects from a couple specific strains of flu virus There are many other viruses and bacteria that cause illness during cold and flu season Certain nutrients that can boost your immune system and offer an extra layer of protection...

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Vitamins B3 and B6 and Their Importance in Immune Protection

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B vitamins are important cofactors and coenzymes in many metabolic pathways and they play critical roles in the maintenance of immune homeostasis (tendency toward balance). Deficiencies in vitamin B3 and B6 have been found under inflammatory conditions and both vitamins have anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, deficiencies in these vitamins have been associated with diseases or disorders that are linked with inflammation. Importantly, both vitamins have been shown to regulate immune cell numbers and functions. Along with other important ingredients in Olivamine® and Pinnaclife® ImmuneHealth including hydroxytyrosol, oleuropein, and N-acetylcysteine, vitamin B3 and B6 have been demonstrated to increase immune protection....

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Vitamins and Health

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Vitamins are water-soluble or fat-soluble compounds that can be obtained by dietary intake or supplementation. Some are also synthesized in the human body including by intestinal bacteria, but they are typically synthesized in the body in insufficient quantities. Vitamins can act as cofactors for important enzymes and they are essential for normal growth, metabolism, and reproduction1,2. Many vitamins can be found in various foods, although it is difficult to eat the variety of meats, fruits, nuts, seeds, and vegetables required to get enough of the vitamins you need in your diet. Pinnaclife® MultiVitamin with Olivamine® can help provide the vitamins...

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Vitamin D and Magnesium Work Together to Promote Health

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Vitamin D deficiency is common and can result in unregulated cell proliferation. The beneficial effects from vitamin D are dependent on sufficient magnesium intake.  Deficiency in either nutrient is associated with health problems including cardiovascular disease and conditions preceding diabetes that are associated with inflammation. Vitamin D and magnesium work together in Olivamine® VitalHealth to maintain healthy levels of inflammation. Vitamin D plays many important cellular roles Deficiencies in vitamin D are common and associated with many health issues Absorption of vitamin D is dependent on magnesium Magnesium activates over 300 enzymes required for health Both vitamin D and magnesium...

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Vitamin Deficiency: Recognizing Signs and Symptoms

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Vitamin and mineral deficiency can often present with symptoms we ignore or assume are just normal parts of life. Symptoms like fatigue, frequent illness, skin problems, changes in hair & fingernails, vision problems, tingling sensations, and dental issues can all be signs of serious dietary nutritional mineral and/or vitamin deficiency. Sometimes there are aspects of our health that we easily write off as part of normal life. Everybody experiences this, right? But sometimes it could actually be a warning sign of a more serious problem related to nutritional deficiencies or other health problems. Identifying Signs of Nutritional Vitamin Deficiencies One...

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B Vitamins for Sleep and Energy

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People typically associate B Vitamins with energy because there are high amounts of B Vitamins found in energy drinks and workout supplements. But B Vitamins produce a different type of energy than stimulants like caffeine. Some B Vitamins also play essential roles in healthy sleep, mood, and calming down nerves. B vitamins function in your body for thousands of different metabolic processes B vitamins help convert food into energy your cells can use Vitamin B6 supports healthy sleep and is essential in the production of a specific neurotransmitter Olivamine® contains Vitamin B3 and B6 to support metabolic and antioxidant pathways...

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