Vitamins and Supplements

Common questions and answers about our vitamins and supplements

How to store vitamins?
Except when indicated on the label, the best place to store vitamins is in a dry cabinet, at room temperature, with the cap firmly on. 
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:38 PM
Why is it important to take a multi-vitamin?
Due to the fact that many people are unable to obtain all the necessary vitamins and minerals from their diet alone, additional vitamin supplementation is n...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:39 PM
Advantages of powder vs. tablet?
For most people, tablets are generally considered easy to take. They are measured to an exact strength and are generally easy to swallow. Powders, on the ot...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:40 PM
What food should I avoid to limit cold sores?
Chocolate and peanuts (including peanut butter) are high in arginine which "feeds" cold sores. Lysine has been found helpful in fighting cold sore...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:42 PM
When is the best time to take vitamins?
Unless otherwise instructed by a health professional, it is generally best to take vitamins at mealtime with food and liquid, inasmuch as vitamins are conce...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:36 PM
What foods should you avoid eating for maximum Calcium absorption?
The foods to be avoided are rhubarb (which contains oxalic acid), chocolate and carbonated beverages containing phosphoric acid which may leach out Calcium....
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:44 PM
What does free-form mean?
The name free form in regard to an amino acid means that the pure amino acid is available to the system without any competing nutrients. Therefore, to get t...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:46 PM
Why natural Vitamin E?
Natural Vitamin E is rated by almost all nutritionists as being superior and more effective than the synthetic dl type. Do not be fooled by synthetic (dl) V...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:47 PM
What is an anti-oxidant?
An anti-oxidant is a nutrient which contains factors which slows the oxidation of the cells. To use an example from the material world, oxidation is like &q...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:54 PM
When should one start taking Calcium supplements?
Most nutritionists recommend taking extra Calcium and to begin at a young age. Putting Calcium in the system in ones youth is like putting "money in th...
Tue, May 28, 2019 at 1:54 PM