Two flawed studies, a rehashed review, and an editorial published in the December 17 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine have attempted to discredit the value of multivitamin supplements, according to Life Extension®, the Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based anti-aging and longevity research organization.
A recent statistic unveiled by Discovery Research Group highlights the need for a growing number of consumers to be vigilant about their omega-3 supplement preferences. This investigation into consumer behavior around omega-3 intake revealed that as many as 40% of consumers are looking for non-fish oil sources to meet their current supplement needs (1).
Building a secure and sustainable supply chain not only makes good business sense; it also helps to demonstrate a commitment to wider stakeholder and societal interests, enhance the resiliency of the supply chain, and stimulate innovation as well as productivity.
My first post last month, “Tonics 101,” defined tonic herbs, specifically how tonics help the body to better adapt to the challenges it faces, and how this approach differs from the symptom-oriented approach common in modern western medicine. Today, let’s examine adaptogens, one of the best-studied classes of tonic herbs.
An important part of my career in journalism and public relations has been guiding people to live more healthfully by telling them specifically what to eat and how to exercise, but it hasn’t been till recently that I realized how important furniture design is to your health. We spend a lot of time behind a desk and in a chair. Discovering wholesome and beneficial design that makes us feel better is paramount for optimal health.
In herbal medicine, the term “tonic” is often used—mistakenly—to mean an infusion, tea or tincture, or even more simply, an herbal remedy of any kind. In truth, a tonic herbal formula is one that is used to promote, restore or maintain an overall feeling of energy and vitality within the body. These formulas have been used for hundreds of years in many traditions of herbal medicine and healing, including traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic and European traditions.
When you think about how to grow your business, you have a variety of age-old options from which to choose. Diversifying your product and service offerings can reinvigorate sales by capturing the imagination of existing and prospective customers. Your community outreach efforts and cross-promotional programs help increase mind share within your region, while creative product promotions and loyalty programs help notch up your bottom line in different ways.