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The purpose of our health and nutrition articles is to inform natural product retailers and suppliers about the latest natural product and dietary supplement news, so they can take advantage of new opportunities and improve their businesses. Our magazine provides important information regarding the industry's new and emerging product categories, plus the science behind key dietary supplements.

Creatine: A Practical Guide for Athletes and Additional Health Benefits for All, Part 1

An Interview with Dr. Alfredo Franco-ObregonAs regular readers know, one of my biggest peeves is the media writing uninformed articles about nutrition without bothering...

The Nitty Gritty on Vitamin C

Antioxidants. Chances are, you’ve heard this term thousands of times because of their importance to overall health. Given the broad (and possibly overwhelming) selection...

Vitamin K2 Puts Calcium in Bones and Removes Calcium from Arteries, Part 2: A...

An Interview with Dr. Leon Schurgers Last month, we began our conversation with Dr. Leon Schurgers about vitamin K2 with a discussion of the “calcium...

Selenium, the SELECT Trial and Cancer Research

An Interview with Mark WhitacreEnough is enough! There was an onslaught of misinformation generated by the media when the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Selenium...

Fair is Fair

Fair trade is a term you are most likely hearing with increasing frequency, but you may be hesitant or reserved from diving head first...

Price, Quality and Value

Recessions end, but your strategy is constant. Natural products are expensive. Most shoppers think so. If you lower your prices to match conventional products, will...

Amino Acids: Essential for Our Bodies

From time immemorial, amino acids have existed as building blocks to the creation and survival of organic organisms. These essential chemicals create proteins, which,...

Vitamin K2 Puts Calcium in Bones and Removes Calcium from Arteries, Part 1

An Interview with Dr. Leon SchurgersI called upon vitamin K researcher, Dr. Leon Schurgers. Dr. Schurgers was kind enough to share his thoughts on...

The Sunshine Vitamin

In 2008, vitamin D made headline after headline thanks to mounting research about its health benefits. A common thread among the key findings is...

The Gluten Connection: Is Gluten Sensitivity Sabotaging Your Health?

An Interview with Dr. Shari LiebermanAs we understand more about gluten intolerance (not an allergy) and its related problems including gluten-sensitive enteropathy, celiac sprue,...

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