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Know Your Nutrients: Melatonin

What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. It helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Minute amounts of it can be found in foods such as meats, g…

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JAMA Study: Multivitamins Lower Cancer Risk in Healthy Men

A new study published today in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) found “daily multivitamin supplementation modestly but significantly reduced the risk of total cancer” in a large popu…

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Taking Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal supplements consist of a variety of vitamins and minerals. During pregnancy, a woman’s daily intake requirements for certain nutrients, such as folic acid (folate), calcium, and iron will inc…

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Know Your Nutrients: Cranberry

Known by many names, cranberry is a small, evergreen shrub that grows throughout North America. Primarily, cranberry is used for preventing and treating urinary conditions (specifically urinary tract…

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Know Your Nutrients: Zinc and Fertility

As one of the most studied nutrients when it comes to fertility, zinc is an essential component of genetic material. Having a deficiency in zinc can cause chromosomal changes in either partner, which…

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