Better Performance: Exercise Recovery & More

Summer is in full swing, and so is your exercise routine. Make the most of your physical activity with a little help from these promising nutrients. Energy efficiency, improved heart rate, endurance and exercise recovery are some of the positive findings in the following studies. L-citrulline and pomegranate aid recovery Even well-trained athletes can get…

25 Years of Heart — and Counting!

If we are staying true to our motto, always taking your health and your budget to heart®, then a typical trip to Betsy’s is like finding that place where “you wanna go, where everybody knows your name.”  With some customers who have shopped with Betsy since even before she opened her very own health food…

Health Benefits of Supplemental Mushrooms, Part 2

“Medicinal” mushrooms have a magic all their own. In Part 1, we learned why they’re showing up in more supplements.  Now, learn how you can use them for better health. Here are a few of our favorite ’shrooms with potential health benefits backed by research:    ​Cordyceps Cordyceps supports respiration, oxygen delivery and ATP synthesis for…

Health Benefits of Supplemental Mushrooms, Part 1

Neither fish nor foul, not animal nor even technically a plant, mushrooms occupy a nether-region of life, with tantalizing health benefits such as better athletic performance and even, perhaps, an answer to cancer.  Did you know that mushrooms are more like humans in DNA than they are like plants? Mushrooms are much more than just…

Dad Rules This June At Betsy’s

Dad rules this June at Betsy’s! Buy any Bluebonnet product this June and be entered to win one of the product prizes provided by Bluebonnet Nutrition. We understand that men’s health covers a wide range of topics, from heart health and mood support to prostate and muscle recovery concerns. This month’s health articles highlight many…

Heart Health On Your Mind?: Vitamin D and Omega-3s to the Rescue!

We used to think that heart issues happened mainly to men, but today we realize that women are equally susceptible to the ravages of diet, lack of exercise, and stage-of-life issues that can lead to heart health concerns. Below is some of the latest research on the different ways Vitamin D and Omega-3s may help…

Top 6 Health Issues Men Can Avoid And Tips On How

From heart disease to suicide, the top causes of death claim more men than women every year—and women now live an average of five to ten years longer. But the men in your life don’t have to fall victim to a statistic.  Here are some small tweaks men can make today to ward off the…

Three Supplements Fido Will Love

Love me, love my pet. If you’re a supplement taker, you already know that certain nutrients go a long way toward alleviating or reducing common human ailments. Your dog can reap the same benefits with pet-specific supplements. Here are some top options to consider. Glucosamine + collagen  Achy joints, especially from hip dysplasia, are a…

May is for MOM at Betsy’s

A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. –Victor Hugo      Mom is the one who rises before the entire household, the one who wipes tired brows and mops up messes. She makes sure there is food in the refrigerator and clean, comfy sheets to wallow in while we…

Tummy Troubles? Consider These Supplements

Bloating, gas, constipation diarrhea.  These digestive and gut-health issues are not the easiest things to discuss and are even more uncomfortable to experience.  Yet, according to the National Institutes of Health, about one in five Americans suffers from digestive diseases, including GERD- style heartburn (65 million prescriptions per year), constipation (63 million cases), Irritable Bowel…

4 Nutrients to Feel in Your Bones

Whether you are nearing the age of menopause or just beginning to take on the world all by yourself, people of all ages have good reasons to pay attention to the nutrients that are important to bone health. For example, when it comes to how strong your bones can be, the amount and kinds of…

Preserve More Than Your Eyes With These Nutrients

Lutein and zeaxanthin have long been recognized for their support of eye and vision health, but recent studies have also shown promise with these nutrients when it comes to brain health. Discover some of the latest research on nutrients for cognitive health, as well as food sources of these nutrients, in this report. More efficient…