Blood Sugar Management Nutrient Tips

The holiday season is upon us, complete with all the temptations of sugar cookies and pumpkin pie and creamy sauces–all chock full of tasty goodness and sugars and carbs that make your body work overtime to keep your blood sugar in balance. In these recent studies, four nutrients showed promise for supporting blood sugar management…

Heart-Smart Supplements

Heart attack. Stroke. High cholesterol. These words are the last ones we want to hear, but too many of us know them on an all-too-personal level. Sadly, the typical American’s heart is anything but healthy. Heart and other cardiovascular diseases are still the leading cause of death among Americans. According to a new study by…

Your Heart Needs These Nutrients—Here’s Why

The heart is the body’s hardest working muscle, and it deserves the best treatment you can give it.  Regular exercise, a healthy diet, effective stress management, sufficient, quality sleep and regular checkups to ensure your blood pressure and heartbeat are healthy all play a role in keeping your heart pumping as it should. Here are…

4 Nutrients with Promise for Heart Health

Good results in the lab can lead to larger, pilot studies.  These findings about DHA, vitamin E, fish oil and CoQ10 pay particular attention to potential heart health benefits. Also, discover which nutrients showed promise for protecting the ear and supporting improved sperm counts. DHA, metabolism, and lipids Muscles need a constant supply of fats…

Ahead of the Curve: Early Discoveries Lead to More Studies

Studies in the lab using smaller mammals or test tubes can be the precursor to further studies on human subjects. In these examples, good results in the lab may lead to larger, human trials. Here are some of the most promising recent findings: Curcumin and ALA boost DHA The omega-3 DHA is essential for healthy…

Nutrients Speed Recovery From Pneumonia, Reduce Hospital Stays

CoQ10 and vitamin D may already be staples in your supplement cabinet, but these two studies give you even more reasons to consider this antioxidant and vitamin the next time you stock up on supplement supplies. Staying Healthy CoQ10 boosts pneumonia recovery Older adults are more likely than younger adults to contract fatal pneumonia. In…

Help Keep Your Cardiovascular System Healthy

At Betsy’s, we strive to be always taking your health and your budget to heart.®  These studies take your health to heart–literally.  See how CoQ10 and even black tea may be of benefit for your healthy ticker. Good Circulation Nutrients help keep the cardiovascular system healthy CoQ10 and heartbeat A-fib, or atrial fibrillation, is an…

Progress in Diabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, 9.3% of us suffered from diabetes as of 2012.  In that same year, 25.9% of those 65 and older had the disease.  Because diabetes affects every system in the body, knowing nutritional tips for balancing the body can be important. Consider this information on ginger, CoQ10 and more. ~~~…

Support a Healthy Inflammation Response

Believe it or not, inflammation can actually be a good thing.  As we all learned in biology class: Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect us from infection with foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses.  –WebMD.com However, too much of any good thing can also become a…