August is National Immunization Awareness Month


Not Just for Kids

Immunizations help prevent dangerous, and sometimes deadly, diseases. To stay protected against serious illnesses like the flu, measles, and tuberculosis, everyone needs to get their shots – even adults.

Many people tend to think of immunizations as a precaution for children. But the truth is that adults, even healthy ones, need to get vaccinations to protect their health. Every year, thousands of adults in the U.S. needlessly suffer, are hospitalized, and even die from diseases that could be prevented by vaccines. Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System Before Heading Back to School


As kids head back to school, they’re exposed to a variety of germs and viruses. Kids, especially younger ones, tend to have habits that expose them to more germs. And because their immune systems are immature, children are typically more susceptible to germs. Once one child has succumbed to an illness, it tends to spread to the other children and adults in the home quickly. One of the best ways to keep yourself and your family protected from all the germs circulating is by boosting your immune system. Continue reading

Boost Your Immune System Just in Time For Summer With Probiotics and Prebiotics!

IS3-DRSPF-2A weak immune system puts your health at risk. Most people only worry about their immune system during cold months, when colds, flus, and viruses are running rampant. But your health should be a priority all year. Recent research has shown that immunity is directly linked to having a healthy gastrointestinal tract.

The GI tractis a prominent part of the immune system. One component of the gastrointestinal system is the intestinal bacteria of the gut flora. This good bacteria works to prevent the overgrowth of potentially harmful bacteria in the gut. If the beneficial bacteria in your GI tract becomes imbalanced, it can cause a long list of health problems, including constipation, gas, hormonal problems, candida infections, anemia, vitamin B deficiencies, high cholesterol, and chronic diarrhea, just to name a few. Continue reading

Treat and Prevent Joint Pain and Disease with Supplements


Taking a proactive approach to maintaining joint health, regardless of your age, is crucial for an active and healthy lifestyle. While joint diseases are commonly associated with older individuals, many younger adults, who have put a strain on their joints with strenuous workouts and activities, are experiencing joint pain as well and are seeking supplements to provide them with a wider range of motion as well as pain relief. An estimated 75 million adults in the U.S. are affected by arthritis and other joint diseases, such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Consumer research has indicated that one in five adults are currently managing or treating joint pain, arthritis, or stiffness and as many as seven out of ten adults are looking for ways to prevent joint issues before they begin. Continue reading

Improve Your Health with These Men’s Health Supplements


Father’s Day is right around the corner. This is a great time to think about of the importance of men’s health. Maintaining proper health now will not only enable you keep up with your kids, but will also help ensure that you’re around to share in the special moments in their lives for years to come. The following are a few supplements that NutraSense carries that can help you reach and/or maintain a healthy life. Continue reading

OptiMSM Offers a Number of Health Benefits, Including Improved Athletic Performance


Living a more athletic life requires having a level of fitness and physical comfort that allows us to enjoy daily exercise. Aches and pains can easily distract us from pursuing our healthy routines. While the advantages of physical activity are clear, strenuous activity also increases the risk of oxidative stress that can lead to inflammation, and wear and tear on joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and other connective tissue. Optimize your life! Speed up recovery, abate muscle soreness, and support joint, muscle, and overall health with OptiMSM. Continue reading

For a Healthy Body, Start with a Healthy Gut


A healthy gut provides needed nutrients for the entire body. To absorb and properly utilize all needed nutritive building blocks, the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tracts need to maintain appropriate pH levels, a healthy probiotic (friendly bacteria) population, a strong immune response, needed enzymes and digestive cofactors, and appropriate permeability of the digestive tract lining. When any of these areas are out of balance, digestion and overall health are compromised. Continue reading

Quality Glucosamine and Chondroitin Supplements Shown to Be Beneficial for Joint Pain


Swimsuit season will be here before we know it. As many of us are working harder to get into shape, it can really take a toll on our joints. Joint health products can be beneficial in easing joint pain and inflammation. Glucosamine and chondroitin combinations are the most popular due to their effectiveness. Glucosamine and chondroitin formulations have been around for a long time and have been studied more than most other supplements, but because some manufacturers have been cheapening the formulation, its reputation has been tarnished.

Glucosamine and chondroitin formulations continue to be the most popular and widely studied supplements for joint health, even with the introduction of other new products aimed at alleviating joint pain and inflammation. The National Institutes of Health conducted the Glucosamine/Chondroitin Arthritis Intervention Trial (GAIT), a large scale, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, to examine the efficacy claims of joint health supplements using the standard combination of 1500 mg of glucosamine and 1200 mg of chondroitin. The study, the largest of its kind, showed positive results for this combination of glucosamine and chondroitin in providing relief of moderate to severe knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis. Glucosamine Plus Chondroitin from NutraSense carries the same formulation used in the study.

Due to the popularity of chondroitin products, demand for the raw materials has increased while supply has not. This has driven up the price. In response, some companies are substituting with sub-par ingredients, lowering the bar, or even worse, not claiming the label amount. Other companies are choosing to continue with the standard formulation and accepting smaller sales margins. NutraSense carries the same Chondropure chrondroitin sulfate used in the NIH study and stands behind the claim of the highest quality on the market.

In a recent blog for Natural Products Insider, author Weiguo Zhang said “It is my view that the industry should provide consumers with high-quality products based upon the classical joint health formulation of glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate with proven efficacy supported by the GAIT study. Worthy endeavors to look for alternative ingredients should be encouraged, but not at the expense of undermining consumer confidence in effectiveness of the widely used joint health supplements with chondroitin.”

Glucosamine Plus Chondroitin from NutraSense is the only glucosamine and chondroitin supplement of this high quality that is also made and sourced in the USA.

ImmuneSense with EpiCor Helps Balance Your Immune System to Fight Allergies


After a harsh winter with record-setting snowfall and frigid temperatures, spring weather can’t arrive soon enough for most people. But if you’re an allergy sufferer, spring may usher in a worse-than-usual allergy season this year. The intense cold and snow may cause trees to flower late. When the temperatures do finally warm up, the trees will be producing more allergens than usual to catch up. Continue reading

Creatine Supplements Can Help Athletes Increase Strength and Improve Performance

One of the more popular nutritional supplements for athletes wanting to improve performance, endurance, and muscle mass, is creatine. Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that is produced naturally in the body, playing an integral role in supplying energy to all cells in the body, primarily to the muscles, by increasing the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). It is produced in the liver, kidney, and pancreas. You can also get creatine by eating meat or fish or with dietary supplements. Most creatine is stored in skeletal muscle and used during physical activity. The remainder is used in the heart, brain, and other tissues. Continue reading