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Acai Berry

  This berry has been a traditional food and medicine of Amazon basin tribes for centuries, only recently coming to be common on United States shelves. Acai (pronounced ah-sah-ee) berry is a small, round, dark purple fruit obtained from…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Biotin for Good Blood Sugar Control

Biotin, also known as Vitamin B7, is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. It is vital for cell growth and also helps maintain steady blood sugar levels. In fact, some studies have…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Pyridoxine for a Healthy Heart & Mouth

Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps keep nerve tissue healthy and functioning well. It also plays a role in keeping skin and red blood cells healthy, and assists in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Riboflavin for Healthy Skin and Eyes

  Riboflavin, or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cells use oxygen and helps release energy from the foods you eat. Riboflavin is important for healthy eyes and vision, and it  helps keep the skin around your mouth…

The ABC’s of Vitamins: Thiamin for Nerves and Digestion

Thiamin, or vitamin B1, is a water-soluble vitamin important for healthy nerves, appetite and proper digestion. Thiamin helps you utilize energy from the foods you eat. Thiamin is found in the bran and germ of whole grains. Polishing,…