THE BENEFITS OF PROBIOTICS
Probiotics are the helpful bacteria that live primarily in your gut and play a crucial role in your overall health by fighting pathogens and yeast that lead to a weakened immune system. Overall, probiotics protect the body from infections and allow the body to maintain homeostasis.
Probiotics, or beneficial gut microbes, influence many functions in your body. In addition to your immune health, researchers have found they affect your body weight, energy, nutrition and your brain, both psychologically and neurologically. Your micro-flora impacts the expression of your genes, too, which can have a powerful effect on your health. Probiotics benefit your health from head to toe. They are essential for a multitude of bodily functions that research suggests taking a probiotic supplement is as important than taking a daily multivitamin.
We know how important essential vitamins are for our bodies, but what about minerals? Minerals perform various vital functions, including keeping our bones, muscles, heart, and brain working properly. Minerals are found naturally in soil and water. Because minerals are not found naturally in our bodies, we need to fuel ourselves through supplements to obtain needed minerals. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), most adult Americans aren’t getting enough of these nutrients, including calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, and magnesium.
Minerals are inorganic substances not made by living things. Your body uses minerals for many different functions and are also important for making proper enzymes and hormones.
In the early 1930’s Ascorbic Acid was discovered by a Hungarian biochemist researcher. In 1933 Vitamin C was the first vitamin to be chemically produced. Today VC is available as a generic medication and over-the-counter drug or vitamin supplement. Lately, VC supplements have increased in popularity due to the beneficial health reasons in supporting the immune system. Research has proven VC to be very important compounds that can oxidate free radicals. The main raw material for the production of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is corn or wheat. Today, most Vitamin C is synthetically produced in China and is derived from corn starch, corn sugar or rice starch. We are proud to supply VC from some of the most established reputable global manufacturers.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and offers the following benefits:
– Strong growth and repair of tissues and cells
– healthy skin, tendons and blood vessels
– helps and promotes wounds to heal faster
– keeps bones and teeth healthy
The emerging role of Vitamin D
Vitamin D3 is often called the sunshine vitamin because it is produced naturally via our skin through direct sunlight. It has several important functions that are vital to regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus into the body. Vitamin D3 can help develop strong bones, reduce stress and depression. According to several studies it can help with weight management as well as regulate blood pressure, immune function and cell production.
Vitamin D3 is produced naturally from lanoline cholesterol. One of our major manufactures, Zhejiang Garden has been utilizing wool grease as the source for this ingredient from the very beginning. In the last several years stability has improved through microencapsulation technology. While Vitamin D3 is produced from animal sources, we are able to offer varieties of Vitamin D2 from vegan sources to meet the demands of all your applications.