Vitamin A

Carolyn Gretton

Is your body blocking this cholesterol-lowering nutrient?

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene which the body converts into the essential nutrient vitamin A. But researchers studying the role of beta-carotene in lowering cholesterol levels identified an enzyme that’s necessary for this benefit — and some of us are missing out. That means you need to go about getting yours differently. That […]

Carolyn Gretton

The common nutrient that could help fight obesity

There’s no question obesity is a serious disease that’s spreading among Americans. And scientists are working overtime to find ways to treat it beyond the usual diet and exercise. One group of researchers may have found an answer hidden in a common vitamin…

Jenny Smiechowski

10 nutrients you’re probably not eating enough of

Researchers have identified 10 vitamins, minerals and nutrients most of us aren’t getting enough of in our diets. In some cases, you may want to take a supplement to get your levels of these nutrients up to snuff. In other cases, you may not. Either way, make sure you don’t ignore these critical nutrients…

Jenny Smiechowski

When over-supplementing can harm your bones

You’ve heard all about the supplements you should take to protect your bones: calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K. But what about the supplements you should avoid to protect them? Even though supplements do amazing things for your health, some might put you in harm’s way…

Jedha Dening

The vitamin deficiency that leaves you without a backup

The cells of your skin, gut, and blood are in a constant state of renewal. They only have a lifespan of a few days. So, your body also hosts stores of dormant stem cells in your bone marrow, as a back-up you can draw from if needed, like during injury or illness. But they don’t work without this vitamin…

Easy Health Options Staff

The amazing tumor-shrinking vitamin that saves lives

Colon cancer can be especially difficult to eradicate. But help for patients fighting this battle may come from a simple vitamin.