With the Resolution Season right around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to talk about weight loss supplements. According to an article in the Washington Post last year, weight loss is the number one resolution people make with 21% of adults followed closely by exercising at 14%.
Congratulations! You made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday in one piece! I don't know about you, but it always seems like this time of year just shows up without warning, and all of the sudden, I'm deep into shopping for gifts and writing out lists and planning meals and figuring out last minute holiday travel plans. Compound that with a lot of family time (in an election year... eeek) and the pressure to have your house decorated *just so* and it's no surprise that we can often feel a bit stressed out around the holiday season.
Today we're going to talk about our Good Flora Probiotic and, in particular, the CFU count. This is not one of the products you find on the market today with 15 billion counts per capsule. Ours is designed around 2 billion counts of bacteria, which is pretty typical for use within the human body.
If you've never heard of the microbiome, you may be wondering what is it? So, let's start there: the microbiome is the collection of the 100 trillion + microorganisms that live in and on your body. These microorganisms live on the surface and in the layers of your skin, in your saliva and oral cavity, in your eyes, and in your gastrointestinal tract (to name a few). Today, we're going to focus in on the gut microbiome - all the microorganisms that live in your mouth through your colon. Microorganisms are not all bad; in fact, many of them are good and essential for human health.
We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new and completely redesigned website! Our revamped site offers quick and easy access to essential information and product features, and will be updated on a regular basis with news of product launches, events, and promotions.
The health benefits of vitamin C have been known so long that sometimes this power-house antioxidant vitamin falls off the radar. But it can't be taken for granted; the body can't generate Vitamin C, so it has to be received into the body through food and supplements.
It seems that every day we learn more about the health-promoting affects of fat-soluble vitamin D. Known as the sunshine vitamin because we manufacture it in response to skin contact with UV sun rays, it’s one of the few vitamins our bodies can synthesize. Some researchers suggest we need up to 30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM at least twice a week to the face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen for sufficient creation of vitamin D – making it a challenge for many people and raising concerns about skin photoaging and cancer.
Here at Mt. Angel Vitamins, we take quality seriously. Every product we produce is put through a rigorous series of tests from confirming identity and potency to screening for heavy metals, insecticides and microbes to disintegration testing to ensure the tablets break down in your system the way they are supposed to. We do this as part of our UL NPA GMP certification, but also because it's what we believe. We won't create a product that we wouldn't take ourselves.
To delve a bit deeper into this topic, we interviewed our Director of Quality and Compliance, John Mills to find out how, why, and where he sources.