Even though it's been less than a month, since taking the mineral supplement I've been headache and migraine free! This even includes the times that I've had red wine, which is one of my triggers. In the last few months I've also been incorporating foods that prevent migraines into my diet, like topping my yogurt and fruit with ground flaxseed. But I didn't notice a drastic change until I started taking magnesium. Have you tried any supplements to rid you of your ailments? Any other tips for saying goodbye to migraines?
Despite being told over and over again about the dangers associated with tanning, it's well known that many people still find this activity hard to resist, and it's not just because they worry about looking pale. Tanning releases endorphins and helps people synthesize vitamin D — which basically means that it puts you in a good mood and makes you feel healthy. But before anybody goes justifying their lack of sunscreen, tanning definitely isn't the only way to trigger either of those benefits. You can get a big rush of endorphins (along with tons of other benefits) from eating dark chocolate in moderation, doing light exercise, having a loved one give you a quick shoulder massage, chowing down on something spicy, or just laughing. And as for getting your vitamin D, eating foods like salmon, cheese, and eggs can all give you a good dose — and supplements are widely available at drugstores. So if you're having a hard time resisting tanning, just watch or read something funny, have a piece of chocolate, and eat some cheddar.
Vitamin B12 is essential because it helps maintain nerve cells and red blood cells. More importantly though, it's needed to make DNA, the genetic material found in every cell in your body.
An adult woman needs 2.4 micrograms (mcg) of B12 a day, and great sources of this vitamin include chicken, beef, fish, eggs, dairy products, and fortified cereals. If you're vegetarian or vegan, or eat a limited amount of meat and dairy products, you may not be getting enough. A vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia, which may cause you to feel weak, lightheaded, depressed, and tired.
For those with a deficiency, it's recommended to take vitamin B12 supplements. If you don't like taking pills every day, you can try the B-12 Patch. To learn more about how it works, and find out if it's safe, read more
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When I was little, I thought the taste of Flintstones Children's Vitamins ($16) were amazing. No need for my mom to hound me about taking vitamins because I took them willingly, and then some. In fact, she used to hide them from me in fear of having her small child overdose. And now as an adult, I am still very much into my vitamins, particularly for the beauty benefits they provide. So, when it comes to beauty, what do you know about the "ABC"s of vitamins? Take my quiz to find out.
I once showed you how to make a self-watering planter from a recycled soda bottle, and while the DIY was pretty easy and inventive, I will admit it wasn't the most handsome pot I've ever seen. I'm not someone who thinks we should need to make sacrifices when it comes to good design, so I kept my eyes peeled and was silently hoping for a sexier alternative. Then came the Vitamin I.V. Self-Watering Planter ($375), an ingenious pot that comes with a refillable I.V. bag that regulates the flow of water to your plant with its drip feed. The lightweight fiberglass pot has a sleek, modern conical shape that's a far cry from the do-it-yourself look of that surgeried soda bottle. Unfortunately, I.V. is quite large (as is its price) at 12.5 x 21.25 inches, and is really meant to hold a tree, so now I'm not-so-silently hoping Vitamin will release a mini version for more petite plants.
It's silly, but any product with the word "perfect" in its name is bound to get my attention. Vitabiotics Perfectil ($16.99), already popular in Europe and Britain, is a vitamin supplement that promises to improve hair, skin and nails by providing 22 necessary nutrients. For instance, it contains grape seed extract to fight aging, copper to strengthen hair, and vitamin E to improve hair's strength and shine.
Perfectil is available now, and if I hadn't just started another vitamin-based skincare treatment (which I'll fill you in on shortly) I would probably give it a whirl. What do you think? Is this gimmicky or genius? Finally, thanks to KBella for pointing this out!