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Which is Better? Methylfolate vs Folic Acid

There are some important differences when you compare methylfolate vs folic acid. As it turns out, their differences in your health can be dramatically different too.  In this post, learn about the best form of folate to take and why folic acid holds some health risks for many. When it comes to folate supplements, methylfolate …

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Are Supplements Nutrition Quackery? How to Evaluate

We are in a news-hungry world where nutrition quackery becomes a hot topic.  Nutrition headlines are no exception to information overload with news channels looking for stories 24 hours a day.  This means that nutrition topics can fall into the trap of clickbait.  There are SO many sensationalized topics with little basis in true health. …

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Micronutrient Testing: When It’s Worth It to Optimize Health

Micronutrient testing, or nutrition blood tests, are often very insightful for helping people improve their health.  But there are some important details you should know about these tests before you pursue them.  Micronutrient testing overview Your standard lab panels, such as complete blood counts (CBC), complete metabolic panel (CMPC), or basic metabolic panels  (BMP), do …

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Are Vitamins HSA Eligible and Tax-Free? How to Know

Are vitamins HSA eligible? Often they are.  Some companies allow you to purchase preventive supplements and services, including vitamins and other qualified medical expenses, with your health savings accounts and card.  Your health savings account (HSA) card can purchase many necessities that you have. This includes feminine hygiene products, blood pressure monitors, and pain relief. …

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