Health Center

Friday, September 30, 2005

Feeding your muscles

Your body needs minerals as much as it needs vitamins to work at its optimum. Potassium is an essential mineral that helps your body function correctly in many ways. For example, when your muscles contract, potassium is at work helping keep your muscles in good shape and ready for the work.

Electrolytes and fluids are important for your body because you are more water than anything else. When your infant or child is ill, your doctor recommends that you provide lots of fluids and replace electrolytes with drinks like Pedialyte. This is also important for adults because your cells are told by electrolytes to release energy from protein, carbs and fats by the balance created when you have a sufficient amount of potassium in your body.

Your dermatologist might suggest an increase in potassium if you have excessively dry skin because dry skin as well as feeling over-tired and muscle fatigue are signs of potassium deficiency.

Inadequate amounts of potassium in your body are suspected to cause exacerbate arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis. Exactly what can you do to increase your body's potassium? A good diet rich in fruits and vegetables is a good start. Dried apricots and bananas are the best fruit sources of potassium. The best vegetables that provide potassium are artichokes and asparagus. But what if you don't like these fruits and vegetables? The answer can be found at The Custom Vitamin Shop.

Health Advantage is the place to find custom vitamins. That's right! You can take your over the counter one vitamin fits all vitamins daily, but what if your body is lacking in specific vitamin and mineral compounds? That is where the professionals at The Custom Vitamin Shop come in. Upon completion of an extensive questionnaire, a vitamin and mineral combination exclusively for your body's needs is developed.

Once you begin your custom vitamin regimen, you will notice that your fatigue fades and you feel better overall. The Custom Vitamin Shop is waiting to help you feel your best and you will as soon as you complete the questionnaire and have your custom vitamins shipped to you. Make today the day that your health becomes the most important concern in your life. When you feel your best, you will give your family, friends and job your best.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Cold and Flu Defense

Everywhere you drive, you probably notice yellow is starting to appear in the trees. You may have experienced crisp temperatures that signal the coming of autumn. In fact it's football season, so you know the cold and flu season is around the corner, too.

When your body needs to run effectively, you need to be at your optimum health and to achieve that, you should enlist every available tool to help your immune system resist the cold and flu. Never has it been easier to do so.

When you visit
The Custom Vitamin Shop you will be invited to complete a comprehensive survey. The questions that you answer will help the Custom Vitamin Shops' experts create the ideal mix of vitamins and minerals for your body to operate like a well oiled machine.

Every nutrient that your body needs will be evaluated and supplemented. You will feel better overall and your body will be better able to fight off the cold and flu. At this time of the year, more than any other, your body benefits from a great defense, just like your favorite football team.