iHerb is one of the biggest online stores for quality Vitamins, Supplements and Natural Health Products with over 20,000 products offered by over 600 well-known and respected companies. With cheap international shipping prices, they are a must for those of you living outside the USA. I shop at least once per month on iHerb and cannot fault them. So since I am such a regular shopper, I thought I would share some of my favorite products with you all!
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$8.27 5000IU 120 soft gels
Vitamin D is called the “Sunshine Vitamin” because it is produced naturally by the body after exposure to 20 min – 1/2 hour of sunlight. Many people develop deficiencies due to lack of sun exposure, living in cold climates, and other reasons. Research continues to accumulate showing that vitamin D deficiency is widespread, and that this deficiency is linked to a wide range of illnesses. At least 2,000 genes, or nearly 10% of your genes, have been identified that are directly influenced by vitamin D, which in turn impact a wide variety of health issues, from preventing the common cold and flu to inhibiting at least 16 different types of cancer. There’s even evidence linking vitamin D to the process of brain detoxification of heavy metals such as mercury.Widespread vitamin D deficiency has also been strongly linked to the childhood epidemics of autism, asthma, and diabetes, both type 1 and 2.
$6.95 1000mg 90 tablets
Vitamin C 1000 mg contains Citrus Bioflavonoids and Rosehips to optimize the body’s use of Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids enhance the absorption of Vitamin C and act in synergy with Vitamin C to provide antioxidant protection, keep collagen healthy and help increase capillary strength. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which supports healthy bones, cartilage, teeth and gums. It helps protect cells against environmental pollutants and deficiencies in the daily diet.
$10.18 200 soft gels
Reearch shows that omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, ncer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive (brain memory and performance) and behavioral function.
$19.98 60 vcaps
Probiotics are essential to basic human nutrition. Probiotics are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to the beneficial microorganisms naturally found in the human gut. These “good bacteria” are used to prevent and alleviate many different conditions, but particularly those that affect the gastrointestinal tract. Our gut is home to over 500 bacterial species. These “visitors” form a bioreactor, which facilitates digestion, provides nutrients, and helps form the immune system. Some important nutrients made by this bioreactor include several B vitamins, vitamin K, folate, and some short-chain fatty acids. Up to 10% of an individual’s daily energy needs can be derived from the byproducts of the good bacteria in your gut.
Furthermore, probiotics can provide multiple benefits for your immune system. When probiotics are abundant in your body, it’s harder for bacteria that cause illness to get a foothold. Some also keep you healthy by making bacteriocins, which suppress the growth of harmful bacteria.
$24.83 1000mg 250 softgels
Cod liver oil is an omega-3 fatty acid that is found in fish. It is known by many other names, which are included, but not limited to polyunsaturated fatty acids, liver oil, fish liver oil, huile de morue, N-3 fatty acids, halibut liver oil or simply omega-3. Fish oil has often been referred to as “brain food” because it has been used to help treat brain conditions such as mental disorders or Alzheimer’s disease, but it can also be used to treat things such as asthma, heart conditions or during pregnancy.
Delicious and nutritious, Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood is infused with a healthy serving of tasty organic cacao and packed full with nature’s most nourishing, cleansing and potent superfoods. This amazing non-dairy, creamy concoction of chocolaty goodness delivers a powerful dose of whole food nutrition with a delectable rich dark chocolate flavor. Who knew greens could taste so good! [This is great in smoothies!]
For the kids
Packed full with 31 rainbow colored fruits and vegetables, feel confident that the little ones are getting the nutrition they need. One serving of Kidz Superfood has the antioxidant equivalent of 3 servings of fruits and veggies. With a delicious chocolate flavor, don’t be surprised when your kids start asking for their fruits and veggies. Also supports overall wellness and healthy immune function.
$18.26 for 8 fl oz
Elderberries are well known for their antioxidant activity, to lower cholesterol, improve vision, boost the immune system, improve heart health and for coughs, colds, flu, bacterial and viral infections and tonsilitis. Eldeberries have also been tested extensively and have been proven to kill eight strains of influenza. A great way to keep you and your kids healthy this winter.
Vitamin D plays many additional roles in the body. In children as well as adults, it helps regulate heartbeat, protects against muscle weakness and is needed for normal blood clotting and healthy thyroid function. In addition, vitamin D supports immune function which keeps us strong and able to fight off colds and flues.
Cod liver is a good source of vitamins A and D, two nutrients that growing children need. A tablespoon of cod liver oil contains 4,080 micrograms of vitamin A, which is more than children of any age need for the entire day. Vitamin A is essential for cell growth and for the health of your child’s eyes, heart, lung and kidneys. That same tablespoon of cod liver oil also supplies 1,360 international units of vitamin D, which is more than the 400 to 600 international units children need each day. Vitamin D is essential during childhood because it helps the body absorb calcium for strong bones.