Dr. Nibber’s blog is dedicated to setting the record straight on natural ingredients by dispelling common myths and highlighting truths on the basis of solid science. The end-result? Informed consumers that demand legitimacy and credibility from the supplement world, making safe, effective & high-quality products more available to you.
Understanding Different Types of Calcium: Pa...
Ensuring that you are taking the best form of calcium for your body will not only benefit your bones, but will also save you from spending money on a type of calcium supplement that is not going to work well for you or which may provide little value to your body. With so many forms of calcium on the market, choosing one can be complicated indeed. Certain types of calcium supplements may be better for some types of people than others. Some of the most common forms of calcium supplements that are available include: calcium carbonate, oyster shell calcium, calcium […]Read more
Are Hard to Pronounce Ingredients Still Safe...
Recently, health-conscious gurus with good intentions have suggested that any compound that cannot be easily pronounced or recognized is a harmful substance and should be avoided. While there is some merit to this, it is not always the case. Scientific names of compounds can be scary. Below are some examples of natural compounds with scary names: Our body makes lipoic acid; its scientific name is “1,2-Dithiolane-3-pentanoic acid”. Pretty scary, huh? Or how about “inositol hexanicotinate”? That’s the common name for non-flushing niacin, or vitamin B3; its proper name is “hexanicotinyl cis-1,2,3,5-trans-4,6-cyclohexane”! Yikes! Lactose: the proper name is 4-O-beta-D-Galactopyranosyl-D-glucose. There are […]Read more
Top Supplements to Consider During Pregnancy
Proper nutrition is the foundation for any pregnancy. However, even pregnant women eating a well-balanced diet may need additional support for their body and their growing child. Here is a quick list of nutrients that should be considered for deficiency testing and/or supplementation to ensure a happy pregnancy and healthy baby. Vitamin D3: Vitamin D is commonly deficient within the general population, therefore it only makes sense that expecting mothers’ fall into this same category. High intake of maternal Vitamin D3 during pregnancy has been inversely related to the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis in the offspring. This makes […]Read more
Common Signs of Nutrient Deficiency
While eating a well-balanced, whole foods diet is essential for disease prevention and the maintenance of health, is it enough if you are deficient in key vitamins and minerals? What are the signs and symptoms of deficiencies you can observe in your body? The remainder of this article provides a listing of some of the signs that may suggest a deficiency in certain nutrients. Remember, these are signs which can vary between people. Each sign can often mean multiple things that aren’t necessarily related to a deficiency. This should not replace proper medical examination and laboratory testing. Head: Thin, dry […]Read more
Restore Hormonal Imbalances Naturally with S...
The liver is often an over looked part of hormonal metabolism. All steroid hormones (cortisol, estrogen etc.) are converted and metabolized into different forms by the liver. One of the most confusing parts of hormonal health is that many hormones exist in the body in various forms. For example estrogens exist in the body in 3 different primary forms, estrone (E1), 17β-estradiol (E2), and 16α-estriol (E3). The liver’s job is to now further convert these primary forms into secondary compounds, which can also have powerful effects on cancer risk and hormone imbalance. From a dietary perspective, cruciferous vegetables have shown […]Read more