Guest post: Mental Health Advocate Britt Turpack
Hi, LIVON LABS friends! My name is Britt and I am a mental health advocate and speaker as well as Pilates teacher. You may have recently seen me on the LivOn Labs social pages promoting my Pilates classes on college campuses (more on that another time). As a mental...
What are liposomal supplements?
Liposomal supplements provide a better way for your body to absorb critical nutrients. Keep reading to understand why nutrient absorption is such a challenge and how liposomal supplements support the health of every cell in your body. Liposomal supplements address...
Beyond Body Composition: 8 Benefits of Exercise
Physical activity is not about gym mirror selfies or a flexed bicep. The benefits of exercise are often conflated with an aesthetic, and exercise itself conflated with vanity. The reality is exercise itself — moving heavy objects that challenge your body and/or moving...
9 nutrients for sleep
Like so many other topics, the research consensus about sleep nutrients and vitamins is boring. There is no magic pill that condenses eight hours of quality sleep into five, that puts you to sleep instantly and keeps you asleep all night. Per the research, the answer...
6 Thyroid Nutrients
The thyroid gland plays a vital role in metabolism as well as how the body grows and develops. Like every organ, the thyroid requires vitamins and minerals to function. Six thyroid nutrients are particularly important for the gland to secrete the chemicals necessary...
7 Causes of Malabsorption
Several common diseases damage the gut in ways that make it difficult to absorb vitamins and minerals, leading to deficiencies. While chronic use of medications and alcohol, genetic factors, and age affect nutrient absorption, this article focuses on seven conditions...
How to increase glutathione in your body
Natural glutathione production declines with age (when you need it most), but you can increase glutathione levels through lifestyle choices.
7 ways exercise supports your immune system
In direct — increasing white blood cells — and indirect — increasing blood flow — ways, exercise improves your immune system. As researchers of a comprehensive literature review write, “Different studies suggest that regular physical exercise is directly related to...
9 ways to have better health and happiness
According to the research — and yes, there is ample research on the relationship between health and happiness — 50% of your general happiness level is dictated by genetics and 10% current circumstances. The other 40% is under your control. Keep reading to learn the...
How to maximize nutrients in produce
Plants are losing their nutrients. Global supply chain disruptions are delaying shipments, causing nutrients to deteriorate as foods spend more time away from their nutrient sources. It seems like the world is conspiring to keep you from consuming the nutrients you...
Glutathione and the Brain
Unhealthy brains consistently have lower levels of glutathione and higher markers of oxidative stress. Without sufficient antioxidants like glutathione, oxidative stress damages brain cells, causing eventual functional decline and endangering normal brain function....
How to minimize nutrient loss during cooking
While heat is necessary to make many foods edible, nutrient loss during cooking can be significant. The water-soluble vitamins — like C and the B family — are particularly susceptible to loss during cooking. Since eating most foods raw isn’t an option (and often not...
Supplements for Seniors
As we age, dietary supplements are more important than ever. For seniors, supplements help meet nutritional needs when intake is low and absorption becomes more difficult. Why doctors recommend supplements for seniors Medications interfere with nutrient status The...
Antinutrients: What are they and should you be concerned?
Antinutrients can interfere with your ability to absorb certain nutrients. But negative effects are easy to avoid. Find out how.
How much B12 should you take a day?
For healthy adults, the recommendation is 2.4mcg B12 in a day. Certain situations make supplementation necessary to achieve sufficient absorption.
Pesticides and Oxidative Stress
Pesticides, by definition, kill pests. But they are also harmful to humans and other non-target animals. One of their most damaging effects is inducing oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants. Too many free radicals...
Stress and Mineral Depletion
Stress — be it psychological or environmental, chronic or acute — can alter nutrient status. A 2020 literature review presented evidence of stress-induced alterations of three minerals; magnesium, zinc, and iron.
Lypo-C Sparkling Margarita Recipe
Try this less-bad-for-you sparkling margarita, spiked with a packet of Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C.
Alcohol and Vitamins
Chronic alcohol abuse can cause vitamin deficiency by depleting nutrients in three major ways: decreasing nutrient consumption, enhancing malabsorption, and increasing excretion.
Supplements for Nerve Health
Because so many factors affect nerves, dietary supplements for nerve health vary in their effectiveness from person to person.
Without thiamine, your body can’t produce energy. Thiamine supplements help make up for dietary shortfalls and malabsorption.
Types of Vitamin C: Pros and Cons
When you think of all the Vitamin C variations by all possible supplemental forms, the types of Vitamin C possibilities seem infinite. Vitamin C, also known by the chemical name ascorbic acid, is one of the most popular supplemented vitamins. Find out the pros and cons of each type of Vitamin C.
Vitamins for Bones
It’s about more than milk; strong bones need a constant influx of several vitamins and minerals. Learn how to consume optimal vitamins for bones.
Chasing a lifetime of health with nurse/marathoner Chinedu Ogueri
As a geriatric/pediatric nurse as and LivOn ambassador, Chinedu Ogueri is spreading the word to young and old how to maximize healthy living.
Why take zinc supplements?
When zinc levels are low, your body can malfunction. Taking zinc supplements is tricky. Read this article to get it right.
Magnesium for the Brain
Your brain needs magnesium to learn and remember. Magnesium l-threonate is the only compound shown to raise magnesium levels in the brain.
Glutathione and the Immune System
Glutathione is crucial to proper immune system function. Learn how this powerful compound supports the cells that keep you healthy.
Vitamins for Smokers
Smoking depletes vitamins and smokers consume fewer vitamin-rich foods. Learn how to supplement vitamins for smokers.
Better than Blood Skin Drink
Enjoy this Halloween-themed skin drink for a powerful way to fight free radicals and advanced glycation end products.
Effects of Social Isolation: Oxidative Stress
Social isolation causes oxidative stress and depletes antioxidants like glutathione. Learn how to mitigate the effects of social isolation.
Free radicals in foods
Minimizing your consumption of free radicals in foods is as simple as following a balanced, whole food diet filled with antioxidants.
Acid Blockers and Vitamin and Mineral Depletion
Acid blocker use is associated with depleted levels of several critical vitamins and minerals. Learn which ones and how to avoid depletion.
Vitamin Absorption: How to Maximize It
Maximize vitamin absorption by pairing nutrients, maintaining gut health, supplementing in proper doses, and knowing what causes malabsorption.
Golden Milk Nootropic Drink Recipe
Fuel your brain with a delicious turmeric iced nootropic drink spiked with Lypo-Spheric Acetyl L-Carnitine.
Vitamins that help increase T cells
Vitamins C, D, and A have been shown to increase T cells, lymphocytes that you need for a normal immune system response. Learn the details.
What weakens the immune system?
Stress, poor sleep, unhealthy diet, and bad habits diminish your immunity. Find out all the lifestyle factors that weaken the immune system.
Drugs that deplete Vitamin C
Common prescription and over-the-counter medications can lower Vitamin C levels in your immune system cells. Learn which drugs can deplete Vitamin C.
Why do we need Vitamin C supplements?
We need Vitamin C for our bodies to function the way they are supposed to. We need Vitamin C supplements to offset the damage of daily life.
Where do free radicals come from?
Free radicals come from some foods, drugs, alcohol, and environmental contaminants. Learn the specific sources and how to prevent damage.
What Is Alpha Lipoic Acid Used For?
A universal antioxidant and necessary factor of glucose metabolism, alpha lipoic acid is used for supporting the systems that maintain optimal health.
Sabrina Wieser: Training for Cancelled Marathons
How a NYC marathon runner is enduring and training for cancelled races during a difficult spring. Read the profile of LivOn Labs ambassador Sabrina Wieser.
Immuni-tiki: Tropical Immune Smoothie
Vitamin C every day is vital to the immune system. Take your daily Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C supplement in this immune smoothie.
Glucose, Sucrose, Fructose, and Other Names for Sugar
Sugar lurks under many aliases on ingredient labels. Learn how food manufacturers cloak true sugar content under various names for sugar.
Sugar and Vitamin Depletion
Excess sugar consumption depletes vitamins and minerals. Discover why too manu sugar is so damaging to certain nutrients and what to do about it.
Magic Giant: Throwing a “Disaster Party” Every Weekend
Indie-rock band Magic Giant, who keep Lypo-Spheric supplements on their tour bus, are going “Live from Quarantine” every Sunday.
Obesity and the immune system
Obesity interferes with proper immune function, increasing risks of infection and poor health outcomes. Learn the specifics.
Blood Pressure Medications and Vitamin Depletion
Various blood pressure medications deplete vitamins and minerals. Find how which blood pressure medications affect levels of which nutrients.
Immune System Vitamins and Minerals
Your immune system requires vitamins and minerals to function as it should and protect you from threats. Learn which nutrients support your immune system.
B Vitamins for the Immune System: B12, B6, Folate
B12, folate, and B6 support white blood cells. Learn why these vitamins are so important to a healthy immune system and how to ensure proper levels.
When you want to do eveything in your power to raise glutatione levels and one packet of Lypo-Spheric® Glutathione isn’t enough, try this recipe.
Chief Miller: How a Fire Chief Is Refusing to Let Stress + Bad Sleep Destroy His Health
The job of a firefighter makes living a healthy lifestyle difficult. Find out how a fire chief is using LivOn supplements as part of his wellness regimen.
Stress and Aging
The research is clear: Stress can cause premature aging. Learn why stress causes oxidative stress and aging biomarkers, and what you can do about it.
Excess arterial cholesterol can oxidize in the presence of free radicals. Learn how it happens and what you can do to prevent oxidized cholesterol.
Biotin Deficiency Symptoms and Causes
You can avoid and overcome biotin deficiency by making lifestyle changes. Learn the causes and symptoms of biotin depletion.
What Does Acetyl L-Carnitine Do?
Acetyl L-carnitine enables brain cell energy creation to support optimal neurological health. Learn how it works and how to ensure you have optimal levels.
Nutrient and Aspirin Interactions
Aspirin interferes with Vitamin C absorption in some white blood cells. Find out other aspirin interactions with critical nutrients.
What Is Oxidative Stress?
Oxidative stress is the condition that occurs when pro-oxidants (a.k.a., oxidants) outnumber antioxidants. Left unresolved, oxidative stress can lead to severe health problems with more familiar names. This complicated cascade of cellular damage has numerous players,...
21st century life challenges our ability to keep optimal glutathione levels. Learn specific causes of glutathione depletion and what you can do about it.
Supplements for Travel
Travel supplements can help support your immune system when it takes a hit while traveling. Learn the essentials for your next flight.
Sleep Drink Recipe: The Magnesium Nightcap
Try this sleep drink recipe that contains nutrients — Magnesium, and foods with tryptophan and melatonin — that support sleep hormones and relaxation.
What Is Liposomal Vitamin C?
Liposomal Vitamin C offers a better way to absorb Vitamin C from oral supplements. Find out why and how liposome encapsulation science works.
Are vitamins a waste of money?
Vitamins are a waste of money if you’re doing it wrong. And they can be the bargain of a lifetime if you’re doing it right. Find out why.
Vitamins and Birth Control Pills
Vitamins can be depleted by taking oral contraceptives like hormonal birth control pills. Learn which types of birth control affect various vitamins.
Fresh Flesh Shot
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® supplements tastier and get the ultimate skin support from the inside out with this Halloween-inspired shot.
Vitamins After Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery manipulates the gut, which is where nutrients are absorbed. Altering digestive tracts interferes with the ability to absorb nutrients, thus people who undergo gastric bypass surgery and the like are at risk for nutrient deficiencies. After the...
Medications that Deplete Magnesium
Taking common prescription drugs can lead to low magnesium levels. Discover the medications that deplete magnesium and what you can do about it.
Vitamins and Supplements for Keto
Learn what micronutrients — including vitamins and essential minerals — you may be lacking by following and optimal keto supplements to meet your needs.
Telomere Lengthening: The Secret to Slowing Aging?
Learn scientifically proven telomere lengthening lifestyle changes and which nutrients may help regulate telomerase activity.
Why magnesium is good for you
Magnesium facilitates more than 300 processes that keep your body going. Learn some of the many ways magnesium is good for you.
Medications that Deplete B Vitamins
Numerous common prescription drugs interfere with your ability to absorb B12, folate and other B vitamins. Learn what they are and what you can do about it.
For immune system, hormone, eye health and more. Learn all the ways zinc benefits you, according to decades of scientific research.
Minerals and Vitamins for Gluten Free Living
Celiac disease compromises your ability to absorb nutrients. Learn how to supplement minerals and vitamins for gluten-free healthy living.
Lypo-Spheric® Pre+Post Workout Shake
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Alpha Lipoic Acid tastier and get more out of your workouts with this pre- and post-workout shake recipe.
Folate Deficiency Causes
Learn the common medications, over-the-counter drugs, and lifestyle factors that are known folate deficiency causes and what you can do about it.
Vitamin C Sun Protection
Vitamin C can help neutralize free radicals caused by sunlight. Find out how to make an effective vitamin C sun protection regimen.
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Magnesium L-Threonate tastier and support long-term cognitive health with this recipe for liquid brain food.
Choline benefits your liver, brain, and every cell in your body. It’s critical for the processes that keep us alive. Learn more.
Antibiotics and Nutrient Interactions
Long-term antibiotic use can lead to nutrient deficiency and supplements can decrease effects of medications. Learn antibiotics and nutrient interactions.
Supplements for Vegans
It’s not just B-12; numerous nutrients are scarce when you cut animal products from your diet. Learn the important supplements for vegans.
What Does Carnitine Do?
Carnitine carries fat to the mitochondria to be transformed into energy for your cells. Find out how this affects your body composition, heart, and brain.
Perform Pre-Workout Shake
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® B Complex Plus tastier and your workouts more efficient with this pre-workout shake recipe.
How Much Vitamin C Should I Take?
Determine your daily needs for Vitamin C with a simple test. The outcome dictates how much Vitamin C you should take. Find out what it is.
What Does Vitamin C Do?
It’s critical for the health of just about every tissue in the body — from the skin to the bones. Learn about the complex roles of Vitamin C.
Nutrients and Vitamins for Blood Pressure Health
Combined with lifestyle, certain nutrients may support blood pressure. Read what science says about nutrients and vitamins for blood pressure health.
Lypo-Spheric® Forever Young Shot
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Glutathione tastier, and mitigate the negative effects of aging on your brain, skin, and body. Try this recipe.
Healthy Living for Life-Long Healing with Iris Davis
Iris Davis broke the women ages 60+ pull-up world record by performing 21 consecutive reps on her 74th birthday. Learn her daily habits for long-term health.
Magnesium Deficiency Causes and Symptoms
Magnesium deficiency affects an estimated 50%+ of the US population. Learn magnesium deficiency causes and how to avoid them.
A fat-soluble derivative of Vitamin B1, Benfotiamine benefits your central nervous system by supporting glucose metabolism. Learn about all it does.
Lypo-Spheric® Recover Shake
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C tastier, and recover from your workout like you’re on a tropical vacation. Try this recipe.
Alpha Lipoic Acid Skin Care Products: What’s the Buzz About?
Learn about Alpha Lipoic Acid skin care benefits and why the Universal Antioxidant is becoming part of the standard anti-aging regimen.
Advanced Glycation End Products: The Hidden Cause of Aging Skin
Learn what scientists found to inhibit the nefarious waste substances — advanced glycation end products — that cause wrinkles and sagging skin.
Vitamins for Gut Health
Emerging research that suggests A, C, D, and E as potentially critical vitamins for gut health. Learn why scientists came to this conclusion.
Happy Hour Shot
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric™ B Complex Plus tastier, and support mood and your body’s natural energy production process. Try this recipe.
Free Radicals and Antioxidants
Oxidation is a threat to your health. Antioxidants mitigate the damage. Learn how to prevent oxidation by understanding free radicals and antioxidants.
Pumpkin Pie Shot
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Alpha Lipoic Acid tastier and seasonal, and mitigate the effects of holiday binge eating. Try this recipe.
Run For Your Life
Make your next shot of Lypo-Spheric® Acetyl L-Carnitine your secret ingredients to outrunning flesh-hungry hordes of the dead. Try this recipe.
Study Shows Lypo-Spheric® Vitamin C Reduces the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Just one packet daily can help to increase skin firmness, study finds. Learn more about the relationship between fine lines and Vitamin C.
Acetyl L-Carnitine and Weight Loss
A form of carnitine with unique brain-supporting abilities, Acetyl L-Carnitine may assist weight loss efforts in a multi-faceted manner. Find out how.
Making Healthy Living Realistic with Registered Dietician Amy Shapiro
Amy Shapiro, Founder of Real Nutrition NYC, tells us how she inspires her clients to live a healthy lifestyle by her example. Find out how.
Get to Know Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Dance pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy wants to live to 120. Find out how he thrives while dealing with physical and mental stress.