Vitamin K1 vs. K2

  A number of misleading information must be clarified on Vitamin K1 vs K2.    Question 1) Can Vitamin K2 be listed as Vitamin K in the Nutrition Facts Label per FDA? Answer: No. Question 2) What is FDA’s position on Vitamin K2?. Vitamin K2 cannot be listed as Vitamin K in the Nutrition and…

Cyanocobalamin vs. Methylcobalamin

Vitamin B12: Straight Facts on cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin Question 1: Is the Cyanocobalamin form of Vitamin B12 safe? Answer 1: YES! Cyanocobalamin is very safe! A number of foods contain cyanide including almonds, Lima beans and any fruit with a pit such as apples and peaches. Eating one almond can deliver over 15 times the amount…

Folic Acid vs. Methyl Folate

Folic Acid vs. Methyl Folate Overview (PDF) Q1) Why does Shaklee use folic acid, instead of the form of this B vitamin (B9) found in foods? Answer 1) Folic acid is more bioavailable and stable than food folate, and most of the clinical studies tested folic acid, rather than food folate, for the effect on…

Is Carrageenan Bad for My Health?

Carrageenan is a dietary fiber isolated from several species of seaweed and has been consumed by humans for more than 2,000 years. It is commonly used as a food ingredient due to its thickening and gelling properties. In dietary supplements, it works as a tableting aid and is often used to make sustained-release formulations. Safety…

Soy and Your Health: Dispelling the Myths

By: Mark Messina, PhD Soyfoods have been a part of Asian diets for centuries. Today, there is a growing interest in these foods among westerners because of their proposed health benefits and also because their versatility makes them valuable for replacing meat and dairy foods in the diet. Nevertheless, the role of soyfoods in a…