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biotin for beauty

Biotin: What’s the Beauty Buzz?

B complex vitamins are crucial nutrients the body needs to convert food into energy, among other important bodily functions. Of all the B vitamins, biotin, also known as vitamin B7, has become a beauty essential. Found in dietary supplements, cosmetics and personal care products, biotin is believed to support healthier-looking hair, skin and nails. Read […]

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Crickets as nutrition

Are Crickets the New Nutrition Trend?

Food phobias may keep some Westerners from eating bugs, but in many other cultures, eating insects such as crickets is a common practice. If you can get over the “ick” factor of stuffing a crunchy creepy crawler in your mouth, there are many potential benefits to eating insects that may support good health. (Not to mention, […]

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lead

FDA Limits Lead in Beauty Products

You’ve heard of the dangers of lead-based paint, which the U.S. federal government officially banned from use in households in 1978, but did you know you might still be exposed to lead from the beauty products you’re using on a daily basis? That’s why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued new regulations […]

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