NEW Total DIET Success™ Supports Healthy, Lasting Weight Loss

Feeling a little heavier after the holidays? Here’s some food for thought: The number of Americans who are overweight or obese has reached a record high, and experts estimate that if the trend continues, 75 percent of adults will be overweight and 41 percent will be obese by the year 2015. Now more than ever we need to make a change.

New Total DIET Success™ from ReNew Life puts the power of healthy weight loss in your hands with a simple, twice-daily formula designed to help you lose weight and maintain a healthy body weight. Together with a high-fiber, low-calorie diet and regular exercise, it works on three levels to help with appetite control, calorie burning and fat metabolism. And unlike a lot of other weight loss programs, Total DIET Success™ can be taken daily for as long as needed to manage weight. Try it today!

New Study Links Low Vitamin D to Depression in Seniors

A new study published this month in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that insufficient levels of vitamin D may contribute to higher rates of depression among older adults. More than 900 men and women age 65 or older participated in the six-year study, and results indicated that those with vitamin D insufficiency experienced increased depressive symptoms over time.

The human body produces vitamin D as a result of exposure to sunlight, but it can also be obtained by eating certain foods—including foods and supplements fortified with the nutrient. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and is necessary for healthy bones, skin and teeth, but further evidence reveals that vitamin D helps to increase levels of serotonin in the body. As a result, it may help improve mood and prevent the onset of depression.

According to experts, vitamin D insufficiency is common among seniors, so daily supplementation may help provide beneficial mood support. Because fish-derived Omega-3 fats have also been linked to improved mood, a natural daily Omega-3 supplement that includes added vitamin D may be an ideal choice. Omega-3 essential fatty acids such as EPA and DHA have also been shown to promote healthy heart, brain, digestive and immune function.