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Why Omega-3s Are Important? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 569

Why Omega-3s Are Important? – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 569

This supplement is extremely important in overall health but specifically heart, brain, and eye health. Listen now to Allie Mights Podcast on omega-3.

Learning about the SUPER in Superfoods

Learning about the SUPER in Superfoods

Are you tired of all these marketing schemes to get you to purchase “superfoods”? Let me explain to you what superfoods are and why you should purchase them from InVite Health.

Follow A Healthy Lifestyle, Diet, And Supplement Routine

Follow A Healthy Lifestyle, Diet, And Supplement Routine


Written by Melissa Bistricer, RDN

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Just because you eat a well-balanced diet, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from supplements. This is because our fruits and vegetables, aren’t grown with the same nutrient dense soil as in the past.†

Staying Healthy Through Lifestyle, Diet & Supplement’s

Health at every age is extremely important. A healthy diet, lifestyle and supplement routine, helps support normal function in the body and anti-aging. This promotes a feeling of physical, mental and social well-being. You can learn more about diet and supplements that support wellness at InViteⓇ Health.† Adhering to a healthy diet is key! When you follow the general guidelines according to The My Plate Method, we should be consuming ½ a plate of non-starchy vegetables, ¼ of a plate of Carbohydrates, and ¼ of a plate of protein.†


Vitamins, Minerals, & Recommended Supplement Routine

Krill Oil Advanced is derived from shrimp-like crustaceans that provide important omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA). According to the American Heart Association omega-3, fatty acids help to protect against cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown krill oil has the ability to lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels.†

A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study was done on krill oil effects on brain function. The results indicated a significant change in cognition in elderly adults. Krill oil, with mainly polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega-3), is effective in supporting brain health. It has also been seen to support blood vessel function, healthy circulation and blood pressure, heart health, cholesterol levels, and brain health. The astaxanthin in the Krill Oil Advanced formula at InViteⓇ Health is a powerful antioxidant that helps promote a healthy inflammatory response and heart health.†

Probiotic HxⓇ is formulated to provide “good” bacteria in your intestines, for proper digestion and overall health. The body naturally needs certain strains of healthy bacteria. This is needed to counteract the negative effects of unhealthy bacteria that often lead to digestive concerns; such as bloating and gas, improper immune system function, and skin concerns like acne.†

Probiotic supplements have had a positive impact on several health outcomes. The probiotic at InViteⓇ Health contains 600 million CFU (0.6 billion) of LactoSpore, a healthy bacteria stain colonizing into additional flora. LactoSpore has been proven in human clinical trials to be effective in supporting digestion and a healthy immune system.†

There have been new studies to support the use of probiotics on mental health disorders. Specifically, a clinical trial has studied that the strains to help the most with mental health are lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium bacteria.2 Probiotics have been seen to influence macrophages, signaling the pathways to affect the cytokines and apoptosis. Mental health disorders have been associated with the gut, dysbiosis, and digestion due to inflammation markers.2 The use of probiotics has been studied to help alleviate some mental health symptoms.†


Core Multivitamin is essential to ensure you are getting a sufficient supply of vitamins and minerals to support your overall health. This can help to combat any depleted nutrients that you are unaware of. The Core Multivitamin is beneficial; it has carotenoid pigments such as lutein and lycopene, and tocotrienols which support brain health, eye health, and circulatory systems.†

Vitamin D3 600 IU is generally known as the sunshine vitamin, is the number 1 common deficiency in the world. Vitamin D is naturally obtained by sunlight, in minimal concentration. You can find it in foods such as sardines, fatty fish, mushrooms, and egg yolks. Adequate levels of vitamin D are essential to promote bone health, immune response, metabolism, and overall health.†

Extensive studies have shown the importance of vitamin D for bone health in children and adults. They also show, Vitamin D helped to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as autoimmune diseases, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, multiple cancers, and infectious diseases.†

Core Nutritional Program

Krill Oil Advanced supports cardiovascular, brain health and supplies EPA, DHA, astaxanthin, and omega-3, phospholipids to support circulation and memory health
Probiotic HxⓇ helps friendly bacteria to supply five different clinically studied, non-GMO strains of healthy bacteria, to support healthy digestion, immunity, and skin health
Core Multivitamin formula provides antioxidants, phytonutrients and essential vitamins and minerals; specifically formulated to support energy while helping to combat nutrient depletions and supporting eye health
Vitamin D3 600 IU supports bone and immune health, metabolism, and overall wellness. Natural cholecalciferol offers an active form of vitamin D to support adequate levels †


1. Konagai C, Yanagimoto K, Hayamizu K, Han L, Tsuji T, Koga Y. Effects of krill oil containing n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in phospholipid form on human brain function: a randomized controlled trial in healthy elderly volunteers. Clin Interv Aging. 2013;8:1247-1257. doi:10.2147/CIA.S50349
2. Thomas CM, Versalovic J. Probiotics-host communication: Modulation of signaling pathways in the intestine. Gut Microbes. 2010;1(3):148-163. doi:10.4161/gmic.1.3.11712
3. Should I take a daily multivitamin? The Nutrition Source. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/multivitamin/. Published November 12, 2021. Accessed April 13, 2022.
4. Holick MF. Evidence-based D-bate on health benefits of vitamin D revisited. Dermatoendocrinol. 2012;4(2):183-190. doi:10.4161/derm.20015

Your Eye Doctor Needs To Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 529

Your Eye Doctor Needs To Know This Supplement – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 529

If you spend your days staring at phone, TV or computer screens, you need to know about what supplements can benefit your eye health, and your eye doctor should, too.

Focus and Attention Support – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 460

Focus and Attention Support – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 460

Are you having a hard time maintaining focus or attention throughout the day? This may be brought on by stress. Turn to powerful nutrients that have been shown to support the body’s ability to fight stress and promote brain function.

Antioxidant Carotenoids For A Longer, Healthier Life – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 283

Antioxidant Carotenoids For A Longer, Healthier Life – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 283


Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph

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Carotenoids are colorful pigments from plants. They’re found in fruits and vegetables. Based on reading thousands of studies spanning decades, I truly believe that if you consume a broad variety of these pigments, they lend to a longer and healthier life. I’d like to talk to you today about how you can include carotenoids in your diet by eating the rainbow and taking supplements, as well as the benefits this will give.


A good example of these health-promoting effects would be Lycopene. Lycopene is a red pigment. People know it from tomatoes and tomato sauce. If you eat a tomato, you do get some Lycopene, however when you cook it down, you’re breaking down the fibers and releasing the Lycopene so it’s easier to absorb. Plus, when people tend to convert tomatoes into tomato sauce, they’re adding some olive oil, which is a fat that helps you absorb Lycopene because all of these carotenoids are fat-soluble. If you take them with other foods that are fatty, you absorb them better. Lycopene is a red pigment that you get in ripe mangoes and papayas. You get a little bit in strawberries, any red fruit, but the biggest source in the American diet is tomatoes. 

Lycopene has shown great benefit for helping slow down aging of the skin, making the skin softer and giving it a nice pigment. When you eat carotenoids from your fruits and vegetables, they give your skin this underlying healthy glow. The Lycopene helps shield your skin from the sun, which has damaging and aging effects. Lycopene has also been shown to have a really nice effect in protecting your vascular system and supporting overall heart health.

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Research on carotenoids

We’ve known for several decades that two pigments, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, are important for vision, but over the past several years, there’s been really groundbreaking research that they’re also important for the aging brain. But let me give you a caveat: absorption of these pigments from food declines with age, so when you’re older, you can eat a lot more vegetables and fruit, but it’s also a smart idea to add a good quality source as a supplement of natural carotenoids.      

Lutein and Zeaxanthin have been shown in a lot of research to bolster not just eye health, but also cognitive function and cognitive health in older adults. In a study from the University of Georgia, researchers used functional MRI technology to see how different levels of carotenoids affect the function of the brain in older adults. They looked at the brain activity of more than 40 adults between the ages of 65 and 86 while they were attempting to recall word pairings that they were taught earlier in the day. This puts a certain amount of strain on the brain that can be picked up by the functional MRI. It also shows you how these parts of the brain light up and if they’re functioning well. The researchers found that in individuals with higher levels of Lutein and Zeaxanthin, the brain didn’t have to work as hard to get the job done. The brain was more effective and efficient and was working more easily, like a much younger brain.   

One of the researchers from the University of Georgia said, “There’s a natural deterioration process that occurs in the brain as people age, but the brain is great at compensating for that. One way it compensates is by calling on more brain power to get a job done so it can maintain the same level of cognitive performance.”  In other words, just to make up an example, if a young person was using 1% of their brain to get the job done and an older person might have to use 2 or 3% of their brain to get the same job done, but that doesn’t have to happen when they have the pigments. 

For more research on the important function of carotenoids, tune into the full podcast episode.    

Eat The Rainbow of Colors For Good Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 261

How to get more carotenoids  

What can you do to make sure you’re getting more of these pigments? Eat the rainbow. For instance, Lutein is an orange pigment. It’s in green leafy vegetables. You don’t see it because the chlorophyll, which is green, hides it, but it’s in there. When you eat your spinach and broccoli, you’re getting it. Pistachio nuts have a little bit. Zeaxanthin is yellow and you get it in things like corn. Lycopene is red and the best source is tomato sauce. Astaxanthin is pink. The easiest way to get Astaxanthin is to have some Krill Oil capsules. They have natural Astaxanthin. Beta Carotene is amber, but it’s pretty ubiquitous in fruits and vegetables, so it’s easy to get that. If you can eat a cross section of different vegetables and fruits, you’re getting a cross section of all these different pigments.  

We use a cross section of natural carotenoids that have been used in human clinical trials in our multivitamins. We include Alpha Carotene, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Lycopene, Astaxanthin and natural Beta Carotene. 

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