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Nutrition and Skin: 9 Nutrients for a Healthy Glow
It’s easy to remember that nutrition affects your stomach, heart, lungs, and liver. But what people often forget is that it also affects your largest organ: your skin! Having healthy, youthful skin doesn’t just come from what products you put on your body. It also depends on what you put in your body.
Vitamin A: Benefits and Food Sources of this Essential Nutrient
Have you ever heard the saying an apple a day keeps the doctor away? When it comes to vitamin A, a cup of carrots a day keeps the ophthalmologist away. Carrots are a rich source of vitamin A, an umbrella term referring to important fat-soluble compounds called retinoids that are essential for maintaining eye health*. The benefits don’t stop there, though. This essential vitamin is also involved in supporting the immune system, normal fetal development during pregnancy, and skin health*.
At-home vitamin A test
We’re excited to now offer one of the most customer-requested nutrients: vitamin A. For those who are keeping score, with Baze, you now have the ability to know your blood levels and get context on how the following 11 essential nutrients play out in your health: choline, chromium, copper, magnesium, omega-3, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B12, vitamin D, vitamin E, and zinc.
An Interview With Our CEO, Philipp Schulte, on Our Recent Patent and The Path Ahead for Baze and the Industry at Large
This past month, the patent application for our novel “feedback loop approach” to personalized micronutrient dosing was granted. Along with several other special announcements, the summer is shining bright for Baze. Below is an interview with Philipp Schulte, co-founder and CEO, on what this means for Baze customers, the company, and how he sees the personalized nutrition industry evolving.
Choline: Benefits and Food Sources of this Essential Nutrient
As far as essential nutrients go, choline is the new kid on the block. The Institute of Medicine didn’t establish this water-soluble vitamin as a required nutrient until 1998. Don’t let this delay diminish your view on how important choline is for overall well-being, though! Not only does choline promote healthy brain and nervous system function, but it also supports mood regulation, and is involved in normal cellular function.
It All Starts with What You Eat: Introducing The Baze Food Guide
As dietitians, we frequently get the question, “what should I eat?” And while we always want to personalize our answers based on food preferences, wellness goals, and health history, with the sheer amount of nutrition information (and misinformation) out in the world, we understand why people ask! Up until now, our Baze recommendations have centered on personalized supplements based on your blood nutrient levels.
Is Beef Jerky Healthy? A Dietitian Weighs In with Her Top Picks
Let’s talk about nutrient-dense and satisfying snacks. More specifically snacking on beef jerky. Is it healthy? What brands are best? What even is beef jerky? Baze registered dietitian, Gabrielle is here to give you the rundown on healthy snacking and beef jerky! When it comes to snacking, you want something that will satisfy your taste buds but also your hunger and energy levels. Therefore, protein and fiber-rich snacks are ideal. Both of these nutrients provide you with long-lasting energy.
Struggling to Lose Weight or Build Muscle? You Might Have a Zinc Deficiency
Zinc is an essential nutrient for health and wellbeing, but did you know it can also affect body weight? Learn the key symptoms of a zinc deficiency, zinc’s role in fat-burning and muscle development, and how to ensure you’re getting enough of it.
Are Frozen Meals Healthy? A Dietitian Sets the Record Straight
Most of us know that it can be helpful to eat more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, eat less processed foods, and cut down on sugar and fat. Behavior change science shows us that new habits have to be easy, accessible, realistic, and close to equal satisfaction compared to previous behavior. So while I could get on my soapbox and talk about all the factors that impact our food choices on a daily basis, I instead want to provide one solution to you.
Healthcare is a Human Right: The Importance of Being a Healthcare Ally
Right now, individuals in our communities are facing unprecedented challenges when it comes to accessing sufficient health care. Ranging from poorly designed research, gaps in practitioner education, to failures in public policy, these inequities affect marginalized groups on a systemic level. Now more than ever, it’s important to recognize what they’re fighting for, and how you can help.
Why We’re Diving Into Food As a Solution at Baze
he science behind targeted nutrition is stronger than ever before, brands are interested in our movement, and the personalized wellness industry is welcoming of our mission and innovation. The time is now—here’s why we’re taking our first big steps into the arena of personalized food recommendations.
5 Ways Our Customers Are Helping Us Innovate Our Personalized Nutrition Startup
As a company that collects highly personal health information (like blood nutrient levels), it’s important that our customers are the backbone of every decision we make. Here’s how their feedback is fueling the personalized nutrition industry.
How Does the Baze Approach Differ from DNA and Dry Blood Spot Analyses?
With so many methods for assessing nutritional status in the world today, what is it about our approach that stands out? Here at Baze, we want to take the guesswork out of nutrition. Therefore, it’s vital that our testing methods are accurate, allowing us to precisely dose our customers’ supplements. The testing methods that are popular within the personalized health space today.
10 Wellness-Focused Small Businesses That Are Here to Support You (Virtually of Course!)
We’ve teamed up with several of our partners and small businesses to showcase their missions and resources in helping you feel your best. Below you’ll find meal plans, workout resources, and social communities you can engage with while social distancing from the comfort of home.