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Whether you are new to healthy living or you're already enjoying a healthy lifestyle, NOW University offers something for everyone.  All NOW University courses are FREE, self-study courses designed to educate students about healthy living through proper nutrition.

All NOW University courses are offered continuously, allowing students to complete each course at their own pace.  See course schedule below for futher details. 
 
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General Admission Courses
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PH101:
Cognitive Health - Nutrition for the Brain
This course will provide you with an in-depth background on what the brain and body need in order to function properly. You will be introduced to neurotransmitters, the common causes of neurotransmitter deficiency and how these deficiencies affect cognitive health.

Course Fee:
 FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required
PH102:
Digestive Health - Taking Care of Your Gut


 

One of the most common misconceptions about digestion is that nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream through the stomach. While it’s true that some nutrients are capable of making it past the delicate mucosal lining of the stomach, digestion is an incredibly complex process that requires the involvement of many different areas of the body. It is the small intestine which is ultimately responsible for absorbing nutrients from the foods, beverages, and supplements we consume.

In this course, students will gain a thorough understanding of the process of digestion; from the first bite of food to the absorption of the food nutrients by the body. This course will also focus on the three fundamental categories of digestive support - dietary fiber, protiotics and enzymes.

Course Fee:
 FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 

No book required
PH103:
Joint & Bone Health - Supporting the Impact
In 2006 the Centers for Disease Control reported that over 30% of adults in the United States had experienced, sought treatment for, or were living with some form of compromised joint health. In many cases the damage and discomfort endured is the result of normal age-related wear and tear of joint structures – a great deal of which could be minimized at the very least.
 
This course looks at the fundamentals of joint structures and their functions and how diet, lifestyle and normal aging affect joint health. Discover the differences between glucosamine hydrochloride, glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin sulfate. Students will also be introduced to the most important nutrients and essential compounds needed for optimal joint and cartilage function.

Course Fee:
 FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required
SUPP100:
Nutrient Support - from Infant to Elder
This course is designed to help students understand major age brackets and how each age bracket relates to increased or decreased needs for nutritional support. Additional nutrients that may help us to age gracefully and healthfully will also be discussed.

Course Fee: FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required
SUPP101:
Multiple Vitamins - Bridging the Gap
Multiple vitamins have been around for almost as long as the natural products industry and they continue to evolve as science makes improvement possible. 

This course will breakdown the individual components found in many multi-vitamins, as well as some of the added nutrients included for additional support.
 
No book required
SUPP102:
Essential Fatty Acids - Understanding EPA & DHA

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA). It is derived from both animal and plant sources, although Omega-3 from fish oil is the most common form. Fatty acids form the main useful fraction of fats and oils and are necessary for overall health. Because the human body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids, they must be obtained from food or other nutrient sources.

In this course, we will take an in-depth look at Omega-3, from their discovery and primitive applications to the most current, cutting edge studies.
 

No book required
SUPP200:
Antioxidants & Free Radicals
From the moment we are born, we rely on our cells to work around-the-clock, 365 days per year producing energy, combatting foreign particles, and carrying out all of the cellular functions needed to sustain life.  When we consider that our planet has no shortage of toxins and pollutants, the need to safeguard our cells is important.

Learn what free radicals are and why antioxidants are so important in defending the body against free radicals.

Course Fee:  FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download) 
 
No book required
SUPP202:
CoEnzyme Q10 - Causes of Deficiency
Everything we know today about nutrients can be attributed to the remarkable advancements in science. But of all the nutrients, extracts and health compounds that have been studied, Coenzyme Q10 continues to serve as one of the most impressive.

This course will help you gain an understanding of what CoQ10 is, the factors that contribute to deficiency and how you can help to replenish and build CoQ10 reserves in the body.

Course Fee: FREE.  (All course material provided as PDF download)
 
No book required