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​A Spotlight on Ribose

D-ribose, or ribose, is a naturally-occurring, five-carbon sugar that is the building block of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). ATP is the main energy source for all of the cells in our body. Decreased oxygen levels, reduced blood flow, and other stressful conditions like working out can drastically affected ATP levels. Because the natural process of making ribose is very slow, supplementin…

​10 Easy Tips for Getting Healthier

Getting healthier shouldn’t seem as daunting as it’s made out to be. If we break it down into smaller steps, it makes it easier to attain our targets. Creating a plan of action and a checklist can help. And we can hold ourselves accountable by using tracking apps or having friends by our side. Once we hit one of our goals, we should reward ourselves, then continue our journey toward a healthi…

Healthy Workout Snacks

Many people who work out on a regular basis have a routine, which may include workout clothing, motivating music, and a full bottle of water. But what about pre-workout fuel? Having a healthy snack 30 minutes before a workout can keep us energized and ready to get the most out of our exercise. While we often see people at the gym with a protein bar in hand, there are many healthy whole fo…

​Get a Great Energy Boost with MCTs

MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) are all the rage in the KETO world. They support energy levels and are recognized as “fast fuel” because they’re readily converted into energy. And since they’re converted so quickly, they aren’t stored as fat. Many KETO followers add MCTs to their coffee, but they can also be added to yogurt or a smoothie, or taken directly from a spoon. MCTs are satura…

Our Plastic Neutral Journey Begins

Sustainable from the inside out. At Carlson, we’re as committed to the environment as we are to the high quality of our products. Since we imported our first omega-3 fish oils from Norway in the early 1980s, we have been dedicated to working with low-impact fisheries using traditional, sustainable methods – and now we’re taking steps toward going plastic neutral. Carlson recently joi…

​The Best Foods for Brain Health

Learning a new language, doing crossword puzzles, and taking on a new hobby are all beneficial for boosting brainpower. But something we do every day is even more powerful: eating. Considering the fact that we eat two to three times per day, not including snacking, what we choose to put in our bodies can have a big impact on brain health. Dark berries, such as blackberries and blueberries,…