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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,…

​The Brain Health Benefits of Omega-3s

It would be impossible to overstate the incredible role omega-3s play in supporting brain health. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA are crucial for normal brain function and development throughout all stages of life. Any understanding of the brain health benefits of omega-3s starts with brain structure. The adult brain is composed of 50-60% lipids, and DHA is arguably the most impor…

Nourish Skin from the Inside Out

Nothing indicates good health like glowing skin. Healthy skin is attainable, but it’s important to recognize the foods we eat and beverages we drink play a major role. Foods contain vital nutrients that support healthy skin, and a handful of supplements can boost levels of these nutrients to help our skin stay healthy. AntioxidantsAntioxidants are vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that pre…

​Top Nutrients for Aging Gracefully

To better assist us through all of our life stages, we not only need to have the basics in place such as eating a balanced diet, getting ample sleep, maintaining a fitness routine, and having sufficient relaxation time; we also can gain the benefits that supplementation can provide us along the way. No matter where we are in our lives – 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond –&nbs…

​Snacks for Kids High in Vision Healthy Nutrients

Lutein is a powerful antioxidant that promotes healthy eyes. Lutein filters the light from digital devices, such as tablets, computers, and smartphones, that kids are exposed to every day. Lutein can also help strengthen glare tolerance. Leafy greens are high in lutein, but, unfortunately, they’re not frequently eaten by children. One way to change that is by making kale chips. Preheat your o…