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Melatonin…A Critical Component of Healthy Aging

Melatonin can seem like a miracle supplement for those of us who fly back and forth across multiple time zones for work. Time zone hops can mess with our ability to sleep, and melatonin is one of my favorite tools for resetting. If you feel your resetting needs even more than a Melatonin boost, try adding magnesium and pharma GABA in the evening, about an hour before bed.Melatonin offers…

Superfoods we should all Add to our Diets

The term “superfoods” is very popular these days. Often times you see it on protein powders and supplements. They are labeled as such because of the many health-promoting qualities they provide. Superfoods often contain higher levels of vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants. Your mind may think of Goji or acai berries, but superfoods are not so mysterious. Many are easily found in grocery st…

The Best Time to Take Supplements

As a dietitian, when I used to counsel individuals, there were several occasions when my clients brought in shopping baskets filled with supplements. They couldn’t remember exactly all of the reasons why they bought them nor how much or how often to take them. If this sounds like you, you are NOT alone! I think we’d all like to get the most out of our supplements through proper timing, combining,…

International Women's Day | March 8, 2019

Celebrating the women behind the Carlson brand. Carlson began in 1965 as one woman’s mission to improve the health of families by creating nutritional supplements with high-quality ingredients. Susan Carlson’s father suffered from heart issues but found relief after taking natural-source vitamin E. Inspired by this discovery and her background as a pharmacist, Susan started Carlson out of her smal…

​Why We Need More Omega-3s and Less Omega-6s

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in many of the foods we eat in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Omega-6 oils, including corn and soybean oil, are used when making many popular foods such as French fries, crackers, potato chips, muffins, cereals, cookies, and breads. Due to the convenience, and sometimes dependency, on these types of fast foods, many of us have a very high int…

Boost your Friendly Bacteria

Our bodies are home to a mix of good and bad bacteria. Probiotics, also known as beneficial bacteria, line the digestive tract and support the body's ability to absorb nutrients. Under ideal conditions, the friendly bacteria outnumber the bad ones. But a poor diet, stress, and other factors can upset the balance. Restoring a healthy balance with supplemental probiotics helps support overall w…