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​The Best Veggies for Vision Health

We've all heard the saying, "You are what you eat." Well, it's true! There are specific nutrients within our foods that can support optimal health, and the same is true with certain foods that can potentially do more harm than good. Numerous foods rich in essential vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants have been found in research to be highly beneficial for vision health. Some of these nu…

​Lose the Blue Light Blues with Lutein and DHA

Do you frequently feel fatigued during the day and yet you have trouble sleeping at night? Short-term blue light exposure can lead to symptoms like eyestrain, fatigue, and headaches, and longer-term exposure has more serious effects. Recent trends in our screen-use behavior put our vision and health at risk, regardless of our age. Too much time in front of our computer screens, phones, an…

​Do You Know Where Your Fish Oils Come From?

We all know we need to get more omega-3s. When you choose Carlson to boost your omega-3 levels, one thing you never have to worry about is whether or not they are responsibly sourced. Carlson fish oils are always earth-friendly. Every omega-3 product is closely managed from sea to store, using sustainable fishing practices and nutrient-rich fish. The fish come from deep, unpollut…

The Difference Between Fish Oil and Cod Liver Oil

What’s the difference, and when is one of the other the right one to take? Fish oil and cod liver oil are both great sources of the beneficial omega-3s EPA and DHA. The difference between the two is cod liver oil has the added benefit of having vitamins A and D3 and fish oil does not contain vitamins A and D3. This makes a difference for those who are not taking a multivitamin or an…

The Many Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium was discovered in 1775 by Joseph Black. Its name is derived from Magnesia which is the name of Greek city where magnesium was first found in large deposits. Magnesium is an incredibly crucial mineral for plants – and for us. For plants, it’s the ion at the center of the chlorophyll molecule. For us, magnesium is a cofactor and regulates more than 300 enzymes in our body. It…

​Our Favorite Spring Recipes

As spring arrives, so do the fresh flavors of the season. Many fruits and vegetables are at their peak, even if you have them available in your grocery store year around. Let’s take a look at those fruits and vegetables that are bursting with flavor and freshness when winter passes. Peak growing time for asparagus is March through June. Preparing asparagus is a snap. Simply bend the bot…