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A Complete Guide to B Vitamins

What’s all the buzzzzzz about those Bs? Well, I’m referring to those good ‘ol B vitamins. The B group vitamins are a collection of eight water-soluble vitamins that are crucial for a variety of metabolic processes throughout the body. They do such things as: assist with red blood cell formation, help convert food into energy, maintain normal nervous system formation and function, as well as,…

Tips for Treating Yourself This Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, goodies lining store shelves, and bowls of colorful sweet treats around the office, it’s almost impossible to avoid candy during this time of year. But we’re here to help. Below are a few tips to help navigate the sea of sugar.Try to keep candy out of your home and office until the day of Halloween to help avoid temptation.Buy candy you don’t like, so you’ll…

In Response to CNN's Article about Vitamin D and Bone Health

On October 6, 2018, CNN posted an article with the headline: Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds. Here we go again, with another confusing article. It stated, “Vitamin D supplements do not improve bone mineral density or prevent fractures or falls in adults, finds a large study that advises health professionals to stop recommending the supplements to most patients.”T…

Facts & Figures: Avocados

Avocados offer about 20 vitamins and minerals in every serving.About 2/3 of the fat in avocados is the heart-healthy monounsaturated variety.A single avocado has 975 mg of potassium, almost double that of a banana.Avocados are a good source of B vitamins, which promote energy production.One avocado packs 4 grams of protein.…

Fresh Fall Vegetable Dishes with Olive Your Heart®

With autumn upon us, what better time to enjoy seasonal fall vegetables? Beets are one of those vegetables many people shy away from. They seem intimidating. While the preparation calls for a little work, they're worth it for their exceptional nutrient benefits. Beets are an excellent source of folate and potassium. They're also low calorie, with 1 cup of beets coming in at only 75 calories. Here'…

Product Spotlight: Vitamin K

Carlson offers a variety of vitamin K products – and I like them all for different reasons. K Complete provides vitamin K1, K2 as MK-4, and K2 as MK-7 in a single soft gel. Our body utilizes all three vitamin K forms to achieve optimal cardiovascular, bone, and blood health. K Complete is a great option to "cover all of our bases" for vitamin K requirements. K Complete provides 500 mcg of vitamin…