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​Easy Ways to Add Omega-3s to a Meal or Snack

Incorporating omega-3s into our diet can be a challenge, especially for those who don't like to take soft gels or capsules, since many fish oil supplements can be larger in size. Fortunately, there are easy ways to add omega-3 liquids to our favorite meals and snacks.  Olive Your Heart® omega-3 olive oil comes in basil, lemon, garlic, or natural flavor and delivers 1,480 mg of omega-3s i…

​12 Tips for a Healthy, Strong Heart

February is National Heart Month so let’s give ourselves some love and focus on protecting that magnificent heart of ours. Sadly, heart disease is the number one cause of death in the US for both men and women. The term “heart disease” encompasses coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, arrhythmias, angina, myocardial infarction, and others. It’s complex a…

A Spotlight on Vitamin D and its Many Forms

Vitamin D3 is a superstar immune-boosting nutrient linked to many health benefits. It’s a vitamin we can get through food and also a hormone our body makes from the sun. But despite the multiple ways of getting vitamin D, many of us are still deficient due to changing seasons, sunscreen, skin tone, age, and sun protection. Carlson makes it easy to get our daily dose of vitamin D with stren…

​Vitamin D... Don’t be D-ficient!

Vitamin D3 should be part of everyone’s core supplement regimen, along with omega-3s, a multivitamin, and probiotics. Vitamin D receptors are found everywhere in our body, from our immune cells to our brain. Vitamin D3 promotes healthy growth and development; teeth, bone, and muscle health; healthy immune and cardiovascular function; and mood health.  We are able to get vitamin D from s…

Foods High in Vitamin D

Vitamin D has many functions in our body. It maintains normal calcium levels necessary for bone health and is essential for the absorption and utilization of both calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D also helps calcification of bones and teeth in children, helps maintain heart and muscle health, and supports healthy immune function. Some foods contain vitamin D, but very few have optimal levels o…

Vitamin D Recommended Daily Intake

Vitamin D is considered nature’s sunshine vitamin, and it's a vitamin we can make in our bodies… under proper conditions. Large-scale studies have found that deficiency is widespread in not just adults but in children as well. Vitamin D promotes healthy growth and development; supports teeth, bone, and muscle health; assists with a healthy immune and cardiovascular system; and aids in a healt…