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Buyer Beware: Identifying Pure vs. Impure Ginkgo Supplements
Buyer Beware: Identifying Pure vs. Impure Ginkgo Supplements

Native to China, ginkgo biloba (yínxìng in Chinese) is one of the oldest living species of tree (also called the maidenhair tree), but in the...

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Necessary Roughness: 20+ Ways to Sneak Fiber into Your Diet
Necessary Roughness: 20+ Ways to Sneak Fiber into Your Diet

When I am old, which isn’t too far down the road, I see myself sharing stories of bygone days with my good friend, Carol, and...

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Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil: Which is The Right Omega-3 Oil for You?
Fish Oil vs. Krill Oil: Which is The Right Omega-3 Oil for You?

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the most popular item in our collection is our Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil. In fact, it's so popular...

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Is Ashwagandha the Secret to Managing Stress?
Is Ashwagandha the Secret to Managing Stress?

You may have heard of Ashwagandha, an herb that naturally improves our resistance to stress. You've likely read that it's an adaptogen, that it combats...

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Where do the vitamins in supplements come from?
Where do the vitamins in supplements come from?

Vitamins are organic compounds that are essential in very small amounts for supporting normal physiologic and metabolic functions. They are “essential” because the body cannot...

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Guide to Multi Formulations
Guide to Multi Formulations

Multivitamin formulations are like snowflakes—no two are exactly alike. In fact, it has become the norm for manufacturers of multivitamins to include any number of...

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Mythbuster: Debunking the Most Commonly Propagated Myths About Magnesium Stearate
Mythbuster: Debunking the Most Commonly Propagated Myths About Magnesium Stearate

Magnesium stearate is one of the most commonly used additives in supplement manufacturing and it is synthesized by combining stearic acid with magnesium (primarily magnesium...

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10 Reasons to Steer Clear of Synthetic Isolates
10 Reasons to Steer Clear of Synthetic Isolates

There is a lot of talk about the comparative advantages and disadvantages of synthetic versus whole-food vitamins, and there are passionate believers and ardent supporters...

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