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15 Surprising Heart Health Facts

The more you learn about the human heart, the more incredible you realize it is. To showcase this, we've compiled a list of 15 heart health facts that you might find surprising and interesting. Did...

Top 3 Natural Cold & Flu Fighters: Your Guide to Seasonal Wellness

I love this time of year. Kids are back in school, the leaves are slowly starting to change to brilliant shades of orange and red… and, of course, football has started (and even if you’re not a fan of...

#OptimalU: Which Oils Does Your Body Need (And Which Should You Avoid)?

When you hear the word “oil,” what comes to mind? A car? A spill in the ocean? Onion rings? I used to associate the word “oil” with negative connotations, but as my knowledge and...

Water Warning: What's In Your Glass and How Can You Make Sure It's Safe?

Everyone’s heard warnings about poor quality drinking water in other countries, Montezuma’s Revenge and all that. When I was studying abroad we were warned about using the St. Petersburg, Russia, city...

Flu Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms Chart: How to I.D. Your Illness

Flu season comes around every year...each seemingly worse than the one that came before it. You can’t turn on the TV without hearing the latest update on the number of reported flu cases. It's a lot...

Quinoa: History, Health Benefits & Recipes

If you've read any of my blog posts, you've probably learned about my obsession with food and trying new recipes. I first ate quinoa when I traveled to Peru on a high school Spanish trip. The texture...

Swanson Health Products is Awarded the 2013 ConsumerLab.com Survey Top Rated Catalog/Internet Merchant Based on Customer Satisfaction

For the third time, Swanson Health Products has been awarded a ConsumerLab.com Survey “Top Rated” award based on customer satisfaction. The survey polled over 10,000 ConsumerLab.com e-newsletter...

The Worst Breakfast for Your Health (Plus 3 Healthy Breakfast Recipes)

I know, I know. If you hear one more time that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” you’re going to lose your mind. But the consensus seems to be pretty clear on this one, and you...

Magnesium Stearate Safety in Dietary Supplements

  Lee Swanson, President Friends, it seems every few months the topic of magnesium stearate pops up and the cycle of controversy begins anew.  So today I’d like to take a moment to address the issue...

Swanson Ultra Prostate Supplement Approved by ConsumerLab.com

In a recent review of saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol, Swanson Ultra Saw Palmetto Combo (SWU013 and SWU180) was given an “Approved” rating by ConsumerLab.com. In independent testing, ConsumerLab.com...

Why Don't You List Expiration Dates on Supplements?

Swanson Health Products uses a date of manufacture (the date the product in the bottle was produced) rather than an expiration date for its dietary supplement products.  The Food and...

The Coconut Oil Miracle: Book Review

My personal remembrance of coconut oil begins in the late 1980s. I was in junior high and vastly concerned about three things: boys, body image and food. As ignorant as I was in most of what went...