About Me

Hello! My name is Britta Nelson and I am a compliance specialist at Swanson Health Products. My interest in health and nutrition began at a very young age.  As the daughter of a chiropractor, I have...

Food Label or Warning Label: Top 10 Worst Processed Foods

Do you read your food labels? Have you ever heard the rule “don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce?” A hundred years ago, this wasn’t an issue. Today, with all the processed foods in the standard...

Response to "10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements"

The following post is our point-by-point response to Consumer Reports' September 2012 article, "10 surprising dangers of vitamins and supplements." The bold, numbered sub-headings are the 10 points...

Top 5 Reasons Why I love Working at Swanson Health Products

When they asked for the top five reasons I love working at Swanson Health Products, my first reaction was, only five?! So here are my first five reasons that come to mind... 1. The People. The number...

Coconut Water: A Natural Recovery Drink Packed with Electrolytes

There’s nothing like sticking a straw into a fresh coconut to quench your thirst. Or maybe we’ll settle for coconut water fresh from the package. Either way you drink it, coconut water is a...

Almased Synergy Diet for Weight Loss

If you’re like me, the holidays become a time where you tend to over-indulge. Need something to help jumpstart your healthy weight loss program after the holidays? Try all-natural Almased Synergy Diet....

Fiber Supplements Guide: How Much is Too Much?

Fiber has a number of health benefits, including supporting gastrointestinal health and promoting proper digestion. The best way to get fiber is naturally, from whole foods in your diet. Most experts...

Goodbye Food Pyramid, Hello MyPlate!

Have you heard about the newest natural health and nutrition update from the USDA?In an effort to simplify the message it gives the public on healthy eating, the federal government unveiled a new...

Vegetarian Essential Fatty Acids

For vegetarians who don't eat fish, and especially for vegans (who eat no animals or animal by-products at all), getting a daily requirement of Essential Fatty Acids can be a challenge.  Our body...

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential Fatty acids are just that – essential. They play many important roles throughout the body, from cardiovascular maintenance and skin health to healthy joint and mental function. Essential...

Swanson Rated Top in Recent Survey

Consumerlab.com recently put out a survey regarding supplement usage. After thousands of responses, here’s a summary of what was found:The five most popular products were, in order, fish oil,...

Top Food Sources of Essential Fatty Acids

Adding more Essential Fatty Acids to your daily diet is a great way to support your best natural health. EFAs support cardiovascular health, brain function and development, skin health, and offer many...

Start the New Year Off Right!

Whether it's a resolution you set for January, or a goal you hope to reach during the upcoming year (mine is to fit in my wedding dress in a couple of months!), now is the time to make this year...