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Benefits of Raw Protein Powder from Garden of Life

Monday, August 20, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

What do you look for in a protein powder? Do you just look at the label to see how many grams of total protein are in each serving? Or do you also take into consideration the source of the protein.... or if it’s non-GMO, organic, vegetarian, etc.?

Garden of Life® has taken all the guesswork out of choosing a high-quality protein powder by developing their RAW Protein™ (we offer the great-tasting chocolate and vanillaflavors). RAW Protein goes beyond organic, delivering a vegan, raw protein blend...

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The Green Foods Bible: Spirituality of Green Super Foods [BOOK REVIEW]

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Admit it. You’ve seen the green juices that pepper grocery and discount store shelves and thought, yuck! But why? Have you tried one? We all know how good dark green foods like broccoli, kale and spinach are for us, and how they are necessary to eat (or drink!) if we want to be healthier. So what are we so afraid of? Perhaps it was the overcooked, limp and soggy broccoli our mother served up next to the mashed potatoes and pork roast that by comparison tasted, well, flavorless.

Actually, those...

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Coconut Water Benefits for Runners

Friday, July 20, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins


Coconut Water Concentrate

Coconut Water has been long treasured by natives who would drink it as commonly as an American would eat an apple off the tree. Thankfully, modern science has found even more benefits than just an occasional treat and the benefits have many different implications, especially for athletes.

Coconut Water has been found to have not only the benefits of hydrating the body, but that it also contains electrolytes like Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium among other nutrients.

As any runners out there...

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Almased Synergy Diet for Weight Loss

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Almased DietAlmased is a fantastic and very popular product for weight loss and for good reason… it’s a combination of non-GMO soy protein, milk yogurt, and honey that help to fill you up, boost your metabolism, and give you the energy to work out and burn even more calories!

The only concern to mention is for people who are allergic to soy protein, as they wouldn’t be able to take this, but it has a low glycemic index (listed at only 27) and is listed as being safe for Diabetics.*

Whether you want a product...

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Try Milk Thistle for Liver Support

Monday, July 16, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Standardized Milk ThistleMilk Thistle seems to be the “go to” herb for liver support… but why?

Milk Thistle has a naturally occurring flavonoid in it called Silymarin… while it may sound silly, it’s the farthest thing from it. Milk Thistle has been used for hundreds of years as a liver tonic throughout many parts of Europe and other areas where it grows naturally, and modern science has brought it into the 21st century by evaluating the various nutrients and pointing to the Silymarin as one of the major nutrients that...

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Chlorella Dosage and Reviews

Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

A lot is being said about Chlorella and the natural support that it gives for general health, energy, and cleansing among many other benefits, but how much should you take and which one is right for you? Well, there are a few main choices that would determine which one to stick with and there is a lot of personal opinion involved in those choices. As far as dosage, most products on the market recommend a total of 3 grams a day.

Certified Organic Chlorella Powder

First, there are the options of the pure Chlorella… small tablets or p...

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Joint Health: Glucosamine Chondroitin Dosage Recommendations

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Glucosamine and Chondroitin with MSMLet's continue our week-long look at dosage recommendations for a few top-products. Up today we have Glucosamine and Chondroitin...

Glucosamine and Chondroitin are two nutrients that are essential in the production of cartilage among other joint health benefits… but how much should you take?

The most common recommendations are to take 1,500 mg of Glucosamine and 1,200 mg of Chondroitin spread throughout the day (usually between 2 or 3 separate doses), but some people may have been recommended by...

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Lecithin Supplement Dosage Recommendations

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Non-GMO Lecithin SoftgelsLecithin is a nutrient that has many, many benefits including cholesterol support, energy production, fat emulsifying, memory/brain support, liver support, and the list goes on. One problem that exists is the question of how much to take… there are pills with 200 mg, 500 mg, 1,200 mg, and even the granules that are recommended at 6.5 grams (6,500 mg) per dose! Needless to say, it can get overwhelming.

One other problem that can arise with Lecithin is that it is typically derived from soy and...

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Vinpocetine Daily Dosage Recommendations

Monday, July 9, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

VinpocetineVinpocetine is a wonderful nutrient that helps a lot of people by supporting overall brain health including memory, focus, and general processing among other things. But it can get to be kind of confusing when you look at some of the details.

Most Vinpocetine products recommend only 10 mg, while some other herbs and nutrients for brain health have hundreds or even thousands of mg per dose… the reason is because the nutrients in this Periwinkle extract are so potent that you only need a few mg to...

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Nattokinase Supplement Reviews

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 by Swanson Vitamins

Nattokinase is an enzyme that naturally exists in Natto, which is a fermented Japanese health food derived from soy. Most of the supplement reviews on the internet are very positive for it because it helps support critical functions like circulation and overall cardiovascular health. What it does is help promote the natural break down down of Fibrin, which is the protein involved in blood clotting, so it helps to promote healthy circulation throughout the blood stream.

There are other options on...

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