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Flowers for Better Health

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/22/2018 to Natural Remedies

Spring is the perfect time to add florals to your wellbeing. Learn how jasmine, rose and lavender can have a positive impact on your health!

DIY Probiotic Face Masks

Posted by Natren on 5/18/2018 to Stress Management

Child's Pose

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/16/2018 to Stress Management

Balasana, or child’s pose, is a simple yoga pose that can be practiced at any level. This resting posture can be used at any point during your yoga practice, as it helps calm the brain and reduce stress and fatigue. It stretches the...

Skin Eternal® Paraben Free DMAE Serum

Posted by Source Naturals on 5/10/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Looking for a clean way to soften and rejuvenate your skin?  Then say hello to DMAE, the ultimate skin-firming ingredient.   Numerous studies have shown that topical application of DMAE increases the appearance of firmness, tone and lift to the skin. DMAE also improves the appearance of skin elasticity and luminosity, helping to decrease the look of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening skin’s appearance and evening out imperfections.

Mother’s Day Brunch

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 5/8/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Our mothers do a lot for us, and although we should celebrate our moms every day, we ought to shower our mothers with extra love on Mother’s Day. Instead of going out for the basic brunch, it’d be much more meaningful if you made her brunch at home!

So grab the fam together, pick out some recipes, and cook up a healthy brunch for mom!

DIY Probiotic Face Masks

Posted by Natren on 5/7/2018 to Stress Management

We admit it: we are bit obsessed with ashwagandha.

Posted by Mt. Angel on 5/2/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Take a look at Mt. Angel Vitamin’s Premium line, and you will see that Ashwagandha is found in high dosage amounts in over 30% of our products. I guess when you find something that works, its hard to stray too far away. We chose a trademarked, clinically-studied form of Ashwagandha, KSM-66®, because with its increased bioavailability, we don’t compromise quality!

But the real question you are all asking (because that’s the reason you are reading this article, right?), is WHY. WHY is ashwagandha such a stand-alone ingredient? WHY does its name appear more often than not in the supplement industry? And WHY should you be supplementing with it?

DIY Probiotic Face Masks

Posted by Natren on 5/1/2018 to Natural Remedies

Wellness That Works With You

Posted by Source Naturals on 4/26/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Back in 1982, our founder Ira Goldberg created Source Naturals as a way to help support every person’s potential for optimal health. His idea: to combine a range of nutrients, herbs, and nutraceuticals into a single formulation that supported to body’s natural wellness balance. Though common today, back then the concept was revolutionary – and the product was Wellness Formula.

What is CBD?

Posted by Ricky Seda on 4/25/2018 to Stress Management

Cannabis sativa! You’ve most likely heard of it as the marijuana plant, which reactions to hearing that word vary greatly. Some love it for its psychoactive benefits, other dislike it greatly. But one thing that none of us can deny, is that the medical orthodoxy is looking into this plant for its positive benefits outside of its psychoactive properties. 

Gardening for Kids

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/17/2018 to Community

There’s something magical about connecting to Mother Earth, growing your own plants, and watching your creations come to life. Gardening is beneficial for any age, and it makes an even bigger impression on children. Here’s how gardening has a positive impact on children’s body and mind.

Golden Milk Goodness

Posted by Ricky Seda on 4/13/2018

          Many of us have been spending many of our nights home as of late. The weather has been out of the ordinary in many parts of the country this year. You’re at home winding down for the night, and you’re reading a good book or watching your favorite show on Netflix. While you’re at it, how about having a nice relaxing drink to go along with it? 

Hiking to Better Health

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 4/3/2018 to Stress Management

With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it’s easy to become stressed, overstimulated, and run down. Many of us spend the majority of our time indoors, sitting in front of a screen (or multiple screens) for the majority of our day. Our society overall is disconnected from earth. When was the last time you’ve spent a couple hours outside?
A great way to get back to your roots is to go hiking. Hiking is beneficial to our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. Here are a few ways hiking is important for our health:

Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ricky Seda on 3/28/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

It has been more than a week since the official first day of spring. The leaves will start changing, and certain parts of the country will start having warmer weather. Summer will be here before we know it! This is the time of the year when most of us work the hardest to get our physiques ready to hit the pool or beach. But before the summer arrives, how about we do a little bit of "spring cleaning?" 

The Three B's in Essential Trio

Posted by Mt. Angel on 3/21/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

When Mt. Angel Vitamin’s Head Formulator and Director of Quality & Compliance John Mills decided to formulate an energy support product, he wanted to take it beyond the other energy cycle products on the market. 

“Most energy shots contain some vitamins but also contain high doses of caffeine and sugar,” says Mills. “For short term energy, they work great, but you will ultimately crash with that combination. We wanted to take a three-pronged approach by feeding the body’s natural energy cycle with the essential trio of B vitamins used by the body for energy production.” To help ensure optimal absorption of these three B vitamins...

Get Your Greens On!

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/16/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Only nine percent of Americans consume the minimum vegetable requirement of two to three cups per day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Are you part of that nine percent? If you realize you aren’t incorporating enough greens every day, or if you want to add extra nutrition into your diet, invest in a super greens powder!

Go Nuts with Nuts!

Posted by Ricky Seda on 3/13/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Do you get those in between your meal cravings while at work? Trust us, you aren’t alone. One great snack you can buy in bulk nowadays are nuts and nut mixes. Nuts are full of nutrients such as protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Here is a brief rundown of nuts and their nutrient profile:

What are Electrolytes?

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 3/6/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

An electrolyte is a substance that positively and negatively charges electricity when dissolved in water. Electrolytes play a role in numerous bodily functions, as they interact with other electrolytes and cells in the tissues, nerves, and muscles. Their two main functions are regulating the flow of water in and out of cells, and sparking nerve impulses.

Country Life's Maxi Skin

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/28/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Calling all ladies!! Are you tired of taking hair, skin and nail supplement that are yielding no results at all? Are you also tired of taking that collagen powder day after day, and your skin health hasn’t changed one bit? You aren’t alone... 

Juicing vs. Smoothies vs. Energy Drinks: The Break Down

Posted by Celsius on 2/23/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Healthier energy options have been all the rage in 2017 and everyone seems to have their preference, with discussions about juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks popping up all over. They all can be beneficial additions to your diet, giving you a kick in the morning to wake you up or a boost to get you through the mid-afternoon slump, but how do you know which one is best for your lifestyle?

We’ve tallied up the pros and cons of juicing vs. smoothies vs. energy drinks using a rating scale of natural ingredients, metabolism boosters, and prep time for the ultimate level of convenience. While we all know we could benefit from adding some healthy supplements to our regular intake, it’s hard to decide which option makes the most sense for us.

One Month Vegetarian Challenge

Posted by Kristen Baureis and Markus Bryant on 2/22/2018 to Diet and Nutrition

Our Graphic Designer Markus Bryant went vegetarian for the month of January! I sat down with him to see how his meat-free challenge went.

Heart Healthy Exercises

Posted by Kristen Baureis on 2/20/2018 to Exercise

February is all about heart health, so I have come up with a list of heart-pumping exercises that keep your cardiovascular system in tip-top shape.

7 Tips for Optimal Muscle Recovery After a Workout

Posted by Natural Factors on 2/15/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Are you sore from working out in beast mode? That’s fantastic.

The aches and pains that you’re feeling mean that your muscles are stressed and rebuilding to become even stronger. Scientifically speaking, this is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
Try these seven tactics to ease soreness and optimize muscle recovery after your workout.

Hawthorne Berry for Your Heart

Posted by Ricky Seda on 2/14/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

Want to keep your heart strong? Give Hawthorn Berry a try!!

Hawthorn Berries have a long history of use for heart health, dating back to ancient Greece and various parts of Asia. Hawthorn Berries have been shown to help 

Shattering the Myths on Multis

Posted by Mt. Angel on 2/13/2018 to Vitamins, Herbs, and Minerals

If you take a walk down the aisles of your local Vitamin Discount Center store or other supplement shop, there are tons of bright, bold, fascinating products jumping out at you from the shelves. "Hair Growth!" "Fat Burner!" "Energy Support!" "Fast-building Creatine!" 

Oiy. Where do we even begin? 

Unfortunately, one of the best supplements you can take for your body--that serves numerous purposes, offers full-body support, and contains many potent ingredients in only one bottle--is one of the only products NOT surrounded by bright flashy advertising and edgy slogans...