As part of our commitment to education and encouraging an open dialogue on nutrition, vitamins and supplements, Nature Made has two registered dietitians who are available to answer your specific or general questions about nutrition, vitamins, herbs, supplements, and healthy lifestyle choices.
Sandra Zagorin, MS, RD, CNSC
As a member of the Professional and Consumer Education team, Sandra educates healthcare professionals and consumers on nutrition, supplements, and related health concerns. Sandra writes articles for both consumers and healthcare professionals on nutrition, wellness, and dietary supplements. As part of the expert panel on naturemade.com, Sandra answers consumer emails daily on nutrition and health related topics.
Prior to joining Pharmavite, Sandra worked as a clinical dietitian at University of Chicago Medicine in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinical areas of expertise include: inpatient and outpatient adult nutrition support, cardiothoracic transplantation, gastroenterology diseases, and critical care.
Sandra received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Science, with minors in Spanish and Chemistry from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. She earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from RUSH University in Chicago, IL. As part of her Master’s program, Sandra performed research on physical activity participation and correlates in urban Hispanic women. Sandra is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Dietitians in Business & Communications practice group and the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice group. Sandra is also a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician through the American Society of Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition.
In her free time, Sandra enjoys staying active by hiking, dancing, and running after her standard poodle, Remy. Sandra’s favorite nutritional supplements include Nature Made Multi for Her softgels, Omega-3 Full Strength Minis, Adult Gummies Calcium, and Vitamin D3 1000 IU softgels.
Lynn Laboranti, MS, RD
As a registered dietitian at Pharmavite LLC since 1999, Lynn has served various roles in her position. Currently, she focuses much of her time creating educational materials and tools to educate health professionals, retail customers and consumers on nutrition and dietary supplements. Working closely with retail customers to customize education for their team is one of her true passions. Lynn also writes articles for consumers on various nutrition related topics and dietary supplements, and as part of an expert panel on www.naturemade.com, answers consumer emails daily on nutrition and wellness related topics. Lynn was also selected to speak at The American Dietetic Association’s Food and Nutrition Conference on “Drug Supplement Interactions and Nutrient Depletions: Applications for the Dietitian” in October 2009. Prior to joining Pharmavite, Lynn was a wellness/fitness specialist and consulting dietitian for ProHealth, Inc., where she developed and conducted fitness-based programs and created health assessment profiles of its members. During this time, Lynn also served as a clinical dietitian in acute care at a local hospital.
Lynn’s previous clinical dietitian expertise in both acute and long-term care included nutritional screenings, patient assessments, and education and counseling at community medical centers, hospitals, and nursing homes. Her work as an outpatient dietitian focused primarily on counseling patients on weight management, diabetes, and also sports nutrition.
Lynn earned a bachelor’s of science in Nutrition with a minor in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. She earned a M.S. degree in Human Nutrition from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association, Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists Dietetic Practice Group, and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group. She is also certified in Adult Weight Management through the American Dietetic Association.
She is a mom of four children and strongly believes in setting a good example for her family through healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle. Her favorite nutritional supplements are Nature Made Multi for Her Liquid Softgel, Vitamin D, Coenzyme Q-10 (CoQ10), Calcium Gummies, and Fish Oil.
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While we look forward to helping you with information and advice, we also recommend acquiring other expert information and advice:
Talk to Your Health Care Practitioner
Like all health decisions, it is essential to consult with your medical professional before taking new vitamins. Talk to your health care provider about your goals, your lifestyle, current prescriptions and dietary supplements. He or she can recommend what you need, and in what dosages.
Do Your Research
There are a number of reliable resources you can consult to educate yourself. As well as the information found on NatureMade.com and WebMD.com, FamilyDoctor.org features physician-reviewed articles and information about vitamins, supplements and their role in a healthy lifestyle. At Nature Made, we have additionally made a commitment to improving education and research tools available in the future.
Read Label and Instructions
As with prescriptions, it is critical to adhere to strict dosage guidelines when taking dietary supplements. Also, pay special attention to any warning or caution statements about combining certain supplements with prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines.