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Being proactive with your heart health can certainly help when you’re striving to support your overall health. Let Nature Made’s broad line of nutritional supplements help you with your heart health effort.

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  • Garlic: Not Your Average Robust Flavor
    Garlic provides healthful benefits when consumed in many forms. The beneficial parts of garlic are the whole fresh garlic bulbs or dried bulbs that consist of the main bulb with several secondary bulbs or cloves. Powdered garlic is made from the dehydrated bulbs, while garlic oil is obtained by steam distillation of the crushed fresh bulbs.

    Nature Made Fish Oil Which Nature Made Fish Oil is Right for You
    With so many fish oil products on the market, the process of determining a formula to purchase can seem a bit mystifying. Nature Made offers several different fish oil formulas that may have you asking, “Which product is right for me?”

    Natural Remedies to Maintain a Healthy Mood Proactive Approaches to Help Support a Healthy Mood
    The idea that you can impact a healthy mood or positive emotions is powerful. As a Psychiatrist and certified life coach, patients always ask me about natural ways to maintain a healthy mood. With all of life’s obligations and hectic schedules, it’s easy to get pulled in multiple directions feeling time-pressured, overwhelmed and stressed-out. Instead of feeling helpless, recognize your current emotional state and take effective action to help support a good mood naturally.

    Good Health and Vitamin D
    Vitamin D has emerged as the “star supplement” because of its many nutritional benefits for both men and women. Vitamin D plays a key role in the proper absorption of calcium for strong bones and teeth. This important vitamin also enhances immune system strength in adults. Unfortunately, too many Americans are not getting enough of this “star supplement.”

    In the News: Nature Made® TripleFlex® Triple Strength
    Pharmavite LLC, the manufacturer of Nature Made®, disputes the Consumer Reports’ chondroitin sulfate testing methodology used for its Nature Made TripleFlex® Triple Strength product as featured in the publication’s October issue, which review of glucosamine and chondroitin combination products.

    Top 5 Supplements for Good Health
    The right program of vitamin supplements can help deliver a natural recipe for fulfilling a healthy diet and supporting overall health. With so many supplements to choose from, here is a list of the top five supplements to create a powerful core regimen for good health in the new year.

    Heart Health Vitamins Heart Health & Function Supplements
    Being proactive with your heart health can certainly help when you’re striving to support your overall health. Let Nature Made’s broad line of nutritional supplements help you with your heart health effort.

    A Multi A Day!
    Multivitamins are an easy, convenient way to help ensure that your body gets all of the nutritional support it needs every day. But how to choose? With so many choices out there, the Wellness Advisor asked our Wellness Expert, Lynn Laboranti, MS RD, to help us sort through he differences and make the right choice about which multivitamin you should be taking.

    Remembering to Take Your Vitamins
    The American diet is often missing key nutrients we need for overall good health. Vitamins taken on a daily basis can fill those nutrient gaps and can play a role in life-long wellness.

    Guide to B Vitamins A Guide to the B Vitamins
    There are so many B vitamins it can be easy to forget what each one is for. We have put together a friendly little guide to let you know what each B vitamin does for you and why they are essential to ensuring your health and energy level.

    Emotions and Your Health
    To learn more about how emotions can affect health, we spoke to our Wellness Expert, Lynn Laboranti, MS RD.

    Celebrate Spring Sunshine Vitamin D Am I Getting Enough Vitamin D?
    While not found in many foods, vitamin D can be made by the presence of sunlight (UV rays) on skin. So that extra hour of sunlight may give you the opportunity you need to get your vitamin D. The preferred time to maximize your vitamin D production is between 10 am-2 pm, when the sun is high in the sky.

    How Much Fish Oil Should You Take?
    EPA and DHA Omega-3s Are What Counts!

    Many people focus on the dosage of fish oil to take, like 1000 mg or 1200 mg, but it is really the omega-3s that matter. The two types of omega-3 fatty acids to focus on are EPA and DHA.

    CoQ10 Plus B Vitamins for Energy CoQ10 Plus B Vitamins for Energy
    Learn why it may be important to supplement your diet with CoQ10 and B vitamins: key nutrients that help your body maintain a healthy supply of energy.

    A Proactive Approach to Long-Term Joint Health
    There's no time like the present to get outdoors and enjoy one of your favorite activities, whether that`s taking an outdoor yoga class, jogging through your local park, walking your dogs, or engaging in morning swimming or water aerobics sessions. Studies show that adults who participate in physical activity maintain better overall health across their lifespan with benefits including improvements in mental health, the ability to engage in activities of daily living, and improved cardiovascular health, among others.

    Fight Aging With Antioxidants
    Antioxidants are powerful nutrients that protect the healthy cells of the body from the negative effects of free radical compounds. Free radicals can result from a variety of causes such as normal metabolic reactions in the body, cigarette smoke, pollution and sun exposure. If free radical activity is left uncontrolled, then the health of the body can suffer. Thus, it is beneficial to consume antioxidant nutrients through your diet to help combat free radicals and promote overall health.

    SAM-e: Help Through Life's Ups and Downs
    Transitions in life can affect our mood and emotional well-being. Whether it`s a major life change, a blue mood, or a stressful period of time, these situations can make us feel overwhelmed with sadness. Supplements like SAM-e may help ease us through our ups and downs. Richard Brown, M.D., co-author of Stop Depression Now sat down to speak to the Wellness Advisor about practical tips for improving mood, and the benefits of SAM-e.

    Nutritional Support Before, During and After Pregnancy
    The responsibilities of parenthood are multifaceted and begin even before your little bundle of joy arrives. It is important to take care of yourself before, during and after pregnancy, so that you and your baby can get the healthy start and nutritional support you need.

    Don't Let Joint Discomfort Stop Summer Fun
    Summertime is meant to be filled with activity, but if your joints are bothering you, it can be no fun. We consulted America’s Joint Health Expert, Jason Theodosakis, M.D., also known as “Dr. Theo” to find out his top tips for staying active:

    Timing Your Vitamins
    Taking vitamins is an important way to boost your nutritional intake. The timing of when we take vitamins, though, can be as vital as the fact that we take them. To ensure that we get the most out of vitamins and supplements when is the best time to take them? We asked Melissa Dorval, RD, to help us understand when the best time is to take vitamins and supplements.

    Sterols and Stanols: An Effective Way
    to Manage Cholesterol

    Sterols and stanols are plant-based compounds that have been clinically shown to effectively, naturally and safely lower cholesterol levels and promote heart health. Nature Made CholestOff is a safe and effective supplement for improving cholesterol levels and supporting heart health.

    Supporting a Vegetarian Lifestyle
    Meat or no meat? If you follow a strict vegetarian diet, then you know very well that a meatless meal is your selection! But what you might not know is that choosing vegetarian may not always be as nutritionally balanced as you thought.

    Feeling Vibrant & Healthy:
    Vitamins Formulated for People 50+

    Because of all the nutrition-related changes that occur with the aging process, adults 50 years of age and older may benefit from nutritional supplementation. According to the 2005 New Dietary Guidelines, adults often fall short of meeting their needs for certain nutrients.

    Lowering Your Cholesterol Naturally
    We spoke with Dr. Alex Tan to get his advice about Lowering Cholesterol Naturally. Dr. Tan is a naturopathic medical doctor (ND) currently serving patients in the San Francisco Bay Area. He works as a primary care doctor at the Noe Valley Clinic, a progressive clinic where ND’s, MD’s and other health care providers come together to collaborate on patient care.

    Mega Omegas: Fish Oil for Men
    The benefits of Fish Oil and Omega Acids are often heard when discussing women`s health, but what about men? The truth is, Omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in fish oil, are just as important to men`s health helping promote a healthy heart and maintain healthy triglycerides.

    Are You Getting Enough Calcium?
    According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and may break from a minor fall, and, may strike at any age. Getting adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D is one essential step to optimizing bone health. Furthermore, low blood calcium levels may also cause muscle spasms and leg cramps. Bottom line: You do need to get enough calcium every day for good health and to maintain strong healthy bones for life.

    Making the Most of Your Day
    Making the most of your day certainly depends on having enough energy. Some of the most dependable ways to remain ready to seize the day is to make healthy choices and habits a part of your regular routine.

    Nutritional Support for Blood Glucose Health
    A healthy blood glucose level is vital to maintaining overall good health. Proper diet is just one of the important components of effective blood glucose management. Dietary supplements can be a beneficial way to help maintain blood glucose levels already within the normal range, or simply a way to help promote optimal nutritional status.

    Sweet Dreams
    Ever find that you have a hard time falling asleep, or sleep only fitfully waking every few hours? Sleep doesn’t have to be a challenge. There are ways to help fall asleep and stay asleep, but different techniques work for different people.

    Food and Mood Food and Mood
    Can what you eat affect your mood? There is no doubt that food can have an effect on our emotions. Food can make us feel good, guilty, and even disappointed. And, the saying “you are what you eat” does hold some truth. Some people may feel more energized on a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet, while others feel lethargic and tired, and some may need to limit carbs and beef up their protein intake. How often you eat and how much can also affect how you feel. Basically, your dietary habits can affect how your brain functions and, in turn, determine your mood.

    Natural Health: Guide to Using Herbs
    From the earliest of times, people have relied on plants to address health concerns. Today, a number of things continue to fuel a growing interest in natural health including a cultural use of natural herbs, ongoing scientific study and government funding for complementary and alternative healthcare.

    Lower Cholesterol with CholestOff®
    Participants following the National Cholesterol Education Program’s (NCEP) Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet experienced a nearly 5 percent reduction in LDL “bad” cholesterol when CholestOff was added to their daily regimen, according to a study published in the November 2011 International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. CholestOff is a nutritional supplement containing the naturally occurring plant-based sterols and stanols referred to as free (non-esterified) phytosterols.

    Foods & Nutrients That Fuel Joint Health
    The warmer weather is officially here, which means it`s time to get outdoors and enjoy one of your favorite activities, whether that`s taking an outdoor yoga class, jogging through your local park, walking your dogs, or engaging in morning swimming or water aerobics sessions.

    Vitamin E and Mutlivitamins In the News In the News: Vitamin E and Multivitamins
    NatureMade responds to the recent claims regarding Vitamin E and Multivitamins.

    Elevating Mood
    Feeling blue? As the long winter months loom ahead, the Wellness Advisor has some advice which may help brighten your mood. Here are some tips which may help you feel a bit sunnier.

    Omega 3s: Key to a Healthy Heart
    There are many things you can do this National Heart Health month to promote the health of your heart, and supplementing with heart-healthy nutrients is one of them. Of particular importance are omega-3 fatty acids—nutrients that are very well-recognized for the role they play in heart health.

    Benefits of Zinc
    Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. Even within each of our cells, zinc plays a role: it acts as a catalyst for enzymatic reactions; it’s an integral part of the structure and integrity of our cell proteins and membranes; it can even regulate gene expression and cell death.

    Guide to Calcium
    Calcium, the most abundant mineral in the body, is found primarily in the skeleton where it builds and supports bones and teeth. Other important functions dependent on calcium include muscle contraction, regulation of heartbeat, and blood clotting. Inadequate calcium intake leads to bone loss and, eventually, osteoporosis.

    Men's Skin Care
    Skin is the body’s armor. In addition to its important biological role in protecting the body from the external environment, retaining moisture for the body and regulating body temperature, skin appearance factors into our overall well-being and physical attractiveness.

    Commonly Asked Questions About Vitamins
    If you have unanswered questions about vitamins and supplements, you are not alone. Over 50% of Americans take supplements, yet many aren’t sure which ones to take, how much to take or even when to take them. To clear up the confusion, the Wellness Advisor has put together answers to your most commonly asked questions about vitamins and supplements.

    Which CholestOff Product is Right for You?

    Nature Made has three formulations of CholestOff ® to help reduce your cholesterol levels.† Registered dietitian, Lynn Laboranti, defines the characteristics of each product to help you find the formulation that is right for you.

    Navigating a Lifetime of Nutrition
    Women have special nutritional needs at various stages of life. Starting early in the reproductive years, there are certain nutrients that are key to overall health. Pregnancy and breastfeeding bring so much joy, but also come with their own nutritional demands. As women enter their mature years, they endure physical and physiological changes in their body.

    Keeping Your Joints Healthy Help Support Long-term Joint Health
    You notice it with small things at first—your knees creak when going up stairs. Your shoulders bother you when serving on the tennis court. Given the thousands of ways we use our joints—and depend on them—in our daily life, it’s in our best interest to keep them healthy. The good news, though, is that supporting long-term joint health can become a simple part of your daily routine.

    Improve Your Mood Naturally
    Sometimes life seems to move faster and faster, making it hard to keep up with the pace! The kids are pulling you in all directions, you are stuck in traffic on your way to work, spill coffee on your new suit, and are late for a morning meeting. All of these little stressors can really add up and, over time, may impact your mood and emotional health.

    Heart Healthy Foods
    It's great to know that Fish Oil and CoQ10 supplements help in supporting a healthy heart, but what about the kinds of foods that are great heart boosters? Here's a quick run-down of what to nosh on in order to keep your heart up to par.

    New VitaMelts Zinc: Naturally Immuno Supportive
    Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. Even within each of our cells, zinc plays a role: it acts as a catalyst for enzymatic reactions; it’s an integral part of the structure and integrity of our cell proteins and membranes; it can even regulate gene expression and cell death.

    Understanding CoQ10: Ubiquinone vs. Ubiquinol
    Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat-soluble nutrient produced naturally by our bodies. Found in every cell in the body, CoQ10 is concentrated in organs that require the most energy — such as the heart, liver, muscles and kidneys.

    A New Day: Vitamins Taken A Different Way
    We all know that, unfortunately, our diets don’t always give us the nutrients we need. Vitamins have always been an option to provide extra nutritional “insurance” often needed to balance the nutrients available in your daily diet. More recently different forms have become available besides your traditional pill, tablet or softgel form.

    Starting or Updating Your Vitamin Regimen
    Making the decision to lead a healthier lifestyle is fairly easy, but putting it into practice on a daily basis is more difficult. Busy lifestyles often interfere with efforts to eat a more balanced, healthier diet. Have you ever tried to eat 5-6 servings of fresh fruits and vegetables everyday? It’s no secret that most Americans don’t follow the guidelines set by the food guide pyramid. Fortunately, supplements are there to fill in the nutritional gaps.

    Benefits of Cranberries
    According to the American Urological Association, many people will experience disruptions in urinary tract health throughout the lifetime. Due to various health conditions, some people may experience a greater amount of disruptions than others. If you’re wondering, “What can I do to maintain normal urinary tract health?” the answer may lay in diet and supplementation.

    Enhancing Energy
    Are you barely dragging yourself around? Maybe your lack of energy shows in just coming home at the end of the day and finding it hard to get off the sofa. It’s hard to cope with life when your energy is running low. Vitamins and supplements may be able to help give you back some of your sparkle by making sure your body gets the nutritional support it needs and ensuring that oxygen is carried efficiently throughout the bloodstream. Lynn Laboranti, our Wellness Expert, answered some questions about getting the bounce in your step back.

    Magnesium: Another Important Mineral
    Most commonly identified as an electrolyte and touted for its role in maintaining mineral balance, magnesium works hand-in-hand with calcium. Magnesium is also involved in over 300 essential metabolic functions making this mineral a key player in energy and metabolism.