Understanding Lead and PCB Warnings on Supplement Labels

By Ashley Watson

If you are familiar with FoodScience® of Vermont products, you may have questions about the lead or PCB warning on a few of our labels. FoodScience® does not intentionally add these chemicals to any of our products, but we receive daily calls about these warnings.

ImageThe simple answer is that we decided to add these warnings due to a law passed in California in 1986, commonly known as Proposition 65. Read on to learn more about this law and our warnings.

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The Synergy of Perna and DMG

By Ashley Watson

131758677You may have seen the term, “synergistic,” in our product descriptions, as an explanation of how the ingredients work together to provide the end result. The basic definition of synergy is “the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.” While this explains what synergy means at the basic level, it doesn’t specifically explain how our ingredients work together in our supplements. The combination of Perna and DMG is a perfect example. This week’s blog post explains how we choose the ingredients in a joint health supplement that is carefully designed to be the sum of its parts.

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FoodScience® of Vermont: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Herbal SupplementsBy Ashley Watson

At FoodScience® of Vermont, our company was founded on providing solutions for optimal health. Since our inception over 40 years ago, we have been a problem solver when specific health needs are concerned, and we have led the health supplement industry with the formulation of pure, innovative nutritional supplements. We have always been known as a company that sets new standards of quality and safety in our industry. Now, as we carry on the tradition and mission of our founders, we embrace the future with even more dedication to spreading the word about our quality products and our commitment to your health!

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Safety Tips for the 4th of July

FireworksLast week, we posted some tips on staying healthy on the 4th of July. But it’s also important to remember to be safe. Did you know that traditionally this holiday is the one with the most fires? In fact, there is approximately $35,000,000 per year in fire damages due to fireworks. Even worse, many children are injured in these fires, either due to not handling fireworks safely or not watching firework displays from a safe distance. There are plenty of ways to prevent injuries and damages. This week’s post lists some of those tips. We hope that all of our readers have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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4 Simple Tips for Staying Healthy During the 4th of July Holiday

By Ashley Watson

4th-of-julyWhile you may be trying to get that extra weight off for your new summer swimsuit, overindulging at the annual 4th of July BBQ can be easy to do. Additionally, the constant noise of fireworks in the weeks prior to and after the 4th may cause stress, along with planning family gatherings.

Dealing with general stress, overeating, and drinking alcohol are just a few ways to bring your energy and your mood down. Stress can also wreak havoc on your immune system. But you can stay healthy during the 4th of July and throughout the summer with these four simple tips.

 

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Should You See a Naturopath?

By Ashley Watson

Healing herbsMany health conscious people probably visit the doctor at least once a year for a checkup. If you have specific health needs, you may have also considered seeing a Naturopath for a more holistic approach. According to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP), Naturopathic medicine is defined as “a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process.” If you are considering a Naturopathic doctor and aren’t sure if it’s right for you, this week’s blog post gives an overview of the benefits of each type of discipline.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Healthy Dad

By Ashley Watson

Working-outAre you looking for that last-minute gift for Father’s Day? You’re in luck! Whether your dad is a health nut or you want to find a gift to encourage better health habits, FoodScience® of Vermont has put together a list of health-related Father’s Day gifts for the hard to please dad.

Gifts for the Heart, from the Heart

Show your love and appreciation for dad by giving gifts that support his cardiovascular health. For the fitness dad, you can’t go wrong with gadgets and clothing that help him stay in shape. Here are some popular ideas for gifts for runners:

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The Top 5 Nutrition and Food Infographics

By Ashley Watson

School-lunchesThis week, we are trying something a little different on the FoodScience® of Vermont blog. After reading an article in Health magazine that contained some startling facts about sugar, I decided to do a little research. I found some interesting infographics about sugar online, which then led me to other infographics about food and nutrition.

Here are the top 5 infographics about food that were chosen based on the information provided, design, and age relevance to name a few deciding factors. Be sure to click in the link in each paragraph to view the entire infographic. Let us know what you think and share your comments on our Facebook!

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10 Easy-to-Make Energy Snacks

By Ashley Watson

AlmondsWhether you sit at a desk all day or work outside, avoiding an energy crash in the afternoon is not always easy. Keeping your blood sugar at optimal levels throughout the day can be achieved with healthful snacks. People who are trying to lose weight tend to avoid snacking because of the extra calories, but many nutritionists recommend snacking to maintain a healthy metabolism and to help manage meal portions. Snacks high in protein can also help give you an extra energy boost that lasts longer than eating junk food or snacks with lots of sugar and carbs. Here are ten snacks that are easy to make and also good for you!

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7 Activities That Make You Smarter and Healthier

By Ashley Watson

Health-word-cloudMost of us lead busy lives that leave very little time to properly take care of ourselves. Exercise, eating well, getting plenty of sleep, and extracurricular activities that rejuvenate us are replaced with work and taking care of our families. We also forget those activities that help keep our minds sharp and support mental clarity and alertness as we age.

Here are seven activities that can help you stay smart and healthy in a variety of ways.

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