Swanson Health Products (SHP) is a natural health catalog and Internet marketing company headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. The company sells natural health and wellness products, including health foods, dietary supplements such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, as well as natural personal care products direct to consumers through mail-order catalogs and an e-commerce website. Swanson Health Products is The United States' largest privately held vitamin catalog retailer and is one of Fargo’s major employers with an estimated workforce of 500 employees.

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  • The holidays should be a joyful time for making memories with the people who mean the most to you. But if you host your family’s annual Thanksgiving dinner, there’s a good chance you spend more time stressing out and working than enjoying time with your guests each year. Take a vow to make this year different. These five tips will help you achieve a stress-free, healthy Thanksgiving. 1: Plan Yo...

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  • Did you know the average person spends more than 11 hours in front of an electronic device every day?1 We look to our devices for everything from productivity and education to entertainment. But all that time in front of our computers, tablet devices, phone screens and televisions exposes us to harmful blue light that can add up over time and do some real damage to our eyes, not to mention our s...

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  • If you’re following a vegetarian diet, your body may thank you for the nutrient-dense food you’re consuming daily — or maybe not. Many vegetarians eat a wider variety of fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes than non-vegetarians, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting everything you need for optimal health. Even the most attentive vegetarians could have some deficiencies in their diets. Although...

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  • Vitamin D has become one of the most popular supplements in recent years thanks to increasing interest from the scientific community, which is continuing to find new links between vitamin D and various health concerns. In fact, vitamin D has become so popular, it’s even earned itself a nickname: the Sunshine Vitamin. That nickname, however, has become somewhat of a blessing and a curse. While i...

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  • Nutrition labels or food labels can seem downright intimidating if you’re unsure about what to look for or how to read them. Here are some tips on how to read a food label and understanding nutrition labels.  Why Do Foods Have Nutrition Labels? Nutritional labels weren’t intended to be hard to understand. They were created by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to help consumers shop for...

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  • It’s no secret that we love our coffee. On average, more than half of us drink nearly 28 ounces of it every day1 — that’s about 80 gallons a year! Yet, is all that coffee good for you? Despite a few myths to the contrary, the benefits of coffee can extend well beyond keeping you mentally alert, regardless if you prefer a cappuccino or a cold brew. When you think about what’s in coffee, caffeine...

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  • It’s our birthday, and we’re celebrating 48 years as a company with our best friends! We interviewed some long-term customers and employees to learn about their favorite products, why they continue to shop and work with us, and more. Learn more about Swanson from those who know us best: Scott Trana, Facilities Manager, has been with Swanson for 36 years. He said the people are what make Swanson...

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  • It’s fall and the holiday season is right around the corner, which means New Year’s resolutions are on the horizon too. Instead of waiting until you turn the calendar to January to clean out your medicine cabinet, consider autumn as a good time to review your health and wellness goals, plus take a hard look at what is in your medicine cabinet. Get yourself on the right track every morning well a...

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  • Besides the teeny size and hard-to-find location, food ingredient labels can be filled with scary-sounding, Halloween fright-worthy names. There is no need to shudder or wonder about mysteriously sounding food label ingredients. A little food label name decoding can greatly impact your understanding of food ingredients and their names, plus help you be confident about your food choices and stay ...

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  • As your new, in-house Swanson dietitian, I’m here for you on your health and wellness journey. My goal is to share healthy habits, foods, and tips and tricks to help you live your life to its fullest, and healthiest. One of my favorite Swanson organic food products is our Certified 100% Organic Black Chia Seeds. Not familiar with chia seeds (or chia)? No problem. Here are a few fun facts about chi...

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  • Look up “amino acids,” and you’ll see a phrase tossed around so commonly it’s almost lost meaning. Amino acids are the “building blocks of proteins,” but what exactly does that mean? Your body depends on protein for a variety of structural and functional purposes. For example, protein makes up your muscles, creates the antibodies your immune system uses and forms a variety of hormones. Now, al...

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  • Choosing a probiotic is no easy feat nowadays. Probiotics are everywhere! But as researchers uncover more about probiotics and they grow more popular, deciding on a good probiotic has gotten more confusing, too. We’re here to help you pick your perfect probiotic. Hold Up. What Are Probiotics, Anyway? Probiotics are “friendly” live bacteria and yeasts that line your digestive tract. “Probiotic...

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  •   Everybody wants to look and feel their best regardless of age, and we’re excited to celebrate Healthy Aging month by sharing the top vitamins and nutrients for every age - and body - to help you build a solid health and wellness foundation. The best part? It’s never too late to get started! Many of the things you can do to age healthfully, in addition to supplement intake, are the same for men...

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  • What does your daily dose of wellness entail? This ongoing blog series will feature some of Swanson’s own leaders, and showcase the health and wellness regimens that keep them shining every day.   Who's up first? Katie Doyle, Chief Executive Officer - Swanson Health Products   What inspired you to focus on a career helping people on their health and wellness journeys? I have built a career...

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  • Did you know that your gut serves two primary functions? It absorbs nutrients and defends against bacterial onslaught. And it’s a popular place to be--with over trillions of good, and bad, microbes that are living, breathing, and fighting inside of it. In fact, over 70% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract! Located primarily in the colon, your gut ecosystem includes fungi, and ...

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  • Vitamin D is an essential part of maintaining your health, yet most people don’t realize how important it really is. Almost all of us have probably been deficient at one point or another, whether we’ve realized it or not. Between 75% and 90% of people in the United States are thought to have a vitamin D deficiency, and getting enough can sometimes be tricky1. Fear not - we’re here to tell you the ...

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  • What’s the buzz with Apple Cider Vinegar? You probably have it stocked in your cupboard somewhere, right? Maybe you’ve used it recently to give your salad a needed kick, stove a stronger clean, or hair an added shine? Well, the raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized version of this acidic solution has also enjoyed a long run as the base of many health remedies. Below, we’ve compiled a list of apple ...

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  • A recent study on vitamin B6 and B12's roles in health may have you asking, are vitamins B6 and B12 for me? Let’s check out the facts: VITAMINS B6 & B12 ARE COMMONLY CONSUMED, AND FOUND NATURALLY IN THE DIET Vitamins B6 and B12 are vitamins that are found naturally in a wide variety of commonly consumed foods: VITAMIN B6: Fish, beef, liver, potatoes, and fruit (excluding citrus). VITAMIN B12...

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  • What does your daily routine look like? Our Sunny-Detox digestive drink is a bright way to add a zesty punch! Watch our newest video, and check out the full recipe below:   Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Cook Time: 5-10 minutes Ingredients Water, 4 cups Swanson Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 tsp 1 Lemon, halved and squeezed Mint, chopped - to taste Ice Optional: Use grapefruit instead of lemon and/or ...

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  • Potassium is a mineral that is often paired with magnesium in supplement form—and for good reason. Potassium and magnesium are two of the most important minerals required by the human body, and it’s important that you’re taking in enough of both to maintain the hundreds of bodily functions that require the two minerals. Of the two, however, magnesium usually gets the spotlight, so let’s switch it ...

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  • It’s our birthday, and we’re celebrating 48 years as a company with our best friends! We interviewed some long-term customers and employees to learn about their favorite products, why they continue to shop and work with us and more. Learn more about Swanson from those who know us best. Scott Trana, Facilities Manager, has been with Swanson for 36 years. He said the people are what make Swanso...

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  • In today’s society, being a workaholic can feel like the standard we are all pushed to meet. Between working full time, taking care of families, managing a social life, going to school and everything else that life demands from us, we often turn to our trusted energy drinks to get through the day. As they’ve grown in popularity, the warnings against them have also increased. If giving up your dail...

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  • Preparing for a big road trip this summer? When packing and planning are complete, make sure to carve out some time to focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle while you’re away. We’ve got just the tips to keep you happy, healthy and enjoying your time off—and it starts before the trip even begins! 1Rest up. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep before getting behind the wheel, and make pit s...

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  • The correct pH level of your blood is undeniably important for every aspect of your health—right down to the most elemental part of your being. It affects mental outlook, metabolism, organs, tissues, cells, molecules, atoms and chromosomes. Most people are completely unaware of what their pH level should be and the healthy lifestyle steps they can take to correct their pH level. Read on to find...

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  • Listen up, men… No matter how well you think you eat, how much exercise you get or how little stress you face in your everyday life, after a certain age, your body simply starts to function at a different rate. And that decline, subtle as it may be, can take many forms. From something complex like a dip in natural biochemical processes, to something simple like getting less sleep at night, your bo...

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  • Hi, I’m Kath from Kath Eats Real Food, and I want to take the time today to tell you a bit more about Swanson Health Product’s new line of probiotics! Simply put, probiotics are the “good” bacteria that promote the ideal conditions for your digestion to take place, helping to break down food and promote a healthy immune system and GI tract.   I have taken probiotics on and off for years, espe...

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