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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  • When you hear news that seems too good to be true, like learning that one of your favorite indulgences (like wine) may be good for you, it might be easy to dismiss as nonsense. But what if there really is something to it? In the case of resveratrol, it may be more than just an excuse to drink wine, and wine isn’t the only place you can get it. Researchers around the globe are looking to foods h...

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  • Is your pantry packed with the right foods? Keeping healthy food on hand is the key to eating well, getting the nutrients you need and losing weight. If you have unhealthy foods around, there’s a really good chance you’ll eat those instead. Pack your pantry with real foods and nutrient-rich essential ingredients to ensure you always have wholesome, good-for-you options available. As a bonus, re...

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  • Magnesium is getting a lot of good press lately – with mentions in publications from Shape magazine to The New York Times – and it isn’t just media hype. More and more people are realizing that the possible lack of magnesium in their diets may be the culprit of many previously unexplained or misattributed health woes. Not sleeping so well? Having mood swings? Feel stressed often? Tired during t...

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  • Feeling romance in the air? Sexual health is a big part of your health and wellness journey. And just like every other area of fitness, there are ways you can give your body a little extra support to help maintain sexual vitality. We all want to feel confident when we get close to our partner and benefit from the affirming touch of our loved one. And, science is on our side. Hugging helps stimul...

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  • Take a deep breath, release it slowly, and say ‘oooom’ — Do you need more oms in your life like we do? Almost everyone faces stress daily. Between work and home life, being there for our loved ones and other commitments, we manage a lot of responsibilities every day. Along with all those responsibilities come the seemingly inevitable — stress. Yet, it doesn’t need to be that way. We know stress ...

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  • Clearer thinking, better memory, reduced stress and overall brain health – these are just some of the benefits you can gain from fueling up on brain-healthy nutrients. The foods you eat play a major role in your health and wellness, and there are some nutrients that are particularly nourishing for your brain. We’ve got your noggin covered with the best foods for brain health. Top Foods for Brai...

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  • Easy Tips for Moving More for Better Mind and Body Health Here's one simple tip for better mind and body health — move more. Staying active is good for joint health and bone health, and moving more may improve your mood and happiness. Research suggests that engaging in physical activity can release endorphins and other feel-good hormones that contribute to positive mental health.1 If you can’...

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  • When it comes to health and wellness, athletes shouldn’t get to have all the fun. Whether we run actual marathons or endure marathon weeks at work, cheer for our favorite teams, or strive to win our own medals, one thing is the same for us all — optimal health is a real game changer. Whole-body wellness goals take mindful effort to achieve, and we can all aim for better health with a balance of...

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  • Tips on How to Boost Metabolism and Build Lean Muscle What’s the secret to faster metabolism and building lean muscle? The number of calories you burn each day just by living is called your basal metabolic rate (BMR), and it’s determined by some factors that are out of your control. Your age, gender, genetics, body mass, and even the size of your organs helps determine your BMR. But there are p...

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  • You don’t need to be a morning person to start your day feeling energized and refreshed. If you usually wake up feeling sluggish, you might just need to make a few healthful changes to get you on the right track for a better day. Kick-start your morning by adding these hacks to your morning ritual. Start Your Day the Night Before If you want to wake up bright-eyed and avoid rushing through you...

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  • Our pets are always around to brighten up the day and give us unconditional love. For most people, they are like family members. Our pets make us laugh when we are down, cuddle with us at night, and keep us company on the couch. And for the most part, they don’t ask for much in return — just a warm place to sleep, a tidy place to do their business, and something good to eat. (Swanson Health off...

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  • When you aim to eat a healthy diet every day, one of the first things you might consider is how much fat you’re eating. And you have probably heard people say you should focus on good fats instead of ‘bad’ fats. But what does it really mean, and why does it matter? What are healthy fats? Many people just try to cut out saturated fats and keep unsaturated fats in their diets, but it isn’t quite ...

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  • Krill is a tiny, shrimp-like ocean dweller that is making a big splash in the wellness industry. Don’t let its small size fool you – krill tops our list when it comes to packing in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. You’re not likely to find krill in your grocery store anytime soon though (at least not in the U.S.), but krill oil supplements are becoming extremely popular. Experts say the essential fa...

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  • Planes, trains, rideshares – no matter how you travel, you’ll want to stay healthy on the go. Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, heading to the ski slopes of Colorado, the shops of Paris, the beaches of Hawaii, or on a less glamourous work trip, keeping your immune system healthy is one of the best ways to make for a worry-free trip. Most people don’t get enough sleep or drink enou...

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  • Deciding to start a new wellness journey is exciting. It’s one of the best decisions you could possibly make! But sticking to a plan isn’t always easy. We know sometimes the journey is hard, so encouragement, motivation and inspiration are essential. Here are six tips for staying motivated and inspiring wellness. #1 Celebrate the Journey Keep your long-term goals in sight, but don’t forget abo...

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  • Are you among the 60 million Americans that rarely get a restful night of sleep?1 If so, it could be harming your health. According to reports from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people who don’t get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health problems including issues related to weight, blood pressure, heart health and mental health.2 Getting too little sleep can also ...

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  • As one of Mother Nature’s go-to blood sugar regulators, chromium helps insulin do its job of converting sugars and starches into energy by aiding the transport of glucose into the cells.1 It also plays a role in the normal metabolism and storage of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. While we don’t require large amounts of chromium to maintain normal metabolic function, it’s still an essential min...

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  • Do you know your family’s health history? Eating right and taking good care of yourself are just part of the picture. Your heritage holds a very important key to your health. If you’re like most people, you may have some idea as to the history of your family’s health, but you probably don’t have the full story. Mapping out your family health history is important because it can help you and your...

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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 trillions of good, and bad, microbes that are living, breathing, and fighting inside of it. In fact, over 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract! How Your Gut Works Located primarily in the colon, your gut ecosystem includes ...

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  • You may reach for cayenne pepper to spice up your favorite recipes, but did you know it’s also impressively good for your health? Long before becoming a popular ingredient in some of the best detox recipes, cayenne was cultivated as an herbal remedy. It has been used for millennia across the Americas, Europe and Asia as a health tonic, as well as in Ayurveda and Native American medicines for eve...

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  • Coenzyme Q10 (also known as CoQ10, ubiquinone or ubiquinol) is a naturally occurring compound found in plants, bacteria, animals and humans. As a dietary supplement, it’s most often found in the form of ubiquinone or ubiquinol, the active form your body can immediately put to use. Yet, what is CoQ10? And why does your body need more than it is already making? Let’s take a look. What is CoQ10? ...

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  • When you aim to eat a healthy diet every day, one of the first things you might consider is how much fat you’re eating. And you have probably heard people say you should focus on good fats instead of ‘bad’ fats. But what does it really mean, and why does it matter? What are healthy fats? Many people just try to cut out saturated fats and keep unsaturated fats in their diets, but it isn’t quite ...

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  • Exhausted? We feel you, and we’re not surprised. Statistics show that workers in the U.S. clock in more hours per year than in most other countries, yet many Americans don’t get enough quality sleep. We also tend to retire later than people in many other countries and take less time off work.1 Being productive isn’t a bad thing, but we need to remember to take care of ourselves, too. It might b...

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  • Feeling tired or stressed out? There might be more to blame than your busy schedule, and the answer could be as simple as getting enough magnesium. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of processes in your body, yet it’s one of the top vitamin deficiencies in the world. Mineral Magnesium supplements can be an everyday health hack, especially during colder seasons. Read on to learn all about the he...

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  • Does your diet 'fit' you? Deciding to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan is one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself. But before you start, there are a few things you should consider to increase your chances of long-term success. Starting a new plan is usually the easy part – sticking to it can be tough, especially if the plan doesn’t fit your lifestyle, budget or other ne...

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  • When it comes to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, it can feel a lot like a “who’s who” popularity contest. You hear about the essential vitamins like vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and maybe even vitamin C, plus what to do to boost your levels and get back on track. But like a good dramatic film, there are also underdogs worth rooting for. In this case, potassium is our underdog, and it’s import...

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  • When you think of detoxing, what comes to mind first? Healthy eating plans? Juice cleanses? Detox teas? Detox supplements? There are so many options for detoxing your body that it can be hard to sort through it all and know what’s best. This article will help you decode the best ways to cleanse and detox, plus offer tips for getting the most of out of your cleansing and detoxing regimen. How L...

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  • Folic acid may sound a little scary, but you’ll find it included in virtually every multivitamin formula on the market… especially women’s multivitamins. It’s a crucial, water-soluble member of the B vitamin family — a form of vitamin B9 to be exact — that plays a major role in cellular production. Folic acid is a key ingredient in the making of the nucleic acids that form our basic genetic mat...

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