Which Fish Oil to Use and Why

Which Fish Oil to Use and Why

Posted on Sep 9, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

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How Do I know Which Fish Oil to Buy?

What to look for:

  • Third Party tested for purity and potency: A lot of companies make claims about their products. Having someone else say it lends credibility to those assertions.
  • Sustainable and Ecofriendly: The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is the gold standard and global leader for certifying sustainable fishing practices.
  • Therapeutic dose: Enough Omega 3’s to make a difference. Look at the amount of EPA and DHA, not the amount of Fish Oil.

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil is the best choice, as it follows all of these guidelines. You can’t find a better Omega 3 supplement than this.
See below for a breakdown of all of their different Omega 3 products to help pick the best one for you.

And don’t forget, these are all 20% off in-store through the month of September! You can’t find a better time to add such a high quality, sustainable fish oil into your vitamin routine.

wileys finest fish oil

Orange Burst

  • Natural Orange flavored liquid fish oil for those who don’t want to swallow pills
  • 660 mg Omega 3’s- 440 mg EPA 220 mg DHA
  • Best source of the fatty acid Omega 7 — 220 mg in 1 teaspoon which soothes dry eyes and skin and improves digestion
  • Naturally occurring Astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant beneficial for vision

Peak Omega-3 Liquid

  • Natural Lemon flavored liquid fish oil
  • 90% triglyceride form for enhanced absorption (similar absorption to Krill oil)
  • Super concentrated Omega 3’s- 1300 mg EPA and 850 mg DHA in 1 teaspoon

Peak EPA

  • High EPA for great anti-inflammatory support
  • One a day softgel providing a potent 1000 mg dose of Omega 3’s
    750 mg EPA / 250 mg DHA

Cholesterol Support

  • High EPA to help prevent and eliminate cardiovascular and circulatory inflammation
  • Beta Sitosterol to bind to cholesterol and prevent absorption into the bloodstream

Easy Swallow Minis

  • For those on a budget or who can’t swallow larger pills
  • Two-a-day providing an excellent 630 mg dose of Omega 3’s

Prenatal DHA

  • Supports fetal and infant brain, eye, and nerve development
  • 600 mg DHA supplementation increases DHA levels of breast milk in nursing mothers

Beginner’s DHA for Kids

  • Tasty natural strawberry and watermelon flavored liquid fish oil with syringe application to make it fun and easy for children to take
  • 650 mg Omega 3’s including 250 mg DHA for brain and eye development
  • MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 support bone development in growing kids

Elementary EPA for Kids

  • Tasty natural mango and peach flavored liquid fish oil
  • 1500 mg of Omega 3’s including 1000 mg EPA and 500 mg DHA increase focus and support natural bodily defenses
  • Patented FloraGLO Lutein and Zeaxanthin provide strong antioxidant support for the eyes
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The Vegan Meal Replacement Shake to Help You Reach Your Goals

The Vegan Meal Replacement Shake to Help You Reach Your Goals

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

Weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight are mostly about diet. That can either be comforting or not, depending on your dietary habits. For years, meal replacement shakes have been an easy solution to fulfilling at least one healthy meal a day. The problem is, there’s so many to choose from, some aren’t all that healthy, and many just don’t curb hunger.

Green-Smoothie-IngredientsThere is always the option to take a good quality protein powder such as grass-fed whey or bone broth protein, add fibrous fruits and seeds, and mix up a smoothie in the blender. We don’t always have time for that, and some people are looking for a vegan option. This is where PlantFusion Lean comes in. It’s a vegan, energy boosting, hunger curbing, blood sugar balancing meal replacement powder that tastes great mixed with just almond milk! 

The protein in PlantFusion Lean is a combination of pea, algae, fermented and sprouted organic millet, organic lentil, organic flax, and Screen-Shot-2016-06-28-at-11.56.44-AMorganic chia called Ecolean. This blend of protein has been shown in clinical testing to be 35% more effective than whey protein in curbing appetite. In addition, PlantFusion Lean contains 20 different superfoods including acai, mangosteen, blueberry, tart cherry, and pomegranate to name a few. It’s rounded out with a Fiber and Blood Sugar Support blend that includes banaba leaf, a species of crepe myrtle tree native to the Philippines and Southeast Asia. According to preliminary studies, this seems to help lower blood glucose and help the body use insulin more efficiently.

Make PlantFusion Lean part of your daily arsenal for healthy weight loss and maintenance without sacrificing taste and fullness!

John A. Rigdon
Nature’s Outlet Educator

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Eat Leftover Baked Potatoes!

Eat Leftover Baked Potatoes!

Posted on May 30, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

You’ve probably heard about “prebiotics” recently and how important they are for digestive health. Prebiotics are non-digestible fiber compounds that pass undigested through the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract and stimulate the growth or activity of beneficial bacteria or “probiotics” in the gut. While uiRLn7oDTMqGITM8OQVZ_baked-sweet-potato-3medical research is indicating the vital importance of probiotics for digestive health and health in general, prebiotic fibers are arguably just as important. The first step is to eat fermented foods and take a hi potency probiotic supplement but once we’ve done that, we need to “feed” the bacteria to keep it alive and thriving.
Examples of prebiotics include acacia or arabic gum, tapioca starch, and even potato starch. These are available at health food stores in a convenient powder form that can be added to your daily300 smoothie or protein shake. However, we can also incorporate foods prepared a certain way into our diet to up our prebiotic game. “Resistant starches” can be created by cooking starchy foods and then allowing them to cool and congeal. Think of potato salad, pasta salad,
even reheated baked potatoes! Throw some plantains and green, unripened bananas in your diet and you’re well on your way to growing your beneficial gut flora and improving all aspects of your health!

Pro tip: Start slow when introducing prebiotics into your diet. Too much too quickly can cause bloating and gas. Slowly increase your intake and enjoy the benefits!

John A. Rigdon
Nature’s Outlet Educator

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Bone Broth Breakdown

Bone Broth Breakdown

Posted on May 30, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

Bone broth supplies some key nutrients that make it unique as a protein supplement. These nutrients are responsible for its incredible joint and gut healing properties.

Collagen – The main structural protein in the body, it helps form connective tissue and seals the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This gel-like protein also covers and holds our bones together, allowing them to smoothly glide.How-to-maintain-a-healthy-skin

Glycosaminoglycans (GAG) – These include glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, and chondroitin sulfate and maintain and support collagen and elastin between bones and various fibers. GAGs support digestive health by restoring the intestinal lining

Glutamine – The most abundant amino acid in the human body protects and repairs Active-Rehab-Bone-and-Joint-Health-National-Awareness-Weekthe gut lining and provides metabolic fuel for cells in the small intestine. Glutamine also improves metabolism and aides in muscle building.

Glycine – Prevents breakdown of muscle tissue and is involved in the production of bile salts and the antioxidant Glutathione. Glycine is also a neurotransmitter that improves sleep, memory, and performance.

Hyaluronic Acid – A major component of connective, epithelial, and neural tissues. Hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and eyes and comprises the synovial fluid in joints.

Proline – Helps regenerate cartilage and heal joints, reduces cellulite and makes skin more supple.

John A. Rigdon
Nature’s Outlet Educator

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6 Reasons Why You Need to be Drinking Bone Broth Protein

6 Reasons Why You Need to be Drinking Bone Broth Protein

Posted on May 24, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

Bone broth has been used for centuries to help with healthy immune system function and building strong bones, but it’s very time consuming, taking 24 – 48 hours to make. And who has time for that?

Ancient Nutrition’s Bone Broth Protein, formulated by Jordan Rubin and Dr. Josh Axe, bone brothhas slashed that time. With no more than 100 calories per serving, this form of protein is very easily digested, helps promote gut health and healthy bones, joints, hair, skin, and nails, all while being very cleansing and immune boosting. We’ve laid out the top reasons why you should try this amazing superfood:

Top 6 Benefits of Bone Broth Protein:

microbmanGreat for the Gut: Because of naturally occurring gelatin and amino acids, bone broth is great at restoring the strength of the gut lining. It also helps with the growth of probiotics, and supports healthy inflammation levels in the digestive tract.

Improve Joint Health: Collagen is readily absorbed in bone broth, and it helps restore cartilage in your joints. It’s also naturally high in gelatin, which provides us with building blocks that are needed to form and maintain strong bones, helping take pressure off of aging joints and supporting healthy bone density.

Maintains Healthy Skin: Collagen helps form compounds within the skin that are responsible for maintaining skin’s youthful tone, texture, and appearance. Helps reduce the visible signs of wrinkles, puffiness, and fights various other signs of aging. Many people have even reported a decrease in cellulite when consuming foods high in collagen.

Boost Immune System: Chicken soup is good for your soul! Bone broth’s gut supportive benefits can actually have a holistic effect on the body and support healthy immune system function. Promotes a healthy immune and inflammation response.

Promotes Detoxification: Use Bone Broth protein as a cleansing system! Bone broth is considered a powerful detoxing agent since it helps the digestive system and liver to expel waste and remove toxins. Due to its potassium and glycine levels, bone broth supports cellular and liver detoxification, and glutathione helps lower oxidative stress.

Aids the Metabolism and Promotes Anabolism: Amino acids found in bone broth help with building and repairing muscle tissue, supporting bone mineral density, and maintaining muscle and connective tissue health. Glutamine helps sustain energy by sending nutrients to our cells, while arginine breaks down nitric oxide to help improve circulation and sends blood and nutrients to cells throughout the body.

Come into any of our locations to try a sample!

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Bad Sleep Puts You At Risk For These Health Problems

Bad Sleep Puts You At Risk For These Health Problems

Posted on Feb 1, 2016 in Staff Favorites | 0 comments

More than 70 million people in the U.S. experience symptoms of insomnia a few nights a week or more. This is a serious problem because there is a direct relationship between quantity and quality of sleep and health problems. These health issues range from obesity and diabetes to hypertension and cardiovascular disease.


Poor sleep can also lead to mood problems as a good night’s rest is essential to dealing with stress and prioritizing all of life’s hurdles. Decreased productivity and safety issues at home and work can set in. For instance insufficient sleep is linked to increased risk of motor vehicle accidents- a growing problem as the roads get more crowded and professional drivers are more burdened.

While sleep is extremely important, relying on a habit-forming prescription drug is probably not the answer. If pursuing a safe and natural solution, Natural Factors partnered with Dr. Michael Murray- one of the top Naturopaths in the country- to make a sleep aid called Tranquil Sleep. This product contains 3 safe and clinically studied ingredients: Melatonin, 5-HTP, and L-Theanine.

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland, a small pea-sized gland at the base of the brain. Melatonin is critically involved controlling sleep/wake cycles as well as the “circadian rhythm”- physical, NF Tranquil Sleep_0mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment.

5-HTP is an amino acid that is the intermediary step between tryptophan and the brain chemical serotonin. Many are familiar with 5-HTP as a natural treatment for depression but some of its other key benefits is decreasing the time required to get to sleep as well as decreasing night time awakenings.

Finally L-Theanine is an amino acid derived from green tea that helps foster a relaxed state. L-Theanine helps generate Alpha brain waves- putting the brain in a relaxed state- which may improve both the entry into, and maintenance of, sleep.

Tranquil Sleep is available as a softgel or chewable tablet. In either form it is recommended to take 2 half an hour before bedtime. It is available in a convenient 5 day trial size for $5.99 which is usually enough time to see results.

Try Tranquil Sleep today and start sleeping better tonight!

John A. Rigdon
Nature’s Outlet Educator

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