Exercising is great for your health and it can be a lot of fun too. Unfortunately, one common occurrence in physical activities isn’t fun and can significantly affect your health: injuries.
Ligament damage is one of the most common injuries particularly for people who play sports such as football, soccer, and basketball, but it can also happen to runners and during many other activities.
One way you can “support” your body is trying to prevent these injuries by wearing a brace, tape, or sleeve in certain areas of your body such as knees, ankles and calves.
Braces can be extremely beneficial especially for those who have suffered an injury before. Not only it can help prevent another injury but it can also help healing the previous injury. Knee braces can help you keep playing your favorite sport, minimizing injuries as well as pain and discomfort during and after activity.
Same can be said about calf sleeves. Many people have injuries in the calf area when playing sports. These injuries can range from mild to very severe. One of the most common injuries is a calf strain, a tear of the muscle fibers of the muscles at the back of thelower leg. A pain relief sleeve can help increase blood flow to your skin and muscles, reducing pain, stiffness, swelling and fatigue.
Lastly, let’s not forget about ankle injuries. One of the most common injuries in indoor sports, ankle injuries can happen in many ways such as sudden movements where the foot is perpendicular to the direction of movement or when the foot tilts too far inwards or outwards. Most ankle injuries happen when ankle ligaments, mostly the relatively weak outer ligaments, are stretched or torn. An ankle brace or even taping the ankle area can help to accelerate healing and reduce the risk of re-injury.
Technology has improved personal care products throughout the years and if you haven’t heard of Radius toothbrush, it might be a good time to learn about this innovative product. Lucky Vitamin is proud to introduce this revolutionary toothbrush to our customers.
Radius offers one of the most uniquely shaped brushes, which featured a wide handle designed for an easier grasp and a large, shoe-brush shaped head packed with bristles. The company is fully committed to develop revolutionary, elegant and eco-friendly personal care products, designed to make you smile.
Radius unique and different design is the result of years of research to develop a functional and enjoyable toothbrush. Research indicates that the major problem in oral hygiene is that people don’t use toothbrushes for long enough and tend to keep their toothbrush for too long. Dentists believe that with diligence, teeth and gums could be perfectly maintained for a lifetime. The average brushing time is from 31 to 65 seconds, and the average toothbrush is thrown away after 10 months.
Radius aims to make the toothbrush comfortable, enjoyable and effective. With a mass of very soft bristles, a large head area for low pressure, Radius toothbrushes have a wide oval brush head designed to improve gum health and reduce the risk of gum disease by massaging the whole mouth, leaving you with that tingly-fresh feeling. The first revolutionary Radius product is now displayed at the Smithsonian Institute National Design Museum.
Insect repellent is commonly called “bug spray” and is a necessary product in many regions during the hot summer months. Bug sprays can be applied to skin, clothing, or other surfaces which discourages insects to land, protecting your skin. Insect repellents help prevent and control the outbreak of diseases such as malaria, lyme disease, dengue, and West Nile fever.
However, one question always comes to mind: are these products safe or do they contain dangerous chemicals? Reading the ingredient list of any bug spray product is essential to ensure you are not applying a potentially dangerous product to your body.
Most bug repellents contain DEET (N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) as their active ingredient. DEET works well to repel bugs but this ingredient has been known to cause multiple health issues. DEET is absorbed through the skin and enters the bloodstream fairly quickly. Symptoms of swallowing sprays which contain DEET can go from breathing difficulty, coughing, loss of alertness, and upset stomach to nausea, vomiting, tremors, and seizures.
Additionally, DEET may cause a variety of skin reactions such as hives or mild skin redness, as well as more severe skin irritation such as blistering, burning, and permanent scars. DEET can also trigger temporary burning and redness of eye. If DEET is sprayed into these parts of the body, wash the area immediately to prevent further damage. High usage of DEET bug sprays may also result in more serious issues including low blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, and insomnia.
A variety of natural ingredients can be effective to keep the bugs away. Essential oils have been shown to work efficiently and several oils are highly recommended including neem, cedarwood, citronella, clove, lemongrass, tea tree, mint, lavender, rosemary, grapeseed, jojoba, almond, olive, and witch hazel. Lemon eucalyptus essential oil has been reported to be an excellent natural substitution for DEET in repelling insects. Soybean oil-based products also work fairly well providing on average 1.5 hours of protection from bites and are non-irritating to the skin.
Allergies are an immune response by the body to various substances—many of which aren’t necessarily harmful. However, because the body thinks these substances are damaging, it develops a response to inhibit the substance from advancing further into body and attempts to rid itself of the substance as quick as possible. This is why a person has symptoms like swollen tissues, sneezing, congestions, and runny eyes and nose. These symptoms are the body’s defense led by the chemical histamine.
In order to treat the symptoms, some doctors and medical professionals suggest medicated nasal sprays that have decongestants, antihistamines, or a steroid, aimed to treat symptoms. They block histamine, impede mucus production, or constrict blood vessels to decrease inflammation. All of this may help to reduce symptoms and help a person feel better.
However, relieving the symptoms doesn’t get rid of the cause of the problem—the allergens. In fact, medicated nasal sprays go against the body’s natural defenses. If the allergens are allowed to stay in the system, then the body can still react to them, and when the medication quits, the symptoms could come back. Some medicated nasal sprays can actually make symptoms worse after you stop using them or even be habit-forming. The body becomes even more congested unless the decongestant is used consistently.
Luckily there’s an alternative to the medicated nasal spray, Xlear Nasal Spray. Xlear works with the body to rid itself of contaminants and relieve congestion due to allergies. Xlear is a hypertonic solution, meaning it pulls the extra moisture out of swollen, inflamed tissues. This opens up the airway. The additional moisture and saline also thin the mucus, which traps the contaminants, helping it to leave the body more quickly. Since the contaminants are out of the body, it doesn’t produce histamine and you don’t have the unwanted symptoms. Xlear is natural and non-medicated. It can be used as much as needed, by anyone of any age.
Along with Xlear Nasal Spray, the Xlear Sinus Care line also has a neti pot, and rinse bottle so you can have the benefits of the patented Xlear solution in a more thorough cleanse. Enjoy outside again. Breathe better with Xlear.
There are plenty of alternatives for a healthy breakfast but some foods are often a reason for the endless debate: are they really healthy or not?
Muesli is one of them.
Muesli is often regarded as a healthy breakfast cereal but some people may beg to differ. Normally made up of oats, flakes, nuts, and dried fruit, muesli may also contain other ingredients such as wheat, rye flakes, honey, and spices. With a ton of varieties available, one must check the ingredients before claiming muesli is a healthy option or not.
Muesli typically has less sugar and calories than most breakfast cereals on supermarket shelves and is known for its high amount of fiber which can support the digestive system. Fiber also helps to regulate cholesterol levels and is essential to avoid digestive problems such as constipation. A potent source of antioxidants, muesli is also a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids as long as it contains nuts.
Additionally, muesli can aid in weight-loss as its high fiber content has the ability to make you feel full, which is ideal for a morning meal. Fiber absorbs water and swells up, filling up your stomach and making you feel less hungry during the day. On top of that, it contains B vitamins which help to break down fat in the body.
Most muesli products are more natural and contains less calories and sugar than granola, which usually has more added syrup to aid in the toasting but be careful: some muesli products may have very high sugar amounts. So, look for products with limited dry fruit which are high in sugar. Plus, aim for varieties containing under 20g of carbohydrates per serving.
An allergy is a result of an overreaction by our immune system to a foreign substance or “allergen.” We may be exposed to these substances through the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medications we take. With all the different possible allergens in our environment, it is no wonder that an estimated 50 million Americans today suffer from all types of allergies. Allergies are the 5th leading chronic disease in the U.S. among all ages, and the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. However with proper prevention and nutrition allergies can be managed.
Tips For Preventing Allergies
Use impermeable pillows and mattress covers.
Remove carpets and try to vacuum on a weekly basis.
Don’t wear shoes inside.
Wash bedding in hot water.
Prevent build-up of allergens with an air filter.
Remember to clean your air conditioning filters often.
Limit travel time during peak pollen times.
Keep car windows closed when traveling.
Stay indoors when humidity is high and winds are gusting.
Shower after extended hours outside to wash off the pollen on your skin.
Wear sunglasses to help keep pollen out of your eyes.
Don’t hang your clothes outside to dry.
Supplements For Allergies
Vitamin C– is an essential nutrient that cannot be synthesized by humans. Therefore it must be obtained through diet and supplements. Vitamin C has anti-histamine properties and some preliminary research suggest it might aid in reducing allergy symptoms due to its role in our immune system and anti-inflammatory properties.
Urtica Dioica – commonly known as stinging nettles, this herbal plant has the ability to reduce histamine in the body. The nettles leaves are very good for all types of allergies and may help to reduce the sneezing and itching associated with seasonal allergies.
Quercetin – a bioflavonoid found in red wine, grapefruit, onions, apples and black tea. Research has shown that it stabilizes parts of the cells that release histamine, the major chemical responsible for allergies thus reducing triggers for allergic symptoms. It can also reduce production of other chemicals responsible for inflammation and airway constriction.
Bromelain – a proteolytic enzyme found naturally in pineapples. Part of the reason it’s great for allergies is due to its anti-inflammatory and mucolytic properties. Meaning it helps reduce inflammation associated with hay fever and breaks down mucus. Bromelain also aids in the absorption of quercetin, one of the key supplements used for allergies.
Probiotics – contain live beneficial bacteria. It is believed that the presence of these beneficial bacteria in the gut can help decrease the incidences of allergies and allergic rhinitis.
Hot chili peppers, horseradish and other hot mustards work well as decongestants. In fact, a 2009 study showed that nasal sprays containing capsaicin improved nasal allergy symptoms.
Daily netti pot use with filtered water and/or saline is also a helpful way to prevent allergen build up in the sinuses.
When I think of peppermint, I think of the small red and white mints you get when leaving a restaurant. But did you know that using peppermint oil can do more than just give you minty fresh breath? As I’m reading more into the use of peppermint essential oil, I’m thinking it’s a necessity in the medicine cabinet. Why? Read on to find out the best and most beneficial uses for this healing oil.
Colds and Congestion. The menthol in the peppermint plant provides a cooling sensation and eases discomfort which makes this oil particularly helpful in providing relief from the common cold. It’s often included in natural chest rubs to help with congestion, but can also be easily made at home. To make an at-home chest rub, mix a carrier oil (i.e. almond oil) and peppermint oil, since peppermint oil can be too intense on its own.
Digestion & Upset Stomach. Of all the things peppermint oil is known for, digestion help is probably the most well-known. Help curb feelings of nausea, upset stomach or motion sickness with this herb. It can be massaged onto problem areas such as the abdomen, but it’s also easy to digest with peppermint tea.
Headache. If you are prone to headaches, this is a great addition to keep at your desk or in your purse. Use a small amount of carrier oil (i.e. almond oil) with a drop of peppermint oil and rub on temples, forehead and the back of the neck. The cooling sensation of menthol can work wonders!
Energy. Peppermint oil can help improve mental clarity and energy levels which is perfect for those mid-afternoon slumps. Instead of reaching for the coffee, trying rubbing a drop of peppermint oil under the nose for alertness, applying to the back of the neck and shoulders for energy levels, or diffuse into a room to improve concentration.
Sore Muscles. Peppermint oil has been found to be a natural painkiller and muscle relaxant, especially for sore backs, muscles, and cramps. It’s a great ingredient to include in natural massage oil or even in the bath to decrease stiffness and promote relaxation.
Dr. Wolf explains Elderberry’s effects on the body and our health in this episode of LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND. He also gives tips on what to look for when shopping for different Elderberry Supplements.
Watch LuckyVitamin’s Ask The ND series featuring Dr. Jeremy Wolf for healthy information, benefits and facts about popular nutritional supplements and wellness topics. These quick guides are great educational resources to learn about a variety of wellness-oriented topics from a trained Naturopathic Physician. View other videos from LuckyVitamin on our YouTube channel.
Checking the labels in children’s food products has become an essential task for every parent. The alarming number of potentially harmful ingredients used in kids’ products is a strong reason for parents to stay alert and prevent their little ones from ingesting and suffering side effects from these ingredients. Here is a quick view of 5 ingredients to avoid in children’s food products.
1. Food Coloring/Dyes
Leading off the list is food coloring added to children’s foods and drinks. Manufacturers usually use dyes to add and enhance color to colorless foods but these ingredients are also known to cause a variety of behavior effects such as hyperactivity and even ADHD. It is believed that the consumption of foods containing dyes may increase hyperactive behavior in children. Warning labels for synthetic food dyes are required in Europe and some countries have banned their use. However, a good number of products containing dyes are still sold in the American-market.
2. High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
HFCS is a cheap substitute for sugar used primarily to sweeten beverages such as sodas and juices. HFCS has been shown to promote increased belly fat and insulin resistance as well as causing chronic diseases. The fructose in HFCS goes directly to the liver, where it converts to fat and can ultimately lead to heart disease. Additionally, sugars are known to cause a variety of health problems but high-fructose corn syrup is the worst in terms of cancer risk.
Celiac disease and gluten intolerance have become increasingly common with nearly 8% of all individuals experience gluten intolerance. Children and adults with undiagnosed celiac disease have a much higher risk of ADHD than the general population. A gluten-free diet is the best way for kids to avoid these issues and improve behavior and functioning.
Aspartame has been linked to numerous adverse effects and behavioral disorders as well as headaches, anxiety, dizziness, convulsions and memory loss. High levels of aspartame can alter serotonin levels, which can lead to behavioral problems and other emotional disorders. In some studies, side effects were so severe that doctors were forced to prematurely end the studies.
5. Trans Fats
Vegetable oils are hydrogenated to transform them from a liquid to a solid fat, creating a desired consistency and increasing shelf life of foods. Trans fats raise your triglyceride and low density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol) levels, and can lead to obesity even for kids as well as diseases such as diabetes and cancer.
The days of baking in the sun covered in baby oil using tin foil reflectors are over. While science and research has shown that the sun is the best source of vitamin D, too much exposure to its powerful rays can be harmful. Freckles, age spots and wrinkles are frequent results of overexposure to the sun, which is also the leading cause of skin cancer.
One of the best ways to protect against sun damage is by applying sunscreen. But not all sunscreens are created equal. What we put on our skin is eventually absorbed into our body, and new research shows that some chemicals in sunscreens can speed the rate at which cells become malignant. So while we try to protect ourselves, using the wrong sunscreen could do more harm than good.
Natural Sunscreens – Benefits To Consider
Minimal to no exposure to harmful chemicals
Reflect UV rays instead of absorbing them
Eco-friendly, cruelty-free and organic options available
Different Types Of Sunscreens
Inorganic Sunscreens tend minimize chemical content and use other mineral ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These products work by reflecting UV radiation instead of absorbing it.
Chemical Sunscreens work by absorbing UV radiation and converting it into small amounts of heat. These products tend to contain toxic chemicals with side effects as described below.
What’s The Difference Between UVA and UVB?
UVA rays penetrate the skin on a much deeper level. They commonly contribute to changes associated with aging, such as wrinkling, leathering and sagging.
UVB rays are the causative agent behind sunburns and the increasing rise in skin cancer rates.
Ingredients To Know And Avoid
Oxybenzone – This toxic chemical absorbs ultraviolet rays from the sun, easily penetrates the skin and acts like estrogen in the body. Allergic reactions can be triggered in the body when it’s absorbed. Studies have found it can alter sperm count in animals, and be associated with endometriosis in women.
Vitamin A – When taken as a supplement or used in night creams, vitamin A doesn’t seem to cause as much of a problem. However when applied to the skin and exposed directly to sunlight, “retinyl palmitate,” a form of vitamin A commonly found in sunscreens, seems to speed the development of certain skin tumors
Octinoxate – Although it has relatively high rates of skin reactivity, the most troublesome effect of this product is hormone disruption, due to its hormone-like activity. In animal studies, it altered the function of the reproductive system and thyroid gland.
Homosalate – Chemically-derived sunscreen often times needs to get absorbed deep into our skin layers to work. Homosalate helps sunscreen to penetrate deep into our skin. When this chemical builds up in our bodies, it disrupts hormones like estrogen, androgen and progesterone. If that isn’t bad enough homosalate can even break down into more toxic products.
Avobenzone – Avobenzone offers the best UVA protection out of the chemical filters and is not as toxic as the other chemicals used in sunscreens. While there’s no evidence of hormone disruption, there are relatively high rates of skin reactivity and allergies to consider.
Octisalate – Overall octisalate is pretty safe and there’s no real evidence of hormone disruption or skin reactivity. If you see it on the label, it’s typically there to help stabilize avobenzone. It’s not broken down by sunlight, providing longer-lasting skin protection.
Octocrylen – Like octisalate, this ingredient is generally pretty safe and there’s no current evidence of hormone disruption. However, skin reactivity is fairly common.
How To Read What’s On The Label
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and is a measure of how well the sunscreen protects against UVB radiation.
In general, if your unprotected skin would burn within in 10 minutes of being in the sun, then applying SPF 15 would prevent burning 15 times longer. So you could be in the sun for 150 minutes without burning.
The other way of looking at this is in terms of percentage.
SPF 15 filters 93% of all incoming UVB rays
SPF 30 filters 97% of all incoming UVB rays
SPF 50 filters 98% of all incoming UBV rays
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more.
Broad Spectrum on a sunscreen bottle means that it is intended to protect you from both UVA and UVB radiation
Expiration Date – Sunscreens past the expiration date are typically no longer effective. Most sunscreens last up to 3 years. If your product doesn’t have an expiration date, try writing the purchase date on the product to help ensure effectiveness.
Other Tips To Help Reduce Sun Damage
Being outside doesn’t have to mean being in direct sunlight – find shade, or cover your skin by wearing shirts, hats, shorts or pants
Choose cosmetics and contact lenses that offer UV protection
Wear sunglasses that provide extra UV protection
Sun strength varies throughout the day – avoid peak sun exposure between 10am and 2pm
Check the UV Index to prevent overexposure
Re-apply your sunscreen! Every 2 hours is standard, or more frequently if swimming or sweating
Know the signs of overexposure to avoid getting burned (redness, sore skin, blistering, dehydration etc.)
Consider loading up on antioxidants after a day in the sun
Lucky Vitamin is happy to announce the introduction of a revolutionary weight-loss system product to our customers: SlimPlate System.
SlimPlate System is a complete weight loss plan designed just for you. It includes high-quality china instead of cheap plastic plates, as well as silicone, stainless steel cutters to help keep your food in between the lines. This 13-piece set is a doctor-designed, easy way to lose weight.
SlimPlate System new generation weight loss system is different than all others because it provides a long term weight loss solution, it’s easy to use and maintain, and it allows you to lose weight the right way without changing what you eat. Users have access to a free weight loss coach, exercise videos, helpful hints, and emails that all help keep you on track to reach your goals.
SlimPlate System is a complete four stage weight loss solution. It builds a diet around your everyday food without letting you go hungry. For the price of less than 15 days of diet foods, SlimPlate System gives you the power to create your own diet using the food that you like. Not just simple portion control, but a four-step, progressive portion control of your entire food choices, so you don’t have to think about what to eat or count calories. SlimPlate System is the perfect set that has everything you need to get the right portions for almost any food. No calorie counting, easy-to-use, research proven, designed by physicians, no need to buy diet food, and no side effects, SlimPlate system is a weight loss plan that you can follow to look your best and slim down fast.
Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of personal care products to our customers: Seaweed Bath Company.
Seaweed Bath Company offers a variety of skin care products to naturally help fighting dry, flaking and scaling skin, as well as managing severely irritated skin. With formulas designed with a combination of high-quality, all-natural ingredients, the company hopes to bring the ocean’s bounty into everyday life. Seaweed Bath Company was born from the belief that healthy hydration is the basis of true beauty. From the ocean’s nutrient-rich waters, the company discovered a special ingredient capable to revitalize stressed skin of all types.
Bladderwrack seaweed is an amazing ingredient rich in essential and non-essential amino acids found in your skin. The Seaweed Bath Company sustainably hand-harvests fresh bladderwrack seaweed from cold, mineral-rich waters off the coast of Maine to create the highest quality, all-natural products. Amino acids can help to hydrate dry skin and alleviate flaking, scaling and red skin often associated with certain skin conditions.
Seaweed Bath Company blends certified organic seaweed-based with pure Neem and Hawaiian Kukui oils for vitamin E and essential fatty acids, from oleic to linoleic and linolenic, plus natural anti-bacterial and emollient protection. For generations, cultures around the world have used the power of seaweed to help soothe irritated, flaking and scaling skin. Today, seaweed-based bath products are an integral part of both Thalassotherapy and Balneotherapy–holistic water-based therapies that help manage the skin conditions associated with psoriasis and eczema.
Summer is the best time for swimming and playing in the water. A refreshing swimming pool or a swim in the ocean, river or lake may be one of the best moments of every summer season but it can also lead to not-so-enjoyable moments.
Otitis externa, popular known as swimmer’s ear, is an inflammation of the outer ear and ear canal. Along with otitis media, external otitis is one of the two human conditions commonly called earache. These earaches are the result of an inflammation of the skin of the ear canal, which sometimes can be secondary to dermatitis (eczema) only, with no microbial infection, or it can be caused by active bacterial or fungal infection. In either case, but more often with infection, the ear canal skin swells and may become painful or tender to touch.
Preventing and treating swimmer’s ear is easy and can be done in many different ways. Avoid inserting anything into the ear canal. For example, use of cotton buds or swabs is the most common event leading to acute otitis externa. Most normal ear canals have a self-cleaning and self-drying mechanism, the latter by simple evaporation.
Ear drops may be used and you may want to try homeopathic ear drops, which are often used for earaches. Ear relief ear drops help clear water trapped in the ear and the homeopathic ingredients help stimulate the body’s natural ability to soothe the ear, decrease the ear’s sensitivity to external factors such as water, cold, and drafts, reduce the clogged sensation in the ear, and return the ear to a water-free and comfortable condition.
Earplugs are also helpful but make sure to get good quality products. Hard and poorly fitting ear plugs can scratch the ear canal skin. It’s highly recommended that you use disposable ear plugs to avoid contaminating the ear canal.
Filed Under: Health Aids at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Spring may be the most common time of the year for seasonal allergies for many people. Allergens are present all year round with tree pollen in the spring, grass pollen in the summer and weed pollen in the fall. However, it seems like most people suffer from allergies primarily in the spring months.
The spring pollen season has started and common symptoms are affecting people across the country. The immune system response to allergens is often felt in the form of congested, itchy, sneeze nose as well as watery, itchy eyes. You don’t have to wait until the summer to take action as there are many ways to prevent or lessen your reaction to spring allergens.
Natural supplements can be very helpful for seasonal allergies. One of the most popular products is quercetin, a well-known supplement proven to relieve allergy-induced runny nose, watery eyes, hives, and swelling. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, quercetin acts as an antihistamine and an anti-inflammatory, and in test tubes, it “prevents immune cells from releasing histamines, chemicals that cause allergic reactions.”
If quercetin doesn’t work for you, try one of the many allergies formulas containing a mix of natural ingredients. Most products contain a blend of vitamins and herbal supplements that can be very effective to battle allergies. Vitamin C can also be helpful as it is a natural antihistamine, but it’s since it is a very gentle form, you need to take 500-1000 mg, three times a day to reduce symptoms. Other supplements such as cayenne pepper, as well as homeopathic remedies complete the list of natural ways to fight off allergies this spring.
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Lucky Vitamin continues to introduce top quality products to our customers. Our latest addition is a premium brand of fish oil supplements: Wiley’s Finest.
Wiley’s Finest offers a world-class selection of Omega-3 fish oils products made from certified sustainable, concentrated Wild Alaskan fish oil. Each and every product carries the Wiley Family signature to ensure that it comes from a responsible, sustainable fish source and provides the effective nutrition that your body needs.
The majority of fish oil supplements sold in the U.S. are produced from Peruvian Anchovy Oil, caught in South America. The entire catch is ground up and rendered into oil and fishmeal, which is then fed to farmed salmon, and the oils are used for paints, lubricants, leather tanning, or dietary supplements. There are very few Omega-3 ingredient manufacturers located in the United States. Most “Made in USA” brands are only encapsulated into softgels and bottled in the U.S. but the purification and concentration is not done in American soil.
Wiley’s Finest fish oils are a 100% U.S. domestic supplied product caught by American fisherman in the wild waters of Alaska’s Bering Sea. The oil is then shipped to a family owned and operated NSF certified for dietary supplement FDA GMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturing plant in Ohio where it is concentrated and purified into the finest high purity fish oil, encapsulated and bottled by trusted partners, and then delivered to you as the freshest, finest Omega-3 supplements.