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Pump the Brakes on Gas Station Supplements with Karen Howard

Convenience is king when it comes to buying most everything but what about supplements? This week Travis is joined by Karen Howard, executive director of Organic & Natural Health Association, who says consumers need to pump the breaks when buying supplements at convenience stores or online. She says many popular “gas station supplements” for weight loss, energy, sleep and pain contain claims on the label and in advertisements that are not legal and could be harmful to your health. Instead, she will also share information about several science-backed supplements that research is showing that everyone needs more of in 2020.

Demystifying Vitamins and Supplements with Karen Howard

In 2017 alone there have been nearly 2,000 conflicting news stories on the benefits of popular supplements omega-3 and vitamin D alone. With so many back and forth news stories it’s no wonder you, the consumer, who wants to take charge of your health, is confused. This week Karen Howard, executive director of Organic & Natural Health Association, joins Travis to bring light important factors to consider when choosing vitamins and supplements. Her national non profit organization, along with research partner GrassrootsHealth, have pinpointed exactly what’s working and what combinations of omega-3, DHA, EPA, and vitamin D serum levels you actually need. Join Travis as he talks with Karen about how to perform your own self testing, how vitamins an supplements are regulated, and what to look for when choosing the right supplements for you.