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Evidence on Omega-3s and Depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a serious mental health issue that affects an estimated 7% of American adults every year, and it is a leading cause of disability world-wide. Previously, we have discussed the...

Can Vitamin D3 come from Plants?

Most of the vitamin D we have in our bodies is in the form of vitamin D3, which is synthesized in the skin upon exposure to sunlight and other forms of UVB radiation. Additional...

Tanning as a Source of Vitamin D

Two different research groups conclude the US RDA is off by an order of magnitude GrassrootsHealth scientists and staff have published a research letter, citing the D*action data, calling for the Institute of Medicine...

Steps to Improve a Low Omega-3 Index Result

A Call to Action has been issued to alert the public to the importance of omega-3 fatty acids, through education, awareness, and measurement; encouraging individuals to monitor their own health outcomes in relationship to...

Changes to Your Vitamin D Supplement Label

On May 27, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published new rules for Nutrition Facts labels that affect how labels read on vitamin D supplements and food products containing vitamin D. Two...

Over Half Do Not Get Adequate Magnesium

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body. It is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions and is a necessary component for energy metabolism, muscle function, blood pressure regulation, insulin metabolism,...