Enzymes. These proteins are a crucial part of one’s health. Though they are made naturally in the body and are also in raw foods, retailers should stress to shoppers that supplemental enzymes are important, too. The rationale for why is similar to that of taking a multivitamin: sometimes the enzymes that occur naturally in foods or in the body just aren’t enough.

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It’s hard to stay ambivalent about technology. Either you love it and can’t get enough of it, or you dislike the change it brings, and the way its newness encroaches on our lifestyles. Many are at least fearful of jumping fully on board, because technology, even with all of its potential, can be intimidating to learn and grow with. The prospect of turning central aspects of your natural products store over to these machines? It makes for a daunting decision to be sure, but ask those who have done it, and they’ll likely tell you it was fun, profitable and brought them closer to the needs of their store and its customers.

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An investment into private label is partly a bid to expand the unique brand that a store is, in essence, already providing to its community. Exclusive product offerings give customers a chance to take home with them the quality, the values and the healthy lifestyle that the store embodies for them to begin with.

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There are 157.2 million females living in the United States (1), and all are fair game to be natural products shoppers. After all, millions of women want to become moms, and could benefit from proper nutrition; nearly all will go through menopause and may be looking for natural relief; and all want to avoid breast cancer and may want to hear how supplements can help.

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Fitness and nutrition go hand in hand, so it is important that natural products retailers know which nutrients are necessary for customers that regularly exercise. Whether they are training for a marathon, bodybuilding, trying to lose weight or simply staying active, shoppers need certain nutrients to replenish their bodies and help them to perform. Here is a guide to some key supplements that will get the job done!

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The rapidly expanding world of marine oils hasn’t slowed its growth spurt in recent years, all because of the simple fact that demand has continued to skyrocket. One by one, individual consumers have awakened to the applicability of fish and other marine oil supplements to a wide range of critical health issues.

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The road to good health starts during childhood when good habits for optimal wellness are formed. But, any parent can tell you that embedding these behaviors in a child isn’t always easy.

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A simple multivitamin delivers much of the nutrition a person’s body needs, but it might be insufficient for eye health. Studies show that higher than average levels of vitamins and minerals are needed to make a true impact on visual acuity. Thus, nutrition stores should offer eye care supplements since most people’s diets and multivitamins won’t be enough to improve their eye health.

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How much do you really know about the thyroid? If asked to gesture toward its location inside your body, would you point, correctly, to the front of your neck? Especially given its importance as a hormone and metabolism regulator, the thyroid gland is perhaps too little understood by the general public.

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How many of your shoppers believe getting omega-3s is a one-way street to fish and marine oils? Sure, these are great sources of DHA and EPA, but consumers might be missing out if they think of plant-based omega supplements as the alternate route. Rather, these vegetarian supplements can be an important highway to nutrition, equal to their ocean-derived counterparts.

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