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  • Stimulants – Overview

    Published on September 28, 2020

    What do you know about stimulants like energy drinks, coffee, and more? In this series, we cover stimulant ingredients and the safety of stimulants.

  • Digging Deeper – Sodium Aluminum Phosphate

    Published on September 21, 2020

    Are you familiar with the ingredient, sodium aluminum phosphate? Over the years, it's been identified by some as an ingredient that causes harm. This post explores this ingredient's safety to see if sodium aluminum phosphate poses a health risk.

  • Essential Oils – Digging Deeper Tea Tree Oil

    Published on August 31, 2020

    In our last post, we looked at lavender essential oil. There are many other popular essential oils on the market. This post looks at one of the most common essential oil used and studied: Tea Tree Oil.

  • Essential Oils – Digging Deeper Lavender Oil

    Published on August 24, 2020

    In our last post, we took a look at essential oils. There are many popular essential oils on the market. In this post, we’re looking at one of the most common essential oil used and studied: lavender oil.

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