April 2021

Survey: Obtaining Adequate Vitamins and Minerals a Top Priority for Many Americans
General health and wellness are some of the leading motivations that may influence individuals to look for specific vitamins and minerals, followed by immune health, bone health, and digestive/gut health. A recent survey revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in consumer interest in nutritional supplements and offered insight into the factors many consumers consider when selecting a nutritional supplement. Read more.


Expert Discusses Best OTC Options for Spring Allergies
Seasonal allergies, commonly known as hay fever, affect millions of individuals each spring. Since allergy symptoms can have a substantial impact on overall health-related quality of life by affecting one’s productivity and causing sleep disturbances, allergists often recommend a variety of possible treatments and preventative measures for spring allergies, including nonprescription drugs as well as nonpharmacologic measures. Read more.

Genotypes Drive Fish Oil Effectiveness Against Cardiovascular Disease
Every day, millions of Americans take fish oil supplements as a proactive approach to cardiovascular health or to reduce cardiovascular disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Pharmacists are well positioned to guide patients on the various OTC fish oil supplements and counsel them on their proper use, and new research reveals that the health benefits of fish oil supplements may be contingent upon one’s genetic makeup. Read more.

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