The Truth About Fish, Mercury Toxicity and Pregnancy

The Truth About Fish, Mercury Toxicity and Pregnancy

For many women, the day they find out they’re pregnant is the day they set aside many of life’s guilty pleasures. Those naughty no-no’s that can potentially be harmful to a developing baby, like alcohol, caffeine, cigarettes and fish. Wait… Fish? Because of fears of mercury toxicity, radiation and other chemicals, many expecting moms have […]

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In the Headlines: Vitamins Cause Cancer

In the Headlines: Vitamins Cause Cancer

Two days ago the Mirror published a story with the headline: “Too many vitamins can give you CANCER, major new study warns the millions who take them” A bold claim indeed (especially when it’s written in all caps, Kanye-style). Since Monday the headline has been covered from Nigeria to Toronto, appearing on major media sites […]

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The Top 7 Ingredients that SmartyPants is Keeping From You

The Top 7 Ingredients that SmartyPants is Keeping From You

You have probably noticed that SmartyPants Vitamins are GMO-free, because of course we are. This is a good thing, but it also raises the question: What is a GMO? That’s easy, GMO is an acronym for “genetically modified organism” and that often leads to the follow-up question: What other acronyms are SmartyPants Vitamins keeping from […]

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In the Headlines: Do Gummy Vitamins Actually Work?

In the Headlines: Do Gummy Vitamins Actually Work?

Last week both Teen Vogue and the Huffington Post published an article assessing whether gummy vitamins can keep you from getting sick. The author interviewed three registered dietitians and one dentist, with the general consensus being that buyers should be wary of gummy vitamins for several reasons. We tend to agree… with most of them. […]

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Working Out Smarty: Something is Better Than Nothing

Working Out Smarty: Something is Better Than Nothing

  By Dave Lesser, of Amateur Idiot / Professional Dad It could not be more obvious. All you have to do is say it out loud: “Doing some exercise is better than not doing any.” Duh. But it’s easy to get intimidated into thinking that if you’re not working out every other day (or more), you […]

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Why Do We Love a Good Smackdown?

Why Do We Love a Good Smackdown?

If you’re a fan of Pumpkin Spice Lattes then you’re probably aware there’s a battle going on in the world of digital nutrition news. It’s Food Babe v. Science Babe, but rather than pick a side, we thought something else was far more interesting: the huge number of people that shared and celebrated the Food […]

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In the Headlines: Fish Oil Benefits Not Supported

In the Headlines: Fish Oil Benefits Not Supported

The New York Times recently published an article with the headline “Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research”.  It definitely got our attention, but which claims are they talking about?  Does this apply to all fish oil claims for all people?  In the age of information overload, where everyone is vying for click-throughs, it’s important […]

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How to Bring a Gummy to Life

How to Bring a Gummy to Life

A gummy is an unlikely hero. Sure, a gummy is sweet, but also kind of squatty. Healthy, absolutely, but not exactly athletic looking. To some, a gummy vitamin may not appear to be movie star material. We beg to disagree.

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Amazing New Product at Walgreens

Amazing New Product at Walgreens

It’s SmartyPants.  Duh. We are proud to announce that Walgreens and SmartyPants have joined forces to bring better health to consumers across America.  SmartyPants Kids Complete and Smartypants Adult Complete bottles can now be found in all Walgreens stores, and the Kids Fiber Complete and Adult Complete + Fiber can be found in 2000 select stores.  Better yet, all […]

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