The IQAir HealthPro Plus room air purifier has received Consumers Digest’s prestigious “Best Buy” award in the Premium category for the 5th time.

The HealthPro Plus was featured most recently in the publication in an article titled “Breathe Easy: High-Performance Air Purifiers.” The award marked the fifth time in a row that this top rated air purifier received a Best Buy award.

Consumers Digest said the HealthPro Plus remains the only air purifier that it found to have a combination of a 10-year warranty, six fan speeds, and four-stage filtration. Consumers Digest evaluated the HealthPro Plus in its New Edition configuration, which delivers up to 25% more clean air, up to 38% longer filter life, and 32% less sound than previous HealthPro Plus models.

What makes the HealthPro Plus worthy?

The “Best Buy” designation is based on performance, ease and cost of maintenance, quality of construction and the coverage area that the air purifier cleans. The Consumers Digest staff conducts hands-on evaluation and research to identify exceptional values. During their research, they found the HealthPro Plus to be “ideal for allergy sufferers” and praised its ability to clean air in large spaces.

IQAir’s air cleaners are the only HyperHEPA air cleaners made for the residential market. HyperHEPA is the highest standard of HEPA filtration. While most HEPA air purifiers can only filter fine particles down to 0.3 microns in size, IQAir’s patented HyperHEPA technology can filter particles down to 0.003 microns with a guaranteed minimum efficiency of over 99%. HyperHEPA offers 100 times the air cleaning efficiency of traditional HEPA air cleaners.

As the Consumers Digest reviewers write, “The IQAir HealthPro Air Purifier is a step up from most of the air purifiers we’ve reviewed…for homes with people who are highly sensitive to allergens or where there is someone who is ill and can’t afford to catch an illness from another family member, IQAir’s HealthPro may be worth it.”

Consumers Digest also cautions readers in the article that there are many air-purifying devices being sold today that do not live up to their advertising claims. Many manufacturers use gimmicks like UV light disinfection, negative ionization, and particle “destruction,” all of which can introduce even more dangerous substances into your air.

IQAir makes the world’s only certified HyperHEPA home air cleaners. Each HealthPro Plus is individually tested and certified at the factory to make sure that the air cleaner shipped to the consumer performs exactly as promised.

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IQAir Mask uses KN95 respiration technology to filter ultrafine particles, and other common particulate pollutants in smoke, smog, and pollen from the air you’re breathing.

SoftSeal™ air leakage protection, multi-layer HyperHEPA filter media for particles of all sizes, and a one-way FeatherValve™ to allow CO2 and moisture to escape when you exhale and keep particulates out when you inhale.

The IQAir Mask is proven to filter particles the same size as the flu virus as well as other harmful airborne viruses and bacteria. With IQAir Mask, you’re not only shielding your body from systemic pollution harm – you’re possibly saving your own life and the lives of others with whom you come into contact.

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For women, each stage of life brings new physical changes. Sometimes it seems like our bodies are constantly shifting gears as we grow and mature. And as they do, our nutritional needs change, too. Each new phase requires different nutrients to help support our optimal health.

The Right Nutrients for Every Stage of Life

From early adulthood through menopausal years, women need sound nutrition to support optimal health. It’s not always easy to get what we need through our diets alone, though — so we may need nutritional supplements to help support us.

Making Nutrition More Convenient

Unfortunately, between work deadlines, necessary errands, family life, and more, one of your biggest daily challenges might actually be getting the important nutrients you need. But thankfully, nutritional supplements are an easy way to get the nutrients you need, even when you’re on the go.

The Nutrients We Need, Today and Tomorrow

There are supplements created with a special formula designed specifically to support women’s health. These supplements include:

  • A daily multivitamin to protect against free radicals and get you important daily phytonutrients
  • Helps you obtain and absorb calcium
  • Promotes strong, flexible nails; supports healthy hair; encourages smooth, elastic skin, and includes antioxidants vitamin C and grape-seed extract for protection against free radicals.
  • Get the equivalent DHA and EPA omega 3s found in 15.75 ounces, or three servings, of ocean fish.

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If a daily multivitamin is part of your morning routine, you should know: You can get more from your supplement – and even customize your vitamin regimen with nutrients that might be missing from your diet. Here’s how…

1. Talk to Your Doctor Before You Start

Your doctor can help you determine whether a daily multivitamin/multimineral supplement and other specific nutrient supplements are right for you, and help you avoid adverse interactions between supplements and any prescription medications you take.

2. Consider Your Needs

Consider your overall needs before choosing a daily foundational supplement. Look for one that provides nutrients that may be missing from your diet.

There are certain Phytonutrient and Concentrated supplements that may help you fill nutrient gaps – especially if you are not getting all the vitamin and minerals you need because you don’t eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies every day.

3. Follow Label Directions

This is crucial. If a supplement should be taken three times a day, you don’t need any more than that. And if the manufacturer recommends taking it with meals, it usually means the nutrients absorb better with food.

4. Consider a Timed-release Supplement

Taking vitamin C three times a day, for example, gives you valuable antioxidants around the clock. A timed-release vitamin C supplement ensures a steady stream of the nutrient in your body throughout the day.

Supplement benefits depend on your age, needs, lifestyle and typical diet. The bottom line: Being supplement-savvy means getting more from your supplements, every single day!

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The daily onslaught of supplement marketing may cause you to believe that every kid needs a load of extra gummy vitamins on top of their daily nutrition. This isn’t necessarily the case.

If your child is eating a healthy, balanced diet, they should get plenty of the vitamins and minerals they need each day from their food. For example:

  • Vitamin A is found in milk, cheese, eggs and yellow-to-orange vegetables like carrots, yams and squash.
  • Vitamin Bs are in meat, chicken, fish, nuts, eggs, milk, cheese, beans and soybeans.
  • Vitamin C is in citrus fruit, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes and green vegetables like broccoli.
  • Vitamin D is in milk and other fortified dairy products, egg yolks and fish oil.
  • Calcium also is in milk, cheese, yogurt, tofu and calcium-fortified orange juice.
  • Iron is in beef and other red meats, turkey, pork, spinach, beans and prunes.

Busy Life

However, for some lifestyles, achieving a balanced diet every single day can be downright difficult, if not impossible. Between work, school, practices and play dates, nutritious, home-cooked meals often fall by the wayside.

Medical conditions can also make healthy eating difficult, and medications to treat these conditions often add to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Plus, many kids are picky eaters who aren’t afraid to stare down a plate of carrots rather than letting one get near their lips.

In those cases, supplements can be a great option. They are also good for children who are incredibly active, are on a restricted diet such as vegetarian or dairy-free, or consume a lot of processed foods and soda – the main offerings of fast food restaurants.

Supplement Options

There are several vitamin and supplement options to help fill those gaps, even for the pickiest eaters.

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Have you heard about phosphates? They’re the chemicals that are often used in products like laundry detergents, to help soften hard water and keep dirt in your washer rather than on your clothes. But in recent years, they’ve come under scrutiny, and more and more countries are trying to cut down on their use.

What’s Wrong with Phosphates?

Phosphates are natural fertilizers. When they enter a waterway, they can promote excessive plant growth and decay, which causes water quality to deteriorate and suffocates aquatic life.

Runoff from farms and lawns fertilized with phosphates is the largest contributor to phosphate pollution in waterways. And while pollution from detergents is comparatively small, companies committed to environmentally friendly products are doing what they can to alleviate it.

Banning Phosphates In Some Parts of the World

In fact, regulators in many countries have established a ban on the use of phosphates.

In regions of the world where phosphates are allowed, most retail laundry brands still sell formulas that contain them. But others have been committed to marketing phosphate-free detergents around the world for many years.

Look to supporting phosphate-free laundry detergent and other eco-friendly cleaning products this year.

We hear about the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids a lot, and with good reason! They’re the building blocks of the cells that make up our bodies.

These powerful, essential fats offer lots of great health benefits for people of all ages. Whether we’re maintaining the good health we already have — or taking steps to achieve optimal health of our eyes, joints, heart, and more — virtually anyone can benefit from getting plenty of Omega-3s.

DHA and EPA: What Can They Do For Us?

The two most important types of Omega-3s, when it comes to human physiology, are:

  • DHA, which plays a crucial role in eye and brain health
  • EPA, which helps support cardiovascular and joint health

How Do We Get Omega-3s?

Both types of Omega-3s can be found in healthy, naturally fatty foods like salmon, as well as nuts and seeds. But unfortunately, our bodies don’t make Omega-3s from scratch.

That means that to get plenty of DHA and EPA into our systems, many of us will need to take nutritional supplements.

Targeting Health Concerns

Depending on your specific health concerns, you can find just the right Omega-3 supplement to support you, and everyone in your family, in achieving optimal health.

Omega-3 Reference Guide

Use this convenient chart to find an Omega-3 supplement that’s targeted to your biggest needs:


Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any multivitamins or supplements.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

When people talk about peak performance, most automatically think they’re referring to sports or athletics. But what if it was their LIFE they were talking about?

Performing at your best can be a mix of working hard and then recovering, similar to what athletes do when they train and then cool down. Five main areas to focus on would be sleep, eating, hydration, activation prior to exercise, and strength.

While these areas may be geared more towards a pro athlete, you’ll see how they can pretty useful in your own personal life.

Sleep Is Important

Experts recommend that most adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a night. To help that along, make sure you have a good sleeping environment – cool, dark and quiet. If quiet is a challenge, try some white noise devices. Establishing a bedtime routine is helpful, too, especially one that eliminates electronics before bed.

Eat Right

Eating right is important for everyday health. To be at your best, ensure you are getting the three foundational nutrients:

  • Macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates
  • Micronutrients: vitamins and minerals
  • Phytonutrients: organic components found in fruits and vegetables

It’s  recommended that you get 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables every day. If you need a little help, consider dietary supplements to help fill the gaps.

Young African American woman drinking water.

Drink Your Water

Every cell of your body is affected when you don’t get enough water. Even your bones are made with water. How much you should drink each day depends on your body size, your physical activity, and even the climate in which you live.

The average person should drink between 72 and 96 ounces of water each day to replace fluids lost through daily activities. If you have an 8-ounce glass, that’s between 9 and 12 glasses each day.

Warm Up Your Muscles

Activation is the technical term for warming up your muscles. Doing some small exercises with the muscles you’re about to really work on tells your brain to get those muscles ready, or activate them so they can perform at their best when the real challenge comes.

Strength Training

Strength training isn’t just for bodybuilders or pro athletes. Benefits include helping reduce body fat, burning calories more efficiently and preventing the loss of lean muscle that happens as you age.

It can also help develop strong bones, manage your weight, improve your balance and sharpen your thinking and learning skills.

Extra Tip: Regular Exercise

We should try to get 20-30 minutes of movement 3-4 a week – even if it’s just walking.

These days, a distinct scent for a man is kind of a necessity. A scent is like a signature that lingers on your clothes, and stays in the minds of the people you meet.

With that in mind, here’s a list of things to be on the lookout for when it comes to colognes and perfumes – from scent construction, to choosing and wearing cologne.

Fragrance Construction

Colognes and other fragrances are constructed of top notes, middle notes, and base notes. These scents work together to create the complete scent. 

  • Top Notes are the first impression that the scent will give you, usually bold scents. Words like ‘crisp’, ‘fresh’ and ‘citrus-y’ are common, and powerful extracts are usually used here. The top notes will not last very long, and give way to the middle notes.
  • Middle Notes can consist of soft floral notes that usually last less than 30 minutes.
  • Base Notes are the lasting subtle scent that a fragrance leaves on you, and can emerge about 30 minutes to an hour after you apply.

These notes together create the layered story that colognes tell. Does the cologne start with a blast of fresh citrus, and then give way to a smoky woodsy note? A basic understanding of these notes can help anyone distinguish a “just okay” cologne from an “oh wow” one.

Wearing Your New Cologne

The wrist and neck are ‘pulse points’ where your body generates the most heat, and the cologne will emanate outward from your body.

One of the most common problems when wearing cologne is the application. Tips on wearing cologne:

  • The wrist and neck are ‘pulse points’ where your body generates the most heat, and the cologne will emanate outward from your body.
  • Cologne worn on the chest is kept away from the air, and will linger throughout the day and night.
  • Don’t hit yourself again if you can’t smell it. That’s the idea. It’s only supposed to be noticeable once you get up close and personal. 
  • Don’t wear a powerfully scented deodorant with your cologne. 
  • The combination of heat and sweat greatly amplifies the smell of your cologne; apply sparingly on hot days.