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Happy Thanksgiving from GNC Mansfield Towne Crossing

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From a Veteran to Veterans - Happy Veteran's Day! 

In honor of all the men and women who served and continue to serve this country, Happy Veteran’s Day!

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

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Since 100% of holiday socializing takes place during peak flu season, you may want to pick up some GNC Vitamin C and GNC Probiotic Solutions with Enzymes. You’ve a got a *lot* of hugs and handshakes coming your way.


Have a great week and remember National Franchise Day

at GNC Mansfield Towne Crossing is September 3rd.

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National Memorial Day Observance at

Arlington National

Cemetery - May 30 at 12 pm ET


GNC Mansfield Towne Crossing as Veteran owned is proud to announce the nation’s 154th National Memorial Day Wreath-Laying and Observance Program to honor America’s fallen will be live-streamed from Arlington National Cemetery at noon EDT, Monday, May 30. Read more




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Today we’re able to pick and choose vitamins and supplements that deliver very specific results in terms of energy or joint health. When you nourish every part of your body, it will thank you by staying strong and healthy, enabling you to be active and do activities you enjoy. Supplementing a healthy routine of regular exercise and a balanced diet with extra support can boost the positive results you see. Here are 10 key vitamins and nutrients that can help you round out your wellness plan.


You’ve heard the hype about fish oil, and it’s for good reason. Fish oil is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been associated with a wide range of health benefits. DHA is essential for brain development, while EPA is a key component of heart health. Why fish oil instead of other omega-3 sources? Your body is extra efficient at digesting it, which helps you get the most bang for your buck. That said, you can still reap the benefits from food sources like flaxseed, chia seeds, salmon and other fatty fish.

You knew calcium was essential for building bones, but its benefits reach far beyond helping to strengthen your skeleton. Calcium is also important for muscle and nerve function, making it an all-around key mineral to keep on your radar. Unfortunately, 55 percent of women and 70 percent of men don’t get enough. Strive for at least 1,000 milligrams a day through food, beverages and dietary supplements. Think low-fat milk and yogurt, dark, leafy greens, soybeans and some fish, including salmon, sardines and rainbow trout.

Want to take the extra step for strong bones and teeth? Don’t just go for the calcium—vitamin D is also necessary for bone health. Your body naturally makes vitamin D from sun exposure, but give your bones a boost by incorporating a calcium and vitamin D duo and 30 minutes of weight exercises into your daily routine.

Cranberries can help maintain a healthy urinary tract. That’s right—there’s science to support mom’s advice to drink cranberry juice to support urinary health! If you’re not a juice fan or want to avoid the added sugar often found in cranberry products, you can always reap the benefits of a cranberry fruit supplement.

Antioxidants help protect against harmful free radicals that can destroy healthy cells and promote cell aging. They can’t halt aging itself of course, but foods and supplements rich in antioxidants may help minimize cell damage and stand guard against cell aging.

Signs and screens looking blurry? Chances are, the older you get, the worse your vision gets too. Support your vision by including beta-carotene and other carotenoids and antioxidants in your daily diet. Choose a variety of colored fruits and vegetables that contain beta-carotene, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, spinach and kale. You can also supplement for added support.

Lutein works hand-in-hand with other carotenoids and antioxidants to support healthy vision. In fact, lutein and zeaxanthin are two of the antioxidants present in the macula of the eye. They’re also present in green leafy vegetables, so don’t forget to eat your spinach.

Vitamin E can also help your eyes. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a disease associated with aging that affects normal vision. Emerging science suggests that antioxidants, particularly vitamin E, may help protect your eyes. Because it’s an antioxidant, it can also help fight cell damage throughout your body.

Whether it’s your job, relationships or physical stress from exercise, there are many different types of pressures in life, and all of them can affect your immune system. Protect yourself with the recommended dose of Vitamin C, which is 75 milligrams for adult women and 90 milligrams for adult men. Citrus fruits are the obvious choice, but peppers, kiwi, broccoli, strawberries, tomatoes and even a baked potato, are sources of Vitamin C.

Feeling sluggish? It might just be that you’re low on B vitamins— a key driver of your body’s energy production. You can get B vitamins from a range of foods. Vitamin B12 is found naturally in fish, meat, poultry, eggs and dairy. If you follow a vegetarian diet, a B12 supplement could be a good fit in your routine. B6 is also found in poultry and fish, as well as starchy vegetables and most fruits other than citrus.


GNC Mansfield Towne Crossing at Debbie and 287 can help with the top 10!

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Happy Thanksgiving from GNC Mansfield Towne Crossing. Your local, family, Veteran-owned General Nutrition Center in Mansfield since 1998.

Located at the Target Center at 1811 Highway 287N Suite 126, Mansfield 76063.

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WORK ON YOUR SLEEP TODAY. When the days get shorter, a good night’s sleep is even more important to reaching your goals. Check out these tips for wholesome wellness to support deeper sleep. And don’t forget to turn back your clock on 11/7.

Building The Foundation For Sleep Support

A good night’s sleep is key to achieving your personal, professional and health goals. It allows your body and mind time to relax and replenish, helps you maintain a healthy weight, and makes sure you have physical and mental energy you need to conquer the day. For a balanced sleep-wake cycle, you need a balanced health plan. Try these tips for wholesome wellness to support deeper sleep.

Melatonin For The Win

A healthy sleep cycle means you feel tired at night and awake in the morning. Regular sleeping patterns revolve around lightness and darkness – when the sun goes down and night approaches, your brain’s pineal gland starts to produce more melatonin, a hormone that makes you feel sleepy and ready for bed. Your brain decreases melatonin production as the morning approaches, helping you wake up and stay awake. But a hectic schedule – one that keeps you up late or wakes you up early – may throw off your sleeping clock and make it hard to get back on track. A melatonin supplement can offer a natural way to support restful sleep.

A Fulfilled Day For A Relaxed Night

Your brain and body will get the most out of a night’s sleep when they’re properly nourished, exercised and relaxed during the day. Get the productive sleep you deserve by making sure your body is equipped with the nutrients it needs all day long. An effective and efficient way you can fill any nutritional gaps in your diet – which most of us have, no matter how healthy we try to eat – is by taking a daily multivitamin. Along with a healthy diet, a multivitamin delivers a combination of calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C, D and E, and other nutrients.

Support Brain Health To Support Sleep Health

There is truth to the old adage that eating fish is good for you brain. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which help maintain a healthy cognitive and nervous system. Unfortunately, your body doesn’t produce omega-3s naturally, so make sure your diet is rich in fatty fish like salmon and mackerel. A fish oil supplement can also deliver the recommended daily amount of omega-3 fatty acids. You can take them anytime throughout the day; it doesn’t need to be timed to your sleep schedule to deliver benefits.

Sleep Recovery Is Powered By Protein

Your body is doing a lot when you’re snoozing; it’s a time for your body to rest and replenish. Protein supports muscles at night and throughout the day to fuel these nighttime bodily functions like repairing muscle and recharging. And while you should be aiming for up to 30g of protein at each meal depending on weight and activity level, an evening snack with casein proteins like a cup of cottage cheese or casein protein shake can also support nighttime muscle repair following intense training. Caseins are more slowly absorbed, supporting a steady release of amino acids throughout the night. You can learn more about the different types of protein here.

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Get Back Into Routine:
Tips For Staying Healthy & Active All Fall Long

As summer fun ends, it’s the perfect opportunity to rearrange your schedule and refocus your goals. Autumn brings cooler temperatures and, depending on where you live, beautiful scenery with different produce options from the farmers market. If you’ve let your regimen go, it’s time to get motivated and get back on track with daily supplement essentials. Here, we share tips to get started and maintain healthy habits for fall and beyond.


With the 90-degree days behind us, you have one less excuse to get outside and get busy. Hiking and biking are great ways to keep your workout routine fresh while taking in the beautiful fall scenery. And, although they may not be at the top of your list, keeping your yard tidy by weeding, mowing the lawn and raking leaves can burn over 300 calories per hour, depending on your weight and the intensity of your work.


Apple picking, anyone? Summer may be over, but fall flavors are just beginning! Sweet potatoes are in season and are a way to get beta-carotene, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. Just drizzle with olive oil, top with some salt and pepper, pop them into your oven and you’ve got a decadent side dish. Pumpkin is a surprisingly versatile food that’s low in fat and calories, but rich in beta-carotene, potassium and vitamin C. Instead of opting for a pie or latte, get your favorite fall flavor by using it as a creamy base for smoothies, dips, and soup—such as this Pumpkin Soup with Whey Protein.


If you want to be your healthiest self this fall, you may need to take stock of your vitamins and supplement routine. You want to make sure what you’re taking works as a system so you get comprehensive support for your health goals. These supplements may make it easier to get back on track and are a great addition to your wellness plan.

Total Lean® Lean Shake™ - This innovative powder supplement combines your protein, fiber and added nutrients all in one convenient shake to help you feel full and satisfied. Try this Fluffy Chocolate Mousse as a way to indulge without the guilt or throwing your routine off track.

Protein - Stay fueled with ready-to-drink protein to complement an on-the-go lifestyle.

Multivitamin - Take one daily to fill nutritional gaps in your diet caused by less-than-ideal food choices.

Omegas - Your body can do a lot of things, but it can’t produce enough omega-3 fatty acids on its own. A daily fish oil supplement can help support your brain, heart and joint health.

Probiotics - Get your gut health back on track by including a probiotic supplement in your daily regimen. Think probiotics are just for digestion? Think again. Look for one specifically formulated to support your lifestyle and get targeted support for your healthy living.

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