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Carlson Labs

Providing the highest quality nutritional supplements since 1965

For more than 50 years, Carlson Laboratories has been recognized as an innovator and leading educator in the field of high-quality nutritional supplements. The Carlson family’s interest in vitamins and minerals began when they experienced the benefits of vitamin E firsthand. Founder Susan Carlson’s father suffered from debilitating chest pain that limited his activities and forced him to stop working. He was unable to find relief until he came across the extensive clinical work of Doctors Evan and Wilfrid Shute of Shute Medical Clinic.

 After examining him, they suggested he take a specific form of vitamin E. In less than three weeks, he was back to work and looked noticeably better. Susan began extensively researching and was inspired to create her own line of high-quality, all-natural vitamin E. J. R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1965 with a single product — Key-E 200 IU. The second product, E-Gems 200 IU, was introduced two years later, and other strengths were added shortly after that.

Today, the headquarters are located at 600 West University Drive in Arlington Heights, and the next generation of Carlson continues to ensure that the Carlson name represents only the highest quality products. John and Susan’s daughters - President Carilyn Anderson and Vice President of Marketing Kirsten Carlson - and their dedicated team  - are proud to offer more than 250 vitamins, minerals, fish oils, and other supplements designed with your family’s unique nutritional needs in mind.