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Vitamins & Supplements

Top 5 healthy aging supplements
To support your greatest gift (health, of course!), consider our top five healthy aging supplements.

Manage stress with the right multivitamin
Don't let stress overwhelm you: Discover New Chapter's newest multivitamins that can provide an essential foundation for a healthy stress response.

New Chapter multivitamins: Whole food that's gentle on your stomach
Get the nutrition benefits of whole foods found in nature! New Chapter's vitamins are easy on your stomach because they're whole-food complexed--cultured in probiotics with organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Oxylent: Premium immune support, with the benefits of bubbles!
Oxylent offers superior-quality and science-backed nutrients-at levels needed to support optimal health-in an effervescent form that offers nearly 100 percent bioavailability.

Pharmaca's position on the vitamin D debate
People who take regular doses of vitamin D have a significantly lower risk of dying early than those who do not use supplements.

Practitioner brand supplements: Only at Pharmaca
If you've ever taken advantage of advice from one of our helpful naturopaths, herbalists or homeopaths, you know how vital they can be to your experience at Pharmaca. What you probably didn't know is that our team of practitioners also makes it possible for Pharmaca to carry practitioner-brand supplements, which must be sold under the guidance of a licensed practitioner. That means you'll find a host of brands at Pharmaca that you won't find at your corner drugstore or natural foods store.

The ABCs of vitamin D
As many as 70% of American teens and adults are thought to be deficient in vitamin D--often called the sunshine vitamin--since it is difficult to get from diet alone and most people are limiting their unprotected sun exposure. Research over the past 10 years has demonstrated vitamin D's critical role in overall health, making these deficiencies a matter of increasing concern.

The antioxidant advantage
Help your body combat naturally occurring free radicals with a boost from the antioxidant department. To find out more about enhancing our antioxidant intake, we spoke with Asia Real, certified nutritionist at our Pacific Palisades store.

The top 10 of 2009
The following products made our best-sellers list for 2009! Thanks for trusting them with your health.

The wonders of omega-3s
Every day, researchers are finding more links between low levels of omega-3 fatty acids and certain health conditions.

Up with minerals, down with soda
The average American drinks approximately 50 gallons of soda every year. That's more than 400 pounds! While most people have heard about the weight gain associated with drinking sugary sodas, not many realize the impact these beverages can have on your bones.

Vitamin D research roundup
Over the years we've written a lot about the sunshine vitamin, and more and more studies are coming out about its benefits. Here are a few good reads that might help persuade you to keep up your vitamin D regimen, especially during these short winter days.

What is drug nutrient depletion?
The body can experience reduced levels of important vitamins and minerals due to factors like genetics, poor diet, or high stress. However, studies have shown that long-term use of certain medications can also cause nutrient depletions, sometimes leading to additional symptoms. Read more...

Why Nordic Naturals?
Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been the industry leader in fish oil supplementation, setting standards of excellence in the areas of purity, freshness, taste and sustainability. With a reputation for efficacy and potency, Nordic Naturals fish oils and EFA blends are regularly chosen by independent research institutions and universities to serve as the subject of their studies; 10 peer-reviewed, published scientific studies have already been completed and more than 30 are currently underway. Dis

Your supplement routine simplified
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 70% of Americans consume less than two-thirds of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) for one or more essential vitamins and minerals. Our top 5 supplement recommendations work to help you achieve a more balanced nutritional profile.