This month, Pharmaca’s launching a new initiative to help its customers achieve optimum health: The Take Five to Thrive program. Pharmaca has selected these five supplements, all highly recommended by our practitioners, for their ability to provide a solid nutritional foundation and get you on the road to good health.
Nearly everyone can benefit from a good multi that provides a variety of supplemental nutrients that are hard to get through diet alone. Multivitamins are packed with good-health essentials, such as vitamin A, B-complexes, C, D and E, and important minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
A large portion of the human immune system is centered in the digestive tract. That’s why probiotics, which replenish the gut with good bacteria, are essential to inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, promoting good digestion, boosting immune function and increasing resistance to infection.
Too many free radicals in your body and in our environment can activate “oxidative stress,” which can wear down cells and kick-start everything from chronic illness to early aging. Supplemental antioxidants, including those from green tea, berries and other fruit, boost your body’s ability to fight back against stress and help slow the aging process.
EPA and DHA-the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil-have been linked to lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, clearer arteries, improved mood and cognition, better skin and more. Pharmaca practitioners recommend a daily dose of fish oil to improve most bodily functions.
Extensive research has shown that psyllium husks help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, including a proper balance of HDL and LDL cholesterol. In addition, psyllium helps promote easy, healthy elimination and sweeps waste out of the colon more quickly before toxins can be reabsorbed.
The bottom line? If you’re going to take supplements, focus on these five.
Stop in to a Pharmaca today to speak with a practitioner about getting on the road to optimal health with these supplements.