Herbs & Supplements

Not sure which natural health and beauty products are right for you? Turn to the experts at Pharmaca for advice on the best natural products out there. Take a look around our natural product news to find out more about popular ingredients to look for—and which ones to avoid—in your natural beauty products. Our Project Wellness blog offers specialized advice and suggestions on natural beauty that can help you look your best and fill your medicine cabinet with only the cleanest, most effective natural health and beauty products. From expert advice from our estheticians to makeup tips from our favorite brands, Pharmaca is your one-stop shop for the best information on natural beauty products and natural product news.

Magnesium: A Cornerstone of Health

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Magnesium is essential for so many things: the beating of our heart, a positive mood, energy production, releasing tension…in other words, we can all benefit from magnesium! Identified in more than 300 processes inside the body, magnesium is a powerful building block that contributes to overall health and wellness in a unique way. A...

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FAQs Regarding Supplement Purity and Quality at Pharmaca

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In response to a recent investigation in New York calling into question the purity of herbal supplements on the shelves of some mass-market retailers, Pharmaca has developed the following to help answer common customer questions. Should I be taking supplements? We believe that dietary and herbal supplements can be an integral part of a...

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Top 5 Ways To Recover After Exercise

January 15, 2015
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Congratulations! You’ve joined a gym or started a new fitness program. But did you know that what you do after your workout—especially in the first two hours—is almost as important as the exercise itself? Try these techniques to help your body recover more quickly and maximize the impact of your exercise. Rehydrate: Water is...

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Kick Off the New Year With a Cleanse!

January 3, 2015
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Why should I consider a cleanse? Cleansing can help reduce cravings for unhealthy food and set you up for good eating habits in the new year. Cleansing can also help reduce inflammation, enhance immune function, improve energy and boost overall health. So get the year started off right by breaking those bad eating habits....

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Healing Waters: 5 Ideas for Restorative Baths

December 12, 2014
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Sometimes the simplest remedies—the ones that have worked for centuries—are the best. The ancient practice of “taking the waters,” what we now call hydrotherapy, works on two levels: The warm water provides a continuous heat source to our bodies, and gently massages as it circulates. And the addition of therapeutic salts, minerals and botanical...

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The B Vitamin Breakdown

The B Vitamin Breakdown

Know that you need B vitamins, but not sure which ones you need (or why?). Here’s a breakdown of different types of B vitamins often found in B complexes, and why they’re important. Follow the links to learn more about dosage recommendations, dietary sources and supplement suggestions.   B1 – Thiamine Vitamin B1 plays an...

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Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

Get Your Electrolytes the Natural Way: Two Recipes

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs With summer at its peak and the sun at its zenith, it’s a great time to do a little thinking about electrolytes. These naturally occurring substances – minerals such as sodium, potassium and chloride – are present in all our body fluids; they are also called ions because...

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On-The-Go Nutrition

On-The-Go Nutrition

Want to start your day with a little extra nutrient boost? Pharmaca offers a variety of nutritional supplements that are easy to slip into a smoothie or add to your favorite juice. Here are a few to consider—and why. Protein Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as...

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Fiber’s Benefits for Overall Health (Video)

June 12, 2014
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Fiber is an important inclusion in our diets because of its ability to regulate digestion, lower cholesterol, maintain healthy blood sugar levels and more. Here, Dr. Brad Jacobs talks about good ways to get it through diet, how much to aim for each day and other ways it can be beneficial to your health.

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The Benefits of Chamomile

The Benefits of Chamomile

From our friends at WishGarden Herbs Chamomile is such a useful and versatile herb that I find it difficult to know where to start when singing its praises. Shall I begin by telling you about its potent anti-inflammatory action or should I focus on its effectiveness as a digestive bitter? Or perhaps, as every...

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