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  • On-The-Go Nutrition

    Woman smiling in fieldWant 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.

    Muscles, blood, skin, hair, nails, heart, brain and internal organs all use protein as their primary building material. Collagen, a special type of protein, is important for strong arteries, tendons, ligaments, teeth and connective tissues. A diet rich in protein can also help produce dopamine and norepinephrine, two powerful brain chemical neurotransmitters that keep you alert and mentally powerful.

    Protein powders are available from a variety of sources: whey protein is the most bioavailable and easily absorbed by your body; egg protein is great if you can't tolerate dairy products; vegan proteins, such as those from peas, hemp or chia, are complete and bioavailable, and many are organically grown.

    Green Foods
    Powdered greens contain the highest concentrations of easily digested nutrients, vitamins and minerals. They may also contain beneficial substances like proteins, phytochemicals and good bacteria, all of which can protect against disease and illness while they detoxify and energize key organs.

    Greens such as seaweed are also excellent blood purifiers, alkalinizing the body and helping reduce the burden of environmental toxins.

    Fiber is essential for a variety of processes, but one of its most important roles is to promote regular, rapid elimination, which can relieve constipation, improve symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and even decrease your risk of colon cancer.

    Other benefits: Fiber contains oligosaccharides, which feed the friendly bacteria in the gut (called "prebiotics") to enhance digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Fiber is also great at regulating blood sugar.

  • Take Five to Thrive: Supplements You Need Now

    Ready to start the new year with a stronger supplement regimen? Explore our Take Five to Thrive 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.
    Recommended: Pharmaca Men’s or Women’s Multivitamin

    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.
    Recommended: Pharmaca Acidophilus & Bifidus

    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.
    Recommended: Pharmaca N.A.C. Antioxidant

    Fish Oil
    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.
    Recommended: Pharmaca Omega-3 Wild Fish Oil

    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.
    Recommended: Pharmaca Organic Super Chia Seed

    Stop in to a Pharmaca today to speak with a practitioner about getting on the road to optimal health with these supplements.

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