Jeff became a licensed acupuncturist in 1999 and is now store manager at our Portland location. He loves the fact that Pharmaca offers multiple modalities of health products, allowing him to be truly integrative in assessing and treating customers’ needs. He practices qi gong reqularly and eats broccoli almost every day. Jeff has been with Pharmaca since 2015.
"One of my favorite products for immune support is still Echinamide and I have been using it for years. It is a highly researched and tested item that boasts consistency as a standardized echinacea. It is considered a “full spectrum” herb that contains high levels of three specific compounds (including polysaccharides) that are effective individually but when combined together have an exponentially stronger effect."
"Ashwaganda is an incredible adaptogen from India and is used for a multitude of symptoms and disorders. It’s amazing because it has a calming nervine function, unlike many other adaptogenic herbs which may have a stimulative effect. I like to take it in the afternoon as it will give me focus but also a relaxing energy which is hard to find. It is great for endocrine and adrenal support—and for many other conditions for both men and women."
Host Defense Agarikon
"I take this daily. It is made by an eco-conscious company based in Olympia, Wash. that has done a lot of research on the mycelium (root system) of mushrooms. The Agarikon is very nutritive and tonifying, which will help give a boost to all of your body’s systems. You only need to take it once a day."
HealthForce Antioxidant Extreme
"This supplement does wonders for the skin by increasing circulation and promoting blood flow. It also boasts a high antioxidant content, which can help your skin keep looking young and fresh."
Gaia Herbs Hawthorn Supreme
"Hawthorne is helpful with most anything heart-related as it relaxes the musculature of the heart. I went through a period of my life when I had severe chest pains and tried everything from swimming, yoga, Rolfing and chiropractic to reduce the pain. As soon as I started taking hawthorne, I could feel the tension in my body relax and the pain disappeared almost immediately. These are amazing products!"