5 Holiday Life Savers

We’re in the midst of the joyful season…which, if we’re honest, can also be the stressful season! If you feel like you’re being pulled in a million directions this month (or celebrating a little too much), grab a few of our favorite things to keep you feeling sane and healthy.

Stress relief
Whether you need long-term support of just a moment of relaxation, there are a variety of natural supplements that can help. For a little calm on-the-go, try Bach Rescue Remedy Pastilles, made with flower essences that can help soothe nerves. For an herbal approach, try lavender-infused CalmAid from Nature’s Way. And at night, calm the entire body with a magnesium drink, like our Pharmaca brand Mag Relax, which helps soothe stress and encourage a good night’s sleep.

Great gifts
Each year, our carefully curated gift collection features a little something for everyone—including toys and games for little ones, clean-burning candles in fresh holiday scents and Fair Trade jewelry and apparel. Explore the collection in our stores and let us help you check off everything on your shopping list!

Digestive support

Holiday parties and festive feasting can mean trouble for your digestion. That’s where digestive help can come in handy! Before a big meal, take an enzyme like Digest Gold from Enzymedica to help break down food. For gas and bloating, activated charcoal can also be a big help—which binds to hard-to-digest foods and encourages elimination (we like Activated Charcoal from Solaray).

Immune boosting
Travel, lots of “together” time and cold weather can spell trouble for your immune system. Our practitioners love elderberry, a time-tested botanical extract that’s been used for centuries to help shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms. Other botanicals like echinacea, andrographis and medicinal mushrooms (we love MyCommunity from Host Defense) are also good to have around, and can be found in a variety of formulas. A daily probiotic can also help bolster your everyday immunity.

And of course…chocolate!
The best part about holiday shopping? A little treat for yourself! Pick up one of Chuao’s snack-sized holiday bars, infused with seasonal ingredients like peppermint or gingerbread.

For friends and family, look for amazing giftable confections from Fran’s (try the Gray Salt Caramels) and Lake Champlain. It’s a win-win for everyone!

Ask a Pharmaca Team Member for other great gift suggestions.