Buyer Spotlight: What’s in our Supplement Buyer’s Medicine Cabinet?

Don'sSuppsOur health care practitioners are pros at recommending natural remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Don Summerfield, Pharmaca’s vice president of integrative medicine (and manager of our supplements category), to tell us about his Pharmaca favorites.

Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health
“I take this for general overall stress support. It nourishes my adrenal glands, boosts my adrenal function and provides relief from fatigue—without having to resort to caffeinated beverages.”

Host Defense Reishi Mushroom
“I am a huge fan of medicinal mushroom supplements and take them every day. My favorite species is the reishi mushroom, referred to respectfully as the ‘Mushroom of Immortality;’ it’s well known for supporting general wellness and vitality.”

Garden of Life mykind Organics Men’s Multi
“I take the mykind Organics Men’s Multi because it offers comprehensive nutritional support. I love that this supplement is made from real whole foods: fruits, veggies and herbs such as lemons, apples, basil, red cabbage, celery, tomatoes. Plus it’s Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified.”

Pharmaca Coenzyme Q10
“CoQ10 would be on my desert island top 10 list. I take 200 mg of CoQ10 daily to support healthy heart function and prevent gum disease. CoQ10 plays a vital role in energy production within cells, and protects cholesterol from oxidation.”

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega
“A high-quality fish oil is always a part of my daily supplement program. I take three capsules of Ultimate Omega daily to support my heart, improve joint flexibility and mobility, and to help prevent overall inflammatory conditions.”

Megafood Turmeric Booster
“Each morning I make a fresh coconut milk smoothie with mixed berries, kale, cilantro and a heaping scoop of Megafood Turmeric Booster. Turmeric is the queen of herbs from the Ayurvedic medical system, renowned for its anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity.”

New Chapter Cinnamon Force
“Cinnamon Force is a fabulous supplement to help normalize blood sugar levels and create immediate cellular energy. I love to bite into a Cinnamon Force capsule after each meal to release that burst of fresh cinnamon flavor.”

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