Practitioner Spotlight: What’s in a Nutritionist’s Medicine Cabinet?

Our health and beauty practitioners are pros at recommending natural skin care remedies for customers. But what are the essentials they always keep on hand? We asked Sabrina Magno, certified nutritionist at our Pacific Palisades, about the Pharmaca products she can’t live without.

Nature’s Way Raw Coconut
I love educating customers on the benefits of organic, whole-food sources of healthy fats, and coconut oil is a great source of minerals, vitamins and fiber. It’s packed with medium chain fatty (MCT) acids that provide quick energy, and is a great natural source of lauric acid, which offers additional antimicrobial properties. It can be easily added to smoothies, used as a healthy alternative to butter or added to millet breakfast porridge or tea.”

Thorne Research Stress B-Complex
In my practice I’ve found that a good percentage of my clients don’t have adequate levels of B vitamins. B vitamins often work together in the body, play a crucial role in cell metabolism and are responsible for numerous processes including synthesis of DNA and RNA, and methylation of DNA. At Pharmaca we offer high-quality products like Thorne’s Stress B-Complex, which has active forms of all eight B vitamins, along with extra pantothenic acids.” 

Inner-Eco Fresh Coconut Water Probiotic and GT’s & Synergy Kombucha
“I am a big proponent of creating a healthy microbiome. In addition to fermenting my own vegetables at home, I am always in search of good sources of probiotics. These coconut water and kombucha options are a great way to help replenish and inoculate gut flora with healthy bacteria and beneficial yeast such as saccharomyces boulardii.”

Aura Cacia Peppermint Essential Oil
“If you’ve met with me at Pharmaca, you probably noticed my passion for promoting aromatherapy! Essential oils stimulate the brain and neural activity by crossing the blood-brain barrier. Peppermint oil is great for headaches, digestives issues and as a decongestant.

John Masters Organics Pomegranate Facial Nourishing Oil 
“The skin is our largest organ and we have to feed it well! This organic blend of oils is a great source of antioxidants, ideal for creating healthy skin, and is an excellent tool to fight skin dryness during cold weather. Plus it has the safest rating in the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep cosmetics database.”