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  • Your Guide to Natural Certifications

    It no longer works to just say a skin care line is “natural”—customers want more transparency and to know what makes it truly natural. Luckily many of our natural beauty lines have been awarded certifications that prove they meet stringent criteria for ingredients that are non-GMO, cruelty-free, vegan and much […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Natural Deodorants

    Natural deodorants have come a long way in the last few years…thankfully you no longer have to sacrifice smelling good for keeping synthetic antimicrobials, chemicals and preservatives off your skin. Pharmaca now carries a variety of options that are free of the aluminum compounds and parabens that can disturb your […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Inflammation Fighters

    Inflammation is at the root of nearly every health condition—eczema, obesity, asthma, arthritis, depression, allergies, bladder infections, acne, hangovers and beyond—all share the common thread of inflammation. Current medical research focuses on chronic inflammation’s effects on health and potential preventive medical measures. While modern medicine has traditionally focused on treating […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Collagen & Bone Broth

    Supplemental collagen from bone broth and other sources is a hot topic right now among health experts, probably because collagen is the most abundant protein in our body—and a critical component of our skin, hair, bones, nails, tendons, cartilage and joints. Really…it’s the glue that holds our body together, making […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Choosing a Multivitamin

    Here’s a snapshot of different multivitamin types and why they’re beneficial. Click to learn more about different types of multivitamins and how to choose the best one for you. Form Details Where you’ll find it USP Synthetic Vitamins Synthetic vitamins are made from isolated nutrients derived from natural sources like […]

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  • Buyer’s Guide: Plant-Based Nutritional Oils

    Oil Type Component What it’s good for Black Currant Seed Borage Evening Primrose Flax Seed   GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid), Omega-6 Ideal for healthy skin, joints and fat metabolism Nourishes hair and skin Supports healthy joints Maintains optimal body-fat metabolism Supports a positive mood Sea Buckthorn Omega-7 Sea buckthorn berries are […]