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Nutritional Supplements

  • New Research on Supplemental Calcium

    by Paula Gallagher | October 20, 2015

    bone-healthStudies recently published in the the British Medical Journal suggest that taking supplemental calcium does not boost bone density or prevent fractures as people get older.

    In the new studies, scientists in New Zealand looked at the effect of diet and supplements on bone health in people over age 50. The first study found that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources or by taking supplements produced small (1%-2%) increases in bone mineral density, and the second found there was no evidence from clinical trials that increasing dietary calcium intake prevented bone breaks.

    The researchers concluded that most people should get enough calcium through a normal diet with the inclusion of dairy products, vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage, soy beans, nuts, and anything made with fortified flour. Currently, the US National Osteoporosis Foundation promotes at least 1,200 mg calcium, plus 800-1000 IU of vitamin D daily, as a goal for women age 50 or older. Many also believe that few people can achieve these intakes through dietary means alone, and this is where nutritional supplements may be beneficial. Read more

  • Sinus Survival Sale Thru October 31

    by Paula Gallagher | October 14, 2015

    allergies3Imagine life without headaches, sinus pressure, post-nasal drainage, frequent colds and sinus infections. What if you could  get rid of that irritable, run-down, tired, mental-fog feeling and be alert and invigorated every day?

    The Sinus Survival Program is a Village Green exclusive, created by Dr. Rob Ivker, best-selling author of Sinus Survival: The Holistic Medical Treatment for Allergies, Colds and Sinusitis.

    For the seasonal sinus and cold sufferer, Sinus Survival offers all-natural products to help with sinus pain, headaches, stuffed-up noses, allergies, colds and sinus infections. When used as a daily preventative measure, Sinus Survival can help to minimize or avoid the cold-to-sinus infection cycle, build your immune system, and support your optimal sinus and health to feel great. Read more

  • NEW: Pathway Women's Hormone Balancer

    by Paula Gallagher | October 5, 2015

    womens-hormone-balancerBloating, cramping, and irritable? These may be signs of estrogen imbalance. Pathway Women's Hormone Balancer is an herbal and nutritional product designed to promote hormonal balance, optimization of estrogen fractions, and proper elimination of excess hormones while supplying antioxidant protection. Women's Hormone Balancer is formulated to protect women from health problems related to excess estrogen in the body, and may help reduce PMS or perimenopausal symptoms. B-vitamins, including NatureFolate, a proprietary blend of active, naturally-occurring isomers, are included to promote proper cell differentiation and help reduce the potential of cervical dysplasia.

    The ingredients In Pathway Women's Hormone Balancer were carefully selected based on their synergy and effectiveness. Here are some of the ingredients and how they can help. Read more

  • The Benefits of Flaxseed

    by Paula Gallagher | September 14, 2015

    flaxThe health benefits of flaxseed are many. It is a great source of essential fatty acids, especially for vegetarians. The oil derived from the actual seed has a rich concentration of the omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. Flaxseed is also a fantastic source of lignans and fiber.

    Most Westernized diets contain too many omega-6 fats and too few omega-3 fats, but omega-3s benefit our health in a variety of ways. Ideally our dietary ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 should be 4:1 however, with the abundance of vegetable oils, margarines, and processed and convenience foods available, our fatty acid ratio is probably closer to an unhealthy 30:1. Flax provides us with a rich source of omega-3, aiding in rebalancing this ratio and therefore helping in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer, as well as in beautifying us through improved skin, hair, and nails. Read more

  • Country Life Vitamins - In-Store Demo on September 22

    by Paula Gallagher | September 9, 2015

    clv_logo-24Visit Village Green Apothecary on Tuesday, September 22 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to learn more about one of the pioneers in the nutritional supplement industry, Country Life Vitamins. Founded in 1971, Country Life Vitamins has continuously provided effective products, made with clean ingredients. In fact, if you look on their bottles you will see their "Pledge of Integrity." They believe that you deserve high quality supplements, specifically crafted with high standards to support your health.

    Country Life Vitamins has other brands, as well, including: Read more

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