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Nutritional Supplements

  • July 29: Vibrant Health In-Store Product Demo

    by Paula Gallagher | July 22, 2014

    Visit Village Green Apothecary on July 29 from 11 am to 2 pm to sample Vibrant Health Green Vibrance and Vibrant Health PureGreen Protein.

    Vibrant Health's products provide supplemental nutrition that supports human biochemistry. One of their main principles is "Be The Best." This can be seen with their most popular product, Green Vibrance.

    Green Vibrance was the first green superfood introduced into health food stores in 1992. Since that time, it has undergone 12 reformulations. The trace nutrients help each cell function at peak efficiency; when we push each cell toward peak efficiency through diet and supplementation, the result may be increased energy and endurance, greater clarity of thought, and more robust immunity. There are a whopping 74 ingredients in Green Vibrance, put together to maximize the synergism among nutrients.

    PureGreen Protein is vegan and offers the amino acid ratio of human muscle by combining a variety of plant proteins in correct amounts and adding a few specific free amino acids. PureGreen Protein is a non-GMO protein from pea, rice, spirulina and alfalfa combined with four select free amino acids to create the first all-vegetable protein ideally balanced for human consumption.

    To try these two wonderful products and to learn more about Vibrant Health, please come by on July 29 from 11am to 2pm!

  • Tired? It May Be Anemia

    by Paula Gallagher | July 15, 2014

    Did you know that anemia is the most common form of malnutrition found in women of all ages? Anemia is caused by reduced levels of hemoglobin, which is the iron-containing protein that is responsible for delivering oxygen to the cells. When hemoglobin is low, the body is unable to burn off the sugar to produce energy.

    Symptoms are varied and ranging and can include, weakness, vertigo, headache, tinnitus, spots before the eyes, loss of libido, amenorrhea, drowsiness, irritability and sometimes changes in behavior.

    There are different types of anemias, and the treatment depends on its cause and severity.

     

    • Aplastic anemia is a rare condition characterized by low levels of red and white blood cells and platelets.
    • Hemolytic anemia occurs because red blood cells are destroyed in the liver and spleen faster than they are produced.
    • Pernicious anemia relates to a decreased body store of vitamin B12. Vegetarians are more prone to develop B12 deficiency because this nutrient is found primarily in animal protein.  Read more
  • Pregnancy and Iodine

    by Paula Gallagher | June 18, 2014

    pregnancy and iodinePregnancy and iodine have an important connection. A new report by the American Academy of Pediatrics says that pregnant and breastfeeding women should make sure that the mineral iodine is in their prenatal supplements.

    Iodine is a trace mineral that is essential in the human body. Many people know iodine is essential to thyroid hormone production, but it is also crucial to healthy brain development in a developing baby.

    This is the first time that the American Academy of Pediatrics has made a statement regarding the use of iodine. It is estimated that about one third of pregnant women are deficient in iodine and only about 15% take a supplement that contains it. Severe iodine deficiency is associated with stunted physical and mental growth, and even marginal iodine deficiency can decrease brain functioning.

    Pathway Prenatal Plus is a complete multivitamin, formulated to meet a woman’s nutritional needs during pregnancy and lactation. Extra amounts of calcium, folic acid and iron are included to support fetal development and maternal health. Also included in this formula are DHA from trademarked ingredient Neuromins™, iodine and choline, which are important nutrients needed for healthy neurological functioning and brain development of the fetus.

    Pathway Prenatal Plus is currently 30% off at our big Summer Sale, through July 15.

  • Calcium and Women's Health

    by Paula Gallagher | June 10, 2014

    Calcium and women's health have long been linked, and now a recently published study in the journal Osteoporosis International has found that there is no connection between calcium supplementation and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

    For the study, researchers examined 74,245 women who were part of the Nurses' Health Study. Calcium supplement usage and incident cardiovascular disease among all these participants was recorded.

    Researchers noted that, not only did the women who consumed calcium supplements have no increased risk of CVD, but they had lower levels of trans fat, smoked less, and were more physically active than women who didn't take any such supplements.

    “Calcium is an essential nutrient most widely used for its bone health benefits, and government data show most Americans don’t get enough," said Duffy MacKay, N.D., Senior Vice President for Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition. “We encourage continued studies on calcium’s safety and benefits, but this study should help women feel confident that calcium supplements are an appropriate choice if they are not getting enough from food alone."  Read more

  • Safe Summer Tips

    by Paula Gallagher | May 27, 2014

    We hope you had a lovely weekend! Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, which means warmer weather (finally), and the need for sunscreen, bug repellent and allergy support! Here are some safe summer tips for you and your family.

    The Environmental Working Group released their best and safest sunscreens for 2014. Check the list to see if your sunscreen makes the grade. I have mentioned this multiple times but my favorite sunscreen for my little ones is Badger Sunscreen SPF 30. It protects them like no other sunscreen I have tried, especially for my littlest one is very fair. It creates a physical block using zinc oxide.

    For more safe sunscreen options click here.

    With warmer weather also come mosquitoes and black flies. I live up north around a lot of lakes, and although it is beautiful, it is a breeding ground for those pesky blood sucking insects. We use Quantum Buzzaway Insect Repellent to help keep the bugs away. Made with essential oils, it is even safe for my kids to use. Click here for more tips on how to protect yourself against mosquitoes and black flies, as well as recipes for your own insect repellent.  Read more

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