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Nutritional Supplements

  • Supplements for Heart Health

    by Paula Gallagher | February 13, 2019

    Last week, we talked about four numbers that are important for heart health, and this week we will look at supplements that can support your heart. Supplements can be helpful and used in combination with diet, exercise and lifestyle, and can significantly improve cardiovascular wellness. Before taking any supplement, please consult with a healthcare practitioner to make sure it is right for you.

    Supplements to Support Healthy Cholesterol

    Pathway Cholesterol Support: Several key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and Read more

  • Best Brands Sale Now Thru February 23

    by Paula Gallagher | February 4, 2019

    Right now, Village Green Apothecary is having its annual Best Brands Sale. This is an excellent time to take advantage of the great deals on some of the best quality brands of nutritional supplements on the market. Pathway products are currently 30% off, and Thorne, Metagenics, Xymogen and Nordic Naturals are 25% off.

    Consider taking this opportunity to stock up on multivitamins, omega-3s, and other supplements that you take. And if you have never taken a supplement and do not know where to start, we can help. Read more

  • Why Vitamin D is Vitally Important

    by Paula Gallagher | January 23, 2019

    Known as the sunshine vitamin, vitamin D is one nutrient that the majority of Americans are deficient in – especially those in the northern states. Vitamin D is vitally important for health; deficiency is associated with numerous diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, depression, osteoporosis, psoriasis, periodontal disease, macular degeneration, mental illness, propensity to fall and chronic pain.

    Beyond its role in enhancing calcium absorption, research has shown that vitamin D improves immune function (fights colds and flu) Read more

  • Strategies to Lift Your Mood and Help with SAD

    by Paula Gallagher | January 7, 2019

    The darker days of winter can take a toll emotionally and mentally on many people. For some, feeling down and the longing for warm sunshine is constant and can be accompanied by symptoms like fatigue, weight gain and irritability. This feeling is referred to appropriately as SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a type of depression that is common during winter months.

    The cause of SAD isn't absolutely clear. However, research indicates that lack of sunlight and the roles of two neurotransmitters, serotonin and melatonin, may have a part in the onset of this disorder.

    Serotonin is known as the "feel good hormone" and helps to regulate our moods. Read more

  • Prime Your Immune System for Cold and Flu Prevention

    by Margo Gladding | January 2, 2019

    With winter upon us, and cold and flu season in full effect, it’s so important to keep your immune system primed. Healthy habits such as exercising, eating right, getting rest, managing your stress, and washing your hands are all very helpful at keeping your immune system strong. Taking nutritional supplements also plays a key role in boosting your defenses. Below are my top recommendations to support your immune system for cold and flu prevention, as well as supplements for acute support. Read more

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