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Nutritional Supplements

At Joe’s Pharmacy we value looking at health holistically and are happy to discuss nutritional changes that can also address overall health.

Did you know?

MAGNESIUM

Over 50% of the magnesium that our bodies retain is stored in the skeletal system, and the rest is found in muscle, soft tissues and bodily fluids.

Magnesium plays an important role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body including the metabolism of food and synthesis of fatty acids and proteins. Magnesium is involved in neuromuscular transmission and activity and muscle relaxation. Magnesium deficiency, especially prevalent in older populations, is linked to insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease and osteoporosis.

VITAMIN D

Vitamin D, often called the “Sunshine Vitamin” is vital to strong and healthy bones, skin and teeth and a healthy immune system.  Vitamin D is produced in the skin in response to sunlight and has several important functions.  Perhaps the most vital are regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorous, and facilitating  normal immune system function.  

Vitamin D and Hair Growth; along with other recently discovered chemicals, Vitamin D can also help wake up hair follicles that have become dormant, according to researchers.  

Getting a sufficient amount is important for normal growth, as well as improved resistance against certain diseases. The older we get the more vitamin D we need, talk to Joe about the best daily amounts of vitamin D to suit you. 

We carry the following Brands: Orange Naturals, Bell Lifestyles, Now Foods, Nutristart, and Prairie Naturals.

We carry the following products:

  • vitamins & minerals
  • homeopathy
  • herbs
  • essential fatty acids
  • sports nutrition products
  • children’s health
  • immune care products
  • acidophilus & digestive care
  • cleansing & detoxification
  • hormonal health

 

Homeopathy

homeopathyWhat is homeopathy?

Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathic medicine views symptoms of illness as normal responses of the body as it attempts to regain health.

A homeopathic health practitioner (homeopath) uses pills or liquid mixtures (solutions) containing only a little of an active ingredient (usually a plant or mineral) for treatment of disease. These are known as highly diluted or “potentiated” substances.

What is homeopathy used for?

Historically, people have used homeopathy to maintain health and treat a wide range of long-term illnesses, such as allergies, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. They have also used it to treat minor injuries, such as cuts and scrapes and muscle strains or sprains. Homeopathic treatment is not considered appropriate for illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, major infections, or emergencies.

Is homeopathy safe?

Homeopathic remedies have been regulated in the United States since 1938 and are considered to be safe.

It is important to tell your medical doctor if you decide to use homeopathic remedies. He or she should have full knowledge of your health to help you make wise decisions about purchasing homeopathic dilutions.

Always tell your doctor if you are using an alternative therapy or if you are thinking about combining an alternative therapy with your conventional medical treatment.

 

Ten Common Homeopathic Medicines

If you wish to experiment with homeopathic medicines, here are ten medicines that are used for common ailments.

It is generally recommended that people treat themselves for non-threatening acute conditions only and obtain professional care for chronic or potential dangerous health conditions.

Alliaum cepa (onion): Is a frequent remedy for the common cold and hay fever.

Arnica (mountain daisy) :This is the #1 remedy in sports medicine and first aid. It is used for shock and trauma from injury.

Chamomilla (chamomille): Remedy for the irritable infant, especially from teething or colic.

Hypericum (St. John’s wort): Remedy for injuries to the nerves or to parts of the body rich with them, including fingers, toes and back.

Ignatia (St. Ignatius bean): The leading homeopathic medicines for acute grief, anxiety, and depression, especially after a death or separation from a loved one.

Magnesia phosphorica (phosphate of magnesia): Effective remedy for cramps, including menstrual cramps.

Nux vomica (poison nut): A common remedy for treating symptoms of overeating or from drinking too much alcohol.

Pulsatilla (windflower): A remedy given to both children and women, this medicine is not indicated for a specific disease but for a specific pattern of physical symptoms and psychological characteristics.

Rhus tox (poison ivy): Common remedy for sprains and strains. It is also often given to people with the flu or arthritis who experience this similar rusty gate syndrome.

 

We carry the following Brands: Boiron, Hyland’s and Dr Reckweg.