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Supplements Made Simple

In March 2015, as part of our committment to Nutrition Month, we tried to make supplements simple to understand. We encourage you to speak with our Nutritionist for any questions on these or other supplements in our nutrition store.

Fish Oil
Fish Oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA which are often scarce in the average person's diet. Fish oil supplements increase insulin sensitivity, something that is important in maintaining physical activity, and in weight loss. Higher insulin levels mean more storage of fat in your body. Fish Oil can help promote the use of insulin in your body to remove the storage of fat and maintain exercise levels.

Veeva
Veeva is an excellent natural stress aid. With ingredients like lemon balm, 5-HTP and supportive herbs this product is a great support for anyone under high amounts of stress and seeking relief. 5-HTP can help balance mood, improve sleep as well as increase energy. Lemon balm increases the availability of GABA in the brain and also acts simultaneously on stress and stress-related symptoms.

Folic Acid
Folic Acid is a B-vitamin that plays a number of different roles in optimizing health including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk of anemia and preventing neural tube defects during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid may also improve memory and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The recommended daily intake for folic acid is 0.4mg a day.

Multivitamins
Multivitamins contain most or all of the 13 essential vitamins and 22 essential minerals that our bodies should have. It is a general supplement that helps insure against general deficiencies - sort of a way to provide balance in everyday life.

Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that is connected to warding off aging and age-related disease. It's not going to reverse aging, but it is going to make sure your body doesn't age faster than is necessary. Coenzyme Q10 is required by every cell in our body, and if our cells don't have enough oxygen to produce energy, they end up producing free radicals which have negative impacts on our body. Coenzyme Q10 is as important to our bodies as Vitamin C and the other heavyweight anti-oxidants.

Melissa Calmative and Sleep Aid
Melissa contains lemon balm which has been used for years as a stress reducer and to promote sleep. The supplement also contains other naturally-occurring ingredients like Chamomile (calming agent) and L-theanine (found in green tea) which combine for a product that is designed to reduce stress and induce sound sleep. While there are many causes of sleep deprivation, the main influencer is often daily stress. This could be a solution for you.

Metagenics I3C
Metagencis I3C is Indole-3-carbinol, an ingredient found in vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, turnips and rutabagas.  It is used to prevent breast and colon cancers, fibromyalgia and fighting tumours in the voice box, cervix, respiratory track and more. It also detoxes the liver and inrestines to help support the immune system. Metagencis I3C promotes healthy estrogen metabolism and estrogenic activity for women.

Natural Factors Black Cohosh
It might sound a bit ominous, but Black Cohosh has been used by herbalists as a nerve and muscle relaxant, as well as to treat headache, muscle spasms and arthritis. Natural Factors Black Cohosh is offered in 40mg tablets to help women treat hot flashes and other uncomfortable systems of peri-menopause and menopause. This is a great, multi-preventative supplement.

Squip Himalayan Salt Crystals
Squip Himalayan Salt Crystals is a drug-free method of easing respiratory discomfort. Used with an inhaler, as you breathe, natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into the lungs. The treatment can help with sinus problems, asthma, the common cold, allergies, hay fever and congestion. Unlike steroid inhalers and other pharmaceutical drugs, this therapeutic approach offers absolutely no negative side effects.

Luboma Cardio Plus Blood Pressure
Luboma Cardio Plus Blood Pressure is a tea that reduces high blood pressure, headache, dizziness and vertigo. It also soothes the nerves and mental stresses. This tea does have a distinct diuretic function as well. The tea is made from a wild herb and the supplement has no side effects.

Tumeric
Turmeric is an antioxidant that comes from the ginger family. Tumeric is help in reducing inflammation, and is also an antioxidant and has antibacterial qualities. Inflammation affects our intestines and our joints which causes pain and discomfort. Tumeric is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes, adding a savoury flavour in cooking. This makes it one of our favourites for its many healthful benefits.

AOR Ortho-Adapt
AOR Ortho-Adapt helps the body cope with stress. The ingredients in AOR Ortho-Adapt include Vitamin C and Ginseng and other nutrients that help us cope with stressors by improving adrenal health. Adrenal glands are located at the top of the kidneys and are responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress. We all have stress: the key is being able to have balance with it in our lives.

Platinum Bone Builder Strontium
Strontium (Sr) is atomic number 38 for those of you who remember the elements table. Among its many uses is the treatment of osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass and density that can lead to fractures. Platinum Bone Builder Strontium is a preventative supplement that works to increase bone and mineral density and reduce bone loss. It is especially effective when used in conjunction with Calcium (another of those chemistry elements!)

Xymogen Opti-GHI
Xymogen Opti-GHI (pronouced zy-mo-jen), is a functional food in the form of a powdered drink. It allows you to go through a detox plan without missing any key nutrients along the way. We only recommend this option if you speak with our Nutritionist first so that the detox plan can be modified to your specific needs. Xymogen Opti-GHI works for vegetarian diets and is a pleasant tasting drink mix that can be consumed on its own or as part of a smoothie.

Oil of Oregano
If anyone has a cold hanging on, you may want to add this supplement to your diet. Oil of Oregano helps fight cold and flu, and keeps the digestive tract healthy. Additional benefits of this oil are that it helps kill bacteria, protects against fungus and viruses. There are over 40 species of Oregano, but not all have therapeutic benefits. We carry supplements made from the most therapeutically beneficial oil.

Green Tea
Green Tea is a beverage rich in antioxidants. Benefits of Green Tea include: improved blood sugar, fat loss, improved circulation and cancer prevention. Studies have found that supplementing with Green Tea extract improves exercise endurance, including increased fat burning by 17% in moderate-intensity exercise. The recommended dose is 1-3 cups of Green Tea per day.

St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort is used to treat mild to moderate depression.  It can take 2-3 weeks for you to notice a difference, so if you are not able to wait that long, this may not be the supplement for you. You cannot take this supplement with antidepressant medication as you may become over-medicated. You also cannot take St. John's Wort if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We have many other options for alleviating depression for this reason.

Enzymes
Enzymes are proteins. In the digestive tract, they help break down food and detoxify alcohol, which helps improve your general digestion. If you often feel bloated or gassy after a meal, a digestive Enzyme might be the fix you need to feel better. Some people do not produce enough Enzymes naturally, so supplementing can make a great difference in their quality of life.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps to slow down the processes that damage cells in the body. Cell damage can occur from a number of things such as disease, allergies, medications and more. Being deficient in Vitamin E is not healthy, so ensure that your levels are appropriate for your age and lifestyle. Vitamin E is fat soluble, and is best absorbed with food.

Learning Factors Advanced School Aid
Learning Factors Advanced School Aid contains Omega-3 and Arachidonic Acid which is found in the brain, liver and muscles. Omega-3 is used for normal growth and development. The body does not make Omega-3 which is why it has to be consumed by food (fish) or supplement. Arachidonic Acid is found in the brain, and neurological health depends very much on Arachidonic Acid. It has been shown to improve intelligence in children. The role of this supplement is to help children study better and assist with capacity to learn and pay attention.

Innovite Red Yeast Rice
Red Yeast Rice has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for years as a natural source of statins (cholesterol-reducing enzymes). The supplement created by Innovite also contains three other naturally-occurring ingredients that reduce cholesterol, as well as Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin D3. Red Yeast Rice is an alternative to pharmaceutical options for lowering cholesterol.

Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil comes from an Australian tree. The oil is applied to the skin to treat conditions such as acne, fungal nail infections, lice, scabies, athlete's foot and ringworm. It can also be used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, insect bites and more, making it a good product for our upcoming summer season. Despite being a "tea" oil, it is not recommended to be taken by mouth. There are no natural food sources of tea tree oil.

Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is used as a natural treatment for liver conditions. Milk Thistle contains silymarin, which is both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Research also suggests that Milk Thistle, combined with traditional treatments, can improve diabetes, cholesterol and insulin resistance. However, if you have an allergy to ragweed, this supplement is not for you.

RespirActin
RespirActin contains many herbal ingredients such as: rosemary, sage, cloves, cinnamon, chamomile, thyme, spearmint, watch-hazel, juniper and black cumin seed. Combined, they provide relief from allergies, asthma, hay fever, coughing, runny nose and chlorine drip. RespirActin has also been awarded best herbal supplement, best herbal medicine, best beverage, best nutritional supplement, best new product and best herbal tea by Alive Magazine.

Bell Prostate Ezee Flow Tea
This is a supplement for men, used to reduce frequent urination. Bell Prostate Tea is made from ingredients such as chamomile, cinnamon, cranberry, ginseng, lavender, lemon - a total of 12 herbs. The tea can be served hot or cold, so it's perfect for any season. The combination of the herbs specifically helps men with an enlarged prostate who find frequent urination needs to be problematic and a negative impact to good sleep patterns. It was developed by the founder of Bell Lifestyle Products for his own health and comfort.

Estrosmart
Our supplement today is Estrosmart, a supplement by Lorna Vanderhaeghe that maintains a healthy estrogen-to-progesterone balance. This women's supplement helps with benign breast disease, perimenopause, weight problems, uterine fibroids, acne and more. It is comprised of Green Tea extract, rosemary extract, Curcumin and more. Lorna Vanderhaeghe is Canada's leading women's natural health expert, and we're proud to carry her products.

In March 2015, as part of our committment to Nutrition Month, we tried to make supplements simple to understand. We encourage you to speak with our Nutritionist for any questions on these or other supplements in our nutrition store.

Fish Oil
Fish Oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA which are often scarce in the average person's diet. Fish oil supplements increase insulin sensitivity, something that is important in maintaining physical activity, and in weight loss. Higher insulin levels mean more storage of fat in your body. Fish Oil can help promote the use of insulin in your body to remove the storage of fat and maintain exercise levels.

Veeva
Veeva is an excellent natural stress aid. With ingredients like lemon balm, 5-HTP and supportive herbs this product is a great support for anyone under high amounts of stress and seeking relief. 5-HTP can help balance mood, improve sleep as well as increase energy. Lemon balm increases the availability of GABA in the brain and also acts simultaneously on stress and stress-related symptoms.

Folic Acid
Folic Acid is a B-vitamin that plays a number of different roles in optimizing health including reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk of anemia and preventing neural tube defects during the first 4 weeks of pregnancy. Folic acid may also improve memory and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The recommended daily intake for folic acid is 0.4mg a day.

Multivitamins
Multivitamins contain most or all of the 13 essential vitamins and 22 essential minerals that our bodies should have. It is a general supplement that helps insure against general deficiencies - sort of a way to provide balance in everyday life.

Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 is an antioxidant that is connected to warding off aging and age-related disease. It's not going to reverse aging, but it is going to make sure your body doesn't age faster than is necessary. Coenzyme Q10 is required by every cell in our body, and if our cells don't have enough oxygen to produce energy, they end up producing free radicals which have negative impacts on our body. Coenzyme Q10 is as important to our bodies as Vitamin C and the other heavyweight anti-oxidants.

Melissa Calmative and Sleep Aid
Melissa contains lemon balm which has been used for years as a stress reducer and to promote sleep. The supplement also contains other naturally-occurring ingredients like Chamomile (calming agent) and L-theanine (found in green tea) which combine for a product that is designed to reduce stress and induce sound sleep. While there are many causes of sleep deprivation, the main influencer is often daily stress. This could be a solution for you.

Metagenics I3C
Metagencis I3C is Indole-3-carbinol, an ingredient found in vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, cauliflower, kale, mustard greens, turnips and rutabagas.  It is used to prevent breast and colon cancers, fibromyalgia and fighting tumours in the voice box, cervix, respiratory track and more. It also detoxes the liver and inrestines to help support the immune system. Metagencis I3C promotes healthy estrogen metabolism and estrogenic activity for women.

Natural Factors Black Cohosh
It might sound a bit ominous, but Black Cohosh has been used by herbalists as a nerve and muscle relaxant, as well as to treat headache, muscle spasms and arthritis. Natural Factors Black Cohosh is offered in 40mg tablets to help women treat hot flashes and other uncomfortable systems of peri-menopause and menopause. This is a great, multi-preventative supplement.

Squip Himalayan Salt Crystals
Squip Himalayan Salt Crystals is a drug-free method of easing respiratory discomfort. Used with an inhaler, as you breathe, natural moisture in the air absorbs the salt particles into the lungs. The treatment can help with sinus problems, asthma, the common cold, allergies, hay fever and congestion. Unlike steroid inhalers and other pharmaceutical drugs, this therapeutic approach offers absolutely no negative side effects.

Luboma Cardio Plus Blood Pressure
Luboma Cardio Plus Blood Pressure is a tea that reduces high blood pressure, headache, dizziness and vertigo. It also soothes the nerves and mental stresses. This tea does have a distinct diuretic function as well. The tea is made from a wild herb and the supplement has no side effects.

Tumeric
Turmeric is an antioxidant that comes from the ginger family. Tumeric is help in reducing inflammation, and is also an antioxidant and has antibacterial qualities. Inflammation affects our intestines and our joints which causes pain and discomfort. Tumeric is one of the key ingredients in many Asian dishes, adding a savoury flavour in cooking. This makes it one of our favourites for its many healthful benefits.

AOR Ortho-Adapt
AOR Ortho-Adapt helps the body cope with stress. The ingredients in AOR Ortho-Adapt include Vitamin C and Ginseng and other nutrients that help us cope with stressors by improving adrenal health. Adrenal glands are located at the top of the kidneys and are responsible for releasing hormones in response to stress. We all have stress: the key is being able to have balance with it in our lives.

Platinum Bone Builder Strontium
Strontium (Sr) is atomic number 38 for those of you who remember the elements table. Among its many uses is the treatment of osteoporosis, the loss of bone mass and density that can lead to fractures. Platinum Bone Builder Strontium is a preventative supplement that works to increase bone and mineral density and reduce bone loss. It is especially effective when used in conjunction with Calcium (another of those chemistry elements!)

Xymogen Opti-GHI
Xymogen Opti-GHI (pronouced zy-mo-jen), is a functional food in the form of a powdered drink. It allows you to go through a detox plan without missing any key nutrients along the way. We only recommend this option if you speak with our Nutritionist first so that the detox plan can be modified to your specific needs. Xymogen Opti-GHI works for vegetarian diets and is a pleasant tasting drink mix that can be consumed on its own or as part of a smoothie.

Oil of Oregano
If anyone has a cold hanging on, you may want to add this supplement to your diet. Oil of Oregano helps fight cold and flu, and keeps the digestive tract healthy. Additional benefits of this oil are that it helps kill bacteria, protects against fungus and viruses. There are over 40 species of Oregano, but not all have therapeutic benefits. We carry supplements made from the most therapeutically beneficial oil.

Green Tea
Green Tea is a beverage rich in antioxidants. Benefits of Green Tea include: improved blood sugar, fat loss, improved circulation and cancer prevention. Studies have found that supplementing with Green Tea extract improves exercise endurance, including increased fat burning by 17% in moderate-intensity exercise. The recommended dose is 1-3 cups of Green Tea per day.

St. John's Wort
St. John's Wort is used to treat mild to moderate depression.  It can take 2-3 weeks for you to notice a difference, so if you are not able to wait that long, this may not be the supplement for you. You cannot take this supplement with antidepressant medication as you may become over-medicated. You also cannot take St. John's Wort if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. We have many other options for alleviating depression for this reason.

Enzymes
Enzymes are proteins. In the digestive tract, they help break down food and detoxify alcohol, which helps improve your general digestion. If you often feel bloated or gassy after a meal, a digestive Enzyme might be the fix you need to feel better. Some people do not produce enough Enzymes naturally, so supplementing can make a great difference in their quality of life.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E helps to slow down the processes that damage cells in the body. Cell damage can occur from a number of things such as disease, allergies, medications and more. Being deficient in Vitamin E is not healthy, so ensure that your levels are appropriate for your age and lifestyle. Vitamin E is fat soluble, and is best absorbed with food.

Learning Factors Advanced School Aid
Learning Factors Advanced School Aid contains Omega-3 and Arachidonic Acid which is found in the brain, liver and muscles. Omega-3 is used for normal growth and development. The body does not make Omega-3 which is why it has to be consumed by food (fish) or supplement. Arachidonic Acid is found in the brain, and neurological health depends very much on Arachidonic Acid. It has been shown to improve intelligence in children. The role of this supplement is to help children study better and assist with capacity to learn and pay attention.

Innovite Red Yeast Rice
Red Yeast Rice has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for years as a natural source of statins (cholesterol-reducing enzymes). The supplement created by Innovite also contains three other naturally-occurring ingredients that reduce cholesterol, as well as Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin D3. Red Yeast Rice is an alternative to pharmaceutical options for lowering cholesterol.

Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree Oil comes from an Australian tree. The oil is applied to the skin to treat conditions such as acne, fungal nail infections, lice, scabies, athlete's foot and ringworm. It can also be used as an antiseptic for cuts, burns, insect bites and more, making it a good product for our upcoming summer season. Despite being a "tea" oil, it is not recommended to be taken by mouth. There are no natural food sources of tea tree oil.

Milk Thistle
Milk Thistle is used as a natural treatment for liver conditions. Milk Thistle contains silymarin, which is both an anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant. Research also suggests that Milk Thistle, combined with traditional treatments, can improve diabetes, cholesterol and insulin resistance. However, if you have an allergy to ragweed, this supplement is not for you.

RespirActin
RespirActin contains many herbal ingredients such as: rosemary, sage, cloves, cinnamon, chamomile, thyme, spearmint, watch-hazel, juniper and black cumin seed. Combined, they provide relief from allergies, asthma, hay fever, coughing, runny nose and chlorine drip. RespirActin has also been awarded best herbal supplement, best herbal medicine, best beverage, best nutritional supplement, best new product and best herbal tea by Alive Magazine.

Bell Prostate Ezee Flow Tea
This is a supplement for men, used to reduce frequent urination. Bell Prostate Tea is made from ingredients such as chamomile, cinnamon, cranberry, ginseng, lavender, lemon - a total of 12 herbs. The tea can be served hot or cold, so it's perfect for any season. The combination of the herbs specifically helps men with an enlarged prostate who find frequent urination needs to be problematic and a negative impact to good sleep patterns. It was developed by the founder of Bell Lifestyle Products for his own health and comfort.

Estrosmart
Our supplement today is Estrosmart, a supplement by Lorna Vanderhaeghe that maintains a healthy estrogen-to-progesterone balance. This women's supplement helps with benign breast disease, perimenopause, weight problems, uterine fibroids, acne and more. It is comprised of Green Tea extract, rosemary extract, Curcumin and more. Lorna Vanderhaeghe is Canada's leading women's natural health expert, and we're proud to carry her products.

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