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5 Supplements Every Mom Should Be Taking

May 6, 2020 / by Samantha Thiry, FNP-C posted in Wellness, supplements, women, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

Being a mom is no easy job. In fact, most moms would say it’s the toughest job they’ve ever had. The daily stress and pressure often means moms put their health lowest on the priority list. But a healthier mom is a happier mom... and as we all know, ain’t nobody happy if mama ain’t happy!

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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine FAQs

Mar 27, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Pharmacy

(Updated 4/7/20 to include some additional support for Hydroxychloroquine, including the potentially beneficial use of zinc.)

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Top 6 Supplements We're Taking Right Now (Coronavirus Edition)

Mar 25, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

First thing’s first: the current coronavirus is novel, meaning it is new. There are clinical studies underway to better understand the virus, but at the time of this writing, there is not enough data for the FDA to approve any specific supplement or medication to prevent or treat COVID-19.

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What We Want You To Know About Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mar 20, 2020 / by Michael Swail posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy, homepage

(revised 3/21/20)

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Is CBD Right For Me?

Feb 27, 2020 / by Meg Dwyer, ACN, CH, YTT posted in Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

“Is CBD right for me?” This is the number one question our Wellness Team hears each day.  The popularity of CBD is relatively new, so understandably, there is uncertainty about its safety and effectiveness - and how to best incorporate it into one's current wellness routine. Let us help clear the air and determine if it might be a good fit for you or someone you love. 

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5 Supplements for Energy and Fighting Fatigue

Oct 17, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Energy, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

Are you constantly complaining of feeling tired and exhausted? Do you need an afternoon coffee to get through the day? Do you wake in the morning feeling groggy and unrested? Obviously, eating a well-balanced diet, exercising regularly and getting enough sleep are important to maintain your natural energy levels. But sometimes these just aren't enough, especially when life feels crazy. Fortunately, there are many supplements that can help you feel energized throughout the day.

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5 Supplements to Support Your Child's Focus and Concentration

Aug 21, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, Concentration, Kids, Pharmacy

School is back in session and for many kids, staying focused and attentive in the classroom is a major issue.  We offer some natural, pharmaceutical grade supplements that can help support concentration for kids or teens who struggle with staying focused throughout the long school day. They can also be helpful for teens or college-aged kids managing excessive stress and long study hours.

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Liposomal GABA with L-Theanine for Sleep and Anxiety

Aug 13, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Sleep, anxiety, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

GABA is a neurotransmitter that facilitates the calming, parasympathetic response of the nervous system. Supplementing with GABA may be especially helpful for those prone to worry, anxiety, and over-thinking. Fortunately, taking GABA does not cause drowsiness, and actually improves cognition. It can be taken during the day for calming focus, or at night to relieve unwelcome mental chatter.
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Best Supplements for Relaxation and Mood Support

Jul 19, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Stress, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

Summer should be relaxing, fun and chill! Unfortunately, many people struggle with anxiety and stress that limits their ability to fully enjoy the moment. Here are some of our Wellness Teams favorite supplements for relaxation and mood support.

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Are Pharmaceutical-Grade Supplements Worth the Investment?

Jul 12, 2019 / by Alive + Well posted in Wellness, supplements, Functional Medicine, Pharmacy

We hear it all the time... “aren’t supplements all the same?” or “there's a cheaper one at my local drugstore.”

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