Our pharmacists are trained to help you make informed decisions with regards to vitamins and supplements. We carry a full line of pharmaceutical grade vitamins and supplements and can help you determine the best products to achieve optimal health.
Did you know that there is no regulation that requires vitamin manufacturers to disclose to the FDA information regarding the safety or benefits of their products? A recent investigation by New York's attorney general into store brand supplements sold at GNC, Target, Wal-Mart and Walgreens discovered that little or none of the listed herbal ingredients were actually in the supplements being sold. They tested hundreds of bottles via DNA and chemical analysis and found that 4 out of 5 bottles contained none of the herbs listed.
The pharmaceutical grade supplements sold here are all third party tested by independent laboratories. This means the ingredients are tested for purity and potency and must meet rigorous testing and quality criteria for these professional strength products. In short, the products we carry are what they say they are, no mystery ingredients, fillers or substitutes.
Everyone! Most of us are not able to get enough of the vitamins and nutrients we need through diet alone. Vitamins and supplements can fill those gaps. There is no replacement for a healthy diet, but often times we can optimize our health potential with a combination of both.
Did you know that the prescription medications you take to improve your health may also be robbing your body of important nutrients? Many common prescription medications hinder your body's ability to absorb nutrients from the foods you eat. For example, long-term usage of stomach acid blocking medications like Nexium and Prilosec change the pH of your stomach. Without adequate stomach acid your body cannot absorb vitamin B12 from the foods you consume. B12 is important for energy and your nervous system.
Even the short term use of medications like antibiotics can cause problems. Antibiotics can destroy the natural flora in the digestive tract. When these "good" bacteria are destroyed the door is opened for "bad" bacteria to take over. "Bad" bacteria in the gut can lead to diarrhea, gas, bloating and more. Taking a probiotic during and after antibiotic usage can help replenish your natural flora.
Stop in and speak with one of our pharmacists today. We are happy to help you assess your individual needs and goals for optimal health!