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Which magnesium will work for you?

There are many ways to get magnesium through supplements. You can find magnesium in the form of oxide, citrate, glycinate (bisglycinate), malate, and L-threonate at Pharmasave Summerland. Most Canadians do not have optimal levels of magnesium in their bodies and supplementation is recommended. But which magnesium should you take? Let’s look at the differences: Magnesium […]

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Probiotics or Digestive Enzymes?

I’m often asked by clients experiencing digestive issues for one or the other. More often than not they are asking about how probiotics, rather than enzymes, can help them with digestion and symptoms like gas, bloating, and diarrhea. While probiotics and digestive enzymes play roles in your digestion and immune function, they are very different […]

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Are your probiotics working?

We’ve all heard by now that a healthy gut microbiome populated by numerous strains of positive flora (probiotics) is essential for good health. Healthy, undamaged gut flora contributes to many aspects of your wellbeing. But, if you’ve been under the weather and encouraged to supplement with probiotics, how do you know you’re on the road […]

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A Call for Collagen

There are a number of products on the shelf containing collagen of different types and delivery methods. Some are marine source, some are sourced from chickens or cattle, and some products are a combination of all three. They may be capsules or drinkable powders. Here are the benefits of each: Marine Collagen– Also known as […]

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Taking a panoramic view of the effect Covid-19 has on pharmacies

At Pharmasave Summerland, we want our community members to know that we are 100% committed to serving our patients. Patients who have filled or refilled prescriptions recently may have noticed receiving a smaller supply than usual. We want to ensure complete transparency around why this is being done. Pharmacies have been dealing with drug shortages […]

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Mushrooms and Immunity

Mushrooms and Immunity

Mushrooms and Immunity Let’s start with mushrooms and vitamin D. Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable source of this important vitamin. Like us, mushrooms produce vitamin D when they are exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses, reducing autoimmunity and making you less susceptible to infection. During the […]

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Food for Thought

Feed your Brain! These supplements aid in optimizing your brain health (and recovery), and who wouldn’t like to sharpen up their brain health? Melatonin – melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland. It acts as a sleep aid by regulating your circadian rythm. As you age your production of melatonin may reduce, resulting […]

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Why insulin for type 2 diabetes?

Here is a puzzler: If insulin resistance comes about because of the presence of too much insulin, why are the most insulin resistant people, type 2 diabetics, treated with insulin? Dr. Jason Fung, author of The Complete Guide to Fasting, suggests that this treatment is in fact the opposite of what should be done. He […]

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Blue Light and Insomnia

  According to a 2015 Harvard study, our screens’ (phones, tablets, and t.v.’s) melatonin-inhibiting blue light delays sleep latency by an average of 10 minutes. Even if you are prone to falling asleep in front of a screen, that can be a problem too. Light from your t.v. or computer can still filter through your […]

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Party Smart for the Long Weekend

 In this case I am referencing the product named “Party Smart” and it’s use in preventing the malaise one might experience after taking in too much alcohol. It is worth noting that any amount of alcohol is a negative force against good health. In 2017 the group of physicians in the UK who had originally […]

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Stay healthy while you travel!

For travellers planning to vacation locally or internationally, there are many reasons to visit Pharmasave Summerland before going away. Whether people are planning to visit a tropical paradise or embarking on an epic family journey to a theme park or a “bucket list” eco-adventure, your Pharmasave pharmacist can meet your essential travel health and safety needs. […]

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Probiotics: Is more better

Probiotics have far reaching health benefits. Everything from weight management to mental wellness to immune health can be improved utilizing the right probiotics. There are multiple studies showing the benefits for both single-strain probiotics as well as specific multi-strain combinations. To that end, more than one strain of probiotic flora in one product can certainly […]

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