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Compounding with a Difference!

Many drug stores offer clients medication compounding. This means that they can customize a medication to your specific needs. Perhaps a specific dose of medication works best for you but it is not mass-produced by pharmaceutical companies. Compounding pharmacies can make it for you in the dose that you find most beneficial. Perhaps you have […]

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Who needs CoQ10? Perhaps it’s you!

CoQ10’s multiple benefits Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound which, in ideal conditions, is produced in adequate amounts by your body. CoQ10 is present in virtually all of your cells with the highest concentrations in your heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. CoQ10’s primary functions include acting as an antioxidant, a membrane stabilizer, and as a […]

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Benefits of Berberine

Berberine is a bitter-tasting yellow alkaloid found in roots, rhizomes, and stem bark of various plants including goldenseal and Oregon grape. Most often berberine is used to reduce blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown that taking berberine, combined with adopting a healthy lifestyle, reduces fasting blood glucose levels and HbA1c […]

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Activated Charcoal – Why should you have it?

Activated Charcoal – Why should you have it? Simply put, activated charcoal is carbon. “Activating” charcoal is a process which increases its surface area using high heat and an activating agent which results in the charcoal achieving a highly developed internal pore structure. Something like a sponge. The comparison to a sponge is appropriate since […]

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Liposomal GABA. How can it help you?

Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in your brain. When GABA attaches to a protein in your brain known as a GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect. This can help with feelings of anxiety, stress, and fear. It may also help prevent seizures. GABA is available […]

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Bacteria and Stress

A great deal of focus has been placed on the importance of healthy gut flora (probiotics) and immune health. 70% of immune function takes place in your gut. However, it’s often only a passing mention that probiotics affect your mental health. It’s a handy line for marketing, and there is truth in that statement, but […]

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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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