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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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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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Dementia: A Puzzling Matter

What is dementia? Dementia is a gradual decline of mental ability that affects your intellectual and social skills to the point where daily life becomes difficult. It is also an umbrella term for many ailments which affect memory and decision-making ability such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia (dementia caused by stroke), brain injury, drug abuse, […]

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