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Want to get over a flu or cold faster? Think Elderberry!!

Elderberries and elderflowers, products of the Black elder tree, have a long history of use in folk medicine for the treatment of colds and flu. They are also traditionally used as a diuretic, laxative, diaphoretic (induces sweating), and to stimulate your immune system. According to the Canadian Therapeutic Research Centre Natural Medicines database (focused on […]

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Out with Gout

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis. It usually affects one joint at a time, often the big toe, but can spread to other joints making them look red and swollen. Gout occurs when urate crystals accumulate in your joint, causing the inflammation and intense pain of a gout attack. Urate crystals can form when […]

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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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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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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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