THINGS WE LOVE
Customers often cite our knowledgeable staff and personalized service when they talk about what keeps them coming back to Community Pharmacy and Community Wellness Shop. Given the state of the pandemic, we’re not seeing as many of you in person these days. Since we’ve been missing those up-close encounters and opportunities to chat, we thought we’d tap a few staff members and ask them to share why some of their most-loved products hold a special place in their hearts. Here you go!
Liquid Bliss by WishGarden Herbs is one of my favorite herbal tinctures and heart medicines. With Hawthorn, Damiana, Passion Flower and Cacao, these plant friends do wonders to combat my anxiety and depression symptoms. When sadness lands heavy in my chest, or I feel tight with worry, this blend feels like a warm comforting hug on my heart.
Have you ever eaten a food that’s made you feel sad or anxious later? Hidden in the walls of our digestion system lives the Enteric Nervous System or ENS, a “second brain” made up of more than 100 million nerve cells lining the gastrointestinal tract. Researchers have found evidence that irritation in the gastrointestinal system may send signals to the Central Nervous System that trigger mood changes. These findings may explain why individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and functional bowel problems (diarrhea, bloating, constipation, etc.) have a higher-than-normal chance of developing depression or anxiety. It has become increasingly important to remember that our two brains talk to each other.
Our staff loves justthrive 100% spore-based probiotic. Unlike non-spore based leading probiotics, justthrive cells arrive ALIVE in the small intestine where they aid digestion, support healthy bowels, help control favorable bacteria balance, provide immune support and products key nutrients at the site of absorption. Taking justthrive is a way to give your gut some love ❤️.
Stress management can be one of the hardest things to tackle in life (especially now). Our staff loves using Stress Guard by Oregon’s Wild Harvest to hit stress from multiple angles. Stress Guard has a great combo of B vitamins, which help the body feel more energized, less stressed, and happier (also great for hair, nail, and migraine prevention). This capsule also contains Holy Basil, Licorice, Ashwagandha, Skullcap and L-theanine, all wonderful for long-term anxiety and stress management. We like to take it in the morning for optimal full day coverage, but if stress affects you more at night, it can also help as a sleep aid! If you want to reduce your overall stress and anxiety and want a general-use aid for it, this combination formula might be your jam!
Anybody who’s spoken with me about skincare knows I’m a huge fan of facial hydrosols. Whether it’s a product of getting older, the lack of humidity in and out of the house, or wearing masks so much of the day, my skin has become predisposed to dryness, tightness and redness. About 6 months back I tried the Pranarōm Calm Soothing Facial Mist and it’s a secret love affair that I haven’t shared up to now. Combining organic lemon balm, lavender, chamomile and aloe, with 3 or 4 sprays I can feel it cooling and calming immediately (both my skin and my stress levels). It’s also great when you’ve been out in the sun too long or want to add some moisture to harder- to-reach places like my shoulders and back. Sorry for keeping things superficial — just thought you’d like to know.