July Staff Picks
Allison: Stress ReLeaf by Herbs Etc.
I have tried many products for stress and anxiety and this one is by far my favorite! The first time I tried this product I felt my entire body calm down, as if it took a giant exhale. Stress ReLeaf is useful for anyone faced with, or recuperating from, increased amounts of stress or prolonged periods of elevated stress. I use if for a number of these reasons: nervousness, edginess, anxiety, restlessness, exhaustion, nervous stomach, gastrointestinal tension or cramps, stress-related sleep disturbances, muscle twitches, and muscle pain or tightness. The best part about Stress ReLeaf is how fast it works. Because tinctures are most often carried in alcohol they enter the blood stream quickly and can provide immediate benefits. Next time you are experiencing stress, reach for Stress ReLeaf!
Brenda: Pepogest by Nature's Way
I bought Pepogest for my husband who suffers from IBS. It was recommended to me as it is supposed to do the same things as the prescriptions he was taking, but without the harmful side effects. Pepogest is encapsulated peppermint oil that is enteric coated to ensure it is released in the intestines and not the stomach. It has the ability to reduce IBS symptoms like muscle spasms, cramps, gas and nausea. I am happy to report my husband is completely off his prescriptions for IBS and Pepogest gives him quick relief from gas pressure and bowel spasms.
Emarene: Liquid Bliss by Wish Garden
When I first saw this product in the store I knew I had to try it. This product made me feel a sense of joy and I wanted to skip around the store! Liquid Bliss (aka Love Potion #9) is a combination of herbs that help support the nervous system to lift your mood, increase your sense of connection, and boost the production of your body’s natural “feel” good hormones. This product is great as it not only improves your state of mind but also gives you energy when you are feeling down.
Kris: Xyloburst Peppermint Gum
I have been addicted to chewing gum for as long as I can remember. As a former smoker, chewing gum was always a must have to try to cover up smoker breath. Even after I quit smoking, I still continued to chew excessive amounts of gum. It keeps my mouth moist and I LOVE the taste of peppermint. Several years ago I quit using artificial sweeteners and that included chewing gum. Since I chew probably more than 30 pieces of gum per day, I had to find an alternative to what I call "poison gum" and I found that in Xylitol based chewing gum. The xylitol in the gum has an antibacterial effect as well as a re-mineralizing on the teeth.
Kristen: Organic Lions Mane Tincture by Host Defense
There are some days I have a hard time focusing, as I have a mind that is constantly running and a zillion things I want to get done. To help concentrate and stay motivated when I am doing research or writing classes I always reach for my tincture of Lions Mane. This mushroom has been clinically proven to directly support the brain and nervous system by increasing Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) to boost memory, reasoning, cognition and energy. I take it in tincture form and am amazed by how quickly it works!