... Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs that you take orally (by mouth). They are usually extracted in alcohol. Because they are taken directly under the tongue, they enter the bloodstream much more directly than by any other means. This means that the action in the body is usually quicker. Although some herbs will have an immediate effect, such as those used to help one relax. Others that are more nutritive and building in nature. Nutritive tinctures may take several weeks of continual use before best results are seen. If necessary, it is fine to dilute the tincture in a small amount of water or juice. It may be flavored with lemon or honey to disguise the taste. (Note: never give honey to a child under one year of age.) You may also put the droppersful of tincture into a cup of warm or hot water for an instant cup of herbal tea. Heat your water first, before adding the herbs. Heating the herbs in a microwave may kill or weaken their healthful benefits. Taking the tincture directly under the tongue and avoiding any liquids or foods for at least 15 minutes afterwards provides the best results. Tinctures are extracted most often in alcohol because it is such a potent solvent. Alcohol-based tinctures have a virtually unlimited shelf life if stored in a cool, dark location. Refrigeration is not necessary. Seasons carries over 100 tinctures that' are available by prescription only by one of our NDs located upstairs. #naturopathicmedicine #naturopathicdoctor #keepinghealthy #naturalmedicine
You’ve read about pro biotics, you’ve seen commercials on gut health and someone somewhere has told you they are important for after taking anti biotics. But how do you know what’s right for you? When shopping for supplements it can be overwhelming to say the least, since the supplement market has boomed in the past 5 years. Not all pro biotics or supplements for that matter are created equal. Look for a brand that is Human sourced = the strains can naturally colonize in your gut Research driven = look for products that have had human trials, or randomized or double- blind placebo controlled studies. Clinically proven • Safe to use in pregnancy. • Reduce IBS symptoms within 2-10 week period. • Maintain gut flora balance during post-antibiotic therapy. Proprietary sourcing = natural selection. The Darwinian approach of natural selection—"strongest" and "smartest" adapt to survive—has been incorporated into HLC probiotics. As human-sourced probiotics are non-pathogenic, this proprietary process identifies top-conditioned hosts and targets only the strongest strains. Age specific = the perfect probiotic supplement for a 6 year old might not be ideal for someone 50 or older. CFU’s = CFU stands for “colony forming units” and is used to quantify how many bacteria in probiotics are capable of dividing and forming colonies. Usually in 25 billion used for everyday use, up to 50/100 billion used for pre/ post op or during and after antibiotic use. How to store pro biotics: Many probiotic bacteria are naturally sensitive to heat and moisture. Heat can kill organisms and moisture can activate them within pills, only to die due to lack of nutrients and a proper environment. These products should ideally be refrigerated and kept out of humidity. However, probiotics with freeze-dried organisms (which includes most sold as supplements in tablet or capsule form) and in packaging to prevent moisture, such as blister packs, generally do not need refrigeration or to be kept out of humidity but should still not be expo #healthy #keepinghealthy #guthealth #immuneboost #probiotics #probiotictips
Christmas gift baskets! They range in price from $25-$100! Perfect for any last minute gifts!