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SAVE $5.00 Coupon Code! Staff Favorites Part 3, Amazing L-Carnosine, Green Magma reigns supreme

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  • Staff Favorites
  • L-Carnosine - many benefits
  • Green Magma - the powerful safe juice extract

Staff Favorites List #5 & #6!

This month we feature Teresa from the Irving Street store and Michael DLR from the Fillmore Street store who have provided us with their choices of their top ten favorite products in an imaginary store where only ten products can be sold.

First we have Michael DLR’s List - #5:

  1. Fungi Perfecti's MyCommunity - one of the best therapeutic mushroom blends around for acute immune support + Paul Stamets does great work for the environment and raises his mushrooms in a completely sustainable way.
  2. Fungi Perfecti's Stamets 7 -  a great therapeutic mushroom "multi" formulated for daily use - used for overall stress support, cellular support, healthy inflammation response, and as an aid for healthy blood pressure.
  3. Dr. Shen's Yin Chiao - often a fool-proof cold remedy - works like a charm for me and often for those who also use it. Dr. Shen is a great local small business that uses traditional Chinese formulas and tests the herbs to ensure the herbs are not contaminated and are of high quality.
  4. Dr. Shen's Stomach Curing Pills - another great traditional Chinese formula that works like a charm to aid the elimination of various types of stomach upset or discomfort.
  5. Eclectic Institute's Quercetin/Nettles - out all of the various products formulated to address allergic response this is the one that I've found to be the most effective aid. Also, it is a good formula for supporting healthy inflammation response and good, sustainable, energy levels. Eclectic is a great company, one of my favorites that uses a freeze drying process to ensure the potency of the herbs - a local herbalist who I met highly recommends Eclectic as one of the finest companies.
  6. Herb Express Head Aid - a good herbal combination to have on hand - works well as a natural remedy to help bring down fever and as an aid for general pain or headache.
  7. Nutribiotic Grapefruit Seed extract - good "medicine kit" product. Excellent for supporting healthy bacteria levels in the body - can be useful for acute problems such as stomach upset related to eating bad food, urinary tract infections, used for sterilizing water, a number of other uses. I traveled with it in India to help stay healthy.
  8. Boiron's Oscillococcinum - a time tested homeopathic remedy for flu-like symptoms. Works like a charm for me and for many repeat customers.
  9. Heel's Traumeel - homeopathic -  amazing incredible topical pain relief, bruising and inflammation remedy. ALWAYS works for me and for many friends and long time customers. Great to have on hand.
  10. Flora Udo's Oil DHA 3 6 9 Blend liquid - A good daily supplement to support  healthy inflammation levels, healthy energy levels, metabolism, healthy cholesterol levels, cognitive and mood function, blood sugar levels. Essential fatty acids are necessary for optimal health - Flora makes great products - especially oils - and adds extra DHA (micro algae sourced) for additional therapeutic benefits.


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Fungi Perfecti 


 60 caps

MSRP $39.95

Our Price $31.95

Stamets 7

Fungi Perfecti

Stamets 7

60 caps   

MSRP $37.95

Our Price $30.35

Yin Chiao

Dr. Shen’s

Yin Chiao

90 tablets

MSRP $22.50

Our Price $19.25

Stomach Curing

Dr. Shen’s 

Stomach Curing 

80 tablets

MSRP $21.50

 Our Price $18.45

Nettles Quercitin


Nettles Quercetin

90 caps        

MSRP $22.90

Our Price $20.60

Head Aid

Herb Express

Head Aid

1oz / 30ml

MSRP $12.54

Our Price $8.80

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE)


GSE Conc.

4oz / 120ml

MSRP $24.49

Our Price $22.05

Oscillococcinum Homeopathic Flu Medicine, Bonus PackBoiron


12 dose Bonus

MSRP $26.99

Our Price $17.95

Traumeel® Ointment


Traumeel Oint.


MSRP $29.99

Our Price $26.95

Udo's Oil 3·6·9 Blend


Udo’s Oil DHA 3-6-9


MSRP $34.99

Our Price $31.50

Next we have Teresa’s list - #6:

  1. Yes L-Carnitine:  I take this every morning.  L-Carnitine transports large fat molecules into the portion of the cell where the fats can be converted into energy, also very good for the heart.
  2. Jarrow Ubiquinol 200mg:  I began taking this amount twice a day. At the dental exam my gums in the back of my mouth tested at four and five. At my next appointment three months later, they were at three and four.  Now I only have one trouble spot. My dentist was amazed. 
  3. Solar D Gels 4,000iu:  Live in the fog and when it is sunny, usually wear sunscreen.  Everybody needs extra D.  One thing it does that I did not expect was enhance my mood. 
  4. Minami Omega-3:  With all the literature out there about this I find it difficult to believe that there are people who do not take it?  I take the Minami brand because it is a high potency formula that at the most only requires only one or two capsules a day.
  5. Devita Optimal Rejuvenation:  Has aloe, green tea, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalene, Vitamin C, CoQ10, Gotu Kola, DMAE, Alpha Lipoic Acid - basically everything that the "experts" recommend. It is a light-weight gel so if your skin is dry, you may use it in addition to your regular moisturizer; or by itself for regular/oily skin.
  6. Corydyceps:  I alternate between brands but prefer the Fungi Perfecti (Host Defense) brand.  Nice sustained energy, and it really helps me with stress levels on busy days.---I don't feel as overwhelmed.
  7. Herb Express Milk Thistle:  I take two every night for liver health and a couple in the morning if I overindulged the night before.
  8. Unique E:  An important basic. 
  9. Y.S. Propolis capsules:  I keep this on hand, it is a medicine cabinet basic in our home.  At the first sign of any illness, this is what we use as an aid that is anti-bacterial, anit-fungal, and no contraindications that I have found even in large doses.
  10. Kenogen Progest E Oil:  One of the best selling products in our store. It has kept my hormones in balance for over ten years. I attribute this product to keeping me off prescription hormones and anti-depressants. Wonderful!

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L-Carnitine 500mg


L-Carnitine 500mg

180 caps

  MSRP $73.59

Our Price $47.85

Ubiquinol QH-Absorb 200mg


Ubiquinol QH- Absorb 200mg

60 softgels

MSRP $79.95

Our Price $59.95

MorEPA Smart Fats



60 Softgels

MSRP $39.09

Our Price $29.30

Solar D Gems 4000 IU


Solar D3 4000iu


MSRP $16.90

Our Price $13.50

Optimal Rejuvenation Anti-wrinkle Complex


Optimal Rejuventation

1oz / 30ml

MSRP $48.98

Our Price $44.05


Fungi Perfecti


60 caps

MSRP $31.95

Our Price $27.15

Milk Thistle

Herb Express

Milk Thistle

90 caps

MSRP $18.04

Our Price $12.65


A.C. Grace

Unique E 400iu


MSRP $37.95

Our Price $31.95

Propolis 1000mg

Y.S. Organics


90 caps

MSRP $13.90

Our Price $13.20

Progest-E Complex


Progest E Complex


 MSRP $38.50

Our Price $32.95

In October two more of our staff will give us their favorites- stay tuned!

L-Carnosine - the many Benefits! L-Carnosine 500mgL-Carnosine 500mg

Carnosine (not to be confused with 'Carnitine') is a combination of two amino acids (building blocks of proteins), alanine and histidine. It is naturally present in tissues like muscle and brain, but its concentration falls with advancing age.

It is an anti-ageing super-antioxidant which may help to fight age-related changes in the skin, brain, heart, muscles and other tissues. L-Carnosine is an amino acid which is scientifically well documented as a non-toxic natural nutritional supplement.

Summary of Benefits

  • safe, naturally present in food and in the body
  • versatile antioxidant and aldehyde scavenger
  • quenches hydroxyl, superoxide and peroxyl radicals
  • superior protection of chromosomes from oxygen damage
  • suppresses lipid peroxidation
  • most effective natural glycation fighter
  • inhibits formation of AGEs
  • protects proteins from AGE toxicity
  • protects proteins from cross-linking
  • multifunctional protein and phospholipid protector
  • protects against formation of protein carbonyls, the hallmark of protein damage
  • inhibits damaged proteins from damaging healthy proteins
  • aids recycling of damaged proteins by protecting the proteasomes
  • helps preserve normal protein turnover
  • extends lifespan 20 % in senescence-accelerated mice
  • dramatically improves behavior and appearance of old mice
  • dramatic effect in Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • protects brain cells from excitotoxicity
  • protects brain proteins and biochemistry
  • preserves brain biochemical functions
  • safeguards brain chemistry in disorders overproducing free radicals
  • rejuvenates senescent human cells in culture
  • increases cell life span
  • restores youthful appearance and growth patterns to cells approaching senescence
  • protects against metal toxicity
  • chelates copper and zinc
  • naturally protects against copper-zinc toxicity in the brain
  • copper-zinc chelators dissolve Alzheimer’s disease plaques
  • inhibits cross-linking of amyloid-beta into Alzheimer’s disease plaques

One of the reasons why older people and animals look different than younger ones has to do with changes in the proteins of the body. Proteins are the substances responsible for the daily functioning of living organisms, which gives protein deterioration its dramatic impact on the body's function and appearance. Many lines of research over the last decade have converged on protein modification as a major pathway for aging and degenerative diseases. These modifications result from oxidation (by free radicals) and interrelated processes such as protein-sugar reactions (glyciation).

Carnosine may help the following needs and conditions

  • Anti-ageing
  • Increase Longevity
  • Rejuvenates the skin
  • Reduces Muscle ageing, muscle disorders
  • Increases Sports Endurance
  • Increases Sexual Potency & Erections
  • Cataracts
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease (Heart & Strokes)
  • Neurological and psychiatric disorders - Neuro-protectant, Alzheimer´s disease, Parkinson´s disease, Epilepsy and schizophrenia, Autistic Spectrum Disorders


Green Magma reigns supreme!  Green Magma Green Magma USAGreen Magma

Since 1969, Green Magma® has been the world's premier barley grass supplement.  Backed by over 40 years of scientific research and consumer satisfaction it has become a store staple for improving health under any condition. It contains vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, chlorophyll, carotenoids, flavonoids, and other valuable phytochemicals that support every system of the body. Every system in the body seems to benefit with dramatic increase in energy, increased regularity, and better looking hair, skin, and nails.

Green Magma® is a juice extract, not a fiber product.  Our bodies can more easily and completely absorb the nutrients from a juice supplement than one containing fiber, which locks in many of the important nutrients. Dr. Hagiwara’s award-winning gentle juicing and spray-drying technique concentrates the many nutrients found in fresh, young barley grass juice into a nutrient-dense powder naturally protected from oxidation.

Green Magama® is certified organic by Quality Assurance International (QAI).  Their barley is grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers.

Whenever I have had an infection or abcess I've gained great relief by using Green Magma. Once you try it you'll become a convert. It is powerful and requires starting with small dosages and slowly increasing until you reach using it three times a day for therapeutic aid and once daily to maintain peak health.  

Here you can find testimonials on their website. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products listed in this newsletter are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician before taking any of these products.