Five Favorites for Winter Wellness

January is winter wellness month at the store! Our head supplements buyer and Assistant Manager Zach has written up his top five go-to's for staying healthy throughout the season. Whether you like your wellness tonics strong and spicy, or sweet and smooth, there's something for everyone. 

Shire City Herbal’s Fire Cider: Made in Western MA, this immune tonic is one of my favorites for seasonal support.  A delicious infusion of raw apple cider vinegar with warming herbs and foods including turmeric, habanero pepper, horseradish, and garlic as well as flavorful lemons, oranges, and raw honey, Fire Cider is a great food-based way to support overall wellness throughout the winter months.

Host Defense Stamets 7: Good health is as much about prevention as it is treating acute situations, and thus enters medicinal mushrooms.  A synergistic blend of 7 different species of organically grown mushrooms, Stamets 7 is a great way to give your body whole-food immune support all season long.  Host Defense’ founder/formulator Paul Stamets is one of the premier mycologists (fungi-researchers) worldwide and his products reflect that commitment and vision.

Cambridge Natural’s Sinus Blaster: One of CN’s immune-support classics, Sinus Blaster (formally Cold and Sinus Blaster) is a mix of sinus/respiratory supportive herbs and foods as well as immune boosters such as Echinacea, Goldenseal, Black Elderberry, Olive Leaf, and Andrographis.  Great for everything from the sniffles to totally-clogged-up sinus, this is a must for acute immune and upper-respiratory support.

Urban Moonshine Immune Zoom: Sometimes, you just need your body to MOVE ON and Urban Moonshine out of Burlington, Vermont knows how to help.  This formula is a delicious blend of organic Elderberry and Echinacea along with raw Vermont honey, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Cayenne designed to be taken at the onset of symptoms.  Not only is this is a holistic way to support your body’s natural immune-response, it is delicious to boot!

Gaia Herbs Throat Shield Lozenges, Tea, and Throat-Spray: This series from Gaia Herbs stands out as some of the best for those itchy, scratchy, raspy moments that we all get into from time to time.  With healthy doses of Sage, Aloe Vera, and Myrrh, this set of products can help quell the itching and scratching with minimal fuss.  Don’t suffer through that sore-throat; shield yourself with Gaia’s help.