Jenn's TOP FIVE Back to School Essentials

At the store, we are well-tuned to the cycles of the school calendar - several of our staff members also moonlight as part-time or full-time students. Jenn is completing her undergraduate program in Industrial Design at Mass Art, and put together this entertaining list of student "must-haves" for the fall season. Whether you are a student or just know one, this these items will help you make it through till holiday break in good health!

Jenn says...

Its that time of year again, back to school season. Some dread it and some celebrate it, but no matter what, come September it’s time to hit the books! I wanted to share with you my TOP FIVE Back to School Essentials to get you through the transition.

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First day back at school I can almost feel the chill in my bones, as the weather gets cooler I have a tendency to pick up everyone's sickness, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this plight. During this cold and flu season I will definitely be turning to Host Defense MycoShield. This amazing blend of  five powerful polypore mushroom species (Agarikon, Red Reishi, Chaga, Birch Polypore and Turkey Tail) work as a shield of immune support to help support you and your constant contact with germs. The MycoShield comes in a convenient travel size spray flavored in peppermint and cinnamon, perfect to carry in your bag and spray at the first "under the weather" moment. MycoShield is certified organic and grown and processed in the USA.

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Back to school means back to school parties, and I want to PartySmart! PartySmart is a wonderful product from the Himalaya company. Taking a capsule of PartySmart before going out helps alleviate the unpleasant side effect of a night of drinking; nausea, headaches, fatigue, and stomach pain. No longer suffer through those rough 8am classes just because you had a little too much fun the night before!

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Once my classes start up it seems like I’m always on the go. Most college students today have to balance classes, work, internships, homework, and then try to squeeze in some resemblance of a social life. Eating well sometimes falls to the bottom of the priority list, opting for more convenient options like fast food or convenience store snacks. But who says eating well can’t be easy? Beat the hungry horrors with the delicious little bite size snacks of Barnanas. These little chewy bites are packed full of potassium and fiber. My favorite are the organic peanut butter ones to add a little extra protein.  

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When pulling an all nighter, as we all have to do sometimes, our options for keeping our energy up can be a bit grim. Our options seem limited to energy drink products that are full of sugar and chemicals, or coffee, while wonderful and delicious, can take a tole on the stomach when drinking multiple cups. Open to Guayaki organic energy shots. These amazing little shots are packed full of some amazing energizing superfoods, rich in B-12. These little dudes are organic, fair trade, kosher, non gmo, and gluten free; making them perfect for that 'night owl' that lives inside every student. They come in four awesome flavors so you can find one that suits your tastes!

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More and more articles are coming out linking coloring to mental sharpness and memory recall, and what college student couldn't use a little extra memory when studying?! The Mini Mandala Coloring Book is a great way to relax and unwind or give yourself a little study break without getting sucked into the magical never ending world of internet land. This tiny little coloring book is the perfect size to throw in your backpack with a few colored pencils or markers for those times when you feel like you need a little mental break.