Reduce your fall risk

Falls are the leading cause of both injuries and death from injuries in the older adult population. However, there are many ways to limit these falls and injuries. Watch for wet, slippery, or icy patches on sidewalks and in parking lots. Ensure your home has adequate lighting. Have your vision checked yearly and always wear your glasses or contacts. Exercise regularly or try programs like Tai Chi to try and improve your strength, balance, and coordination. Finally, minimize cords, rugs, and clutter that might cause you to trip. Don’t let falls get you down; take the steps to decrease your chance of falling!

Need a good Probiotic?

If you’re looking for a daily probiotic supplement, we have a great option for you: Ortho Biotic® from #OrthoMolecularProducts. Ortho Biotic® is a unique formula specifically designed to deliver active probiotic organisms to reinforce your microbiome, strengthen the gut lining, and create a smarter, faster immune response. Included in this formula is Saccharomyces boulardii, an extensively researched probiotic shown to bind and crowd out unwanted bacteria to help maintain normal inflammatory balance. #probiotics #OrthoBiotic #guthealth #immunehealth #immunesystem

Is Custom Compounding right for you?

Is medication compounding right for you? Talk to our pharmacist today to learn more.

Traumeric!

Traumeric contains a natural combination of curcumin, turmeric root proteins, turmeric root fibers and turmeric essential oils, which all provide powerful therapeutic benefit. In addition, quercetin and rutin are potent antioxidants and bromelain maintains normal inflammatory balance. For the most advanced, comprehensive formula available, choose Traumeric!

COVID-19 Vaccines available now

Appointments recommended for COVID-19 Vaccines;

walk-ins accepted daily prior to 4 pm

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The CDC has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children age 5-11. Our goal is to provide a safe, comfortable vaccination experience for all. Appointment slots are time based allowing approximately 4 minutes in the vaccination chair for each individual. If your child requires extra encouragement, please consider other options. We will not restrain a child and cannot provide a vaccine safely for someone that is combative, difficult or uncooperative.

IF YOU RECEIVED
Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna

You should get a booster if you are:

  • Ages 12 and older

When to get a booster:
At least 5 months after completing your primary COVID-19 vaccination series

IF YOU RECEIVED
Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen

You should get a booster if you are:

  • 18 years or older

When to get a booster:
At least 2 months after your shot.

Heartburn

heartburnHeartburn is something that affects millions of people around the country. Tobacco use, pregnancy, fatty meals, coffee, soda and certain spices can tend to have a negative consequences in individuals that suffer from heartburn symptoms. Some things that can be done at home to help with these symptoms include weight loss, quitting smoking, smaller and more frequent meals, not laying down within 3 hours of eating and elevating the head of your bed 6-8 inches. There are also medications to aid in this problem as well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if these options are right for you.

How much sugar is in your diet?

According to the CDC, 36.5% of Americans are obese, making us one of the most overweight countries in the world. Added sugar is directly related to weight gain, and knowing how much is in your food can limit its effects on you. Next time you’re in the grocery store, check your nutrition labels. The average bottle of soda contains 40mg of sugar per serving. Added sugar is also found in energy drinks, fruit juices, processed foods, and many more.

Food for thought… did you know that 40mg is 10 teaspoons!? For the parents out there, would you serve your child 10 teaspoons of sugar at home?

The benefits of dietary fiber

What is glycemic index? Glycemic index is a term used to describe how quickly your body metabolizes carbohydrates. When you eat white bread, your stomach breaks it down into simple carbohydrates, or sugars. These sugars go straight into your bloodstream and circulate all over your body. Because white bread turns quickly into sugar it has a HIGH glycemic index. Whole grain bread often contains dietary fiber which slows down how quickly those sugars enter your blood, making it a LOWER glycemic index food. Low glycemic index foods help to avoid diseases like diabetes, obesity, and many more. Remember to check your labels!

What is CoQ-10?

Also known as Coenzyme-Q10, this is something made naturally by our bodies. It is a powerful antioxidant that protects our cells, organs and tissues from damage. This Co-Q10 is necessary for healthy cells, organs and tissues and if you take certain medications the natural Co-Q10 in your body could be depleted. Do you take medication for high cholesterol? The popular statin drugs? If you answered yes, and experience aches and pains in your muscles you may be deficient in Co-Q10. Stop in today and ask us about Co-Q10.

Vitamin D, harnessing the power of the sun for strong bones, healthy teeth, and more!

Vitamin D promotes healthy bones and teeth, but did you know it can also strengthen your heart? And your immune system? This is a vitamin that everyone needs, in fact, it is so important that we get it from spending time in the sun and we even store it in our bodies. But if you don’t have enough your body can suffer. How do you know if you’re getting enough? It’s hard to say, but studies show that most people living in our area of the country don’t get enough vitamin D. Stop in and see us at Sand Run Pharmacy to get your vitamin D today.