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Product focus: MyChelle – Quick Clean Micellar Water- Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Stop washing your face with harsh soaps and start cleansing your face for healthier skin using micellar water from MyChelle.

Traditional make-up removers and facial cleanses use harsh chemical solvents to dissolve make-up pigments. These solvents often strip the skin’s natural protectors, leave behind residues, and cause skin tugging as you wipe them away.  Enter micellar water, the well-kept French secret that is finally making waves across the pond. Micellar water is a gentle skin cleanser for all skin types that removes dirt, oil, and make-up in a single no-rinse step without leaving an oily residue behind.

Micellar water sounds like something straight out of the future, but it was actually developed over 100 years ago in France to deal with the notoriously harsh water there. Micellar water is composed of micelles, which are tiny spheres of oil cleansing molecules, suspended in soft water. The micelles are made up of double ended molecules where one end loves water (hydrophilic) and the other end prefers oil instead (hydrophobic). Put in water, they form tiny spheres with a water loving outside and a water-hating, oil loving, inside. When you gently apply micellar water to your skin the spheres break up, attract all the oil, dirt and grime, and then close up again, capturing them as you wipe them away.

Mychelle takes micellar water to the next level with strawberry and kiwi extracts that help soften and refresh all skin types along with anti-oxidant rich lotus flower and bamboo extracts. These ingredients work to form a barrier that protects the skin from pollutants, irritants, and damaging free-radicals. Pick up a bottle today so you can feel (and see) the MyChelle, micellar water difference.

Navigator Soap - Land, Air and Sea- Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Navigator Soap - Maker of superior natural bath and health products for men. Live long and look good doing it!

If you go to the men’s section in the personal care isle at any store you’ll notice two things: Men are underrepresented and few natural products exist that address the unique needs of modern, active, men. Most products use cheap scents and synthetic chemicals that strip away our hair and skins natural protection. That is why here at the Shoppe we are proud to be expanding our men’s personal care section with a new line: Navigator Soap.

Navigator Soap has created 3 unique product lines Land, Air, and Sea each formulated to protect and support a man’s healthy hair and skin. Whether it is beard oil, shave cream, or shower gel each product line is crafted in small batches using the best ingredients from around the world. Here’s what makes each line unique.

Land: Argan, Jojoba, and carrot seed oil are the highlights of this line. Argan reduces inflammation, while jojoba moisturizes and carrot seed oil is loaded with antioxidants. With this combination many men report less razor burn and ingrown hairs. Not to mention the powerful effects these oils have on grey hair and wrinkle prevention.

Air: Along with argan, jojoba, and carrot this line includes tea tree, spearmint, and camphor oils. Tea tree has proven benefits for acne, eczema, psoriasis, and razor burn, while the unique combination of camphor and spearmint oils are very invigorating, increase circulation, while reducing anxiety and tension.  
Sea: The Sea product line harness the unique power of the ocean with Nori seaweed extract for its proven anti-aging and regenerative benefits for hair and skin. Seaweeds are sources of beneficial minerals and antioxidants that allow them to survive in some of the harshest environments on the planet. For skin and hair this means regeneration of cells and protection from the pollution and chemicals we encounter on daily basis.

Whether by Land, Air, or Sea come check out Navigator Soaps to protect and nourish your healthy hair and skin!

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Top 5 supplements for men- Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Keep your life on track and your healthful goals in reach with the top 5 supplements every man can benefit from.

Diet and nutrition play an important role in a man’s health. The right supplements can protect your heart, increase energy and focus, boost your immune system, and improve your sex life. With so many supplements available it can be tough figuring out what to take. Here we look at the top 5 supplements for men with proven benefits that you can feel. 

Multivitamin: Multivitamins are the best way to ensure we are getting the nutrients that are hard to get from diet alone. One such nutrient that is vital for men is vitamin d. With almost half of the population being deficient it is important to supplement.1 Vitamin D3 helps optimize testosterone, bone health, and the immune system.2 For men, a good multivitamin goes beyond the basics to include herbs like saw palmetto for prostate health, antioxidants for the heart, and turmeric for inflammation.

Fish oil: We’ve all heard the beneficial fats known as omega-3s in fish oil are cardio protective and an essential brain fuel.3 Did you also know they are essential for hormone balance and cellular function? Omega-3s make our cells both more flexible and permeable so they can transport nutrients and hormones in and out as well get rid of waste. Keep your hormones optimized and your bodies running efficiently with fish oil.

CoQ10: Coenzyme Q10 is an essential nutrient that helps fuel every cell in the body. The highest concentration of CoQ10 is found in the heart which we see most of the benefits. CoQ10 can lower blood pressure and protect blood vessels from damage.4 CoQ10 has also been studied for its ability to improve sperm quality as well as its ability to help burn fat during exercise.

Ginseng: Ginseng has been used as a vitality enhancer for thousands of years. A Korean study showed that 60% of males who used ginseng reduced erectile dysfunction.5  Other proven benefits include lowering blood sugar, enhancing metabolism, reducing stress, and improving brain function. There are many forms of ginseng but the most researched for men would be Korean “red” ginseng.

Magnesium: Magnesium is the number one nutrient we aren’t getting through diet. With up to 68% of the population deficient supplementation is vital.6 Magnesium has over 600 metabolic functions ranging from energy production to muscle building. Magnesium has been shown to lower stress hormones, improve sleep, reduce inflammation, and protect the brain. In fact, in times of stress the body’s demand for magnesium dramatically increases. For men this is especially important because stress is one of the main reasons for inflammation, heart disease, and low testosterone.

So men, next time you’re in the Shoppe talk to one of our trained nutritionist to find the best supplements in each category to take your health to the next level.



References:

[1] http://www.nrjournal.com/article/S0271-5317(10)00259-9/fulltext
[2] Nimptsch, Katharina, et al. "Association between plasma 25‐OH Vitamin D and testosterone levels in men." Clinical Endocrinology 77.1 (2012): 106-112.
[3] Dietary supplementation with n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E after myocardial infarction: results of the GISSI-Prevenzione trial. Gruppo Italiano per lo Studio della Sopravvivenza nell’Infarto miocardico. Lancet. 1999; 354:447-55.
[4] Hodgson JM, Watts GF, Playford DA, et al. Coenzyme Q(10) improves blood pressure and glycaemic control: a controlled trial in subjects with type 2 diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002;56:1137-1142.
[5] Hong B, Ji YH, Hong JH, et al. A double-blind crossover study evaluating the efficacy of Korean red ginseng in patients with erectile dysfunction: a preliminary report. J Urol 2002;168:2070-3
[6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15930481

Activated Charcoal Toothpaste- Friday, June 02, 2017

Black Magic: Activated charcoal, the blackest ingredient for the whitest smile.

Popular as a toothpaste in Japan for years, the unique properties of activated charcoal make it great at fighting plaque and removing stains. Activated charcoal (carbon) gets its name from the process of taking charcoal, which is created from the controlled charring of coconut or willow bark, and exposing it to high-pressure steam. This process makes the charcoal extremely porous and enhances its absorbing properties.

This “activated” carbon is 100% alkaline and highly negatively charged. These properties make charcoal great for absorbing impurities on the tooth as well as alkalizing the mouth, which fights plaque formation. Plaque is a biofilm that thrives in the warm and moist environment of the mouth. Plaque also creates an acidic environment that can dissolve tooth enamel and cause many oral complications. Activated charcoal disrupts this process helping prevent plaque buildup.

To use activated charcoal simply place any all natural toothpaste on your tooth brush and then dip it in some activated charcoal powder, add water and begin brushing. Your mouth will be black and your sink might look messy but do not worry! When you rinse your mouth, you will be treated to a brighter and healthier smile.

So the next time you are at the Shoppe picking out your favorite natural toothpaste add some activated charcoal and experience its unparalleled power to whiten teeth for yourself!



References:
James B. Summitt. J. William Robbins, Thomas J. Hilton, Richard S. Schwartz, Jose Dos Santos Jr., ed. Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry: A Contemporary Approach.


*This information is intended for educational purposes only. The Food and Drug Administration have not evaluated these statements. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician.

New Chapter: Mindforce- Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clear your mind and improve your memory with Mother Nature’s smartest mushroom blend.

Here at the Shoppe we sell a variety of healthful products in many categories. Ever since, we have offered New Chapter: Mind Force it has been an absolute favorite among both employees and customers in our Memory and Brain support section.

Mind Force is formulated with a blend of therapeutic mushrooms that provide cognitive support and promote normal brain function. The absolute star of the show is Lion’s Mane mushroom. Sitting somewhere between plant and animal, mushrooms are some of the most unique organisms on the planet. Even among them, Lion’s Mane with its tooth like strands stands and lobster-like flavor stands out.

In Asia where it has been used for thousands of years, it said to bestow “nerves of steel and the memory of a lion”. Modern science seems to support these claims. Lion’s Mane is rich in over 70 bioactive compounds, the most studied of which are the erinacines. Erinacines promote NGF (nerve growth factor) in the body, which helps repair, grow, and protect nerves and neurons. Various conditions where healthier nerves may benefit include Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Neuropathy just to name a few.


  • Boost Memory

  • Increase Focus

  • Reduce Stress

  • Support Healthy Nerve Function

  • Support Healthy Mood

  • Support Digestion

  • Enhance Detoxification



Let us not forget the stellar supporting cast either. New Chapter’s Mind Force also contains Reishi mushroom, which has also been shown to stimulate NGF, Poria, which has been used in China for anxiety and mental tension, and Chaga an adaptogenic mushroom extremely high in antioxidants.

So next time you’re in the Shoppe looking for mental clarity or a mental boost ask one of our nutrition specialist about the many benefits of New Chapter’s Mind Force and therapeutic mushrooms!


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