Vitamin of the Month


Co-enzyme Q10

Why CoQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that is necessary for cells to function properly. Cells use CoQ10 to make the energy they need to grow and stay healthy. CoQ10 can be found, in highest amounts, in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. Levels of CoQ10 decrease as you age. Smoking also depletes CoQ10 from the body. Certain medications (such as Statins) and people with cancer and certain genetic disorders, diabetes, heart conditions, HIV/Aids, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s may have lower levels of CoQ10 as well.

Ask the Pharmacist if CoQ10 supplements are right for you!

Calcium & Vitamin D

Why Calcium & Vitamin D?

The body needs calcium & vitamin D to maintain strong bones. Additionally, calcium is used to help blood vessels contract & expand throughout the body and helps release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. Vitamin D is responsible for helping the body absorb calcium from food and supplements. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Calcium may also play a role in heart health, blood pressure control, weight loss and may lower cancer risk.

Ask the Pharmacist if Calcium and Vitamin D supplements are right for you!


Researchers with the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) reported in 2001 that a nutritional supplement called the AREDS formulation can reduce the risk of developing advanced age-related macular degeneration.

People at high risk for developing advanced AMD should consider taking the antioxidant-zinc combinations examined in AREDS and AREDS2. There is no known treatment that can prevent the early stages of AMD. However, the AREDS formulations may delay progression of advanced AMD and help you keep your vision longer if you have intermediate AMD, or advanced AMD in one eye.


B-Complex Vitamins

B-Complex Vitamins

B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 & Folic Acid all have different health benefits. Some of these vitamins help give you energy, growth and development, brain development in pregnancy and many other health benefits.

The vitamin B complex consists of related water-soluble substances. Although these vitamins are chemically distinct, they are grouped together because they are found with one another in the same foods. Since they are water-soluble, most are not stored for any length of time, and must be replenished daily.


Our body uses iron to make hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen from the lungs to all parts of the body, and myoglobin, a protein that provides oxygen to muscles.

In the short term, getting too little iron does not cause obvious symptoms. Symptoms of iron deficiency anemia include tiredness and lack of energy, GI upset, poor memory and concentration, and less ability to fight off germs and infections or to control body temperature. Infants and children with iron deficiency anemia might develop learning difficulties.

Tell your doctor, pharmacist, & other health care providers about any dietary supplements & medicines you take. They can tell you if those supplements might interact or interfere with your prescription or over-the-counter medicines.


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