As an extension of our THE BACK TO SCHOOL FARMACY FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY Blog, we have added a few more of our faves for the upcoming winter months.
Many of our products at The BS are geared towards immune support. From Probiotics, Vitamins, Fermented foods, Bee Pollen Throat Spray, locally grown Teas, and Chaga mushrooms; we have a bit of everything! Check out our fave essentials:
BLACK SEED OIL (VEGAN CAPSULES)
Farmacy For Life's 100% Cold Pressed Black Seed Oil comes from the Nigella Sativa Plant
We have been testing out this product the past few weeks...and all we can say is WOW!
Benefits of Black Seed Oil:
- Most potent natural remedy for removing excess mucus and phlegm from the body.
- Natural Anti-inflammatory
- Promotes healthy brain function, and protects against Alzheimer’s, Dementia and memory loss by being the planet’s most potent natural AChE inhibitor
- Considered to be nature’s flu shot
- Boosts immunity and protects against colds, flu’s and cough
- Helps stabilize glucose levels for diabetics
- Great for hair loss if applied topically
- Helps stabilize blood pressure
- Protects against skin issues such as acne, psoriasis and eczema
- Rich in anti-cancer/tumor shrinking properties
BCD (VIAMINS B12, C, D)
Each bottle contains 90 veg tablets.
Vitamin B 12: 1000 mcg
Vitamin D: 1000 iu
Vitamin C: 1000 mg
- Substitutes common nutrient deficiencies
- Increases energy
- Can enhance mood and feelings of well being
- Protects and supports the immune system
- Supports bone health
- Complete Vegan formula
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY
For Healing both internally and externally. 100 ml Cold Pressed Organic
- Promotes good liver health and protects against damage caused by both alcoholic and non alcoholic liver problems
- Protects against heart disease, and promotes positive heart function
- If applied topically, this is one of natures best remedies for skin health.
- Helps relieve eczema, dark circles, and severe acne
- Used in ancient Tibet as one of the most powerful anti-cancer remedies
CHAGA MUSHROOM ROOTBEER ELIXIR- WILD HARVESTED
As many of you know, we've been obsessed with a variety of Mushrooms at The Bridge Social. From pure Chaga teas, to Chaga Coffee, to sugar free adaptogenic drinks with chaga/reishi/lion's mane, mushroom teas and chocolate bars, and of course LATTES! Black Magic Wild Chaga Elixir was our first mushroom product in store.
Black Magic is an adaptogenic formula of wild chaga mushroom & superherbs helping to enhance mental clarity, skin beauty & supercharge your immune system.
Take your chaga elixir shot daily or add a dose to all your favorite drinks like coffee, bubbly water or smoothies.
King of the forest, chaga contains the greatest storehouse of medicinal & mystical properties of any superfood in the world. Handcrafted along with 8 legendary herbs, our extraction unlocks the magic of chaga over many moons to transform your health, super-naturally.
The rare herbal combination to create this elixir not only nourishes your entire body & spirit, it also tastes like ancestral root beer with a dash of vanilla bean forest. Health is meant to be fun!
May you never be the same.
Artesian Spring Water, Wild Harvested Chaga Mushroom (Sustainably Foraged in Canada), Sarsaparilla Root, Wild Cherry Tree Bark, Organic Dandelion Root, Wild Juniper Berries, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Licorice Root, Unsulphered Organic Blackstrap Molasses, Organic Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Wintergreen, Ceylon Cinnamon, Seasonal Spices, Biodynamic Cane Sugar*, Monk Fruit, Magic
*Less than 1 gram per serving (the primary sweetness arises from the organic licorice root and un-reconstituted organic stevia)
ROOT TO FRUIT- ACTIVATED TURMERIC SEA BUCKTHORN BERRY ELIXIR
These Elixirs are a total powerhouse! We bring in new flavours weekly. As we know, activated turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, and Sea Buckthorn is high in Vitamin C. Take a shot cold, add it to a hot tea/water/or smoothie. We sometimes add a shot to popsicles as well. Want to see which flaves we have in stock this week? Click HERE:
On the shores of Georgian Bay Root to Fruit produces in small batches , Elixirs, Syrups and Tonics with great care and respect.
They use all organic ingredients, sweetened with local honey. Each batch is blessed with good intention, from our family to you and your's. May you enjoy in good health.
PROPOLIS THROAT RELIEF (ADULT)
Running out of sick days? Meet propolis, your bodyguard in a bottle. Prized as the immune system of the hive, propolis has incredible germ fighting properties and even contains over 300 beneficial vitamins, minerals, and compounds—making it nature’s ultimate defender.
Bee propolis is also a mighty ally in combating free radical damage during periods of stress—like when you’re rushing through a long line at airport security, struggling under a time-crunched deadline, or running your first half marathon.
Easy to pack on-the-go and TSA-friendly, our sweet-tasting Propolis Spray is must-have for anyone who trains hard, travels often, or is looking for natural immune support.
A sticky collection of plant and tree resins, bees use antioxidant-rich propolis to line the walls of the hive to protect against microscopic foreign invaders. They even keep a propolis “doormat” by the entrance to ensure that no bustling bees track in any unwanted germs. It’s nature’s bee-osporin!
Our propolis spray is a high potency extract, so you can enjoy the full immunity of the hive with just a few spritzes. With a sweet honey-like taste, our spray is ideal for daily immune support, defense on-the-go, and fortification during times of increased stress or fatigue.
For bulletproof immunity, take 3-4 sprays of propolis once or twice daily. During periods of increased stress or fatigue, take 4-5 sprays of propolis up to 5 times daily.
And you don’t have to use it exclusively as a throat spray. Feel free to get creative—upgrade the antioxidant power of your smoothies and morning granola with a few spritzes. Spray on minor scrapes, minor burns, and blemishes to encourage healthy skin. And don’t forget your bodyguard in a bottle when you’re about to board a flight—we’d rather forget our headphones than sit defenceless in a packed plane!
High-grade bee propolis extract, non-GMO vegetable glycerin, purified water.
Certified paleo, gluten-free, and all-natural. It tastes sweet and is free of artificial colors and preservatives, fillers, alcohol, gluten, GMOs, and refined sugars.
BEE PROPOLIS THROAT SPRAY (KIDS)
Don’t let runny noses and scratchy throats slow your little ones down. With antioxidant-rich buckwheat honey and propolis, this gentle, kid-friendly duo is naturally tough on germs, but also super soothing on scratchy throats.
Active kids need all the help they can get. But finding natural immune support that actually works for your bumblers can be a challenge, so BEEKEEPER'S NATURALS took their original Propolis Spray and reformulated it especially for kids.
Straight from the hive, propolis is already a powerful supporter of immunity in its own right. (It is actually used to protect baby bees from germs in the hive nursery!) But BKN wanted to make an extra gentle kids immune formula that really nourishes our little ones, so they added in nutrient-dense buckwheat honey. Soothing on tender scratchy throats, buckwheat honey delivers an especially hefty dose of beneficial antioxidants to support healthy healing.
And that’s it. All natural, super simple Mom-approved ingredients that actually work. Here’s to saving a ton of money on tissues!
To support a strong, healthy immune system in children 2-12 years, BKN recommends 4 sprays (0.5 mL) 2 times per day.
Bee propolis extract, buckwheat honey, non-GMO vegetable glycerin and purified water.
SLEEP WELL SPRAY
Need help relaxing so you can fall asleep quickly? The ingredients in mykind Organics Sleep Well are designed to do just that. They have combined L-Theanine from Organic Green Tea Extract, a powerful amino acid clinically researched to promote relaxation; with relaxing herbs like Organic Lemon Balm, Hibiscus and Chamomile to help you fall asleep.
mykind Organics Sleep Well Spray—and the entire line of Herbals—is Certified USDA Organic and Non-GMO Project Verified ensuring these herbals are clean and grown without toxic pesticides, herbicides or fungicides. They also use an Organic, Non-GMO Verified extraction method so no harsh chemicals or conventional corn alcohol are used.
- At 7 sprays - Lemon Balm is traditionally used in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid (during times of mental stress) and to help relieve digestive disturbances (such as dyspepsia)
- At 10 sprays - Helps to temporarily promote relaxation
- Helps you relax to fall asleep quickly
- Convenient spray formula—no added sugars
- Certified USDA Organic & Non-GMO Project Verified
- Certified Gluten Free, Certified Vegan and Kosher
MYKIND ORGANICS VITAMIN C ORGANIC SPRAY
mykind Organics Certified Organic Whole Food Vitamin C Spray is designed to deliver Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Vitamin C from real food in an easy-to-use liquid form. A daily dose of five sprays provides 60 mg of vitamin C without any artificial ingredients or chemical preservatives and no added sugars —just wholesome organic food with a delicious Cherry-Tangerine or Orange-Tangerine taste.
Made from real organic whole foods, including Amla berry, mykind Organics Vitamin C provides 60 mg in approximately five yummy sprays! Organic Amla berry is one of the richest food sources of vitamin C with naturally occurring bioflavonoids and supporting co-nutrients for vitamin C absorption. Vitamin C helps to maintain immune function.
- 60 mg per 5 sprays of Vitamin C from Certified Organic/Non-GMO Verified Whole Foods
- Organic Amla Berry with Bioflavonoids and Co-Nutrients for Vitamin C Absorption
- Supports Immune System and Promotes Skin and Tissue Health
- Great-tasting Cherry Tangerine
- No Added Sugars
- Easy-to-use liquid spray format
- Certified USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified
- Certified Vegan, Gluten-Free and Kosher-Made (Pareve—No Meat or Dairy)
EUCALYPTUS SAGE DEAD SEA BATH SALT
Clarify your senses and stimulate them at the same time. Relax and take away your day’s woes. Soaking in Soapstones Dead Sea Salt will help calm the mind, body and soul.
STRONG GREEN - JUICE
Frozen? That's right! Grab these green beauties in our freezer and thaw at home...whenever you need! Our friends at Vitality Juice Co., are the masters behind this cold pressed juice experience...and more flavours to hit The BS are on their way!
INGREDIENTS: Cucumber, celery, kale, parsley, lemon
- Strengthens immunity
- Energy boosting
- Anti inflammatory
- Reduces stress & anxiety
Freshly Brewed Elderberry Syrup- from SO ELDERBERRY GOOD!
We LOVE this product! There is something about the consistency that helps it go down smoothly. We can also make you a to-go Elderberry Tea at The BS! Add it to your smoothies, hot or cold teas, water, or straight. Kids and adults alike enjoy it!
Freshly brewed with: Organic elderberries, organic local raw honey, organic cloves, fresh ginger, cinnamon, fresh lemon juice, citric acid and water. So Elderberry Good syrup has a thinner consistency and is great in drinks and recipes.
Folklore and History
Over the centuries, elderberry has been used to treat colds, flu, fever, burns, cuts, and more than 70 other maladies, from toothache to the plague. In the 17th century, John Evelyn, a British researcher, declared, “If the medicinal properties of its leaves, bark, and berries were fully known, I cannot tell what our countryman could ail for which he might not fetch a remedy (from the elderberry), either for sickness or wounds.”
Elder is sacred to many goddess traditions, especially those dedicated to the goddesses Venus and Holle. Pagan tradition holds that the spirit which inhabits the Elder tree is the Elder Mother who holds the power to work her magic in this world. It was said that one who falls asleep under the branches of the Elder Tree would have vivid dreams of faery realms and be transported to Celtic faery lands. Source – Indigo Herbs
How Are Elderberries Used?
Elderberries (Sambucus) have been a folk remedy for centuries in North America, Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa, hence the medicinal benefits of elderberries are being investigated and rediscovered. Elderberries are used for their high antioxidant levels, to lower cholesterol, to improve vision and to boost the immune system.
DEFENCE TEA- FOGGY RIVER FARM, Uxbridge Ontario!
"Experience pure, local botanicals straight from our Ontario farm. We are passionate about creating high quality organic products that are effective, delicious, vibrant and versatile. Our herbs are grown with respect for our surrounding ecosystem, hand-harvested at peak potency, and carefully processed to preserve their flavour and function." -FRF
Ready to take on cold & flu season! A useful tea for when you're feeling rundown, headachey, feverish, and congested. And delicious with honey! Purchase by the bad at The BS, or we can make you a cup to go! The flavour of this tea is so beautiful and fresh. We often recommend that our customers steep the same bag more than one time- it's so fresh that you can get a potent cup up to 3 times!
BS pro tip: steep it cold for 24-48 hours. Use for your smoothie liquid base or make popsicles for the kiddies!
Ingredients: Yarrow, Elderflower, Peppermint, Ox-Eye Daisy
Yarrow: This plant is a do-it-all for flu and fever! Yarrow is both an anti-inflammatory as well as being antimicrobial. It reduces pain, is an anti-catarrhal, and relaxes circulation. As a diaphoretic, it opens your pores and induces perspiration.
Order online or swing by The Bridge Social- as our list of immune supporting products doesn't end here. Wishing everyone a great first day back to learning!