Ties? Perfume? This holiday, give the gift of health!

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During this festive season of gift giving, think outside the box and focus on healthy options that heal the mind and body!

COLLAGEN – Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. It is a major component of connective tissues that make up tendons, ligaments, muscles and skin. So, why should you take it? For starters, collagen has an amazing wrinkle reducing effect on skin. Its ability to promote the production of other proteins helps keep skin plump and firm. Collagen also maintains the integrity of your cartilage – the rubber like tissue that protects joints. This results in lower inflammation, better joint support and reduced pain. Since our bones are made mostly of collagen, supplementation can decrease the risk of osteoporosis. Lastly, collagen provides structure to arteries, lessens stiffness and may prevent them from becoming fragile.

SEABUCKTHORN OIL – This therapeutic oil comes from the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. It is recognized around the world for its many benefits to skin, hair and nails. The omega-7 fatty acid contained in this supplement is considered to have both ant-aging and medicinal properties skin, restoring it to its natural balance. It is particularly effective against wrinkles and dryness.

CBD LOTION – CBD is the shortened form of “cannabidiol,” one of a group of naturally occurring chemical compounds called cannabinoids. Studies have shown that CBD topical creams and lotions can significantly reduce both muscle and joint pain. Many have also reported improved skin elasticity. Lastly, studies have CBD cream to provide much relief when treating sunburn as well as more severe burns.

ESSENTIAL OILS – Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and other health purposes. Perhaps one of the most well known benefits of essential oils is their ability to reduce stress and anxiety. Some have sedative properties, inducing a calm, peaceful feeling. Other oils can boost your energy level by increasing the brain’s oxygen supply. Looking to elevate your mood? Many oils in the citrus family such as orange and lemon can make you feel refreshed and energized!