Essentials for Summer: Vitamins & Supplements to Support Health

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Staying Healthy in the Summertime

What are the Essentials for Summer in terms of vitamins and supplements? They’re the kind of nutrients that help us get through the season with enough energy to power through. They’re the kind of essentials for summer that’ll let us have more peace of mind on hot and humid days. 

Immunity Boosters

Keeping your immune system boosted is important all-year-round but no less on active Summer days where you or your kids are likely to be exposed to a lot of pathogens.

  • Vitamin C: An antioxidant vitamin that affects the immune response including tolerating more stress.
  • Vitamin D3: A vitamin that is important for many bodily functions including immunity.
  • Zinc: A mineral important for the immune system, healthy skin, and energy.

Allergy Support

Summer Allergies are a real thing and, like in Spring, allergies are driven by pollen, but the twist here is that mites and ticks are on the increase as well with the warmer and wetter weather.

Full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and elderberries chosen specifically for immune and allergy support, Integrative Therapeutics Elderberry with Zinc Gummies is a supplement that helps address allergies and is natural in its makeup with no wheat, soy, dairy products, peanuts, artificial colors, and gelatin.

Other Supplements:

  • D-Hist Jr. Seasonal Support for Kids: All natural way to help support healthy histamine levels for kids.

  • Orthomolecular D-Hist: Targeted blend of antioxidants, botanicals, enzymes, and more actively promoting healthy nasal and sinus passages.

  • Thorne Quercenase: A combination of quercetin and bromelain designed to help address bruising and swelling.

Summer Bites: Mosquito Protection

Mosquitoes not only carry viruses that can cause serious diseases such as malaria, dengue, Zika, and West Nile to people but can also transmit diseases and parasites that dogs are susceptible to. These include dog heartworms, encephalitis, and West Nile Virus. So care should be taken for the whole family including our furry loved ones.

Source: General Information about Mosquitoes | US EPA

With over 60 species of mosquitoes living in the Northeast, Summer is one of those seasons where the moist warmth attracts mosquitoes and if you’re going outdoors, one common sense thing to do is to bring mosquito repellent with you. It’s a good idea to browse for essentials for Summer like mosquito repellents.

Source: Mosquitoes of the Northeast – NEVBD

Here’s a selection of repellents that may help you and your family out on your next Summer excursion.

For adults, YaYaSquito Ban All-Natural Mosquito Repellent with all natural plant based organic essential oils of cloves, citronella, and peppermint that helps repel mosquitoes and black flies is a good fit for most people and pets.

For children, infants, and those with sensitive skin, YaYa Baby Bug Ban All-Natural Bug Repellent for Babies, Children, Sensitive Skin is designed to be gentle and hypoallergenic.

For complete tick & flea protection for dogs, YaYa Dog Whisperer TICK + FLEA Complete System helps your dog stay bug-free especially when you take them outdoors, keeping them healthy from pests and parasites.

What If You Need More Custom Solutions?

Some standard doses or forms aren’t for everybody. What if the solutions you need aren’t available?

Eastern States Compounding Pharmacy does more than offer excellent supplement essentials for any season. Compounding or customizing medicine for a patient’s unique situation is what we do best.

You can contact and consult with our friendly pharmacists for recommendations and, with a prescription, at-home testing to better find the best supplementation regimen based on your needs and nutritional deficiencies.

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