Muscle cramps and spasms can happen to anyone. It tends to be a reason we wake up stiff and sore or have trouble sleeping. Sometimes we experience these after exercise or after long periods of sitting.myocalm

Common causes of muscle cramping include dehydration, sleep deprivation, mineral depletion and electrolyte imbalance. Make sure you’re are getting plenty of rest and drinking your water but also talk to us about MyoCalm.

Myocalm is a supplement made by Metagenics. It is made of a specialized blend of calcium, magnesium and herbs designed to play a role in the contraction and relaxation of muscles. It’ll help relieve minor muscle pain without the adverse side effects of prescription muscle relaxers and over-the-counter pain relievers.

As a Metagenics product, it contains only natural ingredients, is gluten-free and is backed by a quality guarantee.

Vitamin D is most commonly known as the “sunshine vitamin.” This essential nutrient is necessary for healthy bones and muscles, heart health, and is linked to improved immune function.d35000

Spending just 10 minutes outside on a sunny day helps the body create vitamin D however, in Illinois the sun is not strong enough for about half of the year to produce vitamin D from sun exposure. So, what can you do?

There are a few foods that contain vitamin D, like fatty fish and eggs, and there are foods that are fortified with vitamin D such as, milk, orange juice and some cereals. However, these sources only provide minimal amounts of vitamin D and it’s much easier to close this nutrient gap with supplementation.


phytomultiMultivitamins are a great way to make sure your body is getting the essential vitamins and minerals it needs. Even with a proper diet filled with a variety of fruits and vegetables we can still be missing proper amounts of B vitamins, vitamin A, vitamin D, and minerals such as calcium and magnesium. A good quality multivitamin can help bridge that gap in nutrition and help us live healthier lives.

Why take a Multivitamin supplement…What’s it good for?

Multivitamins help ensure our bodies are getting what we need. As we get older our bodies naturally have more difficulty absorbing nutrients from food. It’s also good to consider a multivitamin if you’ve eliminated certain food groups in your diet. Dairy and grains are good sources of calcium and vitamin D. Red meat is a great source of Iron. Not a fan of veggies? Well that’s where a lot of essential vitamins come from.

epa dhaWhy take an Omega 3 Fatty Acid...What’s it good for?

Omega 3 Fatty Acid supports aren’t just for heart health. They also support a healthy brain, eyes, joints, and a healthy immune system.

Why Metagenics EPA-DHA 720 over any other?

Quality and purity should be your first concern when choosing an Omega 3 supplement. Metagenics prides themselves on obtaining and
maintaining a higher standard of purity, safety, and quality since 1983. They are a world-wide clinical nutrition company following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and use third-party testing to certify their products.

We do a lot to maintain our health. We eat right, we exercise, we get adjusted and we take our supplements. One supplement that you'll hear us talk a lot about is the probiotic line we carry. Not many people consider takultraflorabalanceing a probiotic daily but did you know, according to many researchers, 70% of our immune system is located in our gut?

Why take a Probiotic supplement…What’s it good for?

A probiotic supplement can help maintain a healthy balance of ‘good’ gut bacteria which helps improve digestion and boosts the immune system. The immune system works with the digestive system to help protect from harmful pathogens and viruses that we come into contact with daily.

Like many people, you may wonder how much water you should be drinking on a daily basis.

The calculation for the amount of water you should drink each day is based on your body weight. For every two (2) pounds you weigh, you should be drinking one (1) ounce of water per day.

For example, someone weighing 200 lbs should drink 100 oz of water each day and someone who weights 130 lbs should be drinking 65 oz of water every day.

This calculation is also a great measuring tool for kids! As a rule, you should increase the amount of water you drink if:

  • the weather is hot
  • you are exercising
  • you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • you have a fever, vomiting or diarrhea
  • you are trying to lose weight

Don’t want to exercise but want to feel great? Try stretching!

Doing stretches throughout the day can make your body feel limber and revitalized with minimal effort.

You may be thinking that stretching only has a place before or after a workout, but you’re wrong! Stretching can be its own healthy exercise!Here’s why:


  • …increases your body’s flexibility;
  • …boosts energy and releases tension;
  • …reduces muscle soreness and stiffness;
  • …reduces the risk of injury;
  • …increases & encourages blood flow/nutrient supply to muscles & cartilage;
  • …improves muscle balance around joints, thus improving posture;
  • …warms your body up in preparation for an active day;
  • …relaxes your body at the end of that active day, enhancing muscle recovery.