Sep 8, 2016

Back to School Essentials



More than likely this week has been a whirlwind for you! Whether a parent of a scholar-to-be, or a student yourself, it may be time to start thinking about how to support your mind & body for the long school year ahead! Here are a few of our “Back to School Essentials”:


  • Sisu – Stress Rescue: Focus and calm your mind & body. 


Stress levels are generally on the rise in September.  Your to-do list has likely doubled in size, and maybe you’re finding it hard to focus on one specific task with everything hanging over you…. Well, Stress Rescue could be for you! L-Theanine is an amino acid that naturally occurs in green tea and is fantastic for promoting focused and calm cognitive energy!


35500The brain is comprised mostly of fats! It only makes sense that consuming healthy oils & fats would help to enhance the health and function of our brain! Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) are fantastic for improving cognitive function and supporting the health of this extremely important organ.  DHA has been known specifically to support cognition, and that’s why Natural Factors Whole Earth & Sea Cogni-Hi-Q has formulated this amazing fish oil to provide DHA & EPA in a 3:1 ratio!  Support your brain, ’cause chances are you’re gonna need it this year! 😉


  • Nutristart – Quick Tea:  Increase your focused energy!


It can be hard to find it in you to rise early in the morning and tackle the day in the fall & winter.  That’s why Nutristart Quick Tea, a green tea extract, can be a fantastic addition to your daily routine! 🙂 Green tea increases focused energy & is full of antioxidants that also support your body’s immunity. Wake up, feel energized, and stay healthy with this potent extract!



During times of stress our adrenal glands are working overtime to help us deal with the increased demands and it is important that we help our adrenals to stay healthy so they can continue to help us cope. This is why we LOVE AOR’s Ortho Adapt formula.  It includes a blend of supporting adaptogenic herbs, and porcine adrenals to help support the proper function of our important stress organs!


  • Bulletproof – Collagen Bars:  Convenient & delicious doesn’t always mean junkfood!


Delicious and extremely nutritious, Bulletproof Bars are the perfect on-the-go snack or meal to take with you on your busiest days! Packed full of collagen protein and tons of healthy fats, these bars have an amazing nutrition profile to help get you through the day!



Grass-fed water buffalo meat is one of the best tasting meats with an UNREAL nutritonal profile.  It is extremely high in protein, and a great source of healthy fats, iron & vitamin b12! This amazing snack is perfect for anyone to pack with them on a busy day! Pre-packaged individually for added convenience, we rarely leave the house without a caveman stick in our bags!



“Smart Drugs” have become a commonplace at a lot of post-secondary schools… If you’re reading this, you probably already know how detrimental these drugs can be for your overall health and wellbeing.  Fortunately, there is a healthy alternative with no harmful side-affects that actually supports the health of your brainl! Ortho-mind is a blend of herbs and nutrients that improves cognition and brain function. It can be taken any time of day without risk of sleep interference or reducing appetite.  It is the ULTIMATE study buddy :)!


  • St. Francis – Deep Immune: Increase your body’s immunity!


Rather inconveniently, the beginning of the school year often sparks the dreaded cold and flus that spread like wildfire throughout classrooms and households.  Good news: You can do something to protect yourself! St. Francis Deep Immune tincture is a blend of potent medicinal herbs that support your body’s immune system and fight infection. Perfect as a preventative measure, or to speed up the process of restoring health so you can feel better faster!

We wish everyone a smooth back to school transition and a relatively stress-free school year! 🙂 We hope these items are helpful to keep in your toolkit for tackling this school year! Do you have any back to school immune boosters or stress formulas that you use? What’s your go-to healthy snack for busy days? Let us know! 🙂