Ah yes, it’s finally fall and that means crisp mornings, breezy days, and a riot of color in the trees; unfortunately, that also means it’s time for cold and flu season. Lucky for you, Oliver’s fifth annual Wellness Weekend has arrived! We’ve combed through our Wellness Departments to find the best immune-boosting products we’ve got, and then just because we love you guys, we’ve slashed the prices for incredible savings! But that’s not all – come in Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for an additional 25% off all your favorites!!
Our wellness staff have dipped into their cauldrons of naturally healthful products and pulled out some winners just for you. Whether you’re just trying to maintain your general health or you’re fighting off this year’s bug, we’ve got the expertise to match you with a supplement that will perfectly support your healthy lifestyle.
Check out a few of our favorites!
Nordic Naturals Marine Collagen
15 ct. Box, $22.99
Collagen supplements are the current hip beauty trend, and for good reason – this stuff is essential, literally! When we’re young, our bodies produce collagen naturally, which then forms the basis for strong muscles, healthy bones, and fantastic skin and hair. As we age, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen; this unfortunately leads to an overall weakening of our bodies, but it most noticeably affects our skin, hair, and nails. Formulated for optimal absorption, Nordic Naturals Marine Collagen delivers small, hydrolyzed collagen peptides and vitamin C to help stimulate and support collagen-producing cells throughout the body. This isn’t just great for keeping you looking fresh and youthful – collagen also supports healthy joints and digestion!
Garden of Life Ultimate Care Raw Probiotics
30 Capsules (Shelf Stable), $36.99
Did you know that your gut actually contains and entire ecosystem? It’s true; in fact, our guts contain incredibly complex, microscopic ecosystems, complete with our very own superheroes and villains! Keeping this balance of good and bad bacteria in check is key to maintaining gut health, and a great way of maintaining that balance is through probiotic supplements. Probiotics can be found naturally in fermented foods, but fermented foods aren’t always easy in to find in their raw, probiotic form, and you’d still have to eat a lot of fermented food to reap the benefits. RAW Probiotics are a whole-food probiotic that emulates eating fermented food made with mainly Bulgarian yogurt concentrate, Wild European kefir grains and scobies, and concentrated, clinically studies probiotic strains. These capsules pack a concentrated probiotic punch, and are great for supporting excellent gut health whether or not you eat fermented foods.
Ener C Effervescent C Powdered Drink Mix
30 Packets, Selected Varieties; $11.99
It can be difficult to get in all the necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need, even if we have a healthy lifestyle. Athletes in particular frequently run the risk of depleting their natural stores of energy, and once you sweat it all out, it can be pretty difficult to replace. Loss of electrolytes can lead to mild complications, like twitches and muscles weakness, but if left unchecked, these complications can move into the realm of deadly. It is therefore vital to replace electrolytes, but as any athlete can tell you, scarfing an entire chicken dinner in the middle of a game isn’t exactly an option. Ener-C multivitamin drink mix is a delicious effervescent, and nutritious way to hydrate, and it makes a great caffeine-free, low sugar replacement for sport drinks, energy drinks and other packaged beverages. Use it to refuel during your morning workout or mid-game break, or try as a great way to boost your hydration during the day.
Urban Moonshine First Response Immune Zoom
2 oz. Bottle, $11.49
As the seasons change from sunny summer fun to colder, cozier days, be sure to stock plenty of immune supporting herbs in your herbal pantry; it’s always wise to have one’s herbal allies close at hand for when in the moment support is called for, and Immune Zoom has two of the big boys – echinacea and elderberry. Echinacea is an herb which has been clinically shown to support immune function, reduce certain kinds of inflammation, and shorten cold symptoms. At the same time, elderberry is packed with anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories, and even Vitamin C. Put the two together, and you have a true immune-boosting powerhouse with no time for sniffles and sneezes. Use them at the first hint of a cold to stop it in its tracks, or help shorten the cold you already have by adding it to your existing cold-care regimen.