I’m back with more things that you may or may not know! Since the last post I did, I’ve learned a lot and hopefully you can benefit from that this time around!
We’ve been selling a lot of Manuka Honey lately, which is cool, because I had no idea what it did until like, last week. Manuka Honey is harvested in New Zealand, and prevents damage from bacteria when used topically. Apparently the honey produces Hydrogen Peroxide, and that’s partially why it’s so effective at treating small topical wounds and burns.
Another fun thing I’ve learned about is Arnica, more specifically, how crazy good it is at healing bruises. Now, I don’t bruise very easily, (I’m like the opposite of a banana. I never bruise, probably not rich in potassium either.) so this never really comes up for me. I’ve had a few customers in the past few weeks though, wanting to get some bruising cleared up, and after recommending Arnica in its various forms and having some of them stop back in, I can’t believe how effective it is.
A lot of other customers also swear by Arnica as a topical pain relief, especially for sore muscles. I haven’t tried it yet, but LB says it’s pretty effective, and it seems to be pretty popular with people that have tried it.
Serotonin is a chemical produced by our brains that keeps our moods balanced. If you feel like you need your mood balanced, you can help your brain produce Serotonin with 5-htp and L-tryptophan, they’re the ingredients brains use when making serotonin, and we sell both of them in capsules in the store! They’re both pretty popular, and from what I can tell, they seem to be effective.
Alpha-Lipoic Acid is really popular, after Turmeric it’s probably one of the most popular products we carry. It helps with nerve problems from diabetes, as well as helping to regulate blood sugar levels. It improved the functional ability of neurons, as well as restoring Vitamin E and Vitamin C to the body/
It’s also used by the body to break down carbohydrates, which makes at effective as a weight loss supplement. I have no idea which use is more popular, but we sure do sell a lot of it.
We got tiny little stroop waffles in. As far as I know they don’t really provide much in the way of health benefits, but they’ve got honey in them and they’re delicious. If I have a cup of hot tea, I set the waffle on top of the cup, and the hot tea warms up the waffle, and it’s great. I recommend trying them if you get a chance. I won’t shut up about them to the other people that work here.
That seems like plenty for now, if you’ve read this one and the last one of these I did, you can be confident that I know at least 10 things whenever you stop in.