Is it just us, or does it feel like the idea of health and wellness is kind of trendy? Don’t get us wrong, if that means more people are actively thinking and pursuing a better lifestyle, then we’re all ears! But it can feel overwhelming to the point where it’s difficult to tell what brands and businesses are really all about wellness, or just capitalizing on the latest buzz words.
We see phrases like self-care and labels like natural or organic getting tossed around pretty loosely. It feels like there are new diet trends every month that we should all be following, and even more “natural” supplements claiming to cure every ailment.
So how do you sort out what’s real? What are the right products? And what exactly are we talking about when we say wellness, anyways?!
What Exactly is Wellness?
It’s time for a classic introductory sentence from our good friends at Merriam-Webster: the definition of wellness is “the quality or state of being in good health especially as an actively sought goal.”
Sounds legit. And with somewhat of a wellness movement going on these days, thousands of people chasing good health as a regular goal is definitely a very good thing! We just know how easy it is to get caught up in trends while not knowing exactly what wellness products are the right ones to choose.
And we also know that plenty of businesses like to declare that they’re all about wellness, while featuring products that simply don’t meet the standards they claim to. All we’re saying is, it’s also important to be wary of fads and businesses looking to take advantage of healthy trends.
That’s where a wellness store comes into play.
What Does a Wellness Store Do?
If we’re taking the definition of wellness into account, then a wellness store is a place that helps people maintain the goal of reaching a state of being in good health.
For Liv Alternative, it’s a place to check off all of your health and wellness needs. We carry a wide range of products, all from venders and brands we’ve taken the time to personally vet.
From all natural workout supplements, a wide array of CBD offerings, and immunity boosting tea, to natural pain relief, chemical-free cleaners for your home, and natural skincare and hygiene products, we believe that there are better, alternative choices to the types of products you use. And when you choose Liv Alternative, you’re choosing a path to seek that state of better health.
All About Wellness: Where Do We Have You Covered??
We want to take this opportunity to break down a few of the pillars where we feel the products we carry really shine. But before we move any further, it’s important to say outright that we are not medical professionals.
We can happily help steer you to the right types of products to relieve your specific health ailments based on our own experiences and knowledge of our products. But you should always seek guidance and clearance from your own personal medical provider.
With that said, we stand by the brands and products we’ve partnered with. And we truly believe in our role in maintaining a healthier state of being for everyone!
Pain and Anxiety Relief
This is a big one. With so much fear and risk surrounding prescription pain killers, anti-depressants, and anti-anxiety medications, it can be difficult to know where to turn for fast, simple relief. Especially because day-to-day pain, stress, and anxiety is different for everyone.
You’ve probably heard of CBD, or have seen it somewhere in the last few years. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the main chemical compounds found in industrial hemp. It has become a popular component in products used to treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, pain, and inflammation, among other ailments.
It’s become somewhat of a snake-oil cure all, mostly due to a lack of research and how some people find it more effective than others. Which in turn opens the flood gates to shady companies and fake products.
Which is why we’ve focused on offering one of the widest selections of high quality CBD products in the area. We carry gummies, capsules, tinctures and topicals from trusted brands like Coastal CBD, cbdMD, Hemp Bombs, Koi CBD, Platinum CBD, and many more.
And if you’re wary of CBD products, we also carry a large assortment of teas and essential oils for other natural pain and stress relief.
Vitamins, Supplements, and Immunity Boosters
Looking to give yourself an extra boost year round and not during flu season? Check out our wide selection of Elderberry Products from the good folks at Lotus Light! We carry teas, syrups, gummies, capsules and more to give you that boost of antioxidants and vitamins from the powerful elderberry.
And with our workout supplements, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting. We offer protein, creatine, energy boosters and more from Now Products. Supplements can always feel a little sketchy – if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, that’s a real problem. Especially with so much surrounding anti-doping in sports and workout environments.
No matter what level you’re competing in, you should know what you’re putting into your body. Now Products approaches sports nutrition with an eye towards finding the best, naturally. That means protein from beef bone broth and egg white or utilizing MCT oil for energy and fuel for the body.
The foundation of your new nutritional plan starts here! Get the right vitamins and supplements to keep you happy and healthy year round.
Natural Hygiene and Skincare Products
It’s a bit off-putting to think that for many of us, we’ve trusted name brand soaps and shampoos without ever really knowing what they actually consist of. That’s weird! And that’s why we’ve also focused on providing natural products for every facet of your physical cleanliness, comfort, and hygiene.
At Liv Alternative, we can help you replace your whole routine. We have deodorant made from natural kalinite crystals and lavender. Shampoo and condition with berry-infused cleansers and Herbal Revival. Start your day with natural mint toothpaste and mouth wash, and end it with soothing Aloe lotion and vitamin C moisturizer.
Because what you put on your body, should carry just as much weight as what you’re putting in it!
Natural Cleaning and Pet Products
And to balance out what you’re using for your body, it’s important to also keep in mind what’s happening in your home. Which is why we’ve also put together an assortment of household cleaners:
- All purpose wipes and sprays made with lemon and grapefruit
- Bathroom sprays and cleaners
- Dish soap
- Laundry liquid
Just like our health remedies and supplements, we strive to work with companies committed to using all-natural ingredients. For cleaning products, that means staying away from harmful chemicals and bleaches.
And what about our furry four-legged friends? The love of pets makes up such a huge portion of our day-to-day wellness, and we want to make sure they’re taken care of as well! We offer pet products for both cats and dogs, including:
- CBD and other natural pet relaxants
- Kidney support powder
- Omega-3 support
- Cardiovascular support
- G.I. support
- Urinary support
- Immune support
- Joint support
- Weight management products
- L-Lysine for cats
Before administering any of these products to your pet, you’ll want to consult with your vet of course. But we feel we’re also offering some of the better natural solutions for everyday pet care as well!
At Liv Alternative, We’re All About Wellness
That’s just barely scratching the service of the types of health and wellness products you can expect to find on our shelves. To get a full picture on everything we carry and how it can help you, you’ll have to visit us in-store for yourself!
It’s worth noting once again, we are not medical professionals. We can listen to your story and recommend they types products we believe can help. But for any supplements, you should always seek guidance and clearance from your own personal medical provider.
Otherwise, like we said above, we believe most of our products are healthier, more natural alternatives to the everyday products you use now. So if you’re still on the fence, just give us a try! We truly believe in helping you achieve a healthier you.
At Liv Alternative, we strive to be St Augustine’s local, healthy, community-driven market focused on providing natural products for all levels of wellness pursuits. Contact us today or stop by the shop and get to know us!
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program or if you have serious medical conditions or use prescription medications. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.