GNC's opulent aisles display a wide variety of vitamin and mineral and herbal supplements, as well as sports nutrition, diet, energy, bodycare, and other health products. The Mega Men Sport multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets) supports muscle recovery and energy levels while aiding speedy male metabolisms without dangling steaks in front of their treadmills. Fuel feats of female strength with the Women's Ultra Mega Active multivitamin ($19.99 for 90 caplets), ideal for vigorous women. Two pounds of Pro Performance 100% whey protein ($35.99) distract taste buds with the flavor of chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry while smuggling 20 grams of high-quality protein into the body in each scoop. Promote healthy bones with a calcium supplement, such as coral calcium, sustainably harvested from the Okinawan Sea to provide a healthy 2-to-1 ratio of calcium and magnesium.
Vortex Wellness & Aesthetics staffs a cadre of board-certified physicians and permanent-makeup artists, all of who work to help clients achieve their physical goals. The team has added on specialists through the years ? Vortex Wellness originally opened as a weight-loss center and later expanded to include vitamin counseling, cosmetic gynecology, and chronic pain management services. They've also added locations?Vortex Wellness opened a new center in Smyrna in the fall of 2014 after success in L.A. and Long Beach.
The path that Joy Edwards took to become a naturopathic doctor has been anything but clear-cut. She started out as a nurse's aid in Ohio, then completed her nursing degree with plans to become a medical doctor. But after the birth of her fourth child, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and became depressed, started to gain weight, and suffered from fibroids. Edwards took medication and tried to live with her symptoms, but after taking a job in a surgical center that incorporated alternative techniques, she discovered firsthand the power of complementary medicine. A year of dietary changes and herbal supplements eliminated the fibroids, and, though she still struggled with her weight, she decided to learn more about other forms of health care. She went back to school and earned doctor of homeopathy and doctor of naturopathy degrees so she could share her knowledge with others. Edwards even found time in the years that followed to serve in the Navy and lose 30 pounds through exercise and better eating habits.
Dr. Joy now practices traditional naturopathy as a key player at The Holistic Approach Wellness Center, drawing upon ancient Ayurvedic, Chinese, and Native American medical wisdom. She and her team, which includes a licensed massage therapist, natural health-foods consultant, reflexologist, and physician, perform a variety of treatments to promote better health. They help patients shed pounds with holistic or HCG-based diet programs, and use bioidentical hormone therapy to treat symptoms of aging, such as stress, fatigue, or an ever-increasing collection of plaid pants.
Fit & Fabulous Bodywraps menu of slimming wraps and cellulite treatments help clients firm their skin, whittle their waistlines, and detoxify their bodies. Infrared procedures are designed to burn calories without exercise or thinking really hard about fire, while herbal collagen wraps nourish the skin. Specialized body-wrap extras tone target trouble areas such as the arms, abs, and thighs, while cellulite treatments work to remove subcutaneous dimples by breaking down fatty deposits underneath the skin.
LabTest MD’s team screens patients for allergies, STDs, paternity status, and even steroid use—overall, it offers more than 2,000 medical tests. A CLIA-certified lab processes each one and typically releases the results in 72 hours or less. As at a doctor’s office, test results are confidential; however, unlike at a doctor’s office, patients have complete control over which tests they undergo.
GNC sells a wide variety of supplements (vitamin and mineral and herbal) and other health products (sports nutrition, diet, energy, beauty care, and more). You're sure to find something right for you, such as Ginkgo biloba capsules or that box of SuperFoods Supreme you wish for every Groundhog Day.