10 Health & Wellness Products for Women to Look Out for This Yearby Carissa Andrews - July 29th, 2019
With 2019 half-over, we’re looking forward to 2020 with some gotta-have products for women’s health and wellness. After all, when we flip to a new decade, we all want to look and feel our best. Right? Besides, 2020 is a pretty momentous year. Inspiring today’s blog is a straight-forward list of 10 awesome women’s products for everything from acne to weight loss. The great thing is, with these recommendations, there’s no need to peruse your local big box store or pharmacy for the best OTC supplement or prescription medication. We have you covered with this quick and easy guide to look and feel your best.
Our list is set up in alphabetical order, but you’re sure to find something for whatever health/wellness goal you have planned. If you’re ready to see which products we think you should have on your radar for 2019-2020, keep reading and learn more.
Retin A ($15 - $253): Also known as Tretinoin (generic), Retin A creams and gels are pretty much the go-to product for treating acne. Not only that, but the Renova brand can also reduce the appearance of fine line and wrinkles, while making your skin super smooth—and what woman doesn’t want that? The reason Retin A works is due to the way tretinoin stimulates new skin cells to grow. If you’re looking to eliminate blackheads, whiteheads, or other acne lesions, give this awesome product 2-4 weeks and you’ll start seeing spectacular new skin! Give it the full 6012 weeks for full results and you’ll wonder how you lived without it.
HemeBoost ($39 - $175): If you’re dealing with anemia and able to consume animal byproducts, HemeBoost by Pharmaris Canada is by far the best iron supplement on the market to combat the problem. This new over-the-counter (OTC) product is produced right here in Canada and has been approved by Health Canada as treatment for preventing iron deficiency anemia. Naturally sourced, HemeBoost (heme iron polypeptide) is safe for pregnant women, as well as breastfeeding moms.
Latisse ($150): Forget false lashes, ladies. If you’re looking for longer, stronger eyelashes, why not start with the ones you’ve already got? Latisse is a topical solution your doctor can prescribe to increase eyelash thickness, length, and strength. All you need to do is apply the solution nightly where your eyelashes meet your eyelids. Of course, you’ll want to make sure you’ve removed makeup and taken out contact lenses before use. Latisse has been known to discolor soft contact lenses. So, do yourself a favor and make sure you take ‘em out.
CoQ10 ($13 - 28): Coenzyme Q 10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in the body and has a wide range of health benefits. For starters, it protects cells from free radical damage, plays an important role in metabolism, and can even reduce blood pressure slightly. However, you might be surprised to learn this supplement is also studied for its impacts on curbing migraines, enhancing fertility, and treating heart failure. When it comes to energy levels, it has been shown to increase output for athletes as it enhances the energy generation by all the cells in the body. Because it’s an over-the-counter (OTC), you don’t need a doctor’s prescription to pick up a bottle today. Time to celebrate!
Clomid ($45 - $99): Is a having baby on your agenda for 2020? If you’re like many women who struggle to get pregnant, it could be because of ovulatory dysfunction. Clomid is a prescription medication that helps induce ovulation (egg production) in women who want to get pregnant but are struggling with releasing eggs. You don’t have to just take our word that this medication is great. It’s widely used as the first treatment for couples who are trying to conceive but having trouble. If this sounds like you, talk to your doctor to see if Clomid is the right choice for you. You might just find 2020 brings you a bundle of joy.
Thick, Luxurious Hair
Rogaine ($35 – $189): Okay, ladies, this one might surprise you—but Rogaine isn’t just for men. In fact, many women experience thinning hair with age (yay hormonal changes and menopause). This over-the-counter (OTC) medication can help you get that under control. The active ingredient in Rogaine is minoxidil and it works by getting blood flow back to the hair follicles. This, in turn, helps the follicles to produce thicker, fuller hair. And yes, for women just as much as men. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Veralac ($35): This over-the-counter (OTC) nail lacquer is amazing at transforming thin, splitting, or otherwise damaged nails. Especially formulated for psoriatic nails, it not only fixes the damage, but also improves the appearance and overall texture of your nails. At first, you’ll be treating your nails for 1-3 months, but for continued, long-term benefits, you may wish to continue application. Talk to your dermatologist about whether or not Veralac is a good choice for healthier looking nails.
Addyi ($45 - $855): Hypoactive (low) sexual desire disorder (HSDD) doesn’t get as much attention as erectile dysfunction, but it impacts the sexual intimacy of a couple, just the same. The good news is, Addyi (also known as flibanserin) is a prescription med that can boost your sexual desire if you’re a pre-menopausal woman. It works by elevating dopamine and norepinephrine levels (which boost sexual desire), while inhibiting serotonin (which is thought to be a reason for low sex drive). Boosting your libido might be as easy as taking this pill once a day at bedtime. Most women (and their partners) are thrilled with the results 2-4 weeks after starting treatment with Addyi. Give it a try and see how it can improve your sexual relationship.
Skincare / Sun Protection
Ombrelle ($15.99 - $29): Protecting your skin while having fun in the sun has never been easier. Not only is this sunscreen stellar at its protection (which is 93% - 97% protection, depending on the SPF), but they also have coral reef / eco safe versions, spray lotion, kids versions, and sports worthy ones! Protecting your beautiful skin from UVA and UVB rays will keep it looking young and healthy for years to come. With SPFs up to 60, there’s skin protection for everyone – including if you burn easily or have fair skin. Enjoy all summer has to offer while protecting your skin for years to come.
Xenical ($129): Do you struggle with losing weight or keeping it off? This prescription medication might be something to ask your doctor about. Xenical blocks some of the fats you consume and block them from being absorbed by your body. It works best when combined with a low-calorie diet and taken at each of your three main meals. Most women start seeing results within two weeks, and it can be taken for up to four years. If you’ve tried everything else and weight is still an issue, Xenical could be the answer you’re looking for. Talk to your doctor about the option to see if trying it out is right for you.
Women have a hard enough time without having to struggle with all the product choices out there. We hope this list of Canadian Pharmacy King product picks will help you reach the health or wellness goals you have planned for the upcoming year. If nothing else, it gives you a great starting point to open discussions with your doctor, dermatologist, or pharmacist. Remember, we do sell these products here in our online store and if you have questions about any one of them, you can always reach out by calling 1-877-745-9217. Here’s to a fantastic, healthy new you – and new year!