Spring Box

To assist with Spring and COVID-19 on everyone’s doorstep, we’ve packed this season’s box full of nature’s best and most potent holistic and homeopathic remedies and preventatives to keep you in tip-top shape. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED 

From France

Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, stimulating the evolution of health care by promoting homeopathy as a compassionate, ecological and comprehensive approach to medicine.
 
Sinusalia: Works naturally with your body to temporarily relieve nasal congestion‚ sinus pain and headache due to the common cold or allergies by temporarily relieving nasal congestion‚ sinus pain and headache due to the common cold or allergies. This non-drowsy formula has no drug interactions!
 
Rhin Allergy: Allergic rhinitis is triggered by breathing in tiny particles of allergens. The most common airborne allergens that cause rhinitis are dust mites, pollen and spores, and animal skin, urine and saliva. Boiron’s formula helps alleviate hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies: itchy and watery eyes‚ sneezing‚ runny nose‚ and itchy throat and nose.

From Switzerland

The range of A.Vogel herbal remedies is made up of a wide palette of fresh plant products and covers all areas of a naturally healthy lifestyle.
 
Pollinosan: Allergy symptoms are no match for this homeopathic medicine (used for the treatment of sneezing, itchy nose, burning eyes). After using A.Vogel’s Pollinosan, 5% of patients reported an improvement in their allergy symptoms to grass or tree pollen, as well as allergies to dust, animals and pets.

From Sri-Lanka

Tipson Detox Tea: Natural coriander seed, peppermint, lemongrass, juniper berry, ginger, turmeric, cardamom, and black pepper help your body usher in the new season. Not only may the active ingredients prevent accumulation of toxic components in the body, but studies have shown the combination of these natural ingredients may cleanse the liver and purify the blood, boosting metabolism and energy levels significantly. In addition, juniper berry turmeric and black pepper may prevent formation of free radicals in the body, due to the antioxidant activities. These benefits make Tipson Detox Tea an excellent component to a new Spring routine.

From Russia

Optimal PH soil levels create different healing and medicinal properties. This imported Russian Honey allows your body to build up immunity quicker, stronger, and more effectively. Not to mention it tastes so much more potent!

Honey Comb: Raw honey and beeswax are the two main components of honeycomb. Raw honey is rich in enzymes and antioxidants, while beeswax contains long-chain fatty acids and alcohols — all of which are optimal for transitioning into Spring, the natural way!

Allergy Season

In many areas of the United States, spring allergies begin in March and last until the early summer. Tree pollination begins earliest in the year followed by grass pollination later in the spring and summer and ragweed in the late summer and fall. In warmer climates, grass pollinates throughout a good portion of the year. Mild winter temperatures can cause plants to pollinate early. A rainy spring can also promote rapid plant growth and lead to an increase in mold, causing symptoms to last well into the fall. The differences in pollination cause different allergy symptoms. 

The most common culprit for fall allergies is ragweed, a plant that grows wild almost everywhere, but especially on the East Coast and in the Midwest. Ragweed blooms and releases pollen from August to November. In many areas of the country, ragweed pollen levels are highest in early to mid-September. 

Other plants that trigger fall allergies include: 

  • Burning bush 
  • Cocklebur 
  • Lamb’s-quarters 
  • Pigweed 
  • Sagebrush and mugwort 
  • Tumbleweed and Russian thistle 

While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, the following climate factors also can influence how bad your symptoms might be: 

  • Tree, grass and ragweed pollens thrive during cool nights and warm days. 
  • Molds grow quickly in heat and high humidity. 
  • Pollen levels tend to peak in the morning hours. 
  • Rain washes pollen away, but pollen counts can soar after rainfall. 
  • On a day with no wind, airborne allergens are grounded. 
  • When the day is windy and warm, pollen counts surge. 
  • Moving to another climate to avoid allergies is usually not successful — allergens are virtually everywhere. 

Check out our Spring Box to see how Curated Therapies can help.  

GROW For a Perfect Hair, Skin, and Nails Routine

During the hustle and bustle of your daily routines, it’s easy to skip that glass of water or to skip cleaning. Over time, though, those bad habits can take a toll on your skin. Each day, you should be sure to provide your skin with: 

  • Plenty of water. 
  • Thorough cleansing, twice a day. At night, make sure you remove all your make-up and cleanse properly before going to bed. 
  • Balanced nutrition. 
  • Moisturizing. This is a necessary step even for those who have oily skin. There are plenty of moisturizers on the market that are oil-free. 
  • Sun protection, sun protection, sun protection. It is absolutely crucial to protect your skin from harmful UVA and UVB light rays. Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) is recommended every day. This will help prevent sun damage, skin cancers, and wrinkles. 
  • “GROW” gummy from Curated Therapies 

Over the course of your life, you should pay attention to all parts of your skin. Familiarize yourself with it so that you’ll notice any changes that might occur, such as different moles or patches that might need further. 

As always take care and stay beautiful

Keratin- Your New Beauty Regimen

Curated Therapies founder, Rozaliya Ripa wanted to bring a medical twist to the herbal community, and create a beauty-centric vitamin supplement that had a practical and medicinal purpose, which could double as beauty regimen enhancer,  

Since we are so worried about skin, the largest organ on our body. Proper care and treatment is essential to maintaining the health and vitality of this crucial protection. Skin is made up of several different parts, including water, protein, lipids (fats), and different minerals and chemicals. Throughout your life, your skin will change, for better or worse. In fact, your skin regenerates itself approximately every 27 days. It’s very important to treat your skin properly to maintain the health and vitality of this crucial organ. 

Due to the constant change, it is integral to keep your skincare routine optimal, which is why we formulated a Keratin Gummy.  

The skin is composed of three layers. The epidermis is the thinnest layer, but it’s responsible for protecting you from the harsh environment, with 5 layers of its own. The epidermis also hosts different types of cells. Keratinocytes, which produce the protein known as keratin, the main component of the epidermis need to be repleted by the skin’s proteins: 

  • Collagen: Collagen is the most plentiful protein in the skin, making up 75-80% of your skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for warding off wrinkles and fine lines. Over time, the environment and aging reduce your body’s ability to produce collagen. 
  • Elastin: Think elastic. Elastin is found with collagen in the dermis. It’s another protein, responsible for giving structure to your skin and organs. As with collagen, elastin is affected by time and the elements. Lower levels of this protein cause your skin to wrinkle and sag. 
  • Keratin: Keratin is the main protein in your skin, and makes up hair, nails, and the surface layer of the skin. Keratin is what forms the rigidity of your skin and helps with the barrier protection that your skin offers. 

Keratin’s component is directly tied into our beauty regimen. Leaving you with luscious locks, strong nails, and glowing skin. Keratin also helps those with psoriasis and eczema replenish their keratin proteins. 

Come by pick up a “GROW” Gummy that is naturally dyed, and made in the USA.   

Support Independent Shops

With the economic impact and the spread of the global pandemic has undoubtedly affected the economy. We cannot stop this, but we can make a choice with our dollars to help local economies stay afloat and give small businesses a fighting chance to rebound when we emerge from our homes. 

Growing companies—like Curated Therapies—foster eco-systems that enable other small businesses to thrive in their wake. Entrepreneurship inspires and facilitates more entrepreneurship—we aspire to craft more medically inspired herbal formulas to boost micronutrients into the body. 

Instead of buying on Amazon or big box stores (I know, I know… it’s convenient…) – consider seeing if that product is sold locally (even if it costs a few dollars more). Not only does that help a small business, but it also helps the environment by reducing the amount of packaging materials and the impact that expedited shipping can have on the earth. 

Small businesses, especially in the case of retail stores, are often major contributors to the heart of a community. “Main Street” becomes a hub of activity, where stores, business associations, and local vendors to create and preserve the character of their town or neighborhood. A deliberate focus on supporting local businesses helps drive up the appeal of the shopping area and attracts tourism dollars into the community. The effect has a positive impact on adjacent hotels, attractions, and tours. 

Why Local? 

Why buy local when you can buy from a large chain that imports most of its products from overseas, with little quality care and assurance? Curated Therapies aspires to bring a solution to customers seeking boutique products made in the USA. We’re working to contribute to a healthy, sustainable economy and environment, and we encourage customers to purchase products –like ours– which are optimal for health and peace of mind. Our products are made in the USA, and our subscription box is sourced from other brands that hold the most rigorous community practices.  

Buying local has numerous advantages: 

  • Local businesses create jobs and hire local people. When small businesses thrive, they can hire more people in the community. Small, local businesses are the largest employer nationally and provide the highest number of new jobs. Additionally, the introduction of national chains to a community often brings loss of employment. Studies have shown that the opening of a Wal-Mart reduces retail employment by an average of 150 jobs in the county of its location. 
  • Shopping locally reduces your environmental impact. By staying local instead of driving to the next town’s mall or ordering an item from across the country, you can help reduce gas emissions and environmental damage. Additionally, since local businesses tend to purchase from other local business, supporting them helps minimize the environmental impact of transporting out-of-town goods. 
  • Small businesses offer better customer service and personalized treatment. Local independent businesses cater to their local communities. They are able to focus on the needs of their consumers and tailor their services accordingly. They don’t have to answer to large stockholders or corporate partners, so they often have more flexibility in how they operate and the type of service they offer. And because they hire local people, their employees have a better sense of the community and have more of a personal connection with customers. 
  • Local businesses rely less on taxpayer money than large corporations. Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community. 
  • Buying local increases competition and innovation. Creating a large marketplace of successful small businesses is the best way to support innovation and low prices over the long-term.  When small businesses prosper, they have the freedom to offer products based on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, rather than products dictated by the large mainstream chain retailers. This allows for a broader range of product choices, more creativity, and less expensive goods.

Curated Therapies cares about you, especially in times of need! Reach out with any comments, questions, or concerns. 

Vitamins & Supplements: The Good, The Bad & the Necessary

Remember back in the day when all your nutritional bases were covered by a bowl of cereal and a chewable Flintstone vitamin for breakfast? You just had to choose from four colors—all of which ended up tasting the same—and you’d get your daily dose of all the necessary vitamins and minerals to keep you strong and healthy. Fast-forward twenty or so years to the present day and you’ll find yourself with more than just four colors to choose from. Thanks to both research and our growing obsession with vitamins and supplements, you’d be faced with an entire store’s worth of options touting various benefits. This is the age of wonder supplements and superfoods, all calling your name with loud, colorful labels sporting “essential” ingredients. Nowadays, with influencers pushing must-haves left and right, new compounds coming out every day (adaptogens, anyone?) and the industry valued at $30 billion a year, it’s time to step back and ask two very important questions: 1) What do you actually need, as in which vitamins and supplements have actual proven benefits, and 2) How much of each do you need? The second question is especially important, considering the way our bodies absorb the vitamins and supplements we put into it. The fact is, our bodies are only able to absorb so much of each compound we take in, and a higher dosage doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll absorb more. Here’s an example using vitamin C, one of the most frequently taken supplements, based on a study from the National Institute of Health. At moderate intakes of 30-180 mg/day, between 70%-90% of the vitamin C is absorbed, however once the dose hits 1,000 mg, the absorption rate falls to less than 50%. So when it comes to vitamins, more is not necessarily better. Here we’ll break down the top vitamins and supplements with proven benefits, along with the recommended daily dosage so you can have more confidence that your steps to committing to more complete nutrition are making a difference.

Vitamin D Overview and benefits: also known as “the sun vitamin” because of our body’s tendency to produce it while exposed to sunlight, vitamin D has powerful immune-boosting benefits and helps with the absorption of calcium, which can affect bone density and hair loss. Surprisingly, most of us don’t get enough on a daily basis, especially because vitamin D isn’t concentrated in many foods. Getting your daily dose of vitamin D has an overall effect of preventing you from getting sick, keeping your mind healthy, and preventing bone and back pain. Recommended dosage: for adults 19-70, 600 IU of vitamin D are recommended daily, which is increased to 800 IU for older adults. Magnesium Overview and benefits: magnesium has enjoyed a bit of fame lately, as its anti-stress benefits have come to light as one of nature’s anxiety remedies. In addition to that, magnesium is essential to bone health and cell energy production, it calms the nervous system, balances blood sugar levels, and boosts the synthesis of bone, protein and DNA. According to experts, the main culprit of a magnesium deficiency is poor diet, as it’s rich in foods like pumpkin, spinach, soybeans, brown rice and nuts. Recommended dosage: any supplement between 300 to 350 mg of magnesium is sufficient, and the NIH recommends the following optimal forms: aspartate, citrate, lactate and chloride, which are proven to have better absorption. Calcium Overview and benefits: it’s why your parents told you to drink more milk when you were a kid! Calcium comes with a whole host of benefits, the most obvious being strong bones and teeth. Women need to be particularly mindful of taking calcium to prevent bone density loss later in life. Some experts note the recent upsurge of non-dairy milk alternatives as a cause of calcium deficiencies, but in addition to milk, cheese and yogurt, calcium can also be found in leafy green vegetables like broccoli and kale, as well as beans and pulses. Recommended dosage: 1,000 mg a day should be fine for most adults, and most experts agree that taking a supplement containing calcium citrate is a wise option, since it’s known for high absorption levels.

Zinc Overview and benefits: zinc is a metal with myriad benefits, ranging from immune system support to regulating the body’s processing of carbohydrates, protein and fat, even extending to abetting the healing of wounds. And while zinc is found in a diverse selection of foods, including oysters, spinach, animal organ meats, and brown rice, the population as a whole isn’t getting enough, which is where a good zinc supplement comes in. Recommend dosage: the NIH recommends 8-11 mg of zinc every day, which is usually less than what most multivitamins offer, so if you’re looking to up your zinc intake, maybe a supplement is the way to go. Iron Overview and benefits: iron is another mineral that’s been getting some attention lately, thanks to a variety of different supplements emerging on the market promising energy-boosting benefits, but that’s not all it’s famous for. Iron (also known as folate or folic acid) is essential for proper fetus development, and through life iron can also battle depression, strengthen nails, and reduce internal inflammation. Recommended dosage: normal, healthy adults can best benefit from 400 mcg of folate daily, upping that dosage to 600 mcg for pregnant women. Another important dosage tip is to take your folate supplement with food, as it boosts the absorption rate from 85% (on an empty stomach) to almost 100%. Vitamin B-12 Overview and benefits: part of the powerhouse B-vitamin complex, B-12 stands out as a superstar tasked with keeping nerve and blood cells healthy and supporting DNA synthesis. The most prominent source of B-12 is animal-based foods including meat, poultry, fish and eggs, putting vegans and vegetarians at particular risk for deficiency. Recommended dosage: a little goes a long way with vitamin B-12 supplements, as experts recommending 1-2 mcg a day. Anything over 3 mcg is a waste, as your body will expel the excess in urine anyway. To increase absorption, it’s recommended you opt for a supplement containing B-12 as methylcobalamin or methyl B-12.

Keratin Overview and benefits: keratin is one of the body’s building blocks, an essential fibrous structural protein found in hair, nails and the outer layer of the skin. Not only does keratin serve to give our body shape and stability, but it also protects epithelial skin cells from damage and stress. You’ll often see the word “keratin” in some form on hair products, as it’s touted for its ability to restore strength and shine to hair. Taking Biotin supplements, a B-vitamin that boosts keratin production, can help strengthen hair, nails and skin from within, restoring health and vitality. Recommended dosage: when it comes to Biotin supplements, it’s important to choose one designed with pure ingredients and engineered for optimal absorption. Most of today’s supplements are sold as “keratin gummies” and contain more sugar than actual Biotin, so be on the lookout for one that contains between 30 to 100 mcg a day, the recommended dosage, with a minimum of sugar and other additives. The general rule of Biotin supplements is the purer it is, the better. So as you can see, even though we’ve come a long way from the Flintstone chewable, a daily multivitamin won’t necessarily cut it when it comes to fortifying your body with complete nutrition. However, if you take the route of supplements, these are the core compounds that are proven to benefit the body in many ways, especially when taken in both the optimal dosage and as part of a healthy diet. Our commitment to informing our customers of the many benefits of health and wellness supplements means we’re constantly on the lookout for new and accurate info. The content we present here has been thoroughly researched using reputable bodies of information. None of the recommendations we’ve made are to be taken as medical advice or intended to treat any kind of medical condition. Remember, even though most supplements are harmless when taken correctly, it’s best to check with your doctor before beginning any kind of nutritional regimen.

Curated Therapies Seasonal Wellness Boxes

Introducing our Seasonal Wellness Boxes! These complete care packs are the hallmark of everything Curated Therapies stands for. Each box contains a hand-picked selection of natural holistic and homeopathic remedies and vitamin supplements designed to provide natural support to your body’s own systems, helping you to deal with whatever maladies the seasons throw at you.

For spring and summer that means boosting energy levels to better enjoy the busy, sun-filled days while keeping allergy symptoms at bay. When it comes to fall and winter, our kit comes with a slew of immune-boosting and flu and cold-slaying items that naturally fortify your body’s own defenses to keep you bright eyed healthy through the long, cold months ahead.

Ready to try our Seasonal Wellness Box? Take advantage of our introductory offer: First-time subscribers get 20% off their first box!

WINTER WELLNESS BOX

We’re so excited to announce the newest Seasonal Wellness Box! Just in time for winter, we’ve packed this box full of nature’s best and most potent holistic and homeopathic remedies and preventatives to keep you in tip-top shape. By now you know that it’s an old wives’ tale that you can catch a cold simply by being out in bad weather, however there is still some truth to that statement. Exposure to cold, dry air for extended periods of time can adversely affect your immune system, while the viruses that cause colds and the flu may spread more easily in cold temperatures. Add to that the late nights and holiday parties of the festive season and you’ve got a potential recipe for disaster on your hands! But not if you approach the season with an arsenal of remedies that provide an extra layer of defense for your body’s own immune and pathogen-fighting systems—and that’s exactly what we’ve brought you in this season’s box.

Here’s what’s inside:

Oscillococcinum: this homeopathic remedy for the flu is considered by many to be a miracle! The key is to start taking it at the first sign of flu symptoms, or if you’ve been around someone who’s already infected. Rather than suppress the symptoms like a typical over-the-counter pain reliever would, Oscillococcinum is thought to reduce the symptoms altogether, while reducing the length and severity of the flu. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have caught the flu in the middle of winter, you know how important a saving grace like Oscillococcinum could be to have in the house, which explains why it’s often sold out at drugstores once the flu season hits. But thanks to our Seasonal Wellness Box, you’ll have it right when and where you need it!

Cold Calm: this homeopathic remedy provides effective relief for the most common cold symptoms, including sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and sore throat. Using a bevy of naturally-derived homeopathic ingredients, Cold Calm has been a family favorite all over the world for decades, thanks to the unique quick dissolve pill formula that dissipates under your tongue for instant absorption. When it comes to potency, Cold Calm means business. At the first onset of symptoms, you take a dosage every fifteen minutes for one hour, then every two hours until you feel your symptoms begin to abate. Then your body does the rest on its own.

A.Vogel Soothing Pine Cough Drops: forget those intense cough drops from your childhood that made you cough even more because of how strong they were! These soothing cough lozenges from natural wonder A.Vogel provide instant relief from coughs, throat irritation, sore throats, dry air, and the discomfort we often feel from going back and forth between warm and cold air. They’re made with a dash of menthol and fresh wild pine buds, which contain pine syrup essential oils that have an anti-inflammatory and anti-septic effect that gently eases pain and irritation for long lasting comfort.

PhytoLab Lemon Balm Herbal Tea: no matter how you’re feeling, once the cold weather hits nothing is more soothing than a piping hot cup of herbal tea, and this blend from PhytoLab features lemon balm at its core, an herb known for a multitude of benefits. Lemon balm is minty and citrusy at the same time, giving you a zesty, refreshing feeling that helps soothe sore throats, open the sinuses, and bring on an instant feeling of relaxation. For generations, the essential oils in lemon balm have been used as a nerve tonic, and when you breathe in its reviving aroma, you’ll feel an instant rush of mood-boosting peace.

House of Honey Pine-Infused Honey: based on an age-old Russian recipe, this pine-infused honey is just dripping with sweet, healthy goodness. As honey itself is known as one of nature’s best comforters, the addition of pine provides extra anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to be even more soothing for tired, sore throats and irritating coughs. And because its honey-based formula is so versatile, there are so many ways to use it. Stir some into a cup of hot tea (we recommend the PhytoLab Lemon Balm Herbal Tea that comes with this month’s box!), or mix with some lemon juice and slowly sip to allow the potent formula to coat your throat.

As we all look forward to the many holidays that await, keeping our handy Seasonal Wellness Box around will ensure you’re ready for all the season brings. Be sure to sign up to receive all four boxes throughout the year to keep your body at its best.

How Helpful Are Herbal Remedies?

Natural remedies are a safe, reliable, and effective way to remedy illness or injury and provides an alternative to traditional medicine. Homeopathic remedies can be used for a number of conditions. Beyond the everyday cold and illness, there are remedies for anxiety, depression, allergies, eczema, joint pain or arthritis. This means that a homeopathic lifestyle is safe and reasonable for everyone – at any age, even children.

While conventional drugs like opioids are used to treat pain, they are also adversely habit-forming and create abdominal discomfort, where even prescription drugs can cause temporary users pain from bloat and constipation. Homeopathic remedies are non-invasive and have minimal side effects- and are the key to a healthy lifestyle. Non-invasive homeopathy can directly remedy and benefit your overall fitness level by creating a subspecialty of medicine that promotes healing without the risk of worsening injury, causing bleeding or delaying the healing process. Instead, homeopathy works with the body to promote health and recovery after injury. Homeopathy has even been found to help prevent injury when used in marathon runners.

Many athletes have exhibited organ failure and sustainable injury when experimenting with the mechanics of dosing, homeopathy is firstly about natural cures, and secondly about producing similar states of illness as the disease being treated. The direct relationship between the symptoms produced by a medicine and the symptoms that exist in an affliction, when matched with each other, contingently produce a chance of fostering a cure.

When osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, injury, or even joint pain are holding you back from meeting or exceeding your wellness and fitness goals, there’s an alternative method that’s been used for centuries to treat pain.

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Why Us?

In today’s mass-marketed climate, we have to wonder about all the claims we are fed in ads, photos, and videos. Instagram is a wonderful curated visual, but how does one determine effectivity, taste, or even use? While we are aware that we fall into the same visual and creative space as many of our predecessors, we offer our customers solace by packing our formulas with the ingredients we not only use, but test ourselves.  

Our store is a carefully selected set of vitamins that are not readily available in-store and supermarkets. We believe that the secret to wellness and good health lies in organic cures, not bottled products of antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine and doxylamine succinate.

We believe in feeling great, taking products that prevent an onslaught of systems that leave us tired, sick, and sedated. Our body’s local immune response varies with the types of remedies we seek if you get injured or your immune system detects a potentially dangerous foreign substance, certain white blood cells and tissue cells release histamines that seek out and attach to other cells that have a histamine receptor. Our bodies’ response rate and time can vary with the types of therapies we offer it. As with the principle of homeopathy, the law of homeostasis in the body, our bodies wisely self-regulate by consistently working to re-establish norms when the systems of the body are altered.

When we are over-heated, we create a sweat reaction to cool so that an internal temperature norm is maintained. With medicines, this biochemical tendency to oppose change is described as the withdrawal effect. In homeopathy, we make use of homeostasis to provoke a reaction to a stressor in the direction of self-repair.

Our aim is to decrease dependency on harmful substances and use Nature to work for us. Which is why we are attempting today’s finest vitamin and natural wellness supplements made from organic, botanically-sourced ingredients and using today’s highest level of science and technology to ensure quality. We’re also a resource for all things related to natural and holistic health and well-being. Our blog is constantly updated with valuable new stories and features relevant to today’s wellness industry, and our advice section is packed with helpful info from industry leaders. Check back regularly to stay updated on essential seasonal cures, homeopathic remedies, and insights on products from all over the world.

Designed to promote healthier hair, skin, and nails, our GROW protein gummies are packed with 100% natural Biotin to strengthen your body’s essential keratin. This organic and botanically-derived formula helps support your body’s natural keratin production using completely natural ingredients, unlike the leading brands on the market, which are usually loaded with sugar and additives.

Here at Curated Therapies, our constant commitment to research and development means we’re always working on designing new and innovative formulas to make natural well-being something we can all have access to.

Stay tuned, because we’re currently working on three exciting new supplements that we hope to launch within the coming year!