Wellness

New on our shelves!

Cultures for Health – not only do we have their active cultures in our probiotic cooler, but we’ll be carrying their Perfect Pickler (a set that fits onto a wide mouth Ball jar and contains everything you need for vegetable fermentation), the Fermented Vegetable Master (a gallon glass jar with airlock and ceramic weight), we’ll also have weights that fit in Ball jars, pH strips, nylon mesh strainers, and lots of great books on fermentation!

New Chapter Turmeric – New Chapter is changing their encapsulation method, beginning with their best selling turmeric. Their capsules will now be made from pine bark, completely vegetarian and be non-GMO certified. Look for the new capsules to roll out for all herbs over the course of the next year.

HY007A_M02_135ctTeethingTab_CrtnCS2Hyland’s Baby Gas Drops – a new homeopathic formula for babies with gas. Their baby line is great because there really aren’t a lot of non-conventional remedies considered safe for little, teeny guys. It’s always the first place we turn when a customer needs something for their wee one.

Griffin Glossing Hair Care – another lovely set of shampoo and conditioner from Griffin Remedies. This line is super clean, minimal ingredients, works great and smells heavenly.

lifefactory wine glassesLife Factory Wine Glasses – The silicone is medical grade and made in Wisconsin, and the glass is either from Europe or Mexico – no part of this line is made in China. They’re very durable and practically impossible to break!

Matr Boomie Jewelry – This wonderful company is completely fair trade. We recently brought in their earrings, which are free of heavy metals, and really affordable. We also carry their scarves and assorted other seasonal items. Check this info out about their leather goods: In a vegetarian region of India known as Rajasthan, cows are sacred and honored for their milk, labor and spirit. Revered, they are allowed to live well and die of old age. After they pass, their hides are treated naturally – without the use of harmful chemicals – and made into beautiful, sustainable leather goods by Matr Boomie.

Dr. Sponge – these are natural konjac root sponges which are weirdly soft and slippery, totally biodegradable and sustainably harvested. A nice alternative to the plasticy bath puffs.

Republic of Tea – we’ll be carrying their Dancing Leaves Infuser mug, their travel tea press, and assorted other fun accessories like matcha whisks.

Itzy Ritzy Reusable Food Pouch – these plastic pouches are washable and refillable – perfect for people who want to bring a smushy snack along for their kids.

Microplane spiral cutter and box grater – these new items are really nifty! The box grater will retail for about $20, which is less than the current grater. It’s a cube, so it catches everything that you grate. Take a look at the spiral cutter – we’ll see if we can get a demo set up.

Alaffia Bar Soaps – new and in five scents, these are triple milled (super long lasting) shea butter soaps. If you’re not familiar with Alaffia, take five to read about the crazy wonderful things they’re doing in Togo – from helping girls get to school by donating bikes, to funding safe births for moms and babies, to providing folks with glasses.

Kensington Apothecary – a new facial care line from the makers of Valentina’s! This completely clean, often organic, rose decorated line is something fresh and new! Their formulas look not only to traditional ingredients, but use Japanese and Korean bio-actives, as well as berries, cactus, algae, teas, and more – and all in glass bottles!

Wiley’s Finest Fish Oil – This new fish oil company uses the ethyl esther process for their capsules, and the natural triglyceride form for their liquids – something for everybody :) The pricing is really competitive and have the MSC sustainable seafood certification.

Addressing concerns about supplements

In light of some recent articles regarding the questionable quality of supplements, we wanted to take the time to let you know what we are doing to offer the highest quality supplements available.

The FDA has created a set of Good Manufacturing Practices which they require all supplement manufacturers to follow. They don’t review products before they reach the shelf, but rather do police work on brands that are selling products that do not meet their standards. This is why less than reputable companies can get product to the shelf that makes false claims.

nsf supplementsAn easy way to find products you can trust is to look for a third party current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) certification. The NSF and NPA are the two big certifying agencies that come in to audit manufacturers and test products. If you see their seals on the package, you can rest assured that the product is what it claims, is not contaminated or adulterated, and has been processed the way the FDA requires. An example of a few of the many quality brands that have these third party certifications: Nordic Naturals, MegaFood, New Chapter, Wiley’s Finest Fish Oil, Enzymedica, Flora, and our Mississippi Market Brand supplements.

NP_GMPLogo2Before you go shopping, take a look at the NSF and NPA websites – they list the companies they work with and certify. Some companies offer transparency in other way, like Gaia Herbs “Meet Your Herbs” app which allows you to track each box’s specific batch of herbs to see how they were grown, harvested, extracted AND validated.

Ask us! We know our products and we can help you find what you’re looking for. There are smaller lines that might not have the NSF or NPA seal, but do follow cGMPs and our Wellness staff may have attended trainings with their herbalist or formulator, or we’ve visited their farm and seen their organic herbs growing. We have longtime relationships with many of our vendors and we have used and sold these supplements for years.

Finally, feel comfortable buying Mississippi Market brand supplements. These are certified by the NPA and go above and beyond to ensure quality. Here’s a few of the things they do to make sure that they are providing exactly what they claim and that their supplements are safe:
- every bottle is coded for complete batch history
- full disclosure labels
- technical department who can answer customer questions anytime
- metal detectors in their packing lines to ensure that there are no accidental fragments in any product
- melamine testing on protein powders using HPLC analytical instrumentation method capable of detecting as little as 1.0ppm
- double verified gluten free testing program using ELISA test and verifying no more than 10ppm, in addition to the raw material testing
- full NPA GMP Certification
- two safety seals
-disintegration testing on all batches

Wellness Wednesday – every second Wednesday of the month

10% off all supplements & visit with vendors in our stores!

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Each Mississippi Market store stocks a wide variety of dietary supplements and remedies, including vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, herbs, probiotics, protein powders, and food-based nutritional supplements.  We also carry a large variety of natural personal care products, such as soaps, lotions, facial care, essential oils, deodorants, oral care, first aid, and natural cosmetics.   None of these products, to the best of our knowledge, have been tested on animals. We also offer many vegetarian, vegan, non-GMO verified and organic options.