Direct Health Shop’s main goal is to be your go-to online vitamin store and destination for wellness. We only offer the best vitamins, supplements, herbs and natural remedies, natural beauty, skincare, and more. We hope to give you insight and advice that empowers you to make healthier choices that benefit both you and your loved ones. 

When it comes to pursuing better health, it starts with better habits that you can incorporate one day at a time. Though taking the first step on your way to wellness may be tough, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. After all, we’re here for you every step of the way!

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Vitamins & Supplements

When shopping or researching vitamins and supplements, you may wonder how to find the right ones for you. Of course, this will depend on a variety of factors. It’s also natural to ask, can vitamins and supplements help support your immune system? How can they help you find whole-body wellness?

When it comes to these products, they should make sense for your budget and your routine. It’s also important to always (always!) consult your healthcare provider prior to adding any vitamins and supplements to your routine.

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Finding the right vitamins and supplements for you

As we mentioned above, finding the right vitamins and supplements for you in our online vitamin store will depend on a variety of factors. This includes things like:

  • Any preexisting conditions, including allergies or deficiencies
  • If you take any other medications
  • Your height, weight, and metabolism
  • Your diet and activity level
  • Your age and gender

You may also be wondering if there’s a difference between vitamins and supplements, or if they’re all sort of the same thing. Vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals can exist naturally in food or even in your body. Supplements, on the other hand, is a term to describe something “added.” Of course, supplements are typically made of natural things, too.

Vitamins, supplements, and how to boost your immune system

Your immune system is your body’s most potent defense against infection and illness. It also helps lend support to other body systems in the act of repairing and healing damage. With something so powerful already working nonstop, it’s not always so simple to “boost” it, per se.

However, there are some vitamins and supplements that can help your immune system, such as vitamin B6 and vitamin C, especially when you combine them with other healthy habits. So, what are some fool-proof ways to boost your immunity starting today?

Best Supplements to Boost Your Immune System
  • Wash your hands often: Wash your hands thoroughly; meaning, don’t be afraid to spend some time. Sing a tune, dream about your next meal, figure out a comeback that you should have said, etc. Warm water and a good soap are favorable versus hand sanitizer. While sanitizer sanitizes, it may not necessarily clean your hands as well.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze: On this note, do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (and anything else). Socially distance, wear a mask, and stay home or seek care when you feel sick. Period.
  • Try to be physically active each day: This doesn’t mean you have to train for a marathon at the crack of dawn for it to “count.” Being healthy is about finding balance with all levels of yourself, and it isn’t always easy. But, a few minutes of an activity you enjoy is better than nothing!
  • Eat a balanced diet: Make time for treats, but eat your fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meats or proteins, and healthy fats. It’s about moderation, not perfection.
  • Drink plenty of water: Though delicious, coffee just doesn’t cut it, and neither do soda and juices. Try to drink the recommended eight, 8oz glasses per day, each day (64oz total). You may feel great with a little more or a little less, depending on other factors, like your activity level.
  • Sleep with intention: Getting a great night’s sleep every single night of your life just isn’t possible. However, you can help your body out and unwind by limiting distractions, noises, lights, and electronics prior to bedtime. Shoot for 7–9 hours each night, if possible. Sleeping in a cool, dark room is also best.

Continue reading our blog post >> Best Supplements to Boost Your Immune System

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Herbs & Natural Remedies

Herbs and natural remedies allow for creative, often cost-effective ways to address different aspects of your health and wellness. Of course, there are some things to keep in mind before you add them to your routine.

What you should know about herbs and natural remedies

Many herbs have powerful medicinal properties, such as being anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, calming, sleep-promoting, and more. Reaping the benefits of herbs and natural remedies, however, may take time and will require proper use. When adding things like these into your routine, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider. 

Some of our favorite herbs and natural remedies in our online vitamin store include things that you likely already eat or use. This includes things that may come from roots, leaves, stalks, seeds, and other plant material like:

  • Echinacea
  • Chamomile
  • Cinnamon
  • Cloves
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginseng
  • Milk thistle
  • Peppermint and other mint plants
  • Turmeric
  • Valerian

Continue reading our blog post >> How Long Do Supplements Stay in Your System?

Some home herbal remedies that are easy and enjoyable to add to your routine include things like teas or even aromatherapy. You can also create room sprays or even body sprays incorporating some of these ingredients. Of course, it’s important to be careful not to overdo it on any of these — too much of a good thing can make it not so good.

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Natural Beauty & Skin

Anyone — man or woman, no matter what complexion or age — should feel beautiful and confident in their own skin. When it comes to shopping for new or organic beauty products or finding the best deals on natural skincare you already love, the volume of options may be daunting.

Or, maybe you’re curious about the benefits of organic beauty products or why you should shop for natural skincare in the first place. Ultimately, it will come down to what works best for you. You should also consult your dermatologist or skin care specialist for the best advice. But let’s talk a little bit about why natural may be better — not only for you but for the planet, too!

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What are the benefits of natural or organic beauty products?

The benefits of natural beauty are powerful yet simple. Natural beauty products are designed to help you enhance and highlight everything that you love about you (and improve what you love a little less). 

Natural beauty and skincare products contain ingredients that are, of course, naturally derived. This may include ingredients from flowers, plants, and other natural sources and things like:

  • Aloe
  • CBD or hemp oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Natural clays
  • Green tea extract
  • Jojoba oil
  • Olive oil
  • Oats
  • Rosewater
  • Sea salt
  • Soy
  • Squalane 
  • Sunflower oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Vitamin C

Perhaps more important than the things natural beauty products include are the things they leave out. Natural and organic beauty products help you free yourself and your skin from harsh or unfriendly chemicals that are may seem effective but are actually detrimental longterm.

Why should I shop for natural skincare?

Beyond the obvious benefit of helping you look your best, natural skincare and beauty products can help you feel good, too. In addition to a youthful glow or a smooth complexion, the benefits are more than skin deep. 

Natural skincare and beauty brands often hold themselves to higher environmental standards than some alternatives. This includes things like using eco-friendly ingredients that are sustainably grown or sourced, following cruelty-free practices, or not testing on animals. 

Furthermore, these products often accommodate other preferences, such as being vegan or gluten-free or free of other common allergens and irritants. You can read more details about these look-good, feel-good brands on their respective pages.

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Why Choose an Online Vitamin Store?

There’s no question that shopping in-store is an experience. However, with so many external factors, just how good can that experience be? How often have you found time in your day to drive to the store, only to discover they’re out of your favorite product? 

Today, the case may be that in-store shopping just isn’t possible. Or, maybe you have to deal with less-than-stellar service or wait in a long line due to an unsatisfied customer. Understandably, it’s enough to put anyone in a bad mood — and you don’t need that!

Choosing an online vitamin store like Direct Health Shop allows you to experience the best parts of browsing with none of the hassles. Forget waiting in line or feeling pressured by store associates to buy a product that may not be quite right for you. 

On Direct Health Shop, you can take your time to get to know the products that benefit your health the most and blend into your routine with ease. All of the products we sell feature information direct from trusted brands and manufacturers. 

So, kick back, relax, and shop for our products at your convenience. And, better yet, we’re open 24/7. We don’t wish a sleepless night on anyone, but, if it happens, we’re here with anything you need. Who can judge a little retail therapy when wellness is the goal?