Announcement: Open for normal business hours
March 14, 2020
Welcome to the blog! We hope you're enjoying this new feature of our website. Today we're going to share some of our go-to Castle favorites that we routinely lean on and recommend for support during stressful times in life. If you are interested in ordering any of these products, simply give us a call to place a shipping order, or call ahead to make sure we have them in stock for pick up. (734-973-8990, open Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 11-4)
These products offer gentle and safe stress support without side effects or known drug interactions. However, if you suffer from serious plant family allergies or sensitivities to scent, always double check the ingredients to make sure they are safe for you.
Bach Rescue Remedy is a flower essence combination that was invented in the 1930s and is still going strong today. We have several different products available in this line, including drops, sprays, gum, candies, and topical cream. There are kid-friendly and pet-safe versions as well. Flower essences are very similar to homeopathic remedies because they operate on an energetic level, which is perfect for engaging the emotional body. Rescue Remedy is subtle yet powerful. Our favorite product is the good old fashioned drops, which can be put into any drink or water bottle and sipped throughout the day. Every time you take a sip of the "medicated" drink, you are getting a dose of Rescue Remedy! Click the button below to browse our line of Rescue Remedy products.
L-Theanine is a non-essential amino acid found naturally occurring in plant sources including green tea, black tea, and some mushrooms. There has been a flurry of research into this compound for its benefits, which include relaxation, improving sleep and improving mental focus. It is a very popular product for these reasons. We carry two L-Theanine products: a chewable tablet and a liposomal liquid that is taken orally. Please note that this supplement may not be appropriate for pregnant or lactating women, or by people who are pharmaceutical medications for blood pressure, stimulant medications (like those used for ADHD), or supplements that contain caffeine. If you fall into these categories, please check with your doctor first. Click the button below to check out our L-Theanine products.
Herbal tinctures are liquid supplements that are made by steeping herbal plant material in alcohol and water. We carry several herbal tinctures that can be used as needed to calm the nerves and help with the mild, occasional anxiety that can sneak up on anyone during acutely stressful times. Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Skullcap, and Lavender are all great options for this use. Lemon Balm and Chamomile both taste very nice, so they're at the top of our list. Skullcap and Lavender are extremely effective, but have strong tastes. Skullcap is earthy and quite bitter. Lavender is very aromatic and flowery tasting, like a concentrated version of the smell that most of us are familiar with. We also have a couple of useful combination tincture products from Herb Pharm, like Anxiety Soother and Anxious Moment Spray.
Sipping on herbal tea is an excellent way to calm down and center yourself. Not only are you hydrating and getting some nice plant phyto-nutrients, you're nourishing your emotional and mental health with healthy, organic, naturally occurring plant allies straight from the Earth. We carry dried organic Chamomile and Lavender from Starwest Botanicals in 4oz bags. Either one alone makes a nice, calming tea. Chamomile is a worldwide favorite. Note that these are loose teas, so you'd want make sure you have a tea strainer on hand, or empty tea bags that you can pack by hand. Our favorite is a 50:50 blend of Chamomile and Lavender, topped off with honey. Use 1 tsp of dried herb per 8oz freshly boiled water. Steep for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on strong you want it to be.
Aromatherapy Roll-Ons & Essential Oils
We have a wide variety of roll-ons and essential oils that can help decrease stress and anxiety levels. Lavender is the go-to essential oil for both roll-on and room diffusers. Chill Pill is a really pleasant alternative, which is a nice combination oil that has a more complex scent. Other options that shouldn't be overlooked include Rose, Neroli, Jasmine, Chamomile, and Vetiver. Rose and Jasmine feature more uplifting, floral scents. Neroli is also floral but more understated. Chamomile has a strong, sweet, apple scent. Vetiver is more of an earthy, grounding scent. While these are the most popular and obvious options, it's our opinion that you can't go wrong with any single oil that you find personally delightful. If picking one gives you anxiety, go for Lavender and forget the rest! Simply taking a moment throughout the day to pause and indulge in a ritual such as applying a roll-on or topping up your diffuser will help you to return and ground, again and again, to the present moment. We don't have them listed online yet, but please note that we have the following essential oils available as premade roll-ons: Chill Pill, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Lavender, Medieval Mix, Rose, Peppermint, and Tea Tree. Click the button below to browse our essential oil products.
Flourish Flower Essence Sprays
We carry all 12 Flourish Sprays from Flower Essence Services. Several of them are appropriate for stressful times, but our favorite pick is Fear-Less. These sprays combine expertly formulated flower essences and tiny amounts of essential oils. They can be sprayed into the mouth and taken orally, sprayed in a room to create a sacred space, or misted over the face and body to inspire an instant shift in energy. Click the button below for more information about the full line of Flourish Sprays.
We hope that this information has been helpful to you. We receive lots of requests for information about products that can help with occasional anxiety and stress. Beyond using supplements to help you maintain peace of mind, don't forget to go outside and take a short walk! Fresh air, sunlight, and regular exercise are the fastest and cheapest ways to maintain mental and emotional balance. The therapeutic benefits of a walk through the forest can't be overstated. There are actually studies going on about this -- search for "Forest Bathing" to learn more. How wonderful!
March 13, 2020
(Updated August 2022)
Castle Remedies is currently open for in-store shopping.. We are still accepting orders by phone for shipment or contactless pick up. All of our products are now online to browse and prices are now available online as well.
For the time being, we are requiring all in-store guests to wear a mask that reaches at least 90% filtration rate. We recommend N95, KN95 or KF94 masks. Double masking with a surgical mask underneath a cloth mask is also acceptable. A mask will be available for free if needed.
We encourage you to place your order via phone for shipping or contactless pick up. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a brief message with your full name and phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible. Please take advantage of our website to make a list of what you would like to order. We have a list of available single homeopathic remedies here. Orders typically take between 10 - 60 minutes to get ready. Tuesday (Senior Day!) is our busiest day, so you can expect a longer wait.
Shipping within Michigan typically costs $8 and arrives within 2-6 business days. Shipping is calculated on weight and distance traveled, so the actual shipping cost may be a few cents to a few dollars higher. We are currently experiencing a high volume of orders (and we're sure the postal system is, too!) so please expect an additional 1-3 day wait time for delivery.
CONTACTLESS PICK UP
We offer contactless order pick up. Once your order is ready for pick up, we will call or text you. The pick up area has moved inside the building to the first floor and is located to the left of the door to Castle Remedies. If you need an outdoor pick up, we can certainly arrange that, please just ask. When you arrive to pick up your order, text your full name to (734) 276-4636. A staff member will bring your order to the pick up area and text you to let you know it's there. Please inspect your order and if there are any issues, text (734) 276-4636 or call (734) 973-8990.
PRODUCT SHORTAGES: OUT OF STOCK ITEMS
Due to both increased demand and issues with some supply chains, we have some out of stock items. We are doing our best to order and get these items back in stock as soon as possible. Please let us know if you would like to be notified when your desired item is back in stock. If it becomes a long-term out of stock situation, we will search for a temporary replacement product that is the closest possible match.
We currently do not have any purchasing limits in place.
THANK YOU!! STAY HEALTHY!
We truly appreciate the trust and loyalty of our clientele. So many of you have been supporting us for decades. As a small, local business with a single location and only a handful of wonderful employees, we depend on you just as much as you depend upon us. We promise to work hard to serve you to the best of our ability. We appreciate your patience during these challenging times. We apologize for any inconveniences that our current safety policies may cause. These policies are in place to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and our clients. We hope that you stay happy and healthy.
March 05, 2020
A Message from Dr. Sichel, the Microbiologist who Developed Del-Immune V®
Our customers, who trust Del-Immune V to keep them free from cold and flu viruses, are asking if Del-Immune V will protect against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Since coronavirus is a new virus, we’ve not yet been able to complete research or clinical trials with Del-Immune V. However, I can provide information and my experience regarding how Del-Immune V works to support the immune system in warding off other viruses like influenza and rhinovirus.
Del-Immune V is a powerful immunomodulator. This means it naturally supports the defense mechanisms of the immune system as a whole and enhances the body's antiviral defenses by stimulating the formation of interferons and other antiviral mediators. A strong immune system is critical for combatting viruses that invade the body.
In clinical studies, Del-Immune V was found to actively resist various influenza viruses in children with viral asthma deposits. In other words, Del-Immune V provides support against viral antigens presented by influenza, parainfluenza, rhinovirus and adenovirus.
My favorite evidence for Del-Immune V’s effectiveness comes from our very own customers. For the last twenty years we've consistently received sincere expressions of gratitude from our customers via email, hand-written notes and phone calls. The common theme is: I’m surrounded by germs and viruses because I work in a hospital/senior care/school/transportation facility, but I simply don’t get sick when taking Del-Immune V.
So while I can’t definitively say whether or not Del-Immune V will protect against coronavirus at this time, I certainly hope it will perform as well as it has with other viruses to keep our customers, friends and family healthy this cold and flu season.
If you feel you may have symptoms of coronavirus, call your healthcare provider.
If you have further questions regarding Del-Immune V, see the Frequently Asked Questions section on our website, or give us a call at 303-530-7761.
Very best to you and your health,
Luba Sichel, PhD
CEO & Chief Scientist
Pure Research Products
For more information regarding the development of the novel coronavirus outbreak, we suggest visiting the CDC’s official website at https://www.cdc.gov/.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Information and pictures credited to Pure Research Products, www.delimmune.com.
Reproduced and shared by Castle Remedies.
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February 12, 2020
The common cold is just that -- common! Colds are the number one reason why people miss out on school and work days. The average person catches two to three colds a year, each lasting about a week to fully recover.
There's no real cure for the common cold, but a growing body of research shows that supplementing zinc can shorten the duration up to 40%. That's two to three days of your life back for each cold!
A meta-analysis of several clinical studies concluded that the sweet spot is between 80 to 92 milligrams of zinc per day. They didn't find any benefit to going over that amount. At Castle Remedies, we are pleased to offer you several easy and delicious ways to increase your zinc intake during a cold.
Zinc Lozenges by Zand
Several flavors available. Delivers 5mg zinc per lozenge.
Zinc Gluconate by Now
Each tablet delivers 50mg of zinc gluconate.
TheraZinc Elderberry Lozenges by Quantum
Delivers 7mg of zinc gluconate per delicious raspberry flavored lozenge.
Sambucus Gummies by Nature's Way
Each mouth-watering gummy has 7.5mg of zinc citrate. AND you get the full benefits of standardized elderberry extract!
NPR Article: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/02/10/803886479/taking-zinc-can-shorten-your-cold-thank-a-91-year-old-scientist-for-the-discover
Study #1: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28515951
Study #2: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3649098/
Study #3: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5418896/