Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacy has a great range of products and services to ensure you experience a more holistic approach to your healthcare in Queensland.

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Pharmacists are one of the most trusted professionals in Australia for a reason. We take our role as a resource for advice, support and referral seriously. Not only do we provide in store clinics and whole health advice but you can also come in to see us for the little things. #askcalanna

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At Calanna, we stock a broader range of natural and Qld sourced health products. For us, taking care of your health and well being means taking care of more than just your medication. But we do that exceptionally well too with our free medication packing and delivery service and a price match guarantee on our preferred prescription brands. Come in and visit us today. #askcalanna

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Health Services

Calanna Whole Health Pharmacies consider themselves more of a health destination, than just a chemist. Check out our complementary services and products to find out why we really are the natural choice chemist. #askcalanna

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Health Services

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At Calanna, we understand receiving advice you can understand, from health professionals you can trust, is important. Our philosophy is to create health destinations to provide just that. Our pharmacists all work on the floor to ensure you always have a professional to talk to at any of our stores.

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At Calanna - we are open longer. Visit out store pages to find your nearest Calanna pharmacy and find our full list of open hours for every store.

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Supplements and Exercise - the science behind it.

Exercise is vital for good physical and emotional well being.  It improves our sleep, maintains weight or increases weight loss, lowers the risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes and also helps with resistance to fight infections.  When we exercise our body releases endorphins which are our happy feel good chemicals in the body. Endorphins interact with the receptors in the brain and reduce our perception of pain.

The use of supplements to complement your exercise routine is an excellent way to help people achieve their health goals.

By far the most common supplement taken by exercise goers are those containing amino acids in the form of protein, protein hydrolysates (such as whey protein), or individual branched chain amino acids (BCAA), containing leucine, isoleucine and valine. These supplements play a role in protein synthesis and glucose uptake into the cells. Protein in the body helps growth, repair and maintenance of body cells and tissues, such as muscle.

Glutamine is an another amino acid that minimises the breakdown of muscle tissues during strenuous exercise as well as improving muscle synthesis.  It can be found stored in the skeletal muscles and circulating in the bloodstream. Glutamine-enriched diets can help maintain proper gut barrier function and support the immune system, especially in times of stress. Weight trainers may find they can lift heavier for prolonged periods of time and possibly train more frequently when supplementing, as glutamine can slow down the breakdown of muscle tissue during intensive exercise and aid in recovery. Having adequate levels of glutamine can improve your brain and gut health.

Magnesium is great for hydrating before and during exercise using the electrolytes to prepare the body while improving stamina and your physical performance. It also lowers your body’s levels of lactic acid which will reduce cramping and pain and boosts energy during prolonged exercise through its positive effect on the nervous system. Magnesium is an essential building block for hundreds of chemical processes in the body. Your muscles’ ability to contract and relax is highly dependent on how much magnesium your body is getting.

 Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid which is crucial for normal metabolic function and provides numerous health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease, some cancers, mental illness and inflammation. It is important for a healthy body and mind and can help to lose weight by improving insulin sensitivity so your body burns fat more efficiently. It can speed up your workout recovery as they have powerful anti-inflammatory compounds. The omega 3 fatty acids increase protein synthesis—the process in which your muscles transform the protein building response to insulin and amino acids, both of which are released in the body during exercise.  Omega 3 is also necessary for cardiovascular, brain and joint health.

So with that in mind make sure you visit your local Calanna Wholehealth Pharmacy to get the right advice from a multidisciplinary team of health professionals. We also stock the largest range of practitioner vitamins in the North so you can be sure you will find the best quality at Calanna.

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