Author: Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness Staff

Our staff specialties range from pharmaceuticals to nutritional health and wellness, to sports nutrition. We are here to share that knowledge. If we don't know immediately, we'll find out. Stop into the pharmacy or nutritional health and wellness department to ask questions relating to your specific needs, or send us an email.

Product Spotlight: CPW Healing and Moisturizing Gel

Our compounding department is up to date on the newest technology for creams, gels and topical product bases. We have finally been able to private label this superior moisturizing gel to reduce the appearance of scars. This product has a silicone base, known for its ability to hydrate and protect delicate skin and fresh scars.... Read more »
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What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas that helps cells to absorb glucose in the blood. When we eat a lot of sugar or carbs, there is a rush of glucose (sugar) absorbed into the bloodstream and the pancreas responds by releasing insulin, signaling the cells to allow the sugar in. When... Read more »
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Product Spotlight: DHA Fish Oil

Improve Behavior and School Function with DHA Fish Oil September is all back to business after the summer sun and fun in Maine. Kids are in school, and adults have their heads back in the game. The change in routine can be a difficult adjustment for some children as bedtimes shift, and the pressures of... Read more »
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Skin Deep

I don’t know one Mainer that doesn’t breathe a sigh of relief when the sun finally warms up and summer hits our glorious coast. Even the people who hate the heat brighten up with the longer days (as they crank the A/C.) Sun and sunlight have some very important effects on our health.  Sunlight triggers... Read more »
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Product Spotlight: Lyme Guard

The incidence of Lyme disease and other vector-borne illnesses are on the rise, and New Englanders have become very educated about ticks and tick-bite prevention. Ticks live in moist and humid environments, particularly in or near wooded or grassy areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when... Read more »
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Product Spotlight: Prostate Optimizer

The prostate is a small gland that helps produce seminal fluid in men, and is an important part of the male urinary system. It sits below the bladder, and wraps around the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The prostate gland is very sensitive to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. ... Read more »
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Testosterone

Testosterone is probably best known for promoting libido, increasing one’s sense of well being and perhaps causing wanted or unwanted hair growth.  Testosterone is a steroid hormone derived from cholesterol and secreted primarily by the testes of males and the ovaries of females.  Small amounts are also excreted from the adrenal glands. In men, testosterone... Read more »
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Product Spotlight: Ocean Elements Sunscreen

Dermatologist J. Michael Taylor, MD, MP understands the value of sunscreen, and the needs of sensitive skin. As a Mainer, he also knows what great resource the ocean is for medicinal seaweeds, corals and algae, and has included 5 marine ingredients in the sunscreen for superior anti-inflammatory and protective properties. The Ocean Element (OE) sunscreen... Read more »
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