Top Beauty Products Online for Skin, Hair, & Makeup - Bargain Chemist

Top Beauty Products Online for Skin, Hair, & Makeup

The internet is so flooded with beauty products that even an accomplished makeup artist may sometimes struggle to separate the contenders from the ...
Top Beauty Products Online for Skin, Hair, & Makeup - Bargain Chemist

Top Beauty Products Online for Skin, Hair, & Makeup

The internet is so flooded with beauty products that even an accomplished makeup artist may sometimes struggle to separate the contenders from the ...
Dietary vitamin and mineral supplements in wooden bowls

A Complete Guide to Dietary Vitamins & Minerals

You know that vitamin C helps the body recover from colds, and that calcium helps to build strong bones, but what about the many other essential vitamins and minerals the body needs? It’s always reassuring to see a box of cereal list the vitamins and minerals it contains, but to effectively process that information, we also need to know what those nutrients do. To keep you clued up at the supermarket, Bargain Chemist has put together a complete guide to the vitamins and minerals essential to good health.
Your Guide to Protein Powder Dietary Supplements - Bargain Chemist

Your Guide to Protein Powder Dietary Supplements

Protein powders have surged in popularity over the last 10 years. In years gone by, protein powders were solely associated with super buff dudes wh...

Bargain Chemist Papanui Pharmacy

Pharmacy
It’s exciting times for Bargain Chemist! Our newest Christchurch pharmacy is opening soon at Northlink Shopping Centre, 148 Langdons Road, Christch...

A beginner’s guide to fake tanning

self tanning
Once upon a time the shortcut to a sun-kissed glow involved basting oneself in oil and baking under the sun’s harsh rays for however long it took. Then – in the 1980s – came the popularisation of sunbeds. The light-filled capsules most-commonly emit ultra-violet (UV) rays in a manner that mimics sunlight. Unsurprisingly, both methods were proven to increase the risk of developing skin cancer.
Top tips to support your immune system - Bargain Chemist

Top tips to support your immune system

Immunity support
Our immune systems are unbelievable pieces of machinery. When a threat tries to attack your body – whether it’s a virus, a bacterial infection, str...
Spring cleaning tips

Everything you need to know about disinfecting your home

There’s nothing quite like a global pandemic to bring many of our sub-standard cleaning practices to light. You clean the toilet once a week? Great. Wash your sheets once a week? Even better. How about the home telephone? Is that regularly disinfected? What about your light switches? If cleaning the latter two has never so much as crossed your mind, don’t stress. We’ve got you covered. These tips on disinfecting your home (AKA sanitising) aren’t just relevant to the Covid-19 pandemic. These tips should stay with you through regular cold and flu seasons, when someone in your house has gastro, and can be incorporated into your regular household clean, to ensure everyone is staying fit and healthy. 
Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies - The Ultimate Guide - Bargain Chemist

Vitamin & Mineral Deficiencies - The Ultimate Guide

In New Zealand the depletion of certain minerals in our soils and our environmental conditions can contribute to a number of vitamin and mineral deficiencies that often go unnoticed until persistent symptoms develop. These vitamins and minerals play a vital part in keeping the body functioning at optimal levels and ensuring good health and wellbeing. If these minerals are lacking the body struggles to compensate for the missing pieces, resulting in disease and health disorders.
Best Supplements That May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia - Improve Your Brain Health - Bargain Chemist

Best Supplements That May Reduce The Risk Of Dementia - Improve Your Brain Health

Dementia currently affects around 1.3% of New Zealand’s population, around 70,000 people, by the year 2030 it is expected over 100,000 people, and by 2050 over 170,000. These growing statistics provided by Alzheimer’s NZ are cause for concern among many health professionals.

There is no cure for dementia; therefore taking a preventative approach is often considered the best course of action. What can you do to help reduce the risk of developing dementia? Making a few simple lifestyle changes can make all the difference, see below for information on the types of dementia, how to recognise the symptoms, our top 5 vitamins and minerals for the brain and more.

EpiPens - The Ultimate Guide - Bargain Chemist

EpiPens - The Ultimate Guide

Found out you have a severe allergy and need to know more about EpiPen’s and how they can help you? Read on for our ultimate guide to EpiPen’s – what’s in them, how they work and exactly how much an EpiPen costs in New Zealand.
Joint Health - Bargain Chemist

Joint Health

All bones, (except for one in the neck), form a joint with another bone. Most joints are designed to protect the ends of bones where they meet. They also hold your bones together and they allow your rigid skeleton to move. Bones are connected to other bones by many different types of joints. Some are fixed (such as in the skull) but most are moving joints.
Antihistamines - Bargain Chemist

Antihistamines

Many New Zealanders celebrate the first of September as marking the end of a cold, wet and dark winter. You certainly see an increase in the hay fever type of illnesses with the allergens that float around as you get to the warmer months. For hundreds of thousands of people however, spring brings with it pollen and the misery of hay fever.
Essential Vitamins And Minerals For Pregnancy - Bargain Chemist

Essential Vitamins And Minerals For Pregnancy

Studies have shown nutrient deficiency during pregnancy have been linked to the increase risk of “anaemia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and pre-eclampsia, foetal growth restriction and increased labour complications”.

A healthy and varied diet is the best way to get the nutrients you need before, during and after pregnancy. However the very obvious physiological changes when pregnant mean your nutrient requirements increase significantly, sometimes making it difficult to meet these needs through foods alone.

Supplements recommended by doctors, midwives and other health professionals are often used to help top up nutrient levels, particularly for important pregnancy micronutrients such as Folate and Iodine.