After 45 years, we know that selecting the right products to support your family’s health can be challenging, and given the vast amount of product selections can be very time consuming. So, at Jo Anne’s Place, we hand-picked a list of twenty-seven “essential” products to help foster a healthy household.
These products are the “tried and true” products from across our store departments. Generally, they are our best sellers based on their perfect price point, commitment to product quality and sustainability.
Customers will see these products identified with a unique logo throughout the store to make shopping selections quick and easy. Also, a few of the “essential” products will be featured each month in our flyer.
One of our original bulk products, these large oat flakes are a staple for any household! Organic is important to us because we care about your health, and the health of our earth.
There are many reasons why we love routine. Here are a few…
Routine is applied with your clean fingers (or a tiny, clean spoon if you’d prefer). This alternative application method eliminates the possibility for the bacteria from your armpits to contaminate the product.
This herbed sea salt replaces dreary conventional table salt. Can be used as a condiment to perk up recipes or at every meal to season food the healthy way. Trim the salt, turn up the taste!
Prepared with 1/3 less salt than table salt, infused with fresh organic herbs and vegetables.
Unique – sea salt containing herbs, vegetables and spices
Free from artificial flavours
No MSG, gluten, sugar, lactose, milk protein, additives or preservative
Biostrath is one of our absolute favourite supplements. It helps promote well-being by decreasing fatigue and supporting the body during periods of physical and mental stress. Biostrath is created using a unique process, a special variety of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) cultivated on herbs which makes it a vegetarian food supplement!
Margo Hudson, Owner of Jo Anne’s Place, uses Biostrath as her go-to supplement for energy, immunity support, and general well-being.
“Biostrath has stood the test of time as a quality & highly absorbable source of Vitamin B’s, C, trace minerals and amino acids. Biostrath was a go-to supplement for my mom, Jo Anne, and is now a go-to supplement for me and my kids! We love to see companies share in our vision of inspiring wellness on purpose, now and for future generations.”
– Margo Hudson
Did you know that your pet is prone to similar digestive upsets as you are? Food intolerances, allergies, illness, poor quality commercial pet foods and more can all contribute to maldigestion, gas and bloating. Using Probiotic 8 Plus™ daily to ensure your pet’s digestion is at peak performance.
Great for dogs and cats, this Wild Salmon Oil is purified by molecular distillation and this high-tech process removes most of the harmful toxins. It is also formulated with mixed tocopherols (vitamin E) containing both d-alpha tocopherol and gamma tocopherol.
Green Beaver toothpaste is Canadian, vegan, not tested on animals, biodegradable, GMO free and gluten free! This toothpaste also contains such natural ingredients as Vitamin C and calcium which help to keep your teeth strong and GMO-free coconut and fruit extract to add freshness and flavour to your routine.
Green Beaver’s toothpaste will have you looking forward to brushing your teeth every day!
Carina Organics’ aim is to provide the cleanest possible products for your body. This means 100% natural products, full of medicinal organics and completely free of cortisone, steroids, DEA (diethanolamine), sulfates, salt (sodium chloride), propylene glycol, aluminum, synthetic fragrances, and dyes.
Since Carina’s inception in 1972, replacing chemical and synthetic ingredients with natural and organic plant extracts, essences, and oils has been central to their focus and philosophy. This simple formula has helped Carina and its products become recognized and preferred internationally. Organic ingredients such as sustainable palm kernel extract and coconut provide their shampoo products with mild, yet effective, cleansing properties and the foam produced is rich and creamy. This is due to the essential tree, herb, fruit and flower extracts that are added to complement their formulations. In their skin creams and conditioners, organic essences and oils from avocado, olive, flax seed, pumpkin seed and sunflower help the skin to naturally retain and maintain its moisture level and hydration so it does not dry out prematurely.
With a distinct focus on holistic remedies, purity, craft, and quality, all Carina products are manufactured by hand on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Age is just a number. Good nutrition plays an important role in feeling your best every day, as your ability to absorb nutrients may decrease over time. Super Easymulti 45+ is a complete 10 in 1 anti-aging solution formulated to help fight the effects of aging.
We love that Platinum Naturals products have superior nutrient absorption; you can feel the improved absorption of the nutrients from their products. For example, whether you’re looking to increase your energy, improve bone density, find relief from a cold, Superior Nutrient Absorption makes sure you are getting what you need out of your supplement.
After all, you are what you absorb.
Cleaning products and other housekeeping items designed by Biovert, such as dishwashing and laundry products, hand soaps and garbage bags, are fully biodegradable.
Biovert’s philosophy is based on the recognized principles of sustainable development, in order to offer families clean products respectful of nature, socially responsible and whose composition contains no damaging ingredients. In this context, Biovert is committed to continually improving the environmental value of its cleaning products, without ever compromising their effectiveness. So you no longer have to worry about what can hide in your laundry or your soap!
Today, Natural Factors is one of the largest manufacturers of nutraceutical products in North America. Founded in the 1950s, they’ve always been fully committed to making products right.
In the alluvial valley between Otter Lake and Swan Lake, just south of the city of Armstrong, BC, lies a very special tract of land – Factors Farms. This exquisite certified-organic farmland gives Natural Factors complete control over securing the best quality raw materials possible.
At Jo Anne’s Place we are pleased to offer many Natural Factor’s supplements and have chosen these 3 of our favourites to feature as our Jo Anne’s Place Essentials.
L’Ancentre is one of the first organic cheeses and butters producers in Canada! Since 1992, L’Ancêtre Cheese Factory has proudly displayed the Québec Vrai and Biologique Canada/Canada Organic certification labels, which guarantee that their Canadian butters and cheeses are all organic.
These products, which are free of chemical residues, promote your well-being as well as that of farm workers, animals and the environment.
Prairie Naturals is a privately owned, family business headquartered near Vancouver, BC, Canada. Prairie Naturals makes products designed to help you “Live the Healthy Life”.
Prairie Naturals Enzyme-Force with FibraZyme™ is a full-spectrum digestive enzyme blend for the optimal digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and fibre. Enzyme-Force does more than treat the symptoms; it helps to correct one of the underlying causes of indigestion – poor enzyme activity! These plant-based enzymes help support and maintain a healthy digestive system by breaking down all the food groups more thoroughly.
A full-spectrum vegetarian, plant-based enzyme blend in V-Caps! 100% Vegan. Tested gluten-free. Contains NO soy, dairy, eggs, gluten, flavours, colours, preservatives, sweeteners, GMO ingredients.
As a fat soluble vitamin, Vitamin D3 is best absorbed in a natural food oil base. Prairie Naturals has selected the finest organic and virgin cold-pressed olive oil as the oil base in our newest Vitamin D3 Drops supplement. Because Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is more potent and readily utilized by the body, it is the preferred form recommended by nutritional researchers and physicians.
This new, easy-to-use dosage form in drops is also ideal for topical (applied to skin) application. Topical use of Vitamin D oil is recommended for a variety of skin conditions including psoriasis and skin aging due to overexposure to sunlight.
Yorkshire Valley Farms is committed to bringing you a range of poultry products that are both good for you and kind to the environment.
Yorkshire’s animals are raised on family-run farms following the highest organic standards. Their birds enjoy a wholesome diet made up of a proprietary mix of non-GMO, pesticide and herbicide free grains, with no animal by-products added.
The animals are not treated with antibiotics, and like all poultry in Canada, they are raised without the use of hormones. Yorkshire farms offer modern barns with natural light and ventilation, where the birds live in lower density flocks, giving them more room to move about and express natural behaviours.
There is also seasonal access to outdoor pasture land that is organically managed. Processing is done to exacting standards in a federally certified facility. And many components of their packaging can be recycled!
Naka Herbs & Vitamins Ltd. is a leading Canadian manufacturer and distributor of premium quality herbal products for the health food market. Founded in 1991, Naka’s success has been built upon introducing innovative supplements in liquid or easy-to-swallow capsule forms designed to meet the better health needs of consumers worldwide.
Naka’s formulas are developed to provide consumers with the best supplements they can offer.
We have a special relationship with Merrylynd Organics and have worked closely with this local family farm for many years.
Merrylynd Farm beef is traditionally raised according to certified organic practices and standards which ensures no pesticide, antibiotic, hormone or GMO use. They practice humane methods with regulated access to open green pastures and are only supplemented with feed from their own farm hay production during the winter months. The entire farm is certified organic by Ecocert Canada.
Located just half an hour outside of Peterborough in Douro-Dummer, Merrylynd Organics is as local as it gets!
Pure Lab Vitamins is an Ottawa-based natural health company owned by Roger Biddle and Cyrus Kuhzarani, a leading compounding pharmacist, known for his patient-championing support of natural health!
Balanced B-Vitamins in their active form help metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy, tissue support and red blood cell formation! Did you know that diet does not always provide the required daily allowances of vitamin Bs? Some individuals may even lack the ability to convert and absorb specific B compounds.
With that in mind, Pure Lab has created a unique, slow-release formula that comprises the key b-nutrients in their bioavailable, co-enzyme form. Pure Lab’s slow-release formula ensures that more Bs are in circulation when the body requires them.