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Wellness Formula

Listen in to this encore podcast presentation on immune health.

Tony Lucchesi the National Educator for Source Naturals joins us to talk about Wellness Formula. Twenty-five years ago, Wellness Formula pioneered the industry’s first wellness-immune category. Since then, millions have turned to Wellness at the first sign of immune symptoms.

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Erinn says …

I am glad I am still taking my echinacea!

Lisa Miller says …

I've always been drawn to and taken the Wellness Formula, it was good to learn more about the product!

Stacie says …

Wow. That's really interesting. It's always amazing how sometimes simple things (like Ecineacha) have such incredible results.

david green says …

One Of the BEST PLACES TO SHOP!!

Kimberly Lynn says …

I love the idea about treating more than just the symptoms of the cold/flu!

S P Spencer says …

Thanks for all the information! I haven't heard of the product before this. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Whole Foods for being there for all of us!

John D says …

I'm going to try the wellness formula. I do all my shopping at Whole Foods Sunday Night for the week.

Hellen P says …

The Wellness formula is a family staple for us and I feel it really does provide exceptional immune support!

Brit says …

I thought it was really interesting to know about how the body naturally tries to rid our body of the bacteria and viruses that cause cold and flu. I also think it is so smart to take Wellness Formula as a preventative especially this cold season. I didn't know that had a children's formula! I'll have to go out and get some!

Brit says …

Oh, and I got this pod cast off of Mod Mom

Kristy says …

Referred here by Mod*mom (love that blog)! I had always heard about echinacea but was never quite sure if its efficacy was true. Now I know! Thanks for the tip!

Tonie says …

Lots of great information. I will be on my way to Whole Food and am going to pick this suff up. Thanks for all the good information

JoAnne says …

I learned about the Wellness Formula podcast from Mod Mom. I learned from the podcast that it supports the immune system to protect against infection and it can be taken to help minimize the infection. Hoping not to have colds or flu this year! Thanks.

tatum says …

That was very interesting! I take Ecineacha, so that was relieving to hear.

tiff says …

I have always been a firm believer in the Wellness Formula! I recently had cosemtic surgery, and am healing perfectly and quickly, but now that I'm post-surgery (6days) can I take the Wellness Formula? Im going to ask my surgeon, but I wanted to see if you guys had any advice as well. Thank you!

Caryn Bailey says …

I can't stand having a cold because nothing works! I definitely want to try Wellness Formula Referred via modmom.blogspot.com

says …

Thanks for all your comments! Regarding Wellness Formula after cosmetic surgery, you are right to ask a health professional before taking supplements. The answer will depend upon several factors, making it hard for us to make any recommendations. For example, how long it's been since surgery, what other medications and supplements you are taking may be important. Wellness Formula does contain high doses of immune-supportive herbs, vitamins, and minerals. For specifics on surgery, in addition to talking to you doctor, please get in touch with a medical expert at Source Naturals (the company who makes Wellness Formula) (www.sourcenaturals.com.)

Danielle S says …

Must try!!!! sent from Mod Mom!!!!

Colleen Stearns says …

I found this podcast through Mod*Mom, and I am so glad I did! I never heard of the Wellness Formula before; perhaps that is because I am new to Whole Foods. However, it is a product I definitely intend to try! Thank you!

Heather Slater says …

I read about this on mod*mom and I am always looking for ways to keep our family of six healthy.

Tracy Arnold says …

I never really knew that about symptoms. You know, that there a way for our body to heal itself. I always thought of them as an adverse effect from the virus, but in all reality it's just our body trying to help! Thanks to Mod*Mom for referring me to this podcast! :)

Lisa Elliott says …

I am jumping on the Wellness wagon! Thank you for sharing this wonderful podcast and product with me. :-)

cathy B says …

So happy was referred here by ModMom blogspot. I have long been a wholefood customer and have used their website periodically, but it was the prodding of Modmom about the podcasts that encouraged me to go back to the wholesfoods site. Thanks for the explanation of the ingredients of the Wellness formula. in Studying about Echinacea ove the past few years i have read that it needs to be stopped about every 3 weeks for a week to give your immune system a rest. At that time i have read that it is good to add Astralgus and then switch back to echinacea later. I love the fact you have liquid formula for the kids and will give that one a try.(for the big kid with digestive problems!) Thanks for another great podcast.

Marcia says …

My father-in-law uses this and tries to push it on everyone else in the family! Also referred here by ModMom!

karen dixon says …

I could definitely use a boost to my immune system this winter! Especially with 2 little ones bringing lots of germs home. Thank you for the information!

Kathy says …

I was wondering can you put the Wellness Liquid Formula in water, or juice? I've just taken it alone, but if it could be put into water or juice, it would sure taste better! I used to take the tablets, but recently they are too large to swallow, and the capsules are too many at one time. Thank you for anwering!

says …

Kathy, great question. Yes! You can put Wellness Liquid Formula into water or juice and still get the same benefits. Thanks for sharing your idea!

Cathy says …

Your site looks great!

Erica Greca says …

I am amazed! It looks like I need to come out from under my rock.

Emmy says …

Thanks!

LP says …

Great informative podcasts. I enjoyed them all especially the one on homeopathy. Thank you so much for this. And thanks to modmom blogspot for posting about this.

Catherine Valdez says …

My baby boomer friends from the 60's told me about Wellness formula and swear by it. I just went and got some today. I would like to know more about the one for kids. At what age can they start taking it? Does Whole Foods carry it?

Lisa says …

I was recently diagnosed with Valley Fever and am taking anti fungal meds. I was wondering if wellness formula would build my immune system back up so my own body can fight this illness itself and kill the fungus in my body? I worry about what long term meds will do to the liver and kidneys. Any ideas if WF would help? Thanks

elismsue says …

Wholefoods are both of my children favorite places to shop!

Sol says …

Hello, I would like to know if Wellness Formula can interfere with antibiotics. I was diagnosed with upper respiratory infection (flu from bacteria) and prescribed with Amoxicillin 875mg for 10 days. Can I take Wellness Formula at the same time? or it could actually affect the effectiveness of the antibiotics? Thanks in advance

says …

@Sol Thanks for reaching out. Unfortunately, we do not have this information. I encourage you to reach out to your physician with this question. Most offices will allow you to call and leave a question of this nature on their voice-mail. That way you won't actually have to spend the time/money physically visiting your doctor to learn the answer. Cheers!

Tricia Marra says …

Bought bottle years ago. Just checking out where, and looked at supplements, looks good. Just seeing what i might have paid and what it cost now.

Jennie Turner says …

just Great market!!

RABIA says …

THIS IS A GREAT PRODUCT TO TAKE ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE SICK.

Tim says …

This formula is amazing. I had pneumonia with about 3 relapses and was on antibiotics. I woke up breathing bubbles feeling like I was drowning. I went to our local Community Market and asked if there was ANYTHING that could help me (antibiotics were'nt doingit). The staff person recommended Wellness Formula. I took the mega dose as it instructs to do up front. The next day I felt like a deposit of sunshine was in my lungs---I don't know how else to describe it--like an orb of health that was growing from deep within my chest. I got well within a few days! I've told many people about it. It is truly a tremendous formula.

Kelly says …

I am looking for the best echinacea for kids I have a 4 year old and need to know what organic brand is best!

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@KELLY - Our exact product options differ between stores. Check with your local store to see what they have in stock.

Randi Ziring says …

I don't live near a Whole foods Market. Can I order "wellness" formula immune boast on line? I don't see it listed with homeopathic products.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RANDI - We do not currently offer online ordering via our site, however, we do have a store in Austin that can ship products within the US. You can reach out to their Concierge team at 512-542-2243 for more info!