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Middlebury Shop Puts the Focus on Health

Writer / Matt Keating
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Joann Miller, owner of Chupp’s Herbs, says her enthusiasm for natural supplements led her to make a living doing something she enjoys.

Miller grew up using natural supplements, and has always had an interest in the field. She was interested in the various ways a person can improve their health.

Throughout the last two centuries, many herbs have been used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, especially for various chronic conditions. This was an area Miller wanted to pursue.

Chupp’s Herbs

“I have really been grateful for the opportunity to do this,” Miller says. “I thank my brother-in-law Ivan Chupp and his wife Ruth, owners of Chupp’s Herbs and Fabrics in Burr Oak, Michigan.”

Miller’s relatives helped her launch her business, an enterprise she has wholeheartedly enjoyed. She considers herself a people person, and she has found a job that suits her very well.

“I really enjoy helping people and just being around my customers,” she says. “If I’m not here, Vera or Corrina will be happy to help you. We are a natural supplements and vitamin shop. We are the leading health food store serving Kosciusko, Elkhart and LaGrange counties. It’s been that way since we started.”

Chupp’s Herbs has earned a reputation for carrying vitamins, supplements and other products. Miller has been able to meet many different customers who have recommended Chupp’s Herbs to their family and friends.

“We have a wide variety of products,” Miller says. “Some of our specialty products are probiotics for all ages. We also have immune boosters, and products for inflammation and allergies.”

Miller notes that Chupp’s Herbs also has a selection of supplements for children in liquid or chewable form, and prenatal supplements.

Many herbs possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially help to lower glucose and cholesterol levels.

“We carry essential oils and diffusers, teas, greeting cards, stationery, natural body care, the Trim Heathy Mama products, multivitamins and much more,” Miller says.

Chupp’s Herbs

Miller has her own favorite products.

“My favorite products are collagen, and our alternative sweeteners,” she says. “I also like the active B complex vitamins and curcumin, but it really doesn’t end there.”

Miller adds that Chupp’s Herbs sells high-quality products at a decent price. Her brands include Nordic Naturals, Nature’s Sunshine, LifeSeasons, Nature’s Fusions and many others.

Employees at Chupp’s Herbs also offer to order products when they aren’t available in the store.

Chupp’s Herbs“If we don’t have a product you want, we will definitely try to get it for you if it’s from a brand we carry,” she says. “If you call in an order, we will get it ready for you and bring it out for you if you want.”

Miller says Chupp’s Herbs is easy to find.

“We are located in the Middlebury Mercantile,” Miller says. “It’s the same building as Legacy Home Furniture and Legendary Grind.”

For more information on Chupp’s Herbs, call 574-825-1405 or check out their website at chuppsherbsmiddlebury.com. Visit them at 108 South Main Street in Middlebury.

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