A - Z of Health conditions and how to treat them with supplements.

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A to Z of common ailments

Acne

Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoid Complex: Vitamin A helps reduce sebum production.
Balanced Zinc Complex: Zinc is important in the healing process. Also involved in the proper metabolism of testosterone, which is part of the sebum production cycle.


Clear Skin Complex: A blend of targeted botanicals, key minerals, and fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids in a base of digestion-boosting probiotics to help reduce the occurrence of blemishes.


Clear Skin Oil: Dominant in anti-inflammatory omega 3, this oil also contains a range of fat soluble antioxidants including vitamin E and carotenoids plus phytosterols and flavonoids for the health and maintenance of cellular integrity and membrane fluidity.


Natural Vitamin E 400iu: Helps in the transport and utilisation of vitamin A and supports and activates selenium.
Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil: Rich in Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids alongside zinc and carotenoids has been shown to regulate sebum production and support cell membrane structure.
Selenium: An important antioxidant nutrient that functions in the enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme is very important in preventing the inflammation of acne.

Addiction

Antioxidant Formula: Antioxidants protect cells and fatty acids within the cell membranes from oxidative stress caused by substance generated free radicals.
L-Glutamine: Helps reduce cravings and supports detoxification pathways.
NAC+: N-Acetyl Cysteine, Chromium, Glutamine and Cinnamon – NAC shows benefits in reducing compulsive behaviour and is a precursor to glutathione an anti-oxidant enzyme.

Organic Milk Thistle, Milk Thistle Herb & Seed and Organic Milk Thistle Tincture: Helps with the detoxification of heavy metals, helps support antioxidant production of glutathione and supports liver regeneration.
Organic Rhodiola Rosea, Rhodiola Rosea, Enhanced Rhodiola Complex and Maximum Potency Rhodiola Rosea: Helps body adapt to stress and change. Rhodiola helps support the adrenal glands through its effects as an adaptogen.

Organic Soul Food Greens: Increases blood alkalinity and provides important antioxidants such as super oxide dismutase. The broad range of nutrients provided by the greens help stabilise blood sugar, endocrine balance and detoxification.

Ageing

Alpha Lipoic Acid with DMAE: Alpha lipoic acid has been shown to prevent oxidative stress in neuronal (nerve) tissue. Lipoic acid helps maintain glutathione levels which are found to be depleted in conditions such

as Parkinson’s disease. Examination of current research reveals protective effects of lipoic acid in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion, excito-toxic amino acid brain injury, mitochondrial dysfunction, neuropathy, inborn errors of metabolism, and other causes of acute or chronic damage to brain or neural tissue.
Boswellia Serrata Resin: Promote healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory.

Natural Vitamin E 400iu: A number of studies have shown a protective role for vitamin E in various neurological disorders and diseases, including tardive dyskinesia, neuropathy, cognitive impairment, memory and anti-oxidation.
Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil: Provides essential fatty acids and vitamin E to support skin condition and free radical damage.
Organic Ultimate Beauty Rose Oil: Blended for dry, dehydrated skin with regenerating properties to restore elasticity and help firm the skin.
Skin Pro-Factors: Anti-ageing nutrients offering sun protection elements that include potent anti-oxidant compounds.
Ultimate Beauty Skin Hydration: Contains Pycnogenol and Grape Seed Extract: to help prevent and reduce wrinkles. OPCs protect against free-radical damage and are suggested to be a major cause of the ageing process. The antioxidant effect has been found to be 50 times greater than that of vitamin C and E. A major advantage of these molecules is that they are taken up into the cell membrane and protect against both water and fat soluble free-radicals. Hyaluronic Acid and collagen are vital to maintaining the dermal layers and structure. It is the collagen that gives the skin its firmness but it is the Hyaluronic Acid that nourishes and hydrates the collagen. Hyaluronic Acid acts as a space filler by binding to water and thus keeping the skin wrinkle-free. Lipowheat contains ceramides to help retain moisture to prevent the dryness experienced by ageing skin.
Ultimate Beauty Skin Repair Oil: A topical oil to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes, age spots and hydrate the skin.

Alcoholism

Antioxidant Formula: Results indicate that short-term supplementation with therapeutic doses of antioxidant vitamins, carotenoids and trace elements during alcohol rehabilitation improves micronutrient status indicators and supports free radical damage.


High One B-Complex: Alcoholism is often associated with deficiencies in B vitamins, especially B1.

L-Glutamine: Glutamine has been suggested to be helpful by improving acid-alkaline balance, helping stabilise blood sugar and in stimulating glutathione production.

NAC+: N-Acetyl Cysteine, Chromium, Glutamine and Cinnamon – NAC shows benefits in reducing compulsive behaviour and is the precursor to glutathione a potent antioxidant liver enzyme.

 

Organic Equinox Elixir: contains dandelion and burdock root which are known as choloretic and cholagogue herbs, besides artichoke and nettle to promote lymphatic cleansing.

Organic Hemp Seed Oil: The omega essential fatty acid ratio of hemp may help to limit the depleting effects of ethanol on fatty acid stores in the body. Organic Hemp Oil has been found to support neurotransmitter balance and brain cell structure.


Organic Milk Thistle, Milk Thistle Herb & Seed and Organic Milk Thistle Tincture: Promotes liver regeneration and enhanced function through its ability to prevent toxin-induced damage and by stimulating the growth of new liver cells.

Allergies (Foods)

Bromelain: Bromelain is known as a digestive support compound with anti-inflammatory effects and efficacy in alleviating upper respiratory tract infections. Research suggest that it contributes to the inhibition of histamine release.


Ester –C Vitamin C can help the body to detoxify histamine and enhance the effectiveness of bioflavonoids. Suggested intake: 500mg twice a day.

High Potency Digestive Aid, KiwiZyme: Proper digestion is essential to reducing allergic responses to foods. Suggested intake: one capsule 15-30 minutes prior to each meal.


L-Glutamine: Glutamine has been shown to support the gut in the prevention and the healing of leaky gut. Organic Dong Quai: The immunoglobulins that are activated with immediate allergic response have been shown to be reduced with the use of the herb Dong Quai.

Quercetin B5 Plus: The release of histamine and leukotrienes are responsible for the symptoms of allergies. The use of quercetin can inhibit the action of these natural defences. B5 supports the stress and fatigue that is associated with immune activation of allergic responses.


SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotic strains have been shown to reduce the quantity of harmful bacteria and yeastwhichcandamagetheintegrityoftheintestinalwallallowingpotentialallergenstobeabsorbed. The SynbioticTM range with the exception of ProCare, are formulated with prebiotic compounds, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin fibres.

 

 

 

Allergies (Respiratory)

Antioxidant Formula: The use of certain antioxidants is beneficial in the treatment of allergic reactions, particularly the amino acid l-methionine, which drives methylation that is necessary for the excretion of histamine from the body. The carotenoid family in combination protect the respiratory tract lining and reduce the production of leukotrienes, which along with histamine trigger the process of allergic reactions.

Organic Black Seed Oil, Organic Black Seed: Nigella sativa has been shown to possess anti- inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-microbial and analgesic properties. Thymoquinone (TQ) is one of the major active components and it is believed to be involved in the anti-inflammatory actions of black seed, namely an inhibitory effect on COX-1 and PGE2 production as well as inhibiting eicosanoid generation and membrane lipid peroxidation through the inhibition of cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase (5-LO) pathways. Organic Black Seed Oil can be used for both internal and external use.


Organic Dong Quai: The immunoglobulins that are activated with immediate allergic response have been shown to be reduced with the use of the herb Dong Quai.


Quercetin B5 Plus: The release of histamine and leukotrienes is responsible for the actual symptoms of allergies. The use of quercetin can inhibit the action of these natural defences. Vitamin C can also help the body to detoxify itself of histamine and enhance the effectiveness of bioflavonoids.


SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotic strains have been shown to produce immune factors that promote the regulation of the immune function. Research has shown the use of probiotics and the improvement of and reduction in occurrence of respiratory allergic responses. The SynbioticTM range with the exception of ProCare, are formulated with prebiotic compounds, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) and inulin fibres.

Vitamin B5, High Five B-Complex: Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is vital in the production of the stress- regulatinghormonesintheadrenalglandsandisoftencalledthe‘anti-stressvitamin’. The adrenal glands are involved in the release of cortisol, the body’s stress regulating hormone. In this way, if the body requires cortisol (i.e. in arthritic or allergic conditions) a well-nourished body that has adequate vitamin B5, will be able to synthesis sufficient cortisol as necessary.

 

Arthritis (Osteo)

Antioxidant Formula: Free radicals are un-paired electrons which are very unstable and can cause cellular damage that can contribute to chronic degenerative disease. Antioxidantsmopupfreeradicals,protectcells, help heal existing damage and thus may reduce the onset of chronic diseases. Joints can be the target of free radical damage, subsequently antioxidants are ideal to quell them and provide nutrients to promote healing.

Boswellia Resin: The resin is from the frankincense tree and is known to help with chronic inflammatory conditions. The resin is anti-inflammatory, shown to remove uric acid crystals from the joints that cause pain and gout, and also helps to forge new circulatory pathways to the joint ends bringing nutrients to the area. When taken alongside glucosamine, the effects are increased as Boswellia reduces inflammation and the glucosamine promotes cartilage maintenance.

Calcium Magnesium Boron with Malic Acid: Calcium is needed if the bones are weak, and magnesium helps the absorption of this too. Osteoporosis is when the bone breakdown is greater than bone build up and when calcium has leached from the bones making them fragile. Magnesium catalyses the absorption of calcium and boron into the bone promoting bone build up and remineralisation. Formulas that contain malic acid are beneficial too, not only as malic acid is a key cofactor involved in the Krebs (energy) cycle, but as it acts as an extra chelating agent to carry calcium into the bones for absorption in addition to an alkalising effect on the blood reducing painful uric acid crystals building up at the joint.

High Potency Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a glycosaminoglycan shown to improve osteoarthritic pain, joint function and mobility. Doses of 1500mg daily have been shown to regenerate affected joints, support cartilage cells and improve the synovial fluid in the synovial compartment.
Hyaluronic Acid: Acts as a space filler drawing moisture to the synovial compartment that cushions the bones improving joint function and mobility.

Organic Joint Omega Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Viridian’s Organic Joint Omega Oil has been formulated to provide the ideal blend of nutritional oils and spices for the maintenance of healthy joints and reducing inflammation. Omega 3 essential fatty acids inhibit the production of inflammatory signallers and mediators.

Rosehip Extract: Research revealed that patients taking Rosehips used less medication and had improved levels of daily activities.

VitaminK1: The severity of fractures has been shown to correlate with circulating vitamin K levels. Vitamin K is known to drive signaling factors that promote bone building. VitaminK1ispresentingreenleafy vegetables and may contribute to one of the protective factors of a vegetarian diet against osteoporosis.


Diet and lifestyle issues: As many as 60% of arthritic patients will find benefit by removing the ‘nightshade family’ from their diet, that includes tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and aubergine.

Arthritis (Rheumatoid)

Antioxidant Formula, Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoid Complex, Natural Vitamin E:

Antioxidants particularly vitamin E and selenium, have shown benefit in reducing oxidative damage and lipid peroxidation occurring in RA.
Boswellia Resin: Boswellia has been shown to inhibit leukotrienes (inflammatory mediators) resulting in a marked anti-inflammatory effect (see osteoarthritis).

High Potency Glucosamine: Glucosamine is a glycosaminoglycan shown to improve osteoarthritic pain, joint function and mobility. Doses of 1500mg daily have been shown to regenerate affected joints, support cartilage cells and improve the synovial fluid in the synovial compartment.


Joint Complex: A combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that offer joint support with anti- inflammatory and collagen supporting properties.

Organic Joint Omega Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Viridian’s Organic Joint Omega Oil has been formulated to provide the ideal blend of nutritional oils and spices for the maintenance of healthy joints and reducing inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce the inflammatory effects of excess arachidonic acid noted in RA sufferers.

SynbioticTM Probiotics: Intestinal microflora play a role in regulating the immune response in RA and other inflammatory disorders.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate: Magnesium plays a role in the production and regulation of neurotransmitters, subsequently deficiency has been noted in some children with hyperactivity.


High Six B-Complex, ViridiKid Multivitamin & Mineral Complex: Vitamin B6 has been used in children with hyperactivity with some beneficial results. A GP should be consulted when supplementing with B6 in children. Early evidence suggests that OPCs are effective in Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). These positive results are due to the effects of increased neurotransmitter lifespan, Nitric Oxide production, and improved brain micro-circulation.

Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Omega 3:6:9 Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic ViridiKid Omega-3 Oil: Omega-3 essential fatty acid deficiency and low DHA has been noted in many children with hyperactivity and adults with ADD. Supplemental Omega- 3 EFAs found in fish oils and flaxseed oil have proven beneficial.


Pycnogenol with Grape Seed Extract, High Potency Pycnogenol: Early evidence suggests that OPCs are effective in Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). These positive results are due to the effects of increased neurotransmitter lifespan, Nitric Oxide production, and improved brain micro-circulation.


SynbioticTM Probiotics: There is a correlation between childhood ear infections and ensuing hyperactivity.
It is suggested that there is a connection between the destruction of good bacteria by prescription antibiotics and the over growth of harmful bacteria. This pathogenic bacteria creates toxins which are thought to enter the blood stream causing hyperactivity and malabsorption of nutrients.


Diet and lifestyle issues: Avoidance of sugary foods including white flour, white pasta etc. Avoidance of processed foods, additives etc. Elimination of food and environmental allergens.

Bladder Support

Essential Male Multi, contains a blend of herbs to support bladder, prostate and urethra health.


Organic Californian Poppy Tincture, Californian poppy may prove beneficial in attempts to overcome bedwetting, difficulty in sleeping, and nervous tension and anxiety. It is suggested that the bio actives influence the relaxation of the bladder therefore reducing the need to frequently pass urine.


Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil, Studies have demonstrated that eating pumpkin seeds as a snack can help prevent the most common type of kidney stone. Pumpkin seeds appear to both reduce levels of substances that promote stone formation in the urine and increase levels of compounds that inhibit stone formation. Furthermore research demonstrated that Pumpkin Seed Oil could remarkably reduce bladder pressure, increase bladder compliance and reduce urethral pressure.

Blood Sugar Support

Complete Fibre Complex with FOS, Fibre is a crucial component of a healthy diet and plays an essential role in the health and integrity of the entire gastro-intestinal tract. Fibre can reduce fasting and post meal glucose and insulin levels. Psyllium has also been shown to decrease body weight and hunger in obese individuals, when taken with meals.

GTF Chromium, Trivalent chromium has been shown to potentiate insulin and thereby influence carbohydrate, lipid and protein metabolism. Chromium is noted for its beneficial effects in weight control and reducing elevated blood fats (cholesterol, triglycerides).


Organic Nopal, Nopal is a natural way to regulate blood sugar balance and produces a weight management effect. The high fibre content (~30%) of Nopal promotes satiety by swelling its volume in the stomach and slowing transit time, hence aiding glucose regulation.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, omega 3 essential fatty acids have been shown to increase the secretion of adiponectin, a protein involved in the regulation of blood glucose and promotes glucose sensitivity.

 

Brain Function

Alpha Lipoic Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid with DMAE Complex: Alpha lipoic acid, (also known as lipoic acid and thioctic acid) is a sulphur-containing vitamin-like antioxidant found to cross the blood-brain-barrier and exert its antioxidant effect.


CogniSerine: Numerous clinical trials have established that Phosphatidylserine exerts significant benefit for cognitive functioning, especially those functions which tend to decline with age, including memory, learning, vocabulary skills, and concentration.

Cognitive Complex: Viridian’s Cognitive Complex is an advanced combination of effective neuro-protective and antioxidant rich nutrients shown to improve cognitive functioning. AcetylL-Carnitine is metabolized from the amino acid l-carnitine and is an active antioxidant protecting the cell membranes of neurons against free radical attacks.

Ginkgo Biloba: Known traditionally for its vasodilatory effect, subsequently research has found Ginkgo Biloba improved vascular supply to the brain. Ginkgo contains substances, ginkgolides that may help to maintain a healthy circulation, particularly to the brain. As a result, it has been studied for its ability to help maintain mental alertness. Results of a controlled UK study published in Phytotherapy Research Journal has given further support to the theory that ginkgo biloba can improve mental function, particularly short-term memory. Rigney et al studied the immediate effect of standardized extracts of ginkgo biloba in a randomized double blind, placebo-controlled trial. It was found that ginkgo biloba extract had the most pronounced effect on the working memory.

High One B-Complex: An important study into the effects of the epilepsy drug Dilantin (phenytoin) on vitamin B1(thiamine) status found that thiamine supplementation (50 to 100mg daily) improved mental functionsinbothverbalandnon-verbalIQtesting. Anotherclinicalstudyfoundthiaminetherapyimproved acetylcholine depletion and subsequent mental performance. It appears thiamine can action and mimic the activities of acetylcholine.

High Six B-Complex, Magnesium Citrate with Vitamin B6: Research indicates that 10-20% of autistic children will benefit from B6 supplementation when combined with magnesium supplements. It appears to improve the activity of several important brain neurotransmitters.


L-Glutamine: Glutamine crosses the blood /brain barrier readily and is converted into Glutamic acid in the brain. As a key neurotransmitter it helps increase mental function, alertness and exerts a mildanti-depressant effect. Glutamine and other amino acids such as choline, tyrosine and phenylalanine are used by the brain and central nervous system (CNS) to make neurotransmitters, the biochemical mediators that stimulate or reduce the brain's electrical impulses, which translate into thoughts, sensations and emotions.

Organic Folic Acid, Folic Acid with DHA: Folic acid is part of the B-complex family and promotes the growth and maturation of the body’s red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. In one study, people who became easily fatigued were found to have low levels of this B vitamin. As their folate levels rose, symptoms of fatigue also disappeared. Folic acid deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world, with a recorded 67 percent of geriatric patients folate-deficient. Another survey showed 30 percent of psychiatric patients suffering with folate deficiency. Around70%ofthehumanbrainismadefromfats, predominantly DHA. DHA supplementation was found to improve cognitive performance in those with low dietary intakes.

Organic Rhodiola Rosea, Rhodiola Rosea, Enhanced Rhodiola Complex and Maximum Potency Rhodiola Rosea: As a powerful adaptogen, Rhodiola offers broad non-specific effects supporting overall body function particularly via adrenal stress. Anadaptogenic herb is one that helps the body adapt to various stressors, whether they are physical, mental or environmental. Research shows that lower levels of dopamine and noradrenaline increase the mental capacity of the brain. Due to Rhodiola’s ability to regulate the release of these hormones, improved mental performance has been noted.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Omega 3:6:9 Oil, ViridiKid Organic Omega-3 Oil: EFAs are required for healthy cell membrane structures, particularly in nerve cells as they are required for the myelin sheath (insulation around the nerve cell). In children, omega 3 EFAs have been shown to significantly boost academic performance. Around 70% of the human brain is made from fats. Omega-3 supplementation was found to improve cognitive performance in those with low dietary intakes.

Vitamin B5, High Five B-Complex: Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is found in varying amounts in virtually every food, hence its name derived from the Greek pantos, meaning everywhere. It is a water-soluble vitamin that has a key role in the release of energy from foods. It is used in the synthesis of co-enzyme A and Acyl Carrier Protein, both important compounds in the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats and the manufacture ofredbloodcells. VitaminB5isthemainnutrientfornourishingtheadrenalglands.Itisneededbythe adrenal glands to make glucocorticoids, which may be the reason that B5 is known as the anti-stress vitamin.

Candida albicans

Clove Bud Complex: Contains clove bud, pumpkin seed extract and basil which have anti-microbial and anti-fungal action.


Complex Fibre Complex with FOS: A good complete fibre complex will speed effective elimination and speed pathogens through the digestive system and out of the body.

Grapefruit Seed Extract: A powerful anti-bacterial, grapefruit seed extract helps to restore the balance of beneficial bacteria in the gut. Grapefruit seed extract has been shown to relieve constipation, flatulence and abdominal discomfort within 4 weeks of regular supplementation.


High Potency Digestive Aid, Betaine HCl with Gentian Root, Bromelain, KiwiZyme: The correct use of digestive aids will boost effective digestion and speed the elimination of pathogens from the gut.

Olive Leaf Extract: The active constituent in Olive Leaf is oleuropein, which is an effective agent against various pathogenic bacteria including those found in the intestinal and respiratory tracts. It is anti-fungal, anti- viral and antibacterial.


Oregon Grape Root Extract: Oregon Grape Root has potent anti-bacterial properties and has been shown to offer relief from the type of diarrhoea found in sufferers of candidiasis.

Organic Garlic: Allicin and allin both have anti-infective and antifungal properties. Garlic has been shown to be more effective than the prescription drug Nystatin at destroying pathogenic bacteria.


Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil: Medium chain triglycerides such as lauric acid and caprylic acid in coconut oil have been found to have strong anti-viral, anti-fungal (e.g. candida), anti-bacterial, and anti- protozoal properties.

SynbioticTM Saccharomyces Boulardii: Saccharomyces boulardii has been shown to successfully reduce the numbers of candida albicans that subsequently improved the associated symptoms. Probiotics help replenish the good bacteria in the gut and improve levels of secretory IgA, an immunoglobulin that fights pathogenic bacteria in the gut.

Cardiovascular Health

Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: CoQ10 is the nutrient used by the heart muscle for energy production. CoQ10 has been shown to strengthen the heart muscle, relieve angina and also regulate blood pressure. Supplements can boost stores of CoQ10 lost due to ageing, stress and prescribed drugs.


Hawthorn Berry: Hawthorn berry has been dubbed ‘the tonic for four corners of the heart’ because of its influence on all aspects of heart health. Clinical trials in Europe have confirmed the effectiveness and safety of hawthorn extracts in early congestive heart failure, mild angina, arrhythmia and hypertension, as well as recovery from heart attacks. Hawthorn works by improving blood flow through the coronary arteries and increasing the efficiency of the heart's pumping activity. Additionally, it lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, is anti-arrhythmic and promotes antioxidant actions by increasing blood flow in the peripheral blood vessels. Hawthorn's flavonoids protect small capillary vessels from free radical damage.

L-Carnitine: is most highly concentrated in the heart, the organ to which fat oxidation is most crucial for energy. Normal heart function depends on adequate concentrations of carnitine.


Natural Vitamin E: Vitamin E can help prevent excessive blood clotting, arterial damage and oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol. Vitamin E researchers have demonstrated that the risk of heart disease can be reduced by up to 40% by the use of vitamin E, and that sufferers of heart disease can cut the risk of heart attacks by up to 75%.

Olive Leaf Extract: Oleuropein, an important active constituent in olive leaf has been found to decrease blood pressure (both systolic and diastolic) and dilate the coronary arteries surrounding the heart.


Organic Folic Acid, High Six B-Complex, High Twelve B-Complex: Folate, Vitamin B6 and B12 are key nutrients in reducing Homocysteine levels. Elevated Homocysteine are associated with chronic conditions that include cardiovascular events.

Organic Golden Flax Seed Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Flaxseed oil and fish oils arerichinOmega-3fattyacids. These appear to block the production of inflammatory factors and may help to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides in people with elevated blood lipids. Natural blood thinners, omega-3s may prevent dangerous blood clots, which can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.


Policosanol: Policosanol decreases cholesterol synthesis from acetate but not from mevalonate stage of the pathway.


Potassium Magnesium Citrate, Organic Mineral Complex: Magnesium and Potassium are vital minerals for proper muscle contraction and are especially important for the heart. Deficiencies in magnesium have been shown to produce spasms of the coronary arteries. Magnesium is involved in regulating the proper contraction of the heart muscle and reducing the risk of excessive blood clotting. Potassium deficiency is associated with increased blood pressure.


Pycnogenol with Grape Seed Extract, High Potency Pycnogenol: (Pine Bark Extract) Dr Watson at the University of Arizona is quoted: "Our research shows that Pycnogenol is a safe and natural option especially for those who cannot tolerate the adverse effects of aspirin. Here's a completely natural substance with remarkable activity, producing effects within minutes. It may have enormous health implications for an ageing population." Pycnogenol is a natural blood thinner with the ability to reduce high blood pressure.

Resveratrol Complex: Resveratrol is renowned as a powerful antioxidant. Red wine has been linked with lower incidences of heart disease for years and resveratrol has been identified as the primary active constituent. Resveratrol also has anti-inflammatory actions.


Sytrinol: Sytrinol has been shown to down regulate the HMG CoA enzyme that catalyses the cholesterol synthesis pathway. Thus reducing the quantity of endogenously produced cholesterol.
Dietary and lifestyle changes: If you feel you only have the energy to do one thing for your heart, make it this... give up smoking. Smoking is the single most damaging habit to your heart. Take regular exercise. Epidemiological reviews have shown that exercise lowers many cardiovascular risks, including cholesterol, weight and blood pressure. A study of nearly 15,000 Harvard male alumni revealed that regular physical exercise was closely linked with a decreased risk of hypertension. Compared to those who routinely engaged in vigorous  sports, sedentary men had a 35 percent greater risk of hypertension. Although aerobic exercise has been better studied, any physical activity can help lower high blood pressure. Eat less salty and fatty foods. Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables every day. Relax and destress, take up yoga or another soothing hobby.

 

Chest Infections

Bromelain: is known for its anti-inflammatory effects and its efficacy in alleviating upper respiratory tract infections.


Organic Echinacea Root, Organic Echinacea Tincture: Used effectively for upper respiratory tract infections. A number of reviewed studies have demonstrated improvements in health among those using the herbal remedy, echinacea, including reductions in the incidence and duration of colds. For example, an eight week double-blind study in 109 subjects showed a decrease in the incidence of colds, with the Echinacea group reporting half the number of incidences of "pronounced respiratory infections requiring absence from work or bed rest".

Elderberry Throat Spray: Elderberry has traditionally been used in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of upper respiratory infections. It offers soothing and anti-bacterial benefits.

LicoriceRoot:Licorice holds expectorant and demulcent properties. The component glycyrrhizin produces demulcent and expectorant effects by stimulation of tracheal mucous secretion. Additionally,licorice has anti- microbial, immune boosting and adrenal supportive properties.

Oregon Grape :Generalanti-infective. The berberine alkaloid of Oregon grape has been shown to inhibit the attachment of group-A streptococci to the lining of the throat. Oregon Grape also has fever-lowering properties.

Organic Elecampane Tincture: Elecampane has been prized for its expectorant properties, aiding the discharge of matter from the lungs. It was valued for its ability to promote menstruation, as a tonic and a gentle stimulant, and as a means of promoting perspiration, particularly in relieving the common cold.

Organic Garlic, Horseradish & Garlic Complex: General anti-bacterial and anti-viral activity.

Organic Plantain Tincture: Plantain leaf, Plantago lanceolata L. and P. major L. [Fam. Plantaginaceae], has a long history of traditional use as a medicine, dating back to ancient Roman and Greek times. Plantain commonly known as Ribwort, has many medicinal virtues and is listed in the German Commission E Monographs for treating catarrh of the respiratory passages and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Traditionally, plantain is most often used internally to suppress coughs and soothe mucous membrane inflammation associated with bronchitis, colds and upper respiratory congestion.

SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotics provide antibiotic, anti-pathogenic, antifungal and anti-viral action.

 

Vitamin C: Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of vitamin C in higher dosages for the prevention and relief of cold and flu symptoms. Researchers from Heber City, Utah reported that vitamin C decreased cold and flu symptoms reported by 85% of the subjects. In another study, H Gorton, DC, and K Jarvis, DC, compared the effects of pain relievers and decongestants among 463 controls and vitamin C in 252 subjects. The test group took 1,000mg of vitamin C hourly for the first six hours after initial symptoms and then 1,000mg three times daily. The results showed that 50% of subjects reporting flu symptoms experienced relief with one six-hour treatment of 1,000mg of vitamin C per hour. A form of vitamin C has been developed and patented in the USA that has proven particularly effective - Ester-C is a buffered form of vitamin C that reduces the acidity and is especially gentle on the stomach. This enables the user to take higher levels without gastrointestinal discomfort.

Cholesterol

Organic Avena Sativa Tincture, research attributes the cholesterol lowering effect to the water soluble polysaccharides, in particular beta-glucans.
Policosanol, unlike statin drugs, policosanol does not inhibit HMG-CoA reductase. Although the exact mechanism of HMG-CoA reductase inhibition is unknown, it is thought to modulate the synthesis and degradation of this enzyme. Studies using policosanol in healthy volunteers revealed that a 20mg dose reduced Total Cholesterol by 11.3%, Low Density Lipoproteins by 22%, and increased High Density Lipoproteins by 30%.

Pre Sprouted Aktivated Barley Powder, Beta-glucan found in barley is a soluble fibre (polysaccharide) derived from the cell wall of the barley fibre. Recent research has shown that these compounds exert cholesterol-reducing, anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer properties. Furthermore, research conducted at the Centre for Human Studies of Foodstuffs revealed that barley powder (aktiv) significantly reduced total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. As with other soluble fibre components the binding of cholesterol (and bile acids) by beta-glucan and the resulting elimination of these molecules in faeces is very helpful for reducing blood cholesterol.

Sytrinol, Sytrinol is a patented proprietary formula derived from natural citrus and palm fruit extracts. It combines polymethoxylated flavones, delta, gamma, alpha tocotrienols and other proprietary constituents. This combination results in a synergistic effect, significantly promoting healthy total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Additionally,Sytrinol is a powerful antioxidant with numerous heart health benefits that help control anti-inflammatory responses and cellular health.

 

 

 

Chronic Fatigue (see Myalgic encephalomyelitis) Colds & Infections

 

Balanced Zinc: is involved in virtually every aspect of immunity and possesses direct anti-viral activity.  

Elderberry Throat Spray: Elder has traditionally been used in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of upper respiratory infections.


Licorice Root Extract: Licorice can be used as an expectorant. The component glycyrrhizin produces demulcent and expectorant effects by stimulation of tracheal mucous secretion. Additionally, licorice has anti- microbial, immune boosting and adrenal supportive properties.

Oregon Grape Root Extract: General anti-infective. The berberine alkaloid of Oregon Grape has been shown to inhibit the attachment of group-A streptococci to the lining of the throat. Oregon Grape also has fever-lowering properties.


Organic Astragalus: has been shown to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms in acute treatment of the common cold as well as raise white blood cell counts. Astragalus works by stimulating several factors of the immune system.

Organic Echinacea Root, Organic Echinacea Tincture: Used effectively for upper respiratory tract infections. A number of reviewed studies have demonstrated improvements in health among those using the herbal remedy Echinacea, including reductions in the incidence and duration of colds. For example, an eight week double-blind study on 109 subjects showed a decrease in the incidence of colds in Echinacea treated subjects. Additionally the Echinacea group reported half the number of incidences of “pronounced respiratory infections requiring absence from work or bed rest”.


Organic Garlic, Horse Radish & Garlic: Garlic has demonstrated broad anti-bacterial activity, in particular against infectious bacteria such as Candida albicans, Escherichia coli, and Klebsiella pneumoniae. Similarly, evidence suggests that horseradish may have activity against Haemophilus influenzae, Moraxella catarrhalis, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. Horseradish has also been used to treat chronic bacterial infections. An advantage of natural antibiotics is that they contain a wide spectrum of natural antimicrobial substances, and therefore appear to have no chance of bacterial resistance.

 

 

Vitamin C: Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of vitamin C in higher dosages for the prevention and relief of cold and flu symptoms. Researchers from Heber City, Utah reported that vitamin C decreased cold and flu symptoms in 85% of the subjects. In another study, H Gorton, DC and K. Jarvis DC, compared the effects of pain relievers and decongestants on 463 subjects in the control group and vitamin C in 252 subjects. The test group took 1,999mg of vitamin C hourly for the first six hours after initial viral symptoms and then 1,000mg three times daily. The results showed that 50% of subjects reporting flu symptoms experienced relief with six individual hourly treatments of 1,000mg of vitamin C. A form of vitamin C has been developed and patented in the USA that has proven particularly effective—Ester-C is a buffered formofvitaminCthatreducestheacidityandisespeciallygentleonthestomach. Thisenablestheuserto take higher levels without gastrointestinal discomfort.

Constipation

Complete Fibre Complex with FOS: Psyllium, a gel forming fibre, is in the category of mucilages and is one of the more potent cholesterol lowering agents. Mucilage fibres can reduce after-meal glucose and insulin levels. Psyllium has also been shown to decrease body weight and hunger in obese individuals, when taken with meals. Psyllium can help assist in binding with steroids and heavy metals and delay gastric emptying, thus is very useful in detoxing. Pectin is found in all plant cell walls and in the outer skin and rind of fruits and vegetables. Pectin can lower serum lipid (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels by greatly increasing their faecal excretion and preventing their manufacture in the liver. Pectin is prebiotic and provides a resistant fibre for microflora to ferment and product digestive aiding factors. Kelp is a brown sea algae. Sea plants contain 10 to 20 times the mineral content of land plants besides an abundance of vitamins and phytonutrients. Kelp is a rich source of mucilaginous gels such as algin, which soothe the intestines, lowers elevated blood fats and assists in the binding and excretion of heavy metals and other pollutants. For many years, scientists have known that rice bran is a storehouse of precious but delicate super nutrients. Some of these super nutrients, such as the tocotrienols have recently been shown to have 6,000 times greater antioxidant activity than Vitamin E. Many potent phytochemicals are found in rice bran and its oil including; gamma-oryzanol, ferulic acid, tocotrionols, and phenolic compounds such as inositol hexaphosphate (IP6) well known for its powerful antioxidant and heavy metal chelating effects. Rice bran offers broad benefits in supporting digestive health through normalisation of nervous system control of digestive secretions. FOS is a type of short chain polysaccharide normally found in vegetable foods such as artichokes, onions, asparagus, and garlic. FOS is not digested, instead it feeds the friendly flora whilst simultaneously reducing the colonies of detrimental bacteria. Other benefits include improved liver function, reduction of serum cholesterol and blood pressure and improved elimination of toxic compounds.


 

 

 

Dandelion with Burdock: Dandelion comes under the category of a bitter herb. It is believed that the bitter principles stimulate the initial phase of digestion, this involves the release of salivary and gastric juices. Dandelion and Burdock are involved in stimulating the release of bile from the liver and gallbladder.

KiwiZyme: A nutritionally rich super fruit that has unique benefits for digestive health including prebiotic effects, digestive enzyme activity, and the ability to improve bowel regularity. The digestive health effects of this remarkable fruit have been well studied, especially for relieving the abdominal discomfort and flatulence experienced with constipation.


SynbioticTM Probiotics: Using probiotics can have a balancing effect on the resident microflora, increasing the quantity of ‘friendly’ bacteria that contribute to normal digestion and excretion.

Depression

High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate, Magnesium B6, Magnesium B6 & Saffron - In a series of case studies magnesium treatment showed to aid recovery from treatment resistant depression. A number of depressive symptoms showed to improve after magnesium supplementation including headaches, anxiety, irritability, insomnia and short-term memory loss.

High Two B-Complex, High Five B-Complex, High Six B-Complex, High Twelve B-Complex: A deficiency in certain B vitamins is characteristic in cases of depression. B vitamins help maintain proper brain chemistry, especially in relation to the activity and metabolism of brain neurotransmitters. B5 deals with the causative factor of why someone is tired and stressed. It deals with cellular energy, and nourishes the adrenal glands which support the body under stress. B6, B12 & Folic acid are also highly beneficial at changing an even nastier component in the blood stream, homocysteine, back into the harmless and beneficial amino acid methionine. Homocysteine can lead to the furring of capillaries and arteries leading to impaired brain function andsubsequentdepressionasessentialnutrientscannotgetthroughtobraintissues. AB-complexis therefore essential for general good health, reducing chances of atherosclerosis, stress, inflammation and tiredness by helping the body release energy from food and nourishing all nerves.

L-Theanine & Lemon Balm: L-Theanine and Lemon balm can help safely and quickly ease the symptoms of stress and improve mental performance and wellbeing. L-theanine is an amino acid that occurs naturally in green tea (Camellia sinensis) and has been shown to possess anti-stress, anti-depressant, neuroprotective, and cognitiveperformanceenhancingproperties. Thefirststudytoassesstheeffectsoftheaninefoundthata single dose of 200 mg quickly increased alpha brain wave activity. Alpha waves are generated during a relaxed, attentive mental state and thus this study indicated that theanine could promote relaxation without drowsiness. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) has been a popular food and medicine for thousands of years. One of the primary ways lemon balm is thought to reduce feelings of stress and enhance mood is by improving brain levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which has anti-anxiety and calming effects, without being a sedative.

Rhodiola Rosea Active compounds found within Rhodiola (rosavin and salidroside) improve the passage of serotonin precursors through the blood-brain barrier. Research has also shown rhodiola to help preserve serotonin by inhibiting the activity of COMT (catechol-omethyl transferase). Rhodiola can increase serotonin by 30% and decrease COMT by up to 60%.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Flaxseed Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Omega 3:6:9: Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for brain function. Individuals with depression are often low in omega 3 fatty acids. Supplementing with flaxseed oil or fish oils boosts omega 3 EFAs to support cell membrane integrity and provide anti-inflammatory benefits.


Saffron Extract with Marigold, Magnesium B6 & Saffron: Due to its demonstrated safety and efficacy for the treatment of depression, saffron was subsequently studied in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Treatment with saffron was found to be very well tolerated and effective in relieving depressive and overall PMS symptoms.

SynbioticTM Probiotics: There is emerging evidence of an association between gut flora imbalance (dysbiosis)andimmunecellsignallingwhichcaninfluencethebrain. Probiotics may hold the potential to help alleviate depression through the gut/brain axis.


Foods/lifestyle: Address the source of the stress. Cut out or reduce sugars, caffeine, processed fats, alcohol and tobacco. Light exercise. Improve sleep quality. Follow a nutrient dense eating regimen.

Detoxification (see Liver Support) Diarrhoea

Travel Biotic, SynbioticTM Saccharomyces boulardii, Saccharomyces boulardii is a non-pathogenic yeast that has been used for the past 30 years for the prevention and treatment of digestive illness, especially diarrhoea, bacterial infection, parasitic infection and traveller’s diarrhoea.

Digestive Health

Betaine HCl with Gentian, Betaine Hydrochloride is a commonly used digestive aid, specifically for low stomach acid. When taken in a capsule, betaine HCl acidifies gastric fluid by dissociating into free betaine and hydrochloric acid, thus lowering gastric pH (increasing gastric acidity). Gentian (Gentiana lutea), a yellow flowering plant commonly found in the mountain regions of central and south Europe, is a digestive bitter. Gentian has been shown directly stimulate acid production via the gastric mucosa. Thus betaine HCl and Gentian would be considered a logical combination for increasing stomach acid and improving digestive health.

Bromelain, Pineapple has been used as a medicinal plant in several native cultures and bromelain has been known chemically since 1876. In 1957, bromelain was introduced as a therapeutic compound and is a sulphur- containing proteolytic enzyme meaning it is capable of digesting protein.

Kiwi fruit (Actinidia deliciosa) is a vibrant, green nutritionally rich super fruit that has unique benefits for digestive health including prebiotic effects, digestive enzyme activity and the ability to improve bowel regularity. The digestive health effects of this remarkable fruit have been well studied, especially for relieving the abdominal discomfort and flatulence experienced with constipation. Therefore, KiwiZyme has showed beneficial use as a digestive aid, improved gut bacteria and a source of resistant fibres.


SynbioticTM Probiotics, supporting the ‘good’ microbiome colonies can help digestion as these ‘friends’ ferment resistant fibres to produce certain vitamins, immune factors and short chain fatty acids.

Diverticulitis

Boswelia Serrata Resin: Boswellia has been shown to be an effective treatment in cases of ulcerative colitis. Given the inflammatory nature of diverticular disease it would follow that this would also be of benefit in DD.

Complete Fibre Complex with FOS: Increasing dietary fibre supports colonic health, encourages beneficial species of gut flora and supports healthy bowel motility.

High Potency Digestive Aid, Bromelain, KiwiZyme: Improving enzyme function whilst supporting digestive function can help alleviate diverticulitis symptoms.


Organic Turmeric, Organic Curcumin Extract: Turmeric provides anti-inflammatory effects and supports gastrointestinal health.

Greek mythology. Peppermint leaves contain approximately 2.5% essential oils whereby the principle constituent is methanol. The health benefits of peppermint are believed to be largely attributed to the essential oil content and the pure essential oil is often used for the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), especially abdominal pain, distension and bloating.


Ear Infections

Balanced Zinc: Zinc is a nutrient that plays critical roles in the proper functioning of the immune system. In an investigation of 28 children aged 10 months to 10 years with undue susceptibility to upper respiratory and/or inner ear infections, zinc and iron were the two minerals that were found to be most frequently deficient in these children.

Ester C, Organic Acerola Vit-C: Vitamin C is a nutrient that is critical for proper functioning of the immune system. One small study reported that some positive results could be achieved in children with recurrent middle-ear infections with the use of vitamin C therapy.
Organic Echinacea Root, Organic Echinacea Tincture: General immune support.

 

 

SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotics provide antibiotic, anti-pathogenic, antifungal and anti-viral action.

Eczema

Antioxidant Formula, Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids, SPF Skin Pro Factors: Various antioxidants are of benefit in the treatment of eczema. In particular zinc and vitamin A. The mineral zinc is needed for skin healing and for the metabolism of GLA. Zinc is a common deficiency in eczema sufferers. Vitamin A is essential for healthy skin and a deficiency can lead to skin thickening, a symptom associated with eczema.


Clear Skin Complex, Clear Skin Omega Oil: Providing a blend of skin soothing and healing nutrients that offer anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, hepatic and digestive support.


Dandelion with Burdock: With its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and immune system enhancing benefits this herb had a traditional history of use in eczema and other chronic skin disorders. Burdock’s primary active component, inulin, has the ability to correct underlying deficiencies in the immune and inflammatory response.

Organic Hemp Seed Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Omega 3 essential fatty acids can help to correct EFA imbalances, inhibit the inflammatory response and help to relieve eczema symptoms.

SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotics have shown to help atopic dermatitis in children and other conditions in the gut as well as supporting the immune system.


Ultimate Beauty Skin Hydration, Organic Chickweed Balm, Ultimate Beauty Organic Calming Moisture Balm: Lipowheat containing ceramides that studies have shown help prevent skin dryness. Topical balms and oils may help to moisturise and calm inflammation.


Endometriosis

Vit C: Antioxidants including the carotenoids, vitamin E and vitamin C have been shown to be helpful.


Organic Myo-Inositol & Folic Acid: Myo-inositol and folic acid in combination have been shown to regulate female sex hormones and improve insulin sensitivity, the opposite of which is often associated with endometriosis.

NAC+: N-acetyl cysteine supplementation can replenish glutathione, reduce damage caused by reactive oxygen species, and decrease cellular production of pro inflammatory mediators aiding in reversing endometriosis.

Organic Dong Quai, Organic Herbal Female Complex: Phytoestrogens act as weak oestrogens and help reduce oestrogen dominance often associated with endometriosis.

Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Omega 3 rich oils reduce the inflammatory response caused by (prostaglandin E2).


Dietary: Reduce simple carbohydrates and ensure a nutrient dense eating regimen that includes an abundance of healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and fibre intake. B vitamins help regulate hormones by supporting a healthy liver. Organic fermented soy and herbals containing genestein appear to show positive benefits.

Eye Health

Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids, Lutein Plus: (Lutein, zeaxanthin): The carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, found in brightly coloured vegetables, help protect the visual centre (the macule) of the eye from free radical damage and can reduce our risk for developing macular degeneration. A study published in the  Journal of the American Medical Association found that individuals who consumed the highest amount of lutein- and zeaxanthin-rich vegetables had a 43% reduced risk of developing macular degeneration compared with those who ate the lowest amount. Lutein in the lens acts as nature's own sunglasses. Lutein and a related carotene zeaxanthin, produced by the body from lutein, absorb blue light, the most dangerous type of light for theeyes. The cornea (a clear shield spanning the outer eyes) and lens filter out much ultraviolet light; yet, visible blue light still reaches the retina. Lutein in the macula helps protect your eyes from photochemical damage from ultraviolet, high-energy visible light. Numerous studies have now confirmed these initial findings, and doctors are recommending a regular intake of antioxidant nutrients including these important carotenoids. To ensure you're getting adequate lutein and other carotenes, eat at least five servings of brightly coloured vegetables each day (dark green, red and orange). If you choose to supplement your diet with these nutrients, select a product containing a mixture of different carotenes to maintain a balance in your body. Researchers from Boston's Harvard Medical School studied the eating habits of 50,000 nurses for eight years. Subjects who ate more carotene-rich foods were less likely to develop cataracts.


Bilberry & Eyebright: (Vaccinium myrtillus): By improving the circulation to the eye, strengthening the eye tissue and increasing oxygen and energy levels in the eye tissue Bilberry offers major benefits in the prevention and treatment of many eye disorders. Bilberry has a long-standing reputation as an herb for the eyes. Legend has it that in World War II, British Royal Air Force pilots who spread bilberry jam on their bread saw better during night missions. Science confirms that bilberries contain a high amount of anthocyanidins and may ward off cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Eyebright was used by ancient Greeks to treat eye infections. The name euphrasia is derived from the Greek euphrosyne, which means "gladness." It's believed the name was given to the plant because eyebright induced happiness by facilitating sight. Eyebright contains tannins, iridoid glycosides, the flavonoids quercetin and rutin, vitamin C, essential fatty acids, the glycoside aucuboside, caffeic and ferulic acids, sterols, choline, some basic compounds, and a volatile oil. There are few studies showing the efficacy of Eyebright, but many traditional herbalists are passionate about its use in eye health.


GTF Chromium: According to a study in the Journal of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine, chromium deficiency is strongly tied to the development and progression of near sightedness. Chromium is needed for the proper function of the ciliary muscles, the muscles that help the eyes focus. If there isn't enough chromium in our bloodstream, say the researchers, then sustained eye focusing can't be maintained. Refined carbohydrates, such as white flour, white rice and sugar are very low in chromium, eating a diet composedprimarilyofthesefoodscancauseachromiumdeficiencyovertime. Along with chromium, it's important to eat foods rich in folic acid and vitamin C as both of these nutrients work with chromium to promote proper function of the ciliary muscles.


Lutein Plus, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ester C, Organic Acerola Vit-C, Balanced Zinc: Free radical damage is the major contributing factor in the development of degenerative eye disorders. An antioxidant formula containing vitamins A, C, E, zinc and selenium would help in neutralising the harmful effects of free radicals. Research indicates that adding vitamin C supplements to what you eat helps control or even prevent eye conditions by decreasing pressure in the eyes (Annals of Ophthalmology). Also, the Eye Disease Case-Control Study Group found a link between insufficient vitamin C intake and macular degeneration (Journal of the American Medical Association). In addition, cataract risk has been reported to be 45 percent lower among women who use vitamin C supplements for 10 years or more (British Medical Journal). Researchers at Louisiana

State University revealed the clinical relevance of zinc when they gave 151 subjects with macular degeneration either zinc pills or a placebo. Those who took zinc had significantly less visual loss after one to two years of treatment than the group on the placebo.


Pycnogenol & Grape Seed Extract: Anthocyanidins are the flavonoids that give produce their summer shades of red, blue and purple. Like carotenes, anthocyanidins are antioxidants instrumental in deactivating eye-harming free radical molecules. However, anthocyanidins have the added benefit of reinforcing blood vessels, thus improving blood flow and the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the eyes, thereby bolstering overall eye strength. Anthocyanidins are found in high levels in pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) and

 

Fatigue

Balanced Iron, Organic Liquid Iron: (Anaemia) - Common symptoms of iron deficiency include listlessness, fatigue, palpitations on exertion, sore tongue, angular stomatitis, dysphagia, anaemia, decreased serum iron, impaired capacity to maintain body temperature and decreased resistance to infection.


Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: In clinical trials, supplementation with CoQ10 was shown to have a positive effect on the physical performance and energy capacity of the body. CoQ10 is the energy pack for the cells.

Ester C, Organic Acerola Vit-C: During times of chemical, emotional, psychological, or physiological stress, vitamin C is excreted at a significantly increased rate. Thus a higher intake of vitamin C is required for immune protection when the body is under stress.


High Five B Complex, High Six B Complex: There are a number of B vitamins that are essential to proper brain chemistry, particularly neurotransmitter metabolism and activity. B vitamins help convert food into energy and vitamin B5 in particular offers support to the adrenal glands, which have a role to play in stress management. B vitamin deficiency is common in people suffering from excessive tiredness.


High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate: An underlying magnesium deficiency, even if ‘sub clinical’, can result in chronic fatigue and symptoms similar to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Many chronic fatigue syndrome patients have been shown to have low red blood cell magnesium levels.


L-Carnitine: The amino acid l-carnitine helps to transport fat into the cell to be used for energy. L-carnitine is very popular among sports professionals for efficient and increased fat metabolism.


Organic Maca, Organic Maca Extract: Maca root contains significant amounts of amino acids, carbohydrates, and minerals including calcium, phosphorous, zinc, magnesium, iron, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B12, C and E and is often referred to as a superfood. It is also rich in fibre and contains significant levels of protein and essential fatty acids. Maca root has been described as an adaptogen, increasing the body’s ability to adapt to stress. Further benefits lie in its tonic-like properties that contribute to improved endurance and energy.


Organic Rhodiola RoseaThis herb has a legendary history in Siberia for increasing lifespan. It has a useful anti-stress role to play in fatigue, as it is classed as an adaptogen, enabling the body to adapt to the environmental and emotional stresses and strains of life. Rhodiola is also helpful when recovering strength and energy after an illness.


Qi-Ribose: Provides high-potency, nutritional support for mental and physical energy. Ingredients include Ribose with Magnesium, Acetyl-l-carnitine and Malic acid. Research has shown these ingredients can improve cellular energy production, general tiredness, chronic fatigue, muscle tenderness, mood and cognition.


Sports Electrolyte Fix: Several minerals are involved in energy production. Potassium and magnesium have been shown in clinical studies to relieve the symptoms of fatigue, while general malaise and muscle weakness are common indicators of potassium deficiency.

Fertility (Female)

Balanced Zinc: deficiency can also cause sexual dysfunction in women, a condition that's reversible with supplementation, says Suleyman Dincer M D from the S.B. Ankara Hospital in Turkey. Ironically, synthetic oestrogens used in oral contraceptives deplete zinc as do diuretics. Foods high in zinc include seafood, meat, root vegetables, nuts and whole grains.


Fertility for Women: May help boost libido and increase stamina. This formula is specifically designed to provide the essential and appropriate nutrients to support women of reproductive age.

Myo-Inositol with Folic Acid: Found to improve pregnancy outcomes in those with PCOS and/or type II diabetes. Myo-inositol and folic acid have been shown to regulate hormonal activity and the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle besides improving insulin sensitivity.


 

Natural Vitamin E: The antioxidant vitamin E is recognized as a nutrient for sexual ailments. Early studies found that animals couldn't reproduce and males' testicles shrunk with out vitamin E in their diet. A few years later, in the 1940s and 50s, scientists gave women vitamin E for hot flashes, vaginal dryness and other menopausal symptoms. Many naturopathic doctors continue to successfully use this treatment for their patients experiencing menopause symptoms. Many also recommend vitamin E-rich foods such as vegetable oils, whole grains, seeds and nuts to help sexual problems.

Organic Maca, Organic Maca Extract: Maca has been shown to act as a natural aphrodisiac and mood enhancer, without having any effect on hormones.


Organic Rhodiola Rosea, Positive results from studies with Rhodiola have also been shown in improving both primary and secondary amenorrhea in women. It would seem that the benefits of Rhodiola are not gender biased and that performance improvements are likely in women with sex gland dysfunction. Rhodiola reduces stress, boosts libido and increases stamina.

Fertility (Male)

Fertility for Men: This high potency formulation is specifically designed to maximise the vital nutrients required to support male reproductive function and help optimise fertility. Ideally take at least 90 days ahead of planned conception. The mechanism for creating and maintaining an erection requires nitric acid and this is produced by a reaction involving the amino acid, arginine. The arteries supplying blood to the genitals depend on nitric oxide to allow them to relax and permit additional blood flow.

The drug Viagra also works through a mechanism that increases nitric oxide production in these arteries. Arginine has also been shown to increase sperm count and quality. Together with the pine bark extract, arginine causes a significant improvement in sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, with out any negative side-effects.  A lack of zinc can reduce testosterone and semen levels. Zinc supplements may increase testosterone levels and both sperm count and fertility.


Organic Maca, Organic Maca Extract: Maca is noted for its virility and endurance. Maca has been shown to improve sperm volume, count and motility. In a preliminary study a dose of 1500 or 3000 mg of Maca daily significantly increased seminal volume, sperm count and sperm motility without modification to sex hormone serum level.


Organic Rhodiola Rosea, Rhodiola Rosea, Enhanced Rhodiola Complex and Maximum Potency Rhodiola Rosea: For centuries the herb Rhodiola Rosea has been prized for its virtues as a powerful stimulant and has been a major ingredient in many folk-lore love potions. Along with much anecdotal information research has shown that rhodiola can normalize prostate fluid and increase 17-ketosteroids in the urine (a key indicator of male hormone production) in men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil: Omega 3 essential fatty acids are known for their anti-inflammatory and cell membrane protective roles, benefits that may contribute to normal sex hormone production.

Fibroids (Uterine Leiomyomas)

Balanced Zinc: Zinc is vital for the healthy functioning of the reproductive system and for hormone balance.

Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids: Low levels of beta-carotene have been found in women with uterine leiomyomas. Vitamin A deficiency has been found in women with heavy bleeding. One study showed that 92% of women prescribed supplemental vitamin A found that their heavy bleeding was either cured or alleviated.

Ester C, Vitamin C and bioflavonoids help to strengthen the capillaries in the body, which can reduce heavy bleeding. Taken as a supplement, vitamin C has also produced excellent results for many women with heavy periods. One study showed that taking vitamin C with bioflavonoids, three times daily, reduced bleeding in 87% of the women tested.

High Six B Complex: B vitamins are required by the liver to convert excess oestrogen into weaker and less dangerous forms. One of the B vitamins, B6, is needed for the production of beneficial prostaglandins which help reduce abnormal blood clotting.


Milk Thistle Herb & Seed, Organic Milk Thistle, Organic Milk Thistle Tincture: Milk thistle can assist in the normal metabolism of oestrogen. If oestrogen is not detoxified efficiently via the liver it can accumulate and stimulate fibroid growth.

NAC+: N acetyl cysteine is the precursor to glutathione, a potent detoxification enzyme. By enhancing liver function, more oestrogen is broken down in the body, reducing the overall oestrogen load in the blood.

Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flax Oil, Organic Omega 3:6:9: Women with heavy periods should ideally consume less arachidonic acid, which is found mainly in animal-based foods. The other goal is to increase levels of essential fatty acids, which create the 'good' type of prostaglandins. Omega 3 essential fatty acids can help inhibit arachidonic acid conversion to inflammatory factors.

Resveratrol Complex: Resveratrol has been found to regulate oestrogen levels in the tissue.


Diet and lifestyle: Regular exercise to improve blood sugar control and optimise body weight / composition. Reduce saturated fats. Increase antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables.

Fibromyalgia

Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: CoQ10 may be helpful to relieve the symptoms of fatigue. Co-Q10 is involved in maintaining the mitochondria (the energy producing unit of the cell) and the production of energy.

Grape Seed Extract, Pycnogenol with Grape Seed Extract: Grapeseed Extract is a powerful antioxidant that can take to help prevent muscle cell damage.


High Five B-Complex: Stress may be a significant factor in the exacerbation of fibromyalgia, the B-Complex Vitamins offer adrenal support and nourishment to help the body adapt to the stress of the condition.


High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate Powder, Magnesium & B6: People with fibromyalgia are often lacking in the mineral magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is involved in over 300 body processes including energy production.


Organic Rhodiola Rosea Rhodiola increase serotonin levels, help ease depression, and improve tolerance to pain. Consider taking along with magnesium and malic acid.


Qi-Ribose: Qi-Ribose provides high-potency, nutritional support for mental and physical energy. Ingredients include Ribose with Magnesium, Acetyl-l-carnitine and Malic acid. Research has shown these ingredients can improve cellular energy production, general tiredness, chronic fatigue, muscle tenderness, mood and cognition.

Gingivitis

Oral Care Complex: Oral Care Complex from Viridian Nutrition, is specifically formulated to support the underlying health of the mouth and gums. It is a combination of Pycnogenol, Co enzyme Q10 and Ester-C in a base of green tea.

Gout

Natural Vitamin E: Vitamin E is associated with the inhibition of leukotrienes along with exerting potent antioxidant effects.


Quercetin B5 Plus, Bromelain: Quercetin is effective in inhibiting uric acid production as well as inhibiting the production of inflammatory compounds. Bromelain is an effective anti-inflammatory agent and is synergistic with quercetin.

Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil: The omega 3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA inhibit the production of leukotrienes and inflammatory prostaglandins, the key mediators involved in inflammation and tissue damage associated with gout.


Diet and lifestyle – Eliminate alcohol, maintain a low purine diet, plenty of fluid, high plant food intake. In addition consume liberal amounts of cherries and berries.

Taking daily supplements can make a real difference to the aging process of the skin. Nutrients offer daily protection from free radical damage and can help recycle the vitamins your skins needs.


 

 

Hair Loss

Male and female hair loss can be determined by heredity, hormones and ageing. A by-product of the hormone testosterone called dihydro-testosterone appears to be implicated in the majority of cases of MPB, although you should also investigate potential iron deficiency (anaemia), an underactive thyroid, fungal scalp infections or stress. Some prescribed medications can also lead to hair loss. Prevention is most important. A good multivitamin will help boost your natural defences. If you spot more than 30 hairs in your sink, or on your pillow, act immediately to up your nutritional intake. It can be very difficult to act if you leave it too late.

Balanced Iron Complex, Organic Liquid Iron: A deficiency in iron can contribute to hair loss.

Balanced Zinc: Zinc can also be helpful in blocking the testosterone to dihydro testosterone conversion.  

Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil: Pumpkin seed oil could prove helpful because it is rich in zinc and works well with Saw Palmetto in male health support.


Saw Palmetto Berry Extract: Saw Palmetto blocks the conversion of testosterone to dihydro testosterone.

Thyroid Complex: For those with hair loss related to a low functioning thyroid gland. Thyroid Complex provides a comprehensive nutritional support for thyroid health with iodine and selenium, which contribute to normal thyroid function and vitamin B1, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. In addition to nutritional co-factors and olive leaf extract.

Ultimate Beauty Complex Caps: A synergistic combination of potent vitamins, minerals, natural carotenoids, amino acids and phytonutrients for the maintenance of collagen integrity, offering support to the underlying structures of healthy skin, lustrous hair and strong nails.

 

 

 

Hayfever

Bilberry & Eyebright: Bilberry extracts are rich in a flavonoid known as antho-cyanoside, which exerts potent effects primarily through improving blood flow and the delivery of oxygen to the eye, to relieve itchiness. Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) was used by ancient Greeks to treat eye infections. The name euphrasia is derived from the Greek euphrosyne, which means "gladness." It's believed the name was given to the plant because eyebright induced happiness by facilitating sight.

 

Organic Black Seed Oil, Organic Black Seed: A review of studies on allergic diseases where subjects were treated with Nigella sativa. The laboratory parameters were investigated and showed a significant reduction. Black seed oil therefore proved to be an effective adjuvant for the treatment of allergic diseases. A prospective double blind study investigating the anti-inflammatory effects of Nigella sativa oil on patients with allergic rhinitis found that after 30 days of taking 0.5ml of the oil, there was a noted reduction in nasal congestion, runny and itchy nose and sneezing.

Quercetin B5 Plus: Quercetin is one of several bioflavonoids (special nutrients found with vitamin C in fruit and vegetables) with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-histamine properties. Quercetin works as an anti-inflammatory agent by deactivating enzymes that produce inflammation and strengthening cell walls that wouldnormallyreleasehistaminesintothebloodstream. Thus,quercetinmaybehelpfulnotonlyinallergies, but in all kinds of inflammatory responses, such as injury, bursitis, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Herpes Simplex (cold sores)

Balanced Zinc: Zinc similarly to vitamin C, also possesses direct antiviral action. This includes antiviral activity against several viruses that cause the common cold.


Ester C, Vitamin C exerts anti-viral effects that can help halt the spread of infection by raising immune cell vigilance and inhibiting viral replication. Vitamin C at doses from 500mg to 3g daily shows good promise in cases of HSV infection.

L-Lysine: The amino acid, lysine, has been shown to prevent the recurrence of and speed recovery from cold sores. Lysine blocks the action of arginine (amino acid) that promotes the development of cold sores. Supplementing with lysine and reducing the intake of arginine-rich foods is an effective weapon against the cold sore virus. Foods to avoid include: nuts and seeds and chocolate.

High Blood Pressure

Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: A deficiency of CoQ10 has been shown to be present in 39% of patients with high BP.
CoQ10 supplementation lowered blood pressure typically by 10% over a 4-12 week period, via a multi-faceted effect through lowering cholesterol levels and stabilising the vascular system through its antioxidant effects.

Ester C,  Vitamin C is important in supporting the adrenal glands and is required for vascular flexibility. Studies have shown that vitamin C supplementation can result in a modest reduction in those with hypertension.

HawthornBerry: Hawthorn exerts a mild blood pressure lowering effect. These effects are gradual and may take up to two weeks to take effect. The hypotensive effects only cause slight effects in those with normal blood pressure.


High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate Powder: Magnesium has been referred to as “nature’s calcium channel-blocker” due to its ability to block calcium’s entry into heart and muscle cells. The resultant effect is improved vascular resistance and improved overall heart function. Magnesium has been shown to be useful in a number of cardiovascular conditions including; acute myocardial infarction, angina, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, intermittent claudication, and high blood pressure.

Natural Vitamin E: Vitamin E provides significant benefit in protecting against heart disease and stroke. The Cambridge Heart Antioxidant Study showed in 2000 subjects with existing heart disease that after 510 days on either 400 or 800 IU/day of vitamin E experienced a significant 47% reduction in cardiovascular disease death. Some of the protective effects of vitamin E are due to its ability to modulate nitric oxide (NO) reactions.

Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil: Increasing the intake of omega 3 fatty acids can lower blood pressure. A tablespoon of an omega 3 rich oil each day has been shown to lower both systolic and diastolic readings by up to 9mm Hg.

Immunity

Beta Glucan: The ingredients in Beta Glucan with Vitamins C, D and Zinc help build a resilient immune system and support immunity without being an immune stimulant. Daily use may help reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections, especially when due to increased mental and physical stress


Ester C, Numerous studies have proven the effectiveness of vitamin C in higher dosages for the prevention and relief of cold and flu symptoms. Researchers from Heber City, Utah reported that vitamin C decreased cold and flu symptoms reported by 85% of subjects. In another study, H Gorton DC and K Jarvis DC compared the effects of pain relievers and decongestants among 463 subjects in a control group and vitamin C in 252 subjects in the test group. The test group took 1,000mg of vitamin C hourly for the first six hours after initial symptoms and then 1,000mg three times daily. The results showed that 50% of subjects reporting flu symptoms experienced relief with one six-hour treatment of 1,000mg of vitamin C per hour. A form of vitamin C has been developed and patented in the USA that has proven particularly effective. Ester-C is a buffered form of vitamin C that reduces the acidity and is especially gentle on the stomach. This enables the user to take higher levels without gastrointestinal discomfort.


Oregon Grape Root: This herb has a high content of the alkaloids, berberine, hydrastine and canadine, which have strong antibiotic activity against a wide variety of harmful organisms including staphylococcus, streptococcus, chlamydia, salmonella and candida. Berberine’s action against some of these pathogens is actually stronger than that of antibiotics commonly used for these foreign invaders. Berberine’s action in inhibiting candida, as well as pathogenic bacteria, prevents the spreading of a yeast that is a common side effect of antibiotic use. Oregon Grape also aids in boosting the blood supply to the spleen, enabling the spleen to release immune-boosting compounds most effectively. Berberine also activates macrophages, the cells that engulf and destroy bacteria, viruses, and other undesirable matter. This effect on the blood supply classes berberine containing plants as ‘blood purifiers’. Berberine containing plants are suitable in lowering fevers, as they appear to enhance the immune system’s ability to handle fever-producing compounds produced by microorganisms.


Lifestyle changes: Regular handwashing, drink plenty of water and limit sugar intake.

Insomnia

Organic California Poppy Tincture: This plant is a natural hypnotic. It prepares for peaceful sleep, reduces sleeping problems, particularly nightmares, waking during the night and difficulties in falling asleep. It can be used as an anti-spasmodic remedy as required.


Cherry Night: The nutritional products glycine, magnesium, red date and cherry have evidence to support their use as natural ways to improve sleep and reduce daytime fatigue without causing drowsiness.


High Potency Magnesium, Magnesium Citrate Powder: Due to its effect on nerves and muscles, magnesium may prove beneficial in reducing nervous irritability and muscular tension therefore aiding in the relief of insomnia.


L-Tryptophan: Tryptophan is more effective for cases of sleep-onset insomnia, since its greatest effect is to shorten the time required to get to sleep (referred to as sleep latency).


Organic Rhodiola Rosea, An adaptogenic herb is one that helps the body adapt to various stressors, whether they are physical, mental or environmental. Rhodiola is a superior plant and is generally regarded as harmless whilst exerting profound supportive effects. Given that we are basically a primitive organism struggling to adapt to a modern high technological environment, now more than ever adaptogens offer protection against the negative effects of stress. Depression is a consequence of insufficient serotonin levels in the body brought about by various stimuli. Active compounds found within Rhodiola (rosavinandsalidroside) improve the passage of serotonin precursors through the blood-brain barrier. Research has also shown rhodiola to help preserve serotonin by inhibiting the activity of COMT (catechol-omethyl transferase). Rhodiola can increase serotonin by 30% and decrease COMT by up to 60%, offering a natural way to achieve a more relaxed state.

 

Organic Valerian Root: Herbal remedies have been used safely for centuries for insomnia. In modern herbal medicine, the leading herb for insomnia is valerian. Valerian root makes getting to sleep easier and increases deep sleep and dreaming. Valerian does not cause a morning “hangover,” a side effect common to prescription sleep drugs in some people. A double-blind trial found that valerian extract(600mg30minutes before bedtime for 28 days) is comparable in efficacy to a commonly prescribed drug for insomnia. In a separate double-blind trial, the same amount of valerian extract was found to improve subjective assessments of sleep quality and certain aspects of brain function during sleep as well.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Balanced Zinc: Zinc absorption and deficiency may be a problem for those with IBS. A test can be carried out by the GP.


Bromelain: Bromelain has protease activity and can contribute to the normal digestion of proteins. In addition bromelain has been found to inhibit histamine release that may contribute to IBS symptoms.

Complete Fibre Complex: Adding gentle fibre such as psyllium and rice bran into the diet can help relieve symptoms. Wheatfibresmayexacerbateproblems.

Grapefruit Seed Extract: Flatulence, abdominal discomfort and gas have all be shown to respond to supplementation with Grapefruit seed extract.
L-Glutamine: The gastrointestinal tract is the greatest user in the body of glutamine and a deficiency may lead to IBS. Supplementation may help reduce the permeability of the GI tract making it less susceptible to invaders.

Olive Leaf: Stimulates immune system to help eliminate toxins that may trigger IBS symptoms.


Organic Digestive Elixir, High Potency Digestive Enzymes: Herbal tincture aimed to stimulate the digestive system prior to eating, ensuring optimum digestion occurs.


SynbioticTM ProCare: Probiotics restore the good bacteria in the gut. Synbiotic ProCare is blended with bacteria found to benefit with IBS. It contains the bacteria in isolation as some individuals react to resistant fibres, FOS or inulin.

Joint Pain (bursitis, housemaid’s knee, tennis elbow etc.)

95% Organic Joint Omega Oil: The formula is a blend of nutritional oils (omega 3 dominant 2:1 ratio) with the addition of antioxidant rich fruit and spice oils to enhance joint health maintenance properties. Perilla seed is one of nature’s richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
Boswellia Resin: Anti-inflammatory and anti-analgesic action.

Joint Complex: A combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids, this product offers the ultimate in joint support for rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and for sports enthusiasts.


 

MSM, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane is a sulphur containing compound shown to contribute to soft tissue and joint health. MSM has been found to offer pain and anti-inflammatory benefits to joint conditions. Experimental studies show that MSM has a long half-life with reports of its presence in blood 48 hours after administration. This is suggested to exert long lasting, anti-inflammatory, anti-analgesic and sulphur mediated, collagen synthesis alongside anti-oxidant effects.

Organic Curcumin Extract, High Potency Curcumin Complex, Organic Turmeric Root: Anti- inflammatory and anti-analgesic action.


Liver Support

Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA is recognised as one of the most potent treatments against mushroom poisoning. ALA is remarkable in that it protects against free radical damage in both fat and water-based environments. ALA also binds to heavy metals helping to transport them out of the bloodstream.

Dandelion&Burdock:Dandelion and burdock are both livertonics and stimulate bile production. As bitter herbs they stimulate gastric secretions to ensure normal digestion.

L-Glutamine: Glutamine is a key nutrient in the production of glutathione peroxidase. Studies have shown remarkable re-growth of the liver following major liver surgery.


Milk Thistle Milk Thistle has been shown to stimulates re-growth of liver cells, improve detoxification and to be liver protective.

NAC+: N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the acetylated precursor of both the amino acid L-cysteine and reduced glutathione (GSH). Historically it has been used as an antidote for liver toxicity due to drug (paracetamol) overdose.


Organic Turmeric Root: Turmeric is choloretic meaning it increases bile output.


Selenium: Selenium is a key nutrient in the production of glutathione peroxidise, an important free radical fighting enzyme. Liver cirrhosis patients given supplemental selenium noted significant improvements in liver function.

Lung Support

Alpha Lipoic Acid: ALA, historically used as a mucolytic agent in respiratory conditions.


High Potency Pycnogenol: (pine bark extract) OPCs (proanthocyanidins) are reported to modulate the immune response of mast cells and alleviate inflammation by slowing histamine release. Helpful in allergies and asthma.


Oregon Grape Root: Oregon grape is the ideal herb for chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes. Berberine, the active constituent reduces inflammation so that the mucous membranes can still secrete the necessary barrier membrane. This barrier of thin mucous allows the body to breathe while protecting from pathogens.


 

Organic Astragalus Root: Astragalus is the key preventative herbal against infections, encouraging the production of interferon at cellular level.


Organic Elecampane Tincture: Elecampane helps with all pulmonary and catarrhal problems, providing expectorant and anti-spasmodic effects making this an ideal remedy for the treatment of coughs and bronchitis. It is a specific for irritating bronchial coughs. It may be used wherever copious amounts of catarrh is formed e.g. bronchitis or emphysema.


Organic Garlic: Potent antibiotic, anti-microbial and anti-viral activity.

Lymphatic Support

Cleavers, Organic Cleavers Tincture, Cleavers is a traditional lymphatic alterative with useful diuretic and skin healing effects. Cleavers is often classed as a weed where it is removed from gardens without the realisation of its properties, perhaps the best tonic to the lymphatic system available.


Dandelion with Burdock, Dandelion has confirmed diuretic action however as it replaces the potassium that is lost through diuresis, it does not have some of the potential side effects of diuretic drugs. Its efficacy is confirmed by its French nickname; pissenlit meaning wet the bed!

Menopause

Calcium, Magnesium and Boron: Both calcium and magnesium are essential to proper bone maintenance. The mineral boron has been shown to raise postmenopausal levels of oestrogen and also to aid in calcium retention and absorption.


High One B-Complex, High Two B-Complex, High Five B-Complex with Magnesium Ascorbate, High Six B-Complex, High Twelve B-Complex: The B-complex vitamins are essential for bone health and can help with stress tolerance. B vitamins exercise a supportive action to the adrenal system, contribute to neurotransmitter production, energy production and hormonal symptoms.

Organic Dong Quai Root: The traditional Chinese herb, Dong Quai has helped with symptoms of the menopause for centuries in China. Dong Quai has phyto-estrogenic activity (plant-based oestrogens), circulatory, analgesic and nerve-relaxing properties. The active compounds are called ligustilides. Dong Quai acts to reduce menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, nervous tension, joint pains and headaches. The phytoestrogenic activity may also aid menopausal reduction in bone density.

Organic Herbal Female Complex: Offers sympathetic and phytoestrogenic herbs for a woman suffering menopausal symptoms including sage, red clover, shatavari and artichoke.


Organic Maca, Organic Maca Extract: In menopausal women the use of Maca has been shown to favourably improve hormonal profiles and reduce menopausal symptoms. A study exploring the use of Maca (2000 mg daily for 4-months) as an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for menopausal symptoms found favourable improvements in hormonal profiles, a reduction in symptoms and improvements in blood pressure, body weight, triglycerides and cholesterol levels.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Omega 3:6:9, Organic Woman 40+ Omega Oil, Organic Hemp Oil: Our obsession with low-fat foods has left many women depleted of the good fats. Fats that the body needs for hormone synthesis and other functions. Years of low-fat dieting may contribute to an exacerbation of menopausal symptoms. Supplemental omega oils are recommended, which can also improve cellular flexibility, function and improve vaginal dryness.


Diet & Lifestyle: The first way to improve your experience of the menopause is to get your diet and lifestyle in good shape. Stop smoking, cut down refined sugars, minimise caffeine intake, avoid fizzy drinks and consume less processed foods. Increase your intake of organic fruits and vegetables, choosing low GI carbohydrates such as starchy vegetables or sweet potato. Go organic and explore a range of protein sources rather than the staple meat dishes. Reduce dairy consumption. Exercise regularly, if only by walking each day. All of these changes will reduce the burden on your adrenal system, increase elimination of toxins through the liver and digestive system, boost bone density and help raise your mood.

Mouth Ulcers

L-Glutamine: Glutamine has been found to improve the cellular structure of the mouth.
Licorice Root: Licorice derived compounds have the effect of raising the local concentration of those prostaglandins that promote mucus secretion and cell proliferation in the stomach and mouth leading to the healing of ulcers.
Multivitamins: Zinc, iron, folic acid B1, B2, B6 and B12 are common deficiencies in those suffering with recurrent mouth ulcers.
Oral Care Complex: For the general maintenance of oral health. Providing antioxidants and vulnerary nutrients for optimal gum and tooth health.
Organic Echinacea Root, Organic Echinacea Tincture: Echinacea can speed the healing time.

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: Some studies show that those with ME go on to develop heart disease. CoQ10 offers significant heart-protection properties. Additionally, in clinical trials,supplementation with CoQ10 was shown to have a positive effect on the physical performance and energy capacity of the body. CoQ10 is the energy pack for the cells.

Essential Fatty Acids: A study of 63 patients recovering from long-term illness, Omega 3 and Omega 6 EFAs were found to offer relief from muscular pain, chronic fatigue and psychiatric issues.


L-Carnitine: Deficiency of carnitine is relatively common in ME patients. Carnitine is essential for cellular energy.

Magnesium Citrate Powder, High Potency Magnesium: ME patients have been found to have lower than average blood magnesium levels and supplemental magnesium does appear to have a supportive action.

Malic Acid: Individuals with fibromyalgia are often lacking in the mineral magnesium. Taken in combination with malic acid, this mineral helps fight fatigue and relax muscles. Malic acid also enhances magnesium absorption.

Organic Rhodiola RoseaThis herb has a legendary history in Siberia for increasing lifespan. It has a useful anti-stress role to play in fatigue, as it is classed as an adaptogen, enabling the body to adapt to the environmental and emotional stresses and strains of life. Rhodiola is also helpful when recovering strength and energy after an illness. Rhodiola also has a supportive action on the adrenal system.


Qi-Ribose: Qi Ribose provides high-potency, nutritional support for mental and physical energy. Ingredients include Ribose with Magnesium, Acetyl-l-carnitine and Malic acid. Research has shown these ingredients can improve cellular energy production, general tiredness, chronic fatigue, muscle tenderness, mood and cognition.

Sports Electrolyte Fix: Provides the essential minerals and trace elements to help fight muscle fatigue.

Nausea

Organic Ginger Root, ginger is thought to act directly on the gastrointestinal system to reduce nausea. Ginger has been shown to reduce the symptoms of motion sickness associated with travel by boat and car. Clinical trials have found that ginger may reduce nausea due to anaesthesia following surgery.

Osteoporosis

Bone Health Complex: A blend of nutrients necessary of supporting bone remineralisation and maintenance.


Calcium Magnesium with Boron: Calcium, Magnesium and Boron are essential for protecting bones. Studies in women have shown that calcium supplements can reduce bone loss in the hand and arm as much as 50% and have a beneficial effect on the spine. Calcium supplementation at 1500mg per day has been shown to be especially helpful to women if consumed within 3 years of the menopause. It is clear that few adults get enough calcium in their diets. Additionally, individuals with osteoporosis may have a lower magnesium status than people without osteoporosis. The mineral boron has been shown to raise post menopausal levels of oestrogen and also aid in calcium retention and absorption. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and malic acid are useful substances to improve mineral absorption.

High Potency Glucosamine: Glucosamine has shown efficacy in joint protection and the integrity of the cartilage.


Organic Dong Quai Root, Organic Herbal Female Complex: Dong quai is revered as one of the most important remedies in Chinese medicine. It has been used for centuries for a variety of female complaints and is considered a tonic for women who are tired, recovering from illness or have low vitality. When the female body is going through menopause, it is thought that dong quai’s phytoestrogens facilitate the body’s ability to process available oestrogen more efficiently. The Organic Herbal Female Complex contains a number of potent phytoestrogens that contribute to reducing the imbalance between bone resorption and build up.

Lifestyle/dietary issues: Constant dieting and a lack of exercise also contribute to increased bone loss. Great care should be taken in losing weight, as nutritional deficiencies can lead to speedier bone loss.
Cut down on coffee, alcohol and smoking as these have a negative effect on calcium balance. Increase physical exercise as one hour of moderate activity has been shown to help prevent bone loss. The risk of osteoporosis has been associated with heavy caffeine consumption. One study found that more than two cups of coffee or four cups of tea a day increased calcium excretion in the urine and the incidence of hip fractures. High levels of phosphoric acid are found in fizzy drinks and this has been shown in a number of studies to increase bone loss. In one study, a group of children given fizzy drinks were found to have a five-fold reduction in blood calcium levels compared to other children.

Parasites

Grapefruit Seed Extract, with regular use can offer anti-parasitic benefits and is suggested to modulate the microbiome.

Oregon Grape Extract, contains the bioactive Berberine, known for its anti-biotic activity effective against a broad range of bacteria, protozoa and fungi.

Pigmentation

Pycnogenol with Grape Seed Extract, both grape seed extract and pine bark are rich sources of the plant flavonoids Proanthocyanidins (OPCs). OPCs effectively protect collagen structures in several ways. They reinforce the collagen matrix of connective tissue, protect against free radical damage and inhibit collagen damage caused by inflammation and infection. OPCs have been shown to be effective in cases of psoriasis and the hyper-pigmentation.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Antioxidant Complex, Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids, Organic Acerola Vit-C, Resveratrol Complex: Antioxidants help fight free radical damage, boost healing, aid tissue growth and repair and supports detoxification.


Balanced Zinc Complex: Zinc is essential for the health of the reproductive system and for a healthy skin.

GTF Chromium: Chromium encourages the formation of glucose tolerance factor (GTF) which is a substance released by the liver and required to make insulin more efficient. A deficiency of chromium can lead to insulin resistance, which is a key problem in the case of PCOS.


High Five B-Complex: B vitamins support the adrenal system and help to reduce anxiety.


Milk Thistle Herb & Seed, Organic Milk Thistle, Organic Milk Thistle Tincture: Milk Thistle is a major detoxifier of the liver and aids in the repair and new growth of liver cells. The liver is a major processor of female hormones.


Myo-Inositol & Folic Acid: Inositol with folic acid has powerful evidence supporting its activity in regulating hormones, reducing testosterone dominance, regulating luteinising hormone activity, improving insulin sensitivity and oocyte (egg) quality.


Saw Palmetto Berry Extract: Saw Palmetto may be of benefit in conditions of androgen excess in women, such as hirsutism and polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS).

Pregnancy Support

Balanced Iron, Organic Liquid Iron: One of the most common complications of pregnancy is anaemia. Although inadequate maternal iron stores, unlike other nutrient deficiencies, don't directly harm the growing foetus, they can lead to a difficult labour. Decreased iron increases the mother's risk of pre-eclampsia (elevated blood pressure and oedema) and of death if haemorrhage occurs at delivery. The concern is real because iron deficiency is so prevalent. In fact, 20% of non-pregnant women are deficient, and this risk multiplies during pregnancy because iron needs double from 15 to 30mg/day.

Organic Folic Acid: Folic acid is recognized as the paramount prenatal supplement because a lack of it can cause neural tube defects in the developing foetus. 400ug daily throughout conception, pregnancy and breastfeeding.


Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil, Folic Acid with DHA: Research suggests docosahexaenoic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acid is critical to a healthy baby and a healthy pregnancy. DHA is essential for foetal brain and eye development. Sufficient DHA may prevent premature births. Low DHA levels may contribute to postpartum depression.

Pregnancy Complex: During pregnancy larger amounts of nutrients are required for growth and metabolism of maternal and foetal tissues. Some of the additional need for nutrients are met by increased maternal food intake, but regardless of dietary intake the enormous metabolic adjustments in nutrient utilisation support the use of additional supplemental nutrients.
SynbioticTM Probiotics: Probiotics may help to prepare the mother for birthing by providing viable bacteria to inoculate the neonate on birth.

Pre Menstrual Syndrome

The supplements recommended below have been studied in clinical trials and have been found to be effective in connection with PMS. For best results you should take them over a period of three months, at the end of which you should be reassessed in order to monitor improvements and changes and then adjust the supplement programme according to your new condition.

Saffron Extract with Marigold, Magnesium B6 & Saffron: Saffron has demonstrated safety and efficacy for the treatment of depression, saffron was subsequently studied in women with premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Treatment with saffron was found to be very well tolerated and effective in relieving depressive and overall PMS symptoms.

 

Essential Female Multi: A good quality multivitamin and mineral would form the foundation of your supplement programme to make sure that you are getting a 'little bit of everything'. You then add in those nutrients in slightly higher amounts which are known to be helpful for PMS.


High Six B-Complex: A number of studies have shown the effectiveness of vitamin B6 on PMS. Vitamin B6 plays a vital part in synthesising certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) that control your mood and behaviour. In order for your body to convert B6 (as pyridoxine) into its active form (pyridoxal-5-phosphate), it needs other nutrients such as magnesium.

Natural Vitamin E: This vitamin has been shown to be helpful for breast symptoms associated with PMS and the mood swings and irritability.


Magnesium Citrate Powder, High Potency Magnesium: Magnesium is classed as 'nature's tranquilliser' and so is vital in regards of the pre-menstrual symptoms which relate to anxiety, tension, etc. Women with PMS have been found to have lower levels of red blood cell magnesium than women who don't have symptoms  and the supplementation of magnesium has been found to be extremely useful in alleviating many of the PMS symptoms and even more effective when taken with vitamin B6 at the same time. A magnesium deficiency can cause blood vessels to go into spasms so if you suffer from menstrual migraines, magnesium can be useful in preventing these spasms.

Organic Dong Quai Root: Premenstrual and menstrual symptoms that include abnormal menstrual flow, back pain, headaches, abdominal cramps and irregular menstruation have all been improved upon use of dong quai. The symptomatic improvements in PMS appear to be due to the active compounds in dong quai, which have been shown to have phytoestrogenic activity and both analgesic and circulatory benefits.

Dietary Considerations: Avoid or limit: sugar, honey, white flour, dried fruit, fruit juices, dairy products, salt, caffeine and chocolate. Eat more: vegetables, fish, nut, seed or olive oils.

 

Prostate Health

Antioxidant Formula: An all-round complex of antioxidants containing selenium which helps to remove cadmium (a heavy metal) from the prostate gland.
Balanced Zinc Complex: Zinc is a mineral that is more abundant in the prostate gland than any other organ in the body. Zinc supplementation appears to be essential in reducing prostate overgrowth. It appears to act by inhibiting the production and activity of the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone).

Essential Male Multi: With extra zinc, key amino acids, B vitamins and specially selected herbals, this is the ultimate formula for the support of cardiovascular, prostate and sexual health.


Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil: Rich in zinc. Studies show that in combination with Saw Palmetto, Pumpkin Seed Oil is very helpful in prostate health, supplying the all-important zinc and plant sterols which appear to work well with Saw Palmetto. Pumpkin Seed Oil also appears helpful in aiding the function of the bladder and urethra.

Organic Rhodiola Rosea, Rhodiola Rosea, Enhanced Rhodiola Complex and Maximum Potency Rhodiola Rosea: An adaptogenic herb with applications in male health. For centuries rhodiola has been prized for its virtues as a powerful stimulant and has been a major ingredient in many folk-lore love potions. Along with much anecdotal information research has shown that rhodiola can normalize prostate fluid and increase 17-ketosteroids in the urine (a key indicator of male hormone production) in men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Saw Palmetto Berry Extract: This herb has been proven to improve the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate. The active compounds in the herb are responsible for the reduction in activity and production of the hormone DHT (dihydrotestosterone) responsible for prostate dysfunction. The Journal of the American Medical Association published a far reaching review of the herb Saw Palmetto for relieving the uncomfortable urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Symptoms of BPH, such as difficult urination and more frequent night-time urination (nocturia), affect roughly 50% of men between the ages of 40 and 59. The review concluded that Saw Palmetto was more effective than placebo and just as effective as the standard orthodox medicines in relieving the symptoms of moderate BPH with fewer reported side effects. Dietary considerations: Avoid: over-processed foods, exposure to chemicals and general pollution. Eat more organics.

Psoriasis

Clear Skin Complex: A blend of targeted botanicals, key minerals and fat-soluble antioxidant carotenoids in a base of digestion-boosting probiotics to help reduce the occurrence of blemishes.
Complete Fibre Complex with FOS: To boost colon function and provide resistant fibres for toxins to bind to during excretion.

GTF Chromium: Sufferers tend to have raised levels of both glucose and insulin.


Milk Thistle Herb & Seed, Organic Milk Thistle, Organic Milk Thistle Tincture: Milk thistle helps correct abnormal liver function, inhibit inflammation and reduce excessive cellular proliferation. As the skin is a detoxification organ improving liver efficiency may reduce the detoxification load for the skin.


Natural Vitamin E: Vitamin E acts as a natural lipoxygenase inhibitor thus reducing inflammation.


Oregon Grape Root: Vitamin A and the alkaloids of Oregon Grape such as Berberine inhibit toxic bacterial compounds associated with psoriasis.

Rainbow Trout Oil: Alpha linolenic acid found in flax converts to EPA, known to inhibit the production of inflammatory compounds (leukotrienes) derived from arachidonic acid.

Dietary and Lifestyle Issues: Limit sugar, alcohol, animal fats, meat and dairy. Increase antioxidant rich fresh fruits and vegetables. Eliminate sources of gluten.

Rosacea

Bromelain: Bromelain may address reduced pancreatic secretions as its protease activity. A subsequent improvement in digestion may improve flushing and the inflammatory immune response associated to Rosacea.

High Potency Digestive Aid, Betaine HCl with Gentian Root, Bromelain, KiwiZyme: Hydrochloric acid supplementation results in a marked improvement in rosacea patients who have insufficient secretions. The provision of extra digestive enzymes aids the body to cleave nutrients from food for absorption.

High Two B-Complex: Large doses of B-vitamins has been shown to be quite effective in the treatment of rosacea. These effects appear to be due to normalizing sebum production. Aparticular micro-organism(skin mite) considered to be a causative factor in rosacea appears to be more prolific in B2 deficiency.


Organic Turmeric Root, Organic Ginger Root, Boswellia Resin: Anti-inflammatory herbs may reduce the inflammatory signaling cascade involved in rosacea that results in the hyper-vasodilation of the affected area, normally the face and nose.

Ultimate Beauty Complex: A synergistic combination of potent vitamins, minerals, natural carotenoids, amino acids and phytonutrients for the maintenance of collagen integrity. The Complex offering support to the underlying structures of healthy skin, lustrous hair and strong nails.

Sexual Health

Balanced Zinc Complex: The prostate gland contains high amounts of zinc. Zinc deficiency is associated with poor sperm production and reduced testosterone levels consequently Zinc supplementation is also useful in some cases of male infertility. Zinc deficiency can also cause sexual dysfunction in women, a condition that's reversible with supplementation. Ironically, synthetic oestrogens used in oral contraceptives deplete zinc as do diuretics. Foods high in zinc include seafood, meat, root vegetables, nuts and whole grains.


Cranberry Mannose pH: The blend of cranberry, mannose and potassium has an alkalising effect on tissues that has a preventative effect on UTI and inhibits bacterial adhesion reducing inflammation and infection.

Essential Male Multi, Essential Female Multi: A blend of herbs and nutrients to promote sex organ health for each sex.


Ginkgo Biloba Leaf, Organic Ginkgo Biloba Tincture: Since impotence is often due to poor genital blood flow, Ginkgo biloba vasodilatory  properties may prove useful. This ancient tree is best known in this country as a decorative plant. Its leaves contain compounds so beneficial for circulatory and nervous system problems that it's among the most prescribed and well-researched herbal medicines in the world.

 

Myo-Inositol & Folic Acid: Conclusive evidence for the use on PCOS women. Its properties include the regulation of hormones, normalisation of luteinising hormone and improvement in testosterone dominance besides improved insulin sensitivity.


Natural Vitamin E: The antioxidant vitamin E is recognized as a nutrient for sexual ailments. Early studies found that animals couldn't reproduce and males' testicles shrunk without vitamin E in their diet.  A few years later, in the 1940s and 50s, scientists gave women vitamin E for hot flushes, vaginal dryness and other menopausal symptoms. Many naturopathic doctors continue to successfully use this treatment for their patients experiencing menopause symptoms. Many also recommend vitamin E-rich foods such as avocado, whole grains, seeds and nuts to help sexual problems.

Organic Maca Root, Organic Maca Extract: Maca is known as an endurance adaptogen. It has traditional use to improve libido and mood in both men and women, improve the stress coping mechanism and contribute to energy production and endurance. Maca has also been shown to improve sperm volume, count and motility.

Organic Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola, also known as “arctic root” or “golden root”, is a member of the family crassulaeae, is indigenous to the polar arctic regions of eastern Siberia. As a powerful adaptogen, rhodiola offers broad non-specific effects supporting overall body function particularly via adrenal stress. For centuries rhodiola has been prized for its virtues as a powerful stimulant and has been a major ingredient in many folk- lore love potions. Along with much anecdotal information research has shown that Rhodiola can normalize prostate fluid and increase 17-ketosteroids in the urine (a key indicator of male hormone production) in men with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Positive results from studies have also been shown in improving both primary and secondary amenorrhea in women. It would seem that that the benefits of rhodiola are not gender biased and that performance improvements are likely in women with sex gland dysfunction. Rhodiola reduces stress, boosts libido and increases stamina.

Pycnogenol: Together with Pycnogenol (pine bark extract), arginine causes a significant improvement in sexual function in men with erectile dysfunction, without any negative side-effects.

Shingles

High Potency Curcumin Complex, Boswellia serrata gum resin has been shown to have rapid pain relieving effects. Additionally, turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory properties through the inhibition of the arachidonic cascade. Therefore, traditionally turmeric has been used for painful disorders and subsequently experimental studies have revealed turmeric’s beneficial action on inflammation and analgesia.

L-Lysine, anecdotally lysine has been used to relief the symptoms of shingles as the varicella zoster virus is from the same family as herpes simplex. Furthermore those with lysinuria have shown to experience an exacerbation of symptoms and illness.


 

Organic Wood Betony, as a nervine tonic wood betony has been shown to be helpful for all pains in the head and face, including neuralgia (nerve pain) and shingles.

Sinus Infection

Bromelain: A double-blind trial, 87% of patients who took bromelain reported good or excellent results compared with 68% of those taking placebo.


Ester-C, Histamine is associated with increased nasal and sinus congestion. In one study vitamin C supplementation (1,000 mg three times per day) reduced histamine levels in people with high histamine levels.

Organic Wood Betony Tincture: Traditional herbal remedy for sinus infection.


Vervain SOS Spray of Sunshine: Vervain is a highly recommended herbal in Germany for sinus problems.

Sports Injuries

Bromelain,KiwiZyme: Protein-digesting enzymes, are excellent in modulating inflammation. They achieve this mainly by degrading inflammatory debris, thus helping to contain inflammation and speed repair. In supplemental form, they may be one of the best sources of natural healing for sports injuries and joint problems. Two of the most common come from fruit: papain from papayas and bromelain from pineapples.

Ester-C, Organic Acerola Vit C: Vitamin C has numerous functions in relation to healing including producing collagen, wound healing and stimulation of the immune system. It is an active free radical fighting antioxidant nutrient.

High Potency Glucosamine: Commonly associated with benefit to arthritic joints, Glucosamine has a role to play in joint repair after injury. Joints are made of collagen and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). Both substances continuously construct and reconstruct cartilage. Glucosamine is the major precursor of GAGs. Following cartilage trauma or tearing, the body often can't make enough glucosamine for optimal healing. In addition, the ability to convert glucose to glucosamine declines with age because of a reduction in the amount of the enzyme glucosamine synthetase. This is where oral glucosamine comes in. Taking glucosamine supplements can increase GAG levels significantly. Clinical trials have shown that glucosamine relieves the pain and inflammation of osteoarthritis. It also represents a safe alternative to non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. ibuprofen), which have been shown to inhibit repair and accelerate destruction of cartilage.

Horse Chestnut Extract: The active ingredient in the herbal remedy Horse chestnut is the compound aescin. Aescin has anti-inflammatory properties and reduces fluids welling (oedema) following an injury or surgery.

Joint Complex: A combination of herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Joint Complex offers joint support with anti-inflammatory and collagen supporting properties.


Natural Vitamin E: This fat-soluble antioxidant nutrient has been shown to prevent and reduce muscle soreness, particularly in those unused to exercise.

 

Stress & Anxiety

Enhanced Rhodiola- The adaptogenic herbs Ashwagandha, Siberian ginseng, Schisandra, Liquorice and Rhodiola have a long history of traditional use for restoring energy, mood, vitality and building resistance to chronic stress. A number of clinical studies have shown they can improve a wide range of stress related symptoms including chronic fatigue, anxiety, depression, poor concentration and physical and emotional burnout as well as enhance performance under stress.


Ester-C, Organic Acerola Vit-C Vitamin C is required for stress hormone synthesis within the adrenal glands. Stress and anxiety deplete vitamin C reserves and hence leave the body’s immune system compromised.


B vitamins are necessary cofactors, which means they work in synergy with an enzyme to produce a function, in this case they catalyse the energy production pathway, the synthesis of neurotransmitters, assist detoxification and support adrenal function.


L- Theanine & Lemon Balm: A number of studies have shown that the natural ingredients L-Theanine and lemon balm can help safely and quickly ease the symptoms of stress and improve mental performance and wellbeing. L-Theanine can increase alpha brain wave activity which are generally generated during a relaxed, attentive mental state.


Organic Ashwagandha Extract: Traditionally used as a nutritive tonic, Ashwagandha’s properties as an adaptogen were realised. Its Latin name suggests sleep inducement and rightly so.


Balanced Zinc Complex: Zinc has been found to increase mucin production and has been shown to be protective against peptic ulcers.
Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids, Natural Vitamin E: Both vitamin A and E have been shown to inhibit the development of stress ulcers, and are both involved in protecting the mucosal surfaces.

Co enzyme Q10 with MCTs: The antioxidant protective effect of CoQ10 have been found to stimulate the healing of gastric ulcers.
L-Glutamine: Glutamine is the key nutrient for intestinal cell manufacture and has been shown to be a useful healing agent for peptic ulcers.

Ulcerative Colitis

L-Glutamine: Aids healing and rebuilding of damaged tissues. Glutamine levels have been noted to be lower in colitis sufferers.


Olive Leaf Extract, Grapefruit Seed Extract: Both olive leaf and grapefruit seed have been shown to possess potent anti-fungal and anti-viral agents. Olive leaf supports good bacteria in the gut.

Organic Golden Flaxseed Oil, Organic Scandinavian Rainbow Trout Oil: Omega 3 essential fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation via the inhibition of COX enzymes. These proteins promote the synthesis of inflammatory factors.
SynbioticTM Probiotics: Good bacteria offer a general tonic to the digestive system and synthesise immune factors. Regular probiotic supplementation has been shown to reduce colitis attacks in sufferers.

Urinary Tract Infections

Balanced Zinc Complex: Irritation and tissue injuries are common factors in UTIs. The mineral zinc is necessary for the healing of tissue and to enhance the immune system.


Cranberry Berry: The benefits of cranberry are due to the organic acids that create alkalinity and prevent the harmful bacteria associated with UTIs from adhering to the walls of the urinary tract. Certain other constituents of cranberries, such as polyphenols also kill bacteria.

CranberryMannosepH: The blend of cranberry extract, potassium and mannose contribute to alkalising the urinary tract tissues and preventing the adhesion of the pathological bacteria that promote infection and inflammation.


SynbioticTM Daily plus Cranberry: The blend of beneficial bacteria and cranberry is shown to have a preventative effect from UTIs. The alkalinity combined with greater numbers of beneficial bacteria reduces the chance of infection.


Dietary considerations: Avoid all sugars, refined carbohydrates and fruit juices.
Eat more unsweetened cranberry juice, garlic, onions and pumpkin seed oil. In vivo studies have shown that pumpkin seed extracts can improve the function of the bladder and urethra, this might partially account for BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) symptom relief.

Varicose Veins

Antioxidant Formula, Beta Carotene Mixed Carotenoids: Antioxidants such as vitamin C, E, bioflavonoids, and zinc are critical in supporting blood vessel integrity.
Bromelain: Breaks down fibrin helping prevent the hard lumpy skin found around varicose veins.
Complete Fibre Complex with FOS: Dietary fibre softens stools and makes excretion easier as ‘pushing’ maycontributetohaemorrhoids. Adouble-blindstudyreportedthatincreasingtheamountofdietaryfibrein the form of psyllium seed powder decreased both pain and bleeding in patients with haemorrhoids.

Horse Chestnut Seed, Organic Horse Chestnut Tincture: Horse Chestnut is known for its venous properties. It has been found to reduce oedema, capillary permeability, and inflammation. It exerts venotonic effects through improving contractile potential of the elastic fibres in the vein wall.


Pycnogenol with Grape Seed Extract: OPCs improve the integrity of support structures of the veins and entire vascular system.

Weight Management

Co enzyme Q10 with MCT: (medium chain triglycerides) Co-Q10 is a natural enzyme present in all of us, but levels can reduce with a hectic lifestyle, stress and aging, hence we may feel more tired and have lower energy. A deficiency could decrease thermogenesis (heat production) and energy production. Co-Q10 literally helps you ‘burn’ more calories within the cell’s mitochondria. Co-Q10 is also an antioxidant, essential in heart health. MCTs are pre-digested fats from coconut oil and help the body to transport and utilise the Co-Q10. MCTs stimulate the cell to produce ATP (Adenosine Tri-Phosphate, energy) and increase thermogenesis.

Complete Fibre Complex with FOS: Fibre is very effective at taking out excess fats in the body via the digestive tract, thereby preventing them from being shuttled to adipose tissues. Fibre is filling and satiating, a great way to feel full without having to take on board the calories. FOS (Fructooligosaccharides) feeds bacteria in the gut.

GTF Chromium: Chromium is a very important mineral that not only helps to reduce sugar cravings by regulating blood sugar levels, but also helps to reduce body fat and increase lean muscle tissues. A trace mineral complex with added chromium is another ideal way to take chromium too, as the other minerals will provide extra endurance in exercise and stamina if needed.

HCA Hydroxy Citric Acid (Garcinia cambogia): Research suggests that HCA may be a useful weight loss aid. HCA has been demonstrated to reduce the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fat by inhibiting certain enzyme processes. Research conducted on 90 obese subjects concluded that after 8 weeks, both body weight and body mass index (BMI) decreased by 5.4%, low-density lipoprotein and triglycerides levels were reduced by 12.9% and 6.9% respectively, while high-density lipoprotein levels increased by 8.9%, serotonin levels increased by 44.5% and urinary excretion of fat metabolites increased by 32-109%. No significant adverse effects were observed and the results confirm that HCA reduces body weight and BMI, suppresses appetite, improves blood lipid profiles, increases serum leptin and serotonin levels and increases fat oxidation more than placebo.
 

L-Carnitine: Energy, endurance and stamina. Carnitine is very important for fat metabolism, especially in heart and muscle cells. Carnitine helps move fat that sits outside the cells into the cell’s mitochondria for burning into energy.


Organic Green Tea: Green tea has been found to have a thermogenic effect. Thermogenesis may contribute to an increased metabolism that results in improved body composition.


 


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