Adequate Vitamins and Minerals are essential for proper body metabolism. The use of nutrition for health, or nutritional therapy, can help with almost anything, since food is the basic fuel of all chemical processes, which take place in the body. Vitamin and Mineral products may assist you with a wide range of nutritional needs. Many conditions of ill health can therefore have a basis in nutritional elements, which are missing or insubstantial within the diet. All systems of the body will benefit form a healthy diet. In a fit state you are much more able to fight off infection and deal efficiently with health problems or injury. Unfortunately, the combination of poor digestion, poor dietary choices, poor soil quality, and increased nutritional needs, many people fail to obtain an optimal amount of nutrients.
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Vitamins are substances that your body needs to grow and develop normally. We get most of our vitamins though our food, because the human body either does not produce enough of them, or produces none at all. The best way to get enough vitamins is to eat a balanced diet with a variety of foods. Unfortunately, poor digestion, poor dietary choices, poor soil quality, and increased nutritional needs, many people fail to obtain an optimal amount of nutrients. We have categorised the top essential vitamins so you can easily find a supplement to suit your requirements.
Minerals are nutrients that exist in the body and in food. All tissues and internal fluids of living things contain varying quantities of minerals. Just like vitamins, certain minerals are required by your body to help it grow, develop, and stay healthy. The body uses minerals to perform many different functions — from building strong bones to transmitting nerve impulses. There are 2 kinds of minerals – macro (e.g. calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium) and trace (e.g. iron, copper, iodine, zinc and selenium). Your body needs larger amounts of macrominerals than trace. Included in this category are “Super Foods” which contain other ingredients beneficial to good health.
Bee Pollen is one of natures richest and most complete food sources. A variety of essential vitamins, minerals, enzymes, proteins and amino acids, as well as other non-isolated and identified trace elements. Read on for more information.
Colostrum is the first secretion produced from the mammary gland, which precedes milk. During the first 24-48 hours following birth, colostrum provides life supporting immune and growth factors (IgG and IgF). These help form the building blocks for healthy development. Colostrum is so important to animals that they would die without it. The benefits of colostrum in the natural state are well documented, however availability in supplement form is a more recent development.
Deer Velvet is a rich source of minerals, amino acids, collagens, fatty acids, steroids & growth factor hormones. The established health benefits of Deer Velvet include; improved circulation, immunity to cold and flu, joint health, relief from arthritis, accelerated injury recovery, treatment of anaemia, and general well-being. Our favourite premium NZ Deer Velvet Supplements are below:
5 HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is a safe and natural alternative to many antidepressant drugs. Extracted from the seed of griffonia simplicifolia, 5-HTP is the immediate metabolite between the amino acid L-tryptophan and the brain chemical serotonin. Serotonin is found in the brain, blood platelets and some mucosa cells of the gastrointestinal tract. 5-htp is used to treat depression by raising deficient serotonin levels in the body. We have listed our most popular 5htp supplements below.
This category lists all products that contain essential fatty acids. EFA's are essential for all bodily functions, including glandular health and immunity. EFA's are necessary for healthy hair, skin and nails.
MSM or Methylsulfonylmethane is a naturally occurring sulphur compound found in our body. It can reduce the pain, inflammation and cartilage degeneration associated with arthritis, as well as improving circulation, especially to painful joints. We stock the following MSM Supplements:
The Shop by Brand section is divided up into the main brands we stock. It only includes Vitamin and Mineral Supplements. If you require herbal products, please go to that section of our site. You can access this from our home page.
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