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Alfamax - Multivitamin and Mineral

Alfalfa is a protein rich food, containing enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals, especially high in calcium. These minerals help to create an alkalising effect on the body.

Bee pollen

Bee pollen is one of the richest and most complete food in nature, containing a wide variety of essential vitamins, especially B vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and amino acids.

Beet Root - liver and kidney cleanser

Beet Root is a good source of vitamins & minerals, especially an easy to assimilate iron. It is suitable for anemia, toning and rebuilding the liver, as well as beneficial for slimming and fat digestion.

Cat's Claw - immune and digestive defense

Cat's Claw has been used traditionally to treat health problems associated with the immune and digestive system, such as gastric ulcers, arthritis, intestinal disorders, Crohn's, leaky bowel, herpes, candida, chronic fatigue, lupus & tumours.

Celtic Sea Salt - alternative to table salt

Medical evidence explains why a low-salt diet will NOT help you live longer. The idea that salt in the diet has some positive value is totally ignored. Discover some of the common myths about salt and high blood pressure.

Chlorella - for cleansing and healing

Chlorella is an algae that is five times more potent than Spirulina with added blood building & purifying properties. It is a high protein food, full of essential vitamins & minerals to improve healing, detoxification & immune response.

Colostrum - immune booster and healer

Colostrum provides life supporting immune and growth factors to assist in healing a variety of ailments such as allergies, candida, IBS, leaky digestive systems, autoimmune disorders, colds/flu, chronic fatigue and arthritis.

Co-enzyme Q10 - cell energetics, CVS, immune, wound healing

Co-enzyme Q10 has many useful applications, including enhanced physical performance, reduced fatigue after exercise, cardiovascular diseases, immune dysfunction and wound healing.

Co-Q Max - cell energetics, CVD, immune, FR stress

Co-enzyme Q10 is found in every cell and is highly concentrated in heart muscle. A suboptimal amount will affect muscle status, circulation, cardiovascular health and severely deplete the immune system.

Dandelion - liver/kidney tonic, blood cleanser

Dandelion is an excellent blood cleanser and is most effective on the liver, kidneys and skin. It is excellent for conditions such as arthritis, skin problems, gout, poor digestion, constipation, PMS and Candida.

Echinacea - immune system stimulant, infection fighter

Echinacea is an effective antibacterial, antiviral and immune system stimulant to help combat colds, flu, fever and glandular infections. It helps build up the supply of white blood cells in the body.

Efamarine - EFAs for healthy skin, hair and nails

Efamarine is a combination of evening primrose oil and fish oils to assist in a variety of conditions such as skin problems, arthritis, high cholesterol and blood pressure, heart disease, PMS and Candida.

FOS - Prebiotic food

FOS is a prebiotic food that feeds the friendly intestinal bacteria, helping them to thrive and multiply for good gut health.

Garlic

Garlic has been used for centuries for its wonderful curative powers. Due to its vast array of pharmacological activity, it is extremely useful for cardiovascular problems, immune system modulation, detoxification and antioxidant activity.

Green tea - antioxidant

Green tea has antioxidant activity and can help with cardiovascular diseases and cancer prevention as well as as an aid to fat loss.

Hemp Seed oil - natural source of EFA's

Hemp seed oil can be used on a long term basis to maintain healthy levels of essential fatty acids, without leading to a deficiency or imbalance of omega 6 or omega 3. It tastes like sunflower oil and is green due to its magnesium containing chlorphyll.

Herb teas

Herbal teas are a simple and effective way to use the therapuetic properties of plants to address any health complaints you may have.

Hypericum St John's Wort - depression and nervous system tonic

St John's Wort has traditionally been used for its effect on the nervous system, in particular as a treatment for depression. It is an ideal herb for use in anxiety, irritability, neuralgia, nerve damage, nervous tension & general nervous system debility.

Kudzu - alcoholism, migraines

Kudzu root has been used tradtionally in China for centuries to aid a variety of disorders, in particular alcoholism, migraines, high blood pressure, gut disturbances and muscle aches.

Lecithin - a vital component for all cell membranes

Lecithin is required by all cells in the manufacture of fatty cell membranes. It is found in the fatty myelin sheaths protecting nerves. It aids in the digestion & absorption of fats, prevents against artherosclerosis and gallstone formation.

Madura Tea - tannin free, low in caffeine

Tannins interfere with iron absorption. Also, tannins or caffeine, if taken for up to 1 hour after eating a meal, will bind with minerals & vitamins, especially iron & calcium and eliminate these from the body.

Mineral Power

New Zealand is notoriously low in many minerals. Minerals are constituents of bones, teeth, soft tissues, muscle, blood & nerve cells. They are responsible for nervous system transmission, muscle responses and hormone production, amongst other things.

Multivite - why taking a multivitamin is so important

Pollution, dietary habits and lifestyle factors make it difficult to receive all the nutrients you need from food alone. Therefore, a multivitamin and mineral formula should be included in everyone's diet to ensure valuable nutrients are not missed.

Probiotic Supplements for healthy gut function

Probiotic supplementation will help to maintain a healthy intestinal tract and is beneficial for digestive complaints such as gas, diarrhoea, constipation, candida, IBS, stomach problems and urinary tract infections to name a few.

Pycnogenol - a powerful antioxidant from pine tree extract

Pycnogenol is 20 times more effective than Vitamin C and 50 times stronger than Vitamin E. As an antioxidant, it has the capacity to destroy free radicals which can damage tissues and lead to degenerative conditions.

Red Bush Tea caffeine free, low in tannins

Red Bush Tea is made from a century's old and much respected South African herb. It does not undergo any chemical process to remove the caffeine & is also low in tannins, which means better absorption of nutrients, especially iron.

Spirulina - natures richest food source

Spirulina, with its great number of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, trace elements, essential fatty acids & pigments, aids the body tremendously in its desire to stay healthy. It is such a fabulous food to supplement your diet with.

Stevia A Natural Sweetener

Stevia is an herb in the Chrysanthemum family, which grows wild as a small shrub in parts of Paraguay and Brazil. The Stevia herb or leaf, in its natural form, is approximately 10 to 15 times sweeter than common table sugar. Extracts of Stevia can range from 100 to 300 times sweeter than table sugar. And best of all, Stevia does not effect blood sugar metabolism. Some studies even report that Stevia reduces plasma glucose levels in normal adults.

Thisilyn - for liver support

Thisilyn helps with liver problems, drug & alcohol abuse, hepatitis, cirrhosis, chemical sensitivities, industrial toxin exposure, detoxification / cleansing programs, fatigue, depression & food allergies.

Wild Yam - PMT and menstrual problems

Wild Yam has been traditionally used in Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. It is an excellent herb to help with menstrual problems, such as painful periods, cramps & PMT, because the plant contains natural steroids that are needed to make sex hormones.

Vitamin C - antioxidant, connective tissue, wound healing

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body & needs to be continually replaced. It plays a vital role in maintaining collagen levels, healing wounds, fighting infections & coping with stress

Vitis - antioxidant from red grape seed extract

Vitus is a natural extract of red grape seeds that delivers antioxidant power without the alcohol of red wine.

Please Note

The health information presented here has been written for the New Zealand health consumer. It is of a general nature and is only intended to provide a summary of the subjects covered and is intended to be used for educational and general information purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice or as a means to diagnose, treat, cure or prescribe for any particular condition or disease. You assume all responsibility for the treatment which may be undertaken as a result of the information on this site, or treatment recommended by any other party. While all care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility or liability is accepted, and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided. All health ailments should be treated by a qualified health professional.


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