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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.

Bitter orange - thermogenic for fat loss

As a thermogenic agent, Bitter Orange extract helps the body to use fat stores and carbohydrates to fuel the body, thereby reducing fat storage on waist, hips & thighs.

Carnitine - fat transportation and fat loss

Every time you exercise to a maximum, without sufficient carnitine, you can put your body into a state of muscle weakness, high blood lipid levels, unable to use fat efficiently for energy & can accumulate body fat easily.

Celtic Sea Salt - natural 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.

Chitosan - fat and cholesterol binder, promotes weight loss

Chitosan is a naturally occuring substance found in shellfish that acts like a "fat-sponge" in the digestive tract. It binds to cholesterol and helps rapid cholesterol lowering by inhibiting LDL (bad cholesterol) and boosting HDL (protective cholesterol).

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 and 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.

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.

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.

Guarana - energy boost

Guarana provides an invigorating energy boost for anyone feeling physically or mentally run down. It is particularly useful when sustained periods of energy, alertness & concentration are required.

Hemp Seed oil - EFA

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.

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.

Lugol's Iodine Solution - for normal thyroid function

Lugol's Iodine Solution is a safe & effective way to provide adequate amounts of iodine for proper thyroid hormone production, responsible for our metabolic rate, normal growth & development, protein, carbohydrate & fat metabolism amongst other things.

Madura tea - tannin free and 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 - discover 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.

Pycnogenol - 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 and 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 - natural sweetener and sugar alternative

Extracts of Stevia herb can range from 100-300 times sweeter than table sugar and can be used in cooking & baking. And best of all, Stevia does not affect blood sugar metabolism & can be used by diabetics.

Thisilyn - liver support

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

Vitamin C - antioxidant, connective tissue and 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.

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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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