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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.

Bee venom with glucosamine

Bee venom with glucosamine capsules act on the immune system, providing an anti-inflammatory response to conditions such as arthritis, aches and pains, ligament injuries, multiple sclerosis and migraines. It stimulates the body to repair itself.

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.

Cayenne - circulatory stimulant

One of the most important uses of Cayenne is as a circulatory stimulant that feeds the necessary elements into arteries, veins & capillaries so that they regain elasticity and blood pressure returns to normal.

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.

Chondroitin - joint protector that attracts fluid into cartilage

Chondroitin attracts fluid into the cartilage to act as a spongy shock absorber. Without this fluid, cartilage would become malnourished, drier, thinner & more fragile and eventually lead to joint problems.

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.

DLPA - nutritional pain control

DLPA helps to protect our natural pain killers, endorphins, allowing pain relief from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, headaches, back pain and period pains.

Echinacea - immune system stimulant and 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.

Glucosamine - arthritis and joint pain

Glucosamine is used in the manufacture of our ligaments, cartilage, tendons and spinal discs and as we age, its level in our body declines. It can be useful in rheumatoid & osteoarthritis, recovering from an injury, sciatica, disc problems & for athletes.

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 - 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.

Kava Kava - nervous system relaxant

Kava Kava helps in the treatment of anxiety, without the risk of dampening alertness or of addiction. It is useful for nervous tension and conditions associated with muscle spasms, such as fibromyalgia, as well as a sedative for the insomniac.

Kudzu - alcoholism

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.

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.


Magnesium is a mineral needed by every cell of your body. It is essential for athletes, people under regular stress, pregnant women & those suffering from diabetes, diarrhoea, malabsorption, vomiting and alcoholism.

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.

MSM - bioavailable sulphur for arthritis and pain relief

MSM 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.

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.

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 - nutures 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.

Tribulus - testosterone enhancer, fertility and libido

Tribulus is a herb that can be taken by men & women to increase libido & fertility and assist with PMS, menstrual disorders and menopausal symptoms. Its effect on raising androgen levels helps to prevent against osteoporosis & cardiovascular disease.

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.

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.

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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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