Vitamin C

Less Stress at Christmas

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Yet again the silly season is upon us and, while Christmas can be one of the most fun times of the year, it can also be one of the most stressful, so do a little preparation now to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed later.
Firstly give your immunity a little boost, the last thing you need is to be fighting coughs, colds and seasonal sniffles when you should be making Yuletime merry. Take extra vitamin C and extra vitamin D (which can help to keep your moods balanced as well as fighting viruses!). Try some immune boosting botanicals. Echinacea (provided you don’t have any autoimmune issues), Elderberry and Olive Leaf are all allies. Take a high potency probiotic everyday for a threefold benefit, better digestion, better mood balance and stronger immunity.

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Roses by Doris Potter

Doris Potter Roses
Who does not associate the smell and the beauty of roses with summer, joy, love and well-being.

In our gardens and hedges we can find numerous varieties of often beautifully scented roses. They belong to the family of rosacea, are strong plants with wooden stocks and branches, have beautiful coloured scented flowers with five petals (excepting the hybrid variety), with multiple stamens in the centre. Their fruit, the hip is oval and turns red once ripe. The plant is vigorous and has thorns; the leaves are beautifully formed with a strict rhythmical structure. read more →

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Baobab, why we should be using this little known superfood

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Recently covered by Channel 4’s ‘Superfoods : The Real Story’, the properties of Baobab are likely to make it hugely popular in the very near future. Grown in South Africa the Baobab is the fruit of a tree. Traditionally used and revered for its health giving properties by the local population it’s harvested when the fruits dry naturally on the tree and then fall to the ground. The contents of the fruit are then ground into a powder whose properties qualify it as a real superfood!
Like other Superfoods baobab’s nutritional benefits are huge. It’s a vitamin C powerhouse for immune health, a source of soluble and insoluble fibre to maintain good digestion and healthy cholesterol levels, as well is a rich source of prebiotics to keep our gut bacteria healthy with all the benefits that come with that.
However Channel 4 stressed another of the fruit’s benefits, it’s ability to regulate blood sugars and in a population where sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diet are leading to a veritable diabetes epidemic this could be huge.

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Skincare From The Inside

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As summer comes ever nearer it’s natural to start thinking about skin health and about how to look our best for the months of better weather and outdoor leisure. Any drive towards improving skin health should start with a nutritional assessment. Are we eating right to feed the skin and, if not, how can we change that? Are we drinking enough water for hydration? Are we exercising enough to promote proper elimination through the other channels because, don’t forget, the skin is our largest organ of elimination? Are we smiling enough? I believe it’s a way better facial exercise than a grimace😀
What follows is a bit more specialist as we take you on a tour of the supplements that science has shown to be beneficial for different aspects of skin health and what we can realistically expect from them.

collagen & hyaluronicCollagen is the most predominant protein in the human body and studies show that taking a collagen supplement literally ‘plumps up’ the skin’s dermis layer improving skin elasticity and hydration and improving wrinkle depth into the bargain.

Hyaluronic Acid, which can absorb 3,000 times its own weight in water, is an important hydrating agent for the body’s tissues. It has a high daily turnover so large amounts may be needed for maintenance. The decline in Hyaluronic acid which accompanies aging has been proposed as a causative factor for the dryness and wrinkling that is characteristic of aging skin.

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Featured Product – Mastermind by Revive Active

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Maximize your brain’s potential, good news for old and young!

As Irish students have just finished the mock exams and start the final push in preparation for the real thing it’s timely that Irish Company Galway Natural Health, the makers of Revive Active and Revive Active Joint, has just introduced its newest offering to the Irish Market. The new formula is aimed at providing key nutrients for mental performance and is called Mastermind. It’s aimed at both an older demographic keen to use natural supplements to keep the mind sharp and students seeking the same benefits for optimal study and exam performance.
Here are the supplement’s ingredients and their roles:

 

Mastermind Breakdown
Perfect for:
student-studyingSeniors – If preventative 1 sachet daily. If are starting to suffer from memory and cognitive deterioration, than can take 2 sachets daily (separately for the best effect).
Parents & Professionals – 1 sachet daily.
Students – 15 and up 1 sachet daily. Under 15 ½ sachet daily. Probably not necessary or needed for under 13.

Synapses – When you hear synapses, just think Brain Connections and Memories.
DHA, Uridine and Choline work in synergy to promote:
In General: Brain Function, Nervous System Function, Mental Performance, Cognitive Function
More Specific: Memory, Focus, Mood

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