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Zinc
Mealshake Replacements

Indicated for a category 1 or 2 Zinc Test response, Zinc Fix is highly concentrated and easily absorbable zinc powder. Mixed with water, it makes a great tasting, tangy-orange or the new raspberry flavour that's perfect for repairing your zinc levels.

Use Zinc Fix in conjunction with Zinc Test to rapidly boost your Zinc levels until a category 3 or 4 response is indicated.

From a female's first menstrual cycle, through her child-bearing years until menopause and beyond, most women experience times when they feel physically and emotionally exhausted. Whether you are feeling run-down and need a boost or just want to maximise the quantity and quality of your life, natural medicines can be a great help.

Zinc may be useful in treating acne and is also essential for a healthy pregnancy.

Come in and have a FREE test to assess your zinc status today!


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Herbal Treatments

Ginkgo Biloba is a very popular herbal treatment that can improve brain function and circulation. Ginkgo may also be useful for sexual problems such as impotenct.

St. Mary's Thistle is a herb that may improve digestion, particularly of fatty foods. It also helps protect the liver against the toxic effects of drugs and environmental poisons (such as chemical and paint fumes). St. Mary's Thistle may also help reduce cholesterol.

Korean Ginseng is often used to improve energy and stamina. Korean ginseng may improve erectile dysfunction.

Lycopene is a fat-soluble substance that gives the red colour to tomatoes, guava, rosehip, watermelon and pink grapefruit. Lycopene may reduce the risk of developing prostate and stomach cancer.

Tribulus is a herb that may increase libido and enhance sexual function.

Saw Palmetto is a herb that has been used very effectively for benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland). Symptom reduction is often experienced within 4-8 weeks of taking Saw Palmetto.


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Flaxseed Oil - Omega 3


The growing body of research supporting the supplementation of our diets with either food or supplements rich in omega 3 has seen a surge in the demand for fish oil supplements. But there is an alternative for those who are vegetarian or vegan or because they are allergic to fish oil or simply do not like fish.

Flaxseed Oil comes from the seeds of the plant Linum Usitatissimum and is a source of Omega 3, 6 and 9. Flaxseed Oil has a very high percentage (about 55 percent) of alphalinolenic acid (ALA), an omega 3 fatty acid.

There is plenty of evidence for the anti-inflammatory effect of omega 3 fatty acids and for those choosing to use the vegetarian source, higher doses may be needed.


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Centrum

Centrum is used everyday by some of our top former athletes to help them feel 100%, including Robert de Castella (Olympian Marathon Runner), Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (Olympian Athlete) and Duncan Armstrong (Olympian Swimmer).

A scientifically balanced adult formula complete with 27 essential vitamins and minerals including folic acid, antioxidants, calcium, iron and selenium to help maintain health and B group vitamins to unlock energy. Centrum is complete from A to Zinc.

Centrum Select 50+ has been specially adjusted to supplement the changing needs of men and women over 50 years. Compared to regular Centrum, it contains increased levels of selected vitamins and minerals such as B group vitamins, folic acid, Vitamin E and C. Centrum is complete from A to Zinc.

Developed with 18 essential vitamins and minerals, Centrum Kids is a great tasting strawberry flavoured chewable supplement to help assist in the healthy growth of children aged 3 years and over. Centrum is complete from A to Zinc.


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Dermatitis and Atopic Dermatitis

Symptoms of dermatitis include:

Warning signs - refer to pharmacist if:

Supplements

Treatment options

Moisturisers or emollients
Aqueous cream, Cetaphil cream, Oilatum shower gel, QV cream (lanolin-free), QV skin lotion. Moisturisers should be applied frequently. Some moisturisers with multiple ingredients may aggravate the allergy. Ointments tend to be more effective for dry skin than creams.

Barrier creams
Good for people who have their hands in water frequently. May make hands slippery.

Anti-pruritic preparation (anti-itch)
Oatmeal and tar-based pine oil products are useful in the bath to help relieve itchy skin.

Bath oils
Use no more than the recommended amount. Constant use may stop natural oil production.

Anti-inflammatory products
Ichthammol e.g. Egoderm cream and ointment, Ichthammol ointment.

Steroids
Hydrocortisone 0.5%, Hydrocortisone 1% products e.g. Derm-Aid 1%, Hydrozole cream 1%, Sigmacort. These should be used sparingly and only while there is inflammation. Do not apply to broken skin or to the face. Apply no more than twice daily.


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Magnesium Oxide and Bowel Health

Magnesium is available in many forms. Different forms absorb in different ways.

Mealshake ReplacementsThere are soluble / organic forms of magnesium such as Aspartate, Malate, Glycinate, Citrate and Succinate, and insoluble / inorganic forms such as Chloride, Carbonate and Oxide.

The oxide form of magnesium is the best absorbed of the insoluble group (www.enzymestuff.com/magnesium.htm, J Am Coll Nutr.1990 Feb;9(1)48-55).

The insoluble forms are the most effective types to use for constipation. Magnesium Oxide works by attracting water into the bowel. Dennis Vander Kraats states that this hydration process helps soften and liquify the impacted and hardened faecal matter. This in turn helps the body eliminate toxic accumulation in the bowel. Signs that may indicate toxic accumulation in the bowel are incomplete elimination, bad breath and foul smelling stool, poorly formed stools, skin problems, menstrual disorder, thrush, back pain and CFS.

Mealshake ReplacementsCleansing the bowel with magnesium oxide may be helpful when fibre in the diet or fibre supplements are not effective. People with magacolons or elongated colons are often intolerant to fibre supplements so magnesium oxide may be an effective treatment option. It is important to note that prolonged use is not recommended and manufacturers dosage rates should be adhered to unless the client is under the supervision of their health care professional.

Magnesium oxide may interact with the following drugs:
Tetracycline antibiotics, fluorquinolone antibiotics, penicillamine, digoxin, allopurionol, phenothiazines, warfarin, diuretics, tagamet, zantac, antacid, laxatives and nitrofurantoin.

For further information consult your health care professional. Magnesium oxide should not be used by pregnant women or young children, and should only be used under supervision for older children. Check with their health care professional if any medical conditions exist.


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