Monday, 4 December 2017

Why Taking Vitamin D in An Oral Form Is Good - Review of BetterYou Vitamin D & K2 Oral Spray

Many of you may have noticed the increasing attention being given to the importance of vitamin D3 in the media in the last couple of year. According to the government Chief Medical Officer, it is known that a significant proportion of people in the UK have inadequate levels of vitamin D3 in their blood. Our hospitals are now seeing regular cases of rickets among children, a disease we thought had been eradicated nearly 100 years ago.

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So what’s the problem? We all have a healthy, balanced diet, haven’t we? No one is exactly sure why this is happening apart from the fact that we spend too much time indoors and when we go out into the sun, we lather sunscreen on ourselves due to fear of skin cancer. I think it must be more than that. But whatever the reason, the reality is we have a potential epidemic on our hands.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF VITAMIN D3 DEFICIENCY? There is no clear pattern of symptoms. Although vitamin D3 deficiency is classically associated with bone health, low levels have more recently been associated with increased risk of common cancers (especially breast, prostate and colon cancer), Type 2 diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure and psoriasis. Vitamin D3 may help protect people, especially those with asthma and other chronic lung conditions, from colds and other respiratory tract infections, according to the largest study to date to look at the link. Here are some of the more common symptoms of deficiency:

Sun• Fatigue • Depression • General muscle pain and cramps • Poor bone density • Joint pain and other chronic pain • High blood pressure • Restless sleep • Headaches and poor concentration • Bladder problems • Constipation or diarrhoea
WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT? An adult would need to eat 2-4 serving of wild salmon per day or spend about an hour in bright sunshine every day – naked, no sunscreen allowed - in order to get enough vitamin D3. Well, that’s not going to happen, is it? An easier way to ensure adequate intake for you and your family is simply to take a good quality supplement. That is where we can help: at Elixir we have a product called BetterYou Vitamin D+K2 Oral Spray. Vitamin K2 works synergistically with D3 to ensure that calcium is directed out of the arteries into the bones where it helps improve bone density. This action also helps minimise the risk of heart disease, so it is a particularly nice combination.

BetterYou Vitamin D+K2 Oral Spray is specially formulated to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system. The tiny droplets absorb quickly into your mouth providing faster nutrient absorption than tablets or capsules, and three sprays per day is all you need.

This is a vitamin you should be taking when pregnant, as it has been shown to dramatically reduce premature births and infection rates, and is also important when breast feeding. There are no contraindications or drug interactions when used according to instructions, but consult your healthcare professional before taking if you are concerned.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Ankarsrum Original Assistent Food Mixer - Best Bread Kneader!

The Assistent makes light work of baking and with its powerful engine it allows you to mix even the heaviest dough with ease. Its 7-litre dough container means you can bake really big, heavy dough without more effort than pushing a button. The Assistent comes with a variety of accessories, and you can also buy anything from pasta to meat grinders.

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The Assistent Original, sometimes known as the Electrolux Ankarsrum Assistent, has a 1500W motor and is available in a range of colours. It features a large 7 litre stainless steel bowl that can hold up to 5kg of dough. The mixer has a unique roller and scraper design that mimics the action of kneading by hand. Those of us that enjoy making bread can avoid the aches and pains of kneading by hand. With its unique action of rotating the bowl, rather than the hook, the Assistent really does thoroughly mix the dough. For heavier doughs, a large dough hook can be used.

BENEFITS OF BUYING THE ASSISTENT Baking, mixing, squeezing, grinding, piping, straining, the very design of the Assistent Original concept is to meet as many of your kitchen needs as possible with the help of a single machine. Over the years Ankarsrum have produced twelve different accessories available to purchase, with more due in the future, so that we can continue to make your life in the kitchen simpler and more pleasurable.


Built with renowned Swedish quality every Assistent comes with a 7 year warranty for added peace of mind. The motor, aluminium castings and plastic mouldings are all manufactured locally in Sweden. PLEASE NOTE: DELIVERY ONLY IN THE U.K BASIC KIT INCLUDES: - 7 litre Stainless Steel Bowl - Dough Knife, Stainless Steel - Dough Roller - Spatula - Rise Cover/Bowl - Dough Hook, Stainless Steel - 2 x Double Beater, Stainless Steel Whisk + 2 x Single Wire

The Assistent has consistently come top in consumer tests in Sweden, beating other well known brands including Bosch, Kenwood and KitchenAid. "The Assistent is very quick to process both dough and whipping cream in the approved time. The large stainless steel bowl is ideal for large quantities of baking dough which comes away easily from the edges during the process. The model is robust in its design but it weighs even less than most other models tested. Practical features like a timer and overload protection are an added bonus."

HISTORY OF THE ASSISTENT - A SWEDISH SUCCESS STORY First designed and manufactured in 1939 (with some original models still in use), the Assistent has been brought into the 21st century with remarkable results. Boasting sturdy Swedish Craftsmanship, combined with sleek, functional styling, this processor matches the quality of professional catering mixers yet is compact enough to fit into the home kitchen. Built to last a lifetime and beyond, it's the last food prcoessor you'll ever need to buy, and will no doubt be passed down through the generations.


  • 7 litre Stainless Steel Bowl
  • Dough Knife, Stainless Steel
  • Dough Roller
  • Spatula
  • Rise Cover/Bowl
  • Dough Hook, Stainless Steel
  • Double Beater, Stainless Steel Whisk
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Monday, 6 November 2017

A Review of Viridian Saffron Extract | For Mood & Anxiety | Elixir Health Foods

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The nights are getting longer and with less daylight this can bring on a condition known as SAD, seasonal affective disorder. Although the exact cause of SAD isn't fully understood, experts theorise that a lack of sunlight might stop a part of the brain called the hypothalamus working properly, affecting the production of the key mood and sleep hormones, melatonin and serotonin.
It’s also considered that lack of vitamin D synthesis, normally a process of the sun on the skin, can affect mood, and the Government recommends that everyone in the UK supplements with appropriate vitamin D from October to March to protect against deficiency.
 Another supplement which is gaining a significant reputation for its anti-depression qualities is saffron. That’s right, the herb you probably know best from your granny’s saffron buns and the paella you had on your holiday in Spain. However, saffron also has a long history in traditional healing.

In modern times, saffron’s health properties have attracted considerable scientific interest. Chief among them are studies on its uplifting and antidepressant activity, and research into enhancing cognitive ability. Studies also show that saffron is just as effective against other conditions for which antidepressant drugs are commonly prescribed, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Saffron has also been studied as a potential treatment for stress related over-eating. In a group of overweight women it was found that saffron supplementation for eight weeks resulted in a significant decrease in snacking frequency and body weight. Remarkably, newly published evidence demonstrates that saffron also works as adjunct therapy to reverse some of the unwanted side effects frequently experienced when taking conventional antidepressants. 

At Elixir, we particularly like Viridian Nutrition’s Saffron Extract with Marigold as it is a totally pure product and one capsule gives you the correct daily amount of saffron. After reviewing a vast array of nutrition and herbal research, and speaking with leading experts, Viridian Nutrition has duly recognised saffron, naming it the ‘Viridian Ingredient of the Year 2018’ in further anticipation of its positive influence on health. Saffron extract together with vitamin D could prove to be the right programme to help you banish those winter blues.
This is a great time to try it for yourself. There are no known side effects but as always, if you are on other medication, speak to your medical practitioner before taking any supplements.
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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Turmeric Spray from BetterYou for Joint Pain and Anti-Inflammatory Conditions

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By Randi Henderson

"Turmeric is a spice with an impressive list of uses and benefits, and is used in many cuisines around the world. It comes from the dried and ground root of a plant in the same family as ginger, and is well known for its bright yellow colour.

Turmeric is now of increasing interest because of its antioxidant content and ability to work as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Modern medicine recognizes its health benefits and it has been used extensively in natural and folk medicine for centuries. The benefits attributed to this colourful spice are the result of the curcuminoids it contains - the active ingredients in turmeric.

The problem is that turmeric is very poorly absorbed in the gut, meaning it’s not enough to simply eat a curry every once in a while!

At Elixir, we are excited that the world’s first Turmeric Oral Spray has just been launched in the UK, which has proven to be far more effective than the average tablets or capsules. Using molecular encapsulation, BetterYou’s Turmeric Oral Spray guarantees better absorption than tablets since it bypasses the digestive system altogether. This is great news as turmeric can have as low as 1% absorption in the gut.
The unique formulation increases bioavailability (absorption), improves taste and delivers the active curcuminoids directly into the bloodstream via the inner cheek. It also ensures you do not suffer discolouration of your teeth, which would otherwise be a problem with a liquid formula.
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric mean that anyone with arthritis or rheumatism would find it very helpful. Its antioxidant properties have cell-protective actions including prevention of free radical damage, inhibiting the replication of damaged cells. Turmeric has also been used for digestive problems such as gastritis and hyperacidity, as it helps protect the stomach lining. By increasing the flow of bile into the intestines, the break-down of dietary fat is also improved.

In other words, turmeric is an anti-inflammatory which is actually good for your stomach. If you have ever had to take anti-inflammatory medication, this is definitely a characteristic you will appreciate!

BetterYou’s Turmeric Oral Spray uses natural ingredients and the orange flavoured formulation is suitable for vegetarians, diabetics and coeliac, and is safe to use during pregnancy.

At we have a July 2017 in-store SPECIAL OFFER of Turmeric Oral Spray, so now is an excellent time to try it for yourself.

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If you are taking other medication please speak to your medical practitioner before taking any supplements.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Solgar 7 - To Improve flexibility, overall mobility, and range of motion

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A study by The Lancet published in 2012 found that musculoskeletal conditions were the second greatest cause of disability in the world, affecting over 1.7 billion people worldwide.  If you are a reluctant member of that club, you may want to try the product I’m introducing you to today.  In fact, Solgar is so confident of its efficacy that they are offering a money back guarantee this month.

The product in question is Solgar®7, a complex which improves joint comfort within seven days, hence the name.  This is a unique formulation which really is the next generation in joint health.  It is aimed at people who experience aching joints after exercise or strenuous activity, which can strike at any age; and is an excellent alternative to Glucosamine.

Solgar®7 is a once-a-day capsule that forges bioactive nutrients to increase joint flexibility and range of motion.  Where traditional Glucosamine formulas focus on cartilage support, Solgar®7 targets multiple pathways to balance the release of joint enzymes and structurally support collagen building blocks as well as cartilage.

So, what’s in it?
Well, the main star of the show is a Boswellia extract called 5-Loxin® Advanced.  This is a unique Boswellia (or Frankincense) extract which has been enriched with a botanical oil, which combines to make a particularly powerful anti-inflammatory.

You then have UC-II, which is a patented undenatured type II collagen with a unique action: it deactivates the inflammatory process at the source, preventing further breakdown of joint cartilage.  UC-II deactivates collagen-specific T-cells allowing the body to reduce inflammation and rebuild and repair articular cartilage.

In order to aid collagen formation there is also Vitamin C in the form of Ester-C, which helps protect cells from oxidative damage.

There are two more anti-inflammatory herbs:  Turmeric, with its active ingredient curcumin, is a potent antioxidant capable of inhibiting inflammatory agents; and Ginger root which inhibit COX-2 and LOX inflammatory pathways.

There is also White Willow bark, the use of which dates back to Hippocrates when it was used to reduce fever and inflammation.  It contains salicin, a chemical similar to aspirin and has a powerful analgesic effect.

The very last ingredient is a pepper complex, which both helps to enhance the absorption of other compounds as well as decrease the sensation of pain.

So there you have it:  an all-in-one anti-inflammatory, pain killer and repairer to get you out and running again before you know it. As always, please consult your medical practitioner first if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking other medication.

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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Mag Phos Tissue Salt - No.8 - Cramps & Spasms - the Anti-Spasmodic Tissue Salt for Cyclists and the Sportsman

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Sometimes we need to get back to the source of accurate information to guarantee what is being written about the tissue salts is faithful to the writings of Dr Schuessler, and to do that we need look no further than the Biochemic Tissue Salts Handbook, written by the man himself. In it he writes about Mag Phos, one of the most popular of the cell salts, and has this to say: 
 "MAG. PHOS. (Magnesium Phosphate) Mag. Phos. is known as the anti-spasmodic tissue salt. Its main function is in connection with the nervous system where it supplements the action of Kali Phos. 
New Era Mag Phos Number 8 Tissue SaltWhen a deficiency of Mag. Phos. occurs, the white nerve fibres contract, causing spasms and cramps. This tissue salt is of importance to muscular tissue, ensuring rhythmic and coherent movement. Mag. Phos. is quick to relieve pain, especially cramping, shooting, darting or spasmodic pains. Mag. Phos. is indicated for nerve pains, such as neuralgia, neuritis and sciatica, and headaches accompanied by shooting, darting stabs of pain. It relieves muscular twitching, cramps, hiccups, convulsive fits of coughing and those sudden, sharp twinges of pain that are so distressing. It also relieves menstrual pains. Stomach cramps and flatulence respond to treatment with this tissue salt. These symptoms may be aggravated by cold and by touching and are relieved by the application of heat, by pressure and by bending double.
The doses may be taken at frequent intervals until relief is obtained. Because magnesium has been
assumed to be plentiful in the diet, some authorities have considered a deficiency unlikely. But this is not necessarily so, as recent research has proved that some diets provide insufficient magnesium for the body’s needs.
NOTE: Mag. Phos. will often act more rapidly when the tablets are taken with a sip of hot water."

So, overall here are the potential benefits and uses of Mag Phos:

Abdominal Cramps:

These cramps are often associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and can come on and go away rather quickly. Mag phos may help with the terrible restless pain that comes about and it may also help with the bloated feeling in the abdomen as well. ( See also Combination Tissue Salt E )

Menstrual Cramps:

Women who suffer from sharp and sometimes severe cramps can get great help from using the homeopathic remedy of mag phos. It can help the body naturally alleviate the shooting pains and all of the other symptoms that are associated with them. (See also Combination N)


These are sharp and radiating pains that can appear and then disappear within the body very quickly. This can cause the person to cry in response to the pain felt as the muscles become stiff and almost numb. Mag phos may be of great help with this and help the pain to subside.


This is the type of pain that involves shooting pains up the back of the neck and spreading all across the head. The face may become red and start to throb as a result of the pain. (See also Combination F)


Mag phos can help with dull or throbbing pains in the teeth, particularly in infants who are going through the teething phase but Combination Salt R is also indicated for infant teething.


This homeopathic remedy can help with pains in the ear that are shooting and that may become worse after exposure to the cold or wind.

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Thursday, 8 December 2016


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So, how did your New Year’s resolutions work out for you this year – did you stick to any of them? If yours included having a purer, healthier lifestyle you still have time to redeem yourself before the year is up, it’s not too late! The trouble is, it can be a nightmare trying to negotiate a balance without turning your whole existence upside down.
randi-questAn easy way to achieve this, is to add one little thing to your daily routine: a good quality fish oil. Human beings originate from the water’s edge and our building blocks are set up to thrive on nutrition derived from fish. With the best will in the world however, very few of us manage to include a sufficient amount in our daily diet to achieve optimum health.
That’s where a good quality supplement comes in handy. At Elixir, we are particularly fond of Quest’s Omega 3 Fish Oil, as we always get such incredibly positive feed-back. They contain a good source of EPA and DHA, which are both essential long-chain omega fats that provide benefits such as boosting brain health, aiding in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation and contributing to a more positive mood.
Benefits of Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Over the years many different health benefits have been discovered for omega 3’s. These include:
• Healthy Heart – Omega 3 fatty acids can reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Studies also indicate that they can help to reduce high blood pressure.
• Joint Pain and Mobility – Numerous studies findings show that EPA in fish oil may offer anti-inflammatory benefits.
• Stroke – Omega 3 can help to promote healthy blood circulation which can improve the health of arteries by reducing the build-up of plaque and blood clots.
• Brain Function – EPA and DHA can help to insulate nerve cells in the brain, which improves their ability to communicate with each other effectively. As a result they are often referred to as ‘brain food’.
• Depression and Mood – Numerous studies have looked in detail at the relationship between omega 3’s and depression. Results have found that higher levels of EPA and DHA may help to reduce feelings of anxiety and irritability.
• Hormonal Balance – Omega 3’s are integral for the production of hormones. As a result they can help to regulate hormone production and offer relief from menstrual cramps or menopausal symptoms.
• Skin Conditions – If you are deficient in Omega 3 then you may find that your skin is dry and cracked. Omega 3 may provide anti-inflammatory properties that can be useful in preventing or treating skin conditions such as rosacea, psoriasis and eczema.s
We have a fantastic offer from Quest this month, December 2016 – when you buy one pot of 90 capsules Omega 3 Fish oil, you get another pot of 90 capsules free of charge. We have a limited supply available so don’t take too long making your mind up; this really is a cracking deal and a great way to make sure you go through winter in the peak of health!
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By Randi Henderson