Monday, 19 April 2010

The Salt Pipe Inhaler - Strengthening The Lungs

On the way to work I spotted a motorist wearing a face mask of the sort normally associated with the polluted atmosphere of large cities, the recent swine flu epidemic or hospital surgeons. Since I live in a small rural Cornish town in the South West of England, I was dumbstruck what catastrophe had occurred, what was up?

'Up', of course, is the operative word! The Icelandic volcano which has caused air traffic chaos in Europe and which is still erupting steadily may very well be at the root of the motorist's trouble. There hasn't been mass reports of people suffering respiratory ailments, which makes a media change; but those sufferers of asthma and other environmental allergies, such as viral or dust infections, perhaps are being suitably cautious.

An interesting device which may be helpful in respiratory problems is a gadget called The Salt Pipe Inhaler. We have had some positive feedback about the Salt Pipe. The manufacturers say that, "Its salty microclimate calms the cells of the respiratory system and induces their natural self-cleansing mechanism," and in a few minutes it helps you breathe more easily. Certainly the science behind The Salt Pipe Inhaler is sound enough and it's well worth watching the video below.

You can buy the Salt Pipe Inhaler from our online store, just click here.

Monday, 12 April 2010

Easy to Swallow - Solgar's Liquid B12

The vitamin company Solgar is always at the cutting edge of new vitamin development. They have recently introduced several new products in their line up. Their great tasting Liquid B12 with B-Complex vitamins is bound to prove popular, designed to provide an advantage over conventional B-complexes by offering an easy-to-use liquid formula for anyone who has difficulty in swallowing tablets or capsules.

If you need a daily dose of vitamin B12, and I would argue most of us do in this modern age of ours, then the liquid form is nice tasting (cherry flavour) and quickly absorbed.

Friday, 9 April 2010

No Panic Attacks - Ainsworth Recovery Spray

At Elixir we seem to have more people wanting natural products to help with panic attacks - symptomatic no doubt of our increasingly stressful world. With the Recovery Spray conveniently carried in a pocket or handbag, relief is just a spray away! I would recommend it to our contending politicians Gordon Brown and David Cameron - but not so far Nick Clegg. In the early days of the General Elections in the UK, he doesn't appear to be in need of it! He seems cool enough and taking his stress in his stride.

Come on Nick-knack, paddy whack,- you never know what the electorate might deliver - Gee up a bit.

Monday, 5 April 2010




If you take vitamins and minerals in any shape or form as part of keeping yourself healthy and fit and live in the European Economic Community, please read this!

A lot of people don't know but there is a raft of legislation going through the EEC designed to have a major impact on your right to take natural medicine. One of them is called the Food Supplements Directive. It's designed to set maximum levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements. It will have a horrible effect on the natural supplement industry and not only those who choose to use effective nutritional supplements but also those who are against the erosion of personal choice generally. The so-called natural levels for vitamins is based on the quirky findings of scientists employed by the European union and not set against the wider knowledge bases of established research papers. The really interesting question is why are they disregarding so much scientific and nutritional evidence out in the public domain and setting supplemental levels way below levels already considered safe?

Does it seem cynical to smell a rat and wonder if, in all this, the influence of pharmaceutical companies to protect their trillion dollar market in conventional drugs might be having an influence in the corridors of European power?

Anyway, The Health Food Manufacturers' Association (HFMA) has recently produced an Impact Assessment which quantifies the potential impact of the proposed legislation in the UK market, and identifies the following key risks: (The same effect will also hit other European states.)

- Well over £100m of sales may be lost
- Heavy impact on suppliers resulting in business closures
- NAHS survey estimates that over 700 independent health food stores could close resulting in approximately 4000 job losses
- Imports of higher potency supplements notably from Guernsey and Jersey that remain outside UK and EU medicines and food legislative regimes will increase from their current levels significantly. This would expose UK consumers to the dangers of unregulated supply

As a result of this the HFMA is calling for the following outcomes in Europe:

- The highest possible permitted levels for vitamins and minerals to be set in Europe on the basis of safety
- Provision of appropriate information to consumers
- A further review by the European Food Safety Authority of the safe levels for selected nutrients to take account of major new scientific studies.
- MPs can be a powerful resource for putting pressure on Gillian Merron MR the Public Health Minister, to ensure that she stands up for British industry in Europe.

They can also raise the issue with John Dalli, the new European Commissioner, and their colleagues in the European Parliament.


Please write to your local MP! We need to ensure that all MPs are made aware of the potential threat posed by the Food Supplements Directive and so we are asking you to help by writing to your local constituency MP setting out your concerns and encouraging them to raise the issue and take action on behalf of the British industry.

You can find your local MP by clicking on the link They Work For YOu and entering your postcode, or by calling the House of Commons information line on 0207 219 4272.

To help you, a draft letter is available for download at Information for members.

If you too have had enough of the sickening heavy-handed interference of Europe in the affairs of other states, please take the opportunity to join us in taking action. The more we can help European countries retain individual control over basic matters that relate to their own traditions and practices the more we can slow down the juggernaut of bureaucracy threatening ALL our sovereign rights.