Monday, 17 May 2010

Caring for your Pet - Natural Supplements

We humans often spend more money on the health of our pets than on our own; especially the British...despite high vet costs. Pooch or Felix comfort and love us unconditionally in a way that's hard to beat.

So at Elixir we recognise that fact and stock a range of products to help our feline and canine friends.

Many products cross over, of course, but it's always wise to seek professional help if in doubt. For joints there's MSM, Glucosamine and the fishy-tasting Green Lipped Mussel Extract. Denes, the well known Pet Company have their Greenleaf tablets for eczema and dermatitis and relieving the symptoms of stiffness and arthritis, bladder and kidney problems. Provet produce a great range of animal products for healthy coats, joints and hearts but don't forget good old Cod Liver Oil. ProDen's highly popular PlaqueOff deals with healthy teeth and gums and bad breath. (Check out the one for humans as well!). A Vogel's series of flower remedies for different pet temperaments continue to sell well - classified as "Emergency", "Highly Strung", "Over-Dominant" and "Timid" (I'm sure my wife's putting all these in my tea!). And finally there's the special Seagreens. The manufacturer tells us, "that these easily digested seaweed granules help balance the animal's nutritional profile, regulate metabolism, strengthen immunity and vitality and support the mineral balance in performance." I have never tried them (on my cat) but repeat sales do occur.

To view all these products click here.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Higher Nature Citricidal Liquid - A Genii in a Bottle

When you stop and think about it - going away on holiday should be well-earned, well-deserved and well-done. But so many times, time isn't on our side -packing the night before; and unpacking the night before returning to work. Sounds familiar?

Then, there's acclimatising to different climates, water, food and sanitary conditions. Well, there's one product Randi and I never leave at home: a bottle of Citricidal liquid . Here's why...

Citricidal liquid (Grapefruit Seed Extract - GSE) is an amazing product with varied uses. One of our best sellers. Use Grapefruit seed extract as a mouthwash, facial and nail cleanser, skin rinse and household cleanser. GSE is known for having anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties.

Taken internally Citricidal liquid is beneficial for digestive health benefits, including candida, However, it can also be used for colds, flus, sore throat gargle and allergies. As a broad disinfectant and cleanser it can be used on the face for acne and shaving injuries, on the ear and on minor skin irritations, warts and athlete's foot, as well as an anti-dandruff solution.

It is also useful for combating genital conditions such as vaginal yeast infections and parasitic diseases in the male genital area. It's a remarkable extract as a household cleaner. A solution can be left next to your basin in order to sanitise your toothbrush every night. It can also be used to wash vegetables, fruit, meat and poultry as well as chopping boards. It's a great all-round natural disinfectant and anti-bacterial. I believe it was taken on board the Space Shuttle!

Citricidal is not for citrus allergy sufferers and always read the instructions carefully about dilution. And keep away from the eyes due to the high acidity of Grapefruit Seed Extract.

Jason, Elixir Health Foods

The Miracle of MSM Tablets and Powder - Joints, Cartilage And Much, Much More

When you work in a health food store generally you're under the magnifying glass, so to speak! Not to sound paranoid, you're not allowed ever to get sick or look off colour. You so much as sneeze on the shop floor and the customer comments fly thick and fast. "Can't you sell yourself something for that cold?" "What, work in a health shop and getting ill!"

The girls, of course, have it worse. Naturally, their skin must always glow, look smooth and be free of blemishes! Then, there's the encounter in the grocery stores and the furtive glance at what's in your trolley...Booze is out, ice cream - never! Chocolate a no-no. So many health food store owners, you'll understand, find it less bothersome if they shop in the next town.

Occasionally, a customer will challenge you as to your favourite product in the whole shop. Okay, you try to refine the question - but no, "your favourite product." "I have a few," just won't do.

"Well..." you say, " has to be MSM." Most customers are thrown by the word and frown a bit. They think it's related to some kind of kinky experience or a high street chain of a similar sounding name. . "It stands for methyl sulphonyl methane," you continue.

Some Uses of MSM
There's a great book called the "Miracle of MSM" and the title says it all. In fact, MSM is one of the most abundant minerals in the body (or should be!); a naturally occurring sulphur compound found in every plant and animal tissue. It really is an utter gem in improving your health in so, so, many ways.  It helps create collagen and form cartilage - which flexible joints require. It's good for bone formation, ligaments, tendons and skin. It good for hair and nails, all of which need colllagen, helping hair to strengthen and nails to grow and thicken. It's got so many other uses - but don't take my word for it - do some research of your own...then come and visit us!

To buy MSM tablets: click here or on any of the coloured links above.  If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, telephone us on 01208 814500. We're always there to help.