Monday, 30 July 2012


Well, hello sunshine! What a cracking start to the summer holidays, let’s just hope it’s here to stay for a little while. The protracted rain and cold weather during April, May and June has weighed heavily on our shoulders, and we have had higher numbers than usual of customers concerned with colds and depression for the time of year.

In particular, we have seen a lot of people who are low in energy and feeling lethargic. Fortunately, we have been able to offer the fantastic Performance Range from Solgar. The Performance Range offers the most innovative supplements aimed at athletes, sports enthusiasts and seniors wishing to continue their active lifestyle, and offers additional energy for the rest of us.

The Performance Range consists of five hand-picked products which can be taken separately or mixed and matched according to need: L-Carnitine (either in liquid or tablets), Nutri-Nano CoQ-10, Celadrin and Energy Modulators.

Energy Modulators
is a unique, synergistically balanced formula, containing eight energy-enhancing ingredients. This is a formula used by Allan Wells, who some of you may remember winning gold in the 100 metres at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. According to Allan, he cannot be without his Energy Modulatiors as he is still training and leads a busy lifestyle. The main highlights of this formula are creatine which increases performance and power during high-intensity aerobic exercise, and alpha-lipoic acid which may increase muscle energy as well as help with recovery from exercise. Additional ingredients such as CoQ-10 help alleviate fatigue as well as improve stamina.

You have probably heard me bang on about Celadrin before, which helps with the cause of joint pain and promote healthy joint function by reducing inflammation and restoring mobility. It has also been demonstrated that peope taking Celadrin have more flexibility, fewer aches, reduction in pain and are able to walk longer distances. It is the perfect supplement for arthritic problems, as it enhances the fluids that cushion your bones and joints to maintain flexibility.

Nutri-Nano CoQ-10 is an antioxidant and coenzyme, also known as ubiquinone, which is found in the cells of all living organisms. However, levels tend to decline with age, metabolic stress and intense exercise, and can lead to fatigue. CoQ-10 is particularly important for the cells of the heart muscle and for those taking statins, which depletes the body of CoQ-10; often leading to fatigue and muscular pain.

Additionally, there is an L-Carnitine, either in tablet or liquid form. Numerous studies document the benefits of L-Carnitine on energy, athletic performance and exercise capacity. Research also confirms its role for cardiovascular support. The lemon flavoured liquid version includes pantothenic acid which helps to support energy and fat metabolism, as well as promoting recovery from exercise. This is Tessa Sanderson’s favourite supplement, which she took whilst taking part in Dancing on Ice in order to speed up the healing process after an injury.

So there you have it – there’s no excuse for feeling run-down any more. There really is something for everyone in the Performance Range. I can’t guarantee it will get you into the Olympics (not this year, anyway), but we can certainly put a spring in your step!

To buy any of these products click on the following links: You can also view these products at our Solgar Health Store website. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information. We're always there to help.

By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

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