Thursday, 14 February 2013

MooGoo Irritable Skin Balm

Had a customer who suffered from the painful condition known as Baboon Bottom Syndrome: .

Many years of trying different chemical creams from his doctor  failed to help but after using MooGoo Irritable Skin Balm for a couple of days both he and his wife were overjoyed. Peaceful nights were finally restored.

Call us at Elixir on 01208 814500 for further information or if you're a local, drop by our store, to learn more about the MooGoo skin care range.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Solgar multivitamin, which one is for me? A review

Choosing a Solgar multivitamin isn't always easy since there's so many in their range. So we've provided some brief notes to help you make your mind up.
For instance your lifestyle and age may require different nutrient levels - and different ingredients. So Solgar's range of multivitamins could benefit you more if you consider which one is going to do you most good. For that reason there are different Solgar multivitamins for: women, men, pregnancy, during and post menopause, increased bone health, children, vegetarians, seniors and sports people.

Which Solgar multivitamin is for me?

Click on any link below to view the product.

- Solgar Earth Source Multi Nutrient : Contains large amounts of whole food concentrates, digestive enzymes, immune boosters, green superfoods - the lot! Just look at the amazing ingredient list. Suitable for everyone, from students to the elderly. The Rolls Royce of multivitamins. Provides increased nutritional support.
- Solgar Omnium Multivitamin : Contains large amounts of phytonutrients, that is, plant and vegetable based ingredients, in addition to vitamins and minerals, which are excellent health boosters. Phytonutrients are good replenishers to the body because of their levels of antioxidants and natural food compounds,which are easily digestible. Suitable for everyone, especially those needing extra nourishment.
- Solgar Female Multiple Multivitamin : Also contains extra iron and good levels of B vitamins to help with menstruation, energy and stress. Suitable from late teen to middle-age.
- Solgar Male Multiple Multivitamin : Contains less iron than the Female Multiple but good B vitamins and the antioxidant lycopene to help with prostrate health. Suitable from late teen to middle-age.
- Solgar Solovite : For those who need an iron free multivitamin.
- Solgar Vegetarian Multivitamin : A vegetarian multivitamin.
- Solgar Chelated Solamins Multimineral : A mineral only product.
- Solgar Formula VM-75 Multivitamin : A high strength one-a-day multivitamin suitable for all age groups.
- Solgar Formula VM-75 Multivitamin Suitable for Vegans : A high strength one-a-day multivitamin suitable for all age groups.
- Solgar Formula VM-2000 Multi Nutrient, Multivitamin : A high strength multivitamin suitable for everyone, but particularly active people who require extra support. Easily confused with the Formula VM-75. If you take two of the VM 2000, then it's stronger than the VM-75 but not quite as strong if you only take one. With the VM-2000 the option is to take two if you have been really active and need the extra benefits.
- Solgar VM Prime For Women : This multivitamin is excellently tailored to help address menopausal changes.
- Solgar Prenatal Nutrients : This multivitamin is suitable before, during and just after pregnancy.
- Solgar VM-Prime for over 50's : This multivitamin is perfect for adults over fifty and over.
- Solgar Kangavites : This multivitamin is suitable for young children. They're tasty and free of the usual nasty ingredients found elswhere!

With so many multivitamins to choose from, it's easy to see why Solgar is known in the natural product industry as the "Multivitamin Experts."

To buy Solgar Multivitamins click here. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you can telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

Friday, 1 February 2013


This must rate as the time of year most of us could do without. Sorry if it happens to be your birthday right now, but really, if ever we were to have a metric calendar, could we all vote to get rid of January and February please? The amount of coughing and sneezing we have at the moment is just astonishing, and it just seems to go on and on.

The bugs that cause the common cold often leads your body to produce masses of sticky, slimy mucus – all the better for trapping viruses and bacteria in, but it can be hard to shift once it’s settled in your lungs and respiratory tract. It’s fine if your cough is manageable and productive (to put it politely), but not so great if it doesn’t result in the expulsion of catarrh and continues unabated for ages. Coughing spasms are tiresome yet can prevent sleep, not just for the sufferer but from those around them as well. Lingering coughs can in fact last for up to three months after a common cold, according to the director of the Common Cold Centre in Cardiff.

Luckily, we have a remedy for this at Elixir which shifts it like magic. A Vogel’s Bronchoforce (which a lot of you know under its previous name, Ivy-Thyme Complex) works like an expectorant by thinning the mucus, loosening it from the respiratory tract and making it easier to expel.

So how does it do that, then? As the previous name indicated, the main ingredients are ivy and thyme. Ivy exerts an expectorant action on the respiratory tract which is great for all catarrhal conditions as well as chronic inflammatory bronchial disease. It also has antispasmodic properties, which helps to prevent and relieve coughing spasms. In other words, you cough less, but when you do it’s more productive. Thyme also helps with elimination and relaxing bronchial spasms, but also has a disinfecting effect on the airways.

If you think the taste of this excellent tincture is familiar, it is probably due to the addition of liquorice, an old favourite in cough remedies.

Since Bronchoforce is taken as a tincture – you put drops in water and drink it – it gets to work really fast. How fast it works for you obviously depends on how clogged up your mucous membranes are, but we have had many happy customers telling us how they felt better after only taking it once or twice, much to their amazement. Hence my description earlier on: it works like magic, and I am so pleased to have it in my herbal toolbox!

So, if you are suffering from a nasty, chesty cough which you would like to see the end of, now is a great thyme (hehe) to try it for yourself. Hopefully, this should lead to a swifter end to the cough, and a return to peaceful nights and painless throats.

As always, speak to your medical professional first if you are on medication, and don’t use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. To buy Bronchoforce click here. If you wish to speak to a customer advisor about this product, you an telephone us on 01208 814500 for further information.

By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods