Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Solgar Lit'l Squirts Children's DHA Review - Give them a head start in life!

Keeping your child healthy begins with the womb and carries on at every stage of life with proper nutrition. During pregnancy and breastfeeding Mother's Omega-3 stores are at risk because DHA and other fatty acids are being passed on to the developing baby. So when parents ask about DHA and EPA and their importance for children's brain development, we stress its need. With the brain being 60% FAT, proper diet and supplementation is critical. 

There is a place for fatty acids in brain health, mood and behaviour and research shows this in turns influences success at school, reading and spelling scores, behaviour in and out of the classroom, and later in life. DHA and EPA are omega-3's which all help with brain development, motor skills and the nervous system, especially in early life.
Solgar lit'l Squirts Children's Chewable DHA Chewie-Gels has a natural Fruit Punch Flavour and maintain a good balance between DHA and EPA and so provides the full spectrum of fatty acids needed for your child's mental and physical growth.

As a food supplement for children 4 years of age and older, chew two (2) Chewie-Gels™ daily, preferably at mealtime, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. 

Two (2) Chewie-Gels™ provide:

BioPure DHA™ Purified Tuna Fish Oil 1,100 mg
Providing Omega-3 Fish Oil:
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 200 mg
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 48 mg

To VIEW this product click on the following link: Solgar lit'l Squirts Children's Chewable DHA Chewie-Gels. 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 Jason Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Solgar Kangavites - Children's Chewable Multivitamin Review

Parents often ask advise on "how to choose a good children's multivitamin." "Or is it necessary to give children a multivitamin?" With different needs from adults, bodies and brains developing at alarming rates, a good children's multivitamin supplement gives extra insurance at getting what they need. So, whether a picky eater or getting whatever a good diet means, the best children's multivitamin provides at least the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of its key ingredients.

It’s a fact, children who enjoy a healthy, varied diet are more likely to be full of energy, feel brighter, more alert, suffer fewer colds and illnesses, and concentrate better at school. Solgar Kangavites® are an exciting, innovative range of children’s supplements, which were developed using the latest patented manufacturing techniques to coat the unpleasant tasting minerals and are sweetened naturally by using xylitol which is tooth-friendly.

When you review the different chewable children's multivitamins, taking into account quality of manufacture, we believe the best chewable multivitamin comes with iron and all being well has no side effects. Solgar's Kangavites are consistently popular with parents because, well, they tick all the boxes. If you combine it with a brilliant Vitamin D product, such as Nature's Aid Vitamin D drops and a brilliant DHA fish oil product, such as Solgar lit'l squirts Children's Chewable DHA Chewie-Gels to provide proper nutrients for  the brain and mood, as a parent you're well on the way for doing all that can be done to give them an excellent head start. Children who take a good multivitamin supplement and DHA fish oil, where all the research has been done, are meant to be better balanced and score more highly in their performances on IQ tests.

To view this product click on the following link: Solgar Kangavites Children's Chewable Multivitamin. 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 Jason Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

Tuesday, 8 October 2013


Do you fall prey to every bug around? Do infections linger for ages before you finally get better? Are you constantly sneezing or itching, and generally feel unwell? If so, it could be your immune system is working below par and is in need of a bit of help. When exposed to a bug, a fully functional immune system will kick in quickly and symptoms such as a raised temperature, swollen glands or a sore throat will not last long.

It can be the result of a combination of factors, such as a bad diet full of sugar, caffeine, alcohol and not enough fruit and vegetables, smoking, being stressed, over-worked and unhappy or not getting enough sleep. Also, people who work with the general public, in the health service or in schools, often find that they suffer regular colds and flu because of the number of people they come into contact with. 

At Elixir, we have found that one of the most effective ways to support your immune system is by taking Echinacea, a fantastic herb initially used by Native Americans. Research shows that not only can Echinacea reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu in affected people, it can more than halve the risk of catching a common cold in the first place. Its action on the immune system reduces the amount of inflammatory chemicals produced by the body, the very chemicals that are responsible for the typical symptoms of the common cold – sneezing, coughing, runny nose, stuffy nasal passages and so on. Balancing their production allows the immune system to work effectively without triggering unpleasant symptoms.

However, we have found that the quality of the Echinacea product you use makes a big difference. Fresh Echinacea contain more active ingredients compared to extracts made from dried plants, so it is very important to know how the product you buy has been manufactured. The preparation should also contain both the aerial parts and root for maximum efficacy. For this reason, we always recommend the Echinacea products made by A Vogel, as we have found them by far the most effective. 

Echinacea is also perfectly safe to take, even on a long term basis. It used to be said that you could only take it for a short period at a time, but as it has been found to modulate and support the immune system, without getting out of control and causing over-reaction, you can stay on Echinacea for as long as you wish. Having said that, as with any herbal medicine, please consult your medical practitioner first if you are pregnant or nursing, and it should not be used if you are taking immunosuppressive medication.

Before I go, a quick guide to pronunciation: the correct way to say it is Eh-kih-NAY-shah. Don’t worry though, we still know what you mean even if you come and ask for a bottle of euthanasia, as one of our customers does every year!

To buy this product click on the following link: Echinacea products. 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