Health Boosters

 

LIQUID MAGNESIUM SPRAY

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy

Magnesium, often deficient due to poor food choices and stress, is best absorbed transdermally (via the skin). Spray onto your body morning and night or more frequently in the beginning to raise your magnesium levels quicker. (Also called magnesium oil due to the slightly oily feel it leaves on the skin). Not to be used if you have heart or kidney problems or very low blood pressure. 

For more info: http://healthwize.co.za/useful-information/mighty-magnesium/

 

PURE VITAMIN C POWDER

Pure full-strengh vitamin C powder available as ascorbic acid and sodium ascorbate. Calcium ascorbate available on order.

An essential daily supplement in this day and age! Potent immune booster, infection fighter & detoxifier.

Add to water, juice or lemon juice (freshly squeezed lemon juice from 1/2 lemon with water added) and preferably take on an empty stomach. I take it Best used as part of a healthy diet that is rich in bioflavonoids which aid absorption of vitamin C. Adults take 1/4 tsp 1 – 3 times daily, children 1/8 tsp twice daily but double or triple dose and take more frequently when fighting infections. The ideal dose is determined by bowel tolerance; if you experience loose stools cut back on the dose. For most adults, a dose of 1000mg – 3000mg is a good maintenance doses.

¼ tsp = 1000mg vitamin C / 1/8 tsp = 500mg vitamin C

 OptiMSM

Purest form of MSM on the market

MSM is the abbreviation for methyl-sulfonyl-methane and is an organic sulphur-containing compound that provides 34% bioavailable sulphur. It occurs in all living organisms. In the human body, sulphur, following calcium and phosphorus, is the third most abundant mineral. Sulphur can also be obtained from other food sources but the significance of MSM is that in addition to its high sulphur content it contains methyl donors which are used in the methylation cycle. This cycle involves 5 major biochemical pathways which if impaired because of lack of methyl donors and / or certain nutrients and enzymes, can have grave consequences for our health, such as (1) the build-up of excess homocysteine in the blood which has been well established to negatively impact cardiovascular health (2) reduced neurotransmitter production that can lead to depression and anxiety, (3) lack of energy because of reduced mitochondrial function, (4) impaired RNA & DNA synthesis and (5) reduced cognitive functioning, to mention but a few. The therapeutic value of the MSM compound is therefore far greater than it’s sulphur content alone.

Let’s look a little closer at the importance of sulphur….

  • Sulphur is a vital building block of joints, cartilage, skin, hair and nails. One of my customers reported how the condition of her nails had improved dramatically and that they were growing so fast! Here’s an excerpt from “Eating for Beauty” by David Wolfe; “Essentially, through its ability to continuously build and rebuild perfect collagen and keratin, sulfur is able to make our hair, nails and skin shine with radiance. Sulfur truly is the most beautifying of all food nutrients, and the best cosmetic in the world”. Wow!
  • Sulphur plays a role in tissue repair therefore MSM aids healing of injuries. This is probably why Aloe works so wonderfully for skin healing – Aloe contains MSM. MSM would therefore also support the integrity of connective tissue thus helping to prevent injuries associated with sports and exercise, and even ageing.
  • MSM is a potent anti-inflammatory and has a long history of successful use in easing pain and inflammation, particularly arthritis.
  • Sulphur is required for the production of glutathione — known as the “master antioxidant”, essential for detoxification and maintaining a healthy immune system.
  • MSM provides sulphur for the production of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine, cysteine and taurine. These amino acids are required by the body’s antioxidant system to neutralize free radicals which in excess cause damage in our body and spur on ageing and disease.
  • MSM aids the body’s cellular uptake and utilisation of many other nutrients, particularly vitamin C and the other antioxidants, vitamin E, selenium and co-enzyme Q10.
  • Sulphur is required for the sulphur bridges that connect the two amino acid chains in the insulin molecule. Therefore sulphur is essential for proper insulin function
  • Sulphur is required for proper enzymatic functioning which is necessary for maintaining healthy metabolic processes in the body

And the list could go on. The take home from all of this information is that MSM is certainly highly beneficial, if not essential to people who need to heal or prevent injuries, alleviate arthritic pain, boost the immune system, improve the condition of skin, hair and nails, increase energy levels and alleviate anxiety or depression. MSM is completely safe to take in large doses but as with everything new, start slowly and increase the dosage over time. You may well experience detoxification symptoms, which is good, just reduce the dosage till the symptoms subside.

Why OptiMSM?

OptiMSM is manufactured by Bergstrom Nutrition in the USA. It has earned the reputation of being the “best form of MSM in the world”. Bergstrom have been producing MSM for over 25 years and what’s more MSM is the only product they produce. Their focus on only one product for this length of time certainly suggests a product of perfection. It is said to be the purest and most absorbable form of MSM on the market. For more info, visit their website: http://bergstromnutrition.com

KELP (Ecklonia Maxima

Superfood of note!

Kelp, a mineral-rich super food from the sea is an inexpensive, health giving food supplement that would benefit most people taken on a daily basis.

  • Kelp is particularly rich in iodine which is essential for healthy thyroid function and regulation of metabolism. Kelp is therefore an excellent aid for weight loss.
  • Kelp is rich in the alkaline minerals calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium.
  • Kelp is a phenomenal source of chlorophyll to boost blood cell formation and purify the body.
  • Sea vegetables like kelp are a great source of the mineral vanadium which is required for the production of haloperoxidase enzymes that help provide a natural antioxidant defence. Vanadium is required for good blood sugar control.
  • Kelp contains fucoidans, a group of unique sulphated polysaccharides that have an anti-inflammatory action in the body. They have been widely studied and have been shown to reduce pain, fight viruses and prevent atherosclerosis. They have also been shown to block the typical binding sites for many viruses such as Herpes. By blocking binding sites the virus is unable to replicate. They also have the powerful ability to reduce blood clots. Popular pharmaceuticals used to reduce clots are also sulfated polysaccharides but they are synthetic and come with potentially dangerous side effects.
  • Kelp also contains sodium alginate which is effective at removing heavy metals from the body. The combination of chlorophyll and alginate makes for a powerful detox duo.
  • Kelp is the richest natural source of vitamin D!

So, in summary, this inexpensive seaweed is rich in minerals and trace elements, has a powerful detoxification action and can also help with weight loss. All you need is a ¼ tsp daily for health maintenance. We supply pure 1000 micron kelp in powder form and offer it in 100g and 250g sizes.

MILK THISTLE SEED POWDER

Milk thistle is an herb that supports the body’s ability to detoxify by increasing the synthesis of glutathione, an important enzyme necessary for detoxification, as well as by increasing the rate of liver tissue regeneration when damage has already occurred.  The active ingredient in milk thistle is silymarin which assists the liver and other organs in detoxification by acting as a potent antioxidant. Silymarin helps prevent damage to the liver and helps to restore liver function. It is also protective and supportive of the kidneys.

Since we are living in such a polluted world it makes sense that we protect and assist our body’s detoxification processes. Excess internal toxicity is undeniably at the root cause of most health problems be they minor ailments or more serious diseases such as cancer. Milk thistle is also said to be protective against radiation exposure.

Milk thistle can be used daily at a low dose for health maintenance or in larger doses for health problems. For enhanced detoxification, use pure clay powder twice daily.

Milk thistle contains 1.5-3% silymarin, a complex of flavonolignans that mostly consists of silybin (silibinin, silychristin and silydianin).

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