A.Vogel is one of the leading European herbal brands. Using the formulations of the eminent Swiss naturopath, Alfred Vogel, A.Vogel uses the freshest possible herbs of the highest quality in its range, controlling the whole organic growing process. Rapid harvesting and processing help to preserve the vital ingredients present in fresh herbs.
The herbs are holistically standardised ensuring that the whole spectrum of active ingredients in each plant is included. Every stage of the production process is carried out according to stringent GMP Guidelines to deliver goods of consistent quality, safety and efficacy. Research is key, enabling us to develop new products and methods of analysis.
For more information check out www.avogel.ie
Now Absolute Aromas is one of the leading forces in aromatherapy within the UK and has a worldwide reputation for quality of product and service. Their products are exported and retailed all over the world and the diversity and outward looking nature of their business is more than a little responsible for their buoyancy in the current economic uncertainty.
They have an unparalleled range of over 100 essential oils and a wide selection of carrier oils and base products for the discerning therapist. They also stock a selection of pre blended oils and massage blends, floral waters, bath salts and aromatherapy accessories that allow the full benefits of aromatherapy to be enjoyed by all.
They select oils from controlled, sustainable sources that have little or no negative impact on the environment. None of their products are tested on animals and all are free from GM material. Their unfragranced base products are as natural as practicable and all are sulphate free. Nothing they stock contains parabens and their tea tree range is naturally preserved using nothing but tea tree oil.
For students, they supply kits at discounted prices for all the main recognised qualifications, NVQ, VTCT and ITEC. However, if your course has a different syllabus, they are happy to tailor make kits for you. Please contact them for more details or for a therapist price list.
20 years on, at Absolute Aromas pride themselves on the quality of the service they offer their customers. Orders are turned around within the shortest possible time secure in the knowledge that they are providing their customers with an unrivalled quality of product. Each essential oil is tested onsite to ensure that the quality is never compromised and they have long standing relationships with trusted suppliers, both in the UK and overseas.
For more information check out www.absolute-aromas.com
Aloe Dent’s high quality toothpastes containing Aloe Vera, not only help soothe gums, but they also have one of the widest ranges on the natural oral care market. Their range is packed full of natural ingredients – from Tea Tree Oil which helps in the fight against bacteria, to Silica, a natural mineral used to help keep teeth clean helping to prevent cavities, and Co Q10, which may also help in maintaining healthy gums.
The AloeDent range comes in Fluoride & Fluoride Free with a natural peppermint & menthol flavour for adults and a strawberry flavour for kids.
Aloe Pura Juices
A wide range of juices derived from a unique blend of Aloe Vera whole leaf and unfiltered inner gel mixed with traditional botanical extracts such as fennel, caraway, gentle chamomile and papaya juice, all recognized for their soothing properties.
For more information check out www.optimah.com
Optima’s Aloe Pura range consists of Aloe Vera juices, tablets, capsules, haircare & skincare products. Aloe Vera has been used for centuries for cosmetic and therapeutic benefits. It was first sold in the 1950’s. Over 250 species of Aloe Vera exist, however only Aloe Barbadensis Miller and Aloe Arborescens Miller are grown commercially.
Optima are Europe’s leading manufacturer of Aloe Vera products and were the first company in Europe to receive the International Aloe Vera Science Council seal of approval for quality and purity.
Aloe Pura Juices:
Aloe Pura Juices come in a range of flavours and sizes. Liquid food supplements that contain soothing Aloe Vera, which may help to maintain a healthy digestive system. The wide range of juices are derived from a unique blend of Aloe Vera whole leaf and unfiltered inner gel mixed with traditional botanical extracts such as fennel, caraway, gentle chamomile and papaya juice, all recognized for their soothing properties. Aloe Pura’s Aloe Vera Juice are rich in polysaccharides and have no artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours.
Aloe Pura Haircare:
Aloe Pura’s Aloe Vera Hair Care range helps cleanse, nourish and soften the hair. It is made from Organic Aloe Vera Gel and contains extracts of ProVitamin B5, Sweet Almond Oil, Calendula and Lavender. It is best known for its optimum cleansing, softening and nourishing action. Aloe Pura’s Aloe Vera Haircare range is free from Parabens, SLS and Lanolin.
Aloe Pura Skincare:
Aloe Pura’s Skincare range is made with 100% organic Aloe Vera with a selection of natural extracts all chosen for their beneficial properties. It is produced from pure Aloe Vera inner gel, capturing the maximum nutritional activity of the Aloe Vera Barbadensis plant. The Aloe Vera used in the Aloe Pura range has the International Aloe Science Council seal of approval for quality and purity. All gels are free from SLS, Parabens, Lanolin and are not tested on animals.
For more information check out www.optimah.com
|Atlantic Aromatics, established in 1984 is an independent Irish company supplying highest quality pure essential oils, massage oils and associated products.There are many different grades of essential oils available ranging from bad, indifferent, and adulterated through to excellent. To maintain high standards at Atlantic Aromatics they use their extensive experience to help negotiate the complexities of the essential oil market. In particular they are guided by four main principles.
A range of Tea Tree products to suit all the family, from head to toe.
For more information check out www.optimah.com
Bach™ Original Flower Remedies
Bach™ Original Bach Flower Remedies were pioneered in the 1920’s and 1930’s by Dr Edward Bach and are a holistic approach to managing wellbeing and emotional balance.
What are Bach™ Original Flower Remedies?
The 38 flower essences Dr Bach discovered are made from a variety of wild plants, trees and bushes and each of the 38 essences relates to a different emotional state that everyone will experience from time to time.
Bach™ Original Flower Remedies are a gentle and effective system, which capture the positive mood of flowers allowing us to re discover the positive side of ourselves. Dr Bach’s essences are designed to be tailored to each individual’s use and can either be taken individually or together to make a personal mix.
How to select essences:
Try the Bach Original Flower Remedies Quiz here, to find out which of the flower essences could be useful for you! The principle of Dr Bach’s system is to tailor the individual to the essence based on the situation and emotion of the person.
Bach™ Original Flower Remedies are made in the UK and are the only flower essences sourced from the home of Dr Bach himself
To find out more about the essences please visit bachremedies.co.uk for more information
Click on the table below to see the list the 1-38 essences and what emotions they relate to:
|Eskimo-3 – A Brand you can Trust
On the market for more than 20 years, Eskimo-3 is a unique stable fish oil supplement, with a healthy balance of the omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. Eskimo-3 is one of the purest sources of omega-3 and is supported by science with 120 research papers proving the oil’s effectiveness for heart health, women’s health, memory, concentration and inflammation. Created by Professor Tom Saldeen, Department of Medicine at Uppsala University, Eskimo-3 is 100% pure and fresh and undergoes an extensive purification process to ensure it is toxin free. Independent studies have consistently shown that Eskimo-3 is one of the purest fish oils on the market.
Removal of impurities is performed by the best existing technology resulting in the highest degree of purity. During the purification process important antioxidants are lost and have to be restored, which is extremely important for safety and effect. A unique patented antioxidant mixture Pufanox is used to restore lost antioxidants in order to guarantee the product remains fresh and stable for longer. Multiple third party tests performed in different countries have confirmed that Eskimo-3 has by far the best purity and stability.The quality of the product is checked using Cardinova´s modern quality control laboratory. Cardinova´s plant is licensed for the production of pharmaceuticals. Production, control routines and quality assurance programs comply with Good Manufactoring Practice (GMP).
Unlike other fish oils on the market, Eskimo-3 has a pleasant lime flavor, which ensures there is no fishy taste, smell or after-taste. Eskimo-3 fish oil comes from fully sustainable sources, where the fishing is strictly monitored and controlled by the government. The fishery that supplies the oil for Eskimo-3 was awarded a Friend of the Sea certification in recognition of its commitment to sustainable fishing. Eskimo-3 is also safe and recommended during pregnancy and lactation.The product comes in liquid or capsule form and is available from all leading health food stores and pharmacies nationwide.For more information check out www.eskimo.ie
Their philosophy is simple: They source the very best raw material, manufacture to the highest quality and sell at the lowest price. They specialize in sourcing new ingredients from around the world and have been very successful in being first to market with some of the latest weight management products such as Gracinia, Green Coffee or the latest fully legal form of Raspberry Ketone.
For more information check out www.healthspark.co.uk
Higher Nature is an independently owned, UK based company with over 20 years experience in pioneering nutrition, creating unique and effective supplements for optimum health.Higher Nature’s standards come from a total commitment to optimising health, and the belief that for health, only the best nutrition will do. Never compromising, their expert nutrition team researches every ingredient to provide innovative, quality and efficacious products.
Their product portfolio includes over 200 exceptional product formulations, together with specifically targeted product ranges, aimed at addressing nutrition through all life stages. What follows are some examples of the variety of pioneering products Higher Nature offers:
The best-selling Saltpipe is a salt therapy natural inhaler which is beneficial for a wide variety of respiratory problems including asthma, allergies and even snoring, and is a registered medical device.
Red Sterol Complex is one of the most popular products from Higher Nature, containing plant sterols proven to reduce cholesterol; there is also Balance for Nerves, a unique formulation for nervous system support with B vitamins, magnesium and theanine; to name just two!
In terms of life stage nutrition, Higher Nature Kids is a range of original fun children’s products, designed to support children through their development years. The range is completely free from artificial colours, sweeteners, flavours and preservatives and offers comprehensive nutritional supplementation, including a minty vitamin D3 spray to safeguard the whole family, and Smart Focus, a first for Ireland, award winning Omega jelly rounds with no fishy taste.
The most recent innovation is a life stage range of supplements formulated specifically for young adults 13 years and up, designed and developed to offer nutritional support for this important stage of life. Multi Vit Shots are a first for Ireland and ground-breaking natural cherry cola flavour multivitamin and minerals, delivered in tongue-tingling melty shots, whilst Skin Support offers clear skin from within.
Higher Nature’s True Food® is a pioneering range of whole food nutritional supplements carefully formulated to support all areas of health for men, women and even pets at every life stage. True Food® products offer nutrients in a complex like food, which the whole body can recognise and digest as such, making large doses unnecessary.
Omega Excellence is a range of food products that combines superb quality organic oils, butters and seeds, with excellent blending and delicious taste, and includes Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Butters, Cold Milled Flax Seeds and Omega Oil to name just a few, and can be used every day as part of a healthy diet.
Higher Nature has a team of fully-qualified nutritionists and experts, permanently on hand to offer free support to any customers needing advice on ailments and drug interactions, as well as offering direct training for retailers
The Higher Nature Academy, www.highernatureacademy.com provides on-line education for consumers, trade and practitioners wishing to expand their nutritional knowledge. And in complement to this www.nutripeople.com is a fantastic source of free nutrition advice and articles.
For more information check out www.highernature.co.uk
|Traditional manufacturer of innovative health products from the Black Forest.
What could be a more fitting location for the production of natural medicines, medical products, dietary supplements and natural cosmetics than in the Black Forest?The HÜBNER headquarters are situated in Ehrenkirchen near Freiburg (in Breisgau) at the edge of the Southern Black Forest National Park, surrounded by vineyards.Their success story began in 1920 with the traditional product “TANNENBLUT®”. This product, made of medicinal herbs with candied sugar and fir honey, helped to soothe respiratory illnesses sustained by textile workers in the dusty air of their workshops.In 1936 the salesman Anton Hübner and his wife Klara, acquired the licence for the “TANNENBLUT®” natural remedy.”TANNENBLUT® is one of the oldest herbal medicines against colds in Germany which is sold worldwide.Their products are composed using both traditional recipes with tried and tested ingredients as well as the latest scientific findings. Today, highly-motivated employees maintain the continuity of their company as well as their philosophies on product and quality.
They work on new developments and improve existing products according to our maxim: “Tradition and innovation are combined in Ehrenkirchen”. HÜBNER products combine quality, effectiveness and compatibility using nature’s recipes, and are suitable for the whole family.For more information check out http://huebner-vital.de/en/
LadyCare Lifetime Ltd. is a British manufacturer, established for over 11 years, and it has become the leader in Magnotherapy. “Pioneers in the development of magnetic health products”, LadyCare Lifetime Ltd. started with pets and then applied that knowledge to develop a large variety of human pain relief products.
To understand the potential of the LadyCare Lifetime Ltd. product range, you first need to understand the extensive research and trials undertaken. LadyCare Lifetime Ltd. is unique; it is continually researching and developing new and improved ways to help. Product effectiveness and safety is paramount in all of our research.
For more information check out www.ladycare-ireland.ie
Used by millions of people worldwide, Arnica has been recognised for its invaluable natural healing properties since the 16th century.The arnica used in Nelsons® Arnicare® arnica products is organically-grown in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by sea lochs, hills and mountains.
“The pure air and water in the Scottish Highlands, along with our clean, organic cultivation, ensure that our arnica plants used in the Nelsons Arnicare arnica products are at their very best when harvested.” Duncan Ross, Arnica Grower
Much care is taken when harvesting Arnica in order to guarantee the best base material for the Nelsons Arnicare Arnica range.
Nelsons® is the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural healthcare products, with a long-standing commitment to supplying the highest quality natural healthcare products that meet all regulatory and quality standards. Their brands are recognised and sold all over the world and include RESCUE Remedy®, Bach™ Original Flower Remedies, Nelsons® Arnicare®, Nelsons Teetha™, Nelsons™ Homeopathy and Spatone™.
For more information see www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/arnicare
Nelsons provides an extensive range of creams, ointments and sprays with the aim of providing a range of products which are accessible to all. These topical remedies cover a range of common skin complaints.
The following range of creams are available from Nelsons:
For more information see www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/skinrange
Nelsons™ Formulated is a range of products that offer easy-to-take relief for the symptoms of everyday illnesses. The selection of popular remedies, some a combination of several homeopathic ingredients, can help with common ailments. Each remedy is safe, non-drowsy and suitable for the whole family.
The range consists of Nelsons Coldenza™, Nelsons Noctura™, Nelsons Pollenna™ and Nelsons Travella™.
For more information see www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/formulated
Nelsons Sootha™ cough syrup is a pleasant tasting, soothing, homeopathic remedy for the natural relief of coughs. Sootha™ contains a 6c homeopathic potency of natural Bryonia, along with purified honey and zesty lemon juice.
Nelsons Sootha™ is non-drowsy so it can be taken any time. Free from artificial colourings, flavourings and alcohol.
Nelsons® is the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural healthcare products, with a long-standing commitment to supplying the highest quality natural healthcare products that meet all regulatory and quality standards. Their brands are recognised and sold all over the world and include RESCUE Remedy®, Bach™ Original Flower Remedies, Nelsons® Arnicare®, Nelsons Teetha™, Nelsons™ Homeopathy and Spatone™.
See www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/sootha for more information
Nelsons® is the UK’s leading manufacturer of natural healthcare products, with a long-standing commitment to supplying the highest quality natural healthcare products that meet all regulatory and quality standards. Their brands are recognised and sold all over the world.
One of their most popular products, Nelsons® Teetha® Teething Granules & Nelsons® Teetha® Gel are loved by parents across the world.
If your little one is cutting new teeth, try Nelsons® Teetha® teething granules, a homeopathic remedy for the soothing and calming relief of the symptoms of teething. The granules simply dissolve in your child’s mouth where they gently help to ease the pain of teething.
Nelsons Teetha Teething Gel is a ready-dosed gel that simply rubs into your baby’s gums where it gently helps to ease the pain of teething and relieves discomfort.
For more information see www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/nelsonsbaby
Optima Health & Nutrition has maintained a marketing led philosophy since its incorporation in 1994, which has seen the company develop rapidly. Their experience in the natural products industry has been facilitated by their focus on only using the finest raw materials sourced from around the world, combined with the latest research and manufacturing techniques available. New product development has become a key facet, which has enabled entry into various markets around the world, while maintaining growth through product diversity and continual product evolution which has ensured a prolonged product life cycle.Their purpose built facilities in the heart of England and Yorkshire combine innovation with conformity to the latest quality standards to ensure that all their products are manufactured to the highest standards while consistency and quality is maintained across all product,
Their commitment to the environment is key. They do not test our products on animals; all their products are non-toxic, biodegradable and conform to all EC legislation.
Optima are currently active in over thirty countries worldwide. Their extensive distribution network exists from Europe through to the Middle East and from Ghana to Hong Kong. Optima’s key strategy in developing export markets lies with its implementation of sales and marketing plans to assist the development of business in a proactive manner. All export markets are supported by dedicated marketing and technical teams.
Currently Optima employ 6 field sales personnel who cover the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland. All orders are dispatched from the Optima distribution centre located in Yorkshire. All orders are received within 24 hours of placement to ensure stock levels are optimised. Both marketing and technical support is available for all customers to assist with business development and any consumer queries.
See www.optimah.com for more information
Lecithin Granules are a unique product combining a range of well researched and documented beneficial properties. Lecithin is found in the lining of every human cell performing numerous roles in the maintenance of health with a source of Omega 3 and Omega 6 essential fatty acids, which may help maintain normal cholesterol levels.
100% pure Lecithin granules from non GM soya beans that helps the breakdown of fat.
See www.optimah.com for more information
Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (ON) was founded in 1987 by two brothers, Tony and Michael Costello. Originally known as Costello’s Health Distributors, the entrepreneurial brothers soon recognised an opportunity to significantly improve quality and innovation in the sports nutrition industry. Their mission was to provide innovative products of consistently high quality to active adults the world over. The company is now part of Glanbia, a leading international cheese and nutritional ingredients group.Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (ON) is a range of sports nutrition products which offer premium quality ingredients that taste great. With state-of-the-art production facilities, ON manufacture an award-winning range of nutritional bars, protein powders, ready-to-drink sports drinks, vitamins and essential minerals.
See www.optimumnutrition.ie for more information
Pernaton is a natural source of unique nourishing and regenerative substances from the sea, manufactured in accordance to strict quality standards. It contains original Perna extract with essential high-molecular GAG (Glycosaminoglycans), natural properties found in the connective tissues, ligaments and joint cartilage within the body. Pernaton also contains Omega 3 fatty acids, 11 different minerals and 18 vital L-amino acids. Perna extract is made from Perna Canaliculus using the patented freeze-drying process as is used to produce the New Zealand Green Lipped Mussel powder – thus ensuring quality and purity.Perna extract can only be found in Pernaton. Published research findings have shown that Perna extract is gentle to the stomach and is neither toxic nor teratogenic.
Perna extract is produced using the trademarked process of the Green Lipped Mussel – thus guaranteeing the quality standard of Pernaton.
See www.pernaton-ireland.com for more information.
pre-Conceive was designed in response to the growing, global trend of declining fertility levels. pre-Conceive is a blend of nutrients that have all been studied extensively for their impact on fertility and increasing fertility in both men and women.
They have studied and examined clinical evidence on male and female infertility from all across the world and reflected this research to create pre-conceive the most advanced fertility supplement of its type.Why the need for pre-Conceive?
Unsurprisingly, supplements can also be used to increase fertility rates and raise chances of conception. In certain studies, nutrients like NAC, Arginine, Carnitine, and Coenzyme Q10 have effectively boosted fertility statistics and in most cases have improved conception and pregnancy rates.
What the Experts say:
See www.pillarhealthcare.ie for more information on pre-Conceive
Quest for Excellence was founded in 1983 by Dr Ahmed Assam, on the principle of science over profit, Quest Vitamins remains a family owned independent company boasting unrivalled quality control. The full range now offers over 80 nutraceutical products, serviced from its three GMP sites, sold in 15 countries across the world. Dr Assam remains passionate about Quest Excellence and its core principles of delivering unrivalled quality which customers can trust in.
The comprehensive Quest product range has everything required to support well-being:
The intelligent Nutrition Systems are the systematic standards by which Quest products are formulated, developed and manufactured in-house.
See www.questexcellence.com for further information
Bach™ Original RESCUE Remedy® in the distinctive yellow bottle is a combination of natural flower essences preserved in a grape alcohol solution. It was first made by Dr Edward Bach in England in the 1930s and is still made in accordance with the traditional methods he developed over 70 years ago. RESCUE Remedy® has been trusted by generations to help gently restore inner calm, control and focus. It can be used for a wide range of everyday stressful situations, big or small as it can be taken by anyone, anywhere. Rescue Remedy® is available as a dropper or a spray, in a handy pocket size to ensure it’s to hand whenever you need it.
RESCUE Remedy® is made up of a five individual flower essences that help you cope in balancing life’s ups and downs.
• Rock Rose is used for terror and panic
RESCUE Remedy® is the most well-known element of the Bach™ Original Flower Remedies which is a system of 38 individual flower remedies developed by Dr Bach to help us rediscover the positive side of ourselves.
See www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/rescueremedy for more information
Sambucol® is a range of immune boosting Black Elderberry supplements, which are clinically proven to help support the immune system. Sambucol®’s Black Elderberry liquid contains a unique compound called AntiVirin® that can help protect healthy cells and inactivate infectious viruses. Sambucol® was first developed in 1991, and has since gone on to become a supplement that is relied on and trusted by loyal users the world over as a great way to get daily immune system support.
Immune System Support
Sambucol® has been developed by scientists using a unique extraction process, which
preserves and maximises the naturally occurring health benefits of the Black Elderberry. Black Elderberries have twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and more than 50% the overall antioxidant capability of cranberries. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system by helping to neutralise the harmful effects of free radicals. Sambucol® also contains Vitamin C and Zinc, which are well known for their ability to support the immune system.
Sambucol is made from Black Elderberries which have twice the natural antioxidant capacity of blueberries and more than 50% the overall antioxidant capability of cranberries. Antioxidants strengthen the immune system by helping neutralise the harmful effect of free radicals.
A Unique Formulation
The Black Elderberries that give Sambucol® its unique properties have been carefully sourced to ensure that they are of the highest quality. The unique formulation and extraction process also preserves and maximises this naturally occurring health benefit.
Elderberries have been used for centuries as a natural remedy. Sambucol ®was developed by a world renowned scientist who recognised the potential of the flavonoids present in the Black Elderberry. It is produced from whole black elderberries and has the equivalent of up to 1000 black elderberries in every 120ml bottle. The unique preparation method preserves and maximises the naturally occurring health benefits of the Black Elderberry to help support the immune system.
Sambucol® is backed by over 20 years of scientific research, making it the most extensively researched elderberry product in the world. The activity of the flavonoids – naturally occurring antioxidants – are preserved through a unique manufacturing process. This research has since been validated and endorsed by a series of scientific trials taking place over five years, which has led to world-wide acclaim for the product.
See www.sambucol.co.uk for more information
Don’t let your life’s journeys be spoilt by the onset of nausea and vomiting; alleviate motion sickness and enjoy journeys with your children or enjoy your pregnancy by relieving your morning sickness by using Sea-Bands. Sea-Band is a knitted elasticated wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Nei Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever you feel nauseous.
*They are suitable for adults and children.
See www.sea-band.com for more information on the Sea-Band range
Spatone® is simply iron rich water from the mountains of North Wales that is scientifically proven to top up your iron levels.The iron in Spatone® can help fight fatigue and reduce tiredness to help you keep on top of your day.
The iron present in Spatone® is a highly absorbable source of iron with an average of 40% absorption* vs. 5-10% absorption from typical iron supplements which means it is also a gentle iron supplement with fewer side effects than conventional iron supplements.**
Spatone® comes in convenient one-a-day sachets and can be taken straight or added to juice. Or try Spatone® Apple, simply Spatone® iron rich water mixed with delicious natural apple concentrate and vitamin C, which can be taken neat.
*Nelsons Nutritional Study – The Significant Impact of Spatone® on Iron Levels, 2009
For more information see www.nelsonsnaturalworld.com/spatone
Symprove is a unique water-based food supplement that contains multi-strain, live and active bacteria. As it does not trigger digestion, the bacteria pass through the harsh, acidic environment of the stomach and get to the intestines, where they thrive and multiply.Symprove is aimed at people who suffer with an imbalance of gut bacteria.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects around 20% of the UK population. Despite the high prevalence of this condition, recent consumer research carried out by Symprove reveals that it is extremely poorly managed. This may be due to poor consumer understanding which can lead them to use inappropriate products, and the fact that IBS is a multi-faceted condition. Current solutions tend to only address single symptoms, requiring people who have several symptoms to purchase and use many products simultaneously.
Symprove has been independently tested at King’s College London (led by Dr Guy Sisson and Professor Ingvar Bjarnason) on the many symptoms of IBS – including pain, constipation, diarrhoea and bloating, with impressive results. The study was randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled and was carried out on 186 IBS sufferers, mostly moderate to severe, who received a daily dose of Symprove or an identical placebo liquid for 3 months. The results showed that Symprove was associated with significantly greater improvements on symptom severity in patients with IBS as compared with placebo.
Symprove was also independently tested by University College London to establish if it arrived, survived and thrived in the gut, versus other beneficial bacteria (probiotic) products on the market. For any probiotic to be effective in restoring the balance of bacteria in your gut, it has to do 3 simple things.
1: ARRIVE alive right from the start so it’s ready to get to work.
The study concluded that of the 8 products tested, Symprove was the only one to successfully pass all 3 tests.
Independent research has shown that it takes around 12 weeks to help re-balance the bacteria in the gut. To support the research, Symprove have developed a new 12 Week Programme to help sufferers through their journey. The 12 Week Programme is visible on all aspects of the new-look Symprove to ensure consumers understand the commitment needed to rebalance their gut bacteria. In return for consumers who purchase 2 x 4 week packs, Symprove will give them the last 4 week pack at no cost.
See www.symprove.com for further information
Terranova was founded in 2008 by Stephen Terrass MRNT, the former Technical Director of Solgar Vitamins UK. Currently comprising more than 50 nutritional and botanical products, Terranova is one of only a very small number of nutritional supplement companies worldwide which does not use any fillers, binders or other manufacturing additives – and one of even fewer brands where 100% of the products are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. The primary goal of Terranova’s formulation concept is to achieve the maximum possible effectiveness, versatility, purity, gentleness, balance and, above all, safety – by avoiding ingredients that we feel don’t belong in supplements (such as additives); by favouring whole plant ingredients over pharmaceutical extracts; by avoiding excessive potencies; and by intensifying the synergistic environment in the body for vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc.Terranova’s unique approach to nutritional and botanical supplementation developed partly from Stephen’s concerns about the misguided ‘reductionist’ pharmaceutical mentality that has dominated much of the supplement industry since soon after his career began 34 years ago. Although he once shared that mentality, Stephen eventually realized that the ‘pharmaceuticalization’ of the supplement industry was fundamentally flawed. He knew that a radical shift away from the way the industry typically formulates and manufactures products would be needed in order to achieve his goal of developing products which met his own personal standards. The award-winning Terranova brand is the result of this shift.
ABOUT TERRANOVA’S FOUNDER
The former Technical Director of Solgar Vitamins UK, Stephen Terrass MRNT is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading authorities in the nutritional supplement field, with a particular emphasis on nutraceutical and botanical science. In his 34 year career in this field, Stephen has presented more than 450 lectures in 19 countries and has been a frequent guest lecturer for nutritional and natural medicine colleges. Stephen is also the author of eight books, an award-winning series of audio tapes and several magazine articles, as well as participating in numerous interviews for newspapers, magazines, radio and television.
THE TERRANOVA ETHOS
The Terranova philosophy embodies complete nourishment, deep healing and profound wellbeing. Through their intensely synergistic formulations, they demonstrate a scientific, yet holistic, approach to product development.
While much of the nutritional supplement industry gives the impression that laboratory-isolated natural chemicals and pharmaceutically adulterated plants are the future of nutrition, Terranova see a different future. While such ingredients can certainly have a useful role in supplements, they recognize that carefully chosen whole, unadulterated and fresh phytonutrient-rich food and botanical ingredients hold the synergistic key to unlocking the maximum health potential of the isolated vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that they use in their industry.
And they have seen that the effects of this synergy can be truly remarkable.
Welcome to the future of supplements.
See www.terranovahealth.com for more information
Biomedical the creators of ThinkKrill were founded in 2002. Based in Leeds, United Kingdom, the company has grown rapidly over the last five years and is now a successful national and international enterprise.
Many of their products hold clinical or scientific evidence, research based products are their driving force, and they continue to source these from manufacturers all over the world.
Between Ireland and the UK they supply a range of health food supplements and licensed herbal medicines, together with a range of premium beauty products, Independent pharmacies, health food stores and beauty salons.
Internationally, Biomedical have distributors in Singapore, USA, Ireland and Germany.See www.thinkkrill.co.uk for further information on the ThinkKrill range
Zerochol is a 100% natural food supplement manufactured by Innoceutics in Belgium. Innoceutics refers to ‘Innovative Pharmaceutics’ (innovative health products). Innoceutics is established in the IIC of Ghent University. From the start the founders of Innoceutics opted for natural products with a strong scientific basis. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved plant sterols as an effective way to manage cholesterol.
Zerochol is a natural food supplement made from plant sterols. The European Food Safety Authority confirms that plant sterols can help lower cholesterol in just 6 weeks. Structurally similar to cholesterol, plant sterols can reduce the absorption of cholesterol in the gut by competing with cholesterol to get absorbed. When you consume a Zerochol tablet with a meal, the plant sterols present in Zerochol reduce the absorption of cholesterol from your intestine into your body. Zerochol is free from gluten, dairy, sugar and safe to be used alongside other medications including statins.
See www.zerochol.ie for more information
B.O.N® Natural Oils was established in South Africa in 1972 and is one of the largest producers of pharmaceutical grade eucalyptus oil in the world with supply to large international flavour & fragrance houses in Africa, Europe and the USA. B.O.N have over 40 years of manufacturing experience. They are approved suppliers to the likes of Roche, Bayer and GSK, which bears testament to their manufacturing standards and standing in the local and international market.
B.O.N are a family owned and managed business and have the necessary expertise and experience to produce and deliver large volumes of high quality products. As an example, in our bulk eucalyptus oil operations, where they have created over 250 jobs, they account for approximately 2% of total world production.
The cornerstone of their business is quality, not only in terms of developing new products but also in terms of quality control at every step of the manufacturing process. As a result, their products are respected all over the world and because of the volumes involved, they are able to offer competitive prices.
Based in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, B.O.N have created employment for over 250 previously disadvantaged individuals and they support community projects and black empowerment initiatives through Kusasa Harvesting CC and the Ngqabeni Community Property Trust. As a result of these initiatives, they have an excellent black economic empowerment rating (Level III – 110% compliant).
See www.bonnaturaloils.co.za for more information
Dr Bronner’s soaps are 100% true pure-castile soaps that use certified organic ingredients under the fair trade act without animal testing, and are mostly 100% vegan (with the exception of the balms where beeswax is added for best efficacy).
Dr Bronner have created or partnered with various fair trade organic projects all over the world including Sri Lanka, Palestine, Ghana, Ecuador, Kenya and Zambia where they ethically source materials such as coconut oil, sugar cane alcohol and beeswax. Their fair trade and eco-friendliness beliefs ensure fair prices, living wages and community benefits for farmers, workers and their families.
Dr Bronner is also committed to using better, eco friendly packaging. All products are packaged using 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. The range includes the cult beauty classic Castile Liquid Soaps, Shikakai Hand Soaps, Hand & Body Lotions, Lip Balms, Body Balms and Hair Care.
See www.drbronner.com for more information
Today Faith in Nature is a multi-award winning company offering over 150 natural formulations for bath, body, baby and home – all natural and all offering best value for money. Respect for our amazing world will always be at the heart of their business. That’s why the green principles on which founder Rivka Rose built Faith in Nature, still hold firm today and Rivka is just as passionate as ever. Made with the best of nature’s ingredients, their cruelty-free ranges are developed to be effective yet gentle on our bodies and the planet, offering high quality products for all the family.
They are the largest independent UK based manufacturer of natural beauty & household cleaning products. They are brand leaders in the important UK health food store sector, as well as having an established export market. Their new product development is geared towards reinforcing their brand leadership in existing markets, as well as opening new routes to market both in the UK and overseas.
Combining their knowledge of plant material, aromatherapy, and natural extracts, with skilful formulation techniques, every Faith in Nature product is crafted by their in-house experts. To ensure the utmost quality, their products are still manufactured at their state-of-the-art facilities in the North West of England; a factory they are very proud of and which has been repeatedly awarded the highest A grade standard from the BRC (British Retail Consortium), giving the Company worldwide recognition for the highest manufacturing standards, enabling us to deliver to their customers the best possible products. With body care ranges free from parabens, MI and SLES, artifi cial colours and fragrances, they are also proud to feature the ‘Leaping Bunny’ on their products (BUAV/Cruelty Free International against animal ingredients and animal testing), among other renowned awards.
As well as being naturally formulated from raw materials which are biodegradable and from renewable sources, Faith in Nature uses bottles which are 100% recycled, when available! So there you have it, natural products that really don’t have to cost the earth and are great for you.
See www.faithinnature.co.uk for more information
Natural Pioneer Since 1959
JASON set out on their trailblazing mission in 1959 to provide a natural alternative to industrial products for wholesome Californians not convinced by the new, alien ingredients being used, or the skin irritations they caused. JASON means “healer” in Greek. Their chosen name reflects the results driven therapeutic blends use in their formulas, all of which are crafted by the Code of Honour.
With their families and futures in mind, created natural but effective formulas to meet the needs of everyone. Nothing frilly, nothing fancy. The pioneering spirit of saw a local enterprise grow to a global household name. Their mission today still remains the same, only this time everyone’s invited.
JASON CODE OF HONOUR
• Select safe, wholesome, natural ingredients
• Rigorously test every formula to ensure safety and efficacy
• Never test on animals
• Constantly innovate and improve
NO PARABENS • NO SODIUM LAURYL/LAURETH SULFATE OR SODIUM MYRETH SULFATE • NO PHTHALATES • NO ARTIFICIAL COLOURS • NO PETROLATUM OR MINERAL OILS • NO ALUMINIUM • NO ANIMAL TESTING • VEGETARIAN FRIENDLYSee www.jasonnaturalcare.co.uk for more details
|INNOVATE • COMMUNICATE • RESPECT
Kinvara Skincare makes really effective, organic skincare that changes skin for the better.
“Kinvara is founded on the desire to make a positive difference in peoples, lives. As a skincare company we do that by making a positive difference to their skin” says founder, Dr. Joanne Reilly. This is best seen in how Kinvara can transform skin, maintaining normal skin in great condition and improving tricky skin.They do that by loading their products with skin loving ingredients such as omega rich plant oils, antioxidants, vitamins, bio actives and essential oils, most of which are blended in a cold process that locks in all their goodness.
Kinvara Skincare takes care of your skin from first thing in the morning to last thing at night.They really believe that your skin is your body’s unsung hero. The largest organ in your body, it protects, regulates and senses for you. Aggressive products can leave it reactive, red and angry. Your skin does a pretty good job, so they believe you should be gentle with it.
Kinvara want to simplify skincare and take some of the nonsense out of beauty products and how they are marketed. That’s why they deliberately came to the market in 2012 with a capsule collection of just 3 products because that’s what they believe most people need most of the time and it’s true you don’t need lots of products just a few brilliant ones.About Us
Kinvara Skincare was founded by Dr. Joanne Reilly in 2012. Based in the beautiful coastal village of Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland, the company formulates its own products which are made according to best international practice.
Of utmost importance to Joanne is that whatever she does makes a difference in her life and the lives of others. With a professional background in science she has seen first-hand the damage of environmental and social mismanagement and these experiences reinforce her commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of Kinvara Skincare.With tricky, sensitive skin herself, Joanne was always looking for good, safe effective skincare products. After being underwhelmed with all the usual brands Joanne decided to research what might be aggravating her skin and what she could do to help calm it. The answer she got was plants, plants and more plants.This didn’t surprise her one bit, as she had seen in her how people in Indonesia used plants in their herbal ‘Jamu’ preparations as their first port of call for most health problems. Armed with the founding principle for her products, Joanne began research and training in the art of crafting beautiful plant powered skincare and the rest as they say is history.See www.kinvaraskincare.com for more information
Naturtint is the renowned brand of home hair dyes free from ammonia, resorcinol and parabens, created by Laboratorios Phergal, a leading hair colour manufacturer in Spain. 32 fabulous shades ranging from Ebony Black to Light Dawn Blonde are available in the permanent range, all of which cover 100% grey, can be mixed if you can’t just find the perfect shade and are suitable for root touch-ups.
The Naturtint Reflex Non-Permanent is a range of colour rinses free from PPD and peroxide, as well as ammonia, resorcinol and parabens. Available in 6 shades, Naturtint Reflex can cover the early signs of grey and will last from 2-4 weeks.
The Naturtint Shampoo & Nutrideep Multiplier products that are found in each colouring kit are also available as part of the after-care and styling range which was recently extended to include the Naturtint 3-in-1 Restructuring Spray, Naturtint Styling Mousse and Naturtint Vital 5 Hair Mask.
See www.naturtintusa.com for more information
Irish Bodycare/Skincare the creators of Parasol, is a family-run company based at the Campus Innovation Centre of the Carlow Institute of Technology in Ireland.Since 1990 the company has been researching into UVA and UVB sun protection products, as well as dry scalp and skin conditions.
They produce a small number of their own products, as well as licensing further innovations to other cosmetic manufacturers.
Irish Bodycare/Skincare is involved in a number of research programmes at the Carlow Institute of Technology and other Institutes in Ireland, which have given the company national and international recognition.
Because of the lack of sun in the British Isles and our a\usually pale skin type, many people do not build up a natural protection before going on holiday abroad, making them burn easily.
In 1992 Irish Skincare undertook a research programme to resolve this problem. The goal was to produce an easily applied, highly durable, non-staining waterproof sun filter with daytime insect repellent and which could be applied to the skin just once a day.
Since the launch of Parasol 20+ in 1993 – and the subsequent introduction of our other Parasol skin and hair protection products – they have continued their research into long-lasting facial protection.
This result was the launch of Prolong Facial Moisturiser, with its UVA and UVB protection, together with its own anti-free radical herbal ingredients protection.
Their research into dry scalp and skin conditions, which has already resulted in the Procam Dermacare range for controlling conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, is continuing.
See www.irishbodycare.com for more information
|At Biona organic, they believe in great tasting, thoughtfully prepared food to complement an ethical lifestyle. Their farmers don’t use chemical pesticides or herbicides on crops, and they don’t grow genetically modified plants. They also make sure that they only use sustainable farming methods and do not work their land intensively.Because they believe in 100% traceability for all their products, they know all our ingredients are of the highest quality, completely natural and suitable for vegetarians.
Biona is a brand created by Windmill Organics Ltd, a company committed to providing high quality organic food for everyone to share and enjoy.Their ethical organic brands, bring you all that’s best in organic grocery products.See www.biona.co.uk for more information
Cherry Active are a British company founded in 2005 and have grown to become the largest supplier of Montmorency cherry concentrate in the UK.
In 2012 they launched their equally successful BeetActive and BlueberryActive range of concentrates and capsules.
John Carey founded CherryActive after suffering from a painful episode of gout. His interest in finding a natural remedy lead him to discover the health benefits of Monrmorency cherries (a super fruit containing large quantities of antioxidants) a natural remedy for his ailment. After further research he launched CherryActive.
Cheery Active products are made up from natural compounds which have been linked to a variety of health benefits. All of their products are 100% natural and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Their products are made from the highest quality ingredients sourced from specialist suppliers across the globe. Cherry Active’s range of concentrates and capsules contain no sweeteners, preservatives, flavourings or added sugar – a natural and healthy food supplement. Their capsules are free of any anti-caking agents and fillers, they are just packed with 100% goodness.
Super foods are a unique group of nutrient-rich foods that contain natural compounds shown to have potential health and well-being properties. There are very few foods that fall into this category – Montmorency cherries is just one of them together with beetroots and blueberries; CherryActive contains Montmorency cherries which contain high levels of antioxidants, phytonutrients, anthocyanins and melatonin.
CherryActive Concentrate won the Best Supplement Award at the Natural Lifestyle Awards 2009. In 2007 CherryActive Capsules won the Best Product Award at the Natural Trade Show.
See www.cherryactive.co.uk for more information
Chia bia from Co. Waterford, is Irelands largest supplier of chia seeds, which are a tiny, almost tasteless but nutrient dense seed high in omega 3, fibre, protein and antioxidants. Chia bia’s range of convenient, wholesome, healthy food products give consumers a natural way to increase nutrition and improve health. Having discovered chia’s natural anti-inflammatory properties for himself in 2009 when he suffered a back injury in the US, Barrie Rogers came home and shared his new found chia seeds with family and friends who all felt that their health improved while taking chia. His journey to bring chia to Ireland led to the set-up of Chia bia and now Chia bia’s product range are becoming commonplace in peoples kitchen’s as the easy way to add nutrients to your diet and enjoy better health as a result of improved nutrition.
See www.chiabia.com for more information
CocoNova Coconut Oil is brought to you by the experts from Terranova. It is a healthy multi-use oil that is ideal for frying, baking and adding to foods. It’s also intensely moisturising body and hair oil. CocoNova Virgin Coconut Oil retains the characteristic flavour and scent of fresh coconut. A special production method called cold-pressing is utilised to ensure all the taste, smells and natural health properties of the coconut are retained in the final product.
Doves Farm are organic flour specialists and a family owned enterprise with over 60 staff, drawing the majority of these and many raw materials from the local Wessex area. They are dedicated to upholding organic, ethical and Fairtrade agricultural systems, nurturing partnerships with suppliers and customers and supporting local community projects.
At Doves Farm Foods they put a lot of effort into producing products of a high standard for people who care about the quality and healthfulness of the food they eat and the world we live in. They are specialist flour millers and bakers, they mill a whole range of flours including; organic flour, gluten free flour, cake flours, pasta flour, gram, buckwheat, spelt flours, malthouse, rye and rice flours. In their bakery they’re producing biscuits, cookies, breakfast cereals, savory biscuits, quick yeast, flapjacks, and cereal bars. When you try their delicious organic and gluten free products you will understand why they say “the Dove’s the difference”.
See www.dovesfarm.co.uk for more information
Iswari means “Goddess” in Sanskrit. They source high quality, mainly organic Superfoods from around the globe and bring them to you, using the principals of “Health, Taste & Wisdom” to guide them. They wish to share the Earth’s abundant gifts with gratitude and respect. Respect for our body, respect for our fellow human beings, animals and the Earth. Iswari’s products are only purchased from sustainable sources that respect nature, humans and ecosystems. They want to make sure that the energy of each transaction has a positive impact each step of the way, from the field, to you.
See https://ie.iswari.net for more information
Linwoods, based in Armagh and established in 1965, they are a family owned company that manufacturer a range of Premium Bakery, Dairy and Healthy Super Foods. Linwoods products are sourced in their raw form from around the world and are selected from the best suppliers and growers to ensure the highest quality and standards.
The company’s philosophy has always been about delivering fresh, great tasting, quality products and this belief is core to everything they do. In their bakery, they combine the best quality and blend of ingredients to bake superior products that meet both their customers and consumers quality standards.
In addition to bakery products, Linwoods also supplies a range of Fresh Milk and Cream products to their customers in Ireland. The dairy, which is the most modern dairy in Ireland having been built in 2004, has the capacity to pasteurise, process and pack up to 22,000 litres of milk per hour.
Linwoods have over 70 vehicles making direct deliveries of bakery and fresh dairy products to over 2000 stores daily throughout the island of Ireland.
It was in 2003 that Linwoods first initiated their interest in Flaxseed and healthy super food product. John Woods, Managing Director of Linwoods, grew up on a farm and remembered as a young boy how healthy their farm animals were when being fed on a meal of Flaxseed and how glossy the animal’s coats were. Years later whilst attending a Natural and Organic fair in the United States, John once again came across Flaxseed and recalled this memory, and it occurred to him that if it made the farm animals so healthy, then it must be good for humans also. His intrigue led him to research the benefits of Flaxseed to which he discovered the many healthy attributes it could deliver.
Over the years, Linwoods business has expanded to include the development of innovative new products to meet their consumers changing needs. A growing part of the business strategy is to bring organic, healthy and more nutritious products to consumers, thereby satisfying the growing demand that exists for these types of products in the market place. Today Linwoods produce a range of healthy super food combinations, many of which contain Milled Organic Flaxseed, and they are a convenient, easy and quick way to gain a wide range of essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals in your diet.
Linwoods healthy super food products are now sold throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.
See www.linwoodshealthfoods.com/ie for more information
The Meridian Way
See www.meridianfoods.co.uk for more information
NUA Naturals is a Raw, Organic, Health food business situated at the cutting edge of emerging global health and wellness trends such as; ‘Gluten Free’, ‘Vegan’ and ‘Raw Food’. NUA Naturals sell a wide selection of superfoods from all around the world, everything from Goji berries, Cacao nibs, and Vanilla, to handmade hot chocolates and Supergreens blended with probiotics. All of their products are ethically sourced, fairly traded and organic where possible.
See www.nuanaturals.com for more details
It is a highly nutritious food, a delicious culinary ingredient and is one of the finest cooking oils you can use. Unlike most vegetable oils, it is resistant to the breakdown of fatty acid chains even at higher cooking temperature.
Raw Virgin Coconut Oil can be used all over the body as a lusciously nourishing and moisturising beauty treatment.
For more information see www.optimah.com
They began trading in 1977 when George Skoulikas set out buying olives and olive oils from Greece and distributed them under the Sunita and Hellenic Sun brands. Since then their portfolio has expanded to include tahini, halva, pesto, pâtés, raw honey, sesame bars, bruschetta spreads, capers, lemon and lime juice, fruit juices and fruit spreads.
Many of Sunita’s products are organic and all are produced using only the finest ingredients to give an authentic Mediterranean taste.
See www.sunitafoods.co.uk for more information.
9bar is handmade with nothing but natural ingredients and is a great source of compact natural nutrition and energy with its unique blend of wholesome seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, poppy, sesame and hemp. But what’s equally important are the things it isn’t full of; things like gluten, wheat, egg, yeast, preservatives and artificial colour’s.
NEW 9bar Breakfast
With 9 grams of protein per bar as well as being gluten and wheat free and suitable for vegans the delicious 9bar Breakfast bars are great for those on the go and will provide valued morning-nutrition anytime that suits.
See www.9bar.com for more information