What is Germanium?

What is Germanium?

November 14, 2018

Germanium is a rare element.  It is hard with a grayish-white appearance and structurally is similar to diamond. Generally speaking, there are two types of Germanium: inorganic forms, which are used in manufacturing processes and of which many can be harmful to humans, and organic forms, which may have health benefits.

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Prantal Powder has been discontinued, but we have formulated a replacement

Prantal Powder has been discontinued, but we have formulated a replacement

November 14, 2018

Our product is effective in treating excessive sweating that causes skin chafing, foot odour, and skin moisture that can lead to fungal infections. It is particularly useful in areas such as the hands, feet, under arms, under breasts and in the groin area.

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Treating Eczema with Topical Vitamin B12

Treating Eczema with Topical Vitamin B12

November 14, 2018

Eczema, also known as dermatitis, is a chronic condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding. It may effect both adults and children.

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Topical Oxymetazoline: A Novel Approach to Treat Rosacea

Topical Oxymetazoline: A Novel Approach to Treat Rosacea

November 14, 2018

Rosacea is a chronic skin complaint affecting the face. It is characterised by small dilated blood vessels and often includes small pustules and papules.

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Customising medications and personal care products

Customising medications and personal care products

November 14, 2018

A medicine’s dose form might be wrong to deliver the drug to the right place, or a patient might be physically unable to swallow a tablet or capsule. Some oral medications do contain excipients like gluten, lactose, colourings, flavourings or preservatives that are unsuitable for some people.

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Motion Sickness Cream

Motion Sickness Cream

November 14, 2018

Do you suffer from motion sickness when driving, flying or sailing? Many otherwise healthy people do, and often right in the middle of that long-awaited holiday or fishing trip.

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Nutrigenomic and Neutraceutical Services

Nutrigenomic and Neutraceutical Services

November 14, 2018

It is possible that you have a specific vitamin or mineral deficiency. Lifestyle (and particularly diet) and illness can play havoc with the nutrients your body needs for optimal health, but did you know that your genes may also play a role?

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Vitamin K for cosmetic laser recovery and bruising

Vitamin K for cosmetic laser recovery and bruising

November 14, 2018

Most people have heard of B-group vitamins and Vitamins C and E, but although Vitamin K is less well-known it is no less important. It has been shown to have some surprising properties when applied to the skin.

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Biofilms, skin disorders and EDTA

Biofilms, skin disorders and EDTA

November 14, 2018

Biofilms are diverse communities of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, fungi and yeasts) that embed themselves within a self-produced matrix and in doing so firmly attached themselves to one another and/or to surfaces. These surfaces may be biological (e.g. skin, wounds, teeth, or other body membranes), or not (e.g. implements, medical devices, furniture, or jewellery). The biofilm promotes the growth of the microorganisms, resulting in the thickening of the biofilm. In extreme cases, biofilms may appear as a “slime” to the naked eye.

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Topical Vitamin B3

Topical Vitamin B3

November 14, 2018

Nicotinamide (also known as niacinamide) is the active, water soluble form of vitamin B3, whereas nicotinic acid (also known as niacin) is converted into nicotinamide in the body (1). As vitamins, niacin and nicotinamide are identical. Their pharmacological effects, however, are considerably different. Unlike nicotinamide, niacin lowers cholesterol, causes vasodilation, skin flushing, headache, and hypotension.

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Are you low in Vitamin D?

Are you low in Vitamin D?

November 14, 2018

Vitamin D is not technically a vitamin at all, but rather a kind of hormone that is essential for life.  It increases the absorption of calcium from foods in the gut, promotes the healthy growth of bone, and is important for the absorption of iron, magnesium, phosphate, and zinc. It also has beneficial effects on nerve, muscle and immune functions.

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Personalised skin and hair care

Personalised skin and hair care

November 14, 2018

Everyone’s skin is different, as unique as your DNA. Many ingredients in commercially-available skin and hair care products can be irritating or simply inappropriate for some skin types, leaving your skin dry, oily, clogged, scaly — or even inflamed. Sadly, not all products are formulated well, and some use cheap ingredients.

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