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Tried & Tested - March/April 2017

How Irish Association of Health Stores staff rate what they sell...

Adare Health Foods and Wellness Centre, Station Road, Adare, Co Limerick

Sinéad Dundon, nutritional therapist and manager and Anne Windle, customer advisor review thyroid support capsules, a fish oil, sleep drops, support for bones and homeopathic remedies for sinus issues.

1. HEALTHY SKIN FORMULA

Anne says: “I have used and recommended Revidox to many customers. It supplements key essential vitamins and nutrients for beautiful skin. I have noticed a positive difference in my appearance.”

2. THYROID SUPPORT CAPSULES

Sinéad says: “As a nutritional therapist I love the Biocare range, especially Biocare TH207 capsules which help support thyroid function. It contains a range of nutrients, healing herbs, adaptogens and a digestive enzyme supplement. Terrific.”

3. FISH OIL

Anne says: “Nordic Naturals Arctic-D Cod Liver Oil is a supplement I use regularly. This liquid is an excellent product for supporting memory and brain function.”

4. LOCAL GRANOLA

Sinéad says: “We stock a fantastic range of granolas which are locally produced by Caroline Rigney in Curragh Chase Forest Park and full of the very best gluten-free ingredients.”

5. INSOMNIA SLEEP DROPS

Anne says: “A.Vogel Dormeasan Sleep Drops contain valerian and hops, a very successful product for helping with sleep.”

6. RAW MILK

Sinéad says: “We are delighted to stock John Liston’s raw milk from Croom. He was the first in the county to get the licence to sell it. Raw milk and cheese produced in Ireland has high vitamin K2 levels.”

7. DETOX SUPPORT KIT

Anne says: “Viridian’s new 7 Day Sugar Detox Kit contains supplements and a guide to getting started with a healthier way of eating. I found it great for helping with cravings.”

Natural Choice, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan

Elise Sheenan, manager; Dympna McCrystal, shop assistant and Anita McCrystal, shop assistant review a children’s multivitamin, probiotic, throat spray, elderberry drink and a passiflora complex for stress.

1. CHILDREN’S MULTIVITAMIN

Elise says: “I find Nature’s Plus Animal Parade Gold children’s multivitamin is very good when the kids go back to school. It is a chewable tablet and a 3-in-1 containing multivitamins, essential fats and good bacteria.”

2. PASSIFLORA COMPLEX

Dympna says: “I find A.Vogel Passiflora Complex very good for relieving stress and for relaxation. When I am stressed I find it beneficial in helping me to get a better night’s sleep.”

3. EVERY DAY PROBIOTICS

Anita says: “I would recommend Optibac Probiotics ‘For every day’ as it contains prebiotics and probiotics. It supports digestive health and immunity and is affordable and effective. It is suitable in pregnancy and it is also gluten-free.”

4. THROAT SPRAY

Elise says: “I really find Irish Botanica Throat Coat Spray highly effective when I feel a sore tickly throat coming on. Also I think this product is helpful for people whose voices are under strain on a daily basis.”

5. COUGH SUPPORT

Dympna says: “I find Comvita Manuka Honey Propolis Elixir is good for when I get a chesty cough or an irritating tickle in my throat. There is also one for children over two years which we get good feedback on. There are also manuka honey and propolis lozenges which are very handy to carry around on the go.”

6. MINT TEA

Anita says: “Clipper After Dinner Mint Tea is a great combination of fennel, mint and ginger. I find it very refreshing and relaxing to drink after a meal.”

7. ELDERBERRY HOT DRINK

Elise says: “I tried out the new A.Vogel Echinaforce Hot Drink with Elderberry on my teenage son as he was coming down with a cold. He found the drink was very helpful in fighting off the cold and flu symptoms that he had. Also it is very pleasant and warming to drink.”

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