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Tried & Tested - September/October 2016

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

Von's Health Store, Northtown Shopping Centre, Limerick

Owner/manager Yvonne Deegan reviews manuka honey, a natural skincare range, lavender deodorant and magnesium powder:

1. MAGNESIUM POWDER

Yvonne says: “I love my Ocean Mag magnesium powder from One Nutrition. Since I started taking Ocean Mag, I have found that I am sleeping better and my mood is more balanced. As a runner, I love that it comes from our clean Irish waters and contains 72 other trace nutrients and minerals. I find I recover quickly from my long runs and I never have sore or twitchy muscles.”

2. MULTI-VITAMIN

“Revive Active is one of my favourite multi-vitamins for the winter months. We are a very busy house, between work, school and activities. I find with all the extra things going on Revive Active gives me the added support to keep me healthy and fit for life. You just take one sachet a day and get 22 active nutrients from it.”

3. HONEY

“Manuka honey is a must in our house all year round. For my girls, a small teaspoon as a maintenance dose in their porridge each morning keeps the sniffles at bay, and they love it. For anything more severe such as a cough I tend to reach for manuka honey syrup with added ivy, thyme and peppermint.”

4. NATURAL DEODORANT

“My daughter loves Jason Lavender Deodorant – it smells nice, is free from all chemicals and gentle on all skin types, especially young skin. It gives long lasting protection throughout the day.”

5. NATURAL SKIN RANGE

“I started stocking the Holos skincare beauty range last year. I love how my skin feels after using the range, especially the face cream and facial oil. The facial oil is so versatile – it can be used as a moisturiser for day or night. It can also be used as a cleanser – brilliant!”

Ylang Ylang, Westport, Co Mayo

Owner/manager Elaine Joyce, sales assistants Margaret Nyland, Christine Prescott, Tara Clarke and Maggie Gibson review a sleep aid, a natural tonic, turmeric capsules and a joint support:

1. ENERGY BOOST

Tara says: “TerraNova Life Drink has been my life saver for the past six months. With breastfeeding, having no sleep, no time to myself and no energy I wasn’t feeling great. Within two days of taking it, I had loads of energy, motivation, my skin was glowing and when I did get back exercising, I had quick recovery and fast weight loss.”

2. GREEN ALKALISER

Maggie says: “Synergy Super Greens gives an amazing energy burst and has an excellent alkalising effect on acidic conditions. It’s ideal for sore joints.”

3. MILK THISTLE

Elaine says: “Vogel Milk Thistle is a very popular herbal remedy and a traditional liver tonic used to strengthen, support, cleanse and protect the liver. It’s great for detox and skin conditions and of course to ease the effects of a good night out!”

4. STRESS RELIEF

Margaret says: “TerraNova Rhodiola helped me to cope with the stress related to studying, working and running a home. It also helps with hormonal imbalances.”

5. NATURAL SLEEP

Christine says: “My eight-year-old loves to use aromatherapy products as part of his bedtime ritual. He reckons Lavender Pillow by Mindful Beauty is the best, and I find it really helps me sleep too.”

6. IRON TONIC

Tara says: “Salus Floradix is the best tonic by a long haul. After a stint in intensive care last year and losing four litres of blood, my iron levels were massively diminished. The doctors wanted to give me medication, but after 10 days on the Floradix my iron levels were back to normal.”

7. JOINT SUPPORT

Maggie says: “With its natural anti-inflammatory properties, Solgar 7 is magic not just for the joints but for other acute inflammation also.”

8. TURMERIC CAPSULES

Elaine says: “Pukka Wholistic Turmeric capsules have an excellent anti-inflammatory effect and are a very strong antioxidant. I take one every day as part of my wellness routine.”

9. MICROBIOTIC

Margaret says: “I have acne rosacea and my skin has improved greatly since I started taking Udo’s Choice Super 8 probiotics (live bacteria). They help to keep skin problems related to candida under control. They also really help with my digestion, immune function and overall wellbeing.”

10. NATURAL CLEANING

Christine says: “Sonnet detergents have an authentic environmental and social policy. Their products work, smell beautifully and protect our precious waterways.”

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