Organic Curcumin Latte by Viridian Nutrition Wins Best New Drink

A new uplifting warm drink – 100% Organic Curcumin Latte – by Viridian Nutrition has won the Best New Drink Product Award.

The latest innovation by the leading ethical supplements won the award category at the prestigious Natural and Organic Products Show Europe 2017, which showcases the hottest new products in natural living.

This warming latte is a blend of turmeric whole root with high strength turmeric extract and aromatic spices which creates a pleasant-tasting high potency drink when mixed into a warm, plant based milk.

Carefully formulated by the experts at Viridian Nutrition, the Organic Curcumin Latte features a high-strength turmeric root extract providing 170mg of potent curcuminoids per serving.

Originating from South East Asia, turmeric root has a rich history within ancient Ayurvedic traditions. The ingredients have been sustainably sourced and are certified organic by the Soil Association.

To enjoy Organic Curcumin Latte, simply mix half a teaspoon into your favourite warm milk – such as oat, coconut or almond – and drink as an uplifting caffeine-free alternative.

The Organic Curcumin Latte is 19EUR for 30g. Each jar contains 30 servings (53p per cup).

Organic Curcumin Latte joins the Viridian Nutrition 200+ range of nutritional supplements which includes Organic Curcumin Extract capsules and Organic Turmeric capsules.

Viridian Nutrition is founded on the principles of Purity, the Environment and Charity. It is passionate about 100% active ingredients, organics, non GM, non-irradiated, allergen-free, and is against animal testing.

Key features:

  • High-potency with 170mg curcuminoids per serving.
  • Full-spectrum turmeric whole root and turmeric extract.
  • With organic ginger root, chilli, cardamom seed, cinnamon bark and vanilla bean powders.
  • Great tasting, healthy, caffeine-free hot drink.
  • Organically Certified by the Soil Association.

Viridian’s Organic Curcumin Latte is available in our store. Order here or come to Nutri – George Street Arcade.

Inulin FOS – As seen on BBC’s “How to Stay Young” with Angela Rippon

Overview:

-Prebiotic Soluble Fiber

-FructoOligoSaccharides

-Enhances Calcium Absorption

-Promotes Prebiotic Bacteria Growth

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-Vegan

 

Inulin and FructoOligoSaccharides (FOS) are soluble prebiotic fibers that promote gut and overall health through their fermentation by gut flora. This helps to maintain proper pH in the gut, discourage the growth of unfriendly bacteria, reduce the absorption of toxic ammonia and positively affect bone health by increasing the bio-availability of dietary calcium.

 

Suggested Use;

Mix 1 scoop into water, juice, protein drink mix, smoothie or other beverages. Take 1 to 2 times per day or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.

 

Other Ingredients;

No wheat, no gluten, no soybeans, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shelfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.

 

Dietary Supplement suitable for vegetarians / vegans. Not suitable for children.

Doctor Mahers Eutopia Body Wash 250ml

EutopiaThis rich, moisturising body wash has been formulated to gently cleanse, restore and revitalise even the most sensitive of skin.

Enjoy a super moisturising, deeply hydrating bathing experience with a body wash bursting with moisture-capturing lipids & linoleic acid phytoserols.

Dermatologically approved.

Try it today and feel luxuriously pampered!

Zephorium success at Beauty Shortlist Awards

Zephorium’s range of exquisite beauty & health products were acknowledged at last week’s Beauty Shortlist Awards. The Beauty Shortlist, founded by beauty journalist Fiona Klonarides, has provided a staple and honest review of all health and beauty products since 2009. If it’s new, green and fabulous, it’s likely to have featured in The Beauty Shortlist.

Zephorium’s Amethyst and Lavender Body Oil won 1st Finalist in the Best Body Oil category. With its blend of lavender, geranium and neroli, this delightful oil combines with sweet almond, vitamin E, sunflower and grapeseed oil to nourish and care for the gentlest of skin. It can be used as a moisturiser, massage/hair oil, and adds a sense of luxury to bath time. 

Come in and have a look at the full Zephorium range. There are body lotions, natural rollettes and aura sprays too. Beautiful, jewel-coloured bottles just waiting for a new home.

 

SynerChi Kombucha drinks

An exciting new range of kombucha drinks has hit our fridges!

SynerChi is an Irish-owned kombucha brewery producing 100% natural and organic kombucha based drinks in Gweedore, Donegal. SynerChi comes in a range of 4 delicious flavours and offers a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks. Careful blending of organic teas and tissanes with traditionally fermented kombucha culture results in a naturally effervescent, refreshing drink.

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Kombucha is a very old fermented drink which has been documented to date back as far as the Chinese Qin Dynasty, 221 BC. Made from combining sweetened tea with the live kombucha culture, naturally occurring antioxidants and enzymes are produced which compare with those of raw fruit and vegetables.

These detoxifying and alkalizing SynerChi drinks are naturally free from gluten, soy and dairy and they come in 4 delightful flavours:

  • Original Sencha Tea
  • Raspeberry & Rosehip
  • Ginger & Lemongrass
  • Orange & Lemon

Beeactiv Raw Ivy Honey for chesty coughs

You may already know the antibacterial benefits of honey, but have you heard how raw Ivy honey is particularly beneficial for chesty, persistent coughs?

Ivy is known in herbal medicine to have both a mucolytic (breaks up mucous) and bronchodilating (opens the bronchial airways) effect on the lungs. Ivy honey is made when bees collect nectar from the flowering Ivy plant and bring it back to the hive. The resulting honey product is imbued with those cough clearing properties that Ivy naturally contains.

The honey, itself, crystalises quite quickly after harvesting, which is completely natural. After the honey is set, it is pressed in to a smooth texture which is ready to spread on toast or mix in to food.

Beeactiv’s Ivy Honey is sourced 100% in Ireland and 100% natural. It retails at €13.95.

For this, and a range of other Irish produced honeys, please visit our store.

 

Superfoods: Foods with Health Benefits

Everyone jumps on the health wagon at some stage, and so you will be familiar with the trending term ‘superfoods’. So-called for their rich nutritional properties, superfoods can provide adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in just one portion. At present, there seems to be a renaissance of smoothie creations thanks to the Nutribullet, so there’s no better time to remind you what’s available.

Chia seeds – these tiny, black seeds were traditionally used as a source of energy. They are related to the mint family and are rich in fibre, protein, fatty acids and antioxidants.

Goji berries – said to be one of the most nutritionally-dense fruits on earth. These little red berries help boost immunity with their vitamin C content, as well as providing iron and beta carotene.

Flax seeds – also known as linseeds, they are rich in fibre, omega 3 essential fats and lignans. These popular seeds are best crushed although they are used to aid constipation if soaked in water and consumed. Do drink sufficient water when taking flax seeds.

Raw cacoa – derived from cold-pressed, unroasted cocoa beans, this method is what retains the living enzymes which makes it beneficial to health. As an antioxidant, it protects against free radicals and boosts mood by increasing neurotransmitters. Like eating chocolate, only better.

Incorporating superfoods into your diet is easy, and with Nutribullets or grinders, extracting the nutritious goodness is easy. Crushing or blending seeds and nuts makes the nutrients more accessible to the body’s cells. Superfoods can increase energy levels, improve cognitive function, strengthen the cardiovascular system and improve skin appearance. Incorporate superfoods into your health regime today.

The Natural Benefits of Lemon Myrtle Oil

Lemon Myrtle is an indiginous plant to Australia and has a scent that has been described as ‘more lemony than lemons’! Citral is the aroma compound found across a range of lemon-scented plants, including lemons. Lemon Myrtle has a citral rating of between 90-98%, compared to that of lemons, which rates between 2-5%.

Lemon Myrtle oil is used in an oil burner to release an invigorating and revitalising lemony scent which boasts wonderful mood-lifting effects. As well as that, it helps clears the air of the most stagnant of rooms, leaving a light and refreshing presence.

Citral is valued for its strong anti-microbial properties and is more highly regarded than Tea Tree oil. For this reason, it can be useful during times of colds, flu’s and chest congestion. People with Molluscum Contagiosum have found it very beneficial.

Its active ingredients are found in soaps, body care products, surface sprays, air fresheners and cleaners. If you are looking for a natural, chemical-free cleaner, citral oil is ideal. It can even be used in vacuum cloth bags and added to car screen washes.

As is the case with most essential oils, please dilute with a carrier oil if applying topically to the skin.

Determined to make 2015 healthier? Try masticating juicers!

Juicing is getting ever more popular these days, and no wonder! The practice of juicing regularly helps to rid the body of toxins, boosts immunity, aids digestion, increases energy and promotes weight loss when combined with exercise and a balanced diet.

Better yet, drinking freshly juiced fruits and vegetables helps to alkalize the body and, in doing so, can help to improve chronic conditions that thrive in an acidic body.

By juicing fresh fruit and vegetables, you can easily absorb all those beneficial enzymes, vitamins and minerals and powerful nutrients in their most concentrated form. Home juicing produces truly superior result to juices found on the supermarket shelves.

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GreenValu Juicer €199.95

GreenValu juicer is a masticating juicer which has a high juice yield with auto pulp ejection for continuous juicing. Masticating juicers are said to be better than centrifugal juicers because they work at a slower speed and are more efficient, particularly with leafy green vegetables. Regular high speed centrifugal juicers produce some heat which some say might have a detrimental effect on the all important enzymes being juiced. Easy to use and easier to clean – being healthier has never been so straight forward. GreenValu also run healthy workshops throughout Dublin for interested groups or beginners.

A recipe to get you started:

Green for go!

  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1/2 lemon, peeled
  • 2 medium pears, cut into eighths
  • 6 large stalks celery, trimmed

Viridian Food Supplements – Ethical vitamins with an organic heart

Viridian productViridian Nutrition is an award-winning supplement company who produce a pure, healthy and ethical range of vitamins, minerals, nutritional oils and balms. They were founded on the principles of integrity and good health.  They are passionate about green business practices, using 100% active ingredients with no nasty additives, making the range as pure as possible and suitable for even those of a sensitive nature.  Their products are enjoyed by the whole family, even pets and are effectively used as part of beauty regimes and sports & fitness training. They are also vegetarian-friendly.

At the heart of Viridian Nutrition

Viridian supports the organic movement, ancient health traditions, whole food stores, local community and the essential nature of good health. They deliberately use minimum packaging and recyclable materials. They offer a small refund for their bottles returned to the health store where purchased. They also generate significant funds for kids and environmental charities.

Anti-aging, digestion, cognitive health, beauty, immunity, weight management, fertility & general nutrition

Nutrition is the supply of nourishment to all the body’s cells to remain healthy and vitalised. Nutrition can have a knock-on effect on conditions and ailments, which could be prevented or lessened with ample supply of nutrients. Nowadays, with the over-production of food, poor lifestyle choices and depleted soil quality, we are not getting the adequate nutrients we need from our meals. There is a heavy reliance on processed or fast foods and some people lack the knowledge or skills to prepare fresh meals at home. Supplementation helps bridge the gap between missing nutrients from our diet.

Beauty from inside out

For softer, smother, clearer skin, healthy looking hair and strong nails, include nourishing beauty supplements as part of your daily routine to see the difference. Like your cleanse and moisturising regime, consider a daily helping of Organic Ultimate Beauty Oil or Hyaluronic Acid for noticeably better skin.

If you are looking to start the New Year on a high, you can’t do better than Viridian. As well as effective, quality supplements for feeling and looking better, you are also supporting ethical principles. We can offer excellent advice on dietary and lifestyle modifications, supplement programmes and top quality topical products. Everyone’s a winner with Viridian!

The Christmas countdown has begun

rollettesZephorium Soul Tonics have expanded their range to incorporate organic body lotions and natural  perfume rollettes. The 250ml body lotions are available in 8 choices, each one individualised to enhance the main chakras. They contains luxurious shea butter, olive fruit, aloe leaf, flax and coconut oil, to soothe and nurture skin and helping replace fatty acids. High quality aromatherapy and homeopathic crystals ensure a beautiful full body experience. Available for €29.50.

The rollettes are used by rolling over pulse points to activate the natural, concentrated aromatherapy and crystal properties. High quality oils help hydrate and moisturise. Useful throughout the day to refresh and restore your body, mind and spirit by repeating the affirmation on the bottle whilst deeply inhaling the fragrance. Available for €15.50 and is accompanied by a complimentary organza bag for pretty presentations, or to hang from the Christmas tree as a special surprise.

Argital Green Clay is still a firm favourite, with the luxurious, soft, creamy Argiltubo being suitable as both a face and body mask. Clay has the ability to draw out toxins and Argital’s green clay is sourced from it’s purest form. It nourishes and refreshes skin, helping firm, tone and revitalise. As a mineral-rich substance, it is also popular in anti-aging regimes due to its antioxidant properties. Ideally you would moisturise with Argital Rose Cream, containing pure essential rose oil which exerts a balancing action on the facial skin. It is suitable for all skin types, particularly sensitive & dry skin.

For imaginative children, we suggest Maggie Whittle’s ‘Listen’, a collection of short descriptive, metaphorical stories that awaken emotional resourcefulness and positive attitudes, encouraging healthy patterns for the future.

We also offer a mesmerizing range of salt lamps, which are made from Himalayan salt crystal rocks. As this rare salt crystal lamp warms up, healthy negative ions lift off from the surface to help cleanse and improve the quality and freshness of the air. Known as nature’s best ionisers, they can help improve sleep, enhance immunity and improve the general atmosphere of the room. Tea-light holders are also available – ideal as Secret Santa gifts.

A selection of herbal teas, healthy treats and other natural beauty products are also available. There is something for everyone, be it soothing, uplifting or delicious. Make your gift personable and beneficial this year whilst encouraging the ‘good health’ ethos.

The measurable benefits of localism

Sustainable living attempts to reduce the use of the Earth’s natural resources. Reducing the carbon footprint, be it through transportation, energy consumption or diet, all help nurture the respect for the environment.

Holistic health looks at the matrix of the mind, body and spirit, and within this spectrum lies an earthly connection to nature and community. Sustainable living can be encouraged through many admirable decisions. However, bringing it closer to home, we will look at championing local food sources and businesses.

Adapting to a more seasonal and regional diet is seen as more sustainable, and local food is generally fresher, unprocessed and therefore more nutritious, thus benefiting overall health. Eating locally and as per the dictation of the seasons can enhance the flavour of the foods we eat, as well as feeling a connection to the food and eating something that is naturally available, similar to our ancestors. We were not brought up on a diet of olives as our Mediterranean counterparts were, and so keeping in line with local environments, there is something to be said about consuming foods that our heritage is used to.

Nature, as we know, can offer health benefits in many forms, and supporting home-grown or natural movements will undoubtedly contribute to your own personal journey through health and mindfulness.

Buying local also ensures the sustainability of local areas. By strengthening the local economy, it helps keep a neighbourhood unique, creates more jobs, encourages local prosperity and invests in community cohesiveness.

Entrepreneurship fuels the economy and local-based businesses preserves local character. Endorse independent retailers and recognise the deeper contribution they are making to society.  Supporting such initiatives increases not only awareness but public responsibility that shopping decisions can stimulate growth and prosperity in particular areas. Enhancing local businesses can have a knock-on effect on everyone involved, building relationships between producers, distributors, retailers and consumers, for the benefit of localism and the end user.

As a company, we support many independent artisan producers and ethical suppliers. It is important to encourage small businesses, and within the health sector, there are many valuable and worthwhile products that have been carefully crafted or lovingly produced. Please do drop by and see what’s on offer.