Struggling with Covid Stress? Here’s what everybody’s talking about…

According to a number of newspapers the sales of lavender products have surged since the start of the pandemic. It is not news that this whole situation has caused a lot of people a lot of stress, and it appears many are turning to the soothing scent of lavender to cope with such stress.

While there’s currently a lack of large-scale clinical trials testing lavender’s effects on people with anxiety, a number of studies show that the oil may offer some anti-anxiety benefits.

Several studies have tested lavender’s anxiety-reducing effects in specific populations. For example, a study published in Physiology & Behavior in 2005 focused on 200 people awaiting dental treatment and found that breathing in the scent of lavender both lessened anxiety and improved mood.2

In addition, a pilot study published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice in 2012 indicates that lavender-essential-oil-based aromatherapy may help soothe anxiety in high-risk postpartum women. In an experiment involving 28 women who had given birth in the previous 18 months, researchers found that four weeks of twice-weekly, 15-minute-long aromatherapy sessions helped alleviate depression in addition to lowering anxiety levels.3

There’s also some evidence that ingesting lavender oil may help relieve anxiety. In a report published in Phytomedicine in 2012, for instance, scientists analyzed 15 previously published clinical trials and concluded that dietary supplements containing lavender oil may have some therapeutic effects on patients struggling with anxiety and/or stress.4A more recent review of the literature found 5 studies (2010, 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016) showed benefits ins participants with moderate to severe anxiety.Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and versatile essential oils used in aromatherapy. Distilled from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, the oil promotes relaxation and believed to treat anxiety, fungal infections, allergies, depression, insomnia, eczema, nausea, and menstrual cramps.

However you choose to add a touch of lavender to your life it is sure to add a touch of calm!

Check out our selection of lavender essential oils, to diffuse in your house, burn in an oil burner or spritz on your pillow!

NOW Essential Oils 30ml

DoTERRA Essential Oil Roll-ons

Vitamin D – SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

A study as published in the ‘Journal Depression Research and Treatment’, supports the use of Vitamin D supplementation to treat seasonal affective disorder or SAD. SAD is a recurrent major depressive disorder with a seasonal pattern usually beginning in Autumn and continuing into winter months. As sunlight decreases during the short dark days of winter, many individuals struggle with seasonal affective disorder or SAD. This paper presents an overview of SAD by explaining the disorder and commenting on treatment approaches including light therapy and Vitamin D supplementation. Many people with SAD have insufficient or deficient levels of Vitamin D. Research suggests taking Vitamin D before winter darkness sets in to help prevent symptoms of depression.

Most individuals in Ireland have insufficient levels of vitamin D, due to the fact that we don’t receive quite so much sunlight!

Previous research has demonstrated that vitamin D helps regulate the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin aka the happiness hormone! Serotonin is the neurotransmitter that affects a variety of cognitive functions including mood, decision-making, social behavior, impulsive behavior, and social decision-making.

Time to stock up on some vitamin D for the Winter? Check out our wide range in store and online. https://www.dublinnutricentre.com/?s=vitamin+d

To view the study click here

Here is another paper on the link between Vitamin D and happiness click here

New Research on Therapeutic uses of Colloidal Silver

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A recent study has been published in the Journal ‘Antibiotics’ which supports the use of silver as a treatment option. This is due to the increasing prevalence of bacterial resistance to antimicrobials. Silver has been commonly used throughout history to control infections. It has resurfaced as an antibacterial/antiviral/antifungal option in recent times.

New Vistas Colloidal Silver 60ml is a popular supplement and is recommended by CAM Providers as part of a personalised health plan to help with strengthening the immune system.

Reference: Wilson Sim, Ross T. Barnard, M.A.T. Blaskovich, and Zyta M. Ziora, Antimicrobial Silver in Medicinal and Consumer Applications: A Patent Review of the Past Decade (2007–2017), Antibiotics, 2018

You can see the report here

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First posted by New Vistas on 24/09/2020

 

Boost Essence and Carers Essence – NEW Products from Australian Bush Flowers

NEW Products – Boost and Carers Essence now available!

Newly arrived Boost and Carers Essences are now in stock – developed for the times we live in, read all about them at the links above.

Kinvara Skin Care – Active Rosehip Day Cream 60ml

Enhanced with hyaluronic acid, this anti-ageing formula is enriched with Omega rich plant oils, regenerating vitamins, and fragrant oils of lemon & lavender to help leave skin plumped, protected and nourished.
In this ordinary jar is our extraordinary moisturiser.
Easy to use it gives real results and absorbs in superfast leaving you primed and ready for the day ahead.
Containing essential plant oils, regenerating vitamins, Lemon, Lavender and natural plumping Hyaluronic Acid, Natures’ own wonder ingredient.

April 7th: FREE- DoTERRA Brand Ambassador Zuzana Sladeckova

 

FREE: In-store demonstration and product information with Zuzana Sladeckova, brand ambassador of the therapeutic essential oils range doTERRA.

Time: April 7th from 12pm – 2pm

Call in to Nutri to find what essential oils can do for you.

Free delivery on all Himalayan Salt Lamps

 

Improve your mood and air quality with a Himalayan Salt Lamp mined directly from the Punjabi province.

Boxed and ideally presented for gifts.

 

Himalayan Salt Lamps

Come in and get your genuine air purifying Himalayan salt lamp, just in time to cosy up your living space for winter.

All shapes and sizes are currently in stock and can be bought online or in store!

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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.

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.

Synerchi

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.