Updates on new supplements
11th March 2015
inSpiral are releasing their new Organic Women's Mix Power Blend made up of 14 plant extracts and superfoods to enhance women's health. 100% natural, organic, gluten free, raw and vegan ingredients, the Women's Mix Power Blend costs £8.95 for a 100g bag from inSpiral's webshop.
6th February 2015
inSpiral have brought out a Love Mix for yes you've guessed it St Valentine's Day... Love Mix is an organic power blend including horny goat weed, palmyra blossom nectar, beetroot, catuabe, damiana, clavohuasca & maca, all of which are used around the world to 'put a sparkle in the eye and gusto below the belt loops'! Vegan and gluten free, the Love Mix costs £8.95 for a 100g bag from inSpiral's webshop.
15th January 2015
Neal's Yard Remedies have launched a range of Superfoods, all full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, to cater for specific needs - all available online:
26th November 2014
Amazing Grass have brought out two brand new green superfood products: Tangerine Immunity & Energy Watermelon. Tangerine Green SuperFood Immunity Defence has a citrus flavour, and Watermelon Green SuperFood Energy has a cool crisp melon flavour. Both are a blend of nutritious greens, phytonutrient-packed fruits and veggies, digestive enzymes and probiotics to reform the body’s pH balance and strengthen the immune system. The Tangerine Defence blend contains organic mushrooms, herbs and vitamins delivering powerful immune-boosting antioxidants and tastes great. The Watermelon Energy alkalizes and energises, and contains yerba mate and matcha green tea for an energy kick. Both of these are now available from Amazing Grass - RRP £29.99 for 30 servings and £22.50 for 15 Sachets.
25th November 2014
Purition offer a unique range of specially formulated lifestyle products, to help maintain a balanced diet. Read about their philosophy. All products are free from gluten. Superseed Superfood Blend is dairy free. All products are vegetarian (approved by the vegetarian society).
Purition Intermittent Fasting Wholefood Shake – available in almond, coconut and chocolate flavours – to nourish, cleanse and energise on 5:2 & 16:8 diet days.
Purition Superseed Breakfast Smoothie Shake – for healthy eating weight loss, in sugar-free macadamia & vanilla, coconut, pistachio and chocolate flavours. This breakfast is nutritionist-approved to balance blood sugars and control cravings, and can be stirred into yoghurt or porridge, or mix with milk.
Purition Bodysculpt Protein Super-Shake – coconut, pistachio and chocolate flavours with 100% natural superfoods, is a low-carb, high-protein post-training supplement or meal replacement.
Bodypro Whey-Protein Shake – in coconut, pistachio & chocolate flavours. Macro- and micro-nutrients, including all the BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), help boost energy, reduce fatigue and aid recovery. Whey protein concentrate – less filtered, so richer in healthy fats – is easy-to-digest and aids muscle build. Natural fibre helps detox and speed up metabolism.
Superseed Superfood Blend in almond, coconut & chocolate flavours is milled flaxseed combined with almonds, sesame, sunflower, pumpkin and chia seed, and full of easily digestible protein, loaded with fibre and heart-healthy Omega-3s and Omega-6s. Nutritionists recommend flaxseed to help improve digestion, reduce cholesterol levels, protect against type 2 diabetes and cancer.
Available online and Wholefoods Markets around London. Prices vary slightly at the Wholefoods Market stores but online the RRP is £22.95 (free p&p) 3 bags for £49.95 (free p&p). Superseed Superfood is cheaper at £5.95 (3 bags 10% off) plus p&p Natural Dispensary and Planet Organic.
25th November 2014
Solgar's new Formula VM-2000® Tablets is a high potency multivitamin with chelated minerals, and is yeast, wheat and dairy free. Solgar products are formulated without the use of artificial flavours, preservatives or colours. Available online, 180 tablets cost £46.49
14th October 2014
Natures Aid have launched their first range of organic, vegetarian omega oils, including organic flaxseed (omega 3) and organic evening primrose oil (omega 6):
13th October 2014
Bioglan's new Calamari Gold has five times more DHA than cod liver oil. DHA is an Omega-3 fatty acid and a primary structural component of the brain and retina and can also help heart function. Bioglan Calamari Gold one-a-day capsules in a 30 pack are available from Holland & Barrett costing £19.99 for 500mg and £34.99 for 1000mg.
12th October 2014
Nature’s Best Fish Oil contains a highly concentrated source of Omega 3s - 360mg of EPA and 240mg of DHA in each capsule. It can help to boost dietary intake of fish to protect against CHD and heart attacks by making platelets in the blood less clumpy. It can also reduce blood fats carried with cholesterol and may lower blood pressure. Recent research has highlighted their role in strengthening the heart’s electrical system, so preventing heart-rhythm abnormalities. Nature’s Best Fish Oil 1100mg is available online costing £14.50 for 180 capsules. This product is free from wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy, soya and nuts. This product contains fish. This product is not suitable for vegetarians. Ingredients: Fish Body Oil Concentrate (Fish Oil, Antioxidant: d-alpha Tocopherol), Capsule Shell (Gelatin, Glycerin).
10th October 2014
Sun Chlorella ‘A’ is a single-celled green algae, a Japanese whole food composed of 60% pure plant protein and rich in a variety of nutrients including essential amino acids, vitamin D, the B vitamins, folic acid and iron - one serving of the single-celled green algae provides the body with the equivalent iron content of nine cups of spinach (270g). Supplementation with chlorella may help boost the body’s immunity function. Sun Chlorella ‘A’ is priced at £21.95 for a month’s supply, and is available from Sun Chlorella and good health stores.
10th October 2014
Nature's Plus gluten and yeast free Fruitein Rainbow Shake contains over 115 fruits and vegetables from across the colour spectrum. Featuring many superfruits including pomegranate, noni, spirulina, wolfberry, blueberry, mangosteen, white tea, white fig and pineapple, Fruitein delivers essential antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and it is enhanced with the Activessence enzyme activation system that liberates energizing nutrition from foods. This product is gluten & yeast free and vegetarian. Available in a 576g can (16 Servings) costing approximately £17.15 from Revital. Also available in 1.2 oz. / 36g Single Serve Packet and 8 Single Serve Packets from Echemist.
9th October 2014
Here's a novel idea - Marks & Spencer have brought a new mushroom to their shelves, enriched with vitamin D! Claiming to provide 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin D in a serving of just three mushrooms, the Active Health Vitamin D Mushroom is clearly free from everything, except mushroom! Apparently, foraged mushrooms are much higher in Vitamin D and others are normally low because they are farmed in the dark.
3rd October 2014
inSpiral have brought out a range of powerblends, including organic energy mix and organic detox blend. Both contain a mix of powdered plant foods, and are gluten free, vegan and GMO free. Available from inSpiral’s website shop, and from their café in London, they are made in their solar-powered London factory. The Organic Energy Mix is £8.95 for 100g, the Organic Detox Blend £7.95 for 100g. They also produce an ingredient pack of freeze dried durian, a sweet fruit treat, that can be eaten straight from the packet or used to make Durian Cream.
3rd October 2014
Marvellous Superfood, whose Superfood Blend we reviewed last year, have created a gluten, dairy, yeast & sugar free, vegan, organic super protein blend. The blend, created to support an active lifestyle, can be mixed into water, juice, smoothies, yoghurts, cereals, soups and shakes, and includes hemp & pea protein, maca, goji, beetroot and lucuma. Available from their online shop, a 150g bag costs £8.00.
3rd October 2014
Superfoodies Granolas has created the first organic, raw, vegan, gluten & cereal free breakfast cereal. The 3 varieties are compatible with a paleolithic diet. The Green Granola is made with coconut & spirulina, Brown Granola with cacao nibs and maca, and the Red Granola is made with goji and acai. Available online, a 200g pack costs approximately £5.99.
2nd October 2014
Nutrition and Healing Foods sells freefrom foods, supplements and superfoods with as few additives as possible. Established by nutritionist Alicja Pytlik, who has been working with organic and freefrom foods since 2009, and who has been unfortunate to experience ailments in all the four health groups the shop provides for (digestion, food intolerances, mental health and joints & muscles). As she says herself:
1st October 2014
Squeeze Juice Café’s ready to drink wheatgrass shots. Wheatgrass belongs to a specific group of superfoods called super greens, including leafy green vegetables such as spinach, rocket, kale, chard, and broccoli, and algae such as chlorella and spirulina. Stuffed with protein, fibre, vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll, and beta-carotene and minerals, wheatgrass juice aids in strengthening the immune system and improving the ability of the body to prevent, fight and recover from various types of diseases. It is a living anti-bacterial food that carries oxygen to each cell in the body, aiding in improving oxygenation, which in turn helps protect the body against the effects of carbon monoxide, smog, and other environmental pollutants. Squeeze Juice Café’s ready to drink wheatgrass shots are available online: a 14 day supply (14 x 30ml) costs £28, a 28 day supply costs £47.30, a 84 day supply costs £130, and a 168 day supply costs £235.