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Sea-Bond Denture Adhesive Wafers are now in a larger pack size. Instead of having only 15 wafers per pack the new pack has 30 wafers, enough for a month's supply.
Sea-Bond Wafers are the no mess way to keep your dentures held firmly in place for the day.
Remember that all the prices you see on our web site include FREE DELIVERY.
Sea-Bond is available in the following variants:
Sea-Bond Fresh Mint Uppers
Sea-Bond Fresh Mint Lowers
Oxygen is required by all cells in the body for the production of energy. Red blood cells carry oxygen to the cells via a molecule called haemoglobin. The central atom of haemoglobin is iron. Any shortage of iron in the body therefore strongly affects the production of energy in the body. It follows then that low iron levels are linked to fatigue, tiredness, fainting and poor immunity.
Iron is recycled in the body. As a red blood cell dies, it is broken down and the iron is used again in the formation of a new blood cell. For men, as long as dietary intake is adequate this recycling process keeps haemoglobin at optimal levels. For women, however, due to monthly blood loss iron levels can be a concern if dietary intake is compromised.
If you are a woman and are feeling dizzy, experiencing fainting spells, are often really tired and tend to catch colds easily it is possible that you are low in iron. A simple blood test ordered by your doctor will let you know your iron status.
Others at risk of low iron levels are cancer patients, those with internal bleeding conditions such as intestinal polyps or peptic ulcers. Vegetarians need to take care with their iron intake. Pregnant women have higher iron requirements as their baby needs iron too for healthy growth.
Sometimes extremely fit people use up their iron stores during exercise and may need to watch their iron levels as well.
Fortunately treatment is easy – a daily supplement, can reasonably quickly restore iron levels to normal. However not all iron supplements are the same. Some are poorly absorbed while others tend to have the unpleasant side effect of constipation.
Clinicians Iron Boost addresses these problems with a daily capsule that contains, carbonyl iron in a special base to allow for optimal absorption. It also contains vitamin B12, which is also associated with some anaemic conditions. Iron Boost is also low in side effects and is suitable for vegetarians to take.
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Vicks First Defence has been discontinued in New Zealand. But Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray performs the same role in not allowing bacteria to attach themselves to the nasal & sinus linings.
Without being able to attach themselves & take hold these bacteria have far less chance of setting up a URTI (Upper Respiratory Tract Infection) or painful sinus infection.
No sinus infection means no feeling “stuffed up” and lousy, and no visit to the Doctor to get some antibiotics. In other words, the very best sort of insurance for your winter health.
Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray is also a must have product for when flying, it stops your nasal passages/sinuses dry out in the pressurised cabin & stops you picking up any bugs from your fellow confined travellers.
Xylitol is derived from natural plant sugars, it tastes nice, doesn’t sting (in fact it is cooling and soothing) and is perfect to use on infants, whilst pregnant or breast feeding.
If you’ve missed the boat and you already have a sinus infection, then Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray is the perfect companion to the Doctors steroid nosesprays (Azep, Beconase, Butacort, Flixonase, Telnase – to name but a few!) and antibiotics.
Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray can be used every day throughout the winter unlike the drying nosesprays like Drixine, Dimetapp & Otrivine, which can only be used for 5 days at a time due the risk of producing a serious condition called “rebound congestion”, which is untreatable.
Prepare for Winter and combine Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray and an immune stimulant like Viralex Max, now known as Viralex Attack (which contains Zinc and Olive Leaf) and add in the compulsory Vitamin C to give yourself every chance to stay well while those unprepared suffer during the Winter Season.
Click here for more information about, or to purchase Clinicians Xylitol Nasal Spray.
CoQ10 is shorthand for Co-enzyme Q10 which is also known as ubiquinone, and it is found in every cell of our body – or more correctly in the mitochondria of our muscle cells.
Because it is so important we make it ourselves.
Co-enzymes are substances that are essential to enable the proper functioning of any enzyme. Enzymes are proteins that speed up the rate of chemical reactions that take place in our body.
Without CoQ10 our muscle cells would not be able to chemically create the energy required to make our muscle cells contract.
When you realise that the most important muscle (the one that NEVER gets to take a rest) in our body is the heart – then you start to recognise the importance of CoQ10.
Because CoQ10 is already such an important part of ourselves, it is not a foreign substance to us, and as such it is completely safe to take.
All good so far, EXCEPT that when we stake Statins as a medicine to stop our own chemical production of cholesterol, we also stop our own chemical production of CoQ10.
In addition our ability to manufacture our own CoQ10 decreases gradually from the age of 20.
In one of many scientific articles the Journal of the American College of Cardiology considers that “Plasma CoQ10 concentration was an independent predictor of mortality” and that “CoQ10 deﬁciency might be detrimental to the long-term prognosis of CHF (Note - CHF stands for Congestive Heart Failure), and there is a rationale for controlled intervention studies with CoQ10.” (J Am Coll Cardiol 2008;52:1435–41)
On top of all this CoQ10 also stabilizes cell membranes and acts as an antioxidant. As an antioxidant CoQ10 destroys free radicals, the unstable molecules that can cause damage to normal cells in the body.
So if you are getting older CoQ10 is a “no-brainer” to be taking as a part of your general supplementation.
If you are also taking a statin – and so many of us are – then taking a daily supplementation of CoQ10 is absolutely essential.
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood pressure medication
Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners
Click here for Clinicians CoQ10
Click here for Nutralife CoQ10