Monday, 14 November 2016

Solgar Magnesium Citrate - The Alternative To...Muscle Pains And Sleeping Problems

** Solgar Magnesium Citrate is available from – Click on the link to lean more and to buy online. **

I would like to introduce you to the benefits of magnesium today, as it is an often overlooked mineral. We all know we need it, but there are so many other minerals which are far better publicised than the humble magnesium. For instance, a lot of people will buy calcium for their bone tissue, but did you know that magnesium helps regulate calcium within the bones and teeth? Magnesium also increases the activity of Vitamin D which, among other things, aids calcium absorption. In fact, many experts now feel that magnesium intake is at least as critical to skeletal health as calcium.

At Elixir, we are particularly fond of Solgar’s Magnesium Citrate, which is an easily absorbed type of magnesium. There are a multitude of potential reasons why you may want to supplement with magnesium, but here are some of the main applications:

Muscle cramps, spasms and twitches
Magnesium is needed for the relaxation of muscle tissue, whereas calcium facilitates contraction. Magnesium’s action as a muscle relaxant relates to its ability to block muscle uptake of calcium.

Sleeping problems
When your muscles relax, so do you. Sweet dreams!

Nerve health and function
Magnesium works in tandem with calcium to ensure proper nerve impulse transmission. Deficiency is linked to lactic acid build-up leading to an imbalance which is linked to anxiety and stress related disorders.

Hormonal health Deficiency can severely impair hormone balance in women and is a causal factor in many cases of PMT, leading to mood swings, weight gain and nervous tension.

Cardiovascular health and high blood pressure Magnesium deficiency is a common feature of conditions such as arrhythmias, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, mitral valve prolapse and peripheral vascular disease. Evidence suggests that supplementation can be both preventative and therapeutic. Many of the benefits of magnesium relates to its role in vascular smooth muscle function, leading to relaxation of the vascular muscle as well as blocking smooth muscle uptake of calcium. It also helps to reduce sodium build-up within cells that would otherwise elevate blood pressure. Excessive blood clotting and calcification of blood vessels is reduced, leading to less accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque.

Pain relief Some pain is caused by tense muscles and nerves, and may be relieved by taking magnesium. Migraine, tension headaches, PMT and fibromyalgia are just some examples where taking a therapeutic dose of magnesium may help. As a general rule, anyone can take magnesium but just be aware that you may end up with loose stools if you take high doses, and if you are on medication you should check with your doctor first.

  • Muscle cramps, spasms and twitches
  • Sleeping problems
  • Nerve health and function
  • Hormonal health
  • Cardiovascular health and high blood pressure
  • Pain relief
By Randi Henderson

Sunday, 16 October 2016

The Dr Reckeweg Homeopathic Drops Guide

Click here: - The ever popular Dr Reckeweg Homeopathic Drops - All their uses and meanings in this easy to read guide.


Thursday, 13 October 2016

What Are The Schuessler Tissue or Cell Salts?

Schuessler-SaltsThe full range of Tissue Salts are available from our websites – or – Click on any of the links.

Homeopathic Tissue salts are sometimes referred to as ‘Biochemic Salts’ or ‘Cell Salts’. Rather than treating “like with like, “as is the case with orthodox homeopathic medicine, tissue salt remedies treat ailments by correcting imbalances or deficiencies in the body’s cell nutrition. Tissue Salts still maintain physical quantities of the original substances, although in minute form (6x).

Wilhelm Henrich Schussler (1821-1898) devised the homeopathic tissue salts as nutritional therapy, observing that when there was a deficiency of certain ’tissue salts’ then symptoms would be produced. He believed that these were the basic salts that every cell in the body requires for optimum health, noting that they are the salts that remain in the ash when a body is completely combusted at cremation.

Why The Different Brand Names of the Schuessler Tissue Salts

The full range of Tissue Salts are available from our websites - New Era Tissue Salts or – Click on any of the links.

SO WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE between the New Era and Schuessler Tissue Salts? Why do different companies sell tissue salts by different names? Are they different types of tissue salts?

New Era Tissue Salts
No, they're not. It really doesn't matter what 'brand' they are, they are all effectively 'Schuessler Salts' as invented by Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler and originally manufactured by Dr Reckeweg in Germany. The original name was and still is the 'Schuessler Tissue or Cell Salts' and the family owned business Dr. Reckeweg is still committed to producing effective and well-tolerated homeopathic medicinal products in a responsible way – and has been ever since its birth almost 70 years ago.

fa7cd-bc-template-combinatin-salt Although Dr. Reckeweg preparations are sold in more than 40 countries worldwide, most are made in Bensheim, a small town in Germany’s Hessische Bergstraße region. During time different companies have marketed the Schuessler Salts 'under license' as they say using their own branded name and packaging, with permission to manufacture, but by and large with the same historical recipe created by Herr Schüßler. So in the UK for a long while we got used to only seeing the name New Era variety, which were for some time manufactured in Hull, and their market popularity has been high for that reason. As time passed other companies broke into the UK market such as the Australian one Martin Pleasance, and there are others today. But the original ones are and have always been the Dr Reckeweg brand which you see on our site in the orange packaging. Although the active ingredients are the same there are subtle differences in the 'other ingredients' which are added by the different companies that produce them under license. For example the New Era range contain biotin and melt more quickly but otherwise conform to the same process as first invented by Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler.

Customers really do have their own preferences, whether they prefer to crunch them in their mouth or let them dissolve quickly. Generally speaking there isn't any variation in taste. Perhaps it's best to try the different ones and make your own mind up. In practice they work the same way. The New Era Tissue Salt brand is no longer manufactured in the UK and are currently owned by an Italian company who produce them under license to Dr Reckeweg in Germany. The Schuessler Tissue Salts sold on this website are produced by Dr Reckeweg in Germany directly and, like the New Era Salts, imported into the UK.



Advanced Colon cleanse tablets are available from – Click on the link to read more and to buy online.

This food supplement contains a unique combination of certified organic Aloe Vera, Lactobacillus Acidophilus and a carefully selected blend of botanical ingredients traditionally used for their ability for cleansing without harsh stimulants.

Using Aloe Pura Colon Cleanse Advanced tablets provides all of the recognised properties of fully certified and organic Aloe Vera combined with a formulation of botanicals, which may help support normal digestive regularity and friendly bacteria that give you the renowned benefits of millions of gastrointestinal probiotic cultures.

Friday, 27 May 2016


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Monday, 9 May 2016


  • Treatment of symptoms an of enlarged prostate (BPH) 
  • Extract of Saw Palmetto berries
  • Convenient to use – one capsule per day

What is the prostate?
The prostate is a small gland which sits below the bladder in men and this gland has a tendency to get bigger as men get older. Half of men over the age of 50 are affected with BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), also known as an enlarged prostate, with the figure increasing to affect 80% of men by the age of 80. All in all, BPH currently affects 3.2 million men in the UK. The process usually starts after the age of 45 but can occur earlier or later in some men. 

The early symptoms of something being not quite right is the need to urinate more frequently – especially at night, having a weak or interrupted urine flow and feeling unable to completely empty your bladder. If someone experiences these symptoms then they should consult their healthcare professional for advice or diagnosis. Although not life threatening, the condition can affect the quality of life for those suffering and of course those around them. No one likes being woken by frequent midnight toilet trips. 

Five ways to spot a potential sufferer
✔ Male usually over 50 and grumpy from lack of sleep (see next point) 
✔ It’s 3am and he’s on his second toilet trip, disrupting his sleep once again 
✔ He can tell you where the nearest toilet is within a five mile radius 
✔ You’ve only just left the house and he’s already asking “Are we there yet?” 
✔ He’s just been to the toilet but feels the sudden urge to go again

What can sufferers do about it?
If diagnosis of an enlarged prostate (BPH) is given, it does not have to be a ‘grin and bear it’ situation. There are various options for treatment including prescription drugs, and for some, surgery may be an option. There is also a licensed traditional herbal remedy (THR) for the relief of urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate, A.Vogel’s Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules.

Prostasan contains an extract of Saw Palmetto berries, rich in oil, which contains active ingredients that help with the urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules are easy to take and can be used long term. It can help give relief to the uncomfortable effects of an enlarged prostate, bringing uninterrupted sleep closer. It is essential that men have a diagnosis of BPH before taking Saw Palmetto in order to rule out other conditions such as prostatitis (a bacterial infection), or the odd case of prostate cancer.

This is an ideal time to try Prostasan, as we have a special offer in Elixir at the moment with £2.50 off during the month of May 2016. Definitely worth it for that uninterrupted sleep! 



R Henderson
May 2016