When Daniel King’s mother was diagnosed with a serious blood ailment, he decided there was more that he could do than simply be a supportive son. As a scientist he began researching and before long About Health supplements were born. The About Health philosophy is to sell few products that all have multiple ingredients, thus minimising the number of pills you need to take. As a result they now have what is considered to be their three ‘core’ products, so we decided to delve a little deeper and find out why these three products have become so popular.
Lesters Oil: Keeping skin moisturised and beautiful from the inside out
Lesters Oil is a new generation Omega-3 based oil, vitamin and antioxidant complex. It contains all the benefits of a double strength Omega 3, but unlike other Omega 3’s, it also has the benefits of five other key ingredients – Vitamin D, Co-Enzyme Q10, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Astaxanthin, expertly combined to address the common problems associated with the aging process.
Co-enzyme Q10: Supports heart health, immunity, brain health and energy levels.
Astaxanthin: antioxidant that is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E and at least 800 times stronger than CoQ10 and vitamin C. Take daily to help combat premature skin aging, skin dryness and the appearance of freckles and age spots. Also supports eye health, joint mobility, cardiovascular and neurological health.
Vitamin D: Supports immune system responses; heart, prostate, breast and colon health, blood sugar balance and works with calcium to support bone health.
Lutein & Zeaxanthin: Work together to support eye health, in particular the problems associated with the aging process
Best of all you only need to take 2 capsules daily, that’s half as many as your standard fish oil capsules.
Many of us, even those who conscientiously make an effort to eat healthily, may not be obtaining all the vitamins, nutrients and minerals our body requires. Because we tend to consume more of the foods we like – and avoid what we don’t like – we’re at risk of missing out on the wider variety of nutrients provided by those foods we don’t eat regularly. Compounding this risk is the prevalence of mineral deficiencies in New Zealand soils; these include selenium (for breast and prostate health), chromium, (for healthy metabolism, insulin levels and healthy blood sugar levels) and iodine (metabolism, healthy thyroid
function). Although these deficiencies are not necessarily evident in the short term, on-going they can lead to serious and chronic health conditions. About Health has spent many years researching and developing a multivitamin, mineral and nutrient formula which meets the unique needs of New Zealanders.
Unlike standard multivitamin supplements that are sold in New Zealand and Australia, Multiva is formulated specifically for the needs of New Zealand men and women. Each Multiva tablet contains a broad spectrum of vitamins, minerals and nutrients expertly combined to address any deficiencies caused by dietary choices and/or the absence of essential nutrients in New Zealand soils.
Selenium: is an essential trace mineral that has long been deficient in New Zealand soil — and therefore in many of our foods. Selenium is an important antioxidant, required to maintain a healthy immune system, thyroid function and male fertility.
Iodine: is a trace mineral also deficient in New Zealand soil. Although only required in small amounts, iodine is an important component of the thyroid hormones that regulate our moods, metabolism and weight management.
Chromium: is another necessary trace mineral for New Zealanders, which supports healthy blood sugar regulation and weight management.
Res-V Ultimate contains three times more resveratrol than Res-V Plus and 78% more of the key ingredients, including a brand new ingredient – grape seed extract, which has it’s own unique suite of health benefits and works in synergy with the other ingredients.
Resveratrol is an exciting natural compound found in red wine, red grape skin, Japanese Knotweed, peanuts and some berries. Resveratrol is the subject of extensive research into numerous health benefits and many scientists also believe it (along with other natural substances found in grape skin) to be responsible for the ‘French Paradox’ – the French have low rates of heart disease compared to many other countries, despite the fact they have many known risk factors, including a diet high in saturated fat, smoking and drinking lots of coffee. It is theorised that this effect may be due to the consumption of moderate amounts of red wine – a pastime enjoyed by many French people. Red wine is a source of resveratrol and other polyphenols found in grape skin.
Japanese Knotweed: is one of the richest natural sources of resveratrol, providing most of the world’s supply, including the resveratrol used in Res-V.
Red Grape Skin: is an effective antioxidant that works in synergy with the other herbal extracts. Red Grape Skin and Grape Seed extract together provide enhanced cardiovascular support.
Grape Seed Extract: is a naturally ocurring component of grapes. Studies show Grape Seed extract to have greater antioxidant activity than Vitamins C, E and betacarotene, while also supporting peripheral circulation, cardiovascular and digestive tract health.
Tumeric: is a well-known Indian herb that gives you the yellow colour commonly used in Indian and Asian cooking. Turmeric contains curcumin, a natural compound that supports joint mobility and movement, supports the immune system against winter chills and ills and supports immunity and brain function as we get older.
Pine Bark: has been used in East Asian traditional medicine for centuries. However it has only been discovered in the last decade of the 20th century that the extract from Chinese Pine has potent antioxidant properties. Bioactive substances called polyphenols discovered in Chinese pine bark help the body’s natural cell defences against the harmful effects of free radicals. Excess free radicals destroy healthy cells, leading to many degenerative diseases. It’s important that we have natural antioxidants daily from our foods (especially found in the skins and seeds of fruit and vegetables) and supplement where necessary, to support healthy aging.
Green Tea: is a common beverage in Asia and has higher levels of antioxidants – called catechins -than black tea, which is commonly consumed in the West. Green tea supports the body’s natural immune response, healthy liver, heart, brain and joint function.
And thanks to About Health (PH: 0800 999 309) we have a 6 months supply of Res-V Ultimate up for grabs. To enter simply enter your details below. Trust me when I say this is a prize you want to win, I started taking Res-V Ultimate a few months ago and have never looked back. Sorry this comp has now closed!