Swedish Bitters – A blood cleanser, detoxifier, digestive enhancer and liver tonic rolled into one

Bitters are an important class of botanicals that help support efficient digestive, assimilative, and eliminative functions. The primary function of Swedish Bitters is to help with digestive complaints like bloating, flatulence, sluggish digestion and constipation.

Bitters stimulate the flow of bile from the liver, which in turn stimulates intestinal peristalsis and promotes nutrient absorption. By enhancing digestion, Swedish Bitters are a great help in cases of bloating, flatulence and gas.

Skybright Swedish Bitters is a traditional herbal mixture, prepared to the original recipe. It is a blend of 11 herbs that includes manna, angelica root, zedoary, aloe, rhubarb root, senna leaves, theriaca venezian, myrrh, carline root, camphor and saffron.

Benefits of Swedish Bitters tincture:

  • Promotes biliary, pancreatic and gastric secretion
  • Soothes digestive tract
  • Relieves bloating, flatulence, gas, cramps and nausea
  • Encourages toxin elimination
  • Tonifies and regenerates the digestive tract
  • Acts as a gentle laxative
  • Restores natural acid balance in the stomach
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Stimulates liver function
  • When used externally, it alleviates inflammations of all kinds if applied to spots, wounds, bruises, scars and contusions

Taking Swedish Bitters

In Europe, bitters are taken in a shot glass before or after meals to stimulate digestion, settle the stomach before eating and neutralise the damages of alcohol. After a heavy meal, Swedish Bitters can be quite helpful against indigestion, as well as to relieve bloating and gas. Adults can take 5-10mls daily. Children can take half dose, or as directed by a Healthcare Professional. Swedish Bitters has a strong, bitter flavour and may be taken in water, herb tea or juice.

Do not use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or if vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea or abdominal pains are present.

Everyday stresses, strains and an inadequate diet can all deplete our nutrient levels!


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You are probably familiar with many of the B-Complex and Multi-Vitamin supplements that are on the market. Most of them are in a tablet form but recently Skybright launched its Liquid Supplement Range -superior liquid formulations that contain a balanced range of vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for health and wellbeing.

WHY CHOOSE A LIQUID?
Generally, high quality liquid supplements are absorbed very quickly in to the bloodstream. Liquids are simpler than tablets for the body to digest, making the nutrients more bio-available. This means the body receives the benefits right away.
In particular, liquids are a great alternative for people who may have trouble absorbing nutrients or for those who have difficulty swallowing tablets. Liquids can also be added to juice, water or to a smoothie to make a wholesome breakfast or lunch-on-the-run that is packed with good nutrition.

SKYBRIGHT’S B-VITAMIN COMPLEX AND ADVANCED MULTIPLE
We often hear our bodies trying to tell us stuff. Like ‘take it easy’, ‘I need more sleep’ or ‘I can’t keep up’. Our bodies need us to slow down and recharge but we often just don’t have the time to stop and listen.This is when supplementing your diet with a B-Vitamin Complex or a Multi-Vitamin can help.B-Vitamins are a group of essential nutrients that help us convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energised throughout the day. B-Vitamins promote energy production in the body to support brain function and a healthy nervous system. We get our B-Vitamins from a wide variety of foods in our diet – main sources include nuts, legumes and wholegrains, milk products, eggs, chicken, green leafy veges and fruit. But if our dietary intake is inadequate or stresses in our lifestyle are increasing demands, a supplement may help. Skybright’s B-Vitamin Complex provides a mega-dose of B-Vitamins in one dose, along with Siberian Ginseng for an added energy boost.

A Multi-Vitamin supplement can be just as vital for the body’s proper function and maintenance. Our bodies require a broad range of nutrients every single day to perform the thousands of functions that allow us to achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Everyday stresses and strains, an inadequate diet, excess alcohol, smoking, too little (or too much) exercise, not enough sleep, not enough sunshine, illness can all deplete our nutrient stores and are all reasons why a good quality, liquid Multi-Vitamin supplement should be taken daily to support optimal health.

Skybright B- Vitamin Complex and Advanced Multiple Liquid Supplements

  • Are 100% Vegetarian and Dairy Free
  • Contain no artificial colours or flavouring
  • Contain no soy derivatives,gluten, salt or yeast

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Why Choose a Liquid Supplement?

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Liquid supplements are a great way to support a healthy diet. Once upon a time pills were the only way to take a nutritional supplement but advanced technology can now offer us all their advantages in a liquid form.

When considering a nutritional supplement people often don’t think about liquids. There are a large variety of liquid supplements available – everything from single vitamins to a multi. And there are advantages of liquids over a tablet or a capsule. Choose a formula that has vitamins, antioxidants, plant enzymes, herbal extracts and whole food extracts in one simple-to-take dose, which is far more palatable than a handful of hard pills.

In many cases liquid supplements are recommended for older people who may have trouble absorbing nutrients. However, the benefits of a liquid are great for younger adults and children too!

Generally, high quality liquid supplements are absorbed very quickly in to the bloodstream. They are simpler for the body to digest, making the nutrients more bioavailable. This means the body will receive the benefits right away.

Many children, and some adults, have trouble swallowing pills, making liquids a great alternative. A measured amount gives exactly the right balance of each nutrient. Liquids can even be added to juice, water or to a smoothie to make a wholesome breakfast or lunch-on-the-run that is packed with good nutrition.

Unfortunately, many supplements that are in pill form contain a variety of preservatives and fillers that are designed to give them a longer shelf life.  Vitamins taken as pills are usually synthetic whereas liquid vitamin supplements are commonly derived from plants, making them much closer to the natural diet. However, one important thing to note about liquid supplements that make them different from a tablet form is the fact that they often have a flavour.  In fact, sugar and other types of sweeteners can be added.  So if you are trying to avoid sugar, make sure that you are not accidentally getting too much in the form of your liquid supplement.  Be sure to carefully read the ingredient list before you make a decision.

Skybright’s Liquid Supplement Range contains a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and enzymes to meet your daily needs. Skybright’s Liquid Supplements are a source of renewed energy and stamina, naturally.

Skybright is releasing it’s new Liquid Technology

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LOOKING BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH A NEW RANGE OF LIQUID SUPPLEMENTS 

Skybright Natural Health is announcing the release of their new Liquid Supplement range of products. Included are Advanced Liquid Multiple, Advanced Children’s Liquid Multiple, Liquid B-Vitamin Complex and Advanced Liquid Glucosamine.  Skybright’s Liquid Supplements are sourced from wholefoods and contain a full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and enzymes in a great-tasting, easy-to-take liquid form.

These high quality liquid supplements are absorbed very quickly in to the bloodstream. Liquids are simpler for the body to digest, making nutrients more bioavailable to ensure the body receives the benefits right away. Skybright’s liquid supplements are suitable for all ages – in particular for older people who may have trouble absorbing nutrients and for children (and adults) who may struggle swallowing pills. These liquid supplements can be added to water, juice or to a smoothie to make a wholesome breakfast or lunch-on-the-run that is packed with good nutrition.

 ‘We are excited to be able to finally release these products’ says Paul Balchin, Skybright’s owner and CEO. ‘These products are unique and offer consumers a high quality, natural alternative to popping pills. Skybright has focused on offering liquid supplements that are as close to nature as possible.’

These products are now available nationwide from selected health stores and pharmacies, as well as from Skybright’s on-line store.

 

 

Trouble Sleeping?

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Top Tips for a great night’s sleep:

 

  • GET REGULAR – aim to go to bed and get up around the same time every day, including weekends. It’s thought that 7-9 hours sleep a night is best for optimal health and wellbeing.
  • STAY AWAY FROM TEA, COFFEE AND ALCOHOL LATE IN THE DAY – it takes 6-8 hours for your body to process caffeine and alcohol. We recommend leaving the lattes alone from 3pm – caffeine will affect the amount of deep sleep you get, leaving you feeling unrefreshed in the morning. Alcohol also impacts on your quality of sleep and it’s best to put down your glass of wine a few hours before you head to bed.
  • TURN OFF THE TELLY – and the iPad, the smart phone, the computer etc etc. Exposing yourself to electronic light makes it harder to get to sleep and may make it a bit of a struggle to rise and shine in the morning. As well, whatever it is you’re looking at will keep your mind busy, making it difficult to switch off. Relaxation is the aim of the game.
  • SAFE SLUMBER SPACE – your sleeping space needs to be dark, quiet, comfy and the right temperature. Get this right and your body will have the right cues to head in to a good night’s sleep.
  •  DAILY EXERCISE – regular, daily exercise will improve the quality of your sleep and help you switch off a busy mind. But not too close to bedtime – the best time to get in your daily dose of activity is around dusk.
  •  CALCIUM/MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENT – Magnesium helps to calm the nerves and relax the muscles, which in turn can help you fall asleep. Similarly, a magnesium deficiency may be responsible for the nervousness that prevents sleep. Magnesium works closely with calcium to regulate muscle function and a healthy nervous system. Hall’s Dolomite Powder, manufactured exclusively by Skybright, is a source of the minerals calcium and magnesium in a natural blend.

 

  • Click HERE to view Hall’s Dolomite Powder Product Info……..

Head Lice (Pediculosis)

 Head Lice

The head louse is a tiny, wingless parasitic insect that lives among human hairs and feeds on tiny amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Head lice are a very common problem, especially for kids. They’re contagious, annoying, and sometimes tough to get rid of.

But while they’re frustrating to deal with, lice aren’t dangerous. They don’t spread disease, although their bites can make a child’s scalp itchy and irritated, and scratching can lead to infection.

It’s best to treat head lice quickly once they’re found because they can spread easily from person to person.

SIGNS OF HEAD LICE

Although they’re very small, lice can be seen by the naked eye. Here are things to look for:

Lice eggs (called nits): These look like tiny yellow, tan, or brown dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, where the temperature is perfect for keeping warm until they hatch. Nits look sort of like dandruff, only they can’t be removed by brushing or shaking them off.Unless the infestation is heavy, it’s more common to see nits in a child’s hair than it is to see live lice crawling on the scalp. Lice eggs hatch within 1 to 2 weeks after they’re laid. After hatching, the remaining shell looks white or clear and stays firmly attached to the hair shaft. This is when it’s easiest to spot them, as the hair is growing longer and the egg shell is moving away from the scalp.

Adult lice and nymphs (baby lice): The adult louse is no bigger than a sesame seed and is grayish-white or tan. Nymphs are smaller and become adult lice about 1 to 2 weeks after they hatch. Most lice feed on blood several times a day, but they can survive up to 2 days off the scalp.

Scratching: With lice bites come itching and scratching. This is actually due to a reaction to the saliva of lice. However, the itching may not always start right away — that depends on how sensitive a child’s skin is to the lice. It can sometimes take weeks for kids with lice to start scratching. They may complain, though, of things moving around on or tickling their heads.

Small red bumps or sores from scratching: For some kids, the irritation is mild; for others, a rash may develop. Excessive scratching can lead to a bacterial infection (this can cause swollen lymph glands and red, tender skin that might have crusting and oozing). If your doctor thinks this is the case, he or she may treat the infection with an oral antibiotic.

You may be able to see the lice or nits by parting your child’s hair into small sections and checking for lice and nits with a fine-tooth comb on the scalp, behind the ears, and around the nape of the neck (it’s rare for them to be found on eyelashes or eyebrows).

A magnifying glass and bright light may help. But it can be tough to find a nymph or adult louse — often, there aren’t many of them and they move fast.

Skybright’s HAIR CLEAR has been formulated by one of New Zealand’s leading herbalists to help get rid of head lice and scabies, naturally. Click here to view product information.

 

Silver in Water Purification

Silver in Water Purification

Another key use for silver is in the millions of water purifiers that are sold each year. Silver prevents bacteria and algae from building up in their filters so that they can do their job to rid drinking water of bacteria, chlorine, trihalomethanes, lead, particulates and odor. Research has shown that the catalytic action of silver, in concert with oxygen, provides a powerful sanitizer that virtually eliminates the need for the use of corrosive chlorine.

Silver ions are also starting to be added to water purification systems in hospitals, community water systems, pools and spas. It is slowly replacing chlorine as the widespread element of choice for filtration. Silver also eradicates Legionnaires’ disease, which is caused by buildup in pipes, connections and water tanks.

Water-born illness is a major problem in developing nations. The full extent to which silver can help treat the issue of clean drinking water has yet to be seen but ongoing research is showing its usage to be an exciting development for the global water supply.

Silver as an Anti-Bacterial

Silver’s association with anti-bacterial properties has long been established. The ancient Phoenicians knew enough to keep water wine and vinegar in silver vessels to ensure freshness. In recent times however, scientists have discovered the benefits of Silver.

Silver interrupts the bacteria cell’s ability to form the chemical bonds essential to its survival, these bonds produce the cell’s physical structure so when bacteria meets silver it literally falls apart. For this reason, silver enforced bandages are especially in demand. Bandages with silver ions prevent bacterial growth and speed healing time, making them especially valuable for treating burn and wound victims.

Wound dressings containing silver have been an important aspect of healthcare for more than a century; soldiers in World War I relied heavily upon such dressings. Today, consumer healthcare companies offer their own lines of bandages and ointments that use silver as an active ingredient. Silver has actually been proven to promote the growth of new cells, thereby increasing the rate at which wounds can heal. Unlike other metals with antimicrobial properties, it is not toxic to humans!

Another important use of silver as a biocide is in hospitals and other health care facilities. A life-threatening Staph germ called MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), often referred to as a “Superbug,” is resistant to almost all chemical antibiotics, so many hospitals are employing silver-embedded equipment including surgical tools, catheters, needles, stethoscopes, furniture, door handles and even paper files.