Lose weight AND tackle troublesome menopause symptoms with these 10 top health and wellness brands

Staying fit and healthy is at the top of all our agendas after the year we’ve had – and is especially important as we head into the winter months.

So, make sure you show your body some love this season with these 10 top health and wellness brands. 

Take the sting out of sanitising! 

Sick of sanitising your hands day in, day out with products that smell of pure vodka? 

As it’s so important to keep our mitts clean, it’s worth treating our hands to a product that has phenomenal effectiveness against bacteria and viruses (EN14476 A2:2019), but also leaves them smelling fantastic too.

Enter Nilaqua. This British hand sanitiser specialist has just launched six exciting new fragrances, making staying safe a pleasure.

The scents include apple and jasmine, fruity wild cherry, soothing oatmilk and honey, fresh watermelon, revitalising cotswold meadow, and zesty pomegranate and passionfruit. 

Nilaqua sanitisers have been tested as sporicidal, virucidal, fungicidal, bactericidal. They start working immediately and offer long-lasting protection, so you don’t need to worry about contamination from commonly touched surfaces such as door handles. They’re so reliable that they’ve been used by the NHS since 2016.

Plus, thanks to its nourishing formula, your hands are left soft and smooth rather than sore and cracked. 

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code PROTECT20 to get 20% off. 

Menopausal relief without HRT 

Hot flushes? Night sweats? Breast tenderness? The onset of menopausal symptoms can cause a whole range of discomforts, from mild to uncomfortably severe.

For the most extreme symptoms it’s recommended that you see your GP. But for mild to middling discomfort, Lifetropics Meno Complex can help – an HRT-alternative to easing the common symptoms of menopause.

This four-in-one menopause relief supplement is safe, effective, and widely acclaimed by its many users.

Made with black cohosh (a plant renowned for female health), red clover, sage, and vitex agnus castus, Meno Complex works to treat all the main menopausal symptoms, enabling you to get back to feeling like your normal self – fast. 

Users report that it’s particularly effective at reducing the frequency of hot flashes, a fact supported by scientific studies.

Made in the UK using sustainable, forest-farmed black cohosh from North America, every bottle of Lifetropics Meno Complex contains 120 vegetarian capsules with no fillers or bulking agents.

The Info: Click here to find out more. 

Bring the spa to you

The spas may have shut down, but that doesn’t mean you can’t achieve ultimate relaxation in the comfort of your own home.

Multi-award-winning body care treatment range, OLVERUM, has been expertly formulated to soothe mind, body and spirit, and can help you bring the wonders of the spa into your own home. 

Harnessing nine decades of green wellness expertise and utilising the goodness of botanical extracts and oils, OLVERUM has become the go-to brand for luxury self-care.

From its Restful Sleep Pillow Mist and Firming Body Oil, to its famous Bath Oil, which has become a cult classic among A-listers worldwide, these indulgent formulations will help you relax, unwind, soothe tired muscles, revive tired-looking skin AND improve your sleep.

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code CHECKLIST15 to get 15% off*.

*Discount code expires 05/12/2020. 

Help on your weight loss journey

We all want to love the skin we’re in. That’s why many of us try really hard to live balanced, healthy lifestyles that keep our bodies fit and strong. 

However, some of us still struggle to lose weight and feel good about ourselves, and may want a helping hand.

Transform Hospital Group, the UK’s leading provider of weight loss interventions, medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, understands this, and has helped thousands of people reach their dream goal.

One of them is 49-year-old Jordan Legge. 

Jordan was a serial dieter and struggled with her fluctuating weight. In 2007, with her 40th birthday in sight, she knew she wanted to make big changes. An advert caught her eye and led her to Transform Hospital Group.

With the help of a dedicated surgeon who was with her throughout the process, Jordan had a gastric band fitted. Later, she had breast implant and uplift surgery and a tummy tuck. Now she’s feeling happier and healthier than ever. 

‘I honestly couldn’t be happier; I can’t fault Transform Hospital Group at all,’ she says. ‘All of my doctors were brilliant throughout my entire journey, they really got to know me and I completely trusted them.

‘It’s been a long journey but the end result has been more than worth it. For anyone thinking of surgery, I would tell them not to hesitate, it will change your life for the better.’ 

The Info: Click here to find out more.  

Kill the virus without killing the planet 

The pandemic has worsened the single use plastic problem globally. Earlier this year, the River Thames recorded some of the highest levels of microplastics for any river in the world. 

One of the biggest contributors to this is disposable 3-ply masks. But some of the reusable ones are just as problematic; many claim to kill bacteria and viruses, but this often means they’re coated in harmful chemicals and metals, which eventually leak into and damage the environment.

However, the clever people at MaskNow have teamed up with Livinguard Technologies to bring to market the reusable Pro Mask: a mask that constantly deactivates viruses without harmful chemicals and metals such as silver.

This mask is able to do this thanks to Livinguard’s scientifically proven textile technology, which is made with a positive charge that deactivates the negatively charged cell walls of viruses. This has been tested by the Freie University of Berlin and other leading European institutions. 

As a result, you don’t need to disinfect it after each wear as it’s constantly destroying micorganisms. Plus, because it’s reusable for extended periods of time and washable, one MaskNow Pro Mask (or SuperMask), which is available in multiple sizes for the whole family, replaces the equivalent of 210 disposable ones.  

The Info: Click here to find out more and visit Amazon to buy today.  

Give your immune system a boost this Christmas! 

‘Tis the season to be jolly – well, nearly. And in order to feel your best self this Christmas, you need to ensure that your body has everything it needs to be fighting fit and happy.

You can give your body the boost it needs with Zest Active, aka: the super supplement. 

Flavoured with refreshing orange and suitable for vegans, vegetarians, diabetics and those with gluten intolerances, this all singing, all dancing vitamin supplement comes in sachets that you take once a day mixed with water.

In every little sachet, your body will get over 25 active, nourishing ingredients, including 12 vitamins, such as B12, C and D, seven minerals, including zinc and copper, and a bunch of amino acids too.

The result is a blend which can help support the normal function of the immune system, tiredness and fatigue and support normal brain function. What more could your body ask for this Christmas? 

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code ZESTDM15 to get 15% off. 

Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. 

Intrigued by CBD? 

CBD seems to be a bit of a buzz word of late, but what is it – and why the hype?

CBD products are made with CBD oil, otherwise known as cannabidiol. This is an extract from the hemp plant, but it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects.

The reason it’s so popular is because many users believe it can help with all manner of wellbeing issues, from easing anxiety and physical pain, to improving skin – while some people just really love the flavour! 

TV presenter Jenny Powell and former Love Islander Charlie Brake (pictured) are huge fans.

Whatever it is that intrigues you about it, you can find a wealth of different CBD products at Green Stem CBD. 

This Surrey-based company only uses the best quality CBD sourced from sustainable farms in Colorado, blending it with natural, aromatic flavours such as Seville orange, jasmine and rhubarb to create great tasting and smelling products.

From fragrant beard oils, moisturisers and muscle balms to flavoured vapes, there’s a little something for everyone – be it for you or as an alternative gift for someone special this Christmas.

The Info: Click here to find out more and use discount code MAILONLINE15 to get 15% off.

Say goodbye to UTIs 

UTIs are quite possibly one of the most uncomfortable things any of us have to endure.

If you feel you are on a merry-go-round of recurring bladder infections and antibiotics, then maybe it’s time to try a different approach.

URALIX is a herbal complex that harnesses clinically tested ingredients that can help address the cause of urinary tract infections by removing the bacteria responsible and supporting a healthy bladder recovery.

With natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity, URALIX is 100% antibiotic-free, vegetarian, and recommended by doctors. 

Plus, when taken for extended periods of time, URALIX can help to both protect you from further urinary tract infections and maintain the health of your urinary tract.

The Info: Click here for more info and use discount code MOL10 to get 10% off. 

The tastiest snacks, vitamin packed! 

Finding something that’s tasty and good for you can be tricky… until now, that is. 

The answer to this conundrum is Perkier, an independent British company that have just launched their newest creation, Perkier vitamin packed snacks.

And it seems Instagram’s gone a bit nuts for them:

‘OBSESSED. Need a lifetime supply!’ 

‘I was absolutely blown away – they are seriously delicious!’ 

‘I had the Toffee bar today. HEAVEN!’

These super bars come in two ridiculously tasty flavours: Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate and Nutty Toffee & Dark Chocolate. But how can they taste good, AND be good for you?

While these yummy snacks come with a thick layer of real dark chocolate, they also boast 100% of your daily recommended amount of vitamin D, C & B12, three powerful vitamins to boost your immune system.

Plus, they’re under 160 calories, packed with protein and high fibre, and are vegan, gluten and palm oil-free, so indulge away! 

The Info: Click here to find out more or use discount code VITBAR20 on Amazon Prime to get 20% off. 

Look after your mind and your memories 

Major milestones, such as a fiftieth birthday or a child’s wedding, can prompt people to contemplate the golden years that they hope will lie ahead.

They may also look forward to retirement so they can make the most of the special connections they have with a long-time partner or grandchildren.

Maintaining brain health is key to making the most of these connections, which is where Ginkyo Mind & Memory can help.

This clever supplement contains a uniquely potent Ginkgo Biloba extract that helps to maintain memory with increasing age and preserve cognitive function.

Eminent community pharmacist Sultan Dajani is a Ginkyo advocate, explaining ‘Ginkgo Biloba is extensively used to maintain brain function and is believed to work by increasing blood flow as well as having neuro-protective antioxidant effects.’

Ginkyo can also help strengthen your body’s defences, so you can fully engage with and remember life’s most cherished moments.

The Info: Click here to buy now from Boots or online at Amazon. 

 

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