Market monitor: April

Summer health

Deep Relief contains two painkilling ingredients – ibuprofen and levomenthol – to deliver fast, cooling, penetrating pain relief and anti-inflammatory action for back, muscle and joint pain, explains manufacturer Mentholatum. Levomenthol works to quickly cool and soothe, while ibuprofen gets to work to reduce pain and inflammation, says the company.

Mentholatum recently announced that Deep Relief has seen a 35.2 per cent leap in sales in the past year, despite just 4.9 per cent growth in the overall topical analgesics sector. It is now worth over £3 million and, in terms of units sold, now shares second spot in the topical NSAID sector, the company adds.
Laser Healthcare: 01202 780558

Kool ‘n’ Soothe Migraine are soft gel sheets designed to provide immediate cooling relief from the severe discomfort associated with migraine or headaches in general. With no need for refrigeration, Kool ‘n’ Soothe Migraine is ready to use straight from the pack and each gel sheet will stay in place on the forehead, delivering eight continuous hours of cooling relief, says manufacturer Kobayashi Healthcare. The product it is safe to use in conjunction with medication for maximum relief and can also be used by people who are unable to, or choose, not to take medication, such as pregnant women, the company adds.
Kobayashi Healthcare: 0208 987 9976


Bio-Kult is a range of scientifically developed multi-action formulations including Bio-Kult Advanced, the original 14-strain product, which targets the the digestive tract; Bio-Kult Candéa for intimate flora; Bio-Kult Pro-Cyan, which targets the urinary tract; Bio-Kult Infantis for babies, toddlers and children; Bio-Kult Migréa for targeting the head; Bio-Kult Mind, which targets cognitive function; and the latest additions to the range, Bio-Kult Boosted and Bio-Kult S. Boulardii for the digestive and immune systems. The products do need to be refrigerated and each of the unique bacteria strains are encapsulated during the freeze drying process, which aids in their survival through the acidity of the stomach, explains manufacturer ADM Protexin.

ADM Protexin 01460 243230 / info@bio-kult.com

GOPO Joint Health contains rose-hip powder that is specially processed to ensure it retains high levels of the galactolipid GOPO, which is found only in GOPO Joint Health and has been studied in over 20 scientific trials, explains manufacturer GR Lanes Health. This rose-hip may play a valuable role in the care of joints and joint tissues, according to the company. The product is also rich in vitamin C, which is essential for normal collagen formation, needed by the body for healthy bones and cartilage, GR Lanes Health adds.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012 / gopo.co.uk

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