Market Monitor: July
The bacteria found naturally within the body play an important role as our first line of defence. Bio-Kult is a scientifically developed, advanced multi-strain live bacteria supplement containing 14 live bacterial cultures proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach, and to complement the existing gut flora naturally present in a healthy person’s digestive system, says manufacturer ADM Protexin. Bio-Kult does not need to be refrigerated and can be taken alongside antibiotics, by babies, when pregnant, by vegetarians and as part of a healthy diet, the company adds.
ADM Protexin: 01460 243230 / firstname.lastname@example.org
GeloRevoice Throat Lozenges are formulated to provide noticeable and long-lasting relief from throat and voice conditions, explains manufacturer GR Lanes Health. Each individual lozenge contains the gel-forming agents xanthan, carbomer and hyaluronic acid. When these constituents come into contact with saliva, they form a unique hydrogel complex that provides a protective film over the affected mucous membranes, relieving symptoms such as a dry, itchy or sore throat and allowing irritated areas to regenerate, the company explains.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has expanded its allergy care range Piri with a brand new product launch suitable for adults and children two years and over. PiriNatural is a 100% saline spray that helps clean, wash and moisturise nasal passages to help reduce nasal congestion caused by hayfever and other allergens such as dust, the company explains. The launch is being supported with a £3 million advertising campaign running throughout June and July, including TV advertising, digital and influencer activations, GSK adds.
GlaxoSmithKline: 0800 783 881
Foot and leg care
Flexitol Heel Balm provides relief from dry, cracked skin on the heels and feet. Its formulation contains 25% urea, as well as shea butter and vitamin E, and is designed to moisturise and hydrate the skin, says manufacturer Thornton & Ross. Approved by the College of Podiatry, Flexitol Heel Balm is proven to deliver results in one day and is suitable for every day use, as well as by people with diabetes, claims the company.
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217
The Nailner range not only treats nail infections, but also improves the appearance of infected nails so users can have “Better Looking Nails Whilst Treating”, says manufacturer Karo Pharma. Nailner 2 in 1, available as a brush or pen, includes a brightening ingredient that improves the appearance of nails, giving visible results in just seven days, the company explains. Nailner Treat & Colour provides instant coverage by combining nail fungus treatment with breathable nail polish, adds Karo Pharma.
Further information: nailner.co.uk
Older people's health
GOPO Joint Health contains rosehip 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 rosehip powder 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 the normal collagen formation needed by the body for healthy bones and cartilage, GR Lanes Health adds.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012 / gopo.co.uk
Ontex Healthcare is re-launching its ID Pants collection this September. The new look range of bladder weakness products will offer key benefits for customers, including triple skin protection through fast absorption; 100 per cent breathability; and an improved top sheet with a mix of camomile, vitamin E, protein and zinc oxide, explains the company. The products also contain absorbent particles and an anti-odour system that provide extra confidence and comfort, Ontex adds.
Ontex Healthcare: id-direct.com
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