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Market Monitor: November

Insomnia and stress

Bio-Kult Mind has an advanced multi-action formulation designed to target cognitive function, and contains live bacteria Bacillus subtilis PXN 21, bioavailable flavonoids and grape and wild blueberry extracts, says manufacturer ADM Protexin. Bio-Kult Mind also contains zinc, a mineral that contributes to normal cognitive and immune function, as well as the protection of cells from oxidative stress, the company adds.
ADM Protexin: 01460 243230 / info@bio-kult.com

Based on long-standing use as traditional herbal remedies, Kalms Day is used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, whilst Kalms Night One-A-Night is used for the temporary relief of sleep disturbances, explains manufacturer GR Lanes Health. Both products contain valerian root.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012

Pro Plus can be used to relieve the symptoms of tiredness and fatigue, helping to make the body feel more awake, according to manufacturer GR Lanes Health. Each dose contains 100mg of caffeine – the equivalent of a strong cup of coffee – and the product is suitable for adults and children over 16 years, the company adds.
GR Lanes Health: 01452 524012 

Seasonal ailments

Mentholatum is reminding pharmacy teams and their customers about its ‘Mind Your Back’ campaign, which aims to help people manage their back pain through self care and its five S.T.E.P.S: stretch, therapy, exercise, posture and strengthen. During the campaign, which runs throughout November, exercises will be demonstrated live by influencers to encourage the target audience – workers over 45 and pregnant women still at work – to adopt the S.T.E.P.S. at home. For the therapy step, viewers will be reminded that Mentholatum’s Deep Heat, Deep Freeze and Deep Relief topical analgesics can be used for targeted pain relief, the company explains. 
Laser Healthcare: 01202 780558

Winter skin

Cetraben Cream is used for the management of dry, itchy and eczema-prone skin, which can be caused by harsh winter weather. It helps repair the skin barrier by locking in moisture and protecting the skin against irritants and water loss, says manufacturer Thornton & Ross. The Cetraben range is the first eczema-prone skincare range to be approved by the British Skin Foundation, adds the company. The whole range is suitable for all ages and is fragrance and paraben free. 
Thornton & Ross: 01484 842217 

Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is clinically proven to treat dandruff, scalp psoriasis and seborrhoeic dermatitis, according to its manufacturer Johnson & Johnson (J&J). The shampoo contains a unique Neutar solubilised coal tar extract, which delivers a triple effect to reduce flaking, soothe itching and calm redness, explains the company. Neutrogena T/Gel Therapeutic Shampoo is an alcohol-free formulation that treats the scalp and cares for hair. and should be used two or three times a week for up to six weeks, J&J adds.
Find further information on how to advise customers on treating and caring for their scalp here.




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