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We pride ourselves in providing the best in class natural remedies, food supplements and foods that bring quality life to the world. We know you will love and trust these products and brands as much as we do, and once tried, your home will never be without them.

Alfred Vogel (1902 - 1996) was a renowned nutritionist, herbalist and phytotherapist. A paramount figure in natural medicine, he devoted his whole life to the philosophy of living in “Harmony with Nature” instead of against it. He firmly believed that everything we needed to protect and preserve our health has been given to us in nature.

Alfred Vogel learnt about plants and their therapeutic value from his parents. Through his work, cultivating his own medicinal herbs and treating patients from a naturopathic practice in Teufen, he quickly recognised that his products could only be manufactured in the quality he demanded if he knew the plants’ origin and conditions of growth. During his work in his practice, this moved him to cultivate, to care for and at the optimum moment, to harvest the medicinal plants he needed. In order to preserve the plants’ healing qualities he did not have them dried for later use, but prepared tinctures on the day of the harvest. He experienced that herbal preparations made from fresh plant material were more beneficial to his patients than those prepared from dried herbs.

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Bio-Strath, available since 1961, is a well-researched natural Swiss herbal nutritional supplement that provides 61 of the 100 different nutrients the body require daily, in a perfect form.

Bio-Strath was formulated in Germany by a biochemist, Dr Walter Strathmeyer. He understood the body’s need for a bio- available nutritional supplement and after much research and development, finally perfected what is known as Bio-Strath.

Bio-Strath is produced over a two-month period by feeding ‘friendly’ yeast cells with a mixture of herbs. It is made from Saccharomyces Cerevisiae MEYEN, a ‘good’ yeast harvested from fresh fruit. The herbs in Bio-Strath were specifically chosen to serve each organ and body system. After absorbing all these herbs, the yeast is fermented by removing the oxygen in order for osmosis to take place. The yeast cell membrane breaks open and nutrients are released. This process is of utmost importance for the body’s ability to absorb the yeast as it cannot digest the cell membrane.

It is also important to realise that the 61 nutrients in Bio-Strath are unique in that they are highly bioavailable, meaning they can be easily taken up and utilised by your cells. This is because they are formed within the yeast cell and are already in an ‘intracellular format’ that can exist inside a cell.

To date 39 clinical and pre-clinical studies have shown how advantageous Bio-Strath is during pregnancy, for those with poor immune systems, learning problems, athletes, persons recuperating after operations or spending a long time unwell, cancer patients who receive chemotherapy and radiation, as well as for older people with memory problems.

In the latest research Bio-Strath was proven to significantly enhance the absorption of nutrients in the intestine including iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B1.

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Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an organic sulphur necessary for the structure of every living cell. MSM, has been present in the oceans, soil and atmosphere of our planet for eons. It is absorbed by plants, consumed by animals and is part of nature’s great sulphur cycle on which all life depends. After calcium and phosphorous, it is the mineral most abundantly found in the body.

Fifty plus years ago, the value of sulphur in the treatment of a chronic pain was an intense field of study. At that stage, the source of sulphur was DMSO, a powerful combination of molecules, which provides the body with an excellent dose of sulphur. This resulted in a multitude of research papers on DMSO and its value in the treatment of pain and inflammation which proved the efficacy of sulphur supplementation. The problem was, that DMSO has an awful smell and taste making it unpleasant for people to take.

Breakthrough research led to the development of MSM, a metabolite of DMSO. Scientists found that by adding an extra molecule of oxygen, they perfected MSM, which is now used on a global basis as a good source of sulphur but without the smell! This led to the production of Opti-MSM, the purest form of MSM available and the only MSM used to make ThreshHold RealMSM.

As a vital nutrient for optimal health, MSM needs to be constantly replenished since our modern diets are deficient in this nutrient.

Research has shown that MSM is essential to the many structures and functions of the human body. Because of this, supplementing a MSM-deficient diet with pure, food-grade MSM may result in a variety of benefits. It is believed that a lack of MSM can be the possible cause of the following symptoms:

  • Inflammation
  • Slow recovery after injury
  • Auto immune conditions such as Asthma, Lupus, Food intolerances, Arthritis, Scleroderma and Fibromyalgia

When the body’s optimal levels of sulphur are restored, many of these conditions are relieved. Dr Stanley Jacob, pioneer of this nutrient had more than 40 years of clinical experience with thousands of patients demonstrating that MSM provides relief of between 70% and 100% of the pain associated with chronic inflammation arising from joint, tendon and ligament strains or injuries and degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis.

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Tea Tree oil, or Melaleuca alternifolia oil, is an essential oil obtained by steam distillation of the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. It is a proven antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic with a myriad uses for personal care and around the home.

The indigenous people of North-Eastern New South Wales in Australia knew about the healing and disinfecting properties of tea tree oil for thousands of years. They applied poultices of crushed tea tree leaves to cuts and wounds and inhaled the volatile oil from the crushed leaves to alleviate congestion and respiratory tract infections. The oral history of Australian Aborigines also tells of healing lakes, which were lagoons into which Tea Tree leaves had fallen and decayed over time.

The first scientific discovery of the plant’s virtues came in 1923 when the leading state government chemist, Arthur Penfold, tested the oil of the tea tree and determined its antiseptic action was about 12 times stronger than the widely used carbolic acid. Extensive clinical trials with medical and dental colleagues in London and Sydney led to glowing reports in the distinguished scientific journals of the day.

The 1930’s and 1940’s saw tea tree oil widely acclaimed as a near perfect antiseptic and used in first aid kits. The Australian World War ii troops also sang the praises of Tea Tree oil’s insect repellent and anti-fungal properties.

Sadly, this remedy from nature was forgotten for almost 30 years as cheaper, synthetic antiseptic solutions flooded the world’s medicine markets and became a way of life. The tea tree industry collapsed by the 1960’s and the oil became a rare commodity.

In 1976, Eric White became the latter-day pioneer of the Australian tea tree industry. Convinced of its many healthy applications in modern society, Eric chose the alternately flood-washed and drought-baked Bungawalbyn Swamp, near Coraki in northern NSW, for his plantation. After four years of painstaking research and lobbying, a crown lease to the land was granted to Eric and his family. It finally arrived on a Thursday and Thursday Plantation was born, providing the purest form of this oil available.

Thursday Plantation products are made and tested to a high standard and are ideal for the whole family to use.

Thursday Plantation has:

  • Guaranteed effectiveness, quality and purity of their products.
  • Set rigorous standards for all their products.
  • Been the pioneers in the research and development of Tea Tree Oil.
  • Been recognised internationally as the leading Tea Tree Oil manufacturer.
  • Done the most research on Tea Tree Oil.
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In order for your pet to feel healthy, happy and full of life, they need to be well. Their immune system plays an integral part in maintaining health and wellbeing. Anima-Strath® contains a unique Strath plasmosylate which acts directly on the immune system, strengthening it before and during infection and promoting a quick and effective recovery. It creates a state of homeostasis which, in turn, helps protect the body against the negative effects of stress, exercise and ageing, and improves physiological functioning. Not only is Anima- Strath® an immune modulator, it is also proven to significantly improve the uptake of dietary micronutrients, ensuring that your pet is absorbing and able to process the goodness from their diet better.

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The change of season, stabling, sporting, breeding and ageing all have an effect on our horse’s bodies. Equi-Strath® enhances and optimizes immunity and puts the body into perfect balance which allows it to respond quickly and effectively when things go wrong. It protects the body against negative effects of stress, intense exercise and ageing, and improves the body’s ability to deal with infection and other illnesses. It is also proven to significantly improve the uptake of dietary micronutrients, ensuring that your horse is absorbing and able to process the goodness from their diet better.

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Orgran has been the pioneer producer and trusted name in Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly foods since 1984. Alternative grains and superfoods make for better health and nutrition in a varied diet for Coeliacs and other allergy sufferers around the world and in South Africa. ALL Orgran products are Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free and Vegan, leaving you and your family free to feel good, every day. Orgran products provide a simple, holistic approach to better health and wellbeing.

With the greater demand for natural health foods, Orgran products aim to assist people in correcting their daily food intake. The products have been developed for both the benefit of the general consumer as well as providing a nutritionally sound alternative for those with special dietary requirements.

“The Orgran brand is pretty much about better health and nutrition, delivering products which we believe are of top quality in terms of product taste” - Max Buontempo

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