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New INNER HEALTH ON THE GO
New INNER HEALTH ON THE GO
As our lives get busier , remembering to take our vitamins and probiotic supplements is becoming more and more challenging, that’s why we tasked ourselves with developing a truly fridge free probiotic, that remains live and effective at full strength, without requiring refrigeration. NEW fridge free INNER HEALTH ON THE GO is a daily probiotic that may; New PROTECTAIR™ technology ensures the probiotic bacteria remain live, effective and at full strength without refrigeration. The clever folk in the labs here at Inner Health spent 3 years developing PROTECTAIR™ - a triple action moisture defence system exclusive to Inner Health.
Your Family is Growing ... And so is Ours!
Your Family is Growing ... And so is Ours!
Heard the big news? We’ve got a new arrival in the family, one that could help with the new arrival in your family, NEW Inner Health Pregnancy and Breastfeeding!
Allergies Springing You Down?
Allergies Springing You Down?
Spring is a time to celebrate and renew! The flowers are blooming and beautiful, but with the flowers and green grass comes pollen; and with Spring-cleaning comes a stirring up of house-dust mites, all of which pose a problem for those with allergic rhinitis (‘hay fever’). It’s more common than you may think, with more than 1 in 7 Australians suffering from allergic rhinitis (that's over 3 million people). Do you or someone you know have hay fever? If so, you’ll be all too familiar with the persistent runny or blocked nose, watery eyes and sneezing that comes with your allergy.
Natural Alternative To Pain Relief
Natural Alternative To Pain Relief
What causes pain? At its most basic, pain is a signal that something within your body is not right. For example, if you experience a minor soft tissue trauma the affected area becomes painful, inflamed and swollen, as your body mobilises its healing responses - rushing to the site, assessing the damage, and beginning repair.
Say Stick it to being Sick
Say Stick it to being Sick
It’s that time of year again; when sneezing and coughing form part of everyday vocabulary and tissues and throat lozenges become prized possessions. Last year a record number of flu cases were reported in Australia and unless you’re living under a rock, chances are you know someone who has had a cold or flu. This serves as a timely reminder to check in with your health and ask yourself: How can I avoid catching something nasty? What’s good for my immune system? What can I do if I get sick?
Find Relief From the Symptoms of Cystitis
Find Relief From the Symptoms of Cystitis
If you have ever experienced a stinging or burning sensation during urination, chances are it was due to cystitis. In the midst of this discomfort you no doubt have asked yourself, ‘What is this and what caused it?’ Cystitis is the medical term for inflammation of the bladder, though it can be associated with inflammation of other urinary tract structures such as the urethra. The typical cystitis symptom is a burning sensation upon urination, however you may also experience frequent or urgent urination, or notice cloudy, smelly urine. Cystitis is normally the result of a urinary tract infection (UTI), with the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) being the most common culprit, though other types of bacteria may be involved.
Drop Your Kids Cold and Flu Downtime
Drop Your Kids Cold and Flu Downtime
Say “HELL NO!” To Colds and Flu
Say “HELL NO!” To Colds and Flu
From the source. The Ethical Nutrients fish oil quality advantage...
From the source. The Ethical Nutrients fish oil quality advantage...
Ethical Nutrients selects only oily cold-water fish which are naturally rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Our fish are wild-caught and are Friend of the Sea certified...
Get the Right Dose of Omega-3 - The dose recommended by Arthritis Australia
Get the Right Dose of Omega-3 - The dose recommended by Arthritis Australia
As the population ages, the number of people with mild arthritis is growing. Current trends suggest that, by 2050, 7 million Australians will suffer from some form of mild arthritis.1 Joint pain as a result of mild arthritis can cause a significant impact on your quality of life. Little things you once took for granted like bending down to tie your shoes, driving a car or simply preparing food can become frustratingly painful. All joints are at risk of mild arthritis but the most commonly affected joints are weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, spine and hands.
The Challenging Condition That Affects 1 in 5 of Us
The Challenging Condition That Affects 1 in 5 of Us
Did you know approximately 1 in 5 Australians experience the unpleasant symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) at some point in their lives? 1 IBS is a condition characterised by a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms, including abdominal pain, bloating, wind, constipation and/or diarrhoea*. People with IBS tend to have sensitive bowels, which can have a major impact on day to day activities – such as working with distracting intestinal pain...
Need More Magnesium?
Need More Magnesium?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps your whole body function at its best – are you getting enough? Do you often feel tired, stressed and generally run down? Or are muscular aches and pains making life uncomfortable? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something - perhaps it’s whispering to you gently or maybe the intensity of your symptoms is your body’s way of calling out for attention. Have you ever stopped to consider if your symptoms may indicate a need for more magnesium?...
One Essential Mineral for Stress and Energy
One Essential Mineral for Stress and Energy
Magnesium’s a seriously multi-talented mineral that’s used in over 300 functions within the body, but are you getting enough? Do you often feel tired, stressed out and generally run-down? Maybe your body is trying to tell you something, maybe you need more magnesium...
Show Stress Who's The Boss
Show Stress Who's The Boss
Did you start 2016 with a to-do list longer than your arm? Many people jump into the New Year with the best of intentions, however a couple months in work and family demands start to feel unmanageable...
Stay ahead this School Year with Probiotics
Stay ahead this School Year with Probiotics
If you have young kids in the family you have already worked your way through a long list of back to school reminders such as...
Fish Oil. What's the Big Deal?
Fish Oil. What's the Big Deal?
Fish Oil is one of the most popular supplements. In fact, 1 in 4 Australians currently take a fish oil regularly,1 that’s more than 7 million people! But as we know, we are all different and we all have different needs when it comes...
Your Healthy Guide to the Silly Season
Your Healthy Guide to the Silly Season
The arrival of the festive season comes with bountiful servings of ham, turkey, seafood and Christmas pudding coupled with late nights jam-packed with eggnog, champagne and mulled wine...
Getting to the Guts of It
Getting to the Guts of It
Navigating the huge wall of supplements in a Pharmacy or Health Food store can be a little overwhelming. With so many probiotics on the market to choose from...
There’s Something About Magnesium
There’s Something About Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a variety of important roles in the body ranging from energy production to supporting normal healthy muscle function. Magnesium helps ‘fuel your tank’, getting you moving and achieving your tasks for the day. Many people may be magnesium deficient and this is thought to be due to less magnesium-rich foods in the everyday Western diet.1 Magnesium through supplementation can help you keep the energy flowing when you are stressed and help support muscular aches, pains, cramps and spasms - which is why it has become one of the most popular supplements available.
Spring is Here! So is Allergy Season!
Spring is Here! So is Allergy Season!
Spring is a beautiful time of the year, but if you suffer from seasonal allergies you may prefer to stay inside and avoid the accompanying irritable symptoms. Seasonal allergies can really put your nose out of joint and can increase the potential of persistent sneezing, a runny nose and sore, watery eyes.
Medically Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Medically Diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
IBS, also sometimes referred to as ‘spastic colon’ or ‘irritable colon’ is estimated to affect up to 1 in 5 Australians with women being more susceptible to symptoms than men.
Comfort for Babies and Children with Eczema
Comfort for Babies and Children with Eczema
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition that usually appears in early childhood. Patches of skin become red, scaly and dry. Itchy and inflamed skin leads to irritability and sleeplessness. Eczema is not a contagious skin disease; rather it is an allergic skin condition affecting the immune system. Management of eczema can be difficult, particularly when young children and babies are affected.
Clean Omega-3, Clean Conscience
Clean Omega-3, Clean Conscience
Ethical Nutrients are dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier lives which is why we only supply high quality, pure and concentrated fish oils. Ethical Nutrients exclusively selects wild caught, oily cold-water fish that are naturally rich in essential fatty acids and low in contaminants - such as heavy metals, PCBs and dioxins. Find out more.
Don’t Hideaway from Cold Sores
Don’t Hideaway from Cold Sores
Do you, or someone you know suffer from cold sores? The itchy, tingling sensation that precedes a developing cold sore can leave you with a sinking feeling, especially if it starts right before an important job interview, wedding or romantic weekend away. These untimely infections are characterised by a cluster of painful blisters around the lips, nose and chin. Not only is the affected area sore, but the blisters typically break open forming a scab which can be embarrassing and can make you want to hide away. Overall, cold sores can last up to 14 days from the initial prickling on the skin to their final disappearance, leaving you wondering what triggered the infection in the first place. Find out more.
Sick and Tired of Cold and Flu?
Sick and Tired of Cold and Flu?
Your nose is running, your head is throbbing, your throat is scratchy and sore and you feel exhausted…sound familiar? If you have caught a cold or flu you may be experiencing some or all of these energy-depleting symptoms and as a result potentially falling behind on work or missing out on catching up with friends. You may also be wondering why you got sick in the first place. Lack of sleep, high stress levels and poor dietary choices (e.g. insufficient fresh fruit and vegetables) can all weaken your immune system and consequently decrease your resistance against the common cold or flu. Pair this with sitting next to an unwell person at work or perhaps looking after a family member at home and you have increased your chances of catching a cold. Lucky for you, Ethical Nutrients have a selection of natural formulas to provide immune support and help you get on with your usual day – whether it’s helping your kids with their homework, enjoying a movie or attending your favourite gym class. Find out more.
Lifestyle Tips to Avoid the Winter Woes
Lifestyle Tips to Avoid the Winter Woes
It’s winter time again and you find you’re reaching for the warm dressing gown and slippers, and throwing an extra blanket on the bed to stay cosy. Though the cooler weather can bring some pleasant changes, less welcome, are the sniffles that the change of season can also bring. At this time of year it is not uncommon to notice people on the train or in the office coughing and sneezing; and as you may be aware, contact with sick people wherever it may be, can increase your likelihood of catching a cold. However with a few simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, and some supplementation, you can shield your immune system and head into winter strong. Find out more.
Are You Magnesium Deficient?
Are You Magnesium Deficient?
Do you experience low energy, muscular cramps and spasms, headaches, eyelid twitches, poor sleep and have a decreased resilience to stress? If you answered yes to any of these symptoms, you are not alone. The reality is many people may be deficient in this vital mineral because the modern Western diet contains many refined foods that may be lacking in nutrients, including magnesium. In addition to poor dietary intakes, many daily activities and lifestyle choices further deplete your magnesium status worsening those symptoms of magnesium deficiency. For example, during strenuous exercise or times of stress, the body both utilises and excretes more magnesium, and high intakes of caffeine, salt and alcohol are also associated with depleted magnesium stores. Since this useful mineral is involved in over 300 biochemical processes in your body, it is important to ensure you are getting enough magnesium both to counteract the effects of your diet and lifestyle and to meet your health needs.
Menopause – How Can I Help Manage Symptoms?
Menopause – How Can I Help Manage Symptoms?
As a woman, you will have noticed your body undergo a series of hormonal changes throughout your life. When your menstrual cycle began in puberty your reproductive years commenced, and just as naturally you will reach a point when all of your eggs (ova) have been released and ovulation will cease. Eventually your hormone levels will fall to a point where menstruation stops completely, and once you haven’t had a period for 12 months, you have reached menopause. Menopause commonly occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, however all women are unique and it may occur earlier or later for some. A woman’s symptoms during this natural transition can vary widely, both in which symptoms of hormonal change are experienced, and in the frequency, severity and duration of those symptoms. Find out more.
Why Do My Joints Hurt?
Why Do My Joints Hurt?
Have you started to notice that you may not be quite as supple as you remember? Maybe you can’t quite reach your toes like you used to be able to or perhaps climbing the stairs is beginning to cause you some knee pain? Maybe you are feeling like it’s finally happening to you…you are getting older! The questions naturally follow; ‘why do my joints hurt as I age?’ and ‘what can I do about it?’
Back to School
Back to School
Now that the school holidays are finished and the kids are back at school, you may find yourself thinking, ‘Why do children at school and child care get sick so often and what can I do to prepare them for the year ahead?’ Studies have found that children placed in child care are far more susceptible to cold and flu than those predominantly in a home environment. This is due to the increased exposure to potentially infectious germs. With so many cute but grubby little hands and snotty noses running around, playing together and sharing toys, it becomes apparent that child care is a virtual minefield of germs.
Keeping Well This Christmas
Keeping Well This Christmas
Your liver is the master multi-tasker! Not only is it busy detoxifying your body, it is also responsible for making vital nutrients, regulating your blood sugar levels and supporting the effectiveness of your digestive system and your ability to digest food. If you were managing so many important jobs all day every day, you would deserve a break over the holidays and so does your liver! You may view the holidays as a time of overindulgence, filled with parties, alcohol and less than ideal food choices, but holidays also offer the perfect opportunity to rest and rejuvenate. Imagine long, warm, restful days nourishing yourself with colourful fresh fruits, vegetables and lots of pure water - great ways to support the whole you, including your liver. You may want to consider taking one tablet daily of Ethical Nutrients Liver Detox & Support* to maintain healthy liver function and help protect your liver from those seasonal excesses! When your New Year’s Resolution to detox starts in January, taking two tablets daily of Ethical Nutrients Liver Detox & Support* will help support liver detoxification. Your liver is a busy, vital organ – are you supporting it enough? Find out more.
Why Do I Need Magnesium?
Why Do I Need Magnesium?
Are you feeling tired or stressed? If so, your body may be calling out for more magnesium. This nutrient not only helps to build your energy reserves and may be of benefit during times of stress; it is also highly beneficial for relieving muscular cramps and spasms, premenstrual pain and cramping and even supporting your cardiovascular health. Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the human body. It is particularly concentrated in your muscles and heart, and even your tooth enamel contains magnesium! The energy powerhouses of your cells, the mitochondria, also require high concentrations of magnesium to produce energy to keep you powering on a daily basis. Magnesium is an essential mineral that helps your whole body function optimally - are you getting enough? Find out more.
Fish Oil for Joint, Heart and Brain Health
Fish Oil for Joint, Heart and Brain Health
With the oceans on our planet teeming with fish potentially exposed to toxins, it is important to ensure that the fish oil you are taking...
Improving Mental Performance
Improving Mental Performance
Do you want to feel clear-headed, sharp and focused every day? Perhaps you find yourself unable to remember names and phone numbers, or think as clearly as you once did? Maybe you keep forgetting where you left your keys or phone? Brain fog may be contributing to your forgetfulness and can have a substantial impact on your work and social life, making many tasks that little more challenging.
Immune Support for Colds and the Flu
Immune Support for Colds and the Flu
Are you too busy to get sick this winter? If you find yourself squeezing every last minute out of the day, there are steps you can take to keep yourself healthy and well throughout the cooler months. Herbal remedies can help to support the functioning of your immune system. With a healthy immune system, you are less likely to succumb to colds. In traditional western, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, the herbs andrographis, echinacea and Siberian ginseng have been used to keep the immune system healthy throughout winter. Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence contains these ingredients which may help keep your immune system firing, so you come out on top in the health stakes this winter. To keep your immune system healthy, you simply need to take 1 tablet of Ethical Nutrients Immune Defence daily. If you don’t have time to get sick, immune herbs can help you stay well this winter. Find out more.
Symptomatic Relief of Colds
Symptomatic Relief of Colds
Colds and the flu can leave you feeling sick and sorry for yourself, particularly in the winter months. They are commonly caused by viral infections. In fact, there are hundreds of viruses that are capable of causing colds, making you feel miserable yet again. You may catch a cold from a person infected with the virus, or by touching contaminated surfaces and exposing yourself to these germs. A busy life can leave you feeling stressed, tired and run down, and make it harder for you to get enough nutrients from your diet. These factors can all lower the functioning of your immune system and make you more susceptible to catching colds and the flu. Colds will often start with a sore throat or runny nose and only last for a few days. The symptoms of the flu are more severe; they come on quickly and you may find yourself suffering from headaches, fever, cough, congestion and a runny nose. The flu can last at least a week and may leave you feeling tired until your body gets back to health. Support your immunity to stay well this winter. Find out more.
Can You Benefit from Vitamin C?
Can You Benefit from Vitamin C?
Vitamin C sure packs a punch when it comes to the health of your entire body. Vitamin C has almost legendary status for its use as a remedy for the common cold. However vitamin C has many more uses and has many important jobs keeping your body fit, healthy and strong. As well as supporting healthy immunity, vitamin C may also help reduce allergy symptoms; Vitamin C is particularly useful when your allergies flare up, but also for long-term management of allergies and relieving hay fever symptoms. Because of its role in the formation of connective tissue, vitamin C may help keep your teeth, bones, hair, skin and nails healthy on an ongoing basis. This fundamental vitamin even plays a role in collagen production which is vital to the health of your skin, helping to keep wrinkles at bay. Remember vitamin C is an essential vitamin for daily health; not just when you have a cold or flu! Find out more.
How to Boost Your Immune System with Probiotics
How to Boost Your Immune System with Probiotics
Your immune system is scattered throughout your body and incorporates your bone marrow, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes. Interestingly, these immune tissues only make up 30% of your immune system; the remaining 70% is actually located in your gut! The gut associated lymphoid tissue (or GALT) is your digestive tract’s immune system. It is made up of tissues that house and train your immune cells to understand what, when and how to fight against invaders. Babies are born with their GALT intact, however its protective actions are only triggered when beneficial bacteria colonise their gut. Beneficial bacteria stimulate the GALT into action to give you immune protection from the day you were born. It is important to keep the bacteria in your gut in a healthy balance - a healthy gut promotes an active, healthy immune system. Find out more.
Why Do Kids Get Sick?
Why Do Kids Get Sick?
In the eyes of a kid, there is just not enough time to be sick. There are games to play, friends to see and fun to be had – your little ones are too busy to be struck with a cold or flu. As the summer holidays end and school starts for another year, parents reluctantly dread the influx of colds and flu into the household. Kids have a very sharing and caring nature, and tend to share their germs with everyone they come into close contact. Forgetting to cover their mouths and use tissues can mean germs are spread from child to child, and eventually make the whole family sick in the process. Find out more.
A Natural Approach to Pain Relief
A Natural Approach to Pain Relief
We have all endured the unpleasant and sometimes unbearable effects of pain at some point in our lives. For most, the experience is short-lived; a quick, sudden pain from stubbing your toe or getting a paper cut. Yet for many, pain can be a constant burden causing suffering day in and day out. Pain shouldn’t be something that we have to “put up with”. Specialised extracts of gut-friendly herbs such as...
How You Can Have a Healthy Christmas
How You Can Have a Healthy Christmas
Everyone likes to let their hair down at Christmas time - for some it’s a time to give thanks, to celebrate the joy of another year with family and friends, and for others it’s a time to prepare for the year ahead. Christmas doesn't have to turn into the silly season this year - with a few tactics in place, starting with liver support; those New Year’s resolutions won’t seem like climbing a mountain in January. Find out more.
Why Do I Need Zinc?
Why Do I Need Zinc?
While ensuring good overall nutritional status is essential for a healthy body, zinc and vitamin C are two nutrients which can be particularly useful to keep you functioning and feeling your best. These two super nutrients are invaluable for keeping your immune system strong, improving the health of your hair, skin and nails, aiding the healing process and reducing free radical damage. Sub-optimal levels of zinc are very common at all ages, especially in the elderly; and as many as 75% of females and 45% of males may be zinc deficient. Find out more.
Are Your Bowels Feeling Irritable?
Are Your Bowels Feeling Irritable?
Do you feel that tummy troubles are taking over your life? Approximately 1 in 5 Australians live daily with medically diagnosed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and suffer with symptoms of bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and abdominal cramping. These uncomfortable and sometimes awkward symptoms may be preventing you from a variety of activities and keeping you from living the full and active life you deserve. Fortunately, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Find out more.
Fish Oil for Everyone
Fish Oil for Everyone
Whether young or old, anyone interested in achieving optimal health should consider fish oil as part of their daily routine. Fish oil provides omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, at therapeutic levels which can be difficult to get through diet alone.
Symptoms Sorted This Winter
Symptoms Sorted This Winter
Winter can be wonderful time of year with its cold weather, winter woollies, hearty foods and warming soups. Unfortunately, it is also known for its cold and flu season. If despite your best efforts to keep well this winter, you find yourself with a dreaded cold - then don't despair. Find out more.
Sail Through the Cold and Flu Season
Sail Through the Cold and Flu Season
Prevention is always better than cure. With the cold and flu season at our door, be one step ahead of the rest and arm yourself with a little extra protection! There will always be someone around you coughing, sneezing, sniffling, and generously sharing their germs. Find out more.
Don't Let Pain Rain on Your Parade
Don't Let Pain Rain on Your Parade
Is joint pain and poor mobility restricting you from living your ideal life? Nearly 3.85 million Australians are living with mild arthritis1 and as a result have trouble doing the gardening, preparing food or playing with their children or grandchildren. Find out more.
Let's Get to the Heart of the Matter
Let's Get to the Heart of the Matter
The heart does so much more than harbour a crush on your favourite movie star! The heart performs one of the most important jobs in our bodies - pumping blood, oxygen and nutrients from head to toe, through the arteries and veins to reach every cell in the body. Find out more.
Ethical Nutrients Fish Oils - High Quality Fish Oils
Ethical Nutrients Fish Oils - High Quality Fish Oils
We know that for you to get quality results, you need a quality product which is why our fish oils contain therapeutic levels of omega-3 and only use small fish species sourced using...
Why Take Vitamins?
Why Take Vitamins?
Vitamins are essential for a number of reasons. In general they: Keep our skin, hair, eyes, bones, teeth, nerves and blood cells normal. Some also assist in processing carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They assist in converting fat and carbohydrates into energy and assist in forming bone and tissue.
Break Free From Symptoms Such As Pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Gas and Bloating
Break Free From Symptoms Such As Pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Gas and Bloating
Are you one of the four million Australians who feel trapped by medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? IBS is described as a gastrointestinal disorder characterised by symptoms such as abdominal pain, altered bowel function, flatulence, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea. Following the IBS Diet and participating in regular light exercise may help manage these symptoms. Another way you can help to break free from the symptoms of medically diagnosed IBS is with Ethical Nutrients IBS Support.
Could You Use An Immune Boost?
Could You Use An Immune Boost?
Most children get an average of six to eight colds per year and adults average two to four colds per year. If you’ve got better things to do than be sick this cold and flu season, Inner Health Immune Booster could help.
Looking for an Easier Way to Stay Well?
Looking for an Easier Way to Stay Well?
Don't fear sniffles, sneezes and days in bed. Discover how Ethical Nutrients can help you escape sore throats, coughs, and runny noses, and how you can support your immune system to help keep well!
Why Is Magnesium So Important?
Why Is Magnesium So Important?
Don't fear sniffles, sneezes and days in bed. Discover how Ethical Nutrients can help you escape sore throats, coughs, and runny noses, and how you can support your immune system to help keep well!
How Much Omega-3 Fish Oil Is Required To Support Mild Arthritis?
How Much Omega-3 Fish Oil Is Required To Support Mild Arthritis?
Vitamins are essential for a number of reasons. In general they: Keep our skin, hair, eyes, bones, teeth, nerves and blood cells normal. Some also assist in processing carbohydrates, proteins and fats. They assist in converting fat and carbohydrates into energy and assist in forming bone and tissue.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional.