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Practically all food supplement manufacturers work primarily from a cost-perspective. So ingredients are chosen that are cost effective and fillers/excipients are used to fill out the tablet or capsule. This is a business approach to natural health and it does produce some acceptable supplements.

We at The Really Healthy Company, on the other hand, are totally into health ourselves and the financial perspective is always secondary in the production of our supplements. When we put together a formula, we use the expertise of our practitioners along with an ethos of using the highest quality ingredients and seeing how much we can fit in. The result is that in many of our ranges we avoid fillers and excipients altogether! That is how we product 100% Active Ingredient TM supplements such as our superlative Alpha range which is unique to us.

So if you are into optimum health, get your supplements from health fanatics rather than business men and women. That way, your health is never financially compromised!

AlphaCurcumin Plus: Super-Bioavailable Curcumin

AlphaCurcumin® Plus is a highly bioavailable curcumin phytosome complex with added Bromelain, Quercetin and Bioperine for comprehensive cellular support.

img-curcumin-root.jpgTurmeric is ground from the root of the Curcuma longa L. plant (see picture below), a member of the ginger family which grows wild in the Himalayas and across South Asia. This yellow/orange spice plays a central role in ethnic cuisine in those areas, giving the traditional dishes of these regions their characteristic yellow colour. This spice has been a component of Ayurvedic medicinal systems of India, China, Tibet and the Middle East for over 2000 years.

Curcumin is the primary curcuminoid class found in turmeric. Only 2 to 5% of the turmeric contains curcumin which is the component, concentrated in the rhizome. It is the curcumin that is responsible for most of turmeric's health properties. Curcumin extracted from turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, and overall it is regarded as one of nature's best protector nutrients and body cleansers, and is the subject of a great deal of scientific interest and research.

The big problem with the beneficial compounds in curcumin is that they have very poor oral absorption. As a consequence, impractically large amounts are needed to derive the full benefits of curcumin. A solution to this problem has been found by finely mixing the curcumin with lipids, as curcumin is fat-soluble, and this vastly increases absorption by basically having the lipids carry the curcumin into the body.

alphacurcumin-phytosome.jpgBy finely mixing the curcumin either with curcuminoid oils or with a phospholipid medium to produce curcumin liposomes, the curcumin is surrounded by fats. This increases the absorption substantially, but the resulting mixture is not ideally stable and requires a large ratio of oil molecules to curcumin molecules to make it effective.

A newly developed superior method to this lipid approach is to use a proprietary process to directly bond the curcumin molecules with phospholipid molecules in a 1:1 or 1:2 ratio. This produces a stable curcumin-phospholipid complex called a curcumin phytosome complex (curcumin-phosphatidylcholine complex), which is more effective and efficient than curcumin liposome complexes. The curcumin processed in this way has an absorption rate many times greater than that of ordinary curcumin complexes found in most food supplements, and this unleashes the full healing power of curcumin complex.

The Really Healthy Company's AlphaCurcumin® Plus brings 250mg of this highly bioavailable curcumin phytosome complex (with sunflower derived phospholipids) together with 75mg of Bromelain, 50mg of Quercetin and 5mg of Bioperine (black pepper extract) in each vegetarian capsule, further enhancing the curcumin's already magnified beneficial effects. The result is one of the most potent curcumin supplements on the market today.

AlphaCurcumin also contains no added binders, fillers or any other excipients — just the full power of undiluted, leading-edge, natural ingredients.

Ingredients: Cucumin phytosome complex, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule), AlphaBlend, Bromelain and Quercetin.

Directions: Take 2 to 4 capsules a day, preferably at mealtimes, or as directed by your health practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Phospholipid Curcumin (sunflower source of phospholipids)
250 mg
AlphaBlend®
Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease (5000HUT/g), Amylase, Lipase (10,000 LU/g), Bioperine (black pepper extract)
115 mg
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)96 mg
Bromelain
75 mg
Quercetin
50 mg

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AlphaGuard Plus: Superlative Antioxidant Complex

AlphaGuard® Plus antioxidant complex is superior to most other full-spectrum antioxidant food supplements on the market.

Burning calories is a natural process of oxidation that releases energy in our bodies. However, oxidation can be destructive when it is excessive and uncontrolled, which can happen with stress (physical and mental), poor diet, toxins and environmental pollutants, too much sun, radiation and illness. When this happens, our cells can become damaged by reactive molecules called free radicals and our energy and vitality deteriorates. Long-term, this can lead to premature ageing and degenerative conditions.

Whilst the body produces some of its own antioxidants, the rest must be obtained through the diet, primarily from fruits and vegetables (especially their skins and pips). However, we live in a world where oxidative stress on our bodies is increasing due to rising pollution and stress loads, whilst dietary levels of antioxidants are decreasing, due to poor diets and the fact that our food is often grown in nutrient-depleted soils. The result can be compromised health.

AlphaGuard® Plus is one of the very best all-in-one antioxidant supplements on the market today, combining many of the most effective antioxidant nutrients and complexes, including Vitamin C, Grape Seed Extract, Curcumin Extract, Quercetin, Bilberry Extract, Vitamin E, Alpha lipoic acid, Green tea extract, N-Acetyl cysteine, Zinc, Leutein, Beta-carotene, Lycopene, Zeaxanthin and Selenium. The reason we put such a potent variety of antioxidants into our supplement is that antioxidants work synergistically in the body — their combined benefit far exceeding the benefit we would obtain from taking them separately. And not only that, many of them have their own unique and essential function, so they must all be present for optimum well-being.

This makes AlphaGuard® Plus the ideal food supplement for helping to prevent excessive oxidation in the body.

Directions: Take one or two capsules a day with a meal, or as advised by your healthcare practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Vitamin C (magnesium ascorbate)100 mg
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)100 mg
Grape Seed Extract (95% OPC)60 mg
AlphaBlend®
(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)
50 mg
Biocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract (BCM-95™)40 mg
Quercetin40 mg
Bilberry Extract 4:130 mg
Vitamin E (natural - 24IU)20 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid15 mg
Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols)15 mg
N-Acetyl Cysteine15 mg
Zinc (citrate)10 mg
Leutein (actual leutein)6 mg
Beta-Carotene (natural)2 mg
Lycopene (actual lycopene)1.25 mg
Zeaxanthin (actual zeaxanthin)500 µg
Selenium (methionine)25 µg

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AlphaProst Plus - Prostate Support

AlphaProst® Plus is a multi-nutrient high-quality food supplement formulated to help men maintain a healthy prostate. It contains a special blend of herbs and nutrients well-documented to help prostate function and reduce excess inflammation.

After the age of 40, it can be helpful for men to take nutrients that support optimum prostate function and ease prostate discomfort.

AlphaProst® Plus is a food supplement formulated for optimum prostate support, especially for men over the age of 40. It contains an array of specific nutrients with the following benefits: hormone balancing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidising, immune stimulating and immune regulating.

AlphaProst® Plus is one of the very best all-in-one prostate support supplements available today, combining many of the most effective nutrients for optimum prostate health. These include: Mixed Plant Sterols and Saw Palmetto Extract, both helpful in natural hormone balancing, as well as other extracts, vitamins and minerals that are important for prostate health. The reason we put such a potent variety of nutrients into this supplement is that they tend to work synergistically in the body — their combined benefit far exceeds what would be obtained by taking them separately, so that together these ingredients work synergistically to ensure the prostate remains healthy into the latter part of life.

Directions: Take two capsules twice a day, or as directed by your health practitioner.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Contains no excipients such as fillers & anti-coagulants. Vegan product.
Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)100 mg
Mixed Plant Sterols (including beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, campesterol and brassicasterol)80 mg
Saw Palmetto Extract (45%)75 mg
Vitamin C60 mg
AlphaBlend®
(Klamath Blue Green Algae, Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Bioperine)
50 mg
Green Tea Extract (30% polyphenols)30 mg
Panax Ginseng30 mg
Nettle Extract30 mg
Quercetin25 mg
Reishi mushroom25 mg
Resveratrol Extract (20%)25 mg
Pumpkin Seed Extract20 mg
Biocurcumax™ Curcumin Extract20 mg
Vitamin E (natural - 14IU)12 mg
Zinc (citrate)5 mg
Lycopene (actual lycopene)1 mg
Selenium (methionine)50 µg

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AlphaSweet: Birch Tree Xylitol

AlphaSweet xylitol is a safe, healthy and great-tasting alternative to sugar. It is not only healthy (it is good for the teeth and low-glycemic) but tastes and looks almost identical to normal sugar except for a slight cooling effect on the tongue (there is absolutely no bitter after taste as there is with some sugar substitutes).        

Xylitol is a white crystalline sweetener that occurs naturally in berries, fruit, vegetables, mushrooms and birch trees. In fact, in Finland it is known as "birch sugar" because the principal raw ingredient in its manufacture is xylan or wood fibre. It is even found naturally in our bodies, and has been shown to be completely non-toxic and safe to take (unlike many other alternative sweeteners).

Recently, Xylitol has become very popular as a sugar substitute because it has been shown to help reduce tooth decay and even help reverse it when it is already present. It can do this because of its molecular structure which makes it unusable by the mouth bacteria that cause dental caries – plaque cannot grow with it. Also, as saliva that contains Xylitol is alkaline (the pH is above 7), the calcium and phosphate salts in our saliva can start to naturally remineralize our tooth enamel in the places that they are lacking, which has a hardening effect on decay-softened enamel.

One of the added benefits of Xylitol is the fact that it is both a low-glycaemic sweetener and alkalizing to the body, making it an ideal sugar substitute for those on weight-loss diets and for those wanting optimum health without the “sugar-blues”. (Xylitol, however, is not a low or no calorie product — each teaspoon or 4g contains 9.6 calories as opposed to normal sugar's 15.8 calories for the equivalent weight.) As it is low-glycemic, it has become popular with those interested in combating Syndrome X and with diabetics (although please note it is not a zero-calorie sweetener and needs to be integrated sensibly into any special diets — check with your doctor).

The Really Healthy Company's AlphaSweet Xylitol is 100% pure-grade white granulated (like sugar) product made from sustainably harvested birch trees (not corn) and is GMO-free. Also, for every tree used in the manufacture of this xylitol, two more are planted in its place. (Check out the xylitol cookbook listed on our recommended book page in the magazine section of this site.)

BeeBetter Organic Royal Jelly

Royal jelly has been renowned for many thousands of years for its remarkable health-giving properties.

In Ancient Egypt, royal jelly was always reserved for the Pharaoh because it was believed that it would ensure that he had a long and healthy life.

img-royaljelly-organic02.jpgFresh royal jelly is nature's powerhouse of nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), enzymes, vitamins (A, B C and E), minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc and manganese) and gelatine (a precursor of collagen, which might explain why those who take it believe it keeps them vital and youthful). This concentrated and unique nutritional profile means that this popular elixir has a protective effect in the body, helping to promote health and immunity, and overall vitality.

As with many superfoods, royal jelly has been handed to us by Mother Nature. Its secret lies with its makers — one of the busiest little creatures on Earth: the bees. They spend their busy lives collecting pollen from flowers and naturally processing it into royal jelly and honey. Nobody knows this better than our royal jelly supplier, who has run his family company in Spain since the 1890s and who produces Organically-Certified Royal Jelly.

img-royaljelly-organic01.jpgThis raw product has not been pasteurized, does not contain additives, preservatives or colourings, and only undergoes filtering to remove impurities. Also, the beehives are situated in a naturally protected environment, with a minimum radius of 3 kilometres away from any kind of contaminants, which creates a very high quality, clean, fresh and organically certified product.

BeeBetter Organic Royal Jelly is available in a small 20g glass bottle, which should last approximately one month.

Directions: Take a ¼ tsp of royal jelly on the tongue first thing in the morning, followed by a warm drink.

Storage: Please note that this product should be refrigerated. (It is fine out of the refrigerator for a few days during delivery, but otherwise it should be kept cold for longest life.)

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Flowease: Rye Pollen Extract

Flowease™ is a premium quality rye flower pollen extract food supplement which contains specific phytonutrient combinations that can help older men and women if they need to visit the toilet more often - especially during the night.

After the age of 40, urination for some men can become increasingly difficult. As a result, many trips to the bathroom both day and night become necessary, reducing quality of life and disturbing sleep. Older women can also have problems with urination for different reasons.

Provided your doctor has ruled out potential disease-causes for this problem, Flowease can provide the phyto-nutrients necessary to help our bodies maintain bladder health and stability. It is based on over forty years of research into flower pollen and was first identified in the '60s by Gosta Jonsson, a professor at the Swedish University of Lund. Since then, research into the benefits of flower pollen has grown considerably, and it has been found to contain over a hundred different nutritional components including: minerals, trace elements, amino acids, liponic acids, nucleic acids, enzymes and anti-bacterial substances.

Flowease rye pollen extract is available in double strength 90 veg cap x 500mg. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Ingredients per veg capsuleAmount
Vegan product
Premium Rye Flower Pollen Extract
(Secale Cereale L. - Standardized Extract 20:1)
500 mg
Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, calcium stearate, silicon dioxide colloidal, monocalcium phosphate, gum arabic and hypromellose (veg capsule).

Directions: Take 1 x 500mg capsule, 3 times a day before meals with a glass of water (3 in total per day).

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MicroMax: Biodynamic Effective Microorganisms

Micromax® is a naturally fermented live gut reconditioning supplement that helps to optimise the bacterial population profile in the gastrointestinal tract.

There are up to a thousand or more different species of bacteria living in our intestinal tract that are vital for our survival and well-being. These “friendly bacteria”, which can total up to 2kg in weight, number in the thousands of trillions and which collectively contain up to 3.3 million genes (compared to just 23,000 of the human genome), have developed a close symbiotic relationship with us over the course of evolution, making our gut flora an integral part of our biological and metabolic systems.

It is well known that these friendly bacteria inhibit the growth of unhealthy bacteria and other pathogens that would normally thrive in the warm, moist and nutrient-rich environment of the intestines, but research is now showing that they have many other important functions such as: breaking down undigested food (including certain carbohydrates); helping with the absorption of vital minerals (such as magnesium, calcium and iron), lipids, vitamins (such as K) and other nutrients; synthesising particular vitamins such as biotin and folate; adjusting our metabolism and weight; regulating the functioning of the immune system and the production of antibodies and cytokines that are then effective outside the gut as well; and even modulating our nervous system, psychological wellbeing (including anxiety and depression) and even memory.

In fact, it would be no exaggeration to say that healthy gut bacterial are absolutely central to both physical and psychological health, and that without them, none of us would be here today.

Modern diets (which are usually low in fibre, nutrient-poor and/or toxin-rich), antibiotic use (both internally and topically), and the rise in C-section births have all unfortunately had a deleterious effect on our gut flora, significantly reducing the number of friendly bacterial species inside of us. Some even call this a mass extinction! In fact, research on hunter-gatherers around the world indicate that they have up to 50% more bacterial species and twice as many bacterial genes than we do. This means that in modern humans the vital biological processes mentioned above are not as efficient or effective, making our health more fragile.

Traditional ways to try to improve the bacterial populations in our gut have been to take probiotics — supplements that supply healthy bacteria — and/or prebiotics — supplements that supply food that healthy bacteria thrive on. However, when one considers that there are up to 1,000,000,000,000 (a trillion) microorganisms per gram of intestinal contents, with up to 2kg of gut flora in total, then adding a few billion extra per day, in the case of probiotics, is unlikely to make a significant impact, and neither are prebiotics which do not necessarily feed only healthy bacteria.

Fortunately there is now an effective solution. Professor Teruo Higa in Japan has developed a very specific fermentation process that produces a perfect balance of approximately 80 different types of specific aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. These include lactic acid bacteria, yeast and photosynthetic bacteria and other accompanying species. (Even though the product contains yeast, it can actually be used to recover from yeast infections because the lactobacillus feed off the candida, producing peroxide in the process which further kills pathogens.)

This specific microbe combination, which Professor Higa calls effective microorganisms, are supremely effective at promoting richer and healthier bacterial colonies, inhibiting pathogenic ones, and even persuading neutral bacteria to act in healthy ways! They are able to do all this by introducing health-promoting genetic information into our gut flora systems, taking advantage of the rapid twenty minute generational cycle of bacteria. In this way, our gut flora is fundamentally changed for the better at the genetic level.

Micromax® is a new high-quality biodynamic version of Professor Higa’s effective microorganisms that uses organic fermentation ingredients — principally sugar cane molasses and over 40 different wild Alpine herbs — to produce exceptionally high quality effective microorganisms — up to 80 different kinds of them. The herbs used supply antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other nutritional components, and as the sugar is used up in the fermentation process, Micromax is safe for diabetics. And although it is a fermented product, it can also be a part of an anti-candida treatment program and a digestive cleanse.

When taken orally with water, Micromax is extremely effective at balancing gastrointestinal flora and inhibiting gut pathogens. But it can also be used externally on the skin, and internally in an enema, as a vaginal douche or even as a sinus cleanse. After all, bacteria are not just important for gut health but are found all over our bodies where they play vital roles in keeping us healthy. In fact, Micromax can even be used on surfaces as a natural disinfectant to discourage the growth of harmful bacteria and other pathogens, without damaging healthy bacteria (which as we know causes problems ecologically).

The biodynamic manufacturing of Micromax is carried out to the very highest standards in Austria, and all batches are lab tested for safety, including for Shigatoxin-Geb 1 and 2 (EHEC). Finally, Micromax is vegan — no animal products are used in its manufacture.

So forget probiotics and prebiotics: if you really want optimal gut health, Micromax is the way to go!

Directions: Adults should start with a half tablespoon twice a day 20 minutes before meals (total daily dose 15mL), in water or juice (with no added sugar). If well tolerated, double to 1 tablespoon twice a day before meals (total daily dose 30mL). Alternatively, mix the total daily dosage in a litre of water and drink throughout the day. Never add to hot water. Children should take smaller amounts based on fraction of adult body weight. Product is not suitable for children under 3. Do not exceed recommended dose.

Potential Reactions: When starting Micromax one can sometimes experience rumbling in the gut and/or diarrhoea. This is a detox reaction and digestion should normalise in 1-3 days.

Refrigerate once opened and consume within 6 weeks.

Ingredients & Nutrients per 30 mL (2 tbsp)Amount
Made without any artificial ingredients, additives, preservatives or flavourings. Solvent free, gluten-free, dairy-free, alcohol-free and vegan. Biodynamically produced and GMO-free. The plastic bottle is pharmaceutical grade and BPA-free.
Starter ingredients: Pure spring water, organic cane molasses (used up), aerobic and anaerobic (effective) micro-organisms, a proprietary mixture of 40 different Alpine herbs*, rice bran, stone powder, maca, halite crystal salt
Production Notes: The molasses is used as a fuel source for the microbes during production and is not present in the final product fermentation process. This means that Micromax has a very low sugar content and is therefore safe for diabetics. The other nutritive ingredients — the herbs, maca, rice bran, stone powder and halite cyrstal salt — are provided to allow the microbes to reach their full vitality, and so are also used up or filtered out during production.
*Herbs used in production include: Red clover, white clover, German Weidlgras, shepherd's purse, red fescue, yellow oat, yarrow, lady's mantle, Glathafer, meadow fescue, caraway, plantain, broad plantain, dandelion, nettle, thistle, vervain, wood cranesbill, common chickweed, fenugreek & many more…
Aerobic micro-organisms42 million CFU (colony forming units)
Anaerobic micro-organisms120 million CFU
Calories8.7 kJ (2.1 kcal)
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates0.4 g
       (of which sugars)(0.15 g)
Fat<0.05 g

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