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Solaray Kelp contains high amounts of the trace mineral iodine, which assists in the production of thyroid hormones. Kelp helps maintain normal metabolism in every cell.

Vegans may need to supplement their diet with kelp, as the main foods containing iodine are seafood and dairy produce.

Kelp is an important staple in the ocean. Kelp is called a “gift from the sea”, referring to its nutritional value. Folic Acid has been researched to compliment kelp.

Kelp (Fucus vesiculosus) contains nearly thirty minerals which nourish the glands (especially the thyroid and pituitary). By enhancing the action of the glandular system, it helps balance the body’s metabolism and rate at which it burns calories.

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Biosun Eucalyptus & Pine Needle Hopi Ear Candles 1 Pair Pack

This is an ancient natural therapy originally used by Hopi Indians. Biosun Hopi Ear Candles are for Adults and Children and may be beneficial in the temporary relief of the symptoms of: Sinus problems, Ear aches, Glue ear, Swimmers ear, Some chronic headaches, Hearing difficulties, Headache, Irritations in the ear, Sore throat and Allergies.

The locally administered intensive heat (thermopherapy) stimulates the peripheral blood circulation, and strengthens the cleansing circulation of the Lymph glands. This is a pleasant and completely painless method. It also stimulates energy points and the reflex zones.

Using only natural ingredients and carefully made by hand from a traditional recipe, the candles are produced to excellent standards. Valuable Honey extracts, Linen fabric in its natural form, powdered Indian medicinal herbs (especially Sage, St Johns Wort and Chammomile), Beta-Caratene ensure a constant high quality. Together with Thermopherapy this is a wonderful Ear cleanser.

Please see more in the Natural Matter health and fitness shop for the entire Biosun range. If you have any questions regarding this product please contact info@naturalmatter.co.uk and we will try our best to help you.

Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.

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Manuka Honey Health Benefits

Manuka honey is marketed as the health honey but is it really? What does this magical honey have that others do not and is it as good for our health as manufacturers would have us believe?

Even though its main constituent is sugar there is no question that honey is good for you. Honey is not only a natural sweetener but also has vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, folate, vitamin c, riboflavin, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. However, Honey can sometimes carry a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which can be dangerous for infants as they have underdeveloped intestinal tracts. Therefore, it is not recommended that you feed honey to a child under one year old.

Honey also has antioxidants, which can help counteract harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unpaired electrons inside our cell’s molecules. The unpaired electron searches for another electron to become stable. It then steals an electron from another stable molecule. Thus producing another unstable electron. This causes a chain of events, which may end up destroying the entire cell. It is thought that Antioxidants neutralise free radicals by donating an electron and therefore halting the destructive process.

In addition to these health benefits, honey is also said to have antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Honey has been used to treat wounds for infection for thousands of years. Recent research suggests that honey may be beneficial in treating some bacterial infections, which have become resistant to certain drugs. It has been suggested that it may be beneficial in treating MRSA.

The antibacterial properties of honey come from the Hydrogen Peroxide produced by the activity of the enzyme Glucose Oxidase. This enzyme, in standard honey, is reduced when light or heat is introduced. The more light or heat the honey is exposed to, the quicker the enzyme will be deactivated. This is where Manuka honey excels. The difference between standard honey and Manuka honey is said to be that Manuka honey’s antibacterial properties are produced from non-peroxide activity. This means that its antibacterial properties are not affected by light and heat and will not be deactivated.

It is easy to identify these Manuka honeys as it has a UMF rating. This means ‘Unique Manuka Factors’. This represents the antibacterial properties of the honey. The higher the UMF rating on the honey, the higher the antibacterial properties will be. These properties will have been independently tested in a laboratory.

Honey is a delicious energy provider with the added bonus of nutrients and antioxidants. If you are looking for something delicious to put on your toast in the morning, standard honey is fine. However, if you are looking for a honey that is not only delicious but retains its antiseptic and antibacterial properties, Manuka honey may be worth the extra cost.

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Herbal Tea Health Benefits

Have a look at this Herbal Tea Health Benefits page. It lists many herbal teas and their suggested benefits. Herbal teas have been used for centuries to cure minor ailments. Whether or not you believe that they do have specific medicinal benefits, one thing the teas do have is a high vitamin content.

Why not substitute your fizzy soda drink or your high caffeine jet fuel for a delicious fruity tea instead. Who knows, they may have those hidden health benefits after all?

For a fantastic range of organic herbal teas, including green tea and fruit flavoured teas visit the natural matter herbal tea page.

Horsetail herbal tea for weight loss

The Horsetail herb has a mild diuretic effect and increases the activity of the kidneys and bladder. It has the ability to rid the body of water. Therefore, it is often found to be an ingredient in many weight loss products.

Other studies have suggested that horsetail has antioxidant properties. Therefore, Horsetail could help the body neutralise harmful free radicals.

The horsetail herb has been used in herbal medicine for centuries . The herb dates back to ancient Greece or Rome when it was used to stop bleeding and heal wounds.

Horsetail contains silicon which is important for bone strengthening. The Silicon helps the body process more Calcium. Therefore, the herb has been linked with the treatment of Osteoporosis.

To enjoy this drink it is recommended that you pour fresh boiling water over the bag. Brew the Horsetail for up to 10 minutes. You do not need to remove the bag from the cup. You can sweeten the drink if required.

We also have Horsetail Plant Juice 200ml.

An alternative is to drink horsetail in a delicious juice. This horsetail juice may help support the urinary system. Horsetail contains plant complexes including many minerals and trace elements. Together these nutrients help strengthen, the skin, hair and nails. However, a more pronounced feature of their interaction is the natural diuretic and anti inflamatory effect it has on the urinary tract system.
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The Health Benefits of Cacao Powder

The seed of the cacao tree, the cacao bean, has had a lot of attention recently due to its apparent health benefits. This sweet tooth alternative is the new super-super food of choice, as it is a fantastic alternative for chocolate lovers and health advocates alike.

Cacao beans are grown and cold pressed. The cacao butter oil is removed after pressing and the cacao cake-like residue is ground into a fine powder.

The powdering process is ‘undertaken in a controlled environment ensuring the temperature remains low, therefore maintaining the nutritional potency. In fact processing Cacao in this way actually increases the health benefits up to 33%.’ – Creative Nature.

Cacao powder is packed with nutrients. The powder has a higher amount of antioxidants than green tea, raw blueberries or any other nutritionally dense food. This has been measured using the ORAC test. ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity. This test measures how a food can combat the harmful effects of free radicals.  (Free radicals are responsible for disease and the aging process). Therefore, cacao beans really are a true super food as they outperform even the top foods on this scale. As well as having an abundance of antioxidants, the Cacao beans have a high amount of Magnesium. Magnesium plays many roles within the body but one important role is to help with the formation of bones and teeth. In addition to this, it assists in the control of blood pressure.

When mixed with fruit or anything with a natural sweetness the chocolaty flavour of the cocoa bean is released. Why not mix it into ice cream to make a truly delicious dessert? Smoothies and shakes taste delicious with the addition of cacao powder. The mouth-watering alternatives are endless. Just use your imagination.

Adding the Cacao powder to diary products does however inhibit the body’s ability to absorb the nutrients in the Cacao powder.  So for best results the powder is best uncooked and not added to any diary products.

Try our extensive range of cacao nibs, cacao powder and many more healthier alternatives at www.naturalmatter.co.uk

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Who are we and what do we do?
Natural Matter was established in 2002 when two natural health believers met, one a natural bodybuilder, the other a natural lifestyle advocate. Natural Matter was to be an alternative online shop for anyone choosing a naturally healthier lifestyle. We specialise in providing access to new products for customers with specific dietary requirements, and for people who want an alternative to the chemical-laden goods on today’s market.

Natural Matter stocks hundreds of leading manufacturers natural health products, including vitamins, minerals, herbalsupplements, fitness equipment, weight trainingproducts and training equipment, all at discount prices. These are all available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in our health shop.

Over the years we have added more and more great product lines to our health web store. Our products range from best selling lines to smaller niche products unavailable in supermarkets. More importantly we only sell products that we are happy to use ourselves. All orders are delivered to your front door straight from the warehouse.

Where are we?

Natural Matter is based in the beautiful market town of Wokingham, Berkshire.
Our warehouse is bursting with thousands of products ready to be picked and sent to you and our dedicated customer service team is here ready to help you.

Warning:- The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition. Should you have any medical condition, always consult your doctor, before undertaking any change in exercise or dietary advice.