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Olive tree, Latin name Olea europaea was first used as the source of medicine for ancient Egyptians. For them it was a symbol of heavenly power. Olive leaves have been used in the human diet as an extract, an herbal tea and a powder. They contain many potentially bioactive compounds that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycaemic properties. It also helps in weight loss and reduces cholesterol in bloodstream.
There are a myriad of ways ancient people used olive leaf for medicinal purposes. In the early 1800s, pulverised olive leaves were used to treat fever. It was adeed in tea to treat malaria. Olive leaf is beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by a virus, retrovirus, bacterium or protozoan. In the early 1900s, scientists isolated a bitter compound in the olive leaf called oleuropein that was thought to give the olive tree its disease resistance.
Olive leaf extract was believed to increase energy, regulate blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, support the cardiovascular system and help with infections.
With time, olive leaf extract has become a popular food supplement that has widespread use in helping chronic disease, improving immune system and many more uses.
For its antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory property olive leaf extract is used for removing free radicals from the body that causes cell damage and various types of inflammatory diseases. Research shows that olive leaf extract has almost double the amount of anti-oxidant than green tea extract. In addition to the substance called oleuropein, olive leaf extract contains active compounds like hydroxytyrosol, as well as several other polyphenols and flavonoids, including oleocanthal, elenolic acid etc. Olive leaf extract works very well when used in combination of other antioxidants.
Now a days, olive leaf extract is used in many medicinal applications and also ingested as a food supplement to help treat diseases like hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and generally improving immune system to prevent flu, common cold, fatigue and many other symptoms.
Do you want to start taking olive leaf extract as a food supplement? Try Bio-Medicals organic olive leaf extracts, made from 100% natural and Australia grown ingredients. Check out our online store and order your product, or come to our Burleigh Heads store straight. You can also look through our other products and try them as the start of your journey towards a better and healthier future!
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Pharmaceuticals are human-made imitations of natural substances that the body needs to manufacture or utilize to maintain health, fight disease, or provide the body with the ingredients it needs. ‘Nutraceutical’ is a comprehensive term referring to any product that comes from food sources with additional health benefits, that supplements the basic nutritional value found in foods. These are usually used to promote general well-being, control symptoms and prevent chronic disease.
Here are some basic comparison between pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical supplements:
Pharmaceutical supplements have side effects, which Nutraceutical supplements do not. The active ingredient in pharmaceutical supplements are usually not found in nature and the body must adjust to its presence. That adjustment can initiate an immune response which exhibits as a side effect.
Nutraceuticals are that as naturally occurring compounds, they often do not produce side effects making them a better fit for many consumers and options for people who have reactions to pharmaceuticals that offer the same or nearly the same benefits.
Treating the symptom vs treating the cause
Pharmaceutical supplements treats the symptoms of the disease, whereas Nutraceutical supplements functions for the body’s well-being, preventing the disease being caught in the first place. Nutraceuticals need to carry a disclaimer statement that indicates that the product is not a medication. In fact, if pharmaceuticals sciences are to fight disease, then nutraceutical sciences add to the preventative side of medicine.
Most pharmaceuticals require that usage be under the guidance of a medical doctor. Nutraceuticals do not typically require medical supervision. Nutraceuticals do not need a prescription making them perfect for people who want to supplement their body or to complement a pharmaceutical.
Nutraceutical supplements can really help people, where pharmaceuticals might fail. Popularity of nutraceutical supplements are increasing at present, especially to treat chronic diseases and improve immune system.
If you feel like trying nutraceutical supplements with your regular food, look no further than Bio-Medicals. Besides nutraceutical supplements you can try organic extra virgin tasteless cooking coconut oil, mag calm oil as pain relief, Garcinia cambogia etc. Our products are designed to help your family’s health and wellbeing.
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Magnesium is an essential element that can be found in green and leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, avocado and some other fruits, raw cacao powder etc. It’s the mineral body needs every day. It helps to build bones and it improves nerve function.
As one of the six micro minerals that form 99% of our body’s mineral content, magnesium has therapeutic value in treating headaches, chronic pain, asthma and sleep disorders. There are tons of benefits of taking magnesium as a food supplement daily.
Here’s some of the advantages of magnesium crystals for health:
Research shows that magnesium deficiency results in decreased bone strength, lower bone volume, reduced bone development and causes excess calcium release in blood without contributing to bone formation. Studies also shows that taking magnesium as a food supplement regularly prevents the loss of bone mineral density. Magnesium also prevents calcification of organs and prevents age related degeneration of body.
Reduced risk of chronic diseases
Chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases etc. are very common symptoms among people at present. Studies show that risk of these kind of long term diseases are higher amongst people who do not take enough magnesium with food daily, than those who does take magnesium and fibre daily. Some school of researchers also think that deficient levels of magnesium contribute to the heavy metal deposition in the brain that precedes Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Noteworthy studies show that people who suffer from migraines often have lower levels of magnesium than those who do not have migraine. Consistent intake of magnesium reduces the frequency of migraine headache attacks by 41.6 percent. It should also be noted that daily magnesium supplements can be effective at preventing menstrual-related migraines.
Regular magnesium intake strengthens the immune system and prevents inflammation related diseases. Magnesium is a fantastic pain relief, preventing arthritis attacks and other inflammatory diseases.
Do you need magnesium crystals to increase your magnesium intake? Order Bio-Medicals’ magnesium crystals online or get it from the Burleigh Heads store! Take your first step today for a healthier tomorrow.
If there is one product that is packed with antioxidants, anti-bacterial properties and loads of vitamin E, it’s extra virgin coconut oil. It also has moisturizing fatty acids, which is quite beneficial for skin. Organic extra virgin coconut oil can be used in endless ways for your daily beauty routine.
Here’s the beauty hacks you can follow using extra virgin coconut oil:
- As a night cream
Take a small amount of extra virgin coconut oil and apply it on your clean face before bedtime. It will calm and soothe angry skin, reduce the redness and help even out the skin tone. You might think an oil could give you a shiny face but it actually does not. Extra virgin coconut oil is an excellent face moisturiser, especially because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- As cuticle moisturiser
Do you have dry and cracked cuticles? Then this coconut oil hack is a perfect solution for you. Take a small amount of coconut oil and rub your nails and nail beds, once or twice a day. Doing this will keep your manicured nails in tip top shape, prevent chipped cuticles and moisturise the nails to give a healthy look.
- As a makeup remover
Extra virgin coconut oil is an excellent makeup remover. Just take some coconut oil in a cotton pad and remove eye and face makeup. It does not clog up your pours, and not to mention it’s really good for skin.
- As a body lotion
Organic extra virgin coconut oil works excellent as an after shower body lotion. Apply coconut oil on freshly cleaned skin after showers every day and revel in the glow your skin radiates!
- As a mouth wash
Sounds a little strange, right? But it’s not. As an antibacterial and antifungal product, organic extra virgin coconut oil reduces bad breath and whitens teeth. For this, you need to take about one tablespoon full coconut oil and rinse your mouth for about 15-20 minutes. This will get rid of the bad bacteria in your mouth and keep your teeth healthy and clean!
If you need purely organic extra virgin coconut oil for cooking and other purpose, look no further than Bio-Medicals. Shop online or visit our Burleigh Heads storefront for all your extra virgin coconut oil needs.
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Organic extra virgin olive oil is the new superstar in the world of food. There are myriad health benefits of using coconut oil in cooking and for healthy skin, hair and nails. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, high smoking point etc. makes it the perfect cooking oil there is!
You can use coconut oil in everyday recipes to make your food healthier, so as to improve your well-being. Here are some simple recipes to try at home using organic extra virgin tasteless coconut oil:
- Homemade French fries
Who doesn’t love French fries, right? Instead of using oil that increases your bad cholesterol, just follow this simple recipe of French fries using extra virgin tasteless cooking coconut oil. For this recipe, you need 2.5 pound potatoes, peeled and sliced into your desired size. Take 1-1.5 cups of your extra virgin coconut oil and some seasoning.
First soak the potatoes in a bowl of water, room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. After that rinse the potatoes and pat them dry with a paper towel. Heat the coconut oil to 300 degrees and fry the potatoes until they are barely cooked and still limp. Remove them and let cool. Then heat the coconut oil to 375 degrees and fry the potatoes a second time until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from oil and sprinkle some sea salt or the seasoning of your liking. Enjoy your crispy and healthy French fries!
- Coconut flour muffins
For these muffins you will need: ¾ cup of coconut flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, 6 eggs, ½ cup of melted organic extra virgin coconut oil, ½ cup of honey or maple syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.
First you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set them aside. In a separate bowl beat eggs and mix in melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Now add the dry ingredients to this and mix well. Leave the batter to sit for 3-5 minutes, so the flour absorbs the liquid. Prepare the muffin pan, fill each tin with ¾ of batter and then bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool the muffins before digging in. these can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Metabolism boosting coconut oil coffee
Coffee is the life and blood of your everyday beverages, but how can you make it better? The answer is—adding extra virgin coconut oil to it!
For metabolism boosting coconut oil coffee, you will need your favourite coffee blend, 1-2 tsp of coconut oil, honey or coconut sugar or basically any sweetener of your liking, vanilla or peppermint extract if you want it. The preparation is really simple. Just put the coffee, honey and the coconut oil in a blender, and blend until it froths up. Pour it in your mug and enjoy. If you don’t want it sweet, don’t use the honey or other sweeteners. Add any mix-ins of your liking.
This coffee will boost your immune system, increase the good cholesterol in your bloodstream and energise you like nothing else does! And if you are short on extra virgin cooking coconut oil, order it from Bio-Medicals online store or collect it from the Burleigh Heads store now.
Only 5 ingredients & no baking required! That’s the great thing about coconut oil! Because it’s a healthy saturatedfat it is so creamy & when placed in the fridge/freezer, turns solid … making the perfect binder for your sweet treats
This recipe is from SkinnyMs
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