Viridian Multiphytonutrient Complex
High potency multi-vitamin and mineral formula.With a balanced B-complex and antioxidant rich plant extracts.
Two vegetarian capsules provide:
Mineral Ascorbate Complex providing: Vitamin C 444mg/Magnesium 20mg/Calcium 10mg/Zinc 15mg 533mg
Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5 as calcium pantothenate) 150mg
95% Proanthocyanidin Complex providing;Grape seed extract 120mg/Pine bark extract 25mg 145mg
Carotenoid Complex (as D.salina algae) providing:Beta Carotene 6mg/Alpha Carotene 189ug/Cryptoxanthin 46ug/Zeaxanthin 38ug/Lutein 30ug 80mg
Sulphur Amino Acid Complex providing:L-Cysteine 20mg/L-Methionine 20mg/L-Glutathione(reduced) 10mg 50mg
Green tea extract (95% polyphenols,min 70% catechins) 50mg
Niacin (Vitamin B3 as Nicotinamide) 50mg
MCT (Medium chain triglycerides) 50mg
Thiamin (Vitamin B1 as HCI) 25mg
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine HCI) 25mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 25mg
Alpha lipoic acid 20mg
Selenium (selenomethionine) 200ug
Manganese (bisglycinate) 1mg
Choline (bitartrate) 2mg
Boron (sodium citrate) 500ug
Copper (citrate) 1mg
Chromium (picolinate) 200ug
Vitamin D3 (400iu) 10ug
Folic acid (folacin) 200ug
Vitamin K 5ug
Molybdenum (ammonium molybdate) 50ug
Vitamin B12 Adenocobalamin and Methylcobalamin) 50ug
in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry.
Directions: As a food supplement. Take one capsule daily with water at mealtimes, or as directed by your heathcare professional.
Viridian Cleavers Extract 400mg
Also known as Goosegrass, because geese like to eat it, Cleavers is indigenous to Britain and Northwestern Europe and has a long history of use in Wales. The Welsh know Cleavers as 'Cynghafen' and it was considered by the Physicians of Myddfai as one of the most important of indigenous herbs. Viridian Cleavers is grown on the Herefordshire/Welsh borders.
Ingredients (one vegetarian capsule provides):
Cleavers powder (aerial parts) - 400mg
Also known as Goosegrass, because geese like to eat it, Cleavers is indigenous to Britain and Northwestern Europe and has a long history of use in Wales. The Welsh know Cleavers as Cynghafen and it was considered by the Physicians of Myddfai as one of the most important of indigenous herbs. Viridian Cleavers is grown on the Herefordshire/Welsh borders.
LYMPHATIC TONIC - Cleavers is essentially a lymphatic alterative with useful diuretic and skin healing effects. Cleavers is a very valuable plant, being perhaps the best tonic to the lymphatic system available. As a lymphatic tonic with alterative and diuretic actions it may be used safely in a wide range of problems where the lymphatic system is involved. These include swollen glands (lymphadenitis) anywhere in the body, especially in tonsillitis and adenoid trouble.
DIURETIC - Cleavers is helpful in the treatment of cystitis and other urinary conditions. As a soothing relaxant and diuretic, Cleavers is indicated by the German Commission E for treating kidney and gall bladder gravel and urinary tract infection accompanied by fever, water retention and burning or painful urination.
SKIN TONIC - improvements in lymphatic function have been shown to improve general detoxification and can help resolve skin disorders such as psoriasis. Cleavers is an alterative herb which indicates that it has a blood cleansing effect. Within Welsh herbal tradition The Book of Howel the Physician makes a clear distinction, so far as Cleavers is concerned, between the fresh juice and the dried herb. It would appear that the benefits associated with Cleavers regarding psoriasis are far more potent when using the fresh herb.
ANTI-ULCER - there is a long tradition for the use of Cleavers in the treatment of external ulcers and abnormal growths, which may be the result of improved lymphatic drainage.
Potential applications: Beneficial for improving lymphatic detoxification. Use is cases of swollen lymph glands such as tonsillitis. Skin disorders due to poor lymphatic circulation - the cause of psoriasis may be partly explained by this. Kidney / bladder discomfort and general oedema (water retention). Some researchers have found that Cleavers can help aid circulation in the elderly. Externally it can be used for applying to burns or abrasions. Cleavers is slightly blood pressure lowering (hypotensive) and anti-inflammatory.
Known contraindications: Not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.
Interactions: Cleavers is not recommended to be taken alongside diuretic medication.
Useful links: Lymphatic support - combines well with Echinacea.
Skin conditions - combines well with dandelion/burdock.
Urinary Tract Infections - combines well with demulcent (mucous membrane soothing) herbs such as cranberry.
Note: Exercise is crucial for normal lymphatic circulation and function. Unlike the circulatory system the lymphatic system has no pump and relies on muscular contraction through physical exercise.
Viridian Complete Fibre Complex capsules
An effective bowel maintenance and detox combination of healthful fibres with added 'food' to encourage friendly bacteria.
Ingredients (one vegetarian capsule provides):
Organic linseed (ground) - 140mg
Psyllium husk (fine) - 140mg
Apple pectin - 35mg
Kelp - 30mg
Rice bran - 30mg
F.O.S. (fructooligosaccharides) - 25mg
A vegan glucosamine sulphate and methyl sulphonyl methane (MSM) complex using the highly accredited vegan glucosamine sulphate 2KCL.
Take two capsules daily or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
One vegetarian capsule contains:
Glucosamine sulphate 2KCL (vegan) 700mg
MSM (methyl sulphonyl methane) 125mg
in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry
Viridian Grape Seed Extract
Both grape seed extract and pine bark are rich sources of the plant flavonoids PROANTHOCYANIDINS (OPCs). The OPCs are the pigment materials which give flavour, colour and aroma to many plants and fruits. The beneficial effects of pine bark were discovered in 1534 when sailors suffering from scurvy, survived by drinking tea made from the bark and needles of pine trees. Masquelier patented the method of extracting OPCs from pine bark in France in 1951 and from grape seeds in 1970. OPCs have been marketed in France for decades where they have been shown to improve retinopathies, venous insufficiency, and vascular fragility. Grape seed extract typically contains 92-95% OPCs while the pine bark extracts vary from 80-85%.
COLLAGEN PROTECTION - OPCs effectively protect collagen structures in several ways. They reinforce the collagen matrix of connective tissue, protect against free radical damage, and inhibit collagen damage caused by inflammation and infection. OPCs have been shown to be effective in cases of psoriasis and the hyper-pigmentation disorder melasma (chloasma).
ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY - OPCs protect against free-radical damage, suggested to be a major cause of the ageing process. The antioxidant effect is 50 times greater than that of vitamin C and E. A major advantage of these molecules is that they are taken up into the cell membranes and protect against both water- and fat soluble free-radicals.
VENOUS SUPPORT - Good clinical evidence has shown OPCs to be effective in treating venous insufficiency, varicose veins, capillary fragility, and disorders of the retina. OPCs appear to improve blood circulation through collagen support and nitric oxide (NO) production.
VISUAL FUNCTION - Studies in healthy volunteers has shown that an intake of 200mg/day of OPCs significantly improved visual performance in dark and after glare tests. A number of European studies have shown that OPCs from pine bark, greatly improved symptoms in patients with diabetic retinopathies, maculopathies, and other visual dysfunctions.
CARDIO-PROTECTIVE - OPCs protect fat and cholesterol from oxidation, thus reducing arterial damage leading to heart issues. OPCs have also been shown to lower cholesterol levels, shrink the deposits in the arteries, inhibit platelet aggregation, and inhibit angiotensin 1-converting enzyme (ACE) - much the same effect as ACE inhibitor drugs used in blood pressure regulation. Data suggests that OPC supplementation is effective in reducing systolic blood pressure in mildly hypertensive patients.
SEXUAL HEALTH / PERFORMANCE Antioxidants improve sperm mobility and motility. OPCs stimulate NITRIC OXIDE production in the arteries - an essential process needed for healthy male penile erection. The drug VIAGRA works in the same way through increasing nitric oxide. For optimum effects, OPCs along with ARGININE is suggested in cases of erectile dysfunction. An intake of 200mg of OPCs has been shown to improve healthy sperm by 100% in 90 days. Studies using 60mg OPCs have shown up to 80% improvements in pain reduction in those with endometriosis, period pain, and post-operative gynaecological surgery.
BRAIN FUNCTION - As well as their potent antioxidant effects, OPCs help maintain neurotransmitters functioning longer and improve the micro-circulation in the brain. The increase in NITRIC OXIDE may also improve learning ability and memory through its effects as a neurotransmitter. Early evidence suggests that OPCs are effective in Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). These positive results are due to the effects of increased neurotransmitter lifespan, NO production, and improved brain micro-circulation.
Dosage: It is suggested that 25-100mg OPCs will provide synergy for general antioxidant protection. Therapeutic levels are in the range of 0.5 - 1.0mg per pound of body weight. Best taken in divided doses.
Potential applications: Skin health / sun protection (reduces inflammation of UV exposed skin), wound healing, economy class syndrome / long car journeys, varicose veins, eye health- cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, capillary fragility, micro-vascular disorders, oedema, allergies, hypertension, atherosclerosis, elevated cholesterol, arthritic issues, lupus, psoriasis, ADD/ADHD, anti-mutagenic (DNA protective).
Known contraindications: None known
Interactions: Consult a physician if already using anti-coagulant medication (e.g. warfarin)
Useful links: Skin protection - Flax/hemp seed oil, antioxidant complex, beta carotene. Varicose veins - Horse chestnut, ginkgo biloba, flax seed oil, ester- C. Cardiovascular health - Co Q10, hawthorn, flax seed oil, antioxidant complex. Male/Female libido - High-five multi-vitamin, rhodiola / schisandra, ginkgo biloba.
Grape seed extract 100mg
in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry