Well here we are, and as you may have seen, we put our new site live on Thursday. As I welcome you to another Weekend Read, I am holding my breath because so many of the logistics have changed, but we had to do it. I am not sure if there is ever a right time to do these things, but regardless, there are some things that are sacrosanct, such as writing the Weekend Read. And with that I have taken myself out of all the backend scenarios (a whole load of them), so please join me as I enter a world of my own and head into the lead treat.
As you all know, I am forever the optimist and if there is one positive to take from all of this right now, it’s that Shabir is so entrenched in a million different things that he will pay scant attention to what I’m doing, or writing. Which completely suits me because I’m going to have a whole lot of fun with you, while he isn’t looking. And after last week’s Fulvic Body treat (which was beyond chaotic), I hereby announce that I think another riot may take place as I write about Fulvic Acid Elixir. I love a good riot, these things make me happy and I thrive on the excitement of knowing that we are sharing something quite profound.
And of course Fulvic Acid Elixir is about as profound as a product could possibly be. For those of you who are on the Fulvic journey with me (I think that’s most of you), there is no need for me to say very much at all. What I will say is that it is not without foundation that we call it ‘The Elixir of Life’, because, in my humble opinion, that is exactly what it is; I have been taking it for about ten years and I will not live without it. So it happily sits on my epic product podium. Now, there’s a theme. Epic products. Another time, another place. But I will do it. One day.
As ever, I have managed to digress, so back to it as I tell you that for today only (Saturday 14 November) I am taking the price of Fulvic Acid Elixir down from £30 to £23, so that’s a saving of £7. This offer will end at midnight GMT tonight, or while stocks last. Shabir will probably go into some form of shock if he gets to read this, but it won’t be as shocking as the fact that I have been known to pour entire bottles of Fulvic Acid Elixir into my bath. Not that I care, Fulvic is, as you all know, is quite amazing as a topical ingredient. Anyway, there would be no need for me to do this if we had Fulvic Bath. But we don’t. Yet. That aside, it’s keyboard bashing time. Again.
Fulvic Acid Elixir £23 for 480 ml (For One Day Only – Saturday 14 November); VH Editorial: Fulvic Acid – The Elixir of Life
I am rather enjoying this, so I’m going to carry on by telling you about something rather special from Ameliorate. It is called the Winter Skin Survival Kit, it is a Limited Edition and when you read what the kit contains (together with the price) you will understand why I have to caveat this by saying that I’m not sure how long ‘limited’ will actually be. It could well be limited to today, I have no idea but it is a curated collection of all the Ameliorate essentials which have become bestselling products over the past five years. Or it is six. I’m not counting. Let’s do it.
The Winter Skin Survival Kit contains seven full-size products, which will arrive in a wipe-clean vanity bag. In no particular order they are Transforming Body Lotion, Intensive Lip Treatment, Intensive Foot Treatment, Intensive Hand Treatment, Intensive Skin Therapy, Nourishing Body Wash and the Exfoliating Body Mitt. The value of all of these products is £104. Except, for a moment in time, like right now, the cost of the Winter Skin Survival Kit is £72. What a thing to happen. A saving of £32. Smile.
The Winter Survival Kit by Ameliorate £72 (Limited Edition: While Stocks Last)
I really want to talk about Vitamin K2. It is absolutely correct that such a huge focus has been thrown on Vitamin D3 this year for so many reasons, not least because Vitamin D3 deficiencies were, and still are, so widespread. That said, we believe that K2 is just as important and as you will read in Shabir’s article below, it is often called the ‘forgotten vitamin’, despite the fact that this vitamin is regulated by some governments, such is the importance of its incredible health benefits.
Shabir covers it as he investigates why Vitamin K2 is so important, which includes the cause of deficiencies, the sources of K2, how K2 works in our bodies and the best Vitamin K2 supplementation. And whilst this is an archived article, I am wondering whether he had some psychic phenomena occur at the time he wrote this as he stated that K2 was about to explode in popularity. We have actually seen this in rather a big way, most especially over the past few months. Perhaps I’ll buy him a Wizard’s hat for his next birthday. Don’t worry. It’s not until next July. I’ve got time to change my mind. Meanwhile, please take the time to read his article. It kind of matters. A lot.
VH Editorial: It Is Estimated That Nearly 99% Of Us Could Be Deficient In This Vital Nutrient; Super K by Life Extension £22 for 90 Softgels; DLux+ Vitamin D+K2 Spray £9.95 for 12 ml
Staying on supplementation, I cannot tell you how many phone calls and emails we are still receiving about hair loss. So much of this is stress related, which is perfectly understandable, but there is no question that a huge sector is about the thinning and the loss of hair during the menopausal years. I therefore make no apology whatsoever for replicating the article, Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss, on here again. The subject is so very emotive and whilst we truly believe that by using the optimum products recommended, you will see a difference in time, there is no such thing as a quick fix. I only wish there was.
VH Editorial: Addressing Menopausal Hair Loss; Superior Hair £28.50 for 90 Capsules
And so it came to pass that Shabir put a product in our ‘new’ category and before I have managed to write one single word about it, it is flying out the door. That product is The Sparkling Eyes Card from Sarah Chapman. Basically it is a Limited Edition (yes, another one) of the Platinum Stell Cell Eye Mask which has been formulated to provide targeted hydration and brightening action to the entire eye contour area. And by that we are talking above the brows, the brow line, eyelids, crow’s feet and under the eye.
The Sarah Chapman team say that it helps depuff the eye area and it also helps sagging lids. I say that you need to ensure that each mask is applied to the correct eye, I know that sounds obvious, but I have been known to do some weird things in testing. Anyway, leave them on for 15-20 minutes and then massage any excess serum into the eye area. And I would of course recommend using Temple Spa’s Eye Therapist to achieve this massaging moment.
The Sparkling Eyes Card by Sarah Chapman £15; Eye Therapist by Temple Spa £10 For One Pair
Let’s stay with Sarah Chapman and for those of you who are dedicated users of the bestselling Overnight Facial, I think you may be a bit excited to discover The Overnight Icon. This is in fact a Limited Edition super-size version of the Overnight Facial, which is formulated with potent peptides, nourishing omegas and Vitamins A, C and E and blended with essential oils of Jasmine, Frangipani, Rose and Tuberose. The value of The Overnight Icon is £108, but whilst this Limited Edition lasts, the price becomes £84 for 30 ml. There is a bit of a theme going on this week. It would seem.
The Overnight Icon by Sarah Chapman £84 for 30 ml (Limited Edition)
But no limitations for me as I carry on to tell you that most of us know that fibre is important for health, but it is clear that our dietary intake of fibre-rich foods is, for the most part, insufficient. It is the fibre in our diet that is so essential for gastrointestinal movement, helping to avoid constipation which is often caused by the stagnation of food in the intestines. And constipation is a big issue for so many. Why it predominately affects women is quite beyond me, but it does. Various studies have indicated that women tend to have a slightly slower colon transit time than men, but that’s not the entire point, we tend to bloat more too. I think we need to deal with this.
So the first thing I am going to do is to refer you to Shabir’s article about Fibre. The second thing I am going to do is to take one of Shabir’s formulations, Complete Fibre Cleanse, and reduce the price from £21 to £15, a saving of £6, which will run across the weekend. This offer will end at midnight GMT tomorrow, Sunday 15 November, or while stocks last. It’s good stuff.
VH Editorial: What’s All The Fuss About Fibre; Complete Fibre Cleanse £15 for 168 grams (Limited Time Offer Ending Midnight GMT Sunday 15 November)
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that I would spread out the new products from Temple Spa and so here is the last new product in a whole series of new products from them. It is called Glowcolic Resurfacing Toner and it helps exfoliate and brighten dull, tired skin. Containing natural Glycolic Acid, it is joined by Mediterranean extracts of Grape, Apple, Lemon and Orange, which are rich in natural acids and Vitamin C. Mandelic and Lactic acids are also present in this formulation to help lift away dead skin cells. A word of caution, because I must, this is suitable for most skin types, but please do not use this product if you have super-sensitive skin. Like me.
Glowcolic Resurfacing Toner by Temple Spa £20 for 150 ml
I think that most of you know by now that we are huge advocates of probiotics and we believe they play an essential role in our health and wellbeing. Of course Mega Probiotic is our bestselling probiotic and it has been for a very long time, but running alongside are specifically targeted probiotics, such as Florassist Oral Hygiene, which has been formulated specifically to benefit oral health, most particularly to help prevent gum disease.
Gum disease is caused by plaque, a sticky film of bacteria which adhere to teeth. Although most of the plaque can be removed by regular brushing, if any of it is not removed then this film hardens up under the gum to form tartar. In some instances this build-up can cause inflammation at the base of gum tissues. This condition is known as Gingivitis. To get the full lowdown on gum disease and the benefits of Florassist Oral Hygiene, do read Shabir’s article on the subject.
And to do with absolutely nothing at all about the supplement, a dentist slapped me round my face when I was six years old, so I literally have to be put under sedation if I’m having any work done. Just thought I would put it out there because I know I’m not alone. What is the matter with people. Rhetorical question. Actually a rather big rhetorical question. On perceived power and abuse. To be continued another time.
VH Editorial: A Probiotic Supplement To Prevent And Treat Gum Disease; Florassist Oral Hygiene by Life Extension £16 for 30 Lozenges
Let’s catch up on a few things. Last week I asked for your patience if certain products went out of stock. I was specifically talking about the Japanese Cleansing Cloud. Ongoing lockdown circumstances meant that production was severely restricted, so I’m sorry about the delay, but happily they are back in stock, for the moment, and for that I give thanks for the endurance of the production team and for your understanding. Can’t keep a great product down. For long.
Japanese Cleansing Cloud £12 for 100 grams
Can I please talk about Fulvic Acid Nail Cream. I was completely blown away last week by your response to the Fulvic Treat, which of course included Fulvic Nail. Driven by an innate need to acknowledge your love and support of this product, I am, like most of you, back in naked nail territory. So please continue to massage Fulvic into your nails and cuticles at least once a day. And out come my two essential Margaret Dabbs products, the wondrous Super Shiny Buffer and the Crystal Nail File. Once again.
Fulvic Acid Nail Cream £12 for 30 ml; Super Shiny Buffer by Margaret Dabbs £7; Crystal Nail File by Margaret Dabbs £12
In the land of wait lists, I still haven’t been given any dates when the next consignment of Goli’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies will arrive. However in better news, Higher Nature’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is now back in stock after a rather long absence and New Nordic’s Sugar-Free Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies are also in stock. Might as well link Shabir’s article on Apple Cider Vinegar below so you can read why we all love ACV so much. And yes I know it links to the Goli Gummies. Can’t be helped.
VH Editorial: The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar; Organic Apple Cider Vinegar by Higher Nature £9.90 for 500 ml; Sugar-Free Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies by New Nordic £17.95 for 60 Gummies
I know I am a repetitive person, but I have my reasons. With that said, I am about to bestow upon you (again) an individual Spacemask as the Saturday only treat. Hopefully it will take you into the land of stress-free dreams as you pop it over your eyes when you get into bed. You will automatically receive a Spacemask with every order placed today (Saturday 14 November) for £25 and over (excluding p&p). It will only be available whilst stock lasts, but of course you can further indulge by popping a box of five Spacemasks into your basket. If you feel the need.
Spacemasks £15 for Five Masks
And with that we come to the end of another Weekend Read, and of course it is the first Weekend Read to make an appearance on our new site. I actually don’t think I want to say anything else, other than I am sitting here holding my breath. That’s the first thing. The second thing is that I wrote this listening to Coldplay. With a particular emphasis on ‘A Sky Full Of Stars’. Let me tell you that my stars won’t be aligning if Shabir decides to read this. Ending. Right. Now.
My love and continued thanks to each of you for your loyalty, support and amazing emails.
Please stay safe and well.