Weekend Read 13 March 2021
One year of writing weekly. One year of listening. One year of taking your lead. And I am very clear that the single most profound circumstance, in one of the most difficult and heart-wrenching of years, is the fact that we are campaigning together for all the things that matter most to us. In a world where so much of the truth is grossly distorted, I know that it is only in the trust and belief we mostly share that we can help make the changes that so many of us seek.
Privileged, as I am, to have this platform, it is extraordinarily apparent that we must never stop talking about the incidences that can so often horrifyingly determine the very core of our mental health and wellbeing. But it’s more than that. Far more. It is in the certainty of the unpredictable nature of our very existence that so many challenges will be faced. For all of us. And we will face them together. As we continue to hold hands and share each Saturday morning. Or evening. In strength.
Having just written about the unpredictable, the predictable happened last weekend with the launch of Daily Energy. It was early last Saturday evening that I knew we were about 100 bottles away from a famine. Which of course then transpired to be the case before the day was through. I would love to blame Shabir, but in reality it is not his fault. The ongoing raw ingredient issues came into play, which of course limited the volume of stock we had. And clearly it wasn’t enough because it all went a bit wild. Rather like my head.
As it stands right now, I am being told there is an approximate wait of about eight weeks. With just one raw ingredient currently unavailable, we have asked our manufacturers to do whatever it takes to try and get that missing ingredient. If they succeed, then there is a possibility that we may receive another batch earlier, but I can make no promises. I don’t really know what to say, other than I feel incredibly guilty (born guilty) that I am taking it and so many of you can’t. Yet. The wait list is long. Very long. I am so sorry, but if the situation changes, I will of course let you know. Regardless, Shabir’s hero status is still on hold. It may never return.
Daily Energy £20 for 60 Capsules (Wait List)
That said, please allow me to introduce you to another new product, where hopefully there won’t be any supply and demand issues. It is being dubbed as ‘the ultimate Vitamin D supplement’ and after a year of writing, almost incessantly, about the importance of taking Vitamin D3, I am so happy to be launching Vitamin D Zooki. Having launched each of the YourZooki Liposomal products, this is, of course, very different from typical Vitamin D3 supplementation.
Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 are wrapped in tiny phospholipid bubbles called liposomes as they work together to help support the normal function of the immune system, muscle function, while supporting the normal health of your bones. These natural lipid carriers act as a delivery system for the nutrients, protecting them through the digestive system and delivering them straight into the bloodstream. Such is the brilliance of liposomal technology. And such is the reason why, wherever we can, we will always recommend Liposomal vitamins over and above all else.
Formulated for maximum impact, the Vitamin D3 used comes from a type of algae called Lichen, which means it is completely plant-based and vegan friendly. It is important that the D3 is ‘Cholecalciferol’, which is more bioavailable than most plant-based sources of Vitamin D. The Vitamin K2 is in the form of Menaquinone (MK-7) and is in the most bioavailable type you can use. Using Strawberry and Blueberry extracts to achieve the mixed berry fruit flavour, take one sachet a day, either straight from the sachet or mixed into a smoothie. Researched. Developed. Delivered. With excellence.
Vitamin D Zooki by YourZooki £23.99 for 14 Sachets
I am about to throw the focus on a few common health concerns, but before I do that, what would a Weekend Read be if I didn’t mention Fulvic Acid in some form or other at least once. So I’m doing two things here. The first is that we have just received a special edition of Fulvic Face Cream. I don’t need to tell you that this is the product that Shabir formulated for me, because you already know that. So here it is, Fulvic Face Cream in a 30 ml size. And it’s £10. If you are yet to experience the wonders of Fulvic Face, here is an opportunity to try it. And if you know and love it, then you can stash a few of these as I’ve just swiped £5 off. With a smile on my face.
Fulvic Face Cream £10 for 30 ml
The second thing is that the plaudits for Fulvic Acid Nail Cream keep coming in. The latest is that a customer told me that it has helped clear up her Athlete’s Foot. Every time I read another one of these emails, I punch the air in excitement. And then I declare a celebration by lowering the price from £12 to £10, so we can all share in the joy of this multi-faceted miracle cream. And it really is just that. This offer will last across the weekend, ending tomorrow, Sunday 14 March at midnight GMT. Right now, I’m wondering whether to be concerned about Shabir’s blood pressure, and we’re only a few paragraphs in.
Fulvic Acid Nail Cream £10 for 30 ml
Actually, we should really take a look at high blood pressure because this is such a common health concern. Often described as the ‘silent killer’, we are often unaware that our blood pressure levels are high. Medically high blood pressure is known as hypertension and such is its seriousness, it can often lead to heart attack, stroke and kidney failure. In order to back these statements up, I think it is really important that we are all aware of the symptoms and causes of high blood pressure, so I urge you to read Shabir’s archived article, where he does an in-depth.
With responsibility, if you believe you have high blood pressure, then please do go and get it checked professionally. That would be the first call. Secondly, there are many herbs available that are reported to be of benefit for cardiovascular health. These include Hawthorn and the Indian herb, Arjuna. These types of herbs are often termed cardiotonics because they have the ability to help enhance the contraction phase of the heart, which means that more blood is pumped around the body.
Shabir has, for the longest time, recommended Cardio Peak with Standardized Hawthorn and Arjuna. The varying benefits of these individual herbs help offer protection against most of the concerns associated with the heart, such as high blood pressure, plaque formation and higher levels of bad cholesterol. So with that recommendation I am taking the price of Cardio Peak down from £32 to £29 for one day only, today, Saturday 13 March, ending at midnight GMT, or whilst stock lasts. A heart tonic. For each of us. Perhaps.
VH Editorial: High Blood Pressure; Cardio Peak with Standardized Hawthorn and Arjuna by Life Extension £29 for 120 Capsules
I’m having a bit of a field day with Shabir’s archived articles, so next up is one article, but the product is referenced on three other articles too. He was obviously having a prolific moment at some time in the distant past, so the product we are talking about is Complete Fibre Cleanse. The chosen article is a discussion about fibre, but this versatile and important supplement is also mentioned in articles about preventing and treating haemorrhoids, alleviating constipation naturally and the best mucoid plaque cleanser.
You can find all of these articles on the product page, so all I will say here is that Complete Fibre Cleanse is a natural fibre colon cleanser, it is one of our bestselling products in this genre and I am dropping the price from £21 to £18 across the weekend. I get quite bored writing the caveats, but if I don’t keep writing them then I will continue to be accused of committing some heinous crime. So this offer will end tomorrow, Sunday 14 March, ending at midnight GMT, or whilst stock lasts. In transparency.
VH Editorial: What’s All The Fuss About Fibre; Complete Fibre Cleanse £18 for 168 grams
Let’s talk about our eyes. One of the most common eye complaints is dry eyes. Known as Dry Eye Syndrome, it is very common in people over 40 and is greater in women than men. Some of the symptoms include dryness, redness, blurred vision, light sensitivity and excess watering. I am going to keep this short, so I will refer you to Shabir’s article. He has written all about it, so I don’t need to, other than to say that Tear Support with MaquiBright is a truly brilliant product, which has helped so many of you. The price of Tear Support with MaquiBright drops from £18 to £15 across the weekend. Same caveat as above. Thank you.
VH Editorial: Symptoms of Dry Eyes; Tear Support with MaquiBright by Life Extension £15 for 30 Capsules
It is not often that Shabir specifically asks me to include something onto the Weekend Read, but he has his moments and this is one of them. It’s all about Rosacea actually and Rosalique’s 3 in 1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50. I’ve always thought it pretty presumptuous to include the word ‘miracle’ in the name of a product, unless it truly is a miracle. And Shabir seems to think this is. It is a unique and innovative product formulated specifically for hypersensitive, rosacea and redness-prone skin. Providing an instant concealing effect, its clinically proven ingredients include A-Bisabolol, the primary active, Zeolite and Provitamin B5.
A few things to say here. This is not an overnight solution, so you will need to use it daily for about eight weeks to achieve maximum results. It is green in colour, green being the ideal neutraliser to the colour red. Treating skin gently, it also offers long-term protection from UVA & UVB damage, so in other words it falls into the skin health genre that I so often write about. And as Shabir has just had his moment, I will now have mine as I take the price down to £26.99 from £29.99 for one day only, ending at midnight GMT tonight, Saturday 13 March, or whilst stock last. Shabir approved product. Shabir unapproved price cut. Walking the line.
3-in-1 Anti-Redness Miracle Formula SPF50 by Rosalique £26.99 for 30 ml
As we head towards warmer times and we cast off our winter layers, dermatologists are saying we should examine our skin carefully. In this week’s Health Notes, Sarah writes about the importance of checking moles. A survey commissioned by Cancer Research UK last summer makes scary reading. Over a third (35%) of UK adults say they generally don’t protect their skin in any way in strong sun in their own outside space. Sarah does the lowdown.
Time To Check Your Moles by Sarah Stacey
Something for the bath. Or shower. It is a known fact that we are mostly magnesium deficient. In a whole series of sleep-inducing initiatives, Magnesium truly helps the body relax, so let me tell you about Magnesium Body Wash. Helping to correct magnesium deficiencies, Magnesium Body Wash is a magnesium oil based product that will gently cleanse, leaving skin soft and smooth. Highly concentrated with magnesium chloride, often referred to as magnesium oil, this body wash is formulated with Peppermint and Rosemary essential oils. With a limited volume of stock, Magnesium Body Wash becomes £8 (from £10). This week’s soak.
Magnesium Body Wash by Life-Flo £8 for 473 ml
Might as well continue. If only to amuse myself. Actually it’s more than that because I am going to extend an opportunity to try another one of Temple Spa’s extraordinary products. This time it’s their super-luxurious hand cream, Palm Balm. Containing Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Vitamin E, this is the anti-ageing hand cream that will nourish and fragrance your hands rather magnificently. Being a limited edition offer, you may need to start bashing the keyboard quite quickly as I take the price down from £19 to £14. And once it’s over. It really is over. Gift unto me.
Palm Balm by Temple Spa £14 for 100 ml
One more thing before we head into the Saturday only treat. I really don’t want to overdo the Shabir stories on any given missive, but he’s done it again. He has loaded another product onto our site without telling me. I mean he doesn’t have to tell me everything, but it would help perhaps. The product in question is Thermo Detonator by Grenade and when I saw it in the ‘new’ section of our site, I thought it was one of those war games. Seriously, go and have a look.
It transpires that it is actually a weight loss supplement. I rarely write about weight loss supplements because I don’t like them. I know that is a sweeping generalisation, but Shabir seems to think these fat burner capsules are rather good. Maybe he is secretly taking them, but who am I to dispute that a product that is loaded with metabolism-boosting ingredients, such as green tea extract, green coffee, phenylalanine, bitter orange and cayenne won’t have the desired effect. Full instructions on the product page. Including an ‘explosive workout’ regimen. Nothing to add.
Thermo Detonator by Grenade £34.99 for 100 Capsules
A few weeks ago I announced that we were all going to go to bed together with Turndown Treats from Temple Spa. So here is the Saturday only treat and it is a cooling gel for tired feet and limbs, that helps to reduce puffiness. It is called AAAHHH and we will include a 15 ml tube with every order placed today, Saturday 13 March, for £30 and over (excluding p&p). And so to sleep.
With the product section over once again, I am going to head straight into this week’s song choice. There really are so many things I would like to say, but sometimes the words of certain songs say it all for me. And this week is no exception. From West Side Story, the song is ‘Somewhere’.
Somewhere by Barbra Streisand