We already know, and I have talked before about antidepressants increasing the risk of young people committing suicide, the risk increase is as much as 8 times. One drug Paxil (from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)) was only ‘indicated’ for treatment of depression in adults, but a loop-hole allows doctors to prescribe a drug for anything they like, and so the drug company sent its reps around and recommended to doctors to prescribe it to young adults as well. GSK was aware of 3 studies that demonstrated it did not work and also that these drugs can increase risk of suicide in young people. They bribed doctors with trips and tickets to sports events, in exchange for a conversation about Paxil. They took doctors on lavish holidays. And they got busted, eventually, to the tune of three billion dollars.

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Multivitamin and mineral supplements are often the subject of a lot of media scrutiny; some reports tell how they extend our life and others talk about how they’re simply unnecessary and a waste of money.  So which argument is correct?

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By now many people know the key benefits of Lester’s Oil and Res-V Ultimate such as joint, heart, brain, cellular health and more.  While on the surface it is easy to think that these two products are doing the same thing, they actually work in the body in different ways, providing a both complementary and synergistic activity.  Let’s first look at some of the benefits of the key individual nutrients, and then we’ll look at how they work together.

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A follow up to the ‘most fish oils sold in New Zealand are already off’ research that the mainstream media ran with a couple of weeks ago…

Firstly, the researchers never named any brands, we think because they were unsure of the accuracy of their results, which means the whole industry is tarred by this dodgy research. Therefore, there is no evidence that Lester’s Oil or any other brands were involved. Regardless, I decided to ‘take a bottle off the shelf’ (metaphorically…we don’t have shelves, we have dark boxes instead)

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Well it’s February and you will once again be surrounded by hearts and reminders to send your Valentines love messages.  But what role does our heart play in your emotions?  We all know well the fundamental physiological function of the heart – to pump blood around the body and keep you alive; but does it also have a less physical and more, say spiritual role or do people just use it as a cheesy metaphor when talking about emotions?

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In the past I have written about the great steps we take to ensure that our supplements are the best they can possibly be, which means spending a lot of money on research and development (read previous article here). Today, I want to focus solely on the quality of Lester’s Oil and why buying direct has advantages over traditional retail.

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I wrote last time about the importance of HDL cholesterol and the results of our human study demonstrating that Lester’s Oil raised levels of this very important substance, and its associated benefits.

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I am writing a series on the results of our Lester’s Oil human trial. As I’ve said over the last couple of weeks, there are literally thousands of supplements sold in New Zealand and you can probably count those with real research on the fingers of one hand.

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Unlike virtually all supplements on the market that rely on generic single ingredient formulas, Lester’s Oil is a much more sophisticated multi-oil formula, and to be blunt…I think it’s the best Omega-3 formula available.

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Skin. It forms the entire covering of our body and is one of the first things people assess when they meet you (before your eyes and your witty intellect). So it is no surprise that the state of your skin can determine how we feel about ourselves, and there’s no doubt that it’s pretty tough to be “comfortable in your own skin” if you have a skin condition that is causing it to be dry, flaky, scratchy and inflamed.

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