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Get In Balance With Vita Balance

It is becoming increasing accepted that the food we eat has reduced nutrition compared with fifty years ago and therefore many people are simply not ingesting the vitamins and minerals required to sustain good health. In addition to this, our busy schedules often prevent us from taking the time to prepare the healthy food we should. One solution is to regularly take a good quality natural dietary supplement.

An effective natural dietary supplement is Proto-cols Vita Balance.

Vita Balance is packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, amino acids and more than twenty botanical herbs to provide a release of nutrients essential to the body’s effective function.

This supplement is formulated to maximise energy release as well as support digestion, the immune system, and the metabolism. Vita Balance contains no wheat, no preservatives, no sugar, no starch, and no artificial flavourings or sweeteners. This product is suitable for vegetarians and uses all natural ingredients.

Once inside the body, the tablets dissolve quickly and completely. One test of this is to pop one of them in a glass of water and you will see it break up in a short period of time.

A daily dose can prevent several diseases including cancer, osteoporosis and heart disease.

It includes an optimised Lipotrophic complex, which liquefy and homogenize fats in the blood. Lipotrophics encourage the production of lecithin by the liver and so reduces the level of fat in this organ.

This powerful natural dietary supplement contains an astonishing number of beneficial substances (too many to list here) but the 26 herbs included are interesting.

There are five categories of herbs included in Vita Balance.

Aromatic herbs are volatile oils to improve the digestion process and include wintergreen, peppermint and capsicum.

Astringent herbs (tannins) increase the natural detoxification system in the body. An example of one of these herbs is slippery elm.

Bitter herbs (phenolic compounds and saponins) are important in promoting the secretion of bile and include aloe vera, gotu kola and Echinacea.

Mucilaginous herbs (polysaccharides) have natural anti-inflammatory properties. One of these herbs is red raspberry.

The last group of herbs is the Nutritive group which is a powerful source of several vitamins and minerals and other nutrients, ensuring a feeling of wellness and a balance to the body’s systems. Vita Balance includes spirulina and Optimized B complex, providing eight water soluble B vitamins to reduce stress: ideal if your lifestyle is particularly hectic.

I take Proto-cols Vita Balance natural dietary supplement daily. It is one of the best on the market in my opinion and should be considered as an ideal source of the nutrients needed for the correct operation of the body’s functions, especially if combined with Proto-cols other powerful nutrition source, Green Magic.

Vita Balance is available in a 30 tablet trial size (10 days), 90 tablets (one month) and in a special ‘Winter Protection’ offer pack including Vita Balance, Defence and Green Magic (this offer available until Christmas 2010). See more at


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The Strongest Foundation For Your Makeup Programme

Mineral makeup powder is fast becoming the makeup of choice for beauty professionals and the Proto-col range is one brand that is leading the revolution.

The Proto-col range of natural mineral cosmetics blends absolutely pure, top quality minerals with the latest skincare technology producing hypoallergenic mineral makeup powder that is good for your skin.

The range is free of fragrances, dyes, waxes, oils, parabens and talcs and is stuffed full with vitamins A, C and E. If you have problem skin you will be pleased to hear that the non-comedogenic nature of the range means it will not clog pores and it is fine to sleep with the makeup on.

The Proto-col foundation has bioactive minerals to heal problems in the skin and prevent breakouts. Restoring the skins vitality, the foundation also includes naturally coloured pigment iron oxides, mica to reflect the light naturally, the natural sunscreen (of SPF 20) titanium dioxide and the anti-inflammatory zinc oxide.

The goal has been to produce quality at an affordable price.

To match all shades of skin, this foundation comes in four colours: ranging from the lightest ‘ivory’ to ‘iroko.’

How To Apply Proto-col Foundation

Having poured a small amount of the foundation into the lid, use a Kabuki brush (there is an excellent one in the Proto-col range), and swirl it around the lid to work the mineral makeup powder into the bristles.

Apply the powder to the skin in a circular, buffing action until the desired coverage has been achieved. Make sure you blend it the area under the line of the jaw.

It is always better to apply the mineral powder makeup in thin layers, using smaller amounts of powder than apply too much in one go.

Interestingly, as with many of the Proto-col natural mineral cosmetics, the nature of the product means the colours can be mixed to achieve the perfect shade for your complexion.

Proto-cols foundation mineral makeup powder is included in the Cosmetics Starter Pack for your skin colour. Find out more at

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Proto-col Have Discovered Animal Health!

Most people are now convinced about the importance of collagen to the human body (if not, have a look at this article) but what about the collagen health of animals?

Most of our pets need collagen as much as us humans to stay supple and healthy and several pet owners have been using Proto-col collagen capsules for their animals.

One horse owner in Spain, Jane, has been giving her horse, Don Kiryl, a regular dose of Proto-col collagen and found the results remarkable. Read her account on .

As of this week, however, Proto-col have launched their Proto-flex range collagen capsules particularly prepared for animal health use.

There are two types: Pet Collagen and Equine Collagen. The Pet Collagen has a three-for-the-price-of-one promotion running at present and the Equine Collagen comes in a 200g trial size or a 900g tub size.

To find out more go to – I think your animals will thank you for doing so!

Why can’t animals Look, Feel and Be Ravishing too?

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About Proto-col Skin Cleanser And Toner

The skin cleanser and toner from Proto-col together offer a gentle and effective natural skin treatment.

The cleanser uses a variety of natural ingredients to hydrate, soften and condition the skin and the skin toner has gentle astringent qualities without the use of alcohol. Neither is tested on animals and indeed contains only plant-based products and no animal products.

Both are suitable for sensitive and dry skins. The lack of alcohol means each natural skin treatment can be used on broken skin too.

The Proto-col skin cleanser is a natural skin treatment containing plant derived collagen to nourish the skin and camomile, which in itself is a good cleanser and it also soothes the skin whilst improving elasticity.

Other ingredients include orange oil for decongesting and detoxifying, neroli oil (from the blossom of the bitter orange tree) for skin regeneration, palm oil for lubricating and hydrating, aloe vera for soothing and healing and guava and kiwi to strengthen the skin and promote its general health.

Interestingly, the natural skin treatment ingredient neroli oil is well known for helping combat skin conditions such as thread veins, stretch marks and scarring. Equally aloe vera is renowned for helping heal burns and other conditions such as dermatitis and dry, chapped skin.

The other natural skin treatment, the Proto-col toner is just as useful, containing not only plant derived collagen, aloe vera and guava and kiwi but also witch hazel, a mild astringent that still soothes the skin. Also included are panthenol containing vitamin B5, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can sooth and heal as well, and, intriguingly, coral seaweed. The coral seaweed is rich in amino acids and contains magnesium and calcium to soften and oxygenate the skin.

How To Apply

Application is easy. A small amount of the cleanser is spread with a gentle circular movement across the whole of the face and neck using the fingers. It can then be removed either with a damp cotton wool pad or by gently splashing the face with water.

You will find this will effectively remove all the residue makeup (including lip stick and eye makeup) as well as traces of pollution and grime.

After cleansing, apply the toner with another damp cotton wool pad, brushing gently in an upward and outward direction. As an alternative, you could also give your face a light spray directly.

Proto-col skin cleanser and toner are together a natural skin treatment which are very effective in giving you healthy, supple skin but also give you the knowledge you are using the very best natural and ethical products.

From 1 October until Christmas, you can try both these natural skin treatment products as part of promotional packs at offer prices. Visit to find out more.

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Collagen Mimetic Peptides (Video)

A fascinating video by John Hopkins University gives a glimpse of the work by Michael Yu indicating that collagen could be used for life changing therapy.

Proto-col’s revolutionary collagen capsules are the subject of several amazing offers from 1 October 2010 until Christmas. To find out more about the capsules and the offers, please go to

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Microdermabrasion: The Jewel In The Crown

When using a natural skin treatment, one of the best quality products for uncovering new, fresh younger skin is Proto-col’s Microdermabrasion (say it slowly at first!).

Amazingly, this product actually uses powdered pearls and diamonds to remove dead skin cells. This natural skin treatment then boosts the skin’s renewal process with coral seaweed, plant collagen and even hydrolysed silk, which is rich in vitamins and amino acids and helps the skin retain its natural moisture.

There are no toxic chemicals or ingredients in this product and none of Proto-col’s natural skin treatment products are animal tested.

Microdermabrasion contains an astonishing number of beneficial natural ingredients to help your skin. These include jojoba oil to prevent dryness and help moisturize, beeswax to emulsify the product and help moisturize again, and glycolic acid, which is reputed to trigger the formation of collagen to plump up the skin and reduce wrinkles. This last ingredient can be especially of use to people prone to acne.

This product also includes grape extract, psidium guajava (Guava), actinidia sinensis (Kiwi) and ginko giloba, which are an astringent, a source of vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals and an antioxidant.

How To Apply

This natural skin treatment should be applied to a cleansed and dried face.

Using the fingers, a small amount should be spread over the face and then worked into the skin using a gentle rotary action. The best way to achieve this is to work from the nose to the ear and from the mouth to the lower ear. This natural skin treatment should then be used on the neck up to and including the jaw line and on the forehead from the centre to the hairline.

Generally it is best to spend a minute or two on each area of the face before rinsing it off and then using a toner to remove the last traces.

Proto-col’s microdermabrasion is designed for sensitive skin so should be fine for use on all skin types although especially sensitive skin might benefit from mixing this natural skin treatment with Proto-col’s skin cleanser.

This product uses natural ingredients, is effective and may help with the penetration of other products so is well worth trying to uncover fresher skin.

Proto-col’s microdermabrasion natural skin treatment is available from in 60ml and 20ml sizes and, from 1 October 2010 until Christmas, it is part of several special offer packs including the Luxury Pamper Pack (which has a huge reduction of £45.80 on the price).

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The Secrets of Royal Jelly

A queen bee is created rather than born. All bee larvae are fed royal jelly; a thick, milky white and creamy liquid secreted from the hypopharngeal glands on the heads of the nurse bees. After three days only the young selected to be queen bees continue to dine on royal jelly. Royal jelly is very nutritious and ensures the queen is forty two percent larger and weighs sixty percent larger than the other bees. Amazingly she also lives for around seven years, as compared with the seven weeks of the average worker bee.

Is this longevity due purely to royal jelly or does the queen bee have an easy life? Actually during an average day the queen will produce some two thousand eggs weighing two and a half times her body weight. So, no, she does not have an easy life!

Royal jelly is obviously a wonder food to bees but is it nutritious to humans too? Can it be any use as one of the natural dietary supplements?

Many believe royal jelly is of great benefit to us, which is just as well as it is quite expensive to harvest with hives only yielding a small amount each time.

The substance is a complex substance, containing proteins, carbohydrates, fats and sugars and also vitamins A, B, C, D and E, enzymes and folic acid. It also includes twenty amino acids as well as calcium, copper, iron, sulphur, silicon, potassium and phosphorous.

Its uses are many and varied but royal jelly is certainly one of the most useful natural dietary supplements if only because it is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. It also contains acetylcholine, which is used to transmit nerve impulses from cell to cell. Too little of this substance can lead to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. It also contains a high number of fatty acids, including hydroxy acids, essential to the immune system.

It is possible for royal jelly to heal wounds, reduce cholesterol, be anti-inflammatory and have antibiotic properties although some scientists have doubts about this.
Royal jelly is also claimed to help the liver and kidneys and deal with bone fractures, mental fatigue, depression, a lack of energy, bronchial asthma, pancreatic disorders, stomach ulcers, skin disorders and insomnia. Not much then.

In 1959 Nature magazine reported experiments made one 1000 mice by a group of Canadian researchers. Half of the mice were given cancerous cells and half the cancer but with royal jelly too. Incredibly those given the royal jelly survived.

Some caution is needed with people prone to allergies as a 1992 study showed this substance could result in (ironically) hives, asthma or even fatal anaphylaxis (a multi-sense reaction) in extreme cases.

In 1980 as an episode of the hit television series ‘Tales Of The Unexpected,’ Roald Dahl wrote of a beekeeper who lived off royal jelly and slowly turned into a bee. This of course would not in real life but this amazing substance seems to have so many other useful properties that it would seem to be one of the more valuable natural dietary supplements and should not be ignored.

To discover a top grade range of natural dietary supplements, some including royal jelly, please go to

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All About Proto-col Instant Manicure

The Proto-col Instant Manicure product is a remarkable example of a natural skin treatment.

It is truly instant with the effects felt within a minute of use. It is a scrub inspired by use in the spa industry and will smooth, nourish and rejuvenate hands using Dead Sea salts, pure essential oils and antioxidants. The inclusion of rosemary and peppermint oils has a reviving aromatherapy effect while the Dead Sea salts remove the dead skin cells. This has the result of clearing the way for the penetration of the essential oils, leaving the hands feeling incredibly smoother, brighter and revitalised.

All that is required is for the user to wash their hands and pat them dry. The oils and salts are separate in the pot so need to be stirred together before you scoop a small amount into the palm of your hand and massage it into the whole area of the hand from the wrists to the cuticles. Do this for 60 seconds before rinsing the hands again and patting them dry. One container should give you more than 80 applications.

While the hands are being rubbed, you will feel the roughness of the Dead Sea salts but, once you wash the salts off, you will be amazed by how soft the skin on your hands has become!

This natural skin treatment removes the need for a hand cream and could perhaps be left at the side of a sink as a reward after work has been completed.

Our hands get a lot of abuse, especially if you are in a job needing manual work or are handling cleaning materials. Even in normal conditions dust, pollution and climate can take a toll on our hands. Ageing is often seen early in the skin of the hands.

Proto-col Instant Manicure is the natural skin treatment that can combat these skin stresses on the hands and has the effect of refreshing your senses at the same time.

STOP PRESS: All the Proto-col luxury Exfoliator Scrubs have had a £2 price reduction from 1 October 2010. Please visit to find out more.

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Proto-col Lip Gloss Range

The Proto-col range of lip glosses come in five different colours: Coconut Ice, Copper Kiss, Pretty In Pink, Strawberry Crush and Crystal Clear.

All the range have an amazing lightweight effect on your lips thanks to a gel formulation. Each one is non-sticky and gives a long-lasting shine that will give you a new glamour. The mineral oil found in each one will also hydrate your lips nicely.

For a bit of fun – and also practicality – each shade includes a LED light and a mirror in the top as well as an application brush to give a better finish, of course. This means you can apply the gloss wherever and whenever you need it.

Crystal Clear can be used to give a wonderful shine to your lips or to give extra gloss to one of the other shades. If you are more imaginative you can even mix the Crystal Clear with one of the Proto-col mineral makeup powders to create your own lip colour.

How do you apply the Proto-col Lip Glosses?

Use the brush to apply the gloss to the centre of your lower lip then press your lips together and this will evenly distribute the gloss. On their own they will give a soft sheen but a gorgeous high gloss can be achieved by building up layers.

For a limited time, all five lip glosses in the range can be bought together for the price of four, packed in a silver clutch bag.

Please visit for more details on this offer and all the other natural mineral cosmetics in the wonderful Proto-col range.

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Applying Mineral Blusher And Bronzer

A useful video showing the best way to apply mineral blusher and bronzer.

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