BE PREPARED FOR WINTER AND STOCK UP WITH THESE MUST-HAVES!
Potential harmful side-effects of non-natural remedies are seeing consumers turn to natural and herbal remedies to treat health problems.
Euromonitor have identified that the Australian market are trying hard to limit the amount of chemicals that enter their bodies and the demand for products that are more natural, better for you and less harsh are predicted to continue.
Such remedies are being used in everyday lives to assist in the maintenance of good health as well as assistance during illness.
The following natural remedies can help to relieve your customers’ cold, cough and flu blues over winter:
Brands like Kung Fu’d and PPC Herbs have developed powerful, concentrated herbal formulas using natural ingredients like ginger and garlic.
Pure products such as Manuka honey and oregano oil both have strong anti-bacterial properties, which mean they’re great cold and flu essentials.
Compact aromatherapy inhalers are great for on the go relief from nasal congestion. Blends of essential oils like peppermint, eucalyptus, menthol and lavender help to energise and assist the body’s respiratory system.
Combining the soothing effects of UMF 10+ manuka honey with fresh flavours of propolis and lemon results in a delicious candy that offers natural and effective relief from a sore throat.
The market in Australia for products that help to prevent falling to the knees of the dreaded flu is growing rapidly. Sales of products in Australia that are marketed as cold, cough and flu remedies are upwards of $250 million dollars per annum.*
When the winter flu and cold season approaches, customers will be looking for ways to strengthen immunity and prevent falling ill.
Feeding the body certain ingredients via supplements may help to boost the body’s immunity. This in turn can assist the body in resisting particular infections and toxins.
These powerful products will get your customers immunity up and running:
Vitamin-packed wholefood powders can be hidden in smoothies or food to add extra defence against colds and flus. Vitamin C is a daily favourite due to its ability to act as a potent antioxidant.
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that assist the body’s growth of white blood cells and are great for inner health. Coming in many different forms, from drinks and liquids to tablets, probiotics can easily be added to any lifestyle.
Liquid medicines with healing ingredients like olive leaf extract and echinacea can help to assist the body’s natural ability to resist infection, they may also improve stamina and general health. The liquid formulas are often high potency and easy
Foods that are considered superfoods have seen a lot of hype in the health food sector throughout the last few years.
They are said to provide super-nutrients due to their high level of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from free radicals which can be harmful. Too many free radicals can lead to oxidative stress which in turn can lead to cell damage and age related disease.
Demand for superfoods is exploding, with world shortages of popular superfoods just one indicator of the mass demand.
Australian consumers are adding superfood powders to their smoothies, juices or breakfast bowls and choosing superfood snacks to aid with general wellbeing and to also boost health when showing symptoms of being run down or unwell.
Help keep your customers stocked up with super-nutrients this winter with these superfood products:
Powders like acai, macqui and spirulina can be mixed into smoothies, added to desserts, or even sprinkled on meals.
Green banana starch is a resistance starch type two, which means it’s not digested in the small intestines and helps the body to absorb more nutrients. Read more about it here.
Naturally Goji Dark Chocolate Goji Berries are the perfect on the go superfood snack. They can brighten any lunchbox and add energy to afternoon office breaks.
As the cooler winter weather makes an entrance, customers will be looking for ways to take time out from their busy schedules and offer their bodies a little extra tender love and care.
Products that promote relaxation and rejuvenation are great for times where energy is lacking, or health is not quite 100%. Traditional Chinese detox therapies like ear candling are growing in popularity, as they offer a soothing experience.
More conventional comforts like hot cups of herbal tea, chocolates and soaking in a warm bath are also well-known favourites when it comes to taking time out.
Help your customers add a little TLC to their lives by stocking these calming products:
Adding magnesium flakes to a warm bath is said to offer relaxation, soothe tired muscles and assist with skin hydration. Essential oil scented soaps can also help to ease the mind and hydrate the skin.
Ear candles and foot detox patches are great products to offer customers looking to remove toxins from the body. In traditional Chinese medicine the feet are actually regarded as a mirror of internal health, so keeping them healthy is imperative.
If its relief from nasal congestion your customers are seeking, MT Retour’s Breathe Better Blend is developed specifically to help clear the respiratory system.
Nothing says hello TLC like a hot, soothing cup of herbal tea and chocolate. Both offer your customers antioxidants for internal health and instant comfort.