1. Why do you suggest drinking green tea without milk?

The reason that milk is not drunk with Green teas is traditionally rather a hard-and-fast rule, as many people do add milk to green tea as a personal preference. There is nothing to stop you drinking it the way you want to.

Adding milk to black tea did not start until 1680 in Europe. The Chinese and Japanese never add milk to their green teas as they believe it changes its delicate flavour. Tea contains many nutrients; flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins (C, E and K), caffeine and polysaccharides and is thought that adding milk may change the absorption of these nutrients. Also thought to neutralize tannins and reduce acidity.

As we base the Green tea on the traditional method of drinking the hence the instructs to drink it without milk

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2. What is the difference between Floradix Iron tonic and Floravital Iron tonic?

Both are iron tonics. Floradix is sourced from Iron-fed yeast it contains some wheat germ and is sweetened with honey. Floravital contains no yeast, wheatgerm or honey. It is the ideal choice for those who may have yeast intolerances, candida or wheatgerm allergies. The packaging on Floravital Iron tonics states it is yeast free.

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3. Who should take Floradix Iron tonic?

The tasty combination of herbs and fresh fruit juices in Floradix makes it ideally suited for any one with low iron stores.  Floradix Iron is particularly recommended for:

Women  – This sector of the population needs substantial doses of iron due to hormonal changes, growth spurts, monthly blood loss, and overwork.  Pregnancy and breastfeeding consume large amounts of body energy. As a result, women need lots of vitamins – always check with your healthcare provider first.

Vegetarians and people on a diet – Many People who diet can often lack the ingredients necessary by the body, thus causing low iron levels.

Adults – At least one in four adults suffers from anaemia due to low iron stores, which can be caused by the poor quality of the food we consume and the malabsorption of nutritional ingredients, or blood loss. It is therefore vital to receive the iron and vitamins our body needs on a daily basis.

Athletes – Athletes overload their body, thus increasing its need for vitamins in general and iron in particular. Even people that do not engage in physical activity can sometimes require top ups in addition to their dietary intake.


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4. What ingredient is the reason behind the caution on Black Adder Liquorice tea?

The caution on the packet of Black Adder tea is due to the herb Liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra).  Liquorice is popular herb as it has a number of positive effects on the body; helpful for respiratory conditions, as an adrenal tonic (for stress), digestion and anti-inflammatory properties. and it tastes good!

However, under some circumstances it is best to avoid it completely; such as high blood pressure, kidney problems and pregnancy. The most common effects when too much liquorice is consumed are increased blood pressure and water retention (including Liquorice sweets too!). This is why it is not recommended for those with high blood pressure or women who are pregnant (Toxemia which can occur suddenly in pregnancy and high blood pressure is part of this condition). The adrenocortical effects of this herb can lead to increased mineralocorticoid activity which in turn gives raise the retention of sodium, and thus water with the potential to raise blood pressure and cause oedema. If water retention occurs and the Liquorice consumption is stopped, the body will normalise.

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5. Can diabetics take any of the Floradix tonics?

Yes. However, the liquid tonics are sweetened with fructose so they must be considered a fruit serve. The information to be considered is that in 10 mls carbohydrate levels is 2.45g 100mls is equivalent to 2BU (bread units) 10 mls 0.2 BU. 20 mls of Floradix Iron tonic is equivalent to 4.8 g of glucose. Alternatively the Floradix Iron tablets are ideal if they need an iron supplement and they are glucose free.

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6. Are Red Seal toothpastes suitable for vegans?

All Red Seal toothpastes are suitable for vegetarians.  However, if you are vegan you may not want to use the Propolis toothpaste as it uses Propolis, which is product made by bees.

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7. Is Floradix safe to take when you are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Always check in with your midwife or Doctor to ensure this is the correct supplement for you.  Often from 26 weeks some woman after a blood test for iron levels may need some extra support.

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8. How do you drink Red Bush tea? Can I add milk?

Many people drink Red bush tea without adding anything to it others drink it as they would drink black tea, sometimes adding a splash of milk, sweetener like sugar, stevia or honey. Others like it with a slice of lemon. Red Bush is also great iced!

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9. Who should use Red Seal’s toothpaste?

There is a toothpaste in this range suitable for everyone. You may want to try our toothpastes if you:

  • Have chemical sensitivities
  • Are on a cleansing or detoxing diet
  • Get reoccurring mouth ulcers or cold sores
  • Are sensitive to artificial colouring
  • Are looking for a more natural alternative toothpaste
  • Have gum problems
  • Are concerned that your child is consuming coloured toothpaste; Children especially those who are under 7 years old often swallow toothpaste until they learn the voluntary spit reflex.
  • Have been over exposed to fluoride and have dental fluorosis.
  • Want to avoid added fluoride
  • Want to avoid parabens
  • Want to avoid artificial colours
  • Want to avoid Triclosan
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10. I am planning to get pregnant. Can I take St John’s Wort?

Do not use St. John’s Wort during pregnancy or while breast feeding.

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