Don’t Tax Health Choices

On December 27th 2018, the Revenue Commissioners introduced a new 23% Vat rate for all food supplements, including vitamins, minerals, probiotics and fish oils. The 23% rate will come into effect on 1st March 2019. This move will seriously undermine the health of people who rely on food supplements to maintain their health. This includes:

  • People who rely on food supplements, such as iron, to address diet deficiencies.
  • People who take food supplements to reduce the risk factors of diseases, such as heart disease.
  • People who take food supplements to enable their body to function at a normal level and maintain a good standard of health.

Don't tax health supplements in Ireland

To put such a huge tax on products that have a positive impact on people’s health makes no sense, and goes against the Government’s own >Healthy Ireland initiative.

Revenue’s decision to introduce such a dramatic increase will have a huge impact on sales for health stores and pharmacies across the country. Most health stores and pharmacies are independent shops trading on the main street of small towns across Ireland. They play a vital role to local business and their local communities.

For the past 40 years, there has been a 0% Vat rate on food supplements. An immediate 23% increase is unprecedented and could put dozens of health stores out of business and cause hundreds of jobs to be lost.

According to an iReach survey commissioned by the IHTA, 71% of Irish people buy health vitamins and minerals all year round, with 73% of those regular consumers doing so to maintain and improve ongoing adult health.

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Flor Essence – Herbal tea blend

You’ve heard it all before. Pop stars do it, soap stars do it, and minor journalistic celebrities do it. Cleanse, detoxify, purify.

Why detox?

Think of the body as a finely tuned machine, if we do not feed it with the proper fuel it will under perform. Toxic overload will lead to lack of energy, weight gain, bloating, skin problems, premature ageing and the increased possibility of more long-term complaints.

The problem with many health regimes is that they require an amount of time and energy available maybe to Nepalese hermits, but not to the ordinary wage earner or homemaker.

The once-at-bedtime herbal tea blend (Essiac / Flor-Essence) cleanses the body while you sleep.
Flor-Essence does not provide an instant purgative effect; rather with consistent use, its eight ingredients identify, gather and flush toxins out of the body:

  • Burdock Root
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Slippery Elm Bark
  • Turkish Rhubarb Root
  • Red Clover
  • Blessed Thistle Herb
  • Kelp
  • Watercress

See and feel the difference in just 10 days. Glowing skin. Reduced bloating. Improved energy and mood. – As simple as a cup of tea a day!

Spring Cleaning with Cleavers



St. Brigid day, the 1st February, originally a pagan festival called Imbolc, is traditionally the beginning of spring in Ireland.

Cleavers, otherwise known as ‘goose grass’ has been used for centuries as a spring time cleansing and detox agent. Cleavers is very high in a group of compounds called coumarins, which are the compounds that fill the air with with distinctive fragrance when a lawn is being mown.

Coumarins have a wonderful effect upon the lymphatic system. They cause a natural contraction of the lymphatic vessel walls, enhancing lymphatic return. This speeds up the rate at which waste products within the lymphatic system vessels are removed via the kidneys.