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Super Supplements: Hair Art & Beauty

For our hair and skin to be in the best condition possible, there are certain nutrients we need. Many factors in today’s modern lifestyle contribute to a nutritional deficiency – stress, environmental pollution, pregnancy hormones, poor sleep, lifestyle choices and diet all cause various nutrients to degrade quickly within our bodies. On top of this, some vitamins and trace minerals are unable to be stored in the body and must be consumed regularly, so getting the correct balance through diet alone can be difficult.


That’s where the La Biosthetique Fanelan Synergie nutritional supplements come in!

The Fanelan Synergie capsules contain a balanced blend of trace elements and vitamins which the body needs to create new, healthy hair growth and prevent hair loss.

They also increase the amount of collagen the body naturally produces, minimising the visible signs of aging.

Taken regularly for general wellness, they improve the quality of the hair, skin and nails, as well as having an overall positive effect on the body.

They are also incredibly effective at treating thinning hair and hair loss when used in combination with the Methode Regenerante Ergines Plus Vital ampoules – treating the problem both internally and externally.

The Fanelan Synergie tablets are 100 percent vegan, cruelty-free and safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.

If you have any worries about hair loss or the general health of your hair, chat to the H&B team who can recommend the best action for you!

Pop in and see the team at 96 Cranford Street, visit, phone 03 381 8939 or email


Summer Supplements

To really harness the most of summer, we need the energy to play, socialise, and relish those long, hot, heady summer days. Apart from our glorious, energy-giving natural sunshine, we look at five of the best ways to supplement our natural vigour.



Vitamin D Yes, we used to think this came in buckets in summertime, but as we are all lathering on the suntan lotion and seeking the cool shade, we don’t get as much as we think in Aotearoa. Proximity to the equator is also a factor. Functioning as a hormone, every cell in the body has a receptor for it. Even a mild vitamin D deficiency, which is very common, can cause fatigue and tiredness.

Support your muscles Supplements to support muscles while enjoying summer sports and activities can help stave off fatigue and injury – summer is no fun with sore hamstrings. Vitality NZ’s product ‘Muscle Performance’ harnesses active ingredients such as anthocyanins in blackcurrants to aid muscle recovery. Also, protein powders to help build and repair muscles have come along way, with organic and plant-based powders an option.

Vitamin C Vitamin C is essential all year round, but in summer it can help the body manage heat so there is more energy to keep going on long, hot days. It can also help ward off heatstroke and rashes, especially the prickly heat type. Energy-zapping summer colds are easy to catch too, so keep up the vitamin C, which our body needs regularly and consistently.

Vitamin B A good B-complex supplement taken daily can certainly amp up the energy levels. Also, a handy summer tip: Thiamine, vitamin B1 – which is usually in a decent dosage (50 to 100mg) in B-vitamin supplements – can be a deterrent for those pesky, biting insects if taken at least 10 days before and during exposure.

Hormonal help Menopausal symptoms, PMS and fluctuating hormones sure can cramp your style during summer holiday season. A good supplement, recommended by a health practitioner, to keep hormones in check can work in synergy with a healthy lifestyle. Vitality NZ harnesses blackcurrant oil in their Women’s Health formula, one which helps fluctuating hormones, as well as boosts summer skin, hair and nails.




Superfood Support: Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa

A natural nutrient boost could be your key to optimum health.



Many of us believe we eat a healthy diet full of nutrients, but did you know fruits and vegetables today aren’t nearly as rich in vitamins and minerals as they were decades ago? This is mainly due to modern mass-agricultural methods and the lack of nutrients in our soil. Supplements can help, however most on the market are made using synthetic vitamins and minerals, which studies have shown to be 50 to 70 percent less biologically active than natural ones – meaning our body can’t absorb and utilise them as well.

It’s vital to support our bodies in an age where we are time-poor, over-worked and under-rested, and a nutritional boost of natural vitamins, minerals, probiotics and more can assist with a range of health concerns and deficiencies. Kiki Health supplements and superfoods have just launched at Nicola Quinn in Merivale for the first time in New Zealand, and are natural, organic and GMO-free.


Their carefully selected ingredients are sourced ethically from remote areas of the world where they grow best, and are either raw, carefully cold-pressed or naturally dried to retain their benefits. The products are also completely free from fillers, additives and synthetics, meaning only pure and potent nutrients. Some powerful products in the range include alkalising powder, green superfood and Acai powders, marine collagen, hemp protein, probiotics and more, each with benefits specific to different health concerns.

To learn more and purchase Kiki Health products, visit Nicola Quinn Beauty & Day Spa, Merivale.