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Please can you recommend a good tonic/pick me up?

(16 Posts)
mckenzie Wed 16-Jan-13 08:50:31

I'm run down. I'm exercising, getting fresh air, not drinking or partying, eating quite well. But I'm still looking and feeling pants sad
. I've got a massive cold sore, the skin on my face is just awful.
Any ideas please?


HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 16-Jan-13 09:02:29

Hi. I use floradix. It's a natural liquid iron supplement you get from holland and barrat. I give it to all of my family after illness or when they are run down.

It never fails to perk you up, honestly!! It tastes okay too. Not lovely though smile

Are you sure though that you're not ill?

Gigondas Wed 16-Jan-13 09:03:33

Another vote for floradix but I would see a dr to check there is no underlying cause.

mckenzie Wed 16-Jan-13 09:07:50

Thanks guys. I'll get some floradix today.

Lisakali Wed 16-Jan-13 12:34:30

Floradix is very good

MistyB Wed 16-Jan-13 12:35:19

Vital Greens! Pricey but awesome!!

Lisakali Wed 16-Jan-13 12:36:09

also if you are looking for iron supplements to boost your hemoglobin try molasses. low hemoglobin will make you tired, feeling of run down etc. you can buy molasses from tesco for just around 1 pound

mckenzie Wed 16-Jan-13 12:48:35

Thanks for the extra posts.
I bought the floradix before I saw them though.
I'll try this for the next 4 weeks and see if it makes a difference.

MrsBeep Wed 16-Jan-13 12:57:05

I think I'm going to try some of that too. Feeling awful recently.

Branleuse Wed 16-Jan-13 13:00:15


bit moreish though

MrsBeep Wed 16-Jan-13 14:51:50

Branleuse grin

HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 16-Jan-13 15:03:34

Hope you feel better soon! You too beep

mckenzie Wed 16-Jan-13 16:22:55

thanks HW. MrsB - I was expecting the taste to be awful but it was actually ok. And you only need 10ml at a time.
HW - is the '30 mins before breakfast and dinner bit very important do you think. I think in yhe morning that's going to be hard to achieve.

HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 16-Jan-13 17:47:10

Well I take mine when I remember blush

mckenzie Wed 16-Jan-13 21:18:59

Ok grin

Cummings1981 Mon 04-Apr-16 19:46:50

Hiya ...just wanting some advice . I've recently had a bad viral infection which has floored me completely!! And with been run down its triggered my depression and anxiety and ive completely lost my appetite. Any suggestions on tonics or pick me ups to get me on my way to recovery? Xxx

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