“ Brand: New Era / Type: Treatment for Skin Ailments „
When it comes to homeopathic treatments they are something that I am rather fond of tying out really. A while ago because I had acne I did a little online research of anything that I could take safely and would be none addictive to give a whirl and that wouldn;t cost me an absolute fortune and it was these I tracked down to my local Holland & Barrett store and at the time they cost me about £5.45 for a tub of 450 tablets which I thought was great value. They came in like what I said a plastic tub and the box was similar in information given and the colourscheme of it as the tube and we are given dosage details on the back of it along with details on how to contact the manufacturer if we need to and inside the box there is also a leaflet in there giving even more information.
They are very small, white and round in colour and to take them you simply pop 4 of them per dose 3 times a day (2 tablets for children) and they fizzle and melt on the tongue very quickly indeed. They don't contain a lot of flavour really and in my opinion they are just very slightly sweet. They arnt a problem to take at all!
Do They Work?:
The short answer is I don't think we can be entirely sure really! I do think that after a few days my spots vanished however they may have done that by themselves anyway. I still took them even when my spots had pretty much gone and usually I would get more spots to replace the old ones and I didn't....but then maybe I wasn't meant to be getting anymore anyway!
If you suffer with spots and have tried everything else then in my view they are worth a go if your at your wits end! I do feel my skin was clearer when taking them but like I said I can't be sure that it was solely down to consuming these!
Available from Holland Barrett.
I'm always willing to try holistic approaches to a problem, I've had mixed results with them but unless I'm dealing with a serious medical problem then holistic medicines or therapies are always my first point of call. I'd much rather know that what I'm putting in my body is natural and therefore (in theory) safer.
I've been looking recently for something to help with acne scarring and something to help my wrist finally heal. Many people had mentioned the New Era tablets, I had never heard of these before but a quick trip into Holland and Barrett showed a whole display of these tablets, in fact a rather confusing array because they had them numbered and lettered. The lettered ones told me what they were for and the numbered one just told me what the chemical was. I asked a sales assistant the difference between them and she wasn't sure herself and so passed me onto someone else. It turns out that the numbered ones are the individual remedies and the lettered ones are the combination remedies aimed at treating particular problem areas. The one I eventually walked away with is New Era combination D which is aimed at minor skin ailments.
What Is It?
New Era combination D contains: Calcium Sulphate, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sulphate and Silicon Dioxide. As stated above these are included to try and treat minor skin ailments. Each pack contains 450 tablets.
Taking The Tablets And Suitability
There is no minimum age limit given with these tablets, in fact it says for very small children they should be crushed and placed under the tongue until they dissolve. Obviously though use your own common sense when it comes to this, whilst they are safe for children you know your own child and if you don't feel happy giving these to your child for whatever reason then trust your instinct.
Otherwise the dosage is 2 tablets 3 times a day for children and 4 tablets 3 times a day for adults. The dose can be increased to every half an hour if needed - your body will only take from these the minerals it needs and therefore there is no risk of an overdose. The tablets should be dissolved on your tongue.
I know four tablets sounds like a lot to take at one time but each tablet is no more then around 2 millimetres wide and so they are very small. They dissolve within seconds and although they don't taste particularly pleasant (kind of like chalk) the taste doesn't linger too long after the tablet has dissolved and so this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
I've had mixed results with homeopathic remedies and unfortunately this wasn't one of the better ones. I haven't seen any difference in my wrist (although to be honest I wouldn't classify that as minor and so maybe I was expecting too much).
As far as my acne goes I'll admit there has been a little improvement, I do still get spots but not as big as they were before and they seem to heal slightly quicker. I haven't changed any other products so I can confidently say that this improvement is down to these. However I still get spots just as often as before they're just not as big and heal slightly quicker so there are other treatments such as skin washes that produce better results.
If you are receiving medical treatment for skin ailments then you should tell your doctor that you are also taking these. Also, along with the active ingredients listed above these also contain lactose so should be avoided if your allergic/intolerant.
The shelf life of the tablets is around 12 months (the actual use by date is printed on the bottle) however if you take 4 tablets 3 times a day then the bottle will last 37 days.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
I'm going to give them 2 out of 5 due to the minor improvement I've seen in my acne, however I've not seen any other improvement and there are other products that help more so I can't really recommend them. If, however, you do want to try them I bought my bottle from Holland and Barrett for £5.39. They are also available online although I haven't seen them in any other high street stores.