GreyCell announces new products, TriSTILL™ and ProCalm™
Parents have a difficult task of raising their children in a world of distractions. Families who have children who are easily distracted or diagnosed as ADHD / ADD know all too well that their lives can be turned upside down. And as adults, these people have additional problems as they find jobs, form relationships and try to live a normal life.
Sceletium has been shown to alleviate the effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and many other symptoms of ‘modern’ living. It is not a ‘new’ plant to South Africa, as historical records show the Khoisan people chewed this plant centuries ago. In fact South Africa has so many medicinal plants, it is difficult not to tread on one as you walk in the open bush! And now GreyCell is proud to launch an all South African product TriSTILL™..
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders that has emerged in the 20th Century. It’s a very broad term, and the condition varies from person to person. The condition is also known as attention deficit disorder (ADD), though this is considered an outdated term.
While ADHD can create many challenges for both children and adults, it is possible to find ways to allow the individual to stay focused, turn chaos into calm, and manage the symptoms of distraction, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Symptoms may begin in childhood and continue into adulthood. Hyperactivity, impulsiveness and inattentiveness – all can cause problems at home, school, work, or in relationships.
Of real worry are a growing number of teens and young adults being prescribed powerful antipsychotics, even though these medications aren’t approved to treat ADHD or depression. Researchers in the US, for example, found that antipsychotic use rose among children aged 13 and older — from 1.1 percent in 2006 to nearly 1.2 percent in 2010. And among young adults — people aged 19 to 24 — antipsychotic use increased from 0.69 percent in 2006 to 0.84 percent in 2010.
There are a number of pharmaceuticals used to treat ADHD; from the age of 6 and older these include Ritalin, Ritalin ER, and Ritalin LA, commonly known as methylphenidate (Extended Release or Long Acting).
An alternative is Strattera, commonly known as atomextine, and Vyvanse known as lisdexamfetamine. From the age of 12, Tenex or Intuniv, commonly known as guanfacine hydrochloride has been used.
All these products have unwanted side effects. For example, Ritalin, Strattera and Vyvanse are amphetamine-like substance, and causes the same types of effects on the body as other forms of speed—loss of appetite, insomnia, increased heart rate. Common side effects of Ritalin include nervousness, agitation, anxiety, sleep problems (insomnia), stomach pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, palpitations, headache, vision problems, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, sweating, skin rash, psychosis, and numbness.
GreyCell now offers an alternative to these pharmaceutical drugs, in a 100% plant-based organic capsule or as a skin-gel. TriSTILL™ and ProCalm™ are manufactured in Western Cape, using South African Sceletium tortuosum plant extracts that are carefully grown, harvested and processed locally. TriSTILL™ is a supplement based on Trimesemine™, a patented extract of Sceletium tortuosum.
And it does not stop there! TriSTILL™ research has shown not only does it act as a anti-stress and calming agent, but it reduces the rate of cognitive deterioration and may improve memory, and maintains DHEAs levels proven to be part of anti-ageing. If you are male, TriSTILL™ may provide potential treatment for & protects the prostate from cancer. Lastly Trimesemine™ studies show lower high blood pressure and protects people from heart attacks and strokes.
TriSTILL™ is available in three concentrations – Junior, Adult and Extra. It is packaged in tubs of 30 capsules that are easy to swallow. The extracts are non-habit forming, and are safe for all ages. This 100% organic and South African product can be used as a direct replacement for many of the pharmaceuticals prescribed for anxiety, stress, ADHD, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. And lastly, TriSTILL™ is available for professionals to use – if you are a Doctor, Therapist or a Store Owner, contact GreyCell for how you can stock TriSTILL™ for re-sale.
ProCalm™ is a skin gel, with Sceletium tortuosum extracts at its heart. The gel is engineered so that the active components are carried through the skin into the blood stream very rapidly for predictable results. The gel has a rich earthy ‘African’ smell to them, and the 50ml pump bottle is easy to dispense from and the gel is easy to apply. It is ideal to travel with when you need to relax, or just use at home when you need to chill after a stressful day at work or with the family.
Just unlock the pump top, push to squeeze a small amount into your hand, and then massage into the back of the neck. In minutes the stress from the day will start to melt away, leaving a calm, relaxed and chilled person ready to enjoy life. Safe for all ages, ProCalm™ has many uses in the home, while you travel, on holiday, or for that visit to the dentist!
Whatever your needs, TriSTILL™ and ProCalm™ offer safe and predictable results at affordable cost, with none of the side effects seen in the pharmaceuticals prescribed, At last, there is a choice with these organic plant-based products. TriSTILL™ and ProCalm™ have a part to play in everyday life, allowing individuals to learn, work and play, with
none of the unwanted side effects seen with other drugs.
GreyCell has teamed with ‘One For All Supplements’, a South African neutroceal company that offer a range of supplements.
GreyCell also manufactures a range of skin gels, creams and organic oil products. GreyCell uses local organic plant extracts and oils, and after processing, turns these into a range of products – skin creams and gels to rejuvenate worn out faces, a gel to help those with acne, and where it all started, a gel to prevent and treat burns. ‘Thermo-Gel’ was our first skin gel product. It is based on the water part after essential oil distillation. In the past this was discarded – now it is more expensive than the essential oils!’
Twenty years ago Dr Julian Holmes came out to South Africa to present research and lecture on some of the new dental technologies and materials that were being launched in Europe. Then 15 years ago he made the Cape his home, and started GreyCell – a company producing a range of organic skin creams and gels, and healing oils.
‘I was warned that if I came to South Africa, I would never leave’, says Dr Julian Holmes. “I landed at Johannesburg, and it was just another big city. But when I came in to land at Cape Town, with that incredible view of Table Mountain as we landed, I knew I had found “home”’.
To test the new skin creams, Julian sat out in the full South African summer sun! With his fair English skin, everyone expected him to resemble the typical lobster! But after a couple of days, people then started asking questions and making comments as there was no sun burn and no pain!
Following a long line of research, Julian also continued to source and manufacture a range of ozonated oils and oil-gels. Plant oils, like olive, linseed and avocado oils, are chosen from organic, cold pressed oils. These are treated to remove any water, and then ozone gas is bubbled through them. The chemistry may be complex, but the end result is a thick viscous oil that has amazing health and healing properties.
‘Ozonated oils are not new – they were first discussed in medical journals from the 1800’s. What has changed is the way scientists can look into these oils and the chemistry involved, and the range of diseases and conditions that these products can be used for’ says Julian. ‘There are hundreds of scientific papers and research articles on these products. For me, my research started when I was invited to be part of a team at Belfast University, Ireland. We looked at how tooth decay could be halted by the use of ozone gas.’
Before long, Julian had started to branch out to look at plant oils and how these could be used to treat gum disease, wounds, and chronic ulcers. ´This has been a journey for me in my calling as a healer. I have been a dentist with 32 patients (teeth that is) ! Now with my initiation as a member of the Natural Healers of South Africa, I have found my true calling’.
GreyCell Ozonated products are available through GreyCellSA.com in South Africa. Dr Julian Holmes is a Member of the South African Academy of Integrative Medicine, the Natural Healers Association, and Past-President of the International Association of Ozone in HealthCare.
A personal story
When a psychologist told Cape Town systems programmer Daniël du Toit* (50) 10 years ago that he had ADHD, he refused to believe her. Daniël had been hopping from one psychologist to another for 20 years in a bid to find out why neither his life nor his career showed any progress.
“I noticed at school something wasn’t right,” he says. “I did well in primary school but afterwards my marks would take a dive whenever I was in a stressful situation, for instance when I moved on to high school.”
At university Daniël really came unstuck. Even though he was a bright student, he just couldn’t settle down to study. “I would jump up and make tea, come back and read a sentence then find something else to do,” he explains.
He nearly dropped out of university a few times due to excessive exam stress. He even sought advice from the campus counsellor, to no avail. Eventually it took this gifted man four years to complete his three-year degree.
After university he worked in the field of personnel management where he did well until he was promoted and was given a series of new responsibilities. It made him so anxious he couldn’t tolerate the job any longer. After a few sessions with a career advisor and a psychologist he decided to try computer programming.
“Most people finished the programming exam long before 5 pm but I sat there until 9 pm,” he recalls. Daniël enjoyed the new job but his supervisor often complained about his slow working pace. “I would drift off or get side-tracked by an unimportant part of the task and spend all my time on that.”
Once again he looked for help and saw various psychologists, one of whom finally identified the problem as ADHD. Even though he didn’t want to believe her, he followed her advice and went to see Peter Collis, a Cape Town clinical psychologist who specialises in ADHD.
“Peter told me to write down everything that bothered me,” Daniël says. “When I returned with the list he ticked them all off: every single one was a symptom of ADHD. More than 20 years after first seeking help I was eventually diagnosed. It was an incredible relief, a real ‘aha’ moment.”
REF: From http://www.health24.com/Medical/ADHD/Adult-ADHD/A-life-lived-in-chaos-20120721