From Ancient Wisdom To Modern Medicine

A new line of Vitamen and Mineral has come onto the market. This product applies ancient wisdom to modern medicine to create the product line ORIENTAL BOTANICALS.

From boosting resistance to relieving minor infections and enhance recovery after illness, Oriental Botanical is your immune support squad. I have been using these products for over a year with great results. I can personally recommend them. This company is owned by Blackmores. More information Blackmores can be found HERE.

Astragalus 8

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The herbs in Astragalus 8 have been used for centuries to help people strengthen their body’s defences and restore good health. Astragalus 8 is based on an ancient Chinese therapy called Fu Zheng Pei Ben. In Chinese medicine terms Fu Zheng means to rectify and support the normal, healthy vital energy (Qi) of all body systems, while Pei Ben means to strengthen the resistance mechanisms of the body especially those relating to healthy immune function.

The scientifically proven herb Astragalus is combined with seven other potent immune system herbs including Ganoderma (Reishi), Codonopsis, Atractylodes, Shisandra, Siberian ginseng, Ligustrum and Licorice to create this modern Chinese herbal medicine.

Astragalus 8 is used to assist with colds, coughs and flu (upper respiratory tract infections), chronic fatigue, and recurrent conditions such as sore throats.

For people recovering from illness, Astragalus 8 can be taken during convalescence. It is not recommended for acute infection – while the illness is upon you – rather, Oriental Botanicals® Bactevir® would be a better option, to be followed later with Astragalus 8, for recovery and immunity building.


This year I had intermittent colds, two bouts of pneumonia and a nasty cough that would never go away. I started taking Astragalus 8 at the tail end of the last bout of pneumonia-antibiotic treatment, and since then have been breathing better, chest congestion has gone, the cough has disappeared and generally feel ‘on the mend’. For two weeks I took 2 Astragalus 8 tablets twice a day, then one tablet twice a day for a week, and now in my fourth week have reduced to one tablet, once a day. In the first 2 weeks, I woke up twice with symptoms of a new cold (nasal congestion, sore throat), but thankfully, these symptoms were gone within 48 hours and never amounted to anything. Something good is going on!

David from Japan


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Oriental Botanicals® ViraForce contains standardised active compounds andrographolide (from Andrographis extract) and oleuropein (from Olive Leaf extract) with clinically evidenced antiviral, anti-infective and fever reducing properties.

ViraForce helps to reduce the severity and duration of viral and bacterial infections, especially cold and flu. With the addition of Japanese Honeysuckle and Echinacea this synergistic formula fortifies the immune defences to help you resist viral and bacterial infections including mild gastroenteritis and cystitis. Herbal extracts in this formula have demonstrated antiviral activity against the cold sore virus (HSV-1).

ViraForce also contains OptiChel ZN (zinc glycinate) and vitamin C for antioxidant protection and nutritional support for healthy immune function during infection. This medicine is recommended for the resistance and infection phases of viral and bacterial infections.

Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your pharmacist or healthcare practitioner.


Beth from Qld

During the end of last season I found myself coming down with the cold/flu. I had chills, sweats, headache, and extreme fatigue. With work in full swing, I couldn’t afford to take another day off. I decided to try both Bactevir and Viraforce. Taking doses during the day and before bed. Normally with this severity, I would be home for 2-3 days. However I woke up the next day feeling much better and able to go back into work.

Ben from NSW

I noticed my tonsils were swollen, familiar with the symptoms of tonsillitis, I started taking ViraForce, within 1 day I noticed a difference and in 3 days I felt completely well again! This is an amazing product!


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Oriental Botanicals® Bactevir® combines the ancient wisdom of Chinese herbal medicine with the scientifically researched immune stimulant herb Echinacea. Echinacea is one of the most powerful western herbs to help the body fight cold, sore throat and influenza. Bactevir® has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, fever-reducing, pain-relieving, expectorant and decongestive properties. This innovative, fast-acting formula helps to quickly relieve the symptoms of colds, flu, tonsillitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis & laryngitis including sore throat, fever, inflammation, pain, mucus congestion and cough.

It has immune-stimulating and anti-infective actions.

Bactevir contains scientifically researched herbs Echinacea, for immune stimulation, and Andrographis, blended with traditional Chinese herbs including Forsythia, Lonicera and Isatis. This combination provides antiviral, antibacterial, decongestant, expectorant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and fever-reducing actions.

People experiencing the symptoms of cold, ‘flu, sinusitis, tonsillitis, laryngitis (sore throats), and glue ear can take Bactevir®, which can also be used for the relief of symptoms such as fever, aches, coughs and mucous congestion.


To Whom It May Concern,
I have been using Bactevir during the past three years, usually when I can feel the symptoms beginning of a cold or flu. For me the signs are usually a sore throat, aching body or possibly a runny nose. I immediately commence taking the recommended dose of Bactevir and within 24hours I start to feel some relief. I generally keep taking the recommended dose for another week and by the end of the week all of my symptoms are gone.
I have tried many other natural remedies for cold and flu but this is the only one that is effective and works so quickly for me.
I would not hesitate to recommend this product to any person seeking symptom relief from colds or the flu.

Bruno F from NSW

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
On Monday night I had the pleasure of attending one of your training sessions which was an effort considering I had been sent home from work that day sick with the flu. I had been using sudafed for 2 days with no relief at all. As soon as I walked in the door Karen heard me speak and said we need to get you some Bactevir tablets. I took 3 tablets straight away and another 3 tablets when I got home from training and the results were nothing short of amazing. I was able to breathe through my nose again, my cough had cleared and I was free of the aches and pains I had been feeling for the last 2 days. So once again thank you, I guarantee that I will be keeping a supply of Bactevir tablets in my cupboard for the rest of the cold and flu season!


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In TCM, a herbal formula called Cang Er Zi San has been in traditional use for hundreds of years to help manage mild sinusitis and relieve its symptoms. Consisting of xanthium fruit, magnolia flower, white angelica root and Asian wild mint leaves, Cang Er Zi San is traditionally taken in TCM to help the sinus passages feel clearer and relieve mild sinusitis symptoms such as mucous congestion and headache.

Oriental Botanicals SinuClear combines the herbs in Cang Er Zi San with houttuynia, which is traditionally regarded as having anti-infective properties in TCM.

Read on to discover more about each of the ingredients in SinuClear and their traditional uses in Chinese medicine.


Xanthium is traditionally used in TCM to help clear the congested sinuses and stuffed up nasal passages of mild sinusitis, as well as to relieve associated headaches. It’s also traditionally regarded as having the ability to soothe inflamed and irritated sinus mucous membranes in TCM.

Magnolia flower

In TCM, magnolia floweris traditionally regarded as having decongestant and anti-infective effects and is taken to help relieve the runny nose that sometimes occurs in mild sinusitis. Thanks to its decongestant properties, it may also be beneficial for runny nasal discharges and sneezing caused by hayfever, based on its traditional use in Chinese medicine.

White angelica

In TCM, white angelica is traditionally used to help open up the nose and sinuses, soothe mucous membrane inflammation and relieve mild sinusitis symptoms such as pain, pressure and headaches. Like magnolia flower, white angelica is traditionally used as a herbal decongestant in TCM, and is additionally regarded as having anti-infective properties.

Asian wild mint

Asian wild minthelps relieve headaches associated with mild sinusitis and clear the eyes and head, based on its traditional use in TCM.


In Oriental Botanicals SinuClear, the herbs above are accompanied by houttuynia, which is traditionally regarded as having anti-infective and anti-inflammatory properties in TCM, as well as the ability to stimulate the immune system.


I have been taking Sinuclear after waking up with congested painful sinuses – I took 3 caps as soon as I got them, 3 caps again that night and 3 caps the following morning. I was out all the next day and forgot to take them with me but took another 3 before bed & woke up with a clearer head and I could feel it improving throughout the day. I will continue to take 2 tabs twice today to ensure my sinuses are completely clear. So pretty much back to normal with one-2 days!!

Dale from Western Australia


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Bronchelix is a synergistic formula containing the Western herbal expectorants, Elecampane and White Horehound, plus Chinese herbs to relieve cough due to bronchial congestion (whether productive or unproductive), bronchial dryness or bronchial spasm associated with bronchitis, common cold, flu and upper respiratory infections such as laryngitis.

In addition to being a multi-purpose expectorant and antitussive, this medicine provides antiinfective, antiallergic, bronchodilator, demulcent (soothes bronchial airways), anticatarrhal (resolves mucous), antiinflammatory and detoxifying effects to promote healthy lung and respiratory function. It also provides trophorestorative (tonic) action on the lungs to assist with recuperation.


I have been using this product for 6 months now and I can’t believe how good I feel. I have suffered with chest complaints all my life (I’m 61). My lungs feel so much lighter, the constant mucus and coughing has almost disappeared, I’m just amazed. All chest complaint sufferers need to know about this product. Yes it’s not cheap but it is so worth it.

Glenda Jayne from NSW

Zinc Excel

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Common problems affecting immune, skin, reproductive, prostate, eye and bone health can result from low levels of zinc in the body. Oriental Botanicals® Zinc Excel™ contains highly absorbable OptiChel™ZN (zinc glycinate) plus Vitamin B6 and a high dose of Vitamin C to help address these problems and provide antioxidant benefits.

Oriental Botanicals® Zinc Excel™ contains OptiChel™ZN (zinc glycinate), providing high bioavailability and gastrointestinal tolerance, ensuring optimum absorption within your body.

Zinc is essential for so many aspects of our health as it is involved in literally thousands of biochemical processes in the body. It is crucial for normal skin and gut repair and for wound healing, essential for healthy sperm, supports macula and lens health of the eyes, and strengthens bones, to mention only a few. Oriental Botanicals® Zinc Excel™ also strengthens resistance to minor infection, and supports the synthesis of collagen and connective tissue to maintain skin health.

Signs of low zinc include white spots on the nails, poor resistance to infection, slow wound healing, dull senses (hearing, sight, smell, taste), reduced fertility in men and women. Low zinc is common in children, adolescents, the elderly, pregnant and lactating women, and vegetarians.

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From Ancient Wisdom To Modern Medicine

Traditionally, symptoms of stress are linked with a disturbance of Shen (mind and spirit) sparked by the upward movement of rebellious Qi (energy). This herbal medicine stabilises Shen, calms the mind and spirit, regulates the movement of Qi (energy) and harmonises Stomach function to reduce stress and mild anxiety, and ease nervous dyspepsia and indigestion.

Oriental Botanicals Anxiolift is also standardised to honokiol and magnolol, therapeutic components of Magnolia officinalis extract, which have scientifically evidenced anxiolytic action. In addition, this formula contains Withania somnifera (a well-known Ayurvedic tonic) and traditional Chinese herbs to help improve resistance and adaptation to stress.

Here are some review for your to read. I have provided a Positive and a Negative one;

A Fantastic Product That Really Works

  • I am a 51 y/o man who is a very nervous & anxious person by nature.
  • I had to take a practical driving assessment to upgrade my license. On the day of the test I was as usual extremely nervous until I took 2 Anxiolift tablets. I couldn’t believe it my nervousness & anxiety was almost completely gone. I went into my test feeling confident & passed the first time. I’m sure that had I not found & taken Anxiolift I would of certainly failed as my anxiety & nerves would of got in the way.
  • In day to day situations when I am really stressed I continue to take Anxiolift which substantially improves my quality of life.
  • I would recommend this product to anyone who suffers from anxiety like I do & to at least try it.
    It works well for me.

Fight Symptoms of Sinus Infections

Symptoms of Sinus Infection

Fight Symptoms of Sinus Infections With Superior Vitamins

Acute sinusitis and symptoms of sinus infection can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own.

Chronic sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growths.

It is important to seek medical advice should symptoms continue.

Attendance at your job with a sinus infection and fever is not recommended. 

The symptoms of sinus infection may be a sign of something more contagious, as it isn’t very common with a sinus infection alone. 

If you’re suffering from a fever, stay home to recover and seek medical advice.


signs of sinus infection
signs of sinus infection

Picture of the Sinuses include;

  • Your cheekbones hold your maxillary sinuses (the largest).
  • The low-center of your forehead is where your frontal sinuses are located.
  • Between your eyes are your ethmoid sinuses.
  • In bones behind your nose are your sphenoid sinuses.

The paranasal sinuses are air-filled extensions of the respiratory part of the nasal cavity. There are four paired sinuses, named according to the bone in which they are located; maxillary, frontal, sphenoid and ethmoid. The function of the sinuses is not clear. It is thought that they may contribute to the  humidifying  of the inspired air.

Symptoms of Sinus Infections include;

  • Blocked nose, causing discomfort
  • Thick nasal discharge
  • General irritation of nasal breathing
  • Headache pain (the expressions “pressure migraine” or “stuffy head” might be utilized)
  • The ears may likewise feel blocked, and might be painful , or hearing might be contorted
  • Fatigue
  • Post-nasal drip.
  • Cough
  • Nasal discharge may smell. generally yellow-green in color
  • Toothache
  • Fever or chill may occur
  • Numerous individuals who are influenced by sinusitis likewise experience asthma


The sinuses and nasal entries are air-filled and contain light bodily fluid, which is created by the body to trap breathed in particles and dust. The bodily fluid is pushed out through little openings that fill in as waste entries to the rear of the nose and throat. The bodily fluid is then swallowed.

Anything that causes the mucous films covering the sinuses to expand may prompt disease by inhibiting the body’s way of emptying particles and dust from the body.

For instance, one basic reason for sinusitis is an upper respiratory tract contamination, for example, the basic virus. The sinusitis might be because of the cool air, or might be an auxiliary bacterial contamination that creates as an outcome of the trapped particle or bacteria. Thin seepage entries from the sinuses, a digressed septum and polyps or tumors can likewise deter waste from the sinuses.

Nasal blockage because of different variables (for example sensitivity) likewise expands vulnerability to bacterial sinus contamination.

Aggravation of the sinuses likewise causes an increase in nasal discharge. For instance, a few people experience sinusitis as an outcome of being around smoke, dust parasites or other breathed in aggravations.

Different variables that may add to sinusitis include fever, food sensitivity, and dental hygiene.

Diet and way of life – Reduce Symptoms of Sinus Infection

Sinus infections can be painful and if pain persists professional medical advice should be sought.

Improved waste and brisk control of any disease present are the fundamental points of treatment. To help channel bodily fluid a course of salt-water nasal drops or shower might be valuable.

The utilization of a humidifier is prescribed for a thin nasal discharge and cough. On the other hand, fill your bathroom sink with heated water, and afterward take in the steam while leaning over the sink with a towel over your head to shield the steam from getting away. Be mindful so as not to put your face into or near hot water

Eat heaps of plant based products, especially that boost nutrient C and bioflavonoids, for example, citrus, capsicum and pineapple. Simultaneously, it is recommended patients with sinusitis keep away from dairy nourishment as they accept they increment the body’s bodily fluid creation.

Drink lots of fluids – filtered water, vegetable and natural product juices, soups and home grown teas.

Tobacco smoke and other breathed in aggravations may add to sinus issues. Smokers ought to consider taking a nutrient C supplement to diminish the impacts of the smoke on the resistant framework.

Anti-toxins are regularly endorsed for bacterial sinus diseases, however may upset the well disposed microorganisms that live in the gut. Taking a probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus reuteri serves to rebalance the gastrointestinal greenery after anti-infection use.

Rest in an all around ventilated room that is spotless and liberated from potential allergens, for example, pet hair, dust bugs, quills and shape. Uncommon low-sensitivity bedding and cleaning items may should be utilized.

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Bio C® 1000

Symptoms of Sinus Infection
Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection


2 products / 124 tablets
One-off purchase $43.98

Blackmores Bio C® 1000 is buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentler on the stomach compared to ascorbic acid alone and contains rose-hips and acerola which are sources of vitamin C.

A high potency one-a-day dose of vitamin C to help reduce the severity and duration of common cold symptoms.

Cod Liver Oil 1000mg

Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection
Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection


1 product / 80 capsules
One-off purchase$18.99

  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Supports healthy mucous membranes of respiratory tract and digestive system
  • Supports skin health



Echinacea ACE + Zinc

Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection
Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection

1 product / 60 tablets
One-off purchase$27.49

  • A combination formula with echinacea, vitamin A, C, E & zinc
  • Supports healthy immune system function
  • Reduces the severity and duration of common cold symptoms
  • To relieve tiredness and help you recover from illness why not try Blackmores Immune + Recovery



Immune + Recovery


Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection
Treat Symptoms of Sinus Infection

1 product / 30 tablets
One-off purchase$14.99

  • Supports immune system to fight illness
  • Relieves tiredness & assists in the recovery from illness
  • Echinacea is traditionally used in western herbal medicine to help reduce the occurrence of the common cold


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Important Warning (Symptoms of Sinus Infection)

See your medicinal services proficient if the condition is related with serious torment or rotten bodily fluid – you may have a fundamental disease.

It is likewise critical to talk with your social insurance proficient if side effects continue for longer than seven days, or repeat every now and again.

What Is Nutritional Value With Blackmores.

What is Nutritional Value

What is Nutritional Value with Blackmores?

On February the 6th 2020 the Financial Review  reported;

We are seeing an increase in demand for immunity products and vitamins online across many of our Asian markets,” a Blackmore’s spokesman said. “In Australia, the decline in tourists from China has impacted sales”. Online trading remains strong.

It comes as new Blackmore’s chief executive Alastair Symington continues to make a raft of executive changes as he puts his stamp on the group. Blackmores’ director of portfolio strategy, Aaron Canning, who was replaced as a chief financial officer in December and shifted to the new role, is leaving the company. BKL – Blackmores – shares trading at $64.66 and will be affected by the decrease in the All Ord Index.

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Background – What is Nutritional Value?

Blackmores was established by visionary naturopath Maurice Blackmore in 1932. It is a publicly listed company on the Australian stock exchange. It has stood the test of time.

The business has been a driving force in the wellbeing movement in Australia by advocating innovative products and information to help improve individuals’ lives each day. Proof based scope of brands incorporates Blackmores – (2019 Annual Report)

  • BioCeuticals- Australia’s No 1 Brand.
  • Impromy – A pharmacy based executives program created in joint effort with CSIRO.
  • Fusion Health.
  • Oriental Botanicals – Australia’s driving suppliers of Chinese natural medication.
  • IsoWhey weight management system and products
  • Pure Animal Wellbeing – regular wellbeing items for pets.

The Blackmores Institute is the research and development arm of Blackmores, built up with a dream to improve and advance the quality, utilization  and characteristic of medication.

At the Blackmores Group they do not skimp on quality with vitamins online. The company continually sets its sights on the wellbeing and security of the customers at the heart of the daily business. The company benchmarks its product internationally to help stay as a leader in its field of expertise.

Knowing that you can’t have healthy individuals without a healthy planet, the company is unequivocally dedicated to applying environmentally acceptable policies and procedures.

The Blackmores Group head office is situated on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with a regional office in situated in Singapore.

Vitamins Online
Vitamins Online

The company’s Values are;

  1. Passion for Natural Health
  2. Integrity
  3. Respect
  4. Leadership
  5. Social Responsibility

The companies four strategic priorities are;

  1. Consumer Connectedness
  2. Innovation & Expertise
  3. Global Advantage
  4. People & Performance

Financial Stability

As at 31st October 2019, the company posted a profit of $55 Million, $610 Million in Revenue and produced 4.8 billion tablets and caplets from 142 different products for the 2018/2019 Tax period..

The company’s key achievements in the financial year ending 2019 are (Source: Blackmores Annual Report 2019);

  • Blackmores is the #1 vitamin and supplement brand in Australia,Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
  • Blackmores voted most trusted vitamin and supplement brand in Australia (11 years running),
    Malaysia (7 years running) and Singapore (5 years running).
  • Compared to last year, 250,000 more people are buying Blackmores in Australia.
  • ‘Begin Better Every Day’ regional consumer marketing campaign rolled out across Asia markets.
  • FX Medicine Podcasts downloaded 1.6 million times in 133 countries, leading conversations
    about the latest in evidence-based and functional medicine.
  • 70,000 consumer and practitioner health enquiries responded to by our Advisory and
    Technical Services teams.
  • 29.5 million social connections with motivated, health conscious Australians to #BeAWellbeing.
  • Artificial intelligence used to personalise send times for digital communications, so individuals receive
    emails when they are most likely to open them.
  • Key sporting events sponsored in Australia and Asia including the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival,
    Fusion Health Byron Bay Lighthouse Run, Run for a Reason WA, and Run & Move Thailand.
  • Pure Animal Well-being digital footprint strengthened with 280,000 new website visitors.


Research and Development

The company has an unfaltering duty to Research and Development. The Blackmores Institute is without competitors in the business. With an emphasis on research and training, the Institute’s group of scientists, academics, medicinal services experts and instructors offers commonsense, social commitment and training. This separates the company from its rivals. It allows the company to better connect with governments and academic establishments. What’s more, it fortifies the company as a pioneer for the wellbeing of every Australian.

In 2020 the company will commence the procurement of our its own manufacturing office in Braeside, Victoria. It will give the company more prominent command over its products and will essentially upgrade innovative work arrangements. It will likewise furnish us with more security over the manufacturing process.

Customer Focus

The company was increasing China business through increased engagement with the cross border e-commerce platforms and establishing stronger connections with our customers in China.  With the outbreak of the virus in 2020 I do believe the company will be rethinking its strategies towards customer focus.

The Chinese strategy was delivering higher margins than sales to customers through domestic Australian retailers. While some companies fear regulatory change both in Australia and abroad, Blackmores approach is to embrace it. Time will tell how this will continue in the near future.

Environmentally Friendly Company (As per Annual report 2019)

  • The company completed a 2°C Scenario Workshop to inform its employees of a  climate change risk assessment.
  • Published ‘Sustainable Nutrition’, a Blackmores Institute scientific literature review to understand the impact of
    climate change on what is nutritional value and natural medicine.
  •  Adopted a Clean Energy Strategy to increase the use of renewable energy and reduce the intensity of our
    emissions by 20% by 2030.
  • Implemented an Environmental Management System modeled on ISO 14001 standard to facilitate continuously
    improvement in environmental management throughout our facilities and operations.
  • 71% waste diverted from low-value landfill and recovered for recycling and reuse.
  • Featured the Australasian Recycling Label on 16 products.
  • Returned more than 18,000 Blackmore’s glass bottles in Thailand through the B For Earth initiative for recycling.
  • Reused 5,000 bottles for hydroponic planting vessels for edible vegetables used in school education and donated the money raised through recycling to an orphanage supporting the nutrition and welfare of young girls.
  • Commissioned a life-cycle assessment of Blackmores’ two most significant packaging formats to better understand the environmental footprint of our products.

What is Nutritional Value? – Conclusion

Vitamins online with Blackmores has stood the test of time and provide its customers with a commitment to wellness for every individual purchasing nits products. The company is a committed Australian company and gives back to the community by various initiatives and eco-friendly procedures. The companies commitment to long term R&D is commendable and shows its commitment to providing quality products.

The company is now moving onto a new era with the Corona Virus outbreak. Company announcements will be reported on this website.

On February the 6th 2020 the Financial Review  reported;

We are seeing an increase in demand for immunity products across many of our Asian markets,” a Blackmore’s spokesman said. “In Australia, the decline in tourists from China has impacted sales”.

It comes as new Blackmores chief executive Alastair Symington continues to make a raft of executive changes as he puts his stamp on the group.

Blackmores’ director of portfolio strategy, Aaron Canning, who was replaced as chief financial officer in December and shifted to the new role, is leaving the company. An internal announcement on the exit was made a day ago.

BKL – Blackmores – shares trading at $64.66.