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14 Jun
2017
  • James Ellaby

A great grandfather from Cheshire has launched a business that has the potential to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, proving that it’s never too late to become an entrepreneur.

Rex Garratt, 68, from Sandbach in Cheshire received a start up loan to set up an online shop which sells and distributes ACILIS, a silica-rich water by Spritzer.

This detox water is currently being used by UK scientists in ground breaking research in an attempt to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other neural disorders including Parkinson’s, MS and autism.

Sourced from 420 feet beneath the Malaysian tropical rain forest, the water contains high levels of silica, a quality that has attracted the worldwide attention of scientists, led by Professor Christopher Exley, a world authority on aluminium and its connection with silicon at Keele University.

Rex explained: “Since there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, when I heard about the scientists’ discoveries, I decided to take the initiative to obtain ACILIS water from Malaysia so that people in the UK could try it for themselves.

"Thanks to the Start Up Loan from BFS, within a couple of weeks of applying for the funds, I was able to place my first order for a shipping container of more than 30,000 bottles. In the first week of trading we sold more than 1,000 bottles, and orders are coming so fast, we will be able to order another shipment much sooner than we ever thought.”