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Our Andrographis paniculate, AP-Bio®, has been subjected to preclinical and clinical efficacy studies, which have all shown potent, reliable and attractive immune-support benefits, especially in individuals who reported experiencing symptoms of common cold generated by a lowered immune response.



Strengthens immune response, supports immune function & inflammation management


Andrographis paniculata has been used traditionally and conventionally and is well tolerated

KSM 66®

Our Ashwagandha, KSM 66® (Withania Somnifera), is a high potency, full spectrum ingredient, extracted from the root of the Ashwagandha plant, for stress relief, energy, cognition and immunity.



It has a high potency impact, with the highest percentage of with anolides of all root-only extracts in the world


It is clinically proven to decrease stress, anxiety and depression and improve overall quality of life


It leads to enhanced sexual function health by increasing testosterone, sperm count, motility and libido


It is shown to create high improvement in cardio respiratory endurance in healthy adults


It is GRAS-affirmed, qualified by a reputed panel of toxicologists and its novel extraction process is based on the principles of Green Chemistry i.e. no alcohol or chemical solvents are used


Our chosen Holy Basil, Ocibest®, is an adaptogen. Holy Basil balances different processes in the body and is helpful for adapting to stress symptoms like forgetfulness, sexual fatigue, frequent feeling of exhaustion and sleep issues.



Ocibest manages symptoms of stress and helps inhibit the release of cortisol


Ocibest is extracted using sustainably grown Holy Basil from farms with good agricultural practices. All our Holy Basil leaves were carefully chosen.


Turmacin® is an innovative, water-soluble composition derived from Turmeric. Turmacin® is extracted using water and is completely untouched by unnatural solvents.

Benefits of Turmacin®


Naturally bioavailable because of its water solubility


Has significant anti-inflammatory benefits


Reduces joint tenderness and supports physical function of the joints


Is safe for long term use


Gutgard®, our chosen liquorice, is an innovative bioactive for gut health. Gutgard® is entirely different from traditional liquorice because Gutgard® is manufactured using a soft extraction process which preserves the active flavonoids and efficiently extracts a higher concentration of the active ingredient.

All our products are

Natural Ingredients

Natural Ingredients

Made with natural, herbal and vegetarian ingredients.

Formulated by Ayurvedic Experts

Formulated by Ayurvedic Experts

Traditional wisdom of Ayurvedic medicine combined with modern research and scientific studies.

Free From:

Free From

Gluten, wheat, soy, dairy, ingredients of animal origin and parabens.

Avalife tests

Avalife™ products undergo all these tests for every batch before its approved for sales.
Every batch dispatched for consumer use is authenticated by certificate of analysis (COA).


In-house laboratory testing and segregation


Organoleptic testing


Moisture content analysis


Microscopy and petri-grid analysis


Authenticity on receiving the Ingredients form our associates farm and supplier partners


Heavy metal analysis


Pesticide analysis


Bioactive Analysis


Quality on the farm


Microbiological testing


Ash testing


pH testing


Aflatoxin testing


Avacare Health Group is a multinational healthcare company operating in 20 African countries, the Middle East, Asia, the US, Canada and Australia. We provide integrated, innovative and holistic health solutions for:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consumables
  • Devices
  • Diagnostics
  • Health Supplements
  • Women’s Health
  • Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Mental
  • Opthalmology
  • Renal
  • Research & Development


Founded in 1996, we envisioned a healthier Africa. Today, true to that vision, we are an established, trusted healthcare brand, delivering outstanding results, year after year to Africa and beyond.

We prioritise the education and development of our employees and people across the continent. This is the bedrock on which healthcare is built.

Executive Chairman and Founder

Dr Vikramkumar Naik
Dr Vikramkumar Naik

Dr Vikramkumar Naik is the founder and current Group Executive Chairman of the Avacare Health Group. Dr Naik formed the progenitor of the Avacare Health Group in 1996.

His goal to supply the continent affordable, high-quality medical goods and services has allowed for the growth of the Avacare Health Group to what it is today. With over 30 years of experience, Dr Naik brings deep expertise to the African pharma space.

Dr Naik’s leadership continues to take the Avacare Health Group to new heights.

An anaesthesiologist by profession, Dr Vikramkumar Naik started his career at the coalface, working in severely under-resourced African hospitals. His experiences there motivated his ambitious but strategic vision for a healthier continent.

It was clear that Africa required high-quality but affordable medical goods and services. Since then, he’s dedicated his life to achieving that goal.

His approachable leadership style continues to bring people together, which, in turn, fosters more leaders to pass on his unifying ethos. Thanks to Dr Naik, our visionary leaders and the commitment of our staff and partners, we turn ideas into results, translate dreams into reality and transform challenges into success.

Chief Executive Officer

André Meyer
André Meyer

André Meyer is the CEO of the Avacare Health Group. Appointed in July 2021, he brings with him a richness of knowledge, expertise and experience in the healthcare industry.

André’s experience in healthcare began in 1996, when he was appointed as Managing Director at Alexander Forbes Healthcare Consultants and Actuaries, where he served for six years, building this business into the largest healthcare consultancy in South Africa.

In 2002, he moved to Medscheme Holdings as CEO where he spent over a decade, where he was responsible for turning the company around and then guiding the growth strategy to become South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator and managed care provider measured by the number of lives under administration. Following the successful turnaround André received the CRF ‘South African Leading Managers’ award in 2007.

This was followed by an appointment as Group CEO at Life Healthcare in 2013 where he was responsible for delivering the Group’s international expansion and diversification strategy.

In 2017 André founded and was the Director of Invenico Health, focussed on bringing new technologies and innovative business ideas to the healthcare sector with the aim of broadening access to healthcare delivery.

André holds various board appointments of companies in the healthcare sector.