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Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Monday July 14, 2014 at 9:53am

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions in the UK, affecting an estimated 10-20% of the UK's population at any one time. Symptoms vary greatly but all relate to a disturbance of the large bowel (colon). There is no cure for IBS but there are a variety of natural supplements which have a wealth of research backing their use to help ease certain symptoms. Read about what vitamins and minerals may be able to help you if you suffer from the condition.

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Just Vitamins stance backed by BBC Watchdog
Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 8:38am

Over 6 months ago during the height of the annual health regime thousands of people embark on, we wrote a blog post about one of the most prevalent 'slimming' products of 2014 - Raspberry Ketones. We undertake a great deal of responsible research on the supplements that we sell and could clearly see there is absolutely no evidence or research backing Raspberry Ketones for any kind of slimming purpose. Our stance has just been backed by a televised BBC documentary.

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Pycnogenol® Found to Improve Psoriasis Symptoms
Monday July 7, 2014 at 6:06pm

Psoriasis (pso·ri·a·sis, pronounced suh-rahy-uh-sis) affects around 5% of the population and is now considered a cardiovascular risk factor - mild symptoms include localised itching however severe symptoms can lead to the painful and debilitating condition known as arthritis. Pycnogenol®, a French maritime pine bark extract, has been shown to improve control of the most common clinical aspects of psoriasis as well as reducing oxidative stress.

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Inositol - a natural treatment for OCD
Wednesday June 25, 2014 at 10:01am

OCD is a serious anxiety related illness which affects around 750,000 people in the UK. Globally it is ranked in the top 10 most debilitating illnesses by the World Health Organisation. Numerous scientific studies have shown Inositol to be effective in the treatment of OCD and other psychological disorders. It is a natural substance which is part of the vitamin B complex group and is not a pharmaceutical drug. We explain more about OCD and how natural treatment with Inositol is proving to be so effective.

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Over 55's with vitamin D deficiency
Monday June 23, 2014 at 7:44am

The Daily Mail has recently reported on a research by the University of California’s San Diego School of Medicine which found that middle-aged people who don’t get enough exposure to sunshine are twice as likely to die.

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Research shows Krill lowers triglycerides
Monday June 16, 2014 at 9:44am

Recent research has concluded that the management of high triglyceride levels represents a crucial step to reduce cardiovascular risk, and omega-3 fatty acid supplementation represents a valid approach to correct triglyceride levels, which are an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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Bovine Collagen vs Marine Collagen
Saturday June 14, 2014 at 8:48am

Collagen makes up one third of all the protein in our body and is most commonly known for skin health and helping to prevent wrinkles. After the age of around 25 years our ability to synthesise it from our diet declines but supplementation can help promote synthesis and restore collagen levels. There are 3 main sources of collagen: bovine (cows), porcine (pigs) and marine (fish) - bovine and marine being the widest used. Is one more superior than the other? The answer is yes and unsurprisingly it is the more expensive to produce.

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Scientific breakthrough shows omega-3 potential
Thursday June 12, 2014 at 1:33pm

Research to date has identified that DHA omega-3 fatty acids are very important for brain function, however exactly how the substance is absorbed has remained a mystery, if unlocked this information could be used to formulate a nutritional agent targeting more effective absorption. Read about the latest scientific breakthrough..

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Lycopene shown to help heart health
Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 5:42pm

Statistics show that the Mediterranean region has a reduced the risk of heart disease - this is largely credited with the diet rich in fruit, vegetables, olive oil and perhaps even the odd glass of red wine (optional!). Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer therefore it is no wonder research is being undertaken to identify what in the Mediterranean diet may contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease. Recent clinical research is pointing towards lycopene which is predominantly found in tomatoes.

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Alternative Insect bite prevention - thiamine
Monday June 9, 2014 at 4:51pm

Vitamin B1, also called Thiamine is a water soluble vitamin that when taken in excess is excreted in your urine or through your skin when you sweat. Sweating out excess thiamine through the skin may offer some protection against mosquitoes and other insects. Find out more.

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