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µg means microgram or mcg
Tuesday July 29, 2014 at 12:49pm

You have have seen the symbol µg on your vitamins and not know what it means. It is a unit of measurement but what is is equivalent to - find out!

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Eating Avocados helps Vitamin A absorption
Monday July 28, 2014 at 4:30pm

Vitamin A (also known as retinol) has been called the "miracle vitamin" because of its positive impact on immunity and growth. Beauty-conscious women have been known to favour this vitamin because it is believed to slow the ageing process and improve overall skin condition. Vitamin A is fat-soluble and research has shown consuming it with avocado can increase its absorbtion by up to 1200%. Learn more about vitamin A and the study.

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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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