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Health & Nutrition Articles - Recent Articles

Will sunscreen stop me absorbing vitamin D?
May 28, 2020 | 3 min read
We've had some fantastically sunny spring weather recently and while summer holiday getaways are no longer on anyone's agenda we have some more sun filled months coming up (hopefully). Therefore minds may be turning toward stocking up on sunscreen. But does sunscreen stop vitamin D ab....
Screen time surge risks eye health
May 19, 2020 | 4 min read
Lock down has meant a lot of us are spending more time in front of digital devices, whether this is because we are professionals working from home, students using e-learning platforms or just keeping in touch with friends and family using our computers and smart phones. It's important....
Gut health is key to a strong immune system
Apr 24, 2020 | 3 min read
The human gastrointestinal tract houses an huge and complex community of bacteria - collectively known as the gut microbiota. This community of bacteria provides a number of benefits to our health including the regulation of the body's immune system.
Should I be taking a vitamin D supplement?
Apr 17, 2020 | 3 min read
The COVID-19 pandemic has left a lot of us spending more time indoors than we normally would and for high risk individuals and the elderly the guidelines are to self isolate for 3 months meaning no time at all can be spent outside. Due to the fact that vitamin D is converted to its ac....
Is your diet influenced by social media
Mar 17, 2020 | 3 min read
A new study has shown that people's food choices are influenced by what they see their friends eating on social media. This is great if you're among of group of people that eat healthily however not so much if most of your friends are regularly guzzling foods that are bad for your hea....
Aker BioMarine launches data drone
Mar 10, 2020 | 2 min read
Aker BioMarine is a biotech innovator and Antarctic krill-harvesting company, and the supplier of Just Vitamin's Krill Oil. As a further step in its quest to improve human and planetary health it has launched a unmanned solar-powered ocean data drone in an effort to support the scienc....
Doctors look to Vit C to combat coronovirus
Mar 3, 2020 | 2 min read
All over the world vitamin C is known as a health saviour, in fact we spend more than £880 million on vitamin C supplements globally. Now doctors in China are looking into it's effectiveness against coronavirus.
Industry deadline for CBD authentication now set
Feb 27, 2020 | 2 min read
A statement has been issued by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) saying that the CBD industry has until 31st March 2021 to submit valid novel food authorisation applications. After that date on products that have submitted a valid application will be allowed to remain on the market. Thi....
Can I improve my immune system?
Feb 18, 2020 | 4 min read
It's a question a lot of us must be asking ourselves following a winter of widespread illness. So far its been a season of coughs, colds and full blown flu. If you've avoided it thus far well done, you're in a minority!
How can I be happier in life?
Feb 11, 2020 | 5 min read
Stress and anxiety has a huge impact on our emotional well being and unfortunately it has become synonymous with modern day life. It impacts on our ability to be happy, which of course can never be a permanent state of being, but something we all strive to feel more frequently. So how....
What vegan friendly foods contain vitamin B12?
Feb 4, 2020 | 3 min read
One of the most well-known challenges for vegans is getting enough vitamin B12, which is only found in animal products like eggs and meat. What foods could you include more of in your diet in order to up B12 levels if you're a vegan?
What supplements are good for high blood pressure
Jan 29, 2020 | 2 min read
If you suffer from high blood pressure there is a strong chance you will develop cardiovascular disease therefore leading a lifestyle that takes care of your heart is the best defence against developing high blood pressure. There are a number of supplements that can certainly help you....
Ginkgo biloba - the tree that never grows old
Jan 15, 2020 | 2 min read
The Ginkgo biloba tree can live for thousands years and scientists have recently discovered just how they manage to do it.
Vision loss associated with western diet
Jan 8, 2020 | 3 min read
A study conducted over a period of 18 years looked at dietary patterns and the development of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and found that poor diet is associated with AMD.
Snack on pistachios for gut health
Dec 31, 2019 | 2 min read
Eating pistachios could be beneficial to your gut bacteria according to research. There is a growing evidence supporting the idea that intestinal health has an important impact on our overall health and it seems that pistachios may play a small part in the the beneficial modification ....
Elderberries fight seasonal illness
Dec 17, 2019 | 2 min read
Many of us look to stock up on supplements at this time of year in an attempt to help our bodies fight off cold and flu bugs that are doing the rounds. One such seasonal saviour comes in the form of Elderberry.
How to get the most out of your supplements
Dec 3, 2019 | 2 min read
If you opt to take vitamins and supplements on a regular basis you are proactive about your health and well being which is great but you could do even more by arming yourself with the knowledge of how and when to take them to optimise their benefits.
Low Vit D in over 60's impairs muscle strength
Nov 26, 2019 | 2 min read
If you're over the age of 60, not having enough vitamin D could have a significant impact on how well your skeletal muscle functions. These findings come from an analysis of 4000 older adults that showed low blood markers of vitamin D impaired muscle strength and performance.
Worried about the health of your brain as you age?
Nov 19, 2019 | 3 min read
Astaxanthin is a super powerful antioxidant, the wonders of which we have previously purported. Research has linked it to healthier skin, heart health, joint pain improvement and now research is suggesting it may reduce depression and stress as well as improve memory in people with mi....
Just Vitamins' Krill Oil supplier A rated
Nov 12, 2019 | 2 min read
Krill harvester Aker Biomarine, supplier of Just Vitamins' Antarctic Red Krill Oil has received an A rating for its fishery sustainability for a fifth year in a row.
Another reason to eat nuts. They reduce wrinkles
Nov 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Recent research found wrinkle width and severity to be reduced in postmenopausal women who snacked on almonds on a daily basis. Almonds are already associated with an array of health benefits due to the fact they're full of vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre.
Over 50's have highest rates of vit D deficiency
Oct 29, 2019 | 2 min read
A team of researchers are suggesting that more than a quarter of adults over the age of 50 are deficient in vitamin D and therefore urge supplement uptake and mandatory food fortification as policies most effective in combating deficiencies.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease shockingly common
Oct 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two long term conditions known as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, both of which can lead onto a higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. According to new research the number of sufferers is three times higher than....
Nuts could halt inevitable ageing weight gain
Oct 15, 2019 | 2 min read
Nuts are good for you, that is not breaking news, however a new study has revealed that replacing unhealthy food with nuts could stop the inevitable weight gain as you get older.