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Deficiency Info Posts

Iron deficiencies in the UK
Mon, 16 January, 2017
Iron is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the UK, with almost half the girls aged 11 to 18, and more than a quarter of working-age women, falling short of intakes needed for good health.
Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Fri, 6 January, 2017
The official advice given by the government and NHS experts is that we should be able to get all our nutritional requirements from eating a healthy and balanced diet however new research has found vitamin deficiencies are common place across all ages.
Co Q10 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Fri, 10 June, 2016
Coenzyme Q10 is found in the energy-producing part of our cells and is a powerful antioxidant. Clinical research on its benefits is extremely promising, showing supplementation could have benefits for a wide range of medical problems. Find out more about its benefits and the risk for ....
Why you should never drink tea near a mealtime...
Fri, 1 April, 2016
Did you know that drinking tea can severely inhibit your body's ability to absorb vitamins and minerals - especially iron? There are three categories of tea - black, green and herbal. Each has very different properties which affect vitamin and mineral absorption in different ways.
Magnesium - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Mon, 15 February, 2016
Magnesium is an essential mineral for all living cells, responsible for more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body. Find out what else the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Magnesium from, as well as what damaging symptoms a Magnesium deficiency can cause.
Calcium - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wed, 10 February, 2016
Calcium is the must abundant mineral in the human body, making up our bones and teeth. Deficiency is very common with half of us believed to consume less than half the recommended amounts. Find out what else the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Calcium from.
Vitamin E - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Fri, 5 February, 2016
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and known as a powerful antioxidant. Deficiency is very common. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin E from as well as the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency and with the symptoms of deficienc....
Vitamin K - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wed, 3 February, 2016
Vitamin K (Phylloquinone) is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be obtained from dairy and plant sources. In the UK all newborns receive Vitamin K just after delivery to prevent the possibility of any serious blood disorders. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you ....
Vitamin C - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Fri, 29 January, 2016
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is an antioxidant. It also helps rebuild skin, gums, build cartilage and bones, and maintain blood vessels. Find out the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are and what other things the body needs it f....
Vitamin A (Retinol) - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Thu, 28 January, 2016
Vitamin A (Retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be obtained from animal and plant sources. Deficiency is uncommon and over-consumption can be harmful. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin A from as well as the potential for deficiency, w....
Vitamin B12 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Mon, 25 January, 2016
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. It is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, along with what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for an....
Folic Acid - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Fri, 22 January, 2016
Vitamin B9 (Folate/Folic Acid) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. It plays a vital role in growth of a foetus and infants, playing a part in cell growth and producing DNA. A supplementary intake for pregnant women is recommended by the NHS. Find out the potential for d....
Biotin - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wed, 20 January, 2016
Vitamin B7 (Biotin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family and is a key nutrient for healthy hair, skin and nails. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sour....
Vitamin B6 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Tue, 19 January, 2016
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Pyridoxine from.
Vitamin B5 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Mon, 18 January, 2016
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Pantothenic Acid from.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Fri, 15 January, 2016
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B3 from.
Vitamin B2- Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Thu, 14 January, 2016
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B2 from.
Vitamin B1 - Function and Deficiency Symptoms
Wed, 13 January, 2016
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B1 from.
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