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Mens Health Posts

Inadequate magnesium renders vit D ineffective
Feb 18, 2019 | 2 min read
New research is suggesting that if you are deficient in magnesium it may render the metabolism of vitamin D supplements ineffective.
Vitamin D deficiency linked to brain faults
Feb 4, 2019 | 3 min read
Studies investigating vitamin D status in children and adults appear to find a link between it's deficiency and schizophrenia in newborns and depression in older adults. These findings suggest the importance of taking the vitamin for healthy ageing of the brain as well as physical fun....
Elderberries are excellent for seasonal wellness
Jan 28, 2019 | 2 min read
The popularity of elderberries is on the rise and is quite rightly so! Elderberries are one of the most widely used medicinal plants in the world thanks to their particularly rich flavanoid and anthocyanin content which help fight the common cold, as well as bladder infections, allerg....
Chromium Picolinate helps preserve lean body mass
Jan 21, 2019 | 2 min read
A new study published in the journal Nutrients last month suggests that the trace mineral chromium picolinate may pip other weight management ingredients to the post because of it's ability to help users preserve lean body mass.
What's the difference between fish oil & krill oil
Jan 14, 2019 | 3 min read
The benefits of fish oil and it's healthy omega-3 fatty acids are widely studied and it a popular supplement choice for the health conscious among us. Recently however, both researchers and consumers are turning their heads towards krill oil. So what's the difference?
Amplify wellness with these powerful pairings
Jan 7, 2019 | 5 min read
Certain nutrients make dynamic duos by amplifying each other's benefits while others work to compliment and enhance the effects of another. This is great to know if you're keen to achieve optimal well being and get more bang for your buck.
Trendy diets are leading to dangerous disorders
Jan 1, 2019 | 5 min read
Nutritionists are warning against serious nutritional deficiencies and irreversible illnesses brought about by trendy diets publicized on social media.
Pycnogenol helps men manage enlarged prostate
Dec 27, 2018 | 2 min read
As men get older it's more common for them to suffer from an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostate hypertrophy or BHP. This causes bladder obstruction and a weak urinary stream and means in many cases annoying trips to the bathroom every night. However, results of a new tri....
What's the difference between Turmeric & Curcumin
Dec 19, 2018 | 3 min read
By now you'll have heard of the many health benefits of turmeric and curcumin and may have noticed that in some cases the terms are used interchangeably in the same article. So what's the difference? Is one better than the other?
Feeling anxious? Take magnesium
Dec 12, 2018 | 4 min read
Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in your body, in fact every organ in the body uses it. It keeps your heart, immune system, nervous system, and mind health and happy. And it also one of the top supplements to take for managing stress and easing anxious minds.
Pycnogenol prevents age related cognitive decline
Dec 5, 2018 | 2 min read
Pycnogenol is a supplement made from the extract of antioxidant rich French maritime pine. New research suggests that it may improve mild cognitive impairment, which in many cases leads to dementia.
Young British women are lacking vital nutrients
Nov 28, 2018 | 3 min read
Experts are warning of a rising number of young women who are becoming deficient in vital nutrients including iron, calcium and iodine. The insight come from official health data and shows that while most Britons lack key minerals including potassium, magnesium and copper, the picture....
Vitamins and nutrients for immune support
Nov 23, 2018 | 3 min read
As we already know, your body needs a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients to stay healthy. During the winter months it's even more important adds food to your diet that are high in immune health vitamins and nutrients.
Pycnogenol improves blood circulation
Nov 19, 2018 | 2 min read
A six year long study of 815 individuals has provided results supporting Pycnogenol's blood circulation benefits. Pycnogenol is an anti-oxidant rich extract from French maritime pine bark manufactured by Horphag Research.
Eat more fibre to feel less stressed
Nov 12, 2018 | 2 min read
With modern stressful lifestyles, westernised diets, and medications such as antibiotics, the bacteria living in your gut can be thrown off-balance. This has lead to growing interest in the link between gut bacteria and stress related disorders such as anxiety and depression. New rese....
Autumn Health Tips
Nov 5, 2018 | 3 min read
Summer time is over and autumn has arrived - a time to enjoy cosy jumpers and pumpkin lattes! However the changing season can also spell an outbreak of coughs and colds so it's even more important to look after your health.
Pycnogenol seen to benefit travel health
Oct 22, 2018 | 2 min read
Research out of two universities in Italy has found that supplementation with Pycnogenol - French maritime pine bark extract - resulted in less swelling in the lower legs during travel compared to control groups who used stockings or did standard in-flight exercises.
What to look for in a collagen supplement
Oct 8, 2018 | 4 min read
Collagen is without doubt a trendy ingredient in the wellness world at the moment - some of us take it for it's touted beauty benefits while others swear by it's gut health boosting properties.The fact that it's good for our bodies is not up for debate but we can ask the questions: ar....
What is the DASH diet?
Oct 1, 2018 | 3 min read
DASH stands for Dietary Action to Stop Hypertension and is recognised for reducing blood pressure. Interestingly, the success of the diet may be down to the action of the bacteria located in your mouth.
Cinnamon boosts metabolism
Sep 25, 2018 | 2 min read
A study conducted by researchers in the US and China has found that a chemical compound in cinnamon activated thermogenesis (the process of heat production in organisms) and chronic metabolic remodeling, providing a promising therapeutic strategy in the fight against obesity.
Adding oil to salad boosts health benefits
Sep 19, 2018 | 2 min read
It's the perfect season to enjoy a leafy salad, however with many of us concerned about maintaining our summer bodies you may be tempted to save a few calories by skipping the dressing. However new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has revealed that addi....
Apple cider vinegar liquid or capsules
Sep 6, 2018 | 3 min read
Apple cider vinegar has grown fashionable for its supposed weight loss benefits, studies have also found it can help diabetes sufferers manage their blood glucose levels, and it is said to help reduce risk of heart disease. But is it as effective to consume a supplement as it is to co....
Mood boosting foods may depend on your age
Aug 31, 2018 | 2 min read
We all know that a balanced life that combines regular exercise, a healthy diet (and the odd indulgence!) promotes a happy body and a happy mind. Research has also shown that there are specific nutrients that are particularly good at boosting our mental state including omega 3's, sele....
What is CBD oil?
Aug 28, 2018 | 3 min read
The cannabis plant contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids, one of which is CBD or cannabidiol (pronounced cann-a-bid-EYE-ol). Manufacturers of CBD oil use different methods to extract the compound, which they then add to a carrier oil such as hemp or coconut oil to create CBD....
the best antioxidants to take
Aug 24, 2018 | 4 min read
Antioxidants are essential to your health and they are thought to help control how fast you age by combating damage done by free radicals, which are at the heart of age related deterioration. The fact that antioxidants are so complex can lead to confusion, so which are the best ones t....
Acai could be an important prebiotic
Aug 17, 2018 | 2 min read
Polyphenols found within Acai have been shown to survive through the entire digestive system, thereby potentially offering prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract, according to researchers in the UK.
Sperm counts plunging in the developed world
Aug 7, 2018 | 6 min read
The UK's fertility could be under threat as sperm rates continue to plunge in a “shocking” downward spiral, a study has warned. Scientists recorded the concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year, leading to an overall dr....
Ubiquinol proven heart health benefits
Jul 23, 2018 | 6 min read
Ubiquinol is the reduced form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This is the form your body naturally uses, and research shows ubiquinol is superior for your health in a number of ways, primarily due to its superior bioavailability. It's particularly beneficial for your heart health by reducing....
Top 3 supplements for your brain
Jul 17, 2018 | 3 min read
Brain health is of increasing concern as we're living long and longer longer lives - dementia in particular is an ever more prevalent health issue in the UK. So what supplements could we be taking to boost cognition and help protect the brain from dementia? Here we look at 3 top suppl....
Chilli peppers appear to speed up metabolism
Jul 10, 2018 | 2 min read
Chemicals found within chilli peppers appears to speed up the metabolism, according to research published in the journal Advances in Nutrition.
Foods scientists claim will keep a diet on track
Jun 12, 2018 | 2 min read
Even the most strong willed dieter may give in to temptation when the hunger pangs are hitting hard therefore foods that help keep us feeling fuller for longer are a key to keeping a diet on track. Scientists from the University of Warwick have, for the first time, identified cells in....
Rejuvenate your skin with Astaxanthin
May 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Daily supplementation with astaxanthin may improve the health of facial skin in middle-aged subjects, suggests research from scientists in the UK and Russia.
Supplement recommendations depending on your diet
Mar 23, 2018 | 8 min read
Even though it's the ultimate goal, getting all the nutrition required for optimal health from food alone is quite difficult. So whether you're just trying your best to eat healthy or you're adhering to a strict vegan, paleo or gluten free diet, chances are you need some help from sup....
The number one supplement you should be taking
Mar 16, 2018 | 5 min read
By now most of us have heard of antioxidants and know about their health benefits but it's still important to be savvy about how powerful the antioxidant is that you're consuming and how much you have to consume for it to have any actual effect on the free radicals within your body. C....
Almonds boost 'good' cholesterol
Mar 9, 2018 | 2 min read
A handful of almonds, 43 grams in fact, eaten every day helps to increase levels of good cholesterol while also helping to eliminate the body of bad cholesterol, new research has revealed.
Heart failure linked to vitamin D deficiency
Mar 2, 2018 | 2 min read
Heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency leading researchers to suggest we need more trials to test vitamin D for the prevention of heart disease.
Milk alternative drinks leads to iodine deficiency
Feb 23, 2018 | 3 min read
The popularity of dairy free milk alternatives has soared in recent times but a new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition has reported that they are not a suitable substitute for cows' milk when it comes to iodine content.
Are sugar alternatives actually healthy?
Feb 16, 2018 | 3 min read
As a nation we are getting more health conscious it seems and this has let to certain buzz words doing the rounds, one of which is "refined sugar free". Products are using unprocessed alternatives instead but does that really mean it's healthy or are we getting duped by hype?
Why is being healthy so hard?
Feb 9, 2018 | 4 min read
Hard choices make us feel like we are being pulled in two directions - doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. The wicked devil impels us to give in to the burger for lunch while the virtuous angel is nagging us to opt ....
A diet inspired by the world's healthiest village
Feb 2, 2018 | 4 min read
The Pioppi diet is one that has been inspired by a village in Southern Italy that is famously known as the healthiest place in the world - residents live 10 years longer than average and don't appear to suffer from chronic diseases that plague the western world. The diet does not invo....
Ways to ensure your get-fit regime doesn't fail
Jan 26, 2018 | 7 min read
It's not just the new year that brings with it a new health regime, according to a study the average adult starts a health kick every three months. However more than half give up with a few hours of starting and over 60% say they never follow through with their goals. Here is a look a....
olive oil helps with weight loss
Jan 19, 2018 | 1 min read
Olive oil is a Mediterranean diet staple and has been long praised for it's health benefits, including those relating to cardiovascular health, reducing osteoporosis fracture risk, reducing depression and protecting the brain from dementia. Olive oil has also been linked to weight los....
Tips to help recovery after a gruelling workout
Jan 12, 2018 | 6 min read
Have you started 2018 with a new gym membership? If it's a yes then chances are your muscles are aching from all the lunges, squats, press ups and bench pressing you've been doing. This can not only interfere with daily life but can also stop you from getting the most out of your next....
Beetroot boosts your muscles and helps recovery
Jan 8, 2018 | 3 min read
Scientists at the University of Northumbria have discovered that beetroot helps muscles recover after intense exercise. So if you're looking for a post-gym snack, then beetroot may be the answer.
Walnuts - a dieter's new best friend!
Jan 5, 2018 | 2 min read
According to research walnuts boost brain activity in the region associated with control and discipline meaning this wrinkly little nut could help you stay strong in the face of cravings - a dieter's nemesis!
Overdone the booze lately? Try turmeric.
Dec 29, 2017 | 3 min read
In the Western world, alcohol consumed in large amounts is the main cause of liver disease, and even excess over a short period of time can cause damage to the liver. However, turmeric may provide a way or offsetting the damage if you’ve overdone the drinking recently.
Three supplements you should be taking this winter
Dec 15, 2017 | 4 min read
Ensuring you are achieving adequate nutritional and vitamin intake is important all year round but there are a few supplements that are particular important to stock up on during the winter season.
Health benefits of red wine
Dec 1, 2017 | 3 min read
You've got to love stories about red wine being good for you! Researchers at Washington University in Missouri have found that drinking at least one glass of red wine per week boosts fertility in women, while other scientific research has also found it's good for your heart, your teet....
Young people suffering strokes is on the rise
Nov 24, 2017 | 3 min read
Experts are warning of an increase in strokes suffered by young people, including those in their 20's, 30's and 40's. The cause of which appears to be down to too much salty food in our diets.
We don't consume enough omega 3s
Nov 17, 2017 | 4 min read
We all know how healthy omega 3 fatty acids are, in fact while we often hear the claim supplements are unnecessary and that all nutrients can be obtained from a healthy diet, the general consensus by the health professionals is that we need to be taking omega 3 fish oils.
Women vitamin D deficient 43% higher risk of MS
Nov 13, 2017 | 3 min read
Women with low levels of vitamin D are nearly 50% more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those who get enough, according to a new study published in Neurology. This strengthens findings of existing research showing a link between vitamin D status and MS.
Almonds improve cognitive ability
Nov 6, 2017 | 2 min read
Almonds could improve cognitive ability and prevent memory loss according to new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
2nd November is Vitamin D day!
Nov 2, 2017 | 3 min read
Led by the Vitamin D Society, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, Vitamin D Day is a day marked to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world health problem. Researchers has agreed that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists think it's even g....
Coffee - it's rise from sinner to saint
Oct 27, 2017 | 3 min read
For years coffee has been considered a vice and we've been told we should drink less of it but now studies into its health benefits are elevating it from sinner to saint!
Men who eat vegetables smell better!
Oct 18, 2017 | 2 min read
Researchers in Australia have analysed the link between food and attraction and found that women prefer the body odour of men who eat a fruit and vegetable-packed diet to those who eat a lot of refined carbohydrates! Another reason to pack in your five a day!!
A wine a day keeps the doctor away!
Oct 11, 2017 | 2 min read
Moderate drinking, i.e a glass of wine or a bottle of beer a night, could reduce your risk of an early death by a fifth, says new research.
Over 65s need 4,000 IU vitamin D daily
Oct 6, 2017 | 3 min read
As we get older our bodies have less of the vitamin D precursor in our skin which means that we become less efficient at producing vitamin D through exposure to the sun. Research has shown that low vitamin D status is associated with cognitive decline, a decreased ability to perform a....
Research supports multivitamin supplementation
Sep 30, 2017 | 3 min read
A study published last month has added support to the ability of multivitamins to fill in the nutrition gaps of a poor diet. While this is something that many experts in the world of dietary supplements take for granted, it's still commonplace in mainstream press and media to hear the....
Turmeric & black pepper need to be taken together
Sep 25, 2017 | 5 min read
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has low bioavailability meaning that it's difficult for the body to absorb and use. However when it's combined with black pepper it works like magic!
Changing seasons require immune system boost
Sep 19, 2017 | 3 min read
Colds and flu seem to be rife when the seasons change - its down to a combination of shifts in temperature that allow a different group of viruses to flourish, and it's these viruses that make people ill. The daily nourishment of your immune system can make a huge difference to how yo....
Caffeine stops the body from absorbing calcium
Sep 13, 2017 | 2 min read
A lot of us opt to take supplements as part of our daily regime but we may be failing to reap all the benefits of what we're taking because we're swigging them down with the wrong drink.
Improve your brain age by eating more of this
Aug 28, 2017 | 2 min read
Dementia affects a huge number of people in the UK, 850,000 in fact. It is a general term for a long term decline in mental ability severe enough to impede daily life, with common symptoms including memory loss and decreased ability to think and reason. However a recent study has foun....
Prediatbetic? Magnesium pills could help
Aug 21, 2017 | 2 min read
Those with insulin resistance and prediabetes are at an increased risk of high blood pressure but magnesium supplements may lower blood pressure says new research.
Vitamin D and safe sun exposure
Aug 7, 2017 | 3 min read
It is pretty well known that the best source of vitamin D is the sun, however we are also told that we need to slather on the sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. If we do this are we depriving ourselves of necessary vitamin D?
Curcumin plus piperine means better heart health
Jul 31, 2017 | 2 min read
Type 2 diabetes is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, however new research is indicating that supplements containing both curcuminoids and piperine from black pepper may improve heart health for diabetics by improving the levels of good cholesterol and reducing the levels o....
Vitamin D3 is twice as effective as vitamin D2
Jul 18, 2017 | 3 min read
There are two types of vitamin D, D2 and D3. Up until this latest study, which will be published in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it's been largely thought that both perform well as a supplement. However for the first time scientists aset out to find out if one ....
Omega 3's and heart disease - prevention not cure
Jul 10, 2017 | 2 min read
Sometimes it's difficult to know if you're getting the health benefits you want from the supplements you're taking, and this in large part might be due to the fact it's about prevention not cure. There are a lot of health claims surrounding omega-3's and it's pretty safe to say they'r....
Vitamins may play larger role in slowing brain dec
Jul 3, 2017 | 2 min read
A new review study is suggesting the role of the B vitamins in slowing down age related decline in brain functioning, as well as age related depression, has been underestimated. These findings are highly relevant to a world that already sees a high number of dementia sufferers and an ....
Could vitamin D help manage pain?
Jun 28, 2017 | 2 min read
New research is suggesting that vitamin D combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis. Find out more in this post.
Vitamins & supplements to take in the summer
Jun 23, 2017 | 3 min read
The summer time puts a lot of stress on the body, in fact the time you spend out in the heat can actually deprive your body of certain important vitamins and minerals that you need. By learning about the best vitamins and supplements to take, if you are planning on travelling to very ....
Men with good vitamin D levels will have strong he
Jun 19, 2017 | 2 min read
According to a new study by University College Dublin men with good levels of vitamin D in their bachelor years are more likely to have healthy children when they start a family. The scientists found paternal vitamin D intake directly impacted their child's height and weight in their ....
High blood pressure? Eat chocolate!
Jun 6, 2017 | 3 min read
Are you a chocolate lover? Well we've got some good news, you may be inadvertently keeping high blood pressure at bay! Foods such as dark chocolate, bananas and avocado are high in magnesium and research suggests a high magnesium intake lowers your hypertension risk by regulating bloo....
Worried about the side effects of Ibuprofen?
May 29, 2017 | 3 min read
Painkillers such as ibuprofen are widely used and available over the counter. However recent studies have brought attention to the potentially serious side effects these drugs have when taken regularly over long periods so it's a good time to look at natural alternatives.
Pycnogenol provides a natural cure to osteoarthrit
May 24, 2017 | 2 min read
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition affecting joints and preventing them from moving smoothly. It causes misery to around 8.5 million Brits and there is no known cure. It is mistakenly thought to affect only the elderly population however it it can affect much younger people leading....
Turmeric helps to build and repair bones affected
May 18, 2017 | 2 min read
Osteoporosis is the most common bone diseases and is responsible for around 65,000 potentially fatal fractures each year in the UK. Promising new research suggests the active compound in turmeric called curcumin may prevent bone cells being removed before they are replaced thereby imp....
Is Lutein or Zeaxanthin better for eye health?
May 10, 2017 | 5 min read
It is common place to take vitamins to protect joints, bones or heart health but do you know how important it is to take eye health supplements? Lutein and zeaxanthin act as filters for your eyes, blocking out harmful UV rays and other high-energy wavelengths. As antioxidants, these i....
Cyanocobalamin V Methylcobalamin
May 3, 2017 | 3 min read
There are two forms of vitamin B12 that you’re likely to come across – methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is the most commonly supplemented form of vitamin B12 and is chemically synthesised. Methylcobalamin is found in animal-based foods and is a naturally occuring for....
Top Health Benefits of Turmeric
Apr 26, 2017 | 4 min read
The surging interest in turmeric is largely due to turmeric’s myriad of purported health benefits – there is a staggeringly long list! Although much of the research on turmeric focuses on curcumin, there are over 50 different molecules in turmeric thought to have numerous benefits to ....
It's time for a cuppa!
Apr 17, 2017 | 3 min read
New research has shown that drinking tea lowered the risk of developing dementia by 50% and by 86% for those with a genetic risk. The health benefits are down to the bioactive compounds found in tea which improve memory and prevent brain cells from dying.
Turmeric found to drastically improve memory in de
Mar 10, 2017 | 3 min read
Turmeric has been the subject of many scientific studies in recent years and it seems that the circulatory, digestive, and neurological systems of the body, are all positively impacted by turmeric. There is a significantly lower rate of Alzheimer's disease amongst Asian populations th....
Forget 5 a day we need 10 a day!
Mar 2, 2017 | 3 min read
While eating the recommended five a day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen when people consume double that, researcher has found. Doubling our recommended intake could save 7.8 million lives a year globally.
Why Probiotics are a hot topic
Jan 24, 2017 | 3 min read
Probiotics are already widely considered to an important part of a daily health regime as they offer fantastic support to the health of your digestion, immunity, brain health and emotional well being. As researchers continue to study probiotics, they uncover additional benefits to a h....
Mediterranean diet prevent neurological degenerati
Jan 18, 2017 | 2 min read
Recent research to come out of the University of Edinburgh has suggested that the traditional Mediterranean diet of foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life.
Eat oily fish to reduce heart disease risk
Jan 10, 2017 | 2 min read
Coronary heart disease is responsible for more than 73,000 deaths a year in Britain, killing about one in six men and one in 10 women however new research has shown that ensuring oily fish is part of your diet could both slash the risk of heart disease by almost a fifth and reduce cho....
Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Jan 6, 2017 | 9 min read
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.
Crohn's disease vitamin therapy
Dec 8, 2016 | 4 min read
Crohn's disease affects about 120,000 people in Britain. The damage the disease itself causes to the digestive tract as well as the damage done by surgery and medication used to treat it make it hard for the body to absorb nutrients.This means that sufferers should be aware of shortag....
Vitamin D - a potential life saver?
Nov 24, 2016 | 2 min read
Acute respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and influenza are known to have higher death rates among older people due to their weakened immune system. While not a treatment, vitamin D is thought to help reinforce the first line of defence as we age to prevent respiratory....
Vegetarianism linked to malnourishment
Nov 21, 2016 | 2 min read
In spite of the argument that there are plenty of alternatives, many vegetarians are not receiving adequate nutrition thanks to their meat-free diet. A recent article published by the Express has reported on a study revealing that just under a quarter of those surveyed admitted they b....
What are the three chill pills we've never heard o
Nov 17, 2016 | 1 min read
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the three chill pills that we've never heard of?”
What vitamins give you more energy
Nov 9, 2016 | 1 min read
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What vitamins give you more energy?”
What vitamins give you more energy?
Nov 9, 2016 | 3 min read
Fatigue isn’t just tiredness, it’s a lack of energy that can often be a symptom of issues like depression, anaemia, or thyroid problems. But when you've ruled out any medical issues, you should consider supplementation. Some of the most common cause of fatigue can be significantly all....
Boost an aging brain with a fish oil supplement
Nov 8, 2016 | 2 min read
Supplements rich in DHA from fish oils might help to slow mental decline research has shown. The omega 3 fatty acid helps nerves to communicate with each and can be seen in markedly reduced amounts in people with Alzheimer's disease. With just one third of Britons eating the recommend....
Half the UK take a vitamin a day
Nov 1, 2016 | 5 min read
Research has revealed that half the country take at least one vitamin supplement per day, with occasional usage estimated at around 65%. Are you one of the pill popping brits? If so, then do you know which ones you should really be taking? Here are our top 3...
Where to get Omega-3 essential fatty acids from
Oct 28, 2016 | 4 min read
No type of fat has been getting more recent publicity than Omega-3s, you're very likely to have heard that they play an important role in support of our health. Find out what animal foods, seafoods, vegetables, seeds and nuts are rich in Omega-3, and what health conditions Omega-3s pl....
Vitamins we not getting enough of
Oct 25, 2016 | 1 min read
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the vitamins we're not getting enough of?”
What Are The Vitamins We're Not Getting Enough Of?
Oct 25, 2016 | 3 min read
As you age, you need more of certain vitamins and minerals than when you were younger. Eating more natural whole foods will serve your health much better but still, we often still are in need of boosting vital vitamins and minerals. The three most common vitamins we are deficient in a....
The Vitamin D vs sun protection debate
Jun 8, 2016 | 3 min read
Vitamin D is vital to our well-being and our primary source is from sunlight. During the winter in the UK, it is impossible to get enough vitamin D from the sun in the UK, and during the summer we are strongly advised to use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Most people are unaware of....
Can starflower oil stop a hangover?
May 27, 2016 | 3 min read
A hangover is your body withdrawing from alcohol, the most common complaints include headache, nausea, and generally feeling bad all over. Some people claim to not suffer from hangovers, but those who do won't have any positive memories of them! Can a little known supplement called St....
Rosehip for arthritis
May 25, 2016 | 3 min read
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition affecting an estimated 8.75 million people in the UK, significantly effecting peoples quality of life. Over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not desirable to take long term so people are seeking natural alternati....
activated charcoal for intestinal gas buildup
May 5, 2016 | 2 min read
Bloating and intestinal gas can be both a painful and embarrassing problem but activated charcoal is a simple and effective remedy. Here’s how you can use it to greatly reduce stomach gas problems and remove toxins from your digestive tract.
Why do people take CoQ10?
Apr 12, 2016 | 2 min read
Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most popular supplements for the over 40's in the UK. It is a substance similar to a vitamin, found in every cell of the body. Find out why people are taking CoQ10 and how it may be able to contribute to your health and well-being.
proven to help you lose weight - Glucomannan
Apr 8, 2016 | 2 min read
The search for a miracle weight loss potion or pill continues to elude us, there are regular crazes and new supplements which reach the market but rarely do they have any proven claims or research backing them. There is however a supplement which has genuine claims based on scientific....
Green-lipped mussel for rheumatoid arthritis
Apr 6, 2016 | 2 min read
Green-lipped mussel is a nutritional supplement taken from a type of mussel native to New Zealand. The joint healing properties of green lipped mussels were first noticed more than 100 years ago by Maoris in New Zealand. There is now good clinical evidence this kind of supplementation....
L-theanine reduces physiological responses to stre
Dec 15, 2015 | 2 min read
Diet, exercise, stress-management techniques such as yoga, and even psychological counselling can all help in the battle against stress but in addition to this an effective way to help ourselves is to take nature's own chill pill L-theanine. Research shows that L-theanine is effective....
Cherry extract for gout
Dec 1, 2015 | 3 min read
Gout is a common type of arthritis, sufferers are hit with sudden and very severe attacks of pain and swelling in the joints. It affects about one in 100 people, with men two to three times more likely to be affected than women. Cherries are a long thought and popular remedy for the a....
GLA as treatment for MS
Sep 7, 2015 | 3 min read
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS) and more women than men are diagnosed with it. Linoleic acid is a naturally occurring omega-6 essential ....
Vitamin D Supplements recommended for everyone
Aug 19, 2015 | 4 min read
According to a recent report from Public Health England, over one in five people have low levels of essential vitamin D. The bleak British weather is stopping much of the population from receiving healthy amounts of the essential vitamin from sunlight and natural food sources alone ar....
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - A Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Aug 10, 2015 | 2 min read
Chronic inflammation contributes to many painful conditions, including osteoarthritis and back pain - while treatment with drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac work well there are extreme side effects associated with their use. An alternative treatment with fewer side effec....
Turmeric Extract for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
Aug 7, 2015 | 3 min read
Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff and is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Many people with the condition depend on non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen to manage the symptoms, but the regular, chronic use of these ....
Natural treatment for acid reflux
Jun 8, 2015 | 3 min read
Acid reflux (or heartburn) is a common condition afflicting many people. Most people believe it is caused by excess acid in your stomach and are prescribed acid-blocking drugs. It is believed by many medical professionals that reducing the amount of acid in the stomach is a serious me....
Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease
May 29, 2015 | 2 min read
Gum disease is an increasing issue in western countries, but scientific studies have found an important link between gum disease and Coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Clinical experiments have shown that supplementation with as little as 50mg per day of Coenzyme Q10 resulted in a reduction of ....
More evidence of Omega-3 Fish Oil benefits
May 18, 2015 | 2 min read
Most people know that we are advised to eat at least two portions of fish a week but statistics show our total daily Omega-3 intake is still declining. We may however not necessarily know why we are told to do this and what the potential heath benefits of eating fish are. Read 6 reaso....
Pycnogenol for Osteoarthritis
Mar 16, 2015 | 3 min read
A majority of people over the age of 65 years show signs of osteoarthritis. Essentially all joints may be affected, but the most commonly affected are hips, knees, fingers and the spine. Osteoarthritis is the leading medical condition for which people use alternative therapies. The pr....
Pycnogenol - a natural way to boost memory and men
Feb 2, 2015 | 2 min read
A new study has shown participants who supplemented daily with Pycnogenol® demonstrated stronger performance in daily mental tasks such as dealing with money, managing people, and coping with stress - suggesting mental performance benefits for home life, the workplace and even in a cl....
Magnesium may help slow progression of prediabetes
Jan 23, 2015 | 2 min read
Magnesium is an extremely important mineral that helps your body maintain blood glucose levels. Research has found that increasing magnesium intake may be important for improving insulin sensitivity, reducing systemic inflammation, and decreasing diabetes risk and may be particularly ....
Can a fish oil supplement help prevent Alzheimer's
Jan 16, 2015 | 3 min read
Alzheimer's is an incurable disease and the most common type of dementia. It's main symptom is memory loss, among many others, which can cause significant disruption to a person's daily life. While it cannot be cured many new studies have identified key lifestyle and nutritional risk ....
Pycnogenol may reduce symptoms of a common cold
Jan 12, 2015 | 2 min read
A new study has indicated that daily supplementation of Pycnogenol®, at the first signs of a common cold, not only reduces the total number of days affected by illness but also the severity of associated symptoms. Pycnogenol® contains extracts from French maritime bark which contains ....
Treating a magnesium deficiency with a supplement
Jan 7, 2015 | 2 min read
Magnesium is an essential mineral for our health so any concerns over a potential deficiency should not be ignored. Due to soil conditions and food processing methods the levels of magnesium in the foods we eat has dropped 35% in the 50 years preceding 1991. It is also important we co....
Could depression be an allergic reaction?
Jan 2, 2015 | 2 min read
Depression has always carried the stigma of being a mental illness, however new research suggests that it could be as much about the body as the mind. The claim is that it is a result of inflammation caused by the body's immune system. Find out more in this post.
Vitamin C increases physical activity in men
Nov 21, 2014 | 3 min read
Low levels of Vitamin C in the body has been shown to lead to decreased immune system strength so it's important, especially at this time of year, to ensure you're getting enough. A new study has shown that not only did it help to fight off the sniffles but it also boosted physical ac....
Beta-glucans and the immune system
Nov 11, 2014 | 3 min read
Beta-Glucans are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy and naturally boost the immune system. The body doesn't produce Beta-Glucans so the only way to get the compound is through external sources. Learn more about Beta-Glucans and how they work to boost our immune system.
Supplements to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S
Nov 7, 2014 | 3 min read
According to the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (www.sada.org.uk), winter depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition which affects 20% of the UK adult population. As our energy levels undergo a gradual change from summer to autumn it's common to feel like ....
Obesity to blame for an increase in knee replaceme
Aug 4, 2014 | 4 min read
Obesity related health problems are on the rise - one such issue is the increased wear and tear suffered by knee joints. In 2013 almost 10,000 obese people had replacement knee surgery - a 150% increase over 4 years. Funded by the NHS knee replacement surgery has cost the tax payer ov....
Try omega-3 fatty acids to help quit smoking
Jul 30, 2014 | 3 min read
Cigarette smoking is the greatest single cause of illness and premature death in the UK - approximately 100,000 people in the UK die each year due to smoking. There is good news though - if you quit the health benefits are striking and the sooner you give up the greater the reduction ....
Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Jul 14, 2014 | 6 min read
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 ar....
Just Vitamins stance backed by BBC Watchdog
Jul 9, 2014 | 3 min read
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 co....
Lycopene shown to help heart health
Jun 10, 2014 | 2 min read
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 therefor....
Nutrition for healthy aging
Jun 4, 2014 | 6 min read
There is no escaping the fact that we all grow old, no quantity of vitamins or supplements can stop that. There is however increasing evidence and clinical research showing that certain vitamins and supplements can help improve our health in older age and possibly help prevent certain....
Help protect your mind from ageing
May 28, 2014 | 3 min read
Modern times sees an ever increasing ageing population, with this should come increased awareness in ways to fight both the physical and mental decline associated with the process. Here we look at the importance of nutrition in keeping an agile mind.
Vitamin E deficiency increasing
May 27, 2014 | 4 min read
Consumption of vitamin E is in decline and the impact of low vitamin E intake globally is a serious public health concern. Vitamin E is essential to health and the European Commission has authorized a health claim stating that ‘vitamin E contributes to the protection of cell constitue....
Majority do not meet healthy eating targets
May 21, 2014 | 3 min read
A recent report by Public Health England has revealed the UK population is consuming far too much saturated fat, sugars and salt and far too few fruit, vegetables and oily fish. This is a major cause for concern and highlights the need for the UK population to make dietary changes for....
Strong evidence Ubiquinol boosts sports performanc
May 20, 2014 | 2 min read
Scientific studies into the effects of Ubiquinol on sports performance have shown that it is able to increase sports performance, power output and recovery time. The study was conducted on medium to intensive athletes in a double-blind study. Ubiquinol is not categorised as a performa....
How to improve joint aches and pain
May 19, 2014 | 3 min read
Whether it be arthritic aches and pains or sports injuries, one of the most common health complaints concerns joint health. Is there anything that can be done to get your joints in shape without having to rely on over the counter pain relief and anti-inflammatories? The answer is yes ....
Nutritional therapy for Acne
Apr 26, 2014 | 4 min read
Research to date shows that acne (and general skin health) is tied strongly to diet. In fact traditional indigenous cultures have little acne, but as soon as they adopt a Western diet they see increasing levels of acne. Read more about which vitamins and minerals may be particularly e....
Is the Bradley Wiggins effect damaging prostates?
Apr 24, 2014 | 3 min read
Figures show membership for British Cycling has doubled since 2012 following the success of Sir Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France and Team GB at the London Olympics, with it the sales of prostate products have quadrupled for customers aged 40-45. Prostate health should be hig....
Nutritional therapy for gum disease
Apr 5, 2014 | 6 min read
Gum disease is extremely common with more than half of all adults in the UK suffering the condition. Mild cases cause bleeding gums and bad breath but if left untreated can progress to periodontal disease. As well as causing pain and general discomfort it is also associated with a hig....
Pycnogenol and L-Arginine for Male Sexual Health
Mar 18, 2014 | 4 min read
When combined with L-Arginine there is solid scientific evidence that says yes! We look at five clinical studies that show the combination of Pycnogenol® and L-Arginine restores sexual function, enables erections, boosts libido, performance, sperm motility, viability, and quantity.
Saw Palmetto can help an enlarged prostate
Mar 2, 2014 | 4 min read
Prostate health is extremely important for men of all ages - particularly so for those over the age of 50, in fact by the age 60 most men will be suffering the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Find out how Saw Palmetto can help.
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