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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Link between arterial stiffening and dementia
Apr 10, 2019 | 3 min read
New research has found that those people with arterial stiffening have an increased risk of dementia - this may lead to more research into vitamin K2 supplementation as a possible treatment.
Take Vitamin C before exercise to aid recovery
Apr 3, 2019 | 2 min read
New research is suggesting that women who take vitamin C before performing half an hour of moderate intensity cycling showed increased antioxidant capacity post exercise.
Sage studied for its brain boosting properties
Mar 28, 2019 | 3 min read
Did you know that sage is a well known medicinal herb that has a long history of traditional use in cognitive improvement? In fact, it's an old wives tale that sage boosts the powers of memory, however scientists have now proved they were right.
Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies are on the rise
Mar 20, 2019 | 3 min read
According to the UK's latest National Diet and Nutrition Survey intakes of vitamins and minerals have decreased drastically since 2008 and this is leading to deficiencies of important nutrients including vitamin A, fibre and iron.
Top supplements to rely on throughout the year
Mar 11, 2019 | 9 min read
Supplements are not a wonder cure but they can do a lot to help to support our general health and well being and can be useful in bridging nutritional shortfalls if we're not eating as well as we should. Here are some that should be worth your consideration if you're thinking of suppl....
Vitamin D is Britain's favourite vitamin
Mar 4, 2019 | 2 min read
Vitamin D has overtaken vitamin C as Britain's favourite vitamin supplement. Last year saw a 7% increase in vitamin D usage and today it is used by 33% of vitamins, minerals and supplements (VSM) users.
Turmeric Curcumin - avoid getting ripped off
Feb 28, 2019 | 4 min read
Turmeric has seen a meteoric rise in popularity and evidence shows it may arguably be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Unfortunately with this uprising, a flood of 'turmeric supplements' have hit the market, many of which are HUGELY MISLEADING to consumers and r....
UK government plans folic acid fortification
Feb 25, 2019 | 3 min read
The UK government is setting out new plans to fortify flour with folic acid which will bring the country in line with fortification guidelines in the EU that prevent birth defects such as spina bifida.
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.
Britain's Food Standards Agency looking to ban CBD
Feb 15, 2019 | 3 min read
CBD oil has been making big waves in the wellness world recently and has become a very popular supplement with many people, its taken to help manage anxiety, insomnia, muscle and joint pain. However a decision by British and European food watchdogs mean it now has to be reclassified a....
Nestle on global fight against iron deficiency
Feb 11, 2019 | 2 min read
Food giant Nestle is on a global fight against iron deficiency and has recently stepped it up by acquiring a new food fortification technology. The World Health Organisation (WHO) thinks iron deficiency is one of the most severe nutritional deficiencies globally with woman and childre....
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 to add foods 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.
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