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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Did you know sleep detox's your brain?
Jun 12, 2019 | 4 min read
Science hasn't yet discovered exactly why we need to sleep, yet we do know about the health benefits good quality sleep brings. An optimal sleep routine detoxes the brain, consolidates memory, improves weight loss, and puts you in a better mood amongst many other things. So how can we....
The best supplements for tiredness
Jun 5, 2019 | 2 min read
Feeling tired could just be down to too many late nights or a disrupted sleep routine however perpetual tiredness could also be a symptom of a deficiency in certain vitamins and minerals. Taking these supplements could help to beat that foggy feeling.
Supplements that fight stress
May 22, 2019 | 3 min read
Regardless of whether you're good at managing stress or not, it affects each and every one one of us. There is an argument to say that modern day living has increased the amount of stress we feel, with mental health issues such as anxiety being more and more commonplace. So whether yo....
Top supplements for a healthy spring
May 15, 2019 | 2 min read
We've left behind the cold weather and bleak landscape of winter and ushered in the sunshine, chirping birds and green hedgerows of spring. Sound idyllic? Not so much when you're struck down with illness that comes with seasonal change. However, primed with the right nutrients your bo....
Looking for a holistic remedy for hayfever?
May 8, 2019 | 2 min read
Following the sudden rise in both temperature and pollen count are you suffering from an onslaught of hayfever symptoms? Tried everything and nothing seems to help alleviate the incessant sneezing and itchy eyes? Well a new research has suggested that CBD oil could be an effective new....
Magnesium is important for optimising vitamin D le
May 1, 2019 | 2 min read
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has highlighted the importance of magnesium for optimising vitamin D in the body, suggesting the nutrients work together to boost your health.
Vegans are advised to supplement daily with vitami
Apr 24, 2019 | 3 min read
Guidelines issued by a non-profit organisation increase an adult's vitamin B12 intake from 3 micrograms to 4 micrograms per day, paying special attention to those following a vegan diet by saying that they must take a permanent vitamin B12 supplement to avoid a deficiency.
Vitamin D fortification urgently needed
Apr 17, 2019 | 3 min read
Many parents may expect that by opting for a multivitamin they’ll be able to meet all their children’s needs, but the latest study shows that belief could be misplaced. Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Southampton, found only 25-36% of children's supplements provide the....
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.
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