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Health & Nutrition Blog - Recent Posts

Pycnogenol provides a natural cure to osteoarthrit
Wednesday May 24, 2017 at 2:30pm

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 them to look at alternative and natural therapies to manage the condition. This can be found in the form of an extract of French Maritime pine bark called Pycnogenol.

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Turmeric helps to build and repair bones affected
Thursday May 18, 2017 at 11:34am

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 improving bone density.

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Is Lutein or Zeaxanthin better for eye health?
Wednesday May 10, 2017 at 8:50am

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 important pigments guard the body from damaging effects of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can destroy cells and play a role in many diseases including Age Related Macular Degeneration.

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Cyanocobalamin V Methylcobalamin
Wednesday May 3, 2017 at 2:32pm

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 form of B12. Here we look at which is better.

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Top Health Benefits of Turmeric
Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 8:27am

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 human health. Here we focus in on a few of the top health benefits of turmeric.

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Natural way to lowering blood pressure
Wednesday April 19, 2017 at 1:01pm

High blood pressure is known to affect 1 billion people worldwide, the World Health Organization estimates that it is responsible for at least 51 per cent of deaths from stroke and 45 of those from heart disease. New research has shown that consuming foods rich in potassium may be as effective at lowering blood pressure as commonly used diuretics and drugs.

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It's time for a cuppa!
Monday April 17, 2017 at 12:45pm

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.

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Can Marmite boost your brain power?
Friday April 14, 2017 at 8:35am

Marmite could boost brain activity, according to scientists, and the reason is down to the amount of vitamin B12 it contains. Find out more in this post.

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Melatonin is important for healthy ageing
Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 9:03am

While you might know Melatonin as a sleep supporting supplement did you also know it's a potent antioxidant, helping to fight off free radical damage that comes with aging?

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Is Krill Oil better than Fish Oil?
Tuesday April 4, 2017 at 12:24pm

Just like other fish oils, krill oil is loaded with omega 3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. These essential fatty acids support cardiovascular health, healthy cognitive function, joint health and more but which is a better source, krill oil or fish oil?

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