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Health & Nutrition Articles: January 2014

Glucosamine sulphate vs Glucosamine hydrochloride
Jan 31, 2014 | 1 min read
Glucosamine is probably the most popular supplement for helping to maintain healthy joints. There are two forms of glucosamine - sulphate and hydrochloride. Is one better than the other and what are the differences? Read our article and understand the differences so that you can decid....
Could peanut allergies soon be cured?
Jan 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Peanut allergies now affect more 1 in 50 children and can potentially be life threatening. Scientists in the UK now believe that they have devised a way to stop a life threatening reaction.
Cherry extract can help prevent gout
Jan 30, 2014 | 1 min read
Cherry extract or fresh cherries have recently become popular as a way of preventing gout. Is there any evidence behind this? We take a look at the scientific research so far and explain why cherries have become popular for gout treatment and prevention.
What does highly bioavailable mean
Jan 29, 2014 | 1 min read
The bioavailability of a nutrient is a crucial factor and the higher the better. If you have a poor quality supplement then your body could end up excreting a large proportion of its benefits because the body is not able to absorb it efficiently.
Statins Lower Cholesterol
Jan 28, 2014 | 1 min read
High cholesterol is, unfortunately, a prolific problem in today's society. Recently, the UK has been dubbed the 'statins capital of Europe' ! Along with regular exercise and a low fat diet, statins are now being frequently prescribed to help lower cholesterol levels and prevent heart ....
Feefo Gold Trusted Merchant Status
Jan 27, 2014 | 2 min read
We have been awarded a Gold Trusted Merchant status with Feefo for our service rating in 2013. To achieve that status we had 98% of our customers rate us as "Excellent" or "Good".
Is there such a thing as bad cholesterol and good
Jan 27, 2014 | 2 min read
The answer is yes! Most people will know that having 'high cholesterol' is bad and is a major cause of heart disease and clogged arteries. What most people don't know is there are two types of cholesterol - good (HDL) and bad (LDL). Cholesterol is fat and the levels of good and bad ch....
Pineapple contains bromelain
Jan 26, 2014 | 1 min read
Food is a major part of everyone's lives and the body expends a lot of energy digesting it. Digestive enzymes help to break down food and aid in absorbing nutrients into our blood stream. Enzymes are found predominantly in raw foods and generally the more we have the less the body has....
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter
Jan 25, 2014 | 1 min read
Serotonin also known as 5-hydroxytryptamine or abbreviated to 5-HT. It is found in many parts of the body and is thought to have many different influences and purposes. There have long been links between serotonin levels and depression with many antidepressant treatments working by in....
Synthetic cod liver oil
Jan 24, 2014 | 2 min read
A fish-less fish oil - cod liver oil that doesn't come from cod! Would you take it as a supplement? It's not yet a reality but have a read about the proposition and its potential issues and benefits.
Can probiotics help behavioral problems?
Jan 24, 2014 | 2 min read
Recent findings have begun to back up long held theories that there are strong links between brain function and stomach bacteria. This article reports on some of the most recent studies and theories.
Rose Hip helps arthritis
Jan 23, 2014 | 1 min read
Rose hip supplements have been the subject of much scientific research which backs their use to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Read more about rose hip and the medical research conducted in the full article.
Vitamin D and rickets
Jan 22, 2014 | 2 min read
The NHS have reported that cases of rickets is on the rise with 833 admissions to hospital in 2012-13. We take a look at what rickets is and what may have caused this increase in suffering.We recommend that everyone read this article but especially those with young children who are pr....
Prebiotics - Chicory Root
Jan 22, 2014 | 2 min read
Prebiotics and probiotics are very often advertised on television as yoghurt supplements, little shot drinks and even in margarine spreads. Lots of us buy these supplements in this form but do you actually know the difference between them, how they work together and how they benefit y....
Raspberry Ketones - do they work?
Jan 21, 2014 | 2 min read
You may have heard of a 'miracle weight-loss' but as you know with vitamins and supplements there is no such thing as a 'miracle' product. We explain all about raspberry ketones in this blog post and put the myths in the spotlight.
What are free radicals?
Jan 20, 2014 | 1 min read
You may have heard of the term "free radicals" and the importance of protecting the body against them. In reality free radicals are essential to important bodily functions but too much exposure is bad for you. Read more about free radicals in the full blog post.....
What are Antioxidants?
Jan 20, 2014 | 1 min read
When buying supplements we will all have seen terms such as "powerful antioxidant" and "high in antioxidants" but do you know what an antioxidant actually is and why they are beneficial for you?