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Health & Nutrition Articles: July 2014

Probiotics may help prevent obesity
Jul 31, 2014 | 2 min read
A scientific study into the effects of probiotics on the diet has shown that it may help to prevent obesity and help treat chronic diseases. Probiotics are 'hot' property in the supplements business with a huge wave of studies and benefits being discovered recently. It appears that th....
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 ....
µg means microgram or mcg
Jul 29, 2014 | 1 min read
You have have seen the symbol µg on your vitamins and not know what it means. It is a unit of measurement but what is is equivalent to - find out!
Eating Avocados helps Vitamin A absorption
Jul 28, 2014 | 3 min read
Vitamin A (also known as retinol) has been called the "miracle vitamin" because of its positive impact on immunity and growth. Beauty-conscious women have been known to favour this vitamin because it is believed to slow the ageing process and improve overall skin condition. Vitamin A ....
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....
Pycnogenol® Found to Improve Psoriasis Symptoms
Jul 7, 2014 | 2 min read
Psoriasis (pso·ri·a·sis, pronounced suh-rahy-uh-sis) affects around 5% of the population and is now considered a cardiovascular risk factor - mild symptoms include localised itching however severe symptoms can lead to the painful and debilitating condition known as arthritis. Pycnogen....