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Magnesium - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Monday February 15, 2016 at 8:07am

Magnesium is an essential mineral for all living cells, responsible for more than 300 chemical reactions in the human body. Find out what else the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Magnesium from, as well as what damaging symptoms a Magnesium deficiency can cause.

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Calcium - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wednesday February 10, 2016 at 6:07pm

Calcium is the must abundant mineral in the human body, making up our bones and teeth. Deficiency is very common with half of us believed to consume less than half the recommended amounts. Find out what else the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Calcium from.

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Vitamin E - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Friday February 5, 2016 at 11:57am

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and known as a powerful antioxidant. Deficiency is very common. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin E from as well as the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency and with the symptoms of deficiency include.

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Vitamin K - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wednesday February 3, 2016 at 11:57am

Vitamin K (Phylloquinone) is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be obtained from dairy and plant sources. In the UK all newborns receive Vitamin K just after delivery to prevent the possibility of any serious blood disorders. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin K from as well as the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency and with the symptoms of deficiency include.

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Vitamin C - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Friday January 29, 2016 at 2:55pm

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is an antioxidant. It also helps rebuild skin, gums, build cartilage and bones, and maintain blood vessels. Find out the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are and what other things the body needs it for. The orange is the 'poster boy' for Vitamin C, however there are many fruits and vegetables which are richer sources of Vitamin C - find out which ones.

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Vitamin A (Retinol) - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Thursday January 28, 2016 at 8:55am

Vitamin A (Retinol) is a fat-soluble vitamin which can be obtained from animal and plant sources. Deficiency is uncommon and over-consumption can be harmful. Find out what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin A from as well as the potential for deficiency, what can cause deficiency and with the symptoms of deficiency include.

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Vitamin B12 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Monday January 25, 2016 at 6:32pm

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. It is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, along with what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B12 from.

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Folic Acid - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Friday January 22, 2016 at 7:42am

Vitamin B9 (Folate/Folic Acid) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. It plays a vital role in growth of a foetus and infants, playing a part in cell growth and producing DNA. A supplementary intake for pregnant women is recommended by the NHS. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, along with what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get folic acid from.

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Biotin - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 11:42am

Vitamin B7 (Biotin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family and is a key nutrient for healthy hair, skin and nails. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Biotin from.

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Vitamin B6 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Tuesday January 19, 2016 at 8:33am

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Pyridoxine from.

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Vitamin B5 - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Monday January 18, 2016 at 6:22pm

Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Pantothenic Acid from.

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Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Friday January 15, 2016 at 7:57am

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B3 from.

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Vitamin B2- Deficiency Risk and Symptoms
Thursday January 14, 2016 at 8:25am

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B2 from.

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Vitamin B1 - Function and Deficiency Symptoms
Wednesday January 13, 2016 at 12:47pm

Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) is part of the 8 vitamins in the B-Vitamin family. Find out the potential for deficiency and what can cause deficiency, what some of the symptoms of deficiency are, what the body needs it for and what food sources you can get Vitamin B1 from.

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Tips for swallowing bulky pills
Tuesday June 23, 2015 at 8:59am

While it seems like an easy task, swallowing a pill is something that many of us have great difficulty doing. The fear of gagging causes the throat to tighten up so that the pill stays in your mouth until you spit it out. Here we look at various ways to approach the problem so that you can relax and just let the pill slide down!

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Over 65? Take a vitamin D supplement
Wednesday February 18, 2015 at 6:23pm

The Department of Health recommends certain supplements for some groups of people who are at risk of deficiency, they recommend people aged 65 years and over take a daily supplement of 10 micrograms (0.01mg) of vitamin D.

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Omega-3's & Vitamin D - great for the heart
Wednesday February 11, 2015 at 10:42am

Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D demonstrate the ability to positively affect many health conditions, particularly those related to cardiovascular disease onset.

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10 interesting nutrition facts!
Friday February 6, 2015 at 6:04pm

Did you know that Broccoli is good for your bones, or that Kale is good for your eyes? Find out more interesting food facts in this post!

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