Close

We use cookies to help improve your experience of our website and cookies have already been set. To find out more or for advice on removing these cookies, read our Privacy and Cookies Policy.

By closing this message or continuing to use our website, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our Cookies Policy.

mens health Posts

Vitamin D - a potential life saver?
Thursday November 24, 2016 at 10:35am

Acute respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, bronchitis, and influenza are known to have higher death rates among older people due to their weakened immune system. While not a treatment, vitamin D is thought to help reinforce the first line of defence as we age to prevent respiratory infections.

Read More >

Vegetarianism linked to malnourishment
Monday November 21, 2016 at 11:21am

In spite of the argument that there are plenty of alternatives, many vegetarians are not receiving adequate nutrition thanks to their meat-free diet. A recent article published by the Express has reported on a study revealing that just under a quarter of those surveyed admitted they believe they are malnourished and of those 79% experienced negative health effects.

Read More >

Thursday November 17, 2016 at 3:43pm

Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the three chill pills that we've never heard of?”

Read More >

Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 2:35pm

Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What vitamins give you more energy?”

Read More >

What vitamins give you more energy?
Wednesday November 9, 2016 at 2:34pm

Fatigue isn’t just tiredness, it’s a lack of energy that can often be a symptom of issues like depression, anaemia, or thyroid problems. But when you've ruled out any medical issues, you should consider supplementation. Some of the most common cause of fatigue can be significantly alleviated through supplements.

Read More >

Boost an aging brain with a fish oil supplement
Tuesday November 8, 2016 at 10:13am

Supplements rich in DHA from fish oils might help to slow mental decline research has shown. The omega 3 fatty acid helps nerves to communicate with each and can be seen in markedly reduced amounts in people with Alzheimer's disease. With just one third of Britons eating the recommended one portion of fish per week it's time to look at how to boost your intake.

Read More >

Half the UK take a vitamin a day
Tuesday November 1, 2016 at 10:43am

Research has revealed that half the country take at least one vitamin supplement per day, with occasional usage estimated at around 65%. Are you one of the pill popping brits? If so, then do you know which ones you should really be taking? Here are our top 3...

Read More >

Where to get Omega-3 essential fatty acids from
Friday October 28, 2016 at 9:48am

No type of fat has been getting more recent publicity than Omega-3s, you're very likely to have heard that they play an important role in support of our health. Find out what animal foods, seafoods, vegetables, seeds and nuts are rich in Omega-3, and what health conditions Omega-3s play a role in preventing/treating.

Read More >

Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 9:10am

Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the vitamins we're not getting enough of?”

Read More >

What Are The Vitamins We're Not Getting Enough Of?
Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 9:00am

As you age, you need more of certain vitamins and minerals than when you were younger. Eating more natural whole foods will serve your health much better but still, we often still are in need of boosting vital vitamins and minerals. The three most common vitamins we are deficient in are Calcium, Vitamin D and Iron.

Read More >

The Vitamin D vs sun protection debate
Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 9:34am

Vitamin D is vital to our well-being and our primary source is from sunlight. During the winter in the UK, it is impossible to get enough vitamin D from the sun in the UK, and during the summer we are strongly advised to use sunscreen to prevent skin cancer. Most people are unaware of the effect of SPF has on the amount of vitamin D we can absorb - this article makes for essential reading.

Read More >

Can starflower oil stop a hangover?
Friday May 27, 2016 at 9:34am

A hangover is your body withdrawing from alcohol, the most common complaints include headache, nausea, and generally feeling bad all over. Some people claim to not suffer from hangovers, but those who do won't have any positive memories of them! Can a little known supplement called Starflower Oil help prevent a hangover?

Read More >

Rosehip for arthritis
Wednesday May 25, 2016 at 4:30pm

Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition affecting an estimated 8.75 million people in the UK, significantly effecting peoples quality of life. Over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not desirable to take long term so people are seeking natural alternatives. Clinical trials give strong evidence showing rosehip is more effective than glucosamine for osteoarthritis treatment, and can help significantly improve quality of life.

Read More >

activated charcoal for intestinal gas buildup
Thursday May 5, 2016 at 2:35pm

Bloating and intestinal gas can be both a painful and embarrassing problem but activated charcoal is a simple and effective remedy. Here’s how you can use it to greatly reduce stomach gas problems and remove toxins from your digestive tract.

Read More >

Why do people take CoQ10?
Tuesday April 12, 2016 at 5:08pm

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the most popular supplements for the over 40's in the UK. It is a substance similar to a vitamin, found in every cell of the body. Find out why people are taking CoQ10 and how it may be able to contribute to your health and well-being.

Read More >

proven to help you lose weight - Glucomannan
Friday April 8, 2016 at 4:32pm

The search for a miracle weight loss potion or pill continues to elude us, there are regular crazes and new supplements which reach the market but rarely do they have any proven claims or research backing them. There is however a supplement which has genuine claims based on scientific evidence - Glucomannan.

Read More >

Green-lipped mussel for rheumatoid arthritis
Wednesday April 6, 2016 at 1:29pm

Green-lipped mussel is a nutritional supplement taken from a type of mussel native to New Zealand. The joint healing properties of green lipped mussels were first noticed more than 100 years ago by Maoris in New Zealand. There is now good clinical evidence this kind of supplementation helps people with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.

Read More >

L-theanine reduces physiological responses to stre
Tuesday December 15, 2015 at 4:03pm

Diet, exercise, stress-management techniques such as yoga, and even psychological counselling can all help in the battle against stress but in addition to this an effective way to help ourselves is to take nature's own chill pill L-theanine. Research shows that L-theanine is effective at helping to promote relaxation while reducing feelings of stress and anxiety - this might be particularly useful advice right now given the stress many of us experience over the festive period.

Read More >

Cherry extract for gout
Tuesday December 1, 2015 at 5:52pm

Gout is a common type of arthritis, sufferers are hit with sudden and very severe attacks of pain and swelling in the joints. It affects about one in 100 people, with men two to three times more likely to be affected than women. Cherries are a long thought and popular remedy for the agonising condition which scientists are now putting to the test - with promising results.

Read More >

GLA as treatment for MS
Monday September 7, 2015 at 5:54pm

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a lifelong condition that affects the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). More than 100,000 people in the UK have multiple sclerosis (MS) and more women than men are diagnosed with it. Linoleic acid is a naturally occurring omega-6 essential fatty acid which has been shown by trial results to slow the progression of MS, especially in people who are newly diagnosed. Find out more in this post.

Read More >

Vitamin D Supplements recommended for everyone
Wednesday August 19, 2015 at 8:25am

According to a recent report from Public Health England, over one in five people have low levels of essential vitamin D. The bleak British weather is stopping much of the population from receiving healthy amounts of the essential vitamin from sunlight and natural food sources alone are not enough to boost levels. Government health advisers are now recommending people across the UK increase their daily intake of vitamin D to 10 micrograms.

Read More >

Omega-3 Fatty Acids - A Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Monday August 10, 2015 at 5:55pm

Chronic inflammation contributes to many painful conditions, including osteoarthritis and back pain - while treatment with drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen and diclofenac work well there are extreme side effects associated with their use. An alternative treatment with fewer side effects that also reduces the inflammatory response and thereby reduces pain is believed to be omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil.

Read More >

Turmeric Extract for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
Friday August 7, 2015 at 6:31pm

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes the joints to become painful and stiff and is the most common type of arthritis in the UK. Many people with the condition depend on non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen to manage the symptoms, but the regular, chronic use of these types of medications is associated with significant, and very serious, side effects. A safe and natural remedy comes in the form of turmeric extract, which has shown to as effective for pain relief as ibuprofen.

Read More >

Natural treatment for acid reflux
Monday June 8, 2015 at 8:31am

Acid reflux (or heartburn) is a common condition afflicting many people. Most people believe it is caused by excess acid in your stomach and are prescribed acid-blocking drugs. It is believed by many medical professionals that reducing the amount of acid in the stomach is a serious medical misconception that adversely affects hundreds of millions of people, as the problem normally results from having too little acid in your stomach.

Read More >

Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease
Friday May 29, 2015 at 8:27am

Gum disease is an increasing issue in western countries, but scientific studies have found an important link between gum disease and Coenzyme Q10 deficiency. Clinical experiments have shown that supplementation with as little as 50mg per day of Coenzyme Q10 resulted in a reduction of inflammation and faster healing of gum tissue.

Read More >

More evidence of Omega-3 Fish Oil benefits
Monday May 18, 2015 at 5:24pm

Most people know that we are advised to eat at least two portions of fish a week but statistics show our total daily Omega-3 intake is still declining. We may however not necessarily know why we are told to do this and what the potential heath benefits of eating fish are. Read 6 reasons to take an Omega-3 fish oil supplement.

Read More >

Pycnogenol for Osteoarthritis
Monday March 16, 2015 at 6:41pm

A majority of people over the age of 65 years show signs of osteoarthritis. Essentially all joints may be affected, but the most commonly affected are hips, knees, fingers and the spine. Osteoarthritis is the leading medical condition for which people use alternative therapies. The primary goal is the relief from joint pain and stiffness and with time the restoration of mobility. Following 3 separate clinical trials, Pycnogenol® has been found to potently inhibit inflammation in arthritis.

Read More >

Pycnogenol - a natural way to boost memory and men
Monday February 2, 2015 at 8:51am

A new study has shown participants who supplemented daily with Pycnogenol® demonstrated stronger performance in daily mental tasks such as dealing with money, managing people, and coping with stress - suggesting mental performance benefits for home life, the workplace and even in a classroom environment.

Read More >

Magnesium may help slow progression of prediabetes
Friday January 23, 2015 at 6:59pm

Magnesium is an extremely important mineral that helps your body maintain blood glucose levels. Research has found that increasing magnesium intake may be important for improving insulin sensitivity, reducing systemic inflammation, and decreasing diabetes risk and may be particularly beneficial in offsetting risk of developing diabetes among those at high risk.

Read More >

Can a fish oil supplement help prevent Alzheimer's
Friday January 16, 2015 at 8:51am

Alzheimer's is an incurable disease and the most common type of dementia. It's main symptom is memory loss, among many others, which can cause significant disruption to a person's daily life. While it cannot be cured many new studies have identified key lifestyle and nutritional risk factors which when modified can help prevent Alzheimer's from developing and slow its progression in people already suffering from it.

Read More >

Pycnogenol may reduce symptoms of a common cold
Monday January 12, 2015 at 8:22am

A new study has indicated that daily supplementation of Pycnogenol®, at the first signs of a common cold, not only reduces the total number of days affected by illness but also the severity of associated symptoms. Pycnogenol® contains extracts from French maritime bark which contains natural anti-inflammatory properties and it's ability to boost our immune system has been extensively researched to date. Read more in this post.

Read More >

Treating a magnesium deficiency with a supplement
Wednesday January 7, 2015 at 5:06pm

Magnesium is an essential mineral for our health so any concerns over a potential deficiency should not be ignored. Due to soil conditions and food processing methods the levels of magnesium in the foods we eat has dropped 35% in the 50 years preceding 1991. It is also important we consume the right balance of calcium and Vitamin D in our diet so that we are able to absorb and make best use of it. Learn more in this post, and about conditions that can be caused by a magnesium deficiency.

Read More >

Could depression be an allergic reaction?
Friday January 2, 2015 at 6:01pm

Depression has always carried the stigma of being a mental illness, however new research suggests that it could be as much about the body as the mind. The claim is that it is a result of inflammation caused by the body's immune system. Find out more in this post.

Read More >

Vitamin C increases physical activity in men
Friday November 21, 2014 at 7:40pm

Low levels of Vitamin C in the body has been shown to lead to decreased immune system strength so it's important, especially at this time of year, to ensure you're getting enough. A new study has shown that not only did it help to fight off the sniffles but it also boosted physical activity.

Read More >

Beta-glucans and the immune system
Tuesday November 11, 2014 at 5:47pm

Beta-Glucans are crucial weapons in the fight to stay healthy and naturally boost the immune system. The body doesn't produce Beta-Glucans so the only way to get the compound is through external sources. Learn more about Beta-Glucans and how they work to boost our immune system.

Read More >

Supplements to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S
Friday November 7, 2014 at 12:28pm

According to the Seasonal Affective Disorder Association (www.sada.org.uk), winter depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition which affects 20% of the UK adult population. As our energy levels undergo a gradual change from summer to autumn it's common to feel like you've lost your get up and go. Find out what treatments and natural supplements can help beat the symptoms of SAD

Read More >

Obesity to blame for an increase in knee replaceme
Monday August 4, 2014 at 8:34am

Obesity related health problems are on the rise - one such issue is the increased wear and tear suffered by knee joints. In 2013 almost 10,000 obese people had replacement knee surgery - a 150% increase over 4 years. Funded by the NHS knee replacement surgery has cost the tax payer over £50million a year! It's time to take note and make an effort to reverse the trend.

Read More >

Try omega-3 fatty acids to help quit smoking
Wednesday July 30, 2014 at 8:24am

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 in risk of death from smoking related diseases such as cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart disease. A recent study has shown that omega-3fatty acids are an effective, safe and affordable way to help you quit.

Read More >

Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Monday July 14, 2014 at 9:53am

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 are a variety of natural supplements which have a wealth of research backing their use to help ease certain symptoms. Read about what vitamins and minerals may be able to help you if you suffer from the condition.

Read More >

Just Vitamins stance backed by BBC Watchdog
Wednesday July 9, 2014 at 8:38am

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 could clearly see there is absolutely no evidence or research backing Raspberry Ketones for any kind of slimming purpose. Our stance has just been backed by a televised BBC documentary.

Read More >

Lycopene shown to help heart health
Tuesday June 10, 2014 at 5:42pm

Statistics show that the Mediterranean region has a reduced the risk of heart disease - this is largely credited with the diet rich in fruit, vegetables, olive oil and perhaps even the odd glass of red wine (optional!). Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer therefore it is no wonder research is being undertaken to identify what in the Mediterranean diet may contribute to a reduced risk of heart disease. Recent clinical research is pointing towards lycopene which is predominantly found in tomatoes.

Read More >

Nutrition for healthy aging
Wednesday June 4, 2014 at 5:09pm

There is no escaping the fact that we all grow old, no quantity of vitamins or supplements can stop that. There is however increasing evidence and clinical research showing that certain vitamins and supplements can help improve our health in older age and possibly help prevent certain age related diseases. Read about a selection of currently prominent supplements and their effects on the body in the longer term.

Read More >

Help protect your mind from ageing
Wednesday May 28, 2014 at 6:25pm

Modern times sees an ever increasing ageing population, with this should come increased awareness in ways to fight both the physical and mental decline associated with the process. Here we look at the importance of nutrition in keeping an agile mind.

Read More >

Vitamin E deficiency increasing
Tuesday May 27, 2014 at 7:56am

Consumption of vitamin E is in decline and the impact of low vitamin E intake globally is a serious public health concern. Vitamin E is essential to health and the European Commission has authorized a health claim stating that ‘vitamin E contributes to the protection of cell constituents from oxidative damage’, read more..

Read More >

Majority do not meet healthy eating targets
Wednesday May 21, 2014 at 8:11am

A recent report by Public Health England has revealed the UK population is consuming far too much saturated fat, sugars and salt and far too few fruit, vegetables and oily fish. This is a major cause for concern and highlights the need for the UK population to make dietary changes for the sake of their health.

Read More >

Strong evidence Ubiquinol boosts sports performanc
Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 3:44pm

Scientific studies into the effects of Ubiquinol on sports performance have shown that it is able to increase sports performance, power output and recovery time. The study was conducted on medium to intensive athletes in a double-blind study. Ubiquinol is not categorised as a performance enhancing supplement therefore can be safely taken by amateur and professional sports people. Learn more about Ubiquinol and its benefits to sports people.

Read More >

How to improve joint aches and pain
Monday May 19, 2014 at 3:53pm

Whether it be arthritic aches and pains or sports injuries, one of the most common health complaints concerns joint health. Is there anything that can be done to get your joints in shape without having to rely on over the counter pain relief and anti-inflammatories? The answer is yes there is plenty. There are many natural anti-inflammatory supplements, your diet is very important and the right type of exercise is also crucial. Read the full article and learn more.

Read More >

Nutritional therapy for Acne
Saturday April 26, 2014 at 9:03am

Research to date shows that acne (and general skin health) is tied strongly to diet. In fact traditional indigenous cultures have little acne, but as soon as they adopt a Western diet they see increasing levels of acne. Read more about which vitamins and minerals may be particularly effective at combating the condition.

Read More >

Is the Bradley Wiggins effect damaging prostates?
Thursday April 24, 2014 at 5:06pm

Figures show membership for British Cycling has doubled since 2012 following the success of Sir Bradley Wiggins at the 2012 Tour de France and Team GB at the London Olympics, with it the sales of prostate products have quadrupled for customers aged 40-45. Prostate health should be high on the agenda for all men over 30 but if you're a firmly appointed MAMIL then the importance is even greater.

Read More >

Nutritional therapy for gum disease
Saturday April 5, 2014 at 1:17pm

Gum disease is extremely common with more than half of all adults in the UK suffering the condition. Mild cases cause bleeding gums and bad breath but if left untreated can progress to periodontal disease. As well as causing pain and general discomfort it is also associated with a higher risk of heart disease, respiratory disease and nutritional deficiencies. Find out how nutrition can help.

Read More >

Pycnogenol and L-Arginine for Male Sexual Health
Tuesday March 18, 2014 at 6:15pm

When combined with L-Arginine there is solid scientific evidence that says yes! We look at five clinical studies that show the combination of Pycnogenol® and L-Arginine restores sexual function, enables erections, boosts libido, performance, sperm motility, viability, and quantity.

Read More >

Saw Palmetto can help an enlarged prostate
Sunday March 2, 2014 at 9:15am

Prostate health is extremely important for men of all ages - particularly so for those over the age of 50, in fact by the age 60 most men will be suffering the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Find out how Saw Palmetto can help.

Read More >

Top