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March is when vitamin D levels are the lowest
Friday March 17, 2017 at 8:50am

Spring officially starts on March 20th for the northern hemisphere which means that everyone should be able to start receiving adequate vitamin D from safe exposure to the sun. However March is actually when vitamin D levels are at their lowest. Have you been topping up your vitamin D levels over the winter?

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Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Friday January 6, 2017 at 3:58pm

The official advice given by the government and NHS experts is that we should be able to get all our nutritional requirements from eating a healthy and balanced diet however new research has found vitamin deficiencies are common place across all ages.

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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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