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Acai could be an important prebiotic
Fri, 17 August, 2018
Polyphenols found within Acai have been shown to survive through the entire digestive system, thereby potentially offering prebiotic benefits throughout the gastrointestinal tract, according to researchers in the UK.
Add turmeric to your beauty regime
Mon, 30 July, 2018
Scientific research has already firmly establishing turmeric as protective of the cardiovascular system, a supporter of healthy cholesterol levels and a potent free radical scavenger but new research is now coming to light to show that it may keep you looking young, possibly slowing d....
Ubiquinol proven heart health benefits
Mon, 23 July, 2018
Ubiquinol is the reduced form of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). This is the form your body naturally uses, and research shows ubiquinol is superior for your health in a number of ways, primarily due to its superior bioavailability. It's particularly beneficial for your heart health by reducing....
Top 3 supplements for your brain
Tue, 17 July, 2018
Brain health is of increasing concern as we're living long and longer longer lives - dementia in particular is an ever more prevalent health issue in the UK. So what supplements could we be taking to boost cognition and help protect the brain from dementia? Here we look at 3 top suppl....
Chilli peppers appear to speed up metabolism
Tue, 10 July, 2018
Chemicals found within chilli peppers appears to speed up the metabolism, according to research published in the journal Advances in Nutrition.
Foods scientists claim will keep a diet on track
Tue, 12 June, 2018
Even the most strong willed dieter may give in to temptation when the hunger pangs are hitting hard therefore foods that help keep us feeling fuller for longer are a key to keeping a diet on track. Scientists from the University of Warwick have, for the first time, identified cells in....
Rejuvenate your skin with Astaxanthin
Fri, 4 May, 2018
Daily supplementation with astaxanthin may improve the health of facial skin in middle-aged subjects, suggests research from scientists in the UK and Russia.
Supplement recommendations depending on your diet
Fri, 23 March, 2018
Even though it's the ultimate goal, getting all the nutrition required for optimal health from food alone is quite difficult. So whether you're just trying your best to eat healthy or you're adhering to a strict vegan, paleo or gluten free diet, chances are you need some help from sup....
The number one supplement you should be taking
Fri, 16 March, 2018
By now most of us have heard of antioxidants and know about their health benefits but it's still important to be savvy about how powerful the antioxidant is that you're consuming and how much you have to consume for it to have any actual effect on the free radicals within your body. C....
Almonds boost 'good' cholesterol
Fri, 9 March, 2018
A handful of almonds, 43 grams in fact, eaten every day helps to increase levels of good cholesterol while also helping to eliminate the body of bad cholesterol, new research has revealed.
Heart failure linked to vitamin D deficiency
Fri, 2 March, 2018
Heart failure among the elderly is strongly associated with vitamin D deficiency leading researchers to suggest we need more trials to test vitamin D for the prevention of heart disease.
Milk alternative drinks leads to iodine deficiency
Fri, 23 February, 2018
The popularity of dairy free milk alternatives has soared in recent times but a new study published by the British Journal of Nutrition has reported that they are not a suitable substitute for cows' milk when it comes to iodine content.
Are sugar alternatives actually healthy?
Fri, 16 February, 2018
As a nation we are getting more health conscious it seems and this has let to certain buzz words doing the rounds, one of which is "refined sugar free". Products are using unprocessed alternatives instead but does that really mean it's healthy or are we getting duped by hype?
Why is being healthy so hard?
Fri, 9 February, 2018
Hard choices make us feel like we are being pulled in two directions - doing healthy things can feel like a battle between the devil on one shoulder and the angel on the other. The wicked devil impels us to give in to the burger for lunch while the virtuous angel is nagging us to opt ....
A diet inspired by the world's healthiest village
Fri, 2 February, 2018
The Pioppi diet is one that has been inspired by a village in Southern Italy that is famously known as the healthiest place in the world - residents live 10 years longer than average and don't appear to suffer from chronic diseases that plague the western world. The diet does not invo....
Ways to ensure your get-fit regime doesn't fail
Fri, 26 January, 2018
It's not just the new year that brings with it a new health regime, according to a study the average adult starts a health kick every three months. However more than half give up with a few hours of starting and over 60% say they never follow through with their goals. Here is a look a....
olive oil helps with weight loss
Fri, 19 January, 2018
Olive oil is a Mediterranean diet staple and has been long praised for it's health benefits, including those relating to cardiovascular health, reducing osteoporosis fracture risk, reducing depression and protecting the brain from dementia. Olive oil has also been linked to weight los....
Tips to help recovery after a gruelling workout
Fri, 12 January, 2018
Have you started 2018 with a new gym membership? If it's a yes then chances are your muscles are aching from all the lunges, squats, press ups and bench pressing you've been doing. This can not only interfere with daily life but can also stop you from getting the most out of your next....
Beetroot boosts your muscles and helps recovery
Mon, 8 January, 2018
Scientists at the University of Northumbria have discovered that beetroot helps muscles recover after intense exercise. So if you're looking for a post-gym snack, then beetroot may be the answer.
Walnuts - a dieter's new best friend!
Fri, 5 January, 2018
According to research walnuts boost brain activity in the region associated with control and discipline meaning this wrinkly little nut could help you stay strong in the face of cravings - a dieter's nemesis!
Overdone the booze lately? Try turmeric.
Fri, 29 December, 2017
In the Western world, alcohol consumed in large amounts is the main cause of liver disease, and even excess over a short period of time can cause damage to the liver. However, turmeric may provide a way or offsetting the damage if you’ve overdone the drinking recently.
Turmeric could prevent weight gain after menopause
Fri, 22 December, 2017
Research to date, in both menopausal women and animals, has shown that once ovulation ceases significant changes to the composition of gut bacteria occurs. Curcumin (the active component of Turmeric) has been shown in previous studies to demonstrate weight-gain prevention effects in m....
Three supplements you should be taking this winter
Fri, 15 December, 2017
Ensuring you are achieving adequate nutritional and vitamin intake is important all year round but there are a few supplements that are particular important to stock up on during the winter season.
Health benefits of red wine
Fri, 1 December, 2017
You've got to love stories about red wine being good for you! Researchers at Washington University in Missouri have found that drinking at least one glass of red wine per week boosts fertility in women, while other scientific research has also found it's good for your heart, your teet....
Young people suffering strokes is on the rise
Fri, 24 November, 2017
Experts are warning of an increase in strokes suffered by young people, including those in their 20's, 30's and 40's. The cause of which appears to be down to too much salty food in our diets.
We don't consume enough omega 3s
Fri, 17 November, 2017
We all know how healthy omega 3 fatty acids are, in fact while we often hear the claim supplements are unnecessary and that all nutrients can be obtained from a healthy diet, the general consensus by the health professionals is that we need to be taking omega 3 fish oils.
Women vitamin D deficient 43% higher risk of MS
Mon, 13 November, 2017
Women with low levels of vitamin D are nearly 50% more likely to develop multiple sclerosis than those who get enough, according to a new study published in Neurology. This strengthens findings of existing research showing a link between vitamin D status and MS.
Almonds improve cognitive ability
Mon, 6 November, 2017
Almonds could improve cognitive ability and prevent memory loss according to new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
2nd November is Vitamin D day!
Thu, 2 November, 2017
Led by the Vitamin D Society, Vitamin D Council and GrassrootsHealth, Vitamin D Day is a day marked to recognize vitamin D deficiency as a world health problem. Researchers has agreed that at least one third of the world is deficient in vitamin D, and some scientists think it's even g....
Coffee - it's rise from sinner to saint
Fri, 27 October, 2017
For years coffee has been considered a vice and we've been told we should drink less of it but now studies into its health benefits are elevating it from sinner to saint!
Supplement with astaxanthin for beautiful skin
Mon, 23 October, 2017
Dietary supplementation with astaxanthin may protect women against wrinkles and loss of skin moisture, as well as improving skin elasticity, says a new study.
A wine a day keeps the doctor away!
Wed, 11 October, 2017
Moderate drinking, i.e a glass of wine or a bottle of beer a night, could reduce your risk of an early death by a fifth, says new research.
Over 65s need 4,000 IU vitamin D daily
Fri, 6 October, 2017
As we get older our bodies have less of the vitamin D precursor in our skin which means that we become less efficient at producing vitamin D through exposure to the sun. Research has shown that low vitamin D status is associated with cognitive decline, a decreased ability to perform a....
Research supports multivitamin supplementation
Sat, 30 September, 2017
A study published last month has added support to the ability of multivitamins to fill in the nutrition gaps of a poor diet. While this is something that many experts in the world of dietary supplements take for granted, it's still commonplace in mainstream press and media to hear the....
Turmeric & black pepper need to be taken together
Mon, 25 September, 2017
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has low bioavailability meaning that it's difficult for the body to absorb and use. However when it's combined with black pepper it works like magic!
Changing seasons require immune system boost
Tue, 19 September, 2017
Colds and flu seem to be rife when the seasons change - its down to a combination of shifts in temperature that allow a different group of viruses to flourish, and it's these viruses that make people ill. The daily nourishment of your immune system can make a huge difference to how yo....
Caffeine stops the body from absorbing calcium
Wed, 13 September, 2017
A lot of us opt to take supplements as part of our daily regime but we may be failing to reap all the benefits of what we're taking because we're swigging them down with the wrong drink.
Improve your brain age by eating more of this
Mon, 28 August, 2017
Dementia affects a huge number of people in the UK, 850,000 in fact. It is a general term for a long term decline in mental ability severe enough to impede daily life, with common symptoms including memory loss and decreased ability to think and reason. However a recent study has foun....
Prediatbetic? Magnesium pills could help
Mon, 21 August, 2017
Those with insulin resistance and prediabetes are at an increased risk of high blood pressure but magnesium supplements may lower blood pressure says new research.
Marmite to prevent miscarriage? Really?
Tue, 15 August, 2017
Every year 7.9 million babies are born with a birth defect worldwide and in the UK, it's estimated that 1 in 6 pregnancies end in a miscarriage. No wonder then that one of last week's news headlines caused such a stir - eat Marmite to prevent miscarriage. But is there any truth behind....
Maternal vitamin D vital for childhood development
Mon, 14 August, 2017
Pregnant women with a deficiency in vitamin D may be putting their children at risk of developmental issues according to new research published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
Vitamin D and safe sun exposure
Mon, 7 August, 2017
It is pretty well known that the best source of vitamin D is the sun, however we are also told that we need to slather on the sunscreen to protect against sunburn and skin cancer. If we do this are we depriving ourselves of necessary vitamin D?
Curcumin plus piperine means better heart health
Mon, 31 July, 2017
Type 2 diabetes is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, however new research is indicating that supplements containing both curcuminoids and piperine from black pepper may improve heart health for diabetics by improving the levels of good cholesterol and reducing the levels o....
Vitamin D3 is twice as effective as vitamin D2
Tue, 18 July, 2017
There are two types of vitamin D, D2 and D3. Up until this latest study, which will be published in this month's American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it's been largely thought that both perform well as a supplement. However for the first time scientists aset out to find out if one ....
Omega 3's and heart disease - prevention not cure
Mon, 10 July, 2017
Sometimes it's difficult to know if you're getting the health benefits you want from the supplements you're taking, and this in large part might be due to the fact it's about prevention not cure. There are a lot of health claims surrounding omega-3's and it's pretty safe to say they'r....
Vitamins may play larger role in slowing brain dec
Mon, 3 July, 2017
A new review study is suggesting the role of the B vitamins in slowing down age related decline in brain functioning, as well as age related depression, has been underestimated. These findings are highly relevant to a world that already sees a high number of dementia sufferers and an ....
Could vitamin D help manage pain?
Wed, 28 June, 2017
New research is suggesting that vitamin D combined with good sleeping habits might help manage chronic pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis. Find out more in this post.
Vitamins & supplements to take in the summer
Fri, 23 June, 2017
The summer time puts a lot of stress on the body, in fact the time you spend out in the heat can actually deprive your body of certain important vitamins and minerals that you need. By learning about the best vitamins and supplements to take, if you are planning on travelling to very ....
High blood pressure? Eat chocolate!
Tue, 6 June, 2017
Are you a chocolate lover? Well we've got some good news, you may be inadvertently keeping high blood pressure at bay! Foods such as dark chocolate, bananas and avocado are high in magnesium and research suggests a high magnesium intake lowers your hypertension risk by regulating bloo....
Worried about the side effects of Ibuprofen?
Mon, 29 May, 2017
Painkillers such as ibuprofen are widely used and available over the counter. However recent studies have brought attention to the potentially serious side effects these drugs have when taken regularly over long periods so it's a good time to look at natural alternatives.
Pycnogenol provides a natural cure to osteoarthrit
Wed, 24 May, 2017
Osteoarthritis is a painful condition affecting joints and preventing them from moving smoothly. It causes misery to around 8.5 million Brits and there is no known cure. It is mistakenly thought to affect only the elderly population however it it can affect much younger people leading....
Turmeric helps to build and repair bones affected
Thu, 18 May, 2017
Osteoporosis is the most common bone diseases and is responsible for around 65,000 potentially fatal fractures each year in the UK. Promising new research suggests the active compound in turmeric called curcumin may prevent bone cells being removed before they are replaced thereby imp....
Is Lutein or Zeaxanthin better for eye health?
Wed, 10 May, 2017
It is common place to take vitamins to protect joints, bones or heart health but do you know how important it is to take eye health supplements? Lutein and zeaxanthin act as filters for your eyes, blocking out harmful UV rays and other high-energy wavelengths. As antioxidants, these i....
Cyanocobalamin V Methylcobalamin
Wed, 3 May, 2017
There are two forms of vitamin B12 that you’re likely to come across – methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Cyanocobalamin is the most commonly supplemented form of vitamin B12 and is chemically synthesised. Methylcobalamin is found in animal-based foods and is a naturally occuring for....
Top Health Benefits of Turmeric
Wed, 26 April, 2017
The surging interest in turmeric is largely due to turmeric’s myriad of purported health benefits – there is a staggeringly long list! Although much of the research on turmeric focuses on curcumin, there are over 50 different molecules in turmeric thought to have numerous benefits to ....
It's time for a cuppa!
Mon, 17 April, 2017
New research has shown that drinking tea lowered the risk of developing dementia by 50% and by 86% for those with a genetic risk. The health benefits are down to the bioactive compounds found in tea which improve memory and prevent brain cells from dying.
Turmeric found to drastically improve memory in de
Fri, 10 March, 2017
Turmeric has been the subject of many scientific studies in recent years and it seems that the circulatory, digestive, and neurological systems of the body, are all positively impacted by turmeric. There is a significantly lower rate of Alzheimer's disease amongst Asian populations th....
Forget 5 a day we need 10 a day!
Thu, 2 March, 2017
While eating the recommended five a day still helps reduce disease risk, the highest benefits are seen when people consume double that, researcher has found. Doubling our recommended intake could save 7.8 million lives a year globally.
Why Probiotics are a hot topic
Tue, 24 January, 2017
Probiotics are already widely considered to an important part of a daily health regime as they offer fantastic support to the health of your digestion, immunity, brain health and emotional well being. As researchers continue to study probiotics, they uncover additional benefits to a h....
Take pregnancy vitamins to boost child's IQ
Mon, 23 January, 2017
It is well known that keeping vitamin and nutrient levels up during pregnancy is essential for a healthy baby but new research suggests failing to take multivitamins during pregnancy could set a child back by a year by the time they reach secondary school.
Mediterranean diet prevent neurological degenerati
Wed, 18 January, 2017
Recent research to come out of the University of Edinburgh has suggested that the traditional Mediterranean diet of foods such as fruit, vegetables, nuts, fish and wine could prevent neurological degeneration in later life.
Iron deficiencies in the UK
Mon, 16 January, 2017
Iron is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the UK, with almost half the girls aged 11 to 18, and more than a quarter of working-age women, falling short of intakes needed for good health.
Eat oily fish to reduce heart disease risk
Tue, 10 January, 2017
Coronary heart disease is responsible for more than 73,000 deaths a year in Britain, killing about one in six men and one in 10 women however new research has shown that ensuring oily fish is part of your diet could both slash the risk of heart disease by almost a fifth and reduce cho....
Vitamin deficiencies now commonplace across UK
Fri, 6 January, 2017
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.
Autism could be linked to lack of vitamin D during
Wed, 14 December, 2016
While it’s widely known vitamin D is vital for maintaining healthy bones, there’s also a solid body of evidence linking it to brain growth. A recent study has found that women who have a lack of vitamin D while pregnant are more likely to have a child with autism.
Crohn's disease vitamin therapy
Thu, 8 December, 2016
Crohn's disease affects about 120,000 people in Britain. The damage the disease itself causes to the digestive tract as well as the damage done by surgery and medication used to treat it make it hard for the body to absorb nutrients.This means that sufferers should be aware of shortag....
Muscle strength with fish oils
Tue, 29 November, 2016
New research has shown that older women can double their muscle strength by taking fish oils. This could offer hope of a much improved quality of life into old age and is of particular importance because women live longer than men and, because of their lower starting strength, cross t....
Vitamin D - a potential life saver?
Thu, 24 November, 2016
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....
Vegetarianism linked to malnourishment
Mon, 21 November, 2016
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 b....
What are the three chill pills we've never heard o
Thu, 17 November, 2016
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the three chill pills that we've never heard of?”
What vitamins give you more energy
Wed, 9 November, 2016
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What vitamins give you more energy?”
What vitamins give you more energy?
Wed, 9 November, 2016
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 all....
Boost an aging brain with a fish oil supplement
Tue, 8 November, 2016
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 recommend....
Half the UK take a vitamin a day
Tue, 1 November, 2016
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...
Where to get Omega-3 essential fatty acids from
Fri, 28 October, 2016
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 pl....
Vitamins we not getting enough of
Tue, 25 October, 2016
Video: Just Vitamins Asks… Registered Nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert “What are the vitamins we're not getting enough of?”
What Are The Vitamins We're Not Getting Enough Of?
Tue, 25 October, 2016
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 a....
The Vitamin D vs sun protection debate
Wed, 8 June, 2016
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....
Can starflower oil stop a hangover?
Fri, 27 May, 2016
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 St....
Rosehip for arthritis
Wed, 25 May, 2016
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 alternati....
Vitamins to help feed your way to healthy skin
Wed, 11 May, 2016
Skincare will never be as simple as any single ingredient - just as no single food or nutrient can keep your body healthy, you need more than just one ingredient to keep your skin in good shape. Find a list of skin boosting vitamins and nutrients, along with information about what the....
activated charcoal for intestinal gas buildup
Thu, 5 May, 2016
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.
Why do people take CoQ10?
Tue, 12 April, 2016
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.
proven to help you lose weight - Glucomannan
Fri, 8 April, 2016
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....
Green-lipped mussel for rheumatoid arthritis
Wed, 6 April, 2016
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....
Hyaluronic acid a supplement to keep wrinkles away
Fri, 26 February, 2016
When it was recently suggested that film star Olivia Munn has undertaken cosmetic surgery due to her seemingly ageless complexion and changed appearance, she explained it is all simply down to eating Japanese sweet potatoes. These special sweet potatoes are the same as we reported in ....
The best vitamins for skin collagen
Mon, 5 October, 2015
Collagen is an essential protein. It is responsible for the formation of skin and other tissues in your body. To help boost the production of collagen, consider supplementing your diet with a variety of nutritious foods, all rich in specific vitamin substances that work together to en....
GLA as treatment for MS
Mon, 7 September, 2015
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 ....
Vitamin D Supplements recommended for everyone
Wed, 19 August, 2015
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 ar....
Iodine is vital for brain development
Mon, 17 August, 2015
When it comes to listing vitamins and minerals required for optimal health, it's not often people think about iodine. In fact the lack of iodine affects intelligence, hair and skin health, hormone related issues and depression. Learn about food sources of iodine and make sure you and ....
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - A Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Mon, 10 August, 2015
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 effec....
Turmeric Extract for Osteoarthritis Pain Relief
Fri, 7 August, 2015
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 ....
Iron deficiency - the most common mineral deficien
Mon, 3 August, 2015
Iron deficiency is the most common mineral deficiency in the world affecting nearly 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population). Iron deficiency usually arises by any factor or a combination of three factors which are: low iron diets, poor absorption and excessive loss of blood. ....
Turmeric keeps you looking young
Fri, 3 July, 2015
The proven health benefits of turmeric are well known however new research coming to light is also showing that turmeric may keep you looking young, possibly slowing down the rate at which the skin ages.
Foods which are not safe to eat during pregnancy
Mon, 29 June, 2015
When pregnant there are some foods you should give up or cut down on because they could cause food poisoning or harm your baby. Some are very obvious but some are not - find out more by reading the full article.
8 ways to build strong bones
Fri, 26 June, 2015
Bones are quite literally the support system of the body, so it’s very important to keep them strong and healthy. Bones are continuously being broken down and rebuilt in tiny amounts. Before the age 30 (when bones typically reach peak bone mass) the body is creating new bone faster bu....
Can you take fish oil supplements when pregnant?
Fri, 19 June, 2015
Yes and no! It is important to know the differences between different types of fish oil supplements.There are two categories of fish oil supplement, one of which is safe to take in pregnancy, the other is not.
Can CLA provide salvation from cellulite?
Fri, 12 June, 2015
If you’re one of the 85% of women in the UK affected by the dreaded orange peel then you'll be pleased to hear there is new hope for an effective treatment! Recent scientific studies have identified a special kind of fatty acid known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) as being effectiv....
Natural treatment for acid reflux
Mon, 8 June, 2015
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 me....
UK pregnant women found to be iodine deficient
Wed, 3 June, 2015
The UK is a first world country however pregnant women have been found to suffer from an iodine deficiency which "is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage". Iodine is crucial for neuro-development in the womb and through infancy, with deficiency cau....
Coenzyme Q10 for gum disease
Fri, 29 May, 2015
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 ....
More evidence of Omega-3 Fish Oil benefits
Mon, 18 May, 2015
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 reaso....
Pycnogenol® Shown to Improve Perimenopause Symptom
Mon, 6 April, 2015
Perimenopause is the transitional period into menopause and can last for up to four years. It is characterised by many unpleasant symptoms which can seriously affect quality of life. Pycnogenol® Pycnogenol®​ supplementation has been shown to be effective at reducing hot flushes and ni....
Herbs and Spices for Weight Loss
Fri, 20 March, 2015
Not only do herbs and spices provide extra flavour to meals, they also bring a host of health benefits. They contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and in some cases unique medicinal properties. Find out how they can benefit your health and your waist line!
Pycnogenol for Osteoarthritis
Mon, 16 March, 2015
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 pr....
Selenium Can Boost a Woman's Fertility
Fri, 6 March, 2015
Scientists have known for some time that selenium is important in male fertility but it has only been fairly recently that it's role in healthy reproduction in women has been investigated. The research conducted in Australia has found selenium to play a crucial role in the development....
The forgotten vitamin
Thu, 12 February, 2015
Yes? Then it's important that you're also getting plenty of Vitamin K2. These three nutrients have a synergistic effect to improve bone health. A study published in Osteoporosis International has found that lifetime supplementation with vitamin K1 or, even better, K2, vitamin D3, and ....
Pycnogenol - a natural way to boost memory and men
Mon, 2 February, 2015
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 cl....
Magnesium may help slow progression of prediabetes
Fri, 23 January, 2015
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 ....
Blueberries reduce risk of heart disease in women
Tue, 20 January, 2015
Research conducted by a team of nutrition and exercise scientists from Florida State University, has shown how introducing blueberries to the diet can help reduce high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women. Once women go through menopause, they are put at a....
Can a fish oil supplement help prevent Alzheimer's
Fri, 16 January, 2015
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 ....
Reduce your waist line with tomatoes
Wed, 14 January, 2015
Research published in the journal Nutrition suggests that a daily glass of tomato juice (a source of lycopene) can reduce both waist circumference and body fat. The study was conducted on young healthy women of normal body weight.
Pycnogenol may reduce symptoms of a common cold
Mon, 12 January, 2015
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 ....
Treating a magnesium deficiency with a supplement
Wed, 7 January, 2015
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 co....
Could depression be an allergic reaction?
Fri, 2 January, 2015
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.
Cranberries - Not just for Christmas!
Mon, 1 December, 2014
Remember - Cranberries are not just for Christmas! The humble cranberry is an antioxidant rich 'super food' topped only by blueberries. As well as being high in Vitamin C and fibre, they are low calorie and delicious! Scientific studies have shown a range of potential health benefits ....
Beta-glucans and the immune system
Tue, 11 November, 2014
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.
Supplements to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (S
Fri, 7 November, 2014
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 ....
Supplements to combat Menopausal Hair Loss
Fri, 19 September, 2014
Menopause is commonly associated with hot flushes, night sweats and mood swings however another common side effect is hair loss. Hormone replacement therapy is commonly prescribed to address the problems associated with the menopause including hair loss however it is not without wide ....
Try Hyaluronic Acid to treat Dry Eyes Syndrome
Mon, 8 September, 2014
Dry Eyes Syndrome is a medical condition which affects almost one third of the adult population, typically middle aged females. It is one of the leading causes of visits to the optician. Symptoms such as redness, blurred vision and dry, gritty sensations in the eyes can be very distre....
Obesity to blame for an increase in knee replaceme
Mon, 4 August, 2014
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 ov....
Try omega-3 fatty acids to help quit smoking
Wed, 30 July, 2014
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 ....
Natural Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mon, 14 July, 2014
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
Wed, 9 July, 2014
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....
Bovine Collagen vs Marine Collagen
Sat, 14 June, 2014
Collagen makes up one third of all the protein in our body and is most commonly known for skin health and helping to prevent wrinkles. After the age of around 25 years our ability to synthesise it from our diet declines but supplementation can help promote synthesis and restore collag....
Lycopene shown to help heart health
Tue, 10 June, 2014
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 therefor....
Nutrition for healthy aging
Wed, 4 June, 2014
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....
Help protect your mind from ageing
Wed, 28 May, 2014
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.
Vitamin E deficiency increasing
Tue, 27 May, 2014
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 constitue....
Majority do not meet healthy eating targets
Wed, 21 May, 2014
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....
Strong evidence Ubiquinol boosts sports performanc
Tue, 20 May, 2014
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 performa....
How to improve joint aches and pain
Mon, 19 May, 2014
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 ....
Nutritional therapy for Acne
Sat, 26 April, 2014
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 e....
A herbal approach to the menopause
Tue, 15 April, 2014
The menopause is a natural point in every woman’s life, a sign that the childbearing years are drawing to a close. This ‘change of life’ can cause some difficult physical and emotional symptoms. Here we look at evidence supporting a natural approach to treatment could be effective.
Nutritional therapy for gum disease
Sat, 5 April, 2014
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 hig....
Is there a supplement to help morning sickness?
Wed, 2 April, 2014
Morning sickness is the most common medical condition of early pregnancy - characterised by nausea and vomiting. The severity of the symptoms varies from woman to woman but all will agree that it is an unpleasant experience to say the least and makes everyday life more difficult to de....
Osteoporosis - The Silent Epidemic
Tue, 25 March, 2014
Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by severe bone thinning which leads to painful fractures. It affects half of woman and a fifth of men over 50 in the UK - amounting to nearly 3 million people. Sadly sufferers don't realise they have it until it's too late - find out about the....
Facing the Menopause and its symptoms
Sat, 15 March, 2014
Menopause generally occurs in women at around 50 years old, there are many unpleasant symptoms associated with this stage of life including hot flushes, headaches and tiredness, as well as more serious conditions such as Osteoporosis. Find out which supplements can help.
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