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Supplements for the Party Season

With Christmas and New Year’s celebrations just around the corner, most of us will be enjoying plenty of food and the odd drink. The down side of the festive fun is that our bodies generally take in more calories than normal, and our immunity and detoxification organs are put under extra pressure. The good news is that there are a few natural supplements that can...

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What is Serrapeptase?

as a dietary supplement, serrapeptase is becoming much more popular, but what is all the fuss about? This enzyme was initially discovered by the German scientist Hans Nieper over 20 years ago. Serrapeptase has been promoted to treat many health conditions. What is Serrapeptase? This enzyme was originally found in the intestines of the silkworm, but is now prepared...

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Chlorella: A natural supplement to enhance sports performance?

Sports nutrition is continually turning to natural suplements as this is now proving to be more effective and in harmony with the body. Many synthetic supplements and protein powders are often difficult to digest and can also be difficult to absorb. There are recent studies and claims that a natural supplement to enhance sports performance is chlorella. Chlorella is...

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Health Benefits of Copper

Health Benefits of Copper

The financial value of copper is constantly on the increase, but this essential mineral also (and more importantly) has many health benefits ranging from the production of blood cells to the formation of bone. This mineral is required for production of red and white blood cells. so what else are the health benefits of copper? Copper is not as popular a supplement as...

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Resveratrol – Good for the Heart?

Resveratrol – Good for the Heart?

Resveratrol has been branded as the next big natural supplement, but does it stand up to all of the hype? This antioxidant has been touted as a miracle supplement in the treatment of illnesses and conditions such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and Alzheimer’s disease. These are very bold claims, and I have come across some studies which back up the claims,...

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Essential minerals: The benefits of magnesium

The health benefits and the actions of magnesium have been well documented recently. I have talked to various nutritional experts who are using more magnesium supplements in their practice in recent years. The updated RDA (recommended daily allowance) is 375mg a day. According to data produced by Lamberts Healthcare 72% of women and 42% of men in the UK fail to...

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How would an iron deficiency affect me?

This is one of the most important minerals in the body. Iron is the most commonly prescribed mineral by doctors and is regularly monitored by blood tests. This mineral plays a number of important roles in the body so there would be many knock on effects of an iron deficiency. The most important function is in the production of haemoglobin and oxygenation of red...

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Health Benefits of Vitamin A

There are many health benefits of vitamin A. It is an essential nutrient for maintaining healthy eyes. This vitamin is fat-soluble and is stored in the liver. Vitamin A is also known as retinol, as it essential to the health of the retina. This vitamin helps us maintain vision, especially night vision. It helps our eyes to adjust when coming in from outside. Vitamin...

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Benefits of Vitamin C: The Ultimate Vitamin!

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is the most widely known and used nutritional supplement. This vitamin is known for its immune boosting effects, but vitamin C has a number of other properties that might surprise you.  It is involved in most metabolic functions of the body, including tissue growth and repair and healthy gums. Vitamin C is also required for healthy adrenal...

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Omega 3 Oils – Krill Oil

Krill oil has gained a lot of popularity over the past couple of years. It is currently the fastest growing omega 3 supplement on the market.  This is partly due to the claims that krill oil is a superior source of essential fatty acids and that is free from pollution that can affect fish oil supplements. Krill oil is also promoted as being free from the fishy...

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Weight Loss Supplements: Chromium

Chromium is a naturally occurring trace mineral that has gained popularity as a slimming and sports supplement. This mineral is essential for the break-down of carbohydrates and fats. Chromium is also thought to work by increasing the action of insulin, which helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Many vitamin companies promote chromium as a weight loss...

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Vitamins for Children

Most children will not require vitamin supplements, as they should be getting the important nutrients from their diet. However, there are situations when you may need to consider supplementing with additional vitamins and minerals. For example, your child may be going through a phase of going off their food, or they may be a picky eater. If your child is vegetarian,...

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