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Turmeric. Worth the hype?

Turmeric. Worth the hype?

2nd February 2018

This colourful, signature spice turmeric has gained popularity within the world of Western foods in recent years but it has also seen a great deal of interest as a supplement. A relatively recent Google food trend analysis actually ranks turmeric as a rising star in terms of interest and searches…

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IN THE NEWS: Magnesium may help prevent bone fractures

IN THE NEWS: Magnesium may help prevent bone fractures

13th April 2017

In the news: Magnesium could help prevent bone fracturesWritten by Bobby Garlington – 13th April 2017 Magnesium has been in a number of articles recently, highlighting its benefits in the diet. One of these benefits is that magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones with 67% off the total magnesium…

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IN THE NEWS: Vitamin D Could Prevent Colds & Flu

IN THE NEWS: Vitamin D Could Prevent Colds & Flu

20th February 2017

Vitamin D Hits The HeadlinesVitamin D has been in the news for its role in supporting the immune system. This is due to a recent study which has been published in the British Medical Journal suggesting that Vitamin D supplements could prevent over 3 million people getting colds or flu…

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Could you be Vitamin D deficient?

Could you be Vitamin D deficient?

7th October 2016

Vitamin D hit the headlines once again this week. Having previously been in the news earlier this year when Public Health England recommended that everyone should take a daily Vitamin D Supplement and then in early September when  it was reported that vitamin D may hep prevent severe asthma attacks.…

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Need a pick-me-up? HALF of us are now popping a daily dose of vitamins

Need a pick-me-up? HALF of us are now popping a daily dose of vitamins

22nd September 2016

What was the story?The number of daily users has jumped by 5 % to 46 % in a yearSales are also on the rise, with the UK spending £414million annuallyOccasional use is put at  65 %, according to study by analysts MintelWhere was it published?http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3799269/Need-pick-HALF-popping-daily-dose-vitamins.htmlAlmost half of Britons take a…

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Vitamin D may protect against severe Asthma attacks

Vitamin D may protect against severe Asthma attacks

6th September 2016

Asthma is a condition which is characterised by inflammation of the airways. The inflammation is the result of the immune system malfunctioning and reacting to harmless substances such as pollen or dust mites. A new review study by the clinical research body has suggested that Vitamin D may help reduce…

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Vitamin D Hits the Headlines

Vitamin D Hits the Headlines

26th July 2016

Vitamin D hit the headlines this week as an increased incidence of deficiency in the UK has lead to Public Health England recommending that everyone takes a daily Vitamin D Supplement. Here is all you need to know about Vitamin D and how you can ensure you don’t become deficient…Why…

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Pregnancy Multivitamins

Pregnancy Multivitamins

14th July 2016

Taking Mulivitamins during PregnancyYesterday the BBC released an article on taking multivitamins during pregnancy. As per the article, it is true that the NHS recommends 10 micrograms of vitamin D each day throughout your pregnancy (and during breastfeeding) and 400 micrograms of folic acid each day before pregnancy until you…

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Omega-3 and Healthcare Cost Savings

Omega-3 and Healthcare Cost Savings

20th June 2016

Healthcare cost savings of omega-3 food supplements in the European UnionThe objective of the Healthcare Cost Savings of Omega 3 Food Supplements in the European Union was to determine if cost savings could be realised, in the form of avoided healthcare-related expenditures from the use of an omega-3 EPA +…

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Should we be eating more fat?

Should we be eating more fat?

24th May 2016

Should we be eating more Fat? Yesterday a report by The National Obesity Forum Charity which criticised current government dietary guidelines for fat made headline news. The charity stated that we should be eating more fat and that low-fat high-carbohydrate diets are having a negative impact on…

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