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Do I need to take a multivitamin if I eat a healthy diet?

Do I need to take a multivitamin if I eat a healthy diet?

Vitamin B12 is used in the metabolism of every cell in the human body. It contributes to normal nervous system functioning through its role in the synthesis of myelin (the fatty layer which surrounds our nerve cells); supports the maturation of red blood cells in bone marrow, as well as acting as a cofactor in fatty acid and amino acid metabolism and DNA synthesis.

 

 

What is the best way to boost my immune system?

The immune system is a very complicated system of the body. Immune function is depleted by various factors including poor sleep, stress, nutrient deficiency and leading a sedentary lifestyle.  On the flip side, immune function can also be depleted by excessive exercise. Therefore, the first step should be to ensure that general wellbeing is supported by focussing on quality sleep, relaxation and stress management as a priority.

 

 

21 September 2021
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Which form of B12 is best?

Vitamin B12 is used in the metabolism of every cell in the human body. It contributes to normal nervous system functioning through its role in the synthesis of myelin (the fatty layer which surrounds our nerve cells); supports the maturation of red blood cells in bone marrow, as well as acting as a cofactor in fatty acid and amino acid metabolism and DNA synthesis.

 

 

21 September 2021
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Do I need to take a multivitamin if I eat a healthy diet?

Vitamin B12 is used in the metabolism of every cell in the human body. It contributes to normal nervous system functioning through its role in the synthesis of myelin (the fatty layer which surrounds our nerve cells); supports the maturation of red blood cells in bone marrow, as well as acting as a cofactor in fatty acid and amino acid metabolism and DNA synthesis.

 

 

21 September 2021
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What is the difference between type I and type II collagen, and what are they used for?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is one of the major building blocks of bone, skin, tendons, muscles and ligaments.

3 August 2021
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I suffer with hay fever, what can I do to improve my symptoms?

Hay fever is a common allergy which affects up to one in five people at some point in their life. Unfortunately, at present, there is no cure. However, as you have rightly asked, there are things we can do to improve our symptoms and reduce our susceptibility.

2 July 2021
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I’m really struggling with anxiety, what can I do to help?

Anxiety can be a complicated issue with many factors influencing it, and these factors will be different for everyone.  However, anxiety is commonly associated with an over activation of something referred to as the ‘hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis’.  

2 July 2021
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My children are 2 and 5, do I need to give them vitamin D? 

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, particularly during periods of growth and development.  In addition, it has been highlighted as one nutrient which many groups of the population, including children, are deficient in. 

2 July 2021
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I eat a vegan diet, should I supplement with iron?

It can be more challenging to obtain enough iron as a vegan because the form of iron found in plant sources (non-haem iron) is not as well absorbed by the body as the iron obtained from animal sources (haem iron)...

9 June 2021
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I really struggle to get to sleep, what can I do to help?  

Millions of us struggle with sleep – either getting to sleep, or staying asleep. Sleep hygiene is a way of preparing the body for sleep, so having a similar routine every day can help programme the body to know when it is time to sleep...

9 June 2021
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I have an office job so spend all day inside, should I supplement with vitamin D? 

In the UK, the number of people with sub-optimal levels of vitamin D is thought to be fairly widespread. There are only a few food sources of vitamin D (even less if you are vegan), so the main way to ensure we get enough vitamin D is to be out in the sunshine, which allows vitamin D to be produced within our skin...

9 June 2021
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