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It’s that time of the year again, when everyone around us comes down with colds, flu and other nasty infections. The festive celebrations are just around the corner, and we all want to make sure that our immune system is strong and efficient, so we can enjoy this cheerful season with our loved ones.
Here are the Nutrition team's favourite supplements so you can start building your natural pharmacy and support your family's health throughout the winter months.
It’s that time of the year again when we all seem to be coming down with something: coughs, colds, flu, tonsillitis, or worse… We all know how disruptive and uncomfortable it can be to daily life, so how can we make sure that we are able to defend ourselves against these nasty bugs and viruses?
Thankfully, there is a lot that we can do to help ourselves, such as stress reduction and ensuring we get enough vitamin C, D, zinc, and sleep. But did you know that one of the most effective supplements you can take to support your immunity is actually a probiotic? It makes perfect sense when we consider that our immune system is largely based in the gut, and that the good bugs in it are absolutely critical to protecting us against the bad guys.
Read our blog to learn more.
The dreaded ‘winter vomiting bug’ threatens to wreak havoc on the start of our festivities.
There is currently no conventional treatment, [i] so read on to learn how nutrition and lifestyle may help you avoid infection, and support you during and after infection if it comes to that.
Many of us have experienced the feeling of our ‘stomachs turning’ when we are nervous, scared or anxious, and there is good reason as to why this happens. The gut, often referred to as our second brain, plays an important role, not just in digestion, but also regulating the activity of our nervous system.
Read more on the benefits of probiotics on mental health.
Do you struggle to get nutrient-rich supplement powders into your child? As adorable as our children are, they can be notoriously fussy. To ensure your children are getting their essential nutrients, we have created this delicious, chocolate smoothie to satisfy their taste buds, whilst boosting their nutrition.
Read the recipe now!
How are our gut bacteria relevant to heart health? People with reduced microbial diversity in the gut are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).[ii] A recent study showed that heart failure patients who eat more fibre have healthier balance of gut bacteria, which has been linked to reduced risk of death and need for a heart transplant.[iii]
So it’s clear that one of the most natural ways to support heart health includes optimising our gut bacteria through diet and using the right probiotics that have been researched for their heart health-promoting properties.
Find out more in our latest blog about how probiotics can have a profound effect on heart health.
“Ageing is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength” Betty Friedan
Is this how you see menopause? Or are you dreading it? If you are a woman in a perimenopausal age and already thinking about it, or perhaps you are currently going through it and struggling, read on and we’ll delve deeper into how to have an easy transition through menopause and avoid or minimise some of the most common symptoms.
Was your child born by C-section or bottle-fed? Are they feeling a bit below par at the moment? Or are you, as a parent, simply looking for guidance about how to increase good bacteria in the gut naturally? And you want to know which supplements to give your children as a daily insurance that they’re getting what they need?
Read our latest blog to find out more, including our extensive range of supplements for your kids.
Modern lifestyles don’t really support our levels of gut bacteria. Toxins in the environment, medicines like antibiotics, stress, poor diet and digestion can all impact their health and diversity. This is where a good quality live bacteria supplement can really help.
Our products use exactly the right bacteria in the right quantities to have maximum effect. Many of our live bacteria products use the LAB4 combination of bacteria used in multiple clinical trials.
Read our latest blog to learn why choosing the right live bacteria can support your gut health.
Why are fish oils important for children? Omega-3s are essential fatty acids that can’t be made by the body and so have to be obtained from the diet.
Learn more about the importance of essential fatty acids for optimal development in children.