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We all know vitamin C is vital for our health, in particular, for our immunity, energy and collagen production. But did you know? Most of us aren’t getting enough vitamin C through diet alone. This is why we have a wide variety of vitamin C products, all of which are vegan friendly and come in various forms to suit your every need, such as liquid, powder, capsule, or tablet.
Watch our latest vlog, where we look into these further to see which option might be the best one for you.
We are very excited to introduce our brand new product – Liposomal Vitamin C!
Following the success of our Liposomal CBD, and lots of positive feedback from our customers, we were keen to expand our Liposomal range and including a vitamin C product was a no brainer at this time of the year.
After a long wait and lots of anticipation, we can finally share it with you!
Polyzyme Forte®, a high potency combination of vegetable-derived enzymes such as bromelain, lipase, protease, amylase, cellulose, lactase and maltase with Lactobacillus acidophilus live bacteria.
This year’s festivities may be a little different to usual, however, we still might not be able to avoid overindulging in mince pies and mulled wine, which may become the cause of significant digestive discomfort, if we are not careful.
Our digestive health is also linked to our immune system, and overall health and wellbeing, so now more than ever we need to look after our guts, so we can enjoy the holiday season in a happy and healthy way.
We have put together our top five digestive products that can be used to support gut health.
Following on from our Low Immunity and Supporting Immunity series, we hope that you feel empowered with an understanding about how to comprehensively and holistically reduce your risk of infection in the first place, and support yourself if and when you have an infection. Now, we are shifting our focus towards how best to support ourselves post-infection since this is often characterised by symptoms which have a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life.
We often under-estimate the importance of supporting our immunity until we fall ill, and also how long it can take to recover until we experience lingering symptoms following an infection. Recovery from an infection ‘normally’ lasts one to two weeks. For some, however, this recovery process can last months, even years, characterised by prolonged post-infection symptoms, such as chronic fatigue, brain fog, muscle aches, and loose bowel movements. So, why do some individuals experience this prolonged recovery period, and others do not?
Identifying the underlying drivers of lingering post-infection symptoms, and how they can go on to affect our physical and mental health, facilitates implementation of tailored nutrition and lifestyle interventions which have the most chance of helping individuals to feel better. This is important now more than ever given the emerging problem of ‘post-viral fatigue/ syndrome.’
Over the next few blogs, we will delve into the ‘why’ and ‘how’ behind these prolonged post-infection symptoms, focusing on three integral areas: energy, cognitive health, and digestion.
In the first instalment of our Immunity Series, we explored the various factors which can increase our risk of low immunity, with a view to you learning how to nourish your immune system at a deep level. Moving forward, we want to empower you with an understanding of the nutrition and lifestyle ‘tools’ which you can use to support your immunity in day-to-day life.
With the reduction in daily sunlight exposure, and the higher risk of infection during the cooler months, it is essential that we work towards optimising our vitamin D status for immune and bone support in particular.
The bare minimum requirement for adequate vitamin D synthesis is sufficient daily exposure of our skin to sunlight. It therefore comes as no surprise that 25% of the UK population may be deficient, especially when you consider that we live in the northern hemisphere with heavily indoors-based lifestyles, particularly during the year 2020! It is therefore vital that we increase our daily intake of vitamin D over these cooler months to mitigate for our reduced ability to make enough of this nutrient at this time of the year.
Our Clinical Nutrition team have shared this tasty immune smoothie recipe which includes our favourite supplement - Immune Intensive.
Striking statistics from Public Health England indicate that only 31% adults and 8% teenagers meet the bare minimum recommendation of eating ‘5 A Day’. An adequate daily intake of fruits and vegetables is crucial for our health. It can help to support immunity, reduce disease risk, and improve overall health. An exciting way to increase your daily plant intake and consume at least 5-A-Day is to focus on ‘eating the rainbow’.
Read our blog to learn more about how 'eating the rainbow' can improve your health.
The year 2020 has truly highlighted the importance of a strong immune system. With children and students back at school and university, the colder months fast approaching, and the impending second wave in many parts of the world, it is more important than ever that our immune system is well-supported.
"The right raw materials can double or triple the protective power of the immune system” Joel Fuhrman
Our immune system is highly nutrient-demanding. For the immune system to function optimally, it needs to be nourished on a daily basis with a wide range of nutrients, not least vitamin A, C, D, and zinc. It then needs to be further supported by a diverse and abundant gut microbiome which requires a good daily intake of prebiotic fibre and live bacteria. Read on to learn about our top supplements to support the immune system, as recommended by all of us on the Clinical Nutrition team.