The female body is a complex system of several hormones working in synergy to regulate physiology, behaviour, and the ability to thrive and reproduce. Hormone balance is a cornerstone of women’s health. Unfortunately, maintaining this natural balance has never been more difficult due to the modern environment we live in and our busy lifestyles. One of the main hormones that is directly impacted by this is oestrogen.
Read our blog, where we share our top nutrition and lifestyle tips to help you achieve hormone balance.
We often find that many women query how to support their hormones, whether this is for conception, menopause, or due to a specific symptom or condition.
We want you to be able to understand your requirements, and help you to pick the right product to meet your own individual needs. Here, we introduce you to some of our newly updated products, as well as some of the older classics that we are still fond of.
Perhaps one of the most critical processes that underpins our health and wellbeing is methylation. This relatively simple chemical process, occurs billions of times every second, and is important for the proper functioning of virtually all body systems. It's a process that is called upon a lot when we are under stress, so can potentially become depleted. The research into methylation and related genetic mutations that may predispose people to an array of symptoms and chronic disease, has exploded in the last 10 years.
A good understanding of methylation is just as important for health practitioners, who want to provide a personalised plan for their clients, as it is for each one of us, enabling us to take charge of our own health and wellbeing. Knowing how to support this process with diet and lifestyle is key to achieving optimum health and hopefully preventing disease.
“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 at 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.
Are you confused about multinutrients? Trying to decipher which one would be best for you, or if you actually need one? If chosen well, multinutrients can be an incredibly powerful tool to support many aspects of life, from stress, to immunity, and hormone balance. They can also support different life stages, such as fertility (male and female), pregnancy, and menopause. A carefully formulated complex containing therapeutic doses of nutrients that are easily absorbed and used by the body, is so much more than just a bog standard supplement.
Vitamin C has multiple benefits for our body, from supporting healthy skin and energy production to promoting a strong immune system. Whilst many foods contain vitamin C, it is increasingly evident, given the trials and tribulations of modern day living, that we are not getting nearly enough to meet individual needs. Stress is around every corner and we are subjected to many environmental toxins and microbes in the home and outdoors. The food we eat is often depleted in nutrients and the state of our health is declining constantly with chronic disease. Therefore our nutrient demands are ever increasing, and this includes the need for vitamin C.
Vitamin C isa water-soluble nutrient and is therefore not stored in the body, so thebody needs a constant supply. With the growing demands of the modern world we are much more prone to having a lower vitamin C status. Some of the many reasons for this are:
Given the above, one thing is clear; we need to put back what is missing to make up for the deficit.
While there are different vitamin C products, a favourite amongst practitioners and our Nutrition Team is Vitamin C Powder.
How do you know which multinutrient to choose? We not only believe a multinutrient forms a key part of everyone’s essential supplement regime, but it should also be tailored to your exact needs. Your nutrient requirements change throughout life, and a multinutrient should reflect that.
Introducing our new and improved advanced multinutrient range! Building on our industry-leading, practitioner favourite, Methyl Multinutrient, our new range of multis was created with no unnecessary additives, only containing what you need. Supporting the vital process of methylation, as well as many other aspects, such as mental health, detoxification, structure, immunity and many more. Free from unnecessary additives whilst providing nutrients in their most bioavailable forms. Ensuring optimal absorption and utilisation, because we want you to feel the difference when taking your multinutrient.
It is widely known that good sleep is absolutely vital to our general wellbeing and mental health. So, why is it so important? Sleep replenishes our energy stores, regenerates tissues, strengthens connections between brain cells, and removes waste produced in the body.
However, sleep deprivation is becoming a modern epidemic; a 2018 survey highlighted that only 6% of adults in the UK manage to achieve the recommended 8 hours sleep a night.[i] Not being able to fall asleep, waking up throughout the night, or not feeling refreshed on waking can lead to several problems that we sometimes don't associate with sleep at all. It can leave us anxious, less resilient to stress, and prone to depression. It can severely affect our performance, energy, memory, and can increase the risk of heart failure, stroke, and coronary artery disease.[ii]
Read our latest blog on sleep, why it matters and top tips for better sleep.
In these unprecedented times, we all need to adapt to the situation, not least how we live, shop, and work. Whilst we at BioCare have remained open for businesses, we are aware that many of you may be struggling in different ways. We therefore wanted to remind you that we arehere to support you.
We work closely with holistic practitioners, advising and educating them, to help them play their important role in shaping a healthier society. For this reason, we recently conducted a Practitioner Survey to get an insight into how they are coping given the current situation. Whilst some results were specific to practitioners, actually a large proportion of them are relevant to us all. What stood out was people wanting more product advice, help with their accounts, being informed of product changes and what’s in stock, and receiving news and education about health and nutrition.
We are committed to supporting all of our customers, so here are a few things we can do for you.
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