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With winter fast approaching, the reduction in daily sunlight exposure, and the higher risk of infection during these cooler months, it is essential that we work towards optimising our vitamin D status.
Vitamin D is one of the only vitamins which we can make ourselves. However, the process of making vitamin D is highly complicated and prone to error. 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. Read on to find out why you need vitamin D and the best ways to increase your intake of it.
We made it through the lockdown period and now the next challenge is strengthening your child’s immune system for the return to school.
A healthy diet is paramount to provide all the nutrients they need to ensure a robust immune system. If you’re not sure which nutrients are important, or what to do if and when your children get poorly, we’ve gathered our top nutritional and lifestyle tips all in one place, so read on to learn more.
As we all know, we face many challenges as parents and guardians of children growing up in modern society. However, at a biological level, our children face the continuous and constant challenge of nurturing an immature immune system; a complex system which is constantly developing and adapting to the outside world in order to equip them with a fully functioning immune army in adulthood.
A healthy diet is paramount to provide all the nutrients they need to ensure a strong and robust immune system. If you’re not sure which nutrients are important, or what to do when your children get poorly, we’ve gathered our top nutritional and lifestyle tips all in one place.
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Did you know that one in eight children in England are suffering with at least one mental health disorder? Mental health issues are diverse and complex, they can range from anxiety, depression to autism and ADHD.
With children's mental health week upon us, we want to help you understand what could potentially be contributing to these issues and what you can do to support your children.
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.
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.
Probiotics are beneficial for adults and children alike, but why and when would you give probiotics to your child?
Read our latest blog to find out more.