Feeling Tired all the Time

Feeling Tired all the Time

Feelings of tiredness and fatigue could be down to your lifestyle. Simple changes, such as exercising more and eating better, could help to improve your energy levels and fight those feelings of fatigue. From work-life balance to personal relationships, tiredness can negatively affect our everyday lives - but you can fight those feelings of fatigue! Read on to discover how to overcome feelings of tiredness and sleepiness. Get Moving   It’s often top of the list of any how-to guides to improve your health and lifestyle - but that’s because it’s incredibly effective! You don’t have to run a half-marathon...

Iron Rich Diet

Iron Rich Diet

Iron is an important component of our everyday diet. Not only does it help reduce tiredness and fatigue, it’s also needed for the production of red blood cells and haemoglobin in our bodies. Iron also supports our immune system, protecting our bodies, especially during those colder winter months.   Iron For Vegetarians If you follow a vegetarian diet, it’s especially important to make sure you are getting enough iron on a daily basis. Despite iron being found in a variety of plant-based foods, a common issue for vegetarians is that they simply do not take in enough of this particular...

How to motivate yourself

How to motivate yourself

Finding the motivation to work out is something many of us find difficult, especially during the cold winter months. That’s why we are here to help you find out how to motivate yourself to exercise and most importantly, enjoy your workouts. There are plenty of ways to get your mind and body pumped up and ready for exercise, helping you to get moving and falling in love with working out. From supplements to small self-motivation techniques, we’ll make it easier than ever to get off the sofa and into the gym! Set Achievable Goals & Objectives One of the biggest...

Folic Acid | Benefits and Defects

Folic Acid | Benefits and Defects

What is Folic Acid? Folate (Vitamin B-9) is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function. The nutrient is crucial during early pregnancy to reduce the risk of birth defects of the brain and spine. Folate is found mainly in dark green leafy vegetables, beans, peas and nuts. Fruits rich in folate include oranges, lemons, bananas, melons and strawberries. The synthetic form of folate is folic acid. It's in an essential component of prenatal vitamins and is in many fortified foods such as cereals and pastas. A diet lacking foods rich in folate or folic...

What is Vitamin B?

What is Vitamin B?

What is Vitamin B? The B-vitamins comprise a group of eight water soluble vitamins that perform essential, closely inter-related roles in cellular functioning, acting as co-enzymes in a vast array of enzymatic reactions. Their collective effects are particularly prevalent to numerous aspects of brain function, including energy production, DNA/RNA synthesis/repair and the synthesis of neurochemical molecules. B-vitamins are involved in homocysteine metabolism. Adequate levels of all members of this group of micronutrients are essential for optimal physiological and neurological functioning. Understanding the role of the B group of vitamins namely, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), vitamin...

Uses of Collagen

Uses of Collagen

Collagen Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It is the major component of connective tissues that make up several body parts, including tendons, ligaments, skin, and muscles. Collagen has various functions, including providing your skin with structure and strengthening your bones. Recently collagen supplementation has become popular. Most of the Collagen is hydrolysed, making it easier for you to absorb. Source of collagen Food source Collagen is available in the connective tissues of animals. Therefore, it is found in foods like chicken skin, pork skin, beef, and fish. Foods that contain gelatin, such as bone broth, also...

Benefits of Selenium

Benefits of Selenium

Selenium Selenium is a trace element that is naturally present in many foods, and available as a dietary supplement. In order to stay healthy, the body needs Selenium nutrients. Selenium is important for many functions including reproduction, thyroid gland function, DNA production, and protecting the body from damage caused by free radicals and from infection.. There are two form of Selenium: inorganic and organic. Both forms can be good dietary sources of selenium. Soils contain inorganic selenium that plants accumulate and convert to organic forms, Most selenium is in organic form, present in animal and human tissue. Majorly stored in skeletal muscle contributing approximately 20 to...

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Foods

Omega 3 Fatty Acid Foods

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Omega-3s play major roles in the body as a component of the phospholipids that form the structures of cell membranes. DHA, in particular, is especially high in the retina, brain, and sperm. Apart from their structural role in cell membranes, omega-3 fatty acids provide energy for the body and are used to form eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are signaling molecules that have similar chemical structures to the fatty acids from which they are derived; they have wide-ranging functions in the body’s cardiovascular, pulmonary, immune, and endocrine systems. The three major omega-3 fatty acids are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid...

Uses of Vitamin D3

Uses of Vitamin D3

Vitamin D Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a few foods and available as a dietary supplement. It is also produced when ultraviolet (UV) rays from sunlight strike the skin and trigger vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption in the gut and is also needed for bone growth and bone remodeling by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Vitamin D has other roles in the body, including reduction of inflammation as well as modulation of such processes as cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and glucose metabolism. Vitamin D status is assessed by measuring serum 25(OH)D...

Uses of Coenzyme Q10

Uses of Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a substance that is naturally present in the human body, with the highest levels in the heart, liver, kidneys, and pancreas. CoQ10 is a compound made by your body and stored in the mitochondria of your cells. The mitochondria are in charge of producing energy. They also protect cells from oxidative damage and disease-causing bacteria or viruses CoQ10 plays several key roles in your body. One of its primary functions is to help generate energy in your cells. It’s involved in making adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is involved in energy transfer within cells. Its other...

Evening Primrose Oil

Evening Primrose Oil

  Use of Evening Primrose Oil Evening primrose is a flower native to North America but also found in Europe and parts of the Southern hemisphere. The evening primrose has yellow flower petals that bloom in the evening. It has a long history of medicinal uses. Native Americans, for example, used its leaves, roots, and seedpods in preparations for hemorrhoids, bruises, wounds, sore throats, digestive problems, and skin problems. Modern medicine uses the oil extract from evening primrose seeds in supplements to treat eczema, breast pain, and menopausal symptoms. Evening primrose oil (EPO) is high in specific fatty acids. Evening...

Menopause Symptoms

Menopause Symptoms

Symptoms of Menopause Women & men both face a variety of health conditions as they age. However, there are specific illnesses & disorders that can only affect women for biological reasons. A woman's body responds to aging dramatically with menopause while a man's body responds more gradually. Menopause is a point in time - 12 months after a woman's last period. The years leading up to that point, when a woman may have changes in her monthly cycles, hot flashes or other symptoms, is called the menopausal transition or Perimenopause. The perimenopause most often begins between ages 45 & 55....

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