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INTRODUCING DR GEMMA, THE NEWEST MEMBER OF TEAM TONIC

INTRODUCING DR GEMMA, THE NEWEST MEMBER OF TEAM TONIC

We’re excited to announce a new addition to Tonic Health: Dr Gemma Newman, the UK’s ‘Plant Power Doctor’. Dr Gemma will be the Team Tonic GP, joining us on our mission to help people harness the power of their immune system with optimal nutrition, vitamins, minerals and plants. Based in London, Dr Gemma has over 16 years' experience as a... Read More

THE BEST WAY TO GET VEGAN VITAMIN D

As you will have read in our last blog about how vitamin D works with your immune system for optimal performance the importance of Vitamin D is well establish for the immune system. We call it a vitamin, but in fact, vitamin D is actually a hormone that influences more than 3,000 different genes in your body. But do you... Read More
Vegan Vitamin D Source
MAN FLU: IS IT REALLY A THING?

MAN FLU: IS IT REALLY A THING?

We all get sick from time to time, that’s a given. But whether or not your biological sex has an impact on the severity and duration of your symptoms is still up for debate. With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought it would be an appropriate time to delve into this topic a little further. What is ‘man flu’?... Read More

ASK A NUTRITIONIST: HOW MUCH VITAMIN C CAN I ACTUALLY ABSORB?

Your body is very clever and absorbs what vitamin C it needs. Anything that isn’t used is then safely excreted, although the body can hold onto vitamin C for a short period in the gut.
ASK A NUTRITIONIST: HOW MUCH VITAMIN C CAN I ACTUALLY ABSORB?
ASK A NUTRITIONIST: CAN MY DOG CATCH A COLD?

ASK A NUTRITIONIST: CAN MY DOG CATCH A COLD?

 Unlike their masters, dogs don’t need to drink freshly squeezed orange juice at breakfast. Along with most other mammals (apart from fruit bats, guinea pigs, humans and other primates), dogs make their own vitamin C – which may be why a dog will always go for our breakfast bacon and not the fresh fruit!

ZINC AND THE THYMUS GLAND: STRONGER TOGETHER

Although their function in the body is often underappreciated, the work that zinc and the thymus gland do together is vital for protecting health. So, let’s start appreciating them a little more. What actually are they, and do they do for us?   Introducing zinc It may be a mere trace element, but zinc is also a nutrient that everyone... Read More
ZINC AND THE THYMUS GLAND: STRONGER TOGETHER
HOW VITAMIN D WORKS WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

HOW VITAMIN D WORKS WITH YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

If you’re reading this, it hopefully won’t be news to you that vitamin D plays an integral role in keeping you healthy. As the NHS website explains, this fat-soluble vitamin is key to regulating your body’s levels of calcium and phosphate, which are crucial to the health of your bones, teeth and muscles.  While most of us tend to get... Read More

WHY WE NEED MORE VITAMINS AT CERTAIN TIMES

Most of us were probably aware long before adulthood that vitamins are important for health, having been told constantly by our parents as we were growing up to eat the healthy food on our plates because “It’s got loads of vitamins”.  Mum knows best, of course. But do you know exactly how and why vitamins are so important, especially for... Read More
WHY WE NEED MORE VITAMINS AT CERTAIN TIMES
THE 7 PARTS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT KEEP US HEALTHY

THE 7 PARTS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM THAT KEEP US HEALTHY

The human immune system is a truly wonderful thing, this sophisticated infrastructure of cells, proteins, organs and tissues routinely whirring into action to fight off nasties that can leave us feeling unwell. But how much do you actually know about all of those special components of the immune system that are constantly defending you?  Many of us are unfamiliar with... Read More

ATTENTION, ATHLETES: HERE'S WHY YOU NEED MORE VITAMIN C

The natural water-soluble vitamin called vitamin C – also sometimes referred to as ascorbic acid – has long been associated with various potential benefits, including the protection of cells, help with wound healing, and the maintenance of healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.  What might surprise you, however, is that athletes in particular need to be mindful about getting... Read More
ATTENTION, ATHLETES: HERE'S WHY YOU NEED MORE VITAMIN C
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