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Vitamin C and the immune system represented by fruit in water

ASK A NUTRITIONIST: HOW DOES VITAMIN C INTERACT WITH THE IMMUNE SYSTEM?

July 16, 2020

Vitamin C is definitely an immune system multitasker! There’s been a mountain of research since the 1930s on its use as an antiviral, and even though there continues to be much debate over whether it can prevent the common cold, there is scientific consensus that it can help us get rid of it quicker (1). When we’re ill, our immune... Read More
High doses of Vitamins represented by a large tree

WHY TAKING 1875% OF YOUR RDA OF VITAMINS COULD BE A GOOD IDEA

July 09, 2020

The definition of Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) fails to consider is that there is a big difference between the RDA (the amount you need to avoid deficiency) and the amount of a vitamin or mineral we need to achieve optimal nutrient levels for optimal health. Optimal health and peak performance are very different from this commonly understood guideline. We explore how this came to be.  Read More
Soldiers who were at risk of nutritional deficiencies

ASK A NUTRITIONIST: WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DAILY ALLOWANCE, AND WHY IS IT SO LOW?

July 08, 2020

First, a quick history lesson. The concept of standardised nutrient requirements was first established to help ward off starvation during the depression of 1862. Later, during World War 2, rationing started and the next set of Reference Nutrient Intakes (RNIs) was established. The emphasis changed from avoiding starvation to making sure the rationed food provided all the essential nutrients (that... Read More

Vegan Vitamin D Source

THE BEST WAY TO GET VEGAN VITAMIN D

June 22, 2020

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
Fruit full of vitamin C

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

June 16, 2020

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. Read More
A bowl of elderberries which have many health properties

HEALTH BENEFITS OF ELDERBERRIES: WHAT IS THIS BERRY POWERHOUSE?

May 08, 2020

Elderberries have been used in traditional medicine for millennia and it’s not new news that there is plenty of potential in these powerful purple fruits. Elderberries are used both in medicine and in food across the world, and there are studies that have shown their potential to prevent viruses from entering our system with their antiviral properties, alongside having the... Read More

citrus fruits full of vitamin C

COULD VITAMIN C SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM? TAKE A LOOK...

April 15, 2020

During this uncertain time many of us are eager to take whatever steps we can, to strengthen our immune health. Claims and counterclaims are being widely made about which nutrients we can and cannot rely on to evidentially support our immune system. So, what place should vitamin C have in your efforts to live healthily and provide your immune system... Read More
honey and its health benefits

THE BENEFITS OF HONEY TO EXPLORE

April 08, 2020

If ever there was a wonder substance for supporting human health then the liquid gold that is also known as honey, surely has to be up there. Indeed, humans have been using honey for in a whole plethora of ways since ancient times. The Egyptians, for example, used it as an embalming fluid and a dressing for wounds, and even... Read More
Garlic, food and the Immune System

THE ROLE OF THE DIET AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

February 05, 2020

Eating a diverse diet, rich in colourful vegetables and fruits, will ensure that you are getting a sufficient range of antioxidants. These antioxidants protect the structural elements of the immune system and the gut itself.  Read More