What to look for in a nutritional supplement

"Four out of five of the herbal supplements tested contained none of the labelled ingredients" The media love to pounce on findings that indicate supplements don't work, in order to decry the whole of the supplement industry. There is no doubt that, with such a confusing array of nutritional and herbal supplements available online, in healthfood stores, and even on supermarket shelves, it's difficult to know which ones are worth the money. And because the industry is unregulated (or self-regulated) there are a great many supplements that are substandard, ineffective or even harmfully contaminated. So how do you identify [...]

By |2022-09-13T00:27:27+01:00September 13, 2022|Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Commit to your cells

Tips and tricks for remembering to take your supplements A friend told me recently that he'd been taking some very high quality supplements but hadn't noticed any difference in his health. He asked if he should continue taking them. "How many have you taken already, and when did you start?", I asked. "About half a pot, and about 6 months ago" was his reply. So he'd taken two weeks' worth of supplements over six months. That's like saying you had a full 7 hours' sleep on 14 days out of 6 months, but you can't understand why you're not feeling [...]

By |2022-06-29T18:05:16+01:00October 19, 2021|Lifestyle, Nutrition, Supplements|0 Comments

Why supplements

BY DAVID GRIFFITHS I wish I didn't feel the need to write this article... At heart, I'm a back-to-nature, live-off-the-land kind of guy who loves the feeling of living in harmony with the beautiful planet that we have inherited The idea that our diet doesn't provide all that it needs to for good health in the 21st century is something that I struggle with, but being around the health and fitness industry for 20 years has led me to certain inescapable conclusions which I'll explore here. You obviously don't have to reach the same conclusions as I have but I [...]

By |2020-02-05T01:43:58+00:00February 5, 2020|Nutrition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vitamin D: Special Agent

ANGELA HENDERSON Sun-worship has been a feature of the human psyche for as long as history remembers, and not surprisingly, since sunlight is one of the fundamental ingredients for life on earth, as we all know. We also know that getting out in the sunshine just makes us feel so darn good! But just how important the effects of the sun are at the human cellular level — in particular its role in vitamin D production in the skin — is perhaps not quite so well known outside of academia and the healthcare system. It deserves to be. In fact, [...]

By |2018-12-10T21:22:46+00:00December 10, 2018|Nutrition|0 Comments
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