1. What supplements are best to take to maintain good heart health?

    The heart is responsible for pumping blood around the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body. Looking after our heart health is something everyone should be focusing on, no matter your age. Following a healthy diet, exercising, and taking the correct supplements is key to reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke. Read below to learn about 3 supplements that can benefit heart health.

    Fish oil

    Fish oils are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s have been shown to lower triglycerides which are a type of fat found in your blood. High levels of triglycerides in the blood are linked to build up in the arteries. Omega 3’s have anti inflammatory pro

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  2. Discover the Top Organic Supplements for Optimal Health

    Organic month is upon us and no better time to learn about the top organic supplements. Organic supplements are made from organic whole foods and to be certified organic they need to contain a minimum of 95% organic ingredients. Some supplements may contain organic ingredients but at a lower percentage so cannot be certified organic. Have a read below to learn about the top organic supplements to boost your health and well-being.   

    Fish oil provides the body with omega-3 fatty acids that are important when it comes to brain and eye health during development and maintenance as we age. Fish oil is an anti-inflammatory that reduces inflammation in the body, including the inflammation caused by rheumatoid

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  3. Vitamin B12 - Essential for brain function and nervous system health

    Vitamin B12 also goes by the cobalamin and is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed by every cell in the body. It is essential in keeping the brain and nervous system healthy as well as playing an important role in DNA and red blood cell production. Being essential means the body cannot make B12, so it needs to be obtained through diet or supplement form. Unfortunately, vitamin B12 is one the most common deficiencies in the world, and there are certain factors that can put you more at risk of becoming deficient like smoking, long-term alcoholism, having digestive issues, anemia, following a vegan or vegetarian diet and being in the older population.

    Vitamin B12 is a neurotropic vitamin which means it plays a very important role in keeping the nervous system healthy and functioning

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  4. Transform your health with food supplements.

    As the focus on health and wellness grows more prominent in our day to day lives taking a food supplement can be a great way to kick start your wellbeing journey. To define food supplements, they ‘are foods presented in small unit dose form and containing concentrated sources of nutrients and other food components.” If you are eating a healthy well-balanced diet, it’s likely you may not need to take a food supplement, but alot of us aren’t getting the required nutrients needed and it can be a good way to cover all bases.

    Food supplements are important as they can correct and prevent nutritional deficiencies. For example, Vitamin D is required in infants who are not formula fed from birth and children up until the age of 4 as it plays an important role in their growth and development. Another example is that as we age are bodies are not as effective at absorbing nutrients from the food we

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  5. The Importance of Vitamin D: Why you need it

    Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient often referred to as the sunshine vitamin because our main source of it comes from the sun. It is stored in the liver and fatty tissues and plays a vital role in regulating the absorption of calcium preventing weak and brittle bones which can lead to osteoporosis. Vitamin D is important in supporting the immune system and keeping it balanced and preventing prolonged periods of inflammation. Studies have shown it to also help fight heart disease, manage blood sugar levels, help with hormone

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  6. The power of vitamin C - and how it supports your immune system

    Vitamin C aka ascorbic acid is probably the most well know of all the vitamins and the first most people turn to when they are feeling under the weather. It plays an important role in the body’s ability to grow, heal, and maintain tissue. It’s an essential water soluble vitamin and antioxidant that can be found naturally in many fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately studies have shown that increasing vitamin C intake won’t stop you from catching a cold, but if you are already eating a diet rich in vitamin C foods or taking a supplement daily it may shorten the duration and intensity of the illness. Because the body can’t store or make it’s own vitamin C we need to be getting it from our diet or supplement form daily. Luckily most will be able to get enough through diet each day, but for those who need a larger am

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  7. 7 Supplements to take to benefit your yoga practice

    Yoga was developed as spiritual practice thousands of years ago and since then it has become one of the most popular forms of exercise. It connects the body, mind, and breath in sequences of poses that improve flexibility, build strength, and help you destress.

    If you haven’t tried yoga before - you might be led to believe that it’s just ‘stretching’ - but it’s so much more and surprisingly quite a tough workout. Yoga is beneficial for the body and mind and there are certain supplements you can take that will help you benefit more from your yoga practice and aid in recovery. Have a read below to learn about 7 supplements that are beneficial to take alongside your yoga practice.


    Omega 3

    The list of benefits for this supplement is extensive. But where it can benefit your yoga practice is that it decrease inflammation which can lead to joint

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  8. Weekly Tip - Folic Acid

    Following on from my last post on pre and post natal nutrition - I thought I would share some info on a very important vitamin that is needed, especially in the first 4weeks of pregnancy. Folate, folic or vitamin B9 - it goes by all three names. Folate is the natural form found in foods and folic is the synthetic form found usually in supplements and fortified foods. It is essential, meaning we must get it though our diet or supplement form.
    Folic acid has many important health benefits. But the main one which most people know about is the need for it during pregnancy. If you are thinking of having a baby I would recommend starting to take a folic acid supplement straight away. Ideally all woman of childbearing age should be supplement with 400mcg of folic acid every day regardless if they are trying for a baby or not. Folic acid can prevent neural tube defects which can happen before you even know you are pregnant (it is formed during the
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  9. Weekly Tip - Greens Smoothie

    I love using a smoothie as a way to get extra nutrients into my diet. They are great as a snack or main meal (depending on what’s in it) if you are on the go or just don’t have the time to prepare a meal. Try my greens smoothie for the extra vitamin/mineral nutrient kick. I much prefer smoothies to juices as you are not losing out on any of the fibre from the fruit or vegetable.
    1 handful baby spinach
    1 chunk of cucumber 
    1/2 avocado 
    1 kiwi fruit
    1/2 apple
    1 teaspoon barley grass powder
    200ml coconut water (or water if you are trying to keep the sugar content down)
    1/2 cup of ice
    Add everything to
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  10. Weekly Tip - FSC Gentle Iron

    Following on from my last blog on iron…
    Iron is essential, meaning we need to get from our diet. It’s found in every cell of our body, majority being in our red blood cells. It’s needed for the formation of haemoglobin which is the primary transporter of oxygen from our lungs to our body tissue.
    Iron is usually more beneficial when taken on an empty stomach which can lead to stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Which is why FSC Supplements “Gentle Iron” is formulated to be gentle on the stomach, but still delivers the benefits of the iron. It contains 20mg - which is an adequate amount for preventing anaemia.
    Remember to eat or drink a vitamin C rich food/drink after taking an iron supplement as it plays an important role in synthesising and enhancing the absorption of the iron.
    Always check wit
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