Vitamin C is probably the most known about vitamin out there and probably the first one you think about when feeling under the weather. For good reason too. It is also one of the safest and most effective vitamins to add to your diet. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and is water soluble. It can be found in many of the fruit and vegetables we eat.
Vitamin C has many benefits and can be used topically in creams and face oils, as well as taken in supplement form. Always try get the most from your diet though!
Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant in our body fighting off free radicals which cause oxidative stress and damage to our cells. Oxidation is the route cause of most chronic illness, so definitely something to work on reducing as much as possible - and vitamin C can help with that!
Increases iron absorption
Vitamin C plays an important role in synthesising other vitamins and minerals, in particular iron. Vitamin C enhances
With this cold snowy weather we are all wearing more layers when we leave the house, and this leaves less skin exposed to the rare sunshine that might pop through the clouds.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient and our main source of it comes from the sun. So during the winter months when sun exposure is at the absolute minimum it’s important to take a vitamin D supplement.
Vitamin D has many important health benefits. Studies have shown vitamin D can help strengthen and keep our immune system balanced. It may help reduce the risks of respiratory infections and limit the effect of colds and flu.
Being deficient in vitamin D can make you more susceptible to illness! It’s also important for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus - which keeps our bones and teeth healthy!
FSC’s Vitamin D3 liquid can be added to drinks or taken direct - it has a delicious orange flavour!
If you are unsure about your vitamin D levels you can get a blood test to ch
Ginger Root and the benefits Ginger (zingiber officinale) is a flowering plant, but we mostly know it for it’s root (rhizome) which has been used for hundreds of years for its health benefits and as tasty ingredient when cooking. You can find it in many forms, including the whole root, powder, capsules or even essential oil. Ginger contains a wide range of important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol an active chemical component that is related to capsaicin and pipeline, and it’s what gives chilli peppers and black pepper their spiciness. Gingerol is a potent antioxidant with anti inflammatory benefits.
Some of the benefits of ginger root:-
As promised from my last blog here is the next one on omega-6 fatty acids…
Omega fatty acids are essential to a healthy diet and play a crucial part in so many bodily functions. There are two main types of fatty acids we get in our diet, saturated and unsaturated fats. Omega-6 fatty acids are unsaturated fats called polyunsaturated (PUFAs) fats. These fats usually are liquid form at room temperature. Omega-3 and omega-6 fall under the polyunsaturated fats.
You might have heard over the years that omega-6 is bad for you and that it causes inflammation in the body which can lead the a whole host of other illnesses. But the depends where you are getting them from and how much of them you are getting. As mentioned above they are essential - our bodies need them and we need to get them though our diet or supplement form in the healthiest way possible. Cutting them out of your diet would do more harm then good!