Enjoy Healthy Living

Enjoy Healthy Living

Regular training and a hectic lifestyle can sometimes put a strain on your health, so we’re on hand with the perfect supplements to boost immunity, help energy levels and take care of joints.

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• Vitamins and minerals are key to good health, and come with such a huge variety of benefits to your body

• Green tea contains polyphenols and EGCG, which are antioxidants linked to improved health

• Essential fatty acids, omega-3-6-9, are a great training support as they contribute to normal heart function

• Fibre is important as part of a balanced diet as it can improve digestive health and help control blood sugar levels

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best supplements for immunity?

• Vitamin B Super Complex – these tablets are a blend of eight B vitamins, making them a great boost for your body as vitamins B6, B12 and folate contribute to the normal function of the immune system

• Iron Plus – this super supplement contains iron, copper and vitamin C, which all contribute to the normal function of the immune system. Iron also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

• Daily Vitamins – a quick way to hit your daily vitamin requirements, plus each tablet includes vitamin A, C and D3, which all contribute to the normal function of the immune system

• Active Woman Wellness Superfood Blend – this ready-to-mix protein blend contains organic maca powder, coconut water powder, banana powder and added vitamins, making it a powerful support to your immune system

• Total Nutri Greens™ –packed with the nourishment of 22 amazing food extracts including broccoli, spinach, green tea, grapeseed and chlorella, in a convenient powder form that can be added to your shakes and smoothies

What are the best supplements for skin?

We have a huge range of products that have been proven to benefit your skin, helping you to glow from the inside out. These are some of the best: 

• Acai Berry & Vitamin C – the vitamin C in these capsules contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin, and the added acai berries contain antioxidants which can help the health and appearance of skin 

• Active Women Collagen & Coconut™ – this is a comprehensive female skin capsule with vitamin C and coconut oil which can heal and repair damaged skin. It also contains types 1 and 3 collagens which can reduce the signs of aging

• Daily Vitamins – these multi-vitamin tablets are great for hitting daily intake requirements. Plus, vitamin A and B2 (riboflavin) specifically contribute to the maintenance of normal skin

• Evening Primrose Oil – this popular plant extract is a great source of linoleic acid, an essential fatty acid, which can promote skin elasticity. It has also been linked to helping to relieve symptoms of skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis

What are the best supplements for joint care?

Joint pain can affect everyone, no matter your age, and especially if you have an intense workout regime. We can offer these great supplements to help relieve symptoms and get you back to feeling your best. 

• Glucosamine HCL & Chondroitin – glucosamine is a major component of cartilage, which cushions our joints when they move. Chondroitin can work alongside this nutrient to help slow down degeneration of joint cartilage

• Joint Plus – these tablets are a powerful blend of glucosamine HCL, chondroitin sulphate, MSM and celadrin. All of these compounds have been linked to relieving joint pain and symptoms of arthritis

• Omega-3 – this essential fatty acid sourced from fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These can reduce inflammation, which causes swelling and pain in joints

• Green Tea Extract – the polyphenols and EGCG in this super supplement have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to relieve symptoms of joint pain by working on connective tissue  

Why is it important to have fibre in your diet?

Recommended daily fibre intake is around 30g, but many people don’t get near to this amount because of their diet. Fibre is only found in plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. 

It has a whole range of benefits on the body – and these go way beyond its reputation for improving digestive health and normalising your bowel movements (although this reputation is well deserved). Fibre has also been linked to lowering cholesterol levels, which can in turn lower risk of developing coronary heart disease. It can also help to control blood sugar levels. 

There are two types of fibre – soluble and insoluble – and both are important. 

Foods that contain soluble fibre include oats, fruit, root vegetables, rye and linseeds. This type of fibre dissolves in the water in your digestive system – it helps everything run smoothly and can also help reduce blood cholesterol. 

Insoluble fibre doesn’t dissolve in water, it passes through your digestive system without being broken down which helps other foods move through more easily too, keeping your bowels healthy. Foods that contain this type of fibre include wholemeal bread, bran, cereals, nuts and seeds. 

We offer a huge range of fibre supplements, including our Fibre Blend, Apple Fibre Powder, Inulin, Flax Seed Powder and Oatbran. These are convenient, low-cost alternatives that’ll have you hitting your daily requirements and enjoying the all the benefits that fibre has to offer. 

Why do vegans need to supplement B12?

Vitamin B12 is only naturally found in red meat, milk, cheese, eggs and yoghurt. Some soy products and breakfast cereals are sometimes fortified with vitamin B12, but this leaves vegans with a very limited source of the nutrient. 

That’s why we’ve designed our new Vitamin B12 supplement specifically with vegans in mind. It’s great for non-vegans too, as the health benefits of vitamin B12 are vast, and deficiency can have very negative impacts on the body. 

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system and normal red blood cell formation. This makes it important for both general good health, and for boosting your workout, as it plays a role in energy level retention and muscle strength. 

Not getting enough of the vitamin can mean that you may feel sluggish and weaker, despite eating well and getting a good night’s sleep. It can cause sensations of dizziness, and very low B12 intake can even lead to anaemia and nervous system damage. 

When’s the best time to take vitamin supplements?

There’s no specific time when taking vitamins is more considered to be more effective. Many people take their vitamins at the beginning of the day, as many have the benefit of contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, but it’s completely down to you and what works best with your routine. 

Some vitamins, if taken on an empty stomach, can cause feelings of nausea or heartburn, so it is generally recommended to take them with a meal if you can.

Is it possible to overdose on vitamins?

Yes and no – it’s possible to overdose on some vitamins, but not all of them. 

There are two different categories of vitamins – water-soluble and fat-soluble. Water-soluble vitamins, which include B vitamins and vitamin C, are not easily stored in the body and if you take large amounts of them the excess will simply pass through in your urine. 

However, fat-soluble vitamins, which include vitamins A, D, E, and K, can be stored by your body in fat cells, until you need them. Therefore, consuming an excessive amount of these vitamins will lead them to build up in your body beyond a safe level, which may have toxic effects. 

It’s relatively uncommon for most adults to even reach their daily vitamin requirements through diet alone, let alone exceed them, but you should take care to stick to recommended dosage on any supplements. Small amounts of these vitamins are needed to maintain good health, just don’t go overboard!

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