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What are the signs of Vitamin D deficiency?

When it comes to risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, not everyone is equal, here are some signs to look for.

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Vitamin D and gut health

Many people do not realise is the importance of vitamin D on our immune and digestive systems.

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Vitamin D and brain health

Vitamin D is known for its supporting role in bone health, but recent research suggests Vitamin D also supports our brains as well

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Posture and your health

Posture has far reaching health benefits when we look after it correctly and if we don’t there are also significant health issues.

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What is water weight? What impact does it have on the body?

Water weight or also known as edema is when the body retains fluid instead of releasing it through urine or sweat.

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A guide to what each B vitamin does in your body

Vitamin B’s are a collection of 8 vitamins, they have been traditionally grouped together based on some similarities.

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Omega 3's, a look at DHA & EPA

Several different omega-3’s exist, but the majority of scientific research focuses on ALA, EPA and DHA.

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Calcium, bones and beyond

Calcium is best known for its role in the maintenance of healthy bones, but this amazing mineral does a lot more in the body.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E is the collective name referring to a group of 8 fat-soluble compounds essential for health and wellbeing.

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Lysine and the importance of proteins throughout life

Lysine is an amino acids and amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

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What are different fats? And how does your body process them?

Fat serves the body primarily as a source of fuel, providing twice the energy than that of carbohydrates and protein.

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Vitamin D and bone health

Vitamin D is needed to help the body absorb calcium from the intestines as well as regulate calcium levels in the blood.

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Vitamin D, what does it do and how much do we need?

Technically, although called a ‘vitamin’, vitamin D is in fact a nutrient which converts into a hormone within the body.

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Vitamin A

As different foods contain different forms of vitamin A, it is imperative that we consume a wide variety of foods.

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Cod liver oil

In addition to vitamin A & D, the omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil have also been shown to help the body in many ways.

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