News Focus - September 2021
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Arthritis diet: One of the best diets to help reduce symptoms – what to include
Arthritis affects more than 10 million people in the UK, according to the NHS. If you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, changes to your diet could make a significant difference to your condition. Take a look for fruitful advice.
The importance of selenium in supporting the immune system
Alongside vitamin D and Magnesium – which enables vitamin D to be effective, selenium is important for maintaining general health, and in particular, that of our immune system. Read on to find out more about this mighty mineral.
Best supplements for mobility – top five
Our mobility is likely to fall prey to the affects of ageing, but now there is evidence that certain supplements can be effective in supporting our agility as we age. Take a look at the nutrients that have been highlighted by studies here.
Astaxanthin and brain health: What’s the link?
From around 50, the brain’s natural antioxidant enzymes start to lose their effectiveness and become more prone to free radical damage and oxidative stress. Enriching your diet with antioxidant nutrients can be beneficial to your cognitive health, you could also consider astaxanthin, as it’s one of the most potent antioxidants known to scientists.
Study: Low levels of omega-3 associated with higher risk of disordered thoughts
With mental health issues on the rise research into this area has become the fore for scientists in the field of cognitive condition. This study examines the application of omega-3 fatty acids – EPA and DHA in association with mental disorders. Credible research with more studies of its kind to come.
Should we put iodine in salt to boost babies’ IQ?
Plans to add folic acid to flour hit the headlines this month thanks to successful campaigning by diet experts – 1 in 5 young women don’t get sufficient amounts of folic acid in their diet – which can lead to life-threatening conditions in newborns. Campaigners are now calling for iodine to be added to foodstuffs to combat low levels and support cognitive development. Read on to find out why iodine is so important.
Energy boosting vitamins: The best supplements to support energy levels
Are you back at the office? Or is life getting busier as a semblance of normality returns again? The challenges of everyday life often bring with them feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Alongside healthy lifestyle choices you may wish to supplement your diet with nutrients renown for supporting energy levels. Take a look at the NHS top choices.
Antioxidant supplements may help mature adults retain their cognitive level
Most of us are aware that attention span and concentration are likely to naturally decline with age. Feeding on this, authors of this article highlight two well recognised nutrients that might help mitigate these symptoms of getting older. Read on to see if these nutrients made it onto your supplement regime.
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