In England, 32 per cent of men and 30 per cent of women have high blood pressure. Unfortunately, many people simply do not know their blood pressure level, despite the fact that measuring blood pressure is quick, easy, cheap and painless.
What is Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the force that blood puts on [...]
In Part One I discussed some guidelines to help ensure that you are getting the best out of your supplements. Read on for more pointers.
Mineral Bioavailability There isn’t much point in taking a supplement in a form that your body cannot use. Mineral bioavailability simply refers to the proportion of a mineral that [...]
Choosing the right kind of supplement is extremely important, and yet the choice available can create lots of confusion. I am frequently asked about how to select the most suitable type of supplement. Will the supplement be absorbed properly, and is a ‘natural’ form always better than a synthetic form? Are capsules better than [...]
February is Raynaud’s Awareness Month, a campaign aimed at increasing understanding of this debilitating condition amongst the general public. Many sufferers of Raynaud’s are unaware that their condition has a name and do not know that there are therapies available to help.
Raynaud’s Phemomenon (RP) affects somewhere between 3-20% of the population worldwide, with [...]
Medical specialists have recently recommended that all migraine sufferers should be treated with magnesium supplementation (1).
Research shows the benefits of magnesium (citrate) supplementation in preventing and reducing migraines.
A migraine is more than just a headache, it has a huge impact on the lives of sufferers and costs the UK more than [...]
As the current generation of the world’s sporting elite bow at the biggest event on the planet, many athletes will be looking for that final ingredient to boost their athletic performance.
A growing number of doctors and professional coaches believe that magnesium is the single most important mineral to sports nutrition. Research has identified [...]
Bone health is an issue which is becoming increasingly more prominent in today’s society. According to the National Osteoporosis Society (1), one in two women and one in five men over the age of 50 in the UK will suffer with a bone fracture. This is mainly due to poor bone health which means [...]
In February I wrote about the link between magnesium intake and reduced risk of stroke. There is a growing amount of research in this area, and a new study has now uncovered new links between a special compound in citrus fruits and a lowered risk of stroke (1).
The research, published in Stroke: Journal [...]
Recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found new evidence of a link between magnesium intake and risk of stroke.
The research was conducted at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. It took the form of a meta-analysis, whereby researchers collect and analyse data from many previous relevant studies. In [...]
We are all becoming aware that the nutritional value of the food we rely on day to day contains less vitamins and minerals than it did 50 years ago and that our modern, pressured lifestyles impact on our natural health balance(1). For most of us we look to capsules, tablets and drinks to supplement [...]