Seaweed – A Natural Source of Iodine

Seaweed is the richest source of iodine available on our planet. It is reported that a 10 gram serving of dried nori seaweed can contain a whopping 232 mcg of iodine – which is 1.5 times more than the daily required amount!

Is Turmeric Good For You?

Turmeric supplements

Turmeric is that gorgeous yellow spice that is typically used in curry dishes. However, turmeric and its most active compound ‘curcumin’ can do so much for our body besides providing a tasty curry!

Why Supplements Cannot Replace Food

In the UK, food supplements are heavily regulated and for good reason. No supplement brand is allowed to state that food supplements can replace food, and it is misinformation like this that can harm the general public.

Are Food Supplements Regulated in the UK?

A range of food supplements

In the UK we have a huge range of food supplements to choose from that can be purchased from many places, including health food shops, pharmacies, supermarkets and online. This post will shed light on how to know if your supplements are genuinely safely regulated, and what to look for to give you customer confidence.

Vitamin D – Not Just a Winter Vitamin

Sunflowers in a field

A lot of advice in the UK focuses on vitamin D supplementation during winter only, as this is when there is a reduction of daytime hours. However, even during the summer months, people can struggle to make vitamin D from the sun due to applying suncream which acts as a barrier to the sun’s rays that help the body make beneficial vitamin D.

How Supplements Work in the Body

Vitamins, minerals and trace minerals are as essential to the body as protein, carbohydrates and fats, in keeping you healthy and strong. If you are not getting enough from your diet, however, this is where taking supplements can be of benefit. But how exactly do they work in the body when we take them?