Are you taking your supplements correctly? Try these top tips to enhance absorption.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 11 May 2017


Eyestrain and visual fatigue is all too common in today’s world with the use of lighting, computers, smart screens, and close range activities. Modern society use of bilberry for eye health as bilberries help to maintain and support eye health.

Author: Angela Fleming   Date Posted: 30 March 2017


Vitamin K2 is primarily used in other sites of the body to aid in the correct placement of Calcium. So where can we find K2 in order to boost our dietary intake of this necessary yet elusive vitamin?

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 5 December 2016


There’s a new kid on the block, its name is K2 and it is crucial for bone and cardiovascular health. It’s not only necessary for placement and retention of calcium in bone, but to prevent errant calcium from building up in the arteries.

Author: Lia Pellizzeri   Date Posted: 21 November 2016


Vitamin E is the collective name for a group of fat-soluble compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols and is considered essential for human health. Vitamin E supplements are available in a natural form and a synthetic form.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 14 November 2016


Bergamot is a citrus fruit grown almost exclusively on the south-eastern coast of Italy. It has extremely high antioxidant activity and may also have action on maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in healthy adults.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 23 September 2016

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Hair, skin and nails are like windows to our health. Their growth may be affected by nutrition, hormones, and disease states within the body, not to mention weathering from outside sources. We’ve identified 6 nutrients that can support their health.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 16 September 2016


Do you know whether you’re getting enough Vitamin B12? Many older people and vegetarians are at risk of becoming deficient in this essential vitamin, which is required for healthy blood and nerve function.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 11 August 2016


Magnesium (Mg) is an element essential for the human body. Magnesium is a co-factor for over 300 enzymatic reactions and biochemical processes in the body. All systems throughout the body rely on magnesium.

Author: Emily Seddon   Date Posted: 10 August 2016


With so many variants of magnesium supplements on the market, it can be confusing trying to find the right form. We look at the different varieties of magnesium supplements and discuss which will be most effective for you.

Author: Corinne Bett   Date Posted: 6 June 2016

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Omega 3 is critical in supporting cognitive function but it is often hard to achieve the right intake even with supplements. However calamari oil is being hailed as a breakthrough in omega 3 supplements with its highly concentrated levels of omega 3 DHA.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 26 May 2016


A Canadian study has demonstrated that men with higher-intakes of Vitamin C had significantly lower levels of gout. Here is how much Vitamin C you need, how it could work and what else you can do to reduce your risk of developing gout.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 26 May 2016


Vitamin D is best known for helping to prevent osteoporosis, but we know that it may protect our health in many more ways. While it may be years before we fully understand the benefits of Vitamin D, this article outlines just a few possibilities.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 26 May 2016


Vitamin C has been found to play a vital role in the maintenance of strong bones as an essential nutrient for the formation of collagen. Individuals who obtained Vitamin C through supplements required a lesser intake to experience these benefits.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 26 May 2016


A decline in cognitive function is a normal part of ageing; however the degree can be influenced by modifiable health behaviours including nutrition. B vitamins have some new research backing their use for boosting cognitive ability in those over 65.

Author: Gemma Shelton   Date Posted: 16 May 2016


Alpha Lipoic Acid is a vitamin-like substance that is manufactured by the body and can be supplemented by diet. It assists many processes within the body including cellular protection, stabilising blood sugar, healthy ageing and cardiovascular health.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 6 May 2016


Vitamin A, also known as Retinol, is a nutrient essential for health and must be obtained through diet. Although people these days often take Fish Oil, they are largely unaware of the different role of fish liver oil in good health.

Author: ANCP   Date Posted: 19 April 2016


Do you follow a vegetarian diet? Do you know what your B12 levels are? Did you know that B12 is found primarily in animal by products? This means that individuals following a vegetarian diet may have a greater risk of developing a vitamin B12 deficiency.

Author: Kaylee Dunbar   Date Posted: 17 November 2015


Vegans and strict vegetarians are two particular groups who can often be at risk for developing dietary deficiencies, one of which is vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for the synthesis of normal DNA and healthy red and white blood cells.

Author: Amber Houghton   Date Posted: 22 July 2014


Since vitamin D is largely produced via the action of sunlight on the skin, it was once assumed that deficiency wasn’t a problem in a sunny country like Australia. However, it’s now clear that many Australians do have sub-optimal levels of vitamin D.

Author: Amber Houghton   Date Posted: 19 June 2014