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Probiotics for Immunity

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Probiotics for Immunity

Carrying on with our winter immunity theme, we want to highlight Optibac’s For Daily Immunity probiotic, a high strength probiotic of 5 billion live cultures with added vitamin C. It is perfect for people with demanding and active lifestyles, those with poor immunity, such as the elderly and households with children, and for those who want to help boost their immune system during the winter season.  So how does it work? 70% of the immune system lies in the gut; the intestinal microbiota have been shown to interact with and modulate the immune system. This probiotic has been researched in thousands of...

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Special Offer on Paradox Fish Oil

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Special Offer on Paradox Fish Oil

Fish oil is renowned for being one of the richest sources of Omega 3 with the health benefits increasingly well known as scientific studies continue to publish positive evaluations. The European Food Standards Agency recommends the consumption of 250mg of EPA and DHA a day to maintain general health and wellbeing, this relates to eating approximately two portions of oily fish each week such as anchovy, mackerel and sardines. Our bodies need fatty acids to function and for those who do not like to eat fish a fish oil supplement provides an excellent alternative, with an increasing number of people...

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Be prepared this Winter

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Be prepared this Winter

The cold is a common viral infection that affects most adults at least 2-4 times a year. It can be caused by over 200 different types of viruses and comes with a number of distinct symptoms. The cold is a contagious viral disease which infects the upper respiratory tract. More than 200 viruses are known to cause the common cold - this is why people can catch colds over and over again It is said that the cold is also known as the common cold because it is such a common illness. Most people will catch two to four colds...

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Feeling SAD?

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Feeling SAD?

The cold weather and dark nights can make us feel miserable. Do you feel that familiar dark cloud descending along with the darker days? Then you might have SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. But what exactly is it? Is it real, or just a new fad? SAD is a very real type of depression that is only experienced during the winter months (though very occasionally it can be experienced during summer, known as reverse-SAD). It is thought that SAD is caused by the reduced levels of daylight during the winter months, which can disrupt our internal clocks and sleep patterns,...

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Why we all should be taking a Probiotic

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Why we all should be taking a Probiotic

Probiotics are friendly bacteria found in foods such as yoghurt, kefir and sauerkraut, which help maintain good digestive and gut health, immunity and overall wellbeing. Stress, changes in the diet, contaminated food, illness, taking antibiotics and numerous other factors can alter the bacterial flora in the intestinal tract. Taking a probiotic supplement everyday could help to restore the balance of good bacteria in your gut, and helps with any digestive or gut problems, such as diarrhoea and IBS.   Did you know that 80% of your immune system is located in your gut? Research has shown that probiotics may support...

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