Category Archives: Supplements

The Cost of Supplements

Certain supplements appear to provide significant health benefits. Some of these benefits are only available through supplementation and not through the diet. The herb milk thistle shows clear protective effects against liver damage for example, but it would be hard … Continue reading

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Compaction of Tablets: Questions About Absorption

Supplements are a useful way of obtaining nutrients that may be missing or that which are not normally present in the diet. Supplements come in a number of forms including powders, capsules, liquids and tablets. Tablets are perhaps the most … Continue reading

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The Place of Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplements are useful tools that can help an individual attain optimum health. There are a huge range of supplements available, ranging from vitamins and minerals to phytochemicals, through antioxidants, proteins, essential fats and other niche nutrients such as carnitine, … Continue reading

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Are supplements Synergistic?

Synergism is the phenomenon whereby things interact to provide an effect that is greater than the sum of the individual effect. The question as to whether supplements provide synergistic health effects really depends on the nature of the supplements. One … Continue reading

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Should You Buy Close to Expiry Supplements?

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Should you take supplements everyday?

Supplements can contribute to good health by allowing access to nutrients that may not be available in the diet. It is often recommended by manufacturers to take a certain number of tablet or capsules per day to achieve the desired … Continue reading

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To Supplement or Not To Supplement? That Is The Question

The last two decades has seen an explosion in the availability of dietary supplements. Selling dietary supplements is a big business, and whereas dietary supplements used to be only available in specialised health food shops, now supermarkets and other high … Continue reading

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Supplement Storage

Dietary supplements have become far more popular with the layman in recent years. This is thanks largely to an increased awareness of the importance of nutrition, along with a significant reduction in price, coupled with an increase in availability of … Continue reading

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Supplements or Food?

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Three Frequently Asked Questions About Nutrition

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