Vitamins and Supplements

Does Vitamin C Help in Cold Prevention?

Apr 15, 2019

With the cold and flu season coming in hard for the country, health experts are warning Australians to always be on heightened alert for symptoms of cold and flu. This after data show that three times as many people have been diagnosed with the flu...

Vitamin C Rich Recipes

Nov 20, 2017

The best way to get in your vitamin C is through food. Most fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamin C.  Functions of vitamin C protect you from infection; helps keep your skin smooth; heals wounds and cuts; assists in red blood cell formation...

Research: Vitamin D for Colds and Flu

Jun 09, 2017

Taking an extra dose of vitamin D helps the body to be protected against colds and flu. A scientific review conducted by the research team based at the Queen Mary University of London consisting of 25 clinical trials across 14 countries has revealed...

Natural Ways to Enhance Your Eye Health

Mar 27, 2017

They say your eyes are the windows to your soul. But they’re also your windows to the world. So it’s important to keep them healthy and sharp.To help, we’ve looked around for some great ways to naturally improve your eye health. Give these a go...

Study: are antidepressants pointless for kids and teens?

Aug 15, 2016

A significant review of antidepressant use has found that they are mostly ineffective and could even harm children and teens.Published in The Lancet, the review led by researchers at Oxford University, assessed the evidence for 14 different antidepressants...

What Are Micronutrients and Macronutrients?

Jun 24, 2016

Have you heard the terms ‘micronutrients’ and ‘macronutrients’ and wonder what they mean – and the difference between the two? We’ve got your questions covered:  An introduction to micronutrients Micronutrients are the little guys that...

The Difference Between Probiotics and Prebiotics

Jun 20, 2016

Prebiotics and probiotics may sound very similar, but they are not the same.Probiotics are ‘good’ bacteria that are found in certain foods.  They help to maintain a healthy gut by maintaining healthy levels of good bacteria in the intestines. By...

New Zealand's natural health bill to become law

Apr 08, 2015

The natural health industry in New Zealand is celebrating this month, with news from the Ministry of Health that the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill will soon move into a third reading. That means the bill is likely to become law in 2016.But...

What You Need to Know about Vitamins and Minerals

Feb 11, 2015

Dietary supplements are big business.  The most common purchases being multivitamin and multi mineral supplements.  But, do we really need all this on a daily basis or are we falling more for the hype than the truth?Can vitamins and minerals really...

Anaemia and the Importance of Iron

Feb 06, 2015

Iron is important for many daily functions of the body.  This includes: Transporting oxygen around the body Brain development Symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia Feeling tired Pallor Feeling breathless after very little exercise The feeling or...

Understanding Carbohydrates

Sep 29, 2014

Carbohydrates have for a long time, got a bad rap. When it comes to carbohydrates however, ignorance is bliss. The facts separating the truth from the hype is summarised below:Firstly, carbs can be divided into good and bad carbohydrates. This can be...

What is Laminine?

Sep 22, 2014

For an insight into what laminine is, ntpages caught up with Peter Kroesche of Laminine 2 Ageless who retails the product in supplement form, to learn more. Peter, what is your background? Firstly I am a family man who believes in making the best out...

Why Do I Need Vitamin B12?

Aug 22, 2014

There’s no doubt about it; vitamin B12 is vital for maintaining good health. And a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause serious health problems. But what exactly is vitamin B12, where is it found, and why do you need it? Let’s take a look…  What...

Supplements - Yes or No?

Aug 04, 2014

There has been much debate over the years about whether supplements are necessary or not.   A dietary supplements is a word that describes a preparation aimed to enhance or add to the diet.  Supplements provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fatty...

The Benefits of Probiotics

Jul 16, 2014

There’s been a lot of talk about probiotics in recent years. Cute commercials and cartoon-style dairy drink brands have helped raise awareness of the so-called ‘good bacteria’. But what exactly are probiotics and do they offer the myriad health...

Tablet Supplements vs Liquid Supplements

Jun 23, 2014

Have you ever wondered if it’s better to take tablet supplements or liquid supplements? While nutritionists agree that the best way to keep healthy is a variety of fresh foods, you may choose to take supplements to ensure you get all the nutrients...

What is Aspartame?

Feb 17, 2014

If you’ve ditched sugar from your diet, you may be wondering how to get your quick fix without reaching for the nasty stuff. Aspartame is an artificial sweeter that is used in many food products to substitute sugar. Over the years, aspartame has gained...

The Importance of Vitamins and Minerals

Nov 13, 2013

 Your body is a miraculous working machine.  Amazingly, the food you eat plays an enormous role in how effectively this working machine can run.  Its structure, its materials to maintain this structure, its energy and its regulating tools can all...

What is Taurine?

May 22, 2013

Until the controversy over the dangers of energy drinks flared up, taurine was a word most familiar to sports nutritionists and medical practitioners. It only achieved notoriety when it became associated with energy drinks. What is taurine? Is it something...

Study: Magnesium for Better Blood Pressure

Mar 25, 2013

Magnesium is an extremely important, yet often overlooked mineral. It is associated with over 300 biochemical reactions and is considered to be one of the 4 most essential minerals. Nutritionists and other health professionals have always emphasised...

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