Supplements

COVID-19 SYMPTOMS AFFECTED BY VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to more severe illness and an increased fatality rate due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Observational studies at the AZ Delta General Hospital in Roeselare,...

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MEDICAL CANNABIS

"This year we will open up and regulate the commercial use of hemp products, providing opportunities for small-scale farmers; and formulate policy on the use of cannabis products for medicinal purposes, to build this industry in line with global trends. The regulatory...

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MELATONIN

Throughout the ages, mothers have been singing lullabies in the dark of night to put their babies and toddlers to sleep. In a similar vein, our bodies sing a nightly lullaby to put us to sleep – with a song called melatonin. Although this song has no lyrics, it does...

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HOW MUCH VITAMIN D DO YOU NEED?

What is vitamin D? The natural form of vitamin D is produced in the skin when energy from ultraviolet B rays (UVB) in sunlight converts cholesterol in the cells of the skin into vitamin D3, a steroid hormone. The natural form of vitamin D from sunlight or fatty animal...

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Are Supplements The Answer To Nutrient Deficiencies?

Walking along isle upon isle of supplements in large pharmacies and health shops, how do you decide which ones are appropriate for you? A friend’s recommendation? An advertisement you saw? An article in a magazine – with an advertisement for a wonder cure supplement...

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When to take probiotics

Conflicting opinions in articles available on the internet about the best time to take probiotic supplements can easily lead to confusion. One school of thought claims that probiotics should be taken first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.  Another school of...

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Probiotic strains of human origin

Health Insight has requested Bioflora, the manufacturers of Intestiflora (widely used by our clients) to shed some light on the claim that this strain of probiotic bacteria is from human origin.  We received the following response from Dr Ela Johannsen: “Why should...

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