E-briefing

Vitamin D briefing – Sorting fact from fiction

FACT: In the UK we cannot synthesize vitamin D from sunlight in the months from October to April and therefore everyone needs to take a supplement for those seven months of the year.[1] The Health Supplements Information Service (HSIS) highlights the continuing concerns around intakes of vitamin D in diets in the UK.  Latest data … Continued

Omega-3 fatty acids – A review of the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

The long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are vital for the body.   This is undisputed and is backed up by authorised European health claims[1] which state that these fatty acids are required for normal blood pressure, triglyceride levels, brain function, heart health and vision, as well as being needed … Continued

E-briefing: sorting fact from fiction on vitamin and mineral supplementation

The report “Towards a Healthier Britain” found evidence that vitamin and mineral supplements boost intakes and increase blood levels of these essential nutrients; fewer people taking multivitamin and mineral supplements have intakes below recommendations. In response to a Which? report published on 22nd August on vitamin and mineral food supplement regulation and claims, this e-briefing from … Continued

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