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Taking a Multivitamin is Shown To Fill Nutrient Gaps in our Diet

  Taking multivitamin and mineral supplements significantly increase nutrient intakes and decrease nutrient deficiencies, new study finds Well-meaning advice to get nutrients from diet alone ignores how people actually eat Adequate micronutrients essential for good health across lifespan A major new study published in Nutrients[i] confirms that regularly taking multivitamin and mineral supplements (VMS) is … Continued

Find reliable information on food supplements – Health Information Week 3 – 9 July 2017

Health Information Week (HIW) runs from 3 – 9 July 2017 and is a national initiative which aims to promote high quality health information to the public.   The objectives of the campaign are also to encourage partnership working across sectors and to help improve health literacy. During the week, NHS teams and other organisations … Continued

HSIS Welcomes Roll-Out of Healthy Start Supplements to All Pregnant Women in Scotland

All pregnant women in Scotland are now entitled to free Healthy Start supplements containing folic acid, vitamin D and vitamin C HSIS welcomes this eminently sensible move by the Scottish Government which is aimed at improving the health of parents and children and hopes that the Governments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will soon … Continued

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

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