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The Health & Food Supplements Information Service Reaffirms The Benefits Of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

These are supplements, not drugs, and expectations are unrealistic, says dietitian In response to the findings of a new clinical trial[1] regarding the high-dose omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, in relation to heart health outcomes, Dr Carrie Ruxton, dietitian from the health & Food Supplements Information Service notes:  “This latest clinical trial does not … Continued

Not ‘All In The Mind’ Study Ignores The Fact That Dietary Supplements Are Intended For Overall Health Maintenance

A new study has reviewed the usage of nutritional supplements in relation to disease and clinical outcomes.[1] Commenting on this latest study, dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health & Food Supplements Information Service notes: “Supplements are for topping up nutrients in people who want to achieve recommended dietary requirements and should not be viewed … Continued

Healthy Diet A-Z Of Vitamins

NUTRIENT NECCESSITIES Thousands of people in Britain are at risk of nutrient deficiencies according to the Health & Food Supplements Information Service.[1] Shortfalls of vitamins and minerals across the board are evident, increasing the risk of poor health.   And while nutrients should be obtained from eating a balanced diet, sourcing optimal amounts of nutrients … Continued

Get Nutrient Savvy

Lacking energy levels? Want to make sure your immune system and memory functions are getting all the vital nutrients they need? Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) has pulled together five top tips to update your diet.       Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the Health and Food Supplements … Continued

Nutrition And The Immune Function: Sorting Fact From Fiction

Dr Gill Jenkins, Health & Food Supplements Information Service   Diets fuelled with the right vitamins and minerals are essential for our immune systems, whatever our age, to function at their best. However, the relationship between nutrition and our immune functions is highly complex. Overall nutritional status and dietary patterns (food, nutrients and non-nutritive bio-active … Continued

How Can Good Nutrition Optimise Our Immune Function?

Dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton   The global pandemic has shone a light – as never before – on how each of us manages our health and immunity. While we don’t yet know enough about the Covid-19 virus and how it operates, there is growing evidence from researchers and medics that our own health and lifestyles … Continued

British Diets Not Ready For Winter

Decline in vitamins, minerals, fruit and vegetables could affect defence against winter bugs Low fruit and vegetable intakes, combined with a steady decline in levels of vital nutrients in the diet since 2000, could mean that Brits are facing a greater chance of ill health over the winter months. According to the European Food Safety … Continued

Vegetarian and Vegan Trends Pushing More People Into Deficiency Risk

NEW RESEARCH FROM HSIS REVEALS LACK OF DIET KNOWLEDGE LEADING TO SERIOUS NUTRIENT GAPS AND RISK OF POOR HEALTH A new survey[1] commissioned by the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) has highlighted worrying gaps in knowledge leading to an enhanced risk of nutritional deficiencies. The OnePoll survey interviewed 1000 vegetarian and vegan adults … Continued


Summer means outdoor time; BBQs, holidays, day trips and picnics in the park. This busy social season also means we tend to pay more attention to our diets and the condition of our skin, hair, nails and eyes – and find ways to guard them against excess sun, swimming pool chlorine and sea water, which … Continued


    New research from the Health and Food Supplements Information Service (HSIS) reveals that three in 10 people worry that their diet might not be providing all the nutrients they need for their health and wellbeing. Yet 64% admit to skipping meals through the week. Missing meals means missing important vitamins and minerals that … Continued