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Vitamins and minerals are involved in many biochemical processes in the body and as such have a part to play in the health of nearly every organ in the body. Siberian ginseng has been shown to improve physical and mental responses particularly where there is fatigue and low energy. It can help to restore and strengthen the immune response. Iodine is important for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland as it is an essential nutrient required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones affect almost every cell in the body and regulate oxygen use, metabolic rate and cellular metabolism. Chromium, an essential nutrient for sugar metabolism, works closely with insulin to facilitate the uptake of glucose into cells. Physical activity and a diet high in refined sugars can increase the loss of chromium from the body.The B group vitamins play an essential role in the metabolic processes of...
Vitamin D3 is often called the sunshine vitamin' as it is manufactured in the skin through the action of sunlight. Small amounts can also be obtained from food sources, such as cod liver oil, which is a rich natural source.Vitamin D3 stimulates the absorption of calcium from the small intestine, and the reabsorption of calcium from the kidneys. A major function of calcium is building and maintaining bones and teeth. Vitamin D decreases parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels which decreases the amount of calcium released from bone. This is important for maintaining bone density.Adequate levels of vitamin D throughout life are important for building and maintaining healthy bone mass, and hence in maintaining bone density. Low levels of vitamin D have been associated with reduced bone density and increased risk of hip fracture in the elderly.Vitamin D has the added benefit of helping to improve muscle strength in the elderly. Improving...
Bio C Bio C contains citrus bioflavonoids extract to help enhance absorption and utilization of vitamin C, which may help reduce the severity and duration of colds. Blackmores Vitamin C 500 is a dietary supplement that provides vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid. This easy-to-swallow tablet is suitable for those who require additional vitamin C for general health and wellbeing of the body. Reduces the symptoms, severity and duration of colds and flu.Reduces the severity of symptoms of allergic reactions such as hay fever. Assists wound healing, help protect capillaries and improve poor skin tone. High potency formula. Enhanced absorption of vitamin C.
Research supports the use of ginger to reduce the occurrence of and symptoms of motion sickness. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, vertigo and cold sweats. The actual mechanism of action is unclear, however it has been suggested that ginger aids in these conditions by having a local action on the digestive system.Ginger is warming and stimulating, and aids digestion by promoting the secretion of gastric acids. Ginger can reduce the symptoms of gastrointestinal upset as it is a carminative which eases colic and flatulence, while helping to relieve vomiting and gastrointestinal muscular spasm.
Valerian is a mild sedative and sleep-promoting agent. Research shows that taking valerian orally reduces the time taken to fall asleep and allows you to wake refreshed, without a feeling of drowsiness. Valerian helps promote healthy sleep patterns and improves sleep quality. Continuous nightly use (for several days to four weeks) may be needed for significant effects.Lemon balm has traditionally been used for the relief of tenseness, restlessness and irritability, for the relief of nervous sleep disorders and for its carminative and sedative actions.Magnesium is an essential mineral and is important for the healthy function of the nervous system. Some research has reported that individuals suffering with magnesium deficiency tend to have a reduced time in deep sleep. Magnesium deficiency has also been associated with increased night time wakefulness.
This formula is ideal for older men with frequent day or night urination, difficulty in starting or finishing urination, or a weak urinary flow. Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a slow progressive enlargement of the prostate gland. Symptoms include frequent urination (particularly at night), hesitancy and impairment of urinary stream.
The ageing process results in numerous changes, including changes in body weight and skeletal muscle mass, increases in free radical damage and an increased requirement for a number of nutrients. CoQ10 is a naturally occurring antioxidant that plays a crucial role in cellular energy production in all cells. CoQ10 is concentrated in organs with high metabolic activity such as the heart. The bodyâ€™s ability to synthesise CoQ10 declines with age. Lutein is a carotenoid that makes up the â€œmacular pigmentâ€ in the eye lens and macular region of the retina. Numerous clinical studies indicate this compound may play a protective role in the eye and help maintain visual acuity and healthy vision. Vitamin A is essential for vision and healthy skin.The B group vitamins play an essential role in the metabolic processes of all living cells by serving as coenzymes in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce...
Blackmores Pregnancy and Breast-feeding Gold contain the following essential nutrients: Iodine - is important for the normal functioning of the thyroid gland as it is an essential nutrient required for the synthesis of thyroid hormones. Thyroid hormones affect almost every cell in the body and regulate oxygen use, metabolic rate and cellular metabolism. Thyroid hormones are important for the normal development of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems of children. Iodine plays an important role in the normal development of brain, eyesight and hearing. Folic acid - plays a role in DNA and RNA synthesis, and is therefore critical in cellular division. In order to divide properly cells need adequate folic acid. The development and growth of a foetus involves constant cell division, which can lead to an increase in the motherâ€™s demand for folate. Daily supplementation with folic acid for 1 month prior to conception and during pregnancy may...
Omega-3s may support heart health by the maintenance of the suppleness and elasticity of blood vessels, helping support blood flow and also by assisting the maintenance of triglycerides (fats) within the normal range in the blood of healthy people. Populations consuming at least 1-2 meals of fish per week have reduced deaths due to cardiovascular disease.EPA and DHA are important for the structure and function of cell membranes. Omega-3 fatty acids are particularly rich in the brain, nervous system and retina where they play an important role in development and function. They support a healthy mood and higher intakes of omega-3s are associated with less age-related mental decline.Omega-3 fatty acids have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory effects which may be due to decreased production of certain inflammatory compounds. At higher doses, omega-3 fatty acids are thought to help relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (including helping reduce morning stiffness, pain and swelling....
Fish oil is a source of the omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids are incorporated into every cell membrane in the body, in the form of compounds called phospholipids. Cell membranes play the vital role of regulating what goes into, and what comes out of each cell. The integrity and fluidity of the cell membrane is determined by the type of phospholipid that is available for the body to use. Cell membranes made up mainly of phospholipids derived from polyunsaturated fatty acids are more fluid and function better than cell membranes made up of saturated fat or trans-fatty acids. A cell membrane working at optimal levels retains vital nutrients and electrolytes, has the ability to communicate with other cells and is responsive to hormones.Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils are generally regarded as having an anti-inflammatory effect in the human body. They are important components of substances known as prostaglandins...
Healthy brains contain high amounts of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA. DHA comprises 40-50% of brain tissue and 60% of eye tissue. DHA is the major polyunsaturated fatty acid in the adult brain, and it is essential for healthy neurodevelopment. DHA assists in the transmission of signals between brain cells. Maintaining optimal DHA levels helps to maintain mental and cognitive function. Studies have shown that low levels of DHA are linked to poor memory function. DHA is also central to brain and vision development in unborn children and infants.
Fish oil is a great way to boost omega-3 intake for people who don’t eat enough fish however sometimes large capsules can be hard to swallow. Blackmores Odourless Fish Oil Mini Caps provide the same strength of omega-3s as a standard fish oil 1000 mg but in a half sized capsule. Plus they are odourless without the use of artificial surfactants, so you don’t get the fishy aftertaste. At Blackmores our fish oils are rigorously tested for quality and highly purified.