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Blackmores Buffered C Slow Release has been specially formulated to provide a prolonged rate of absorption by releasing nutrients slowly over a sustained 8 hour period, ensuring that vitamin C is available when your body needs it. This low acid formulation is buffered with mineral ascorbates, so it is gentle on the stomach. It also contains bioflavonoids, including rutin and hesperidin, to help enhance the action of vitamin C in the body.
Blackmores Conceive Wellâ„¢ Gold prepares the body for conception. Some of the key nutrients include: Antioxidants â€“ are important for women attempting conception. Chances of conception increase in women with higher levels of antioxidants in the fluid surrounding their reproductive organs. CoQ10 â€“ Levels of CoQ10 decrease with age. Adequate levels of CoQ10 in the expectant mother are associated with healthy early stages of pregnancy. 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. Iodine plays an important role in normal brain development and eyesight. Tuna oil - is a source of omega-3 long chain fatty acids. DHA is particularly important for the normal function of the brain, and for development of normal eyesight. Folic acid...
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....
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.
Blackmores Bio C 1000 mg a potent formula to give you a boost of vitamin C to support your immune system. Contains citrus bioflavonoids extract which can enhance the action of vitamin C in the body. Buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentler on the stomach compared to ascorbic acid alone. Contains vitamin C including traces from acerola. Helps reduces the severity and duration of colds.
Antioxidants act as free-radical scavengers. Free radicals are common in the body, arising through a variety of mechanisms. Some are generated in the body as part of normal energy-producing processes, some are generated by pollutants such as air pollution, and some are generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, and alcohol ingestion. Many of these free radicals are dealt with by the bodys own free radical, antioxidant defenses. Some free radicals, however, escape these defenses, and tend to accumulate. Research suggests that this accumulation of free radicals can result in cellular damage. The nutrients vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, selenium & grape seed have antioxidant properties that help to reduce the risk of cell damage attributed to free radicals. Vitamin B6 and folic acid enhance the antioxidant nutrients in this formula.
A great tasting chewable form of vitamin C with no artificial sweeteners thats suitable for the whole family. It is buffered with mineral ascorbates making it gentle on the stomach, and contains citrus bioflavonoids extract to boost its action in the body. Vitamin C helps to reduce the severity and duration of colds. As a potent antioxidant it also helps to reduce the risk of cell damage attributed to free radicals.
Magnesium is essential for many cellular functions, particularly those functions involved in energy production, and for the normal functioning of muscle and nerve tissue. Signs of low magnesium levels can include fatigue, mental confusion, irritability, muscle cramps, problems with nerve conduction and muscle contraction and predisposition to stress.If the blood is low in magnesium it takes it from the muscles and without enough magnesium in muscles they stiffen up or contract. The result may be painful cramps, irritability, twitching or even tremors. Magnesium also relieves premenstrual weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness and mood changes.The other nutrients present in Bio Magnesium assist with the utilization of magnesium in the body. Vitamin B6 is an important co-factor, working with magnesium in many enzyme systems in the body. Studies have shown that combining B6 and magnesium can help to reduce PMS symptoms.
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin that protects cell membranes from damage. It is incorporated into the cell membranes and helps maintain their integrity throughout the body.As an antioxidant vitamin E acts as a free-radical scavenger. Free radicals are common in the body, arising through a variety of mechanisms. Some are generated in the body as part of normal energy-producing processes, some are generated by pollutants such as air pollution, and some are generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, and alcohol ingestion. Many of these free radicals are dealt with by the bodys own antioxidant defenses. Some free radicals escape these defenses, and tend to accumulate. Research suggests that this accumulation of free radicals can result in cellular damage.Vitamin E helps maintain heart health as it can help to protect artery walls from free radical damage. A damaged artery wall is more susceptible to...
Celery seed has traditionally been used to assist in the relief of symptoms of gout, arthritis and rheumatism. Celery has been found to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity, as well as significant diuretic properties.Gout is a type of arthritis caused by an increased concentration of uric acid. Uric acid is the end product of purine metabolism. Foods high in purines therefore contribute to the body's production of uric acid. These foods include organ meats (eg. liver, kidneys, brains, heart, lambs fry), prawns, lobster, oysters, salami, pate, sardines and anchovies.When uric acid crystals are deposited in joints, tendons, kidneys and other tissues they cause inflammation and damage. Celery seed can increase the elimination of uric acid from the kidneys.From a traditional naturopathic perspective accumulation of waste substances in the body can contribute to arthritis and rheumatism. Celery stimulates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase which helps clear accumulated toxic substances from the body.
Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and approximately 99% of the body's calcium exists in the bones. The major function of calcium is building and maintaining bones and teeth. Calcium is also involved in various metabolic roles such as nerve transmission, contraction of muscles and the regulation of heart muscle function.Vitamin D is essential for the absorption and utilization of calcium. Deficiency of vitamin D results in lack of bone strength and density, and joint pain.Women's calcium requirements are increased after menopause as levels of oestrogen decline resulting in decreased calcium absorption.
Cholesterol maintenance is an important part of many people's diet and lifestyle regimes. Plant sterols are fat-like compounds with a chemical structure that is very similar to cholesterol. However compared to cholesterol, plant sterols are only minimally absorbed. They are naturally present in everyday foods especially in vegetables, fruit, nuts, grains and cooking oils.During digestion, the plant sterols compete with cholesterol for absorption. What this means is that less cholesterol is absorbed and more cholesterol is excreted. Plant sterols appears to act on both dietary cholesterol secreted into the digestive tract.Plant sterols have been found to reduce total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol by 8-13%. Results may be seen 12 weeks. A daily intake of 2gm of phystosterol/stanols reduces LDL-cholesterol by approximately 10%.