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Finance

Vitamins: expensive supplements suffer from an evidence deficiency 

Buying good health is an alluring idea. Popping a multivitamin pill requires less effort than eating vegetables and taking daily exercise. Last year, Americans spent over $48bn on vitamins and dietary supplements, according to Grand View Research. That is up from $45bn the year before. The money is going to waste. America’s love of multivitamins […]

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Science

Vitamins and Supplements for the Student Body

The Vitamin Shoppe has partnered with the Follett Higher Education Group to bring its health and wellness products to campus bookstores around the U.S. Follett is the largest campus store operator in North America, situated in more than 1,100 colleges and universities. The Vitamin Shoppe offering, beginning in August, will be available at select Follett […]

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Pets

ASK THE VET: Hot weather can damage pet vitamins, supplements and dry kibble

Q: I order supplements for my pets from online pharmacies that ship them through the mail to my home. It’s been unusually hot this summer, which makes me wonder whether heat can affect the quality of supplements sent through the mail. Should I be concerned? A: Some supplements are affected by heat and humidity, so […]

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Science

Benefits of eating green apples

The saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is true in every sense since apples are loaded with iron, flavonoids, vitamins K, A and C as well as phytochemicals that are said to keep diseases such as cancer at bay.  Apples are rich in fibre, which is necessary to ease digestion while increasing […]

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Health

What are B vitamins good for? From supporting brain health to helping with mood – benefits

B vitamins can also help with brain health, or rather the lack of them can detrimentally affect it. Dr Brewer said: “Low levels of certain nutrients within the B complex, including B6, B12, and folate (B9), may affect how well the brain functions with ageing. Recent studies have suggested that all the nutrients in this […]

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Weird

Carbon vitamins

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Health

Supplements warning: Four vitamins and minerals that may carry a higher risk of cancer

Vitamins and minerals promise a wealth of health benefits, but very few have scientifically proven attributes. In fact, even their safety has been thrown into question since a number of studies highlighted potential cancer risks. Four supplements, in particular, may increase the odds of the disease unless taken at the correct dose. In earlier research […]

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Pets

‘Humanisation of pets’: Inside the $4b-a-year pet vitamins boom

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Each day, Gaynor Andrew’s dogs take a vitamin supplement to support their digestion. And the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeder encourages her new puppy owner clients to consider supplements for their own four-legged friends. “There is a big change in how people value their dogs,” Andrew says. […]

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Health

The four drinks that could make your vitamins, minerals and antibiotics ineffective

Oral administration is the easiest and most common way to take medications, so why are so many of us getting it wrong? While swallowing vitamins, minerals and antibiotics might seem straightforward, the way you choose to flush them into your system could make them ineffective. Taking over the counter and prescribed medications properly should always […]

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Health

Supplements: The ‘adverse cardiovascular’ effects of vitamins – ‘can land you in’ A&E

While some supplements like vitamin D taken during the winter months are non-negotiable, others are often criticised by doctors and health experts. What’s worse, studies have been putting supplements under heavy scrutiny, finding some “adverse” side effects that might make you think twice before swallowing the tablets. From herbal products to vitamins and minerals, dietary […]