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Frequently Asked Questions
Vitamins & Supplements FAQs
Vitamins are essential nutrients that can be found in dietary sources and perform a variety of functions in the body.
There are several vitamins needed to stay healthy:
● Vitamin A
● Vitamin K
The body needs these vitamins (amongst other nutrients, such as minerals and amino acids) in varying amounts to keep us healthy. Essential nutrients contribute to the health of our immune system, nervous system, heart health, and brain health, as well as looking after our skin, bones, and muscles.
Minerals are essential nutrients that are found naturally in the body, as well as in various food sources. We need several minerals to perform a variety of functions in the body.
There are two types of minerals:
These two groups of minerals are equally important, but micro-minerals are needed in smaller amounts than macro-minerals. The amount needed is not an indication of their importance in the body, and it's vital to eat a balanced diet to ensure you are getting enough of each mineral.
Those on a restricted diet, such as vegetarians or vegans, may need to keep an eye on their calcium, iron, and zinc intake, as the main food sources of these minerals tend to be animal products, such as dairy and meat.
Taking a mineral supplement can help to keep levels topped up to avoid a nutrient deficiency, but always follow the recommended daily amounts as exceeding the stated dosage can be dangerous. Speak to your doctor if you're unsure about the right mineral amounts for you.
Supplements make a great addition to a healthy, balanced diet and can help to protect against a range of health issues, such as stress, fatigue, and joint pain.
Supplements are occasionally paired with complementary vitamins and minerals to provide extra support. For example, black elderberry is often boosted with vitamin C, for extra immune system support, while collagen is usually taken alongside Biotin, for healthy skin.
The body needs a vast amount of essential nutrients in varying amounts to keep us healthy. These nutrients contribute to the health of our immune system, nervous system, heart health, and brain health, as well as looking after our skin, bones, and muscles.
Most people should be able to get enough vitamins and minerals from their diet, but if you follow a restricted diet or need to avoid certain foods, you could be missing out on the right amount of essential nutrients — this is called a vitamin deficiency. In these cases, taking a vitamin supplement can be beneficial.
Complementary supplements, such as botanical extracts like apple cider vinegar, turmeric, and cranberry extracts, are often taken alongside a nutrient-rich diet to provide extra support for a specific health issue.
Looking after your hair means more than just covering it in flashy products. Taking tailored vitamins can help with growth to maintain happy and healthy hair
There are certain vitamins and minerals that support healthy hair:
Zinc: This mineral contributes to healthy hair, skin, and nails.
Hair, Skin, Nails Complex: A blended formula of Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C and Collagen works together to promote strong, healthy hair.
Fatigue and energy can be impacted by many factors, including nutrition, stress, exercise, and sleep. You might not associate tiredness with diet, but what we eat plays an important part in maintaining our energy levels. The body needs a variety of essential nutrients, such as vitamins and minerals, to function properly.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet should ensure that you get enough of these essential nutrients, but those who follow a restricted diet or have special dietary needs, may be at risk. Certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies can result in chronic tiredness.
Vitamin B: The B vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and vitamin B6, play an important role in reducing tiredness and fatigue, while helping to maintain consistent energy levels.
Iron: This mineral is often associated with boosting energy, as an iron deficiency can cause extreme tiredness.
Explore our full range of vitamins and supplements aimed at reducing tiredness and boosting energy.
The immune system is the body’s natural defence system — it helps us to fight off infections, such as cold and flu.
Good nutrition is important for maintaining a healthy immune system, but there are certain nutrients that contribute towards stronger immune support.
Vitamin C: This water-soluble vitamin contributes to the functioning of a healthy immune system. Try eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, especially citrus, berries, and green leafy veg, to get vitamin C from your diet — top up with a supplement for extra support.
Vitamin D: The ‘sunshine vitamin’ also plays an important role in strengthening the immune system. Most of us don’t get enough vitamin D, so it’s a good idea to consider taking a supplement to keep your levels topped up.
Zinc: This mineral is essential for boosting the body’s ability to fight infections. Check if your multivitamin contains zinc or consider taking a separate supplement if needed.
Foods containing water-soluble vitamins need to be eaten daily, while fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body and can be consumed less frequently.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet should ensure that you get enough of these vitamins and minerals. But some nutrients, such as vitamin D, can’t be fully obtained from diet — that’s where supplements can be helpful for overall wellness.
Taking a multivitamin is a good way to get all the essential nutrients in one easy-to-take format. Plus, most multivitamin formulas include a mineral complex — a selection of dietary minerals, such as iron, zinc, and calcium.
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