Creatine is one of the most extensively studied nutritional supplements in the world. But despite a body of proven research, it is still surrounded by many myths that have put people off using it, especially women. Myths such as: Is it illegal? Can it increase weight gain? Will using it cause water retention? Can it cause cramping? Does […]
Many factors can lead to dietary deficiencies in older and ageing adults, and this can vary from person to person. However, a big contributing factor is that as we age, our lifestyle habits change along with the quality and quantity of food we consume. This, in combination with less physical activity, can result in fewer essential vitamins and minerals being absorbed. If these deficiencies are […]
Protein is an essential macronutrient – even the name protein derives from the Greek word ‘proteios’, which means “first place”. Ensuring we have plenty of protein in our diet is important. However, there are still many myths surrounding protein intake. Here we debunk some of the major myths surround this important macronutrient. If protein builds muscle, then eating MORE […]
We have all experienced that feeling of bloating at some point in our lives – for many people it can be a daily occurrence. While bloating can be caused by certain underlying health conditions, most instances are harmless. Even if the causes are benign, feeling bloated can still be an uncomfortable sensation – but with […]
Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common hormonal problems faced by women Up to 10% of women are believed to have the condition which can cause irregular periods, weight gain, excessive hair growth, insulin resistance, and is associated with increased risk of diabetes and high cholesterol later in life. But there are some simple strategies with diet and exercise that […]
Times are tough for so many people right now. Many of the things that give us meaning, joy and connection in life are on hold, and this can have an impact on our mood and sense of wellbeing. But there are still things within our control that can help support our mood and mental health through even the most challenging times – the […]
Over 60% of people have ‘insufficient’ or worse levels of vitamin D in their body, putting them at greater risk of hospitalisation from COVID-19.
A recent study (pre-publication) conducted at Singapore General Hospital showed that a simple combination of readily available vitamin-based supplements can have a MAJOR beneficial effect on the outcome of hospitalisation for COVID-19 symptoms. In their study, out of 26 patients who were not treated with a combination of vitamin D, magnesium and vitamin B12, 16 […]
A quick glimpse into the supplements cupboard of U.P. personal trainer, Elliott Upton – explaining why he takes each capsule, and when.
How many of you know the benefits of vitamin D? Is it just another supplement to waste money on, or is it really worth taking? Presenting our full verdict.
Setting the record straight on common immunity myths once and for all, giving the definitive verdict on which myths there is truth to, and which deserve to be forgotten.
While balanced diets are typically enough to provide the nutrients we need day to day, in lockdown situations, we can’t shop as normal – so supplements can be invaluable in plugging that gap.
While the first ports of call in managing stress are typically lifestyle changes, and in some cases, psychological interventions, there are supplements we can turn to help us manage stress effectively.
Vitamin C is believed to fight off the common cold, and any number of seasonal ailments. This is in spite of there being little evidence supporting its use in reducing symptoms of practically any common illness.
If you find yourself craving a bit of chocolate now and again while trying to adhere to a strict diet, then you need to check this out!
Find out more about both Focus supplements and all of their known benefits with this helpful guide.
Find out more about Estro Support and all of its known benefits with this handy guide.
Training for maximum results in the gym requires every ounce of effort, strength and power. Having the focus, energy and drive to push out those critical extra few reps every session can soon add up to considerable gains. Getting 100% out of every rep during that hour in the gym is why so many gym-goers […]