Tag Archives: immunity

Vitamin D, immunity, influenza and asthma

Vitamin D supplementation supports immunity,  prevents asthma and influenza Vitamin D testing using a simple finger tip blood test provides results from the lab quickly and then the correct amount of supplementation can be provided. Vitamin D levels in the UK, linked to poor levels of the sunshine and all essential ultraviolet rays for vitamin D absorption, are […]

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Vitamin C – a vital nutrient for immunity and at times of stress

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Our vitamin C requirements are higher than for any other water soluble vitamin. Ideally we would take a vitamin C supplement often and in smaller amounts throughout the day, as it is rapidly used up by the body. It is not possible for the body to store reserves of vitamin C. If we drink caffeine […]

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Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of asthma attack

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Vitamin D supplementation reduces risk of asthma attack A recent Cochrane review showed that low blood levels of vitamin D (the ‘sunshine vitamin’) have been linked to an increased risk of asthma attacks in children and adults with asthma. Asthma sufferers given vitamin D experienced fewer asthma attacks that needed treatment with oral steroids. Vitamin […]

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Vitamin C

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Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is an essential nutrient for health. It can only be obtained from our diet and is found in fruit and vegetables. The best sources are from uncooked, fresh foods. Cooking destroys or reduces the Vitamin C content of foods. Ascorbic acid was first isolated from lemons in 1932. Vitamin C deficiency’s […]

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