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Unsure which vitamins would best suit your ailments or help improve your overall health? No sweat, we’ve come up with a quick vitamin guide to help you understand which vitamins you should be popping and when…

Conquer the Common Cold

The common cold is one of the most frequently suffered ailments in the UK with adults suffering on average 2-3 colds each year. Now that’s a lot of sneezing, coughing and sleepless nights when you think about it!

And although there is no actual cure for the viral infection, Vitamin C can be consumed to help relieve numerous symptoms or prevent the annoying illness happening in the first place.

It’s particularly useful when you’re most at risk during the cold winter months…

Struggling With Aching Bones?

Aching bones and sore joints are a common factor of ageing, but you don’t need to suffer in silence!

There are a number of minerals and vitamins that could help the body repair, support and improve bone and joint health.

For instance Glucosamine Sulphate helps to repair damaged cartilage whilst Cod Liver Oil can help reduce stiffness by decreasing inflammation.

If you’re a vegetarian then it’s more than likely you’re suffering from Vitamin B12 and Iron deficiency.

Meat, fish and dairy products are fantastic sources of these key nutrients, so those eating a meat free diet are more vulnerable to the deficiency and may benefit from Vitamin B12 and Iron supplements on a daily basis!


Trying For a Baby?

Hoping to get pregnant? Then make sure you consume Folic Acid.

Highly recommended, it plays a vital role in the development of the nervous system and can help decrease the risk of birth defects occurring!

Continue taking Folic acid on a daily basis for the first three months of pregnancy.

Take a Chill Pill – Ease Your Bad Mood

Constantly in a bad mood? Rather than drowning your sorrows with a few bottles of wine try and control your mood swings with 5 HTP supplements. A naturally occurring chemical that is converted into serotonin, which is responsible for controlling mood swings and certain behaviours.

Selenium is another mineral lacking in many diets and a deficiency can be linked to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. Selenium A-C-E supplements are a convenient way of consuming your recommended allowance of selenium.


Low levels of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ Vitamin D can lead to numerous health conditions including seasonal affective disorder and brittle bones. But, like many other vitamins, it’s hard to acquire through your diet. Surprisingly, the best source comes from sunshine!

So if you’re spending the summer here in the UK you may benefit from consuming Vitamin D supplements on a daily basis, because let’s be honest when was the last time we had a cracking summer?

It’s worth noting that vitamins and health supplements should NOT be taken as an alternative for an unhealthy lifestyle. Instead they should be taken alongside a healthy diet and an active fitness plan for the best results possible.


If you require more information about an ailment we haven’t discussed or have a burning question you need answering then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert team. Call us on 01254 779200 for expert advice and guidance! We’re also active on Twitter and Facebook.