A nutrient deficit, also known as a nutritional deficiency, occurs when the body does not get enough of a specific nutrient that it needs to function properly. This can occur in people who take certain medications, such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or metformin, which can interfere with vitamin B12 absorption. Over time, a vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to nerve damage, anaemia, and other serious health problems. Other medications may also cause nutrient deficits, such as statins, which can deplete levels of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10). Take our free online personalised nutrition assessment today and find out if you have any nutrient deficits within minutes!
Gut health has become a popular topic in recent years, and for good reason. A healthy gut is important for overall wellbeing, and prebiotics and probiotics are two key players in maintaining gut health. While the terms prebiotics and probiotics may sound similar, they are actually quite different. In this blog post, we will explore the differences between prebiotics and probiotics and why they are both important for gut health.
How to introduce exercise into your lifestyle - But ensure it stays! According to Our Experts. If we want to be more successful at achieving a more long term active lifestyle we need to focus on immediate positive feelings such as stress reduction, increased energy and making friends. Physical activity stimulates various brain chemicals that may leave you feeling happier, more relaxed and less anxious. You may also feel better about your appearance and yourself when you exercise regularly, which can boost your confidence and improve your self-esteem.
Do you struggle to swallow your tablets & capsules? - this may be your medications or vitamins. For many of us we have to take numerous medications or vitamins to counter deficiencies but I think we all know the feeling that they just didn't go down quite right.
Fortunately now there are some options of taking liquids or powder forms of certain nutrients - but for many of us we still require tablets and capsules.
So we have come up with some key tips that will make it considerably easier.
Sleep Awareness Month - We're here to help We asked Mike Wakeman, our Vitmedics founder, clinical nutritionist & pharmacist with lifetime of ex...
Our Vitcheck Personalised Nutrition Assessment Tool has WON the Nutra-Ingredients Awards 2022.
Vitmedics CEO Mike Wakeman the Chair of the Guild of Health Writers is hosted a talk 'Children's Mental Health - what can be done to help?' With P...
Vitafoods Europe is the world’s largest nutraceutical event held in Geneva, attracting over 25,000 industry experts from over 130 countries every y...
This paper specifically looked at some of the less discussed health challenges women face and how supplementation could be used to help. At Vitmedics, we believe strongly in scientific research supporting all recommendations which is why we want to share these scientific published research findings with you.
Specifically looking at health challenges and nutrition relating to:
- Oral contraceptives
- The Menstrual cycle & Pre-Menstrual syndrome
World Spinach Day – Nutritionist-backed benefits of this leafy green What is spinach? Spinach belongs to the Chenopodiaceae family (also know...
At Vitmedics, we focus on personalised wellbeing as a whole and understand the impact medications can have upon nutritional status. We care just as much about your healthy mind as we do your healthy body. We want to be a part of breaking down the stigma and help to create a supportive community where we can talk openly about mental health and feel empowered to make changes or seek help when it is needed. While highlighting the important connection of nutrition to mental health and the medications taken for it.
Following on from this weeks blog we've come up with the best ways to eat more Goji Berries! But to make it even easier for you, we have here the most delicious goji berry and peanut butter granola bars! (They're Gluten Free & Vegan!)