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3/08/21

Scalp psoriasis associated with deficiency of zinc and selenium

Psoriasis can flare up on any part of the skin. When it appears on the scalp, it’s known as scalp psoriasis. But wherever it appears, the cause is the same. It happens when faulty signals in the immune system tell the body to fight an infection (even if infection is not present). This releases inflammatory chemicals as […]

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29/07/21

Should I take vitamin D all year round?

Vitamin D is an essential fat soluble vitamin and hormone that contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscles through utilising calcium and phosphorus.* It is also used to support the normal function of the immune system and the process of cell division.* Over the past few years the importance of maintaining normal […]

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20/07/21

Worried about skin ageing?

Beer is one of the earliest beverage inventions, originating from the middle east around 5000 years ago, and globally is now the most consumed alcoholic beverage in terms of volume. The extracts of beer ingredients, especially hops, contain an abundance of polyphenols such as xanthohumol. Xanthohumol has been shown to possess various effects such as […]

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13/07/21

Top 4 Curcumin Benefits

Despite the whole spice, turmeric, being used across Asia for centuries, popularity of turmeric’s active extract, curcumin, is still growing in the West. Curcumin is the collective name given to the group of curcuminoids within turmeric. Curcumin supplements are now one of the most popular food supplements out there. Below are the top 4 curcumin […]

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6/07/21

Improving Fertility in Male Smokers

Cigarette smoking has long been known to have adverse effects of male reproductivity. Naturally, in the human body, there is a balance between free radicals and the antioxidant system. Cigarette consumption increases free radicals and decreases antioxidant vitamins and minerals in the body. Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction* and in regards to male […]

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18/05/21

Is Green Tea for Me?

Green tea is thought to have various beneficial health effects, including feeding bacteria and maintaining a healthy gut flora.

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14/05/21

Magnesium, for Body and Brain

Several studies have been undertaken on the effects of low magnesium levels within certain populations with mental health problems.

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23/03/21

Hop Extracts and Air pollution

Following regular headlines about the damage air pollution has on our health, we increasingly want to avoid sources of pollution if we can. Although we can reduce our risk by wearing masks etc, we cannot fully prevent inhalation for example, especially if we have to live and work in an area where the pollutant is […]

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22/03/21

Happy Tum: The Sensitive Gut Supplement

Designed for those who have tried everything. Gut symptoms make up a large proportion of appointments with GP’s. If problems persist, a referral to a gastroenterologist is made, but when nothing serious is found people often try a variety of probiotics, medications, diets and supplements. Altruvita Happy Tum is a vitamin and botanical extract formulation […]

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22/03/21

If you’re not taking Vitamin D daily – then it may not be working

It’s like trying to get all the exercise you need this month. You decide to get up, head out for a 40 mile run and then sit on the sofa for 4 weeks until the next one. Ridiculous – right? So then why do many research studies use what is called ‘bolus’ dosing or dosing […]

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22/02/21

Selenium and the Thyroid Gland

What is selenium? Selenium is an essential mineral micronutrient found in soil, and although it is required only in tiny amounts, it is vital to our health. Selenium, known primarily for the antioxidant properties of some enzymes, is obtained mainly from meat, seafood and grains. Intake varies across the world owing largely to differences in soil […]

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5/01/21

Zinc’s Role in the Immune System

Zinc is an essential mineral, and although it is required only in small
amounts, it is vital to our health. The best sources of zinc are found in red meat, the dark meat on poultry, crab, nuts, beans, fortified cereals and dairy products.

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5/01/21

Altruvita CoQ10: Leaps and Bounds Above the Rest!

CoQ10 functions as a coenzyme in the energy producing mitochondrial pathways. Every cell in the human body must produce its own energy in order to carry out its specific functions.

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17/09/20

One in eight deaths is linked to pollution, says EU

One in every eight deaths in Europe can be linked to pollution, according to a new report by the EU’s environment agency (EEA). Air and noise pollution, as well as poor water quality and exposure to chemicals, contributed to 13% of all deaths across Europe. The report also noted who were hardest hit by pollution: […]

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20/04/20

The importance of vitamin D in supporting the immune system

Researchers from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) have released a crucial report which shines a light on the role of vitamin D and unveils shocking levels of deficiency in older people in Ireland. The team, based at Trinity College in Dublin, concluded that Vitamin D supplementation was necessary for those over the age […]

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17/04/20

Can Vitamin D help you right now?

As governments around the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic, public health measures that can reduce the risk of infection and death in addition to lockdowns and social distancing are desperately needed. Here at Altruvita we’re constantly reading about the latest clinical trials and studies looking at the impact of micronutrients, nutrition and vitamin deficiencies on health. An […]

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15/04/20

Red meat – BBQ bliss or a health hazard?

After a bright and sunny Easter weekend there’s no doubt that, even in these restricted times, many BBQs will have been lit for the first time this year. For those of us lucky enough to have private gardens and outdoor spaces, a BBQ will have been welcome light relief from the time spent stuck inside. […]

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26/03/20

Why is Vitamin D so important for our health?

At a time when it’s crucial to have a healthy immune system, both to help prevent infections and support our body in recovering when we do get ill, we wanted to share some facts and important information with you about vitamin D.  How do our bodies get vitamin D? In humans, around 90% of the […]

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19/03/20

How to support your immune system

There has never been a more important time to be proactive with our nutrition, with the aim of supporting the very best immune system defence. Our immune systems play a role not only in fighting off infections, but also in promoting tissue repair to recovery. To function properly, our immune system requires plenty of both […]

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9/03/20

Answering the 3 most common vegan nutrition questions

Both in the UK and across the Western world veganism is rapidly growing in popularity.  The number of people who signed up to take part in ‘veganuary’ between from 2014 to this January is an excellent demonstration of just how quickly dipping a toe in veganism is gaining in popularity: 2014 – 3,300 2015 – 12,800 […]

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19/02/20

Eating well for a winter health boost! Altruvita’s favourite winter dinner recipes for older adults.

Winter is always a tough time of year for older people, especially those suffering from poor health. The lack of sunlight inhibits our body’s production of Vitamin D, an essential micronutrient for immune system function as well as bone and muscle health. The cold and damp weather can exacerbate join stiffness (though, interestingly, the reasons […]

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14/02/20

Could curcumin support patients with liver disease?

Between 2015 and 2017 there were 26,265 premature deaths due to liver disease in England, a rate of 18.5 per 100,000 population under the age of 75. Liver disease includes cirrhosis, which is the scarring and hardening of liver tissue in response to damage. The causes of cirrhosis include drinking lots of alcohol for many years, hepatitis C infection and non-alcoholic fatty […]

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6/02/20

Super selenium, the lesser-known immune system hero

At the moment we are all keen to maintain good health and do our best to support our immune systems. There’s adhering to lockdown rules, washing our hands, not touching our faces and getting plenty of sleep. But what are the nutrients and vitamins hidden in our food which enable our bodies to effectively fight […]

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24/01/20

A startling fact about British wintertime and vitamin D…

Do you feel a little gloomy and run down in the winter? It might interest you to know that the lack of sunshine during those colder months of the year doesn’t just impact our mood, it actually can impact on our physical health too. Direct sunlight acting on the skin provides the majority of our […]

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