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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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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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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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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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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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9/01/20

Add a green tea extract to your new year health kick for additional benefits!

If you’ve made a commitment to kick off the brand-new decade with focus on a healthy diet and more exercise, this blog will certainly be of interest! You’ve probably heard of green tea and know that it’s good for you, but do you know why? Altruvita’s expert nutritional team takes a look at how adding […]

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28/11/19

The startling effect of pollution on the life expectancy of children growing up in London

New data has been published which aims to predict the impact of 2 different pollutants on the life expectancy of children born in London in 201, assuming they remained living in the city all their life.  Diesel emissions are the biggest source of air pollution in towns and cities, and a source of some of […]

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4/11/19

Suffering from stiff and creaky joints?

Stiffness and aching joints are often associated with winter, in particular the dropping temperatures and increase in wet weather. The exact science behind why colder weather increases joint pain is still slightly unclear, but there’s plenty of evidence to show levels of discomfort rise when it’s cooler. For those living with arthritis or stiff, aging […]

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30/10/19

Banish smartphones and turn WIFI and TVs off for better quality sleep

You may remember the news from last year that the artificial blue light emitted by our smart phone screens is too stimulating for our brains at bedtime, but did you know that there are also plenty of other electronic devices which can impact sleep? WIFI emits Electromagnetic Frequency radiation (EMF).  In 2013, the Department of Electrical […]

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23/10/19

Frighteningly Good Tomato and Pumpkin Soup

Halloween is nearly upon us and although the temptation may be to have lots of ‘treats’, scary can be healthy too! Here we have a soup which is full of carotenoids, bursting with beta-carotene from pumpkins and lycopene from tomatoes. Here are some cool facts! 1. Lycopene is found in many forms Your body works […]

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10/10/19

Taking a closer look at the humble hop for World Menopause AwarenessDay 2019

World Menopause Awareness Day is held on the 18th of October every year to raise awareness of the health issues faced by women during and after the menopause. In the lead up to this year’s event, it is an ideal time to take a closer look at the causes and symptoms of the menopause and […]

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3/10/19

Can Vitamin C guard against colds?

Vitamin C is often touted as a natural cold remedy. The nutrient is featured in supplements aimed at the immune system. About vitamin C Our bodies can’t make vitamin C, but we need it for protection of cells from oxidative stress.* It contributes to normal nervous system, psychological function, and helps reduce tiredness and fatigue […]

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28/08/19

Deaths from respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses rise when air pollution peaks

As the company behind Air Pollution Formula, the very first dietary supplement designed to provide antioxidant support in a polluted world, at Altruvita we keep a close eye on the latest news and research around global air pollution. There’s no shortage of opinion, fact and evidence about the impact that the quality of the air […]

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19/08/19

Sleep and Hops

Altruvita’s nutrition advisor produced this video.

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15/08/19

Air pollution is as bad for respiratory health as smoking 20 cigarettes a day

New research unveiled this week reveals that air pollution in some major cities is as bad for us as smoking 20 cigarettes a day. Scientists from the University of Washington monitored the levels of fine particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, ozone and black carbon in the air outside the homes of over 7,000 adults (aged 45- […]

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6/08/19

Vitamin D and IBS

Over the past few years there has been a renewed interest in vitamin D as it has been found to be strongly associated with many diseases. For example intestinal inflammation, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and some cancers cancer have strong associations with vitamin D deficiency. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of the […]

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18/07/19

How much vitamin D?

Official estimates suggest one in five adults and one in six children in England may have vitamin D3 deficiency. Vitamin D is an essential fat soluble vitamin that contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, teeth and muscles*. It is used to support the normal function of the immune system and the process of cell […]

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11/07/19

Diet and male fertility research

We recently wrote about the effect of a low selenium blood level in men causing male infertility, and the positive effects of supplementation.* Perhaps it is not a surprise that the rest of the diet can also play a role A team in Spain examined the diets of men who were analysed within 35 studies. […]

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11/07/19

MagnEASY sleep

What’s the truth about magnesium and sleep? You may have read in the past that taking a magnesium supplement can help aid a more restful night in the land of nod, but is there any truth in this? We know that magnesium contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and is required for normal […]

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4/07/19

Hop it!

10 years ago researchers discovered a potent antioxidant in beer that gives new meaning to the traditional toast: “to your health.” Antioxidants are substances that protect against the damaging effects of oxygen and nitrogen in the human body. Hops, used in most beers to provide flavouring, contain substances known as prenylated flavonoids. They are a better source […]

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4/07/19

Most fragrances cause indoor air pollution

From our hand soap to our surface spray, our body wash to our perfume, air fresheners and candles, household cleaners and laundry liquid; scents are all around us. This may not make any sense according to gathering research. Contrary to popular belief, most exposure to hazardous pollutants that affect health and well-being occurs indoors. A primary […]

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