Vitamin D, the new vitamin C?

Vitamin D’s powerful immune boosting characteristics may make it more important than vitamin C in helping counter colds and flu. Research shows that supplementing with vitamin D may cut flu risk by up to 42 percent. Studies also show that vitamin D is as important as...

Low vitamin B12 levels linked to autism, schizophrenia – study

Vitamin B12 deficiency, which affects up to 40% of the population, may contribute to autism, schizophrenia and a defective nervous system, research shows. Vitamin B12 helps the body produce DNA, red blood cells, proteins, hormones and lipids (fats). It’s also important for a healthy nervous system,...

Treat vitamin B12 deficiency early to avoid nerve damage

Vitamin B12 deficiency, which contributes to fatigue, anaemia, lethargy and depression, is believed to affect about 40% of the population and may cause permanent nerve damage if not treated in time.   Other ailments linked to low levels of B12 include poor memory, brain “fog”, pins and...

Vitamin mouth sprays may be better than pills — research

A new way of ingesting vitamins -- by spraying them under the tongue – has been shown by research to be more effective in delivering nutrients to the body than by pills or capsules. A study by Cardiff University found that sublingual (under the tongue) application...

South Africans are magnesium deficient, fuelling disease – WHO and nutritional consultant

Three quarters of South Africans are believed to be deficient in magnesium – an essential nutrient responsible for hundreds of chemical reactions in our bodies – contributing to heart disease, diabetes, stress, insomnia and muscle injury. Magnesium is associated with thousands more chemical reactions, is required...