Monthly Archives: August 2013

Omega 3 FIsh Oil Benefits

A closer look at Omega 3 – EPA/DHA & the latest Research

Omega 3 is an ‘Essential Fatty Acid’ and the topic of Omega 3 seems never far from the public eye as it is regularly reported on in the mainstream media. The phrase Omega 3 has also made its way more frequently onto food packaging of late – a good example being ‘Omega 3 Fish Fingers’. Continue reading  ▶

Last updated on 15th December 2014 by

Full Moon, Insomnia and Magnesium!

Did you catch the item on the news the other day about the full moon and disrupted sleep? I heard it on BBC 4 and found it intriguing. Researchers at Basel University in Switzerland were carrying out some sleep studies and by chance discovered that more disrupted sleep patterns in volunteers coincided with periods of full moon. Continue reading  ▶

Last updated on 3rd July 2015 by cytoffice

Folate Supplements and NTD Neural Tube Defects

Folate (Folic Acid), Mothers-to-be and Pregnant Women

Good news finally for folate in food supplement form – folate (also termed folic acid) has been issued with a ‘favourable opinion’ by EFSA (The European Food Safety Authority). Specifically EFSA has issued a favourable opinion on the use of supplemental folate to reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTD) such as spina bifida and anencephaly in newborn children. Continue reading  ▶

Last updated on 18th November 2020 by cytoffice