It is estimated that around one in seven UK couples experience difficulty in conceiving, with a poor diet being one of the major contributory factors. Unfortunately, despite its importance for conception and fertility, a lack of nutrition can often be over looked with the most common cause of infertility frequently being labelled as ‘unexplained’.
When it comes to nutrition the philosophy at Cytoplan is that: a) There is a ‘Nutrition Gap’ in the population, supported by research, which means most people are not getting the nutrients they need for health from their diet. b) Nutritional supplements can bridge this gap when they contain the appropriate levels of nutrients; and also when the nutrients within are in a bioeffective form (for example ‘Food State and Wholefood’). Continue reading
“Vitamin pills to stop dementia a waste of money” ran the Times for their story reporting on the latest research released by the University of Oxford (clinical trial service unit). The University website headlined a conclusion that “Taking B vitamins won’t prevent Alzheimer’s disease”. (link to website item below)
This article provides both mums and dads ‘to be’ with a good breadth of information on a range of health aspects that impact on fertility and conception. This includes preconception planning notes for both men and women, and healthy planning suggestions ahead of both pregnancy & breastfeeding. With guidance on the most relevant nutrients and supplements including information for vegetarians, vegans and those on special diets. And sensible diet and nutrition suggestions for women whilst pregnant and breastfeeding. Continue reading
The crucial role that a good diet and nutrition play in long-term cognitive health is frequently overlooked. Maintaining a good nutritional diet is more commonly associated with health issues such as the heart (blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes), or managing weight, a healthier digestion, improved appearance such as skin and hair, disease prevention, etc. Continue reading
Vegetarians & Vegans typically eat a wonderfully healthy diet. However their regime on occasion may lead to nutritional deficiencies, a common example being a restriction on what foods they eat can lead to insufficient intake of certain vitamins or minerals. Continue reading