Category Archives: Magnesium

Magnesium is an essential mineral – nearly 70% of the body’s supply is located in the bones – magnesium aids in bone growth and is necessary for the proper functioning of muscles.

The case for diet as a contributor to non-specific chronic low back pain

Our blog this week is written by nutritional therapist, physiotherapist and exercise specialist Kieran Macphail. In the article, Kieran discusses how diet can influence lower back pain and how dietary and lifestyle changes can help relieve it.

Kieran will be speaking at our Practitioner Education Day in May. To find out more about the event; ‘Nutritional applications for musculoskeletal health and sports performance’, please follow this link.

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Mitochondrial function and male fertility

Mitochondria are organelles inside every cell which are responsible for energy production, they are essential for all living processes. In this week’s article, we are discussing the importance of mitochondria for male fertility. It is thought that infertility, or subfertility, affects 6% of men aged between 16 and 50. This blog will explore the factors which contribute to low fertility and how you can support mitochondrial function to promote sperm production.

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What are Food State™ and Wholefood Nutrients?

Since conception in 1990, Cytoplan’s philosophy has been that nutrients are best delivered to the body “in the same form as food” hence our range of Food State™ and Wholefood supplements. But we are often asked “what are Food State™ and Wholefood supplements, and what does this mean?”. So in this week’s blog we are going to explain what these terms mean and outline some of the research that has been done on Food State™ and Wholefood products.

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Nutrient Support for Cardiovascular Health

Due to medical advancements, death rates from heart disease are falling. Nevertheless, it was reported in 2014 that cardiovascular disease accounted for 27% of all deaths in the United Kingdom, which was only 2% less than cancer. However, the WHO (World Health Organisation) have estimated that more than ‘80% of premature heart attacks and strokes are preventable’, with a healthy diet and other lifestyle factors being central to this.

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Can Yoga Ease Stress?

Sarah Jane Wilson is the editor of Spectrum, the official magazine of the British Wheel of Yoga (BWY). The BWY is a voice in the UK, dedicated to promoting yoga teachers, students and members within a professional and inspiring union. The BWY is recognised by Sport England as the National Governing Body for Yoga. For 50 years it has promoted the practice and enjoyment of yoga for all those who are interested, whether they are students or teachers.

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Health & Nutrition in the News

We provide a review of recent health related research stories that have been prominent in the news with five items comprising:

  • Fatty acids in fish may shield brain from mercury damage
  • Low micronutrient intake may accelerate the degenerative diseases of aging
  • Vitamin D and Omega-3 together may help mental illness
  • The ‘Magnesium Hypothesis of Cardiovascular Disease’
  • UK and US dietary advice on fats “should never have been introduced”

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