Category Archives: Iron

Iron is the most abundant mineral in our blood. The major function of iron is to combine with protein and copper in making haemoglobin.
Iron provides numerous beneficial roles in maintaining wellbeing including enhancing the immune system, energy production, growth in children and resistance to stress and disease. Iron is also involved in respiration as it carries oxygen to all the body cells and is essential for the oxidation of fatty acids.
Iron is found in the brain as a co-factor in the synthesis of serotonin, dopamine and noradrenalin, which are known to regulate behaviour.

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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Cytoplan & ‘The Nutrition Gap’

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  ▶

The Importance of Detoxification for Preconception Planning

This article will provide mums and dads to-be with an increased understanding of the benefits of detoxification before conception. We also cover a range of pertinent diet and nutritional issues relating to preconception and pregnancy, This information can therefore be used as part of preconception planning to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy, for both mother and child. It should also be stressed that preconception planning is equally important for men – in order to increase the chances of a successful conception and healthy birth. Continue reading  ▶

Children’s Nutrition and School Meals

Children require suitable levels of vitamins, minerals and natural nutrients for both mental and physical growth and development. Yet surveys and research continue to highlight common childhood nutritionally deficiencies in the UK. Continue reading  ▶

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014

The question perhaps to ask is “are we getting enough vitamins?” as the ‘Health of the Nation’ 2014 survey results are out. The survey is commissioned each year by the HFMA (Health Food Manufacturers’ Association), and more than 10,000 adults were asked a range of questions on nutrition, diet and health matters. Continue reading  ▶