Why should you take vitamins? You should be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need by eating a healthy, balanced diet, but vitamin and mineral supplements can be extremely useful to fill in nutritional gaps in your diet, and there is evidence that some supplements can benefit your overall well-being.
There are vitamins that will benefit all age groups, so if you want to keep your family healthy take a look at some suggestions from Holland & Barrett Gibraltar.
From foetus through to breastfeeding, to toddler through to teenage years and beyond, omega-3s are critical for growth, brain development, and may even influence behaviour.
Omega-3s are fatty acids, which are vital components of yours and your child’s cell membranes. Taking omega-3 may help kids with concentration, could enhance brain function, improve mood, help their immune system, could reduce symptoms of asthma and aid problems with sleeping.
Try Holland and Barrett Kids Omega-3 chewy capsules which are a yummy blackcurrant flavour suitable for your little ones 3+ years and above. These chewable capsules contain omega-3 with Vitamins A, C, D and E – and help to support brain health, heart and vision. Alternatively, Holland and Barrett Kids Multivit and Omega 30 Gummies are juicy & chewy softies with Omega 3 and Vitamins D, A, B6, B12, E & C.
If you’re already a vegetarian or flexitarian, there may be one question stopping you from going vegan: will I get enough vitamins and minerals? Having a vegan diet has many health benefits, including being low in saturated fats, lower in sugar and having higher levels of antioxidants. However, excluding certain food groups can cause deficiencies in certain nutrients and minerals.
The nutrients you can go short of include: protein; zinc; vitamin B12; iron; vitamin D; calcium; omega 3; selenium; iodine. For non-vegans, most of these nutrients come from meat, fish and dairy products, so as a vegan, it’s important to find alternatives to meet your needs.
H&B Vegan High Strength ABC-Z has been specially formulated to support a vegan lifestyle. The improved formulation provides all the essential vitamins and minerals including extra Vitamin B12 as this is an essential vitamin that can’t be obtained from a vegan diet.
Regardless of the season, a daily dose of vitamin D is always important in staying healthy. Vitamin D’s main job is to regulate our calcium and phosphate levels, which keep our bones, teeth, and muscles healthy. A vitamin D deficiency can result in some people developing bone deformities – so it’s only natural to want to top up.
Taking one tablet a day of Holland & Barrett Vitamin D3 contributes towards the maintenance of normal bones, muscle function and the immune system.
Iron isn’t just good for you. As the mineral responsible for healthy blood production, it’s essential for your basic bodily functions. How much iron do you need? The average male adult (age 19-50) typically needs 8.7mg iron each day. For women in the same age range, the recommended daily intake is 14.8mg and for women over 50 the recommended level is 8.7mg a day. It’s not always possible to maintain healthy iron levels simply by following an iron-rich diet. Sometimes our bodies need a boost and that’s where iron supplements can be valuable. They can particularly help if an iron deficiency is something that you need to manage.
Holland & Barrett Gentle Iron vegan capsules deliver the benefits of iron whilst being gentle on your stomach, or try Spatone Apple with Iron Supplement Liquid which comes in convenient, one-a-day sachets packed with the taste of juicy, ripe apples to make iron supplementation not only easy but tasty too!
Have you heard all the fuss about gummy vitamins lately? But what on earth are they? Do they work and how do they work? Gummies are basically (and just like you guessed) jelly sweets with dietary vitamins and nutrients added.
Nature’s Way Alive! Womens Energy 60 Gummies are a complete multivitamin which supports the female body by providing the essential vitamins that it needs to feel great and work at its best. The 2020 Healthy Awards winner works to benefit women’s energy, immunity, hair, skin and fertility.
One of the best ways to support your natural immunity is to nourish your body with the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to thrive (the ones your body can’t make by itself). It’s worth noting that you need a dose of some water-soluble vitamins and minerals every day as your body can’t store them, e.g., you can’t eat 20 oranges one day or pop a load of vitamin C pills and be covered for a few weeks; you need vitamin C every day. Holland & Barrett Elderberry Immunity Gummies with Vitamin C and Zinc (containing 2,400mg of black elderberry) supports the normal function of the immune system.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or are under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional and always read the label before use.