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Study finds vitamin D reduces need for ICU treatment for COVID patients
A new, clinical study has found that high doses of vitamin D supplementation significantly reduced the need for ICU treatment for Covid-19 patients. The Spanish study – a pilot randomised, open-label, double-masked clinical trial – investigated the effect of vitamin D supplementation on ICU admissions and mortality rates. Among... Read more
Give your immunity a Biogen boost
While the winter flu season is behind us, optimal immunity remains top of mind for all South Africans. Biogen has released two new supplements, which are formulated specifically to support your and your family’s immune systems. Biogen Immuno Boost Powder Biogen’s Immuno Boost Powder contains a blend of ingredients... Read more
Be kind to your mind this World Mental Health Day
It is World Mental Health Day on 10 October. Take this opportunity to rest your body and train your brain with meditation for better mental resilience and to destress and create a positive mindset. Meditation is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Although there are many... Read more
Intense allergy season predicted
This year’s pollen season could prove more troublesome during the pandemic as tree pollen counts are expected to surge throughout most of the country. International data suggests pollen seasons are becoming longer and more intense due to climate change (warmer temperatures cause plants to begin producing and releasing pollen... Read more
Simplify low-carb living with the Biogen Keto range
If you follow a low-carb, high-fat (LCHF) eating plan for improved health, weight-loss or enhanced sporting performance, Biogen is making it easier with its new Keto range. The brand’s new Keto Range provides various products to make living a low-carb lifestyle more convenient. The range includes: Keto Meal Shake... Read more
UP’s SEMLI launches research study on returning to sport after COVID-19
The Sport, Exercise Medicine and Lifestyle Institute (SEMLI) at the University of Pretoria (UP) in association with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre of South Africa have launched a study on the effects of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections on athletes returning to training and competition. The Athletes... Read more
Call on collagen for bone and joint health
Collagen is a protein. In fact, it is the most abundant protein in the body making up a third of our body’s protein content. All proteins are made out of amino acids (the building blocks of protein). Collagen consists of the amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. Collagen... Read more
Tired of the tablets? Shake up your supplement routine
Whether you’re an athlete competing at the top of your game, enjoy an active lifestyle, or are a grandparent who wants to run around with your grandkids, chances are you’ve got a list of tablets that you take daily. But, why go through the nuisance of counting out and... Read more
Manage lockdown stress the natural way
Stress and anxiety levels are rising due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and the economic impact of the extended lockdown. People are understandably worried about their and their family’s health and their livelihoods. One of the many ways you can help to reign in spiralling stress levels is with... Read more
Forget your fat phobia: Not all fats are bad for you
Many people still think that it’s necessary to banish fat from our diets. However, advances in nutritional research affirm that not all fats are bad. The new stance on fat is that the right kinds are essential for optimal health as these fats help to: Repair and regenerate cells... Read more