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Biogen Vitamin C 1000mg now in convenient liquid form
You can now get Biogen’s potent Vitamin C 1000mg, previously available as capsules, in a convenient liquid shot. Each 10ml orange flavoured packet comes is in a convenient single-serving sachet, ideal to use on-the-go, packing 1000mg of vitamin C per serving. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has... Read more
Give your immunity a Biogen boost this winter
Biogen Immuno Boost Effervescent is formulated with Echinacea, vitamin C, B-vitamins and zinc to help maintain good health, and contributes to normal immune system function. Adding probiotics to your regimen may also provide an immune boost as many of the body’s immune cells reside in the gut. Biogen’s Supreme... Read more
Vitamin packs: Small supplements that pack a big punch
Our bodies need ample vitamins and minerals for many biological processes related to energy production, muscle growth and overall health and wellness. Certain vitamins play crucial roles in turning food into energy through various metabolic pathways. For example, B vitamins help to metabolise the energy contained in carbohydrates. Important... Read more
Brighten up your health with vitamin D
Vitamin D. It’s called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because our bodies can produce it when exposed to the sun’s UVB rays. If that’s the case, then surely we don’t need to worry about a deficiency? While that may have been true in the past, vitamin D deficiency is a growing... Read more
3 ways to sidestep colds and flu this winter
You may have missed your opportunity to get that flu shot, but don’t fret. If you’re cautious and proactive, you can still sidestep a cold or flu infection this winter. Step 1: Get defensive As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This... Read more
Why the ‘iron’ game is so important for endurance athletes
While weight training is highly beneficial for endurance athletes, that’s not the iron game we’re discussing in this article. Instead, we’re going to focus on the importance of iron the mineral. A lack of this important mineral can severely affect your health and performance. Without adequate iron levels, athletes... Read more
Boost vitamin B12 to enjoy vibrant health, vitality and cognitive function
Of all the B complex vitamins, B12 tends to grab the most health and fitness media headlines, mainly because deficiencies are on the rise globally. While the body can store this vital B vitamin, figures published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggest that vitamin B12 deficiency affects... Read more
COVID-19 shines spotlight on health issues like diabetes
Diabetes has emerged as a factor (or comorbidity) that places COVID-19 sufferers at greater risk, as do obesity and hypertension. The concern is that at least a third of South Africans already have prediabetes. And many may not even know it, which places them at greater risk of more... Read more
Vitamin D deficiency linked to Covid-19 complications – study
Researchers have discovered a strong link between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality rates among Covid-19 patients, according to a new study. The US study found that Covid-19 patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications, including death. Researchers analysed data from patients with Covid-19... Read more
Living Fit’s smoothie-making masterclass
Smoothies are a convenient way to pack in a concentrated dose of vital nutrients and meet your energy needs. The trend to blend makes it easy to combine natural wholesome foods with a beneficial protein source, healthy fats and other concentrated superfoods like chia seeds, cinnamon or ginger. Convenience... Read more