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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
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
FutureLife REPAIR FOOD protein bars now available at Dis-Chem
The new FutureLife REPAIR FOOD protein bar is now exclusively available at Dis-Chem stores and online. Just one FUTURELIFE® REPAIR FOOD™ Protein Bar per day is all you need to boost your collagen and protein intake. Each bar contains 10g Hydrolyzed Collagen Peptides, which may help regenerate lost or... 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
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