March to Better Nutrition

It's National Nutrition Month and here at Pharma Nord we love to talk nutrition.

Modern diets often lack vital nutrients and it can be difficult to know which vitamins and minerals our bodies need.

To celebrate National Nutrition Month, here's some of our top nutrients and how they can help you.

Walking on sunshine
Many people in the UK are deficient in vitamin D, the vital 'sunshine' vitamin. In fact, more than 1 billion people worldwide are estimated to have deficient levels of vitamin D due to limited sunshine exposure and we also produce less of this vitamin as we age.

Vitamin D supports our immune system and the normal functioning of muscles. It also helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones, increasing the absorption of calcium from food. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is the most easily absorbed form.

Get up and go
Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like substance, is required by every cell in our body as part of their energy mechanism. If your energy levels are flagging, coenzyme Q10 could be the substance your body is lacking. While some Q10 can be found in foods, most is manufactured within our bodies. Our ability to do this decreases with age, meaning a Q10 supplement, such as Bio-Quinone Q10, could help.

The Queen of Minerals
Magnesium is an essential dietary mineral, supporting more than 300 enzymatic processes. Bio-Magnesium supports nerve function, blood pressure and the proper functioning of muscles, including the heart, and can help to reduce fatigue and exhaustion. Look for a supplement containing the hydroxide, acetate and carbonate forms of magnesium as they are most easily absorbed and reduce the risk of stomach upset.

Top tips:

  • Many vitamins and minerals are most easily absorbed when dissolved in oil-based capsules.
  • Look for products that are blister packed as this keeps them fresh and ensures the vital nutrients maintain their potency.

Contact Pharma Nord for further nutritional advice by calling 0800 591 756 or emailing feedback@pharmanord.co.uk

March 2015