Healthy living

Articles and post around healthy living and well-being. Posts around non-prescriptions drugs and supplements supported with scientific evidence.

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    The best Vitamin D supplement

    In my profession I see many people being prescribed vitamin D supplements. I also see many customers buying vitamin D supplements. Some of them ask ‘what is the best vitamin D supplement‘ others specifically ask for vitamin D3 as this was recommended form of vitamin D supplement. In this short post I will explain why we need vitamins D, the difference between vitamin D and D3 and consequently try to answer what the best vitamin D supplement is, or rather what to look for when buying vitamin D supplement.

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    Glucosamine and chondroitin supplements: Are they beneficial?

    In this short post we will look at glucosamine and chondroitin supplements, a common ‘joint care’ supplement available in high street pharmacies, supplement shops and most supermarkets.This will not be a review of specyfic product, just summary of evidence for use of glucosamine and chondroitin products. There is a huge variation in prices in this product, starting from about £5 for own supermaket branded version up to £20 pound for other brands. Are they really worth it? No.