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Glossary of terms

Due to the recent EU regulations, we have to be careful about what information we publish on our website.

Regular customers will know what products work for them but new customers might not be sure what health benefits the different vitamins and minerals can provide.

Below is a list of the current health benefits acknowledged by the EU.

As ever, we encourage all our customers to thoroughly research a product to ensure its suitability and consult with a healthcare practitioner if at all concerned.

 

Activated charcoal contributes to reducing excessive flatulence after eating

ALA - AlphaLinolenic Acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

 

Barley grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

Beta-glucans contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Beta-glucans contribute to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after a meal  

Betaine contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

Biotin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Biotin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Biotin contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism  

Biotin contributes to normal psychological function

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal hair  

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

Biotin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

 

Calcium contributes to normal blood clotting

Calcium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Calcium contributes to normal muscle function

Calcium contributes to normal neurotransmission

Calcium contributes to the normal function of digestive enzymes

Calcium has a role in the process of cell division and specialisation

Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones

Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal teeth

Chitosan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach

Choline contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism

Choline contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function

Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism

Chromium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels

Copper contributes to maintenance of normal connective tissues

Copper contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Copper contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Copper contributes to normal hair pigmentation

Copper contributes to normal iron transport in the body

Copper contributes to normal skin pigmentation  

Copper contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Copper contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Creatine increases physical performance in successive bursts of short-term, high intensity exercise

 

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) contributes to maintenance of normal brain function

Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) contributes to the maintenance of normal vision  

 

Eicosapentaenoic acid & docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA) contribute to the normal function of the heart

 

Folate contributes to maternal tissue growth during pregnancy

Folate contributes to normal amino acid synthesis

Folate contributes to normal blood formation

Folate contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

Folate contributes to normal psychological function

Folate contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Folate contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Folate has a role in the process of cell division

 

Glucomannan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Glucomannan in the context of an energy restricted diet contributes to weight loss

Guar gum contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

 

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

 

Iodine contributes to normal cognitive function

Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Iodine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Iodine contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

Iodine contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function

Iron contributes to normal cognitive function

Iron contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Iron contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin  

Iron contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body

Iron contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Iron has a role in the process of cell division

 

Lactase enzyme improves lactose digestion in individuals who have difficulty digesting lactose

Lactulose contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit

Linoleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

 

Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Magnesium contributes to electrolyte balance

Magnesium contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism  

Magnesium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Magnesium contributes to normal muscle function

Magnesium contributes to normal protein synthesis

Magnesium contributes to normal psychological function  

Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Magnesium contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

Magnesium has a role in the process of cell division

Manganese contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Manganese contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Manganese contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Melatonin contributes to the alleviation of subjective feelings of jet lag

Melatonin contributes to the reduction of time taken to fall asleep

Molybdenum contributes to normal sulphur amino acid metabolism

Monacolin K from red yeast rice contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

 

Niacin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism  

Niacin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Niacin contributes to normal psychological function

Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

Niacin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin  

Niacin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

 

Oat grain fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

Oleic acid contributes to the maintenance of normal cholesterol levels

Olive oil polyphenols contribute to the protection of blood lipids from oxidative stress

 

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal synthesis and metabolism of steroid hormones, vitamin D and some neurotransmitters

Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Pantothenic acid contributes to normal mental performance

Pectins contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels  

Pectins with a meal contribute to the reduction of the blood glucose rise after that meal

Phosphorus contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism  

Phosphorus contributes to normal function of cell membranes

Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal bones  

Phosphorus contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

Plant sterols/stanols contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Potassium contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system  

Potassium contributes to normal muscle function

Potassium contributes to the maintenance of normal blood pressure

Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass  

Protein contributes to the maintenance of muscle mass

Protein contributes to the maintenance of normal bones  

 

Riboflavin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Riboflavin contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal red blood cells

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

Riboflavin contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

Riboflavin contributes to the normal metabolism of iron

Riboflavin contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Riboflavin contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Rye fibre contributes to normal bowel function

 

Selenium contributes to normal spermatogenesis

Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal hair  

Selenium contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

Selenium contributes to the normal function of the immune system  

Selenium contributes to the normal thyroid function

Selenium contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

Thiamine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Thiamine contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system  

Thiamine contributes to normal psychological function

Thiamine contributes to the normal function of the heart

 

Vitamin A contributes to normal iron metabolism

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal mucous membranes

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

Vitamin A contributes to the maintenance of normal vision  

Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Vitamin A has a role in the process of cell specialisation

 

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system  

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal psychological function  

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation

Vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Vitamin B12 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

 

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal cysteine synthesis

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism  

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal protein and glycogen metabolism

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal psychological function

Vitamin B6 contributes to normal red blood cell formation

Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Vitamin B6 contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity

 

Vitamin C contributes to maintain the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of blood vessels  

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of bones

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of gums

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin  

Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth

Vitamin C contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism

Vitamin C contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system

Vitamin C contributes to normal psychological function

Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system  

Vitamin C contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

Vitamin C contributes to the regeneration of the reduced form of vitamin E

Vitamin C increases iron absorption  

 

Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus

Vitamin D contributes to normal blood calcium levels

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal muscle function

Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal teeth

Vitamin D contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Vitamin D has a role in the process of cell division

 

Vitamin E contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

 

Vitamin K contributes to normal blood clotting

Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones

 

Walnuts contribute to the improvement of the elasticity of blood vessels

 

Wheat bran fibre contributes to an acceleration of intestinal transit

Wheat bran fibre contributes to an increase in faecal bulk

 

Zinc contributes to normal acid-base metabolism  

Zinc contributes to normal cognitive function

Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis  

Zinc contributes to normal fertility and reproduction

Zinc contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism  

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of fatty acids

Zinc contributes to normal metabolism of vitamin A  

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal bones  

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal hair  

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal nails

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal skin

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood

Zinc contributes to the maintenance of normal vision

Zinc contributes to the normal function of the immune system

Zinc contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress

Zinc has a role in the process of cell division