Living / 14 August, 2023 / My Baba
Navigating the world of supplements can be a bewildering journey, especially when you’re seeking products that are both effective and trustworthy. Purolabs offers an array of products tailored to various stages of life and health needs designed to complement a balanced diet. Purolabs make premium supplements sourced from natural ingredients, and are made in the UK.
In this guide, we’ll explore some of the essential vitamins within their collection, highlighting their benefits and demonstrating how seamlessly they can be integrated into your healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin A is required for tissue repair, an important vitamin for skin health (Also known as Retinol) An essential nutrient for fertility. There are two types of Vitamin A. There’s Preformed Vitamin A, and like retinol, this comes from animal products including liver, egg, fish, and dairy. And Provitamin A, like beta-carotene, comes from plant sources and is converted into usable forms of vitamin A like retinol in your body. Provitamin A is found in carrots, tomatoes, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, and leafy greens.
Vitamin B12 is needed for the formation of red blood cells and is important for neurological function. B12 deficiency is common for those with gastrointestinal dysfunction (including Crohn’s disease or celiac disease), over 65 years old, or vegetarians/vegans. Your body doesn’t naturally make vitamin B12, meaning you have to get it from food or supplements.
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and so important for the immune system. It helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and protects your cells from oxidative stress. Vitamin C is also great for urinary tract infections. Your body cannot make or store Vitamin C, which is why it’s crucial that you consume enough daily as part of a balanced diet. Puro Vitamin C, £29.99
Collagen is important for healthy strong bones. A natural anti-ageing nutrient Improves gut lining integrity. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body – making up around 70% of our skin & acting as a structural building block for our hair, nails & joints. Our natural collagen production levels decrease significantly from around the age of 25 onwards – dropping by around 1.7% every year.
Vitamin D is vital for healthy hormone function Required for immune health Important for bone health. The UK Department of Health advises everyone to consider taking a daily Vitamin D supplement in Autumn/Winter. Taking Vitamin D3 with Vitamin K2 helps to ensure the calcium transported by the Vitamin D is absorbed by your bones where it’s needed, rather than accumulating in deposits in your arteries. Also it’s worth mentioning that it’s a complete myth that if you wear SPF, you will become Vitamin D deficient!
Iron is a vital mineral that helps to transport oxygen and vital nutrients around your body. It promotes the maintenance of normal red blood cells and is needed for healthy energy levels. Iron can boost athletic performance for gym bunnies. Plus according to the World Health Organisation, iron is the most common nutritional deficiency globally.
Magnesium is an “essential” mineral used in hundreds of processes in your body. It helps to regulate the nervous system and is required for energy production. Magnesium supports stress relief, muscle function and metabolism and is a great mineral for menopausal women. While magnesium is naturally present in many foods, as an “essential” mineral, our bodies don’t produce magnesium on their own.
Omega-3 is an important and potent antioxidant. Absolutely great for skin health and a highly recommended nutrient for heart health. Our bodies cannot make Omega-3s which makes them an essential nutrient. The UK Food Standards Agency advises everyone to eat a minimum of two portions of oily fish per week (equivalent to 450mg per day).
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is the active compound responsible for turmeric’s many health benefits. Turmeric can help to reduce pain and maintains antibacterial and antifungal properties. Known as “the golden spice of India”, this traditional herbal remedy has been used for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb in ayurvedic medicine.
Zinc is an important nutrient for male and female fertility and is also needed to support the immune system. It’s also a key nutrient for skin health. Zinc bisglycinate is one of the most easily absorbed and effective forms of zinc (found in the Purolabs formula). Our bodies cannot create or store Zinc and so we must regularly replenish our supply through a balanced diet.
Article by Stephanie Baker, Purolabs Nutritionist Consultant, NT Dip CNM, BA (Hons), mBANT, mCNHC.