Should I Take Protein Supplements?

John Beeby | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
John Beeby

Over the last decade we've started to deify protein: the message now reads more is better. There are supplementary bars, shakes and pills - supermarket aisles are now strewn with products once sold only in pro sports shops. Quick-fix protein has never been more readily available.

Top Three Supplements You Should Be Having

Ali Stewart | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ali Stewart

I don't want to get into a long rant on the efficacy of the multitude of supplements out there so, here is the low down on my top three supplements that I do think have positive effects and scientific backing.

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in July

Chris Hall | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

It's a new month already, and time again for our monthly review of the best new health and fitness studies. This month, brilliant research on obesity, preferential activating different muscles during squats and, of course, Pokemon Go all make an appearance!

Pregnancy Multivitamins Are An 'Unnecessary Expense', Review Finds

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Parents

Many vitamin and mineral supplements promoted to pregnant women as a means of giving their child the best possible start in life, are an “unnecessar...

A Beginner's Guide to Supplements

David Kingsbury | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

When you start taking your training to the next level, it can be confusing knowing which supplements to incorporate into your diet, which ones will work harmoniously with your exercise and training goals, how and why they work.

The Vitamins You Need for a Successful 2016 (It's Not in the Form of Supplements)

Sofie Sandell | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sofie Sandell

I have a lot of experience under my belt when it comes to exploring the mind and body. I've done numerous interesting detoxes where I excluded all kinds of unhealthy food and drinks from my diet and added disgusting green powders and seaweed drops that were supposed to be good for you.

Why Calcium Supplements Don't Work

Petra Kravos | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Petra Kravos

Many people are taking calcium supplements in order to treat osteoporosis or to try to prevent it but it's not as simple as taking any calcium supplement in a hope that it will improve your bones' health.

Supplement Testing With Informed Sport

James Haskell | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Sport
James Haskell

The really terrifying statistic for any professional athlete, member of the armed services, police or indeed anyone liable to be tested is that about 10% of all supplements sold on the market; the percentage is even higher in the USA, are inadvertently contaminated through poor manufacturing processes and/or materials handling and storage.

What Supplements Am I Taking at the Moment?

James Haskell | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Diet and whole food is what will make the difference. You need to train and you need to train hard. However, you need to get your diet right as well. Then over time you will definitely get the results you want. If you don't focus on diet you will just meet frustration and disappointment!

Is the Over-Use of Sports Supplements a New Eating Disorder?

Sam Thomas | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Thomas

It's no secret I work out five to six days a week to strength train. I have tried supplements on and off over the years. I have also had an eating disorder a decade ago. One thing I am sure on is that supplements are not a substitute for good old fashioned food.

The Elle Word: Elle Macpherson On Health, Ageing and What Really Works

Susannah Taylor | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Susannah Taylor

Elle Macpherson is as honed and toned as she was 40 years ago, and feels better than ever. I spoke to her and her nutritional doctor to discover the true secrets of The Body...

What Is Camu Camu? The Latest Smoothie Trend Explained

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Brazilian "super fruits" like açaí and cupuaçu have become increasingly popular in the last year, but the latest rainforest fruit to take centre st...

What to Eat to Improve Your Fertility

Henrietta Norton | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Henrietta Norton

Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or you are undergoing fertility treatment, the period of time before you conceive gives you a window of opportunity to evaluate your nutrition and general lifestyle.

The Cheap Beauty Supers

Susannah Taylor | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susannah Taylor

You don't always have to go high-end and high-cost to find a cult product. Here are our top buys under £15

Insomnia and Sleep Disruption - Is Magnesium the Solution?

Amanda Williams | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Williams

Sleep disruption can affect our health in many ways including increased stress, impaired mental acuity and weakening of the immune system. It is unfortunately often hard for people with poor sleep patterns to easily adjust potentially detrimental aspects of their life, such as work stress, to help remedy this situation.

Supplements- Do We REALLY Need Them?

Romy Grace | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Romy Grace

If you are trying to support your body in reaching your optimum level of health, always start with a clean diet. There is no amount of supplement out there that can compensate for poor eating habits. Vitamins work best when they are taken with other nutrients in foods, to help release the maximum effect.

Dog Broth!

Clive Norman | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

It's been a while since I wrote on my favourite subject, dogs. Well I am a member on Face Book of a group called 'Bloodhound Owners'.

Popular Vitamin And Mineral Supplements 'Can Dramatically Increase Risk Of Prostate Cancer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Men have been warned not to take a pair of popular vitamin and mineral supplements after research showed they can dramatically increase the risk of li...

Bodybuilders Unaware Of Consuming Supplements That May Contain Breast Cancer Drug

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Bodybuilders may be unaware they are taking supplements containing the breast cancer drug tamoxifen, experts have warned. Researchers said "obscure...

Fuel Up to Feel Good on January Mornings

Naomi Mead | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Naomi Mead

Just like a car, our bodies need to be well fuelled to run efficiently. A car with an empty tank of petrol is going nowhere! Make your mornings count, and follow these top tips to accelerate you out the front door.

Battle First Date Anxiety With Vitamins and Supplements?

Liz Marie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

Dating, and in particular a first date (let's not even begin on blind dates), can be a pretty terrifying experience and can shred the nerves of even the steeliest amongst us. Sweaty palms, twitching legs, the sudden inability to form a coherent sentence; and that's when it's going well!

Health Supplements Benefits - Are There Any?

Sian Breslin | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."... I live by this quote and always try to use food and nutrition to keep myself healthy and combat any ailments.

Dietary Supplements in Sports: Cautious Consumption

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

There is a raging debate, not just within the sporting community--since these supplements are available over-the-counter to the general public, about the nature of the problem, what standards govern the industry, and the future of the supplements market (a $28 billion business in the US).

LactoLycopene Leads the Way In Health Studies

Zahra Razavi | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Ateronon, a once-a-day lycopene product, is fast becoming the most talked about supplement in the natural health sector. It contains the revolutionary ingredient LactoLycopene. This compound is better absorbed by the human body than the natural form of lycopene found in tomatoes - a key component of the health-giving Mediterranean diet.

Post Exercise Protein Shakes - Is the Anabolic Window a Myth?

Aidan Goggins | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

The concept of the post-exercise 'anabolic window' has become so engrained in the resistance training community that it is practically dogmatic. It refers to a limited time period where, post resistance training, skeletal muscle is primed for growth as long as a suitable protein source is consumed.