What are the best sources of Magnesium? All you need to know about Magnesium supplements.
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by Paul Rimmer
2d ago
Magnesium is in an essential mineral that is found in a variety of foods. Foods with the greatest amounts of magnesium include nuts, seeds, wholegrains, and some green leafy vegetables. Unfortunately, many of these foods are absent in adequate amounts in most people’s diets. For this reason many foods are fortified with magnesium, such as cereals. Magnesium is involved in hundreds of processes in the body, but is most pivotal roles are in muscle contraction, as an electrolyte and in bone health. Why is magnesium a popular supplement? Interestingly, despite these very important functions most ..read more
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Sleep Hygiene & Supplement Guide: Your Guide to Better Sleep.
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by Paul Rimmer
1w ago
Sleep is a big issue for many people. Not just getting enough sleep, but also ensuring that the quality of sleep we get is sufficient to help us wake feeling refreshed, recovered and ready to take on the day.  It is important to note that the causes of poor sleep are varied. For some it might be stress, for others medication or medical conditions, for others there can be over thinking; each of which requires their own unique approaches.  However, regardless of cause there are still some fundamental principles that we should all follow to give ourselves the best possible chance of a ..read more
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Enhance Your Organ Health: Supplements for better heart, kidney, liver, brain and blood health.
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by Ollie Welch
3w ago
In the quest for optimal health, a balanced diet, regular exercise, and proper lifestyle habits form the cornerstone. However, sometimes our bodies need an extra boost, and that's where supplements come into play. From supporting vital organs to enhancing cognitive function and maintaining optimal blood health, certain supplements can be invaluable allies in our wellness journey. Let's delve into the realm of supplementation and explore eight essential supplements for each crucial aspect of health: kidney health, heart health, liver health, brain health, blood health, and blood pressure regula ..read more
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CSN's Ultimate Guide to Krill Oil
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by Paul Rimmer
1M ago
Krill oil has become an increasingly popular supplement in recent years, but what exactly is it, how does it work and what is the difference to good old fashioned fish oil? Here's a quick guide to understanding the benefits of krill oil. What is Krill Oil? Krill oil is extracted from tiny shrimp-like crustaceans called Antarctic krill that live in the oceans around Antarctica. Krill are a major food source for whales, seabirds, fish, and seals. Oil is extracted from the krill, and due to the environment they are in, and quality of the processing that makes this a premium source of Om ..read more
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Your CSN 2024 Fat Loss Ingredient Guide
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by Paul Rimmer
1M ago
With the vast number of supplements available, and that number likely to increase even further this year. We have taken a deep dive inside our top selling ranges of fat burning, weight loss supplements to create a guide to help you understand exactly what you are buying.  This list combines some of the old classics, with some newcomers that have recently appeared on the market that have been developed as our brands strive to utilise new and more effective ingredients.  Caffeine: The 'Old School' Powerhouse Mechanism: As one of the most well-known stimulants, caffeine is a centr ..read more
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Curcumin: Tumerics Secret Weapon against Inflammation... and more!
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by Ollie Welch
1M ago
Curcumin is the main active compound in the turmeric plant and is responsible for turmeric's vibrant yellow colour and finger staining prowess!  Turmeric has been used for centuries as a medicinal ingredient but curcumin extracted from Turmeric has now been found to be the main component that provides benefits. Increasing amounts of research have been conducted to discover what those benefits are and under what circumstances and how to maximise its effectiveness.   Fighting Inflammation Curcumin has well established anti-inflammatory properties, able to match the effectiveness o ..read more
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Ingredient Fact Sheet: Astragin. The Key to better absorption?
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by Ollie Welch
1M ago
What is AstraGin? "AstraGin® is a patented, plant-based compound providing full-spectrum gut support through enhanced absorption, microbiota and immune cell viability, and supporting a healthy intestinal wall environment". It is designed to enhance the absorption of various nutrients, including amino acids, peptides, vitamins, and minerals. AstraGin is marketed as a bioavailability enhancer, meaning it may help improve the absorption and utilization of nutrients in the body. The main components of AstraGin include extracts from Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus, two tradition ..read more
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What we know about Gut Health in 2024. The current scientific evidence for gut supplements.
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by Paul Rimmer
1M ago
We all know that gut health is important. Over the last decade the amount of research into this topic has increased massively. Most of the old science of how to promote gut health still holds true. A balanced diet, with a variety of fruits and vegetable to provide the types of dietary fibre we need to support healthy digestion and support our gut microbiota. Our gut microbiota are literally trillions of bacteria that live in our large intestine (commonly referred to as our gut) and are made up of hundreds of different species all that may have different effects on the body. Due to the complexi ..read more
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All you need to know about clear whey!
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by Paul Rimmer
2M ago
Clear whey is a relative newcomer to the protein supplement scene and is gaining increasing popularity for a whole host of reasons. In this blog we are going to discuss what clear whey is, the different types of clear whey available and where it might be of most benefit. What is Clear Whey? Clear whey as the name suggests is made from whey protein. The exact same type of whey protein that your thicker, creamier more ‘common’ protein shakes you will likely be familiar with are made from. This means in terms of the amino acids available (the building blocks of protein), these are the same high q ..read more
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What's the Big D-eal: 9 Things you didn't know about Vitamin D!
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by Paul Rimmer
2M ago
It’s that time of year again, the nights have drawn in and the Sun has got his woolly hat on. As well as helping support better mood, keep the chill from our bones and provide us with a delightful tan (well, unless you are like me who seems to reflect the Sun) those magnificent rays are also essential for the creation of the very important & essential vitamin D. Vitamin D is often considered as more of a hormone than a vitamin because of the wide-ranging effects it has on many systems in the body. It is unsurprising that low levels of vitamin D can affect everything from mood state, bone h ..read more
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