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Anaemia is a term used when a person doesn’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen all through the body, leaving your body starved of oxygen. You could lack haemoglobin, a protein which gives the blood it’s colour.

Give your energy levels a boost with help from Floradix

Vitamin B Complex is a food supplement containing vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B7 and B12.

Why take a B complex for stress?

A vitamin B complex is often recommended for symptoms of stress, anxiety, memory, and concentration as it is absorbed quickly into the system, and being water soluble it doesn’t need time to ‘build-up’.

Mastermind, the brain booster

Revive Active, the Galway based health supplement company, has launched a new product known as Mastermind for cognitive function and memory health.

Vitamin B5: Pantothenic Acid

Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) is found in varying amounts in most foods. Hence, the vitamin’s name is derived from ‘panthos,’ the Greek word for everywhere.

Can niacin (vitamin B3) help cholesterol levels?

Vitamin B3, or niacin, is an essential vitamin that the body uses to convert carbohydrates into energy. Niacin also processes fat in the body, lowers cholesterol levels, and regulates blood sugar levels. Pharmacist Eamonn Brady from Whelehans Pharmacy explains that good food sources of niacin include brown rice, wholemeal bread, and bran. Other sources include lean chicken, veal, bacon, fish, liver, yeast extract (such as Marmite), peanuts, and sundried tomatoes.

Folic acid - vital pill for early pregnancy

A recent study by Irish doctors based in UCD and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has found an increasing number of babies born with neural tube defects (NTD) such as spina bifida, anencephaly, and encephalocoele. Although NTDs are very rare, folic acid intake reduces the risk by promoting the development of a healthy spinal cord. It is a worry that almost 15 per cent of new mums had never taken folic acid. The study also found that only 14 per cent of women had taken folic acid pre-conception and nearly a half of women had only started to take folic acid after conception. It seems timely to get the message back out there.

Get your A, B, Cs in order at Whelan’s Pharmacy

Do you get confused when it comes to your A, B, and Cs? At Whelan’s Pharmacy the friendly and professional staff are trained to advise on a whole range of topics including vitamins and essential minerals.

Natural Remedies

The B vitamins are often referred to as the ‘energy’ vitamins, mainly because they are involved in energy release in the body. There are eight different B vitamins. The eight B vitamins are vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. Getting enough B vitamins will keep energy levels up, provide mental alertness, improve memory, combat ageing, boost the immune system, and fight against depression. Many elderly people, vegetarians, or people who are on strict diets don’t get enough of these important vitamins. People who are stressed, eat out often, don’t have a good balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg, or abuse alcohol can also be deficient.

A natural boost this winter

According to pharmacist Eamonn Brady of Whelehans Pharmacy Mullingar, there are some situations when you may feel a little run down or lacking energy due to conditions like stress or a cold or flu. Some natural supplements can provide a timely boost.

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