Written by Mrs Alice Wilks, Co-founder & Virtual Assistant at My Girl Friday
Maintaining sufficient levels of key vitamins is essential for regenerating new cells and repairing damage in the body. Vitamins, minerals and micronutrients all play a vital role in assisting your body’s defence mechanisms to prevent, control and fight illnesses.
Our Immuno 29 is a carefully researched winning formula of 29 essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – providing crucial ingredients for supporting your immune system.
Vitamin A (Acetate)
Vitamin A is primarily involved in vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. This essential substance plays an important role in the metabolic functioning of the retina - improving vision and treating eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and cataracts. It also supports the growth of bone, epithelial tissue, and general immune response.
Vitamin B1 Thiamine HCI
This variant of B1 is not produced in the body, so it’s vital to ensure the levels are maintained through a well balance diet or health supplements. Thiamine helps to turn food into energy, and support the health of the nerves and heart.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Riboflavin is involved in many processes in the body and is key for normal cell growth and function. B2 is generally involved in the development of the skin, lining of the digestive tract, blood cells, and brain function.
Vitamin B3 (Nicotinamide)
B3 is an essential nutrient that supports many cellular processes, including maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes, as is the case with many B vitamins. At high doses, niacin may help people with heart disease because of its beneficial effects on dispersing clots.
A vital compound for producing blood cells, B5 is important in supporting our body to process carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids – all of which promote healthy skin. Among its many benefits, B5 has been shown to help synthesis cholesterol, assist in the absorption of other vitamins like B2, and the maintenance of a healthy digestive system.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCI)
This vitamin is significant in the metabolic function of proteins, fat and carbohydrate. It is also essential in the production of red blood cells and important neurotransmitters – such as those that regulate emotions. These include serotonin, dopamine and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA).
Vitamin B7 (Biotin)
B7 plays an important role in helping the body convert food into energy, and in general health. Biotin is known to boost the health of the hair and nails, support a healthy pregnancy, and helps manage blood sugar levels, among other benefits!
When we think of Vitamin C, we tend to think of how it can improve immune functioning. But it’s also involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters. It may help protect cells and keep them health, maintain healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage, and also promote the healing of wounds.
VitaShroomD (mushroom based Vitamin D)
Vitamin D is known to help build and maintain strong bones by assisting the body to absorb calcium. So why mushrooms? These amazing fungi have the unique ability to increase vitamin D amounts due to UV-light or sunlight exposure, meaning our VitaShroomD is enriched in this vital ingredient for good health.
Vitamin E (soy bean)
Beneficial to the cardiovascular system, Vitamin E is also the powerhouse of maintaining healthy skin and eyes. It may also strengthen the body’s natural defence against illness and infection.
Beta carotene is converted by the body into vitamin A, an essential vitamin. Rich with antioxidant properties, this compound helps protect cells from damage, may slow down cognitive decline, and help older people retain lung strength.
Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate, which is a naturally occurring B vitamin. Folate helps make DNA and other genetic material, and is especially important in foetal development and health. Folic Acid may also promote the effects of depression medication and assist in its treatment.
Magnesium is an important mineral with many benefits, including the treatment of low blood magnesium; a nutrient needed within the body to regulate muscle and nerve function and maintain blood pressure.
Calcium gluconate is a mineral often used to treat low blood calcium, high blood potassium, and magnesium toxicity. Maintaining calcium levels is vital for bone formation and maintenance.
Potassium is considered very important for the heart, muscles, and nerves. It is known to ease tension in blood vessel walls, which can help to lower blood pressure.
Ferrous Bisglycinate (Iron)
This substance is a great way to supplement iron – a key mineral in our bodies to assist in red cell production. It may remedy fatigue, weakness, and loss of libido.
Manganese; a mineral essential to your brain functioning and nervous system. Amongst the many evidence-based benefits are the antioxidant effect on the body, which may reduce the risk of disease.
This naturally occurring amino acid is essential for health, and if not properly maintained, can have an adverse impact on the heart, joints, eyes, and the immune, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Optimal selenium levels support normal cell function and differentiation, promote a healthy heart, connective tissue, eye, liver, and thyroid function.
Chromium is a mineral that exists in several forms, is typically considered essential – serving many important functions of the body. It plays a role in the metabolism of nutrients through its impact on the hormone insulin, and may improve blood sugar, reduce hunger and cravings, and produce weight loss.
When you hear about vitamins in citrus, you probably think about Vitamin C. But citrus fruits are full of other nutrients such as citrus bioflavonoids. Packed with antioxidant power, they protect cells against damage, promote healthy circulation, and maintain cognitive health.
Para Amino Benzoic Acid (PABA)
Para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) is a chemical found within folic acid, and may alleviate issues with the skin, arthritis, constipation and headaches.
This mineral is key for maintaining brain function, and essential for the health of your liver. It may enhance athletic performance, reduce cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, control mood swings, and improve memory.
This probiotic helps maintain your digestive system by relieving bloating and indigestion. Spores from this substance react within the gut to produce the growth of good bacteria!
Inositol is often referred to as vitamin B8, but its actually a type of sugar which affects insulin response, and other hormones associated with mood. It is known for its antioxidant properties which benefit the brain, circulation, and other bodily tissue.
The use of Aloe Vera has been evident for centuries, known predominantly for its benefits to the skin. But when taken orally it may also reduce cholesterol, boost oxygen into the blood, and ensure optimal kidney health!
This substance comes from a small woody shrub, but has some big benefits. It may remedy some common health issues such as diabetes, and improve cognitive function. It is a key adaptogen widely trusted by users and practitioners alike. Adaptogens are thought to help the body adapt to different situations and stresses, enhance and support a healthy immune system, combat fatigue and promote positive energy levels.