#VitaminStories - Vitamin C

Submitted by Bethan.Hamilton on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:05

Well known as an antidote for scurvy and supporting our immune system… but does it have other qualities we should know about?

What is it?

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin, which means our bodies can’t store lots of excess vitamin C we consume so something we have to include in our diets every day.

#VitaminStories - Vitamin B7

Submitted by Bethan.Hamilton on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:00

What is it?

A member of the B vitamin family involved in the breaking down of carbohydrates, fat and protein in our bodies. B7 is also called Biotin.

Why do we need it?

Not only is B7 required for energy and breaking down our macronutrients, it is important for healthy hair and skin. So no worries if you forget to bio-tin of your favourite moisturiser 😉!

How much do we need?

The recommended daily amount of B7 is 50 micrograms.

#VitaminStories - Iron

Submitted by Bethan.Hamilton on Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:56

Little pockets of energy that travel around our bodies in our blood… that’s not actually too far from the truth!

What is it?

Iron is a metal essential for our bodies to create red blood cells and haemoglobin (a protein in red blood cells). 66% of the iron in our bodies is found in haemoglobin.

Why do we need it?

Well, haemoglobin, that small protein it creates, is key to transporting oxygen all around our bodies, so is very important for our physical and cognitive function.