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Get Active in 2019: Tips to achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

Getting more active is one of the most common New Year’s Resolutions made every January, as thousands look to spark a positive change in their well being and shed their holiday pounds. Gyms around the country reach their peak capacity as members new and old arrive full of motivation and ambition, yet many find it... Read more >

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Wheezing or Sneezing? Ask A Pharmacist with Jane Brennan

Jane Brennan of Life Pharmacy Donabate answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? Flu and the common cold circulate more at this time of year especially in areas with larger groups, for example in workplaces and schools. It’s not too late to get... Read more >

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Cold & Flu – Ask A Pharmacist with Anne Smyth

Life Pharmacy’s Anne Smyth answers some of the most commonly asked questions about cold & flu – featured in the Irish Independent’s ‘Mother & babies’ supplement 5 December 2018. Why are a cold and flu so prevalent in winter? It’s a time of year when our immune systems need to be at its best. My advice is to be... Read more >

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Articles in Vitamins, minerals and supplements

NHS Choices - Introduction

(26/02/2015)

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin A

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin A is also known as retinol and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - The B vitamins

(26/02/2015)

There are many different types of vitamin B and they all have important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin C

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin D

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin D has several important functions. For example, it helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body.

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NHS Choices - Vitamin K

(26/02/2015)

Vitamin K has several important functions. For example, it is needed for blood clotting, which means it helps wounds to heal properly.

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NHS Choices - Calcium

(26/02/2015)

There is more calcium in the body than any other mineral, and it has several important functions.

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NHS Choices - Iodine

(26/02/2015)

Iodine helps to make the thyroid hormones. These hormones help to keep cells and the metabolic rate healthy.

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NHS Choices - Iron

(06/03/2015)

Iron is an essential mineral that has several important roles in the body.

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NHS Choices - Other vitamins and minerals

(26/02/2015)

As well as vitamins and more common minerals – such as calcium, iodine and iron – a healthy diet includes many other substances.

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