Vitamin C for Immune Function

Greg Potter

There have been remarkably competent and influential advocates of the positive effects of consuming high doses of vitamin C. Of these, Linus Pauling stands out, not only because he won the Nobel Prize but also because he was so adamant that vitamin C can treat many health problems. In the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in vitamin C has surged again due to this micronutrient’s roles in immune system regulation, and nowadays vitamin C is one of the most used supplements in the world. In the next couple of blogs, we’ll consider whether it’s worth supplementing vitamin C. We’ll...

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The Many Health Benefits of Cocoa

Greg Potter

If I told you that cocoa products such as cocoa powder and dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure, improve your gut health, and speed your recovery from exercise, I’m guessing you might look at me as if I have two heads. However, this seems to be the case. Continuing from the previous blog in which we unpacked the effects of cocoa intake on brain health, today we’ll consider how cocoa affects other aspects of how we feel and function each day.   Key takeaways Consuming cocoa flavanols improves the function of blood vessels and lowers blood pressure, especially in people...

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