Vitamin B12


Vitamin B12
What may the symptoms be of low Vitamin B12 in the body?
B12 supports the body in the following;
•   Anaemia and pernicious anaemia
•   Weakened immune system
•   Imbalanced nervous system 
•   Unstable balance
•   Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs
•   Fatigue
•   Weakness
•   Soreness of the mouth and tongue
•   Constipation
•   Low stomach acid
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine. Although the body can store vitamin B12 for years in the liver some people can be prone to deficiency.

Food Sources
Vitamin B12 is found naturally some foods - mainly animal products.
You can get the recommended amounts of vitamin B12 by eating a variety of the foods including:
•   Organ meats for example beef liver
•   Some breakfast cereals and nutritional yeasts
•   Shellfish for example clams
•   Meat, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy foods
•   Examples of B12 foods.
•    A 3 oz - 70 percent lean ground beef contains 2.56 mcg, 
3 eggs contains 1.2 mcg, 
Soy milk 8 oz contains 3.0 mcg, 
Soya Cheese 100g contains 2.5 mcg, 
Marmite 100g contains 1 mcg, 
Lambs liver B12 content 100g contains 83 mcg
Hampstead Health Practice support
•   If you are vegan, vegetarian, eat meat rarely, anaemic,taking certain medications, are not keen on Nutritional yeasts like marmite or over 50 you may benefit from taking a B12 supplement.
•   Taking 2mg or less a day of vitamin B12 in supplements is acceptable is supplement form. 2 mg = 2000mcg
•   Hampstead Health Practice oral B12 spray is 1200mcg when you spray orally 4 times once a day.
•   You can tailor make the amount of sprays you do per day from 1 to 4 depending on what you have eaten throughout the day.
•   The Oral B12 is easy to take - Just spray in your mouth and taste of fruit so gives you a fresh breath taste and the B12 nutrient will give you the optimum health require

Vitamin D3


Vitamin D3
Why do i need to take Vitamin D?
Vitamin D helps to regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body.
Vitamin D may also help increase muscle strength.
Supports your immune system
May support in mental health
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in a small amount of foods, in fortified foods and available as a dietary supplement.
Vitamin D is both a nutrient we eat and a hormone our bodies make.
The body also manufactures vitamin D from cholesterol, through a process triggered by the action of sunlight on skin.
Daily exercise assists in the production of Vitamin D.
Food Sources
Few foods are naturally rich in vitamin D. Some foods containing Vitamin D are;
•   Orange juice, fortified with vitamin D 125 mL (½ cup) 50 iu
•   Soy beverage, fortified with vitamin D 250 mL (1 cup) 86 iu
•   Egg, yolk, cooked - 1 large egg 28-44 iu 
•   Salmon, sockeye/red, canned, cooked or raw 75 g (2 ½ oz)  530-699 iu
•   Salmon, humpback/pink, canned, cooked or raw 75 g (2 ½ oz) 530-699 iu
•   Pacific cooked Mackeral  75 g 21/2 oz 343 iu
•   Canned Mackeral 75g 21/2 oz 219 iu
•   Cooked Trout 75 g 21/2 oz 148-208 iu
•   Goat’s milk, fortified with Vitamin D 250 mL 100u
•   Rice, oat, almond beverage, fortified with Vitamin D 250 ml 85-90 iu
•   Mushrooms - Just like  humans, mushrooms can synthesise Vitamin D vitamin when exposed to UV light. However, mushrooms produce vitamin D2, unlike  animals which produce vitamin D3. Although vitamin D2 does help raise blood levels of vitamin D, it may not be as effective as vitamin D3.
Hampstead Health Practice Support
•   October to the end of March adults and children over 5 years of age require  support from Vitamin D supplements as we do not get enough sunlight on us in some parts of Europe. However if you find that all year round you are not outside often or are in a care home, were cloths that cover up a lot of your skin when you are outside or do not eat the small amount of foods that do contain vitamin D, you may benefit from taking a vitamin D supplement all year round.
•   2000iu = 50mcg of Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D₃. Do not exceed any daily recommendation.
IU stands for International units and is a unit commonly used in the measurement of medications, vaccines and vitamins.
•   Hampstead Health Practice oral Vitamin D spray is 2000iu when you spray orally once a day.
•   You can tailor make the amount of days you spray depending on what vitamin D3 foods you have eaten that day.
The Oral Vitamin D3 is easy to take - Just spray in your mouth. The taste of mint gives you a fresh breath taste and the Vitamin D3 nutrient will give you the optimum health require.

Immune Support for Children

Immune Support for Children
When will children benefit from immune support?
•   In general, supports the immune system
•   In general, supports your child’s respiratory system 
•   When your child has a cold
•   Helps maintain a healthy heart
One principal factor about Beta glucan’s is that they can trigger events in the body that help regulate the immune system, making it more efficient.
Beta-glucans are naturally occurring polysaccharides that the body does not produce naturally, your child will require outside sources for their Beta Glucan’s through supplements or certain foods. This soluble fibre comes from the cell walls of yeast and other fungi like mushrooms, also from algae and bran. Fibre can have an important role on the health of the digestive tract, which in turn supports immune responses and nutrient absorption.
Food sources of Beta Glucan’s
Bran especially oats and barley
Maitake mushrooms
Reishi mushrooms
Oyster mushrooms
Shiitake Mushrooms
Hampstead Health Practice Support
Getting your child to eat the above foods sometimes can be tricky. You can try adding these foods into other foods to cover the taste and look. If this does not work opt for our Children’s immune support to ensure that when your child’s immune system and/or respiratory system is low you have a supplement to support your child’s immune when in need.