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Active Iron wins ‘Best Maternity Supplement’ 2018

April 17, 2018

Active Iron has been announced as the winner in the Best Maternity Supplement category of the Pregnancy & Parenting Editor’s Choice Awards 2018. Over the last 18 years, the editorial team at Pregnancy & Parenting have tested thousands of products and services to help parents make informed decisions for their families. During pregnancy, the amount…

The 5 worst things about having your period on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2018

For many women, looking at the calendar to realize that your period coincides with your wedding day, your birthday, your holidays, or Valentine’s Day can provoke real panic and anxiety. The feeling that your period will sabotage your most special days is completely understandable, from leaks to cramps. The 5 worst things about having your…

First major change to tampons in 82 years

February 6, 2018

A new tampon has been introduced by Callaly, it’s called the Tampliner. The brand hopes to change periods for the better, by providing a leak-free tampon. Surprisingly, this is the first major change to the tampon since 1936. The market has seen very little innovation for 82 years. Callaly has combined a mini-liner with a…

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

January 3, 2018

More exercise and less Netflix? Changing your diet? We can all imagine the typical resolutions that have been made over the last few days. Unfortunately, these resolutions are often broken, but let’s look at what it takes for a successful resolution. Be realistic:
If you’ve made a resolution to run more in the mornings, but you’ve got a million other things to be doing at that time…

How to stay calm over Christmas

December 7, 2017

The benefits of taking just 10 minutes to close your eyes and clear your mind are endless; from helping to improve focus, decrease stress and anxiety to even relieving pain, inflammation and improve immunity. The ‘magic’ of meditation is due to real effects inside the body, including changes to the brain, reduced stress hormones, a positive influence on the nervous system and emotional regulation. Whilst looking after your…

5 tips if you’re afraid to give blood

December 5, 2017

Giving blood is nothing to be afraid of. You’re in the hands of trained professionals who have done this thousands (if not millions) of times. If you really want to donate, but you’re shaking just thinking about it (ugh needles!), consider these top ten tips.
1. Bring a pal
Bring a friend with you – the more the merrier. It’s great to have a hand to squeeze or someone to chat…

Why choose Active Iron?

December 5, 2017

Iron food fortification and oral iron supplements are limited by either poor absorption or poor tolerability. Very frequently, both occur together.
The reason for poor absorption is that only ferrous iron is absorbed using a highly regulated divalent metal transporter system (DMT-1), which works in tandem with the iron export protein ferroportin, which in turn is controlled by iron stores and haemoglobin levels…

Is it gluten-free? 5 tips for following a gluten-free diet

December 5, 2017

Many people avoid having gluten in their diet. An increasing number of consumers seek gluten-free products for a variety of different reasons. The idea of a strict, gluten-free diet may seem daunting; however, many people have adapted well to this diet armed with the right knowledge. Read the packaging   Packaged food in the EU…

5 back to school health tips

September 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again for the kids to head back to school. As they dive in to classes, sports, and other after-school activities, it’s a good idea to take a few measures to help set them up for a healthy year.

Women may need more iron, especially during pregnancy

August 31, 2017

There is an increased need for iron when pregnant. During this time, the amount of blood in your body increases by 30-50%. This increases the requirement for iron and vitamins in your body as they are needed to make haemoglobin…