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FRUCTOSE MALABSORPTION

Fructose malabsorption

Fructose malabsorption is a gastro-intestinal disorder, characterised by the inability to absorb fructose efficiently. This will usually induce bloating, cramps, osmotic diarrhoea along with other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and can be seen in about 50% of fructose malabsorbers.

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WHAT IS BIOTIN?

Biotin Poached Egg

Biotin is a water soluble vitamin, generally classified as a B-complex vitamin and is required by all organisms. It is obtained from food however most foods are poor sources of biotin, so a low intake is common (exceptions are biotin-rich foods such as egg yolk, kidney, liver and some cheeses).

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THE GUT IMMUNE CONNECTION

Gut Immune Connection

This article discusses the connection between our gut and the immune system, and the importance of maintaining a healthy gut for a strong immune system

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NO DEATHS FROM VITAMINS

vitamins are safe

There were no deaths whatsoever from vitamins in the year 2014. The 32nd annual report from the American Association of Poison Control Centers shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins.

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