Healthy or not so healthy?
Healthy or not so healthy – misleading vitamin supplements raising risk of high blood pressure.
Vitamin effervescents, like Berocca, that are dissolved in water are an easy and healthy way to keep up with your vitamin intake. Or are they?
Most of us are aware that salt should be consumed in small quantities and that too much salt can increase your risk of high blood pressure, which in turn is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. As you age your risk of high blood pressure increases, meaning it becomes even more important to keep an eye on your salt consumption.
Though it might be difficult to resist a bacon sandwich, at least its high salt content is predictable. New research by Healthspan shows that many popular brands’ vitamin C effervescent tablets contain the sodium equivalent of more than two packets of ready salted crisps.
Even more shocking, ninety percent of Brits recognise that excess levels of salt have a negative effect upon their blood pressure, yet only a third actually check the label of any health supplement they purchase.
This research has prompted Healthspan to introduce a new low sodium vitamin C effervescent tablet, Ruby Breakfast. In regards to other vitamin C effervescent products that are widely available in pharmacies and supermarkets, Healthspan’s Head of Nutrition Rob Hobson says, ‘Each of these products contain a startling amount of sodium, which many consumers are unaware of.’
The relationship between sodium and salt can be a little unclear. Salt is contrived of forty percent sodium and sixty percent chloride, and six grams of salt is equivalent to almost two and a half grams of sodium.
Sodium is typically added to these water soluble effervescent supplements to make them fizz and dissolve. Using the very latest manufacturing process, Healthspan’s new Ruby effervescent tablets sparkle and fizz without the addition of sodium. The tablets contain less than one percent of your daily allowance of sodium, as opposed to Waitrose’s blackcurrant flavoured vitamin c effervescents, which provide a grand total of seventeen percent.
At this time of year, we are all trying to avoid the winter sniffles. Healthspan’s Ruby breakfast effervescents, £11.95 for an 80 day supply, contain vitamin C and provide a healthy way to boost your immune system.
Save £2 off Healthspan’s vitamin C packed low sodium Ruby Breakfast effervescent with this code: PRRB-ZDE
For the products specified in this article either:
Email – [email protected]
Or call – 0800 73 123 77
All content on Silversurfers.com is provided for general information only, and should not be treated at all as a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Silversurfers will not be responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a user based on the content on www.silversurfers.com and we are also not liable for the content of any external websites or links from or to Silversurfers to any other websites. Please always consult your own doctor if you’re in any way concerned about any aspect of your health.
Have you got a health question?
Silversurfers Health partner is AXA PPP healthcare. The AXA PPP healthcare's online service, "Ask the Expert", allows you to ask their team of friendly and experienced nurses, midwives, counselors and pharmacists about any health topic.
Don't feel alone. You can ask anything about your health, any time for 24 hours a day; everyday. Please get in touch with us now.
ASK THE EXPERT
Latest posts by Sally - Silversurfer's Editor (see all)
- Could you give up using wet wipes? - May 22, 2019
- A Week of Garden Celebrations at Leeds Castle 24th to 30th June 2019 - May 22, 2019
- Indulgent Escapes - May 22, 2019
- Inspiring expert-led experiences worldwide with ACE Cultural Tours - May 20, 2019
- Discover the world as a solo traveller - May 20, 2019
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!