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FAQs

Your Health Questions Answered

You might think that Google can answer your health questions and fill that gap of knowledge, but you never know whether you’re reading the right information. The result? A misdiagnosis.

So let’s take the confusion out of everything. We’ve collated all your health questions into one handy FAQ page, all written by the knowledgable Wild Oats team. It’s important to note, we always recommend that you come in for a face-to-face (socially-distanced of course) session with us so you get advice tailored to you.

Take a look at the Wild Oats Health Hub for even more health-related articles and guides too.

CBD

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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Supplements

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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IBS

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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Hay Fever

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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Menopause

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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Candida

Supplements should never be looked at as an alternative to eating a good diet, but can help to fill the gaps in your diet. For example, in the UK there are certain things such as Selenium, Magnesium and Zinc that are hard to obtain from our diets.

Vitamin D is usually made by the action of sunlight on our skin, but during cloudy periods and the winter months it’s hard to make enough. People with restrictive diets can miss out on certain nutrients. In all these cases supplements can be very useful. Supplements can also be used to maintain health and assist various health conditions.

Category: Supplements

Food law regulates the content, labelling and promotion of food products, including food supplements.

There is no requirement for food supplements to be licenced or registered with the UK Government, but all foods sold within the UK must comply with all relevant food law. Certain herbal remedies must be licenced.

Category: Supplements

We normally recommend that people take a multi-nutrient and an omega supplement, and then add in certain other supplements for their particular requirements.

Category: Supplements

It can be useful to take iron especially for women and girls of childbearing age. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also be useful. As with vegan diets (see below) there is a world of difference between a well-planned vegetarian diet and an unhealthy one where little thought is paid to obtaining a balance of nutrients.

Category: Supplements

Vegans are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency so it is advisable to take a supplement, and we recommend a liquid or lozenge as B12 is much more absorbable in those forms.

Iron is also worth paying attention to especially for women of childbearing age. Protein powders will increase the protein content of the diet for vegans if they feel they are struggling to eat enough protein. Vegan omega 3 supplements can also fill the gap left by not eating oily fish. Calcium can also be lacking in a vegan diet.

Category: Supplements

Supplements for arthritis fall into 2 general groups: anti-inflammatories (such as Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain) and cartilage rebuilders (such as Collagen, MSM, Glucosamine).

Vitamin K2 can also be useful for directing calcium into the bones and out of joints and arteries where it could cause problems.

Category: Supplements

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can be a drain on a woman’s body and a good prenatal multi-nutrient can be very helpful.

We also recommend a high DHA supplement as this is useful for forming a healthy brain, which can be obtained in vegan and non-vegan forms. Vitamin B6 and ginger can be useful for morning sickness.

Category: Supplements

No supplement from a reputable supplier should affect a drug test. However, it’s worth noting that CBD supplements are legally allowed to contain a very tiny amount (less than 0.2%) of THC, the psychoactive part of the hemp plant. Although unlikely, it’s theoretically possible that this could affect a drug test.

Category: Supplements

Iron on prescription is notorious for causing constipation but at Wild Oats we have several non-constipating iron supplements.

Certain fibre supplements taken without enough water can also cause constipation, so always follow the instructions on the pack. Some calcium supplements can also cause constipation in some sensitive individuals, but if these are balanced with magnesium this should not be a problem.

Category: Supplements

Licorice, Ginseng and Guarana can all raise blood pressure so should be taken with caution.

As always, it’s essential if you are on medication from your doctor that you check with them to make sure there are no interactions with any supplements that you would like to take.

Category: Supplements

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