Category Archives: Health Advice

Do vitamins boost your workouts?

If you think that vitamins, particularly antioxidants such as A, C and E help maximise your workouts, think again. There’s emerging evidence that antioxidant supplements may adversly effect: Insulin benefits of exercise “One previous small study found that trained and untrained people who dose up on antioxidant supplements impair important exercise training adaptations such as […]

The Pill: a word of warning about overseas travel

Travel can seriously mess with key mechanisms of oral contraceptives such as The Pill, rendering travellers susceptible to unplanned pregnancy. The most direct way they fail is through malabsorption due to travel maladies that induce diarrhoea or vomiting. Antimalarial doxycycline and high doses of vitamin C found in some jet lag pills can also inhibit […]