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  • 5-Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    5 Essential Vitamins and Minerals for Sickle Cell Anaemia

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr September 2, 2021

    Have you been searching the Internet for the essential vitamins and minerals you need to maintain your health and lower your risk of developing another sickle crisis? Look no further. I’ve got you! The five essential vitamins and minerals people with sickle cell anaemia need include vitamin A, vitamin D, magnesium, selenium, and zinc. And while they’re not a vitamin or mineral, omega-3 fats are also crucial.  Don’t rush to…

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  • Selenium: What You Need To Know

    Somi Igbene PhD ANutr August 18, 2021

    Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to human health. It works as an antioxidant alongside the enzyme, glutathione peroxidase to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Selenium is also crucial for cognition, immune function, cell growth, reproduction, thyroid gland function and DNA production.   How much selenium do you need? The amount of selenium you need depends on your age and gender. In the UK, national guidelines…

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