Vitamins & Minerals
While we recommend a healthy balanced diet, sometimes various treatments can deplete our vitamin and mineral levels. We have a selection of specific supplements that are often recommended in combination with some treatments or that may help reduce some side effects.
Many of our Vitamin and Mineral collection come from Herbs of Gold™. This is a proudly Australian company, devoted to producing a 'gold standard' range of nutritional supplements to nourish Australians with quality products. The technology used in some of these products can help facilitate absorption so that you get the most out of your supplement.
Folate supports your brain health, cognitive function and memory.
Vitamin D aids the absorption of calcium and is required for healthy bones and teeth so helps maintain bone density and bone strength.
A high-strength magnesium, can assist in the prevention of magnesium deficiency when dietary intake is inadequate. It can also relieve your muscle cramps.
A high-strength probiotic can help maintain balanced intestinal flora and healthy digestive function. This in turn can relieve your digestive symptoms and help bowel regularity. The MASCC/ISOO Clinical Practice Guidelines for Gastrointestinal Mucositis panel suggests that probiotics containing Lactobacillus species be used to prevent diarrhea in patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for a pelvic malignancy.
A B12 supplement is important if you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. B12 helps maintain healthy nervous system function and may help maintain normal, healthy cognitive function.
Zinc may assist in the relief of the symptoms of minor skin disorders, such as mild acne, due to its role in skin repair. Zinc is essential for the formation of connective tissue, teeth, bones, nails, hair and skin. It plays an important role in healthy tissue development, wound healing and repair. Zinc also features in international guidelines for management of mucositis.
If you need advice, please email us or speak to your treating medical team.