Indulge in Summer Serenity

Posted by Sebastien Vanderlinden on

Summer relaxation is simply blissful, with warm sunshine, gentle breezes, and carefree ambiance that takes you away from the everyday hustle. It’s important to find time for you and to centre yourself.

Take some time to look at some Yumi products that can take your relaxation to the next level.

Enhancing Summer Relaxation

By harnessing the benefits of ashwagandha, individuals can enhance their relaxation experience during the summer, fostering a greater sense of calm, well-being, and enjoyment during this cherished time of the year.

Unwind Naturally with CBD

Known for its non-psychoactive properties, CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which plays a crucial role in maintaining balance and promoting overall well-being.

When consumed, CBD is reported to reduce anxiety and stress levels, helping individuals achieve a state of calm and relaxation

Boost serotonin for better mood

Serotonin is often referred to as the "feel-good" neurotransmitter because it helps regulate emotions and promotes a sense of well-being.

By increasing serotonin levels, 5-HTP can alleviate feelings of anxiety and stress, allowing individuals to experience a greater sense of calmness and tranquility.

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Ask Nutritionist: Riya Lakhani-Kanji

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Meet Riya: a nutritionist (BSc, MSc, ANutr) and health writer.

We caught up with Riya last month to discuss a few burning questions we get asked over and over again. Hopefully this is helpful.

You will also see her face popping up on our socials with video versions of each question.




Can ACV gummies help you lose weight?

"When used alongside a healthy diet and exercise, apple cider vinegar may help suppress your appetite which can lead to a lower calorie intake."

What’s one fact about Gut Health that everyone should know?

"Your Gut Health is directly linked to your brain via the Gut-Brain axis and affects mental health. Targeting it may offer alternative treatments for conditions like anxiety and depression."

To find out more about the gut-brain axis check our blog post

What is 5-HTP and how does it work? 

"5-HTP helps raise serotonin levels in the brain which can help increase melatonin. Serotonin helps regulate your mood which increases the chance of a good night sleep."

What vitamins are in All Day Energy?

"Consuming All Day Energy the equivalent of eating:

11g of raw broccoli (750µg RE of Vitamin A)

80g of cooked salmon (10µg of Vit D)

78g of Almonds (20mg α-TE of Vitamin E)

60g of (Half a cup) Kale (40mg of Vit C) and more!"

Are iron supplements useful for vegans / vegetarians?

"While iron is found in both animal and plant sources, it can sometimes be more challenging for vegans and vegetarians to obtain sufficient amounts of iron solely from plant-based foods. So supplementation should definitely be considered."


Can you help me understand the label jargon?

"Let’s start with %NRV. The Nutrient Reference Value (NRV), also known as the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) or Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA). When the %NRV is 100%, it means that the product contains the amount of the nutrient considered adequate for daily intake."

What about sugar in the gummies?

"If you're trying to cut down on sugar just know that Yumis contain 3g of sugar per serving which is only 10% of your daily allowance. This small amount can also be enough to suppress the urge to binge on further sugars such as chocolates and sweets."

When can I expect to see results?

"While some individuals may notice improvements within a few weeks, it can take several months for others to see significant changes. The most important thing to see results is to stay consistent when taking your gummies."

As a nutritionist, what are your thoughts on chewable supplements such as Yumi’s?

"Gummies like Yumi are a great alternative to traditional supplements because they can enhance the absorption of nutrients, improve intake consistency and they eradicate issues of supplements getting stuck in the throat."

As a nutritionist, what is your personal favourite Yumi and why?

"Bedtime and 5-HTP for me are a must. The help me get the sleep I need for my busy schedule… and the taste really good."

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Expert Tips for Treating Eczema

Posted by Jake Cottrill on

We all want healthy glowing skin but looking after and treating skin problems can seem like an impossible task at times.

According to skincare specialists Salcura, one of the most common skin conditions is eczema. So to help you out, we asked the experts at Salcura for their advice for dealing with eczema. 

Here are their top tips for keeping your skin in top condition.

1. Moisturise as much as you can
Up your moisturisation game. It’s a given fact that if you have dry skin, it’s important to moisturise regularly. But during the winter, a once-daily application can be insufficient to keep skin soft and comfortable. Try moisturising in the morning and in the evening, particularly before bed, to allow the skin to drink up the moisture while you sleep. If your skin is particularly dry, carry a travel size of your favourite moisturiser with you.

2. Drink plenty of water
This goes without saying, but for many of us, it can be a difficult one to do. Try keeping a bottle of water at your desk, in the car, in your handbag, on your bedside table, anywhere that you know you’re going to see it and -hopefully- drink it! There are also apps and fitness trackers that remind you when it’s time to have another glass of water.

3. Eat more fats
It’s common to try and avoid eating too much fat in your diet, but healthy fats such as avocados, nuts and unprocessed oils provide essential nutrients, such as omega 3 and 6, that can help the skin to retain moisture. Try adding some sliced avocado to your salad or add some pumpkin seeds to your porridge!

4. Keep your shower short
It’s recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology that you must “Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes.” This is due to the fact that water can remove oil from your skin, drying it out and leaving it with less protection. Showers can also expose your skin to many dozens of synthetic chemicals. Many shower gels and shampoos can contain unnatural and, in some cases, harmful ingredients to those with sensitive skin, unlike our products.

If you’re a gym-goer, or just generally an active person, you may choose to shower twice a day or more. However, if you suffer from dry skin, try to limit this to once a day, as washing excessively can strip the skin of its natural -and moisturising- oils.

5. Finish your shower correctly
Many of us don’t realise that straight after leaving the shower our skin is actually very dry, even if it’s dripping with shower water. This is due to the natural oils being washed away. It’s recommended that you gently blot yourself with a towel rather than scratching it across the skin to avoid further harm to the skin. Once you’ve dried yourself, cover your skin in a moisturiser - this will help your skin recover from the loss of its natural oils.

6. Wear weather-appropriate clothing
It is commonly known that cold weather can lead to severely dry skin. This can be a big problem for those who may work in cold areas, whether it is simply the climate of the area they work in or their workplace needing to have low temperatures, like food storage for example. In the summer allow your skin to breathe with loose clothing.

Try to wear more natural and softer fabrics like cotton or silk, as these are less irritating to the skin and are less likely to agitate already itchy and dry skin. Layering up is always a good idea, but make sure your skin can still ‘breathe.’ Also try avoiding harsh washing detergents, as these can also cause irritation and further dry out the skin.

7. Moisturise in the air
Those who commonly use air travel should know that dry and recycled air can cause dry skin, which can in some cases cause conditions like Acne and Eczema to flare up. If you feel that the air in your workplace or home is far too dry, it may be a good idea to use
a humidifier.

In the winter try to keep the skin covered as much as possible. Exposure to extreme cold and wind can cause the skin to become drier and more irritated, so protecting it from the elements is essential. Equally, in the summer try to avoid the humid//hot air exposure where possible. Cover your skin with light clothing to avoid the sun irritating delicate skin and avoid the sunlight during peak hours when it's at its hottest.

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Debunking the Top 5 Workout Myths

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There can often be a lot of contrasting opinions and misinformation about how to achieve optimal fitness. This is not only unhelpful and stops you from achieving your fitness goals, but, in some cases, can even be detrimental to your health. To help you out, we asked Strength & Conditioning coach Kate Whapples to debunk the top five workout myths.

1. Lifting weights will make you look like The Hulk

The notion that lifting weights makes you muscly is fundamentally flawed. Lifting weights doesn’t make you massive in the same way driving a fast car doesn't make you an F1 driver! To put on that much muscle mass is really hard work and includes eating a very specific diet and training really hard consistently for a very long period of time. What lifting weights will do is make your joints stronger and increase your bone density. The ‘toned’ look that’s become popular recently relies on building a certain amount of muscle, so don’t be scared of it!

2. You need to live off chicken, rice and broccoli

Adding variety is not only really important for your ability to stick with a diet long term, but it's also crucial to make sure your body has all the nutrition it needs. The slogan ‘eat the rainbow’ is used as different coloured veggies tend to have really different vitamin and mineral profiles, so eating a variety of healthy foods is really important. Healthy food doesn't need to be boring, and not everything you eat HAS to be healthy. Try an 80:20 split of healthy vs treats and you’re laying great foundations for a sustainable lifestyle.

3. Scales are everything

Scales can be a good place to start if you’re overweight and looking to change that. However, many people have an unhealthy relationship with the scales. Weight naturally fluctuates between the morning and evening and also throughout the month (especially for females). So, if you want to monitor weight, I recommend picking a set point in the day, weighing yourself in your underwear and only doing it once every other week at the most. This allows you to monitor your weight without falling into obsessive patterns. Once you’re at a fit and healthy weight, looking at body composition is often a better tactic. This takes into consideration your muscle mass compared to fat mass. Lots of very lean people are deceptively heavy, so I recommend focusing on getting to a healthy weight and then using things like body measurements and callipers to monitor your body composition instead of over-reliance on the scales.

4. Carbs are evil

Many people have a fear of eating carbs but they are essential for performance. if you’re hitting the gym or your 5-a-side match low on carbs, you’re likely to be capping your performance. In order to control your weight, it’s helpful to ensure you’re not consuming significantly more calories than you’re burning but you need to make sure you’re consuming enough carbs to give you the energy to perform at your best.

5. You need to do crunches to get a six-pack

Crunches don’t melt belly fat, they also aren’t a particularly great exercise to build abs either! You’re better off using a mixture of core movements within your normal gym routine and focusing on improving body composition if abs are the goal. Building strong, thick muscle through your core is essential for the definition most people want once they are visible, so keep putting the work in at the gym and it will happen!

Need a helping hand with your health and fitness? 

If you need any help boosting your energy or supporting your immune system to make sure you can hit your fitness goals, check out our apple cider vinegar gummies. 

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Wake up feeling fresh when the clocks go forward with these expert tips 

Posted by Jake Cottrill on

The clocks go forward one hour at 1 am this Sunday (27th) as we head into British Summer Time (BST). The good news is that this means more daylight in the evenings, so those long summer nights are within touching distance.

However, there is a slight downside as we will lose an hour of precious sleep. So to help you out, Sleep Coach, Nicky Blakeman, gives her top tips for adjusting to the clock change so you don’t feel too tired next week.

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