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The Edge: Clontarf Supplements

Supplementation is key to a healthy lifestyle and living at your optimum level- increased energy, more positive outlook, improved gut healthy, clearer skin, healthier nails and hair, sounder sleep- Just some of the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet with careful supplementation!

But don’t just take our word for it- See some client testimonials of our various in-house supplements:

Siun Fitzgerald – “Ive been taking The Edge brand Infinity Fuel, Super Multi-vitamin, Probiotics and Fish Oils for just over 2 years and they have become an integral part of my daily diet. I have always supplemented but not as religiously as I do now because I didn’t feel that generic store bought products had any effect. Since switching to The Edge brand supplements this has lead to increased energy, increased immune system, better hair, nails & skin , increased digestion and a much better overall feeling in general”.

Rob Johnstone – “From my own personal experience, Probiotics have become extremely important for the health of my stomach as I have discovered that a lot of problems originate in this area of the body. Since I’ve started taking the Probiotics with my breakfast and lunch, they have helped me completely detox my body of all the medicines/anti-biotics I had been on over the years, my health has only gone from strength to strength…I would recommend them to everyone”

Emma MacNaughton – “I started taking the Edge Vitamin C powder in September. I take 1-2 scoops in water and sip on it throughout the day. As a teacher I generally pick up every single cold and flu going, but this was the first year that I didnt take one sick day. I firmly believe that this vitamin intake has played a significant part in that and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has a hectic lifestlye.”

Ian Jordan –“Since ive started taking the Edge Infinity Fuel one week ago I have already noticed an increase in my energy levels and it has helped me reduce body fat in places where I had been struggling to lose it before”.

For more information on our supplements and what exactly they contain, you can give us a call on 853 4091 or email info@theedgeclontraf.com.

 

 

 

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Vitamin C

What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid,  is a vitamin we need on a daily basis. Some animals actually make their own Vitamin C, but humans must get theirs from food and other sources. Good sources of Vitamin C include fresh fruits and vegetables, especially citrus fruits. It can also be made in a reputable laboratory for supplementation.

Most health experts recommend getting Vitamin C from a diet high in fruits and vegetables rather than simply taking supplements, although due to the hustle and bustle of every day life and not always eating balanced meals rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals, it is beneficial to have a supplement as part of your daily routine, along with your multi vitamin or greens drink.

 

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Back in the day, Vitamin C was used for preventing and treating scurvy. Although, scurvy is now quite rare, it was once very common among sailors, when the voyages lasted longer than the supply of fresh fruits and veg, they began to suffer from vitamin C deficiency, which led to scurvy.

These days, Vitamin C is used most often for preventing or treating minor ailments like the common cold. Some people use it for other infections such as  gum disease, acne and other skin infections, bronchitis, (HIV) disease, bacterial stomach ulcers, tuberculosis, dysentery (an infection of the lower intestine), and skin infections or infections of the bladder and prostate. It is also used to treat depression, dementia, Alzhemier’s, fatigue, iron absorption for those deficient in iron and for ADHD. Recent studies are also linking Vitamin C to help strengthen the heart and blood vessels preventing clots in your veins and arteries, high blood pressure and stroke.

Although, there are a number of theories as to how effective Vitamin C is for certain ailments, viruses, infections and so on, it is important to do your own personal research and speak to your Health Professional before making any decisions about supplementation or drastic changes in your diet.

How does it do?
Vitamin C is required for the optimum development and function of the body, playing a hugely important role in maintaining proper immune function.

Are there any side-effects?
Side-effects of too much Vitamin C include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach cramps, headache, and others- Also go on the advice of your trainer as to how much is good for your needs.

Should you be taking any prescribed medications, always consult your GP before taking any new supplements. If you are interested in buying our own in-house Vitamin C supplement you can do so online or at the gym.

For further information on Vitamin C or to speak to one of our team, please call 01 8534091 or email info@theedgeclontarf.com

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How to get rid of cellulite with a good diet and supplementation

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Orange peel, cottage cheese or dimples, call it what you like- Every woman reading this knows that cellulite can seriously interrupt our pursuit of smooth, supple skin!

What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a collection of fat underneath the skin that causes a puckering effect which is seen on the skin topography. It occurs when subcutaneous connective tissue stiffens and fat pockets push out against this tissue, causing a dimpled appearance. It is mainly found on the bum, legs, tummy and upper arms.
Cellulite is not just fat- it is also an indication of the accumulation of toxic cellular wastes beneath the skin. For that reason, it is important to flush this nasty waste out of the system; Not just for a smooth, healthy skin appearance, but also to become healthier on the inside!

What causes cellulite?
Causes of cellulite are mainly attributed to nutritional and lifestyle factors. The main culprits are lack of exercise, alcohol, smoking, high carbohydrate intake, trans fats and poor vegetable intake.
Lack of vegetables is one of the main reasons for cellulite as vegetables contain antioxidants which detoxify the body and destroy nasty free radicals throughout the body. Both of these processes assist in the clearance of fat and cellular waste beneath the skin, which in turn, clears cellulite.
If you are exercising and your nutrition is good, supplementation will accelerate your fight against cellulite.

How can I prevent or get rid of cellulite?
Vitamin C plays a central role in the formation of collagen, which is the ‘scaffolding’ of our skin. Supplementation with vitamin C strengthens the skin’s structural support, preventing the skin from quite literally “buckling” under the pressure of subcutaneous fat pockets.

Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that acts as a potent antioxidant. Cosmetic companies have taken advantage of the powers of this vitamin, and most advance cellulite creams now include vitamin E as their main ingredient. However, supplementation with oral vitamin E has been seen to be even more effective at banishing cellulite!

Combining a good exercise program with a good healthy diet and the power of Vitamin C and Vitamin E will finally banish the dreaded orange peel appearance, leaving you with the smooth supple skin that you have always desired!