Know your Zinc

Zinc is a nutrient that is responsible for a number of functions in your body. Which include; Strong immune system Protein synthesis Speed of wounds healing Growing and developing Did you know Zinc is the second-most-abundant trace mineral in your body — after iron — and is necessary for a healthy immune system.  Keeping your immune system strong and making …

Know your B Vitamins.

We know we need vitamins but do we really know what each of them does and how important they are for our body and mind?  Our Vit Stix contains B5, B6 and B12. Overall it improves cognitive functions, gives you better eyesight, improves digestion and helps maintain a healthy heart.   Here’s a breakdown of the B vitamins in our Vit …

Do you know your vitamins and what they do for you?

Vitamins play an important role not just in your diet but in your overall wellbeing. That’s why we love our Vit Stix, they give you the vitamins your body needs in a simple fruity drink. Here are the vitamins you need and which you’ll find in our drinks. Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and …

Vitamin D: why is it so important?

Vitamin D is a fat soluble nutrient responsible for increasing absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate from the intestines. Known as the sunshine vitamin it can be produced by your skin when exposed to sunlight. More precisely ultraviolet radiation from sunlight triggers the formation of vitamin D3 from the cholesterol in your skin. Getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D …

Exercise in Lockdown

We all know that daily exercise is a vital ingredient to a healthy life, but how are we supposed to achieve that whilst staying inside? It sounds counter intuitive to be told to stay inside whilst also being told to exercise. But, from high intensity circuits to more zen yoga sessions there are a load of ways to keep fit …

WORKING FROM HOME

6 Tips to Working From Home

Suddenly found yourself working from home? When launching Stix, Our founder, Tom Anderson-Dixon, spent 6 years working from home, and therefore we think he knows a thing or two about best practices. He’s laid out his 6 top tips in this blog.

Nutrients That Can Boost The Immune System.

With the prevalence and spread of coronavirus growing, now seems like an ideal time to look at all aspects of people’s lifestyle in order to reduce the risk. Clearly the first port of call should always be the governments’ and NHS’s advice on how to reduce the spread of all respiratory infection which include; cold, flu, pneumonia and coronavirus. These …

3 Nutrients You Can Not Get From A Plants Alone.

A vegetarian diet can be very healthy and comes with the obvious ethical and environmental benefits. However, you won’t automatically be healthier if you just cut out meat. Like everyone vegetarians need to make sure they are sticking to the 6 basic dietary needs: If you stick to these and are sensible about what you eat a vegetarian diet can …

How to approach the main food groups for athletes.

Runners are often obsessed with every little detail of their training schedule and constantly trying new ‘tricks’ and finding new ‘links’. From getting a new pair of trainers every 500 miles to “I just ran my best 5 mile split – was that my new pink running top?” we all have our superstitions. In fact, there are only 2 (legal) …