Taking care of your health is always a good investment
In addition to a diverse diet, you can affect your own health a great deal by making sure you get enough of important nutrients. These include vitamins, minerals and proteins. If you don't get enough of them from your diet, you can easily secure their intake in the form of a nutritional supplement. Explore our wide selection of health products!
Recommended intake of protective nutrients
According to the Nutrition and food recommendations by Finnish food authority, the daily intake of vitamin D should be 10 µg. This is too low in certain conditions such as in the North where the amount of sunshine is limited a significant part of the year. Sufficient intake of vitamin D is required to keep the blood vitamin D levels stable.
The recommended daily intake for vitamin B12 is about 2 µg for an adult and 0,5–1,3 µg for a child. For breastfeeding women, the recommended daily intake is 2,6 µg.
Women’s need for folate or vitamin B9 increases during pregnancy and 2 months before pregnancy. The recommended daily intake is then 500 μg.
Adults should get 150 µg of iodine per day. Pregnant women need about 175 µg and women who are breastfeeding 200 µg of iodine per day.
Calcium supplements are recommended for people who don’t consume any dairy products.
The recommended intake of iron for men, young girls and women post menopause is 9 mg / day. The need of iron for women is greater from puberty to menopause due to periods: the recommended daily intake is then 15 mg.
Fatty acids are the primary components of nutritional lipids. Fatty acids can be in saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated form.
The most important and necessary fatty acids for the body are unsaturated fatty acids which are called essential fatty acids or omega fatty acids. Saturated fat...
Vitamins play a role in all the metabolic processes such as digestion, energy production, cell division, growth, tissue repair, immunity and endocrine system. They participate in carrying oxygen and excreting metabolic waste in the body and affect for example sight, sensory perception and mental ...
Supplements are foodstuff which differ from common foodstuff due to their appearance or use. Foodstuff often resemble pharmaceutical drugs when in the form of a capsule, tablets or extracts. Supplements are however included under food legislation, not under pharmaceutical legislation.
Menstrual cups are nature-friendly and convenient option
Menstrual cup is a small bell-shaped hygiene device which placed inside the vagina during menstruation. Menstrual cup collects menstrual fluid inside the cup, whereas pads and tampons absorb the fluid. The advantages of the menstrual cup ar...
Wooden sex toys from the Finnish Lapland
In Finland, nature is present everywhere, including our bedrooms. The Finnish brand Teatiamo makes unique handmade design sextoys from wood. Wood represents the best characteristics of the people of the North - strength, toughness and endurance - and thus ...