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Technical Papers

These fully referenced documents are aimed at health professionals and explain the in-depth aetiology of certain conditions and make referenced suggestions for how to overcome them.

NB: These documents are available to health professionals only.

  • Choosing a One-A-Day Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement

    Number 139. For professional use only

    It’s one of the most commonly asked questions - Do I need to take a daily multivitamin & mineral  supplement? And the short answer is, yes; but make it a good one. In this Nutri News, we’ll separate the facts from the fiction to help explain exactly why this is.

  • Liposomal Iodine - An Innovative Way to Optimise Thyroid Function

    Number 138. For Professional Use Only.

    Most people remember iodine from school science lessons - the brown solution that turned bright purple on contact with starch! Nowadays though, we know that its usefulness extends way beyond that….

  • The Obesity Epidemic: A Chronic Disorder

    Number 136. For professional use only

    Obesity levels are soaring in the UK, have tripled in the last 20 years and are still rising. Current statistics show that 67% of men and 56% of women are now classed as overweight or obese.1 Obesity is linked to many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and insulin resistance. In fact, this high rate of obesity is thought to be responsible...

  • Using Selective Kinase Response Modulators (SKRMs) to Support a Healthy Insulin Response

    Number 134. For professional use only

    Increased sugar consumption, excessive caloric intake and reduced daily activity are fairly characteristic of the diet and lifestyle of millions of people in today’s society. Perhaps it is no wonder then that the modern epidemic of our time is intimately connected with disruptions in blood sugar levels and insulin dysfunction.

  • Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2: Partners in Bone Loss Prevention & Cardiovascular Protection

    Number 132. For Professional Use Only

    The role of vitamin D in bone protection is well established yet vitamin D remains one of the most widely studied vitamins with new research being published every day. This is because we are learning more about the inter-relationship of vitamin D with other nutrients and more about the exact mechanisms of action in the body. 

  • Nutritional Strategies for Cognitive Function

    Number 131. For professional use only

    Neurological health concerns seem to be more prevalent than ever. The brain is the most energy hungry organ in the body, relying on a number of nutrients to function. Exciting research exists on the potential of key nutrients such as certain amino acids, essential fats and phospholipids, alongside B-complex vitamins, to optimise brain function...

  • Nutrition and Eye Health

    Number 129. For professional use only

    About 2 million people in the UK regard themselves as having eye problems. Every day around 100 people start to lose their sight; as the population ages, this number may double within 25 years. Several nutrients have an integral role in maintaining the health of the eye; a great deal of interest has thus been generated...

  • Protecting the Ageing Brain

    Number 128. For professional use only

    The population of the developed world is ageing; there has been a parallel rise in the incidence of neurodegenerative disease. Research on essential fatty acids has revealed their potential role in preventing neural degeneration and optimising brain function, particularly when combined with certain other key nutrients.

  • Herbal Antimicrobials for Intestinal Infections

    Number 127. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: Increases in international travel, immigration, animal transport, improper food handling, and drug-resistant bugs have led to an explosion in infectious disease of all types, as well as a need for new, safe antimicrobials. The gastrointestinal tract is called upon to function as an effective physical and immune barrier; and, because the intestinal tract...

  • Understanding The Natural Management of Pain and Inflammation

    Number 126. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: The primary reason why people seek the advice of health professionals is that they have some sort of pain. In the most general terms, pain is symptomatic of some form of dysfunction and resultant inflammatory processes in the body. In more specific terms, pain is the result of an injury to tissue either from physical trauma or from...

  • The Power of Papaya

    Number 125. For professional use only

    Papaya (or Carica papaya) is a member of the Caricaceae (Paw Paw) family and native to Central  America. The flesh, skin, seeds and stem of the papaya fruit have been used in traditional medicine for many years, for a variety of uses. In fact, the first ever written case of papaya being used for its healthful properties was in 1526. The Papaya plant is a rich source of...

  • Vitamin D: The Epidemic Deficiency of a Super-Nutrient Which Has So Many Health Benefits

    Number 124. For Professional Use Only

    Vitamin D is fast becoming known as a ‘super-nutrient’. No longer just an important nutrient for healthy bones, research is now finding that deficiency of this fat-soluble vitamin can be linked to a wide range  of health problems, from cancer and cardiovascular disease to cognitive impairment and problems with auto-immunity such as multiple...

  • Plant Sterols

    Number 123. For Professional Use Only

    Phytosterols are fats that are naturally present as minor components of various plant-derived foods, including vegetable oils, such as rapeseed and sunflower oil, and fruit, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. Although referred to as “plant fats”, they are chemically steroidal alcohols, and are structurally related to natural compounds produced by the body such as...

  • Depression: Natural Support with Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

    Number 122. For Professional Use Only

    Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are required for maintenance of optimal health but they cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from dietary sources.1 Fish oils are a rich source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (ω-3 PUFAs), in particular eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Low levels of ω-3 PUFAs have...

  • Natural Support for Premenopause and Beyond

    Number 119. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: More than one-third of women in the United States are experiencing or have been through menopause. A gradual process, natural menopause occurs in most women by ages 50 to 51. Some women may begin to notice the beginning stages of hormonal changes as early as age 35 to 40, a period known as late premenopause. From premenopause and...

  • A Natural Therapeutic Approach to Th2 Polarization in Allergy

    Number 118. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: T helper cells are the regulators of the immune system. In recent years, the role of T helper subsets—most specifically Th1 and Th2 cells—in immune function and immune pathologies has become an area of great focus. Th1 and Th2 responses drive cell-mediated and antibody-mediated immunity, respectively. The balance between Th1 and Th2...

  • The Role of Detoxification in the Prevention of Chronic Degenerative Diseases

    Number 117. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: The impact of environmental toxicity on health is startling; environmental exposure to toxic substances is suggested to cost billions in annual health dollars. Diseases that are linked directly to environmental exposure include many types of cancers and those syndromes characterised by fatigue, muscle weakness, and cognitive dysfunction...

  • Nutritional Strategies in the Prevention of Osteoporosis

    Number 116. For professional use only

    ABSTRACTOsteoporosis is a gradual reduction in bone mass that leads to an increased susceptibility to bone fractures. An estimated 1.5 million fractures are attributed to osteoporosis each year in the United States. With the rapid aging of the population, the suffering and healthcare costs associated with osteoporosis are steadily increasing. Experts agree...

  • Natural Therapies for Fibromyalgia Syndrome

    Number 115. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: Fibromyalgia is a syndrome characterized by generalized musculoskeletal pain and stiffness, chronic aching, fatigue, and multiple areas of local tenderness that can be identified during physical examination. Research studies suggest that fibromyalgia pain may be the result of a combination of factors affecting the activity of muscle cells and...

  • Supporting Healthy Sleep

    Number 114. For Professional Use Only

    Sleep is a physical and mental resting state, a vital biological function, necessary for physical and emotional well-being. Insomnia, or sleeplessness, is a sleep disorder that affects significant numbers of our population, with the main symptoms being difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep and waking up too early every morning 1. Even just one night’s...

  • Gut Dysfunction and Chronic Disease: The Benefits of Applying the 4R® GI Restoration Program

    Number 113. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: Each day, the typical healthcare practice is challenged by several cases involving gastrointestinal (GI) complaints.Moreover, many conditions in which symptoms are not localized to the GI but may be systemic often involve an underlying GI dysfunction. For example, research has shown associations between compromised GI function and conditions as varied...

  • Nutritional Support for Neurologic Health: A Multiple Pathway Approach

    Number 112. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: As more people than ever before reach their “golden years,” there is growing concern about maintaining neurologic health and brain function. Diseases and disorders that affect neurologic function, including the dementias, cerebrovascular disease, and progressive disorders like Alzheimer’s or peripheral neuropathies, are significant health concerns...

  • Nutritional Influences on Estrogen Metabolism

    Number 111. For professional use only

    ABSTRACTIt is now well known that one of the most prominent causes of breast cancer, as well as many other hormone related health problems in both men and women, is excessive estrogen exposure from both endogenous and exogenous sources. Improving estrogen metabolism can be of benefit in women with various conditions and family histories...

  • Natural Therapies for Osteoarthritis

    Number 110. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent form of arthritis, resulting in pain and motion limitation in over 20 million people in the U.S. Originating in joint cartilage, the disease is associated with degradation of the cartilage matrix and significant subchondral bone changes, triggering inflammation and pain of the surrounding joint and becoming...

  • Part II: Cardiovascular Disease Nutritional Management of Clinical Markers

    Number 109. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: In the past few decades, the battle to reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) has led researchers to the discovery of various clinical markers. Although traditional risk factors of CVD are important, the identification of specific clinical markers such as dyslipidemia, lipoprotein(a), homocysteine, fibrinogen, platelet aggregation...

  • Part I: Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Fundamental Nutrition

    Number 108. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, representing 42% of all deaths each year. While genetic influences can play a role in the onset of CVD, the prevalence of this disease is largely attributable to modifiable risk factors such as smoking, physical inactivity, and poor diet. In addition, chronic stress can damage...

  • Breakthrough Technology Produces Concentrated Whey Protein with Bioactive Immunoglobulins

    Number 107. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: Whey protein is believed to be the highest quality protein available, even when compared to egg, casein, milk, beef, or soy. It contains all essential and non-essential amino acids and is an excellent source of glutamine and the branched- chain amino acids that are necessary for new cell growth. While whey protein supplements have...

  • The Remarkable Health Benefits of Soy

    Number 105. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: Epidemiological studies indicate that the traditional Asian diet, rich in soybeans and soy foods, is associated with a significantly lower risk to heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. Symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes, irritability, and spontaneous sweats, are also less prevalent among Asian women. This is...

  • A Natural Approach to Depression

    Number 103. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: Depression is a chronic and recurrent disorder that is associated with significant physical and social dysfunction; still, it remains under-diagnosed and under-treated in all age groups. It is a common clinical problem seen in primary care, with 70% of prescriptions for antidepressants now written by primary care physicians. The diagnosis of depressive...

  • Herbal and Nutritional Support for the Immune System

    Number 102. For Professional Use Only

    ABSTRACT: The best protection against cold and flu viruses is a healthy immune system. Chronic stress, a poor diet, and other factors, however, can weaken the immune system - making one more susceptible to viral and bacterial attack. Herbs from around the world have traditionally been used to help strengthen the immune system and relieve some of the...

  • Nutritional Support for the Three Phases of Care

    Number 101. For professional use only

    ABSTRACTNutritional support for the Three Phases of Care approach to injury recovery optimizes the biochemical pathways associated with the body’s healing process. Each phase of the healing process (acute, sub-acute, and chronic) can best be supported by therapeutic strategies that address the critical aspects of the phase. For example, during the...

  • Nutritional Support for Insulin Resistance

    Number 100. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: The binding of insulin to its receptor in the cell membrane is the first step of a metabolic cascade leading to cellular glucose uptake. The term ‘insulin resistance’ refers to a reduced sensitivity of the cell to the action of insulin. When reduced insulin sensitivity exists, the body attempts to overcome the resistance by secreting increasing amounts of...

  • Nutritional Management of Stress-Induced Dysfunction

    Number 98. For professional use only

    In today’s fast-paced society the vast majority of individuals are under a constant barrage of stressors. These stressors are translated by the neuroendocrine system into signals that alter the body’s biochemistry to support a fight or flight response. While some of these changes may be beneficial in the short term (acute stress), they present an increased risk...

  • Nutrition in Babies & Young Children

    Number 95. For Professional Use Only

    The rate of growth in the first few years of a child’s life is phenomenal. In the first two years alone, a child will have doubled in height and probably trebled in weight. Mental, emotional and physical developments also take place at a similarly fast rate. It will come as no great surprise then that such a vast amount of growth means a high turnover of nutrients, which are...

  • The Benefits of Taking Hops for Phyto-Oestrogen Support

    Number 94. For Professional Use Only

    Soy has long been regarded as the best dietary source of phyto-oestrogens available, supplying generous quantities of the potent oestrogenic compound genistein. It seems now though that there may well be another plant source  to take its place. Recent studies have now found 8-prenylnaringenin, the oestrogenic compound in hops, to be the most...

  • Nutritional Support for Detoxification

    Number 91. For professional use only

    Providing nutritional support for the body’s detoxification processes is gaining popularity all over the world. Today we recognise that although the body is designed to eliminate toxins, it cannot always handle the overload present in today’s environment. Toxin overload can lead to a variety of health problems, such as headaches, muscle and joint pain, chronic...

  • Smart Fats for Kids

    Number 90. For professional use only

    During recent years a large number of studies have shown the importance of intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the health of children. This is true especially for long-chain, highly unsaturated fatty acids, LC-PUFA. In this article Ann-Sofie Saldeen,  MD, The  National University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark and Professor Tom Saldeen, MD...

  • Body Composition and Optimal Health

    Number 89. For Professional Use Only

    The incidence of CVD, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome and diabetes in our society is alarming. A central factor in all of these conditions is altered body composition, primarily that which occurs from an increase in the ratio of fat-to-lean body mass. Aging in particular, is associated with a decline in lean muscle mass and an increase in fat mass...

  • Healthy Bones That Last A Lifetime

    Number 87. For professional use only

    Bone is one of the most active tissues in the body. It is constantly being broken down and rebuilt in a process called ‘remodelling’ and, like any other living tissue, needs nourishment to stay strong and healthy. Building strong bones throughout life can maximise mobility, appearance and independence. It takes more than calcium alone to promote...

  • Optimum Nutrition for Exhausted Adrenal Glands

    Numbe85. For professional use only

    Many people today are suffering from the effects of stress. The symptoms for clinical stress, as described  by medical doctors, are easily recognised - high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and long term symptoms such as heart disease and stroke - but many people fail to realise that stress may be playing a bigger role in their health problems than they think! Some of ...

  • GI Friendly Joint Relief

    Number 83. For professional use only

    Arthritis is one of the most prevalent and debilitating diseases of modern times, with 1.75 million sufferers currently diagnosed with the condition in the UK,1 and many more left undiagnosed. Pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs provide relief for many, but are accompanied by significant gastrointestinal side effects. Now, natural medicine can...

  • Using High Strength Magnesium to Revitalise and Reenergise your Muscles and Improve Energy Levels

    Number 82. For professional Use Only

    It’s not just athletes who suffer from aching, tired muscles and symptoms of fatigue. The stresses and strains of modern day living have made these complaints all too common among many people every day. Conditions ranging from PMS associated muscular cramps and sports related muscle spasms, to more severe cases of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are...

  • Garlic: ‘Nature's Wonder Drug’

    Number 81. For Professional Use Only

    Garlic has been used medicinally all over the world for more than 5,000 years making it one of the most researched and well publicised supplements on the market. Evidence of its use goes back as far as Hippocrates and it has been firmly established as a therapeutic herb ever since. Historically it has been used to support the heart and circulatory...

  • Amino Acids – The Building Blocks of Life

    Number 78. For Professional Use Only

    We all learn from an early age that you need protein to grow and build healthy muscles. However, it is not until you look more closely at these amazing structures, that you realise just how complex proteins are and what a vital role they play in almost all bodily processes. They are, quite literally, the building blocks of life!

  • Rethinking Bone Strength : Nutritional Support for Osteoporosis

    Number 77. For professional use only

    As we get older, our bones tend to become less dense, making them brittle and vulnerable to fracture. This progressive loss of bone strength is known as osteoporosis, and particularly at risk are the hip, spine and wrist. Although the risk of becoming osteoporotic is tied to many dietary and lifestyle issues, the true cause of this condition remains somewhat unclear.

  • Sprains, Strains and Ligament Damage

    Number 75. For professional use only

    In today’s health-conscious society, sport and fitness play an important part in the daily lives of a growing number of people, and strenuous exercise is invariably accompanied by injury whether it be a muscle strain, an ankle sprain or a torn ligament. That’s why it is important to look after the health and well-being of your musculoskeletal system. Even minor physical...

  • Magnesium – the Forgotten Mineral

    Number 74. For professional use only

    Despite being one of the most prevalent minerals in the body – second only to potassium in terms of concentration – the importance of magnesium in the diet has been largely overlooked. Whilst its partner calcium has been stealing all the headlines, magnesium has quietly become one of the most common mineral deficiencies across the UK...

  • The Amazing Health Benefits of Gamma Tocopherols

    Number 73. For Professional Use Only

    Research abounds on the amazing health benefits of vitamin E, particularly in relation to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Most of this research however, concentrates  on only one form of vitamin E – alpha tocopherol. The reason the research has until recently concentrated only on alpha tocopherol is because it was found to be the most biologically...

  • Using Diindolylmethane to Modify the Metabolism of Oestrogens

    Number 72. For professional use only

    Long-term exposure to oestrogens, in the form of hormone replacement therapy or xenoestrogens, is associated with several health risks.1,2 The ratio of oestrogen metabolites (e.g. 2-hydroxyestrone over 16- hydroxyestrone) is an established indicator of hormonal balance in women and men, influencing the health of breast, endometrium, prostate and...

  • Supporting the Body with Glandular Extracts

    Number 71. For professional use only

    ABSTRACT: Up until recently organ meats remained an important part of human nutrition. Today, however, humans rarely consume them. Could this be why many people have low organ reserve and are prone to degenerative diseases and infections? Glandular therapy is said by many to be as important in optimising health and wellbeing as vitamins...

  • Complete Synergistic Support for an Underactive Thyroid Gland

    Number 70. For professional use only

    The thyroid gland is located at the base of the neck and produces thyroid hormones (T4 and T3), which are responsible for performing a multitude of activities in the human body. T4 is the least active of the thyroid hormones whilst T3 is the hormone that primarily regulates the metabolic rate within the cells. Even a small decline in the output of these hormones, if...

  • A Natural Method of Coping with Viral Infections

    Number 68. For Professional Use Only

    Viruses are all around us and can wreak havoc with our health.  The ultimate goal of antiviral treatment is to restore function to the infected cell.  However, this is usually difficult to achieve as viruses damage cells.  Therefore, antiviral treatment aims to kill the virus and thus prevent its spread to other cells. This however, is not without its difficulties...

  • How to Strengthen your Body's Natural Defences

    Number 67. For Professional Use Only

    Frequent colds and infections, unexplained aches and pains, fatigue, depression, irregular heartbeat – these can all be signs of a depressed immune system. Our bodies have to deal with the threat of invasion by disease-carrying germs and bacteria on a daily basis. If our immune system becomes compromised or weakened, then we become much more...

  • Glucosamine Sulphate

    Number 66. For professional use only

    Joint pain is a major challenge in society today. As we grown older, lifelong wear and tear on our joints begins to take its toll, causing destruction of the cartilage tissue, pain, inflammation and restricted joint mobility. Typically, analgesics and anti-inflammatory agents are used to help ease the pain of joint inflammation, but they do nothing to address the underlying...

  • Busy B Vitamins - Life’s Energy Givers

    Number 65. For professional use only

    B vitamins are commonly thought of as the vitality-giving nutrients. Essential for energy production, they are fundamental to good health. However, as a natural constituent of many wholefoods and whole-grain cereals, many people don’t get enough B vitamins from their diet. Foods are stripped of nutrients during the refining process, and so common...

  • Blackcurrant Seed Oil

    Number 64. For Professional Use Only

    The benefits of taking blackcurrant seed oil have been well-documented for years. These benefits derive from the fact that not only is blackcurrant seed oil an excellent source of essential fatty acids (EFA’s), but it also supplies a complete and synergistically balanced form of Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) in combination with at least 12 other fatty acids including the...

  • Nutrition for a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

    Number 63. For professional use only

    Becoming pregnant is one of the happiest events in most women’s lives, and fortunately, the high standard of antenatal care available in the UK today means there’s never been a safer time to be pregnant. However, pregnancy-related problems can and do occur, ranging from simple problems, such as stretch marks, morning sickness and leg swelling...

  • Soy Isoflavones

    Number 56. For Professional Use Only

    One of the first crops grown by man, the soybean plant was cultivated as early as the 11th century B.C. The soybean is native to eastern Asia and the ancient Chinese considered it one of the five sacred grains necessary for living. The Chinese word for soybean is ta tou which means “greater bean”. Like other legumes, soybeans obtain part of their nitrogen enrichment...

  • The Secrets of Organic Sulphur

    Number 55. For Professional Use Only

    Sulphur has been around since the beginning of time.  It is associated with pungent smells, active volcanoes and is referred to in ancient writings as brimstone. However, sulphur is also essential for life; so essential in fact that it is found in every cell of every living species.

  • Parasites: The Enemy Within

    Number 53. For Professional Use Only

    If you believe that parasitic infections are rare conditions only experienced by people living in under-developed countries with poor housing, sanitation and food sources – think again!

  • Dealing with the Problems of Elevated Homocysteine

    Number 45. For Professional Use Only

    Heart disease is the nation’s number one killer and we are all aware that high cholesterol is indeed a risk factor. However, many heart attack victims have cholesterol levels that would qualify as normal. So what else may be contributing to this frightening epidemic?

  • Star Flower Oil

    Number 44. For Professional Use Only

    Borage or starflower oil is extracted from the blue star shaped Borage flower. The active component of borage oil is an essential  fatty acid  Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Borage oil is now thought to be a very superior source of GLA. Starflower oil contains 22% GLA. This is far higher than the amount of GLA found in Evening Primrose Oil.

  • Natural Relief for the Irritable Bowel

    Number 43. For Professional Use Only

    At any one time 20-25% of people living in the western countries fulfil the diagnostic criteria for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and currently in the UK around 13% women and 5% men suffer from IBS.1,2   This makes IBS one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. It is a condition that can start at any time and is common with other medically unexplained...

  • Fighting Free Radicals

    Number 42. For Professional Use Only

    There has been a great deal of research over the last decade into the causes of diseases that are associated with the 20th century. There is now a great deal of conclusive evidence suggesting that probable antioxidant deficiency is the root cause of many of these degenerative diseases. We are now all encouraged to eat a diet rich in antioxidants and take...

  • N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)

    Number 39. For Professional Use Only

    NAC is a non toxic derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine and is a dietary precursor to reduced glutathione which is important for detoxification. Glutathione, cysteine and NAC are all sulphdryl substances which provide the body with essential antioxidant properties which are very important to body metabolism and homeostasis. NAC is superior to L- cysteine...

  • L-Taurine

    Number 37. For Professional Use Only

    Taurine is a relatively simple sulphur containing amino acid.  However, it’s importance in the correct functioning of the body is immense. It plays a variety of roles in the normal functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes and vascular system. One of it’s major roles is to facilitate the passage  of sodium, potassium and magnesium ions into and out of the cells in...

  • Folate as 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate

    Number 36. For Professional Use Only

    Folate is an essential water-soluble B vitamin that cannot be made by the human body so dietary sources, food fortification and supplementation are needed to maintain normal levels. Folates are found in numerous foods of animal and plant origin but are especially abundant in dark green leafy vegetables specifically spinach, turnip greens, and broccoli. However...

  • Selenomethionine

    Number 35. For Professional Use Only

    Selenium is a vital trace element which has been shown to be lacking in many diets today due to factors such as intensive farming methods, acid rain and the high consumption of convenience foods. The main function of selenium is as a component of the antioxidant enzyme glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme has been shown to protect cells against...

  • Promoting Optimal Digestive Function

    Number 33. For Professional Use Only

    Many people have experienced symptoms of improper digestion at one stage or another but for many people it is a daily occurence. Incomplete digestion can be a major factor in many chronic health issues and repeated occurrence of symptoms such as bloating, pain and wind after meals as well as diarrhoea, constipation, food intolerances and gastroesophageal reflux...

  • Fighting Candida with Nutrition

    Number 32. For professional use only

    Candidiasis is an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a yeast-like fungus in the body. Candida albicans is a unicellular yeast found in everyone and is usually kept in check by the body’s good bacteria, namely Lactobacillus and Bifidus. If the immune system is compromised, the yeast can proliferate and transform into a pathogenic fungus that severely compromises the...

  • The Health Effects of Natural Stable Fish Oil

    Number 29. For professional use only

    Many people think that fat in the diet is bad. In fact, fat is necessary for life but most of us consume the wrong types of fat. Over the past century, our intake of different fats has changed markedly, with most of us eating far more saturated  fats and omega-6 fats from vegetable oils than ever before, whilst our intake of omega-3 fats from oily fish has decreased by...

  • NADH in Parkinson's Disease

    Number 26. For Professional Use Only

    Parkinson’s disease results from progressive damage to the nerves in the area of the brain responsible for controlling muscle tone and movement. The damaged cells are those needed to produce a neurotransmitter (chemical messenger in the brain) called dopamine, so people with Parkinson’s disease manufacture inadequate amounts of dopamine.

  • Nutritional Support for Mitochondria

    Number 23. For Professional Use Only

    Long life often involves challenges to health. As we age, we become more vulnerable to degenerative conditions that can affect almost any part of the body. In some cases we can reduce the risk of getting the condition in the first place; in other cases if the condition is promptly and properly treated, we can enjoy many more years of health.

  • Probiotics

    Number 22. For Professional Use Only

    Probiotics such as Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are microorganisms that inhabit the gut, supporting gut immunity and general gastrointestinal health. Probiotics have been used for many years to support a healthy balance of intestinal microflora. One of the primary considerations when buying a probiotic is to choose a strain that can establish itself and...

  • Fibre

    Number 21. For Professional Use Only

    Dietary fibre comes from the thick cell wall of plants and is an indigestible complex carbohydrate. Fibre is used to treat various conditions ranging from constipation and diarrhoea to diabetes and high cholesterol. Fibre is divided into two general  categories: water soluble and water insoluble. Whole grains are particularly high in insoluble fibre. Oats, barley...

  • CoQ10

    Number 17. For Professional Use Only

    Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is also called ubiquinone, a name that signifies its ubiquitous (widespread) distribution in the human body. CoQ10 is used by the body to transform food into adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the energy on which the body runs.

  • The Health Effects of Polyphenol Rich Superfoods

    Number 16. For Professional Use Only

    It’s a sad fact that very few people eat enough fruit & vegetables in their diet, with only 31% of adults aged 19 to 64, and 37% of adults aged 65 and over achieving the government recommended “5 a day”, according to the last published results of the National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS). And now there is more and more evidence suggesting that actually, 5 a...

  • Dyspepsia: DGL Liquorice, Glycine and Supportive Botanicals

    Number 14. For Professional Use Only

    Dyspepsia is a term which encompasses a group of symptoms that come from a problem in your upper gastrointestinal tract, and causes include duodenal ulcer, stomach ulcer, oesophagitis (inflamed oesophagus), and gastritis (inflamed stomach). If no known cause can be found, if there are no clinically identifiable, structural gastrointestinal lesions, it is known...

  • Unravelling the Mystery of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Number 13. For professional use only

    Fatigue is an incredibly common symptom of ill health; up to 30% of patients complain to their doctors of symptoms of fatigue, with a wide variety of possible causes. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), formerly known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) is a much rarer condition and describes a health problem where levels of fatigue are often so...

  • Intestinal Permeability: Leaky Gut Syndrome

    Number 12. For Professional Use Only

    The gastrointestinal tract is a complex organ system combining endocrine, nervous, immune and digestive functions. The mucosal surface area of the gastrointestinal tract (>200 square metres), more than 150 times the surface area of the skin, can be viewed as the body’s largest immune organ system; the absorption of nutrients or exclusion of toxic substances...

  • Curcumin

    Number 11. For Professional Use Only

    Interest in curcumin has gained considerable momentum over the last few years. Once best known as a constituent of the popular spice turmeric, curcumin is now fast becoming known for the many potential health benefits it has to offer. Turmeric is a popular spice used traditionally in South Asian and Middle Eastern cooking immediately...

  • Natural Support for a Healthy Prostate

    Number 10. For professional use only

    Over 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life, yet most men aren’t aware of what their prostate is, or what it does. The prostate gland is a small gland that surrounds the urethra, a tube that transports urine from the bladder to the penis and carries semen during ejaculation. The prostate also produces a...

  • Chromium, Cinnamon and Alpha Lipoic Acid

    Number 09. For Professional Use Only

    The term ‘blood sugar level’ refers to the concentration of glucose in the blood at any given point. This level changes throughout the day and night depending on a range of variables such as diet, level of activity and lifestyle factors such as stress. It is important for optimal health that the blood sugar level doesn’t become too high or too low, therefore the body has an...

  • Serratiopeptidase

    Number 08. For professional use only

    Inflammation lies at the root of many common chronic health problems, from eczema, osteoarthritis and allergies to auto-immune conditions such as ulcerative colitis and rheumatoid arthritis. The very word ‘inflammation’ typically conjures up images of redness, pain and discomfort, and so is often viewed as something that needs to be completely eradicated from...

  • Thermogenesis - Green Coffee, Green Tea & Capsicum with Vitamins & Piperine

    Number 07. For Professional Use Only

    The global prevalence of obesity has increased in the last decade; strategies and tools for the effective management of this widespread problem are now urgently needed if the current situation, and that for future generations, is to improve. Education in conjunction with healthy eating and exercise promotion strategies are now being joined by...

  • Immune Support: Beta 1-3/1-6 Glucans with Vitamins & Zinc

    Number 06. For Professional Use Only

    The immune system is one of the most complex systems in the human body; an intelligent and dynamic network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to defend the human body against foreign invaders such as bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. The immune system can be easily separated into two parts...

  • Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®)

    Number 05. For professional use only

    Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is a new source of natural glucosamine, collagen and chondroitin that has been scientifically studied and proven to have clinical effects for osteoarthritis. Doses of just 500 mg of NEM® daily have produced very rapid clinical effects in people with joint pain, muscle pain and osteoarthritis with evidence of significant benefit...

  • Branch-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)

    Number 04. For Professional Use Only

    The amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine possess a similar branched-chain structure and are therefore referred to as branched-chain amino acids (BCAA). BCAAs account for 14–18% of the total amino acids in muscle proteins, are essential for muscle protein synthesis and play important roles in muscle metabolism and repair. Exercise is known to...

  • Leaky Gut: Glutamine, Pre- & Probiotics with Vitamins, Minerals & Phytonutrients

    Number 03. For Professional Use Only

    The intestinal mucosa is an important protective barrier from potentially harmful gut contents, such as allergens and endotoxins. In intestinal permeability (IP) however, the passage of these noxious agents into the bloodstream increases and is associated with dysfunction and disease. A combination of Glutamine, Pre- and Probiotics with Vitamins, Minerals...

  • Candidiasis: High Strength Enzymes & Saccharomyces Boulardii

    Number 02. For Professional Use Only

    Candidiasis is an overgrowth of Candida albicans, a yeast-like fungus and member of the normal flora residing in the intestinal tract of humans. Candida albicans is a unicellular organism, normally kept in balance by optimal levels of beneficial gut bacteria but can become imbalanced in immune compromised individuals...

  • Stress: Milk Protein Hydrolysate and Theanine

    Number 01. For professional use only

    Stress related illness is one of the leading causes of ill health and poor quality of life. Milk Protein Hydrolysate and Theanine are two unique nutrients for the management of stress related illness, in particular symptoms of anxiety.