Nutrition blog

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Here you’ll find our collection of health and nutrition articles written by our in-house nutritionists with the occasional guest author. With useful tips and complex science explained in simple terms, we hope you’ll find inspiration to translate these ideas into your lifestyle.

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Top 5 immune-boosting foods from your kitchen

We’ve had a beautifully long summer and we’re lucky enough that the weather is only just starting to get colder now. So we thought this would be the perfect time to share our favourite immune-boosting foods before those office sniffles start. It happens every time the weather changes, one person […]


Understanding histamine intolerance

Do you find that certain foods just don’t ‘sit well’?  That you feel bloated, itchy, develop a headache or feel exhausted after meals but can’t quite put your finger on why?   If this is your experience, and certainly if you experience numerous seemingly unrelated symptoms, then you may be experiencing […]


Dairy versus alternatives: what you need to know

The subject of dairy is a complex web of confusing media headlines and fad-diet led claims but here at Igennus, we’re more interested in educating our customers on validated research helping to lay bare the truth, so you can make an informed decision on whether something really is good or […]


Student health part 1: Eating well on a budget

Fresher’s week is upon us and oh what an exciting time it is for everyone entering a new chapter! Whether you’re the student who is out making new friends, partying hard and trying out any activity you can; the student enjoying the course you have worked hard to get a […]


Protein – are you getting enough?

You need only open a magazine to see that the latest ‘celebrity eating craze’ is a ‘high protein’ diet; protein ‘shops’ have taken over high streets, and social media flashes pictures of ‘meal prep’ containing nothing but steak, eggs, chicken and additional protein shakes and bars for good measure. But […]


Managing endometriosis naturally

Lena Dunham has recently been sharing her struggles with endometriosis and it appears that more celebrities also suffer with the condition; even Marilyn Monroe is rumoured to have had it. Whilst this helps to raise awareness of a painful, not uncommon condition, many people still don’t know, or have even […]


Research update: Omega-3s in ADHD and the importance of personalised dosing according to biomarkers

The latest meta-analysis to look at the benefits of omega-3s in ADHD suggests a potential therapeutic role of omega-3s in ADHD IF dosing is personalised according to individual biomarker status. The meta-analysis used data from seven randomised controlled trials (the gold standard of intervention research), which included over 500 children […]


Spotlight on Pure Essentials Daily Vitamin D3

  Vitamin D has been in the news a lot recently, thanks to TV shows such as ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ and news reports of its potential ability to stop the common cold and flu. The truth is that vitamin D is receiving a lot of hype for a […]


Omega-3 testing: should you do it?

  Optimal omega-3 status (meaning the amount of omega-3 that is actually in your cells) is linked with many different aspects of good health, from having a healthy immune system, heart and brain, improved mood, good sleep, energy and recovery from exercise, to reduced risk and severity of Alzheimer’s, heart […]