Practitioner blog

Welcome to our dedicated practitioner blog, where we post our technical nutrition science articles and research updates written by our team of highly qualified nutrition scientists. We regularly cover a wide range of nutrition topics and associated health conditions.


Oxidative stress: the big issue 2

The human body is exposed to a never-ending onslaught of both exogenous and endogenously produced free radical ‘insults’. Acting almost like bullets, free radicals such as hydrogen peroxide, superoxide and hydroxyl radicals, fire around the body creating havoc by reacting with cell membrane fatty acids […]


Introducing AstaPure® Astaxanthin complex

We are very excited to announce the launch of the latest addition to our Pure Essentials range AstaPure® Astaxanthin Complex, a carotenoid antioxidant complex offering multiple health benefits.  Natural astaxanthin extract from Haematococcus pluvialis (H. Pluvialis) microalgae is great for supporting antioxidant levels and protecting […]


Nutritional approaches to managing fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a condition characterised by chronic widespread pain often accompanied by several non-specific symptoms including fatigue, sleep disturbances, cognitive dysfunction and depressive disorders.  This complex disorder carries a genetic predisposition and is associated with abnormalities in pain mediators, such as substance P, […]


Neurobalance™ – Product Spotlight

Zinc methionine, magnesium citrate & vitamin B6 (P5) Neurobalance™ is a unique blend of the most bioavailable forms of zinc, magnesium and vitamin B6, in a sustained release formula for optimal absorption, which helps to achieve maximum plasma levels and therapeutic benefits throughout the day. This […]


Managing histamine intolerance 1

With its broad range of (and often seemingly unrelated) symptoms, histamine intolerance often goes undetected during a standard consultation.  As we look a little deeper into our client’s medication and lifestyle history and explore more about their current eating habits, the clues often come together, […]


Nutrition interventions for ADHD – a focus on Treg

Cytokines are hormonal messengers affecting the immune system, consisting of pro-inflammatory T-helper 1 (Th1) cells and anti-inflammatory T-helper 2 (Th2) cells. Th1 and Th2 cytokine balancing is a well established nutritional target for a number of health conditions.  Several nutrients are known to influence Th1/Th2 […]


Applied nutrition for endometriosis

  It is estimated that one in ten women of reproductive age suffer with this debilitating illness and yet it takes on average seven years for a diagnosis to be made. Is it any wonder that sufferers of this poorly understood reproductive disease are drained […]


Nutritional strategies to help manage PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most commonly occurring cause of female infertility and is believed to affect up to one in five women of reproductive age and as many as 5-10% of women worldwide.   The condition is associated with an imbalance of sex hormones, […]


Nutritional interventions for PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an extremely distressing condition that arises after having experienced a traumatic event.  Affecting around 3% of the population, individuals experience symptoms that are similar, but not exclusive, to those associated with anxiety and clinical depression.  Many individuals with PTSD are […]


Spotlight on Omegaflex joint nutrition supplements

The impact of current ‘western-style’ diet and lifestyle habits on our physical health is reflected by the increasing occurrence in musculoskeletal conditions within the UK.   These painful, often disabling conditions affect the joints, bones and muscles, often resulting in long-term disability. [1] Risk factors for […]


Introducing Longvida® Optimised Curcumin

65x higher peak plasma levels, 285x greater bioavailability and 7x longer-lasting action than standard curcumin!! The latest product launch from Igennus Healthcare Nutrition is Longvida® Optimised Curcumin – a highly soluble, highly stable form of ultra-bioavailable curcumin – to our knowledge, the most advanced curcumin formula […]