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

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 and proteins, and damaging cellular […]


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 against free radicals. Pure Essentials […]


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, and neurotransmitters, such as serotonin.  […]


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 advanced, scientifically formulated supplement offers […]


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, allowing us to offer a […]


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 by the time they visit […]


Are we fanning the flames of inflammation? Addressing oxidative stress in overweight clients.

  With rates of obesity still on the rise and showing no sign of slowing, successful dietary interventions are necessary to protect against the associated burden of chronic illness. Taking omega-3s is one intervention with extremely high potential for preventing and reversing the complications associated with the high inflammatory load […]


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 also prone to developing other […]


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 conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis […]


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 in the world.  Longvida Optimised […]