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.


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 […]


Research update: cognitive decline & autism

Omega-3s aid in the clearance of brain-derived amyloid-β peptides – benefits for delaying cognitive decline The  marine-derived long-chain fatty acids EPA & DHA are well known to be associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease,  and a recent study has shed some interesting light […]


Western diseases – is there a NAFLD crisis

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly common liver condition that primarily affects people who drink little or no alcohol.  The incidence of NAFLD appears to be increasing at an alarming rate and can range from simple hepatic steatosis (which is reversible) to non-alcoholic […]


Top 5 nutrients for optimal cognitive health

I was saddened by the recent news of Monty Python star Terry Jones’ diagnosis with primary progressive aphasia, a severe form of dementia that directly affects the speech.  Along with so many of my favourite personalities, including Robin Williams, Peter Falk (‘Columbo’) and the wonderfully […]


Coenzyme Q10 and neurodegenerative conditions 1

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is the only lipid-soluble antioxidant produced by the body and plays both a direct and indirect role in protecting cells against oxidative damage.   Not only does CoQ10 prevent the generation of free radicals and therefore the oxidative modification of proteins, lipids, and […]


Beyond omega-3: managing the many faces of inflammation

Unresolved or exaggerated inflammation is the hallmark of chronic disease and targeting key regulators of inflammatory mechanisms is essential for successful therapeutic intervention.  Whilst the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids AA, EPA and DHA play key and distinct roles in regulating inflammatory pathways, inflammation is […]


Safe support for clients with cancer 1

A client walks into your clinic with a possible diagnosis of bowel cancer after blood has been found in the stool during a routine screening. Do you: Panic and politely ask them to leave whilst you quiver in the corner of your consulting room Pretend […]


Multivitamins in pregnancy: what’s the story?

It is well established that nutrient deprivation during pregnancy is associated with adverse health outcomes for the infant.  The use of supplements, such as multivitamins, minerals and omega-3, taken before and during pregnancy, is not uncommon as reflected in the rise in ‘tailored’ pregnancy products.  […]


Spotlight on Super B-Complex

The latest innovation from Igennus is the cutting edge Super B-Complex featuring the most active, pre-methylated forms of key B vitamins, including folate and the advanced forms of B2, B6, B7 and B12. The ingredients used have been selected for their enhanced bioactivity and bioavailability and are provided […]