General Health


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 […]


Spotlight on Ubiquinol

Ubiquinol is a powerful antioxidant with many health benefits, although it is often forgotten when considering the long list of nutrients our bodies require. With its unique energy-boosting, heart health and anti-ageing properties, it really should be in the limelight when considering our optimal health needs. The form of CoQ10 […]


If you suffer from high cholesterol, high blood pressure, eczema, acne or psoriasis) chances are you are suffering from an omega-3 deficiency.

Recognising EFA deficiencies

Let’s start this controversial topic with a rather bold statement: If you are following a typical Western diet you are most likely to be deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. If you are following a typical LOW FAT Western diet, you are most likely to be deficient in ALL essential fatty […]


Multivitamins and mineral supplements: a waste of money or a useful addition to the diet?

Recent media attention has suggested that vitamin and mineral supplements offer no health benefits from their consumption.  An article published in the Daily Mail reported two studies in which long-term use of vitamin and mineral supplements appeared to provide little if any protection against cognitive decline or developing cardiovascular disease. […]


Kids’ breakfast made easy, by Lola Renton

As alarm clocks start to ring far too early across the country,  the morning frenzy on a regular school day is just about to start. Getting the kids ready for school, finishing up homework, looking for shoes under the bed and buttoning up shirts – all this has to happen […]


Food Or Foe, by Lola Renton

Most of us have a friend who would rather chop off their right hand than add milk to their tea. Maybe it is you who wouldn’t force down a slice of toast even if your life depended on it? For many, refusing bread and milk is not just a fashion […]


The Fat Fallacy, by Lola Renton

For the better part of the last 50 years we have been told to stick to a low fat diet if we want to slim down, avoid heart disease and stay healthy. Fat was clearly portrayed as the devil inside, clogging up arteries and wrecking people’s lives and health. We […]