Immune System


Astaxanthin – the king of antioxidants

This month we’re focusing on an exciting new ingredient, astaxanthin. For those who aren’t familiar with astaxanthin (as-ta-xan-thin), allow me to acquaint you with one of nature’s most potent antioxidants, and the many reasons why astaxanthin would be a fabulous addition to any supplement regime. […]


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, […]


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 […]


Top 10 tips to beat colds fast 2

Too many late nights in a row and something going around at the office is not a great combination. If you start to get the sniffles, or perhaps your glands are starting to swell and you suddenly feel exhausted, it is likely that your body […]


EPA triumphs once again in inflammation study

A new study published in the journal Brain, Behaviour and Immunity has found that high intake of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can lower inflammation in healthy, but overweight, middle-aged and older adults, suggesting that regular use of high-EPA supplements can help protect against and treat certain […]


Mrs G. Smith, Kent

Vegepa is the only medication that has made any difference to my daughter’s ME. From being unable to undertake a simple shopping trip she has improved to successfully complete two degrees, leave the family home and begin work as a freelancer. Her immune response has […]