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Vegan Supplements: A Market Where the Grass is Greener!

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The rise of "Veganism" is being seen across countries all over the world and affecting multiple food and health-based industries. Companies are only now starting to become aware of the ever-present vegan inspired consumer demographic, with their voices even making waves in the complementary medicine industry in the form of vegan-based suppleme

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A Critical Review of the Market’s Newest Anxiety Reliever- Rhodiolife®

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The Icy Cold Origins of Rhodiolife® Rhodiolife® is a standardised extract of the Rhodiola rosea plant, formulated by the nutraceutical company Nektium (1). Rhodiola originated from the Siberian Altai region in Russia, which is home to a variety of mountains, meadows and lakes, all of which are surrounded by the freezing Russian tundra (2). The

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Affron®eye: An Innovative Vision for Eye Health

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Affron®eye manufactured by Spain's Pharmactive Biotech Products' is a premium 100% natural carotenoid for eye health, sourced from high-quality Spanish saffron (Crocus sativus L.). The innovative eye health product has a high content of crocins, the major carotenoids found in saffron, which protects the eyes from strong light, improves blood circul

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The Clean Capsule Revolution

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What are Clean Label Capsules? Clean label capsules can be best described as a consumer-driven movement that places a high priority on having natural and easy to comprehend ingredients (1). The aim is to make a more 'wholesome' product created due to the need for greater transparency.               

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Lavender Oil: The A to Z Solution for Stress Relief to Hair Care

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What Is Lavender Oil?Lavender oil has been popular within the health and beauty space, for what seems like forever and I am sure that you have heard everyone talking about it. But have you ever questioned, what it actually does?  Lavender Oil, as you already guessed, it comes from lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia). But on a deeper level l

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HMO and Fucosyllactose: A Mother’s Gift That Spans Across Lifetimes

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HMO- Been Around Longer Than You Know. HMO's or their full name Human Milk Oligosaccharides are best described as complex bioengineered sugars that are naturally found within human breast milk (1). The reason why they are considered complex is that there are 200 currently known forms of different Human Milk Oligosaccharides.      &nb

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HMOs: Milk That Isn’t Just For Babies.

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HMO Recap If you haven't seen our last blog, where we discussed the benefits of HMO for infants, then the term Human Milk Oligosaccharides or HMO may be foreign to you. In essence, HMOs are bio-engineered natural sugars that form the third most common solid found within human breast milk (following fats and lactose) (1).       

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How Lutein can Boost Health for All Ages

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Lutein is a naturally occurring carotenoid found in dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale and is responsible for the yellow-orange colour pigment found in other vegetables such as carrots and pumpkins. Lutein and its structural isomer zeaxanthin is highly concentrated in the macular region of the eyes and helps protect our vision fro

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HydroCurc® and Iron for Boosting Cognitive Health

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Consumption of bioavailable curcumin using HydroCurc® in conjunction with 18mg of elemental iron from ferrous sulphate increases Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels in adults, according to a groundbreaking new clinical trial. Published in the highly regarded journal Antioxidants, the article details research on a new study into the

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Nootropics the Future of Cognitive Enhancers for Better or Worse?

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Introduction to Nootropics Nootropics are a form of 'cognitive enhancer' and are commonly referred to as 'smart drugs' that aim to boost the user's cognitive performance. Nootropics work as a stimulant that helps to make your brain more alert, more creative and even improve your mood (1). Nootropics themselves can come in both prescription and

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Titanium Dioxide Free Coating: A Consumer Inspired Innovation

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The Evolution of Titanium Dioxide Titanium dioxide is a fine, white powder that was initially discovered in 1821 (1). It was found that titanium dioxide could add a layer of white colouring to products due to its light scattering properties. 95 years later, in 1916 titanium dioxide began to be thoroughly utilised, as it was mass-produced for a vari

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Psychobiotics- The New Kid on the Gut Microbiome Block

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W hat are Psychobiotics?Psychobiotics are considered to be one of the most exciting emerging fields of neuroscience. Psychobiotics involves the researching of live bacteria and determining how different probiotic supplements can result in changes to your gut microbiome when assimilated into a person's digestive system (1). This field of research de

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