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Food & Nutrition
Would you drink from a bottle that had the skull and crossbones symbol clearly displayed on the label? The skull and crossbones symbol used as a warning of danger or even death due to it being a poison. We’re not talking the whole bottle, just a little sip. Just enough to keep it below the […]
If you could buy a cup of coffee that cost a teeny bit more than your usual cup of coffee but was guaranteed to improve your health, improve the wellbeing of others and make a positive impact on the environment, would you pay the extra? We’re not quite there with the research on organic coffee […]
Every so often an ingredient comes into trend due to robust scientific evidence and meaningful clinical outcomes. Every so often an ingredient has legitimate credibility and is backed by more than just unsubstantiated celebrity endorsements and waves of marketing hype.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is one of those ingredients.
Imagine if there were foods that could make you feel good; foods that could help to prevent depression and reduce the symptoms of depression. Imagine if you could craft your meals by combining a bit of this for protein, a dash of that for antioxidants and colour, some herbs and spices for flavour, and a […]
A natural solution for depression? Zinc shows statistically significant and clinically meaningful benefits alone and in conjunction with antidepressants.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine has been shown to provide a statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in depression compared to placebo and conventional antidepressants.1 Findings from a 2018 systematic review and meta analysis reveals the following: Combined results from nine randomised controlled studies show Acetyl-L-Carnitine significantly reduces depressive symptoms compared to controls; Combined results from three randomised controlled […]
Magnesium intake from either a quality diet or supplementation has been shown to significantly improve the symptoms of depression and reduce the risk of depression, but not all of the studies seem to agree. Findings from a 2018 systematic review and meta analysis reveal the following: Adherence to a diet high in magnesium is associated […]
Understanding the complexities of nutrition and the complete breakdown of the nutrients contained in your food can be both complicated and overwhelming. With thousands of apps, blogs, forums, websites, advertisements and food suppliers presenting conflicting information with regards to what is contained in foods, and providing commercially driven definitions of what constitutes a healthy diet, […]
With a growing shift towards vegetarianism and veganism, two questions are commonly asked: Am I getting all the nutrients my body needs? Does my diet support all essential biochemical processes? These are extremely important questions and questions that should be considered by everyone, no matter what your personal food choices or individual dietary preferences. Understanding […]