Research in practice

Beautiful pink and white magnolia flowers blooming

Recent experimental research has connected magnolia with a transcription factor that is termed the body’s ‘major regulator of cellular antioxidant defence’— nuclear factor erythroid-derived 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2).

Apr 21, 17

Scientists have acknowledged a relationship and communication between the gastrointestinal tract and the brain for over 100 years. Current research shows natural microbes inhabiting the gut seem to play an integral part in controlling the permeability of the blood brain barrier.

Apr 14, 17

Studies indicate that low levels of the thyroid hormone fT3 are associated with poorer outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease and may be a useful risk analysis tool in this population.

Feb 17, 17

In a 2016 published study, researchers evaluated the anti-stress, cognitive and neurophysiological effects of L-theanine in healthy adults. They found this amino acid was effective at reducing stress levels after various cognitive stress tests.

Jan 27, 17

Evidence shows that certain complementary medicines hold great value in the treatment of mood disorders. We take a look at some of the recent research.

Jan 20, 17

Resveratrol shows promise as a therapy for stabilising amyloid proteins in Alzheimer's patients

Jan 13, 17

Serum levels of vitamin B12 play an important role in cognitive and mental health. Observational studies have found as many as 30% of patients hospitalised for depression to be deficient in vitamin B12.

Jan 06, 17

Australian Research demonstrates: a baby’s allergies can start to develop already in utero and may be influenced by the mother’s habits whilst pregnant

Dec 30, 16