Research in practice

Research indicates Vitamin D deficiency leaves athletes at higher risk of upper respiratory illness.

Apr 27, 18
Promising results for seaweed as sunscreen alternative

Sunscreens contain inorganic or organic compounds called ‘filters’. These filters scatter and/or absorb ultra-violet radiation (UVR), resulting in reduced photo-ageing and keratoses. Despite these benefits, there are both ecological and human health concerns with sunscreens. 

Apr 20, 18

Calendula officinalis (calendula) contains various polyphenolic antioxidants that have been researched and reviewed in clinical settings. Studies have found inconclusive data that discusses the ability of calendula in the treatment or prevention of radiotherapy-induced skin reactions.

Apr 18, 18
Curcumin benefits a range of skin conditions

How many skin conditions does curcumin show benefit for? A 2016 systematic review yields some interesting results for clinicians.

Apr 06, 18
Herbal Management for Stress Fx Medicine

In herbal medicine, Withania somnifera has a long history of use for stress as an adaptogen. Recently researchers took a look on how this might impact body composition in chronically stressed individuals. 

Mar 30, 18
Endurance exercise influences mitochondrial and microbiome crosstalk

GIT microbiota and mitochondrial crosstalk appears to occur primarily via complex endocrine, humoural and immune pathway signalling.

Mar 23, 18

Is rice protein as effective for muscle gain, body composition and power and strength as whey?

Mar 16, 18

Until recently, most studies conducted on the benefits of exercise have focused on benefits of endurance and aerobic exercise, lacking data on strength-based exercise. 

Mar 09, 18