Research in practice

Blooming medicinal herb Echinacea purpurea or coneflower

A recent study has shown that formulae containing Echinacea purpurea may be as effective as Oseltamivir, an antiviral medication used to treat and prevent influenza A and influenza B, in the early treatment of clinically diagnosed influenza virus.

May 19, 17

This study shows that magnesium can reduce depressive symptoms in those with hypomagnesaemia, even when using a less absorbable form.

May 12, 17
Natural antidepressants - mood disorders

On analysing the scientific basis for the efficacy of S-Adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a recent comprehensive review shows the beneficial effect of supplemental SAMe as a potential alternative to or adjunctive therapy for use with antidepressants.

Apr 28, 17
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