Free delivery over $200 Australia, $30 flat rate international

Holistic health science

New Studies Show Specific Probiotic Strains Are Used In GABA Biosynthesis

New Studies Show Specific Probiotic Strains Are Used In GABA Biosynthesis

GABA helps regulate brain activity by inhibiting excessive neuron firing, which can help reduce anxiety, stress, and promote relaxation.

It contributes to better sleep quality, as it is involved in sleep-wake cycles. Additionally, GABA has been associated with improved mood & cognitive function.

Read more
The Latest on Glutathione

The Latest on Glutathione

Glutathione is an essential molecule in the body’s response to oxidative stress. It is a tripeptide containing cysteine, glycine, and glutamate. The human body can produce glutathione from its peptide precursors.

Glutathione is a critical participant in the body’s response to oxidative stress. It continues to be of interest to the research community as emerging evidence broadens our understanding of this vital molecule. 

Read more
The Latest on the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Connection

The Latest on the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Connection

Studies with germ-free animals show many changes in brain health, including a decrease in tight junctions between cells, an increase in the permeability of the blood-brain barrier and a reduction in brain-derived neurotrophic factor.. a protein that plays an essential role in synaptic plasticity, nervous system modulation, memory formation, and neurons’ growth, maintenance, and survival. 
Read more
Botanical Therapy for Antibiotic Resistance in the GI Tract

Botanical Therapy for Antibiotic Resistance in the GI Tract

Antibiotic resistance occurs when microorganisms develop the ability to overcome the antibiotics designed to kill them. Bacteria have numerous strategies to resist antibiotics. 

Testing for AR genes can help to characterise resistant infections and can aid in selecting effective therapies. Some of the key AR strategies are detailed below.

Read more
Recent Review Explores Health-Supportive Properties of Ganoderma Lucidum Extracts

Recent Review Explores Health-Supportive Properties of Ganoderma Lucidum Extracts

Ganoderma lucidum is commonly known as the reishi mushroom with a well-established role in East Asian medicine that has been used for centuries. G. lucidum polysaccharides (GLPs) are constituents of the whole plant that have been shown to support the body’s response to oxidative stress, immune function, and many other pathways and functions.

Read more
Phytosterol May Influence Cholesterol Absorption and Healthy Lipid Metabolism

Phytosterol May Influence Cholesterol Absorption and Healthy Lipid Metabolism

Phytosterols are compounds present in most plant cells that contribute to the structure and stability of membranes. Phytosterols are fat-soluble compounds that are similar in structure to cholesterol (the most abundant sterol of animal cells). Hundreds of phytosterols have been identified from plant cells, including beta-sitosterol, brassicasterol, campesterol, and avenasterol. Phytosterols are present in legumes, seeds, and oily fruits, such as pistachios.
Read more
The effects of B vitamin supplementation on mood, depression, anxiety, and stress

The effects of B vitamin supplementation on mood, depression, anxiety, and stress

An interesting study ... demonstrated that ... when omega-3 levels are in an upper normal range, B vitamins help slow cognitive decline and brain atrophy. These findings suggest that a combination of fish oil supplements and B vitamins may help to improve cognition, demonstrating the importance of synergy, as dysfunction and symptoms are often due to multifactorial causes.

Read more
Andrographis for the Immune System

Andrographis for the Immune System

Treatment with andrographis may also play a role in defending against the common cold. Among schoolchildren who took a dried andrographis extract for three months during winter the incidence of the common cold was significantly lower than among those who received the placebo. (Incidence was 30% [16/54] among the andrographis group compared to 62% [33/53] among the placebo group. 
Read more
The Immunomodulating Effects of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG

The Immunomodulating Effects of Lactobacillus Rhamnosus GG

The gut microbiome plays an important role in supporting a healthy immune response. Commensal bacteria and other microbes aid in protecting against potentially pathogenic microbes and synthesize metabolites that secrete immunomodulatory components. The microbes and their metabolites also interact with the immune system to maintain a balance between adequate preparation for protection and hypersensitivity or overreactions that could contribute to chronic inflammation and other problems. 
Read more
Magnesium in Mental Health

Magnesium in Mental Health

Magnesium L-threonate is a superior form of magnesium at passing through the blood-brain-barrier, as it is able to transport Mg ions across the lipid membranes of brain cells. Magnesium ions regulate calcium ion flow in neuronal calcium channels, helping to regulate neuronal nitric oxide (NO) production. In cases of magnesium deficiency, neuronal requirements for magnesium may not be met, causing neuronal damage, which could manifest as memory loss, depression, anxiety and more
Read more
Modified Citrus Pectin and Alginates for Heavy Metal Detox

Modified Citrus Pectin and Alginates for Heavy Metal Detox

Heavy metals, such as arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium are naturally occurring elements. However, industries and manufacturers have generated increased levels in the environment, and this pollution has produced more exposure to humans. Acute poisoning causes significant health problems that could even lead to death. Chronic, low-grade exposure may likewise lead to (a myriad of) health problems.
Read more
Glutamine and Its Role in Gut Health

Glutamine and Its Role in Gut Health

Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body with critical roles in human health. It acts as an intermediary in energy metabolism and is a substrate for the synthesis of glutathione, neurotransmitters, and nucleotide bases. Although glutamine is classically described as a nonessential amino acid,¬†recent observations¬†suggest that it may be ‚Äúconditionally essential‚ÄĚ during illness. Intestinal, immune, and renal cells utilize substantial amounts of glutamine, so levels are often reduced during illness.
Read more
16 results