Category Archives: The Evidence

Helping Teens Concentrate

Klamath blue-green algae and specifically, a concentrated extract from the algae rich in phenylethylamine (PEA) helps young minds focus. Until recently, Klamath algae’s ability to improve stress and nervous conditions was attributed to its general nutritional properties, however it has been shown that it is the the phenylethylamine (PEA) molecule within the algae that we […]

Depression & Emotional Growth

Depression is a serious condition affecting 1 in 6 people at some time with research showing that experiencing during childhood, when the nervous system is developing rapidly is predictive of depressive illness in later life. Despite this evidence, most of the literature on the subject is confined to a discussion of the symptoms with the focus on […]

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) is a neurological condition associated with altered dopamine functioning within the central nervous system rather than a problem with the legs themselves: “The problem lies with the brain messages being sent to the legs and not with the legs themselves. The brain produces dopamine, which acts as a messenger for cell receptors… “ […]

What is Dopamine?

Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter molecule in the central nervous system enabling information flow between cells. Vital for the control and coordination of movement, dopamine is also involved in keeping us alert, active and motivated. It is necessary for “executive” functions such as constructive thinking, concentration and memory formation. Dopamine is also required for the […]

Leaky Gut Symptoms

Symptoms indicating a “leaky gut” include: Allergies/food intolerances Arthritis/rheumatism Asthma/atopic eczema Chronic fatigue Coeliac disease/Crohn’s disease Colitis/enteritis Often called “the second brain”, because of the high concentration of neuro-peptides and neuro-transmitter receptors present along both the large and small intestine, the gastro-intestinal (GI) system is highly responsive to any emotional or mental distress we might […]

Soy isoflavones significantly improve cognitive performance

Soy isoflavones significantly improve cognitive performance in postmenopausal women Two studies by the research group of Prof. Louise Dye, Human Appetite Research Unit, the Institute of Psychological Sciences at the University of Leeds, demonstrate a statistically significant effect of the consumption of soy isoflavones on specific aspects of memory in postmenopausal women. In 21 postmenopausal […]