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Gut-brain axis: Kefir's impact on behaviour and mood

By Nikki Hancocks

Kefir consumption could increase the production of the neurotransmitter GABA which is responsible for many important cognitive functions and helps regulate anxiety, according to new research in mice.

EU Courts consider French CBD import ban a breach of EU law

EU Courts consider French CBD import ban a breach of EU law

By Will Chu

The highest European Court has for the first time expressed a legal position on the commercialisation of cannabidiol (CBD)-based products in Europe as its Advocate General said EU member states cannot ban the import of this ingredient.

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Gut-brain axis: Microbiome linked to neuron disease

By Nikki Hancocks

Harvard University scientists have identified a new gut-brain connection in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND), through a study in mice.

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

Nutracast Podcast: Dr. Paul Clayton on cellular aging

By Danielle Masterson

In recent years, research on aging has seen some major advancements, including the discovery that the rate of aging is controlled, at least to some extent. And according to Dr. Paul Clayton, who has researched, written and presented about the process...

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Chronic migraine sufferer turns pain into passion with biotech startup

By Nikki Hancocks

A doctor, researcher and former chronic migraine sufferer, has launched her own biotech startup company named KetoSwiss selling supplements that she argues can help control migraine pain by tapping into our own biological mechanisms.

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