It’s the sole topic of conversation … But what exactly is the COVID-19 virus? And how can you best protect yourself from it? SuperSmart provides clear and precise answers to this burning question.
Oxidative stress is what happens when our cells are attacked by free radicals. In excess, these unstable molecules overwhelm our defences, damaging the body. Here we take a look at their sources and consequences, and the ways in which we can help keep them under control.
Ageing is the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factors: DNA shortening, oxidative stress, glycation... Here we take a look at the ageing process, its causes, and the ways in which we can slow it down.
Lipolysis is the body’s mechanism for breaking down fats to make them absorbable and usable. There are two types: gastrointestinal lipolysis, which takes place during digestion, and adipocyte lipolysis, concerned with stored fat, which is often referred to as ‘fat-burning’. How can you use it to help achieve your slimming goals?
The skin disease atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, can be very difficult to live with. What causes this inflammatory condition and what are the best ways of relieving and getting rid of it?
Are you having trouble sleeping? Is it a recurring problem? Melatonin can probably help …
A research team has just found a way of reversing this loss of ability using a compound that promotes the growth of new blood vessels : NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide).
There are so many different forms of magnesium … Which should you choose for optimal absorption?
If you cook with butter, you’ll know that when you leave leftover food at room temperature for any length of time, the fats in the sauce congeal to form a solid, unappetizing mass. What you probably don’t know, however, is that a similar process is simultaneously taking place in your cells...
According to a US study, 81% of health professionals take a multivitamin and mineral supplement. However, the sensible measures they take themselves are often ‘forgotten’ when it comes to giving advice to their patients...
Anyone interested in trees and phytotherapy cannot help but be captivated by the ginkgo biloba, also known as the maidenhair tree. It’s a curiosity of Nature that everyone should see at least once in their life...
Stroke does not tend to be a chance occurrence: studies show that simple dietary measures can lower the risk by 80%.
Eating seasonally is the perfect way of stocking up on health-beneficial micronutrients. As long as you choose the right foods and know just how to get the most benefit from them …
Within the scientific community, enthusiasm for turmeric’s anti-cancer virtues is palpable: over the past 30 years, the number of studies conducted on the plant has skyrocketed, with a steady increase in the rate of publication...
Why does the risk of infection increase in the colder months? How can we protect ourselves? Read on to find out how to avoid falling ill this winter.
Today’s subject is acid reflux, which causes that unpleasant burning sensation as stomach acid travels back up towards the throat. Read on to find out all you need to know about this problem!
Today, the SuperSmart experts are focusing on chronic fatigue. Though it remains poorly understood and recognised, it’s a condition which should not be seen as untreatable. On the contrary, treating chronic fatigue today means taking up the fight! You need to identify the potential causes and eliminate them one by one.
Air pollution is a genuine blight on society. Towns and cities are obviously worst affected but the countryside is not immune either. Climatologists and health professionals alike are ramping up their warnings! It’s time to take concrete measures to curb the health risks associated with air pollution!
Think you know all about vitamins and their benefits? Well this article might hold a few surprises for you. To help you get a more complete picture, the experts at SuperSmart have put together this comprehensive guide on vitamins: how they’re defined, their roles, benefits, sources and the risks posed by deficiency …
Crowned the king of all antioxidants, glutathione is indeed an exceptional compound which nonetheless is often overlooked. Did you know, for example, that it plays a key role in the healthy functioning, equilibrium and defence of the body?
Beehive products have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Read on to find out more about the positive effects of honey, royal jelly and propolis.
To help reduce the risk of magnesium deficiency, the experts at SuperSmart have put together this practical guide on inadequate magnesium levels: the causes, consequences, symptoms, solutions and prevention …
These days, probiotic supplements are well-known for providing microorganisms that help maintain balance in our gut microbiota and for offering multiple benefits for our health. Among these benefits are some which may be of particular interest this summer. Read on to discover three reasons why you should consider starting a cure of probiotics today!
The experts at SuperSmart have put together the following guide which contains everything you need to know about MSM: its characteristics, properties, benefits, uses, doses and scientific opinion …
Everything you need to know about natural GABA: its characteristics, mechanism of action, properties, benefits, uses, latest research and scientific opinion …
Everything you need to know about Boswellia serrata resin: its history, origins, properties, benefits, methods of use and scientific opinion …
You may not be aware of berberine supplements, but this natural active principle has actually been used therapeutically for many years, especially in traditional Asian medicine. Today, scientists are showing particular interest in berberine’s properties in relation to the management of type 2 diabetes...
Turmeric, or curcuma as it’s sometimes known, is not just a popular spice, but also an active phytotherapy ingredient which has been used for hundreds of years...
Available nowadays as a dietary supplement, resveratrol is an exceptional active principle. It has been studied for decades and continues to reveal new properties and therapeutic virtues...
Some explanation is needed then to clarify exactly what is meant by cholesterol, hypercholesterolaemia, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol and a cholesterol-lowering diet.
At the centre of a recent global public health crisis, salmonella infection, or salmonellosis, raises considerable concern and uncertainties...
Encompassing a wide range of medicinal plants, the Chinese pharmacopoeia offers natural remedies against many day-to-day health problems. Here we focus on five natural remedies!
Winter is the season for citrus fruits. Oranges, clementines, mandarins, lemons, grapefruit … these fruits not only provide beautiful summer colours and refreshing flavours but also a wide range of health virtues. Read on to find out more about the benefits of citrus fruits!
Problems concentrating, feeling exhausted, unexplained muscle pains … Here we focus on four causes of chronic fatigue!
Often disliked for their distinctive taste, cabbages are nonetheless an excellent choice for the winter months. They boast an exceptional nutritional composition and offer beneficial properties for protecting the body.
The humble grape is without doubt the star fruit of the autumn season! Its popularity, however, is not just due to its deliciously sweet taste but also – and perhaps more importantly – because it offers many benefits for our health.
All the benefits you’ve gained from being on holiday seem to evaporate within a few days: the stress and fatigue return, your mood darkens, your motivation deserts you … Read on for our top tips on how to ease yourself back into work or school!
The latest food trend among top chefs, a complete meat substitute for vegetarians, a superfood with exceptional benefits … spirulina is grabbing more and more headlines across the globe.
Have you heard of the bacteria Helicobacter pylori? Perhaps not, as awareness of this pathogen is far from widespread, despite it being responsible for many cases of stomach ache. Indeed, around 50% of us may be harbouring this germ which is believed to be the principal cause of gastro-duodenal ulcers.
Want to lose weight before summer but don’t know where to begin? Don’t be tempted by draconian diets promising miraculous results! Instead, follow our effective slimming tips. They will genuinely help you regain your figure, without the frustration or dreaded yo-yo effect. Discover our winning slimming checklist and turn your pre-summer weight loss goals into reality!
Getting plenty of vitamin E? Of course you are! But, wait a minute. This vitamin is more complex than it seems. What exactly does it do? Which form should you take? What is the difference between tocopherols and tocotrienols?
So what exactly is this fungus? What risks does it present? How can we prevent infection? What can we do to get rid of it? Read on for a summary of everything you need to know about Candida albicans.
Lacking in vitamins or minerals? Painful joints blighting your life? Having difficulty sleeping? Dietary supplements could well prove helpful in cases such as these.
Arthritis is a very common disease of the joints, but how much do you really know about it? Surveys suggest that our understanding is often inaccurate due to the many misconceptions circulating about this chronic condition.
Sixty is the age of fulfilment and serenity. It’s also an age when we need to take extra care of ourselves. Here are our top tips.
If you’re looking for natural, simple ways to improve the appearance of your skin, here are our tips on how to regain the perfect complexion, whatever your skin type or problem.
If, after trying everything, stress still seems to be blighting your life, fear not. Here are some truly effective methods for relieving stress and ensuring you maintain a positive outlook. Keep calm and carry on!
Arterial hypertension, too often ignored and poorly managed, is one of the main causes of cardiovascular problems and affects 20% of adults. Here we explore the condition.
In France, one in three people suffer (or will suffer) with painful joints. Here we give you the lowdown on what you need to do to prevent and treat joint pain, and the natural solutions available to help you.
Are you gaining weight during menopause? That’s not inevitable, and you can still adopt good habits and follow good advice.
Do you often suffer from heavy legs? Separate fact from myth and manage your blood circulation problems more effectively.
If you’re looking to lose a few kilos without compromising your health and without taking anything, take a look at these golden rules for implementing an effective and natural slimming plan.