A lack of magnesium can have serious consequences for health. Discover the symptoms that point to a potential deficiency in this mineral.
A recent study has challenged common perceptions of coffee’s effects, especially on blood pressure. What, ultimately, are the positive and negative effects of coffee on health?
Potassium is an essential mineral, involved in nervous system and muscle function ... Suffice to say that a lack of potassium can quickly become a real risk to health. Here’s how to identify and correct such deficiency.
Though somewhat overshadowed by Chinese medicine, traditional Japanese or Kampo medicine has much to teach us. Here we explore its key principles and the plants that make up its pharmacopoeia.
While they represent only a tiny part our nutritional needs, micronutrients are central to vital functions. What do they do and where are they found?
The Japanese art of shinrin-yoku – which translates as forest bathing or sylvotherapy – is becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we explore its benefits, exercises and potential risks.
Exhaustion, pale skin, shortness of breath … could it be anaemia? Read on for how to remedy this blood count abnormality which is much more common than you might think.
Based largely on Taoism, traditional Chinese medicine dates back more than 2500 years. Let’s take a look at its key principles and characteristic remedies.
The roots of modern medicine can be traced back to the pioneering practices of our classical forebears. Let’s take a step back in time and explore the remedies and procedures used at that time.
What should you eat to meet the criteria of a holistic diet? Discover the key principles and benefits of this trend … one that’s made to last.
Numbering eight in total, the B group vitamins play an essential role in maintaining our vital functions. Get up to speed with their benefits with this comprehensive guide.
Infusions, powders, capsules … If you’ve always wanted to master the subtle art of phytotherapy, then take our quick tour of the main ways of using medicinal plants to support your health naturally.
Would you like to know how supplements are produced? SuperSmart shares with you the different stages of production of a dietary supplement.
A true concentrate from Nature, shilajit is an extraordinary substance, long-prized by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. What are the benefits (and contraindications) of the famous ‘mountain tears’?
When it comes to the trace-element magnesium and vitamin B6, there’s strength in unity. Discover why you should combine the two.
It’s a question many of us ask but to which there’s no clear-cut answer, as supplements usually meet specific needs. Read on for our view on the subject.
Let’s get rid of any misconceptions with a list of foods and dietary supplements that either do or don’t need to be refrigerated.
Marvels of nature, adaptogenic plants help to strengthen the body by relieving stress. Discover the 8 best adaptogenic plants as listed by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA).
What’s the best time of day to take your dietary supplements in order to gain maximum benefit from them? Which ones should be taken with food and which in between meals? Here we address all your practical issues.
In the area of natural medicines, aromatherapy is riding high. Here’s a list of the 7 most health-beneficial essential oils.
Which foods will we all be eating in 2050 and beyond? Discover how the culinary landscape is likely to change in the decades to come.
Vegetarians and vegans are at risk of certain nutritional deficiencies. Discover which nutrients they could easily be missing out on and the key supplements they should be taking.
Magnesium is an excellent anti-fatigue mineral, also good for the muscles, bones and mood. But which form of magnesium should you choose (orotate, oxide, citrate …) for maximum efficacy?
Organic farming is better for the environment, but is it also better for your health? Exposure to pesticides, nutritional quality, etc.: we give you the lowdown on eating organic.
What are the best sources of plant proteins? Discover what non-animal products to eat, to ensure a good daily intake of protein.
Want to know why pharmacists, naturopaths and nutritionists recommend SuperSmart? Discover, in their own words, what they think and which products are their favourites.
Less well-known than Chinese or Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Russian medicine is nonetheless just as popular with Russian citizens. Discover the well-kept secrets of its natural remedies.
‘Superfoods’ are natural, health-beneficial foods with a high nutritional value. Which are the 7 best superfoods offering benefits validated by the European Food Safety Authority?
Which are the top supplement choices of Benjamin Toniutti, Tokyo Olympic volleyball champion? This elite athlete reveals his 3 ‘must-have’ SuperSmart supplements.
Are you more vata (wind), pitta (fire) or kapha (earth and water)? Discover which type of physiology and personality is the closest match for you, and which foods and supplements suit you best.
Which dietary supplements does Marianna Gillespie, world freediving champion, put at the top of her list? The freediver reveals the 3 SuperSmart supplements she takes to keep on top form, both for competing and for everyday life.
You’re taking a supplement such as Daily 3 and want to know the perfect time to take it for maximum absorption of all its nutrients? Supersmart has the answer.
For thousands of years, Ayurvedic medicine has successfully relied on diet and the use of plants to take care of the body and mind. Discover 8 essential Ayurvedic medicinal plants.
As a result of an initiative in April 2021, SuperSmart has enabled thousands of trees to be planted in Madagascar. Discover the positive impact of this project in which large numbers of you participated.
As well as adding flavour to our cooking, certain aromatic plants have positive effects on our well-being. Discover these highly-fragrant and health-beneficial plants.
Phytonutrients remain in the shadow of vitamins and minerals, yet they too have their superpowers. What role do they play in maintaining health? Which ones should you prioritise?
Can you combine several different dietary supplements at the same time? How can you gain maximum benefit from their combined effects? This article has the answers.
Nettle is a plant that grows abundantly along country lanes. Your bare legs may not appreciate being stung by it, but nettle is actually full of health virtues when you know how to use it .... Discover its benefits now.