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Figure 1: Omega3 fatty acids has an array of benefits for kids

Benefits of Omega-3 for Kids

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid with powerful health benefits for both kids and adults. Its benefits extend to kids before birth and later in life for healthy growth and development.

The body cannot produce omega-3 on its own so we must obtain it through our diet. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish such as salmon, chia seeds, flax seeds and walnuts.

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What you need to know about Vitamin D Deficiency in Australia

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart


Vitamin D’s role in the body

Vitamin D is essential for bone and skeletal health and helps to regulate calcium in the blood, yet Osteoporosis Australia reports that over 30% of Australian adults have some form of mild to severe Vitamin D deficiency.

When vitamin D is obtained from the diet or sunlight reaching the skin, it is converted into calcitriol, the active form of vitamin D, primarily made in the kidney.  Calcitriol’s primary role in the body is calcium homeostasis maintenance.

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How Capsimax® can assist with Weight Loss

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart



Capsimax® is a naturally derived capsicum extract for healthy weight management and sports nutrition formulas. The highly concentrated extract is contained in a controlled-release coating to deliver all the benefits of hot pepper and chilli without the oral distress and burning sensation in the digestive tract.

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6 Natural and Healthy Foods to Detox Your Liver after Winter

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

The liver is one of the largest organs in our body and serves as our internal filtration system. A healthy liver is responsible for converting toxins into waste products, processing nutrients and medications, filtering the blood, and producing glucose and bile.

Overindulgence in alcohol, fatty foods and processed meats can severely strain the liver’s ability to regulate the body. When the liver cannot effectively filter out harmful substances, this can cause:

     •    Fatigue
     •    Nausea
     •    Gallstones
     •    Diarrhoea
     •    Vomiting

The internet is flooded with recipes and juice cleanses marketed to detox the liver after a night out drinking alcohol or binge eating during winter. When the temperature cools, our diets generally consist of heavier and warmer meals while we spend more time indoors, which puts pressure on the liver to work harder. Maintaining our liver’s health is essential to our overall health, however, fad diets cannot stop the body from developing liver disease nor can it reverse damage caused by continued exposure to harmful toxins and excess consumption.

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Figure 1: Spring Cleansing

Spring Cleansing for the Mind, Body and Spirit

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart


Spring is considered a period of growth and renewal; a time for us to declutter our living quarters by overhauling or discarding unwanted items, revamping our closets, and thoroughly cleaning every surface. The term ‘Spring Clean’ floats around the closer we get to the end of winter and beginning of spring, and describes our efforts to create a healthy living environment for ourselves.

To enhance your optimal well-being and quality of life, spring cleansing your mind, body and spirit as you begin your annual spring cleaning ritual may help your comfort and health carry through to summer.

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Figure 1: Vitamin C has been linked to shorter durations of colds

How Horseradish and Vitamin C can help the Immune System during Spring and Reduce Hay Fever

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart



Horseradish (Armoracia Rusticana) is a powerful plant that has long been used for its medicinal value. The root vegetable is commonly recognised for its use as a spicy condiment in various cuisines while the roots are cultivated for its protective health properties. The health benefits include supporting immunity, weight loss, blood pressure, sinusitis, digestion, metabolism and inflammation relief.

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Introducing Lutemax 2020 for Healthy Eyes

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

OmniActive Health Technologies’s award-winning Lutemax 2020 contains a unique ratio of 5:1 of all three macular carotenoids – lutein and enhanced levels of zeaxanthin isomers, RR-zeaxanthin and Meso-zeaxanthin, to support visual health. The ingredient won the NutrAward for best functional ingredient of 2018 for its B.L.U.E (Blue Light User Exposure) study and awareness campaign, and is Non-GMO Project Verified and US Pharmacopeia (USP) Verified.

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affron®eye: An innovative vision for eye health

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

affron®eye manufactured by Spain’s Pharmactive Biotech Products’ is a premium 100% natural carotenoid for eye health, sourced from high quality Spanish saffron (Crocus sativus L.). The innovative eye health product has a high content of crocins, the major carotenoids found in saffron, which protects the eyes from strong light, improves blood circulation and may prevent macular degeneration.

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How much time are kids spending in front of screens?

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

The majority of Australian children are spending more time in front of screens than the recommended daily amount, reports the Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Screen time is the term to describe the amount of time spent looking at a digital screen, including watching television, using the computer, smartphones, tablets and gaming consoles.

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The Benefits of Lutein for the Eyes, Brain and Heart

By Caroline Tran, KOL Editor for NutriSmart

Lutein and its relative, zeaxanthin, are powerful macular carotenoids known for its protective eye health properties. The carotenoids are a natural compound found in dark green leafy vegetables and, like vitamins, can’t be produced by the body. Recent studies show that the health benefits of lutein also extend to support the cardiovascular and cognitive systems.

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