Dr Nina Bailey


Dr Nina Bailey

About Dr Nina Bailey BSc, MSc, PhD, RNutr

Nina is a leading expert in marine fatty acids and their role in health and disease. Nina holds a master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and received her doctorate from Cambridge University. Nina’s main area of interest is the role of essential fatty acids in inflammatory disorders. She is a published scientist and regularly features in national health publications and has featured as a nutrition expert on several leading and regional radio stations including SKY.FM, various BBC stations and London’s Biggest Conversation. Nina regularly holds training workshops and webinars both with the public and health practitioners.

Manufacturing update: understanding excipients

Our products are formulated for efficacy and as such we choose our raw ingredients carefully, with a focus on factors such as form and bioavailability.  In addition to the active ingredients, we are also very careful when it comes to choosing our excipients.  These non-active […]


Manufacturing update: supercritical extraction

Our new omega-3 oil supplier uses supercritical CO2 extraction – a gentler process that’s better for the environment Igennus is transitioning over to a new omega-3 oil supplier, and several of our products now contain omega-3 oil purified via a cutting edge process called Supercritical […]


Research update: cognitive decline & autism

Omega-3s aid in the clearance of brain-derived amyloid-β peptides – benefits for delaying cognitive decline The  marine-derived long-chain fatty acids EPA & DHA are well known to be associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease,  and a recent study has shed some interesting light […]


Western diseases – is there a NAFLD crisis

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an increasingly common liver condition that primarily affects people who drink little or no alcohol.  The incidence of NAFLD appears to be increasing at an alarming rate and can range from simple hepatic steatosis (which is reversible) to non-alcoholic […]


Top 5 nutrients for optimal cognitive health

I was saddened by the recent news of Monty Python star Terry Jones’ diagnosis with primary progressive aphasia, a severe form of dementia that directly affects the speech.  Along with so many of my favourite personalities, including Robin Williams, Peter Falk (‘Columbo’) and the wonderfully […]


Coenzyme Q10 and neurodegenerative conditions 1

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is the only lipid-soluble antioxidant produced by the body and plays both a direct and indirect role in protecting cells against oxidative damage.   Not only does CoQ10 prevent the generation of free radicals and therefore the oxidative modification of proteins, lipids, and […]


How to optimise your diet to manage inflammation

Unhealthy eating habits coupled with sedentary and stressful lifestyles are known to contribute to poor health. What might be surprising to learn is that inflammation is not only a core contributor to poor health, but one that can also be either exacerbated or elevated by […]


Top uses for MCT oil 2

MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil contains the naturally occurring fatty acids caprylic acid (C8:0) and capric acid (C10:0), found in foods such as coconut and palm kernel.  Coconut oil is probably the best known natural source of MCTs.  Similarly to coconut oil, MCT oil offers a […]


Beyond omega-3: managing the many faces of inflammation

Unresolved or exaggerated inflammation is the hallmark of chronic disease and targeting key regulators of inflammatory mechanisms is essential for successful therapeutic intervention.  Whilst the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids AA, EPA and DHA play key and distinct roles in regulating inflammatory pathways, inflammation is […]


Healthy lunchbox tips from Dr Nina Bailey

Breakfast may well be the most important meal of the day and children who eat breakfast are more likely to concentrate and perform better at school than children who start the school day with an empty stomach.  Making sure they get a balanced nutritious lunch […]


Top nutrients for prostate health

When it comes to relationships, they say that women are from Venus and men are from Mars and there are differences of that magnitude between the sexes when considering awareness of sexual health.  With prostate health, few men really grasp the importance, and even less […]


Understanding acne: causes and cures

It’s probably most common to associate acne with moody teenagers, but acne breakouts can affect anyone at any age.  Certain factors such as stress, hormones and diet are all known to influence skin health and whilst the odd spot here or there may not be […]


Multivitamins in pregnancy: what’s the story?

It is well established that nutrient deprivation during pregnancy is associated with adverse health outcomes for the infant.  The use of supplements, such as multivitamins, minerals and omega-3, taken before and during pregnancy, is not uncommon as reflected in the rise in ‘tailored’ pregnancy products.  […]