10 Top Science-Based Podcasts You Need to Listen to

10 Top Science-Based Podcasts You Need to Listen to

  • Contents of this Article
  • Why Care About Science?
  • Health and Wellbeing – Quick Stats
  • Top 10 Science-Based Podcasts
  • Showcasing the iüLabs Scientists
  • How is iüVitalizer Boosting Energy?
  • What Did Customers Say About iüVitalizer?
  • References

Are you looking for some new podcasts to keep your brain energised?

In celebration of British Science Week, this week: 8 - 17 March 2024, we have chosen the top 10 science-based podcasts for you to enjoy! This week is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the incredible contributions of scientists across various disciplines, from physics and chemistry to biology and beyond.

As pioneers in plant-based compounds and high absorption technology, we understand the importance of staying informed about health choices. In this article, we present a curated list of the top science-based podcasts tailored to your inquisitive mind and desire for well-being. These podcasts offer a wealth of information and insights for anyone interested in improving their health and well-being, covering everything from nutrition and fitness to mental health and longevity.

We’d also like to take a moment to celebrate our own scientists and doctors here at iüLabs, who work tirelessly to bring the best formulations to our science-led supplements. Learn more about them below.

Happy British Science Week, and happy listening!

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Why Care About Science?

At iüLabs, we recognise the paramount importance of science and well-being for achieving optimal health outcomes. Scientific research consistently demonstrates the profound impact that lifestyle choices, including nutrition and supplementation, have on overall health and longevity. Studies have shown that maintaining a balanced diet rich in plant-based compounds can mitigate the risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, innovative absorption technologies, like our SoluSmart®, enhance the bioavailability of key nutrients, maximizing their effectiveness in promoting health and vitality.

By prioritising science-backed approaches to well-being, individuals can unlock the potential for lifelong health and vitality. Research indicates that adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including regular physical activity, adequate sleep, and stress management, can significantly improve quality of life and reduce the burden of chronic disease. Through our dedication to scientific excellence, iüLabs empowers individuals to take control of their health and make informed choices that support their well-being.

Embracing science and well-being is not just a matter of staying informed—it's a pathway to better health and a brighter future. By understanding the profound impact of scientific research on health outcomes and prioritising evidence-based approaches to wellness, individuals can embark on a journey toward optimal health and vitality. At iüLabs, we are committed to leading the way in science-based innovation, empowering individuals to thrive and live their best lives.

Health and Wellbeing – Quick Stats


    • Poor diet is a major contributor to the global burden of disease, accounting for approximately 11 million deaths per year.
    • Consuming at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day is associated with a 25% reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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    Mental Health:

    • Mental health disorders affect approximately 1 in 4 people globally, making them a leading cause of disability worldwide.
    • Engaging in regular physical activity can reduce the risk of depression by up to 30%.


    • Approximately 1 in 3 adults worldwide report not getting enough sleep, which is associated with an increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and mental health disorders.
    • Getting 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night is recommended for optimal health and well-being.

    Physical Activity:

    • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), insufficient physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for global mortality, contributing to 3.2 million deaths annually.
    • Regular physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and various types of cancer by up to 50%.

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    • Chronic stress has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, depression, and other health problems.
    • Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques have been shown to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression by up to 50%.



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    Top 10 Science-Based Podcasts

    1. TED Talks Science and Medicine

    Dive into groundbreaking research and transformative insights shaping the future of medicine and science with TED Talks. Explore a diverse range of topics presented by experts from around the world, empowering you to stay ahead in health and wellness.

    2. The Doctor's Kitchen Podcast with Dr. Rupy Aujla

    Embark on a culinary journey with Dr. Rupy Aujla to improve health through food. Explore the intersection of nutrition, lifestyle, and medicine, and gain practical tips and evidence-based advice to nourish your body and mind.

    3. New Scientist Weekly

    Stay informed about the latest scientific discoveries with New Scientist Weekly. Delve into discussions on topics ranging from space exploration to molecular biology, enhancing your understanding of the world around you.

    4. Feel Better, Live More with Dr. Rangan Chatterjee

    Join Dr. Rangan Chatterjee on a holistic journey to vitality. Explore the pillars of well-being including nutrition, sleep, stress management, and movement, and discover actionable strategies to enhance your quality of life.

    5. The Wellness Edit Podcast by Holland & Barrett

    Welcome to The Wellness Edit. Join our host, Dr Gemma Newman, as she's joined by industry experts to discuss health and wellness concerns to help you feel happier and healthier.

    6. The Doctor's Farmacy with Dr. Mark Hyman

    Discover the healing power of food and functional medicine with Dr. Mark Hyman. Through insightful conversations with experts, explore practical strategies for preventing and reversing chronic disease, and optimising health and vitality.

    7. The Happy Place with Fearne Cotton

    Join Fearne Cotton as she explores the keys to happiness and well-being. Through candid conversations with celebrities, experts, and everyday people, uncover insights and strategies to cultivate joy, resilience, and fulfilment in your life.

    8. Deliciously Ella: The Podcast

    Dive into the world of plant-based living and holistic wellness with Ella Mills. Through inspiring conversations with health experts and thought leaders, explore nutrition, mental health, and self-care to nourish your body and soul.

    9. The High-Performance Podcast with Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes

    Unlock the secrets to peak performance and success in all areas of life with Jake Humphrey and Damian Hughes. Learn from world-class performers, athletes, and entrepreneurs as they share their strategies for achieving excellence and optimum health.

    10. The Food Medic Podcast with Dr. Hazel Wallace

    Explore the intersection of food, medicine, and lifestyle with Dr. Hazel Wallace. Through evidence-based discussions and expert interviews, discover practical tips and insights to better your health and well-being.


    Showcasing the iüLabs Scientists

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    At iüLabs, we take immense pride in our exceptional scientific team, whose dedication and expertise drive our commitment to cutting-edge innovation in wellness solutions.

    As British Science Week approaches, we are thrilled to showcase the brilliance and ingenuity of our scientists who tirelessly push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Their passion for research and relentless pursuit of excellence are the cornerstones of our success, and we are eager to highlight their contributions to the field of health and wellness.

    Wolfgang Brysch MD PhD


    Dr Wolfgang is the co-founder, and Chief Scientific and Medical Advisor, of iüLabs. He brings a strong scientific and innovation background along with medical expertise to the company.

    • Wolfgang is the co-founder, and Chief Scientific and Medical Advisor, of iüLabs.
    • He leads on science, product and strategy development. Wolfgang studied medicine in Goettingen, Germany and Cambridge, UK.
    • He started his research career in basic neurobiology and cancer research at the Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry.
    • He then moved into the pharma and biotech industry, gaining 30 years of experience in the development of innovative drugs and nutritional supplements.
    • In the last 15 years, Wolfgang has focused his R&D around healthy ageing, inflammation, and enhancing physical and mental performance.
    • He is the co-inventor of 26 patents.

    Learn more and connect.

    Dominik Pretz PhD

    Project Manager


    • Dr Dominik is at the heart of iüLabs’ daily operations and has an additional focus on product trials.
    • He has a master’s degree in nutritional medicine and a PhD in investigating phytochemicals as potential antidiabetic agents.
    • As part of an interdisciplinary team at the University of Otago, New Zealand, he identified specific polyphenols in the Dahlia flower that target hypothalamic insulin signalling and brain inflammation as a root cause of Type 2 diabetes.
    • Dominik’s scientific expertise and interests continue to develop at iüLabs, where we are working to transform the bioavailability of bioactive ingredients.

    Learn more and connect.


    How is iüVitalizer Boosting Energy?

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    Are you fed up with experiencing constant fatigue, sluggishness, and the frustrating rollercoaster of energy fluctuations throughout the day? Try iüVitalizer.

    iüVitalizer gives you the energy you need for longer, whether you have a challenging day ahead, or need to get on top of things during the week. You will be able to significantly improve your energy levels, concentrate better and sustain this throughout the whole day, every day, with iüVitalizer.

    Get sustained and balanced energy through the day, enhancing your endurance and mental clarity – with no crash. A balance of stimulation and calm, with 30+ natural compounds formulated by scientist Dr Wolfgang Brysch.

    • Get strong and sustained energy
    • Enhance your mental performance
    • Improve your physical performance
    • Concentrate better for longer
    • Be both calm and energised


    iüLabs uses a unique high absorption technology Solusmart® in combination with targeted mixes of highly effective ingredients letting you absorb more of the active polyphenol (powerful plant) compounds. It helps your body to absorb more than you would with a standard supplement like a tablet, sachet, or drink (around 5-20 times higher gut absorption).

    What Did Customers Say About iüVitalizer?


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    'It really does work'

    “It’s my daily wake up routine. Really helps clear the morning brain fog and gets my day off on the right foot. Brilliant. It’s my daily wake up routine.”

    • Jeremy S.


    'Strongly recommend it!'

    “The iuVitaliser drink has now become an essential part of my daily routine first thing in the morning. I essence it sets me up for the day, and I genuinely feel I have enhanced energy, focus and a sense of well being. I have no doubt that the drink also helps boost my immune system and a propensity to catch every common cold going has completely dissipated!Read lessread less about review content The iuVitaliser drink has now become”

    • Julian S.



    “This is a fantastic product that I have recommended to friends and family. I’ve noticed that my tiredness and fatigue has improved in just a short time. I would 100% recommend iüLabs”

    • Jason B.


    Read more reviews here


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