Nacer Foudil Smail

Founder of BioGenie ® Nutritional Clinic

HNC, BSc, MSc


HNC Biomedical Sciences, BSc Applied Pharmacology, MSc in Science, Nutritional Therapist, Phlebotomist.

About me

After graduating with a BSc in Applied Pharmacology in 2008, I carried few clinical research studies looking at the effects of polyphenol rich foods on the human body of which four were published in scientific papers. I also carried out other smaller studies looking at the effects of alcohol, caffeine, citrulline and resveratrol on cardiovascular health.

After obtaining my MSc in Science in 2010, I was involved with studies that looked at how cardiovascular health affects Alzheimer's Disease at the University of Edinburgh Neuroscience. I was also involved in teaching Biochemistry and Systems Biology to Nutrition and Dietician students at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. I also assisted in teaching Human Physiology, Cell Biology & Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microbiology.

I created BioGenie ® as a cosmetic brand in 2014 and as the business grew, people started asking what products would help with the look of their hair and skin; my answer was to look at the issue from within the body, heal the body from inside out. So, I decided to create BioGenie ® Nutritional clinic as it fits well with my interests and my passion to help people with their health and beauty.

Publications

SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES

2015 EC Nutrition Journal
Assessment of Plasma Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress and Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Paediatric Cancer Patients: A Prospective Cohort Pilot Study. Revuelta-Iniesta, R., Wilson, D., Brougham, M., Smail, N., Davidson, I. & McKenzie, J.

2015 EC Nutrition Journal
Bioavailability and Urinary Excretion of Phenolic-Derived Metabolites after Acute Consumption of Purple Majesty Potato in Humans. Authors: Catherine Tsang, Nacer F Smail, Gordon J McDougall, Suzanna Almoosawi and Emad AS Al-Dujaili.

2013 Clinical Biochemistry Journal
Monitoring salivary testosterone and cortisol concentrations across an international sports competition: data comparison using two enzyme immunoassays and two sample preparations. Authors: Crewther, Blair T, Al-Dujaili, Emad, Smail, Nacer F, Anastasova, Salzitza, et al.

2012 Journal of Nutritional Science
Intake of polyphenol rich pomegranate pure juice influences urinary glucocorticoids, blood pressure and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance in human volunteers. Authors: Catherine Tsang, Nacer F. Smail, S. Almoosawi, I. Davidson and Emad A. S. Al-Dujaili.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

2012 Cardiovascular Forum, 15th Annual Meeting (Dundee, UK)
Polyphenol-rich foods and beverages and cardiovascular disease risk: Effect on insulin and glucocorticoids. Authors: EAS Al Dujaili; C Tsang; S Al Moosawi; NF Smail and L Fyffe.

2011 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health. (Barcelona, Spain)
Urinary excretion of phenolic derived metabolites after acute consumption of Purple Majesty potatoes in humans. Authors: C Tsang; NF Smail; GJ McDougall and EAS Al Dujaili.

2011 The Scottish Cardiovascular Forum, (Aberdeen)
Resveratrol-Induced Relaxation of the isolated rabbit mammary artery is not attenuated by 17α-Oestradiol. Authors: Carson, T., Gill, J., Gow, I. F., Johnson, S.,McBean, D. and Smail, N. F.


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