Rick is a Nutritional Physiologist, anti-aging Food and Fitness Nutritionist and has extensive experience in Nutrition, Naturopathy, Botanical Medicine and Iridology. He specialises in obesity treatment, weight management, anti-aging food and fitness, beauty from within and natural sports medicine.
Rick’s expert background led him to become Swisse’s Nutritional Ambassador in 2016. Rick’s passion for Swisse stems from his use of the brand in his practice in Australia. Since his relocation to the UK in 2010, Rick has continued to be impressed by the quality of Swisse Vitamins around the globe and has a remained a firm advocate of our formulas, especially since Swisse launched its own range in the UK, back in October 2015.
Rick is a recognisable face in the press and on television where he is currently the resident Health and Fitness Expert for Ideal World TV. Alongside this Rick regular appears in numerous health publications, health panels, shows and websites.
Swisse Vitamins continue to be at the forefront of nutraceutical research and Rick endeavors to enlighten the general public of the movements Swisse continues to take to deliver the best scientifically supported formulas.
As a therapist, herbalist and nutritionist, Rick particularly appreciates the way Swisse formulas combine botanicals and vitamins to “turbo-charge” their efficacy. Rick adds: “Swisse were adding superfoods to their formulas long before the term was common knowledge – and today Grape Seed Extract & Immune+Elderberry remains one of my all-time favourites.”
Working closely with people of all ages over the years has gifted Rick with key insight on the importance of supplementation as part of a healthy diet. Supplementation helps to provide the body with extra vitamins and minerals to support our everyday diets, and especially supports what we commonly lack such as vitamin D and vitamin B12 which can be particularly hard to obtain recommended daily levels with diet alone.
Rick is an expert with providing advice on diet and living a healthy lifestyle to combat common everyday woes that we all experience, such as lack of energy, immunity or help with reducing fatigue and tiredness.
Rick says: “Taking a supplement such as Calcium & Vitamin D can help support strong bones and the normal functioning of the immune system. Ingredients such as Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue whilst also helping to increase antioxidant levels – which support the body to effectively fight off free radicals. Our soils are often depleted of minerals which can negatively impact on our nutrient intake from our daily diet which is another reason as to why I recommend a daily multivitamin formula to top up with, such as the Swisse Men’s or Women’s Ultivites. I particularly love these formulas as they contain a high level of natural botanical extracts in addition to essential vitamins and minerals.”
Rick also conveys that the entirety of the Swisse range allows you to be able to tailor your supplementation according to your own lifestyle needs. His other favourites and recommendations include Swisse Magnesium, Swisse High Strength Vitamin D and the Swisse Hair Skin Nails formulas.