October 22, 2020

Resveratrol improved bone mineral density

     Earlier studies found resveratrol has beneficial whole-body and cerebral circulatory effects. Doctors wondered if resveratrol could benefit bone density, as well. In this study, 125 postmenopausal women took a placebo or 75...

October 19, 2020

Visible biologic improvements

     People are beginning to realize that beauty really does come from within. In this study, 60 healthy, non-smoking white and non-white Hispanic women, aged 35 to 55, all with relatively fairer skin, took a placebo or 15 mg of lycopene pe...

October 15, 2020

Vitamin D calms immune overreaction

     When vitamin D is low, immune systems are hyperactive, according to findings from data doctors analyzed in 10 countries, after noticing differing death rates between them. Before the study, theories included variability in health...

October 12, 2020

     Healing from traumatic brain injury (TBI) takes time, with low-level, chronic inflammation in brain fatty tissue a secondary injury. In this study, doctors measured levels of leptin, a hormone secreted by fatty tissue, elevated levels of which indicate systemic in...

October 9, 2020

Blackcurrant burns fat during exercise

     A new pilot study demonstrates the benefits of using blackcurrant extract, over time, to burn fat while exercising. In the trial, 16 healthy, physically active men, average age 24, average body-mass index score 24.7, participa...

October 5, 2020

New field of nutritional psychiatry examines microbiome influence on cognition

Pre- and probiotics help regulate mood

     A new health field of “nutritional psychiatry” is emerging as evidence that a beneficial bacterial balance in the gut “microbiome” can positively in...

September 28, 2020

More regularity, less pain

    People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) experience chronic large-intestine abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, excess gas, and diarrhea or constipation. In this study, 330 adults with IBS, aged 18 to 70, took a placebo, lactobacillus ac...

September 24, 2020

Magnesium increased survival in postmenopause


     Women in postmenopause are more susceptible than other male and female adults to heart and circulatory diseases, including sudden cardiac death. Magnesium is important for healthy heart function, and nearly half the U....

September 21, 2020

Vitamin K low in COVID-19 patients

     Vitamin K plays a role in regulating the blood clotting function, which can become impaired in severe cases of Covid-19. For this reason, doctors in this study theorized vitamin K levels might be low in patients with severe Covid-...

September 17, 2020

Selenium increases blood flow

     There is a thin, single layer of cells that lines the blood vessels, called the endothelium, which allows fluids and cellular material to pass from the bloodstream to the tissues. The endothelium also controls the ability of blood vess...

September 14, 2020

Fenugreek boosts muscle mass, strength

     Fenugreek has over 100 phytochemicals that provide a range of health benefits. This sports study included 138 non-smoking men, aged 25 to 47, some healthy weight, some overweight. The men took a placebo, 300 mg, or 600 mg of f...

September 7, 2020

     Doctors now believe it is important to protect the skin from long-wave UV-A and medium-wave UV-B radiation with more than sunscreen. In this study, 60 people with fair to olive skin, who burned more or less easily, took a placebo or the carotenoids 4.25 mg beta-ca...

September 3, 2020

Fish oil improves survival rates

     Fish oil is rich in the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA, which doctors have long recommended for preventing heart and circulatory disease, but clinical studies have had conflicting findings. The small size of some pl...

August 25, 2020

Ubiquinol reduces muscle damage and fatigue in runners

     The body makes ubiquinol, a natural chemical compound that stimulates cells to produce energy. Recent studies have found doses of 200 to 300 mg of ubiquinol prevent oxidative muscle damage in athletes. In this...

August 20, 2020

Mental alertness improved

     Ashwagandha is an ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese remedy which medicine today considers an adaptogen. An adaptogen is a natural substance with anti-fatigue, nerve, and immune-supporting properties, which helps the body adapt to many types of...

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