• Resveratrol may protect the pancreas from inflammation

    Jan 31, 2006
    In this study rats were split into 3 groups - one group had nothing done to it, the second group was injected with a chemical that causes severe acute pancreatitis, and the third group also received the toxic injection but was first treated with resveratrol. Damage to the pancreas increased after the injection and so did serum amylase, and the level of malondialdehyde and myeloperoxidase in the pancreas while the level of protective Superoxide Dismutase fell. However pre-treating with Resveratrol decreased lipid peroxidation in the pancreas, lowered serum amylase, there were less severe pancreatic lesions, less infiltration of immune cells within the pancreas, and normal levels of malondialdehyde in the pancreas.
  • Reishi Mushroom causes the destruction of leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma cells

    Jan 30, 2006
    Reishi Mushroom extract was screened for its anti-proliferative activity using 26 human cancer cell lines. It was found that Reishi Mushroom inhibited the life cycle of the cancer cells especially right before or during there division into new cancer cells. In checking for the ability to kill the cancer cells it was found that Reishi caused the destruction of the myeloma (U937 cells, RPM18226 cells), leukemia (HL-60), and lymphoma (Blin-1 cells) cells assessed for this from 21% to 92%.
  • Perna Canaliculus may block the development of autoimmune diseases

    Jan 26, 2006
    Inflammation is the most frequent characteristic of autoimmune diseases. Products made by the immune system that stimulate inflammation (pro-inflammatory cytokines) increase in number and volume and are causative of major damage to the affected organ(s). These researchers are soon publishing studies that demonstrate that supplementing animals with Perna Canaliculus prevents the development of autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Both Pomegranate Extract and Genistein kill breast cancer cells, and they work even better together

    Jan 24, 2006
    Previous studies have demonstrated the anticancer effects of Pomegranate Extract and Genistein on cell lines from different cancers. Human breast cancer cell lines were exposed to both Pomegranate Extract and Genistein for 24 hours. Both Pomegranate Extract and Genistein significantly inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells.
  • Resveratrol may decrease the risk of heart arrhythmias

    Jan 23, 2006
    In this study arrhythmias were triggered in the hearts of rats and guinea pigs. A group of each animal was given Resveratrol supplementation before the induction of the heart arrhythmia. The Resveratrol significantly decreased the ability of the toxic chemicals to cause a heart arrhythmia and the higher the dosage of Resveratrol the better the protection.