• Selenium helps prevent age related cognitive decline

    Feb 02, 2007
    New research from France shows that Selenium levels decrease as we grow older and this is tied into a loss of cognitive function. Cognitive function includes processes such as memory and comprehension, decision-making, and the ability to learn and even socialize. One cause of a decline in cognitive function is oxidative stress; this is caused by free radicals.
  • Corosolic Acid lowers blood sugar significantly

    Feb 01, 2007
    Researchers from the Department of Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition at Kyoto University gave 31 people either 10mg Corosolic Acid or inactive placebo a number of times, 5 minutes before an oral glucose tolerance test consisting of drinking 75-g of sugar in water in a cross-over design. The test subjects had diabetes, or impaired glucose tolerance, impaired fasting glucose, and 4 had normal sugar activity. The Corosolic Acid lowered blood glucose within 60 minutes and reached statistical significance by 90 minutes.