• Using Coenzyme Q10 along with Interferon promising for melanoma survivors

    May 31, 2007
    EGCG improves blood flow in patients with coronary heart disease Taking a large amount of Green Teas major antioxidant known as EGCG relaxes a persons blood vessels and improves blood flow in patients with coronary artery disease. In this human clinical trial scientists from the Section of Cardiology, Boston Medical Center, at Boston University School of Medicine, gave patients with coronary artery disease (Americas biggest killer) 300mg of EGCG daily for two weeks or an inactive, look- alike placebo for two-weeks in a double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover study. The EGCG-Green Tea supplement relaxed the cells lining blood vessel walls and improved blood flow; a very important and protective result in CHD.
  • Red Yeast Rice preparation decreases the risk of dying from a stroke, heart attack, or sudden cardiac death in diabetics with heart disease

    May 30, 2007
    A total of 591 diabetic patients who also had coronary heart disease (CHD) were given either a Red Yeast Rice preparation or inactive placebo for comparisons sake. They were followed for 4 years on average. Red Yeast Rice decreased the risk of a CHD related event such as a heart attack by 50.8% vs.
  • Calcium and Vitamin D may lower the risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women

    May 29, 2007
    Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School crunched data on dietary and lifestyle habits of 10,578 premenopausal and 20,909 postmenopausal women who were followed for up to 10-years. In premenopausal women, higher intake of Calcium was associated with a 39% drop in the risk of breast cancer vs. lowest intake, and the highest intake of Vitamin D was associated with a 35% drop in risk vs.
  • Coenzyme Q10 treats statin related muscle pain

    May 24, 2007
    Statin therapy to lower cholesterol and help prevent cardiovascular disease often causes muscle related symptoms or myopathies; symptoms of which are muscle weakness, muscle pain, and muscle inflammation. Scientists at the Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiology, Stony Brook University, in New York, state that the muscle symptoms may be due to the inhibition of the manufacture of Coenzyme Q10 in our bodies by these drugs. Coenzyme Q10 is necessary for energy production in our muscles (this includes our heart muscle).
  • Many studies show that Horse Chestnut Seed Extract treats poor leg circulation

    May 23, 2007
    Centella Asiatica improves the rate of wound healing Centella Asiatica is an herb that grows in western Asia, South Africa, and Australia. If Centella Asiatica is fed to animals or applied to their wounds it improves the rate of healing and the formation of collagen in the wound. Centella also may have an ability to improve swollen-damaged tissue.