• Fish oil fatty acids protect dialysis patients

    Jul 23, 2007
    In this study investigators at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Department of Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University have previously reported that patients on kidney hemodialysis have low blood levels of beneficial EPA and DHA; the fish oil Omega-3 fatty acids. In this Pilot Study the scientists test the level of EPA and DHA recommended by the American Heart Association in dialysis patients; will it lower inflammation? A group was placed on a 2:1 balance of n-6 to n-3 providing 1,300mg of EPA-DHA per patient per day vs.
  • Both Glucosamine and MSM decrease swelling and pain while improving walking in patients with arthritis in the knee; they worked even better when used together

    Jul 19, 2007
    Glucosamine is a joint tissue protecting agent that is efficacious and improves osteoarthritis. Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is an effective natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent. In this study 118 patients, both sexes, with mild to moderate, painful osteoarthritis of the knee were given either Glucosamine 500mg or MSM 500mg individually, the combination of the two, or inactive placebo, 3 times a day for 12 weeks.
  • More evidence that Grape Seed Extract has a protective effect with x-rays

    Jul 18, 2007
    Lab animals (rats) were exposed to a large dose of x-ray radiation. However, a group of these animals were supplemented with Grape Seed Extract for four weeks before the toxic exposure. Blood samples were taken 24 hours after irradiation.
  • Calcium with Vitamin D lowers the risk of developing diabetes in pre-diabetics

    Jul 17, 2007
    Calcium and Vitamin D helps lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and this held true whether it is from supplements which were more protective, or food according to a review of the research. People with the highest intake of Calcium and Vitamin D had an 18% drop in the risk of diabetes vs. those with the lowest intake.
  • Higher levels of Vitamin B6 improve conception and decrease the risk of losing the baby in early pregnancy

    Jul 16, 2007
    Scientists concur on the exceptional value of increased levels of supplementation of Calcium, Vitamin D3, Fish Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acid, and Folic Acid in pregnant women and the need for other nutrients. Vitamin B6 is increasingly demonstrating powerful benefit; high levels of Vitamin B6 prior to initiating pregnancy may boost conception rates and reduce the odds of miscarriage in early pregnancy according to this new research. The researchers form the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Illinois, Harvard Medical School and other medical think tanks found that among 364 women with a sufficient level of Vitamin B6 (above 38.3 nanomoles per liter) increased the odds of conception by 120%.