• Coenzyme Q10 enhances exercise performance

    Apr 09, 2008
    The popular supplement coenzyme Q10 may give exercisers' endurance a lift, according to the results of a newly published study. CoQ10 is a compound the body naturally produces and uses as an antioxidant, which means it neutralizes cell-damaging substances called free radicals. CoQ10 is required to create energy making your brain, organs and muscles work more efficiently.
  • Ultrasound gives proof that GliSODin protects the walls of arteries

    Apr 08, 2008
    French researchers used a high definition ultrasound to evaluate the level of plaque on the walls of the carotid arteries. These arteries are critical and supply the head and brain with blood and oxygen. The patients enrolled in the study were high risk for developing cardiovascular disease; they smoked, or were obese, and had high blood pressure.
  • Resveratrol destroys dangerous cancer cells from the inside and improves the effectiveness of radiation and chemotherapy

    Apr 07, 2008
    The antioxidant Resveratrol, found in grape skins and red wine, can cripple the function of pancreatic cancer cells while sensitizing them to chemotherapy, says new research. Resveratrol is known for its ability to protect plants from bacteria and fungi, while previous research has also found it helps prevent the negative effects of high-calorie diets and has anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer potential. While this study, published this month in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, looked at the way the antioxidant may aid pancreatic cancer treatment, it also contributes to the growing knowledge on the health benefits arising from ingredients of red wine.
  • Spirulina improves allergic rhinitis

    Apr 04, 2008
    The number of people with allergic rhinitis, that’s the fancy name for allergies that affect the nose, sometimes referred to as hay fever if they occur seasonally, is increasing dramatically throughout the world. The mucous membranes of the nose become irritated, inflamed, tender, and even painful and of course the accompanying symptoms of runny nose, itchy eyes and sore throat can ruin an otherwise delightful day. Triggers for nasal allergies include dust mites, plant pollen, animal dander, and mold.
  • Corosolic Acid lowers blood sugar significantly

    Apr 03, 2008
    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.