• Flaxseed Lignans match the benefits of both classes of drugs in relieving symptoms of a swollen prostate

    May 08, 2008
    87 men with symptoms caused by their enlarged prostates were enrolled in this 4 month Long placebo-controlled clinical trial. They were given either inactive placebo daily or a 300mg or 600 mg Flaxseed Supplement providing 33% Lignans. Their lower urinary tract symptoms decreased significantly more on the Flaxseed Lignans than on placebo.
  • Yale scientists show that Biotin and Chromium Picolinate improve blood sugar control in diabetics already on medication with poor blood sugar control

    May 07, 2008
    Researchers at the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine state that previous studies show that the combination of Chromium Picolinate and Biotin improve the uptake and storage of glucose into muscle and also increase the disposal of glucose. In this human clinical pilot study the two nutrients were tested in diabetics with poor sugar control despite the use of medication to treat their diabetes. 43 diabetic patients on medication whose blood sugar still ranged over 200 two hours after meals and had an elevated A1C of over 7.0 (a 3 month panoramic view of blood sugar control; the normal value is under 6.0) received either 600 mcg of Chromium Picolinate with 2000mcg of Biotin each day or an inactive placebo for comparisons sake in addition to their regular medication.
  • ALCAR + ALA restore function to blood vessels and lower blood pressure in patients with cardiovascular disease

    May 06, 2008
    Damage to the power plants of your cells (known as mitochondria) results in dysfunction of organs and systems throughout your body and it is an important aspect of the slowdown and disease process that occurs with aging. A great deal of the damage that occurs to these power plants is caused by accruing damage caused by oxidative free radicals (antioxidants are the antidote to free radical damage). Two well known and extensively studied nutrients are known to help restore energy production to the cellular power plants as well as defend them from free radicals; Acetyl-L-Carnitine (commonly referred to as ALCAR) and Alpha-Lipoic Acid (referred to as ALA).
  • Alpha-Lipoic Acid outperforms prescription drugs for relieving nerve pain in diabetics

    May 05, 2008
    443 Diabetic patients with chronic nerve pain (neuropathy) were treated with 600mg of Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA) daily for an average of 5 years. German researchers and physicians then removed 150 of these patients from any treatment because they totally lacked pain; within two weeks of stopping ALA the pain returned in 73% of these patients (110 out of 150 patients). Another 293 patients were switched to gabapentin, the gold standard for medically treating nerve pain (neuropathy).
  • Creatine helps build the muscle of older adults and CLA helps them burn belly-fat

    May 02, 2008
    As we age we loose a significant amount of muscle (the medical term is sarcopenia) resulting in muscle weakness that limits the function of older adults. This muscle weakness is related to accumulated damage to the power plants within muscle cells known as mitochondria and to accumulated damage to the cells DNA. Resistance training can however, increase muscle strength and size even in the elderly while improving mitochondrial function and decreasing free radical production.