• CLA helps pollen allergies

    Sep 09, 2008
    CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid closely resembles Linoleic acid, a necessary fatty acid found in vegetable oils that the body requires to work in tandem and balance with the fats found in fish oils. Benefits from CLA include possible enhancement of immunity, as well as potential protection from cancer and heart disease. CLA may also stimulate growth of muscle tissue while promoting fat loss according to a number of human studies.
  • Human clinical trial shows Ubiquinol has significant effect on patients with congestive heart failure; improving survival and the hearts ability to pump blood

    Sep 08, 2008
         Patients suffering from advanced congestive heart failure exhibited significantly improved heart function after supplementing with Ubiquinol, according to a recent clinical trial. In the first clinical trial evaluating Ubiquinol effects on dangerous late-stage congestive heart failure, cardiologist Peter Langsjoen found that critically ill patients who supplemented with Ubiquinol for just three months experienced a 24 to 50 percent increase in their hearts' ability to pump blood. In some cases, the patients' plasma level of CoQ10, which is key to overall heart health, more than tripled.
  • Quercetin Fights Flu

    Sep 05, 2008
    Mice given Quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in small amounts in healthy fruits and vegetables including garlic, blueberries, green tea, broccoli and red wine, were less likely to contract the flu. The study also found that stressful exercise increased the susceptibility of mice to the flu, but Quercetin canceled out that negative effect.  Quercetin, a Catechin flavonoid has been shown to have anti-viral properties in cell culture experiments and animal studies, with this the first study specifically looking at the flu. 
  • Higher blood levels of Vitamin D cut the risk of developing diabetes in men

    Sep 04, 2008
         People with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood may be at greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes according to researchers from the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland. The research found that men with the highest serum vitamin D levels were the least likely to develop type 2 diabetes 22 years later.      Lack of vitamin D interferes with insulin secretion, and studies suggest a link between low vitamin D and diabetes the scientists note.
  • Olive Leaf Extract benefits blood pressure

    Sep 03, 2008
         Olive Leaf Extract may help reduce blood pressure levels, according to an interesting human study from Israel. Twenty pairs of identical twins with elevated blood pressure were split and one from each pair was given either 500mg or 1000mg of Olive Leaf Extract daily and the other given inactive placebo. Within an eight week period the twin from each pair that received the 1000mg Olive Leaf Extract experienced reduced systolic and diastolic blood pressure by 11 and 5 mmHg, respectively.