• L-Carnitine decreases the risk of a blood clot in hemodialysis patients

    Oct 13, 2010
         Kidney dialysis patients are prone to blood clots because their blood tends to coagulate. In this study thirty-six hemodialysis patients were randomly supplemented with L-Carnitine at 1000mg a day or with placebo for 12 weeks. In the L-Carnitine group plasma fibrinogen dropped 98mg/dl; fibrinogen is soluble in the blood but it converts to fibrin which forms a blood clot.
  • L-Carnitine reduces inflammation in dialysis patients

    Oct 12, 2010
         Thirty-six patients who were on kidney hemodialysis were supplemented with 1000mg of L-Carnitine daily for 12 weeks or some received no L-Carnitine. These  patients had elevated Lipoprotein (a); a common finding in patients with kidney damage. In some Lipoprotein (a) is involved with vascular inflammation and causes heart disease and contributes to heart attack risk.
  • Ubiquinol – body ready Coenzyme Q10, may strongly protect the kidneys

    Oct 11, 2010
    Kidney specialists from the Department of Urology at the Graduate School of medicine, Tokyo university, tested the kidney-protecting effects of Ubiquinol, the most active version of Coenzyme Q10.      Rats had part of their kidneys surgically removed (a hemi-nephrectomy) and were placed on a normal diet, a high salt diet, or a high salt diet plus Ubiquinol (body ready CoQ10) for four weeks. The high salt diet increased systolic blood pressure by one-third on average from 111 to 169 mmHg.
  • The herb Maca improves sexual function, fertility and mood

    Oct 08, 2010
         Researchers analyzed existing evidence of the varied effects of Maca. Research on varieties of Maca show that it improves mood and mental energy, helps decrease anxiety and improves sexual desire. Animal studies show it helps prevent enlargement of the prostate gland and may help shrink a swollen prostate back towards a more normal size.
  • Systematic review supports using the herb Maca for sexual function

    Oct 07, 2010
         Maca is a plant in the cabbage family (Brassica or mustard family) that grows in the Andes Mountains of South America between 12,000 and 13,500 feet. Preparations of Maca are reported to improve sexual function. Researchers scoured 17 databases for research up to April 10th 2010, proving or disproving the herbs effectiveness.