Garlic and Cardiovascular Health

Garlic Compounds May Boost Cardio Health Indirectly Via Gut Microbiota

According to new research the phyto nutrient in garlic called Allicin, may prevent unabsorbed choline or L-Carnitine to be metabolized into TMAO.  TMAO, trimethylamine N-oxide, is a compound that has been linked to increases in cardiovascular disease risks.  Although antibiotics also may stop TMAO production, side effects and resistance to antibiotics have made this alternative…

Olive Leaf Extract and Heart Health

Study Strengthens Olive Leaf Extract’s Heart Health Benefits

A new study finds a reduction in bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) equal to that found when taking the cholesterol lowering medication Atorvastatin, when supplemental olive leaf extracts were added daily.  This animal study examined the effects of a 50 or 100 mg/kg/day daily dose of olive leaf extract in comparison to a 20 mg/kg/day dose…

Antioxidants and Prostate

Antioxidants May Reduce Oxidative Stress in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found increasing antioxidant intakes may lead to less oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer.  It is believed that oxidative stress may play a role in both the progression and development of prostate cancer. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in prostate tissue, blood and urine were examined by researchers.  A 10% increase in the…