Boswella and Inflammation

Boswellia Extract Scores Well in COX-2 Comparison

A report published in the Journal of Indian Pharmacology details the results of a study using Boswellia Serrata Extract and how Boswellia Serrata Extract was as effective as a selective COX-2 inhibitor in relieving pain due to osteoarthritis. Over 65 individuals participated in this randomized, prospective, open label study.  Participants were between the ages of…

Quercetin and Muscle Loss

Quercetin Plus Exercise May Boost Muscle Quality vs Exercise Alone

A new study published in Frontiers in Nutrition, found Quercetin supplements in combination with low-intensity resistance exercise may improve muscle stiffness measures in older people.  Additional benefits were seen in those people more at risk of developing Sarcopenia (muscle loss). Over 45 people between the ages of 50 and 74 participated in this randomized, double-blind,…

PCOS and Vitamin E

Vitamin E Supplementation Can Improve Hormonal Metabolic Parameters In PCOS Patients

According to a new meta-analysis and systematic review published in the journal Scientific Vitamin E supplementation may affect PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) patient’s hormonal and metabolic parameters in a positive way. PCOS is a common disease of the endocrine gland and occurs in women of reproductive age. PCOS is associated with certain metabolic disorders like…

Cranberry and Memory

Cranberry Consumption May Boost Memory and Ward Off Dementia in Elderly

A new research study has found the supplementation of Cranberry may boost memory and keep dementia at bay while also reducing bad cholesterol. 60 individuals between the ages of 50 and 80 years participated in this parallel randomized placebo-controlled trial.  The study lasted 12 weeks.  Half the participants were given freeze-dried Cranberry (equivalent to 100…

Micronutrients and Birth Complicatons

Micronutrient Supplementation During Pregnancy May Reduce Birth Complications

According to scientists in the US, a diet which includes Iron, Folic Acid and Vitamin Supplementation during pregnancy may reduce birth complications. Almost 100,000 women were surveyed to find adverse birth outcomes experienced during pregnancy in this six year study.  The participants were asked to follow four routine supplementation strategies before week 24 in their…

Sleep and GABA

GABA Ingredient Shows Sleep Benefits

According to a past study, GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric Acid) may aid people in falling asleep faster. 10 people with an average age of 37.7 years participated in this study.  The participants had a high probability of having a sleep disorder as measured by the PSQI (Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index).  The participants were given 112 mg of…