Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin C

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin C to Break Cycle of Antioxidant Depletion

Researchers say a higher intake of Vitamin C is necessary for metabolic syndrome patients trying to stop a potentially deadly cycle of health-related problems and antioxidant disruption.  35% of the adult population in the United States is believed to suffer from metabolic syndrome. Saturated fat, which is high in many people’s diets here in the…

Probiotics-Prebiotics-NAFLD

Prebiotics’ and Probiotics’ Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant Properties Useful to NAFLD Patients

A new population study found daily supplementation with a prebiotic and probiotic supplement can reduce inflammation and increase antioxidant capacity in patients with NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease).  Oxidative stress and inflammation are associated with NAFLD.  Prior research has shown prebiotics and probiotics having anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. 75 individuals with NAFLD participated in this…

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…

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Zinc Plus Antioxidant: A Cost-Effective Solution to Macular Degeneration?

According to a new study a supplement containing Antioxidants plus Zinc may be a cost effective way to slow down the progression of the wet form of the common degenerative eye disease, Macular Degeneration. Data from the AREDS study in addition to real world outcomes using the National Health Service EMR, a multicenter Neovascular (wet…

Ginkgo Biloba enhances Performance Cognition

Ginkgo May Enhance Performance, Boost Brain Health for Active Men

According to a small study extracts of Ginkgo Biloba may offer both mind and body advantages for young active men. 18 young active men participated in this study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a standardized extract of Ginkgo Biloba or a placebo.  The study lasted six weeks.  Improvements in VO2max (maximal oxygen uptake)…

liver cancer

CoQ10 Supplementation Shows Benefits for Liver Cancer Patients Post Surgery

A new study shows daily supplementation with 300 mg of CoQ10 significantly increases antioxidant capacity and reduces inflammation levels and oxidative stress levels after surgery for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. 41 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) participated in this single-blinded, randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled study.  A random numbers…

Cognitive Decline

Vitamin C and E Supplements May Protect Against Age-Related Brain Declines

Data from a recent study shows daily supplementation with Vitamin C and Vitamin E could reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Data from over 5,000 seniors collected over a period of time (from 1991-2002) was analyzed.  Participants were all over 65 years of age.  Seniors who were supplementing with Vitamin E and/or Vitamin C had…