ALA and Muscle Recovery

Alpha Lipoic Acid Cuts Muscle Damage, Boosts Recovery

A new study has found supplementing with Alpha Lipoic Acid aids in maintaining muscle strength after hard training. 17 participants who were familiar with strength training were recruited for this placebo controlled, double blinded crossover study.  The protocol for this study required a hard set of strength training exercise followed by the supplementation of 150…

CoQ10 and Muscle Damage

High CoQ10 Levels May Prevent Muscle Damage in Pro Football Players

A new study shows higher levels of CoQ10 (Co Enzyme Q10), an antioxidant, in the blood may aid in reducing the severity of muscle damage seen in professional football players over 2 separate seasons. Professional football players from the Spanish First League participated in this study.  CQ1I0 levels in the blood in addition to stress…

Immune System Support

Immune System Support

In the Eastern part of the world, mushrooms have been treated like natural medicines for many centuries. Many scientific studies show the ability of mushrooms to support immune function, cardiovascular health, blood sugar stabilization, provide energy and increase sexual function.  Mushrooms have also been shown to provide antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergenic support. Immune Support:…

Milk Thistle and Diabetes

Milk Thistle Extract Could Help Diabetes Control

A published study found significant reductions (15%) in fasting Glucose levels in individuals taking a daily supplement of Milk Thistle extracts. Over 50 people with Type-2 Diabetes participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.  The study lasted four months.  Participants were randomly assigned to supplement daily with either a Milk Thistle Extract (200 mg 3…

Vitamins and Cararacts

Meta-Analysis Links Vitamins and Carotenoids with Lower Risk of Age-Related Cataract

According to a new meta-analysis a higher consumption of Carotenoids and certain Vitamins is associated with a significantly decreased risk for Age Related Cataract (ARC) formation.  8 randomized controlled trial (RCTs) and 12 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis.  These studies, published through June, 2018, assessed dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin intake and ARC risks. …

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…