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…

L-Carnitine and Weight Loss

L-Carnitine Supplementation Beneficial for Reducing Waistline and Blood Pressure

According to a new meta-analysis, supplementation of the amino acid L-Carnitine has been shown to reduce both systolic blood pressure and waist circumference in people suffering from various health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. 9 randomized controlled trials with over 500 participants were included in this meta-analysis.  The participants had underlying health conditions like non-alcoholic…

Vitamin C and High Blood Pressure

Vitamin C Good For Blood Pressure: Meta-Analysis

A new Meta analysis found supplementation with Vitamin C resulted in significant reductions in blood pressure (3.84 mmHg for systolic blood pressure and 1.48 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure) and individuals with high blood pressure saw even greater results (4.85 mmHg for systolic blood pressure and 1.67 mmHg for diastolic blood pressure) .  Researchers pooled…

Curcumin and Endothelial Function

Curcumin Supplement May Improve Endothelial Function and Boost Heart Health for Older People

A new study found supplementing with Curcumin (Turmeric) supplements might improve Endothelial-Dependent-Dilation (EDD) of the blood vessels in people who are middle-aged and older. 29 individuals between the ages of 45 and 75 years of age participated in this 12 week study.  The participants were randomly assigned to receive either a Curcumin supplement or a…

PAD AND OMEGA 3

People With Peripheral Artery Disease May Have an Omega-3 Deficiency

According to research recently published in Lipids , individuals who suffer from Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) have a low Omega-3 index when compared to individuals who do not have the disease.  Peripheral Artery Disease affects the blood vessels located outside the brain and the heart.  Essentially PAD is atherosclerosis of the leg arteries.  Other studies…

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…