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…

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…

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…

Meta-Analysis Rejects Safety Concerns Over Calcium Supplementation for Increasing Coronary Heart Disease Risk

According to a recent meta-analysis elderly women who supplement with calcium are not at an increased risk of either all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease. Researchers took data from over 18 randomized clinical trials.  Over 63,000 individuals participated in the trials with over 3,300 coronary heart disease events (CHD) and over 4,100 deaths.  Data from…

Omega-3 and Coronary Heart Disease

Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplements Linked to Lower CHD Death Risk

According to a new study that emphasizes the protective effects of supplementing the diet with Omega-3 fish oils, a 26% lower risk of dying from Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) was associated with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid supplementation. Over 22,000 individuals between the ages of 39 and 79 participated in this study that stretched over a…