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…

Vitamin D and Diabetes Risks

Vitamin D May Slash Diabetes Risk

A 13% reduction in the risk of developing Type-2 Diabetes was seen in individuals who took in more than 500 IU of Vitamin D daily according to data published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  Additionally people who had the highest blood levels of Vitamin D (measured as greater than 25 ng/ml) had a…

Chromium Picolinate and Diabetes

Review Supports Chromium Picolinate’s Diabetes Benefits

A new review reports Chromium Picolinate when used as a nutritional supplement for Diabetics does have a significantly positive effect on Cholesterol, Insulin and Blood Sugar levels. Researchers reviewed data from 15 studies (14 focused specifically on Type 2 Diabetes) involving almost 1700 participants, 1500 of whom were receiving Chromium Picolinate.  Chromium Picolinate dosages ranged…

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…

Could Low Vitamin D Put Postmenopausal Women At a Higher Risk of Metabolic Syndrome?

According to new data the onset of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women may be closely linked to Vitamin D deficiency.  Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) was seen in 58% of postmenopausal women with either deficient or insufficient levels of Vitamin D when compared with a 40% occurrence in women with adequate Vitamin D levels. Over 450…

Q10-Pre-Diabetes

CoQ10 Deficiency Linked to Pre-Diabetes

According to a new study in eLife low levels of CoEnzyme Q10 (COQ10) in muscle and fat cells are associated with insulin resistance. Researchers found a reduction in mitochondrial CoQ10 levels in samples from insulin-resistance humans, mouse modes and in cellular in vitro experiments.  The study also found that the reduction in mitochondrial CoQ10 brings…

Omega-3 and Diabetes

Short-Term Fish Oil Consumption Helps Prevent Type-2 Diabetes in People with Existing Metabolic Disorders

According to a new meta-analysis supplementation with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids could increase insulin sensitivity and reduce the risk of diabetes in people who suffer from metabolic disorders. 17 studies with over 670 participants over the age of 18 were reviewed by researchers.  In individuals experiencing at least one symptom of a metabolic disorder Omega-3…