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…

Garlic Controls High Blood Pressure

Garlic is an “Effective and Safe Approach” For Blood Pressure Support

A meta-analysis of 7 randomized controlled trials shows supplementation with garlic (Allium Sativum) may be beneficial in lowering blood pressure for individuals with hypertension. Pooling data from 7 randomized, placebo controlled studies that compared garlic supplements to a placebo it was found that garlic supplements reduced systolic blood pressure on average 6.71 mmHg and diastolic…

Cranberries and UTIS

Study Advises Doctors to Recommend Cranberry Products for Defense Against Repeated UTI’s:

A new meta-analysis has led scientist to conclude Cranberry should be used as the first step for the reduction of recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) and healthcare professionals should be telling their patients about this effective, low risk and low cost way to help prevent the reoccurrence of Urinary Tract Infections. Data from 28 different…

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)…

menopause

Study Supports Fenugreek Extract’s Menopausal Benefits

A new study supports the ability of a standardized fenugreek extract (Trigonella foenum-graecum) to reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women and aid in improving their quality of life. 88 women participated in this randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study.  Participants randomly were assigned to receive either a 1,000 mg dose of a fenugreek extract or a placebo…

cranberries and uti's

Cranberry Beverage Fared Better Than Placebo in Latest Study on UTI’s

A new study found consumption of cranberry juice reduced urinary tract infections (UTI’s) in women with a history of these types of infections.  Due to recent rises in antibiotic resistance, urinary tract infections, which are extremely common, have grown more difficult to treat. Over 350 women participated in this study after having met the eligibility…