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…

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…

Circulatory System

Circulation

The Circulatory System also referred to as the Cardiovascular or Vascular System is an organ system that allows for blood to be transported throughout the body carrying life supporting hormones, nutrients, and oxygen providing nourishment and aid in fighting diseases, stabilizing pH and temperature and basically maintaining homeostasis.  Arteries carry blood away from the heart…

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…