Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin is a popular product many people are familiar with, but may not understand why it is so essential.  Melatonin is often referred to as Sleep Hormone and is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland, but many people do not know it is also produced by bacteria in the gut.  Melatonin plays many…

Vitamin E and Colorectal Cancer

Vitamin E Deficiency May Lead to Increased Colorectal Cancer Risk

A new meta-analysis and systematic review found a Vitamin E deficiency may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers looked at 11 studies published between 1950 and 2016.  Over 520 colorectal cancer patients and almost 6,000 healthy controls participated in these various studies that looked at the link between serum Vitamin E…

Probiotics and Immune

Could Probiotics Restore Microbiome Imbalance Linked to Auto-Immune Disorder?

A new study finds that probiotics may aid in restoring imbalances in gut bacterial in patients with the auto-immune disorder systemic sclerosis.  Systemic sclerosis affects connective tissue in the body.  It is not a common condition, but results in the skin thickening and becoming hard.  Occasionally this condition creates problems with blood vessels and internal…

liver cancer

CoQ10 Supplementation Shows Benefits for Liver Cancer Patients Post Surgery

A new study shows daily supplementation with 300 mg of CoQ10 significantly increases antioxidant capacity and reduces inflammation levels and oxidative stress levels after surgery for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. 41 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) participated in this single-blinded, randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled study.  A random numbers…