Melatonin and Immune

Immune Function, Inflammation and Melatonin

Melatonin, which we typically associate with the regulation of circadian rhythms, has actually been shown to improve many markers of pulmonary inflammation and lung function.  It is actually one of our most basic protective antioxidants.  So in addition to regulating our sleep cycle, Melatonin has also been found to impact our metabolism, brain health, bone…

Omega 3 and Lung Inflammation

Higher Omega-3 DHA Levels Linked to Less Lung Inflammation, Lower ILD Risk

According to a new population based cohort study, increased levels of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), one of the essential fatty acids found in Omega-3, are associated with a reduced risk of hospitalizations due to ILD (interstitial lung disease). Data from over 10,000 people who participated in the MESA (Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis), FHS (Framingham Heart…

Zinc and Inflammation

Zinc May Help Battle Infections by Moderating Immune Responses

Researchers believe Zinc’s ability to support the immune system in fighting off infections may lie in its ability to shut off and kick start immune pathways. A new study shows the mineral Zinc plays an important role in controlling how the body responds to infections by slowing various immune system pathways.  It seems that if…

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…

Curcumin for Sports Nutrition

Curcumin for Sports Nutrition? RCT Supports Role for Pain Reduction After Heavy Exercise

A new study supports the supplementation of curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric it yellow color, as a means to reduce pain related to exercise and to boost exercise performance. 17 men were recruited to participate in a double blind randomized-controlled crossover trial.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a placebo or a 5 gram…

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…