Metabolic Syndrome and Vitamin C

Metabolic Syndrome Patients Need More Vitamin C to Break Cycle of Antioxidant Depletion

Researchers say a higher intake of Vitamin C is necessary for metabolic syndrome patients trying to stop a potentially deadly cycle of health-related problems and antioxidant disruption.  35% of the adult population in the United States is believed to suffer from metabolic syndrome. Saturated fat, which is high in many people’s diets here in the…

Antioxidants and Prostate

Antioxidants May Reduce Oxidative Stress in Men with Prostate Cancer

Researchers have found increasing antioxidant intakes may lead to less oxidative stress in men with prostate cancer.  It is believed that oxidative stress may play a role in both the progression and development of prostate cancer. Biomarkers of oxidative stress in prostate tissue, blood and urine were examined by researchers.  A 10% increase in the…

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)…

UV Protection

Lycopene, Lutein Supplements Show Skin Protection From Within Against UV Radiation

A new study has found supplementing lutein or lycopene, a rich tomato nutrient, may protect against the damage of UV skin exposure.  The findings of the study show oral supplementation with either of these carotenoids may change the expression of genes that are indicators of photo-aging, pho-dermatoses and oxidative stress. 65 participants between the ages…

muscle loss

Pine Bark Extracts May Help Curb Age-Related Muscle Loss

According to a new study daily supplementation with Pycnogenol, French maritime pine bark extract, may help boost daily muscle endurance, support muscular function and stabilize muscle loss. 64 healthy senior citizens between the ages of 70 – 78 participated in this study.  The study lasted 8 weeks.  All study participants were assigned an exercise plan…