Resveratrol

Resveratrol Shows Metabolic and Brain Signaling Benefits

A new animal study found that daily supplementation with Resveratrol may increase energy metabolism, cell signaling pathways and neurotransmission. 23 male adult monkeys were randomly assigned to one of three groups: A control group fed a healthy diet, A negative control group fed a diet high in sugar and fat and a group fed a…

Can’t Sleep?

Gaba Ingredient Shows Sleep Benefits: A new study finds GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid) may aid people in falling asleep faster.  Researchers also found longer, successive deep, non-REM, stages of sleep, known to be the most beneficial portion of the sleep cycle, with GABA supplementation. What is GABA?  According to Web MD : GABA, technically an amino…

Ginger

Ginger Linked to Healthier Hearts

A recently published paper shows daily consumption of ginger may reduce the risk of such chronic conditions like high blood pressure and coronary heart disease. Over 4600 men and women over the ages of 18 participated in this study.  Different intakes of ginger (0 – 2 grams/day, 2 – 4 grams/day and 4 – 6…

omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 Levels Linked to Better Cognitive Performance

A new study has found that increased serum levels of Omega-3 essential fatty acids were associated with older men and women seeing improved performance on neuropsychological tests. Data from over 750 participants of the Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study was analyzed.  The individuals participating in that study had ages ranging from 53 to…

The B’s for Brain?

Traditionally  B vitamins have been associated with their ability to nourish the central nervous system and the adrenal glands.  Often referred to as “Stress Vitamins” these water soluble vitamins get depleted rapidly in our bodies during times of stress.  A number of recent studies have looked at the the ability of B vitamins, especially folic…