Vitamin E and Cognition-Adolescents

Study Finds Vitamin E Levels, Physical Activity, Correlated with Better Cognitive Performance in Adolescents

Academic performance was higher in a study done with school students classified as highly or moderately physically active.  Serum levels of Vitamin E were also higher in these more active students. 120 students (70 boys and 50 girls) around 16 years of age participated in this study.  The students were enrolled in 6 different schools…

Mushroom Primer

Mushroom Primer

In the Eastern part of the world, mushrooms have been treated like natural medicines for many centuries. Many scientific studies show the ability of mushrooms to support immune function, cardiovascular health, blood sugar stabilization, provide energy and increase sexual function.  Mushrooms have also been shown to provide antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-allergenic support.  The Liver:…

Black Cohosh and Menopause

Black Cohosh/St John’s Wort Could Ease Menopause Symptoms

A new study has found a combination of Black Cohosh and St John’s Wort could significantly ease the symptoms women experience as they transition through menopause.  Approximately 300 women participated in this study which lasted 9 months.  Participants received either herbal tablets or a placebo.  The most common physical symptom experienced by woman transitioning through…

Weight Loss Sucess 2

Weight Loss Success (Part 2)

Body Fat Reducers: Choline, Inositol, Methionine (Lipotropic Factors): The lipotropic nutrients, Choline, Inositol, Methionine and Betaine HCL are nutritional factors which breakdown (emulsify) fats.  They actually help the liver to create lecithin, which is a primary lipotropic agent in the body.  Choline has been clinically demonstrated to protect the liver from alcohol damage in addition…

Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss Success

One of the hardest choices to make is what supplement should one take to help them achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.  This is especially true when you are dealing with Weight Loss.   One person’s weight loss success is another person’s weight loss failure.  Why?  I believe the best way to achieve Weight Loss Success has…

Lutein and Pregnancy

Study Highlights “Unique Roles of Lutein & Zeaxanthin May Play During Pregnancy”

According to new research Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in higher levels in the placenta and the umbilical cord blood than any other carotenoid.  This finding adds to the ever growing body of science which supports the benefits of Lutein and Zeaxanthin in infant and fetal development.  The evidence has been accumulating which supports the…

Vitamins and Cararacts

Meta-Analysis Links Vitamins and Carotenoids with Lower Risk of Age-Related Cataract

According to a new meta-analysis a higher consumption of Carotenoids and certain Vitamins is associated with a significantly decreased risk for Age Related Cataract (ARC) formation.  8 randomized controlled trial (RCTs) and 12 cohort studies were included in this meta-analysis.  These studies, published through June, 2018, assessed dietary Carotenoid and Vitamin intake and ARC risks. …