Zinc and Selenium for Healthy Immune System

Zinc and Selenium: 2 Minerals Essential For Healthy Immunity

The normal functioning of the immune system relies on adequate nutrition, even though some nutrients are more important than others in supporting your body’s ability to defend itself from infections.  Zinc and Selenium are 2 of these essentials and deficiencies in either of these minerals can both increase your susceptibility to infection and also worsen…

L-Carnitine and Weight Loss

L-Carnitine Supplementation Beneficial for Reducing Waistline and Blood Pressure

According to a new meta-analysis, supplementation of the amino acid L-Carnitine has been shown to reduce both systolic blood pressure and waist circumference in people suffering from various health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. 9 randomized controlled trials with over 500 participants were included in this meta-analysis.  The participants had underlying health conditions like non-alcoholic…

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…

Vitamin C and Muscle Retention

Vitamin C Helps 50+ Men and Women Retain Muscle Mass

New research from the University of East Anglia, found Vitamin C might be the answer to improved muscles later on in life. The study, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition found older people with high Vitamin C intake through diet or supplementation had the best skeletal muscle mass and reduced risk of sarcopenia (the…

Resveratrol and Cognition-Menopausal Women

Resveratrol Improves Cognitive Performance in Menopausal Women

A new clinical study examining Resveratrol supplementation and its ability to support Healthy Aging in Women was just released showing the benefits this phyto-nutrient has on cognition, cerebrovascular function and cardiometabolic markers in postmenopausal women. 125 postmenopausal women, participated in this 24 month randomized, placebo-controlled crossover trial.  Participants between the ages of 45 – 85…

B Vitamins and COVID-19

Vitamin B Could Help Prevent The “Worst Outcomes” in COVID-19 Cases

With the severity of the COVID-19 immune system overreaction, known as a “cytokine storm”, in some COVID-19 patients, doctors remain focused on finding treatments to slow or stop this deadly storm.  Experts in the nutrition world are also looking to find ways to stop it before it even begins.  Early into the pandemic health experts…

Study Adds Weight to Link Between COVID-19 and Vitamin D

A new study with over 9,900 participants adds to the growing research that shows supplementation with Vitamin D may reduce the intensity of the COVID-19 virus. In this current study researchers from the Germany Cancer Research Center looked at the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and its association with mortality from respiratory diseases…

RCT Highlights Milk Thistle’s Potential Menopause Benefits

A new study finds daily supplementation with Milk Thistle may support decreased severity and reduced frequency of hot flashes for menopausal women. 80 menopausal women participated in this randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.  The women were split equally into two groups; one group received a 400 mg Milk Thistle Extract supplement while the 2nd group received…

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Weight Loss

Lipoic Acid Supplements May Aid Weight Control for Obese People

According to a new study daily supplementation with Lipoic Acid could help reduce body fat and body weight in overweight people who are otherwise healthy. 81 overweight adults who had higher than normal plasma triglycerides (over 100 mg/dL) participated in this randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a 600 mg dose…