Omega 3 and Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s Patients’ Memory Test Scores Remain Stable While Taking Omega-3

A new study in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease found memory test scores remained stable in participants supplementing with Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Over 30 patients participated in this study.  18 individuals were given 2.3 grams of Omega-3 daily in divided doses, while 15 individuals were designated as the control group.  Spinal fluid samples were collected…

Bacopa Monnieri and Brain

Bacopa Monnieri Extract Linked to Many Mental Wellbeing Benefits

A new study found Bacopa Monnieri Extract could have a beneficial effect on more than one wellbeing aspect, like mental wellbeing, sleep, focus, alertness and stress. Almost 90 healthy women and men ranging in age from18 to 70 participated in this two-arm, parallel-group, randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.  The participants self reported experiencing sleep problems.  The…

Probiotics and Insomnia

Lactobacillus Plantarum Reduces Depression and Improves Sleep in Insomniacs

A new study has found daily supplementation with the specific Probiotic strain, Lactobacillus Plantarum, may reduce cortical excitation, fatigue, depressive symptoms and also improve sleep quality. 40 healthy self reporting individuals, between the ages of 20 and 40, who experienced insomnia, participated in this randomized, double-blind, parallel, placebo controlled pilot trial.  Participant’s age, BMI (body…

Calcium-Vitamin D Strength Bone

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation May Cut Hip Fracture Risk in Women Who Follow a Vegan Diet

A new large-scale study found that women who follow a vegan diet have a significantly higher risk of hip fracture, however supplementing with Vitamin D and Calcium removes this increased risk. Data from a large National Cancer Institute funded cohort study, The Adventist Health Study 2 (AHS-2), was used in this particular study.  The AHS-2…

Omega 3 and Psychosis

Low Levels of Omega-3 Associated With Higher Risk of Psychosis

New research published in Translational Psychiatry, found higher blood levels of Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the blood of adolescents is associated with reduced risks of developing psychotic disorders in early adulthood. Over 3,800 individuals who participated in the Bristol’s Children of the 90’s health study, were assessed for generalized anxiety disorder, depressive disorder, and psychotic…