Garlic and Cardiovascular Health

Garlic Compounds May Boost Cardio Health Indirectly Via Gut Microbiota

According to new research the phyto nutrient in garlic called Allicin, may prevent unabsorbed choline or L-Carnitine to be metabolized into TMAO.  TMAO, trimethylamine N-oxide, is a compound that has been linked to increases in cardiovascular disease risks.  Although antibiotics also may stop TMAO production, side effects and resistance to antibiotics have made this alternative…

Olive Leaf Extract and Heart Health

Study Strengthens Olive Leaf Extract’s Heart Health Benefits

A new study finds a reduction in bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) equal to that found when taking the cholesterol lowering medication Atorvastatin, when supplemental olive leaf extracts were added daily.  This animal study examined the effects of a 50 or 100 mg/kg/day daily dose of olive leaf extract in comparison to a 20 mg/kg/day dose…

Meta-Analysis Rejects Safety Concerns Over Calcium Supplementation for Increasing Coronary Heart Disease Risk

According to a recent meta-analysis elderly women who supplement with calcium are not at an increased risk of either all-cause mortality or coronary heart disease. Researchers took data from over 18 randomized clinical trials.  Over 63,000 individuals participated in the trials with over 3,300 coronary heart disease events (CHD) and over 4,100 deaths.  Data from…