Tocotrienol ameliorates metabolic syndrome linked conditions

Tocotrienol ameliorates metabolic syndrome linked conditions

A newly published study conducted by researchers from the Monash University shows that EVNol SupraBio™ Patented & Bioenhanced Natural Full Spectrum Palm Tocotrienol Complex has beneficial effects in ameliorating several metabolic syndrome related conditions after four weeks of supplementation. Researchers at the Monash University conducted this study on 21 rats…

Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestimated

Contaminants in food: Health risks of natural origin are frequently underestimated

These are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food that was published in the public health journal Bundesgesundheitsblatt – Gesundheitsforschung – Gesundheitsschutz (doi:10.1007/s00103-017-2557-2 – in German…

Skin patch dissolves ‘love handles’ in mice

Skin patch dissolves ‘love handles’ in mice

Researchers have devised a medicated skin patch that can turn energy-storing white fat into energy-burning brown fat locally while raising the body’s overall metabolism. The patch could be used to burn off pockets of unwanted fat such as “love handles” and treat metabolic disorders…

Chemotherapy resistance study on turmeric extract shows excellent results

Chemotherapy resistance study on turmeric extract shows excellent results

A new clinical study investigated the mechanism of BCM-95®, a high-potency turmeric extract in treating pancreatic cancer. The study revealed evidence that indicates BCM-95 could help overcome some cases of chemotherapy resistance. The study, using a mouse model, was conducted by researchers Kazuhiro Yoshida, M.D., et…

Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

Why high-fiber diets do not always lead to weight loss

In the era of personalized nutrition, there might be value in getting your stool tested and your gut bacteria counted before starting on a new diet. The results can be used to predict whether a particular diet will work for you. This follows a study in the International Journal of…

Fermentate improves constipation symptoms

Fermentate improves constipation symptoms

Consumption of natural immune strength ingredient EpiCor® fermentate results in beneficial modulation of the gut microbiome and improvement of gastrointestinal comfort and constipation, a new study finds. The research was recently published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. “The positive results with EpiCor in this study are very encouraging…

Bilberry extract relieves dry eye

Bilberry extract relieves dry eye

A new randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical study published in European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences highlighted that Mirtoselect®, the Indena proprietary standardized bilberry extract containing 36% anthocyanins, may have an important role in preserving adequate aqueous levels in people possibly experiencing dry eye conditions. Aim of the…

You Are What You Eat (And Drink)

You Are What You Eat (And Drink)

You’ve heard the old adage, “You are what you eat” — meaning, our bodies are made up of the things we consume (good, bad and ugly). But new research has discovered that what we eat and drink may have a significant impact on how our genes are…

Moderate intake of fats and carbohydrates best for health

Moderate intake of fats and carbohydrates best for health

Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. To be specific about moderate, the lowest risk of death was in…

Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux medications

Mediterranean-style diet may eliminate need for reflux medications

A plant-based, Mediterranean-style diet has been shown to provide the same medical benefits for treating laryngopharyngeal reflux as popular reflux medications. This is according to a study published today in JAMA Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery by researchers from Northwell Health’s The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research…