Ashwagandha

ABC: Ashwagandha Root Materials May Be Adulterated With Leaves, Stems

Austin, TX—The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) released a Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin on ashwagandha root and root extract, according to a press...
sleep cycle

Study: People on Rx Sleeping Pills May Sleep through Fire Alarm

Half the participants in a study investigating the main class of prescription sleeping pills, which includes Ambien and Halcion, slept through a fire alarm--but...

Study: New Form of EPA Increases Levels of Omegas in the Brain

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA to the diet can increase levels of EPA...

Study: ALA and Quercetin Decrease Cholesterol, No Synergistic Effects

A study found that alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) significantly decreased total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. The study hoped to find that ALA and quercetin, both cardioprotective...
collagen

Study: Specific Collagen Peptides Can Speed Healing in Achilles Tendinopathy

A double-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial found that specific collagen peptides (SCP) (TENDOFORTE®) combined with calf-strengthening exercises improved symptoms and tendon vascularization in patients with...

Association Between Vitamin E and Cancer Affected by Genetics

Boston, MA—A study performed by Brigham and Women’s hospital found that genetic variations influenced whether vitamin E decreased or increased risk of developing cancer...

Grain Bran Works as A Preservative

State College, PA—Researchers at Penn State found that a natural antioxidant in grain bran preserves food nearly as long as synthetic antioxidants currently used...

An Egg A Day (Might) Keep the Doctor Away

Finland—One egg every day may associate with a blood metabolite profile related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study...

Chewing Gum Effectively Delivers Some Vitamins

State College, PA--Chewing gum is an effective delivery system for water-soluble vitamins, suggests research published in the Journal of Functional Foods and reported on by...

Study: Choline May Provide Transgenerational Protection Against Alzheimer’s

Phoenix, AZ—Arizona State University said in a press release that researchers at their Biodesign Institute found choline supplementation may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease...

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