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Amino Acid Elicits GLP-1 Response

Posted September 16, 2013

The amino acid arginine improved glucose metabolism in lean and obese mice, by stimulating GLP-1 production and improving insulin secretion, researchers reported.

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Amino acid arginine a promising target for type-2 diabetes treatment

Posted September 11, 2013

Eating foods that include salmon nuts and eggs could be good therapy for diabetes finds new research. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen have discovered the amino acid arginine found in the foods improved the body’s ability to control glucose in mouse studies.

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Omega-3 and Arginine Supplementation for Postsurgical Patients with Head and Neck Cancer

Posted July 7, 2013

In a study of 37 postsurgical patients with head and neck cancer, omega-3 fatty acid and arginine-enhanced supplements administered over twelve weeks was found to improve blood protein concentrations (albumin, prealbumin, transferring) and lymphocyte levels.

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Arginine and Proline Enriched Diet May Speed Wound Healing in Diabetes

Posted November 16, 2012

Chronic wounds such as foot ulcers are a common problem for diabetics and are the cause of more than 80 percent of the lower leg amputations in these patients. There is currently no effective way to improve healing of these types of wounds, but new research offers hope.

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L-arginine dietary supplement prevents obesity-related diseases

Posted October 20, 2012

Obesity is linked to increased risk for metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and liver disorders. But a study in Food Function suggests that long term L-arginine supplementation may help improve these conditions in people who live with diet-induced obesity.

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This Miracle Antioxidant Could Be 10x More Powerful Than Resveratrol

Posted April 30, 2012

Theres a new kid on the block in the world of natural nutrients that promote optimal health and have a significant impact in preventing chronic disease development. Astaxanthin is a red-orange carotenoid pigment derived from microalgae, fish and crustaceans that can prevent and even treat conditions that progress from the negative effects of oxidative stress and antioxidant deterioration.

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Some Call It the World’s Best Antioxidant — Protecting Your Eyes, Brain, and Preventing Wrinkles

Posted April 30, 2012

Astaxanthin is recognized as one of the most potent and exciting antioxidants to emerge, and is backed by extensive and compelling evidence. Extracted from marine algae, astaxanthin is what makes gives flamingos and salmon their pink coloring after eating the algae.

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New Eye and Heart Benefits of Astaxanthin Discovered

Posted April 30, 2012

What is astaxanthin? Well, for starters, its a pigment that belongs to the carotenoid family and its what gives flamingos and salmon their vibrant orange-pink hue. It occurs naturally in certain microalgae, particularly Haematococcus pluvialis, which are the primary diet of flamingos, salmon, shrimp, lobster, krill, crabs, and other aquatic animals, therefore giving these animals their rich pigment.

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