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Svetol by Naturex Proven Effective For Weight Loss and Toning

Posted December 16, 2013

For more than 20 years, Naturex has been a leader in manufacturing natural botanical ingredients. Thanks to its global sourcing program, Naturex is able to consistently introduce groundbreaking extracts, such as Svetol, the most scientifically studied and proven green coffee bean (GCB) extract for weight loss. This natural ingredient harnesses the benefits of coffee, in a plant concentrate, and provides proven effectiveness for slimming and body toning.

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West African sorghum extract again shows immune health benefits

Posted December 10, 2013

An extract from West African sorghum may provide immune benefits, according to a new study people with HIV but with broader health management potential.

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Omega-3s, Botanicals for Joint Health

Posted December 13, 2012

Natural compounds can help manage joint health and arthritis via several different approaches with varying time frames for realizing benefits. Addressing inflammation and pain can be a quicker pursuit, as the mechanisms for inflammation are more easily reached than the inner components of joints, where there is no blood supply. Among the natural inflammatory compounds are omega-3 fatty acids, curcumin, boswellia and a handful of other botanicals.

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Botanical Compound Could Prove Crucial to Healing Influenza

Posted July 20, 2012

Building on previous work with the botanical abscisic acid,* researchers in the Nutritional Immunology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory (NIMML) have discovered that abscisic acid has anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs as well as in the gut. The results will be published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.

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Bacteria, herb among potential cancer killers

Posted July 16, 2012

While other teens were tinkering with electronics, Austin DeBreaux was cutting and pasting DNA to help create a potential cancer killer. LSU Health Shreveport researcher Lynn Harrison is testing a variation of the protein on which DeBreaux worked against head and neck cancer cells with a $350,000 National Cancer Institute grant. DeBreaux worked in Harrison’s lab through the Science & Medicine Academic Training program while in high school.

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6 Botanicals for Younger Skin

Posted May 22, 2012

These days, skin care is coming up roses — and daffodils, cornflowers and Echinacea. Here Prevention magazine provides six potent floral extracts that can cure a range of anti-aging skin care concerns, including calming sensitivity, zapping adult acne or firming skin.

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Effect of hawthorn standardized extract on flow mediated dilation in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults

Posted April 30, 2012

Hawthorn extract has been used for cardiovascular diseases for centuries. Recent trials have demonstrated its efficacy for the treatment of heart failure, and the results of several small trials suggest it may lower blood pressure. However, there is little published evidence to guide its dosing. The blood pressure lowering effect of hawthorn has been linked to nitric oxide-mediated vasodilation.

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