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Nutraceuticals Exhibit Lipid-Lowering Properties

Posted March 4, 2014

In an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study involving 30 patients with moderate hyperlipidemia and metabolic syndrome, supplementation with a nutraceutical combination containing red yeast rice extract, berberine, policosanol, astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, and folic acid (“Armolipid Plus”) was found to be associated with a significant reduction in total cholesterol (-12.8%), and LDL cholesterol (-21.1%), similar to pravastatin (-16% and -22.6%, respectively), as well as leading to an increase in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (4.8%).

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Nutraceutical blend may ease dry eye symptoms: Study

Posted January 21, 2014

A combination of omega-3s and antioxidants may significantly reduce dry eye symptoms, including ‘scratchy’ eyes, eye redness, and blurry vision, according to a new study.

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Ordinary vegetables with extraordinary benefits

Posted April 30, 2012

Here are 10 anytime vegetables that are easy to cook, delicious, add colour to any meal and most importantly – provide you with the best of nutrition required in our daily lives. Here they are: 10 vegetables with extraordinary benefits.

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IADSA Lays Out the Science in Support of Supplements for Micronutrient Adequacy

Posted April 30, 2012

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations this week released a scientific publication detailing the role of food supplements in ensuring micronutrient adequacy for vulnerable groups around the world.

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The Role of Nutrition in Maintaining Good Eyesight

Posted April 30, 2012

The visual system the eyes, muscles, nerves and vision centers of the brain is one of the most complex and highly demanding systems of the body. More than 25% of the nutrition your body absorbs goes to feed the visual system. The visual system consumes one third of all the oxygen that you take in. Metabolism in the eyes is faster than anywhere else in the body. The concentration of vitamin C and other important nutrients is higher in the healthy eye than almost anywhere else in the body.

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Lettuce nutrition facts

Posted April 30, 2012

Crispy green/crimson-red colored lettuce is the most sought after leafy vegetable; be it your crunchy green salad or healthy vegetable sandwiches! Botanically this marvelous, nutrition rich leafy green belongs to the daisy family of Asteraceae. Scientific name: Lactuca sativa.

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Better nutrition makes for better sperm

Posted April 30, 2012

A pair of studies presented today at the 67th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) show a link between dietary patterns and semen parameters in men: in short, better nutrition makes for better semen.

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Understanding Whats in Your Mixed Greens

Posted April 30, 2012

In restaurants and grocery stores, we often see terms like mesclun greens or spring mix but what do these terms mean exactly, and how do the combinations affect the taste and nutritional profile of the greens?

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The Paleo Diet

Posted April 30, 2012

Over the years there have been many attempts to revolutionize the way that people eat to help enhance longevity live healthier lives. One of the diets that has begun a recent resurgence is the Paloe Diet. But is it a healthy diet?

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Nutrition and Lifestyle: Natural Aging

Posted April 30, 2012

Although aging is a lifelong process and involves your entire body, noticeable Aging can be reduced. Natural Aging is of course what we all experience and there is no denying the inevitable but steps can be taken to significantly hold back hand of time. Aging Naturally without the use of gimmick products and costly surgery is the goal and in the process of taking measured steps along the way, the Aging process will slow, sometimes dramatically.

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