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Phytonutrients

Chemical composition and antioxidant capacities of phytococktail extracts from trans-Himalayan cold desert

Posted October 10, 2013

Himalayan plants are widely used in traditional system of medicine both as prophylactics and therapeutics for high altitude maladies. Our aim was to evaluate the antioxidant capacities and bioactive compounds of methanol and n-hexane extracts of the phytococktail comprising of sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides), apricot (Prunus armeniaca) and roseroot (Rhodiola inbricata) from trans-Himalaya.

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New Research Emerging Around Role for Phytonutrients in Oats

Posted October 2, 2013

Oats may deserve the well-earned status of “super grain”, according to research presented at the American Association of Cereal Chemists International annual meeting, being held this week in Albuquerque, NM. World-renowned grain researchers presented compelling data to support the important role that oats can play in improving diet quality and supporting human health.

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Plant Phytonutrients Alter Genes that Halt Cancer Progression

Posted December 19, 2012

Plants contain thousands of natural compounds that science has shown benefit human health and shield us against chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia and cancer. There are still thousands of yet unidentified chemical compounds in plants and vegetables we consume that likely work in synergy with existing phytonutrients that provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits to promote healthy metabolism and cellular homeostasis.

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Plant phytonutrients shown to alter genes that halt cancer metastasis

Posted September 18, 2012

Plants contain thousands of natural compounds that science has shown benefit human health and shield us against chronic diseases ranging from heart disease and stroke to diabetes, dementia and cancer. There are still thousands of

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What is Pycnogenol? The Many Health Benefits of Pine Bark Extract

Posted April 30, 2012

Pycnogenol (pronounced, pic-NOJ-en-ol) is a trademarked name for an extract made by Horphag Research from the bark of Pinus pinaster, a French pine tree. It has been gaining recent attention due to its many scientifically proven benefits. Studies have shown it can effectively treat dozens of health issues, including high blood pressure, erectile dysfunction, ADHD, circulatory disorders, diabetes, menstrual pain, and eye problems.

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Pine bark extract shows brain health benefits: Study

Posted April 30, 2012

Daily supplements of a French maritime pine bark extract may enhance mental performance, according to a new study with Italian university students.

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French Maritime Pine Bark Extract May Improve Cognitive Function, Attention, and Mental Performance in Students

Posted April 30, 2012

In a study involving 53 healthy university students between the ages of 18 and 27 years, supplementation with French maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol

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