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Supplementation with Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Coenzyme Q10, and Vitamin E Augment Running Performance and Mitochondrial Function

Posted April 25, 2013

In a placebo-controlled study involving mice, administration of an antioxidant cocktail consisting of alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin E, and coenzyme Q10 was found to lead to significantly superior running performance in untrained female mice, while having no such benefit on trained mice.

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Run or Walk: Gains in Heart Health Similar

Posted April 7, 2013

Walking and running have about the same health benefits, researchers found – you just have to walk more to get them. Spending the same amount of energy yielded similar reductions in the risks of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and coronary heart disease, according to Paul Williams, PhD, of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif., and Paul Thompson, MD, of Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Conn.

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Vitamin C Helps Marathon Runners Reduce Risk Of Catching A Cold

Posted February 14, 2013

An updated review of placebo-controlled trials on Vitamin C and the common cold finds the vitamin may help people under heavy physical stress, such as marathon runners and skiers, to reduce their risk of catching a cold.

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Benefits of Sage: 5 Ways to Use Sage as Medicine

Posted April 30, 2012

Sage is not your ordinary herb. Like many in the mint family, sage (Salvia officinalis) has a distinct scent and hardiness that allows it to bloom year after year. Sage leaves are grayish-green due to the fine white hairs that cover the leaves. The leaves feel soft, almost velvety and emit a spicy, yet pleasant aroma when bruised. These leaves have healing properties and can be used for a variety of health concerns.

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