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2011-02-03 15:30:00

SUDBURY, Mass., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quercegen Pharmaceuticals LLC, producer of plant-based nutrients for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries and creator of Q-Force(TM), was notified that its QU995(TM), The World's Purest Quercetin(TM), received GRAS ("Generally Recognized As Safe") notified status on November 22, 2010 under U.S. Food and Drug Administration GRAS Inventory Number GRN 341. A copy of the comprehensive safety dossier submitted to the FDA by Quercegen can...

2010-12-08 07:07:00

BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking orange juice every day may have important heart health benefits. A recent study published online in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that consuming about two cups of 100 percent orange juice every day for one month significantly lowered diastolic blood pressure among men who were slightly overweight, but otherwise healthy.(1) Improvements also were seen in other indicators of cardiovascular health, notably better...

2010-12-02 07:00:00

HARBIN, China, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Botanic Pharmaceutical Inc. (NYSE Amex: CBP) ("China Botanic" or the "Company"), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of botanical products, bio-pharmaceuticals and traditional Chinese medicines ("TCM"), today announced that the Company's Siberian Ginseng (Acanthopanax) Total Flavonoids Extract ("Siberian Ginseng Flavonoids Extract") was awarded the third prize by the recently held Heilongjiang Province Science and...

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2010-11-03 14:45:40

With the demand for organically produced food increasing, scientists are reporting new evidence that organically grown onions, carrots, and potatoes generally do not have higher levels of healthful antioxidants and related substances than vegetables grown with traditional fertilizers and pesticides. Their study appears in ACS' bi-weekly Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. In the study, Pia Knuthsen and colleagues point out that there are many reasons to pay a premium for organic food...

2010-08-18 06:50:00

ERLANGER, Ky., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- WILD Flavors, Inc. (WILD) is excited to announce the creation of a new line of featured flavors. These new flavor creations cover a wide array of flavor profiles, adding a delightful, enticing and fresh taste. Designed to be used in a variety of beverage and food applications, our flavors pair perfectly with our Health Ingredient Technology & Solutions - H.I.T.S.(R) line of functional, efficacious ingredients. Featured Flavors for WILD's Health...

2010-07-13 02:36:36

Consuming more vitamin E through the diet appears to be associated with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Oxidative stress"”damage to the cells from oxygen exposure"”is thought to play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, according to background information in the article. Experimental data suggest that antioxidants, nutrients that help repair this...

2010-07-12 06:30:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New research has found that people who consume relatively high amounts of flavonols have a lower risk of stroke. Tea was most likely the major contributor of flavonols in the diet, ranging from 30 percent (US) to 70 percent (the Netherlands) of the total intake. Flavonols are a subclass of flavonoids. Flavonoids are dietary compounds found in tea, wine, cocoa, fruit and vegetables. They contribute significantly to taste, color and possibly...

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2010-05-06 13:26:48

Johns Hopkins researchers discover pathway in mice for epicatechin's apparent protective effect Researchers at Johns Hopkins have discovered that a compound in dark chocolate may protect the brain after a stroke by increasing cellular signals already known to shield nerve cells from damage. Ninety minutes after feeding mice a single modest dose of epicatechin, a compound found naturally in dark chocolate, the scientists induced an ischemic stroke by essentially cutting off blood supply to the...

2010-03-18 06:00:00

PROVO, Utah, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Tahitian Noni International (TNI) announced the introduction of Tahitian Noni® Extra(TM)- a new bioactive beverage that provides the broadest range of iridoids of any Tahitian Noni® product - with 16 different iridoids. Age, stress, and extreme physical activity take a toll on the body. Tahitian Noni Extra delivers a potent blend of noni, blueberry, and olive iridoids that boosts energy and endurance, supports...

2010-03-12 09:39:00

TORONTO, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Long known to be beneficial in heart disease, diabetes and some cancers, a new study finds a specific green tea extract may delay or prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. A. Holliday & Company's "Teawell 50," is a 50 percent pure extraction of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) - a flavonoid which is the most potent of four major catechins in green tea. Sponsored by A. Holliday & Company, the study was performed by Dr. Stephane Bastianetto at the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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