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2012-11-01 11:27:56

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When searching the pharmacy shelves, people looking for help to support healthy good cholesterol with a dietary supplement niacin may inaccurately associate the ingredient nicotinic acid with smoking cessation because it sounds like nicotine, warns leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA. In fact, nicotinic acid is the only...

2012-10-30 11:26:08

PHOENIX, Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Holistic pain management seeks to find treatment options to manage and treat pain in a way that works with the physiology of the body rather than against it. One very basic example of this is through identifying vitamin and nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin D is a vitamin that has large implications for treating chronic pain. In this article we will explore the role of vitamin D and how it can be used for holistic pain management. Vitamin D has...

2012-10-18 11:25:39

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, urges people seeking dietary supplement niacin to make informed choices when adding one to their daily health routine because some of them have not been clinically proven to support good cholesterol. "Cardiologists like me have been recommending dietary supplement Slo-Niacin(®)...

2012-09-19 11:51:49

Despite previous studies suggesting the contrary, statins (cholesterol-lowering drugs) may not prevent blood clots (venous thrombo-embolism) in adults, according to a large analysis by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. In 2009, an additional analysis of data from a randomized controlled trial called the JUPITER trial reported that the statin rosuvastatin halved the risk of venous thromboembolic events among apparently healthy adults. However, this finding...

2012-09-18 02:27:16

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many non-prescription dietary supplement niacins tout that they promote heart health on their labels, but the simple fact is that most do not have specific data for their brand to back their claims. Leading Cardiologist, Dr. Carl Lavie, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Prevention, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, New Orleans, LA, stresses the importance of doing your homework and learning how to read a dietary...

2012-09-11 12:40:01

Scientists at The University of Nottingham say adverse side-effects caused by the anti-parasitic drug quinine in the treatment of malaria could be controlled by what we eat. The research, carried out by Nottingham scientists on the University´s campuses in the UK and Malaysia, indicates that natural variation in our levels of the amino acid, tryptophan, has a marked bearing on how we respond to quinine treatment. It appears that the lower our levels of tryptophan the more likely it is...

2012-09-11 02:28:05

KFAR BARUCH, Israel, September 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Enzymotec [http://www.enzymotec.com ] Ltd. reports today that clinical trials for its lipid-based ingredient line for infant nutrition [http://www.enzymotec.com ] yielded positive results. This plan is part of a comprehensive business development strategy to develop and market directly or through its affiliated companies a line of products mimicking the vital lipids found in mother's milk, such as triglyceride,...

2012-09-05 21:16:37

American Heart Association rapid access journal report Taking vitamin D supplements to compensate for vitamin D deficiency didn't improve cholesterol – at least in the short term, according to new research in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, an American Heart Association journal. Researchers studied 151 people with vitamin D deficiency who received either a mega-dose (50,000 internationals units) of vitamin D3 or placebo weekly for eight weeks. Participants'...

2012-08-03 02:24:12

MIAMI, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eternal Lifestyles, Inc., a Miami-based digital marketing and healthy lifestyles consumer products company, today announced the introduction of its new Vitamins and Supplements product line. The Eternal Lifestyles Vitamins and Supplements product line has been developed for an array of health, beauty and wellness concerns. The vitamins and supplements are GMP Certified, and are made in the United States. Marketed under the name Eternal Nutraceuticals(TM),...

2012-07-16 02:23:43

IRVINE, Calif., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex® Corporation (OTCBB: CDXC), an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, and marketer of its branded, patented pterostilbene, pTeroPure®, announced today it has licensed exclusive rights to several patents related to the recently discovered vitamin found in milk,...