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2011-06-14 07:00:00

SEWICKLEY, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The benefits of resveratrol are well studied and documented in controlled scientific studies. It has been shown to slow down the aging process and help prevent age-related diseases including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and others. But to what extent are benefits being measurably realized by real people incorporating it into their daily lives? After receiving numerous customers' comments claiming enhanced athletic...

2011-06-09 14:05:18

'Be-MaGIC,' largest study of marathons world-wide, reveals positive effects on the immune system and against infection Many amateur athletes have long suspected what research scientists for the Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at Klinikum rechts der Isar have now made official: Documented proof, gathered during the world's largest study of marathons, "Be-MaGIC" (beer, marathons, genetics, inflammation and the cardiovascular...

2011-05-12 05:00:00

GENEVA, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Clear and credible," said one judge. "An Excellent, comprehensively completed submission," said another panelist. Overtaking many competitors, and analysts' expectations, CREAGRI®'s HIDROX(TM) took the Nutraceutical Industry by storm on May 11, 2011 in Geneva at the Nutraceutical Business Technology Awards ceremony. Held in parallel to Vitafoods' Europe Expo, the NBT Award is the recognition of the decade long leading role that...

2011-04-06 16:37:00

CORALVILLE, Iowa, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnaclife announces an exciting advancement in the effects of Olivamine and Olivamine10 on cells. Earlier this week, AGE Magazine published an article submitted by research scientists from the University of Iowa. The article is titled "MnSOD activity regulates hydroxytyrosol-induced extension of chronological lifespan." The article finds that specific dosings of hydroxytyrosol, a key ingredient in Olivamine and Olivamine10, is scientifically...

2011-04-06 07:17:00

MILAN, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new comparative absorption study[1] published in the Journal of Natural Products Meriva®, an Indena proprietary formulation of curcumin with soy lecithin, has shown a marked increase of absorption in comparison to plain curcumin. In this randomized, double-blind, crossover study, a collaboration between USANA and Indena scientists, the plasma concentration of the three curcuminoids present in commercial curcumin (curcumin,...

2011-03-11 10:32:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to bring the benefits of hydroxytyrosol rich dietary supplement to more U.S. consumers, Dr. Roberto Crea, founder and CEO of CreAgri® Inc., and Chairman of CreAgri International, has launched Olivenol(TM) Plus 2X. A stronger formulation of the already popular Olivenol(TM) and Olivenol(TM) plus+, Olivenol(TM) Plus 2X delivers double the concentration of hydroxytyrosol and sets a new bar for any true natural,...

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2011-03-03 08:04:31

Scientists are reporting the first evidence that consumption of a healthful antioxidant substance in apples extends the average lifespan of test animals, and does so by 10 percent. The new results, obtained with fruit flies "” stand-ins for humans in hundreds of research projects each year "” bolster similar findings on apple antioxidants in other animal tests. The study appears in ACS's Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Zhen-Yu Chen and colleagues note that damaging...

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2011-03-03 08:01:40

Turmeric, a bright yellow spice from south Asia belonging to the ginger family, is the main ingredient in curries "” and ancient wisdom suggests that it's also good for your health. Taking this wisdom to the laboratory, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered that turmeric's active ingredient called curcumin amplifies the therapeutic activity of highly toxic anti-inflammatory drugs used to fight colon cancer when used at high doses. Dr. Shahar Lev-Ari of Tel Aviv University's...

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...

2011-01-19 13:20:39

Combination of sensory and molecular approaches identify receptor sensitive to anti-inflammatory compounds Scientists from the Monell Center and collaborators report that a receptor known as TRPA1 is activated by two structurally unrelated anti-inflammatory compounds. The first, oleocanthal, is a natural polyphenolic anti-inflammatory agent uniquely found in extra virgin olive oil; while the second, ibuprofen, is an over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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