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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...

2010-12-23 17:52:44

A study was carried out to examine the extent to which quercetin and trans-resveratrol (RSV) prevented inflammation or insulin resistance in primary cultures of human adipocytes treated with tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-a)"”an inflammatory cytokine elevated in the plasma and adipose tissue of obese, diabetic individuals. Cultures of human adipocytes were pretreated with quercetin and trans-RSV followed by treatment with TNF-a. Subsequently, gene and protein markers of inflammation and...

2010-12-20 11:12:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- FRS® Healthy Energy® takes over Manhattan this winter by fueling New York with its ready-to-drink beverages and energy chews through two mobile pop-up trucks, street teams, pedicabs, and additional branded elements integrated throughout the city. FRS Fuels NYC will energize locals and visitors alike by offering product samples designed to provide sustained energy, help enhance fitness, and support immune function....

2010-12-14 01:06:47

Understanding how lignin building blocks are transported could break down barriers to biofuel production One big challenge in converting plants to biofuels is that the very same molecules that keep plants standing up make it hard to break them down. Now scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory are unraveling details of how plant cells' structural supports - their cell walls - are made, with the hope of finding ways to change their composition for more...

2010-11-09 05:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeking to bring the benefits of a hydroxytyrosol-rich improved formulation to more Malaysian consumers, Dr. Roberto Crea, founder and CEO of CreAgri® Inc., recently launched Olivenol Plus in Kuala Lumpur. A stronger formula of already popular Olivenol(TM) Livin' products present on the Malaysian market, the new line of dietary supplements is the result of CreAgri's latest safety and scientific research in the field of olive...