Latest Quercetin Stories

2009-01-31 13:44:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent episode of 60 Minutes, newsman Morley Safer was mistakenly led by researchers to believe the only current way to add more healthy years to one's lifespan is to drink impossible amounts of red wine (1000 bottles a day) or wait for a drug company to invent a magic pill based on resveratrol, a substance found in the skin of grapes and concentrated in red wine. What 60 Minutes viewers weren't told was that Longevinex(R), a leading dietary...

2008-12-27 12:06:00

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the latest science, resveratrol pill users are best advised to consume modest doses of resveratrol plus an array of antioxidant molecules as typically provided in 3 to 5 glasses of aged, red wine, rather than resveratrol alone. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080603/LATU039 ) The most recent study shows mega-dose resveratrol alone fails to prolong the life of laboratory mice. In fact, mega-doses shortened...

2008-09-10 06:00:08

SAN DIMAS, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- While the red wine molecule resveratrol (rez-vair-ah-trawl) has recently attracted scientific and public attention as a longevity molecule that allegedly mimics the effects of a calorie-restricted diet, the science surrounding this molecule has taken a dramatic turn in recent months, according to Bill Sardi, spokesperson for Longevinex(R) (long-jev-in-ex), a major brand resveratrol supplement. (Photo:...

2008-09-03 14:37:17

Quercetin fights off flu in mouse study Mice given quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, were less likely to contract the flu, according to a study published by The American Physiological Society. The study also found that stressful exercise increased the susceptibility of mice to the flu, but quercetin canceled out that negative effect. Quercetin, a close chemical relative of resveratrol, is present in a variety of fruits and vegetables, including red...

2008-08-09 03:00:24

By Owens, Daniel K Alerding, Anne B; Crosby, Kevin C; Bandara, Aloka B; Westwood, James H; Winkel, Brenda S J The genome of Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) contains five sequences with high similarity to FLAVONOL SYNTHASE1 (AtFLS1), a previously characterized flavonol synthase gene that plays a central role in flavonoid metabolism. This apparent redundancy suggests the possibility that Arabidopsis uses multiple isoforms of FLS with different substrate specificities to mediate the...

2008-06-27 09:02:19

By Barry Nelson 1. Nature's alternative to Botox Strawberries are your skin's best friend, packed full of anti-ageing antioxidants. Not only do the nutrients improve circulation to the skin which results in a youthful and attractive glow, they protect against sun damage, one of the major culprits for premature ageing of the skin. 2. Burn fat and lose weight Strawberries are one of the top fat- burning foods. If you want to lose weight, ensure that berries are part of your daily diet. A...

2008-05-29 19:30:00

The study is the first to find that plant components called flavonoids may prevent disease Tobacco smokers who eat three servings of fruits and vegetables per day and drink green or black tea may be protecting themselves from lung cancer, according to a first-of-its-kind study by UCLA cancer researchers. UCLA researchers found that smokers who ingested high levels of natural chemicals called flavonoids in their diet had a lower risk of developing lung cancer, an important finding since more...

2007-04-04 15:00:10

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- NFI Consumer Products, an innovative consumer products company that researches, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes health, nutrition and beauty supplements, today announced that its Resvinatrol Complete(TM) antioxidant supplement is the first complete antioxidant "red wine alternative" to come to market, and is now available across the United States. Resvinatrol Complete(TM) is the first supplement on the market to harness the...

2007-02-15 15:00:17

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A study funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and recently released by researchers at Appalachian State University showed that the natural, plant-based flavonoid antioxidant quercetin reduced illness and helped maintain mental performance in physically-stressed test subjects. The clinical study was double-blind and placebo-controlled, and involved 40 test subjects who were subjected to extreme physical stress...

2006-08-02 10:35:00

NEW YORK -- Compounds found in curry and onions may help prevent colon cancer in those at risk, according to findings from a small study released this week. In the study, patients with pre-cancerous polyps in the colon who took a pill containing a combination of curcumin, which is found in the curry spice turmeric, and quercetin, an antioxidant found in onions, experienced a marked reduction in both the size and number of polyps. "We believe this is the first proof of principle that these...

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