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What is L-Carnitine?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

L-Carnitine is a nutrient that is derived from the amino acids lysine and methionine. Its name is derived from the fact that it was first isolated from meat (carnus). L-Carnitine is not considered a dietary essential because it is synthesized in the body. The body produces carnitine in the liver and kidneys and stores it in …Read More

Vitamin E: What is the health risk of too much vitamin E?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

The health risk of too much vitamin E is low.

A recent review of the safety of vitamin E in the elderly indicated that taking vitamin E supplements for up to four months at doses of 530 mg or 800 IU (35 times the current RDA) had no significant effect on general health, b …Read More

Vitamin C May Protect Older Adults Against Fractures

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

In a study involving 366 older men and 592 older women (mean age: 75 years), subjects with the greatest vitamin C intake (highest tertile) were found to have significantly fewer hip fractures and non-vertebral fractures a …Read More

Omega 3 (Fish Oil) and Diabetes

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Although, there has been some controversy regarding the effect of omega-3 fatty acids in diabetes, scientific experts and research studies appear to support the use of fish oil supplementation for patients with type 2 diabetes, suggesting a positive effect on triglyceride levels and no adverse effect on glyc …Read More

Omega 3 and Bipolar Disorder Clinical Trial at Harvard Medical School

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Omega 3 fatty acids in bipolar disorder was recently conducted by Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.

BACKGROUND: Omega3 fatty acids may inhibit neuronal signal transduc …Read More

Omega 3: Pharmaceutical Grade?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

There are several fish oil supplements that are marketing themselves as being “Pharmaceutical Grade” implying that “Pharmaceutical Grade” fish oil supplements are the only fish oil supplements with a more potent fish oil and the only fish oil supplements free of mercury and other toxic substances.

This is g …Read More

The Omega-3 you may be taking to help prevent Heart Disease can also lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

UCLA neuroscientists have shown for the first time that a diet high in the omega-3 fatty acid DHA helps protect the brain against the memory loss and cell damage caused by Alzheimer's disease. The new research suggests that a DHA-rich diet may lower one's risk of Alzheimer …Read More

Timed-release melatonin may improve sleep quality and morning alertness in insomnia patients with NO withdrawal effects

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

In a randomized, placebo-controlled, multi-center study involving 170 primary insomnia outpatients (aged 55 years or older), treatment with prolonged-release melatonin (2 mg/d) for a period of 3 weeks was …Read More

How Much Vitamin D Should I Take And Is Vitamin D Toxic?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

In a recent Expert Interview on VitaSearch.com with Stefan Pilz, M.D. and author of “Association of Vitamin D Deficiency with Heart Failure and Sudden …Read More

Healthy vision. Just $1.50 a week?

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Lutein is often hailed as a possible way to protect eyes from macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. Researchers at Harvard found eating 6mg of lutein a day (roughly 1/4 cup cooked spinach) lowered the odds of macular degeneration by 43%. Acco …Read More