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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

Guggul: A natural product that lowers cholesterol

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Guggul, an extract from the resin of the mukul myrrh tree (Commiphora mukul), has been used since 600 BC in Ayurvedic medicine to treat obesity and lipid disorders. Guggulipid, an ethyl acetate extract of this resin, is used to treat hyperlipidemia in India and is also available in the US. A 2002 study eval …Read More

FDA says Omega-3 supplements can put heart benefits on label

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that supplements containing Omega-3 fatty acids can make the claim on their label that they help reduce the risk of heart disease. This new, approved claim reads as follows: “Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and …Read More

L-Carnitine References

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

Borum PR, Bennett SG.
Carnitine as an essential nutrient.
J Am Coll Nutr 1986;5:177-82.

Brass EP.
Supplemental carnitine and exercise.
Am J Clin Nutr 2000;72:618S-23S.

De Vivo DC, et al.
L-carnitine supplementaion in childhood epilepsy: current perspectives.
Epilepsia 1998;39:1216-25.

Fraenkel G, Friedmann S.
Carnitine.
V …Read More

L-Carnitine and coenzyme Q10

Posted by James on 04/30/2017 | Comment

The discussion of the effects of L-Carnitine will not be complete without mentioning the unique and important metabolic interrelationship and synergy between carnitine and coenzyme Q10 in their primary functions in the body. Carnitine is essential for delivering the fuel (fatty acids) to the mitochondrial matrix and coenzyme …Read More