Scientific Topics

Enhancing the Life Saving Benefits of Vitamin K
Recent studies have expanded our understanding of vitamin K. We've long known it to be essential for bone density along with heart health.1-3 One study found that people aged 55 and older with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 57% lower rate of death from coronary heart disease over 10 years—and a 26% lower rate of death from any cause.4 A 2017 study showed that people with the highest intake of vitamin K had a 22% lower rate of bone fractures.5 More ways..

Turn on Your Body’s Youth Switch
An enzyme called AMPK is one of the body’s most powerful anti-aging tools. AMPK promotes regenerative pathways and acts in every cell to restore youthful function.1 Over time, AMPK activity declines. The result is accelerated aging. AMPK activation in animal models contributes to longer, healthier lifespans.1-3 Two low-cost nutrients have demonstrated potent AMPK-activating effects. By taking steps to activate AMPK, it becomes possible to enhance youthful functionality throughout our body. AMPK: A “Youth Switch” Note: AMPK is the acronym for: adenosi..

Nutrients to Charge up Brain Function
Nootropics are compounds that enhance cognition and facilitate learning. They differ from nutrients that protect against brain aging. Nootropics are for people seeking to improve brain processing speed and mental alertness. Nutrients with nootropic properties have become popular for people of all ages to improve thinking speed and accuracy. Nootropics Tune Up Your Mind Nootropics are a different type of brain and cognition supplement. Their goal is to boost cognitive performance now. Nootropics are meant to improve and recall recent and old memories. Nootropic compounds bo..

Fish Oil that is Good for You and the Ocean
Oceans are teeming with life, beauty, and mystery — magnificent worlds that are so different from our lives on land. The ocean is said to be Earth’s life support: we rely on it to help us regulate the climate, absorb CO2, and provide the primary protein for 3 billion people around the world. Many of us enjoy eating fish and have access to many kinds of fish at the market and when dining out. We may also choose to supplement our diets with fish oil—perfect for people who don’t love to eat fish but want its benefits. Unfortunately, poorly managed and industrial fish..

Vitamin C: Critical Role in Immune Health
We’ve heard it all our lives: Vitamin C fights colds. That’s partially true. Some human studies show that taking vitamin C can lessen the severity and duration of the common cold.1 What’s irrefutable is the role that vitamin C plays in maintaining immune function.2-4 The ABCs of Vitamin C Vitamin C is an essential nutrient in humans.2 Without it we die. Humans don’t internally produce vitamin C like most animals. It must be obtained from diet or other external sources. Severe vitamin C deficiency—medically known as scurvy2—causes..

How Ionic Zinc Can Stop Colds Fast
Common colds are the most common human infection.1 Based on research published in the 1980s, many people know to start popping zinc lozenges. But not all zinc is the same. Many cold lozenges feature different forms of zinc that are not the most effective choice. The specific kind of zinc lozenge that has shown the most consistent benefit is one that slowly releases ionic zinc. Taken at the earliest sign of symptoms, it can protect against a cold developing and shorten the duration of a cold by seven days.2,3 What’s critical is to initiate zinc lozenges as soon as the fi..

Euglena – One Unique Microalgae that Enhances Immunity in Multiple Ways
Every day, there are billions of flu-causing viruses and other microbes crawling and creeping around us. They are constantly looking for the perfect opportunity to invade our body and devour our health or even lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that influenza has resulted in between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths every year since 2010. Although the current atmosphere is frightful, our body is actually created with the power to ward off colds, flu and infections. When our immunity is stimulated and supported with the right nutrients, the d..

Immune-Boosting Effects of Melatonin
Melatonin has long been thought of as the “sleep hormone.” It regulates circadian rhythms, the body’s internal biological clock, which can improve sleep patterns. That’s important for optimal health. Inadequate sleep has a well-documented negative impact on immune health, increasing susceptibility to infectious diseases and cancer.1-3 But melatonin does much more. Melatonin provides vital support to the immune system, helping coordinate immune responses to defend against a wide variety of threats, including viruses.4-6 Internal ..

Ease Arthritis with Type II Collagen
Nearly 24% of U.S. adults suffer from arthritis.1 One type, osteoarthritis, is a leading cause of disability worldwide.2 Arthritis was once considered an unavoidable result of wear and tear on the joints. But scientists discovered a way to combat the structural degeneration that marks osteo-arthritis. They did this by supplying the same type of collagen that is the main component of joint cartilage. The name of this compound is undenatured type II collagen. Clinical trials show that this specific collagen can improve joint pain, joint function, and quality of life, while helping..

Dangers of an Omega-6 to Omega-3 Imbalance
Scientists studying the diets of our ancestors have made an interesting and shocking finding: In ancient times, people ate a diet that adhered much more closely to an ideal, balanced 4:1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.1 Today, the average intake of omega-6s is vastly higher. The amount of omega-6 fats ingested compared to omega-3s has surged as high as 20 to 1.1 This imbalance in our fatty-acid intake is a contributor to the most common age-related diseases. The problem with modern diets is excess consumption of omega-6 fats and deficient intake of omega-3s. A combined..

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