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Role of Folate in Healthy Human Brain Function

B vitamins are critical for the production of neurotransmitters in the brain.

Insufficiency is associated with cognitive decline.1-3

Folate has a number of mechanisms by which it can enhance cognitive performance. These include lowering inflammation and reducing homocysteine.1,4

Elevated homocysteine and chronic inflammation are linked to degenerative brain disorders.

Perhaps the most far-reaching implication of folate in the brain is its ability to modify gene expression.1

This means that folate plays a role in turning a gene “on” or “off.”


Public Education - Secrets to youthful bone and joints

Caleb our Dietician, discussing with participants on “Secrets to Youthful Bones & Joints”.


Carnosine, Cataracts, and Visual Clarity

Cataracts cause about half of all cases of blindness worldwide.1,2

By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, or will have undergone surgery to remove them.3

Researchers have been investigating two different but related forms of the nutrient carnosine to help slow the development of cataracts as well as improve visual performance of cataract-affected eyes.


Public Education - Digestive cancers and cancer-preventive diet

Together with Dr. Melvin Look, consultant general surgeon of PanAsia Surgical Group, Caleb our Dietician, discussing with the members of Orchid Country Club on digestive cancers and cancer-preventive diet.


Life Extension Magazine Sept/Oct 2018
Life Extension Magazine Sept/Oct 2018 ..

Vitafoods Asia 2018

Activa, lead by Valerie Marin, Regional Director, exhibited and shared with visitors on how their use pharmaceutical micro-granules revolutionized the herbal industry in France.


Astaxanthin Slows Skin Deterioration
Aging skin is more than a cosmetic issue. It is a warning sign of loss to the skin’s integrity and functionality that can impact our overall health. Studies published last year show that astaxanthin—a carotenoid that gives the vibrant red color to salmon, krill, and shrimp1-3—also helps maintain skin function and structural integrity.4,5 Researchers have identified the ability of astaxanthin to address two different skin concerns: Wrinkles and loss of moisture from aging skin,4 and UV-induced skin damage, one of th..

At the heart of Activa products are microgranules, a patented pharmaceutical dosage form that allows for ultra-fast action of natural ingredients on the desired area. Check it out!


The Health Benefits of TMG: Homocysteine Reduction and More

Trimethylglycine (TMG), also known as betaine or glycine betaine, is a derivative of the amino acid glycine. The compound was originally discovered in sugar beets. It also occurs in such foods as quinoa, wheat bran and spinach. Trimethylglycine is made in the bodies of most organisms from the nutrient choline.


5 Workouts to Try, The Benefits Of Different Workouts and What Works Best For YOU

The good thing about workout programs is they’re individual and not universal. We all differ in fitness level, personality, lifestyle, and goals. Taking this into consideration, selecting the right workout program is an important part of our fitness journey. There’s a wide-variety of exercise modalities available to accommodate every individual and lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned athlete or newbie fitness enthusiast, there’s something for everyone. The best and most effective workout is one that you do consistently, enjoy, and works with your lifestyle and goals.
 


CoQ10: The Longevity Factor

Would you like to potentially add 9 years to your life expectancy? That's what research on the nutrient coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) implies is possible.1

CoQ10 is well known for its heart and vascular health benefits.2 By helping the cellular powerhouses known as mitochondria burn fuel more effectively, CoQ10 is able to protect not only the heart but every cell in your body.3


Public Education - The Top 6 Hidden Culprits of Chronic Heart Disease

Caleb our Dietician, discussing with participants on “The Top 6 Hidden Culprits of Chronic Heart Disease” and how to overcome them.


Life Extension Magazine Jul/Aug 2018
Life Extension Magazine Jul/Aug 2018 ..

Triple Threat: Maqui Berry Supports Glucose, Eyes, and Heart

Aristotelia chilensis is a species of tree that is native to the rainforests of Chile and southern Argentina. Its fruit is known as Chilean wineberry or maqui, which is used as food or consumed as a dietary supplement, primarily because of its high anthocyanin content.1

Along with açaí and goji berries, maqui berries are considered by many to be a “superfruit.” An analysis of the oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC, a measure of a food’s antioxidant property) of over 120 species and varieties of fruit produced within the south Andes determined that maqui along with two other fruits “largely outscored” all others.2


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