Scientific Topics

An Innovative Approach to Stopping Colds and Flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 56,000 people a year die from flu-related illnesses.1 During the 2015-2016 flu season 310,000 people were hospitalized due to flu-related illnesses.2

Colds and the flu are often treated with a variety of medications designed to reduce symptoms but that have no ability to activate the body’s own immune response to fend off invading bacteria or viruses.

Scientists wanted to find a way to stop the common cold and flu before they take hold.


Oral Extract Prevents UV-Induced DNA Skin Damage

Skin cancer accounts for 40% of all human malignancies.1

Over 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers are caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure.2

UV causes skin cancer by damaging cell DNA, inhibiting DNA repair, and impeding the removal of aged cells that cannot be repaired.3-5

Scientists have identified a plant extract that—taken orally prior to sun exposure—inhibits UV-triggered DNA damage.6,7


Targeted Blood-Sugar Control

A staggering number of Americans suffer from a disorder called “metabolic syndrome” that is characterized by a combination of:1

  • High blood sugar
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels

Those with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for heart attack, stroke, type II diabetes and early death.2


A Natural Alternative to Coffee

Each morning, about 64% of adult Americans consume at least one cup of coffee.1

The brain responds by releasing noradrenaline that provides a quick energy boost. This is often followed by a “caffeine letdown” whereby noradrenaline in the brain is depleted and subsequent coffee fails to provide sufficient mental boost.


Arterial Plaque Rupture

Most people are aware that a buildup of plaque in coronary arteries leads to heart disease, the cause of more American deaths than any other ailment.

But few know that not all arterial plaque is the same. There is hard (calcified) plaque and soft (noncalcified) plaque.


  Multi-Pronged Attack Against Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is a joint disease caused by trauma, obesity, or most often a consequence of normal aging.

The most affected area in osteoarthritis is joint cartilage.

Cartilage consists of smooth tissue that covers the ends of bones in joints such as the knee, hip, and wrist. When cartilage is properly functioning, your bones effortlessly glide over each other with each movement. Cartilage also helps your joints absorb the impact of movement.


The National Magnesium Crisis

The medical community does not yet understand the life-sustaining properties of magnesium.

In today’s world of high drug prices, it’s hard for physicians to conceive how an inexpensive mineral can provide such diverse health benefits.


Major Advance in Intestinal Health

Probiotics are emerging as enormously popular health supplements.

When one ingests a probiotic, they add bacteria to their digestive tract that produce benefits ranging from alleviating intestinal distress to strengthening immunity.


Hidden Factor Behind Kidney Disease Epidemic

In a new report authored by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, people who use proton pump inhibiting drugs to treat heartburn (acid reflux) are at a 20% to 50% increased risk for developing chronic kidney disease.


Relief from Common Digestive Distress

Do you remember how easy it was in youth to consume a high-calorie meal and suffer no unpleasant aftereffects?

One reason we internally managed foods so easily back in those days were the massive amounts of digestive juices we produced that efficiently broke down foods for healthy absorption.


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