Scientific Topics

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..

Combat the Silent Dangers of High Uric Acid
Elevated blood levels of uric acid are present in about 21% of Americans.1 People frequently associate high uric acid levels with gout, yet many symptom-free individuals have elevated uric acid for years before getting their first gout attack.2 Gout is not the only manifestation of elevated uric acid blood levels. When uric acid levels are higher than optimal, there’s also an increased risk of coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, and early mortality.3-6 Excess uric acid can be caused by aging, adverse lifestyle habits, hypertension, diabetes, kidney problems, and ob..

How Magnesium Lowers Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. and worldwide.1,2 It’s been that way despite billions of dollars spent developing drugs and surgical treatments. But there’s a simple way to help lower the risk: increasing intake of the mineral magnesium.3,4 One large epidemiological study of older men showed that those with the highest magnesium blood levels had a 44% lower risk of heart failure than those with the lowest magnesium levels.5 Most Americans fail to consume enough magnesium. An estimated 64% of all men and 67% of all women are magne..

The Various Health-Promoting Benefits of Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC)
Polyenylphosphatidylcholine (PPC), also referred to as phosphatidylcholine, is a fat-soluble nutrient with many health-promoting benefits. These include protecting the liver, sustaining cardiovascular health, and supporting nervous system and gastrointestinal function. Dietary sources of PPC include soybeans, liver, oatmeal, cabbage, cauliflower, egg yolks, meat, and vegetables. PPC is an essential component in each of the body’s cell membranes, the dynamic surfaces on which cells carry out many of their biochemical activities. PPC is a phospholipid rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids..

Why People Supplement with B Vitamins?
B vitamins have numerous vital functions throughout the body. They aid in the assembly of your genetic blueprint, keep your nervous system healthy, turn food into energy, and more.1-13 Maintaining healthy B vitamin levels helps protect against problems ranging from cardiovascular disease and neurodegenerative disorders to UV-induced skin damage and vision loss. A deficiency in B vitamins is common for multiple reasons:14 They are not stored by the body. B vitamins are water-soluble and are quickly washed out of the body. They are impacted by low d..

Ginger and Turmeric Roots - A Formidable Anti-inflammatory Pair
Many disorders of advancing age are linked to a common problem: chronic inflammation. Inflammation damages tissues and contributes to a variety of ailments, including atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, arthritis, and cancer.1-4 If we can impede chronic inflammation, we may delay the onset of many age-related diseases. Scientists have discovered that two closely related plant roots, ginger and turmeric, have anti-inflammatory properties.5-9 Working together, the active components in these plants, such as gingero..

Let Food be Thy Cancer Avengers

According to the Singapore Cancer Registry Annual Registry Report 2015, around 35 new cancer cases are diagnosed every day. Through 2015 to 2017, the percentage of total death in Singapore contributed by cancers is ranked number 1 among other causes like stroke, heart diseases and diabetes, with 29.1% out of 20,905 death cases in the year of 2017. The alarming data necessitates the summon of avengers that can salvage us from cancer occurrence. Among the modifiable risk factors of cancers, dietary pattern is an important determinant in influencing cancer occurrence.

Maximize Green Tea's Health Benefits

Validation of the whole-body benefits of green tea continues to grow.1-6

A human study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that consuming 5 or more cups of green tea daily was associated with a 26% lower risk of cardiovascular death.1

A meta-analysis found that for every 500 ml-per-day increase in green tea consumption (about 3 cups), the risk of cognitive disorders decreased 29%.2

Anti-Aging Mechanisms of NAD+

Scientists are discovering new ways that NAD+ facilitates healthy longevity.1-3

NAD+ levels markedly decline with age, creating an energy deficit that decreases the body’s ability to retain youthful function.4

To give you an idea how impactful NAD+ can be, by age 50 a typical person may have only half the NAD+ they did in youth. By age 80, NAD+ levels drop to only 1% to 10% expressed in youth.

Deficiency of NAD+ predisposes us to accelerated aging and impedes our ability to fully benefit from resveratrol.

Fortunately, it is easy to restore your cellular NAD+ to higher ranges.

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