Category Archives: antioxidants

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

IN BRIEF: CoEnzyme Q10 Shown To Decrease Fibromyalgia Pain

The journals “Nutrition” [1] and Anti Oxidant Redox [2] recently published articles on the benefits of CoEnzyme Q10 (CoQ10) against Fibromyalgia (FM). The team of researchers is essentially the same in both articles: Cordero MD et al.  What is CoQ10? CoQ10 is a quinone organic compound that  transfers electrons through Reduction/Oxidation …Read the Rest

On TBARS and Other Measurements of Your Body’s Oxidation

On TBARS and Other Measurements of Your Body’s Oxidation

For the folks who want to know if their antioxidant supplementation is doing what it ought to, there are several ways to measure the oxidation level of the lipids in your blood. For that purpose, there are some chemical reactions that tell the tale. They occur when “assays”, or chemical …Read the Rest

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

8 Nutrients For The Prevention of Heart Disease

MND: Nutrition is always a substantial part of the prevention of disease. Heart disease is no exception. We follow here 8 of these nutrients that have been shown in at least one study to have heart health benefits. Here they are:  Lycopene, Cocoa, Zinc, Soy , vitamin B12, Fish oil, Onions, …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation  For  Women  Could Be Risky

IN BRIEF: Iron Supplementation For Women Could Be Risky

The titles of  the article of the Archive of Internal Medicine on older women and supplementation [1] is misleading. The main culprit  seems to be iron supplementation. Quoting: “…mortality risk…….. is strongest with supplemental iron… In contrast to the findings of many studies, calcium is associated with decreased risk.” The …Read the Rest

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

Healing Antioxidants: From Food or Supplements? Part (II)

This is part II of  “Should we obtain our antioxidants from food or from supplements?”   We will address the main questions about the consumption of antioxidant supplements, the pills and capsules containing some form of the particular antioxidant desired, Vitamin C, Glutathione,  etc. We will now discuss the many …Read the Rest

Should we obtain our  antioxidants from food, or from supplements?: Part (I): The Food Antioxidants

Should we obtain our antioxidants from food, or from supplements?: Part (I): The Food Antioxidants

Antioxidant supplements are big business: As of 1999  in the US [1], the vitamin C  market was worth $843 Million; the Vitamin E  market $731 Million. Quoting Nutraceutical World [2]:  “…Overall, for the estimated $25 billion U.S. dietary supplement industry, the prognosis is good, very good…[for expansion]”  That was in 2010. …Read the Rest

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

Broccoli and cauliflower phytochemical can ‘target’ prostate cancer cells and help prevention

“MND: An study posted in nutraingredients [1] shows that an extract of broccoli has beneficial effects against prostate cancer in particular. The original paper appears in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research [2] . When we hear extract, several questions pop-up: What extract(s)?: Sulforaphane, which is one of the main phytochemicals How concentrated? …Read the Rest

Cocoa: The story gets better all the time!

Cocoa: The story gets better all the time!

MND: A study on the properties of cocoa shows potential as a carbohydrate blocker. This means that cocoa polyphenols might help in weight management! MND:Ok, so the study was sponsored by Hershey….But still, cocoa’s polyphenols have been shown to be beneficial. We are talking here about high coaoa content chocolate …Read the Rest

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

Limitations of red wine’s resveratrol restorative capacity against tobacco smoke

MND: The benefits of Resveratrol on the cardiovascular system have been evaluated by a Canadian study on pigs. The pigs were exposed to Environmental Tobacco Smoke ETS for 14-days. (Doesn’t sound that long) MND: Then the following cardiovascular function were evaluated Endothelial function (flow-mediated dilation), The endothelium is the inner …Read the Rest

Antioxidants Tied to Lower Stroke Risk

Antioxidants Tied to Lower Stroke Risk

MND: Medpage has posted an article discussing the benefits of antioxidants for stroke prevention. The main points of this post , itself  based on an article of the Journal of Nutrition are as follows: Vitamin C : “.. Participants consuming the highest amounts of vitamin C had a reduced risk of ischemic stroke..”,but other  …Read the Rest

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