Tag Archives: nutraceuticals

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

IN BRIEF: Vitamin K2’s MK-7 Form has More Bio-Availability than MK-4

This is a follow up on our previous post on nutraceuticals and heart disease[1] In a nutshell, vitamin K controls where the calcium is going to take hold. On the bone, where it should, or on endothelial (heart and blood vessels) tissues, where it should not. The consumption of vitamin K2 …Read the Rest

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

Direct Anti-Inflammatory Treatment Of Heart Disease: New Clinical Trial

The US National Institute of Health is launching a clinical trial (Phase III) for using Methotrexate as an anti-inflammatory for cardiovascular issues. Methotrexate has been used against cancer, some autoimmune disorders,  even abortion!   This is a very potent drug, what is the NIH ‘s drive for this clinical trial [1]? …Read the Rest

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

IN DEPTH: Is There A Role For Nutraceuticals In Heart Disease?

Heart disease falls  into several classes: Coronary disease is the most frequent [1], but valvular [2] is not far behind: Who doesn’t have a relative or friend who had some heart valve replaced or bypass surgery? Actually [2] is giving epidemiology statistics: “…Aortic valve sclerosis (aortic valve thickening and calcification) seem …Read the Rest

Mushrooms are not for taste only: Many are serious nutraceutics

Mushrooms are not for taste only: Many are serious nutraceutics

Mushrooms, fungi: Those words do not usually raise the attention. But it should, because many mushrooms have significant nutraceutical properties.  This curious sounding word means this nutrient has some medicinal properties.  Is there an ambivalent attitude about mushrooms because of the abhorrence of molds and other nasty fungi by the …Read the Rest

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