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All About Vitamin E

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Image by Ella Olsson (more info) Vitamin E is part of a large family composed of tocopherols and tocotrienols. While alpha-tocopherol is officially recognized as E vitamin, it occurs as alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocopherol, and alpha, beta, gamma, delta tocotrienol. This vitamin plays a number of roles in the body, but its function as an […]

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How Carnosine Protects Against Age-Related Disease

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By Edward R. Rosick, DO, MPH, MS Proteins are the building blocks of life. Comprising amino acid chains, proteins serve both structural and functional roles within the human body. Structural proteins such as collagen give support to bones, tendons, and skin, while functional proteins known as enzymes catalyze life-sustaining biochemical reactions throughout the body. As […]

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Glutathione: How to Boost Your Levels of this Critical Antioxidant

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Stewart Lonky, M.D. Have you ever heard of glutathione? If not, I’d suggest you educate yourself on this important antioxidant. This natural antioxidant is protective from damage and regulates many important functions, including cell proliferation. It is, in fact, our cells’ most abundant antioxidant. Glutathione also assists in the synthesis of genetic material and proteins and activates gene […]

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Sleep: Can You Minimize Oxidative Stress with Proper Sleep?

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By Maylin Rodriguez-Paez, RN   Losing sleep? You could also be losing your brain cells, according to a new study [1]. Don’t Take Sleep for Granted Losing a couple of hours of sleep occasionally is probably not going to hurt you but chronic sleep deprivation could potentially damage your brain. Also, making up for lost […]

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Resveratrol: Growing Evidence Links Resveratrol to Extended Life Span

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Mechanisms by Which Resveratrol May Extend Life Today, scientists around the world are studying resveratrol to determine how it helps fight aging and prolong life span. Current evidence suggests that it exerts antioxidant effects, boosts energy production, and favorably alters patterns of gene expression. Oxidative stress is implicated in numerous disease processes and in aging […]

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The Antioxidant Power of Astaxanthin

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Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants among the carotenoids. It’s a pigment found in salmon, shrimp, and other foods. Scientific investigation into astaxanthin’s health-associated properties has been fairly recent, exposing a number of impressive benefits. So far, this powerful carotenoid has been associated with protective effects against cardiovascular disease risk factors, eye issues, and a […]

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Protecting Against Sunburn from the Inside Out

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Excessive sun exposure burns your skin and leads to premature skin aging, which means more wrinkles, discolorations, and risks. Topical sunscreens still remain the popular choice among consumers, but did you know there’s also an oral solution for protecting your skin? There is, and it’s called Polypodium leucotomos.   Oral Protection with Polypodium Leucotomos A […]

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Exploring the Health Benefits of Lipoic Acid

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By Michael A. Smith, MD   Widely known as a potent and effective antioxidant, lipoic acid demonstrates a multitude of health benefits directly related to its chemical structure. While most antioxidants are either water-loving or fat-loving, this compound is actually both. Unlike vitamins C and E, which are confined to water and fat environments respectively, lipoic […]

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5 Ways Curcumin Can Help You Stay Healthy

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Curcumin is perhaps one of the most omnipotent natural health ingredients there is. Derived from the turmeric root, curcumin is an ancient health remedy. In fact, it has been in use in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. And that for a good reason. Its amount of health benefits is simply astonishing. The health benefits […]

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