Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an essential nutrient, a cofactor in many enzymatic actions and a potent antioxidant. Its promise as a supplement was first revealed in a successful 1970s study to treat acute and severe liver damage.
Since the 1990s, in conjunction with antioxidants, it has shown...Read More
Melatonin is a hormone produced by your brain that is responsible for regulating your bio-rhythms or internal clock. It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants, and it helps slow down the aging process. It also prevents breast and prostate cancers, relieves cluster headaches, and ameliorates...Read More
Consult a specialist before using melatonin if you:
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have high blood pressure
- Have had a seizure
- Have diabetes
- Have cancer
- Have depression
- Are taking certain sedative medications (CNS depressants)
- Are taking nifedipine GITS (Procardia XL)
- Are taking medications that decrease
Cooking vegetables over a long period of time or in large amounts of water can reduce vitamin C content, but cooking does make some antioxidants, such as lycopene in tomatoes and beta-carotene in carrots, more easily absorbed by the body. To minimize nutrient loss, steaming and stir-frying...Read More
The potential dangers of plastics are to some degree recognized by government and industry, and plastics are categorized for recycling purposes. That’s the reason for the numbers on the bottoms of bottles of water and other plastic containers. Here are the seven standard codes:
- PETE or PET
Hands down, coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, also known as ubiquinone) is the single most important healthy-heart antioxidant. The name ubiquinone describes its widespread distribution in the human body; it’s found in nearly every cell and in especially high concentrations in the heart muscle tissue....Read More
The amino acid l-arginine provides great cardiovascular support—most men suffering from erectile dysfunction have cardiovascular problems too. But the therapeutic ranges of l-arginine required to improve erectile dysfunction have the potential to increase nitric oxide to harmful levels. Nitric...Read More
There are many types of stress, including emotional stress, toxic stress, and even exercise-induced stress, and there’s no one supplement that fixes them all.
However, there is a great deal of research to show that the antioxidant actions of the B vitamin family have powerful effects in mitigating...Read More
Although almost all fruit has a respectable amount of antioxidants, the superheroes are berries and grapes.
Don’t let the fragile texture and easy spoiling of a berry fool you. In the world of high antioxidants foods, they are at the top of the list. Few fruits have the delightfully delicate...Read More
In July 2006, a collaboration of Norwegian and U.S. scientists led by Nebte Halvorsen produced the largest ranking of antioxidant foods to date: over a thousand foods were studied, including processed foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.
Blackberries are at the top of their list, with...Read More
Dr. Bryce B. Wylde has posted a blog entry:
If you took your multi-vitamin this morning or some extra vitamin-E, chances are you’ll kick the bucket sooner rather than later?! Wait, what?!…...Full Post
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