Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Cost of Human Supplementation

Diet is key to sustaining a healthy life. Let me say that again; diet is key to sustaining a healthy life. Everyone is harping on this lately. “Eat a ‘clean’ diet” is the phrase that seems to be taking over all of social media and the nutritional headlines. It’s true, but is everything you are reading completely factual? Is it written for your best interest or is it written to drive you towards something the writer intends to sell to you? Let me be honest from the very beginning. We make and sell supplements, that’s no secret. But what we are really striving for is to see EVERYONE become educated (filled with knowledge and very aware) about everything they consume and how it affects the human body. Perhaps then, all people will act on that knowledge and decide to eat real food and completely abolish all processed consumables from their pantries and refrigerators. (more…)

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Radioprotective Effects of Curcumin & Prostate Cancer

A Pilot Clinical Trial of Radioprotective Effects of Curcumin Supplementation in Patients with Prostate Cancer
 
Abstract (Hejazi, J. et al. J Cancer Sci Ther, Volume 5(10) 320-324 (2013) – 320)
Background: Patients with prostate cancer who accede to radiation therapy usually experience several side effects and these toxicities are sometimes dose limiting. Some previous in vitro and in vivo studies have proposed a radioprotective role for curcumin, the yellow pigment of turmeric.

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Curcumin Bioavailability

Comparative bioavailability of curcumin, turmeri and Biocurcumax (BCM-95®) in traditional vehicles using non-everted rat intestinal sac model

Abstract: (Shishu, Maheshwari, M., Journal of Functional Foods (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jff.2010.01.004)

The bioavailability of curcumin from turmeric, Biocurcumax and as plain curcumin wasinvestigated using conventional vehicles by a non-everted rat intestinal model.

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Curcumin and Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Randomized, Pilot Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Abstract (Chandran B., Goel A., Phytothera. Res 2012) Curcumin is known to possess potent antiinflammatory and antiarthritic properties. This pilot clinical study evaluated the safety and effectiveness of curcumin alone, and in combination with diclofenac sodium in patients with active rheumatoid […]

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