Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

Source: Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group Antioxidants are nutrients that counteract the natural deterioration of cells. Raw, organic fruits and vegetables provide a wide array of antioxidants. Antioxidants are also present in herbs like astragalus root and Tibetan Rhodiola. In recent years, antioxidant supplements like CoQ10 and alpha lipoic … Continue reading Alpha Lipoic Acid: Top 10 Benefits & Possible Side Effects

An essential dietary component for immune health: Natural sources of vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble micronutrient found in a wide range of plant-based foods. Considered a vital nutrient for overall health, vitamin C plays a key role in various bodily functions. For instance, vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues, as well as the absorption of iron. It also fortifies the immune … Continue reading An essential dietary component for immune health: Natural sources of vitamin C

Loquat, native to many regions in Asia, exhibits anti-diabetes properties

Eriobotrya japonica, commonly known as loquat, is an evergreen shrub that belongs to the rose (Rosaceae) family. It is widely cultivated in China and Japan for its edible fruit and seeds, as well as for the medicinal uses of its various parts. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), loquat, or pi pa, is used to clear stomach … Continue reading Loquat, native to many regions in Asia, exhibits anti-diabetes properties

Investigating the anti-diabetic properties of Eriobotrya japonica (loquat)

In this study, researchers from India analyzed the physical and chemical properties of Eriobotrya japonica (loquat) leaves and evaluated their antioxidant and antidiabetic potential. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. E. japonica is a plant used in traditional medicine in East Asian countries, such as Japan, China, Korea, India, … Continue reading Investigating the anti-diabetic properties of Eriobotrya japonica (loquat)

Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is a cruciferous vegetable closely related to Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and kale. A rich source of essential vitamins and minerals, broccoli is also known for its abundance of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals and prevent chronic disease. But the most notable compounds present in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables are the sulfur-containing … Continue reading Analysis of broccoli florets reveals what phytochemicals are present in young and mature broccoli

Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Heart disease is one of the major causes of death worldwide. It puts a person at risk of heart attack and stroke, which can leave survivors disabled for the rest of their lives. There are drugs used to treat heart disease, such as statins. But these medications often come with side effects and are found ineffective … Continue reading Lower heart attack and stroke risk by increasing your intake of this essential vitamin

Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Source: Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood by Dr. Edward Group Camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is a beautiful, fruit-bearing plant native to the flooded areas of the Amazon rainforests. This is a superfruit you should know about! The round, plum-sized fruits contain more vitamin C than oranges and lemons, supporting your immune system. Yet it offers … Continue reading Camu Camu: The Next Great Superfood

Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit

Source: Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit by Dr. Edward Group A “cherry on top” is always a good thing — that famous saying means something great is now even better. That’s certainly the case if you’re talking about an acerola cherry. “I’ve been using acerola for many years, both in raw and … Continue reading Acerola Cherry: 8 Benefits of This High-C Tropical Superfruit

Molecular mechanism explained: How cilantro helps delay seizures common in epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Cilantro, one of the most popular kitchen herbs in the U.S., has been used in traditional medicine as an anticonvulsant for the treatment of unpredictable seizures common in neurological disorders like epilepsy. However, little is known about the molecular mechanisms behind the herb’s anticonvulsant effects. In a recent study published in the journal Federation of American Societies for … Continue reading Molecular mechanism explained: How cilantro helps delay seizures common in epilepsy and other neurological disorders

6 Vitamin C myths DEBUNKED: Here’s why the nutrient is effective, non-toxic and safe

Also known as ascorbic acid, vitamin C is commonly used to strengthen the immune system and assist in collagen production. Collagen is a protein that serves as a major building block in the formation of bones, skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. People produce collagen less as they age, and vitamin C is one way to boost … Continue reading 6 Vitamin C myths DEBUNKED: Here’s why the nutrient is effective, non-toxic and safe