Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is commonly known for its various health benefits, such as supporting the immune system. Now, a series of studies have shown that vitamin C can also help reverse the effects of sepsis. Sepsis happens when the body’s response to infection affects its own tissues. Instead of fighting disease-causing agents, the … Continue reading Regular vitamin C intake found to reverse blood poisoning

Vitamin C and zinc for the management of malaria

In this study, researchers from Nigeria and the U.K. evaluated the effects of different combinations of vitamin C and zinc on hematological parameters and the mortality of mice infected with the malaria parasite, Plasmodium berghei. Their findings were published in the journal Food Science and Human Wellness. According to research, iron and zinc deficiencies are common in … Continue reading Vitamin C and zinc for the management of malaria

Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

A recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin B6 may reduce the severity of COVID-19. According to Asian researchers, vitamin B6 can reduce cardiovascular disease complications, diabetes complications, cytokine storms and blood clots, all of which are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes. Reducing disease severity with vitamin B6 Most studies so far focused on … Continue reading Vitamin B6 found to reduce the severity of COVID-19

Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

One is enough. Two is too much. Three is, well, deadly. Having at least three risk factors of metabolic syndrome — which include high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high triglycerides, low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and extra fat around the waist — is like inviting death to your doorstep. This is because having metabolic … Continue reading Vitamin C found to help prevent metabolic syndrome associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke

6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

Depression is a serious medical condition that can greatly hurt your relationships, work and physical health. Also called major depressive disorder, it is a mood disorder that causes feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed, changes in appetite, trouble sleeping or oversleeping, and loss of energy, among other things. Depression is distinct … Continue reading 6 Drug-free, evidence-based treatments for depression

Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

As it turns out, even microdoses of lithium can help stave off Alzheimer’s. A recent study found that concentrations of lithium hundreds of times lower than what doctors usually prescribe for psychiatric conditions such as bipolar disorder can benefit those in the later stages of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Claudio Cuello of the Department of Pharmacology and … Continue reading Study: Lithium microdosing may benefit patients in later stages of Alzheimer’s disease

Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease. It typically occurs due to the buildup of plaque on teeth. Gingivitis can be so mild that it may not cause symptoms. But if left untreated, it may eventually progress into a more serious form of gum disease called periodontitis. Gingivitis may also lead to tooth … Continue reading Antioxidants and probiotics for better oral health: Natural remedies for gingivitis

Medicinal plants from the sedge family are rich in antioxidant and antimicrobial agents

The Cyperaceae, or sedge, family is a family of flowering plants that grow in wet regions around the world. It contains around 5,000 different plant species, many of which have shown remarkable biological properties in in vitro and in vivo studies. According to researchers, plants from the sedge family owe their health-promoting properties to the high amounts of … Continue reading Medicinal plants from the sedge family are rich in antioxidant and antimicrobial agents

Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes

Cloves are the aromatic buds of the evergreen tree, Syzygium aromaticum. This potent spice is found in both whole and ground forms and is a versatile food ingredient used for seasoning pot roasts and adding flavor to hot beverages and desserts. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is used to treat influenza, cough, digestive problems, toothache, nausea and vomiting, … Continue reading Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes

British legislator calls for widespread vitamin D rollout following 82% reduction in COVID-19 deaths in Spain

British Member of Parliament David Davis is urging the British government to strengthen its vitamin D supplementation program for people at-risk of COVID-19 following an impressive precedent set by Andalusia in Spain. Speaking before the House of Commons on Thursday, Davis said that Britain should follow the lead of Andalusia, which distributed calcifediol, a vitamin D supplement, to care home … Continue reading British legislator calls for widespread vitamin D rollout following 82% reduction in COVID-19 deaths in Spain