Archive | October, 2017

Does NR break down to NAM before NAD+

As we age, our levels of the Co-enzyme Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide NAD+ drop significantly in multiple organs in mice and humans  (5,8,10). NAD+ decrease is described as a trigger in age-associated decline(23), and perhaps even the key factor in why we age (5). In 2013, research published by Dr David Sinclair demonstrated that short term supplementation with […]

Collagen Supplements Found To Be Best For Overcoming Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, characterized by the breakdown of cartilage within joints. Pain killers or anti-inflammatory medications can help reduce symptoms, but their impact on arthritis is limited. Dietary supplements containing collagen may also be effective. Recently, scientists examined the effects of undenatured type II collagen on symptoms of osteoarthritis. COLLAGEN SUPPLEMENTS […]

Eating Dairy Products Can Help Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Many studies indicate that dairy products may protect against heart disease. To expand and update the evidence base, a team of researchers conducted a meta-analysis, combining the results of 31 previous observational studies. Below is a detailed overview of their results, recently published in the British Journal of Nutrition. Related: safe dosage for white kidney bean […]

Dieting and Gut Microbiota in Intestinal Inflammation and Other Diseases

Emerging evidence links chronic intestinal inflammation with obesity and metabolic disorders like insulin resistance. What’s more, this association seems to be affected by changes in the gut microbiotacaused by diet. Recently, a group of researchers summarized the available evidence in a review published in Cell Metabolism. Below is an overview of the review’s main points. ARTICLE REVIEWED This […]

How fiber changes other foods

When we consider the nutritional benefits of food, we think about the vitamins, minerals and nutrients they contain. We think about components in the food that nourish the body. Fibre is completely different. The key to understanding fibre’s effect is to realize that the benefit lies not as a nutrient, but as an anti-nutrient. If […]

An Anti-Aging Drug Cocktail

  Drug combinations work to synergistically extend the life- and healthspan in worms. The most successful drug combination tested almost doubled lifespan, a feat never reported before. Furthermore, more than half of the worms receiving the drug combination were still in optimal health after all control animals had died! Finally, the authors show that these […]

High Amounts of Fat May Improve Insulin Sensitivity – New Study

Studies show that calorie-reduced diets improve insulin sensitivity, regardless of their fat content. However, it’s unclear if this is due to the composition of the diet or weight loss. For this reason, a group of scientists compared the effects of high- and low-fat diets, while maintaining stable weight. Below is a review of their findings, published in […]