The Immune Enhancing Effects of Alpha-Tocopherol and the Tocotrienol Family

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We all are familiar with the antioxidant principles of the vitamin E family, their importance as an essential nutrient, and the protection they provide against lipid peroxidation.[1],[2] However, many are less aware of their importance for healthy immune system function, particular with age. Although severe vitamin E deficiency is uncommonRead …

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The Immune and Gastrointestinal Benefits of Colostrum

From Top-Notch Athletes to the Critically Ill, this Colostral “First Milk” Provides Nutritional Protection What’s the nutritional superfood almost all of us have had at some time in our life, and new mothers, dairy farmers, and Ob/Gyn’s know best? It’s colostrum, the first milk that comes at birth. Colostrum isRead …

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Part 2: Melatonin and Respiratory Health

Melatonin proves beneficial for improving various markers of lung function and/or reduce pulmonary inflammation in numerous settings not having a primary infectious etiology. Inhibition of the NLRP3 inflammasome is one mechanism by which melatonin has been shown in animals to reduce airway inflammation associated with allergies, COPD, radiation, and LPS-inducedRead …

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From Snakebites to Seasonal Sniffles, the Many Reasons to Turn to Echinacea

The Modern Data Supporting Echinacea, the Indigenous American Botanical Perhaps you know it for its distinct flower – a pronounced brown central cone, surrounded by delicate purple petals – and its common botanical name, purple coneflower. Or maybe, you know it as a natural remedy to take for protection againstRead …

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The Performance Enhancing Effects of Molecular Hydrogen

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In addition to its potential application for conditions ranging from treatment-resistant psoriasis to Parkinson’s disease, [1,2] the ability of this small molecule with substantial antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential to easily traverse cellular membranes and biological barriers make it potentially applicable as a therapy not only for nearly every human diseaseRead …

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Hydrogen as a Tool in the Fight to Reduce Cancer Treatment Side Effects

Clinical studies suggest hydrogen may improve side effects of radiation and chemotherapy as clinicians work to reduce cancer treatment side effects. One area in which all medical providers exercise a great level of caution with dietary supplement use is in individuals undergoing treatment for malignancy. As both radiation and chemotherapyRead …

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