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April 2021

Phellodendron Supports Healthy Dopamine Levels

Preserving dopamine levels in the brain boosts clear thinking, positive mood, cognitive function, and even longevity.

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Reports

Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Death article

A 22% Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Death!

Regular glucosamine use was associated with a 22% lower risk of cardiovascular death.

Cistanche Activates Immune Function

Research suggests the herb Cistanche promotes youthful immune function and decreases inflammatory cytokines.

Milk Thistle Reduces Elevated Glucose

Milk Thistle Reduces Elevated Glucose

Milk thistle, often taken for liver support, has been shown to reduce fasting blood glucose by 11% and insulin by 14%.

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In the News: Pea’s Promise as a Glaucoma Treatment

A clinical study shows the fatty acid PEA lowered eye pressure in glaucoma patients and improved retinal function. A human study found a 43% improvement in eye health.

Zinc’s Role in Bone Health

Zinc’s Role in Bone Health

Studies show that zinc stimulates new bone formation.

Trying to Boost Brain Dopamine

Don’t Die Trying to Boost Brain Dopamine

People engage in deadly habits like abusing alcohol and smoking to boost dopamine. Safer approaches to restore dopamine brain levels are discussed.

Vision Loss in Mice Reversed with Epigenetic Reprogramming

Epigenetic reprogramming may reverse vision loss; L-carnitine improves metabolic syndrome; lower vitamin D linked to more severe hair loss in young men; flavonols associated with lower Alzheimer’s risk.

The End of Mental Illness

The End of Mental Illness

In The End of Mental Illness, Dr. Daniel Amen shows the link between mental health and brain health. In this interview, he provides advice on how to heal the brain and improve its function.

Super Foods: Pistachios

Protein-packed pistachios boast higher levels of potassium, tocopherol, vitamin K, phytosterols, and xanthophyll carotenoids than any other nut. They protect the heart and control blood sugar.

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