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February 2022

Sleep Loss and Weight Gain

Human research links sleep loss with weight gain. Four studies published over the last three years reveal a partial solution.

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Curcumin For the Brain

Curcumin For the Brain

Curcumin helps form new neurons and protect memory. New data demonstrate how curcumin can penetrate the blood-brain barrier.

Get a Better Night's Sleep

Get a Better Night’s Sleep

A human study found that a new ashwagandha extract improved restorative sleep by 72%.

Curb Hunger and Burn Fat

Curb Hunger and Burn Fat

Lemon verbena combined with hibiscus flowers can reduce hunger signals and promote satiety. In a clinical trial these two plant extracts decreased hunger by 56.4% and decreased weight by 5.4%.

Boost Testosterone Without Drugs

Boost Testosterone Without Drugs/span>

As men age, their testosterone tends to bind to a blood protein rendering the testosterone unavailable to cells throughout the body. A plant-based formula increased free testosterone by 48% in a human study.

Lycopene: Research Update

Lycopene, found in tomatoes, has multiple benefits potentially reducing the risk of certain malignancies, neuropathies, and type II diabetes.

CoQ10 And Selenium Reduce Cardiovascular Death

Cardiovascular deaths were reduced by 50% in older adults taking selenium and CoQ10 supplements.

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Vitamin C and E Lowers Risk of Cognitive Decline

Vitamins C and E reduce dementia risk; fast-food availability linked to risk of diabetes; resveratrol helps control diabetes; NAD+ may improve cognitive function.

This is Your Brain on Food

In the News: This is Your Brain on Food

Psychiatrist, chef, and author of This is Your Brain on Food, Uma Naidoo, MD, explains what to eat to improve cognitive function, mood, energy, concentration, and libido, and highlights key supplements.

Superfoods: Apples

Apples contain high levels of phytochemicals such as quercetin, flavonoids, and carotenoids, and are tied to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and all-cause mortality.

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