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NAC: Precursor to the Mother of All Antioxidants

Friday, June 05, 2015

N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is the acetylated form of the amino acid cysteine, the sulfur-based amino acid produced in the body from methionine. It has been suggested in a large number of published scientific studies to rapidly metabolize to intracellular glutathione, the mother of all antioxidants found inside every cell in the body, including the eye and brain.

9 Things to Know before Choosing a MultiVitamin

Friday, May 29, 2015

It's easy to become confused with so many multivitamin choices available. Today's Friday Pearl will focus on nine things that eye doctors and their patients should know before recommending or choosing an ocular and full-body health multivitamin supplement.

The Nutional Magic of Manganese

Friday, May 22, 2015

Manganese is nutritionally essential. Although we repeatedly tell our readers that there is not one micronutrient magic bullet, the Greek derivation of the word manganese happens to be magic.

Biosyntrx Adds Five New Scientific Advisory Board Members

Friday, May 15, 2015

Kenneth J. Rosenthal, MD, FACS, Dr. Rosenthal's “high tech, high touch” practices are in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island, NY. He is also the medical director of Eye Diagnosis of Greater New York, the largest and most comprehensive free-standing diagnostic center in the tri-state area. Dr. Rosenthal is the immediate past president of the American College of Eye Surgeons; associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; and associate clinical professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra University Medical School. He a frequent ophthalmic meeting podium personality, as well as being an accomplished pianist.

Evidence Based Clinical Practice

Friday, May 08, 2015

Physicians have been asked for years to consider whether the drug model for research relying strictly on randomized clinical trials (RCTs) is the most appropriate evidence-based research model for nutrients, including dietary supplements.

Vitamin P: Top Sources of Plant-Based Polyphenols

Friday, May 01, 2015

The plant-based polyphenols called flavonoids were once called vitamin P, possibly based on the biochemically persuasive effect they have on full-body health.

A Cautionary Fish Tale

Friday, April 24, 2015

It’s time to question overfishing our seas of small pelagic fish so that the public can balance the fatty acids consumed from the unhealthy diets supported by government subsidies discussed in last week's Friday Pearl. 

Our Food Supply is Broken

Friday, April 17, 2015

Today's Friday Pearl addresses the nutrient-deficient state of government-supported food production in the US.

Vitamin A: From Womb to Tomb

Friday, April 10, 2015

Today's Friday Pearl may sound a bit like claiming a favorite child, but vitamin A truly is one of my most favorite vitamins. It’s the essential, fat-soluble nutrient that the body stores mostly in the liver to be released into the blood stream whenever needed. The human body cannot make vitamin A—we can only obtain it from external sources.It comes in two forms:...

Women at Higher Risk Than Men for Vision Problems

Friday, April 03, 2015

According to the recent Prevent Blindness publication entitled The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, women make up the majority of Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related eye health problems and these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Althoug...

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