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Friday Pearls

Friday Pearls

Vitamin B6 for Eyes, Brain and Body

Friday, May 30, 2008

Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin discovered in 1930 during nutrition studies on rats. It must be obtained from the diet or from supplements because humans cannot synthesize B6. It plays a vital role in the function of over 100 enzymes that catalyze essential chemical reactions in the human body.

Mitochrondia Magic

Friday, May 23, 2008

This week's thoughtful, last of the season, episode of Boston Legal, featuring the lead character who suffers from early stage Alzheimer's (which he irreverently refers to as his "Mad Cow" disease), reminded me of the dire need for supplementation with acetyl-l-carnitine, CoQ10, lipoic acid and fish oil for those who carry genes that increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's or Macula Degeneration.

Blackboxing Excessive Beta Carotene

Friday, May 09, 2008

The Center for Science in the Public Interest requested on December 5th 2007 that the Food and Drug Administration take enforcement actions against manufacturers of dietary supplements containing more than 5,000 IUs of synthetic beta carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) unless the labels of such products contain a statement warning consumers that beta carotene may cause lung cancer in smokers.

Macular Degeneration Support

Friday, May 02, 2008

Macular Degeneration Support is a world-wide non-profit public service organization founded by retired educator Dan Roberts.

Daniele Aron Rosa

Friday, April 25, 2008

Biosyntrx Scientific Advisory Board member Dr. Daniele Aron Rosa was honored by the Department of Ophthalmology of the University of Tennessee as the seventh Ridley Medal professor on April 16, 2008. Two other members of the Biosyntrx team have been so honored in years past: Dr. Spencer Thornton and Dr. Randall Olson.

Flawed Antioxidant Meta-analyses

Friday, April 18, 2008

An updated meta-analysis examining the efficacy of antioxidant supplements in primary or secondary prevention of mortality was published April 15 2008 in The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

The Presidential Campaign Science Debate

Friday, April 11, 2008

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine call for a presidential debate on science and technology.

The Fish Oil War: EE vs. TG

Friday, April 04, 2008

Aggressive marketers are now suggesting the triglyceride (TG) form of fish oil to be 300% more absorbable than the ethyl ester (EE) form. We can find no reliable science to support this claim.

Bilberry Myths

Friday, March 28, 2008

If you had trouble believing the WW2 story about bilberry jam improving the Royal Air Force pilots night vision, you may also have trouble believing the alternative explanation for how all this jam on toast business got started.

Curcumin & Ocular Surface Disease

Friday, March 21, 2008

The corneal epithelium prevents foreign material such as dust, water, and bacteria from entering the eye. It's barrier function is important for corneal homeostasis and is dependent on tight junctions (TJs) between adjacent epithelial cells.

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